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Welcome to my page!

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!


Blog Posted:6/21/2020 8:48:00 AM

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The Happiest of Father's Days to all my fellow fathers!

(AND those mothers who had to do it all alone - I was a single dad and did double-duty as well)

Anyone who does not believe in "Love At First Sight" has never watched their child being born, or stared into those little eyes for the first time ... your world, heart, soul, and spirit are never again JUST yours.

This is the first without my dad, (who passed 10/27), but he is with us today nonetheless. <3

Have a great day!


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Date: 6/21/2020 10:40:00 PM
He's proud of you Greg, I know he is!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/23/2020 11:34:00 AM
Thanks so much, Craig - hope you had a good day, my friend.
Date: 6/21/2020 4:15:00 PM
Happy father's day to you as well Greg and many more.. Best wishes Anthony
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/23/2020 11:33:00 AM
Thank you so much, my friend - blessings! :o)
Date: 6/21/2020 12:41:00 PM
Happy Father’s Day my friend. To be a parent changes your life for the better forever. Your sentiments about being a father are beautiful. I am sorry you recently lost your father. Blessings, Connie xxoo
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/23/2020 11:32:00 AM
Many kind thanks to you, Connie, that's very sweet of you ... parenthood is the greatest blessing there is, and I feel a bit sorry for those that never get to know that powerful, unconditional love. Blessings, Dear Poet. <3
Date: 6/21/2020 11:20:00 AM
What a great blog, Greg. Happy Fathers Day to YOU. I know that you are a good dad, and sorry this is your first year without yours. Know what? It's mine too!! Mine died just about this time last year.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/23/2020 11:30:00 AM
Thanks so much, Andrea, that means a lot ... I'm sorry about your dad as well ... this was a tough one, but we had one of the 2' x 3' photos of Dad (that we had made for his service) sitting in a chair out on the deck with us, and had a toast to him, as well as each person talking about a favorite memory or anecdote about him, so he was with us just the same. It was a good day ... but we miss him so much. Blessings, Buddy. <3
Date: 6/21/2020 9:10:00 AM
Happy Father's Day to you, Greg, and every father out there! This is a role I can't wait to be blessed with in the future, for sure. My wife and I are still enjoying our childless marriage. Sorry for your loss, my poet brother. This is a bittersweet day for me as well; the third without my pops:-( Miss him very much. Again, have a magnificent day, fathers!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/21/2020 10:54:00 AM
Thanks, Brother - much appreciated! (Not many fathers here today, I guess ;o) ) Perfect weather here in Maine - my youngest daughter is coming - my other kids are in Cali.

My Past Blog Posts

To Heal A Vacant Heaven
Date Posted: 7/25/2020 11:34:00 AM
Thank You, Soupers
Date Posted: 6/25/2020 11:49:00 AM
Date Posted: 6/21/2020 8:48:00 AM
Many Thanks, Brian Strand
Date Posted: 6/17/2020 2:55:00 AM
Date Posted: 4/8/2020 5:24:00 AM
Thinking Of You
Date Posted: 3/24/2020 1:54:00 PM
My Contests
Date Posted: 3/1/2020 7:06:00 PM
Arbitrium Divisa 7 Results
Date Posted: 2/29/2020 7:57:00 PM
Happy Valentines Day!
Date Posted: 2/14/2020 10:09:00 PM
Sound Of Sense
Date Posted: 2/3/2020 1:47:00 PM
Arbitrium Divisa 5 Finalized
Date Posted: 1/14/2020 4:27:00 AM
Cow Poetry
Date Posted: 1/12/2020 2:14:00 AM
Date Posted: 12/25/2019 2:42:00 AM
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
Date Posted: 11/28/2019 6:00:00 AM
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

