THE DARK STRANGER – Poetry Movie, Written by Billie Myers

Watch the DARK POETRY Contest winner for 2017.

From the Poet:

Basically the poem speaks for itself. Yet, it is a narrator describing himself in a very grim situation, ie: lying paralyzed on a war-tortured beach, He is also describing the ANSWER.

Forever No, and in turn describes the moment of his death. But, deeper it goes. When writing this poem I was extremely ill with pneumonia, etc. and contemplating my own death through verse.

Narration by Frances Townend

Editor & Visual Design by Carey Daiter

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

 

Dark Poetry Reading: The Dark Stranger by Billie Myers

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

 Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

Basically the poem speaks for itself. Yet, it is a narrator describing himself in a very grim situation, ie: lying paralyzed on a war-tortured beach, He is also describing the ANSWER.

Forever No, and in turn describes the moment of his death. But, deeper it goes. When writing this poem I was extremely ill with pneumonia, etc. and contemplating my own death through verse.

What motivated you to write this poem?

I was motivated to write this poem crying-out to God.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I’ve been writing poetry, with a passion, for about 3 years.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Jesus

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

Poetry Contest

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

Yes, I do.

What is your passion in life?

To use my abilities in a Team Environment to make a difference. Giving, Giving, Giving.

Darking Poetry Reading: my dear ghost by Kristen Corbisiero

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of this poem is the past and the many ways it can creep back up on us, mainly when we least expect it. It portrays the past as many things (a lost friend, an old lover), but each make it difficult for the speaker of the poem to move on and let go, and they continue to struggle until the speaker finally realizes the the past is something that cannot be changed, and while it will always be there, no matter how smothering it may be.

What motivated you to write this poem?

The motivation for writing this stems from the need to go back to old, toxic habits and expecting them to have changed. To keep trapping yourself in a time or place or person that is not good for you, until the day you realize that you had drowned trying to make it suit your needs. Particularly, I had an old flame in mind writing this, and he was never any good for me, but I had thought time would have changed him, though I was proven wrong.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing poetry since I was about 13, though it was much simpler and straightforward.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

If I could dinner with one person it would be Dante Alighieri, if only to know what made Beatrice so special.

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I am interested to see how others view the words I write, and how many different meanings, thoughts and images can be provoked by a connection of words and phrases.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I mostly write poetry, but I do write short stories, flash fiction and creative non – fiction.

What is your passion in life?

My passion in life is to one day be able to touch a person’s life through the words I write and to be able to better understand human nature and its complexities.

Dark Poetry Reading: Free Entry No Return by Robert Drusetta

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

 Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

“Free Entry No Return” is about the innocent and trusting human being drawn into a situation by an entity with a slick tongue; from which we cannot easily escape.

What motivated you to write this poem?

I’m passionate about truth and objectivity but corporate greed continues to create devious methods to steal your soul.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing poetry for over 30 years.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

There’s so many many people but if I had to choose one I might invite Friedrich Nietzsche the German philosopher and poet.

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I am also a screenplay writer and amateur thespian so I love to see my words being brought to life.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I have written several screenplays which I am actively pursuing representation.

What is your passion in life?

I am ultimately driven to make a positive difference in others’ lives.
I am pursuing this through poetry and story telling.

Dark Poetry Reading: The One eyed Child by Phil Boiarski

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

The cruelty of children, the fragility of light.

What motivated you to write this poem?

An incident from my childhood. I witnessed the aftermath of the

How long have you been writing poetry?

For more than 50 years.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Blue Collar Poet, Philip Levine

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I thought this might be suitable for a dramatic reading

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I have written and published fictions, essays, plays and performances.

What is your passion in life?

Travel.

Dark Poetry Reading: The Waiting Room by Richard Rensberry

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

The theme is media propaganda and prejudice.

What motivated you to write this poem?

We live in dark times. I was sitting in my dentist’s waiting room and this obnoxious TV person was spewing vindictive political attacks as news. People were sitting there watching and listening as if this person’s biased opinions were somehow important. I found it absurd that anyone would take this guy seriously and wrote the poem.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing poetry for 52 years.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

If it was in the near future I’d have dinner with Donald Trump because I want to help him succeed. I have many valuable ideas.

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

Your preconceived came into my sphere of influence on that particular day so I sent the piece in.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I write all the time. I am a children’s book author. I have published several books including poetry.

What is your passion in life?

I live it. Everything I do is a passion.

Dark Poetry Reading: Whiskey Vagabond by Jeff Brugger

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

Love/Addiction

What motivated you to write this poem?

Sadness from My Heart, I was Going through a very Rough Time.

How long have you been writing poetry?

Only 3 Years

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

My Hero Jerry Garcia from The Grateful Dead. God Rest His Soul. His Spirit lives on & a Dinner with Him would be absolutely Incredible

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

The Experience to Hear My Words be Said by a Actor. It’s an Awesome thought.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I write Songs, I used to Write Short Stories in School. I I Just Write when I’m in the mood to

What is your passion in life?

