Brian Johnston

Gold Star - 14,936 Points [True Story Teller, Mentor, & Commenter] (Jan.20,1943 / Oklahoma)

Brian Johnston Quotes

  • ''Our personal power and happiness rests on understanding this: Attempts to get others to meet our expectations will generally fail, but if you successfully address the smallest flaw in your own nature, the whole world will instantly be a better place.''
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  • ''Such an inscrutable blackness
    Is called a black body;
    Acceptance of its existence
    Gave birth to uncertainty
    Blurred the determinism
    Of an earlier age…
    And color returned to God's cheeks.''
    Third stanza of the poem 'Black Body' by Brian Johnston
  • ''How is listening to God being radical? I am instead one of the most conservative men on earth!''
    Brian Johnston Dec 14,2014
  • ''Questions, and the lack of fear in asking them, is how God knows that you love Him. The fact that you live to ask more questions is how you know God loves you!''
    Brian Johnston Dec 14,2014
  • ''Question everything, including your own questions!''
    Brian Johnston Dec 14,2014
  • ''To live as if you believe that your soul is immortal is to fully embrace your humanity.''
    Brian Johnston
  • ''What I say may not always make sense but I love the fact that I've said it and that someone somewhere actually considers its viability.''
    Brian Johnston
  • ''If I just die and there is nothing, what is there to be afraid of. And if God is real and He judges us, can I not count on His grace and Christ's blood? What then do I have to fear for God is with me!''
    Brian Johnston
  • ''Being a poet is about aspiring to truth and beauty, it is not about being BEAUTIFUL, about being TRUTH, so perhaps simply acknowledging the fledging poet in me does make me a poet? Is not a a baby bird that has just emerged from the egg still a bird, even though he cannot yet fly!''
    From Facebook conversation with Abekah Emmanuel on Jan 8,2015
  • ''Is desired behavior to be considered normal? Are we not all forever sinners at heart?

    Does not our sinful nature put forever the 'healthy, normal' behavior we aspire to just out of reach?

    Does not humility require that we acknowledge our sinful hearts so that true humility is also just out of reach.?

    If not for God's Grace (even if God himself is mankind invention) , true reason for despair! If God (and God's Grace) is man's invention, then Poetry itself is man's salvation and It's mysteries forever beyond us. Praise God!''
    Modified conversation with Abekah Emmanuel on Jan.8,2015.

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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)

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VALSA GEORGE (A Future Poet Laureate of India)

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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: Venice

First lightning, then moon calm mingles
with her lights, glistens from the fingers
of salt water, as if jewels rested there;
Jewels (untouched by velvet display)
slipped upon the sea's extended hand.

Illumined in this light lie dwellings, dreams
of a thousand years, settling down…
fading, as if nature now

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