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/14/2020 letting Free versesuicide,
8/14/2020 The Watcher Free versefantasy,
8/13/2020 Clear Consideration Rhymechildren,education,wisdom
8/10/2020 The Dearest Distance Rhymegrandchild,love,
8/9/2020 Deceit's Reciepts Alliterationangst,conflict,dark,wisdo
8/6/2020 Empty Nest Free versechild,children,daughter,f
8/3/2020 Spoiled Rhymedark,metaphor,
8/2/2020 The Keep Rhymeanalogy,dark,lust,metapho
7/31/2020 Aubade Free verselife,love,wisdom,
7/26/2020 delivered Free verseanalogy,horror,imagery,ju
7/25/2020 Cast, Type Rhymeintrospection,wisdom,
7/24/2020 last look back Free verseabuse,violence,
7/19/2020 Type, Cast Epicanalogy,art,creation,intr
7/13/2020 Misunderstood Rhymeanimal,appreciation,beaut
7/10/2020 Sway of the Summer Moon Rhymebeach,lust,moon,ocean,pas
7/8/2020 reach Rhymeanalogy,metaphor,racism,w
7/8/2020 white tears Rhymechild,death,father,
7/2/2020 Monstrous Rhymeanalogy,death,deep,intros
7/1/2020 eyeless Free versebreak up,feelings,love hu
6/30/2020 Empty Eyes Rhymeabsence,dark,death,grief,
6/27/2020 i 2 u Free verselove,metaphor,passion,sen
6/19/2020 abandoned Free verseanalogy,betrayal,break up
6/18/2020 Summer's Lazy Netting Limerickhumorous,summer,word play
6/17/2020 born of stardust Free verseappreciation,creation,lif
6/16/2020 Love Spiral Rhymeappreciation,insect,magic
6/14/2020 Whisper Free versepassion,relationship,roma
6/11/2020 Swift, The Rills Rhymeanalogy,appreciation,deat
6/11/2020 Such Does Exist Dramatic Monologueappreciation,beauty,image
6/11/2020 Garden Free verseanalogy,appreciation,beau
6/10/2020 Death Tail-rhymedark,death,metaphor,
6/10/2020 Summer's Heat Sonnetappreciation,beach,beauty
6/9/2020 Strings Free versescience,universe,
6/7/2020 kiss Free versekiss,passion,
6/7/2020 Abysm Ninetteanalogy,moon,passion,soul
6/7/2020 Spirit Species Free verseanimal,appreciation,sea,
6/6/2020 Odyssey Of Night Kyrielleadventure,imagery,science
6/6/2020 A Crow's Command Coupletadventure,nostalgia,ocean
6/6/2020 God's Garden Rubaiyatappreciation,faith,god,li
6/5/2020 Morning Star Verseappreciation,beauty,metap
6/3/2020 Promise, Impervious Free verselove,relationship,wisdom,
6/2/2020 Heaven Free verseheaven,
5/31/2020 Our Love As Memories Acrosticanalogy,metaphor,nostalgi
5/30/2020 Us, To Dust Sijolost love,love hurts,meta
5/29/2020 Moon and Sun Rhymeappreciation,moon,nature,
5/29/2020 Anything For His Queen Rhymeadventure,betrayal,relati
5/28/2020 nothing Free versephilosophy,
5/27/2020 alas, rehash Verseanalogy,metaphor,relation
5/26/2020 Gifts From God Free versedeath,heartbroken,lonelin
5/25/2020 The Heart Of Business Free verseheart,
5/22/2020 Ten Poems That Define Me Listintrospection,life,love,r
5/22/2020 Comes, Spring Diminished Hexaverseappreciation,fun,imagery,
5/21/2020 For Stone To Swim Ekphrasisanalogy,art,metaphor,ocea
5/21/2020 wayra lantern Verseanalogy,betrayal,light,lo
5/21/2020 Being Young Rhymeappreciation,love,passion
5/21/2020 Comes, Summer Diminished Hexaverseappreciation,imagery,natu
5/21/2020 life's last abyss Ethereeanalogy,death,spiritual,
5/20/2020 Span of Life Sonnetappreciation,father,growi
5/18/2020 In the Fragility of Dreams Free versedream,
5/18/2020 the beauty blind men see Verseanalogy,appreciation,beau
5/18/2020 Evenfall Verseappreciation,beauty,eve,i
5/17/2020 Wilderness, Lost Coupletadventure,lost,snow,storm
5/17/2020 Hesperus Dizainadventure,conflict,death,
5/17/2020 soft, you Verseappreciation,beauty,love,
5/16/2020 Living City Seven Free verseanalogy,beautiful,city,hu
5/14/2020 The Worst of Man Rhymegrief,humanity,war,wisdom
5/13/2020 Memories In the Sand Dramatic Monologuememory,missing you,passio
5/13/2020 blue jay blue Haikuappreciation,beauty,bird,
5/12/2020 i am Listintrospection,
5/10/2020 In The 'Glomming' Free versemagic,mystery,relationshi
5/10/2020 then Free verseappreciation,beauty,dark,
5/10/2020 Missing: Muse Rhymehumorous,introspection,po
5/9/2020 swim the deep Cinquainappreciation,beauty,metap
5/8/2020 Janet Rhymeappreciation,beauty,woman
5/8/2020 reef Free verseanalogy,imagery,love,meta
5/8/2020 false azure Haikuanimal,beauty,bird,death,
5/7/2020 Dear April Rhymeappreciation,beauty,image
5/6/2020 Grace and Solitude Rhymeappreciation,imagery,intr
5/4/2020 the last acorn Personificationappreciation,life,nature,
5/3/2020 The Last Knight Coupletadventure,fantasy,
5/3/2020 phantom fool Free versebreak up,life,lonely,lost
4/28/2020 Spaghetti and Snowballs Limerickfunny,humorous,passion,ro
4/27/2020 Gone, Never Gone Free verseabsence,analogy,longing,l
4/27/2020 Shadows of Sacrifice Rhymeabsence,death,lonely,loss
4/27/2020 Of Artistry - CK Cinqkuappreciation,poetry,writi
4/25/2020 My Soul As the Day Rhymeanalogy,imagery,introspec
4/25/2020 Spinneretta Rubaiyatadventure,analogy,fantasy
4/24/2020 Red Sails Rhymedeath,ocean,philosophy,se
4/18/2020 My Darling Boy Rhymechildhood,growth,introspe
4/18/2020 Tell the Night to Hold Me Lyricheartbreak,lost love,meta
4/17/2020 A Rain's Refrain Dizainappreciation,beauty,metap
4/17/2020 In Care of Contests Quatraininternet,poetry,poets,soc
4/15/2020 Musette Moon Rhymelove,metaphor,moon,romanc
4/14/2020 Feet of Derring-Do Rhymeappreciation,boy,celebrat
4/13/2020 Touch, Taboo Rhymepeople,prejudice,society,
4/11/2020 Infinitude Sedokaappreciation,beauty,night
4/9/2020 Amazonia Free verseanimal,appreciation,metap
4/9/2020 Peaceful, Comes Enthusiasm Free verseappreciation,blessing,joy
4/8/2020 Terror Rained Rhymedark,evil,love,society,vi
4/8/2020 The Sun Shines In Rabbit Holes Too Free verseperspective,
4/6/2020 Laughing Lad Rhymeallegory,child,grief,love

