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Greetings and welcome to the blog of Eric English! This blog is my little place on the internet where all of my diverse personalities come together. When I started this blog in 2011, I could not have imagined that I would still be writing 10 years later. Nor could I have imagined the journey some of these writings would take. Writings on theology, religion, culture, philosophy, poetry, have transversed the world and returned introducing me to individuals I would not have otherwise met. As this new decade begins I look forward to sharing my thoughts and insights for another 10 years.

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A Whisper to the Night (2020 revision)

A Whisper to the Night (2020 revision)

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Originally published in 2004 the poem “A Whisper to the Night” has been completely reinvented. Arguably one of my best poems this new version creates a more complete narrative that the original could only hint toward.   i. A whisper to the night; The river speaks. Its moving streams move out of sight Flowing into the deep, deep night. The…

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Autumn

Autumn

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While the early morning still is dipped in blue And the eager sun begins encroaching upon the horizon I am awakened by the approaching Chimes of autumn’s leaves rising

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Red Eye

Red Eye

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  It will happen on a night like this When the stars dangle precariously from strings Into a black ether. When an unobstructed moon Slowly wanes across a star-filled sky; On that night I will whisper “Be careful of the stars” And my words will follow you as you travel. (No matter where you are)

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The Cost Of Breathing

The Cost Of Breathing

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for G.F.   Where is the air, I cannot breathe? The weight of this world is too heavy. It’s a suffocating frenzy Of people in need. Like the King, my name will be upon the lips of many – a flaming arrow that will blister the ears of those unwilling to hear. No matter how far or near They are…

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The Art of BEing (part one)

The Art of BEing (part one)

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There is one person I trust implicitly. Perhaps more than anyone else in this world. I have confided in him with my innermost thoughts, my secrets, my fears, even my fantasies. He has been my best friend for most of my life. He has seen me at my best and most successful and my worst and most pitiful. Over the…

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) A Confession & Reflection

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) A Confession & Reflection

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For the most part, I have been emotionally unaffected by Covid-19. Even when the virus struck our state, there was very little emotional change that I experienced. As our children were taken out of school; as professional sports around the country were canceled; as companies and local vendors closed up shop, I still remained emotionally stoic. However, that all changed…

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