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Bloggers PhotoSo you're taking the time to get to know about me? Excellent! Hope you like what you see. =)

I've been a DJ for 17 yrs and a Poet for about 8 yrs. I write in ALL forms I can think of. I never settle for just one way of expression. My 3rd eye is very kind to me. It has seen more than it should, at times. Thankfully, though, my glass is always half-full.  ;)

I'm also the Founder of a very small, Indie Game studio in Northern California called Nascent Games. I direct, as well as write screenplay & create audio for my games. You can see more at: http://www.nascentgames.com

Also, I run a LIVE Poetry & Spoken Word internet radio show on BlogTalkRadio called "Stand As 1". The show is about putting the "Unity" in the Poetry "Community". All poets are highly encouraged to call and be heard.

"Stand As 1" is each & every Sunday morning from 8-10am PST on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drakejeszes

So have I scared you off yet? No? Good. =)

-Drake

Miss my show w/Deb Wilson? Have a listen to the archives now! =D


Blog Posted:7/16/2013 7:38:00 AM
Here's the link to listen the archive of Deb Wilson's appearance on my show:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/standas1/2013/07/17/stand-as-1-wspecial-guest-deb-wilson

It was a wonderful pleasure to have her on and the poets that called in rocked it good tonight!!! A tremendous turnout tonight!

Seren, it was awesome to see you in the chat! What a great surprise!!!

Jimbo, Deb, Becca, & others! Thanks so much! =D

"Stand as 1" will return in 2 weeks, 7/30/2013!

Cheers!

-D.J.E.
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  1. Date: 7/20/2013 9:33:00 PM
    I just listened to the show and truly enjoyed myself. Deb, you have skills boo... Jimbo is just a blessing, period! Constantine brought the theatrics along with his write. His voice was deep. I was like Drake blowing up, Teddy Pendergrass or Barry White is in the building! Keep up the good work homie, I applaud you!

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:08:00 AM
    BTW ~ are you going to host a quick contest to determine who will be your next co-host? Fun...fun! Looking forward to tomorrow evening! :) Hugs, Catie :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/18/2013 1:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm actually going to finalize my current contest soon. :) So, I'll announce the winner of that soon enough. :) SAME HERE, if it all works out! Thanks dear!
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Drake I really enjoyed myself on your show...you put me at ease and I appreciate that..it was an awesome experience! Thanx for everything!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 6:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am so happy to hear that! You were awesome to have as a guest & co-host. Thank you so so much! =D
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 12:27:00 PM
    oh.....i forgot to mention.....Deb's last poem she read "Imagination" was in my humble opinion, worthy of being placed in the pantheons of poetry history...

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 2:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was gorgeous, wasn't it??? =D
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 7:41:00 AM
    Hi Drake-Though i missed your show..I do my best to hear it tonight,hopefully -

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 2:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, that poet went by the name of "Complicated Passions". It's a hell of a name. :) I read 3, I believe, Deb's poem and two of my own. I want to hear more Soupers come out of their shell to read too! I'm happy you liked! =D
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/17/2013 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was nice to get to know your souper guest Deb better.and her poetry is great.Ow jimbo.that Midnight goose poem~i loved it.I guess i heard you call serene and becca too.There was another poet whom i guess isn t a souper?He read very romantic poem too.It was an entertaining show.I enjoyed hearing you read your two poems too Drake..I guess i heard two?They definitely transmit better feeling when heard and not just read.I wish to hear more voices from our soupers in the coming weeks..Its the closest i can get to.these friends.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mental note made! =D
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/17/2013 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That would be awesome..and if it happens I ll do my best to call : )
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your huge time difference, I understand! It's ok! I'm still thinking of doing an early morning show (from here in California) to appease to the out-of-country poets in the hopes they can call in! =) I hope you enjoy the show on the archives!
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:25:00 AM
    I missed it :( Life is just too busy lately! Thankfully, there's an archive - will check it out the first chance I get :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YAAAAY! =D
    Ober Avatar Heather Ober Date: 7/17/2013 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm putting it in my calendar ;)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You did!!! =( It's ok. I fully understand, life happens. Yes, you will LOVE the archive. Hopefully, I'll get to see your lovely presence in the chat again in less than 2 weeks. =D Stay being awesome!
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:13:00 AM
    schneikies!!! Drake! loads o' fun! ....ya know tho...that darn "chokecherry" i mean to say "Gooseberry" i have confused this rare berry before! my mind plays tricks-on-me! there is a chokecherry Shrub in North Dakota! thank you for the opportunity last nite! jimbo

