Saturday, March 7, 2015

I'm Poet and I Know It

Greetings, readers.

I know I've been quiet the past few months. (Darn you, real life responsibilities!) But, that's not to say that my pen has been silent.

Last month, I put the finishing touches on C. D. Melley's second foray into the world of poetry. The latest collection -- which I have entitled, Poems for a Winter's Night -- features 24 new poems; including a few which detail my feelings and thoughts in the aftermath of returning to my vices for a short period.

For those wondering what I'm talking about, I offer this as a sample...


I don’t know what came over me
I couldn’t help myself
But, now here I am
Back at square one.

The bright lights beckoned
As did the familiar chime
They called out to me
To return once more.

Some people might say it was caused by stress
Others say I wanted to go back
Regardless of the reason
The allure was too tempting for me.

With a scratch of the latex
Later by a push of a button
And 20 months of recovery
Went down the drain.

So, here I am
Back at square one
One day at a time
I start the Road to Recovery again.

© 2015 C. D. Melley


Paperback copies of the collection are available at -  However, if you own a Kindle device or app, you can score your eCopy at - 

What's more, if you've enrolled in Kindle Unlimited (now available for Canadian eBook shoppers), you can download your copy of Poems for a Winter's Night for FREE. So, if you like poetry from a raw guy who still a Canadian for the time being, pick up your copy today.

1 comment:

  1. Love your poem Doug, and I am not a massive poetry lover by any means.


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