New poetry book, Ivory tower in ruins, for sale

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be wary of the shamans

be wary of the healers

be wary of the poets

that write with borrowed hands

and rented hearts

 

because they don’t have

bottles filled with pills

to make you sleep

to bring silence

and suicide is just a pose

for fake pain in a hollow soul

 

be wary of them, those

who write with dead ink

who show stickers of wounds

who don’t cry blood

and bleed gasoline

because they fear fire

 

and never saw

what lies beneath

the sewers of humanity

 

New poetry book, poem 15

15

 

declare yourself a human
don’t tie yourself
to anything ending in ism
because you’re not just a woman
made of flesh
and makeup

declare yourself a human
don’t tie yourself
to a brand or trend
because this fight is endless
it began so long ago
and it’ll will last centuries

 

declare yourself a human
don’t tie yourself
to a side or group
because we are here to fight
side by side, humans together
striving for a better world

because it’s not about
the skin or the sex
the religion or ideology
it’s the pain that comes
when you possess a heart
in a heartless worl

 

New poetry book, poem 4

4

nowadays
you can’t fix hearts
throw them away
and buy a new one
don’t fret over lost loves
because loving is easy
but being alone
is hard
no lights guide you
to lonely shore
when nobody walks these streets
you still have your shadow
and, even then
you disguise yourself
with bought hearts and souls
like life was meant to be
a play where you are just
another human
on his way to the graveyard

Advice on writing: persist and be constant.

The major problem of writers nowadays is not the access to computer or writing machines, but the lack of writing and being persistent and constant with that task. Sometimes (and I include myself) writers tend to wonder and ponder what to do. Thinking and dreaming doesn’t make a book, sadly.

So, be constant: write every day. If it’s a bad day, then wait for the next one. And the days you feel better, write more! But the problem might be not being published. My only advice is: persist. Write, rewrite, publish, tweet, post in your blog. I’m one of you, actually. I have three failed novels. The most successful sold 100 online copies, with a bunch of free and Kindle Unlimited ones. So, don’t give up!

 

New poetry book, poem 21

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tell them where i went
somewhere no one dares
tell them why i did it
because, in the end, who cares?

every kind of pain
woven in this heart
“but not enough scars”
says your sharp knife

in the end everyone went away
now i’m in between
loneliness and emptiness
silence within screams

but i’m stil righ here
emperor of wounds
i will find the way
to recover what was mine

Advice on writing: Write what you like

In my personal experience, I’ve written several erotic/romance short stories. I didn’t enjoy writing them. I hated it, because it wasn’t what I wanted. The only time I was interested, was when the plot wasn’t filled with cliches, when the characters had a personal voice. Then, I decided to quit my “job” writing erotica. The funny thing is, I’ve earned around 50 euros doing a lot of work.

Now I write what I like, what I love, and that has made all the difference. Now I’m interested, engaged, motivated. So, my advice is: write what you like. Of course there’s the classical “write what you know” but if you don’t love what you write, first of all, you won’t enjoy life (which is, at least for me, the meaning of life) and second, you won’t produce anything worthy.