Recent Reviews for Dayvid Graybill
Samuel Singing Badly (Short Story) - 6/6/2013 12:20:56 PM|
I really liked this story and the way you told it.
Pay Up Please! (Short Story) - 11/20/2011 12:16:36 PM
Kalinsky should have told Moffitt -
who should have Bankrupted Ruck - for being a BASTARD!
good story - in Real life - the Bastards WIN! Tom.
Sensuality Meets Sexuality (Article) - 9/3/2010 2:28:15 PM
Dayvid, An excellent topic and one I've never thought of...sensual to me is the way a woman carries herself; her walk, way she talks etc. Sexuality is how a woman looks with or without clothing, alluring, takes good care of herself and knows the road ahead of her.
No model since Marilyn Monroe has ever been able to capture the camera the way she did...She made love to the camera everytime.
Naked Night (Part 2) (Poetry) - 12/9/2013 9:37:20 AM
dreams do indeed have the potential to heal ...
Naked Night (Part 2) (Poetry) - 12/7/2013 1:03:17 PM
I usually feel refreshed after a good night sleep unless they don't get me out of bed right after I wake up… Or I become tired of lying there and quite restless.
Have you read my poem, Honeysuckle Rain? It's about someone wounded being healed upon awakening.
Naked Night (Poetry) - 12/7/2013 7:30:41 AM
I have bared my soul and begged for the healing you speak of. The gods and goddesses touched my wounded soul by giving me 'time'. Great write!
Naked Night (Part 2) (Poetry) - 12/7/2013 7:11:32 AM
Everything seems better in the morning.
Naked Night (Part 2) (Poetry) - 12/7/2013 6:29:43 AM
A good nights sleep can do wonders.
Naked Night (Part 2) (Poetry) - 12/7/2013 6:22:50 AM
Now I really like this thought... well done..) Myrna
Naked Night (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 4:34:57 PM
A car hood, but no rock. But it was playing rock music, so that counts. Poetry with a healing touch and a bit of "drummed" up magick! Naked Mennonite preacher with some stix and a rock makes any god and goddess rise to the occasion...
Granite holy communion with Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky & Polished phallic hood ornaments,
Fulfilled Pleasure (Poetry) - 10/19/2013 7:22:59 AM
A tale told well, Dayvid
could have been set in
Fulfilled Pleasure (Poetry) - 10/17/2013 11:45:33 AM
She did that for her man? A true story?
Fulfilled Pleasure (Poetry) - 10/17/2013 6:25:03 AM
What a woman will do for a man who pleased her so much that she did this for him. Fab-u-lous!
Fulfilled Pleasure (Poetry) - 10/16/2013 7:52:42 PM
Nope it's not pulpit fiction but the gallows curse! Some women will save a man, and some won't...some will just hang him I know some who did! Randolph Scott would have been riding up the trail on his horse into town to save the woman from herself. This is good, Dayvid...a Menno western with a bible without a kickback!
Alias Hemp Growers of Colorado & Gallows Supporters,
Ernesto (Poetry) - 10/16/2013 5:07:27 PM
As an educator for over thirty years, some of this rings really true and it awakens some memories and meanings learned. Thank you for sharing, Dayvid. Love and peace,
Fulfilled Pleasure (Poetry) - 10/16/2013 5:05:39 PM
What a tale! Well done, Dayvid. Love and peace to you,
Mushroom Theatre (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 12:24:42 PM
David, Your poetry is always thought-provoking...Interesting.
Ernesto (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 1:33:19 PM
Days of glory
but to gain?
Ernesto (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 11:59:47 PM
Interesting! I'll have to save this one for my son. Thank you.
Mushroom Theatre (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 9:33:32 PM
I am counting MY Blessings!!
Ernesto (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 8:17:11 AM
A unique style, but interesting. As a former professor, I sense that this may even be a true story.
Mushroom Theatre (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 7:25:01 AM
From what I read, your deeply satirical poem is helping to reveal the true cult-ure of the Mennonite world. Having descended from some old order Amish, I'm finding the TV reality soap opera, Amish Mafia, quite interesting.
Now that the Mennonites have moved into central Wisconsin, buying up farmland and ripping out the electricity and other conveniences from the farmhouses, how do they withstand two weeks of 20 below zero? Potbelly stoves don't do a very good job of heating an uninsulated house. Ask my relatives who live there.
Mushroom Theatre (Poetry) - 9/29/2013 7:06:25 AM
When will an overlord come in and douche it all? We're waiting...Operation Overlord...allied logistics, intelligence, morale and Psilocybin Mushrooms power in Menno tea...drink an' ye shall see illusion...prophet or profit? Sarah Winnemucca over Menno Mecca!
Jesus Christ Superstar killed Mel Gibson's Passion of Christ,
Mushroom Theatre (Poetry) - 9/29/2013 6:52:03 AM
They are like mushrooms in what I read here......kept in the "dark" and fed a lot of "shit".
Useless American Preacher (Poetry) - 9/25/2013 8:08:41 PM
Oil and Water..
Useless American Preacher (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 10:05:17 AM
I had to look up Stanley Milgram. When I did I realized that I'd heard much about his experiments with authority figures.
Preachers are authority figures and many times their congregations follow them blindly whether they are right or wrong. False preachers have committed countless crimes and gotten away with it because they simply were authority figures. And that's why presidents also get away with crimes that others would suffer greatly for.
