Troy Cochran

Silver Star - 4,256 Points (August 9,1962 / Toppenish, WA)

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Troy Cochran is a poet, philosopher, and essayist, and founding member of the Colonial Initiative, an endeavor to encourage the development of autonomous, self-organizing colonies through operative working guilds.

Born in 1962 in Washington State, he is the second of six siblings, and served as a yeoman in the U.S. Navy, Submarine Service, Pacific Fleet, from 1985 - 1990. He has since... more »

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  • Nivy Sochi Nivy Sochi(10/10/2017 2:57:00 PM)

    Troy Cochran: well deserving of an award for diligence, commitment to the art of poetry and artistic excellent. Aha!

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  • Nivy Sochi Nivy Sochi(10/6/2017 12:01:00 PM)

    Your style of writing, your flowering/pictorial language, your natural sense of humour, your artistic mastery of those details that captivate a reader's attention, your poetic way of weaving and knitting suspense, your usual way of allowing your readers conclude so many things and lifting their mind high before their prediction crashing down, etc. Mmm! The list is endless.

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  • Nivy Sochi Nivy Sochi(10/3/2017 5:57:00 AM)

    Your pen walks on tiptoe. It's obviously one of your stamping tools with which you leave indelible impressions on the hearts of friends. I'm much beholden for meeting you, Sir. For that chance, I'm so thankful. I wish you could feel the coconut's-base grinning of my face at your words and deeds. Words are not enough to interpret my mind; let me here and now only 'say':
    Live. Achieve, super mentor.
    More grace. +++

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul Kumarmani Mahakul(9/17/2017 9:03:00 AM)

    Troy Cochran born on 9th, August 1962 in Toppenish, (WA) Washington State is an American international poet of today’s leading world. He is the second of six siblings, and served as a yeoman in the U.S. Navy, Submarine Service, Pacific Fleet, from 1985 - 1990. In spite of his busy schedule in life still he is busy in literary perseverance and he is in service of literature and philosophy. He writes poems straight from his core of soul and mind. Every poem of his is based on perception gained in his life. I know him and I have gone through many of his poems and reviewed. I am astonished finding his amazing poetic and philosophical skill in writing. His many of poems are really gems that educate people and readers. His poems carry essence of love, life, light and beauty. Cochran writes poems about nature, life, love, society, spirituality, religion, science and about many more topics that express his broadness of vision and ambition. He is a poet of cooperation and tenderness. His gentle reading and reviews to poems of other poets express his broadness of mind and heart of affection. He is a loving and caring poet definitely. He has left his mark of success in life in every step. His books titled, “Stone and Bone: A Workingman's Poetry, ” “The Gospel of Troy” and Genesis: A Social Vision, ” are definitely milestones of gems of his literary perseverance and these are more valuable and beneficial for society. At a time in both the hands he is a poet, philosopher, essayist, and founding member of the Colonial Initiative, an endeavour to encourage the development of autonomous, self-organizing colonies through operative working guilds. Troy Cochran is a dazzling star of diamond in the sky of world of literature and social service. I wish him all the best for his future. May God bring fortune and happiness for him! May fragrant flowers bloom in his way of walking! I expect success for his further leading in literature and philosophy by the grace of God.

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Best Poem of Troy Cochran

A Strange Attractive Power

It is the cocktail hour.

Too late
for sneaking up the chimney, bounding
out of the bubbly, over the alley,
over the rooftops
of the human
race.

I am not one for saying grace.
I am not one for saying much of anything.

But I will Stand My Place.

I will hammer four stout nails
into the corners of my face.
I will call everyone Bob, and shake
each hand like an ape, and nod
at everyone and everything
to keep myself awake.

I will stay calm.

I will prop an elbow on the mantle,
and stand as if I wore a pistol.
I will ...

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