Music Hands Down. Music is My First & Only Love.

Dark Poetry Reading: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW by Eve Noel

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

The evolvement of the spirit from hate through the belief in hope.

What motivated you to write this poem?

Stemmed from my own personal experiences in life and love.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I’m a screenwriter and have felt an urge to express myself through poetry. This is the third of many more to come.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Certainly not my enemies. On a more serious note, I guess that would be my deceased Father that I never met. I understand that he was a great orator, lawyer, and writer, as I believe that I have received one of his gifts.

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I had an award winning screenplay performed by Wildsound and there is nothing more exhilarating than to bring words to life through voice.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

To date, I have been a quarterfinalist, finalist and winner from numerous screenplay competitions writing features and shorts.

What is your passion in life?

At this twilight of my years, my desire and passion are to bring life to my characters in whatever genre they are portrayed.

Part 2 – Read the best of DARK Poetry

CLICK the link and read the best of DARK Poetry from the last 18 months from around the world. Enjoy. 

HOW TO KILL YOURSELF, by Emma Miles
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/01/30/how-to-kill-yourself-poetry-by-emma-miles/

TEARS OF REMORSE, by Debbie Lyn Jones
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/28/tears-of-remorse-poetry-by-debbie-lyn-jones/

ORCHARDS SEED AND THE FALLING OF STARS, by Liianvarus
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/28/orchards-seed-and-the-falling-of-stars-by-liianvarus/

SOCIAL MEDIA, by Dasha Jennings
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/social-media-poetry-by-dasha-jennings/

GUILTY FEAST, by Anthony S.
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/guilty-feast-poetry-by-anthony-s/

AWAKENING, by Chelle Y. Stuart
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/awakening-poetry-by-chelle-y-stuart/

MASKS OF MELANCHOLY, by Ruth Bowley
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/10/02/masks-of-melancholy-poetry-by-ruth-bowley/

ONE LAST DAY, by Barbara Hunt
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/one-last-day-poetry-by-barbara-hunt/

QUESTIONS, by Sophie Cabaret
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/questions-poetry-by-anne-sophie-cabaret/

MY DEMONS, by Nadia Caballero
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/my-demons-poetry-by-nadia-caballero/

YESTERDAY TODAY TOMORROW, by Eve noel
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/09/17/yesterday-today-tomorrow-poetry-by-eve-noel/

EMERALD HEART, by Barbara Hunt
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/23/emerald-heart-poetry-by-barbara-hunt/

THE DARKEST HOUR, by Aline Gardine
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/07/04/the-darkest-hour-poetry-by-aline-gardine/

VNTITLXED, by Xzaviar Allen
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/06/08/vntitlxd-poetry-by-xzaviar-allen/

MASOCHISTS, by Kyle Jones
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/03/26/masochists-by-poetry-by-kyle-jones/

WORDS, by Josslyn Rae Turner
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/03/25/39-words-poetry-by-josslyn-rae-turner/

AINOSNINSOMNIA, by Obi Martin
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/03/15/ainmosninsomnia-poetry-by-obi-martin/

MISERYS DISPENSARY, by Nick Meridionale
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/03/13/miserys-dispensary-poem-by-nick-meridionale/

THE PEAR, by Patrick D. Peay
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/03/11/the-pear-poetry-by-patrick-d-peay/

THOUGHT NAZIS, by Benzuko
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/02/22/thought-nazis-poetry-by-benzuko/

BAND THE CORPS OF FIVE DISNEY PRINCESS, by Drew Price
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/02/19/%E2%80%8B%E2%80%8B%E2%80%8Bmichael-myers-%E2%80%8B%E2%80%8Band-the-corps-of-five-disney-princess-poetry-by-drew-price/

THERE IS ME AND THEN THERE IS YOU, by Kristen Corbisiero
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/02/07/there-is-me-and-than-there-is-you-poetry-by-kristen-corbisiero/

I’M SORRY, by Jaco Potgieter
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/02/02/im-sorry-poetry-by-jaco-potgieter/

DISAPPEARED, by Ravjit Singh
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/11/09/disappeared-poetry-by-ravjit-singh/

INFATUATION, by Anna Sue Benson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/11/09/infatuation-poetry-by-anna-sue-benson/

SPOOKY, by Billy Jnohope
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/11/02/spooky-poetry-by-billy-jnohope/
A BROKEN WOMAN, by Eshema Momoh
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/10/28/a-broken-woman-poetry-by-eshema-momoh/

PANDEMONIUM, by Vanessa Anthony
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/10/21/%e2%80%8epandemonium-poetry-by-vanessa-anthony/
BLOODSHOT EYES AND TEARSTAINED CHEEKS, by Anna Lee
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/10/16/bloodshot-eyes-and-tearstained-cheeks-poetry-by-amber-lee/

RAPSCALLION, by Shelby Schimcek
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/10/09/rapscallion-poetry-by-shelby-schimcek/