Welcome to the Town of Feeling

Happy, Sad, Mad and Glad, Moved in down the streetCautious watched them, from her window, Wondering, which one should I meet?Confused came in with overwhelmed and said, "The Panics have come to town"Then Hopeful called the carefulls, And said that Happy was a clown.Anxious came in with the news, Confident... Read More

A Case of The Fears

Chicken Soup is good for a coldSleep is good for the FluWhen I get a case of the FearsWhat is a person to do?It is not bacteriaAlthough it can eat away my soulIt is not a virusYet, it can keep me from feeling wholeI know what will do the trick,What... Read More

I Hate The Wait (Weight)

I get up in the morningAnd want to stay in bedOh, so nice and warmLike fresh from the oven bread.My day is oh so busyI wish that I could stayIn the quiet of my houseIf only I could play.Relax and play like Children doNo matter where they areNever worried about... Read More

Why I enjoy Writing?

During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the most difficult questions for me to answer(timely and thoroughly) is,"Why do you enjoy writing"?So due to the challenge manifested in such a question,I pondered on creating an answer. Many reasons came to mind,but after digesting much"time for thought",I managed to... Read More

Growing

Growing hurts sometimes; saying goodbye to friends, to things you've known and done to things you wanted to do. Growing heals sometimes the shattered dreams and hopes of a life you once knew leading you to a new knowledge... Read More

Kens Poem

How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling on the road of goodbye. Bittersweet tears fall as I think of all the places I'll never see, all the faces I'll never know, all the joys I'll never share, as I head for the... Read More

Find the Magic

FIND the MAGICFind the Magic As you release old bondage Come out of hiding And see the starsFind the Magic As you expose the pain Let the tears flow And find beauty in your bodyFind the Magic As you scream from the beating Run from the threats And feel the... Read More

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal MeOcean heal my wounds Let your waves curl and foam on my body Wash away blood, heal scarsOcean renew me with your power As unceasingly you roll Giving strength that's been drainedOcean keep me warm Wrap me in your brine Caress me with your tidesOcean disperse my tears... Read More

Bleed

now is not the time to open open that great door again not the time to be more tolerant not the time to play to winnow is not the time for justice evolution mercy choices not the time to pet the puppies yipping with pathetic voicesnow is not the time... Read More

Joined

JOINEDHeart beat of man pounding - yet unheard joined becomes the beat of a nation.Words of man written - yet unread joined becomes a proclamation.Sounds of man spoken - yet unheard joined becomes a production .Lines of man drawn - yet unrecognized joined becomes an illustration.Beings of man humming... Read More

In The News:


Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates Are Any Indication
New York Times
And for America's state poets laureate, the news cycle has been churning since earlier this month, when Valerie Macon, North Carolina's newly appointed laureate, resigned abruptly after an outcry from several of her predecessors. To the former ...

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RIVERSIDE: Veteran publishes first poetry book
Press-Enterprise
Today's PollWhat's this? / Favorite Sherlock Holmes version? / Peter Cushing / Benedict Cumberbatch / Jonny Lee Miller / Robert Downey Jr. / Basil Rathbone / CORONA: DUI suspect arrested after fatal crash on 91 Freeway / SAN JACINTO: 3 hospitalized ...


Crawley Observer

Just a poetic day: Stars read line each from WW1 poem for Perfect Day video ...
Mirror.co.uk
It was one of history's bloodiest conflicts and its impact is still felt today through words written by men who fought - and died - in it. The First World War gave birth to poetry so powerful that the millions of lives lost and the horrors soldiers ...
War poetry from people on the home frontCrawley Observer
It's the poets who bring the greatest insights into war, not the generalsIrish Independent

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Poetry zealot challenges Sin City with words
Mail Tribune
LAS VEGAS — The old poet is dressed in black, his platinum-blond hair rakishly moussed. He stands amid the hubbub, facing a stern test of his crafted words and carnival-barker delivery. The venue is a smoky lounge called Ichabod's, east of the Strip.

