Dan Ochs

Rookie (11/17/1984 / Boulder, CO)

Dan Ochs Poems

1. My Buddy Jesus 6/12/2008
2. Your Friend... 6/12/2008
3. Johnny Ray 6/13/2008
4. Summer 6/13/2008
5. Someone Above 6/15/2008
6. Similars 6/15/2008
7. Gone Away 6/19/2008
8. Our Hearts On The Corner 6/19/2008
9. Family Ties Revised 6/20/2008
10. Open Arms 6/21/2008
11. Giving In 6/24/2008
12. You And I (Written For A Friend To Their Significant Other) 6/25/2008
13. This Pen 7/6/2008
14. Shadow Of The Past 7/16/2008
15. Passed By 7/25/2008

Comments about Dan Ochs

  • Beverly Scofield (12/3/2011 4:35:00 PM)

    Dan, I read all your poems, trying to use the eye of the heart more than the ear of the editor. (smile) Of course I found a lot of awkwardness, and it wasn't always easy to see through the unremitting anguish of much of your poetry. Nevertheless, I did see that they were written by a musician. I could almost hear you singing them in today's style. And, I found small nuggets of gold here and there. Here are just a couple:

    Life is too short to talk in tongues made of knives.
    From poem Johnny Ray by Dan Ochs

    Two houses, no home.
    From poem Family Ties Revised by Dan Ochs

    They may seem like faint wisps of praise, but to write words that stop someone's heart is a rare gift. Thank you.

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Best Poem of Dan Ochs

Your Friend...

So enough you and I
We don’t see eye to eye
I’m tired of trying,
Always ending up crying

So when he raises his hand
Your beloved boyfriend
Do not come back to me
I’m not your shoulder to weep

And when your scars they last weeks
The tears stream down your cheeks
Just remember what I said
That he’s not your best friend

Let this remind you of me,
And how perfect we’d be
But you said 'no' to us
To a love you could trust

“I just want to stay friends
So our time doesn’t end”
I say “I understand”
And I’m forced to ...

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