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Big Sal

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FREE e-chapbook, 'Verisimilitude: Volume 1', releasing 11-23-18!!!! Will be a FREE download of the entire chapbook of 25 brand new poems! Check back here for more details the closer we get! Perfect follow-up to Pressed Flowers. . . - I am now offering a FREE Limited Edition Hooded Sweatshirt OR a FREE Limited Edition T-shirt for anyone willing to write an honest, unbiased review for my book "Pressed Flowers & Other Poignant Poems". Book must be ordered by recipient from for $5.99, but Limited Edition merch will be shipped and paid for by me, free of charge to the reviewer. Limited Edition merch will also come with a custom, rhyming thank-you note hand signed by me personally. Thank you for your support, PM me if you're interested!!!! Limit of 3. 0/3 FILLED. Chapbook will be 100% FREE upon release, but I will be accepting donations via PayPal. A percentage of ALL donations will be put towards 3 of my favorite NGOs that accept donations to aid in their missions to make the world a better place. - MSF - Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Sea Shepherds Please download the book for free if you like poetry or my work, and share word of this gem! My 3rd anthology is currently underway, and will be announced by the end of the year . . . "PRESSED FLOWERS & OTHER POIGNANT POEMS" Out NOW!!! Pick one up today for $5.99 US on! There are currently 2 editions on Amazon: the first one has a couple typos, is out of print except one copy, and was published Aug. 18. If you want the FINAL version of this great book, look for the entry that says it was published AUGUST 26th and is listed for $5.99. Thank you all for your wonderful words and support! Step 1. Go to Amazon. Step 2. Type in "pressed flowers poems" without the quotation marks on the search bar. Step 3. , ,, Step 4. Enjoy your brand new, affordable poetry anthology by Big Sal for only six bucks ($5.99)! Check out the Promo Video I put on YouTube. ___________ List of Donations Locations Will Be Posted Here. If you know of a place that would be a great place for donating books to, just drop a line or PM me. - Alpine Veterinarian Hospital, CO, US _______ As of today (Sept. 28, 2018), I will be working on a brand new chapbook containing 25 poems, and will be releasing it FREE as a downloadable PDF. When I finish everything, I will announce it here on my profile. Be sure to check back for updates on this new gem to bridge the gap until I release my 3rd full anthology. UPDATE #1 (10-7-18): Book is now finished and ready for editing. Once editing is finished, the final process will take place before it is ready for publication and subsequently FREE download. BIG SAL'S BIBLIOGRAPHY: 1. Playing in the Dark After Rain (2016) 2. Pressed Flowers & Other Poignant Poems (2018) 3. Verisimilitude: Volume 1 (Release Date of November 23rd, 2018) - will be free to download 4. Upcoming 3rd anthology (To be announced) _______ 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. Follow me on Instagram for new announcements, behind-the-scenes content, and more! @bigsal50 on Instagram. _____ 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! Check the links below to find some poetry-inspired designs I have created for 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. Check out my line of 2018 Limited Edition Computer Keyboards at: 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! All inquiries on collaborations, reviews, or upcoming works, please direct them via private message, not the comment section. All 5 poems from my latest release, 'Pressed Flowers & Other Poignant Poems' I was originally going to post to WOL are now here. "Firewood & Watermint", "Escape from the Dark", "Smile for the Day", "The Animal Kingdom", and "To Catch a Firefly" are all from my book, so be sure to check them out. __ HOLORIME = THE ACT OF RHYMING ENTIRE SENTENCES __ Listed Below is a Link to My New Website . . . CHECK OUT 'POETS OF HIP-HOP' HERE ON WRITE OUT LOUD UNDER GROUPS. . . New discussions, poetry, and collaborations going on! [New Poetry Anthology Available Now on Amazon!!!] "Pressed Flowers & Other Poignant Poems" now available to purchase for $5.99 US on - 100% in holorime - Perfect way to keep fall interesting - Portion of books and proceeds will be donated - Written for younger readers to learn to love rhyme again - Remember what it was like to be a kid again Link to my website right below: [Correction: The final book price (original unsigned copy) for "Pressed Flowers & Other Poignant Poems" will be $5.99 US. I once again apologize for any confusion regarding this matter.] ______________________________________________ I will now be posting links to songs I find relevant to poetry itself. I'm no professor, but I think they are great inspiration to get people to further improve instead of stagnate, as they helped me through similar situations many times. I do not promote any artists but myself, and these are all opinion pieces. Feel free to take a listen and enjoy the tunes while you break from reading poetry. "Look On Down From The Bridge" by Mazzy Star


JACK DEMPSEY Larks on the branches are all undercover with brass empty, March to the madness and maul motherfuckers like Jack Dempsey, Scream like a bat shrieks and feast on the rat’s meat when knowing autumn is a djinn, Meet on the back street with trees in the black sleet and throwing caution to the wind, An unholy botchling without skin in an oak-free coffin for its sin as its mother weeps in stones, A cold breeze coughing on the brim of the only carbon in the hymn as the gutter greets the bones, Another sleeps in cones where the antlers rest at night, A summer breeze at homes where the cameras test the light, Madness bests with might and the monsters meander back to town, Packing shivs to fight when the honor seems hampered after now, Perhaps casting out to the sea of thoughts flooding the man’s visor, The rats scamper out when they’re free of cops coming to stand by there, Their hearts ran in defection of the dead, buried bones to indemnify the police, The larks stand in procession as the men carry stones to signify their defeat.

