An Ode to Misfortune

I find only blessings
In the rippling of sorrow
An array of hard lessons learned
Seared deep into my hide

I’ve come to know every inch of the wild
That quakes, with all manner
Of maddening beasts

But I’m no longer shaken
I stray on with welcoming arms
For in truth
Misfortune is the guide
That brightens my path

Summer Will Wring Us Dry

Welcome to your sun-dried prison
To being torched out of reason
To angrily smoldering
In the binds of your flesh

Welcome
To the restless hordes
Of all of your twisted and villainous thoughts

Welcome
To the shapeless blotches of sweat
To the endless retching
In the swill, of your acrid fumes

Farewell to the spring
And any semblance of sanity
Ushered away
With its dying chimes of mercy

If Only I Had to Beg

If only I were a grain of sand
In the hearts of blood-kin
Unknown, for all time

I’d brave every storm that sweeps me along,
Leaving me stranded
And parched for my crimes

If only I starved for a scrap of their concern
But their love freely teems
Undeserved and pure

Shockwaves

The fuse
Has ashed away

Long past all the raving
The berating
Of my flesh and blood

There are rivers of red
Interwoven, across my back

And I’ve dug them all myself
In great flourishes of anger

So few are unscathed
As my words
Rip through serenity
In blinding, flashes of white

From here on
I will learn
To swallow every rotten word
That I burn to dispense

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I Have A Name

Now Accepting Poetry Submissions for our next anthology “I Have a Name” Please read the Invitation for submissions for this Anthology so you understand what types of poetry will fit this publication. Accepting 3 pieces. Please use standard anthology submission guidelines posted above.

Submissions Open From June 10th, 2017 till…

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Once Again in the Pale Unknown – Author William Wright, Jr.

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The pale unknown curves

To appease

His starved

And reckless whims

In crumpled sheets

Molded and mangled

Lost, in the throes

Of lofty words

He lays claim

To every spire

Each ivory mountain

Of imperfection

Swallowed whole

In the vise

The maddening chorus

The will he bears

In the hold

Of lifelong distress

© William Wright, Jr.

William Wright

Excerpt from the book “The Slums of Nightfall”


William Wright About the Author

 My name is William Lorenzo Wright, Jr. I am the youngest of three children, as well as the only son to two loving and hard-working parents. I am a college student from San Diego California and I hold a deep passion for reading and writing poetry. I was sixteen years old when I first fell in love with poetry and I have been faithful to the craft ever since.

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Spinning the Fabric

Let freedom ring as promised long ago
In the hopeful hearts of travelers
Who graze our shores

Let us stoke the hearth
Within all who aspire,
Who roam the back-roads,
Cradling a purpose

Embolden the promise
Spin the fabric of a dream
That has rambled so far
Against all odds

Lair of Poetics

I hailed from a shadowy corner
To the rise and the fall of a chorus
Devoid, of any shame

I’ve been lead
Through the smoke-laden halls
Into a lair of poetics
And mercy, was freely dispensed

I was slowly enthralled
Then involved
In the frantic affair

Scrawling
Screaming
Then simmering,
Satisfied and silent