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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!

Arbitrium Divisa 5 Finalized

Blog Posted:1/14/2020 4:27:00 AM

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Just a quick note to thank you ALL for your participation and attention to detail ... absolutely NO N/A's this time around, and that's a first for my contests, I believe, (awesome!) ...

This was also the closest contest I've ever had, where the difference between first and fifth was VERY minor, and placements came down to small details and emotional impact ...

Such an incredible group of excellent entries, and everyone should be exceedingly proud of their work, as I am honored to have had the privelege of judging them ...

I hope your holidays were joyous, healthy and filled with love, and that this new year be a blessed and bountiful one!

The next contest will be a PREMIERE contest with only ten placements, so please choose wisely with rich imagery, rhythmic, fluid phrasing, and emotional impact ...

Alos, try to avoid things like repeated words or phrases, "big" words for their own sake, (use judiciously), poor grammar, cliche's, and scattered thoughts/ideas ...

Blessings, all!


- The Bard


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Date: 1/14/2020 4:05:00 PM
Greg, thanks so much for my placement. I don't always place that high with you, so it means a lot to me. I LOVE these contests of yours based on four lines. It makes it so easy to read the winners when the poems are short!
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Date: 1/14/2020 8:36:00 AM
Greg, thanks so much for another inspiring contest and for my placement, and congratulations to all your winners _Constance
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My Past Blog Posts