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Mon 15th Oct 2018 23:30

that's got to be painful.
your profile photo
with that tree growing out of your head.

i like your "times are changing" remark.

timing is everything
it's Time we end this.

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Mon 15th Oct 2018 12:37

Great profile photo!!! 😘😘😘


Sun 14th Oct 2018 11:37

flies who cannot fly
are in rehabilitation,
giving it a try to
get back into aviation!


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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 13th Oct 2018 15:26

Thank you for commenting on We Big Sal...I think you are right about the title suiting an anthology...have a great weekend..πŸ’•

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 13th Oct 2018 08:46

Love the new profile photo background trees and sky remind me of my surroundings.. 😁


Fri 12th Oct 2018 11:33

my wink is on the blink i think.

could i substitute
a smile.


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Ian Whiteley

Fri 12th Oct 2018 00:05

Thanks for that stunning review of the new album Sal - I can't thank you enough - very insightful and eloquent - Major respect for doing such a good job of it
Peace, Love and a huge dose of Respect
Ian x


Wed 10th Oct 2018 21:23

Depressed Flowers
& pregnant poems
one flat
one round.

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Jethro Iresare

Tue 9th Oct 2018 23:40

Thank you for commenting on my first poem! I really appreciate it!πŸ˜€

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Eric James

Sun 7th Oct 2018 23:02

Thanks for acknowledging my writing style Big Sal! I'm enjoying going through your library (Jack Dempsey is dope!). I look forward to the growth that could come from this and other poetry forums.

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Martin Elder

Sun 7th Oct 2018 22:18

Sal I have to agree with you about Iron and wine. I love his music

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Jane Briganti

Sun 7th Oct 2018 18:57

Thank you so much for commenting on my POTW and for your continued support. I do appreciate it!😊

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 6th Oct 2018 14:05

Thanks Big Sal..πŸ’

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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 5th Oct 2018 16:06

Your comments are always so positive and encouraging thank you Big Sal πŸ’•

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Nigel Astell

Fri 5th Oct 2018 13:28

Thanks for your like on Insanity Comes Calling Big Sal

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Sat 29th Sep 2018 20:54

Thank you so much Big Sal for your inspirational comments and your support!!! It means a lot!!! 😘😘😘

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Mae Foreman

Sat 29th Sep 2018 19:45

Thank you Big Sal for liking my poems!


Sat 29th Sep 2018 02:40

where do you find that Unicorn Meat? is it in the
frozen food section? to SPAM?

I get my topics from a book titled "Topics of Cancer".
it is very handy. Although some of the topics are too hot.

Against all professional advice, I don't write about what I
Know. If that were the case, my blog would be BLANK.


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Ged Thompson

Sat 29th Sep 2018 01:01

Thanks for the kind comments on my poem about Fred

I don't get o here very much anymore and often miss comments but i just saw yours

Thanks again


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Ged the Poet

Fri 28th Sep 2018 11:10

Love the Biography Big Sal... life indeed is all about rhyming and timing. Thank you for the comment on 'The Ship they call Alzheimer's'. Your work is inspirational. I have a lot to catch up on.


Wed 26th Sep 2018 13:41

is Portmanteau
on the coast of France?
I think I was there once
if memory serves me.
( although it seldom does.)

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Nigel Astell

Tue 25th Sep 2018 14:09

Thanks for your like on Insanity Comes Calling

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Matthew Nicholson

Thu 20th Sep 2018 10:28

Hi Big Sal,

Thank you for the comments on 'The Denial of an Ageing Disgrace' I am delighted you enjoyed it.

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Mon 17th Sep 2018 21:44

Thank you Big Sal!!! Your words mean so much!!!😘

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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 14th Sep 2018 12:27

Hi Big Sal,
As I said in my last post..once the children saw me reading your book they commandeered it. I will be messaging you to let you know my thoughts asap...Just to say the poems I have read so far were captivating... Unique in their style and rhythm. πŸ’•

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 10th Sep 2018 14:41

Hi Big Sal We are enjoying Pressed Flowers immensely. It is exhausting trying to impress anybody for any length of I am of the opinion to do what our mind is screaming out for us to do. Today this tomorrow who knows..
Thanks Big Sal....

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Mon 10th Sep 2018 04:29

Sal, thanks for your support.

It's hard to tell when we've truly hit a note with readers. We each have our chosen language, that is to say, special words and linguistic medium that we use to communicate. Anyhow (I feel I'm losing ground) we're all playing a lottery, here.

..I'll not overthink it--blessings, for now, wherever you are.


just a nod to a prior comment about Del Toro..


Sun 9th Sep 2018 15:10

thank you Big Sal.
by the way
how did you get that name?

were you a hit man for the Mafia?


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Sat 8th Sep 2018 19:18

Dear Big Sal,

Thank you so so so much for your support!

You have no idea how much it means to me!

From the bottom of my heart

Thank you!


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Marie Alyza

Sat 8th Sep 2018 04:01

Thank you for your support and feedback. I am currently reading some of your works, and I am enjoying it. β™₯

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