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The Din by R Bennett Okerstrom 42 strong words. [42 words]
A Guy Who Didn't Talk by Corey Alissa A poem about a shy guy and his life. [101 words]
You Let Your Jealousy Overtake You by Omar Longoria Dumb feelings thatare already gone from my soul. [111 words]
Whispers From Small French Children by Martin De Leon - [73 words]
We Care Carebears We Care! by Omar Longoria I have know idea where this came from. Goofy... but I like it. [75 words]
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Screaming Wind Knows by Omar Longoria You ever feel like your falling into a dream within a dream? [72 words]
Psalms Of A Hypocrite by Janae D Anthony No time to pray. [521 words]
Ponderings: A Collection by Reed Stuart A small collection of personal thoughts [606 words]
Oh Baby by Omar Longoria - [115 words]
Make Sure Their Dead My Dear by Omar Longoria don't go no not over there [109 words]
Leave It Alone by Omar Longoria What seems important now won't last forever. [67 words]
It Never Ends by Omar Longoria see i try, to look up to, to the sky, but my eyes burn! [117 words]
Downtown: Coney Island Footlong by R Bennett Okerstrom Part four of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [635 words]
Don't Fall On My Living Roots by Omar Longoria I drank to much last night... my head. and then you call me. [109 words]
And Then You Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way by Omar Longoria close your eyes. see the snake. one red eye and one green eye. 7 mi... [69 words]
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To All The Lonely by Nancy F. Carlson this is expression of deep feelings of my own about fighting and boyfriends. there all poem... [1,087 words]
November Vibe by Rob Parrish - [360 words]
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Dreams by Melloson Allen - [124 words]
Downtown: One Eye by R Bennett Okerstrom Part two of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [223 words]
Downtown: Mr. O.D.C. Preacher
Downtown: Do You Have A Quarter? by R Bennett Okerstrom Part one of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population. [315 words]
All You by Rob Parrish - [249 words]
New Beginning by R Bennett Okerstrom - [93 words]
Nothing by R Bennett Okerstrom - [77 words]
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Us by R Bennett Okerstrom - [182 words]
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The Eyes Of God by Janae D Anthony The omniscience of God. [190 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
Downtown: Mr. O.D.C. Preacher
DESCRIPTION
Part three of a series referring to Downtown Detroit's homeless population.
[261 words]
AUTHOR
R Bennett Okerstrom
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A collection of my work from circa 1995 to the present. Some dark and deep, others bright and cheerful.
[December 2014]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (63)
Asylum Of My Soul (Poetry) Nowhere to go. [36 words]
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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: 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]
Downtown: Mr. O.D.C. Preacher
R Bennett Okerstrom

     Being an athiest, your words are meaningless to me.
 More of a maniacal escapee of Northville Psychiatric Hospital than a preacher, you stand on the corner of Woodward and Congress in your 1970's leisure suits, screaming and carrying on about faith.
 You swing your wooden cane like a holy septer; a magical wand of hallowed power.
 For a man of the church, your language is quite foul.
 "Jesus is the lord. You are all fucking pawns in the lord's chess game."
 Tsk, tsk Mr. ODC Preacher.
 Such irreverence for the sacred church you represent.
 One Detroit Center, 500 Woodward. Not quite the sanctity of what you are used to, but alas, it is 1,000,000 square feet of fucking pawns.
 Clothed in a bluish-grey Mondariz granite from Spain, a place of worship it is not.
 Yet you make its sidewalks your altar.
 Passerby's marvel at its breathtaking gabled roof, while you spew out obscenities.
 You stand in the magnificent silhouette cast by your 50 story parish, reminiscent of majestic gothic cathedrals from centuries past, imposing your rhetoric on those waiting for the bus.
 "Jesus will save all of you. Jesus loves all of you. Fuck this political bullshit! Jesus is the answer!"
 Many people endure your speech for a lunchtime laugh, to break up the monotony of the eight-hour work day.   
 But you don't care, because "the non-believers will pay the fucking price! Oh yes, y'all, you shall pay for your fucking sins."   
 Touche, Mr. ODC Preacher. You've changed my mind. Maybe there is a God.
    
 Maybe not.
         

 

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