Moments in Antiquity
My first chapbook collection of short poems is now available in print (and Kindle)
You can pick up a copy on Amazon.com for just $10.00 (HERE)
You can pick up a copy directly from the publisher (HERE) -- discount code XKY38TCC for 10% off!
"A collection of twenty poems by S.W.Thompson touching on topics like life, love, friendship, bullying, sexuality, acceptance, morality, growing up and hope."
"Deep" Stuff is small collection of poems that struck me as being "about something." They are inspirations followed by words that, when I stopped to finally read them, made me think about what they meant. I suppose, the reality is, they made me stop and think about what I meant to say. One might assume that the author of a poem has a specific intention when they set out to string together words; I can't speak for anyone else, but I don't have that. I just write and write and try to figure it out once I'm done.
Love and Friendship is a small group of poems that I felt deserved to be categorized separately from the rest. They are poems that I wrote intentionally (or accidentally) for friends, family, or lovers. Or... about friends family or lovers; given that I rarely write poems FOR a person. Though I have! And some of them are featured here!
Silly Things contains some of the poems I wrote that I both liked and found amusing--in a giggling, shaking of my head, exasperated sigh kinda' way. I have written a lot of "silly things" down on paper, but most of them haven't deserved even a moment of potential limelight. These ones--I feel--do.
Personal Poems are, as you might assume, poems about me. These are the ones where I have tried to pry open my own clockwork in an attempt to see how I tick. I have a lot more of these than a happy person probably should, but I can justify it by suggesting that some of these poems (and the process I use to make them) are what allow me to know so much about myself that I can choose to be happy.
The Road is an ongoing story told in poetic form that I have been working on since I began to write poetry in 2002. The goal is to write between twenty-five and fifty separate poems in the one story arc that tells the sad tale of a lonely man on his road to redemption. The story is both figuratively and literally about his travels on the road and his personal path through life.