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HA! "Chokecherry", OMG that was SO hilarious! I was trying to hard (not really) to behave myself. It's just how you said it. It's not a completely awesome show without you calling in! Your energy is always welcome.
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 4:12:00 AM
    Thanks Drake, was fun to be there. Even though it took me 10 minutes to sign in etc. kept telling me to change password, in the end I thought Ah sod it (lol) but low and behold I was connected. ...Seren

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 7:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Seren, you showing up was a huge surprise! I was so happy. =D I did read your message to me on BTR and I was feeling a cross of "oh I feel bad" to "laughing". lol I'm very happy you were able to figure it out and joined us for a while! Very awesome of you to do! Next time you can join us earlier! Cheers, Seren! =D
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 8:47:00 PM
    I am so sorry I missed your show this evening... I will listen to the archive. I really wanted to listen in live.... but the DMV kept me late. Bought a car today and had to get that straight. Also i did work today, so I am very tired, and yet...laundry calls, my day isnt over yet. But... I get off at 1:30 tomorrow, and I promise I will take the time to listen in. Love and hugs, Catie :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No worries, Catie! :) I know you've been very busy with work and such. But, you bought a car?!?! CONGRATS! EXCITING! We clearly have to talk later then! =D
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 8:12:00 PM
    I missed it, Drake. Im going to try to listen to it later. Ruben.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/17/2013 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No problem! Hopefully next time! Gracias, Ruben!
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 7:58:00 PM
    Another wonderful show, Drake, with awesome guests!! What great poetry, and Deb was a great co-host! Thanks so much for "shout-out"......!! Yes......I was listening and so pleased, that was so nice to hear!! Thanks so much and keep up the wonderful job!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 8:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're a doll, Carrie! Thank you so much! I'm very happy you enjoyed it! =D
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 1:05:00 PM
    hoping to catch this despite the difference in time zones, drake... shake a leg, deb! :) huggs

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 2:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It'd be AMAZING if you did, Nette. :) Deb & I are going to have a good time tonight. We're excited! Big hug!
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 8:11:00 AM
    I'll be listening........Good luck to you, Deb...I can understand being nervous, but you are in good hands with Drake. He makes it as comfortable as talking to your good friend on the phone!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/16/2013 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D

