James Grengs

Rookie (10.31.86 / Attleboro, MA)

James Grengs Poems

41. I Know You 2/14/2005
42. Prodigal, Part 4: Runaway 12/6/2004
43. Deal With The Devil 2/2/2005
44. High 2/2/2005
45. Black Hole 2/2/2005
46. Floridian Fall 11/8/2004
47. The Rebel Speaks 11/24/2004
48. I Am Alone Again 1/22/2005
49. Bloody Mary 2/1/2005
50. The Cursed 3/3/2005
51. Dream Kill 2/11/2005
52. Murderous Intent 2/11/2005
53. Frustration 10/22/2004
54. Do Not Mock Me 3/3/2005
55. My Personal Goal 3/3/2005
56. Endure 3/3/2005
57. I Can Fly 11/15/2004
58. Eyes Shut 11/8/2004
59. Poetic Overload 11/8/2004
60. Hyperactive 2/2/2005
61. Blood Bath 2/3/2005
62. Care 1/22/2005
63. Storm 1/22/2005
64. Would-Be Love Story 11/16/2004
65. Nobody 10/29/2004
66. Defense Of The Poet 11/16/2004
67. A Song 10/22/2004
68. The Poet Breathes 11/15/2004
69. My Mark 10/14/2004
70. Scream 1/22/2005
71. Real World 1/22/2005
72. Another Soul 12/1/2004
73. Hypocrite 11/22/2004
74. Words 10/18/2004
75. My Thirst 10/29/2004
76. Spilled Heart 2/14/2005
77. April 11/16/2004
78. Friend And Foe 11/16/2004
79. The Darkness & The Light 10/16/2004
80. Live 10/27/2004

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

The End

This is it, girl-
the end.
Of all you ever hoped to have with me,
Of all I ever thought I’d have with you,
Of all that there would be to have.
Give up, stop trying, because-
maybe because I’m afraid of what might happen,
If I decide to try again,
Maybe I worry about what people will say, or think,

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