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The Bond Poetic Vol 3. Returns in: ” The Finger of Gold “

The third Bond Film still ranks in the memory for several reasons. The gold painted lady, the ‘ejector seat’ stunt and ‘that Jag’, then Bond on the table coming perilously close to becoming a soprano and not living to ‘sing that particular tale’.

At Christmas approaches I’m sure we’ll see the usual catalogue of Bond movies to remind how the whole ‘spy movie’ thing got started and seems here to stay.

It was now 1964

The world no longer on hold

007 faces a nemesis once more

A man hypnotised by Gold

—–

Into the fray Bond tracks his man

They know him  as ‘Goldfinger’

The DB5 speeds through Switzerland

No time to slow down, or to linger

——

Smuggling himself into that life

The Golf course is the venue

Odd Job ensures there is no strife

Then removes a head, that cannot be renewed

—–

A crafty plan is set in motion

Is Pussy Galore the key?

Bond has other ideas with her devotion

To change her mind to switch teams?

—–

Bond is caught in the lion’s den

The criminal fraternity are shrouded in smoke 

Goldfinger’s plan is not an ‘if’, but ‘when’

The men in that room perished by the choke

——

Strapped to a table about five feet high

Bond utters his final convincing words

Goldfinger responds ‘You’re supposed to die’

Bond’s luck is in; as his pitch is heard 

—–

But Galore’s planes are now in the air

Poisonous gases ready to deploy

A change of heart the soldiers it did spare

Denying Goldfinger his moment to enjoy

—–

With a plan B, Goldfinger changes tack

Leave Bond trapped with his Korean brick

Bond gives him a shock when he attacks

A sizzling finale did just the trick

—–

Leiter thinks the job is done

Auric has other schemes and ways 

On Galore’s plane Auric saw the sun

And that was the end of Goldfinger’s days…

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Company of Fools & Poems for the Festive Season (helping you get ready for Christmas)

For two great presents that will give you some welcomed light relief in these dark times here are two choices for your loved ones Christmas stocking!

For a more visual view of the Comedy Drama (with romance attached) Company of Fools is available on Amazon.com/Amazon.co.uk plus another 10 countries in E-book and Paperback see the link below for the trailer & to purchase a copy…(I welcome any/all reviews/feedback)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClBkYK8VLns4BU0Dud0_fMA

Get ready for Christmas – I hope this will get you in the mood… go here to order your copy:

Again any feedback /reviews welcomed…thanks J W Nelson

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Black History/B.L.M. Vol 2 – October 2020 – J W NELSON

The ‘No mystery to Black History’ continues…(see #nomysterytoblackhistory on Twitter @jwnelson3.com)

WHO ARE WE? (my personal memories)

We could be the man at the very top

We could be the man with the quiet Karma

Reaching a summit some thought impossible

Achieved by none other than Barrack Obama

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We could be the global female lead

We could be the host, inspirator, a champion for all to hear and see

We should focus on ‘Key, Significance and small victories’

We could also follow our very own Oprah Winfrey

daley thompson - decathlon

We could focus on winning our race – Daley?

Could we win ten challenging events – all at one time?

We could achieve the highest accolades of GOLD

Thompson’s record is purely and simply sublime

Nyota Uhura | Memory Beta, non-canon Star Trek Wiki | Fandom

We could be the ‘black beauty’ : out of this world

Nichelle caused a stir with ‘that first kiss’

We now thankfully live in changed times

It is something thankfully we do not miss

Bermuda actor Earl Cameron British

We could be the ‘Thunderball’ 8 – yes that’s black

Earl started something that others did discern

A man of longevity – yes his life covered a century

Another inspiring target for us all; from which to learn

Tina Turner - Age, Songs & Husband - Biography

We could be the voice of our nations

Powerful, moving, seducing and hot like a burner

Songs and melodies from the past into the future

Yes, we could all do with a bit of ‘The’ Tina Turner

Who Am I, Again? by Lenny Henry review — a touching and affectionate memoir  | Culture | The Sunday Times

We could be funny, colourful, bold and a first?

