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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. =)


And the winner of my "Confessional" contest is...

Blog Posted:7/25/2013 7:44:00 AM
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  1. Date: 7/26/2013 10:32:00 PM
    Hey Drake!Thank you so much for my HM...I am in the process of reading all the winners but been having computer troubles...What I've read so far is amazing!I am going to try to call into your show Tuesday...maybe read something..not sure yet... A big congrats to Nette for her awesome writing!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/27/2013 10:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No problem! =) I hope you get your PC troubles taken care of. Ah, that'd be AWESOME if you call in! =D Have a great weekend, Deb!
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 10:53:00 AM
    Hey drake! A special Congratulations to Nette :) and all your winners. Some really awesome poems. Guess what? I have found two more places that do an open mic night. Pizza parlors! Ummm...sounds good to me! lol Anyway, one hosts a show on every other Fri night, the other, every your going to have to make plans to come over the mountain soon, and DO bring Christina if she feels like it, maybe we could get Carrie to join you, and we'll all go do some poetry readings! Love and hugs, Catie :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/26/2013 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YES! I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!! =D Where is Carrie at??? Lets make this happen!! I'll call you! =D
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:51:00 PM
    Congratulations to all the winners, especially to Nette for her #1 placement which won her an invite on your fun radio show!(which is such a nice alternative to the visual-only aspect of PS).

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 5:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Believe me, I REALLY want more of the poets on here to call in! I know many are listening to the archives (due to time zone differences, etc). But, I believe that will get better as time continues on. :) I hope!!! Thanks so much, Chris!
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/25/2013 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    P.S. -- Drake, I hope more soupers check out your show, especially some of the soupers who are on PS WHILE your show is going on. Why do I 'say' that? Because a change of perspective can be so good(why not change rooms once in a while? lol).
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 3:11:00 PM
    Kudos to all. Drake picked some great winners!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yeah, they all did wonderfully. Thanks for stopping by here, Craig!
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:51:00 PM
    hey DRake congrats to all the winners. Anything I could possibly confess has been addressed in other poems and contests and since I think you wanted new poems, that's why I did not enter.can't wait to get some time to read the big winners.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/26/2013 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL not necessarily! =)
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/25/2013 11:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't think I would have won anyway, Drake. You go for that free verse jazz. haha
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 3:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there, Andrea! Well, some of the poems were much older poems and that's ok. Which I didn't know until after I finalized the list. But, I wasn't going to be anal about that. =) You should've entered!!!!!
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 1:57:00 PM
    thank you for hosting an interesting contest, drake... my special cheers to all who joined... i am stunned!..:) huggs!

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 7/25/2013 10:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol, i'm in denial..:) huggs
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 2:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're so welcome, Nette!!!! You know what this means now, right? ;-)
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 1:16:00 PM
    A big congratulations to Nette, and to all the winners of your contest Drake! Outstanding poetry !!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    CARRIE, HI THERE!!! =) Yeah, there were some mighty powerful submissions for this contest.
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Thank you very much for the honorable mention on your contest. I notice that you have been reading my poetry and I really appreciate that from you. I have not been on for awhile but will try to check out some poems today. Thanks again. This means a lot. Betty

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Betty! Certainly! It's my pleasure to do so! That's what I'm here for. =) You have great poetry and I'll do my part to support that. You're very, very welcome! =)
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:13:00 AM
    Thank you so very much kind sir! What a true honor this is!...I don't know how you managed to pick a winner from the top three...Just to clarify mine a bit...It was a deliberate and slight exaggeration of the events that happened that night... An attempt to express the awful guilt and heartache I carried with me for so long...It was a toughie to write but I also found it to be somewhat cathartic...Thanks again! - Tim

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Picking the top 3 took a good 2 days. It was very, very difficult. I could tell your poem had a lot of personal swagger to it. It was a powerful piece, Tim. =)
  1. Date: 7/25/2013 7:46:00 AM
    Fantastic congratulations to all! =) The next contest coming soon!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 9:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/25/2013 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) How how I wish my name were there! :) Good job, Drake!
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 7/25/2013 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Please make sure you all take the time to read all the entries in this Winners Circle. They deserve that attention. :)

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My next guest co-host on Stand As 1, 12/8/13: Richard Lamoureux!
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My "Stand As 1" poetry radio show returns: Sunday, 9/15/2013 @ 8am PST w/special guest, Betzy Hughes!
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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,
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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,
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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,
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7/29/2013Identity CrisisCinquainlife,mirror,
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3/5/2012The Last PoemFree verselife,people,me,
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10/9/2011Thank you, PhotoshopFree verseintrospection,life,social
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So HighFree versehope,life
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challengeFree versefaithme,me,
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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,
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