Friday, December 27, 2013

From Where I Stand--Poetry by Robert Zimmerman!


From Robert Zimmermann comes From Where I Stand, an emotional debut poetry collection. Zimmermann explores strained parental relationships, loss of life, and the despair associated with grief. Alongside these darker themes, he delves into the small areas of life that often go unnoticed but become the hope we are searching for.
From Where I Stand is the winner of the Blogger Book Fair Reader's Choice Award, in the poetry category (Winter 2013)

Purchase links:

Ebook: Amazon | Smashwords | B&N | iBooks | Kobo
Print: Createspace | Amazon | B&N

Now for a heart-wrenching excerpt:
Childhood Fantasy

When I was a child,
I was a general
commanding plastic soldiers.
We fought for years
saving the world from
the wicked.

As a teenager,
I was a rock star
playing my guitar
on stage with Hendrix.
We were lost in the sounds.

Years ago, I had a father.
I could call him my dad,
but I don’t.

My past
doesn’t seem real now.

Author Bio:

Robert is a writer. Most of the time his thoughts will grace the pages in the form of poetry, but occasionally some short pieces of fiction will show their faces. His work mainly touches on experiences that shape who he is today and are emotionally engaging but easily accessible to those not familiar with much poetry.
When Robert isn’t writing for himself, he’s writing to help others. In his blog, A Life Among The Pages, Robert posts numerous book reviews, interviews, and other book related posts to help out fellow writers in any way he can.
How qualified is Robert for all of this? Well, he holds an A.A. in Humanities and a B.A. in Creative Writing. Basically it boils down to him having a lot of downtime living at home. At least he has a cute puppy to keep him company while he’s busily at work writing his first collection of poems.


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