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· Perceptions


· Prosetry at Work

· Said and Unsaid - Vol 1


Short Stories
· Bubble Choices

· Surreal Dummy--Still Here

· IT

· Faux Companion

· Take Me, I'm Free (Flash Fiction)

· Beer Neck Flower

· Closed

· What Do You Do?

· Dream-Blisters

· The Nap

· Discipline of the artist

· The Dogs of Sochi

· A Crow With Super Smarts

· Targets Be Warned

· Simple Times (an observation)

· Cavemen in Tuxedos (an editorial)

· Ghost Town Ghosts

· Note to Self

· Essay on Poetic Theory

· Dixie Cup Memorial (redux)

· Sublime It Is

· Fear and Aging

· Playacting Myself

· Survivor Hope Chests

· Misstep Paradise

· Reality Misbehavin'

· Silent Talkies

· Like No Other (redux)

· Game Playing

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  Writers We
by Odin Roark
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Itís easy to get lost in thinking our goal should be mass consumption through commercial publication. But, for some of us, it is the reward of fewer numbers, the small handful, followed by other needful seekers, a minority suddenly realizing the power of language does indeed nurture the discovery of conscience.

Writers We


only few can know

even fewer choose to understand


Residing in a place

where movement of mind and spirit

roams the beyond of shadows

arresting the possible

forward to the obvious


Pursuing the why of what

that haven the inner-self finds comforting    

where once lurked but a dark flirtation

with that revelation beneath life’s facade

now of joy laboring fearlessly

amidst inner-light and vision


What Only Few Have Known

now reaches out to many who yearn to know


All that is necessary

is at our fingertips

ready to become a voice

for many of mute spirit

starving to escape

echoless halls of stagnation

conscious of their shackled impotence

yet unaware beneath the fear

expression awaits liberation


And so it continues


With pencil in hand

we return to the page

not as saviors

but as needful messengers


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Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/10/2012
"...arresting the possible
forward to the obvious"

now that's saying it;

saying it, too, is:

"yet unaware beneath the fear
expression awaits liberation"

and the notion of 'needful messengers'
and not 'saviors' is, for me, right on!

and right on you go, Odin

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 5/10/2012
You speak of the writers from deep within, of those you are one with heart.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/10/2012
Glad "we" no longer need pencils as I have a hard enough time typing & spelling let alone spelling without word check & such...e

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  2. Water Baby
  3. Blue Morpho
  4. Your Own Nuclear Power
  5. For Emily
  6. Defeat
  7. Woodsmoke and Possibility....
  8. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  9. Free Spirit
  10. Traveler's Lament
  11. I'm So Happy
  12. reevaluation
  13. Heaven on Earth
  14. In The Bath
  15. My Scars
  16. Last Birthday
  17. larger voice
  18. Eclipse
  19. I Am . . .
  20. Kaleidoscope World

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