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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: http://www.nascentgames.com

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 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drakejeszes

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

-Drake

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 Tue...so... 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. :)

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 PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/10/2014 Departed Friendships Free versedeath of a friend,dedicat
9/5/2014 Into You Free versefeelings,life,
8/25/2014 Her Intoxicating Smile Free versefor her,life,smile,
7/29/2014 A Regulated Sonata Free verselife,lost love,
7/23/2014 Don't tell my heart how to write Free versehow i feel,life,people,sl
6/17/2014 Divided we Stand Free verseamerica,life,people,slam,
5/9/2014 To unwrap Tomorrow Free versegrowth,life,society,
4/5/2014 On the outside, looking in Free versefriendship,life,people,sa
3/25/2014 Cashmere Wishes Free verselife,longing,people,
3/16/2014 The Rejected Thesaurus Free versecorruption,life,people,sl
3/6/2014 Tremble Free verselife,slam,
2/28/2014 Endless Free verselife,love,
2/19/2014 One Night Stanza Free verselife,lust,people,
2/10/2014 The Tragic Savant Free verselife,slam,
1/28/2014 Please, don't call me your 'Friend' Free versefriendship,life,
1/21/2014 I, enter her Free versedesire,feelings,longing,l
1/10/2014 Blind Senryulife,lust,
1/6/2014 The Delayed Flight Home Free verselife,people,slam,
12/27/2013 As Days Go By Free versefriendship,life,
12/14/2013 As the dust settles Free verselife,people,
12/9/2013 The Subtle Knife Senryufear,feelings,people,sad,
12/6/2013 Another man's Clothes Prose Poetrygames,life,lust,
12/2/2013 A Diminished Respect Free verselife,slam,
11/22/2013 Drip, Drop Free versefantasy,longing,senses,se
11/13/2013 Riding on Ellison's Qua-Train Quatraindedication,friendship,
11/10/2013 Crying over spilled Women Free versefeelings,lost,lost love,
11/3/2013 The next isle over Prose Poetryfun,heart,life,
10/30/2013 I ask you this Free versefriendship,life,love,
10/25/2013 Gallop Senryuirony,life,people,
10/21/2013 A Crumbled Stanza Free versefeelings,life,longing,
10/14/2013 Writer's Block Free verselife,lost,words,writing,
10/10/2013 Flickered Candle - A collaboration with Eileen Ghali Free versefeelings,friendship,journ
10/7/2013 You asked Me Free verseidentity,life,
9/30/2013 Because Free versedream,innocence,life,
9/25/2013 The Same Free versefriendship,journey,judgem
9/20/2013 Independent Woman Free versefreedom,life,
9/16/2013 Irresponsibility Day Prose Poetryhumor,life,work,
9/12/2013 Loud Mouth Free verselife,people,slam,society,
9/8/2013 35 Minutes before Midnight Free verselife,longing,missing,
9/3/2013 At Least Free versedream,life,longing,lost l
8/29/2013 Venetian Blind Senryufriendship,life,
8/23/2013 Sentenced Free versejudgement,life,metaphor,
8/19/2013 A Nameless Baritone Free verselife,sad,society,
8/14/2013 Dedicated to the one I didn't write this for Free versegoodbye,heart,life,love,
8/9/2013 A Jasmine's Breath Senryufor her,longing,love,pass
8/6/2013 Her Climactic Silence Free versedesire,for her,lust,
8/2/2013 He holds my Ex's hand Haibunlife,love,
7/29/2013 Identity Crisis Cinquainlife,mirror,
7/26/2013 Trophy Wife Free verselife,relationship,
7/22/2013 If you never return Free versejourney,life,metaphor,sla
7/19/2013 Best Man Prose Poetryfeelings,goodbye,happines
7/15/2013 Aftermath Free verseemotions,people,slam,wisd
7/12/2013 No longer my Metaphor Free verselife,moving on,thank you,
7/11/2013 Detach Haikulife,memory,missing you,
7/9/2013 Stargazer Prose Poetryconfusion,feelings,life,n
7/5/2013 Finding my Way Free verselife,power,slam,
6/30/2013 Before I go home Free verseday,family,leaving,life,
6/25/2013 Initiative Free versefriendship,life,longing,l
6/21/2013 Her brittle hands Free versecharacter,corruption,lost
6/17/2013 Without You Free versegoodbye,life,love,
6/13/2013 In the bed they make Free verselife,psychological,slam,
6/6/2013 Turn a Blind Eye Senryulife,truth,
6/4/2013 The Death of Yin and Yang Free verseconflict,corruption,dark,
6/1/2013 The Elephant in the Room Free versefunny,humorous,life,metap
5/29/2013 Validation Free verseemotions,introspection,li
5/24/2013 Tell Me Free verselife,moving on,words,
5/21/2013 Bliss Free versedesire,life,longing,lust,
5/17/2013 The Ladybug's Whisper Free verseemotions,freedom,inspirat
5/14/2013 Rules and Regulations Free versecourage,freedom,judgement
5/7/2013 Sonata Free versefriendship,inspirational,
5/2/2013 Into the Unknown Free versefeelings,life,longing,
4/22/2013 The 'End' in Friend Free verseemotions,friendship,life,
4/12/2013 Resilience Free verselife,slam,uplifting,
4/5/2013 Mario and Luigi: The Untold Story Free verseadventure,fantasy,funny,p
4/4/2013 Moment of Silence Senryulife,
10/17/2012 13 Free versefriendship,hope,life,love
3/5/2012 The Last Poem Free verselife,people,me,
1/13/2012 Need-Did Free verseintrospection,life,love,s
12/11/2011 No longer a Burden Free verselife,people,
11/8/2011 Phony Free verseintrospection,life,social
10/9/2011 Thank you, Photoshop Free verseintrospection,life,social
9/25/2011 Liar Free verseforgiveness,friendship,li
8/31/2011 No more Goodbyes Free versededication,friendship,hop
6/12/2011 Crossroads: Part I Free versedevotion,hope,introspecti
6/5/2011 Maybe, I love you Free versedevotion,friendship,girlf
4/29/2011 A Jealous Heart Free versefriendship,introspection,
4/7/2011 You kissed him in front of me Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend,love
3/24/2011 365 Days Free verseanniversary,girlfriend-bo
3/10/2011 She read me Dr Seuss Prose Poetrychildhood,family,funny,li
3/3/2011 Like no other Free verseconfusion,devotionlove,
2/15/2011 Testify Dodoitsuinspirational,nature,peac
1/31/2011 Until love, do you part Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend
1/25/2011 The Fire Hydrant Haikuintrospection,loss,sad,ur
1/21/2011 One Day Free verseanniversary,devotion,husb
1/10/2011 Sanctum Dodoitsudevotion,love,passion,rom
12/21/2010 Found my home Free versefaith,happiness,time,upli
12/5/2010 Lucila Prose Poetryadventure,confusion,depre
11/28/2010 I fell in like with you Free versefriendship,girlfriend-boy
11/21/2010 My Sudoku Life Free verseart,computer-internet,fan
11/16/2010 I got your message Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend,lost