A sharp, satiric commentary. That's why I walk away from joining groups led by authority figures––mostly pompous asses filled with their own self importance.
Useless American Preacher (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 8:32:08 AM
A lot to absorb in these three verses; you have said much here, much worth thinking about. Nicely done!
Useless American Preacher (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 7:54:25 AM
This poem projects so many images of our lives in this time. We wage wars and kill when the Preacher screams, "Thou shalt not kill". "Oh, what a tangled web we weave................."
Useless American Preacher (Poetry) - 9/22/2013 7:44:27 PM
Lots of interesting thoughts come to mind. What preacher did you wrong? Preachers are like women. We love them until we find out they are using us for personal gain. But we are wise to give others a chance. In the end, we may gain a whole new view and a spiritual friend for life.
Useless American Preacher (Poetry) - 9/22/2013 7:07:07 PM
Lots of interesting images here......I'm not quite sure I understand, however....who is the "preacher?"
Angry (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 9:12:39 PM
"Depression is anger turned inward" statement above has resulted in a personal epiphany - cannot thank you enough for your insightful words!
From Cash to LIFE! (Poetry) - 7/18/2013 4:28:16 AM
David, Music follows life...
From Cash to LIFE! (Poetry) - 7/7/2013 3:00:16 PM
Unique to say the least in the way you have tied the topics and people in.
From Cash to LIFE! (Poetry) - 7/7/2013 10:29:21 AM
After your reference to Johnny Cash's, Ring of Fire, you lost me a bit in translation about pornography, mass romantic holding, and the wages of love leading to life after death. I think? But Sage got it right.
From Cash to LIFE! (Poetry) - 7/7/2013 7:58:17 AM
Cash is rosy and I revel in being a New Pornographer! Bringing the civil rights movement into this poem did it justice! That's gospel. Mavis Staples Pops was good friends with Martin Luther King and Mavis was good friends with Bob Dylan...Cash is King! Don't you just love how it all ties in? Music follows life and life follows music...
Naked Truth & Money to Burn Ring of Fire Cash on the Barrelhead,
From Cash to LIFE! (Poetry) - 7/7/2013 7:51:00 AM
Quite profound, Dayvid..
from Your poetic soul!
Blood on Her Hands (Poetry) - 6/21/2013 1:19:52 AM
every action creates a reaction
and an everlasting imprint
Bone Bead Leathers &
Blood on Her Hands (Poetry) - 6/20/2013 9:46:08 AM
Dennis Hopper makes a fine J. Too bad he's dead. I'm sorry, but I didn't get the connection (like Sage did?). Perhaps you'll have to write the short story so that I can piece together the pieces. Reads like something that Stephen King would write, but then, he maybe already has.
Blood on Her Hands (Poetry) - 6/20/2013 7:56:23 AM
Stark. Gritty to the nth. Blood seepage.
Blood on Her Hands (Poetry) - 6/20/2013 7:40:14 AM
Dark stuff...but damn good.
Mennonites in a Pile (Poetry) - 6/20/2013 6:46:25 AM
I too will have to read up on this.. but no matter this piece is really well written and open to our own interpretations... well done.. Myrna
Blood on Her Hands (Poetry) - 6/20/2013 6:00:48 AM
I'm picturing this as a movie. Freaky stuff. I like it.
Blood on Her Hands (Poetry) - 6/20/2013 5:39:48 AM
Stigmata of the Witch
brand for identification,
crown of thorns, tears
of blood em-bed-ded in
the cottonwood, wounds
in the aspen bark, elk
rubbed a cross with his
spiritual antlers, the trees
growing together to form
a veil, the cottonwood
groves, Colorado's most
productive natural ecosystem,
of great diversity and abundant
life, food and shelter for wildlife,
emerald and black tapestry,
habitat for the witch, her spells
cast from the horsehair-weaved
magpie nest, the witch informed
the woodcutter the tree he intended
to "convert" to furniture crafted
by the Amish had good spirits
living inside and no curse would
be applied, she helped him load
the tree on his horse-drawn sled
while she bled red,
she is marked with
purpura, the witch's
of blood on her hand
and foot affected equally,
punctured in the wilderness,
non-Christian, the sage,
a contemplater of tutelary
spirits, mystically inducing
the Stigmata of the Witch
in meditation of the itiriti
snake, kundalini, a dynamic
rapport with The Stigmata
of the Witch, a quick healing
Copyright 11/17/2009 Ms. Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist
Mennonites in a Pile (Poetry) - 6/19/2013 4:46:04 PM
I am familiar with "Praise God..." but based on my past experience in churchiness, it appears as if there's feuding in the vestibule. Good writing Dayvid, as it always is.
Mennonites in a Pile (Poetry) - 6/19/2013 3:42:58 PM
I don't get it, but wanted to let u know I stopped by...stay well...e
Mennonites in a Pile (Poetry) - 6/19/2013 5:57:46 AM
'Looks like I'm going to have to read up on the Mennonites. I live in Northern Ohio and we have the Amish here in Middlefield. Oh, I love that hymn, "Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow" by the way.
