Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Writer's Block Publishing

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-Editing
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Writer's Block publishing is the perfect building block for your creations. 

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Untitled

Laying here beside you
While you sleep, and I with my thoughts running rampant
Can't help but be amazed at the love I feel for you

This particular love 
Has grown, embodied itself into my life in such a way that even absences 
Can't seem to tear us apart
Or make the fires that were ignited die out

Is this what soul mates feel like? 
This undeniable bond, sexual attraction, this emotional lifeline if you will

These feelings that can't simply be ignored even when one tries
Or one pushes the other away

Even when you admit you want to quit
The deep abyss that this love has grown out of has reigned us both back in

Never allowing too much time or space to take the place of this love

Short story, parts 1,2,3,

She turned her wedding ring around and around on her finger
As the vows that they spoke to each other played in her mind

She thought of the love they shared
She stared at the door in front of her
Room 315 and on the other side was the grass truly greener? 

She stood there and thought of him
Thought of the lustful feelings he gave her, the rapid heartbeat, the giggles.. That her man no longer gave her

Decisions.. Decisions.. 

She ran her fingers through her hair.. Wanting to feel his fingers do the same, she put her hand on the knob and..

..... Opened the door. She stood inside the doorway, her breathing increased. She took a couple of deep breathes and slipped her ring off her finger placing it in the inside lining of her purse. 

It's now or never she thought to herself. She walked further into the room to find the man that has put more smiles on her face and erased the moments that her husband made her cry, made her laugh more in the last month than her husband of four years had ever done. 

He smiled at her with so much love and warmth, she began to feel at ease. She walked over to him and placed her hands on his bare chest. A chest that would put David Beckham to shame. 

They stood there staring at each other, neither saying a word. Basking in each other's presence. 

If things went how she wanted them to go there would be no turning back, her life would be forever changed...

... I stood under the shower in room 315, washing away my sins as the memories of what transpired between him and I. 

The man made love to my body like he had known my curves, dips, spots for years, and then I frowned  when I thought of how my husband once touched me in those ways.

I couldn't help but to compare the two, one was inattentive and no longer cared about my needs when my secret lover cared about every need I had before I had the need itself. 

Is this how it's supposed to be? I squeezed the shampoo into my hair and started to work the soap into my scalp. I didn't regret letting him touch my sacred spots, I couldn't wait for the next time. 

WAIT! A next time.. I sighed.. What the hell had I got myself into? This wasn't me, but I knew I couldn't stop...

Sandra Bland

Sandra Bland
Don't you dare turn your back on the innocent that these cops continue to take from us
Her life was not lived in vain
Each moment she treasured
She was given an opportunity to better herself
Instead it would take her on a journey that would end up being her last days on this earth 
She was told she would be lit up 
And that she was under arrest 
No reason was given
All she was given was unnecessary duress 
3 days later, a fable was told
Her life was gone
Questions unanswered 
And in Illinois a family mourned
Sandra Bland
We must continue to say her name 
So that she isn't forgotten
That her memory lives on 
That we aid in the fight alongside her family in the hopes that the truth comes out
and that she is awarded justice
So I ask you to say her name
Sandra Bland

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ALL UK residents

We Came Together is going to be reduced at the low price of £3.99 starting today until the 23rd. 

Giving you a 61% discount on the book. 

Enjoy!! 

Fingertip Foreplay SALE!! ********

Fingertip Foreplay will be on sale from 7/16-7/23 for $3.99 giving buyers a 61% discount price. This is the best time to get your e-book!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Untitled..

With disregard to my feelings
You embraced me, said words I never thought I would hear you say to me
Only for you to let me fall, and to my dismay you weren't standing there with open arms..

And so my body hit the floor 
Heart shattered as if it was glass
You slammed the door closed to what should have been the story of us

Instead leaving me uninhabited
I was no longer existing
Just a shell of what I used to be
You took the breathe that once belonged to me
When you told me you were leaving..

Friday, July 10, 2015

I am proud to announce..

So many talented poets/writers. Have you ever thought about publishing your work? 

I am proud to say I am part owner of a wonderful publishing team. If you have any needs.. Please inbox or email us. 

Are you a writer, musician, or just would like a document published? 

Writer's Block is now LIVE. 
We offer:
-Affordable publishing
-Editing
-Book cover designs
And so much more!

Writer's Block publishing is the perfect building block for your creations. 

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We look forward to hearing from you,
Writer's Block publishing team..

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Deadline approaching****

JULY 31st, is approaching fast.. But.. I am still taking submissions for Out of the Storm. 

Out of the Storm is a book that is set to be released this October for Domestic Violence awareness month. 

You can help us by telling your story or sharing a poem. We are taking submissions for this book until the end of July. Please email me at poetlifepoemsubmissions@gmail.com. Get more information or to submit your story. All money earned from this book will be donated to the National Domestic Violence hotline. 

If you know of someone that would benefit from telling their story please pass this information along. All persons willing to submit their story can remain anonymous if they choose. 

