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· Perceptions


· Prosetry at Work

· Said and Unsaid - Vol 1


Short Stories
· Surreal Dummy--Still Here

· IT

· Faux Companion

· Take Me, I'm Free (Flash Fiction)

· Beer Neck Flower

· Closed

· What Do You Do?

· Dream-Blisters

· The Nap

· When the Wheels Stop Turnin' (flash fiction)

· The Dogs of Sochi

· A Crow With Super Smarts

· Targets Be Warned

· Simple Times (an observation)

· Cavemen in Tuxedos (an editorial)

· Ghost Town Ghosts

· Note to Self

· Essay on Poetic Theory

· Mystic Fly Casting

· Tears Ever of War

· Boundaries

· Anticipating Yesterday's Tomorrow

· Destiny's Nemesis

· Listening For the Light

· Downpours Unexpected

· Down the Up Staircase

· Excellence Knows Loneliness

· Quiet Opulence

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  Writers We
by Odin Roark
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Itís easy to get lost in thinking our goal should be mass consumption through commercial publication. But, for some of us, it is the reward of fewer numbers, the small handful, followed by other needful seekers, a minority suddenly realizing the power of language does indeed nurture the discovery of conscience.

Writers We


only few can know

even fewer choose to understand


Residing in a place

where movement of mind and spirit

roams the beyond of shadows

arresting the possible

forward to the obvious


Pursuing the why of what

that haven the inner-self finds comforting    

where once lurked but a dark flirtation

with that revelation beneath life’s facade

now of joy laboring fearlessly

amidst inner-light and vision


What Only Few Have Known

now reaches out to many who yearn to know


All that is necessary

is at our fingertips

ready to become a voice

for many of mute spirit

starving to escape

echoless halls of stagnation

conscious of their shackled impotence

yet unaware beneath the fear

expression awaits liberation


And so it continues


With pencil in hand

we return to the page

not as saviors

but as needful messengers


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Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/10/2012
"...arresting the possible
forward to the obvious"

now that's saying it;

saying it, too, is:

"yet unaware beneath the fear
expression awaits liberation"

and the notion of 'needful messengers'
and not 'saviors' is, for me, right on!

and right on you go, Odin

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 5/10/2012
You speak of the writers from deep within, of those you are one with heart.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/10/2012
Glad "we" no longer need pencils as I have a hard enough time typing & spelling let alone spelling without word check & such...e

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  1. Encounters: Little Red Riding Hood (and ot
  2. abstraction on evergreen sojourn
  3. Absurd Valley
  4. The Dream Me
  5. The Dancer
  6. This Woman
  7. Women Are Women
  8. Standing Tall
  9. an aging man still searching...
  10. Dew Drop Clause
  11. A Poems Soul
  12. Modern Poets
  13. We Were Blessed
  14. When an Angel Leaves
  15. Your Ghost Came Calling
  16. What Will Be
  17. The Beauty Of Spring
  18. broken dreams
  19. The Freight Train
  20. Sundown in Thibodaux

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