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I am a man of many interests - TOO many, I think, lol - and because of that I never gave writing the attention I should have when I was young. I started writing poetry in December of 2016, and joined Poetry Soup at the same time. I am currently working on an R&B/Soul album for a major label, so, as has usually been the case, poetry does not get the time I'd like to give it, (though I plan to change that in the future, and write a book-or-two, a sci-fi novel and an autobiography) ...

I like to incorporate classic styles and phrasing into a modern frame when I write poetry, and try to cover a wide range of genres, but I enjoy the darkly sensual the most, despite its limited audience. I hope you'll give my rather unusual style a chance, read a piece-or-two, and leave a comment, if you'd be so kind. I also hope you'll visit my music web site as well, (at the following address under my moniker "Bahku") - mostly (very) old recordings there, but also a snippet of the first single coming, and more new stuff soon!

Thanks for stopping by my page - blessings!

Rithimus Divisa Finalized

Blog Posted:5/1/2019 11:06:00 PM

Another contest stuffed with wonderful entries, and NO N/A's!! I was a bit more "relaxed" with my qualifications this time, and the differences between placements was very close, and came down to little things, (flow, rhythm, phrasing, etc.). The difference between 1st and second was even closer, and was decided by emotional impact primarily.

Congrats to all and thank you SO much for the treat and blessing of your amazing talents and wonderful writes ... I have been out straight lately with little time to read and comment, (one of my favorite things), so this gift of incredible poetry was like Christmas for me. What a privilege and honor to be among such wonderful writers and special folks - bless you all!

Please watch for my next contest, which will be a Free Verse version of Rithimus Divisa, (which I will also be running again in the not-too-distant future). Thank you, my friends!

- The Bard

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Date: 5/3/2019 12:15:00 PM
I understand how difficult it is to judge a contest Greg. I appreciate my placement in your contest and your blog. I will enjoy reading all the entries. Congratulations to all the winners. I look forward to finding an entry I can use for your next contest. Thank you for hosting this contest. I know how much time is entailed Greg. xxoo
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Date: 5/2/2019 4:27:00 PM
Greg, thank you for your contest and my awesome placement! :)
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Date: 5/2/2019 2:06:00 PM
Thank you, Greg, for the unique contest and your uplifting blog. I agree with Andrea- a standalone verse is difficult to single out. I appreciate my placement and congrats to all your winners. Sandra :)
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Date: 5/2/2019 12:52:00 PM
I loved this contest, Greg. Even with all my many poems, it was not that easy to track down a poem that had one quatrain I could use all alone. I look forward to reading all the winners. Thanks for my placement and congrats to all. Look forward to your free verse version of this one.
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Date: 5/2/2019 11:46:00 AM
Sometimes it’s good to be reminded that “good” does not always equate to “blithering on for hours!” Short and sweet wins the day! Thanks for the contest and the place Greg!
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Date: 5/2/2019 8:40:00 AM
Greg, thank you for an interesting contest and for my fine placement and congrats to all your winners and for this beautifully worded blog !
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My Past Blog Posts

