James Grengs

Rookie (10.31.86 / Attleboro, MA)

James Grengs Poems

1. The Blackness Within 1/22/2005
2. Them 1/22/2005
3. Life 2/3/2005
4. (untitled- 01.07.05) [part Of Me] 1/22/2005
5. Feel 1/22/2005
6. Fall Night 10/13/2004
7. Time 10/13/2004
8. (14) - Ritual Of Blood 11/11/2004
9. Corpse 1/22/2005
10. I Can Remember 1/22/2005
11. Hatred 1/22/2005
12. Love At First Sight 10/18/2004
13. Sorry 10/13/2004
14. Showtime 11/16/2004
15. Drained 10/25/2004
16. (untitled- 10.25.04) 10/25/2004
17. I Drift 11/15/2004
18. The Pain 1/22/2005
19. Demons 1/22/2005
20. Normal 11/3/2004
21. One Person 11/2/2004
22. What Do The Dead Think? 11/4/2004
23. The Different 11/4/2004
24. (untitled- 07.21.03) 10/13/2004
25. Moon & Me 10/13/2004
26. Request 10/14/2004
27. Free Song 10/13/2004
28. Lonely 10/20/2004
29. Thoughts Of 01.07.04- In Depression 1/22/2005
30. What Do You Think? 1/22/2005
31. Explosive, Part 1 11/22/2004
32. (02) - Victim Of The Dead 11/8/2004
33. Scream In The Dark 11/7/2004
34. Song 12/6/2004
35. I Am Back 12/7/2004
36. A Drug 12/8/2004
37. Fear 11/8/2004
38. Illusion 11/8/2004
39. Shy 2/3/2005
40. A Place Of Power 10/18/2004

Comments about James Grengs

  • Jared Gradiz (5/26/2007 10:13:00 PM)

    Wow, to look at your poem is truly wonderful, Im sorry that you have felt such pain before, but the creativity you have is something else. Clearly you do deserve more praise than you believe. I hope to one day read your stuff in a book. Keep doing a wonderful job.

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  • Fidelis Patronus (12/10/2004 4:47:00 PM)

    You seem to be very fond of 'death'. You write brilliantly, i hav shills wen I read your death poems and find myself in a dark, deep, cold environment. You should definitely make a book! That would be excellent!

  • christen johnson (11/14/2004 3:41:00 PM)


    please ignore comments of that jealous child, 'Dave'. You have courage and talent and from Denmark we say bravo to you. you are special, never doubt this. you will go far in sucess and kindness.
    be proud of your talent which is from such a young man with ideas bigger than any giant.

  • James Grengs (11/12/2004 3:58:00 PM)

    Ordinarily, I would think it stuck-up to leave a message on my own message board, but in this case, i'm going to make an exception. I'm doing this solely as an answer to Dave S.'s comment, below.

    I must ask that anyone who reads that comment and thinks for a moment of taking that man seriously (as i did, at first- plagiarism is a serious matter) click on his name and read the other comments he has left to other poets. It is important to take nothing out of context, after all. Dave seems, upon examining his track record, to be the rudest librarian who has ever lived, if he is in fact a librarian.

    In answer to the 'charge' of plagiarism, all i have to say is, if he were willing to point out which poem was stolen, or even give me some proof of plagiarism, i would be the first person to denounce it. But the fact remains that Dave hides himself behind his computer screen, totally devoid of any proof, or any life.

    I'm disgusted at people who live to make fools out of themselves while insulting other people.

  • Robert Rorabeck (11/6/2004 7:00:00 PM)

    James, sorry you didn't like my stuff- I write in the tradition of the underground poets: Bukowski, Ginsberg, James Carroll- Yes, mostly my poems have strong sexual themes, but this explicit sex is often meant as symbolism of a society in moral failure- If you'd read more you'd see that what my poems are about are the lack of true life in America's Middle-class value system, while your poems are more along the traditional lines of Christian love and loss- and acceptance of a system which has failed to embrace true artistic expression- Many of your poems do this well - I've received awards for my poetry, been published in local mags, and have an MA in English Literature from FSU- I also have tons more poems and have just discored this site- Anyway, your stuff is good too ;) Later... dude

  • Robert Rorabeck (11/6/2004 2:45:00 PM)

    James- I think your poetry is excellent stuff and i cant believe some dopes give have given some of your great poetry poor scores- keep up the excellent writing!

  • Ryan Belcher (11/2/2004 6:26:00 PM)

    James what up boy, your poetry is real good stuff. keep it up

  • Meagan Linskens (10/21/2004 8:30:00 PM)

    I guess I see a side f you I didn't see before.

  • David Keig (10/18/2004 4:54:00 AM)

    james.......really like your stuff.......keep writing david

  • Michael Shepherd (10/13/2004 9:32:00 AM)

    James, may I just say how much I enjoy your poems.
    The lyricism, the music of the mind, the breadth of the mind...OK that's enough for one email...hope you go on writing - in and out of love!

    Slightly enviously,

Best Poem of James Grengs

Freedom Is Never Free

They tell me
'Freedom is never free.'
I know that-
More than most realize.
Freedom cost us more
Than we should have to give.
Freedom cost us blood.
It cost us the lives
Of our fathers,
Our sons,
Our brothers.
But while freedom is never free,
It has been bought at great price,
And so is a thing of great value.
We must defend it,
From those who would take it away.
The defense of our freedoms
Will cost us-
More than we wish to pay.
But we must pay, to defend,
For if we try to make freedom free,
We forget-
True ...

Read the full of Freedom Is Never Free


You led me to believe that this love was forever
And I thought in my heart that you meant it, too
But now I don’t know if I really love you

I thought once upon a time that you were the one for me,
And the feelings may have been mutual,
But they just aren’t anymore.

So let go, even if you don’t want to,

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