Welcome Nate Spears

Join me in welcoming Nate Spears to Highlighted Author. 

Nate Spears is an inspirational poet who also works with the University of Florida Jacksonville healthcare team.  He’s been nurturing a talent for writing since he was quite young.  He hopes to inspire others to find joy even in the midst of life’s most difficult challenges.  Nate’s debut title is a book of poetry titled Inspiration 2 Smile and he is currently working on his second book, Main Street Poems, which is set to release in 2012.


Welcome, Nate.  Please tell us about yourself.

I’m Nate Spears, a 31-year-old poet from Jacksonville, Florida.  I began writing at the age of seven.  My love for writing started with fiction short stories, and developed into a love for poetry and greeting card writings in my teen years.

The game of football stole me away from writing for several years.  My dream was to finish college, enter the NFL draft, and become a professional football player.

After a few seasons with the Edward Waters College Tigers and Duval Lions (Semi-pro), in 2008 I decided to pick up the pen again and make a return to writing by inspiring and uplifting a few souls through writing inspirational poetry.


What brought you back to writing?

My love for poetry grew intense in 2008 after reading The Rose From The Concrete by Tupac Shakur.  I was impressed by his poetry and how he used his poetry to heal himself and heal others around him as well.  I decide to assemble my own collection of poetry after reading Mr. Shakur’s title, which later became Inspiration 2 Smile by Nate Spears, a book that’s designed to inspire and uplift souls across the world.


What are you working on now?

My 2nd collection of poetry, Main Street Poems, is set to release in 2012.

My Write 2 Work Facebook page is a page that consists of popular job search engines, and it’s designed to inspire, empower, and assist Facebook users with returning to the United States workforce.  (www.facebook.com/pages/WRITE2WORK/156843954404952).

My YouTube channel, Black Bandit 210, is committed and dedicated to bringing some of the most inspiring content to the web and social sites all over the world.  The channel consists of everything from spoken word poetry, music videos, books, commercials, and much more.  (http://www.youtube.com/user/blackbandit210)

I have many more collaborations and projects lined up and being set to release in 2012 as well.


Would you share an excerpt of Inspiration 2 Smile with us?


Inspiration 2 Smile

back page blurb

Inspirational poet Nate Spears is on a mission: to make you smile!  In this his first full-length poetry collection, Nate’s poems spread joy even in adverse times.  Nate uses poetry to motivate readers to keep on going no matter what the circumstances; his message is one of empowerment and positivity.  Includes Nate’s Pushcart Prize nominated poem Daily Double.  Cover image by Amy Alley.



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Fight 2 Win

Sometimes you fight, fight, fight

But you run out of gas

You fight, fight, fight

Until you have nothing else to give

Nothing else left inside to fight with

Then you start to question

Is this even worth the fight?

It is

Keep fighting

Never give up


Keep fighting

Until the casket drops!




 Inspiration 2 Smile

Book trailer



Thank you for being with us, Nate.  Is there anything you’d like to add?

I wrote a poem that I really love and would like to share with everyone.


Death Of A Rose

By Nate Spears

The onion blooms this summer

With a essence of pleasure

The rose brings the smell of death, as

X marks the spot

I ask why?


The letters reveal everything

As my fortune grew wheels

I became Bankrupt


I hope you’ll see the guiding in my light

The struggle in my fight

Each and every day

I deal with in this life


My soul is sun burned,

my life has washed ashore

Times two, my son’s bring me more light

Breathing life in my flesh


Excellent vision

Allows me to see failure at its best

In all four corners of this ring

On my finger, destroying my dreams.


Victory stands bold in the middle, so

Who’s the real champion?


Tears and sweat are only separated

by the point in which they are released

Beauty lies deeply within the heart

Of the beast


One moment for the momentum that destroys the cells of venom

Black and cancerous

It sickens our society

Watching this rose die

The funeral we attend

Stems from this,

This is the death

Of a rose.


Get your copy of Inspiration 2 Smile:

Amazon Paperback

Amazon Audio


Nate would love to connect with you!

Website – http://www.poetrypoem.com/blackbanditpoems

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/natespears2

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/whoisnatespears

Linkedin – http://www.linkedin.com/pub/nate-spears/13/7b1/b79









One thought on “Welcome Nate Spears”

  1. This is an EXCELLENT profile of Mr. Spears and his work.

    What I find amazing about his experiences is how you have a passion for something and even though you may separate from that passion for a period time, you find yourself reconnecting with that passion again in life.

    I have been fortunate to experience that in my own passion for writing and it’s refreshing to hear about another author who has had that similar experience.

    Mr. Spears, may you CONTINUE to be successful in all your endeavors!

    Thanks for allowing me to share!

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