Due to CreateSpace rejecting my initial upload because of pagination, I had to re-upload my book. In the UK it may take an extra day (Aug. 22nd) before the book becomes available. I apologize for this inconvenience, as it was unforeseen until just now. As soon as the final review is done, I will announce it right here on Write Out Loud. Thank you all for your patience, support, and kind words while awaiting this next step. I will upload a new poem tonight to make up for my shortcomings, so make sure to like, comment, or simply read until your heart's content! I WILL BE OFFERING 2 VERSIONS OF MY NEW BOOK, "PRESSED FLOWERS & OTHER POIGNANT POEMS" 1. An original unsigned copy of the book available for $6.00 US at Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com. 2. An exclusive, signed copy of 'Pressed Flowers & Other Poignant Poems' available for $15.00 US on Etsy.com under the store PoeticConnections, which when ordered also comes with a FREE Limited Edition Button Pin to celebrate the release of this book of mine. I hope some of you decide to take this journey with me in putting good ol' fashioned rhyming poetry back on the map of reading consciousness. In addition to books sold, I will also be donating books to various children hospitals, mental health institutions, and other places that are in dire need of reading materials, hopefully to stimulate some positive, healthy, mental growth over the coming years. _____ Brand new spoken word album coming out after "PRESSED FLOWERS", so check out my website for details, or as always PM me with any questions you may have. Thanks for the support people! New chapbook of poetry underway to bridge the release of "PRESSED FLOWERS" and my next anthology. Details to follow soon. .Check back or PM me for details. Special Limited Edition merch will be offered alongside the chapbook at no extra charge other than your continued support. Thank you all for your words and kindness. Special Shout Out to Ferris Taylor for hyping me up every chance he gets - Thanks again man, we'll make history yet! Feel free to check out my website at the link posted below for information on my upcoming releases, new content, and other things of interest! New poems can be found at the link below, including "Pure Pressure"! http://bigsalpoetry.com/ Check the links below to find some poetry-inspired designs I have created for www.zazzle.com that have the finishing touches of summer and end-of-year written on them. We even have a limited release USB to celebrate "Pressed Flowers" coming out. https://www.zazzle.com/vivid_snub_sombrero_phone_case-179801313571417263 Check out my line of 2018 Limited Edition Computer Keyboards at: https://www.zazzle.com/2018_limited_edition_keyboard_1_4_by_big_sal-256386376135940087 https://www.zazzle.com/2018_limited_edition_keyboard_2_4_by_big_sal-256490755632436266 https://www.zazzle.com/2018_limited_edition_keyboard_3_4_by_big_sal-256028711241492170 https://www.zazzle.com/2018_limited_edition_keyboard_4_4_by_big_sal-256456452129252805 4 types to be released just this year for 2018, so pick yours up today! FOR ALL THE SPECIAL WRITERS IN YOUR LIFE. ONCE 2018 IS GONE, SO ARE THEY! Teach kids rhyme not crime, and get their little asses reading things again that don't have to do with celebrities. 50 brand new poems to mark mid-summer and get younger minds interested in books once again. As unusual as it sounds (for a Big Sal anthology), book will contain no profanity, vulgar references, or anything most parents would consider offensive for the youth. As a parent myself, I wrote this book knowing I would read it to my own children at bedtime and when they needed to learn their reading skills as well. Middle-grade and up recommended. Even adults can find something they may like inside its pages - and you never know, it may be just the treat you need to enjoy yourself this summer wherever you may be. Poems from my new book (Pressed Flowers) will be posted on my website once the book is released. One (1) poem per week will be released for (5) consecutive weeks for a total of 5 poems from my upcoming book, and a portion of the proceeds of the books sold between August-December will be donated to MSF, the Sea Shepherds, or the Ol' Pejeta Conservancy at the end of the year. Listed Below is a Link to My New Website . . . http://bigsalpoetry.com/ New website is up and running! NEW POEMS WILL NOW BE POSTED TO MY WEBSITE AND WRITE OUT LOUD. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MY UPCOMING RELEASES, MERCHANDISE, AND OTHER STUFF YOU'RE SURE TO LOVE OR HATE. Get your rhyme on people, and remember that writing solely on the discussion boards does not qualify you as a poet or an artist, okay genius? Walk through the trees - but expect to see a bard that doesn't sing for you. Rhyme King. Second to None. The Reason Lyrics will Persist into the Future. Check the Diction Wannabe Experts. And Please, Make Me Laugh with Your Lack of Scruples and Morality Itself. Bring your best so I can top it, or I can just start naming names. All poems part of this blog have previously been published and can be found in Big Sal's debut anthology, or other works soon to be released. Allais may be known across the spectrum as a cultivator of holorhyme, but Big Sal will be known as the Master Vintner that made it 200-proof. Read more below if you truly prefer your poetry to rhyme. Influences include but are not limited to: Sadistik, Grieves, Brother Ali, Slug, Vinnie Paz, Pablo Neruda, classic/cult filmography, and most things in life that rhyme more than 3 words within them, you simply have to find what they are. Remember, rhyme was originally thought to have been invented to retain information, lyrics, etc. Why you rhyme bro??? "Just sitting here listening to Atmosphere and Rhymesayers, trying to make ends meet." "If at first you don't succeed, then fuck it, sit down and write a poem about it." "Intellectualism is not measured by the words that you spit or the shit that you say, but by the feathers on the perch to wit with the six-pack today." "I love it when pretentious poets pretend that wakefulness as a human being signifies their true descent into madness." "Laughing my ass off watching Mac Lethal impersonate Kanye." "I'd rather skewer them in the heart than shoot them in the skull." "If I had