It's National Poetry Month - Post a sample from your poetry NookBook!
Here's a sample from my collection Red Dirt Boy - it's only $1.99 on the Nook, why don't you give it a shot for National Poetry Month? And post a sample from your book below!
Happy Valentineís Day
On Valentineís Day
in an orange plastic chair
staring at the snow
through a wire-mesh window
picking at bandages and thinking that even
I couldnít find a place to belong.
Until a skinny too-tall boy with brown hair
over to my window,
touched the old scar on my wrist
and said We All Hurt
In that dayroom with the busted radiator
and snowdrifts crowding the windowsills,
I began to melt
When the PBR is warm
and the band is packing up their tattered guitars
into a beat up Ď78 Chevy van
and drinking their pay out in the parking lot
will you still think Iím the sexiest thing
to ever put on a pair of Tony Llamas?
Will you still think my jeans look good
while Iím trying to wriggle out of them
in the Motel 6 across the interstate from the bar
where they didnít really leave the light on for us
but thatís okay because they donít ask for your name
and donít even look at my license I tell them mineís John Smith
and ask for a late checkout.
Will you remember my name
just long enough to scream it out
after we break the cheap plywood headboard
and get security called to the room three times
between 4:15 and sunrise?
Will you still love me when the ugly lights come on,
or should I buy you another shot of Cuervo
before last call?
Re: It's National Poetry Month - Post a sample from your poetry NookBook!
Thanks for sharing, John!
My book is a novel in verse so the sample is a bit too long to post here, but here's a link to the sample if anyone is interested in a funny modern version of The Canterbury Tales in Los Angeles with security guards --> http://www.freado.com/read/8602/the-brubury-tales
Here's a link to the Nook page for it as well --> http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The...+brubury+tales
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