Mina’s Friend

Why can’t I go?

If my friend is telling the truth, then there is an enchanted place.

Somewhere, out there.


If she’s lying,

Then my heart is broken,

And my soul is stolen,

And I will live forever insane.

(Pulled from one of my writing journals during  my teen years. As is the photo, which can be found on my DeviantArt, The purple girl.)

My Dearest Mina

My dearest Mina,

Your eyes were a soft blackness
     That glowed through the night.
Your hair,
     A raven’s silk mane.

Oh sweet, gentle Mina, tell me of all your accomplishments.
     Dearest friend, let me know of your caring.
Poe’s beast, with feathers like ink,
     Are a butterfly’s wing beat,
          Compared to your lily white kisses.

How you assist those in need,
     Like you’d always wished.

No patient of yours shall eye or speak,
     Of coins for the ferryman.
Instead, soar high above the cloud,
     With your imagination.

Sooth their anguish,
     Stop their pain.
Leave only my heart the one
     Bleeding in your wake.

Like the broken promises we swore,
     I give my word
          To never show
               The wounds you tore.

And to quote The Raven,
     I shall see you

My Story: Power to Rule Book Review Tour

Silverbow Promotions is hosting a review tour for my first book, My Story: Power to Rule!

Click the link below if you would like to sign up!


Don’t know what a book review tour is? No problem! I didn’t know that, at first, either. A book review tour is an online tour where readers and bloggers read an author’s book for free, in exchange for an honest review on amazon, your facebook page and/or your blog, if you have one. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win an amazon gift card and a signed copy of “My Story: Power to Rule”!

Tour dates are June 16th-30th!

Click the link above for more details, as well.

And have fun! I hope you all really enjoy my first book. Your honest opinion really matters to me.

– B. J. Joke