Let's end the silence, and speak out against abuse. 
#fightback
#speak
#outofthestorm

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WE CAME TOGETHER

✨✨🔥🔥🔥🔥We Came Together is the first of many erotic poetry books by Poetlife Projects. This anthology will get you and your significant other going for a night of passion. The poetry is intended to arouse and stimulate you on many different levels. WCT features poets from all over the U.S. & internationally. The book is currently priced at $2.99 on Amazon & FREE on Kindle Unlimited. 



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

OUT OF THE STORM

Here is the cover for the book we are currently working on:


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I still need your help...

So some of you may know my latest project is serious and is usually "swept under the rug/hidden" from everyone. 

Well now is a good time to get your voice heard, even if it's anonymous. You can help others in the fight against abuse, and help that one individual leave a situation that is not healthy. 

This particular book is going to be about domestic violence, it will include poems, survivors' stories and some very important facts about abuse. 

If you would like to share your story, contribute a poem, or refer someone that may want to do either of those please inbox me or send me an email:
poetlifeproject@gmail.com

*You are more than welcome to use your real name, but if you choose to remain anonymous in the book please include the name you wish to go by. 

I appreciate you all taking the time to read this and helping me in the fight against domestic violence. Money that is earned from the sale of the book will be donated to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Donations are constantly needed to ensure someone is a available 24/7 to pick up that one call to save someone's life. 
#speakup
#fightback

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Domestic violence book

Poetlife Projects has a book coming out in the very near future, but we need your help!! 

This book is geared around domestic violence, it will have survivors' stories and poems in it. We need some willing participants to tell their story (you can remain anonymous), help us in bringing forth awareness and donating to a national charity. 


For more details please email me at:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Online book fair

I am looking for authors that would like to participate in an online book fair. Looking for authors that have books in the following genres:
Suspense 
Thriller/Crime
Horror
Fantasy
Young adult
Paranormal
Love stories
Inspirational
Erotic poetry/stories
Faith/ religion
Women's literature

If this fits you and you would like to feature your book please leave a comment below! We would love to see your book in the fair. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Ordering We Came Together

We Came Together is the first of many erotic poetry books by Poetlife Projects. This anthology will get you and your significant other going for a night of passion. The poetry is intended to arouse and stimulate you on many different levels. WCT features poets from all over the U.S. & internationally. The book is currently priced at $7.00 on Amazon & Barnes&Noble. Please leave your email in the comments if you would like to order it from me. 



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

When it isn't enough

When love just isn't enough.. 
When your sad, and you try to deny the reason behind your sadness
When your frustrated for what appears to be no reason
When your feelings and mind are playing tug of war
One side saying stay and love some more, when the other is telling you to leave and never return
When you love someone so much, but you know they don't deserve you
When provoked you don't react anymore because your all cried out, all tired from repeating and screaming
When hearing "I love you" and his kisses don't mean you feel like they used to
His future apologies never will
When you started out supporting your man, and going above and beyond to assist him in anyway.. 
But now all the giving in you has been extinguished
When you have tried to overlook the things, that you know aren't right 
Because your heart is all wrapped up in his life..
When love just isn't enough anymore..

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Epic

I want to experience a love that is epic
A love that most people dream about
I want my first and my last thought to be of you 
I want your happiness to equal mine
I want us both to push each other into fulfilling our goals
I want someone that can give me advice, tell me when I'm wrong but most of all tell me how to make it right
I want a love that can withstand any third parties that try to enter this affair
That can fight any struggle, without giving in to outside influences
A love that is full of promises that are kept, trust and both needs are met 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Meet Mistah Parker... Fingertip Foreplay

Mistah Parker is new to the Poetlife family, but no stranger to poetry. His words will have you craving more wordplay. Get to know him a little deeper until you can read his poetry later this month.


Q. When did you began writing?/Why did you begin to write?

A. I began to writing to cope with life, I suffered a loss early in life being surrounded by gangs and drugs in my community and home. At first I drew pictures but got in trouble for drawing in elementary school during class, so I wrote stories. Then I was introduced to hip hop, so I wrote rhymes but I liked what I wrote better without music. Later in life I deemed it poetry.

Q. Who inspires you/What inspires you?

A. Youth, Youthful energy and Resilience.  Critical thought and action provokes me, breaking barriers and accomplishing goals, and modeling for the "next gen" pushes me to hard and community-inner (my children) and outer (my social circle and others I affect)

Q. Any charities or organizations you are affiliated with?

A. Steering Committee for Youth Workers Alliance
    Founder/ facilitator- Write & Wine Nite founding member
   Boston Youth Got Talent Showcase facilitator
   Cleveland Community Center Youth Lounge Open Mic Organizer,
   Critical Breakdown

Q. What is your favorite poem or author?

A. " Do not go gentle into that good night" - Dylan Thomas

Q. Where can your followers find you?

A. - www.facebook.com/mistahp
    - instagram: @mistahpoet
    - tumblr.com/inspiredpoet   ( my older works)

Q. What spoken word events are you doing in the future?

A. Black Poetry Cafe's Poetry Fest 2015

"...Poetry Saved My Life..."



