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La Leyenda de Hércules III by Jerónimo García Pérez (Jegarpe) La Leyenda de Hércules III by Aug. 14, 2018 8,980 words Read a sample
Aventuras del héroe griego Hércules. Actividad sin fin. Luchas épicas. Beligerancia de dioses y mortales
Imágenes de mi alma by Luz Victoria Díaz Imágenes de mi alma by Aug. 14, 2018 5,480 words Read a sample
Esta antología de 30 poemas refleja vivencias y percepciones de sentimientos como amor, gratitud, imaginación, reflexión y adiós. Tengo la motivación de ayudar entre versos a decir mucho con poco, y de poder tocar con amor esos espacios donde hay tanto en común con otros, despertando sensaciones que explican por qué tan fácilmente está mojada el alma de felicidad y de tristeza.
Alternative Lyrics - Book 3 by Tam Sturgeon Alternative Lyrics - Book 3 by Aug. 12, 2018 7,700 words Read a sample
This is a collection of poetry inspired by the Canadian Rock Band, Nickelback. I have spent a while working on several Artist’s works, as seen in Book 2. The guys in this band are true Rock Stars, and I thought it would be nice to show them that they are appreciated, even if the Haters give them a hard time most days.
Butcher Shop by Kennie Kayoz Butcher Shop by Aug. 08, 2018 2,340 words Read a sample
Going through life's troubles Kennie gives a glimpse into the darker side of his brain. Staying true to Canadian Poetry as well as touching on various darker subjects including the final piece which is rather lyrical called "Story Of A Bitch"
Mindscape by Wesley Hesketh Mindscape by Aug. 07, 2018 7,780 words Sample 10%
The range of a person's thoughts and imagination, The range of a person's thoughts and imagination, regarded as a panorama capable of being, contemplated by another person; mentally. A meaning of the world of the mind. This is a story about a man stuck in his mindscape.
Fall Leaves Cast Into The Whispering Wind by H.L Dowless Fall Leaves Cast Into The Whispering Wind by Aug. 07, 2018 20,040 words Sample 10%
This work is a collection of life poetry. This poetry has been featured in Poetry.com, Alpoetry, and in a number of college poetry journals over the past five years.
Nights Like These by Quintin Fortune Nights Like These by Aug. 05, 2018 880 words Read a sample
A small collection of poems reflecting life, love, and everything in between.
The Parasitic Phantom by Kiki Kay Lee The Parasitic Phantom by Aug. 05, 2018 1,620 words Read a sample
Poetry about a girl tortured by the voices in her head. "They detour my thoughts and force me to regret loving myself. I’m against all odds, for all I can hear are the voices, themselves. I reason with them to no avail. It’s noted from them to me just how many times I fail."
The Girl In The Mirror by Kiki Kay Lee The Girl In The Mirror by Aug. 05, 2018 10,080 words Read a sample
A book of poems and life experiences about a girl that lost her identity. "For, that girl in the mirror is me. That life was filled with joy, but it was inevitably ripped away from my small grasp. My heart, my soul will give me the strength to take back what is rightfully mine. I solely believe I am here for a reason. I am whom I once was. I am the girl in the mirror."
Kennie Over Everybody by Kennie Kayoz Kennie Over Everybody by Aug. 03, 2018 1,960 words Read a sample
Tired of putting people ahead of himself it's time for a change in his life and this change shows that Kennie Over Everybody where he begins to put himself first and ignores others who have ignored himself.
Ashes of the Enslaved by Abdul Sami Ashes of the Enslaved by Aug. 03, 2018 2,000 words Read a sample
Dealing with loss, pain, war, and suffering, the author of the highly rated book “Pseudo Man” is back again with a new version of spectacles, allowing you to view the world through his eyes. Following is a collection of poems that will reignite the wounds that were buried by the sands of time. Proceed with caution.
Remedies & Tragedies by Rodolfo Eduardo Remedies & Tragedies by July 31, 2018 13,210 words Sample 20%
Remedies & Tragedies is a collection of poems and illustrations on love, success, and growth. Included inside are haikus, rhymes, prose, and other poetic forms that cover three overarching themes: the self, the heart, and the universe. Depending on the mood you're in, my hope is that this book will help you find what you're looking for and leave you better off.