Rithimus Divisa Finalized
Date Posted: 5/1/2019 11:06:00 PM
Strength Thru Adversity - My Last Premiere Contest
Date Posted: 4/3/2019 2:53:00 PM
Movie Magic Contest Finalized
Date Posted: 3/23/2019 9:11:00 PM
Movie Magic UPDATE
Date Posted: 1/16/2019 5:43:00 PM
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Happy Birthday, Nina!
Date Posted: 12/12/2018 6:14:00 AM
The Dog Days Endure - Finalized
Date Posted: 12/1/2018 3:41:00 AM
For Paradise, CA
Date Posted: 11/19/2018 2:31:00 AM
Date Posted: 8/21/2018 1:18:00 AM
QARINAGE - Results Posted
Date Posted: 6/10/2018 9:27:00 PM
MINUANETTA - Results Posted
Date Posted: 4/29/2018 11:46:00 AM
Not So, the Gifted Few
Date Posted: 4/7/2018 2:20:00 AM
Date Posted: 3/26/2018 6:24:00 AM
Date Posted: 3/11/2018 7:50:00 PM
Water & Sky Results Posted
Date Posted: 1/24/2018 5:10:00 AM
Happy New Year & Thanks, Fellow Soupers!
Date Posted: 1/1/2018 1:12:00 AM
Date Posted: 3/17/2017 7:16:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/20/2019 Night Shoes Free verseappreciation,body,dance,m
5/20/2019 China Doll Free versebaby,childhood,dream,fath
5/19/2019 My Toofy Gwin Rhymechild,childhood,funny,hum
5/19/2019 Still, A Cold Rain Verseappreciation,christian,fa
5/18/2019 To Roam Midst Twilight Fells Rhymedream,fantasy,imagination
5/16/2019 It's Back Free verseappreciation,body,sensual
5/15/2019 Precious Taaffeite Rhymeappreciation,beauty,color
5/13/2019 Hope's Harlequin Free verseheartbreak,lost love,love
5/11/2019 A Door In Paris Rhymeadventure,fantasy,fear,mu
5/11/2019 Ultraviolet Free verseanalogy,appreciation,dark
5/11/2019 Hi-Hat Cinqkuanimal,appreciation,bird,
5/10/2019 We Wind Together, Stream and I Rhymeappreciation,beauty,fishi
5/10/2019 The Sojourn, Self Rhymeanalogy,appreciation,intr
5/9/2019 Bobbing Bells Trioletappreciation,beauty,flowe
5/8/2019 Parentum Dolorum Free verseappreciation,child,childr
5/7/2019 A Curse, Human Sonnetanalogy,fantasy,planet,sc
5/4/2019 The Longest Walk Crystallineanalogy,change,love,metap
5/3/2019 Moonchild Rhymechild,childhood,fantasy,m
5/3/2019 Queen Anne's Lace Ethereeappreciation,beauty,flowe
5/3/2019 Sail The Stars Lyricanalogy,metaphor,spiritua
5/2/2019 Scrumptious Free versebody,love,metaphor,passio
4/30/2019 Snubs To Nubs Free verseconfidence,dedication,ins
4/30/2019 Atonement Rhymeanalogy,feelings,heart,lo
4/29/2019 Kiss Your Eyes Coupletappreciation,kiss,love,
4/27/2019 Whirlpool Terza Rimafantasy,history,mythology
4/27/2019 Cup O' Fancy Free verseanalogy,imagination,life,
4/26/2019 Sacrifice Your Light For Me Free verseanalogy,fantasy,imagery,l
4/26/2019 ND - If But Stone Free versebetrayal,conflict,fantasy
4/25/2019 Travel Light Dramatic Versechild,children,loss,war,
4/25/2019 I've Got Your Back Free versecrush,high school,longing
4/25/2019 What Is A Miracle Free verseappreciation,life,meaning
4/22/2019 Adventureland Rhymeappreciation,child,childh
4/22/2019 Hope, Hushed Sapphic stanzabeauty,flower,longing,lov
4/22/2019 Wisdom Of Invictus Quatrainappreciation,confusion,in
4/20/2019 Anything But Free verseanger,break up,lost love,
4/19/2019 Soften, Spring Rhymeappreciation,nature,sprin
4/19/2019 Peepers Choir Free verseanimal,appreciation,natur
4/19/2019 Last Hope Free versegoodbye,hurt,kiss,loss,lo
4/18/2019 Love, The Only Why Free verseanalogy,child,father daug
4/18/2019 To Heal Thyself Free verseappreciation,death,love,s
4/17/2019 My Hot Drug, You Free verseanalogy,drug,love,metapho
4/17/2019 Suddenly, Swans Free verseanalogy,animal,appreciati
4/16/2019 Spring Hopes, Eternal Diminished Hexaverseappreciation,beauty,flowe
