Buy “Heaven’s Dishes” Now – Bright Dreams Journal Volume 9 Released

You can all breathe with ease. Bright Dreams Journal Volume 9 is now released.

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Gary R. Hess summons his inner Walt Whitman–if Whitman was funny–and displays to the world his love of food in a magnificent manner. Discover the taste of delicious culinary greatness like never before through these beautiful and humorous poems.

Depictions of dishes from burritos to strombolis will whet your appetite and make you hungry for more great poetry.

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X-Mas in Shorts: Poetry for Christmas Cheer (Bright Dreams Journal Book 8)

Gary’s first Christmas abroad was difficult. With no snow nor even cold weather, it was hard getting in the mood to celebrate. After sitting down in his PJs, he drank some hot chocolate and wrote this set of poetry as sweat dripped down his face and “Jingle Bells” played on his radio.

X-Mas comes from one of the oldest symbols of Christianity, the X. In Ancient Rome, safe houses and buildings which allowed Christians to celebrate their religion placed an ‘X’ on their sides. The ‘X’ stood for Christ.

Due to ignorance, many people today believe ‘X-Mas’ is a way to make the holiday secular. However, this is indeed not the case. Using ‘X-Mas’ is a way to honor Christianity’s past. It is a true Christian symbol.

Come and join Gary by celebrating this great holiday with X-Mas in Shorts!

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Free Poetry Books

I am announcing that my books Poetic Night and Life in Kansas are now listed as free permanently on Amazon and Smashwords.

Poetic Night
By sheer miracle, Gary R. Hess was able to find love, but it wasn’t without pain and agony. Hess’s daring defiance of life’s treacheries has allowed him to become the man he is today. Poetic Night takes its readers around the emotional globe–from love to hate and from cute and witty to disgustingly horrid–and lays them gently down to Earth in a subtle pillow of hope. (Download) Continue Reading

“Fear of Being” by Gary R. Hess – A Love Poem from ‘Temptation’s Trust’

Fear of Being
by Gary R. Hess

Your smile is like an angel’s wings
that takes me where I’ve never seen.
It floats me high into the sky
and drops me when I begin to fly
and when I drop to Ocean’s floor,
I swim and sink and swim some more
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