i was interviewed by a Jamaican journalist by the name of Ashleigh Ann Mowatt. Check it out.
Good day fellow poets, scribes, wordsmith, master writers, family, friends, supporters and well wishers I humbly ask if you please could go vote for my poem ‘A GIFT LOST’ on Realistic Poetry International facebook page, as the image says I am contestant #75 Xavier J. Frazer. Once you get to the page all you need to do is like, comment and share the poem all of which adds up to one vote. Thank you in advance.
A GIFT LOST
The radio plays songs that induce feelings,
I sometimes wish I never had,
For they open wounds that never heal.
As the stars whisper to the moon,
I thought of how you were the fire that melted my frozen heart, like butter in the sun.
I thought of how my stomach you once filled with butterflies,
And how you left me speechless, yet full of laughter.
You were the foundation I wanted to build my home on,
But you became a blueprint without a plan,
I see people close their eyes to dream, with you I only had to open mine.
When you looked at me my heart skipped beats, my eyes twinkle and your smile made me fall in love all over again.
You had a savage kind of personality, like that of wolves,
But your heart was as soft as wool.
You were a beautiful disaster, like chaos really!
Your smile dared me to fall in love.
You were the love that existed,
Yet the love lost,
You were a prized possession,
Yet the gift I naively lost.
©Xavier J. Frazer.
My book has been reviewed by Melanin Book Bloggers, it has been rated five stars also described as being powerful. This is what they had to say;
Soul Cry takes you on a journey. Somehow Xavier J. Frazier has manged to put into words the frustration, despair, injustice, love, hope and struggle we all feel at one point or another.
Through his words you are able to envision yourself walking among the natives of Kingston, Jamaica. He brings you into to a world that resonates beauty, music, danger, death and survival.
No poetry masterpiece wouldn’t be complete without the battle of LOVE. “I love you but I had to keep you in the dark, for I know the truth would’ve torn your heart apart.” ~ Guilty Conscience
I believe every writer can identify with “Chaos of the Mind”. My favorite passage for this poem is: “How can I see the beauty of my mind? When it’s in complete chaos?
Other favorites: Distant Heart, Black Skin, BLACK WOMAN, Destined for Success, Sorry is Foreign (love, love, love this one).
Fellow, bloggers, writers and poets. I am offering an opportunity to 50 people to read my self-published collection of poems, all I ask in return is for you to give me a honest review of my book on amazon. If interested all you have to do is comment you email and I will forward the PDF file for the book to you.
Xavier J. Frazer.
Author: Xavier J. Frazer
Book: Soul Cry
Reviewed By: Realistic Poetry International
Author Xavier J. Frazer did an extraordinary job with his epic compilation of poetry entitled, ‘Soul Cry’, a book of poems that literally provides you with the ultimate reading experience! He opens this poignant poetic volume with a jovial formal introduction that makes for an official literary presentation, coherently representing his beliefs, views, and individuality.
Analyzing the contents, you straightaway recognize the hard work Frazer invested into this poetry classic, as he has each set of poems gathered into their own specific sections: A Trembling Heart; Why Love;What Remains; and lastly, Black Skin; each providing an informative and intelligently perceptive read for the audience! The Author’s talent shines like pure radiance as he pours out articulate verbal expressions that are thought-provoking, evocative, and can even be considered wittingly philosophical.
From start to finish, the written collective is crafted with words that are dressed in intrinsic honor, respect and outspoken compassion; kindling the intellect within the mind, while challenging the transparency of the soul. Each set of poems is distinctly defined by an extreme sense of cultural identity, personalized awareness, and last but not least, valuable and indispensable pieces of wisdom; in which each layer of truth from his words can be stowed away as a perpetual and eternal treasure.
So, whether it be tears of extreme joy or cries of heartrending sadness, we assuredly say to you; in reading this book, you will indeed absorb the enthralling power and influence of a weeping soul. Bravo, Author Frazer.
This is an excert from my self-published poetry collection befittingly entitled’Soul Cry An Anthology’.
I ask all of you my followers and friends to go support my book, get your copy from Amazon, I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. So please support a fellow blogger and poet, after all we all travel along this worded path an without support, love and encouragement we won’t be who we are.
Thanks in advance, Xavier J. Frazer
I’m an insomniac
Tormented by this reality,
where innocent smiles are nothing but façades of murderous grins.
Old enough to not be scared
Yet still I am afraid of bed time stories,
For they turn out to be nightmares.
And the lullaby’s you hear sounds like an episode of beetle juice lost in auto tunes,
A remake of Beethoven’s Scary masquerade.
Tired of these Insomnia’s
I really need to get some rest.
But,how can I sleep knowing that I will be waking up to the horrific news
Of lifeless bodies laying in the streets,
Be it close or in some remote location
I have yet to discover.
I never believed in fairy tales
Given the trajectory of the times I wish I had,
This may seem girly but I wish
I was Alice in wonderland or perhaps Dorothy in the wizard of Oz.
A click of my heels would take me to an utopian home
As chaotic as things are I have to deal with this mentally derange zone,
A zone where everyone is suffering from some kind of sleepless hypnosis.
As madness and lawlessness roam free
Sporting faces of glee.
© Xavier J. Frazer 2016
hey guys here’s the link for the ebook if y’all are interested in getting a copy.