Poems by Gregory R Barden

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07/17/2018 Queequeg - White Water 44 Free verse
07/16/2018 Waking's Weep 40 Free verse
07/15/2018 From First Ball to World Cup 49 Free verse
07/15/2018 A Bleeding Hush 72 Tanka
07/14/2018 Juneteenth 50 Acrostic
07/14/2018 Juneteenth - not for contest 59 Couplet
07/14/2018 A Breath, Bewitched 70 Free verse
07/13/2018 A Dance, Delightful 95 Free verse
07/11/2018 Vagabond 77 Free verse
07/10/2018 In Absentia Stellas 69 Free verse
07/09/2018 Sleep's Mercy 47 Free verse
07/07/2018 Little Things 91 Free verse
07/06/2018 Sad, Sweet Slumber 76 Free verse
07/04/2018 Missing Muse 68 Rhyme
07/01/2018 A Pound's A Pound - Migraine 97 Rhyme
06/30/2018 Uniquely Soundless 93 Free verse
06/30/2018 Brain Un-Freeze - 13 91 Free verse
06/29/2018 The Equalizer, Love 176 Rhyme
06/28/2018 Edge of a Whisper 137 Sonnet
06/27/2018 I Am But A Mortal Craving Your Existence 118 Rhyme
06/24/2018 Friendship's Bloom 120 Rhyme
06/24/2018 Wonderfully Wet 320 Rhyme
06/24/2018 Harp's Reverie - Angel in the Rain 118 Quatrain
06/22/2018 Seventh Heaven 72 Blank verse
06/22/2018 Ventriloquist 99 Rhyme
06/19/2018 Sunup Seraph 119 Rhyme
06/16/2018 Mister Z 97 Free verse
06/15/2018 A Burning Bleed 119 Free verse
06/15/2018 Abandon 138 Free verse
06/15/2018 Kiss of Summer 139 Free verse
06/14/2018 Pleiades 82 Verse
06/14/2018 A Dark Prescience 105 Haiku
06/13/2018 Careful What You Ask For 79 Rhyme
06/12/2018 Plunge 105 Rhyme
06/08/2018 Anthony Bourdain 1956-2018 126 Free verse
06/07/2018 The Gristmill, Life 148 Free verse
06/06/2018 The Way You Walk 165 Free verse
06/02/2018 Portent of Perseids 126 Rhyme
06/02/2018 The Bends 83 Monoku
05/31/2018 Serrated 168 Monoku
05/28/2018 haiga - summer 149 Haiku
05/27/2018 Her Happy Place 160 Monorhyme
05/26/2018 Oye, Karin 83 Free verse
05/25/2018 Your Pad Or Mine 243 Free verse
05/24/2018 Greener Grass 135 Dramatic Monologue
05/22/2018 Little Plush Bunny 88 Rhyme
05/22/2018 Oh Phrases, Grand and Furtive 106 Free verse
05/17/2018 The Cliche' Of Cliche's 102 Free verse
05/17/2018 Sleeplessness 136 Free verse
05/16/2018 Summer Love 194 Sonnet
05/14/2018 The Essence of Soft Shadows 177 Free verse
05/14/2018 Death, Where Are You 176 Rhyme
05/13/2018 Ville Vivante 103 Free verse
05/12/2018 Sorry Scoundrel 148 Sonnet
05/11/2018 Pool Of Me 107 Free verse
05/11/2018 Listen 263 Free verse
05/11/2018 Country's Conscience 97 Free verse
05/09/2018 COMMON Commonality 374 Rhyme
05/08/2018 Blood And Fire 151 Rhyme
05/08/2018 Love, Disordered 193 Free verse
05/08/2018 Still-Billy Bubba 119 Light Verse
05/08/2018 haiga - ocean 189 Haiku
05/07/2018 Infidele Infini 106 Free verse
05/06/2018 You Can Call Me Ray 187 Free verse
05/06/2018 Wise, Asp 161 Free verse
05/03/2018 Chrysalis 217 Free verse
05/01/2018 Love, Tousled 185 Free verse
04/30/2018 The Ultimate VR 170 Dramatic Monologue
04/29/2018 From Us, To Dust 248 Sijo
04/27/2018 haiku - catalpa 152 Haiku
04/27/2018 An Angel, Unknown 216 Dramatic Verse
04/27/2018 Sign of the Times 155 Acrostic
04/26/2018 Voice of Silence 129 Free verse
04/26/2018 Antithetical 101 Free verse
04/24/2018 haiku - kindness 196 Haiku
04/24/2018 Look Closer 158 Haiku
04/19/2018 Seeking Serenity 184 Rhyme
04/18/2018 Happy 100th Birthday, Joyce 274 Quatrain
04/18/2018 Handiwork 209 Sonnet
04/18/2018 Parrotfish 171 Haiku
04/17/2018 Scales of Amity 139 Couplet
04/15/2018 Speechless 336 Free verse
04/14/2018 Prometheus, Pondered 187 I do not know?
04/13/2018 Concrete and Cyclones 322 Concrete
04/13/2018 The Shores Of Ardor 205 Sonnet
04/13/2018 Wynken and Blynken Boutique 158 Rubaiyat
04/13/2018 Lickety Split 116 Acrostic
04/12/2018 Sea Song 617 Free verse
04/08/2018 Tepid Trill 152 Free verse
04/08/2018 Luscious 191 Free verse
04/08/2018 With A Capital R 134 Free verse
04/06/2018 Tears For Apollo 141 Free verse
04/03/2018 Between Wavy Lines 237 Free verse
04/03/2018 Heart Wanted 106 Rhyme
04/03/2018 Quis Sum - I Am 187 Free verse
04/03/2018 Wakes the Moon 196 Monoku
04/02/2018 Sacrifice 204 Rhyme
04/01/2018 The Cross Laments 110 Haiku
04/01/2018 Hope For Spring 392 Italian Sonnet
03/30/2018 Four Aces and a Black Moon 180 Alliteration