My Photos

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
Fated Hell Monorhymedeath,destiny,evil,
Laws Of Attraction Free verseabuse,addiction,forgivene
Love's Eternal Death Sonnetemotions,lost love,
Collecting teardrops Free versefriendship,lost,
One Last Time Free verselost love,
If I Let My Mind Meander Free verselost love,metaphor,
What Might Have Been Verselost love,
Prisoner Of Words Free versemetaphor,poetry,words,
When Her Roses Bloom Romanticismlost love,rose,
As the Year Matures Monorhymejune,
Late Summer Nights Dream at the Cat in the Hat Coupletimagination,nonsense,
Miss Allegheny Mountain Monorhymeimagery,mountains,nature,
Poetry Rhymeart,meaningful,poetry,poe
Nestled Under Your Wings Free verseimagery,inspirational,upl
In Silence Personificationautumn,death,
DESPICABLE Free verseabuse,evil,girl,
You Echo, Silent Still Free verselost love,
A Chorus Sang Its Last Concerto Elegybeach,emotions,
AUTUMN ROYAL Rhyme royalautumn,sad,
Snow Birds Softly Sing Versebeautiful,bird,dance,dece
Realization Sonnetlife,
ulan at sinag ng araw: pagmumuni ng isang tulirong isip Free verseangst,feelings,introspect
46 Free versebereavement,brother,love,
Pondering Castle Ruins At Dusk Free versebeauty,betrayal,
Still I Run Villanelleautumn,death,truth,
Midnight Romance Sonnetdesire,dream,imagery,long
O, the murmuring waves Versespiritual,
to weep in misery of bitter truth Free verseabsence,death,lost,memory
On the muzzle of the cat- in my bed lying, Quatraincat,
For The Love of Poetry Blank versepoetry,poets,words,
Skipping a Stone Sonnetimagery,nature,
The Dark Side Of Canada Free versehow i feel,

Fav Poets

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Terry O'Leary France Flag France Read
Pigeon Tart Canada Flag Canada Read
Jo Daniel India Flag India Read
Sunlite Wanter United States Flag United States Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States 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
Carole Duet United States Flag United States Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Julie Leigh Rodeheaver United States Flag United States Read
Thvia Shetley United States Flag United States Read
JEAN MURRAY Ireland Flag Ireland 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
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
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