Livin' On Edge by Joseph Di Lullo - [1 words]
Here On This Side Again by Joseph Di Lullo - [1 words]
I Need by R Bennett Okerstrom This is a song about never really knowing what you had until it's gone. [124 words]
Asylum Of My Soul
Six by R Bennett Okerstrom What would you do with only six days? [68 words]
Shattered Dream by R Bennett Okerstrom The result of betrayal by one's best friend and one's girlfriend. [141 words]
Seed by R Bennett Okerstrom Are eight lines enough? [44 words]
I Am The Depiction Of A Soul Unraveled by Olef Ransom Saulles - [90 words]
Karen . . . by Olef Ransom Saulles - [85 words]
Someone Like You by R Bennett Okerstrom - [74 words]
Self Inside by Daniel Birnbaum - [67 words]
The 5-String by Thomas Maddener - [152 words]
Temporary Dreams by R Bennett Okerstrom - [36 words]
Sounds Of A Summer Countryside by R Bennett Okerstrom - [113 words]
Remember The....... by Irisha Wiggins A poem about growing up in Newark enjoying the simple things in life. I don't expect everyo... [80 words]
Red Bewilderment by William W. Degravelles A poem for those with too great a pride for our country [94 words]
Questions by Fizzgig McArthur My latest work, a triumphant return to the pen. [105 words]
Proverbs by Janae D Anthony - [220 words]
No Title. (Inthespiritofcoltrane) by Martin De Leon ... [116 words]
My Three Loves by Richard Koss A poem about the three things in life that keep a man going. (At least from one man's perspectiv... [101 words]
J by Jane Elen Could be a song, could be a poem. It's been in a notebook of mine for a few weeks. Five bucks (not really) to... [106 words]
Imperfection by R Bennett Okerstrom - [62 words]
If I Could Only Sing Like Dean Martin by Bruce The Mtndewpoet It was sort of a tribute to a man I envied -- as an actor. The characters... [207 words]
Howling Child by Anndoc - [196 words]
His Blood by Janae D Anthony The crucifixion of Christ. [252 words]
Crickets Even Sound Indifferent by Anndoc Relationships change and pain is a function of growth. But indifference is dea... [152 words]
A Lonely Valentine's Day by Irisha Wiggins A girl who is missing her past boyfriend on this day that should be so perfect [110 words]
Voodoo Travelers by William W. Degravelles Read it and tell me what you think it is. [90 words]
Ugly Love Poems by Tony Seljuk exactly what the title say, my friend. [914 words]
Rain by Philip Banik - [48 words]
Pulse by Redell Turner Love, confusion and normalcy questioned. [93 words]
New Drug by Philip Banik - [115 words]
My Wife Is Missing by Richard Koss A poem (well sort of a poem) which raises the question of who is most dear to us. [117 words]
I Went To Sleep Sober But I Woke Up Drunk by L Chapman - [179 words]
Hypocrisy by Philip Banik - [60 words]
Hick Life by L Chapman - [143 words]
For The Tears Of Angels by The Workshop There isn't much to say about this really, except that the author is quite clearly pond... [57 words]
Empty Space by Lissa N Metz-Gomez - [69 words]
Bleeder by Redell Turner Can I get back to you on this one? [73 words]
Beneath A Giant Oak Tree by Daniel Birnbaum - [95 words]
An Enduring by Daniel Birnbaum - [69 words]
A Hold by Daniel Birnbaum - [28 words]
Ancestral Voices by Attallah Hajj An Excerpt Ancestral Voices is a compelling work, which creatively entwines the experiences o... [145 words]
Existence Bound by Redell Turner - [112 words]
Why Do You Like Me by Ranay Mueller This poem I wrote based on what celebrities or just about anyone would think about why someo... [99 words]
Where You're Headed by Mary Jo Javier - [162 words]
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Asylum Of My Soul
Nowhere to go.
