poetry

Poetry Featured in Writers Wheel Magazine

I am pleased to have a couple of my recent poems featured in Writers Wheel Magazine. The magazine is the FREE online creative writing magazine from Compass Books an imprint of John Hunt. another imprint – Roundfire Books – is the publisher of my novel The Last Observer. Take a look and my poems are on page 20. Enjoy.

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Who Am I?

Try so very hard to be me The one you think that you know A persona imagined passively Minor differences in take Patterns in my speech It’s not about the things you make But about the who that you are And doesn’t that vary, be wary I can be anyone I want to be I can be anyone that you want to see Image is like clothing for the ego Nothing is certain in make believe Nothing has real solidity Floating variations in psyche Revolving interpretations inside me I project and you receive But the me that I want to be May not be the one that you perceive Am I real then? And are you? Imagined shadows hurtling Through some forgotten plane Like some silly Computer game I digress

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Partner

Long distance feelings felt out Flesh crawls with searing self-doubt Dust pillows where shadows sat Does she, can she smell a rat? And what would it smell like anyway? Not like the dirty smelly tearaway From the bottom of our dead end cul de sac? Perhaps defense is better than art attack? Dying here all alone Throw me a bone Tell me that it was all worth something Take this golden life ring Place it on that finger Be the solid standing pillar I needed you to be While it’s certain I wanna be free Only with you by my side Can I face this dirty lonely ride From warm and womb-like security Gradually losing my purity As I grow older and older My sins growing ever bolder Be the

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A Growing Collection

I have written ‘poetry’ since I was an angst ridden teen. Much of what was reasonable out of all of that material was published back in 2006 as Weird Tales. I recall reading sheet after sheet of yellowed foolscap paper with my scrawl and doodles all over them. Occasionally, I had typed out the poem using a typewriter I had been bought for a birthday or Xmas (anyone remember typewriters?). Many of the poems were well embarrassingly bad but they did bring memories flooding back of 1972 – 1981. Having published that collection it seemed reasonable that I would keep publishing new poetry. Four more poetry books have followed (Poems for the Little Room, Astral Messages, Moon Whispers and Best Laid Plans) and I do think my poetry has gotten

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Infidelity

I watched her face with interest As she twisted the knife one last time I don’t think you believed it even then Pride was your wound Infidelity her knife She took you like a lamb to the slaughter From Weird Tales – Otherworld Poetry (2006)

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The Fall

The summer that never was has faded away There is a chill in the air and the sky is clear gray The leaves begin to slowly turn to autumn shades Any warmth in our Sun is beginning to fade The cycle has turned Preparations afoot For a long cold winter Darkness is descending The nights become unending Hades peeks out of his cave Looking for Persephone To join him

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Awash

Sometimes, in meditation, you get a sense of nothing much matters. That for all the hustle and bustle and all of those pressing issues and events, it is all an illusion designed to stop you from, well, meditating. It feels as if the stillness and the sense of the eternal moment is all there really is. It feels as if you have come home and you really never actually want to leave again to go back to the nonsense that is your life. An eternal moment of stillness. An eternal moment of connectedness. In that moment, many things seem to come together and you understand. You are offered a glimpse of eternity and of understanding and you grasp it but just for that eternal moment and then its gone again

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Thanks…

Just a thank you to everyone and anyone who downloaded Best Laid Plans. The book is now normally priced but available for sale. I hope everyone enjoys the poems and the some will even write a quick review – good or bad – back at Amazon. Perhaps you may even think about purchasing one of my other books? Anyway – once again, many thanks!  

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Free Stuff and Give Aways

I always thought people liked free stuff? So, occasionally, I make things FREE for those that care to take a few seconds to download them. For just another 2-days, my latest collection of poetry – Best Laid Plans and Other Strange Tails – is free on Kindle. after that, it will cost you money so why not grab a copy while you can? 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. “Poetry is not an easy thing to write. And yet it is… anyone can do it… but

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Best Laid Plans – Now FREE on Kindle for 5-days.

FREE. It means you don’t have to pay anything at all. Yes – my new collection of poetry – Best Laid Plans and Other Strange Tails is free on kindle at any Amazon site from today – September 2nd and for five days. Grab it now while you can. Maybe later, you will do me a favour and write a short review and post it on Amazon? 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. My last collection of poetry – Moon Whispers – was downloaded over 200

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