Laid Plans and Other Strange Tails


Scintillating poetry and free verse for the thinking person!

A fifth collection of poetry and rhyme by G. Michael Vasey musing about the magic of life. From the mystery of The Story through to magic of the Hexagram and the number 6, Vasey twists words and phrases to paint deliciously vivid images of how he sees life and everything.


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Available in paperback and kindle ebook formats from the Amazon sites.

ISBN-10: 1500889601
ISBN-13: 978-1500889609


Laid Plans and Other Strange Tails Reviews

I personally, loved this unique and genuine glimpse into the authors mind; his thoughts and processes of the modern world as we know it and the emotions that come with it. His writings are something we can all connect with and relate to. The book speaks with great voice and character and makes you feel as if you have slipped into his mind to take a walk in his shoes. I would call it modern poetry maybe. If you are looking for something different, something new, something creative... look no further. I wish it were longer and have added a couple of his others to my TBR :-) - Reviewer on

Poetry is not an easy thing to write. And yet it is… anyone can do it… but not everyone can get it right; largely because there are no rules. It used to be about rigid form, rhyme and rhythm, now the rhymes are implied and the rhythm is the sing-song voice of the storyteller or the staccato tones of everyday life, questioning the events of a harsh reality as words flow directly from mind to pen, or from heart to keyboard. In this collection of poems Gary Vasey once more opens a door into heart and mind for the reader, asking questions about our society that touch us all; war, debt, pain and ego are all examined with brief, precise strokes, demanding an answering response. Yet, man is a multi-layered creature and this too is reflected in this volume. Memories of young love and of long Sunday afternoons reflect a journey through the outer world, yet, in my opinion, it is, aptly, where the writer speaks of the inner journey that he finds the deepest voice. The Mysteries are shadowed forth as they play upon his consciousness, and poems such as ABC have a different tone and raise different questions that leave you pondering abstracts. Along with his other books of poetry it is perhaps here that you get a true glimpse into the author as he opens a window to the soul and lets you in. - Reviewer on