Category Archives: Poetry

The parent category for poetry that fits the overall theme.

Review : Circumstances of Childhood by John Howell

It’s always a pleasure to read a novel written by John Howell. He has a way of mixing action, thriller level excitement, real world politics, intelligent discourse and detail (much of which feels ripped presciently from today’s headlines), all wrapped … Continue reading

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Each year it turns This ancient world My boat is tilted Toward the moon’s hopeful light There is land in sight And there is comfort This good night I am aging Like the wood Of this sturdy boat My bones … Continue reading

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I’m confused Can you see? Can you decipher Easily? Can you help Please help me? I’m distorted On my face No linearity No safe place I’m pathetic A disgrace Normal service Will resume There’s no need To auto-tune I’ll return … Continue reading

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King of His Lonely Domain

They said that he was mighty A warrior of the flame From vengeance or from victory His soul did not refrain But then he saw her beauty And understood the stain Or power and of infamy Of how all viewed … Continue reading

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Angel Part Two

She wept when she fell All these stories she could tell Black winged descent Into the solitude The separation That is hell She covered her face No mercy to embrace Fallen creature Perfect avatar For humanity For our race There … Continue reading

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Angel Part One

She was blistering white Heaven’s finest We trembled at her sight And yet her beauty Illuminated the night So stellar, so bright Her power cascaded Across our unredeemed shore She gave us her mercy We clamoured for more Her silvery … Continue reading

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Entering from the very end The follower plays chess On empty boards And runs down forest pathways To unreachable lights The ferryman is laughing In this good but darkened night And the clowns are crying At the parties We dismiss … Continue reading

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Drawing deeper Than ever before The water will relinquish Its power and secrets She will thrive In knowledge And energy Till she is whole All life begins Floating in fluids Cosmic conducting Of life force energy She knows as she … Continue reading

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Announcing the Launch of Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell

Originally posted on Fiction Favorites:
Circumstances of Childhood. By John W. Howell Click for Amazon Kindle Shipping on October 1st. Priced at $0.99 for the introduction. This is a different story for John. It is in the Family Life genre and…

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Let Me Fly

In these moments Let me try I can reach this If I try I am grateful I’m alive Feel it rushing Through my soul Deep yet weightless Torn yet whole I’m the rock That learned to roll In this blessing … Continue reading

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