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Another submitted poem

My family


My family means the most to me
It's big and loud and fill of life..


We have our ups and downs
That's life...


We share them all
and grown with it


My family has changed this last six months


Even with change
we grow stronger with life....


Pen to paper

Another poem


by Vernal E. Quinnocks


I'm almost sure
we've never had
bulbs bloom
this soon…


I don't recall 
the lambs and calves
coming quite
this early…


I can't believe 
my baby girl
is turning thirty…


And someone said
the other day
I'd qualify
to join the Grey
Power and they
were jolly lucky not to get a swift slap around the chops
with my lovely new
Gold Card.

National Poetry Day

Friday 16 August is National Poetry Day (in association with the New Zealand Book Awards)

Email us a poem or drop it in to us by 14 August and we will publish it here on our website to celebrate National Poetry Day.

Poem submitted


Written by: The Gobbler


I caress you and treat you with respect
Lovingly massage you with my flying stubs
You know my need; you can feel it humming within
All you can say is "Bleep"
How am I supposed to respond to that?


Shaking my head I try again
Maybe a different angle another approach
Maybe low and slow … "be gentle with me" I whisper
"Arrgh … no please don't shut me out"
All you can say is "Bleep"
How am I supposed to respond to that?


With calming breaths I refocus my need
We've been here before; it's not the first time
It's all about your boundaries and how I insert
All you can say is "Bleep"
How am I supposed to respond to that?


Yes yes yes! This rings true
I can feel it trembling, heightening my need
Slamming it home, I'm on top of the world
All you can say is "Bleep"
How am I supposed to react to that?

Book review winners this week

This was our last weekly draw for book reviews, but don't let that stop you adding your latest book.

We don't have any ebook or audiobook reviews yet and we will still be giving out spot prizes.

This weeks winners were 'The Gobbler' for Holes, arguably Louis Sachars most famous title, and 'Country girl' for My rebellious heart by Samantha James.

Congratulations to both of you and I hope you enjoy your books.