It's National Poetry Month - Post a sample from your poetry NookBook!



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    Oliver
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    Default 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!

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Red...=john+hartness

    Happy Valentineís Day

    On Valentineís Day
    I sat
    in an orange plastic chair
    staring at the snow
    through a wire-mesh window
    picking at bandages and thinking that even
    here
    I couldnít find a place to belong.
    Until a skinny too-tall boy with brown hair
    walked barefoot
    over to my window,
    touched the old scar on my wrist
    and said We All Hurt
    Here.
    In that dayroom with the busted radiator
    and snowdrifts crowding the windowsills,
    I began to melt
    and blossom.




    Beer Goggles

    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?

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    Tiny Tim Frank Mundo's Avatar
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    Default 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
    author of Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy (Nook & Kindle: $1.99) and The Brubury Tales (paperback & Kindle).

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