Arbitrium Divisa 5 Finalized
Date Posted: 1/14/2020 4:27:00 AM
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Christmas Concert - Video UPDATE
Date Posted: 12/11/2019 4:55:00 PM
Christmas Concert - UA Schola Cantorum
Date Posted: 12/10/2019 5:45:00 PM
Three Years - Thank You
Date Posted: 12/6/2019 7:01:00 PM
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Too Brief, The Flame
Date Posted: 10/27/2019 10:56:00 AM
INSPIRATION - Arbitrium Divisa
Date Posted: 10/16/2019 2:53:00 AM
I Thank You & Apologize
Date Posted: 9/17/2019 12:29:00 AM
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Date Posted: 9/11/2019 12:26:00 AM
Thank You A Thousand Times!
Date Posted: 7/23/2019 4:43:00 PM
Arbitrium Divisa 2 Finalized
Date Posted: 7/17/2019 4:08:00 AM
Arbitrium Divisa Finalized
Date Posted: 6/13/2019 4:29:00 AM
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
Date Posted: 12/24/2018 8:22:00 PM
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
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/22/2020 Wishes In Silence Free verseabuse,anger,emotions,hope
1/22/2020 With'ring Wish Rhymeage,analogy,appreciation,
1/20/2020 What It Is Rhymeanalogy,poetry,truth,wisd
1/20/2020 One Kiss Free verseappreciation,kiss,metapho
1/19/2020 Answer In the Sand Sonnetbereavement,ocean,proposa
1/19/2020 Free Verse Fever Free verseanalogy,beauty,imagery,me
1/18/2020 St Elmo's Fire Rhymeanalogy,beauty,death,sea,
1/18/2020 'Tis Of Thee Odeamerica,beauty,nature,pat
1/16/2020 To Count Quantum Sheep Rhymeadventure,fantasy,science
1/15/2020 The Great Escape Acrosticanalogy,dream,fantasy,ima
1/14/2020 Last Nail Free verseanalogy,heartbreak,metaph
1/13/2020 Far Be It Monokuappreciation,poetess,poet
1/13/2020 Heart Speak Italian Sonnetanalogy,appreciation,hear
1/12/2020 A Just Rain Monorhymeanalogy,break up,love hur
1/9/2020 Bound Thru Faith Kyrielleappreciation,christian,fa
1/8/2020 Light, Elusive Free verseanalogy,light,metaphor,wi
1/8/2020 Odyssey Of Night Kyrielleanalogy,fantasy,journey,s
1/8/2020 They Sparkle, Yet Layage,appreciation,beauty,p
1/7/2020 L'amour de la Mere Senryuappreciation,love,metapho
1/7/2020 Conifer's Confession Free verseappreciation,love,metapho
1/7/2020 Ripples Quintain (English)grief,imagery,loss,love,m
1/7/2020 Cool Fever Diminished Hexaversebeach,eve,love,night,ocea
1/7/2020 Sing, My Soul Free verseappreciation,emotions,met
1/6/2020 Song of the Wand'ring Elf Rhymechristmas,humorous,
1/6/2020 Mirror Speak - KH Free versebeauty,vanity,wisdom,
1/6/2020 Sniper Dreams Free verseanxiety,dream,grief,remem
1/5/2020 Venom Free verseanalogy,kiss,passion,sens
1/5/2020 A Dream For the New Year Free verseappreciation,health,life,
1/2/2020 Mortal Mirror Monokuanalogy,love,metaphor,rom
12/31/2019 And Home Again Sonnetadventure,fantasy,future,
12/31/2019 Snoopy Serpent Free verseanalogy,heartbreak,love h
12/30/2019 Glow Senryuappreciation,beauty,
12/30/2019 Tears For Vegas Rhymehumanity,violence,wisdom,
12/28/2019 To A Thief Of Thoughts Monokuperspective,poetry,
12/25/2019 Soft, The Bells Rhymebeauty,flower,grief,loss,
12/24/2019 Again, Broken Free verseanalogy,conflict,feelings
12/24/2019 Synergy Free verseanalogy,appreciation,beau
12/24/2019 Buss Stop Free versekiss,metaphor,passion,
12/22/2019 Christmas Star Rhymeappreciation,christmas,fa
12/21/2019 A Moon's Madness Free versedark,fantasy,romance,scie
12/19/2019 Seagulls and Scarecrows Pantoumappreciation,bird,morning
12/19/2019 Body Song Free verseappreciation,beauty,body,
12/19/2019 Know the Deep Rhymebeauty,death,moon,ocean,s
12/17/2019 heart of christmas Senryuappreciation,childhood,ch
12/16/2019 Naught But Left Rhymeanalogy,appreciation,huma
12/15/2019 Like You Mean It Free verseanalogy,love,metaphor,pas
12/14/2019 Sense In Sensual Rhymeemotions,feelings,love,pa
12/14/2019 Inventory, Ideal Free verseappreciation,poems,poetry
12/12/2019 Time Respires Rictameteranalogy,appreciation,meta
12/12/2019 Snow Globe Free verseanalogy,christmas,
12/10/2019 Descent Free verseappreciation,death,metaph
12/8/2019 Shadow Man Rhymeabsence,death,eulogy,fath
12/6/2019 The Night Before Christmas Rhymechristmas,funny,humorous,
12/4/2019 Pale Shelter Free verseanalogy,angst,childhood,l
12/3/2019 Too Bright A Journey Quintain (English)adventure,analogy,mystery
12/3/2019 Yours In Mine Epigramappreciation,beauty,feeli
12/3/2019 The Spirit In Me Coupletspiritual,
12/2/2019 Expanding Santa Limerickchristmas,light,
12/1/2019 To the Ends of the Earth Kimoanalogy,imagery,metaphor,
11/28/2019 A Life Of Thanks Rhymelife,thanksgiving,
11/26/2019 Last Year's Nests Free verseanimal,bird,environment,m
11/26/2019 Sarto Sorridente - Smiling Tailor Rhymeappreciation,beauty,cloth
11/26/2019 Dreams Too Sweet Sonnetdream,metaphor,night,pass
11/24/2019 Goosebumps Free verseanalogy,appreciation,body
11/24/2019 Reverie Of Wonder Free verseappreciation,life,love,na
11/24/2019 Earnestly, Ernest Free verseappreciation,writing,
11/23/2019 Earth Dies, Fawning Free verseallegory,appreciation,ear
11/22/2019 Disarray Free versebreak up,lost love,moon,n
11/21/2019 Love Burns Cold Free versefantasy,love,romantic lov
11/20/2019 In A Word I do not know?death,grief,loss,moving o
11/18/2019 First Shines November Free versebeauty,christmas,fantasy,
11/14/2019 Scented Leaves Free verseimagery,lost love,memory,
11/14/2019 Gobblin' Goblins Rhymecat,fun,halloween,humorou
11/13/2019 Twist Of Faves Rhymephilosophy,truth,
11/13/2019 Pit Rhymedark,heartbreak,introspec
11/13/2019 Frigid Rhymedeath,depression,emotions
11/12/2019 Google Awakens Free versecomputer,internet,introsp
11/12/2019 Marzipan Rhymelove,metaphor,passion,sen
11/12/2019 Wanted: Heart Rhymeanalogy,heartbreak,lost l
11/9/2019 On Water and Wing Sonnetanalogy,appreciation,bird
11/8/2019 Little Man's Eyes Free verseappreciation,childhood,fa
11/7/2019 So Gifts the Sandman Free versedream,fantasy,imagination
11/6/2019 Hors D'oeuvre Haikuappreciation,beauty,body,
11/6/2019 Narcissus Falls In Love Epigrambeauty,introspection,love
11/4/2019 A Dance With Mad Molly Rhymeanalogy,dance,dark,fantas
11/1/2019 Summer School Free verseappreciation,lust,mystery
10/31/2019 Angels Fall, As I Free verseanalogy,angel,introspecti
10/28/2019 Barren Edge Free verseanalogy,father,father son
10/27/2019 Too Brief, The Flame Quatrainappreciation,bereavement,
10/23/2019 Unanswered Questionkudeath,missing you,spiritu
10/21/2019 Witchy Twitchy Itch Rhymefunny,halloween,humorous,
10/20/2019 Ambrosia Free verseappreciation,kiss,love,pa
10/18/2019 Morn On the Wing Rhymeappreciation,beauty,
10/18/2019 Ice To Eyes To Ice Free verseanalogy,imagery,introspec
10/18/2019 Busy Business Above Rhymeanimal,happy,home,image,i
10/18/2019 Nude, Descending Free verseappreciation,beauty,body,
10/17/2019 Lesson Learned Free verseforgiveness,friendship,sa
10/14/2019 Good Host Rhymeangst,conflict,dark,intro
10/14/2019 Lost, Yet Free verseanalogy,confusion,depress
10/9/2019 A Captain's Confession Rhymeadventure,horror,mystery,

