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Poems by Gregory R Barden

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09/18/2018 Hope S Gaughan 12 Epitaph
09/18/2018 RIP M T Pocquettes 11 Epitaph
09/18/2018 Here Lies Festus Sleape 15 Epitaph
09/18/2018 D S Gruntled RIP 11 Epitaph
09/18/2018 RIP Nephyr E Nuff 8 Epitaph
09/18/2018 Here Lies Laise E Brother 13 Epitaph
09/18/2018 Tom E Aiken 10 Epitaph
09/17/2018 If But One 33 Free verse
09/16/2018 Missing Muzzles 27 Light Verse
09/16/2018 Silhouettes In Moonlight 49 Dramatic Monologue
09/15/2018 RTB 46 Rhyme
09/14/2018 Ache Of Autumn 54 Haiku
09/13/2018 Falling Like Leaves, Again 87 Acrostic
09/12/2018 Freedom, Feigned 80 Alliteration
09/11/2018 A Salt's Serenade 53 Terza Rima
09/09/2018 Mountain Mistress 75 Free verse
09/09/2018 Heaven, The Shortest Journey 86 Free verse
09/08/2018 Apogee 71 Free verse
09/07/2018 Proverbial Monoku 94 Monoku
09/07/2018 haiku 4PG 66 Haiku
09/07/2018 Realm of Wonder 88 Free verse
09/05/2018 Wiping Swiping 126 Limerick
09/03/2018 Going My Way 100 Free verse
09/03/2018 Ladybug 105 Personification
09/02/2018 Loser, Let Go 104 Free verse
09/01/2018 The Horcrux Cave 93 Sonnet
08/29/2018 Red Ink 103 Rhyme
08/26/2018 Ooh That Hurt 150 Rhyme
08/26/2018 Two Fine Fools 107 Rhyme
08/25/2018 My Country 'Tis of Thee 98 Free verse
08/25/2018 Dead Man Dancing 80 Rictameter
08/25/2018 Reasoning Seasoning 98 Couplet
08/24/2018 My Melodious Muse 183 Concrete
08/24/2018 A Reverse Lullaby To the Stars 165 Rhyme
08/24/2018 Sour Grapes 145 Sonnet
08/23/2018 The GOAT 197 Limerick
08/22/2018 To Lose Your Muse 89 Free verse
08/21/2018 Take Me To Your Leader 102 Rhyme
08/21/2018 Mended With Gold - Kintsugi 77 Free verse
08/20/2018 A Quest, Maniacal 97 Free verse
08/17/2018 Eye Love, You 127 Free verse
08/14/2018 Amazon 147 Haiku
08/13/2018 Canis Lupus 207 Free verse
08/13/2018 A Moon's Madness 138 Free verse
08/13/2018 Life's Sweetest Fruit, Hangs Withered on the Vine 87 Free verse
08/11/2018 My Five Senses 144 Free verse
08/10/2018 NEVER Just A Cat 146 Free verse
08/10/2018 Sweet Summer Breeze 157 Lyric
08/10/2018 Intent 80 Free verse
08/09/2018 Kimo Therapy 147 Kimo
08/08/2018 Juliet, Jilted 100 Limerick
08/07/2018 What Love Is 132 Acrostic
08/06/2018 A Walk In Solitude 124 Rispetto
08/04/2018 Breath To Breath 360 Sonnet
08/04/2018 Sola Veritate 69 Free verse
08/03/2018 What He Gets For Empty Nets 162 Limerick
08/01/2018 Black Swan 114 Free verse
07/31/2018 Brother, Mine 139 Rhyme
07/30/2018 Such Does Exist 136 Dramatic Monologue
07/29/2018 Racey Spacey 59 Clerihew
07/26/2018 Untouchable II 87 Rhyme
07/25/2018 Fallen Down 100 Rhyme
07/25/2018 Ocean Elegy 190 Haiku
07/25/2018 Sleepwalking 565 Sonnet
07/24/2018 This Moment 112 Free verse
07/24/2018 Delicate Dusk 177 Sonnet
07/22/2018 Ghost 98 Free verse
07/22/2018 Untouchable 112 Free verse
07/19/2018 You - Still 154 Free verse
07/17/2018 Queequeg - White Water 127 Free verse
07/16/2018 Waking's Weep 171 Free verse
07/15/2018 From First Ball to World Cup 163 Free verse
07/15/2018 A Bleeding Hush 154 Tanka
07/14/2018 Juneteenth 90 Acrostic
07/14/2018 Juneteenth - not for contest 95 Couplet
07/14/2018 A Breath, Bewitched 150 Free verse
07/13/2018 A Dance, Delightful 157 Free verse
07/11/2018 Vagabond 144 Free verse
07/10/2018 In Absentia Stellas 120 Free verse
07/09/2018 Sleep's Mercy 92 Free verse
07/07/2018 Little Things 152 Free verse
07/06/2018 Sad, Sweet Slumber 142 Free verse
07/04/2018 Missing Muse 115 Rhyme
07/01/2018 A Pound's A Pound - Migraine 150 Rhyme
06/30/2018 Uniquely Soundless 151 Free verse
06/30/2018 Brain Un-Freeze - 13 163 Free verse
06/29/2018 The Equalizer, Love 228 Rhyme
06/28/2018 Edge of a Whisper 282 Sonnet
06/27/2018 I Am But A Mortal Craving Your Existence 160 Rhyme
06/24/2018 Friendship's Bloom 160 Rhyme
06/24/2018 Wonderfully Wet 471 Rhyme
06/24/2018 Harp's Reverie - Angel in the Rain 256 Quatrain
06/22/2018 Seventh Heaven 120 Blank verse
06/22/2018 Ventriloquist 148 Rhyme
06/19/2018 Sunup Seraph 160 Rhyme
06/16/2018 Mister Z 127 Free verse
06/15/2018 A Burning Bleed 173 Free verse
06/15/2018 Abandon 217 Free verse
06/15/2018 Kiss of Summer 235 Free verse
06/14/2018 Pleiades 119 Verse
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Quotes

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!