as many followers as Trump, I'd be famous AND stupid." "I could tell you to kill a cat or to apply some poison, and would know you wouldn't do either until I opened the box to check." "Squeeze the citrus fruit to get its juice, but leave the dew be by morning." "I find the best quotes are often better if put into rhymes first." "Smart people advance society, and stupid people simply govern it." "If the body is a temple, then a mind is the mountain it solely rests upon." "Those that can - rhyme, and those that can't, bitch about it." "Learning to rhyme is like playing chess: yes even children can do it, but only the most ardent of thinkers can master it my friends." "Help save a species and support the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Sea Shepherds, or any other animal welfare organization willing to put themselves in harms way for the betterment of the world where others wouldn't. Or don't, and be just like every other prick detrimental to the survival of our fragile planet." "Your greatest mistake is believing that you know enough already." "If you throw trash in my yard, don't be surprised when I shit in yours." "With all the pretension on here, it's a wonder you can't throw a stone and hit diversity." "Politics aside - can't we all agree that birds are great?" "How can you expect to walk a bed of nails if you've never had a thorn in your foot?" "Kanye wants to be president, and the president wants to be Kanye's dumb ass." "Saying addiction is a disease is like saying Ben Affleck is really a bank robber because you don't know shit about movies." "Plagiarize my words at your own risk, but nothing stays hidden forever cowards." "Drone strikes kill kids and spooks lie about it." "You can give me a dollar to care, and it still wouldn't be enough." "I turn my swords inward and my guns toward the seas." "I truly wish there was enough time in a day to tell these pretentious poets just how much they suck." "I'm not here to be your friend. I'm here to learn enough before I die." "Right-wingers and Nazis like to talk shit on camera until they get punched in the fucking face." "Say my name out loud enough times and I may show up to your town like Candyman." "Give a bigot a platform and they'll take the city, but give them a gun and they'll take a bullet." "I'd rather watch The Lion King instead of reading Hamlet any day of the damn week." "You'd think posting pictures of guns online would make you seem tough, until everyone realizes what a sad sack you really are." "I started posting on this site to gain recognition, but now I think I'll stay just to piss you all off." "If prettying up words per say were shit from a bull, then the talentless hacks that think so are gutless capons." "Don't build a wall up, and then get mad at me when I can't find the door." "If you're such a saint with a gun, take your ass down to Mexico and fight the cartels tough guy." "Beware - pretentious poets are everywhere and hiding underneath every rock waiting to be called on their dumb shit." "Citing poetry to prove poetry is not poetry is as fucking stupid as writing on the discussion boards to prove how smart you are genius." "All it takes is an expert pilot to make a rookie mistake, and then you can mark the graves." "If only we could all play with guns and pretend to be soldier boys, then maybe the world would be a better place." "Rhyming is best done at night, on a full stomach, and when being grateful for the life you've lived." "When a writer claims they're not a poet, what they're really saying is 'Self-deprecation makes life easier on me'. Be humble people, not self-deprecating." "Those that claim that profanity is below them are some of the first ones to cry wolf about censorship and moderation." "Standing tall is like raining in a desert: you can only stand so tall for so long before the floodwaters take you and everything you've built by the end of the day." "If you're reading this, you should read the poems posted below instead." "Getting drunk is like going to a strip club in Mexico; the journey is always going to be better than the destination." "Check out the 'Poets of Hip-Hop' here on Write Out Loud, Ferris and I are gonna rip shit up!" "Sometimes I feel like giving a shit, but then I realize I have better things to do." "It's easier to give someone drugs than it is advice. With the drugs, we can convince them it's in their best interest to take it for whatever reason. However, that will never happen with advice for whatever reason." - BIG SAL QUOTES
[NEW POEMS BEING RELEASED WEEKLY ON MY WEBSITE FOR 5 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS. CHECK THEM OUT BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT BE POSTED HERE ON WRITE OUT LOUD!!!] CHECK OUT 'POETS OF HIP-HOP' HERE ON WRITE OUT LOUD UNDER GROUPS. . . New discussions, poetry, and collaborations going on! [Pending Audio/2019ish?] [New Poetry Anthology/E-book Coming Soon!] "Pressed Flowers" by Big Sal will become fully available August 21st, 2018 and the final book price will be $6.00 American. That's right, only $6 bucks for a brand new book targeted toward a younger demographic to hopefully get a new batch of them interested in reading once again. Contains no profanity, vulgar references, suggestive situations, or anything I wouldn't read to my own children. Get hyped, get ready, and get your rhyme on people! Link to my website right below: http://bigsalpoetry.com/ [Correction: I originally was going to offer it for $3.00, but upon nearing the publication date, I realized it would cost me money to print it off at that price instead of breaking even. It's never been about the money, but I still made a mistake and should've fixed it earlier. 2nd Correction: The final book price (original unsigned copy) for "Pressed Flowers & Other Poignant Poems" will be $6.00 US. I once again apologize for any confusion regarding this matter.]
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
Jacob's Rhyme (09/08/2018)
Jack Dempsey (08/08/2018)
Rifles in the Cold (03/08/2018)
Stay for a Moment (20/06/2018)
This Once Was a School (22/05/2018)
Trail of Sweets (27/04/2018)
The Snake That Eats Itself (17/04/2018)
July Forthcoming (03/04/2018)
Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/bigsal
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