Sweet sixteen in the 70’s made many choose Lenny

We could produce magic amid a torrid racial backdrop

In an era where up the Hill; there was another funny man called Benny..

659 Trevor Mcdonald Photos and Premium High Res Pictures - Getty Images

We could be in the news

We could be the first colour on your screen

We could follow Trevor’s poise, professionalism and attitude

We love to having him on our Team…

Black History Month programme | St Catharine's College, Cambridge

We are everyone, everything, just like you

We have beautiful, hair, colour, skin and eyes

We are proud, clever, funny with intelligence

We are here, we are all together, let’s all keep aiming for that prize…

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Black History/B.L.M. Vol 1 – October 2020 – J W NELSON

‘There’s no mystery to Black History‘ (that’s my little poetic saying). Parents from Jamaica. I have traced my ancestry back to the point when slavery was just abolished (around 1834).

And now nearly 200 years later in the UK my son and daughter are just learning about Black History in school. Wow. Is this ‘Titantic’ ship starting to turn? Who know, hopefully for everyone of colour, wherever we are all are, whatever status we hold, just maybe there are slivers of light appearing amidst the once long and eternally dark tunnel, that we have been treading.

As a would be poet, below is my first take on the many wonderful black inspirational people that have had endure; so people like me, don’t have to as much. More to follow throughout October (and maybe beyond) on other topics.

WHO ARE WE? (starting with the past)

Commemorating Rosa Parks Day | SFMTA

We could be the person on the bus

Your name may be have been Rosa Parkes

Your life made to suffer by the colour of your skin

Yes; they have tried to eat us; those ‘white sharks’

Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. - Wikipedia

We were the people without a voice

But Martin Luther made them hear

Look what they did to our dear proud brother

Because he made ‘them’ see what they all feared

Jesse Owens vs Adolf Hitler, Berlin 1936 Olympics | The German who helped  humiliate the Fuhrer

We are the ones that move fast

Yes; Jesse Owens showed the dictator this

In the face of complete and utter oppression

It’s something that hasn’t quite fallen over the precipice

The Assassination of Malcolm X - Biography

We have own Marvel Man from the past

No wheelchair in sight; but his name has an X

A voice for black empowerment

And contrary to many he wasn’t always vexed

The Story of Phillis Wheatley. By Elizabeth Warren | by Team Warren | Medium

A personal mentor; the first black female poet

If you don’t know; Phillis Wheatley was her name

George Washington recognised the talent

For every poet; she should be in your ‘hall of fame’

David Blight on Frederick Douglass: 'I call him beautifully human' | Books  | The Guardian

We need to be like our once enslaved Frederick Douglass

He fought to support those via the abolition of slavery

Putting pen to paper for all to read

His life, his very own Black History

Thurgood Marshall: 20 Facts - Legacy.com

We are the ones that Marshall the Good

Overturn the wrong for the right

Winning against segregation for the learning to occur

We thank him for providing; ‘out of darkness’ we too now have light

Muhammad Ali | Biography, Bouts, Record, & Facts | Britannica

We are among the ‘greatest’ ones that had to rumble

The man with fists and feet of flight

Yes Cassius/Muhammed Ali knew how to move

You couldn’t stop him talking either; any day or night

Oscar win proved Sidney Poitier was second to none

We are the ones that have had to ACT

Mr. Poitier the consummate pro; won an Oscar

Imagine that in an era for his accolade

Showed that black people could also raise ‘the bar’

Harriet Tubman - Family, Underground Railroad & Death - Biography

We should be Harriet Tubman the saviour

Literally saving over 300 enslaved souls

Nursing her community to a better educated life

She was dedicated, selfless and bold

Unbought And Unbossed': When a Black Woman Ran for the White House | At the  Smithsonian | Smithsonian Magazine

