Category: Poetry and Literary Works

Poems and writings.

VI. Ashen Work….

Through the lives of boy and man self and soul distort and tear. My youthful eyes saw only ‘world’ and so glistened with the pride of kings. A little lord, I bent to rest but dropped instead my golden crown, Brought to knees I…

V. The Story of Iron John…

The societies, religions, and histories of mankind are abound with myths and stories ranging from the fantastical tales of Tolkien to the folklore of the Brothers Grimm. Across space and time they make themselves eternally known, from ancient Mesopotamia’s ‘Gilgamesh’ to the latest box-office…

IV. Devil’s Drink…

In the night brews Devil’s drink, With a dash of wrath and pinch of hate, A spoon of lust and two of greed, A single gram of gluttony. A grain of pride is good as salt, An ounce of envy has no fault, And…

III. Practicing Haiku…

Sit for a moment, Look, listen, can you hear it? Fluttering leaves fall… -Shiji Ren

II. Lost Souls…

A knock on the door, Death stared in. Offered him drink; whiskey and wine, He knew of the past yet to the future; blind. -Shiji Ren    

1. Two Doors: A Parable of Life

-It should first be noted I make no claim as to the origin of the following parable. I recall reading it once but cannot remember where. Regardless the lesson is one I couldn’t not share today. Two men awoke to find themselves presented with…