Brian Johnston

Gold Star - 15,037 Points [True Story Teller, Mentor, & Commenter] (Jan.20,1943 / Oklahoma)

Brian Johnston Poems

441. Ph: Love: Now That You'Ve Gone 4/27/2014
442. Ph: Life: In Praise Of A Roller Coaster Ride 3/31/2014
443. Ph: Kim: Three Minute Attention Span 5/3/2014
444. Ph: Life: Please Call Me Back 5/14/2014
445. Ph: Bible: Humour: Beelzebub Vs God! 5/23/2014
446. Ph: Kathy: Serial Marriage, Permanent Friend 5/26/2014
447. Ph: Life: The Unknown Heart 6/15/2014
448. Ph: Faith: No Puppy Equals No God 6/18/2014
449. Ph: Faith: Humour: You Might Be A Christian If... 6/26/2014
450. Ph: Faith: Paradox 101 7/2/2014
451. Ph: Echo: To Love Is To Surrender 6/28/2014
452. Ph: Limerick: Great Tombstones #01 6/29/2014
453. Ph: Faith: Finding A Home 6/24/2014
454. Farm: A Walk Near Blunt 11/9/2013
455. College: California Montage 11/21/2013
456. College: The Agnostic 11/21/2013
457. College: Lass 12/7/2013
458. Ph: Oklahoma: One Man's Miracle 12/16/2013
459. College: The Sawdust 12/19/2013
460. Farm: Like A Farmer 11/21/2013
461. College: Separation 11/25/2013
462. Ph: Faith: The Ball's Always In God's Court 11/29/2013
463. Ph: Limerick (Mildly Amusing) #03 3/3/2014
464. Ph: Echo: What A Pair! 2/18/2014
465. Ph: Love: The Abyss Of Love 2/9/2014
466. Ph: Humour: When You Are Old 2/14/2014
467. Ph: Faith: Really? It's That Simple? ! 1/12/2014
468. Ph: Oklahoma: Father: That's Not Me 12/25/2013
469. Ph: Love: The Choice 12/30/2013
470. Ph: Humor: Hey Bwana! (1) 11/20/2014
471. Ph: Love: Another Geometry Like Love 11/24/2014
472. Ph: Echo Poem: On The Road To Recovery 2/17/2015
473. Ph: Faith: A Poem For Helen 2/23/2015
474. Ph: Echo: Being At Choice 1/31/2015
475. Ph: Life: As I Get Older 1/5/2015
476. Ph: Faith: The Perversion Of Christian Ideals 7/26/2014
477. Ph: Humour: Why Do Turtles Cross The Road? 7/27/2014
478. Before College: The Space Between 7/17/2014
479. Before College: A Prayer 7/17/2014
480. Ph: Love: She Played The Harp 8/5/2014

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 (5/5/2014 3:57:00 PM)

    love advice to young poets, great work

Best Poem of Brian Johnston

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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Farm: A Walk Near Blunt

It seems a shame that you're not here
To share my evening stroll with me,
As I walk down this gravel road
That takes off just outside of town.
Two pheasants flush from bar ditch pools
(The grassy soup of last night's rain)
Just as I cross the railroad tracks
And seem to pass some phantom line
That separates my world from theirs.

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