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 by R Bennett Okerstrom Nowhere to go. [36 words]
Six by R Bennett Okerstrom What would you do with only six days? [68 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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The result of betrayal by one's best friend and one's girlfriend.
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)
Asylum Of My Soul (Poetry) Nowhere to go. [36 words]
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]
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]
R Bennett Okerstrom
You're not home, away instead
Lonely thoughts flowing through my head
Nothing worse than feeling dead -- again.
I want your love, can't you see
This crumbling inside of me
Feelings locked up, not set free -- again.
Friends may talk, but never seem
To realize the shattered dream
Ruined by the words extreme -- again.
Some will come and some will go
It's just as well, as we both know
One of ours would sink that low -- again.
Tarnished hope that we once knew
The days remaining may be few
Broken hearts are never true -- again.
So, here we stand, start or end
We may have lost a certain friend
With some love our hearts will mend -- again.
We must return to before
When talk was talk and nothing more
Come inside and close the door -- again.
One is gone, but some remain
His jealousy proved to be in vain
You and I, our love sustained -- again.
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"I once had a friend who did this to me as well. I know how you feel." -- Jack U., Providence, RI.
"The betrayal hurt more than anything. I lost two friends that day." -- R. Bennett.
"Now that was a very powerful piece! This is an awesome poem. I wish I could write with that intensity of emotion." -- mia angello, wi.
"Thanks again Mia. This piece reminds me of how easily one can be blinded by love." -- R. Bennett.
"R.Bennett, without doubt, this is one of the best poems I have had the pleasure to read on this board! A perfect 10 in my book. You remain the Master!" -- Monte.
"I don't know about being the "master," but thanks for all of the support and kind reviews Monte!" -- R. Bennett.
"Monte is on to something. You are one of the best on this site for sure." -- The Reviewer.
"i know how you feel- i've been betrayed by friends like that too...it hurts...keep writing..." -- kat, Aust..
"I will." -- R. Bennett.
"Your poem was 141 words of truth and I,ve got 3 words for you I LOVED IT !!!" -- nerya, N.S.B., Florida, America.
"I am glad that you liked it NSB. Read on." -- R. Bennett.
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