ways to free the soul in expressing things when just simple
aren't enough. They often have a power to them in the arrangement
that cannot be shown in simple prose. When I was younger,
I wrote quite a bit of poetry but hadn't written much of
anything for several years when a ray of sunshine bursting through
the clouds inspired "Walk With Me". That's the way
it often is with poems.. they sneak up on you when you
least expect it.
are often very personal and a window to the writers soul.
I wish to thank those who are allowing me to share themselves
by letting us read these bits of their hearts.
my work) : The sun breaking through a normal Oregon
morning on the drive to work brought these words tumbling out
onto paper. I've been asked who this poem is written
for and my only answer is "everyone". This is to all
the "Beloveds", the "Children" and the "Friends" in our lives..
especially those we hold inside ourselves.
The Dawning and
Here I Stand (
Collin Thompson) : This wonderful young man used to
play one of the games I was involved in. When I would
be in the middle of a meeting in game, I would sometimes
have "RANDOM POETRY ALERT" come across my screen and in the next
few moments the lines of his creations would begin to lighten
the burden of the meetings. It's been awhile
since I've had a poem from Collin. I think it's time
for another "RPA"!
(Ian Dale) : Ian is one of the people that I met through
the game Panumbra. He tells me this poem was
written when he was rather young, but I think it's quite good.
ON e e cummings
(Courtney) : Courtney is a lady of many talent!
I understand she also writes short stories and makes a great lobster
bisque. When I went to her site and saw 'On e e cummings'
I knew I had to include it here. e e cummings is one
of my very favorite poets. There are several wonderful
poems on this site and I really recommend you take some time and
read some of her work. With her talent I bet even
her lobster bisque would convert me to a sea food lover.
In The Balance
(Tammara Davis ) : I have known this amazing lady
for several years. A young mother with an amazing
talent for doing more things at once than anyone I know.
This poem shows only one of her many talents and soon I hope to
link to her site with her beautiful jewelry creations.
(Gerry Davis) : Gerry
and his brother used to live close to me and spent many hours
in my home. They were part of the Dungeons and Dragons group
that I was involved with for a long time. Sometimes
life can make us struggle to come to terms with what we face.
Gerry wrote Unspoken in such a moment.
To The Girl I Want
(Brandon Morriss) : This
sweet poem is by a young man who was very active in Panumbra for
a long time. His simple, heartfelt, and open message
is very nice. I hope he writes more.
(Kevin C Morris) : I met Kevin gaming on line
a few years ago. Although the game we met in no longer
is active, we still meet in role playing chat.
He's a young man with a tender heart and a gift for words.
Some of his short stories are very impressive and hopefully
he'll let me post some more of his works too.
The Compass Rose
(John) : For a more spiritual
side there are some random poems from a book of poetry by
John. I've chosen a sampling from his published work and have
included a link so you can read more. The Compass Rose is
actually a journal of his spiritual journey that he has written
in poetry form. I encourage you to enjoy his unfolding adventure.
MORE TO COME : More
poems will we added when I hear back from friends with permission.
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