About the Author: Meet Hugh Dysart

Very proud of my fella. He has a wonderful book coming out!! ❤

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About the Author

Hugh Dysart

Creative Talents Unleashed is both thrilled and honored to announce the upcoming release of Torn Poems by Author Hugh Dysart.

Hugh Dysart is a long-time musician, songwriter, poet and lyricist. Hugh has been playing blues and rock for almost fifty years and writing for fifteen. His greatest influences have always been music based, appreciating the genius of both the music and lyrics written by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones. It had has greatly influenced his writing of lyrics.

It is seen in his works, that he holds strong beliefs in social justice, very liberal views regarding human rights in a quest for equanimity.

He has discovered a love of writing poetry and prose; a natural progression as a lyricist. He resides in Timmins, Ontario Canada, with his soul mate and is a father of two and a grandfather.

Torn Poems

Preface …

I am a…

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After 20 years of working in a law related field, I always wanted to say this out loud!!

Things Your Mother Never Thought She Would Have to Tell You


  • If you get arrested with a crap load of narcotics or controlled drugs or substances, never say, “I was holding it for a friend!” The police really want to meet the smooth talker who convinced you and another 30 guys sitting in jail for holding his drugs for him.
  • If you are held for bail, do not use your phone call to ask your mother to be your “surety.” This is especially applicable if you are forty years old, never had a job a day in your life and still live with her.
  • Nor should you apply for your very first job at 4:45 p.m., the evening before your court appearance, trying to convince the court that you have a great job prospect.
  • On court appearance day, do not roll out of bed, slip your feet in your slippers and head out the door.
  • Do not attend court in a stained t-shirt and P.J. pants. Ladies, do not come to court with Cheerios still stuck in your hair and please find your bra. 
  • Do not make a breathless appearance through the court doors in beach attire, it is not an audition for ‘Bay Watch.’
  • Do not attend court with a super-sized Slurpee and sunglasses in your hair as a headband.
  • Do not attend court with earphones with the intent to listen to your favorite tunes during court proceedings.
  • Do not entertain other court attendees in the waiting area by boasting about your long list of B&E’s. You could be sitting beside a witness for the prosecution.  It impresses no one but you.
  • When standing before the judge, do not act as though your attendance is a favor to him. You were ordered under the law attend.
  • Eye rolling and deep sighs are not helpful in convincing the court to go easy on you.
  • Do not drink a bottle of vodka before court.
  • Do not bring your children to your court appearance. Desensitizing small children to criminal activity is just a bad idea.
  • Do not chew bubble gum or blow bubbles in court. Snapping your gum is also rude.
  • Do not apply lipstick and eyeliner during court proceedings.
  • Do not attempt to clean your ears with a paperclip you spotted on the floor.
  • Do not text on your phone to your significant other while in the court room.
  • Finally, do not wear a t-shirt to court that reads, “Experienced Drug Dealer or Enjoy Cocaine!”

©Brenda-Lee Ranta


The Salamander Chronicles - Don Beukes Marsh Africa Coetzee

Photo Credit © Jonel Scholtz

Chasing Rainbows at Holi


Holika Dihan – It’s time for internal cleansing

again, a time for reflection of your fragile human

condition. Beware the flaming spitting of Holika, her wrath

her acid demonic breath, let her be as we dance and pray

in our bonfire healing reverie and allow yourself to truly see.

I see you – Dancing so gleefully, looking up at

the full moon this diamond sparkling neon night of

Purnima, hoping to catch a glimpse of me once again

as you do every year without fear because you know

I will shower you with the colours of the rainbow the

next day on Holi, hoping to be with me, free like me…

Emergence – I cannot help but smile from aromatic intoxication

and remember your morning essence of jasmine, drowning

me in liquid love; awake! Then partake once again in a

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Get your submissions in for this amazing writing opportunity.. 24 hours left.

Originally posted on Creative Talents Unleashed: Submitting to independent publishers like Creative Talents Unleashed guarantees your work will remain yours, and we give each writer a fair share of publicity. All the proceeds for our anthologies go into a “starving artist” fund, in order to give new authors a chance at publishing their very own…

via Now Accepting Anthology Submissions: I Have A Name — The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes

I’m Still Here ~ lyrics – Author Sarah Lamar King

beautiful words..

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What you took from me was invisible,

But a catalyst to my broken soul;

You thought you had the upper hand

But you can’t touch me now,

I’m breathing on my own now,

Caught myself on the way down,

You invited death

But I chose to breathe again.

This secret’s no longer mine

And every day you live your life,

You left me here to die inside

But I’ve finally told the world

You’re a thief of dreams…

Making it easier to bleed than breathe,

Telling me hopeless is not for dreams

And it seemed

The road ended with you,

But somehow I built one new,

And I’m breathing on my own now,

Caught myself on the way down,

The darkness was my way out

You almost won, but I’m still here…

© Sarah Lamar King


Excerpt from the book “Melancholy’s Autograph”

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Sarah began writing poetry in…

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Inquiry into friendship – Mark Andrew Heathcote

another great author

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The warm reciprocation of a smile

Is all it takes to bridge something, worthwhile?

So why then is it so many people frown

As if they’ve now, shared their own, eiderdown.

I do not know: Friendship is a handshake

With oneself an acceptance of a backache

One must carry like a turtle the world around:

Refusal implies; this is a battleground.

That you, yourself are entrenched in a war

That has no allies. Your hearts a matador

Red flag waving at an unruly bloodthirsty bull

Imagining your Chi’s a carpet of lamb’s wool.

© Mark Andrew Heathcote

Mark Heathcote Cover

Excerpt from the book “In Perpetuity”

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About the Author

Mr. Mark Andrew Heathcote has been happily honing his writing skills for many years perfecting his poetry and sharing it on-line, through on-line poetry forums. He feels this book is the next best step in his creative endeavors.

Visit Mark’s Author Page At:www.ctupublishinggroup.com/mark-andrew-heathcote.html

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