Mennonites in a Pile (Poetry) - 6/19/2013 5:43:04 AM
"Worship wars," a series of debates on genre or style, most broadly between "hymns" and "praise music" asks "How do we preserve our identity, and stay relevant from a rural grain farming setting to the "Menno-nots?" Mennonite music scholars in the debate of where Mennonite music studies need to go, and those people that are disenfranchised by the Mennonite church who have a Mennonite identity, but don't know where to put it. The Mennonites outside the church and their creative music. Whatever lies between the color of the covers, Mennonite literature and poetry are symbolic identity. Just like any culture, ethnicity plays into the process, "We're more Mennonite than you" argument because "we do not sing choruses"...diversity of religiosity, Dayvid. Even your culture can't escape it...and mine The Powder River Hymnals? We'll both lose a few wayward souls along the way to greed.
Cornhusk Doll, Hard Cider and ALL Music
Mennonites in a Pile (Poetry) - 6/19/2013 5:20:52 AM
This is over my head. Still, I wanted to comment.
Tribute to Death and Life (Poetry) - 6/18/2013 7:19:07 AM
My father lingered for four months in the hospital, my mother almost constantly at his side. I was only able to get there once and then I was in a crowd so that we could not communicate one-on-one (breathing tubes did not allow him to speak). Now, my mother fights for every breath and frailties come with every month, yet she smiles and laughs when I call, squeezing every bit of life she can out of life.
Thanks for writing your feelings about your father.
Tribute to Death and Life (Poetry) - 6/17/2013 11:34:10 AM
I so relate to this... I sat by that bedside too with my morhter, father, and brother. The morning of the day my mother passed away I leaned over to kiss her goodbye as I always did (I stayed at the hopital at night with her) and whispered that if it time to go, the go with wings spread.. we would grieve but know she would be flying free and at peace. She died that afternoon and losing her hard but we knew that she would be whole again... I was touched by your words... and the long sleep will come when it is time.
Tribute to Death and Life (Poetry) - 6/17/2013 11:33:53 AM
Early condolences to you and Gwen, Day...Blessed Be.
In Kindred Spirit,
Tribute to Death and Life (Poetry) - 6/17/2013 11:11:09 AM
No. We fight it. There never is a good time to accept it. That next breath is the sweetest.
Tribute to Death and Life (Poetry) - 6/17/2013 11:05:08 AM
Excellent write in that you get right to the core of what it's like to be in this situation.
Morning Coffee (Poetry) - 6/17/2013 2:33:57 AM
a nice way to start any day
Morning Coffee (Poetry) - 6/16/2013 3:46:25 AM
yes I don't see anyone without coffee first...I even have a small statue of a dog with a cup of coffee in his paw and it says
" Beware of DOG until he has his morning coffee"
liked this poem
Morning Coffee (Poetry) - 6/15/2013 10:04:20 AM
It helps for a waitress to be beautiful.
My brother told me to stop off at a Big Boy on my way home where he said his daughter, a college student, was a waitress. When I arrived, I didn't see her in the room. But I waited patiently, and she finally came from the kitchen area and approached a table the with four guys. I was surprised, but not surprised, when they called her, “Sunshine,” and flirted with her.
And then she dropped by my table, smiled, and said, “Hi, Uncle Ron, what are you having?” I could see why she was earning big tips.
Morning Coffee (Poetry) - 6/15/2013 10:02:37 AM
Brings back memories. Good one
Morning Coffee (Poetry) - 6/15/2013 9:04:57 AM
It just can't get any better than that in the morning!
Morning Coffee (Poetry) - 6/15/2013 7:58:30 AM
Whew! Good thing it's not Decaf! Aromatic poetry that makes Starbucks look weak! To the women who brew us a cup of inspiration!
Tin coffee pots on the stove,
Morning Coffee (Poetry) - 6/15/2013 6:15:49 AM
This brought such a smile... for many reasons..)) Thank you! Myrna
Morning Coffee (Poetry) - 6/15/2013 5:12:52 AM
Hah! Yep. Uh huh. Been dere, done dat.
It’s Out There (Poetry) - 6/14/2013 5:39:10 PM
"On the rocks" suggests something other than a seascape to me, or perhaps a seascape viewed from a nearby patio, with a glass of something refreshing "on the rocks""
Thanks for an interesting poem
Golden Up and Down (Poetry) - 6/13/2013 6:27:21 AM
Reminds me of my mother's old joke:
She had freckles on her [,] but [t] [,] she was nice.
Reads like a first kiss… Chuckles.
Golden Up and Down (Poetry) - 6/12/2013 12:14:08 PM
Andrew Dice Clay!
"Little Boy Blue
He needed the money."
Double entendres & lasting erections,
Golden Up and Down (Poetry) - 6/12/2013 9:03:21 AM
Very clever......I'm reminded of the nursery rhyme "Jack and Jill"
It’s Out There (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 2:38:38 PM
did you find my ring?
I am bejeweled & betwixt
I see the mother jewel
of all jewels...
River Rafting & Private Waterfalls
It’s Out There (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 5:19:46 AM
I never saw the sun “shinning” up a rock… Otherwise it's “spot on.” On a rock, of course. ;-)
And I was looking for a mermaid…
It’s Out There (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 4:18:00 PM
Enjoyed this, vivid imagery and leaves the rest to your imagination.
It’s Out There (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 1:49:48 PM
Elusive, but within the mind's eye...spotted leopard bikini with the female cat in it...suntan oil hallucinations...put the lime in the coconut...
Mica in the quartz appearing at the Hard Rock!
