Here you will find a collection of things I've worked on or found interesting and worthwhile to post. There is some poetry and other written works, as well as projects and programming thoughts/ideas/tips.

The Journey of Discovery

Preface:
In English, eleventh grade, we had to write a short story about supernatural powers. I enjoyed writing it and afterwards continued to work on it. I would forget about it for several months but then find it again and work on it a little more. What you are about to read is, I believe, the final version.

The Journey of Discovery

To Dream (August 6, 2005)

Lastest version

The Breath of Now (August 6, 2005)

A silent whimsical thought, floating here about and around,
Under and above the plane of consciousness,
Tickling that which is barely aware.

Swimming in the realm of memory,
Touching all those experiences,
Touching the good ones,
Touching the bad as well.

And slowly, slowly, if surfaces, a feeling, an emotion,
Gasp, and breathe, as it makes itself known to me.
The now is what matters,
This infintely long finite moment,
This is what counts.

The past is riddled with stories and happenings,

My Home, My Land, My Heart's True Pride (October 4, 2000)

I was feeling paricularly patriotic on a drive through Virgina and wrote this.
When I look across her rolling plains,
And gaze upon her snow-capped mounts,
I see nothing but beauty in her face,
I say, "My home, my land, my heart's true pride."
I stare across a valley deep,
At the mountain range,
Overhead the eagle cries,
"My home, my land, my heart's true pride."

Love's Soliloquy ("parody" of Hamlet's Soliloquy) (June 11, 2003)

In English of my Junior year in High School we had to write a parody on Hamelet's Soliloquey. I tried to keep the feeling of the original in my reworking of it by keeping the same number of sylables per line whenever possible, I also tried to end each line with a word that rhymed with the concurrent ending word of the original
 
To love, or not to love: that is the sorrow:
Whether to suffer the burden on the heart,
Or to turn aback and shun the pain,

Ocean's Story (March 25, 2004)

Another in my rhyming attempt at poetry, I also tried to write about something other than emotions, instead I gambled my hand at describing a natural object.
Sweet smells the salty sea blown breeze,
Tilting-blown the wind bent trees,
Crashing fall the white capped waves.
Feel the senses, overwhelmed; all is but a daze.
Swim beneath the ocean's sky
'round the reef we silent fly.

Murmurs (March 15, 2004)

A short poem drawing a verbal picture of the sound of murmurs, it is also another attempt at introducing rhyming into my poems beginning my use of couplets.
Quite murmurs float on air
One by one and some in pairs,
Gliding towards the listening ears.
Some speak of lingering fears,
Silent murmurs build in force,
Some are swaying from their course.

Silent Prayers (March 15, 2004)

I never realy cared much for rhyming, thinking that it was to rigid for my poetry, but I gave it a shot. This poem uses as simple "ababcdcd" patern, rhyming every second line with each other.

Silent prayers whisper by
Floating on the breath warmed breeze
Rising slowly by and by
That tickle sides and angels tease
As they rise to heaven's Lord
Whisper all your silent prayers

Untitled (March 2004)

This was a start in trying to write rhyming poetry. I wrote several poems that month trying different rhyming schemes this used the most compicated. I used a pattern I don't think I've heard of before, atleast not in any English class I've taken.
 
Waves crash and fall upon this shore
Their race is done and lost
Upon the lonely plane of seas.
None but one can count the cost
For all is gone, none speak no more
But the failing, wailing pleas

Poetic Glimpses

Here you will find a collection of poems that I have written over the years. They are of varying quality and moods. I hope that you enjoy them.

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