Journey #poetry #book #series

This is the third part in my series, published in Inhale the Night and Sleeping with Earth. The upcoming part will be in an eBook released by Darcia Helle this spring.

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Journey

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Leanne heard them lecture

her on what it meant to be a

strong woman. But she felt

strong handcuffed to the bed….

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Waiting for jail,

or more interrogations…

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she saw flashes

of the Firebird she crashed

into the lake

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because he said he loved it

more than her.

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Now, it seemed so

juvenile…

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he was never worth

a moment (or fake

orgasm)

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she pleased herself

before the lights came on

and it was almost enough

to forget –

her child.

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he could go to hell for

all she cared

but Journey was

a loss

clawing at her throat

each morning-

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if Gene had never

drank that night,

or she confronted him…

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a bottle would not be

smashed against her head and

Journey would be

in Kindergarten

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it wasn’t her fault.

they all told her he was trash.

and she had left him

years too late.

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now, he came to see her

with his lawyer

and she agreed to

let him have the ring –

a parting gift

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laced with every poison

she could find.

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Ben Ditmars © 2019

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Available on Amazon Kindle.

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“I am not made

from a caustic image

of another’s definition”

-Susie Clevenger

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“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…”

-Ben Ditmars

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.

 

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.

Book Review: Where the Butterflies Pray by Susie Clevenger

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Where the Butterflies Pray

by Susie Clevenger

5/5 stars

Susie Clevenger has done it again. I read her collection over several months, though highs and lows. The light and comfort in her words found me. Nature, truth, freedom with a hint of salvation became themes of a spiritual journey. I think the author took me to a place beyond religion, where beauty and complexity thrive and everyone is thankful for its presence. Add to this the cover art, which could not be more beautiful. Where the Butterflies Pray is somewhere to discover and awaken sleeping portions of your mind; somewhere to find questions and begin the path toward answers.