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An Internal Slant Rhyming Ballad from 1972 A Former US Marine [1971-1972] ~ by John Gregory Evans © 5/14/2020 8:00:23 AM (5) 11 Line Stanzas, (1) 5 Line Envoi, the last line for each stanza a refrain. Envoi ddedE and the lines rhyme scheme = ababceddedE Stanza I I am fire fanning the flames of … Continue reading An Internal Slant Rhyming Ballad from 1972
Volume I Upon Reading Leo Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace:’ An Introduction in Brevity ~ Volume I Upon Reading Leo Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace:’ An Introduction in Brevity ~ 1852, diary notations, a historical account of 19th century Russia fueled the light of Leo Tolstoy, commanding as were his military demise, the Decembrist’s (Tolstoy’s own class), … Continue reading Volume I ~ War & Peace: An Introduction to Brevity
Spinal Con-fusion: A Combat Therapy By John Gregory Evans © 5/12/2020 8:25:38 AM There remains a deadened, freezing, almost an anesthetizing sense of dread upon my fingertips and hands, reaching deep into my leg’s nerves, shattered spinal cord, peeled away as one peels an orange. Walking, now a challenge, con-fusion of the fusion, cervical cord, … Continue reading Spinal Con-fusion
Among the Streets, Thickets and Thorns By John Gregory Evans © 5/12/2020 5:56:33 AM I once knew two men who ran among the streets, thickets, and thorns, spreading the likes of themselves through gates of hell, ivory horns, thus, INK’g away bad seeds of scorn, around their auras shined only as worn. I had heard … Continue reading Among the Streets, Thickets, & Thorns
Coyote Moon Rising John Gregory Evans © 5/11/2020 9:30:36 AM The Gulf of Mexico, mysterious whitecaps feel the colossal, dark figure brush my legs, left dangling as death upon a razor’s edge where my journey through the depths appear as overbearing. In the horizon’s twilight the ‘Naparima’ glides upon the depths as the designer intended, … Continue reading Coyote Moon Rising
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The pale moon can be invasive at times, lighting up my tiny room, to almost a dim freshness of sunshine echoing through. I think, of love who has passed me by, except the silver love and this lunar sky. We share so many nights, why not, and evenings, too, we are together, espoused we two. … Continue reading This Pale Moon
Soren Kierkegaard: Existentialism is it a Psychological Reality, or Myth? By John Gregory Evans © 5/10/2020 6:17:09 AM A choice we have. A Reality in a Higher Authority, blameless, blemishes none, may we assert, then, existence is quite the certainty, but choose we must, conscious choice, without the requirements for a personal vision; a kind … Continue reading Soren Kierkegaard: Existentialism is it a Psychological Reality, or Myth?
A Foreign Affair II By John Gregory Evans © 5/10/2020 2:42:35 AM For just a moment, protracted, a long-drawn-out affair, long black hair, with a painted face, of red, and brown so fair, An indulgent for her time-honored pleasure, an acknowledgement, together We shared an unknown ecstasy silent to the core, quaking to the fore. … Continue reading A Foreign Affair II
Loneliness has a colorful appeal, Let us call it red, parted maws, lonely from a journey to freedom instead, A relinquished mass of peoples juxtaposed, liberty sows not upon this troubled land, a promise not to the populace cram. I simply hope for the people’s choice Not as from Tiananmen Square, The lovers of none, … Continue reading A Foreign Affair
Upon the Cusp of Blackness’ Ride John Gregory Evans © 5/9/2020 12:01:04 PM Upon the cusp of blackness, we stare, I see a hope clinging to the everywhere, religiosity is an interior pull of white corpses walking, without purpose but to be saved through the mechanized wheel of traveldom, your misfortune, where dead bodies aspire … Continue reading Updated Poem
Upon the cusp of blackness, we stare, I See a hope clinging to the everywhere, Religiosity is an interior pull Of white corpses Walking, without purpose but to be saved Through the mechanized wheel of Misfortune, where dead bodies aspire to heal. As if a preacher man from the Right Conceals the truth together, tonight … Continue reading On the Cusp of Blackness’ Ride
Sixty Minutes of Deadly Fire John Evans © 5/8/2020 3:10:24 PM When one is enjoying life sixty-minutes takes no time to pass. But when one trains for a jungle war sixty-minutes ne’er will. Visions of dying surface to the heart pumping, faster and faster till velocity feels the tip of your nose. Every third round, … Continue reading Sixty Minutes of Deadly Fire
The Little Boy I Used to Be By John Evans © 5/8/2020 1:47:50 PM When I was young, say back at five My spirit flew, I was alive. Vacation Bible School And a cherry orchard, walk Along a dirt path The sour taste, but Oh, so good Mother and dad Walked hand in hand I … Continue reading The Little Boy I Used to Be
A semi-bald man sits at his breakfast nook eating his eggs Florentine Oh, the colors of the peppers diversified Onions, tomatoes, Cremini mushrooms sautéed in a golden buttery fusion delight the red sky at night Why, smooth sailing said the old man breath of aromatic tunes Playing on the radio in his wooden sloop that … Continue reading Red Sky at Night
My thirst for love arrives From the orange of skies, in a poem equal explorers of veracity a truth known only by, the Poet.