We are the forerunner’s to make things happen

From a seat of power to make the change

Shirley Chisholm started the political race

And now her stepping stones has put us on the front page

Madam C.J. Walker - Products, Daughter & TV Show - Biography

We are the entrepreneur’s with a million in the bank

Madam C J Walker knew how to make ‘hair pay’

Making jobs for over 3,000 people at that time

Means we continue to use her genius every single day 

Review: Marvel's 'Black Panther' Is Politically Passionate Blockbuster  Filmmaking

We are everyone, everything, just like you

We have beautiful, hair, colour, skin and eyes

We are proud, clever, funny with intelligence

We are here, we are all together, let’s all keep aiming for that prize…

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Company of Fools (review by D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review).

Company of Fools

J W Nelson

Independently Published

9798677697968      $3.99 Kindle / $10.99 paperback

Ordering: https://www.amazon.com/COMPANY-FOOLS-Selling-Tricky-Business-ebook/dp/B08GHSBJWR

Company of Fools: Selling for Love & Life, Is a Tricky Business considers the unfulfilled ambitions of Justin Whalley, who dreams of success in love and career, but instead faces a series of disasters.

His upbringing and countenance are unremarkable, his family “close, but in a distant, unspoken way” which he mirrors in an adult life, which is quiet. Despite the fact that Justin has resolved to “not end up like them, content with very little, and had no freedom, no place to call their own,” the fact is that he’s in danger of doing just this, until he stumbles into high drama and death at work and comes to realize that romance and success come with price tags.

As new opportunities in business and love change his trajectory and his relationships, Justin finds himself out of his league in many ways, discovering more conundrums and complexity to living a vivid life than he’d imagined: 

“We ventured our separate ways, with my mind flicking back and forth over Tom’s wife and her son. Vicky sat alone in some hotel probably crying or bored shitless. Chelsea at work and her precocious little Robert, who was slowly becoming a thorn in my side. Shaun soon to skulk off back to Dublin. And Errol rolling around with the leggy and the sexual ‘one look and you’re turned on’ Sally. Who said my life wasn’t exciting?”

J W Nelson does a fine job of taking an ordinary, common man with quiet ambitions and turning his life upside down. There’s a cast of characters that surround him in work and romance and affect his course in life; there are situations that leave him swimming against the tide; and too many possibilities leave him both excited and frustrated over his life’s unexpected changes.

Justin’s attempt to stay on course against this onslaught of change and challenge makes for a fun, engrossing romp through life that juxtaposes philosophical considerations with psychological growth: 

“These transcendent thoughts are like smoke, here now and disappearing in a flash. Living in the moment, I had to remind myself. Focus on my true inclinations from the start. On my work goals. My life goal, utilising the experience and support from those around me.”

Company of Fools depicts an ‘Everyman’ changing the course laid out by family and his own expectations of what life is. Its tale of irony and opportunity, the mixed bag of success and unexpected obstacles, and the process of overcoming hurt and failure to enter a better life provides a gripping story that is poignant, funny, and thought-provoking all at once. It’s infused with British culture and changing relationships that keep readers both on their toes and delighted by unexpected twists and turns.

For a visual trailer of Company of Fools go here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClBkYK8VLns4BU0Dud0_fMA/videos

Qualities of Life (for a Happy New Year!)

QUALITIES OF LIFE (all year round)

               Always be tidy

              Always be clean

              Always be generous

              Never be mean

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              Do your best for your neighbour

              Do your best for your friends

              Do your best for all concerned         

              And respect for you will never end

—–

              Try to be humble

              Try to be meek

              Try to be reasonable

              As this is what we all seek

—–

              We strive for perfection

              We strive to do our very best

              We strive for all our lives

              To pass life’s hardest test

—–

              To live with one another

              In peace and harmony

              If we each do our little bit

              Then maybe one day-we’ll all be free…

Wishing everyone across the globe the happiest of new years considering were most of us are. Keeping a positive frame of mind as much as we can for ourselves and each other. J W Nelson.

