The Sound Of A Tear by M Q Walters - [76 words]
Heather Dream 4,836 by Branson Storm Another tease from the ghost of my soulmate. [131 words]
Whatever Happened To All The Good Ideas? by Roberto J Moreno It's about society's lack of integrity. [245 words]
Three Wishes by Ralph R Martinez a poem about getting back together with an ex [100 words]
The Sky Above by Ralph R Martinez A poem I wrote for a friend, but never gave it to her... bummer. I should have. [85 words]
Sickness Of The Young, Poems by Mila Strictzer A collection of Poems. [2,758 words]
Nostalgia by K P William Cheng - [126 words]
My Angel Online Friendship by Ralph R Martinez This poem I wrote for a girl I met via the net she loved it! She'll always be specia... [153 words]
Love Joy Agony And Hatred by K P William Cheng - [214 words]
Lady Liberty Looks On by David Soriano A collection of poems. [1501 words]
Hunter For Her Feel by Roberto J Moreno Its about envisioning rather than seeing. [110 words]
Hello, Am I Your Son? by Roberto J Moreno It was a rainy day. [181 words]
Growing by Hope - [124 words]
Drive by Wolfa A poem. Yes. Yes it is. [88 words]
Witch's Broom by David Soriano A nature poem dealing with outer space and galaxies. [53 words]
Who You Gonna Call? by David Soriano A poem about seances. [104 words]
What Is Life? by David Soriano What is....life? [126 words]
Unreachable by Clarmila Orpeza A basic human quandary -- Why do we want the one we can't have? [99 words]
Through The Valley by Branson Storm A walk through the valley of darkness. [891 words]
Three Dimensional Vision by David Soriano A poem on thoughtfulness. [53 words]
Things I'd Like To Say by David Soriano A poem for a man of few words. [47 words]
The Tired And Poor by David Soriano Cheap Labor. [108 words]
The Second Effort by David Soriano The 1970 Kansas City Chiefs- up and over! [56 words]
The Land Of Green by David Soriano A humourous poem about an Irish Farmer's day in the field. [130 words]
The Irish Healer by David Soriano A poem based on an Irish legend about a healer. [73 words]
The Eye Of Evil by David Soriano A brief poem about the evil eye. [45 words]
Teleportation by David Soriano A poem about ghosts. [49 words]
Surf's Up by David Soriano Unusual poem about surfing. [81 words]
Study Guides And Solution Manuals by David Soriano A poem about academia and psychology. [33 words]
Spiritual Hunger by David Soriano A poem about spiritual differences. [97 words]
Slugfest And Sureshot by David Soriano A poem about a pinball machine. [82 words]
Sense Of Self-Worth by David Soriano A poem about one's self. [67 words]
Security Blanket by David Soriano A poem about the Shroud. [58 words]
Science And Religion by David Soriano A poem about... science and religion. [73 words]
Runaway by Jennifer Mendez - [119 words]
Restless Departed by David Soriano A soul not wishing to leave very expensive property. [70 words]
Receptor Sites by David Soriano A poem about consciousness elevation. [60 words]
Rapture by David Soriano A mysterious poem .... [110 words]
Placidness by David Soriano A poem about thoughtfulness. [78 words]
Pasteur by David Soriano A poem in honor of Louis Pasteur. [52 words]
Panspermia by David Soriano A poem about origins of life. [52 words]
Outrun The River by Sue (Sooz) Simpson The snow was melting fast and he owed it to himself and his seld of dogs to make it to safety. [145 words]
Odor- Eaters Needed by David Soriano A poem about shoes. [52 words]
Neanderthal Expressions by David Soriano A thoughtful poem on creativity and needs of self-expression. [60 words]
Moving On by Elizabeth Jessica Allen This is a collection of verse that portrays my feelings towards journeys that had to be made by me. [940 words]
Morlock Clones by David Soriano A poem based on the author's interpretation of the "Time Machine" by H.G. Wells. [67 words]
Mixed Emotions by David Soriano A humourous poem about a... piggy bank. [104 words]
Meloncholy Madness by David Soriano A poem about alchemy. [81 words]
Megalithic Ruins by David Soriano A poem about Stonehenge. [55 words]
Masks by M Q Walters - [144 words]
Love Of Winter by David Soriano Winter-my time of year. [57 words]
Linguistic Tongues by David Soriano A poem about weirdness based on a true story. [90 words]
Life's Work by Elizabeth Jessica Allen This is a collection of poetry which look at different aspects of past relationships. [1,013 words]
Leaving On by Branson Storm Words to family and friends prior to departing for a life of solitude. [208 words]
Inward And Outward by David Soriano A thoughtful poem on fellow man and life elsewhere in the universe. [66 words]
Intellectual Kelvinism by David Soriano A poem focusing on academic snobbery. [111 words]
Inner Demons by Alberto Pupo How insecurity kills... [65 words]
