Just Wanna Die
Depressing songs and poems

Written and designed by JAMES TARIS

 

 

 

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James Taris
JUST WANNA DIE
Depressing songs and poems

This book (ebook) is a colection of sad and depressing poems. There's even a few gruesome poems thrown in for good measure! The poems span a period of only 2 years - but critcal years - at the ages of 17 and 18. These 'blue pages' are filled with the pain and agony of growing up. Very little changes when it comes to growing up. The fight for acceptance by your parents as you move from childhood into adulthood, mixed with the pressures of study often make the lives of teenagers, in their late teens, miserable ... sometimes bordering on suicidal.

James Taris has always confessed that he wrote poetry for therapeutic reasons. And none of his poems were more therateutic than his depressing poems. By getting his problems off his chest, James was able to solve them - or at least tolerate them - as he moved on through life.

The poems are written in chronological order (newest to oldest), so you you can follow James' journey through his dark years. Many readers have written to James thanking him for sharing his depressing poems with them. They have realated well to his experiences and found solace in these poems. It is always refreshing to know that others have gone through the same miseries as yourself and yet still wound up leading happy and fulfilling lives. The autobiographical stories that accompany each poem also give an added dimension to these special poems.


DEPRESSING POEMS

"So ... you have been warned! Nevertheless, these are the poems most readers compliment me for. I guess there are lots of teenagers that are going through the same growing-up problems as I did when I was their age. And if you're a parent, maybe you'd like to take a peek as well. It wouldn't hurt to try to understand how some young people think." ... James

It's not just poetry

James has developed a unique way of presenting his poems. Instead of merely offering a selection of creative and entertaining poetry, he has also added a couple of other useful and attractive features:

1) Autobiographical trailers

After each poem, James gives some addtional information about when, where, why and how he wrote the poem and/or a glimpse of his life and activities around the time the poem was written. Thus adding an interesting insight with each poem.

2) Creative images (in ebook only)

Plain text on a page can often look bland, so each poem features an image with 2 imaginatively manipulated versions to decorate the poetry page.

So prepare yourselves for a literal and visual extravaganza.

What people are saying

Rt. Hon. James Taris, You are as full of life as anyone can wish for! What makes you genius? Who makes you genius? How it all happens just like that in your case? All these sorts of questions can be answered in one sentence! "A POET IS BORN NOT MADE! AND SO IS THE GENIUS!" No one can be a writer like James Taris by taking up some story-writing course or just going to some sort of university! You can't be Bruce Lee by just joining a Kung Fu club of some sort! All in all you are like a mighty pacific whale which dosen't need swimming lessons! A sort of albatross who does not need Pan-American to fly! ... Please try not to change your way of life as it is wonderful as it is! ... Dhanjisha! (India)

I read your poem 'She's A Gorilla'. Personally I wouldn't say I hate it but it is not my style. The one I really like is "Heaven". The others are more like lyrics and as I am not very musical I can't make them come alive. My failure despite being named after the saint of music! Like you, I write poems because it is therapeutic. Cecilia (Australia)

I had a first glance at your web site which is really great (read also some of your poems which I found very expressive, personal and professional and would love sending you some of mine ... but they're all in German.) Dagmar (Germany)

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HOME < ... > HISTORY

 

C O N T E N T S

DEPRESSING POEMS

1973

1972

GRUESOME POEMS

1972

© . J A M E S . T A R I S . 2 0 0 5


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Pub Date: 11/2005
52 pages
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