James Grengs

Rookie (10.31.86 / Attleboro, MA)

James Grengs Poems

81. Burning 11/1/2004
82. Autograph 11/1/2004
83. Dead 10/28/2004
84. I Live 11/5/2004
85. Endless 1/22/2005
86. Problems 12/11/2004
87. The Sea Is My Love 12/6/2004
88. Prodigal, Part 6: Pleasure 3/3/2005
89. Whisper 2/11/2005
90. Silence 2/3/2005
91. False Beauty 2/3/2005
92. All The Time In The World 1/22/2005
93. Once We Were Men 10/27/2004
94. Annihilation 2/11/2005
95. Prodigal, Part 5: Nightmare 3/3/2005
96. Invincible 11/26/2004
97. Because I Am Lonely 10/20/2004
98. Dry 10/20/2004
99. Breathe 11/26/2004
100. Christian Death 11/26/2004
101. The Poet Addresses Women 11/26/2004
102. Cold 11/19/2004
103. Moonlit Pool 1/22/2005
104. Desire 1/22/2005
105. Poetic Appreciation 10/14/2004
106. The Others 10/11/2004
107. Cat 10/13/2004
108. Internet Acquaintance 11/6/2004
109. Rat 12/10/2004
110. Ignorant 12/10/2004
111. Falling Up 10/22/2004
112. Out Of Control 10/28/2004
113. Loner 11/16/2004
114. Hypnosis 10/13/2004
115. The End 10/13/2004
116. I Won'T Go Back 10/22/2004
117. Power 2/3/2005
118. Free Enterprise 11/12/2004
119. Challenge To Winter 12/6/2004
120. Normal Girl 11/8/2004

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 ...

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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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