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The First Wave: A Collection of Daily Missives [Kindle Edition]

Peter B Forster , Kay Forster
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Book Description

Love is my drug. But then so is writing. It always has been. For a while I tried to deny it and life got in the way. But the truth was the log-jam of ignored words was just waiting to tumble out. I am hardly unique. We all have words. They hide in our unconscious process and float into our stream of consciousness. It is an endless flow that washes through us all to a greater or lesser degree. The trick is to catch hold of each word as it rushes past and splash around in the order a little.
This collection of missives began as daily posts on Facebook and these are a few of my favorites.

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About the Author

Although I am spending more and more of my free time writing I am still usefully employed as a Counselling Psychologist. For the past nineteen years I have had the good fortune to be employed by the NHS and based in an East London community health setting. I work with people who have learning disabilities, as well as their families and this has been a richly rewarding experience. It has helped me remain focussed on what is important and continues to influence my beliefs, hopes and dreams. Writing has always played a major role in my life and whilst I was studying and later as I developed my career it was always a useful tool, enabling me to contribute to a number of academic articles and books. However whilst my time was focussed on career and other aspects of a busy life my creative juices were barely staunched. Gradually the trickle became a flood and I began to feed the urge to create. Since 2008 I have completed three novels. Two are in print and the third will be released next year. Alongside the prose I have nurtured my love of verse and over the past few months I have written a daily missive. These poems, a first thought of the day were posted on my facebook page. They were well received and this anthology is in response to all those wonderful people who demanded I do it.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 489 KB
  • Print Length: 124 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J2GKTAE
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For the past fifteen years I have practiced as a consulting Counselling Psychologist in a busy East London community health setting.
Although I have previously been published in academic works and provided chapters in books for counsellors' psychologists and psychotherapists I have always nurtured a love of and talent for creative writing. Over the years I have attended writer's workshops, written and performed poetry as well as provided lyrics for jobbing musicians. However I have long harboured the ambition to write full length fiction. And this I am now doing.
The plain in simple truth is that I enjoy writing. I always have.
Sometimes it feels like the flow of hungry words is never ending and I will be swept right off my feet, carried along on an imaginative stream of unconscious process. But like everybody else I have a life. To some it may seem narrowly defined. Focused as it is on work, family, writing and music but to others without the opportunity to learn, make relationships build a future and have the freedom to choose it may seem like it is a world of riches. Whilst on most days it really can feel like that to me, on other occasions it can be an effort to maintain enthusiasm: In other words my life is not that much different from many and better than most. I have known tragedy and delight and struggle to account for what might be its unequal measure. But I live, love and am loved so in truth I have to say I am blessed. I hope the same can be said of you.

An example of my academic work can be found in:
Professional and ethical issues when working with learning disabled clients, in Tribe and Morrissey (eds) Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice for Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Brunner-Routledge (2005)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Day Bard 1 April 2014
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Peter Forster has the unique ability to capture, poetically, small fragments of life, flash photographs of ordinary scenes that have so much more to say than is first evident.

He is a poet and author with the depth of soul to understand humanity in its failings and its glories. He 'tells it like it is' but opens your eyes to real life.

If you don't read...you deny yourself a taste of perfection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Bard 1 April 2014
By Sue Birch - Published on Amazon.com
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Peter Forster has the unique ability to capture, poetically, small fragments of life, flash photographs of ordinary scenes that have so much more to say than is first evident.

He is a poet and author with the depth of soul to understand humanity in its failings and its glories. He 'tells it like it is' but opens your eyes to real life.

If you don't read it ...you deny yourself a taste of perfection.
4.0 out of 5 stars Deep, Reflective Poetry 11 Nov. 2014
By B. Ditmars - Published on Amazon.com
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There are several different ways to read poetry: you can read it silently and all at once, or speak it to yourself; you can read a poem every now and then for strength and comfort. I believe The First Wave by Peter Forster is an example of the latter. I did not read the book voraciously, but opened it from time to time. There is great comfort in small doses as the author imparts his feelings and philosophy on life. Simply put, it's a book you want to pause and think about. I enjoyed the author's use of rhyme as well, though I do not usually care for it in poetry. The only issues I found were inconsistent formatting, but it did not interfere largely with the message or intensity of verse.
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Day Bard 1 April 2014
By Sue Birch - Published on Amazon.com
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Peter Forster has the unique ability to capture, poetically, small fragments of life, flash photographs of ordinary scenes that have so much more to say than is first evident.

He is a poet and author with the depth of soul to understand humanity in its failings and its glories. He 'tells it like it is' but opens your eyes to real life.

If you don't read it ...you deny yourself a taste of perfection.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 Aug. 2014
By Michelle Leonard - Published on Amazon.com
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A collection of beautiful, inspiring poems written by an extremely talented, prolific poet!
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