Eric Cockrell

Eric Cockrell Poems

1. The Hand 6/18/2011
2. Voices 6/18/2011
3. Forty Dollar Bathtub 6/18/2011
4. Beneath The Tree 6/19/2011
5. Melting Pot 6/19/2011
6. Buddha Steps #4 6/19/2011
7. Thinking Man's Blues 6/20/2011
8. Whiskey And Jesus 6/20/2011
9. Dead Silence Of The Heart 6/19/2011
10. Washington 6/19/2011
11. Dream In B Minor 6/18/2011
12. The Best Poem 6/19/2011
13. Morning Refuge Prayer 6/19/2011
14. Suicide 6/19/2011
15. Who Am I? 6/19/2011
16. Epitaph 6/20/2011
17. Somewhere 6/21/2011
18. Steps Toward Freedom 6/21/2011
19. The Torch Of Freedom 6/21/2011
20. Dark And Hungry 6/21/2011
21. Immigrant 6/22/2011
22. Touching You Again 6/22/2011
23. Memory 6/22/2011
24. Dance Naked #3 6/22/2011
25. Howling 6/20/2011
26. Buddha Steps # 3 6/20/2011
27. Children Of Ignorance 6/20/2011
28. Dance Naked #2 6/22/2011
29. Dance Naked 6/22/2011
30. Hunger, And Nothing 6/18/2011
31. Free 6/24/2011
32. No One 6/24/2011
33. Falling Thru The Cracks 6/26/2011
34. Christmas Zen #2 6/26/2011
35. On The Banks Of The Shore 6/26/2011
36. Undiscovered 6/26/2011
37. Bitter Hemlock 6/26/2011
38. The Great Lie 6/26/2011
39. Search For God 6/26/2011
40. Lover, Come! 6/27/2011

Comments about Eric Cockrell

  • Barbara (11/19/2017 5:18:00 PM)

    I was looking for a poem to end a reflection on the last story in Matthew 25. I found you and In the Presence of God and got hooked on your prayerful, insightful poetry. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • Jenifer Hallam (6/20/2017 3:28:00 AM)

    Forget Eric Cockrell

  • Christopher Hays (4/17/2016 8:18:00 PM)

    i would like to thank you for the poem 9/11 And the day after thanx..

  • Terry Craddock Terry Craddock (5/31/2015 11:37:00 PM)

    Enjoy your day Eric my friend, keep gifting the words the light into other lives, for this we choose to live our days.

  • Terry Craddock Terry Craddock (4/7/2015 6:11:00 AM)

    Eric Cockrell is on facebook every day, still writing about freedom, equality, human rights, poverty, all the themes he always wrote and we valued so much. I still read some of Eric's poetry daily. They are gone from here now, Eric Cockrell 23rd January 2013, Gregory Uhan (Uhan, Gregory Allen) March 2013, Terence George Craddock June 2013 and Miroslava Odalovic March 8th,2014 busy now writing another book. They still flutter past on facebook but I miss the time when they were here. When once we shared poetry on this site: (

  • Kaila George Kaila George (5/26/2014 9:18:00 PM)

    Wait where has Eric gone, I know I have not been often but his writing, as inspired me to be a better poet, how long has he been gone, oh my....IS HE OK....sigh...I pray you are ok Sir...devoted fan KG

  • Kevin Patrick Kevin Patrick (5/19/2014 6:07:00 PM)

    YES! , what Bobby Wynn says! , we need you Mr. Cockrell, your one of my favourite writers on this site, your work is always an eclectic mix of politics, life, spirituality, and damn good fight against the powers that be. If your reading this come back soon!

  • R.j. Wynn (8/10/2013 12:54:00 PM)

    You should come back now!

  • Ciarli Ling (2/3/2013 5:25:00 AM)

    Hi Eric, you write too much, I'm jealous. You really are like a Buddhist Priest at his temple.

  • Jasmine Basnet (9/2/2012 6:10:00 AM)

    one bear
    two bear
    oh! my dear
    happy new year

Best Poem of Eric Cockrell

A Child Is Dying

for every tree you cut down,
a child is dying.
for every barrel of oil that
you drill and spill,
a child is dying.
for every coal mine you
rape the earth with,
a child is dying.
for all the nuclear waste
you cannot dispose of,
a child is dying.

for every country you bomb,
a child is dying.
for every chemical you spray
on your vegetables,
a child is dying.

for every river you dam & drain,
a child is dying.
for every oil field you own,
a child is dying.

for every animal you drive
to the brink of ...

Read the full of A Child Is Dying

The Hand

only the human hand,
the caring hand,
the hand covered in blood
and filth, the hand swollen

bruised, and beaten...
the open hand,
not a fist anymore hand,
not afraid to let go hand,

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