Thursday, September 5, 2019

THINGS THAT CAME TO ME

I would like to take a moment to tell you all about my book, Things That Came To Me: Children's Poems For Grownups. It's available for purchase from Lulu.com right this minute for the paltry sum of five dollars (plus tax and shipping, of course).

If you are a devotee of great poetry, like Keats, Milton, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes or Emily Dickinson, then this is probably not the book for you. But if your favorite poems are by Shel Silverstein, Edward Lear or A. A. Milne, then this might just be up your street.

And yet, in a weird way, this is the most personal book I've ever written. The poems themselves may be a bit silly, but many of them were written at times of great personal strife. I just chose to express my serious feelings in a goofy way. Which, come to think of it, is more or less the cornerstone of my career as a writer.

Here are a few free samples of the poetry contained therein:

RATHER BE

READ YOUR GOOSE A STORY

REAL MONSTERS

REMEMBER

And there are twenty-seven more poems in the book, some of which don't begin with the letter "R" (seriously, that's a complete coincidence. Weird, right?). Also in this book is Love Poem # 23 1/2, which has the distinction of being the first piece of original writing I ever had published...by someone other than me, that is.

Order your copy of the book HERE.