Sorry, ladies. The NFL hates you!

Pamela Beckford:

Certainly this has absolutely nothing to do with poetry. But I think this was a well written piece on the poor handling of the Ray Rice suspension. Women deserve so much better than this. Give this a read.

Originally posted on The Broad's Side:

ray rice

I’ll be the first to admit it, I love the NFL. Sadly, the NFL doesn’t love me back. Do you want to know why? I’m pretty sure the fact that I have a vagina is the crux of the problem. The relationship first started to deteriorate last year when Roger Goodell announced the purse ban, which clearly wasn’t directed at the penis having contingency of the fan base. Feel free to bring a sandwich bag exposing any potential contraband, as if you’re starring in an episode of “Orange is the New Black”, but don’t you dare bring a purse. The message was pretty clear, in my opinion… My adorable $40 NFL endorsed jersey handbag I’d just purchased the previous season was no longer welcome and neither was I. Obviously, I should be hanging out at Target on Sundays shopping the circular sales anyways. My mistake, NFL.

http://thebroadsside.com/2013/06/26/491/

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Review of Love: Lost and Found by Pamela Beckford

Pamela Beckford:

Wonderful review of my latest poetry collection

Originally posted on Legends of Windemere:

These poems certainly have a lot of emotion within in.  As the title makes clear, they’re all love poems, but there is still a good amount of variety.  You have some that are sweet, some are passionate, and others that seem to be toward a lover who went away for one reason or another.  The different styles make each poem unique and I like that there is an explanation of each style in the back, so the book doubles as an instructional guide.

Get it on Amazon Kindle for 99 cents!

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Muse

The Tetractys is a 1-2-3-4-10 syllable form

Muse (tetractys)

You
My muse
My lover
My fantasy
My inspiration, my motivation

You (tetractys)

Here is a poem from ‘Love: Lost and Found’. You can purchase the entire collection of over 90 poems featuring over a dozen different forms by clicking here. A tetractys follows 1-2-3-4-10 syllable count. This particular one incorporates a reverse tetractys as well. This was written for my dear friends Ionia and Julian. And since I know there are together again for a few short weeks, I thought I would post it for them.

You
Make me
So happy
Such contentment
By your side I’m satisfied beyond words
Your love fulfills my wildest hopes and dreams
Kiss me goodnight
I want you
Always
Yes

As One (Etheree)

One
Touch me
My darling
Make love with me
Expressions of love
Passion ignites desire
Climbing higher and higher
Let’s reach the pinnacle in sync
My life is complete when we’re together
Tell me you love me for e’er and a day

This poem can be found in Love: Lost and Found which can be purchased as a paperback or downloaded for Kindle. It is also available on Kindle Unlimited

An Etheree is a poetry form that follows a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 syllables per line. It can also be written as a reverse etheree 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Love: Lost and Found by Pamela Beckford (Blog Tour!)

Pamela Beckford:

Awwwww thanks. She has written her own books – Reave and just released Elude. I’ve read Reave and it was quite good. Elude is on my TBR pile.

Originally posted on C. Miller:

Today, I’m participating in part of a blog tour for a blogging buddy of mine, Pamela Beckford. Love: Lost and Found is the third book of poetry that she’s published. If you enjoy poetry, you should definitely check it out!

Also, she’s a super nice person, and you should go check out her blog if you haven’t already. :)

Alone (double cinquain)

Alone

So incomplete

Gazing at the moonlight

Wondering just when you’ll be here

Nearby

With me

To start our lives

Never to leave again

Becoming whole and not just half

As one

Pamela has written a second collection of love poems. Poetry is an expression from deep within the soul. It can be therapeutic and healing. It can bring out all the best or the worst in life. Her poetry comes from the heart, not the head. It is an outpouring of emotion and…

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