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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 Free versedeath,goodbye,
Be Yourself Free verseconfusion,courage,emotion
A Kiss Remembered Rhymelove,
Mister Joe Jangles Free versepoetry,poets,
Rape Free verseabuse,
INDIAN PIPE Versedeath,nature,
As I Journey East Free versebeauty,journey,
LAKE'S MUSIC Free versepeace,river,song,
When I No Longer Love You Romanticismlove,romance,
Under the Stars Verseautumn,love,poetry,romanc
HIS EVENING'S MYSTERY Lyriclove,mystery,
I am Every Woman Biobeauty,deep,emotions,enco
as cold sudden rain Haikulove,nature,
In Silence Personificationautumn,death,
O, the murmuring waves -- Versespiritual,
My Unborn Child Sonnetbaby,
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,
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,
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,
Collecting teardrops Free versefriendship,lost,
As the Year Matures Monorhymejune,
Have a lovely day Rhymegoodbye,
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,

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Phil Capitano Canada Flag Canada Read
Jannie Breedt South Africa Flag South Africa 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
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
Judith S United States Flag United States Read
JEAN MURRAY Ireland Flag Ireland 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
Laura Leiser United States Flag United States Read
Nina Parmenter United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
charles messina United States Flag United States Read
Becca Teagan United States Flag United States Read
Chantelle Anne Cooke United States Flag United States Read
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