R Bennett Okerstrom
A collection of my work from circa 1995 to the present. Some dark and deep, others bright and cheerful.
|AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (63)
Blanket Of Trust (Poetry) Take my secret to your grave [59 words]
Blood Game (Songs) A lyrical taste of the hunt created solely for a friend's upcoming novel. [139 words] [Horror]
Broken Halo (Songs) An angel falls from her sky [182 words]
Bryna (Poetry) Saying goodbye to my mom [131 words]
Columbian Necktie (Songs) When you've said one too many things to piss someone off...someone writes a heavy metal song about you. [99 words] [Horror]
Dark Wave (Poetry) Exorcising demons of the past [113 words]
Deliverance (Poetry) Lingering thoughts and images of something I cannot recall. [97 words]
Denial (Poetry) Forbidden love [191 words]
Downtown: Coney Island Footlong (Poetry) Part four of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [635 words]
Downtown: Do You Have A Quarter? (Poetry) Part one of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [315 words]
Downtown: Mr. O.D.C. Preacher (Poetry) Part three of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [261 words]
Downtown: One Eye (Poetry) Part two of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [223 words]
Dreamscape: The Thirst (Poetry) It even happens in your dreams. [77 words]
Echoes In My Head (Poetry) Laying in bed on December 24th. [61 words] [Drama]
Eternal Desire (Poetry) A vampire will stop at nothing to claim his bride and grant her immortality. [84 words]
Ever And Ever (Songs) Just another heavy guitar and deep baseline type of song on the subject of immortality. [127 words]
Faceless (Songs) The rise to the top can end abruptly. [116 words]
Feels Like Forever (Poetry) Sometimes you miss someone, if even for a day, and it feels like forever. [66 words] [Romance]
Here Alone (Songs) Sometimes you never see it coming [104 words]
I Keep On Falling For You (Songs) Just found it and others in a folder tagged "1993 Work" [142 words]
I Need (Poetry) This is a song about never really knowing what you had until it's gone. [124 words]
I Own You (Poetry) Never forget that I own you. [88 words]
Imperfection (Poetry) - [62 words]
In Your Dreams (Poetry) - [71 words]
Infidelity (Poetry) When a husband ignores his wife, a marriage will crumble and the wife will stray... [98 words]
Influence (Poetry) How influential can a demon of the night be? [218 words]
Losing Battle (Poetry) Prepare for sin. [109 words]
Lost Without You (Songs) More from the "1993 Work" folder. [179 words]
Mended Heart (Poetry) - [90 words]
Never Regret What Makes You Smile (Poetry) When two people want to be together and they aren't. [94 words] [Relationships]
New Beginning (Poetry) - [93 words]
Nobody Likes You (Songs) How does it feel to be the person that has everything but friends? [170 words]
Nothing (Poetry) - [77 words]
Progressive Silence (Poetry) Sometimes there is no sound. Starting over never works. [79 words]
R.A.O. (Poetry) Saying goodbye to my Dad [79 words]
Remember (To Remind Me) (Songs) Punkish song. [103 words]
Saddam Hussein (Poetry) I was bored. Therefore I write. [39 words]
Sanguinary (Poetry) The blood continues to flow in this experimental preface followed by poetry. [128 words] [Horror]
Seed (Poetry) Are eight lines enough? [44 words]
Shattered Dream (Poetry) The result of betrayal by one's best friend and one's girlfriend. [141 words]
Shut Your Mouth (Songs) Sometimes you just need to shut your mouth! [92 words]
Six (Poetry) What would you do with only six days? [68 words]
Someone Like You (Poetry) - [74 words]
Sounds Of A Summer Countryside (Poetry) - [113 words]
Standing On The Edge Of Depression (Poetry) Self-worth, self-pity and self-confidence. [137 words]
Storymania (Poetry) What is Storymania? [97 words]
Temporary Dreams (Poetry) - [36 words]
The Din (Poetry) 42 strong words. [42 words]
The Embrace (Poetry) A newly born vampire's first taste. [90 words]
The Voice (Poetry) Evil whispers across the wind. [127 words]
Theend (Songs) It's the end of this relationship. [106 words]
To Be Alone (Songs) I'd rather be alone than trapped. [106 words]
Unbridled Fury: The Battle To Breathe (Essays) Subconscious thought... [685 words]
Unbridled Fury: The Subconscious (Essays) Subconscious thought... [365 words]
Undaunting (Poetry) Bring me home [66 words] [Motivational]
Unflowing (Poetry) - [62 words]
Untitled -- 1989 (Poetry) As taken from "Disintegration". [96 words]
Us (Poetry) - [182 words]
Wake Of Destruction (Songs) You can run, but you cannot outrun fate. [112 words]
We Are Right (Poetry) You should always fight for what’s right in life and in love. [113 words] [Romance]
Witch Hunt (Poetry) Defeating the evil that takes away life is more difficult than it seems. [165 words] [Horror]
(I See) The Light (Poetry) Can you see the light? [98 words]
(It's Time To) Cut The Cord (Songs) There comes a time when you just need to cut the cord [131 words]
Asylum Of My Soul
R Bennett Okerstrom
Alone. I am all alone.
