Getting personal with Chris Hewitt

Chris Hewitt is an incredibly talented poet. I ran across his writing accidentally but it was definitely a happy accident. If you love dark poems then his writing will never disappoint you. He has a great sense of humor and is very smart. He loves his family very much. There is a link below that will take you to his Facebook page where his poems are published. Please visit the link, like his work and share his page. Also send him a friend request and tell him I sent you!

 

Please welcome Chris Hewitt to Roadie Notes……

 

1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?

I have to say the earliest I remember writing was probably around the age of 14 or 15. At the time I was in the medieval sci-fi fantasy dragons and Warriors type of thing. I didn’t really get into writing poetry until my later high school years.

2. How many books have you written?

I actually haven’t written any books yet I have a pile of writing ready for a book and I even have a title in mind, I just haven’t gotten to that point yet. Life seems to have a way of getting in the way of things for me.

3. Anything you won’t write about?

I don’t really think there’s anything I won’t write about. For me it’s more of a release, a way to express myself. I suppose that’s why to me most of my writing seems repetitive I actually get bored with it at times and try to freshen it up in certain ways.

4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…

I’ll be 47 this year so I’ve been writing for roughly 33 years. I have two daughters and two sons, all of whom aren’t at home anymore. I live in northern Pennsylvania with a beautiful woman (Norma) who must be a saint for dealing with me at times ha ha. As far as work believe it or not, I’m a mechanic and I put windshields in.

5. What’s your favorite book you have written?

Well, since I haven’t written a book yet I have to say a few of my poems are my favorite.
I’d say, Mind On a Pallet and touch are two of my favorites.

 

6. Who or what inspired you to write?

Edgar Allan Poe and Langston Hughes as well as Thoreau are huge influences.

7. What do you like to do for fun?

I’m a huge stereo nut, I love vintage stereos anything hi-fi. I also love riding my Harley.

8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?

When I get off my rear end and finally publish a book I see myself as the glass of captain and ginger ale type and a cigarette as far as a tradition goes​ haha

 

9. Where do you write? Quiet or music?

I can pretty much right anywhere I really have no preference. I’ve written everywhere from work to listening to music at home to in my work van. I was always huge on writing everything out but the last few years it seems like everything goes on the notes on my iPhone.

10. Anything you would change about your writing?

I think I’m very restricted in my abilities as far as talent goes. I feel my writing is very repetitive I just don’t know if I wish I had more education in the subject or if I could branch off as far as my writing subjects if that makes sense.

11. What is your dream? Famous writer?

My dream would be for my writing to be acknowledged on a large basis. I don’t know if I necessarily want to be famous I would just like to know that everybody loves it and that it had helped people and some certain way. What am is very graphic my work is very graphic and real to me.
I don’t know if I would like to be famous so much as I’d like my writing to be famous I suppose.

12. Where do you live?

Northern Pennsylvania

13. Pets?

About 7 Fish haha

14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The release it gives me. It’s a way for me to say things without actually having to speak them. Allows me to be open when I don’t want to be.

15. What is coming next for you?

Within the next 12 months I’d really like to publish my book.

16. Where do you get your ideas?

From my life experiences, things I’m going through at the time. love, loss and addiction. Sometimes things I see other people go through motivates me. I’m really into the romantic feel of writing I think just about everything I write has a little hope and faith no matter how dark it may seem.

Anything else you would like me to include please feel free to tell me!

I think it would like to say that I feel that writing is art in every aspect and that it should be an extension the person creating it. I feel that anybody can get an education on a certain subject or write a book on it that doesn’t make it art. When a piece of you or a piece of something you’ve lost goes into creating something that you are emotionally tied to and personally affected by, that is when it becomes art and so much more for me.

 

You can connect with Chris Hewitt here: 

https://m.facebook.com/poewannabe/

 

A couple of Chris Hewitt’s poems: 

 

Cursed

There is no lord
No soul to keep
No lay me down
For such sweet sleep

The devil white
And dreams of lies
Have left me broken
No dry eyes

I’ll always be
What you see worse
In this life obsessed
Of delusion cursed

Take this powder poison
Covered blood stained
Rest easy in denial
Precious love waned

I did my best
Not near the key
Seen as obscene
Shattered forever I’ll be
Copyright © 2018 Chris Hewitt all rights reserved

 

My Place

Coming down hard
Brace for the hit
By my own hand
Alone I sit

Drifting aimless
Lost with no light
Just my demons remain
To hold all night

Breath labored
Feel my heart race
Self loathing and regret
Now my permanent place

I’m shame and sorrow
I haven’t got a clue
How to find my soul again
To be what I was to you
Copyright © 2017 Chris Hewitt all rights reserved

 

 

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