Welcome to the “BOUND’ED BY CHAINS” Blog Tour! @FRStepnowski @4WillsPub #RRBC
Hello, friends and welcome back for another episode of WATCH NONNIE WRITE! Today, though, Nonnie’s writing is not what’s going to entertain you. Author, Forrest Stepnowski has dropped by to share an excerpt from his latest book…
I lie in solitude
Contemplating my want for love, to be touched
I always thought romance was a lost art form
I want someone to tell me they love me
I have learned that life is not promised
I have loved
I have lost
I have been hurt and deceived beyond my core
Am I pieces of a fragmented heart?
Am I a jigsaw puzzle that has many missing pieces?
I sit here now listening to music that is trapping my soul
Reminding me I am not a useless weed
I am more than a flower
I am a garden filled with vibrant colors
Greens, reds, violets, and yellows
I am worth love
I value kindness
I live for a peaceful world
My cravings you ask?
I desire the precious moments with my soulmate
I craved being held and reassured that I am safe in his arms
Emotionally, I want to make this fairytale thought a nonfiction adaptative screenplay
My cravings are romantic
My cravings are also sensual
I want to know what it is like to be touched and have that caress imprinted deep in my humanity
I want to wake up every morning knowing I am not shattered into pieces of a mirror
Nor the abstract image of a Picasso painting that doesn’t know who I am
I crave for human existence
Filled with compassion, passion, and romance
I crave human contact
Filled with warmth and security
I crave saying I do down an aisle with the love of my life
With a promise for a confident tomorrow
I crave honesty in his words and genuine care for others
With the contentment that my trust is sealed forever
Here’s the blurb…
Allow yourself to give in to your deepest fantasies, desires, and sensual dreams, BOUND is a collection of poetic works exploring the world of eroticism, romanticism, and fantasies of gay men of all ages. Walk through the mind inspired by fantasies, the hopes for romance, the desire to be swept off ones’ feet, and the longing to be touched through this anthology filled with lost romance and passionate memories. Escape into a world that allows you to be one with your desires, feel the heightened sensations and passion through random rendezvous and engagements.
About the author:
Forrest Robert Stepnowski is an advocate, a writer, a social worker, and a performance artist in the Pacific Northwest. He has been writing poetic works and prose for most of his life. He realized how important is to share his work with others who have dealt with similar pathways of self-hate, self-deprecation, and self-loathing in the hopes they find they are not alone, as well as help them realize they are not deviants, nor are they against “human nature.” They are part of a collective of misfit toys on an island where being different is beautiful. We all have a voice, and the world should hear it. Forrest is a proud member of Rave Reviews Book Club.
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