A CHILD IS BORN (from Poems for the Festive Season)

Your day or reckoning is here! – well that is a little melodramatic – but yes its a day of hopeful joy, togetherness and time with loved ones. Enjoy yours as best you can. Happy Christmas and new year to you all.

A Child is Born

A  story from far, far away

Told of a young baby born in hay

Surrounded by the spirit of power

That came down from heaven in an invisible shower

—–

It was cold everywhere outside

No one wanted to help, instead they’d hide

Keeping mother and baby at bay

Until kindness showed them where they could stay

—–

Little did anyone but a few know

The prince that god through Mary did bestow

A future to help save sinful mankind

A role of great importance it would not be a bind

—–

The carrier of peace in his heart

He would do this right from the start

Doing all he could across the world

To man, woman, boy and girl

—–

At this time special time of year

We do well to remember; to shed a tear

For an ultimate sacrifice displayed

The debt of our sins, he paid

—–

Let’s not mourn but celebrate

By honouring, not to berate

Joining family, friends and the needy

Reflecting on not becoming too greedy

—–

Share amongst the magic of this time

With good food and maybe some wine

The universal spirit that from this will spawn

Brings us back to why the child was born.

The Big Day (from Poems for the Festive Season)

Its the day before. Anticipation reins supreme in many households across the globe. This year that anticipation may well be tempered by what we’ve had to endure. Yet as the cliché line states ‘ life goes on’ or in some cases ‘ the show must go on’, as we do this we remember the fallen, and quietly appreciate what we have.

The Big Day 

With patient trepidation

The big day finally arrives

 Partaken by the Christian nation

Whatever we do is no longer a surprise

—–

The children awake early

Eager and excited as can be

Wives and girlfriends rise to the yearning

‘I wander what he’s got me?’

—–

Then to the presents to unveil

Our patience is tested once again

Some expressions go from pink to pale

As the gifts are ranked one out of ten

—–

The kitchen is now the key

Too many cooks to spoil?

The pressure mounts on you and me

As we haven’t used enough oil

—–

The grand meal is served on time

The drinks have flowed all day

We cooked turkey and fish with a squeeze of lime

There is enough to last until May

—–

Pulling crackers and wearing silly hats

All part of the Christmas theme

Stories regaled about this and that

Becomes the after dinner Christmas scene

—–

Drunk with booze, full with food

Everyone goes through the motions

The effort of getting in the annual Christmas mood

Must be the best secret of many a potion…                

December 24th 2020

Christmas Wish (Poems for the Festive Season)

Christmas Wish – your festive poetic diversion for December 23rd, 2020

Christmas Wish

What is your desire?

What would you care for most?

Your spirits to be higher?

A special gift received through the post?

—–

Whatever you would wish for

May come round at any time soon

In the night and through your door

Delivered on a starry night lit also by the moon

—–

Hope and pray this is it

You will get your Christmas wish

Be happy with a scarf and some mits

Complimented with your favourite Christmas dish!

The Snowman Slides In (from Poems for the Festive Season)

Its the last week in what has been a tumultuous year for most of us around the globe for reason or another. In this last week leading to what will be a different Christmas, here something that hopefully put a smile on your face.

This is for Monday Dec 21st – I will send out the Tues Dec 22nd later today and one for the next 3 days (if anyone will read anything on Christmas Day!)

The Snowman Slides In…

From the top, where it’s high

He goes on the slippery slope

Deliberately weaving from side to side

I reckon this Snowman is dope

—–

Shades sit in front of his beady eyes

Covering half his chubby face

He begins to increase his speed

In hopes of winning the race

—–

Faster faster, you hear him shout

The crowd responds with a chilling cheer

Up and down and over humps

He begins to smile with nothing to fear

—–

The end is now in sight

The challengers are on his back

He’s trips one of them up

Now its time to attack

—–

Leading from the front

Across the finish line he wins!

