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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

2 new poems & my 1st poetry book is now up for sale! YAY!


Blog Posted:8/24/2011 9:52:00 AM
Good day to all the PS crew!

It's good to be back here after seeing such craziness lately with the instabilities of this website. Very good, really.

I hope all of you reading this have been keeping your head up high through it all.

Now that I'm back, I wanted to give a few quick updates on things with me. I have posted two new small poems (it's been about 2 months since I last posted) which both have been submitted to its respective Member contests. So, please take the time to check them out and let me know what you think.

Secondly, I've completed & made my 1st Poetry book official! It is now for sale through Createspace & Amazon! This book has been several months in the making and I'm quite proud to say it's finally done! My book is called, "As I Stand". It's a 7x10 paperback (nice good size), 218 pages, & has about 90 poems varying from Free Verse to Prose to Senryus from 2007-2011.

I even do a quick mention of PoetrySoup at the start of my book. PS & the community within it has earned that mention for sure. I am very grateful for you all.

If you are interested in ordering the book and supporting the cause, shoot me a SoupMail or email me at djenhancr@gmail.com

Or, you can find "As I Stand" on Createspace or Amazon. Just do a search for my name, "Drake J. Eszes". That should work!

You stay classy, PoetrySoup. ;)
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  1. Date: 9/2/2011 8:05:00 PM
    Drake--My daughter with poor vision thinks you are sooooo cool after half reading your blog--she said, Wow, mom! He's only 15 yrs old, has a radio show, and his own blog!?! Ha Ha. (Guess u had to be there!) Gwendolen Rix

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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 10:26:00 AM
    Hi Gwen!!! :) That's awfully sweet of you! Thank you! Nice hat, by the way. ;) Writer's block? I couldn't tell. Talk with you later!

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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 8:31:00 AM
    I listened to Stand As One a while back and you and Catie were chillin on Net Radio. It was exhilarating to hear poetry via this venue. Hat is off to ya, Mr. Creativity. Congrats on this honored book as well. Thanks for checkin out my latest too. I have serious writer's block..lookin for a cure! G.

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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 8:01:00 AM
    Hi Carolyn! Thank you for that! Yeah those 90 poems are maybe 1/8 of all I have. So, there might be a 2nd book if things go well with this 1st one. Diane, hi there. That's sweet of you to say. Thank you. Linda-Marie, hola & thank you so much! :) Nette, hey you! I certainly hope so. Or at least, it sells like devils food cake. ;) Just sayin'...

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  1. Date: 8/25/2011 12:09:00 PM
    super congrats, drake!!... this will sell like hotcakes... more power to you! :).. huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 4:02:00 PM
    congrats and more congrats Drake on an excellent achievement ..much success my friend and read your poetry earlier today luv..keep us all posted please... from Florida..

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 3:27:00 PM
    Congrats on your book Drake! And on your radio show. I bet a lot of Soupers will want to read it. If I didn't work two jobs I'd order a copy. Best to you, Diane

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 3:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on having "As I Stand" in print now, Drake! Wow, 90 poems! Awesome achievement. Bravo! Hope you have a best seller. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 3:10:00 PM
    Yeah it feels pretty damn good to be honest, Chris. :) Thank you sir!!!

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 2:06:00 PM
    Right on Drake! You must be proud to have published a poetry book. Keep up the good work :D

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 12:56:00 PM
    Thank you so much Nikko! I will do what I can. :)

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 11:48:00 AM
    Super yay for your new book, Drake :) That is wonderful news!I wish you the best with it :) Keep on writing!!

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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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Tanner Cox United States Flag United States Read
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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
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Betty Hobbs United States Flag United States Read
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