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The Guardian

Marrying couples increasingly wrap requests for money in bad poetry
The Guardian
In many cultures it's traditional for the bride and groom to be given cash. Photograph: Hulton Archive. The traditional wedding list, which invites guests to buy selected household gifts such as china or linen at a certain department store, is no more ...


ABQ hosts 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque poets and literary organizers made a bid for the city to host the 2015 Women of the World championships. And won. In March, Albuquerque will be the home of the Women of the World Poetry Slam, an event sponsored ...


Find out what Wakefield really knows with poetry and prose
Wakefield Express
The third annual festival returns with 12 days of reading and writing activities from Friday, September 19 until Tuesday September, 30. Scottish born poet and writer, Jackie Kay, will kick off the festival with a reading of poems and short stories on ...


The Guardian

Mirror honours first world war fallen with poetry supplement
The Guardian
The Sunday Mirror carried a 12-page supplement today of first world war poetry. It takes its title from Laurence Binyon's famous poem, "For the fallen". In company with the Daily Mirror, it marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the war, which ...


New York Times

Does Poetry Matter?
New York Times
“Poetry is the weak sister of its sibling arts,” writes David Orr in Sunday's New York Times Book Review, which is dedicated to contemporary poetry. Orr argues that every tool – including celebrity writers – could be used in the effort to persuade us ...
Is an Ironic Review of James Franco's Poetry the Best 'The New York Times ...Flavorwire

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SINGER: Regional poetry and sad realities
Niagara Gazette
Niagara Gazette — If that isn't (or wasn't) poetry, I don't know what is! I'm referring to the self-satisfied, sluggish trot of ice chunks emanating from Lake Erie in early May 2014 — sauntering, it felt, along the lovely Niagara. Followed by the ...

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THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)

The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the... Read More

Shadows of the Andes; Ollantayambo; and Cesar Vallejo [Poems in English and Spanish]

1) Shadows of the Andes [or: Song to the Andes]I... Read More

The Goat and the Rope [a Poem: in Spanish and English]

The Goat and the Ropewhere there were devils I saw... Read More

Stone Beds [A Poem and an Advance]

Stone Beds [Pompeii's surge]Advance: after the great eruption of Pompeii's... Read More

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees... Read More

Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets

"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more... Read More

Article on Poetry and Two Poems

Writing Poetry for TomorrowWhat does a man need to be... Read More

The Valley Of Pain

We were exiled from the Garden of Eden. Its... Read More

Kens Poem

How wonderfully sweet to be a dweller dwelling... Read More

Three Love Poems [all wicked]

Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists:... Read More

The Poets Corner [Three Poems with a review]

The Poet's Corner [Three poem/ see review of poetry under... Read More

Key Largo - Frater Albertus

Key Largo:The fans turn lazily in front of the doorThey... Read More

A World That Doesnt Care

War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may... Read More

Arizona Blue--Gunfighter: The Wolves Nest [Chapter One of Seven: The North]

[Episode Five]Arizona Blue-GunfighterThe Wolves Nest-in the North[Episode Five]Northern Minnesota Area?Winter... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them... Read More

Man Unbowed [A poem]

Man UnbowedUnbowed by sin, the world of man, stands Upon... Read More

Tale of the: Old Hunter and the Golden Hare [In SPANISH and English now]

There once lived an old man and his goodwife On... Read More

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a... Read More

Mechanical Poetry - Part Three

Have you ever read the lyrics of a Simon and... Read More

Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]

The Torrents of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits... Read More

Catherine Daly reviews Antidotes for an Alibi

Amy King Antidotes for an Alibi BlazeVox Books ISBN 0-9759227-5-0... Read More

Since Youve Been Gone...

My life has changedin so so many waysIt seems to... Read More

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,... Read More

My Final Defeat - Fixed Competition

She probably can't remember and I know I can never... Read More