4/16/2019 RIP Nephyr E Nough Epitaphdad,eulogy,funny,
4/16/2019 Here Lies Brutha N Lauh Epitaphdeath,eulogy,family,funer
4/16/2019 Headed Home Lanternehome,longing,soulmate,tra
4/14/2019 Pirate Priorities Limerickfun,humorous,
4/14/2019 A Sultry Eve - Love Snippets 4 Free versebody,desire,fun,love,pass
4/14/2019 It's Just A Job Free versetechnology,violence,war,
4/13/2019 Mercy, Turned Free verseanalogy,forgiveness,human
4/13/2019 I'm Afraid There's No Denyin' Personificationbeauty,flower,metaphor,sp
4/11/2019 Flames Die, Fawning Free verseanalogy,beauty,fantasy,go
4/10/2019 Crime Of Passion Free verseanalogy,betrayal,metaphor
4/10/2019 Not A Night For Dancing Free versebeauty,dark,moon,river,wa
4/9/2019 The Son Also Rises Free verseappreciation,christian,ea
4/8/2019 Your Absinthe Eyes Lyricbeauty,love,metaphor,pass
4/7/2019 Stereotype Free verseanalogy,art,muse,music,pe
4/6/2019 Grateful Gardener Free verseanalogy,appreciation,chil
4/6/2019 Death's Cold Hand Elegydark,death,fear,introspec
4/5/2019 Truth One Free verseanalogy,death,life,wisdom
4/5/2019 Gone, Never Gone Free verseanalogy,betrayal,lost lov
4/4/2019 Being Young Rhymeage,joy,love,passion,yout
4/4/2019 Strange Priorities Free verseappreciation,humanity,iro
4/4/2019 Return Free verseadventure,friendship,long
4/2/2019 Moment, Most Rare Free versepassion,sensual,soulmate,
4/1/2019 Forest Fires Rhymeanalogy,life,memory,metap
4/1/2019 And Early To Rise Personificationanalogy,beauty,flower,lif
3/30/2019 Liberty, Lost Free versebetrayal,conflict,freedom
3/28/2019 Under the Pier II Free versegrief,loss,ocean,soulmate
3/28/2019 Spring Explosion Haikuhealth,humanity,nature,sp
3/28/2019 Racey Spacey Clerihewcelebrity,metaphor,violen
3/28/2019 Under the Pier I Free verseloss,lost love,moon,night
3/27/2019 Bougainvillea Free verseanalogy,death,flower,life
3/26/2019 Ribbon Free verseanalogy,cancer,health,los
3/25/2019 The Smidget Puggily and Her Prettisome Guru Free versefantasy,humorous,light,
3/24/2019 You Be the Judge Free verseanalogy,appreciation,emot
3/23/2019 Gift of Glad - For Jan Allison Limerickappreciation,friendship,p
3/23/2019 Sky Afire - JQ Juejuappreciation,metaphor,moo
3/23/2019 Springtide Lanterneflower,life,spring,
3/23/2019 You Complete Me Free verseintrospection,passion,sou
3/23/2019 Daffodil Kimoappreciation,beauty,flowe
3/23/2019 A Maine Refrain - The First Annual Poetry Soup Convention Coupletfriendship,poetry,travel,
3/21/2019 Tender Blossoms Rhymechildhood,life,love,lust,
3/20/2019 A Gifted Pig Named Polly Light Verseanimal,fantasy,flying,hum
3/20/2019 Lost, Not Gone Free verseappreciation,child,life,l
3/19/2019 Sands of Time Rhymeanalogy,appreciation,deat
3/19/2019 Body Language Senryuanalogy,body,language,met
3/18/2019 Going Green Limerickcolor,green,humorous,
3/17/2019 The Surge, Life Sonnetappreciation,beauty,envir
3/17/2019 El Capitan Tankaadventure,courage,earth,j
3/16/2019 Sleepy Seeds Rhymedream,fantasy,Lullaby,sle
3/16/2019 My Little Book Worm - Love Snippets 3 Free verseanalogy,appreciation,book
3/14/2019 Heads Or Tails Free verseanalogy,metaphor,
3/14/2019 Dream Acrosticdream,fantasy,imagination
3/13/2019 A Legacy Worth Bearing - FV Free verseappreciation,family,fathe
3/13/2019 I'm Always Right Here Lyricabsence,death,life,loss,s
3/13/2019 Boundless Lanterneanalogy,courage,flower,li
3/12/2019 A Scraping of Shovels Free verseanalogy,death,memory,
3/12/2019 Legend's Last Moon Free versefantasy,moon,myth,nature,
3/12/2019 War Postponed - No Clouds Free versecelebrity,film,nostalgia,