Quote Left 'A writer writes, always!' Write for ANY reason, just write! I believe we are special tools for a creative conscience, and learning to hear that voice begins by just articulating or activating, and staying attuned to what happens. Put the pen to paper - or fingers to the keyboard - see where it takes you, and apply those results to your puddle of wisdom... swirl it, dip your toes, taste the sweet and bitter. Yes - just DO it! Quote Right
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Quote Left I was but a spotless lad, until the day I kissed an angel ... and tasted the tongue of a demon. Quote Right
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Quote Left A cross stands empty above the grave, for the price of Grace has already been paid. Quote Right
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Quote Left Your SMILE is like a raindrop in the desert ... it's all I long for, yet it leaves me thirsty for so much MORE. Quote Right
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Quote Left LOVE is a many-chambered prison that we go to willingly ... and our sentences are dispatched by those we trust with the keys. Quote Right
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Quote Left MUSIC is the rhythm of the earth, the voice of the heavens, and the universal language of the heart. Quote Right
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Quote Left Wouldn't it be nice if people spent as much time talking TO each other ... as they do talking ABOUT each other? Quote Right
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Quote Left Artists ... ours is not to understand the Creative Conscience ... but rather to be its VOICE. Quote Right
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Short Stories

The Spires of Talos (Intro or Part Four?) fantasy, science fiction,
The Spires Of Talos (Part Three?) fantasy, science fiction,
The Spires Of Talos (Part One? Work-In-Progress - Unfinished) fantasy, science fiction,
Does The Bell Still Ring For You? christmas, inspirational, love,
Notes From Hispaniola 1.20.2010 inspirational,
A Stop On Tatooine fantasy, funny, mystery, science fiction, travel,



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I started writing in prep school, and was one of the only students to ever win the Payson-Bird Prize, (for Excellence in English Composition), as a freshman. The professor who gave me the award was an alumni of both Cambride and Oxford, and while I never took his encouragement seriously, he nonetheless saw something special in me at that young age. I wish I had listened to him more intently, but I had too many other interests, (music and girls the most pressing), and I didn't start writing again "seriously" until the Fall of 2016, and joined The Soup in December of that year.

Since then I have enjoyed this community and grown a great deal as a writer, and more importantly, made a number of wonderful friends, for who I am truly thankful. I have been to many other similar sites, but found this one to be the best for me. I try very hard to create original metaphor and fresh, unusual imagery, but do so in ways that make SENSE. I find poems that are stuffed full of "big" or fancy words for the sake of sounding articulate or "deep", to be of little import and interest, but unusual words used in creative and unique ways can be a bonus to good writing, (most intelligent people know the difference).

In contrast, using simple words in unusual ways can be equally as beautiful and unique, and there is an art to that style of application as well, and for those reasons words themselves are fascinating to me. I believe I have been given a gift that enables me to put those words together in ways that elicit emotion, but that the creative intuition and acumen that transforms those elements into beauty and poetic excellence, is something that comes from withOUT - that we are all just tools for a higher power, and that staying in tune with that energy is critical to creativity.

I hope you'll take a moment to read some of my poems, and please leave a comment, if you would be so kind. Blessings!