It’s Out There (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 11:59:35 AM
It teases you, coesn't it? I love this... a bit introspecitve and a bit of whimsy... excellent work!
It’s Out There (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 9:32:38 AM
Some things always seem just beyond one's reach. Substance to ponder upon. Thank you, Dayvid. Love and peace,
It’s Out There (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 7:36:50 AM
It has happened to all of us, David...
It’s Out There (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 7:29:22 AM
Drat! Isn't that how it seems to always work? The glitter is always just out of reach. Drat! Again . . .
Bending Light (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 11:10:32 AM
Body Ink (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 8:36:26 AM
I love how you tell this story of danger mixed with excitement and passion.
Can't Fly (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 8:13:38 AM
Filled my mind with thoughts of a future meteor strike, with us very unprepared to leave the planet, the source of our life.
Can't Fly (Poetry) - 6/6/2013 5:22:48 PM
The line "Wishing can't make you fly" resonates with me. Wishing can give you an idea of where you want to go, but you still have to be "Doing what you've been taught." Well said.
Can't Fly (Poetry) - 6/6/2013 4:07:07 PM
a preference for rural living, this is what the Amish and Mennos have to say in that it is reflected in attitudes and informal interactions rather than in explicit dogma. god is more explicit in closeness to nature in the soil and among trees, plants and animals than in the man-made city. the physical world is good and in itself is not considered corrupting or evil...its beauty is in the orderliness of the seasons, 'tis the working of the muscles and the aching of the limbs. toil is good protection from the influence of urbanism. agrarian in poetic character, Day...good to see you here today my Colorado neighbor...
Coyote skins cloak the Menno shaman, Drums at the sawmill,
Can't Fly (Poetry) - 6/6/2013 9:18:33 AM
I so love this! That last stanza? Perfection!
Can't Fly (Poetry) - 6/6/2013 7:02:15 AM
my "chills" thank you. Really like this!
Love Life (Poetry) - 6/6/2013 6:47:41 AM
The more I read, the more I like (if that's possible)!
I can see You are full of more experience and knowledge than I once thought.
Light as the Air,
Can't Fly (Poetry) - 6/6/2013 6:10:22 AM
Ahh . . . It's that last line of course, that the poem was set up to deliver. When you get to the point where there's nothing left to prove, you become, suddenly and forever, free.
Head (Poetry) - 6/6/2013 5:53:26 AM
connecting the dots!
The Poison of a Broken Heart (Poetry) - 6/6/2013 5:50:13 AM
Jesus Casts Demons to the Swine (Poetry) - 3/11/2013 3:19:02 PM
Fantastic poetry and the picture of Jesus is beautiful. Amen!
John Michael Domino
A Pair of 13s and Acid in Your Contact Case (Poetry) - 2/24/2013 8:49:03 PM
wow Dave --just read this and realized what you had gone through--I am so glad you are ok now....wow
A Pair of 13s and Acid in Your Contact Case (Poetry) - 1/16/2013 11:44:55 AM
I'm so glad you're not stumbling in darkness anymore!
Stay well and Blessings,
A Pair of 13s and Acid in Your Contact Case (Poetry) - 1/15/2013 6:32:08 PM
Goodness, Dayvid. You need to be more careful about your eyes/contact lenses. You have made a wonderful poem out of a disaster.
A Pair of 13s and Acid in Your Contact Case (Poetry) - 1/15/2013 12:58:21 AM
OH Dayvid, u got to be MORE careful, even though the eyeball may heal easily, it is still one thing you do not want to ever lose...
A Pair of 13s and Acid in Your Contact Case (Poetry) - 1/14/2013 9:24:34 AM
Praises for that! The eyeball has superior healing qualities.
Once, many years ago working in the finishing department of a mobile home factory, I got a piece of steel in my eye that was irritated immensely by my hard contacts. With a scalpel, an eye doctor deftly removed the sliver of steel. After that I didn't wear the contacts during the day in all that dust, only at night.
After returning to college in the fall, I began wearing the contacts all day for the first few days until my eyes became so irritated I went to the doctor that sold me the contacts. He told me that I had worn the surface off my cornea and that I needed to start all over after letting my eyes heal for a few days with training my eyes, a few hours at a time, to wear the hard contacts all day again.
Later, I was stopped by a County Mountie. He came up to my car, and said, “What is the matter, didn't see that speed sign back there?”
I said, “I have contacts and…”
The cop cut me off and replied, “I don't care who you know, I'm giving you a ticket for speeding.” ;-)
A Pair of 13s and Acid in Your Contact Case (Poetry) - 1/14/2013 5:37:32 AM
Well I have known eye pain and will continue to do so. I am glad that you have were given relief and that all is well. Myrna
A Pair of 13s and Acid in Your Contact Case (Poetry) - 1/14/2013 12:16:24 AM
Yuck, I had a similar thing with a chemical on the contacts that caused my eyes to burn. AGONY! Yet antibios and cream did help until I was next seen. It is a dreadful thing.
A Pair of 13s and Acid in Your Contact Case (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 4:20:35 PM
Good news...you're seeing again. I can't imagine how painful that must have been.
A Pair of 13s and Acid in Your Contact Case (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 3:53:27 PM
See! Drummers don't die, they just beat the vision! jesus and hopped-up visine turned to wine, pastor!
Acid metal and alice cooper's eyeliner,
A Pair of 13s and Acid in Your Contact Case (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 3:04:30 PM
Hip-Hip-Hooray for modern medicine!