A Numbing Wind by David Francis Jeffery A Numbing Wind by July 30, 2018 1,080 words Read a sample
A book of new, short poems, most of them barely stretching to three lines long.
TRIÁNGULO, poemas para suspirar by FERMIN DELIZ TRIÁNGULO, poemas para suspirar by July 30, 2018 3,790 words Sample 30%
Pareciera ser un convenio, un contrato entre tres; acordado consciente y voluntariamente con la intención de obtener los mismos resultados para todos. Mas no, no se trata de ello: son emociones, sentimientos que se conjugan entre sí involuntariamente, como si fueran actos de magia. ¿De qué forma, por ejemplo, interfieren en nuestros pálpitos y pensamientos la naturaleza, la mujer y el amor?
Dana-v - Another empty inkwell by Anthony James Day Dana-v - Another empty inkwell by July 30, 2018 8,780 words Read a sample
The 4th book written by Anthony James Day. In a change of style for Anthony this collection of work reads like a series of small letters, observations, opinions and memories. Topics covered include past relationships, suicide, dreams and the meaning of self!
Alternative Lyrics - Book 2 by Tam Sturgeon Alternative Lyrics - Book 2 by July 29, 2018 8,250 words Read a sample
These poems are all inspired by songs recorded by well-known Artists. It is a varied collection, exploring many feelings, but all have one thing in comment. They were all created by a bipolar writer. I’ve never taken my condition literally. Why Bother? Nothing can change me, I am what I am and, sometimes, that reflects in my work.
Troubadour Of The Old 108, The best of poetry 180 on Alpoetry.com by H.L Dowless Troubadour Of The Old 108, The best of poetry 180 on Alpoetry.com by July 29, 2018 24,450 words Sample 10%
This work is a collection of life poems, and descriptive adventure
Haiku From An Art Gallery by Mae Rennox Haiku From An Art Gallery by July 28, 2018 400 words Read a sample
During a tour through an art gallery I was struct by the subjectiveness of art. Every artist, be they musician, writer, visual, or other, incorporates meaning and voice into their work, but how it is consumed and interpreted varies so much that I decided to document the voice I heard from each painting in my own way. This was the inspiration behind Haiku's From An Art Gallery.
Revelry of the Clowns by Richard A Cave Revelry of the Clowns by July 24, 2018 980 words Read a sample
This short collection of poems samples my work from 2016-2017. The poems veer from rugged critiques to enlightened sentiments in a random way, creating a sense of surprise with each one. Free verse predominates.
UnAnswered Prayers - Tormented by Kennie Kayoz UnAnswered Prayers - Tormented by July 23, 2018 2,250 words Read a sample
Adding to the UnAnswered Prayers series is Tormented. As Kennie talks about the thoughts that torment his brain as he continues to struggle with day to day life.
Smeared Thoughts by Kennie Kayoz Smeared Thoughts by July 23, 2018 2,260 words Read a sample
Smeared Thoughts brings you thoughts from Kennie just like any other release. But knowing that a day to day life (or a non existent life like his) can cause foggy thoughts and can easily smear your thoughts in all different ways and shows how normal it is for one to go through a wide range of thoughts and emotions while navigating the trials and tribulations of this thing we call life.
Never Know What Is Playing In My Mind by Kennie Kayoz Never Know What Is Playing In My Mind by July 23, 2018 3,080 words Read a sample
The theater inside my mind changes up everyday, one just doesn't know what exactly is playing inside my mind, is it going to be an all day show it will it change up through the day. Touching on emotions such as Fear and Disgust Speaking about his addiction to writing in: My Drug It also includes the hit "Why ?" where he starts questioning many things.
The Truth About Penguins by Mark Z. Kammell The Truth About Penguins by July 23, 2018 560 words Read a sample
A very short story / poem that exposes the shocking truth about penguins. Far from being the meek, mild, cute creatures often portrayed on films and TV, they are an evil race intent on taking over the world. Beware!