My Past Blog Posts

 
"Stand As 1" returns Sunday, 5/11/14, w/special guest: Laura Breidenthal
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 12:29:00 AM
"Stand As 1" returns Sunday, 4/27/14, w/special guest: Gail Angel Doyle
Date Posted: 4/23/2014 7:41:00 AM
Our next guest co-host on "Stand As 1", this Sunday, 4/13/14: Demetrios Trifiatis...and a surprise.
Date Posted: 4/8/2014 10:54:00 PM
Stand As 1 continues this Sunday, March 30th, w/special guest: Raymond Ngomane
Date Posted: 3/24/2014 11:25:00 PM
Stand As 1 RETURNS on Sunday, March 16th, 2014! Special Guest: That Archaic Poet!
Date Posted: 3/9/2014 12:33:00 PM
My next guest co-host on "Stand As 1", 1/19/14: F.J. Thomas
Date Posted: 1/10/2014 10:32:00 AM
My next guest co-host on "Stand As 1", 12/22/13: Monterey Sirak!
Date Posted: 12/16/2013 7:17:00 AM
My next guest co-host on Stand As 1, 12/8/13: Richard Lamoureux!
Date Posted: 12/1/2013 1:41:00 PM
My "Stand As 1" Poetry Radio show returns on 11/24/13 w/guest: Eileen Ghali!
Date Posted: 11/14/2013 10:23:00 AM
To those in the Philippines...
Date Posted: 11/8/2013 9:05:00 AM
Nette Onclaud returns to Stand As 1 on Sunday, 10/13/13! YAY!
Date Posted: 10/9/2013 9:06:00 AM
My next "Stand As 1" Poetry Show on Sunday, 9/29/13 @ 8am PST w/guest: Vic Pister
Date Posted: 9/27/2013 10:58:00 AM
The winner of my "Know your Place" contest is...
Date Posted: 9/24/2013 8:41:00 AM
Quick updates & Selling myself!
Date Posted: 9/16/2013 2:25:00 PM
My "Stand As 1" poetry radio show returns: Sunday, 9/15/2013 @ 8am PST w/special guest, Betzy Hughes!
Date Posted: 9/8/2013 7:24:00 PM
August 18th, my next special guest on my Stand As 1 poetry radio show: Nette Onclaud!
Date Posted: 8/12/2013 7:59:00 PM
My live Poetry Radio show goes down tonight, 7/30! Read on! =)
Date Posted: 7/30/2013 6:29:00 AM
And the winner of my "Confessional" contest is...
Date Posted: 7/25/2013 7:44:00 AM
Ready for my next radio show on July 30th w/special guest? Read on! =)
Date Posted: 7/21/2013 4:31:00 PM
Miss my show w/Deb Wilson? Have a listen to the archives now! =D
Date Posted: 7/16/2013 7:38:00 AM
Did you miss my Poetry Radio show again? :) Check the archive here...
Date Posted: 7/2/2013 7:23:00 AM
And the winners for my "Above the Clouds" contest are...
Date Posted: 6/25/2013 12:11:00 PM
My 1st Poetry radio show in 2 yrs, goes LIVE this Tuesday!
Date Posted: 6/16/2013 3:31:00 PM
New "Above the Clouds" contest is up & ready for all you lovely folks!
Date Posted: 6/12/2013 9:45:00 AM
The time has come to be heard! But, I need your feedback. :)
Date Posted: 6/11/2013 10:50:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/10/2014 Departed Friendships Free versedeath of a friend,dedicat
9/5/2014 Into You Free versefeelings,life,
8/25/2014 Her Intoxicating Smile Free versefor her,life,smile,
7/29/2014 A Regulated Sonata Free verselife,lost love,
7/23/2014 Don't tell my heart how to write Free versehow i feel,life,people,sl
6/17/2014 Divided we Stand Free verseamerica,life,people,slam,
5/9/2014 To unwrap Tomorrow Free versegrowth,life,society,
4/5/2014 On the outside, looking in Free versefriendship,life,people,sa
3/25/2014 Cashmere Wishes Free verselife,longing,people,
3/16/2014 The Rejected Thesaurus Free versecorruption,life,people,sl
3/6/2014 Tremble Free verselife,slam,
2/28/2014 Endless Free verselife,love,
2/19/2014 One Night Stanza Free verselife,lust,people,
2/10/2014 The Tragic Savant Free verselife,slam,
1/28/2014 Please, don't call me your 'Friend' Free versefriendship,life,
1/21/2014 I, enter her Free versedesire,feelings,longing,l
1/10/2014 Blind Senryulife,lust,
1/6/2014 The Delayed Flight Home Free verselife,people,slam,
12/27/2013 As Days Go By Free versefriendship,life,
12/14/2013 As the dust settles Free verselife,people,
12/9/2013 The Subtle Knife Senryufear,feelings,people,sad,
12/6/2013 Another man's Clothes Prose Poetrygames,life,lust,
12/2/2013 A Diminished Respect Free verselife,slam,
11/22/2013 Drip, Drop Free versefantasy,longing,senses,se
11/13/2013 Riding on Ellison's Qua-Train Quatraindedication,friendship,
11/10/2013 Crying over spilled Women Free versefeelings,lost,lost love,
11/3/2013 The next isle over Prose Poetryfun,heart,life,
10/30/2013 I ask you this Free versefriendship,life,love,
10/25/2013 Gallop Senryuirony,life,people,
10/21/2013 A Crumbled Stanza Free versefeelings,life,longing,
10/14/2013 Writer's Block Free verselife,lost,words,writing,
10/10/2013 Flickered Candle - A collaboration with Eileen Ghali Free versefeelings,friendship,journ
10/7/2013 You asked Me Free verseidentity,life,
9/30/2013 Because Free versedream,innocence,life,
9/25/2013 The Same Free versefriendship,journey,judgem
9/20/2013 Independent Woman Free versefreedom,life,
9/16/2013 Irresponsibility Day Prose Poetryhumor,life,work,
9/12/2013 Loud Mouth Free verselife,people,slam,society,
9/8/2013 35 Minutes before Midnight Free verselife,longing,missing,
9/3/2013 At Least Free versedream,life,longing,lost l