Is It Real? (Poetry) - 1/5/2013 10:08:13 AM
Wow! There's a lot said in such a short spread...well done!
Is It Real? (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 6:07:11 PM
Points well made, Dayvid. Love, peace, and Happy 2013 to,
Is It Real? (Poetry) - 1/3/2013 5:46:30 PM
Lunatic Fringe! "Religion is the opium of the people" is one of the most frequently paraphrased statements of Karl Marx. Masses are led to believe by the neo-cheaters that every book will sell and websites can sell them for you! Well hell, it's taken me twenty years to get 5 books sold and 15 films now in Pre-production. Ask yourself where false propheting is? Bankrupt! Flooded markets and disgraced deceivers licking the empty till. Reality bites! Hea preacher, I voted for you to star in some of my films. You wanna play a preacher? Amish have some nice horse-drawn hay equipment out in the field!
Inspiration & Pink Floyd's Money,
Bi and Philo (Poetry) - 12/23/2012 9:17:43 AM
Very powerful, mainly due to the very careful and sparing choice of words. Never too many, just enough..
Bi and Philo (Poetry) - 12/22/2012 2:53:01 PM
Very Artistic Poetry
to Water the Senses
from just a Single
Thanking You for your
visit to my poetry site
Bi and Philo (Poetry) - 12/22/2012 12:23:42 PM
You certainly got my attention in trying to figure this out, Dayvid. Thank you for provoking thought. Love and peace to you,
Bi and Philo (Poetry) - 12/13/2012 8:55:56 AM
with the help of Sage review (there were things i wasn't quit sure of) history will and do repeat, without hope and blindly following the media the world is certainly a dark place, very interesting piece still research to do!!!!
Bi and Philo (Poetry) - 12/9/2012 7:29:42 PM
A magnified poetic essay drop in the eye of water the philosophy here is to not go dry but keep the daily grind of religion flowing as in your Denver band Denck of which I do follow with a big grin, and to not be a monotonous drip by fucked-up, uneducated generic religion nothings. Many Mennonites survived the Stalinist-Hitler terror and Holocaust and now modern-day conservative Mennos where the rub is that conservative Mennonites as a whole have not yet put into practice a world view that is attractive to both seekers and their own children and grandchildren. It's the rebel Menno preacher that will always entertain new Menno followers enticing them with that which stretches his reach out into the people's music, poetry, art, photography and charitable missions within their own cities and counties so close that need faith healers such as yourself, Day. The Menno adventure seekers is why there's heavenly head on beer at the church brothers and sisters houses and the local pub to hear Graybill's drums of Denck! Bi and Philo abbreviated but long-written history and meditation of religion into mainstream society.
Yellow Duck, Denck, and Drumsticks,
The Poison of a Broken Heart (Poetry) - 11/30/2012 5:54:25 AM
I brought my blow torch Dayvid
let's light it, after we gather the broken glass
and I will make you a gorgeous glass bead
New Visions & Glass Jewels of The Tigress Eye
Armageddon Closing In (Poetry) - 11/29/2012 10:38:46 PM
Good thing they weren't riding a horse...
Morning Love (Poetry) - 11/29/2012 6:23:04 PM
wow-I feel like a Voyeur here-ahem-very passionate
Jesus Hope (Poetry) - 11/29/2012 6:22:12 PM
The Poison of a Broken Heart (Poetry) - 11/29/2012 6:20:19 PM
Great poetry images
The Poison of a Broken Heart (Poetry) - 11/29/2012 3:58:17 PM
Gritty and earthy and all that jazz. Besides that it spoke to me. Yep, it spoke in words I could well understand.
The Poison of a Broken Heart (Poetry) - 11/29/2012 9:14:36 AM
Powerfully written...well done.
The Poison of a Broken Heart (Poetry) - 11/29/2012 7:31:30 AM
So poignant and riveting. Beautifully written, and oh, so true.
The Poison of a Broken Heart (Poetry) - 11/29/2012 5:12:22 AM
All I can say is wow! That last stanza? Oh my.... wel done! Myrna
Walls and Walls of Glass (Poetry) - 11/25/2012 8:43:21 AM
Dayvid...your poem reminded me of a friend's house in So. California in the a 1960's. Almost all glass, each room provided a fantastic view of the San Gabriel Valley. The bathroom was bigger than some apts. I've lived in. A huge deck in the bedrooms and living room provided such a panoramic view. The hardest job they said was keeping the windows clean.
Walls and Walls of Glass (Poetry) - 11/22/2012 10:40:25 AM
There are a few glasshouses out there and I love them. I love light and bringing the outside in. Unfortunately, sunlight fades bright colors on paintings, furniture, and so on… So you have to protect your valuable, colorful things from the sun. Otherwise, that's my idea of beautiful living. I plan to do that soon with a new home that will also be very energy efficient, making use of the sun to heat the house and provide electricity as well as light.
Walls and Walls of Glass (Poetry) - 11/22/2012 9:46:16 AM
I have several pair of very nice binoculars
and too a nice telescope...
and the view is nice...opps is that....?
Oh the fireside moonlight...
CONGRATS on Your Sale!
I know from FB you put allot of
love's labor into your home...
