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
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,
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,
I am a creature of two halves, A demon of angelic wing, A siren to my fallen kin, A song for damaged souls to sing.
There he waits, against the light, A creature of the darkest night, Watching me, with long intrigue, I feel his pain, his great fatigue,
Searching for a life sublime, lost within a world of crime, few that reap though many sow, few that give though many stow.
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.
have faith in what you know can be, hope not for what you cannot see, hear all the words the choir sings, hold close your heart when love begins,
Together As One
Two souls entwined across the years, Their smiles outweigh the count of tears, Their strength combined against their fears, Til doubt forever disappears.
A Birthday Dedication
Today we greet a different sun, To shine on you all through this day, An orb of light made just for one, To keep the world going your way.
Tears Of A Clown
I wander the world with the mask of a clown, Determined to never reveal that I'm down, The life of the party or so it would seem, Disguising my sorrow as living the dream.
what maketh rain and shadow fall, what maketh nature heed its call; what maketh day to follow night,
Like sunshine burning in your eyes, whilst staring up into the skies, Like raindrops beating at your skin,
Find me when I hide from truth, Show me how to spend my youth, Take me back to darker times,
Don’t despair, my saddened friend, This place is not where you will end, For life will bring all you desire, Once you’ve learnt all you require,
As I lay down in my bed,
My thoughts begin to roam my head,
And as I think things through and through,
All I can think of is YOU,
Once that thought is on my mind,
I leave this troubled world behind,
And travel to a wondrous place,
Far above the Human Race,