The Con-venience

We cannot bribe God 
with circumstantial prayer.
We cannot tithe our way 
into heaven.
Our limited riches won’t afford us
the ability to pay the fare.

We dare approach His intelligence
as if we could make sense of it.
It rains on the just and unjust,
but if we just
get our spiritual priorities in order
we wouldn’t loiter in pain.
Happiness muzzled, 
another soul evil has gained.

When life is good.
we don’t need Him.
When life is hard
we blame Him.
We come to Him, humble
in our microwave or crock pot struggle.
Our intentions muffled. 
See no evil, hear no evil.
We are a willingly deaf and blind people.

 

Poem of The Week 

Tony has been writing and holding events in the city for a long time. In 2016, Tony's book, Lyrics & Verses: Seeing Life As A Lyricist was published. Tony's creative style blends hip-hop and poetry together along with other forms to produce a great listening and reading experience.

Blatherskite: A person who talks at great length without making much sense

Listen to the poem: I Have Something To Say

by Sophawnia R. Coleman

Listen to the poem: Do Only

by Tony Gamblin

Extended Metaphor - an implied comparison between two things which are essentially not alike. These points of comparison are continued throughout the selection.

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Poetic Quote

"Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.

If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds."

-Norman Vincent Peale, American Writer

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Part of being a positive part of the community is working with business and people in the community to enhance the quality of life for all live may live, work or visit. Having creative programming through mutually beneficial partnerships, enhances the community by the sharing of ideas and services and creating events that bring people together and give them an opportunity to be part of something bigger than themselves.  

 

 

Here are some of the community partnerships & projects.

Poetry: Crackin & Poppin at The Peanut Shoppe

The School Is Cool! Poetry Contest

Poetry Readings & Events at The V. Odom Library

Poetry Readings & Events at The Front Porch Cafe

The School Is Cool! Poetry Contest gives youth in grades K-5 the opportunity to earn gift vouchers for school clothes and acceessories. The School Is Cool! Poetry Contest gives youth in grades K-5 the opportunity to earn gift vouchers for school clothes and acceessories. 

The School Is Cool! Poetry Contest gives youth in grades K-5 the opportunity to earn gift vouchers for school clothes and acceessories. The School Is Cool! Poetry Contest gives youth in grades K-5 the opportunity to earn gift vouchers for school clothes and acceessories. 

The School Is Cool! Poetry Contest gives youth in grades K-5 the opportunity to earn gift vouchers for school clothes and acceessories. The School Is Cool! Poetry Contest gives youth in grades K-5 the opportunity to earn gift vouchers for school clothes and acceessories. 

Poetry Readings & Events at The Front Porch Cafe

The School Is Cool! Poetry Contest gives youth in grades K-5 the opportunity to earn gift vouchers for school clothes and acceessories. The School Is Cool! Poetry Contest gives youth in grades K-5 the opportunity to earn gift vouchers for school clothes and acceessories. 

Should I get my book published?

You've taken the time to write down your thoughts, your feelings and your experiences on paper bags, on the back of grocery receipts, on take out menus, on utility, credit card and medical bills, you've even temporarily tattooed your skin with ink so you wouldn't forget that thought, that feeling or that experience. Inspiration, like life, cannot be predicted. You have made yourself vulnerable and open to criticism, open to those that may not understand where you're coming from, where you are and where you're going.  This is where Poetry Is Life Publishing can help. We can help you in your quest to publish your work and bring your voice to the world.

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Books

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Looking Up - $12

Mary Jo Coull

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The Sinner Who Sits - $12

Jason F. Blakely

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The End Is Near- $10

Marjorie F. Burr

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Lyrics & Verses - $12

Tony Gamblin

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Just Like Me - $12

Emma J. Harris

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Testimonials

My mother would say all the time how blessed she was to have met Jason. She had been writing songs and poetry since she was a teenager and it was always her dream to be published. I remember being young and retrieving manilla envelopes from the mailbox that were self addressed. When I asked her about she tried to explain that since she neither knew nor could afford a publisher, this was the only way she knew to get some type of protection for her work. 

-Nyiesha Peake, daughter of Valarie Pugh Peake

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

Poetry Is Life Publishing is a book publishing company that takes great pride in helping poets turn their lives into books, while also helping poets turn their books into life. This is achieved by providing affordable, quality, personalized, professional and genuine book publishing and related services. 

 

Vision Statement

To bring awareness & change to sensitive issues in society through poetry. To create and promote programs that feature poetry, other forms of creative writing and art centered around a specific topic, theme or cause. To provide a creative platform to showcase poetry that challenges life, creates a community, a culture of listening, with the ears of the heart.

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Poetry Is Life Publishing    P.O. Box 228    Akron, Ohio 44309     poetryislifepublishing@gmail.com