Poetry in motion for Tunbridge Wells author

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Readers’ Favorite is an American competition and it has become the fastest-growing book review and award contest site on the internet, earning the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins.

This year’s Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Competition featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, so I was thrilled to receive a silver medal in the Inspirational Poetry category for my book: Life, Sex & Death.

The work represents my first full length collection of emotional, contemporary poetry that celebrates time-honoured themes and finds new and interesting ways to present them.

It is a collection of poetry spanning a variety of themes and styles, with the dominant ones being love and romance, inspiration and philosophical musings.

I would describe my work as uplifting and sensual, and at times it tries to connect on some basic instinct level with the reader. There are no dirty words or explicit scenes, which makes the work very accessible to a large age group.

On winning the award I felt it represented a proud moment for Britain, for Kent and especially for Tunbridge Wells.

I found out about the win after patiently waiting three months for the results.

I was totally stunned when I found out about my award, and overjoyed that my poetry had won such critical praise. I would like this to be a symbol of inspiration to writers and authors out there to work hard, to believe in themselves, and to not be afraid to submit their writing for recognition.

Here is a sample poem from the collection:-

A Double Edged Sword (by David Ellis)

Pride can be a sword
That can stab you in the back
Don’t be the one
To take the fall
If confidence is what you lack

Hate can be a mistake
A jealous enemy you can forsake
Consumed by evil
You derail your goals
Hampering any progress
you make

Be proud of yourself
Focus on all your achievements
Look at how far
That you have come
The lives touched now
have purpose

Face your fears
Your mind is now crystal clear
An ocean of serene calm
Where once was a storm
Now you’re the pilot and
the bombardier

Asking for help
Is not a weakness
And neither is
Helping others

So wear your proudness
On your sleeves
And remember
To inspire others
As they have done for you

A perfect circle
That makes us all complete
No need to compete
No need for anger,
fear, loathing
Just love and peace

You can purchase Life, Sex & Death at Amazon.co.uk on Kindle or in print

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