In Retrospect by David Soriano A poem describing appreciation. [122 words]
If I Had You by Jennifer Ramirez This poem needs no description, simply stated, I wrote this for my Husband Coy, because he's every... [166 words]
His Winged Sphinx by David Soriano An intepretation of the set and setting for H.G Wells when he wrote the "Time Machine". [165 words]
H.G. Wells by David Soriano A poem about writer H.G. Wells and his life. [120 words]
Hearts Clock by Ashley Negrete - [67 words]
Halloween by David Soriano A tale written for a Halloween night. [76 words]
Find Eternal Rest by David Soriano Restless spirits. [148 words]
Face Down In The Street by David Soriano A poem about sensitivity toward our fellow man. [90 words]
Emotions Of The Heart by Wantana Tierney - [121 words]
Dreams Of Transmutation by David Soriano A poem about alchemy. [144 words]
Competition by David Soriano Only the strong survive. [82 words]
Civil War News by David Soriano A poem based on American Civil War trading cards from ca. 1961. [56 words]
Chronicles Of Irish Tradition by David Soriano A poem saluting the excellence of Irish literary tradition. [69 words]
Calamus Revival by David Soriano A thoughtful poem on reflection. [79 words]
Boomerang by David Soriano A poem about the boomerang sport. [60 words]
Bogs, Swamps, Lagoons And Marshes by David Soriano A poem about..wetlands. [75 words]
Bloomin Annoying by Josh And Nicole Fish 'n' Frog It's a surprise. [107 words]
Bleaching Green by Andrew French Depicts the struggle of dealing with the addictions in everyday life. [83 words]
Ants by Kurt Kitasaki A short poem about a terrifying entity. [12 words]
American Revolution by David Soriano A poem about the 1960s era. [100 words]
Altered State by David Soriano A poem about being in a coma. [37 words]
8 by Clarmila Orpeza Wanting and needing. [48 words]
Young Love by Ralph R Martinez A short story/poem about a young couple in love. [370 words]
Without Her by Ralph R Martinez A poem about a couple who has been 2gether 4ever,and the wife ends up leaving this world. Now the h... [149 words]
What Is It? by Preston Miles Metz This is a rhythmic pentameter with a recognizable scheme. I wrote it recently, as my current inter... [134 words]
Underneath The Stairs by Mike Schiller This poem was written in a few seconds. A girl emailed me with a description of a photo s... [215 words]
Tantalize The Senses by Stephanie Siegfred From a chocolate lover's delight to the heartbreak of adoption... [373 words]
Sophie by Eloise H Anson - [153 words]
Someday by Christy Mack Disappointments in life... one of my more mature poems. [113 words]
So, Are We Famous Yet? by Fyona Doyle Latz - [129 words]
Ship Of Fools by M Q Walters - [72 words]
Self-Refusal by Vianne-Marie Fortier This is a poem I wrote about myself. I was in one of those writer's block moods when I hate myself... [40 words]
Politicians by Kurt Kitasaki A mild attack against politicians. [18 words]
My Mind Filled. by Ralph R Martinez A poem I wrote for a friend of mine. [136 words]
Memberwhen by Sue (Sooz) Simpson Memberwhen that mystical word of long ago memories. [189 words]
Marbles by Onederose Don't fight what distracts. [55 words]
Long Walk Back To Jurassica by Sue (Sooz) Simpson Evolution and progress or three million steps backwards? [323 words]
Lightning by Kurt Kitasaki A short poem on the violent force of nature. [13 words]
Jason (I Still Need You) by Christy Mack The love of my life. [121 words]
Imprisoned Heart by Preston Miles Metz This poem was inspired and written when I was a teenager in love, naive and still innocent. D... [83 words]
I'll Be There by Ralph R Martinez A poem about a friend who offers. His love to a friend during a time of need. [87 words]
Friend Of Mine by Ralph R Martinez This is a poem that i had written for a friend of mine. She loved it! [134 words]
Empty Nest by Vianne-Marie Fortier This is about a bunch of siblings who leave home for college and have to tell their mother that this... [94 words]
Dreams Of A Librarian by Lisa Petro This is included in an anthology of poetry to be published in October, 2002 entitled Lett... [81 words]
Cobweb, A Collection by Ben Rymer A collection of verse. Many of them are simple sketches of scenes of nature with a couple ... [846 words]
Captive Of Earth by Sendria Crandall - [110 words]
Call It As You Will by Onederose Here's to the strength in US. [85 words]
Backwoods Beast by Preston Miles Metz This is a humorous poem written when I was a youngster. It is part of a cherished collection. ... [80 words]
Awkward by Vianne-Marie Fortier This is just a spur of the moment poem. Inspiration comes from "So much for the Afterglow" by Everclear... [43 words]
A Journey Throughout by Alberto Pupo A journey... [73 words]
