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My First Poetry Collection: Selected Verse - Faith and Family

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  • My First Poetry Collection: Selected Verse - Faith and Family

    Just last weekend, I uploaded my first poetry collection to amazon, it's now live on Kindle and is available for 99 cents for the rest of this week (the price will go up to 1.99 on Saturday evening GMT).

    selectedverse-ffcoverv17.jpg

    It contains 52 poems previously posted on my blog, but polished up and reorganized, with one section telling the story of how I met my wife and of our subsequent marriage and family life.

    Since it's a relatively short book (a little under 9,000 words), kindle hasn't enabled the look inside feature, but here are a couple of poems from it to give you an idea:



    Drained, and Yet…

    Another interrupted night,
    Another day half-zombified.
    Concentration all but gone;
    Tempted to just drift along.

    No will to attempt what needs doing,
    Yet worth it for that heavenly viewing
    Of little faces filled with glee,
    As they bounce upon my knee.

    Eyes full of wonder, taking in
    An ordinary mundane thing.
    Seen afresh its beauty glows
    As they turn to one who knows

    And ask for confirmation
    (And a simple explanation)
    of this magical delight
    that sets their world alight.

    So please another sleepless week,
    with head that aches and joints that creak,
    If it means more of these joys,
    From our little girl and boys.



    A Simple Gate

    I stand before a simple gate,
    Hoping it is not too late
    To be summoned in to see
    The answer to my mystery.

    What power lies beyond those beams?
    What images will haunt my dreams?
    What truth too great for mortal men
    Is housed within that stone-walled den?

    I hope it will renew my mind,
    Touch my heart with gestures kind,
    Soothe my soul where it still aches,
    Calm my hand when it still shakes,

    Satisfy my deepest need,
    Help me see, inform my creed;
    Find my place in life and death,
    Put the right words on my last breath.

    The bolt unlocks, the panel swings,
    My soul begins to spread its wings.
    Filled with joy, my eyes behold
    A baby wrapped in swaddling clothes.


    Amazon Kindle Link (using the Tweb affiliate tag, so part of the proceeds from each sale will go towards supporting Tweb's running costs):

    http://www.amazon.com/Selected-Verse...theologyweb-20

    for other territories, copy the link and change the country code, e.g.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Selected-Ver...theologyweb-20

    for the uk.

    A paperback version is in the works, which will cost $5.99 in the US, 3.99 in the UK and equivalent prices in other territories.
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    Nakonec pravda vitezi (In the end the truth wins)

    Nobility Among Us and Beyond the Mist are now on sale worldwide, as is my first poetry collection, Selected Verse - Faith and Family and my second, Selected Verse - Heroes and Wonders

    Explore the Cinematic Superverse

    A Hope That Burns

  • #2
    I gave Ben permission to post this thread.

    However I have a caveat!

    Ben, now that you are a poet, all of your posts must rhyme! And no Rapping!




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    • #3
      Forgive me for that grave omission,
      That I had Tweb staff permission.
      Help Tweb earn a small commission,
      And support its noble mission,
      Through works of this non-laureate,
      As Tweb's proud affiliate!
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      Nakonec pravda vitezi (In the end the truth wins)

      Nobility Among Us and Beyond the Mist are now on sale worldwide, as is my first poetry collection, Selected Verse - Faith and Family and my second, Selected Verse - Heroes and Wonders

      Explore the Cinematic Superverse

      A Hope That Burns

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      • #4
        All right then.
        You go Ben!

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        • #5
          Where should I go? Not with the flow,
          That leads to places down below.
          I'll labour up the narrow path,
          Which has a nicer aftermath :-)
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          Nakonec pravda vitezi (In the end the truth wins)

          Nobility Among Us and Beyond the Mist are now on sale worldwide, as is my first poetry collection, Selected Verse - Faith and Family and my second, Selected Verse - Heroes and Wonders

          Explore the Cinematic Superverse

          A Hope That Burns

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          • #6
            Now you can buy the paperback
            (if you feel it's what you lack)
            And then you'll get the ebook free,
            delivered electronically :-)
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            Nakonec pravda vitezi (In the end the truth wins)

            Nobility Among Us and Beyond the Mist are now on sale worldwide, as is my first poetry collection, Selected Verse - Faith and Family and my second, Selected Verse - Heroes and Wonders

            Explore the Cinematic Superverse

            A Hope That Burns

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            • #7
              Roses are red, violets are blue.
              Buy Ben's book or I will ban you.


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              • #8
                Now here's a window, you know it makes sense,
                You can grab the kindle version for 99 cents.
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                Nakonec pravda vitezi (In the end the truth wins)

                Nobility Among Us and Beyond the Mist are now on sale worldwide, as is my first poetry collection, Selected Verse - Faith and Family and my second, Selected Verse - Heroes and Wonders

                Explore the Cinematic Superverse

                A Hope That Burns

                Comment


                • #9
                  For a week all three of the books of mine
                  Can be bought for no dollars ninety nine
                  (To take advantage of an offer this big
                  See all three links below in my sig)
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                  Nakonec pravda vitezi (In the end the truth wins)

                  Nobility Among Us and Beyond the Mist are now on sale worldwide, as is my first poetry collection, Selected Verse - Faith and Family and my second, Selected Verse - Heroes and Wonders

                  Explore the Cinematic Superverse

                  A Hope That Burns

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I already own all three
                    "If you can ever make any major religion look absolutely ludicrous, chances are you haven't understood it"
                    -Ravi Zacharias, The New Age: A foreign bird with a local walk

                    Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
                    1 Corinthians 16:13

                    "...he [Doherty] is no historian and he is not even conversant with the historical discussions of the very matters he wants to pontificate on."
                    -Ben Witherington III

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                    • #11
                      Thanks, Raph, I'll have my second poetry collection out soon. Any help with getting the word out will be highly appreciated.
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                      Nakonec pravda vitezi (In the end the truth wins)

                      Nobility Among Us and Beyond the Mist are now on sale worldwide, as is my first poetry collection, Selected Verse - Faith and Family and my second, Selected Verse - Heroes and Wonders

                      Explore the Cinematic Superverse

                      A Hope That Burns

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Just bought the Mist book. thanks.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks
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                          Nakonec pravda vitezi (In the end the truth wins)

                          Nobility Among Us and Beyond the Mist are now on sale worldwide, as is my first poetry collection, Selected Verse - Faith and Family and my second, Selected Verse - Heroes and Wonders

                          Explore the Cinematic Superverse

                          A Hope That Burns

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                          • #14
                            Thanks to the boost in sales from John C. Wright sending visitors my way, This book was briefly the number one selling book of Family-themed poetry on Amazon yesterday:
                            selectedverseno1.jpg
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                            Nakonec pravda vitezi (In the end the truth wins)

                            Nobility Among Us and Beyond the Mist are now on sale worldwide, as is my first poetry collection, Selected Verse - Faith and Family and my second, Selected Verse - Heroes and Wonders

                            Explore the Cinematic Superverse

                            A Hope That Burns

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