8/29/2013 Venetian Blind Senryufriendship,life,
8/23/2013 Sentenced Free versejudgement,life,metaphor,
8/19/2013 A Nameless Baritone Free verselife,sad,society,
8/14/2013 Dedicated to the one I didn't write this for Free versegoodbye,heart,life,love,
8/9/2013 A Jasmine's Breath Senryufor her,longing,love,pass
8/6/2013 Her Climactic Silence Free versedesire,for her,lust,
8/2/2013 He holds my Ex's hand Haibunlife,love,
7/29/2013 Identity Crisis Cinquainlife,mirror,
7/26/2013 Trophy Wife Free verselife,relationship,
7/22/2013 If you never return Free versejourney,life,metaphor,sla
7/19/2013 Best Man Prose Poetryfeelings,goodbye,happines
7/15/2013 Aftermath Free verseemotions,people,slam,wisd
7/12/2013 No longer my Metaphor Free verselife,moving on,thank you,
7/11/2013 Detach Haikulife,memory,missing you,
7/9/2013 Stargazer Prose Poetryconfusion,feelings,life,n
7/5/2013 Finding my Way Free verselife,power,slam,
6/30/2013 Before I go home Free verseday,family,leaving,life,
6/25/2013 Initiative Free versefriendship,life,longing,l
6/21/2013 Her brittle hands Free versecharacter,corruption,lost
6/17/2013 Without You Free versegoodbye,life,love,
6/13/2013 In the bed they make Free verselife,psychological,slam,
6/6/2013 Turn a Blind Eye Senryulife,truth,
6/4/2013 The Death of Yin and Yang Free verseconflict,corruption,dark,
6/1/2013 The Elephant in the Room Free versefunny,humorous,life,metap
5/29/2013 Validation Free verseemotions,introspection,li
5/24/2013 Tell Me Free verselife,moving on,words,
5/21/2013 Bliss Free versedesire,life,longing,lust,
5/17/2013 The Ladybug's Whisper Free verseemotions,freedom,inspirat
5/14/2013 Rules and Regulations Free versecourage,freedom,judgement
5/7/2013 Sonata Free versefriendship,inspirational,
5/2/2013 Into the Unknown Free versefeelings,life,longing,
4/22/2013 The 'End' in Friend Free verseemotions,friendship,life,
4/12/2013 Resilience Free verselife,slam,uplifting,
4/5/2013 Mario and Luigi: The Untold Story Free verseadventure,fantasy,funny,p
4/4/2013 Moment of Silence Senryulife,
10/17/2012 13 Free versefriendship,hope,life,love
3/5/2012 The Last Poem Free verselife,people,me,
1/13/2012 Need-Did Free verseintrospection,life,love,s
12/11/2011 No longer a Burden Free verselife,people,
11/8/2011 Phony Free verseintrospection,life,social
10/9/2011 Thank you, Photoshop Free verseintrospection,life,social
9/25/2011 Liar Free verseforgiveness,friendship,li
8/31/2011 No more Goodbyes Free versededication,friendship,hop
6/12/2011 Crossroads: Part I Free versedevotion,hope,introspecti
6/5/2011 Maybe, I love you Free versedevotion,friendship,girlf
4/29/2011 A Jealous Heart Free versefriendship,introspection,
4/7/2011 You kissed him in front of me Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend,love
3/24/2011 365 Days Free verseanniversary,girlfriend-bo
3/10/2011 She read me Dr Seuss Prose Poetrychildhood,family,funny,li
3/3/2011 Like no other Free verseconfusion,devotionlove,
2/15/2011 Testify Dodoitsuinspirational,nature,peac
1/31/2011 Until love, do you part Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend
1/25/2011 The Fire Hydrant Haikuintrospection,loss,sad,ur
1/21/2011 One Day Free verseanniversary,devotion,husb
1/10/2011 Sanctum Dodoitsudevotion,love,passion,rom
12/21/2010 Found my home Free versefaith,happiness,time,upli
12/5/2010 Lucila Prose Poetryadventure,confusion,depre
11/28/2010 I fell in like with you Free versefriendship,girlfriend-boy
11/21/2010 My Sudoku Life Free verseart,computer-internet,fan
11/16/2010 I got your message Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend,lost

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Lies Of Perfection Free verseintrospection,love,passio
She Hates I do not know?faith
My legacy Rhymefaith,hope,life,people
You said JCO Ode confusion,depression,forg
I wonder not I do not know?imagination
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So High Free versehope,life
No Set Future Rhymeinspirational,introspecti
Speechless Wonder Lyriclost love
Unspoken Words Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)friendshipdance,dance,lif
challenge Free versefaithme,me,
Animus in Prelude Free versenature
Japan at Starbucks Free verselife,natural disasters,pe
The Shores of Time I do not know?timewords,
8 minutes Free verseadventure,me,me,
My Lover Rhymelost love,love,day,day,
Time to Let You Go Rhymelost love,me,me,,giggle,
Beautiful Woman I do not know?freedom,
Verses for Vivian Lyricdepression,
The Forgotten Gifts Narrativegiving,poetry,
I do Free versefriendship,mother,parents
Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
Those Who are Free Versepoets,political,
Dear Gabriel Free versefriendship,
The Blue of the Sky is an Ever Dream Versedeath,dream,
Unglued Free verseconfusion,introspection,
Curse the Hour Quatrainbetrayal,recovery from,
To A Former Friend Free versebest friend,betrayal,depr

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