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11/14/2018 Black Powder, Paradise 62 Free verse
11/10/2018 Raising Hades in the 80's 59 Blank verse
11/10/2018 Life, Cried To Sighed 39 Rhyme
11/09/2018 Broken Angel 44 Rhyme
11/09/2018 Red Umbrella 87 Rhyme
11/06/2018 The Song, Life 134 Free verse
11/04/2018 Oh, But Your Hand 76 Free verse
11/04/2018 Twilight Plunge 107 Free verse
11/04/2018 To Read You 81 Free verse
11/04/2018 CReAtiVe CoNForMiTy 93 Free verse
11/03/2018 Two Sixteenths Tied 97 Shape
11/03/2018 Winter Wildflower 109 Rhyme
11/02/2018 The Truth Of Rainbows 114 Rhyme
11/02/2018 God's Good Week 84 ABC
11/02/2018 Envy 92 Choka
11/02/2018 Search For Tomorrow 47 Rhyme
10/31/2018 Heaven's Tears 112 Lyric
10/29/2018 Poets, All 64 Senryu
10/29/2018 Alone-To-Lonely 67 Free verse
10/27/2018 Three Wishes 79 Rhyme
10/27/2018 Something New 89 Rhyme
10/25/2018 Antarctica 66 Free verse
10/25/2018 Blame The Moon 80 Quatrain
10/24/2018 Heart Wanted 62 Quatrain
10/22/2018 Six-Word Couplet Series Encore 90 Couplet
10/21/2018 My Darling Boy 111 Quatrain
10/21/2018 By Hope's Own Hand 80 Free verse
10/20/2018 Lighthouse 67 Free verse
10/19/2018 Autumn-ku 129 Haiku
10/16/2018 Vermilion Fall 119 Couplet
10/15/2018 Sky of Horror - Io's End 125 Rhyme
10/12/2018 Easy 141 Free verse
10/11/2018 Manna From Nana 95 Haiku
10/11/2018 Return To the Highland Mist 109 Free verse
10/10/2018 Avaricious 151 Free verse
10/04/2018 Parable of the Talents 159 Rhyme
10/04/2018 The Spiritualist Spirit 131 Rhyme
10/01/2018 Her Eyes Were Like Fireflies 134 Free verse
10/01/2018 Last Tour 69 Senryu
09/30/2018 Mischief 115 I do not know?
09/29/2018 Expression Expressed 163 Rubaiyat
09/29/2018 A Moment's Rain 134 Carpe Diem
09/29/2018 Still The One 115 Couplet
09/28/2018 tropic triangle 94 Haiku
09/27/2018 Six-Word Couplet Series 191 Couplet
09/26/2018 Ancient Embers 111 Rubaiyat
09/26/2018 To The Hilt 85 Free verse
09/26/2018 Lumiere 89 Free verse
09/25/2018 Oh, Moon 180 Free verse
09/24/2018 Beautiful Mystery 185 Sonnet
09/23/2018 The Short Of It 105 Light Verse
09/23/2018 Lost To Autumn 208 Quintain (English)
09/23/2018 And It Shall Be Given 127 Free verse
09/23/2018 Hush 148 Free verse
09/22/2018 Symposia 79 Enclosed Rhyme
09/20/2018 Nature, Human 282 Free verse
09/20/2018 Hallows Spooky Night 213 Rhyme
09/19/2018 Mended With Gold 117 Free verse
09/18/2018 Hope S Gaughan 106 Epitaph
09/18/2018 RIP M T Pocquettes 57 Epitaph
09/18/2018 Here Lies Festus Sleape 75 Epitaph
09/18/2018 D S Gruntled RIP 61 Epitaph
09/18/2018 RIP Nephyr E Nuff 65 Epitaph
09/18/2018 Here Lies Laise E Brother 71 Epitaph
09/18/2018 Tom E Aiken 161 Epitaph
09/17/2018 If But One 180 Free verse
09/16/2018 Missing Muzzles 68 Light Verse
09/16/2018 Silhouettes In Moonlight 233 Dramatic Monologue
09/15/2018 RTB 99 Rhyme
09/14/2018 Ache Of Autumn 247 Haiku
09/13/2018 Falling Like Leaves, Again 184 Acrostic
09/12/2018 Freedom, Feigned 194 Alliteration
09/11/2018 A Salt's Serenade 117 Terza Rima
09/09/2018 Mountain Mistress 136 Free verse
09/09/2018 Heaven, The Shortest Journey 200 Free verse
09/08/2018 Apogee 154 Free verse
09/07/2018 Proverbial Monoku 153 Monoku
09/07/2018 haiku 4PG 127 Haiku
09/07/2018 Realm of Wonder 151 Free verse
09/05/2018 Wiping Swiping 177 Limerick
09/03/2018 Going My Way 210 Free verse
09/03/2018 Ladybug 196 Personification
09/02/2018 Loser, Let Go 180 Free verse
09/01/2018 The Horcrux Cave 150 Sonnet
08/29/2018 Red Ink 152 Rhyme
08/26/2018 Ooh That Hurt 205 Rhyme
08/26/2018 Two Fine Fools 162 Rhyme
08/25/2018 My Country 'Tis of Thee 171 Free verse
08/25/2018 Dead Man Dancing 123 Rictameter
08/25/2018 Reasoning Seasoning 141 Couplet
08/24/2018 My Melodious Muse 398 Concrete
08/24/2018 A Reverse Lullaby To the Stars 260 Rhyme
08/24/2018 Sour Grapes 220 Sonnet
08/23/2018 The GOAT 358 Limerick
08/22/2018 To Lose Your Muse 130 Couplet
08/21/2018 Take Me To Your Leader 181 Rhyme
08/21/2018 Kintsugi 122 Free verse
08/20/2018 A Quest, Maniacal 161 Free verse
08/17/2018 Eye Love, You 179 Free verse
08/14/2018 Amazon 185 Haiku
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Quote Left I was there again today ... your voice whispering across the years. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is but one ultimate truth - there will always be questions, there will NOT always be ... answers. Quote Right
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Quote Left 'A writer writes, always!' Write for ANY reason, just write! I believe we are special tools for the 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

TitleCategories
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!