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About Drake Eszes
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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:

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

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


My "Stand As 1" poetry radio show returns: Sunday, 9/15/2013 @ 8am PST w/special guest, Betzy Hughes!

Blog Posted:9/8/2013 7:24:00 PM
Hey gang!

I hope you're all being awesome as you want to be!

So, after some careful consideration, I've decided to move my "Stand As 1" poetry radio show from Tuesday evenings to Sunday mornings at 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm London Time!

I'm doing this so I can give the international poets here on PS an opportunity to call in at a, hopefully, more convenient time. Or, at the very least, listen to the show LIVE!

With that said, on Sunday, September 15th @ 8am PST, my special guest for the next "Stand As 1" poetry radio show will be a great friend of mine, Betzy Hughes, from the Southeastern USA city of Atlanta, Georgia! She's both a fierce poet of over 7 years AND a singer! You will do yourself a disservice if you miss out on this! 

She's been a guest of my show 3 previous times and I'm excited to have her return again since her last guest appearance almost 3 years ago!

Meanwhile, I hope you'll all be able to join me for the fun! I invite all to call in and read a poem & talk to us so you all can be heard. Details are below!

To listen to the show you have a few options:

Web: (There is a chat room where you can talk with myself and others in the chat, but you'll have to register on the site to do so. Otherwise, you'll just appear as "Guest12345" in the chat room with no ability to communicate with others).

(646) 716-4762 (You can hear the show live over the phone. If you want to actually read a poem on the air, then please be sure to press "1" and the voice prompt will confirm that you're in my Host queue to read a poem.)

Please keep in mind that all callers that want to read on my show are selected in the order they call in and who presses "1" to be placed in my queue.

If there are any questions, please leave a comment here or shoot me a SoupMail. I do hope you all will be able to participate!


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  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Hey all! I hope you all enjoy & support the show today! :) Here's the direct link to listen in:

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/16/2013 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There will be another Sunday show in a few weeks. :)
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/15/2013 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Drake I wish I could listen to it with heart and soul but couldn t but I best of best if there ll be another Sunday show to tune in ...I will listen it to it first thing tomorrow though..
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 6:55:00 AM
    I'm looking forward to your show. I'll have to leave myself several post-it notes as reminders, but 'll be there. Thanks for your work... Jack

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/11/2013 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOO HOO! Reminder yourself as often as you need to! =)
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 9:52:00 PM
    I sincerely hope I can make it this time, Drake. Depends on where I will be this Sunday. I may be traveling and if I'm staying with relatives, I surely don't want to rake up the phone bill. Having said that, I'm SUPER excited about this show...and SO want to be there!!! I've wanted to for some time now...Even considering what I might read on the show....Something controversial or gushy and slow! Oh well, we will see. I will try ALL in my power to call in! :) I think that will make it 6:00 pm Beirut time or Nicosia time....We will see. I echo Carrie's words...What a wonderful show of solidarity. LOVELY! :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 11:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I fully understand, Eileen! Again, even if you just popped into the chat room and listened in, that'd be awesome too! =D But, if you DO call in...I want a controversial poem! Nothing less! Nothing like a good bit of controversy to start a Sunday right! ;)
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 8:08:00 PM
    I don't have words for the amazement you're supplying... What's next? The 'Stand As 1' Aural Anthology. That's like WHOA (Black Rob's version)!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 11:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha! I might look into that. Kick ass comment, Marlon! =D
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 1:06:00 PM
    hi, mr. DJ... i would love to listen to this show; it has become a global village with so many soupers sharing a singular moment the last time ( from different countries, wow).. any ideas re use of skype to tune in, or maybe even call in for a real short while?... just a thought!:) ... you are doing so much for us, thank you..hugggs

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 1:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Darling Nette! :) Well, Skype or even Google Voice are the best options for calling using the net at a very, very cheap (maybe free, if you're lucky??) price. Otherwise, just listen in from the internet. I'm doing what I can here for us all! =)
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 11:01:00 AM
    Hoping to be home that weekend, Drake!! If I am, by all means, I will be listening. If only countries from all over the world could join hands in harmony like Soupers do......what a wonderful world it would be !!! Every day, in these small ways, we learn we are more alike....and friendships grow....and miles, cultures, religious views...are put aside for those two hours and your show, are helping in one small (giant) way! :) Looking forward to your next show, Drake!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I could not have said this better myself, Carrie. The need for, not even so far as harmony, but a mutual RESPECT towards each other is exponential & vital right now. That said, I'm all for that harmony too. I hope you can make it!!! =D
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 6:48:00 AM
    That' s great Drake.I will look forward to hear all those calling from U.S.A and from other parts of the world.I remember when i called on your show.There was you from Cali..Nettie from Philipinnes and me from Malta sharing our thoughts and poetry.Three countlries from different parts of the world..Different continents together for the sake of poetry..And then Scribe.Catie..dear Jimbo..Sweet Nikko and nearly Serena too.How awesome that was ..And even the shows before.I look forward to hear you and our friends..Hey Wilma..Serena..Carrie..Becca ...chris..heather.. and others.who were or never were in d chat rm or calling.. Wish you d call.Looking forward for the new guest too drake.

