Good news, my book “Collection of Dog Poetry vol II” has been published. You can find the paperback version either on Amazon or search for it at other online retailers. The kindle version is also out too for purchase.
Amazon link for both Paperback and eBook: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=collection+of+dog+poetry+about+dogs+vol+II&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Acollection+of+dog+poetry+about+dogs+vol+II
As of October 31, 2017, Createspace has redone how they do the Createspace eStore. The eStore is going away and URL are redirecting to Amazon. Below is the CreateSpace URL in case you use CreateSpace. They have also removed the promo coupons codes you can create. So, for future books I will link just the Amazon one.
CreateSpace link: https://www.createspace.com/7750247
Throughout the year there will be Amazon eBook promotions and maybe paperback one too. Look for new poetry books down the road.
Down street I walk
One cool dog wearing shades
Passersby stop to marvel
Why one keeps them on?
I enjoy wearing them
I don’t mine at all
Keeps sun out of my eyes
And give others a big smile
Infernal heat I want to bark at you
Alas, all I can do now is pant
As my furry coat sweats on humid day
Paws on concrete are hot
Even when I lay down to rest
You make my walks short in afernoon sun
I give you a stern eye
But, no heat comes rising up
Lo, thank goodness for morning and evening walks
The winds have changed in your fortune
As you sink low to what you were once
Once you had beauty; splendor to charm
The world seemed at your finger tips
Everone looked in awe at you
Oh, how you fallen from the world’s graces
Your children squabble among each other
Why can’t you control; reign them in
You have distance yourself from your past
Have changed from what we once stood for
Now, you usher in deception;
Fear from others hangs arounds you
But you can’t shake what you have become
You try to shake the yoke which bounds you
To accept all with open arms
But other push you down
Make you say things which once you were open to
Now you speak in ugly words
You don’t welcome like you use to do
You are not what I remember you use to be
Is it possible for you change?
Will you accept everyone,
Regardless of who they are?
If not, how can I be a part of your American Dream?
April 7th Prompt: Write a poem as a letter to America: a complaint letter, Dear John letter, love letter, invitation, thank-you, or cancellation. Avoid the clichés. Surprise your reader and America.
Walls close in, I can’t breathe
Air sucked out of my mouth
All around my world comes collapsing in
Folding into itself like the black holes in outer space
Unitl nothing, a blank slate awaits
Sitting on a stool for me to use
Pick it up, I start my life anew
Where I want it to go;
Not where they want it to go
It is my life;
I should be in control of it.
Cold winds come today
Bringing their razor edge swords
Slicing through warm air
Which wither under pressure
They don’t stop for breaks
Making branches sway uncontrollably
Leaves fly off
Leaving branches bare and stark
Against the coming of gloomy weather
Cold winds they don’t stop
They make room for coming winter
Good news, my book “30 Poems In 30 Days: April Poetry Challenge” has been published. You can find the paperback version either on Amazon or CreateSpace. It is also on some other channels too like Amazon Europe and other offline and online retailers. The kindle version is going to be coming out soon. I am working on making the version good for kindle on Amazon. So once it is up there you will see another version to buy.
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/30-Poems-Days-Poetry-Challenge/dp/1502485400/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1416533766&sr=8-2&keywords=N.K.+Hasen
CreateSpace link: https://www.createspace.com/5015360
I have promo codes for this site for “preferred customers”: 15% with code JUDZ56BL
I would have to say it was fun being able to publish another book of poetry.