Why Can’t a King Cry?

Since when, can a King, be seen not to cry?

For ten days in mourning. ten days passeth by.

He held his own, held his head so high.

 

On the day, of committal, into the ground,

Summoned every ounce of composure,

That could be found.

 

Laying his Mother, his Queen, to rest,

He did, what the British, always do best.

His duty, to that, he did attest.

 

Those watching close, they did spy,

A tear, that gathered, upon his left eye.

As he bid, his mummy, a heartfelt goodbye.

 

It’s easy to forget, as the angels did sing,

As the bells, out, they did ring.

The human, behind, our new King.

 

But in that moment, during his immeasurable loss,

All thoughts of his failings,

Right then were lost.

 

In that second, I felt his pain,

A pain he’ll feel, again and again.

Until the end, of his days of reign.

 

A newfound respect, I garnered there,

For our new King,

Our newfound heir.

 

Since when, can a King, be seen not to cry.

I wish someone…

Could tell me why?

©Copyright – David E. Gates. 19th September 2022.

Her Majesty, The Queen, Elizabeth II

With elegance, and unsurpassed grace,

Our beautiful Queen lit up every space,

In loyal duty, until the end,

Events and ceremonies, she’d attend.

 

A wondrous Queen, full of fun and wit,

She even did a Paddington skit.

Parachuting, with James Bond,

Our Queen, of whom, we’d become so fond.

 

In the longest reign, virtuous and kind,

Our monarch, was thus defined.

Her rule may be over, but our memories nest,

In peace, with Philip, now may she rest.

 

Her Majesty, The Queen, Elizabeth II, 1926 – 2022. 

 

© Copyright David E. Gates  09/09/2022. 

By David E. Gates Posted in News

Mind Blood – Five Star Review!

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Couldn’t put it down!!!!

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2022

Mind Blood is a brilliant little book of short stories – some had me thinking… One or two made me giggle and a few were quite impossible not to question if it could happen to you… or has it yet to happen?? So many little twists and lots of blood – my poor brain has had to have a holiday!! Well done to David for a book I can pick up again and again to quench my thirst of little short stories without having to leave the light on but keep me awake thinking… Drip Drip drip… Is anybody there? It’s just a book… Let your imagination run amok with this little gem of a book. Go on. I dare you.

Available at all good online bookstores and via www.davidegates.com

Buy One, Get One FREE – Kinda

Buy any book* from my bookstore, and get a FREE short story…

Offer only for a limited time…

* – Only applies to the following books:

  • Access Denied
  • Cinema
  • The Roots of Evil
  • The Deeper Roots of Evil
  • The Wretched
  • Omonolidee
  • First Words
  • Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman
  • Mind Blood
  • UFO: The Edinburg Incident and Other UFO Stories

Random short story will be supplied in same format as book ordered.

OUT NOW! New Anthology of Short Stories: Mind Blood.

A new anthology of short stories by David E. Gates.

Featuring tales of the macabre such as The Blood, Croc, The Crash, The Ghosts of Gribble and You’re Next along with short, flash-fiction stories including The Devil Needs Payin’ and The Search.

More than 30 original stories, many of which have never been previously published.

Get your copy from the bookstore.

Cinema – Interview with Jon Brown from Express FM

The interview about my new book, Cinema, with Jon Brown from Express FM, which was featured on Darren Gamblen’s show on 3rd May 2022, is now available for your listening pleasure.

Cinema is available in eBook and Kindle formats from all good online bookstores and in Paperback from Amazon. Alternatively, it can be purchased via my bookstore.

Cinema Interview – Part 1 – David E. Gates – Jon Brown – Express FM

Cinema Interview – Part 2 – David E. Gates – Jon Brown – Express FM

Cinema – Excellent coverage/interview in Portsmouth News

I was interviewed for the Portsmouth News to talk about my writing and my new book, Cinema.

Released on May the 4th…

With additional material from Deb Hallett.

Available in digital format from the bookstore and all good online bookstores and in Paperback from Amazon.

Cinema – Out Now!

A place of solace, of escape, of emotion, of excitement, of wonder, of immersion, of revelation and of learning, the cinema has been more than simply movie-going for many people.

Join David E. Gates as he explores his experiences and the impact and legacy which they have had upon him and his life in Cinema.

With additional material from Deb Hallett.

Released on May the 4th…

Available in digital format from the bookstore and in Paperback from Amazon.

Cinema – Interview on ExpressFM later today

Just completed a great interview about my new book, Cinema, with Jon Brown on Express FM, which will be going out during Darren Gamblen’s show this evening between 4.00 & 6.00 PM. Thanks Jon!

Cinema is available to pre-order in digital formats from the bookstore and for Kindle at Amazon. Paperback released from tomorrow… May the 4th…

Cinema – Discount for pre-orders from bookstore

Pre-order Cinema from my independent bookstore, in Kindle and ePub formats, and get it for the reduced price of £3.50 (RRP: £4.99).

Limited time offer. Available here.

A place of solace, of escape, of emotion, of excitement, of wonder, of immersion, of revelation and of learning, the cinema has been more than simply movie-going for many people.

Join David E. Gates as he explores his experiences and the impact and legacy which they have had upon him and his life in Cinema.

With additional material from Deb Hallett.

Released on May the 4th…