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Lies Of Perfection Free verseintrospection,love,passio
She Hates I do not know?faith
My legacy Rhymefaith,hope,life,people
You said JCO Ode confusion,depression,forg
I wonder not I do not know?imagination
They say that memories never die I do not know?lost loveheart,heart,love
So High Free versehope,life
No Set Future Rhymeinspirational,introspecti
Speechless Wonder Lyriclost love
Unspoken Words Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)friendshipdance,dance,lif
challenge Free versefaithme,me,
Animus in Prelude Free versenature
Japan at Starbucks Free verselife,natural disasters,pe
The Shores of Time I do not know?timewords,
8 minutes Free verseadventure,me,me,
My Lover Rhymelost love,love,day,day,
Time to Let You Go Rhymelost love,me,me,,giggle,
Beautiful Woman I do not know?freedom,
Verses for Vivian Lyricdepression,
The Forgotten Gifts Narrativegiving,poetry,
I do Free versefriendship,mother,parents
Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
Those Who are Free Versepoets,political,
Dear Gabriel Free versefriendship,
The Blue of the Sky is an Ever Dream Versedeath,dream,
Unglued Free verseconfusion,introspection,
Curse the Hour Quatrainbetrayal,recovery from,
To A Former Friend Free versebest friend,betrayal,depr

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