Splinters by Ben Ditmars and Susie Clevenger #newrelease #poetry #books

Hello, everyone. I am pleased to announce mine and Susie Clevenger’s new release Splinters is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle. The official release date is October 31st.

You can also get a copy of the paperback right now.

Splinters is a collection of poetry for young adults and teens which deals with life experience and lessons learned from them. Friendship, romance, rejection, being cool – all of it is here. and here.

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Here are a few samples:

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Iowa

I met her on a dating app.

she had to be the one.

or something like it.

maybe, the sexy way

she typed was irresistible

or, i just needed

an overland adventure.

but i took my car

across state lines

through Indiana,

Illinois and so.

much. traffic.

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Anti-Cinderella

High school prom

was a pastel promenade

around the gym to see

who had out prettied who.

I Halloweened myself

into the mix with bright orange.

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Heroes (like Mr. Bollinger)

He never was a hero

Or a role model but

The fact he taught us

And abused a student

Stung – like we were left

While he was

Waiting for a victim

to undress.

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Plus Size Dreams

I never wanted to be swept off my feet,

being chubby taught me too much about weight.

I just wanted a boy who would walk with me

through the stares, and pick me first when

whispers had kids choosing sides.

 

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Number Poetry on Kindle

Hello, everyone. I recently created an eBook for my collection of poetry focusing on numbers. It’s pretty kill-a. Not as in it will kill you, but you know… it fly… yo.

Find it on eBook here.

And in paperback here.

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Here are some selections from the artistry.

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Shadows

Shadows are the shade within

clear boundaries; deep desired

whispers we have Found

Imagine artificial light and you

will see our lust corroded

with despair,

The cotton fabric of existence

torn as waves crash down.

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Fiendfyre

I saw the will to change

Extinguished like a 1,000

Beasts rose high, like chills

When I could see her and

Remain invisible.

Number Poetry: New Collection and Blog Companion!

For some time, I have wanted to write a blog companion book. Unfortunately television and Netflix have gotten in the way. Did you know they have Hercules AND Beauty and the Beast now!? It’s a golden age.

BUT I have gained a fascination with numbers and number poems. I think this has came to light in several of my poems. Coincidentally, these are the poems I discuss and share most. Thus, a short collection was born.

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Anyway, you can find my new chapbook on Amazon and Createspace.

Here are a few samples that have appeared on my blog.

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Fiendfyre

I saw the will to change

Extinguished like a 1,000

Beasts rose high, like chills

When I could see her and

Remain invisible.

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Shadows

Shadows are the shade within

clear boundaries; deep desired

whispers we have Found

Imagine artificial light and you

will see our lust corroded

with despair,

The cotton fabric of existence

torn as waves crash down.

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Fantasists

We became those people overnight

Fantasists who day daydream holding hands

and speak in whispers of true love.

Like nothing came before a kiss

across the console of a Chevy Cruz or

will exist without space curvature

across the low points of our spine.

I’ve fanned the flames and

Lost myself in your geometry.

IVD 5: My Journey in Haiku

Indievengence Day is a yearly event in or around Dallas, Texas. Indie authors gather from across the state and sometimes continent to hangout and sell books to the public. This year was my fifth year attending. I decided to do something special and haiku my journey from Ohio down South.

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It’s an adventure,

Bilbo Baggins would be proud

Smaug flies United.

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Look at me awake

Before the airport crawls to

Life, ha, ha, ha, ha.

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Coffee with a shot

Of espresso wakes me up

Before I go go.

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Aggressive pat downs

And judgement for my wallet

Left outside the bin.

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She carries a small

Generator, her home lost

To the hurricane.

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A boat captain ret-

Urns to the Virgin Islands

Bringing them supplies.

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They handed me a

Cookie in the dark and I

Ate it willingly.

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Turbulence tells me,

“Welcome to the friendly skies”

As the light turns down.

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The stars at night are

Big and bright deep in the heart

Of Dallas, Texas.

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The prairie sky is

Wide and high deep in the heart

Of Dallas, Texas.

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I bounced on the bed

And promptly rolled off, because

I’m a Hufflepuff.

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No hot water but

I get to see my friends and

They think I’m Batman.

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Orange sherbet sassy

Pink hair attitude rocks that

She’s got on cape cod.

(Written with Susie Clevenger)

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Blood sugar was all

Right despite a breadstick scare

Now I can drink juice.

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A shot of orange juice,

Quesadillas for breakfast –

Makes it old fashioned.

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Grumpy bear needs Ad-

Vil PM before his C-

PAP or he’s cranky.

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Books are ready to

Sell but I’m thinking of clash-

Es in St. Louis.

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It’s on with bells and

Scattered inky residue

Conveying mischief.

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Searching for Mc. D’s

Hoping for a bagel sand-

Wich or a coffee.

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Discussing landscapes

Of Yosemite makes the

Day more interesting.

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Let’s go, poetry!

Reading, sharing, loving it?

That’s the money shot.

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Behind the scenes, yo

Slaying rhymes up at a desk.

I’m that freaking cool!

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It isn’t shots of

Kamikaze or Sex on

The beach, but what is?

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People are flying

To Chicago but I hear

It might be windy.

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Attention, there will

Be a prayer service across

From D-22.