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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. =)


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:

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!


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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?! 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 put me at ease and I appreciate 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


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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