Publishing a poetry book

Hello all,

A question for you all, I have enough poems now to put to print for a first book. I have talked to 3 publishing agencies now but the first was never there to receive my calls then finally said they would not publish previously published work, authors house want minimum 799 pounds to publish a book with lots of feedback online saying they are not to be trusted when publishing poems, I have submitted my work to 2 other publishers but I do not know what to expect. I’m looking for a forum that actually recommends publishers to go with as I am not looking to be ripped off, it is looking as though most publishers do not take on the charges of getting a book published and it is you that would have to pay.

Is there anyone who has already published a poetry book? Who did you go with? How much did it cost? Did you make a profit? How many sales did you make? Was it worth it?

Another question, does Amazon kindle work for publishing a poetry book? Experiences? (hard copy)

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Bullying scum

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How you made me feel

All of you, you cowards

What you put me through

Torture, torment, your reward

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From so young, all my childhood

You picked on me

It was funny? Enjoyable?

To have power, to be?

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At first, 7 to 10 bearable

But dad changed schools

It was better

Ok, I was never cool

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Until 12, it was ok, 

I could cope

I was small, quiet, shy

But I would soon be broke

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Cue the move, again, 

World upside down

I was messed up

All I did was frown

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I was unpopular, 

Always alone

Practically no friends

Kept moving homes

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I’ve been spat on

Punched, ridiculed too

Stolen from, psychologically tortured

Name it, that too

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I’ve cried, curled in a box

Took matches and knives to school

Bought a bb gun with me

Anything to try and be cool

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I was pushed so much

I lost my head

I raised a chair in my hands

To strike a boy cause I saw red

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I hated school, to be bullied

To feel so worthless

These bullies for me 

Suffocated me, helpless

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Hate is a very strong word 

But for these childhood scums

I hope they suffer in their lives

For what they have done

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I have no forgiveness

They do not deserve it at all

I hope one day they read my words

And they realize and feel small

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And if you are a bully too

I am talking to you

Think about who you hurt

And all that you do!

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And if you are bullied and you feel low

Tell someone, anyone at all

Because you are not alone

I am your friend, be brave, stand tall

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Write her a poem

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I fancy her

Impossible to talk

Every time she passes me

I just walk
She has amazing eyes

Small but so beautiful

I will write a poem

That’s what I’ll do
I write what my heart wants

Have someone give it to her

Everyone laughs at me

I’ve caused quite a stir
I’m so embarrassed

What have I done

My life is a million times worse

Hell has begun
The laughs, the sniggers

Everyone laughs

Oh I hate them

They’ll feel my wrath
It was really tough

I’ve learnt from my mistake

I put my words on paper

Put my love on a plate
I never spoke to this girl

Never once in my life

My failed love story

Now I take it in my stride

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Phil lister 24/10/17

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Secret

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Can you keep a secret? 

Any secret will do

What is your secret

Is it about you?
I see it now, observing you

I can see in your eyes

You did that, my god

You keep it well disguised
I am not here to judge

I will not judge at all

I will not tell another soul

Trust me and stand tall
Does it ever eat away?

Eat away inside

Do you ever tell yourself

That you cannot tell a lie?
I am sure you had a reason

A reason for it

If you ever need to talk

Even just a bit
I am here to listen

Listen to you

Tell me your secret

I’ll keep your secret too

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Phil lister 24/10/17

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Job rejection

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Your not good enough, there is always better

Speak two languages, qualified, whatever

Mouth off at them, why am I not in ?

There’s lots of good applicants within

Three months of applying, three months of this

Rejection constant, the agencies are taking the piss

I won’t be beat, even though it’s getting me down

Ok maybe for the moment it’s making me frown

Just wondering how long it’s gonna be

Applying for jobs to get one acception to be free!

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A nice cuppa

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Oh i fancy a cuppa

A nice cuppa tea

I need it to wake up

For me to be me

Dont take sugar no more

Sweet enough me

Mm a nice hot cup

To start the day really

Lounge back in the sofa

Knees up to my chest

Cup to my lips

You know the rest 😋

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Reconciliation

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Live your life, live it full

One chance only to play the ball

It’s too short to hold a grudge

Getting you down, had enough!

Be the bigger person, don’t be small

Take courage my friend and stand tall

Family feuds we know they go on

It eats you up, you need to move on

Reconcile with them pick up the phone

Do you want to die feeling alone?

If you could change one thing what would it be?

If it was me, build my bridges, set myself free

Your mother, your father you only get one

Stop blocking yourself on why it came undone

Surely sometimes you may have to swallow pride

It’s too late if something happens and that person dies

If you say it, what you want to say today

Get it off your chest, put it into play

Then you’ve accomplished something, an enormous step

You can be proud of yourself, now you can make the next

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Sext

Send me a photo if you dare

Ooohh I want to see down there

No not there don’t be perverse

clevage please, can you be cohersed?

Excite me please, make me big

Move them around make em jig

Push them together just for me

Mmm just like that, hot as can be

I can just imagine what they are like bare

I’m sure they are luscious, bet you don’t dare

Oh you turn me on, oh I’m so hard

Your so beautiful and sexy with no bra

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Girl in the rain

I see you there in the street

I can’t take my eyes off of you, just a peep

It’s pouring with rain five pm

You shake your umbrella again and again

You don’t see me, I’m invisible

Unnamed and in your eyes feeble

How do I get you to notice me?

Could our paths cross? Is it to be?

You light up a cigarette take down a breath

On your telephone, what you gonna do next?

You look at me, just a glance

I’m staring at you in a trance

A smile crosses your face is it for me?

I think yes, maybe it could be

I wave my hand just to say hi

You wave your hand too, It’s a lie

I decide to move to approach you

My feet don’t move stuck like glue

This guy pushes past me, knocks me down

I start to pick myself up, I turn around

She’s hugging him, that pushy guy

Just my luck, she’s not for me. Why!

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Je suis égoïste

This grumpy prick

This selfish dick

Argumentative guy

Cannot lie

Argues again

Time well spent

Is this the end

Going round the bend

What’s wrong with you?

This Shit you spew

Can’t button your mouth?

Stupid lout

All for you

Always true

Point of view

Will never do
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