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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 moonlit reflection moves Across a shallow surface. And the ...

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

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)

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 our enemy. When I cannot breathe, I cannot speak But my ...

The Dark Night Of The Soul

The Dark Night Of The Soul

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I hesitated on posting this poem. However, I have decided to post it because depression is a real and serious condition. If you or a loved one are struggling with thoughts of harming yourself or others please contact the national suicide prevention line. They will connect you with a professional immediately. Call anytime 24/7: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit their website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ I. As dark ...

It’s Lonely Getting Lost

It’s Lonely Getting Lost

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It’s lonely getting lost In the dense forest of life, (Which I often do) Anytime I wander through. No matter how hard or long I try The paths I have chosen are rarely right. And so I am left wandering all night Among trees that always seem the same. The sun, which once guided me Is now shrouded by an overgrown canopy; It’s light, no brighter Than a dancing candlelight’s desperate ...

He Left It Behind: A Christmas Psalm

He Left It Behind: A Christmas Psalm

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This might be best categorized as an experimental poem. A very raw impromptu work with very little editing and forethought. These thoughts are more like a journal entry, as they simply came to mind while listening to the Christmas song O Holy Night. VIEW the POST

Reflections on 10 years of marriage

Reflections on 10 years of marriage

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How does one say "I love you", to someone who is incredibly special to you. Simple words seem to fall back upon me as dew on the grass. Cindy and I are very unconventional people and so doing something conventional would lack sufficient meaning for us. Two years ago I began thinking about this moment. Why? It's simple. For some time ...

Reflections on Fatherhood

Reflections on Fatherhood

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I. He holds a gentle yet firm grasp Of the soul. He teaches you how to grow Up, and get old.   He teaches you how to work… How to love… How to do what is right; Simply by the way he lives his life.   He is a shelter from the storm, And your blanket during the winter cold. His voice is both firm and soft And his word is always his bond. VIEW ...

A moment in early spring

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Oh, how I love a Sunday afternoon nap in early spring. When the brisk breeze broaches the threshold of the window screen. And laying my head upon the cool pillow Betrays the intent of this beautiful day. As the season breaths on me I begin inhaling the fresh purified air Setting my lungs free And putting my body at ease Allowing my mind to wander and dream. VIEW the ...