AuthorsDen.com  Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Lonnie Hicks, iOdin Roark, iJeanne Miller, iByron Edgington, iRobin Leigh Miller, iFlorence Weinberg, iPhyllis Jean Green, i
  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Edward C. Patterson

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 96 titles
· 54 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: Dec, 2008

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· Pacific Crimson - Forget Me Not

· Belmundus

· In the Shadow of Her Hem

· A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon and Other Ravings from the Blogosphere

· Swan Coud - Southen Swallow Book III

· The Road to Grafenwöhr

· The People's Treasure

· Oh, Dainty Triolet

· The Nan Tu - Southern Swallow Book II

· Look Away Silence


Short Stories
· How to Play Grusoker

· Fishing With Birds

· Dime a Dip

· Ch'i Lin and the Cup


Articles
· Revision Artifacts and Ghosts

· What Readers are saying about The Road to Grafenwöhr

· My message to the Military Members of Operation eBook Drop

· Operation eBook Drop - Update

· Veterans Day

· Five Star Review for Look Away Silence

· Author icon - Victor Banis reviews The Jade Owl

· Operation EBook Drop

· Ellen George's Review of Look Away Silence

· Interview with Noted Author Edward C. Patterson (Examiner)


Poetry
· Out at Second Base

· We Called It Love Day

· His Last Hand

· Eruption

· Who Gets the Flag

· U-tsu-li-tsi tsa-du-li-a

· Two Poems from Come, Wewoka

· Along the Wall

· Passing in My Arms

· In the Dark Shadows (The Awakening)

         More poetry...
News
· Smashwors July Sale

· FREE - BELMUNDUS - at Amazon 5/11-5/15

· FREE 4/6-7 Pacific Crimson

· A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon -FREE - April 4th & 5th

· Belmundus - Press Release

· FREE on January 5th and 6th - Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon

· FREE at Smashwords until Friday 1/4/13

Edward C. Patterson, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

  Courage Inner
by Edward C. Patterson
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Not rated by the Author.

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan


Recent poems by Edward C. Patterson
•  Out at Second Base
•  We Called It Love Day
•  His Last Hand
•  Eruption
•  Who Gets the Flag
           >> View all 20




from Songs: Not ust Survival - contained The Closet Clandestine: a queer steps out


== Courage Inner ==

Courage inner, the music that I play to all the world,
For they know me by my colors
And these colors are diverse.
But even with a sanction that my courage has achieved;
Home is where my song falls fallow,
Home is where my courage's shallow;
Home is where I know my journey is far from me conceived.

I speak it to the strangers.
I tell it to my friends.
I flaunt it on my enemies
And still no journey ends;
Because I speak in whispers
In my family cove.
My weeping nightly matches,
Their weeping and their love.

As son, I am so honored;
As child, I am protected;
As heir, I am their wonder
But as queer, I am their blunder.
And `though I have the courage
To toss away their fire,
My secret hopes are for them;
My journey, not my pyre.

So, home has changed to strangers
Who do not call me sinner;
Who truly love my being
And stoke my courage inner.
===================================

Edward C. Patterson


Dancaster Creative


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 3/8/2010
**********B R A V O !!!!**********

As sad and disturbing as this is -- and the cultural blindness (deliberate and otherwise) that is to blame --, it is impossible not
to take pleasure in the poem as a poem.

Thank you for posting this. Maybe it will open someone's eyes.

xOx Phyllis xOx

PS: Should you be looking for a market for this, keep an eye on on the Sensations Magazine site re upcoming themes. If you are not familiar with Sensations, I would be glad to fill you in. Just send me a message or write to me re my pen name [w/o spaces} at gmail. Pea
Reviewed by Darryn Murphy 5/21/2009
good poem

Books by
Edward C. Patterson



Belmundus

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Kindle, Amazon, more..




Surviving an American Gulag

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




The Jade Owl

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




Swan Coud - Southen Swallow Book III

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




The Nan Tu - Southern Swallow Book II

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




The Closet Clandestine: a queer steps out

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




Come, Wewoka & Diary of Medicine Flower

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..



Popular
Poetry
(Poetry)
  1. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  2. larger voice
  3. Transmorpho
  4. Running On Empty
  5. My Poems
  6. Day's End
  7. Morning Walk
  8. In Loving Memory
  9. The Mask
  10. Time Started
  11. Male Buffalo
  12. Controlled Manner
  13. Springtime Beach
  14. I'm Thankful For
  15. I Wish I Knew
  16. You're Not Alone
  17. Not Of Gold
  18. Old Age
  19. Springtime Breeze
  20. Misnomers of Fame

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.