John Gregory Evans Quote # 4 In retrospect, life’s outcome always rests in the love God has for humanity. Let us love one another through regular intervals of demonstrating not just love but mercy as well. We cannot escape His Presence, so why try. Rest in knowing the Most-High rests within a willing heart, one … Continue reading John Gregory Evans Quote # 4
John Gregory Evans Quote # 3 As a child I knew that absence of fear was the beginning of a reverent hope in God.
John Gregory Evans Quote # 2 Through the voice of King David, throughout his book of Psalms I have learnt many a good thing. Mostly what I see through his experience is to burn for God, embrace your love for God, he is our Beloved Shepherd in who all our trust must lay.
John Gregory Evans Quote 1 The most relevant place in my life where God has perpetuated His goodness has been through the in-depth Presence of prayer, the hearts of others, and in a special kind of Adoration through reverence in the heart and soul while being a child.
Monastery by John Gregory Evans © 5/6/2020 3:48:39 AM Interior pull a Springtime day sixty – mile drive the gate pulls me in to where beauty begins inside. Hearts play from heaven the Visitation Jeramiah, yes wisdom, goodness, reverence for the Word A kindred bond The Abbott’s invitation, thus lunchtime. Brother monks, Priests, gather at … Continue reading Monastery
Thank you Ingrid, at https://experimentsinfiction.com/ for my nomination. If you have not visited Ingrid’s blog yet, I suggest you check it out. Always makes me happy to read her fiction and helps me feel a bit less stressed when I become overloaded with my Creative Writing and English program. Ingrid, quite the educated lady speaking 4 … Continue reading Liebster Award
A Social Justice Agenda Viewed through the Eyes of a White Heart of Transformation by John Gregory Evans © 5/4/2020 1:44:03 AM “She’ll carelessly cut you and laugh while your bleeding.” Billy Joel During the major eras of my life regarding women I never quite viewed myself as a sexist. I always felt justified through … Continue reading A Social Justice Agenda Viewed through the Eyes of a White Heart of Transformation
The Covid-19 Experience # 1 John G. Evans © 5/4/2020 1:01:58 AM A Human Response to Covid-19 depends entirely upon personal acceptance, a moral era to a beginning of ‘thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,’ as global fossil fuel emissions are cleared from the atmosphere, brotherhood and love thy neighbor … Continue reading Covid-19 Experience # 1
Bigotry Offends By John G Evans © 5/2/2020 2:15:22 PM Slavery, thus, white demands, ne’er mirroring goodness at hand. I, white as hell, but how may I learn suffering of your ages in our land? Why, these biased mechanisms for control of a race, piss on you, take injuries away! Tired of looking at ‘em … Continue reading Bigotry Offends
Systemic Racism: I Cannot See You for You Are my Brother by John Gregory Evans © 5/1/2020 4:26:48 PM Structural Racism: historically & culturally; white privilege is where - to be of color is a disadvantage, well, I cannot accept the privileges from one to the other. Racism is not my brother. A racial equity … Continue reading Systemic Racism: I Cannot See You for You are my Brother
Truth as a Child May See ~ Deadened fossils of the past, worries of the future, as opening in the present moment the healing of a suture. Why, must I torture myself? This past thus dead and gone, and the future nowhere to be seen, all that clearly remains is transforming our minds to living … Continue reading John G. Evans
Inside a Prayer Dance by John Evans Upon thinking, I think… I judge. Upon praying, I feel… Forgiven. Inside this prayer dance… I sing. Inside this mystery… I live. Today, I seek… Truth. Tomorrow… Is for another day.
John Gregory Evans © 2019 It remains not mine to say whether I would pity a colorful word of verb and noun, or, from where it may come, or the color of its skin, for I have seen the Lord, and, know him to be of spirit not acquainted with such superficialities. I believe in … Continue reading A Black Man Once Told Me
"Trauma survivors often have a hard time understanding their value. Living with hard experiences alters the way you see yourself. However, other people exist outside of your experience and see you for the irreplaceable gift that you are." J. Yandle ~
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I have always been inspired by the Haida canoe of the pacific northwest regarding the design parameters and the craftsmanship involved. The extended bow where the datum waterline cuts the water with an extreme for the bow to overhang further out into the mystery of that we call the sea. I have always admired the … Continue reading Haida Canoes of the Pacific Northwest
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