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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. =)


The winner of my "Know your Place" contest is...

Blog Posted:9/24/2013 8:41:00 AM

A massive congratulations to Vic for a spectacular entry to the "Know your Place" contest! I'm already in talks to have him on my next "Stand As 1" Poetry Radio show either this Sunday 9/29/13 or a future show.

A huge thank you to the other powerful poets that placed, as well! This was one of those very difficult contests to judge because of poor spelling errors or the poem not entirely matching the theme, yet they were great poems in of themselves. Also, to only place 10 poems was quite a challenge. But, I got it done. PHEW!

To everybody reading this, please be sure you all take the time to read all the contest winners here and show your support!

Next Contest coming in another week or two! Be ready! =D


Contest Winner Medal1THE PLIGHTVic Pister
Contest Winner Medal2Dreamwalker DestinalCatie Lindsey
Contest Winner Medal3ArchipelagoGiorgio Veneto

4Beyond FencesTara Andre

5With A Keener EdgeCarrie Richards

6Mini DubaiFABIYAS M V

7'Smothered No More'Wilma Neels

8Stitching My LifeKiran Bantawa

9LULL FOR A NOMADnette onclaud

10TrappedKelly Deschler

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  1. Date: 10/3/2013 1:42:00 AM
    Congrats to all the winning and losing poets that will participate in the next contest. To those that participated in the last one,a bigger congratulations! Here there is no winner and loser,we are here to showcase our talents and also learn from one another. Wishing u all the best! Baron Of Ebullion

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  1. Date: 9/24/2013 10:56:00 PM
    I will definitely listen to the archive of your show like I normally do ;)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/25/2013 5:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 10:53:00 PM
    Hey Drake first of all thanks for the imspiration because it's your contest that triggered that write. Thank you for my placement in the contest ;) Congratulations to everyone on the winner's list, read some awesome poems last night! Tc Wilma

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/25/2013 5:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That means a lot to hear that! :) Inspiring one is all I care for. Many thanks to you, Wilma!
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Hi Drake, thank you very much for the placement of my poem in your contest. A top ten finish is always appreciated by me! Congratulations to all of the winners! :)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/24/2013 8:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're very welcome, Kelly. It was a great entry and I really appreciate your participating in it. :)
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:33:00 PM
    What an honor to be among these 10 winning poems, Drake. Thank you so much! Hooray for Vic, and all the other amazing poets. I will look forward to hearing Vic on your show (keeping fingers crossed)....I hope he can be there. And to all the others too, a bit congrats! ! Thanks again!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/24/2013 8:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Carrie. Your poem kicked butt! :) I'm very excited to have Vic on the show. He is ready to go for this weekend. :) I hope you can make it too!!!
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 12:32:00 PM
    pleasantly amazed by the line-up, drake... i read a few already and yes, the pieces were right on the dot... hope to hear vic read his if i can.. congrats to you and all participants.. sweet thanks and huggs!..:)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/24/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've already spoken to Vic and he's ready for this Sunday. He sounded great on the phone. So, it's going to be quite good I believe. :)
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 8:56:00 AM
    Thank you so much, Drake!!! What a surprise. Yes, I will be sure to read all your winners. I am looking forward to hearing Vic on your show, and getting to know him, and about him a little better. love and hugs, Catie :)

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 9/24/2013 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Vic's poem left my mouth hanging open! truly. :)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/24/2013 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're very welcome, Catie. :)

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