Under The Pale Moonlight & The Kissing Stars
Where Are We Going? (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 11:59:02 AM
♫Song♫ lyrics to the tune of Ozzy or Judas Priest...drums loud and thunderous guitars metal and heavy! When Black Sabbath charted type of stuff and when Iron Butterfly smoked the stage and Alice Cooper was bat crazy!
rock, roll & sin crazy train,
Where Are We Going? (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 7:29:26 AM
We still fear the wolf. Although we love our pets, our dogs. Direct descendants from the wolf.
Head (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 5:42:29 AM
...I am lost in the wilderness
I wonder what they really did out there
Victuls Of Spiritual Beliefs
& The Juicy Fig Leaf(s)
Where Are We Going? (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 5:39:04 AM
I Love wandering in the corn fields :)
as you already know...and too inside your poem
were I was grabbed inside the darkness
...but I brought matches & we set that field on FIRE!!
Indiana Blankets & Smoke Signals
Where Are We Going? (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 7:28:50 PM
I love the voice in this poem, Dayvid!
What I always hope for is peace. Peace and Love :)
Happy Thanksgiving, Blessings,
Head (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 7:57:20 AM
Aren't myths fun! This is probably one that King James, the gay one, mistranslated from the ancient scripts like many more because many of the ancient words had many meetings like modern English today, and the translators just plain got it wrong, making some passages peer nonsense.
Head (Poetry) - 11/17/2012 10:17:28 PM
P o w e r f u l !
Head (Poetry) - 11/17/2012 4:03:45 PM
OUTSTANDING! But then again, you always were the Mennonite who understood the Nature of Religion might it take a turn of Scripture to pull it off! My God, what Dayvid Graybill sir name conjurs in genuflect in prayer of diversity to the Higher Power. Amen!
Leaders & Beer Chuggers,
Head (Poetry) - 11/17/2012 1:59:00 PM
Wow! That's some thought-provoking vision you have conjured up and shared via these verses, Dayvid. Love and peace,
Again? (Poetry) - 11/16/2012 3:53:38 PM
History always repeats itself and insanity defined is doing the same thing over and over...someday the government might get it...might...
Enjoyed this one.
I'm Calling You Out! (Poetry) - 11/11/2012 6:40:36 PM
powerful, flows from start to finish.
I'm Calling You Out! (Poetry) - 11/5/2012 11:31:43 AM
Standing up to all murderers, thiefs, rapists, showing love and forgiveness---Great one, Dayvid.
I'm Calling You Out! (Poetry) - 11/5/2012 8:38:47 AM
Mighty words, indeed. Nonviolence is the way to go, but there's a certain violence in the force of your words. If you mean that you have a higher force behind you, you may be mistaken and blindsided because there is no higher force there. As Gandhi and Martin Luther King proved, nonviolence only works when you have huge throngs of people participating and some get hurt very badly.
I'm Calling You Out! (Poetry) - 11/5/2012 7:06:18 AM
Dayvid, What a powerful write to start a Monday monring...or anytime for that matter. Well done!
Something's About to Happen (Poetry) - 11/5/2012 4:43:26 AM
I generally don't like watching the news, it is often depressing. Nice write David!
I'm Calling You Out! (Poetry) - 11/5/2012 4:42:22 AM
I'm Calling You Out! (Poetry) - 11/4/2012 7:53:26 PM
Gutsy! Firebrand! And we call him Dayvid...a Mennonite poet who has inspired me to call religion out! This poet has written some of the finest, most honest, eclectic, and meaningful religious poetry out there today! The self-portrait brands you official renegade, Day...I love it! Your calling...
if James Dean was a Mennonite,
Rebels and Love Punches,
Something's About to Happen (Poetry) - 11/4/2012 9:08:13 AM
I know what you mean, Dayvid!
Something's About to Happen (Poetry) - 11/4/2012 8:51:34 AM
Something like...you gotta go through the fog to see the light, eh?
Something's About to Happen (Poetry) - 11/3/2012 6:20:08 AM
Sometimes, it's better to stop and clear our heads of all the activities going on and just listen to the “sweet sound of nothing.”
Something's About to Happen (Poetry) - 11/3/2012 5:00:44 AM
Sometimes we experience events that make us write such poignant poetry! Well done my friend. Welcome back, haven't read you in a long time...Don't be such a stranger!
Peace, love and light,
Something's About to Happen (Poetry) - 11/2/2012 6:20:02 PM
An impactful experience, well-shared, Dayvid. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
Christine (Poetry) - 11/2/2012 9:33:38 AM
Dayvid welcome back! Breakups are hard---a heartening write.
Christine (Poetry) - 11/2/2012 8:10:19 AM
A most compelling, honest, and expressive sharing, Dayvid. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Christine (Poetry) - 11/2/2012 6:39:14 AM
I really like the honestly expressed and the metaphor of being “washed away” by the current.
My first thought was about some automobile in a story by Stephen King.
Christine (Poetry) - 11/2/2012 6:18:38 AM
Dayvid, it's a good thing for me, I don't respond to text's from anyone. Nice writing, no... very good writing.
Christine (Poetry) - 11/2/2012 1:52:19 AM
some ex's can be friends & some can be harmful
I gather this is somewhere in between letting go & hanging on?
that hurts....someone has been pushing me for many years
I finally said enough is enough
the joys in our heart need to be guarded
against negative people & their contaminant junk
they try to push & dump on us
so let's go swimming & make sand angels
Love & Treasure Hunts
Christine (Poetry) - 11/1/2012 9:36:04 PM
Yes, the preacher's wife rocks! Say hi to Gwen. Now about Christine, that's a different story...Day thanks for sharing...get this worked out and you and me will do another collab...texts can be inspiration, and so can ex's. Stay with your music too. I know you love your drums and playing in the band...be well you and your family. Hugs.
