Poems by Gregory R Barden

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02/19/2018 Hands of the Master 28 Couplet
02/19/2018 Merci, Mr Michener 26 Free verse
02/18/2018 Note To Self 37 Quatrain
02/17/2018 You, Eve and I 71 Acrostic
02/16/2018 Eternalia 45 Blank verse
02/16/2018 Small New World 50 Couplet
02/15/2018 An Otherwise Perfect Day 92 Rhyme
02/14/2018 Take Heart, Poets 79 Couplet
02/13/2018 Letting Go 81 Iambic Pentameter
02/13/2018 Second Sight 45 Senryu
02/13/2018 One and Only Hue 71 Iambic Pentameter
02/12/2018 Quirks For Me 54 Quatrain
02/11/2018 Last Sun, K2 73 Free verse
02/10/2018 Masterpiece 81 Free verse
02/09/2018 Done 70 Rhyme
02/09/2018 Reservations For One 59 Light Poetry
02/08/2018 Silence 110 Free verse
02/08/2018 No Heroes Here - WWI 99 Free verse
02/07/2018 Spun Like Sugar 63 Free verse
02/03/2018 Moving Write Along 142 Rhyme
02/03/2018 Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be 95 Rhyme
02/03/2018 In Winter's Midst 152 Rhyme
02/02/2018 Sweet Dreams 108 Sonnet
02/01/2018 Just Another Valentine 180 Rhyme
01/31/2018 Change Of Heart 75 Senryu
01/31/2018 Sweetest Song 52 Senryu
01/31/2018 To Sail the Sky 177 Couplet
01/31/2018 Loch Ness - The Last Solstice 72 Free verse
01/30/2018 What Stirs the Darkness 91 Free verse
01/30/2018 Painful Wisdom 76 Rhyme
01/30/2018 Weather Forecast 155 Free verse
01/25/2018 Tender Lies, Turned 163 Rhyme
01/25/2018 Slice of Paradise, Cooled 137 Tyburn
01/24/2018 Spring-tide - Memories On the Breeze 187 Free verse
01/24/2018 Two 9-11 66 Senryu
01/23/2018 Sad Clown - Robin Williams 93 Senryu
01/23/2018 Adversity 9-11 78 Senryu
01/21/2018 Duchess and the Dunce 125 Sonnet
01/21/2018 Sanctuary 79 Sonnet
01/20/2018 First Date, Love, Time 135 Sonnet
01/19/2018 The Flower and the Hummingbird 146 Couplet
01/17/2018 Last Lie, Cold 208 Sonnet
01/17/2018 Afoul of a Fowl 146 Rhyme
01/17/2018 What Is White 163 Free verse
01/17/2018 A Weeping Willow Mourns 110 Rhyme
01/16/2018 Appetizer 80 Senryu
01/16/2018 Numbered 84 Senryu
01/16/2018 Shady Stuff 89 Senryu
01/16/2018 The Crazy Cat Lady 134 Couplet
01/15/2018 My Blue Cheese Is Brussels Sprouts 185 Rhyme
01/13/2018 Fool's Gold 80 Senryu
01/13/2018 Touch Talk 86 Senryu
01/12/2018 Prisoner 89 Senryu
01/12/2018 Moonlight Lanyard 104 Free verse
01/08/2018 A Diabolical Grace 131 Free verse
01/08/2018 A Snowy Evening Walk 171 Rhyme
01/07/2018 To Speak Of Women 249 Free verse
01/06/2018 Tossed On the Tides 153 Rhyme
01/05/2018 Kick the Can 135 Free verse
01/01/2018 Spring Blush 170 Monoku
01/01/2018 Birth Of Me 106 Free verse
12/30/2017 Lark's Lament 183 Tanka
12/30/2017 Morning Ritual 161 Free verse
12/30/2017 Fred 121 Limerick
12/29/2017 From My Lips To Santa's Ears 102 Sonnet
12/28/2017 Captiva Morns 135 Free verse
12/27/2017 Being Young 352 Rhyme
12/26/2017 Strange Priorities 182 Dramatic monologue
12/25/2017 The Ultimate VR 117 Dramatic monologue
12/23/2017 U R My Drug 315 Rhyme
12/21/2017 Sound Of Sense 146 Rhyme
12/20/2017 My Music Wonderland 176 Rhyme
12/20/2017 Five Letter Words - Tepid Tryst 206 Shape
12/19/2017 On A Moonlit Bay 163 Rhyme
12/18/2017 Wonderment 145 Couplet
12/17/2017 Dear Santa, What I Want For Christmas 134 Free verse
12/16/2017 After Forever 129 Rhyme
12/15/2017 My Happy Christmas Present 153 Tetractys
12/15/2017 Seas Of Love 230 Free verse
12/12/2017 Oh, Christmas Tree 173 Free verse
12/11/2017 Wilderness Walk 160 Couplet
12/09/2017 A Spoonful of Snow 200 Rhyme
12/09/2017 Christmas, Not Just For Christmas 163 Free verse
12/08/2017 A Christmas Snow Angel - Part 2 115 Dramatic Verse
12/08/2017 A Christmas Snow Angel - Part 1 178 Dramatic Verse
12/07/2017 An Absinthe Eventide 148 Quintella
12/05/2017 Blazing Beast 129 Alliteration
12/05/2017 Dear Gustav 236 Couplet
12/01/2017 If Only Now, As Then 208 Free verse
12/01/2017 A Gift of Christmas Magic 231 Free verse
11/29/2017 Sweet Poison, Mine 192 Rubaiyat
11/29/2017 A Pen Friend 168 Free verse
11/29/2017 Amaranthine 118 Free verse
11/29/2017 The Veiled Depths - Constanza 271 Rhyme
11/27/2017 To The Slanderers 136 Free verse
11/27/2017 Oh, Awe 147 Free verse
11/25/2017 On Tranquil Lake 245 Rubaiyat
11/20/2017 A Feral Frozen 269 Free verse
11/20/2017 Hero - A War Unseen 208 Rhyme
11/19/2017 The Last Tomten 186 Free verse


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!