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Fav Poems

A Midsummer Night's Beach Free versebeauty,color,creation,sea
Joy May Our Love Say Dizaindesire,devotion,love,roma
Highveld Storm Rhymebreak up,longing,
The World Around US Rhymeearth,environment,war,
The Ride Iambic Pentameterimagination,memory,sad,
Never Shame a Woman Quatrainpassion,women,
Surely, I Shall Prosebirth,death,
Cry For Wind Quatrainanalogy,animal,beautiful,
Love of Nature Coupletnature,
AURORA AT DAWN Rhymebeauty,inspirational,morn
My Big Fat Gypsy Poem Rhymehumor,marriage,wedding,
A Prince for Roseanne Rhymefantasy,
Picture Perfect Rhymeamerica,corruption,deep,p
It don't really matter Rhymefun,humor,love,
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - EMOTIVE WRITE Rhymeabuse,bullying,house,lone
Broken Soldiers Rhymeage,humanity,soldier,
I DANCE Prose Poetryabuse,dance,music,pain,
Love will come to you Lyricintrospection,longing,lov
Violin Free verselonely,muse,romance,roman
Gutter Pavement Runway Flight Free verseaddiction,appreciation,da
The Potter and the clay Narrativechange,character,conflict
Worlds Of Ice Free versedream,love,memory,sleep,w
May Showers Contest Haikunature,rain,
Time Lost In The Current Verseemotions,fear,ocean,
Yet not broken by the blues Free verseanti bullying,holocaust,m
Lost Childhood -Part 4- Rhymeabuse,child,child abuse,c
Freedom Is Written In Stars And Moon Free verseabuse,change,dark,freedom
Diamonds From The Sky Blank versebeautiful,beauty,desire,e
Starshine and silhouettes Rhymebeauty,dance,desire,image
Hollow man Rhymehappiness,introspection,i
From glory to dust-2 Acrosticangst,confusion,corruptio
Rainless Clouds Pantoumblue,sad,
Landscape - Beach Scene Quatrainart,
What Poetry Is Free verseimagery,poetry,words,
A Candid Rainscape Free verseflower,imagery,nature,rai
White Rainbows Imagismcolor,garden,imagery,
Amethyst Fate Ottava rimaflower,imagery,metaphor,
Love Lies Bleeding Rispettoflower,metaphor,
TOUCH -Sharon's Acrostic contest Acrosticspiritual,
my solitary wandering Free versememory,solitude,
MAWU AMONGST STARS Sonnetbeauty,magic,memory,
Real Men Wear Pink Rhymecharacter,funny,humor,per
POETS Rhymeappreciation,encouraging,
Sea of Love Rhymelove,love hurts,sea,
Collateral damage Dramatic monologuecharacter,courage,freedom
The Pearl Free versebeauty,blue,love,moon,nig
Morning Cues Versebeautiful,
Words-The Heart of Imagination Free verseuniverse,words,
He Has My Heart Verseart,longing,lust,passion,
July Free versesummer,
Transition to Death - Part I Free verseabsence,anger,dark,death,
a night of passion Couplethappiness,lust,passion,ro
The Stars and Beyond Sestinaspace,stars,
For the Fisher King on His Golden Jubilee Sonnetbirthday,friend,
NEVER TO BE MINE Free versegrief,i miss you,memorial
GOODBYE, MY LOVE Versedeath,goodbye,
Be Yourself Free verseconfusion,courage,emotion
A Kiss Remembered Rhymelove,
as cold sudden rain Haikulove,nature,
In Silence Personificationautumn,death,
O, the murmuring waves -- Versespiritual,
Snow Falling Personificationbeauty,winter,
Realization Sonnetlife,
You Echo, Silent Still Free verselost love,
DESPICABLE Free verseabuse,evil,girl,
Insomnia Rhymeanxiety,imagery,lonelines
For the Love of Poetry Blank versepoetry,poets,words,
Rape Free verseabuse,
ulan at sinag ng araw: pagmumuni ng isang tulirong isip Free verseangst,feelings,introspect
Chasing the man in the moon Free verseabsence,childhood,father
Miss Allegheny Mountain Monorhymeimagery,mountains,nature,
Mister Joe Jangles Free versepoetry,poets,
I am Every Woman Biobeauty,deep,emotions,enco
LAKE'S MUSIC Free versepeace,river,song,
Moonlight tango Dramatic monologuedance,desire,men,moon,rom
Shadow Free verselost love,
Memories, In The Silent Dust Prose Poetrychildhood,nostalgia,old,
If I Let My Mind Meander Free verselost love,metaphor,
What Might Have Been Verselost love,
Late Summer Nights Dream at the Cat in the Hat Coupletimagination,nonsense,
46 Free versebereavement,brother,love,
INDIAN PIPE Blank versedeath,nature,
Collecting teardrops Free versefriendship,lost,
Under the Stars Verseautumn,poetry,romance,sta
HIS EVENING'S MYSTERY Lyriclove,mystery,
As I Journey East Free versebeauty,journey,
As the Year Matures Monorhymejune,
When I No Longer Love You Romanticismlove,romance,
Fated Hell Monorhymedeath,destiny,evil,
Love's Eternal Death Sonnetemotions,lost love,
One Last Time Free verselost love,
Prisoner Of Words Free versemetaphor,poetry,words,
Laws Of Attraction Free verseabuse,addiction,forgivene
When Her Roses Bloom Romanticismlost love,rose,
Crystal Blue Waters Rhymenature,
Poetry Rhymeart,meaningful,poetry,poe
Nestled Under Your Wings Free verseimagery,inspirational,upl
A Chorus Sang Its Last Concerto Elegybeach,emotions,
Dance of the Firebird Free versebeautiful,dance,sensual,
AUTUMN ROYAL Rhyme royalautumn,sad,