Love and watermelon wine,
Succinct Ethnographies (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 3:40:29 AM
Excellent!! and I leanred a new word!! (Ethongraphies)
I love learning about archaic & ancient cultures, and
you are so correct too as in the interpretation
for all we know the Egyptians may or may not
have seen the first Extraterrestrial Space Traveler
and was just an Egyptian Sci-Fi Author to entertain the Kings
Our Dust Waits For The Wind T Carry Us Away
Succinct Ethnographies (Poetry) - 5/2/2012 6:59:48 PM
Dayvid, I'm with Christine, but your writings are enjoyable!
Succinct Ethnographies (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 3:50:37 PM
Succinct Ethnographies (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 3:49:14 PM
You explore so much philosophically in so few words!
I must admit you are quite above my head, but I enjoyed this nevertheless :)
Succinct Ethnographies (Poetry) - 4/28/2012 7:45:04 PM
Human culture compressed in a few words of what tiny man knows of a vast ethereal presence is narrow-minded and ignorant of the mass of creation...Dayvid this poetry is inclusive in your repertoire of theological study of the Mennonites who have long given us a history of devotion that ties us to the rich soil, the land, the crops and binds our souls to a faithful community of helping hands...Blessed Be.
Beer, drums, guitars and Mennonite barn raising
Succinct Ethnographies (Poetry) - 4/28/2012 11:26:42 AM
Certainly your words provide substance to reflect upon, Dayvid. Love and peace to you,
Succinct Ethnographies (Poetry) - 4/26/2012 12:05:24 PM
Perhaps a little too deep for my simple mind, but it's really good to see you posting something, (anything…..) again. Dick
Christmas Dove (Poetry) - 1/28/2012 10:24:02 PM
This sounded to me like it could have been Beatle lyrics. Best be calling Paul. Patrick
Christmas Dove (Poetry) - 1/26/2012 2:14:27 PM
Lovely work Dayvid.
Christmas Dove (Poetry) - 1/21/2012 8:20:08 PM
This is very nicely done, Dayvid. Welcome back! Love and peace to you,
Christmas Dove (Poetry) - 1/21/2012 11:48:49 AM
Dayvid, Another welcome back! Love in the making...
Christmas Dove (Poetry) - 1/21/2012 8:14:50 AM
Guess we can cancel the APB, welcome back. Nice poem, mystical maybe, not quite sure I have the handle on it yet, but if I read it a few more times, I'm sure I'll get it.
Christmas Dove (Poetry) - 1/21/2012 7:00:31 AM
Your words dance beautifully across the page, balanced between tenderness and passion! Missed you.
Christmas Dove (Poetry) - 1/21/2012 4:45:57 AM
This is stunning! Certainly have missed you. Welcome back. Such beauty in your poetry.
Peace, love and light,
Singing Peaceniks (Poetry) - 12/19/2011 3:17:27 AM
I like this poem and its layout, Dayvid
Morning Love (Poetry) - 12/10/2011 7:25:27 PM
Gotta love a DUI between the sheets, not to mention traffic school would be a pleasure. Patrick
The Honorable Doctor (Poetry) - 11/29/2011 12:33:01 PM
I know a couple of folks like that, traveling black holes of amusement. Patrick
Singing Peaceniks (Poetry) - 11/25/2011 7:59:34 PM
singing peaceniks are a mnick off the old block ...
The Honorable Doctor (Poetry) - 11/23/2011 11:51:16 AM
Dayvid, I believe most of us have encountered someone like that.
Singing Peaceniks (Poetry) - 11/23/2011 10:16:52 AM
Well I guess they sang aboard the Titanic too. Parallels abound. Patrick
Singing Peaceniks (Poetry) - 11/23/2011 7:58:10 AM
Over the years the "Singing Peaceniks" have made some great music and it never hurts to hear the "other sides" of a story.
Like this one Dayvid. Thanks Dick
Singing Peaceniks (Poetry) - 11/22/2011 12:47:17 PM
Clever, fresh, and elegantly offbeat!
Singing Peaceniks (Poetry) - 11/21/2011 6:46:19 PM
And for all their singing, we are still at war 40 odd years later...maybe not the SAME war, but nonetheless...e
Sacred Text (Poetry) - 11/21/2011 4:39:46 PM
Penetrating thought of vaginal walls itching...or etching hieroglyphs (that fish symbol of christians) cast by erections high and hard as pillars of jericho. jesus sure had his hands full, didn't he?