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/9/2013 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope for that too...Goodluck..You re doing ab amazing job...
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 9:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was an awesome show & moment, wasn't it? 3 countries, 3 perspectives, 1 amazing time. Yes, my next guest is a good friend of mine for over 4 yrs now. She's a hell of a poet. She hasn't been on a show in a few years, so it's a big deal for me to have her back again on this show. :) I hope as many PS poets as possible call in.
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 7:47:00 PM
    Good, glad to hear this news! I missed hearing the voices of my poetrysoup friends while you were away. Hugs, catie :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/8/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have too. So, I'm sensing this may work out better for everybody...especially me since it's early morning on a weekend. :)

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 PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/5/2014Into YouFree versefeelings,life,
8/25/2014Her Intoxicating SmileFree versefor her,life,smile,
7/29/2014A Regulated SonataFree verselife,lost love,
7/23/2014Don't tell my heart how to writeFree versehow i feel,life,people,sl
6/17/2014Divided we StandFree verseamerica,life,people,slam,
5/9/2014To unwrap TomorrowFree versegrowth,life,society,
4/5/2014On the outside, looking inFree versefriendship,life,people,sa
3/25/2014Cashmere WishesFree verselife,longing,people,
3/16/2014The Rejected ThesaurusFree versecorruption,life,people,sl
3/6/2014TrembleFree verselife,slam,
2/28/2014EndlessFree verselife,love,
2/19/2014One Night StanzaFree verselife,lust,people,
2/10/2014The Tragic SavantFree verselife,slam,
1/28/2014Please, don't call me your 'Friend'Free versefriendship,life,
1/21/2014I, enter herFree versedesire,feelings,longing,l
1/6/2014The Delayed Flight HomeFree verselife,people,slam,
12/27/2013As Days Go ByFree versefriendship,life,
12/14/2013As the dust settlesFree verselife,people,
12/9/2013The Subtle KnifeSenryufear,feelings,people,sad,
12/6/2013Another man's ClothesProse Poetrygames,life,lust,
12/2/2013A Diminished RespectFree verselife,slam,
11/22/2013Drip, DropFree versefantasy,longing,senses,se
11/13/2013Riding on Ellison's Qua-TrainQuatraindedication,friendship,
11/10/2013Crying over spilled WomenFree versefeelings,lost,lost love,
11/3/2013The next isle overProse Poetryfun,heart,life,
10/30/2013I ask you thisFree versefriendship,life,love,
10/21/2013A Crumbled StanzaFree versefeelings,life,longing,
10/14/2013Writer's BlockFree verselife,lost,words,writing,
10/10/2013Flickered Candle - A collaboration with Eileen GhaliFree versefeelings,friendship,journ
10/7/2013You asked MeFree verseidentity,life,
9/30/2013BecauseFree versedream,innocence,life,
9/25/2013The SameFree versefriendship,journey,judgem
9/20/2013Independent WomanFree versefreedom,life,
9/16/2013Irresponsibility DayProse Poetryhumor,life,work,
9/12/2013Loud MouthFree verselife,people,slam,society,
9/8/201335 Minutes before MidnightFree verselife,longing,missing,
9/3/2013At LeastFree versedream,life,longing,lost l
8/29/2013Venetian BlindSenryufriendship,life,
8/23/2013SentencedFree versejudgement,life,metaphor,
8/19/2013A Nameless BaritoneFree verselife,sad,society,
8/14/2013Dedicated to the one I didn't write this forFree versegoodbye,heart,life,love,
8/9/2013A Jasmine's BreathSenryufor her,longing,love,pass
8/6/2013Her Climactic SilenceFree versedesire,for her,lust,
8/2/2013He holds my Ex's handHaibunlife,love,
7/29/2013Identity CrisisCinquainlife,mirror,
7/26/2013Trophy WifeFree verselife,relationship,
7/22/2013If you never returnFree versejourney,life,metaphor,sla
7/19/2013Best ManProse Poetryfeelings,goodbye,happines
7/15/2013AftermathFree verseemotions,people,slam,wisd
7/12/2013No longer my MetaphorFree verselife,moving on,thank you,
7/11/2013DetachHaikulife,memory,missing you,
7/9/2013StargazerProse Poetryconfusion,feelings,life,n
7/5/2013Finding my WayFree verselife,power,slam,
6/30/2013Before I go homeFree verseday,family,leaving,life,
6/25/2013InitiativeFree versefriendship,life,longing,l
6/21/2013Her brittle handsFree versecharacter,corruption,lost
6/17/2013Without YouFree versegoodbye,life,love,
6/13/2013In the bed they makeFree verselife,psychological,slam,
6/6/2013Turn a Blind EyeSenryulife,truth,
6/4/2013The Death of Yin and YangFree verseconflict,corruption,dark,
6/1/2013The Elephant in the RoomFree versefunny,humorous,life,metap
5/29/2013ValidationFree verseemotions,introspection,li
5/24/2013Tell MeFree verselife,moving on,words,
5/21/2013BlissFree versedesire,life,longing,lust,
5/17/2013The Ladybug's WhisperFree verseemotions,freedom,inspirat
5/14/2013Rules and RegulationsFree versecourage,freedom,judgement
5/7/2013SonataFree versefriendship,inspirational,
5/2/2013Into the UnknownFree versefeelings,life,longing,
4/22/2013The 'End' in FriendFree verseemotions,friendship,life,
4/12/2013ResilienceFree verselife,slam,uplifting,
4/5/2013Mario and Luigi: The Untold StoryFree verseadventure,fantasy,funny,p
4/4/2013Moment of SilenceSenryulife,
10/17/201213Free versefriendship,hope,life,love
3/5/2012The Last PoemFree verselife,people,me,
1/13/2012Need-DidFree verseintrospection,life,love,s
12/11/2011No longer a BurdenFree verselife,people,
11/8/2011PhonyFree verseintrospection,life,social
10/9/2011Thank you, PhotoshopFree verseintrospection,life,social
9/25/2011LiarFree verseforgiveness,friendship,li
8/31/2011No more GoodbyesFree versededication,friendship,hop
6/12/2011Crossroads: Part IFree versedevotion,hope,introspecti
6/5/2011Maybe, I love youFree versedevotion,friendship,girlf
4/29/2011A Jealous HeartFree versefriendship,introspection,
4/7/2011You kissed him in front of meFree versegirlfriend-boyfriend,love
3/24/2011365 DaysFree verseanniversary,girlfriend-bo
3/10/2011She read me Dr SeussProse Poetrychildhood,family,funny,li
3/3/2011Like no otherFree verseconfusion,devotionlove,
1/31/2011Until love, do you partFree versegirlfriend-boyfriend
1/25/2011The Fire HydrantHaikuintrospection,loss,sad,ur
1/21/2011One DayFree verseanniversary,devotion,husb
12/21/2010Found my homeFree versefaith,happiness,time,upli
12/5/2010LucilaProse Poetryadventure,confusion,depre
11/28/2010I fell in like with youFree versefriendship,girlfriend-boy
11/21/2010My Sudoku LifeFree verseart,computer-internet,fan
11/16/2010I got your messageFree versegirlfriend-boyfriend,lost

