Alan W. Jankowski
Biography of Alan W. Jankowski
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Alan W. Jankowski is the award winning author of well over one hundred short stories, plays and poems. His stories have been published online, and in various journals including Oysters & Chocolate, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, eFiction Magazine, Zouch, The Rusty Nail, and a few others he can't remember at the moment. His poetry has more recently become popular, and his 9-11 Tribute poem was used extensively in ceremonies during the tenth anniversary of this tragic event...
When he is not writing, which is not often, his hobbies include music and camera collecting. He currently resides in New Jersey. He always appreciates feedback of any kind on his work, and can be reached by e-mail at: Exakta66@gmail.com
Alan W. Jankowski's Works:
My book " I Often Wonder: a collection of poetry and prose" is now on Kindle, in addition to paperback. It is a collection of 78 poems and 4 short stories, and includes my most well-known poems, and award winning shorts, as well as a number of previously unpublished works. It is available on Kindle for only $4.99 at Amazon, and apparently free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Check it out my friends...
Alan W. Jankowski Poems
We Shall Never Forget (9-11 Tribute)
Let the world always remember, That fateful day in September, And the ones who answered duty's call, Should be remembered by us all.
We Started As Friends
We started out as a couple of friends, Who saw each other now and then, Two people hurt many times before, And afraid of getting hurt once more.
The Best You Ever Had
All the trust we've built together, Bonds developed from the start, Have somehow been ripped in two, Like you ripped apart my heart.
Steal This Poem
You probably were a bully, Who never did well in school, Stole other kid’s lunch money, And thought it was really cool.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Don't tell me that you need me, And I'm the best you've found, Because if you really needed me, You at least would come around.
The Facebook Poem
I'd heard about social networking, And how it was the next big thing, So I just had to take a look, And ended up on Facebook.
I poured out every thought upon the page, Filling it up with all the rage and anger, That you have instilled inside me. My pen literally quivered,
I have entered so many contests, And I'm starting to wonder why, Just sitting here thinking about it, Makes me want to cry.
Opinions And Advice
People always offer opinions and advice, As to what you should or shouldn't do, Though they can barely manage themselves, They seem to know what's best for you.
Please Tell Me That You Can Stay
I watch you lie so quiet and still, You really are a lovely sight, So many dreams you helped fulfill, As I recall our previous night.
Faith, it's a beautiful thing, That little word with the special ring, It's faith in the things I cannot see, Like knowing my God is always with me,
Paris Will Never Be The Same
I returned to Paris as in days gone by, Now that I'm here, I'm not sure why, For the city that once felt like home, Is a joyless place when you're alone.
I Thank You
I thank you for letting me love you, I thank you for letting me know your arms, Your gentle touch, your delicate charms,
I want to teach my dog, Some tricks that are new, Like sit, fetch and heel, As a dog’s expected to do.
I can't get action nowhere
I can't get satisfaction nowhere
Just rage and hate and shouting and crying,
But it won't bring my brother back anyhow.
Why? Tell me why,
Why? Why? Why did my brother have to die?
The police say it was a gang war
The neighbor says he was with the wrong whore
The kids on the corner say it was a turf war.