Poems by Gregory R Barden

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04/26/2018 Voice of Silence 42 Free verse
04/26/2018 Antithetical 24 Free verse
04/24/2018 haiku 53 Haiku
04/24/2018 Look Closer 57 Haiku
04/23/2018 Tousled 46 Free verse
04/19/2018 Seeking Serenity 95 Rhyme
04/18/2018 Happy 100th Birthday, Joyce 157 Quatrain
04/18/2018 Handiwork 117 Sonnet
04/18/2018 haiku - parrotfish 87 Haiku
04/17/2018 Scales of Amity 60 Couplet
04/15/2018 Speechless 96 Free verse
04/14/2018 Prometheus, Pondered 110 I do not know?
04/13/2018 Concrete and Cyclones 109 Concrete
04/13/2018 The Shores Of Ardor 108 Sonnet
04/13/2018 Wynken and Blynken Boutique 110 Rubaiyat
04/13/2018 Lickety Split 86 Acrostic
04/12/2018 Sea Song 242 Free verse
04/08/2018 Dour Drip 74 Free verse
04/08/2018 Luscious 104 Free verse
04/08/2018 With A Capital R 77 Free verse
04/06/2018 Tears For Apollo 92 Free verse
04/03/2018 Between Wavy Lines 121 Free verse
04/03/2018 Heart Wanted 73 Rhyme
04/03/2018 Quis Sum - I Am 109 Free verse
04/03/2018 Wakes the Moon 139 Monoku
04/02/2018 Sacrifice 122 Rhyme
04/01/2018 The Cross Laments 68 Haiku
04/01/2018 Hope For Spring 221 Italian Sonnet
03/30/2018 Four Aces and a Black Moon 109 Alliteration
03/29/2018 Closer By A Day 100 Monorhyme
03/29/2018 A Tender Wound 142 Enclosed Rhyme
03/28/2018 A Match In the Dark 150 Free verse
03/28/2018 The Nutty Professor 98 Limerick
03/27/2018 Gems and Petals 74 Free verse
03/27/2018 Dear Little Wee One 90 Lyric
03/26/2018 Burlap and Satin 192 Sonnet
03/25/2018 Heaven Scent 141 Quintain (English)
03/24/2018 Pronoun Showdown 118 Rhyme
03/24/2018 Out Of Quietus 107 Free verse
03/23/2018 Little Wet Wings 141 Rubaiyat
03/23/2018 A Ribbon of Pink 108 Pantoum
03/22/2018 See How They Run 114 Rhyme
03/20/2018 The Monkey's Back 115 Rhyme
03/20/2018 A Quiet Shore 230 Free verse
03/19/2018 The Packing Of A Suitcase 201 Couplet
03/17/2018 An Emerald, Most Rare 166 Free verse
03/15/2018 Veil of Evil - Jimmy Savile 272 Free verse
03/14/2018 All That Is Between 286 Free verse
03/14/2018 Hearken the Footfalls 113 Free verse
03/13/2018 Mother 276 Quatrain
03/13/2018 A Fall of Angels 111 Free verse
03/12/2018 Spirit Horse of the Highlands 210 Rhyme
03/11/2018 haiku - peepers 187 Haiku
03/11/2018 Sun and My Sunshine 222 Sonnet
03/10/2018 My Rosy Cheek 136 Rhyme
03/09/2018 Upon Your Arrival 107 Free verse
03/09/2018 Random Acts of Karma 197 Free verse
03/08/2018 Love, Torn 134 Free verse
03/07/2018 That Friday Feeling 174 Rhyme
03/06/2018 haiku - bashful 300 Haiku
03/05/2018 Moments of Gold 144 Free verse
03/05/2018 Morbid Muddle 66 Free verse
03/05/2018 Dressed In Rain 189 Rhyme
03/03/2018 Numbers Plumbers 59 Light Verse
03/02/2018 An Air of Spring 162 Free verse
03/02/2018 The Dance, Hypnotic 105 Free verse
03/02/2018 To The Quick 100 Couplet
02/28/2018 Moonbeams 244 Haiku
02/27/2018 Elegy For Io 116 Rhyme
02/24/2018 In Realms of You 127 Free verse
02/24/2018 Gold of a Rare Shine 120 Couplet
02/23/2018 A Monday's Rain 159 Couplet
02/22/2018 Pink Chanel 87 Free verse
02/21/2018 Haenyeo - Real-Life Mermaids of Jeju 168 Couplet
02/20/2018 O Rare, The Sky 207 Free verse
02/19/2018 Hands Of A Master 157 Couplet
02/19/2018 Merci, Mr Michener 146 Free verse
02/18/2018 Note To Self 139 Quatrain
02/17/2018 You, Eve and I 176 Acrostic
02/16/2018 Eternalia 190 Blank verse
02/16/2018 Small New World 166 Couplet
02/15/2018 An Otherwise Perfect Day 188 Rhyme
02/14/2018 Take Heart, Poets 193 Couplet
02/13/2018 Letting Go 275 Iambic Pentameter
02/13/2018 Second Sight 107 Senryu
02/13/2018 One and Only Hue 178 Iambic Pentameter
02/12/2018 Quirks For Me 135 Quatrain
02/11/2018 Last Sun, K2 139 Free verse
02/10/2018 Masterpiece 193 Free verse
02/09/2018 Done 130 Rhyme
02/09/2018 Reservations For One 100 Light Verse
02/08/2018 Silence 239 Free verse
02/08/2018 No Heroes Here - WWI 200 Free verse
02/07/2018 Spun Like Sugar 133 Free verse
02/03/2018 Moving Write Along 191 Rhyme
02/03/2018 Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be 185 Rhyme
02/03/2018 In Winter's Midst 209 Rhyme
02/02/2018 Sweet Dreams 223 Sonnet
02/01/2018 Just Another Valentine 275 Rhyme
01/31/2018 Change Of Heart 128 Senryu


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!