My name is Duane Abbott a self published Author of 'The Poetic Mind' book.
I was born in Paddington, London, England and grew up in the NW of London with his mother and brother. In his early years I was a keen footballer playing at youth and semi - professional levels and had dreams of making it as a professional footballer. It was not until High School that I discovered my love of words through my favourite subject, English. But it was short stories that first caught my imagination and it was not long until the love of writing stories mixed in with the presence of the opposite sex that I then stumbled on my new found love....Poetry, which I describe as a “As a gift from the Lord above”.
My first flirtation with poetry was just a few lines in a Christmas card to my then girlfriend at the time. Ever since then doubled with being a little shy I discovered that I could say things through my pen and love of words to describe exactly how I was feeling in detail.It was not until my college years that I was penning a poem nearly every week and with my words was nicknamed ‘Wordsworth’ by my friends.
Over the years I has flirted with other aliases calling myself ‘DaPoet’ which I still use today but has found home with ‘The Poetic Mind’, which would best describe my poetic thoughts.
I would describe myself as a some what shy poet having never performed my work live to an audience but always just writing for my love of writing and would say my poetic style is always being real, current, loving and heartfelt, saying “My pen would not be able to write anything if it was not real and straight from my heart”.
From reading my poetry I am sure that you will find an instant connection with my many topics and poetic flows and will quickly know why I call myself ‘The Poetic Mind’.
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