Brian Johnston

Gold Star - 17,242 Points [True Story Teller, Mentor, & Commenter] (Jan.20,1943 / Oklahoma)

Brian Johnston Poems

721. Ph: Oklahoma: Cardboard Castles And Other Retreats 2/10/2015
722. Ph: Life: Shout 2/12/2015
723. Ph: Life: Threat Assessment 2/27/2015
724. Ph: Life: Whale Speak Ii (Revised) 2/14/2015
725. Ph: Memorial: Simply Bob 1/6/2015
726. Ph: Faith: But Just Where Is God? 3/24/2015
727. Ph: Robotics: Robot Ascension (Part 1) 3/27/2015
728. Ph: Love: Let Me 12/10/2014
729. Ph: Hope: Dawn In Nebraska 7/21/2014
730. Ph: Love: She Never Chose Me 4/7/2014
731. Ph: Life: Everyone Leaves / Everyone Grieves (Your Choice) 12/21/2013
732. Ph: Love: Bible: A Promise Of Covenant Relationship 12/24/2013
733. Ph: Farm: Why Fireflies Dance 2/14/2014
734. Farm: A Mom, Three Girls, Two Cigarettes, And A Sparrow 3/22/2014
735. Ph: Love: 'Fear Of Love' Is An Oxymoron! 4/12/2014
736. Ph: Physics: Love: All Is Stardust But 7/8/2014
737. Ph: Farm: For Now, The Chimney Stands 6/25/2014
738. Ph: Love: If I Could I Would Be… 2/8/2015
739. Ph: Echo Poem: Pain's Necessity 2/20/2015
740. Ph: Faith: A Poem For Helen 2/23/2015
741. Ph: Life: What Tomorrow Brings 1/16/2015
742. Ph: Passion: So How Has Your Day Been? 1/26/2014
743. Ph: Poetry: Words - The Heart Of Imagination? 10/18/2014
744. Ph: Mentors: Fishing With Older Men 8/3/2014
745. Ph: Life: Growing Up, La! * - Chapter 2 - Rev 2 8/20/2014
746. Ph: Echo Poem: Asked And Answered 3/11/2015
747. Ph: Love: Before Dawn Breaks My Heart 3/17/2015
748. Ph: Politics: Conservative Hubris Or Liberal Guilt - You Decide 3/5/2015
749. Ph: Life: Who I Am 3/4/2015
750. Ph: Robotics: A Robot Assassin Named 'Green' (Part 1) 3/16/2015
751. Ph: Life: Different Faces 3/10/2015
752. A C T C - 2014/09 Entries - Poetrysoup Winners 10 Of 12 10/16/2014
753. A C P C - 2015/03 New Challenge Poem/Title Contest - Vote Here 3/9/2015
754. Ph: Haiku: Video Gamester's Heaven 1/15/2015
755. A C P C - 2015/02 Challenge Poem/Title Contest - Final Results/Comments 3/1/2015

Comments about Brian Johnston

  • Petals Azureblue Petals Azureblue (7/9/2018 2:19:00 AM)

    After reading your story, I come to the conclusion you are an ordinary man with extraordinary tendencies, pursuits, and achievements. With laughter about amost anything. Your story seems to be an honest effort to present your life and soul in a frame. That uou have in you the Spirit means you wouldn't do anything diabolical with all that scientific knowledge and army experience.

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  • 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!!

  • 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 P C - 2015/02 Challenge Poem/Title Contest - Final Results/Comments

- - - - - - -THE FEB 2015 WINNER - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - IS DARLENE WALSH - - - - - - - -

The vote tally as counted by Brian Johnston

Bri Edwards (1)
- - Darlene Walsh
Darlene Walsh (2)
- - Brian Johnston
- - Diane Hine
Diane Hine (0)
Brian Johnston (1)
- - Bri Edwards

Contest Entries Begin Here....

BEING AT CHOICE (New Combined Poem ...

Read the full of A C P C - 2015/02 Challenge Poem/Title Contest - Final Results/Comments

College: The Sandcastle

The child played on the shore all day,
Preferring fortress peace to boat,
The noon-bright gulls knifed waves of air,
Blurs in the brief expanse of moat.

One tower rose, a stubby knot,
The grand gate, scratches on a wall,
And no bridge spanned the moat at all,
For sea had cleaned the beach of clay.

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