A Day With Dog, Poetry, And Prose by Preston Miles Metz This is a blank verse, thoughts and reflections during a spring day. [298 words]
Dark Oblivion by Jessie Finn There are no words to describe the hidden message of this poem, just read it and you will know wh... [129 words]
Your Unique Picasso by Fyona Doyle Latz - [124 words]
Where To Go by Jennifer Mendez - [69 words]
Voices Inside by Jessie Finn A haunting poem about the conflict of ones mind. [80 words]
Travel In Darkness by Alberto Pupo The road of a weary traveler... [73 words]
Tongues, A Collection by Durlabh Singh A collection of verse: Tongues, Green Green, Hunters Of Sea. [210 words]
The World Through Your Head by Roberto J Moreno Late night random thoughts. [179 words]
The Scream by Bollimuntha Venkata Ramana Rao - [89 words]
The Replacement... by Alberto Pupo Substituting one for the other... [57 words]
Straying From The Path by Wolfa A Poem, once more. Ahh, my memories of a certain delightful time in high school... and ... [471 words]
Satan Wears A Dress by Ryan Watts - [40 words]
Realizations by Alberto Pupo To realize... [64 words]
Never Again by Eloise H Anson I'm terrible at poetry, but, hey, I tried! [111 words]
Love And Friendship by Juned Ahsan - [165 words]
Last Goodbye by Jennifer Mendez - [162 words]
Jesus Fucked A Camel And Now We All Have Gonorrhoea by Ryan Watts - [190 words]
Flicker by Michelle Worswick - [18 words]
Emotion Pool by Alberto Pupo A pool of emotions brewed into one. [42 words]
Dead by Drevan - [66 words]
A Lack by Alberto Pupo the confusion created when I miss her... [58 words]
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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]
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]
R Bennett Okerstrom
As I slip my arm around your waist,
The sweat pours down your inviting neck.
The music fills the smokey air,
With beats to grind against each other.
Your eyes are hiding your thoughts, your desire,
To have what you fear is too risque.
Your hair is drenched,
Falling in your eyes.
The eyes that keep it well within.
Your lips that call my name in vain,
Stop sudden with guilt for false pretension.
To love eachother, it is forbidden,
By rules that none of us rely.
Tis more of fear than anything,
That separates us across the miles.
I find you exotic, too good to be true.
Your smile, your thoughts, your blessed drive.
You come and go throughout my dreams,
You never, ever stay a while.
Too scared to tell you how I feel,
I write and think and dream and smile,
About the time we shared that night,
About the kiss that meant so much,
About the glass I filled for you.
About the walk, the laughs, the lies.
My thoughts of you they will not fade.
They live and breathe without despair.
For miles between will separate,
Two souls that ache while they're apart.
Our lives sodden with pain and hope,
Must find each other before we disintegrate from useless love,
And make mistakes we shouldn't make.
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"Welcome back again! " -- Talon.
"Nice cadence, vivid imagery. Je l'aime." -- Mistina.
"Je l'aime aussi. Avez-vous su que je pourrais parler français? " -- R. Bennett.
"Nice to see you writing again. This is just as good as the older stuff!" -- Tori.
"Thanks! I'm glad I haven't lost the touch!" -- R. Bennett.
"It's all very good! Bertand Arthur William Russell said "The experience of overcoming fear is extraordinarily delightful". The wisdom of a bull. " -- JM.
"I am making my way through your musings ... let me say I am impressed. This one strikes a particular chord (nerve?) within me ... I will read on !!!! I have posted more of Amarantos, and there will be more to come soon ... Thanks for showing interest in my humble offerings ..." -- Judith, USA.
"Thank you Judith. I'm glad you like it. How does this particular piece of work strike home for you?" -- R. Bennett.
"A very long standing relationship .. a forbidden, doomed love ... one line in particular ... about the walk, the laughs, THE LIES" -- Judith.
"i love this piece it strikes a chord deep inside, a forbidden love, doomed and blessed at the same time- an unsung melody..." -- kat, Australia.
"Yes. I suppose so." -- R. Bennett.
"wow....an amazing piece that makes me believe in true love. Nicely done" -- LA Hanes.
"Thank you LA." -- R. Bennett.
"The title drew me in...but the work was not what I expected. I should learn that you are nothing it not the unexpected! Denial of the forbidden; forbidden but not forgotten- many people share these feelings but can not put them into words. Nicely done." -- Royal D.
"Thank you Royal. Sometimes you cannot judge a book by its cover." -- R. Bennett.
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