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.

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: 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.