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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. =)


Nette Onclaud returns to Stand As 1 on Sunday, 10/13/13! YAY!

Blog Posted:10/9/2013 9:06:00 AM
Hey gang!

SHE RETURNS! YAY! And here I thought I couldn't get her to come back for Round 2. But, it's happened! WIN!

Nette was awesome enough to accept my invite in returning for a 2nd appearance on my show, while I work on the next upcoming contest idea.

It all goes down AGAIN, THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13TH at 8am PST/11am EST/4pm London Time/11pm in the Philippines!

If you missed her last appearance, well TSK TSK on you! But, you have another shot to hear Nette's work and get to know her better. We'll be doing live interviewing plus poetry reading & other potentially awesome discussion about whatever we want.

So, join us!!! Do it for the children!

Details are below in how to participate!

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: 10/13/2013 4:22:00 PM
    Another one bites the bust... I know you hear that bassline, Drake? I enjoyed everyone and we must cha-cha again!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/15/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ML Avatar SCRIBE ML Date: 10/14/2013 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The 'bust' thing... You're terrible, a man after my own heart!
    ML Avatar SCRIBE ML Date: 10/14/2013 8:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always a pleasure. Hearing the playback, I get to be honest with myself, and I have to step my game up. I enjoyed everyone else, not myself lol!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/13/2013 8:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Bust, HA! Great typo. I do hear it. I love it. Thanks so much. It was great to hear you & everybody else today. What a great time!
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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 12:02:00 PM
    Another awesome show......I have been listening, off and on, all morning.....and had my cell phone in my hand (almost brave enough to call in....yeah....I know you don't believe me!!lol !!), and landline phone kept ringing, interrupting me, not to mention other interruptions...but kudos to everyone! and thanks for keeping up the good work, the parts I heard, the poems were as always, wonderful to hear, and the discussions and getting to know everyone better, so rewarding!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/13/2013 8:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You almost called in!? Ahhhh, LOL!! I was so close! Next time, Carrie! =P Today was a wonderful show. I'm very happy you enjoyed it.
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 12:06:00 AM
    Congrats Nette, loved you last time you were on. Lol i have lunch guests but will try and sneak on how long is the show? Got new head set ready to chat, but not read a poem dont have one good enough for that. Fingers cossed Drake I get there...Seren

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/12/2013 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The show will be 2 hrs long. I do hope you can make it! I've been anxious to hear you read something. =D
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 5:17:00 PM
    I'm game!!!! :) I'll give you a run for your money this time, Drake...About same time! No goof ups this time! HA HA! And if I do....just put me at ease, will ya! ;) HUGS

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/12/2013 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    She did. She did wonderfully! Eileen, you got it. ;-)
    ML Avatar SCRIBE ML Date: 10/11/2013 8:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My bad, Eileen, you did justice to poetry that day. I feel like an idiot for leaving your name out, and you most definitely rose to the occasion, my dear!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:31:00 PM
    Amazing performances on the last show! Charmaine, has an angelic voice that goes to her poetry, well. Nikko, perfected the emphasis on her vocal delivery, making a strong write even more powerful. Catie, is always a pleasure to enjoy. Vic, has a unique swagger to his writes and personality, very enjoyable artist and person. Jimbo, hopefully the word amazing suffices you : ).. You're an beyond brilliant human. Gabe, you tore the house down as usual. The one piece where you got nutty, kudos to you. I was like, he didn't take his medication, and hopefully he forgets this Sunday... Lets play ball!

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    ML Avatar SCRIBE ML Date: 10/11/2013 8:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'll be there, Drake. Last week brought its own situations to the forefront!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAHAHAHAHHA! Hilarious! No meds in my blood. Just goofy insanity. :) Hope you get to visit this time!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 5:10:00 AM
    Hi Drake I want to Congratulate Nette on her second time win..I love her poetry and am so happy for her.I wish others soupers will make it to call.This Sunday won't be possible for me to hear you..Hopefully I get to listen to the archives..Im sure it would be an enjoyable show..Charma

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I seriously hope others from here do call in. It's an open invite. Too bad you won't be able to make it this time around. I'm looking forward to this Sunday, either way. You'll be missed!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:32:00 AM
    Wow! Congratulations again my very dear friend Nette! How I wish I can hear from you this time. So proud of you. Good luck always! Biggest sweet hugs! love lots, Leonora

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/10/2013 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You really should try to listen into the show, if you can! :)
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 5:55:00 PM
    Very exciting stuff!!! Can't wait to hear from Nette again. :) hugs

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I can't wait either! =D
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 4:11:00 PM
    That is sure great. Congratulations, Nette!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 10:13:00 AM
    I did hear Nette last time she was on your show.......and she was such a knowledgeable guest, and of course, so talented....... and just as it is with everyone you have had so is always a joy to put a voice to a face! Hope I'll be home in able to tune in. Some of the Sunday morning shows are a little tougher for my schedule,......but if I'm able....I'll be listening Drake!! I'm so happy for you that you have found a time that works for those farther away! It can't be easy accommodating our world-wide poetic society!! You have done a bang up job!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 11:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You rock SO hard, Jimbo!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear you again on Sunday!!! =D
    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 10/9/2013 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    schneikophskie....Carrie.....haven't heard "bang up job" for a while!...that's a great description! of Drake's efforts! often creating, as we call "pop-up" situations, in the restaurant business.."on-the-fly"
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 10/9/2013 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's not. lol But, I needed to come up with a happy medium for everybody. It may suck for us West Coast folk early in the morning, but it's a worthy sacrifice. =) I know, for me, it's way easier as I can still enjoy my weekend after the show is done. I hope you'll be able to join & call in! =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 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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