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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. =)


Good to see you all again. :) An update with me...

Blog Posted:11/8/2011 8:04:00 AM
Hi gang! I hope you're all behaving yourselves in here. :)

It's been a few months since I last posted a blog. But, for good reason. A LOT has happened with life. Thankfully, all for the better.

After getting laid off from my job of 4 1/2 yrs, I have now moved out of Jersey and am now in California. I was able to attain a new job. :) YAY! I miss Jersey, a little. But, I certainly feel right in this new state.

My Internet Radio show, Stand As 1, is still on the back burner for now until my routine starts up again. So, stay tuned for that.

Meanwhile, if you're in Cali, hit me up. Otherwise, say hi anyways! :)

Also, I've posted a few new poems as of late. So, take a few to read and let me know what you think.

Finally, my 1st poetry book "As I Stand" is doing quite well! Be sure to purchase a copy on Amazon or Createspace. You'll be glad you did......I'm certain of this! :)

Be good to each other everybody. Life is too short for any nonsense.


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  1. Date: 11/10/2011 9:34:00 AM
    Ha, yes Cali is beautiful. SF is stunning and I just returned from San Diego. What a damn fun ride. :) Carrie, I will keep that in mind...I've never been to a Volcanic Park. Sounds dangerously fun. :) Cyndi & Linda-Marie, thank you SO much! And awesome best wishes to you for your move to Italy, Linda! Hi Nikko & Tracie!! :) Nice to meet you Natalie!

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  1. Date: 11/9/2011 8:30:00 AM
    ps...we live fairly close to Lassen Nat'l Volcanic Park....when you have time to explore...don't fail to see this national beauty!! It is one of our most untapped, and uncommercialized's beauty is worth the trip (would be only 3 hours or so for you to see God's country!) Great for camping if you love the outdoors!

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  1. Date: 11/9/2011 8:22:00 AM
    We know Sacramento well....have a lot of family living in the Roseville and Auburn area. When you get the chance, explore the Gold Rush country near you...and you aren't too far from Lake Tahoe either. You will have a lot of fun exploring...(not to mention trips to San Francisco!!) Best Wishes and enjoy what lies ahead!

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  1. Date: 11/9/2011 12:28:00 AM
    Hi there, Drake ^_^! Happy to see you posting again and I'm glad that things are doing better for you, yay for that....and yup we're all behaved here, winko, winko ^_~

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  1. Date: 11/8/2011 9:40:00 PM
    Hey you, good to see you here again. Thanks for your gracious comments on my tinkerings. Looking forward to catching up on your reads! You build brick-wall poetry, as far as I'm concerned. Solid writes! Cheers, Cyndi

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  1. Date: 11/8/2011 6:55:00 PM
    Much success and congrats on new job..Drake.. u are missed at PS luv.. we also moved into a new home in NJ but will be moving to Italy in February ... cannot wait so anxious. new moves are new adventures in life.. new dreams and visions.. great success to u in all your endeavors.. my youngest son in military is stationed in Sacramento, CA.. just got off base housing so his wife can join him..soon.. keep us posted my friend..luv..

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  1. Date: 11/8/2011 6:09:00 PM
    Hi Drake-I didn't know you before but I wanted to say 'hi'. I live in southern CA and I LOVE it!!! Maybe you can host a contest soon and I will be sure to enter it.

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  1. Date: 11/8/2011 4:58:00 PM
    welcome back Drake..Me im always behaving, ask anyone.. lol

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  1. Date: 11/8/2011 1:36:00 PM
    Hey Carrie! I'm actually in NorCal. :) Sacramento. Things are doing great though! And thank you!

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  1. Date: 11/8/2011 1:24:00 PM
    Welcome to the golden state, Drake!! I'm assuming you are in So. Cal ?? (I'm way up in the northern part), but hope you love living in our wonderful state! Good luck in your new job...and let us hear when you are back doing radio!

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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 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,

My Photos

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,

Fav Poets

Dr.Ram Mehta India Flag India Read
David Smalling Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
Catie Lindsey United States Flag United States Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
raskin bobbins United States Flag United States Read
Ryland Matthews United States Flag United States Read
Tanner Cox United States Flag United States Read
Jenny Gentry United States Flag United States Read
Joshua Hart United States Flag United States Read
Alyssa couture United States Flag United States Read
Anne Stapleton Virgin Islands (US) Flag Virgin Islands (US) Read
Pierre Baccus United States Flag United States Read
Betty Hobbs United States Flag United States Read
Victoria Dickinson United States Flag United States Read
Roxanna Ressler United States Flag United States Read
Gabrielle Alcazaren United States Flag United States Read
Dana de Jong Canada Flag Canada Read
Jennifer Perry United States Flag United States Read