Brian Johnston

Gold Star - 15,036 Points [True Story Teller, Mentor, & Commenter] (Jan.20,1943 / Oklahoma)

Brian Johnston Poems

361. Ph: Haiku: Miss Direction 5/12/2017
362. Ph: Haiku: Kukuku 5/16/2017
363. Ph: Faith: Who's To Blame For Pain? 5/23/2017
364. Ph: Faith: Crop Failure (Bitter Harvest) 5/28/2017
365. Ph: Faith: Paradox - An Echo Poem 5/30/2017
366. Ph: Love: What Hurts The Most 6/2/2017
367. Ph: Poetry Writing: Upstarts 6/3/2017
368. Ph: Love: He Loves Her? He Loves Her Not? - An Echo Poem 4/13/2017
369. Ph: Mentor: The Chosen One 4/15/2017
370. Ph: Poetry Writing: Week 3 - Brian's Poet Of Notice - ‘ Richard Wilbur' 4/17/2017
371. Ph: Faith: Touched 6/13/2017
372. Ph: Love: These Hands 6/17/2017
373. Ph: Faith: How Great Is Your Love? 6/22/2017
374. Ph: Love: Save Me The Last Dance 6/23/2017
375. Ph: Love: The Blue Pinky Nail! 6/23/2017
376. Ph: Poem En Duo: ' ' 6/25/2017
377. Ph: Love: How Many Times 7/6/2017
378. Ph: Faith: The ' End' Of The Sun 7/8/2017
379. Ph: Politics: Live With It Or Die 7/8/2017
380. Ph: Love: Loving Another Man 7/10/2017
381. Ph: Memorial: Only A Star 7/14/2017
382. Ph: Poetry Writing: Week 2: Stages By Herman Hesse - First Translation 4/3/2017
383. Ph: Poetry Writing: Week 2: Stages By Herman Hesse - A Second Translation 4/3/2017
384. Ph: Love: Keeping Her Happy 7/23/2017
385. Ph: Politics: Surfing Waves Of Excrement 7/26/2017
386. Ph: Love: ' Kimmy's Bliss 1' - A Hair And Nails Salon 7/30/2017
387. Ph: Faith: I Don't Belong To Me 7/31/2017
388. Ph: Poetry Writing: Love Letter 8/3/2017
389. Ph: Faith: American Traitor 8/15/2017
390. Ph: Humor: Chauvinistic Pigs And Other Limericks 8/16/2017
391. Ph: Love: Adventures With Paul 8/18/2017
392. Ph: Love: ' Kimmy's Bliss 2 ' - More Humorous Ads 8/25/2017
393. Ph: Marketing: Kimmy's Bliss Ad #1 With Picture 9/14/2017
394. Ph: Marketing: Kimmy's Bliss Ad #3 With Picture 9/14/2017
395. Ph: Marketing: Kimmy's Bliss Ad #5 With Picture 9/14/2017
396. Ph: Marketing: Kimmy's Bliss Ad #8 With Picture 9/14/2017
397. Ph: Marketing: Kimmy's Bliss Ad #9 With Picture 9/14/2017
398. Ph: Marketing: Kimmy's Bliss Ad #10 With Picture 9/14/2017
399. Ph: Marketing: Kimmy's Bliss Ad #12 With Picture 9/14/2017
400. Ph: Marketing: Kimmy's Bliss Ad #14 With Picture 9/14/2017

Comments about Brian Johnston

  • Bri Edwards Bri Edwards (5/15/2016 11:12:00 PM)

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

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  • Bri Edwards Bri Edwards (8/11/2014 11:39:00 PM)

    since my PH friend Brier Johnston suggested/ordered me to look (again) at his bio, after i had made some mention of it to him, i did, EVEN THOUGH I HAD BETTER THINGS TO DO [pick my toenails; scrape-chalk-irritatingly over chalk boards (maybe only 'old' people will understand that): sort through my underwear drawer to find a CLEAN pair], i dropped what i was doing (ouch!) and hurried to his BIO (HE used capitals for 'bio' in HIS message/order) .
    now, i didn't mind skimming over what i just read lately, but when i came to the new stuff he had added, i was somewhat shocked to find he had added the following:

    12. OK, Brier Edwards complained that I'm a whinny K*** A** when people say they are going to put one of my poems in the 'Most Favorite Poem' category and then don't do it.

    well, I MAY BE OLD [not as old though as HE claims to be; also i don't mention that i have short-term memory problems (as he mentions about himself) since i think whatever problems i have are minor and probably due to reading too much of what Brian has written], but i TRULY believe the 'brain' has a self-preservation element which allows/forces it to forget some things that are better forgotten! ! ! ! now what was i going to say? oh, yeah, it is about brian's bio add-on about Brier Edwards (i assume that is supposed to be ME, his PH 'friend') .

    THE ITEM ABOUT me IS TOTALLY FABRICATED! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    1. i never complained of any such thing as BJ being a whinny[sic] K***A**. actually he may well be a whiny kiss ass (whinny is a sound made by a horse, you dumb farmer! ! !) , BUT, be that as it may, i never called him that. you can open my head and look at my memory bank; then look at his (if he has one) . maybe the NSA has proof that i never said it?

    2. i don't recall ever discussing the subject with him which he mentions. by the way i believe he means MyPoemList, not Most Favorite Poem category. i KNOW brian is out for fun, among other things, on PoemHunter, but sometimes he goes TOO FAR. i shall, regretfully, be contacting my lawyerS in the morning! ! ! !

    (August 11,2014)

    Bri (not Brier) Edwards aka bri : (

    P.S. don't think your lawyer can get you off just 'cause you misspelled my name!

  • Abekah Emmanuel Abekah Emmanuel (7/30/2014 5:13:00 PM)

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

  • Abekah Emmanuel Abekah Emmanuel (7/27/2014 9:01:00 AM)

    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!

  • Abekah Emmanuel Abekah Emmanuel (7/22/2014 4:08:00 PM)

    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.

  • Abekah Emmanuel Abekah Emmanuel (7/22/2014 4:04:00 PM)

    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!

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (6/3/2014 1:04:00 PM)

    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!

  • Brian Johnston Brian Johnston (5/30/2014 10:14:00 AM)

    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.

  • Richard Beevor Richard Beevor (5/5/2014 3:57:00 PM)

    love advice to young poets, great work

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A C T C - 2014/09 Entries - Poem Hunter Winners

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BRI EDWARDS (The Ex-Postman Who Keeps Delivering)


VALSA GEORGE (A Future Poet Laureate of India)


My personal congratulations to the winners. Which really includes every poet that entered. The diversity of interpretations of a single title is truly a wonder to behold and and a testimony to human imagination and experience as well. Job...

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College: Black Body

I. Imagine a stack
Of razor blades
Bolted together
Polished edges
Forming a blunt mass…
Who would guess the
Blackness of that face?

II. Picture Pandoran box

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