The coolest of all dudes

Is the Snowman that slides in…

December 2020

Book review and Interview with J W Nelson

For the a short read of the 5 star review and to see what JW Nelson thinks about writing in general, and how creating stories, building plots and how he comes up with the names of his characters; see the two links below:

Book Review Link

https://bookviewreview.com/2020/12/15/company-of-fools-selling-for-love-life-is-a-tricky-business-by-j-w-nelson/

JW Nelson Interview Link:

I’m happy to answer further questions if anyone has any or any comments!

Thanks and Seasons Greetings to you all.

JW Nelson

My 12 Days of Christmas…

The Partridge is stuck in a tree

What should we do?        

Sing a song, get down one knee?

I could swear I did see two

—-

Oops, sorry that was the Turtle Doves

Yes, there are two of those

Christmas is something everyone loves

Some Turkey and garlic of cloves?

—-

Non! Say the French.

It has to be the trois hens

Don’t agree, be left on the bench

Watch them eat; only through your lens

—-

No fear though,

The four birds outside are calling

Joined by a man, saying, ho, ho, ho

On a sleigh, in the sky, now falling

—-

You throw him five golden rings

Santa needs presents too

Bet you didn’t know he can really sing

There’s so much more he can do

—-

Work his magic on the geese

All six of them lay eggs

The golden ovals represent signs of peace

At this time; no one should ever need to beg

—-

But the water is cold

And the seven swans keep swimming

Wrap up warm, don’t be bold

And your cupboards will be brimming

—-

The eight maids will provide the milk

There’s plenty to go around

Frankincense is replaced by silk

Your footing is now solid, sound

—-

As you celebrate this time of year

And watch nine ladies dance

The ones you love for and care

Surround us and join in the prance

—-

On tiptoes so you can join in

In the circle with the ten lords leaping

Did they have a few shots of Gin?

No, its okay, its all part of the meeting

—-

Moving and swaying to the piper’s tune

The eleven pipe as best they can

Sometime, later that afternoon

They heard the beat of the drumming man

—-

Twelve to be exact

Drumming, drum, drum

Twelve days is a long time to keep up this act

So I say to you all; just go out and have some fun!

POETIC Christmas Cheer?

For less than the price of your favourite coffee or tea – a longer lasting present to gift your friends and family for the reduced short term price of £0.99 (check Amazon from Friday Dec 4th) for the reduced price for POEMS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

In the US this will be available at $0.99 (again for a short period only) hopefully from tomorrow.

Book premise:

25 Poems for each day of December to Christmas Day that offer a typical, or sometimes whimsical look at this season of unified madness, greed, desperation, sadness, unmitigated child-like joy with a sprinkling of love, compassion and togetherness with an overriding sense of Christianity as the icing on your Xmas cake. My gift to all.

A taster – (December 1st)

Christmas Time (again!)

So its ho ho ho

And a bottle of rum

Its time for the show

And fill our tums

———–

No holding back

We’re at full pelt

No time to slack

Otherwise the snow will melt

——–

Must keep going

Spend, spend, spend

Keep that cash flowing

When will it end…

———

When the shops are empty

When the food is all gone

We’ll still be tempted

To carry on and on

———

Don’t worry about a thing

This madness is perfectly sane

A time to celebrate and sing

“Its Christmas time (again)”

December 1st…

In remembrance; for what we had and for what we have lost; my ode to never forget; as you lay in that December frost…

EARTH Mother, LOVETH ;Other

Spiritual holiness does she emit

Patient, comforting forgiveness pours out

Oh how blessed is her radiation that atomises us

Powerful, uncompromising tenacity imbues the mind to turn away from the pit

Righteous discipline, voices quietly, without

Alas, through biblical motherly love we are saved, thus