Awake for the eternity within.
Afloat on the sea of transition.
Amidst the fog of indecision.
Aswarm with self corruption.
Along for the ride of remembrance.
Accountable for my own actions.
Anywhere but here.
Asylum of my soul.
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"I agree with you, it's hell to be caught inside yourself, kindda scary too. Keep writing, it's the path into the real you." -- Janae D Anthony.
"This, too, was written during a dark period of my life when I was truly alone. I have since been lifted of my self anguish." -- R. Bennett.
"After reading the rest of your work, this seems like it was written in a pretty bad time of your life. I still want to know if you are single though :-). What does the R stand for anyway?" -- Tori.
"Hang in there buddy! I came back to storyville, bored I guess but I am looking for new stuff from you. I've been posting if you get a chance. By the way whats a Rumanian? A ruminating Romanian? Hmmmm, maybe you should give Tori a chance." -- olef.
"In Rumania they don't spell it with an "O" my friend. I will be writing more soon. I am overwhelmed at work and don't currently have time for extra-curriculars." -- R. Bennett.
"Read Andrew Lundwall's three poems" -- Andrew Lundwall.
"wow honestly you are alot like me even though it is short the meaning behind this keeps you thinking for a long time." -- Jessie Finn.
"I'm glad it keeps you thinking. It kept me thinking for months." -- R. Bennett Okerstrom.
"You've been to the darkside too ...." -- Judith.
"A few times. " -- R. Bennett.
"Interesting how each line begins with an "A". That was a pretty unique way to write this poem. Good job!" -- Carolyn.
"Thanks Carolyn. I try to write each piece with a new twist. Variety is the spice of life." -- R. Bennett.
"Nice work R. Bennett. I've heard about you through other writers. You didn't disappoint me." -- The Reviewer.
"Thanks. It amazes me how so many people like to read my work. I appreciate all of your kind words." -- R. Bennett .
"what the hell is the poem about? it's presumably about loneliness, but then you meander all over the place. all you've done is strung a bunch of words together. a good poem has a point which is subtly expressed. you have a massive output but the quality is poor." -- sunny, dc, usa.
"The quality is very good! You do not meander at all. Don't get sucked into sunny's misery. This is a good piece!" -- Erika.
"Sunny is simply mixed up. No big deal. " -- R. Bennett.
"Makes perfect sense to me; but then I have a degree in psychology...plus it's a place I visit often:) The most powerful image is "awake for the eternity within"" -- mia angello.
"Thanks Mia! A psych degree? Hmmm." -- R. Bennett.
"Introspective, yet demands accountability. We all are alone and too few look within to identify and accept their true nature. This...of all of your work that I have read, I feel is the most provacative. "Anywhere but here," but we have no choice, do we?" -- Royal D.
"Ah, but there are always choices...you just may not like the options." -- R. Bennett.
"I think that as far as a soul goes...our choices are limited. I like that you mention accountability, self corruption and remembrances. To not choose denial...that's how I take it." -- Royal D.
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