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READ THIS! SOME OF IT IS ACTUALLY FUNNY! 10/24/14

NAVIGATING MY POEMS-A USERS GUIDE
The titles of my poems all begin with the category they fall into from my perspective. For example any poem that begins with PH for Poemhunter.com is a poem that I've written since early November of 2013 when I first joined Poemhunter. There are only 44 poem ...

Brian Johnston Poems

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Ph: Love: I Love You Because

I love you because
The mystery of your being
Fascinates me.
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TO VOTE: SIMPLY ADD A COMMENT ONTO THE END OF THIS 'CONTEST COMPILATION OF ENTRIES.

Choose the poem you like best and if you would be so kind give all the gladiators who entered the arena some feedback as to why you either liked or did not like their entry. The reasons why you chose your winning title would also be appreciated. Enjoy!
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A C T C - 2014/10 Entries - Poemhunter Poems

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Brian Johnston Quotes

11 November 2014

1. Doubt is not the absence of faith, Certainty is! therefore 2. It is impossible to be a true Christian and not have doubts.

14 November 2014

For love is not about just getting needs met by another, No, love is more like a laser's coherent beam…. For in reflecting back a portion of what is given, The power of what is being created grows Until it can cut through the hardest steel And span the gulf between galaxies.

14 November 2014

I remember - were there coyotes? Howls that laced peyote nights. Desert air stirred pastel high notes Cliffs that danced with ghostly lights.

14 November 2014

Adventures of the days to come hanging like a white sheet Strung between trees in an unwired, impoverished village, Only imagination powers the projector of what can be.

14 November 2014

Do more, bear witness of your weakness to others, Not to mortify your own flesh (God knows you're sorry) But so that those with ears to hear (also God's gift) Perchance will themselves not feel so alone.

Brian Johnston Comments

Brian Johnson is one of the most gifted, honest and knowledgeable poets alive today. I am bountifully blessed and highly honored to have him as a poetic mentor and friend!

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Brian Johnston 30 May 2014

There has been another passing of note besides the poet Maya Angelou who, though grievously wounded by life, bounced back to assert her place in Poetry's Hall of Fame and in the hearts of us all. The poet Beauteous Victory, who graced Poemhunter with her passion and her pain has also vanished from our lives, but far more grievously. We do not know her real name, can not commiserate personally with her anymore, or speak to her shared heart by writing poems to her poems. The only part of her that lives now on Poemhunter for any of us now are the 3 poems that she shared with Neethu Panicker and myself that she was not able to erase, and did not ask us to take down. Beauteous Victory too was a black woman with great heart, a poet who achieved the upper echelons of Poemhunter's popularity poll. Though we may never know her fate, her voice abides in our hearts. She is now and will be missed. She is now and will be still loved for many years by her friends on Poemhunter.

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Richard Beevor 05 May 2014

love advice to young poets, great work

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Bri Edwards 15 May 2016

Where has the old bag of wind been recently?? He sure has not been paying attention to me!! Hmmmph!!

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Abekah Emmanuel 30 July 2014

Indeed, an experienced poet capturing a never ending issue. Maturity, both in tone and in diction perfectly displayed. well done sir!

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Abekah Emmanuel 27 July 2014

Wonderfully composed........... Indeed it is always a wonder as to why they cross the road. All their paramount features captured into this nice poem.......... Bravo!

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Abekah Emmanuel 22 July 2014

TO LOVE WE BELONG...... yes we all belong to love- the magic that makes you feel like you can do anything... well composed sir. keep it up.

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Abekah Emmanuel 22 July 2014

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE....... indeed love poems have always fascinated meas it is one of the most wonderful gift offered to us by our creator. Mr. Johnston has simply elaborated his feelings about it in simple and comprehensible diction. Like Langston Hughes, he has employed short lines to put across his message. Well done great poet!

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