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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. =)


Quick updates & Selling myself!

Blog Posted:9/16/2013 2:25:00 PM
Blog title got your attention? Good. Lets roll...

"Stand As 1" Poetry Radio Show (9/15/13 Episode): The support on there yesterday was WONDERFUL! A few international poets did call in...the great surprise was from Eileen Ghali. A truly awesome poet & reader on the mic. Incredible! I implore all of you poets to call into my next show and read a poem! It's a very invigorating experience, I promise! =D The next episode will be on Sunday morning (same time as before), September 29th. My special guest cohost will depend on the winner of my current "Know your Place" contest (which already filled its limit in a week), so stay tuned for that! This show is for you all to share you voice on a more personal level with us all and you can hear me act like a complete fool. Why miss that? You can catch the previous shows here:

My 1st Poetry Book available on Amazon: This book isn't really NEW news, since it's been out August 2011, but it's still good for those new folks that I've made some awesome connections with on here who have asked me if I've published any of my stuff. The book is called "As I Stand". It's a 200+ page paperback of about 50+ poems & Haikus for your enjoyment! I don't have a small, unsloppy enough link for it. But, just do a search on Amazon under "Drake Eszes" or "As I Stand". :) May it be some sort of inspiration for those who have been hesitant on publishing/self-publishing their own book. Don't wait. Do it! It's a huge achievement to be proud of for yourself.

Miscellaneous Stuff you may/may not care for: So, outside of PS & my regular job, I'm working on my own video games. I've been doing this since early 2012. I'm taking my skills with the pen and scripting out my own screenplay for 2 of the 4 games I'm working on. It's a long & arduous process, but it's quite invigorating & fun! Also, I have created some of the music for our games in the works, which I also directed based off what I've written. One of those projects is a nicely sized Video Game Compilation Soundtrack which I recently released on a website called Bandcamp. It contains some Piano, Acoustical, & Breakbeats/Dance music. While I did direct them all, I did not produce them all. I only made a few myself. So, if you're interested, have a listen here:

If you took the time to read all of my banter on here, to get to know me a little more, you rock. Thank you all so much! =D


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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 2:32:00 PM
    hi bro(?).. was in the salt mines for days... i caught snippets of your show and tried to log in but couldn't... cheers to you and your guests--- heard nikko, eileen.. hope i can listen, or stay in the chat room on the 29th though i need pointers from you, lol...thumbs up for your book and gaming schemes!... :) huggles

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/18/2013 7:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, um, sis! =P Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!! Call in on my next show!! You need "Pointers" from me? lol You're hilarious!
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 8:39:00 PM
    Hi Drake I think I have fixed the problem with my sound we will see. Unfortunately wont be at home on the 29th September, might be abe to listen but not take part. Have a brilliant show. Seren

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/18/2013 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, really? GOOD! YAY! That's fine either way. :) Thank you for that, Seren!
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 3:10:00 PM
    Drake, you don't need to "sell" yourself...We are already SOLD on ya! :) Can't wait to get my book.... Thanks for the show...My first time calling in to a LIVE show! IT WILL NOT BE MY LAST! Next time...I will be better prepared AND hopefully...My computer won't be on the blink! You were AWESOME! :) Thanks for the kind comments on my poems.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/18/2013 7:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    =D You're very kind, Eileen. I can't wait until you get it either! I was so proud of you when you called in! Looking forward to the 2nd visit.
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 1:40:00 PM
    I missed Eileen?!! Dang it, I would love to hear her read her poetry! I'll have to listen to the archive for sure. Congratulations again, my friend - It sounds like all of your hard work is paying off :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/17/2013 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It seemingly is so! :) Yes, you missed Eileen. She was a damn hoot! It was wonderful. Now YOU have to make your move and call in one day! =D
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 12:01:00 PM
    I missed the last two shows. : ( I'll try to be online next Sunday. I was "trying" to finish my entry to your contest ... why it filled so quickly? : D Have a great day.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/17/2013 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hola, Ruben. It's ok. Well, my only answer to why it filled so fast is that the topic got poets' attention...? Maybe? =) Thanks Ruben, you too!
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 10:39:00 AM
    Hi Drake I just heard bit of pieces of the show..I heard 'you' ve done so well and I heard Betsy's first poem..She s awesome ..Wish she could join ps.I heard Eileen..Aw what a lovely voice..Our dear Catie and sweet Nikko..Were jimbo and scribe ..nette or serena online as well?I didn.t hear it all..Have to get back to it..Pretty busy today..Selling yourself ¿ I love that title and im sure each penny is worth your verse B-)..Next time i do my best to tune in and who knows..maybe call again? :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/17/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Indeed, yes. :) I want more of the PS poets to call in.
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/17/2013 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will do my best on the next one Drake..When I called on your show it felt so great..Awesome : ).To everyshow i try to listen..Cause its awesome getting to hear you and other souper friends : )
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/17/2013 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tnks Ruben..Maybe you could read one of your poems too.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 9/17/2013 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow! Great avatar, Charmaine! : )
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/17/2013 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'd LOVE it if you could call in again on the next show. EVERY SHOW! =D Yes Jimbo & Scribe were definitely on the phone reading their awesome stuff.
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/17/2013 10:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    where i meant..Ought to go nw..Im in a hurry
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 6:46:00 PM
    I am so sorry to have missed the live show, yesterday, Drake!!! I will go to the archive and listen to what I missed......(sorry we were away this weekend)!! I'm so glad that you are getting more and more soupers tuned exciting! Also congratulations on your book.....I'll take a look on Amazon!! Not sure how you do everything you do........what a busy guy you are!! I'll hope to hear your next live broadcast...... I'm anxious to go listen to Eileen read........and who else??? Guess I'll find out soon!! Keep up the good work !!

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/18/2013 2:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I wish I could listen to your poem being how i wish to hear you dear..and Drake i was doing my chores and heard my other souper friendd today..They are great..Makes me smile and fill my day with happiness...
    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 9/17/2013 3:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Charmaine.......I'll be listening for your beautiful words again next time !
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/17/2013 10:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Carrie
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/16/2013 9:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Carrie! Don't sweat it! You had life to cater to! :) It's ok. I'm very glad too. It was a pretty solid turnout. I'd like it to continue. Thanks so much! Oh, Eileen called in...Nikko, too!
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Enjoyed your blog. Congrats on all the things you are involved with!! One of these days I will have to tune in. Is there a chance you will be doing any time not during a church hour?

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 9/18/2013 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Maybe i get to hear you too sweet andrea with one of your anazing sonnets
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/16/2013 9:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks much, Andrea. Well, I was doing my shows on Tuesday evenings. But, I couldn't get any international PS poets to call in too. So, Sunday morning was a bit better for everybody...mostly. :) In any case, time will tell on that...

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

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Lies Of PerfectionFree verseintrospection,love,passio
She HatesI do not know?faith
My legacyRhymefaith,hope,life,people
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I wonder notI do not know?imagination
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So HighFree versehope,life
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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,
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