So, it’s been a very, very long road thus far. I’m nowhere near where I want to be, but I’m working hard at it everyday. This is my first blog post, ever, in life, so please bear with me. I was actually nervous about blogging, until I spoke to a friend. She told me to just say what’s on my mind and write about the process. That was comforting, so thanks Alicia!
Today marks the official release date of my first published book, THE INTERSECTION: a poetik journey, and I couldn’t be more excited! The pre-release went very well, and I’m proud to have some of the most amazing people in the world supporting me. SERIOUSLY, I can’t thank ALL OF YOU enough!!
It’s interesting how a person can be so insecure about something they’ve worked so hard and passionately at producing. I mean, I love the book, and like most poetry, most of it was written for me, but there’s that little tiny voice in the corner of my brain screaming “it’s not good enough” or “it’s not ready yet” or my favorite, “Are you crazy, Pierce? NO ONE’S GOING TO BUY YOUR BOOK!” I guess everyone has those little voices inside of them. The important thing is to keep fighting… And supporting ourselves with positive people who help us to win these battles. If you get a chance to grab a copy of the book, I hope you become inspired to make your life the BEST of whatever you want it to be. But pay close attention… because I don’t have all of the answers, and neither do my guest authors. But what we can ALL do, is face this journey together. Aside from sex, color, income, region, and a huge load of other barriers, we’re all the same. Universally, WE ARE ALL THE SAME.
So at some point today, after feeling EXTREMELY overwhelmed by the love and support from all of you wonderful folks out there, I got inspired. I sat down, grabbed my pen, and this poem poured out of me. It’s untitled, but I want to dedicate it to all of the people who continue to show me love.
In my thankfulness,
And restless bliss,
Love breeds happiness.
I’m bestowed a kiss.
To you and you, I’d never dismiss
It’s because of this, my smile’s amidst
The treasures that, never quite fall flat
And your welcome mat, I’ll always come back.
Thank Heavens for, your love so pure
Taking nothing more. My home, your door.
The snakes have venom. You found a cure.
Clouds of anti-wrong, just glee galore.
I thank you.
My abundance is you.
My positivity is you.
I’m made brand new
Never used and blue
I am JUST, because.
I’m because of you.
(that’s the end of it)
So there it is. I hope you enjoyed it. Share it this holiday season with someone you care about. In fact, share The Intersection: a poetic journey. There’s a LOT of heart and soul put into that project. And I promise, it won’t bore you. Lol. But seriously, go grab it.
As far as other things go, everything is happening in due time. I just finished my first novel, TWISTIR, which I am crazily excited about! It will hopefully be available next year, so stay tuned. It’s the first thriller in a series of 4, about three teenagers with special abilities who come into themselves, the real world, and their new families, for the first time. I’ll make an effort to blog about the process, hoping that I get into the hang of this blogging thing. There are other projects brewing into existence that I can’t talk about just yet, but please look forward to seeing my work on the small and big screens as well.
If you’ve read this entire blog, I definitely appreciate your time. Feel free to comment. And please share my work with others. THANK YOU.
Til next time,