featured poet of the day ~ JTW {J.T. Whitaker}

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James Whitaker  aka JTW is a writer, poet, lyricist, photographer and jewelry maker. he is also a generous and kind man ~ i know this because when i reblogged one of  his poems, he sent me an email thanking me. he’s the only person who’s ever done that. i actually first discovered JTW on twitter  { @jtwhitaker } where he says this about himself  “i ♥ music, scotch & lowercase.” {i love lowercase, too ~ i can type faster.} he enjoys twitter {or so i’ve heard} and is the 140-character promoter for . Indie Ink  { @indieink }   i haven’t had time yet to really learn about Indie Ink, but i have a tab up for their site so that i won’t forget ~  here’s their description of  who they are ~ “A non-profit, independent literary and art collective. Perhaps more importantly, we are a community of writers and artists whose work is filled with such passion and spirit, it demands to be seen.”  that certainly describes JTW’s writing. there is an honesty to it that touches me deeply and he uses words in a way that i can only dream of  doing. his blog .  JTW  . and . JTW on tumblr  . are full of  prose, poetry, photographs, music ~ sharing his life journey and asking questions that we all want to know the answers to.  here….see for yourself  ~

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“wrong way”  . by  .   JTW

my advice for getting the full effect of  this poem ~ read it first, then read it while playing the song.  wonderful poetry and fabulous as song lyrics, too.

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there’s safety unknown
a haven for our hearts
time overgrown
these seeds that we’ve
sown
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collisions we’ll face
in a complex of love
distance s…..Read More

via  .  JTW

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“travel” .   by  .   JTW

travel on the wind
high up above the mountains
see the world sp…..Read More

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via  .   JTW on tumblr

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“heroine” .  by  .   JTW

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He didn’t wait for true love, too stubborn to swallow the pride
In less than three years, 99 percent died

Numbed in all the right places, in all the right ways
Four more flew by quickly, the typical daze

Protected with walls of gr…..Read More
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via  .   JTW

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“like this” .   by  .   JTW

……….i stare down at the keys
……….waiting for the release of words
……….that should come;
……….the fl…..Read More

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via  .   JTW on tumblr

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JTW can be found here ~
http://jtwhitaker.com
http://jtwhitaker.tumblr.com
http://twitter.com/jtwhitaker
http://facebook.com/jtwhitaker
http://klout.com/jtwhitaker

http://indieink.org
http://twitter.com/indieink

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2 responses to “featured poet of the day ~ JTW {J.T. Whitaker}

  1. JTW

    you are too kind and very sweet. thank you so much for the honor to be included here!

    happy poetry month!

    :)
    xo

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