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Lies Of PerfectionFree verseintrospection,love,passio
She HatesI do not know?faith
My legacyRhymefaith,hope,life,people
You said JCOOde confusion,depression,forg
I wonder notI do not know?imagination
They say that memories never dieI do not know?lost loveheart,heart,love
So HighFree versehope,life
No Set FutureRhymeinspirational,introspecti
Speechless WonderLyriclost love
Unspoken WordsDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)friendshipdance,dance,lif
challengeFree versefaithme,me,
Animus in PreludeFree versenature
Japan at StarbucksFree verselife,natural disasters,pe
The Shores of TimeI do not know?timewords,
8 minutesFree verseadventure,me,me,
My LoverRhymelost love,love,day,day,
Time to Let You GoRhymelost love,me,me,,giggle,
Beautiful WomanI do not know?freedom,
Verses for VivianLyricdepression,
The Forgotten GiftsNarrativegiving,poetry,
I doFree versefriendship,mother,parents
Changing SkyPantoumnature,sky,
Those Who are FreeVersepoets,political,
Dear GabrielFree versefriendship,
The Blue of the Sky is an Ever DreamVersedeath,dream,
UngluedFree verseconfusion,introspection,
21 in HeavenCoupletangel,beauty,best friend,
Curse the HourQuatrainbetrayal,recovery from,
To A Former FriendFree versebest friend,betrayal,depr

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