Reading and writing on the wall,
Morning Love (Poetry) - 11/20/2011 12:31:05 PM
This reminds me of last weekend when I visited my love who is away on a work assignment for two months. Love what you've expressed via your verses here, Dayvid. Love and peace,
Jesus Hope (Poetry) - 11/20/2011 12:29:38 PM
The vivid images that you share serve to emphasize your theme. Thank you, Dayvid. Love and blessings,
The Honorable Doctor (Poetry) - 11/20/2011 12:26:20 PM
I've know profs like this. Thanks, Dayvid. Love and peace,
Sacred Text (Poetry) - 11/20/2011 12:25:32 PM
Sensually engaging... ...and thought-provoking; thank you for sharing, Dayvid. Love and peace to you,
The Honorable Doctor (Poetry) - 11/20/2011 9:34:38 AM
I love that
He digs is own
has a double meaning:)
The Honorable Doctor (Poetry) - 11/20/2011 8:14:13 AM
Sounds like that guy, Mr. Ed, just below, LOL...but really, sounds like so many teachers, they talk to hear themselves speak...e
The Honorable Doctor (Poetry) - 11/20/2011 3:53:00 AM
Sounds just like my old boss!
The Honorable Doctor (Poetry) - 11/19/2011 7:45:42 PM
This awesome poem goes by in one fabulously entertaining comic flash! :)
The Honorable Doctor (Poetry) - 11/19/2011 4:55:43 PM
Can't top Sage. Never could. Never will. Enjoyed your poem anyway.
The Honorable Doctor (Poetry) - 11/19/2011 4:53:36 PM
Sounds like ego's synonym of diarrea of the mouth. You know, Dayvid, nothing ever comes from self-centered personalities. They all have boring lives just like they speak in monotone, the same pitch, the same bunch of crap. Now give us a saddlebag doctor who talks about turpentine remedies and the religion of 1800s apothecaries and we'll sit all day and listen. Good poetry and to the point.
Love and White Cloud or Angel Soft,
Jesus Hope (Poetry) - 11/19/2011 10:59:40 AM
Dayvid, Beautifully done!
Jesus Hope (Poetry) - 11/19/2011 9:22:41 AM
It's a tough world out there on the streets and even neon Jesus can't save them all. Patrick
Jesus Hope (Poetry) - 11/18/2011 9:39:20 PM
Dayvid, very nicely done! Certainly have missed your poetry, welcome back!!
Peace, love and light,
Jesus Hope (Poetry) - 11/18/2011 9:30:56 PM
This is good.
Jesus Hope (Poetry) - 11/18/2011 6:44:08 PM
Ain't red and blue neon BUDWEISER, Pastor!!!! Coors Extra Gold you are my redeemer Dayvid! Let's get us an endorsement. ZZ TOP Pearl Necklace around our neck! Leaning on you with Bill Withers.
Love and Heavenly Froth,
Morning Love (Poetry) - 11/14/2011 5:10:30 PM
so beautifully romantic!
Morning Love (Poetry) - 11/13/2011 5:09:32 PM
Very nice, very beautiful.
Morning Love (Poetry) - 11/13/2011 2:57:56 PM
Intoxication at it's best.
Morning Love (Poetry) - 11/13/2011 12:43:37 PM
Your words contain a potent mixture of love and intoxication...truly a pleasure to read this!
Morning Love (Poetry) - 11/13/2011 7:22:20 AM
"..As the last drops From her bottle Pour across our universe Of love." Time to open another,,,, and then another, Dayvid. Can't stop there. Eternity awaits. Dick
Morning Love (Poetry) - 11/12/2011 11:42:58 AM
Truly a romantic write well done so passionate indeed Laura
Morning Love (Poetry) - 11/12/2011 9:51:21 AM
Metaphors splashed across your face, Dayvid! Morning Love gets us to lunch. Encore!
Love and Mennonite menu,
Morning Love (Poetry) - 11/12/2011 9:35:26 AM
Dayvid, WoW, hypnotic, with tones of erotic interlude---
Magnified Reflection of You (Poetry) - 10/12/2011 3:48:00 PM
Clever chiastic in the 3rd stanza.
The Pink Floyd, dark side... really works to make the poem work.
Indeed, a lucid and unique write.
Magnified Reflection of You (Poetry) - 10/11/2011 3:29:29 PM
Dayvid, Just beautiful!
Magnified Reflection of You (Poetry) - 10/11/2011 3:25:52 PM
Compelling reflections, and magnificent style!
Magnified Reflection of You (Poetry) - 10/11/2011 2:39:26 AM
Excellant writing...projects an almost conversational dialogue with reader and the world around him...
Magnified Reflection of You (Poetry) - 10/10/2011 8:41:40 PM
surreal interplay of imagery and concept ...
East Colfax Avenue (Poetry) - 10/10/2011 11:10:07 AM
beautifully painted picture of the street and its atmosphere
Magnified Reflection of You (Poetry) - 10/10/2011 10:58:41 AM
very interesting write!
Magnified Reflection of You (Poetry) - 10/10/2011 5:24:45 AM
Very nice . . . Pink Floyd??
Magnified Reflection of You (Poetry) - 10/10/2011 4:55:48 AM
Very intriguing poetry. Certainly have missed you here on the den...welcome back!
Peace, love and light,
Magnified Reflection of You (Poetry) - 10/10/2011 4:13:58 AM
Both captivating and thought provoking, Dayvid.
God Hangs Out the Wash (Poetry) - 10/9/2011 7:35:05 PM
Yeah, this is a keeper.
East Colfax Avenue (Poetry) - 10/9/2011 8:54:12 AM
Wonderfully atmospheric, even haunting!
Good to see you posting, Dayvid :)
East Colfax Avenue (Poetry) - 10/9/2011 7:17:53 AM
It may be the longest "Main" steet, but sadly, every city has one just like it. Nicely done Dayvid, great to have you back. Dick