UNLEASH: Motivational Poetry Quotes by Bisher Beeso UNLEASH: Motivational Poetry Quotes by July 21, 2018 650 words Sample 20%
An amazing collection of motivational micro poetry quotes, each with a unique background picture. This book is designed to give you that extra motivational push to empower and uplift you; and make the great days even greater!
ROAR (Motivational Poetry) by Bisher Beeso ROAR (Motivational Poetry) by July 19, 2018 12,190 words Sample 20%
A collection of mesmerizing inspirational poems, written with intricacy and with the intention to motivate and uplift.
From Cage To Throne by Bisher Beeso From Cage To Throne by July 19, 2018 64,730 words Sample 20%
A collection of mesmerizing inspirational poems, written with intricacy and with the intention to motivate and uplift.
The Meaning of Life Chapbook by Kim Bond The Meaning of Life Chapbook by July 18, 2018 2,660 words Read a sample
The Meaning of Life Chapbook by Kim Bond examines our purpose in life and hindrances to living out our potential. Readers will enjoy a range of Christian poetry with themes like anxiety, fear, and worry. Be inspired to to reach out for peace, love, and wholeness. Poems include "Ashes," "The Pinnacle of Life," "Nefarious But True," and many more.
Unquiet Minds by Catherine Micqu Unquiet Minds by July 16, 2018 10,100 words Sample 20%
Explosions of emotions written by an unquiet mind. A collection of poems written over the course of the last 6 years.
Mis suicidas predecesores by Headless Starfish Mis suicidas predecesores by July 16, 2018 830 words Read a sample
Poemas sobre cuatro artistas y su relación con el suicidio y la autora.
Haikus oscuros by Luis Bermer Haikus oscuros by July 15, 2018 6,980 words Read a sample
Recopilación de la obra poética de Luis Bermer. El libro está compuesto por cuatrocientos diez haikus, tres poemas y dos relatos, uno de ellos -"La flor de diamante"- inédito y exclusivo para esta edición. Una invitación a viajar al destino más fascinante que puedas concebir: Tu propio interior.
Tropica by Erik Ash Tropica by July 14, 2018 2,620 words Read a sample
A short chapbook of poetry written during a trip across Florida.
گیسوی عشق - پیمان بهره مند - Gisooye Eshgh by A. Paymon Bahremand گیسوی عشق - پیمان بهره مند - Gisooye Eshgh by July 13, 2018 4,860 words Read a sample
این کتاب مجموعه ای ست از شعرهای عاشقانه. شعرهایی که از چشمه ی جوشان و دلنواز عشق سرچشمه گرفته اند... یا عشق میان عاشق و معشوق، یا عشق میان دو دوست و دو انسان، و یا عشق به زندگی و ذاتِ خوبی های جهان هستی. (A collection of love poems by A. Paymon Bahremand in Farsi / Persian)
We Are Stardust by Peter Alan Turner We Are Stardust by July 13, 2018 5,110 words Sample 10%
A short collection of poems by Peter Turner, author of the Rick-O'Neil-Ted Troutman Adventure series.
UnAnswered Prayers - Sold My Soul by Kennie Kayoz UnAnswered Prayers - Sold My Soul by July 11, 2018 1,890 words Read a sample
The third book in the UnAnswered Prayers saga has came to light, since writing them I've gone through many ups and downs in my life. Learning many things over the recent years. However as much as I tried to stay away from the darker writing it's sucked me in once again. After the release of Dare 2, it drained me mentally and made me feel depressed in the process.
Dear Soul by MAQIB Dear Soul by July 10, 2018 6,560 words Read a sample
Dear Soul is written in a way that tries to confront the ego and take the reader on a spiritual journey of thinking. Living your life on trust, without a plan. On a worthwhile pursuit of the divine. Ultimately, this is a whimsical, formatted book of poetry that I want the reader to enjoy.
Words With Dark Coffee by Michael Neal Morris Words With Dark Coffee by July 10, 2018 290 words Sample 20%
A twist on the tradition of the ekphrasis, where a writer responds to another work of art, this collection of micropoems have been written about photographs he has taken.
