Biography of Owen Johnston
Owen Johnston is a native of Lake City, SC, a small and traditionally agricultural town in the Pee Dee area. He teaches martial arts as a way of life, lives with two impossible cats, and dates the most amazing woman in the world. Poetry and literature in general have been among his large variety of interests for most of the author's life.
Owen Johnston's Works:
Moonlit Journey - poetry book
Understanding Karate do - student manual
Various Bible study books authored by T.O.D. Johnston, that were prepared for publication by Owen Johnston
Owen Johnston Poems
How wild was the west? How true rang the gold, That men sought and killed For it?
Of Dreams And Ambitions
From the day a soul Is pulled from the Guff To inhabit its 70-year hull, Are its Dreams and Innocence not enough
Zen Garden Haiku
The Enchanted Forest Of Poetry
On a lonely night And a lone rendezvous Such as this, My mind often departs
There is a ghost in the shell Of every old place - Whether the unclaimed metal skeleton Of an abandoned steel mill,
Castle Of Bones
I built a castle of bones From my closet of skeletons; A life of unreleased regrets, A life of unpaid debts.
Slowly descending The spiral staircase Into urban decay On this night long journey -
A dropp in the ocean, Tides subside; Endless motion,
Nightmare The Black Cat Haiku
A Prose-Poem Prayer/My Psalm
God, You never left me in the hard times. You were with me always, using the
The world has come undone; Father is even against son, Daughter against mother, Brother against brother.
A soul of Up above, Thrown Alone
Of Light And Dark
Faith and prayers Are your only hope In this hopeless place.
There is a ghost in the shell
Of every old place -
Whether the unclaimed metal skeleton
Of an abandoned steel mill,
Or the spirit that lingers
On the grounds of a historic graveyard.
These ancient places carry
The immortal remnants
Of old civilization.