featured poets ~ Brian Miller @bmiller007 + #giveaway

(inter)national poetry month
April 2015
{ originally posted April 2012 }

featured poets
at my heart’s love songs

Brian  Miller

i’m still celebrating the fifth anniversary of  my heart’s love songs  and,  in April,  {inter}National Poetry Month.   i thought it would be fitting to rerun the 2012 featured poet series  which spotlights sixty of  the most creative,  talented,  brilliant  {really!}  poets of  our time.  i have been fortunate over the five 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.  i will be putting up these posts throughout the month of  April  (and probably into May)  to reacquaint you with old friends and introduce you to new ones.

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 the celebration ~  enjoy!


featured poet:

Brian Miller

Brian Miller  { @bmiller007 }  is a writer,  poet,  father,  husband,  counselor,  key lime pie eater,  friend,  side street walker;  who doesn’t mind mucking and getting his hands dirty or standing in a cherry blossom rain.  “Everyone has a story and everything a poem,  once you look at it long enough.”   Brian has been published in several magazines and has poems in several compilations.  Brian is the co-founder of the award winning  One Stop Poetry  and  dVerse Poets.  his blog  is waystationone.  you can read a very fun interview of  Brian  HERE.

what can i say about Brian?  a brilliant writer with an edge.  his wordcraft is truly phenomenal.  you never know where he’s going to take you,  but wherever it is,  it’ll be well worth the trip.  Brian is a really nice guy and i am very appreciative of  his consistent support of  my writing.  in his own words ~

“Married to the most amazing woman and dad of  two adventurous boys.  I am figuring out what life has in store next.  Enjoy the journey.”


blue balls & wrist watches”    by   brian miller

Live for greatness, the ad for Rolex
on the back of Travel & Leisure


soft fingers along my ear & her
fierce eyes thumb through my book
scent marking each page, dress cut
below glossy breasts, just a hint

and what? what?
she wants to sell me

           a time piece, no

because…..Read More

via  waystationone

image  ~  found graffiti


And   by   brian miller

And to top it all off
the damn window fell
into the driver side door
unwilling to roll back up

And it’s raining as if
the next…..Read More

via  waystationone

image ~  “rain on my windshield”  Brian Miller


Balloons & Dirigibles”   by   brian miller

You want to see the world?
You want to see the world?

Let me fix you a cocktail
one part Crash, cause it hits every angle
mix in some P.S. I love you
     stir with Hotel Rwanda
     and garnish with a spritz of Once

Watch them…..Read More

via  waystationone

artwork by  tera of  olive hue designs


(I’m) Too sexy for this shirt    by   brian miller

I have the T-shirt, cause I been there,
done that and wear them daily until
my closet, full, floor to ceiling, spills
out to fill this life, space I would rather
hide behind a slogan, to hold your att…..Read More

via  waystationone


Middle Age White Male    by   brian miller

it is the repetitive compression
of the pogo stick, spring snarling
at the constraints of its cylinder
containing and harnessing its power


is this enslavement? bondage?

bra straps, need a quick release
for easy access, so i can stop using
my teeth, so said the dentist
on the last visit

what constrains us?

what do you expect, but sex
and allusion? it
…..Read More

via  waystationone


2012 featured poet at my hearts love songs

all copyright remains with the authors



have you entered the


just click  HERE  to go to the giveaway post ~  you’ll get all of  the information about what books are being given away and how to enter.

thanks  for  joining  in!


*the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am)  Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of  April 30/May 1,  2015.


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