El Diario de una Chica Ansiosa by Stephany Vivas El Diario de una Chica Ansiosa by July 09, 2018 4,260 words Read a sample
El diario de una chica ansiosa es la mente de alguien con ansiedad y se muestra con palabras. Pensamientos tristes, felices y el amor, todo en un libro lleno de tantos sentimientos como el alma. Angustia y dolor, amor y odio, todo en un libro de poemas e historias simple y fácil de leer.
The Bloom & the Blight (A Collection) by C.M. Blackwood The Bloom & the Blight (A Collection) by July 08, 2018 11,060 words Read a sample
This is an 11,000-word collection of short fiction, sketches and poetry, some of it written when I was as young as fourteen. Basically, this little volume is just an open window peering into what lives inside me: all my own particular demons, angels, fears and hopes.
Come On Mama, Kill Me! by Serkan Engin Come On Mama, Kill Me! by July 07, 2018 6,110 words Read a sample
Selection of imagist socialist poems of Laz-Turk poet Serkan Engin in English.
GOLDENER TEE by slobodan becarevic GOLDENER TEE by July 07, 2018 560 words
LIEBESPOESIE EINES GEISTESKRANKEN
Tigers in the Tall Grass, Panthers in the Street by Ryan Quinn Flanagan Tigers in the Tall Grass, Panthers in the Street by July 06, 2018 43,200 words Sample 20%
Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Our Poetry Archive, Setu, Literary Yard, and The Oklahoma Review.
Soaring Under the Grey Dawn by Gary Hawkes Soaring Under the Grey Dawn by July 06, 2018 7,120 words Sample 25%
Some quick poems and thoughts to help process the times
GOLDEN TEA by slobodan becarevic GOLDEN TEA by July 06, 2018 760 words
love poetry of mummified patients ( schioiphrenia ). poetry for all people wich says how it is diffucult to not love
Unfall by Julien Kaiser Unfall by July 03, 2018 10 words Read a sample
Poetry, Germany.
3 Humans in a Forest by Ho 3 Humans in a Forest by July 01, 2018 3,170 words Sample 30%
28 individual prose poems about 3 humans in a forest.The elaboration of the minute and random, sometimes absurd, to ultra coherence, whether it’s about equating nose hair with insect leg, or thinking about sea shells while waiting for an ant to come out of a snail’s shell, each is an attempt by the writer to captivate readers with the exuberance of imagining.
A collection of smile by Apoorva Chadha A collection of smile by June 30, 2018 980 words Read a sample
A collection of smile is a poem book with some of beautiful poems about love, happiness, inspiration written by Apoorva Chadha. Take a break from today's busy life sit in a corner with a cup coffee and curl up yourself with this book to feel the beauty of your heart and feeling more positive.
Lawn Party by Charles Hibbard Lawn Party by June 30, 2018 2,330 words Read a sample
Twenty-three more poems about human life, love, death, and the natural world.
Even In Darkness: A Book Of Haikus by John-Philip Penny Even In Darkness: A Book Of Haikus by June 30, 2018 1,950 words Read a sample
This book makes use of the traditional form of the Japanese haiku, but does not limit itself to the contemplation of nature. It explores love, and loss, despair, beauty, and temptation. It is the eastern poetic tradition, blended with a western sensibility.
Around the World in 20 Poems: A Chapbook by ValkyrieKerry Kelly Around the World in 20 Poems: A Chapbook by June 28, 2018 2,070 words Read a sample
The beauty of travel, heritage and culture encapsulated by 20 poems that take the reader on a spiritual journey of landscapes and monuments.
Dark Matter: A Brief Chapbook of Poetry by ValkyrieKerry Kelly Dark Matter: A Brief Chapbook of Poetry by June 28, 2018 3,790 words Read a sample
This chapbook examines the darkest emotions and aspects of human nature. Valkyriekerry shows the light in the darkness, the rays in the storm and demonstrates how the creative world can offer hope to those struggling with DEEP feelings; Dark, Emotional, Empathic and Pleasurable, by acknowledging the shadows openly and expressively whilst examining the grim side of our basic instincts.