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Kunda Chamatete Zambia Flag Zambia Read
Jannie Breedt South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Carolyn Fish United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Monica Vance United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Terry O'Leary France Flag France Read
Maureen McGreavy Canada Flag Canada Read
Edward McCall United States Flag United States Read
Jo Daniel India Flag India Read
Sunlite Wanter United States Flag United States Read
Darren White Netherlands Flag Netherlands Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
White Wolf Australia Flag Australia Read
Dale Gregory Cozart United States Flag United States Read
Freddie Robinson Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
John Anderson Australia Flag Australia Read
Suzanne Delaney United States Flag United States Read
Carole Duet United States Flag United States Read
Harshath Vidheya India Flag India Read
Jay Vee United States Flag United States Read
D William L Germany Flag Germany Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
Russell Sivey United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
John Michaels United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Julie Leigh Rodeheaver United States Flag United States Read
Michael Vacek United States Flag United States Read
Thvia Shetley United States Flag United States Read
M Braimah Saaka United States Flag United States Read
Benyamin Bensalah Algeria Flag Algeria Read
Sherifat Aduku Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Anita Harris United States Flag United States Read
Judith S United States Flag United States Read
JEAN MURRAY Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Sara Ella United States Flag United States Read
Lemuel Giviens United States Flag United States Read
Janis Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Alexis Y. United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Brandy Nicole United States Flag United States Read
Susan Gentry United States Flag United States Read
Teppo Gren Finland Flag Finland Read
Laura Leiser United States Flag United States Read
Nina Parmenter United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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charles messina United States Flag United States Read
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