THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE!

My book is now available! I self-published it through CreateSpace which means that it is available on Amazon and Kindle! I did the formatting and cover art myself:

You can check out more on Amazon. They allow a preview of the first ~10 pages, which includes the first 2 poems. Check it out here:

This book is the full collection of those poems that I wrote during college: 31 in total. That makes the book about 50 pages long! That is 50 poems of my heart, soul, and mind during the last 2 years of college at Liberty University.

Thank you already for showing support. Your views and follows have encouraged me to continue the publication process. I would not have published without your feedback. Now, it’s ready! I need you to continue to show support by buying a copy, reviewing it, and recommending it to a friend. Any of those will help! To encourage your support I made the prices cheap: the paperback copy is $9, and the Kindle version is $6. This is just as much about sharing my story as it is about earning a profit. I’m not making that much money from this.

Thank you for your support!

BONUS: Salvation

Salvation (April 2017)

There is something beautiful about poetry
That brings a bummy college student
In a lackluster green car
Driving through a world-class university…
That saves her from the struggle
And makes her a queen of wordplay.
Her ability to manipulate metallic technique
And navigate the flow of oceanic emotions
Saves her from a present dullness
By safeguarding a future glory.
If only she becomes a poet, an artist.
Art can save you from a dull life,
So what are you waiting for?

Poem Entry #9

Friendship (08 Dec 2015)

 

Perhaps the deepest pain I’ve known

Is being in a crowd alone.

In a sick twist of irony

Many yet none are beside me.

 

But that’s just it; I’m not alone

Even if I am far from home

I have God family and friends

Whose love unyielding extends.

 

Traversing the solar system

Radiation explodes from them

To the dark side of my planet

Which rotates to accept it.

 

Even in a cold, distant land

I might feel the warmth of a friend.

Poem Entry #7

fun information, this was the last poem I wrote before I met my girlfriend who I am still with now 🙂 Enjoy this English sonnet which lacks iambic pentameter, as all my sonnets do.

Waiting (21 Dec 2016)

 

Oh, waiting is such a bother

Waiting for the warm tomorrow

And all that God has in store…

Will it really be much more?

 

When will I finally find that girl?

When will I start to change the world?

When will I clear my student debt?

In a hundred years, I bet.

 

In his Word, God has avowed

To give me much more than I have now

At least that’s what Chambers taught me

About Matthew six, thirty.

 

Patience is a hard virtue to learn

When anxiously for tomorrow I yearn.

Poem Entry #5

The Autumn Blues (09 Nov 2015)

 

Drip drop drip drop… the ceiling is leaking!

The walls of this house are moist and sinking

Into the mud of unknown refuse:

I got a bad case of the autumn blues.

 

My gaze is falling with the falling clouds

And the heavy leaves that fall to the ground.

I have to lift myself out of this mood:

I got a bad case of the autumn blues.

 

The trees are naked and the sky is grey.

Lynchburg again welcomes rain today.

Why such a challenge my mind to amuse?

I got a bad case of the autumn blues.

 

Warm, sunny days never drive you to read.

Warm, sunny days never drive me to write.

Poem Entry #4

 

Fretting (03 Nov 2015)

 

She cares so much about the small

Minute details of her life.

Anxiety is her downfall—

Sanitize her mind with a knife.

 

Life’s a flicker flash in a pan—

She has to change her perspective.

Peaks and troughs are both from God’s hand.

Undulation is objective.

 

The Kingdom of God may arrive

Quicker than she wanted.

Gently, two parties collide:

The Father and the adopted.

 

With heaven in mind there is no

Reason to fret o’er the to-and-fro.