The Rebirth is a collection of poetry I wrote over a period of about five years, around the time I stumbled into adulthood. So about ten to fifteen years ago (has it really been that long?). I credit much of my ability (or lack thereof) to the thirty or so poems contained within this volume. I often say I cut my writing teeth penning these modern masterpieces and the hundreds of other lesser poems that didn't make the book.
Here is one of my poems.
Gliding through the highest trees,
A bird whispers with the breeze
The beauty of the bank—it sees
A serpent swaying with the clay,
Gently stalking out its prey,
To live, yet another day
Upon the desert of this land,
Where with the rustling of the sand
Is placed in reach of nature’s hands,
Who so suddenly can break
This home, this throne that all create
The knot of life unto the lace
Bound with skin, and buried deep
Beneath the light where none can creep
Their thirsty eyes upon the seed,
Growing bigger, faster, further
To the point where fear will hold her
Awake—I pray, from the sleep of murder
Slowly sneaking from behind
The shadows of its filthy crime—
To slip into another time,
And escape without a scent or trace
Of death, the earth with smiling face
Replenishes the old disgraced
Into a much more worthy creature
Capable of expanding features,
To teach the lesson like the teacher
For all the many to be so born
Without a choice—to be so sworn
Into the circular eye of the storm,
With winds to shake the deepest core
Of all that sheltered you before,
Will be able to shelter you no more!
If you would like a free copy of my poetry book, The Rebirth do this:
Step 1: Purchase The Gift of Illusion. It doesn't matter where you buy it or in what form (ebook or print). If you have previously purchased the book, you are still eligible for the free deal.
Step 2: Go to http://www.richardbrownbooks.com and sign up for my mailing list on the right hand side. I promise I won't spam your email, the mailing list is only used to announce the release of new books or special deals. You want more books, don't you? Within 24 hours I will email you back with a random question about The Gift of Illusion. You won't need to have actually read the book to answer the question, but you may need to have the book on hand.
Step 3: Email me back the correct answer to the question. There is no time limit. Take as long as you want. Also, tell me what form you want your free copy to take. It can be Kindle (mobi), Nook (epub), or PDF. If you prefer something else, ask and I may be able to oblige.
Step 4: Wait for me to send you your free copy of The Rebirth. Shouldn't take long. That's it. Enjoy. Thank you.
If you don’t want a free copy of The Rebirth but would like a chance to win a copy of The Gift of Illusion please leave a comment on this post.
About the Author:
Richard is not a vampire, yet.
While he awaits immortality, Richard spends much of his time banging his head on the keyboard trying to make sentences out of words.
Since the age of ten, he's written dozens of short stories, over a hundred poems, and two novels, the first -- The Gift of Illusion -- was released May, 17 2011.
He also enjoys spending time with his daughter, girlfriend, three dogs, watching mixed martial arts, singing karaoke, debating politics, and of course dressing up for photo shoots with a guitar he never really learned to play (ahem).