 

Radio Show reviews are in...FINGERTIP FOREPLAY is a hit among the viewers...

Here are some comments from everyone listening to the poetry that was featured on tonight's show. 






Meet Brenton James.(JamesPoet) Fingertip Foreplay

Brenton, is a returning poet in the Poetlife family. If you purchased We Came Together then you had the pleasure of reading his work. Ladies, he is back and his work is just as enticing as before. 


Q. Why did you began writing?

A. I started writing in middle school, I was picked on and needed an outlet. I started going to poetry cafes in Chapel Hill, and I fell in love.

Q. Who inspires you/What inspires you?

A. My family, and my friends inspire me. My passion to write because everything you write has a story, or I would  say a beginning!!

Q. Are you affiliated with any charities or organizations?

A. I am not at the moment

Q. What is your favorite poem or author?

A. Langston Hughes & Crystal Stair

Q. Where can your followers find you?

A. Twitter: @thereal_brentonjames & @Brenton_James01

Q. What spoken word events are you planning on doing in the future?

A. Besides the book release party for Fingertip Foreplay, I have nothing else planned at the moment.

Q. Any relevant info you would like to add?

A . I am actually thinking about doing a few of my own projects, mainly novels. I have been toying with the idea of doing something in the line of my own take on "50 Shades of Grey" theme novel, not sure.

Meet Kendra, from the Fingertip Foreplay book

Kendra is one of the many new poets to the Poetlife family. Get to know her by her words as told to me..

"It's hard to say when I began writing. It feels like it's always been a natural ability to me. I've written to ease my pain or express my intense teenage emotions in high school, so lets say it began there. No particular person inspired me, though I did a lot of reading. I loved reading, it made me wish that I could come up with stories like that. My favorite author is Dean Koontz. Horror novels were so great to me, my favorite book of all time is Black Beauty and I don't care that its a child's book. It taught me to be a better person and gave me a deep sense of empathy towards some of God's most helpless creatures. 

I have not done any spoken word or open mic night. The poems I have written for Fingertip Foreplay are my first actual attempts at poetry. I may be brave enough to read them to an audience Wednesday on the radio. 

There isn't much to know about me - yet! I am just getting started. There will be a variety of blogs in my future, and that will hopefully lead to more written works. I figure as long as I aspire for it, it will become my reality. "

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Radio show..

Tomorrow night is the night!! You'll be able to hear some new sizzling poetry from the book Fingertip Foreplay. 

Are you ready? 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Meet Patrice Ingram, featured writer of Fingertip Foreplay



Now you get to read about me...


I began writing poetry when I was in the sixth grade, that's when I became aware that I enjoyed writing. I had a lot going on in my life as a child and writing helped me get through it. 

Most of my youth and teen years I would journal, and write but never share what I wrote. It was very rare that I would share my writing. I was a little insecure and worried that others wouldn't like my writing, I'm a sensitive person so I didn't want to have to deal with critique. Times have changed! I enjoy feedback and I like to post my poetry and read it/share with others. 

I would have to say that other writers in general inspire me. I enjoy reading their work, because I feel like I grow just from reading it and it makes me want to improve my craft even more or get deeper with my writing. If I had to choose a poet I personally know that make me want to get deeper with my wordplay I would have to say it would be my cousin Endlesswill Davis. He may not know it but he pushes me without even trying. I also admire his confidence and overall presentation of his poetry. 

I am not apart of any chairities or organizations, however I do participate in a walk for Mental Health in May. This will be my second year doing the walk. My goal is to complete four walks a year. I would love to be able to do something with the cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's fundraisers. I have been affected by each of those. 

I have yet to perform any of my pieces at a spoken word or open mic event. That is on my bucket list ☺️. I enjoy writing it so much performing it hasn't been that big of a deal to me. 

You can follow me at:
Facebook: http://facebook.com/patriceingram

Poetlife Page: http://facebook.com/poetlifeproject

Twitter: pningram

Instagram: Unfiltered_Honesty

Pinterest: Patrice Ingram

And of course the blog/Google+

My future projects include my first solo project, a book of poetry called Emotional Rollercoaster : Reflective pieces, Love, Lies & Secrets (a novel), Corrupted (a novel), and the next installment of the erotic series Ink Intimacy. 

I currently have way too many favorite poems to mention just one person. I do enjoy everything I've read in the erotic series, and the greats like Maya Angelou. 

Well I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little about me before you read the book.. If you would like to see what my erotic style is like check out We Came Together.. Available for sale online

Fingertip Foreplay writers on the radio!!

If you want a sneak peek of what to expect in Fingertip Foreplay.. You should tune in to WKPJB Radio on Wednesday April 15, 8:30 pm. The show is going to be talking about Fingertip Foreplay and some of the poets will be reciting their work for you! Hear it there first!

The show is hosted by: Chamber 7 & BluPhunk. 


       Patrice Ingram




                                                      Terrence Lyles


                 Lyrical Princess
                                                   Poetically Speaking
                        James Poet


                    Mistah Parker