Biography of Arik Fletcher
Like many people, I started writing poetry in my mid-teens to express my deepest and darkest emotions in a private and controlled outlet. This not only helped to bring a form of peace to my soul, but also brought a balance to my mind.
Over time the words and feelings developed, a certain flow or rhythm emerged which should hopefully become apparent to any readers. My inner most thoughts, my feelings, and my aspirations are all contained herein. So, why make all of these emotions public?
Writing poetry frees the mind and cleanses the soul, but this is only a temporary release as long as the words are kept secret. The only true way to set your heart and mind free is to release those inner most thoughts and feelings to the world.
So, to paraphrase W. B. Yeats; 'When you walk through these poems, tread softly because you tread upon my dreams.'
Arik Fletcher's Works:
Coming Soon: AB ORIGINE- the first decade of Nekatu Poetry
Arik Fletcher Poems
alone I walk the streets at night, alone I pray to end this life, alone I am, alone I stay, alone I live, in endless strife,
A Time For Now
a time to cheer, a time to cry, a time to live, a time to die, a time to sleep, a time to wake, a time for real, a time for fake,
These shades of long forgotten dreams, in memories long ripped at the seams, Through dormant thoughts within my mind,
Smile for me and I’ll be yours, souls entwined cross distant shores, Dream of me and I’ll be free,
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Love is not a shade of skin, Nor can it ever be a sin, It has no form nor written guide, But comes instead from deep inside.
Searching for a life sublime, lost within a world of crime, few that reap though many sow, few that give though many stow.
A Soul A-Part
Each born a mass of jaggered shards, soon scattered like so many cards, as through the years each piece is turned, and joined or to the void returned,
Silence the anger and swallow the pride, stifle the scream and keep it inside. Focus the feelings that eat at your soul,
Art of Life
Sketch your life into my mind, Fill the shadows with your pain, Leave all troubled thoughts behind, Here with me you’re safe again.
Mind so sharp and full of wit, A challenge most would have to quit, An angel with a demon's spark, Her words will cut and leave a mark.
Garden of LIfe
Plant your love just like a seed, Nurture it with each good deed, Show it light through hope and truth, Care for it throughout its youth,
Incomplete right from the start, An empty space within each heart, Two souls without some vital part, Forever doomed to live apart.
Shadow of Love
Watching as you walk on by, Wanting just to catch your eye, Needing you to help me fly, Trying hard to smile not cry,
The day is cold, the sky is dark,
upon my heart you've left a mark,
a scar that will not ever heal,
never again, true love I’ll feel,
In my heart, I do despair,
I have no love, nor any care,
for anything within this life,
for anyone, this bitter strife,