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featured poets ~ J.T. Whitaker

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i am pleased to be featuring some of  the most creative,  talented,  brilliant  {really!}  poets of  our time.  i have been fortunate over the past two and a half years to meet this amazing group of  people through twitter and their blogs.  not only are they writers who excite and enchant and entrance their readers,  they are,  one and all,  nice people who are supportive of  everyone in our online poetry community.  the “age of  technology”  has,  in fact,  facilitated the spread of  the ARTS! ~  poetry,  photography,  art,  prose,  music…   i have friends i have yet to meet face-to-face from all around the world.  day or night,  you can visit their blogs and be transported to another time or place or frame of  mind with just a few clicks of  a mouse.  i find it thrilling!  and i believe you will find it equally thrilling to discover their words.

just click on the  “Read More”  links on each poem to be taken to a new tab or window to read the rest of  the poem on the author’s blog.  if  you enjoy what you read,  please leave a comment on their blog to let them know.  { you don’t have to say you saw them here. }  i am truly honored that these wonderful people agreed to be featured on my blog ~  my gratitude to them all.

and thank you for coming to our celebration ~  enjoy!

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featured poet:

J.T.  Whitaker
aka  JTW

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.}  there is an honesty to JT’s writing that touches me deeply and he uses words in a way that i can only dream of  doing.  his blogs   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.

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windowsill”    by   JTW

some silence is a choice
some is a gift
some narrows the gap
some widens the rift

there are times when silence is mandatory
when we shouldn’t fight it
times for healing
though we try to hide it
at the worst of times
and just to spite it

we may understand…..Read More

via  JTW

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evergreen plants   by   JTW

you’re not who you were in the morning
before you went for one last ride
you’re not who you were in the morning
before he kissed you & said goodbye

you forgot all of the reasons
that took…..Read More

via  JTW

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ice skate   by   JTW

what you have is what you believe
so go ‘head & grieve
the loss of your dreams
by your own heart deceives
that which your own mouth decrees

when lightning split the trees
and she was down on her knees
begging you please
begging you please

you question and hold it up under
a starry blue-print shy of wonder
asking some…..Read More

via  JTW

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x-ray   by   JTW

i’d love to fake this
just give me something on paper
cause it used to be so easy
and believe me when i say
i only want to go halfway

i don’t care if there’s ground
i just care about rhythms
and i’ll fall a little faster
but believe me when i say
i only want to go halfway

then take it away
take it away
please take it away
take it away
take it away
please take it away
take it away
take…..Read More

via  JTW

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easy   by   JTW

some will search
and some will leave
cause there is love
and there is love
and there are ways
and there are ways

there is talking
and there is talking
and at night there’s
what you bring
and i bring
and how we always live
and the saddest thing
is some will just never

there are…..Read More

via  JTW

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turn   by   JTW

sometimes there are no answers but the ones forced in contrivitions
and what do we do do with them
suffer and cry
delete old numbers
throw away old love letters
would we destroy what we’ve built
in the tempest of change
or will we enjoy all the beauty
of the leaves that turn

nights spent in old rhymes
considering past times
regurgitating…..Read More

via  JTW

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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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