- unfulfilled -

Nightmares in the daylight…

lush, yet stark with confusion,

I awake on a weekend without labor.

Cousins and restaurants and hospitals galore,

Momma tells me what my dream has in store.

Feelings of discontent, neglect, and

physical and emotional distress…


yes, most certainly a spot-on assessment

of the present life that is D.J. Whisenant.



D.J. Whisenant

- as it is -

A soft crash…

a quiet reckoning…

a heartfelt attack.


This gorgeous melting pot

is more than a song of acceptance

in the name of love.

Wind rushes through the room,

sweeping away any thought of








Hearts are snatched,

then rescued.

Heads are spun,

then relieved.

Hands are soaked,

then revived…


melting in a pot of gorgeous.



D.J. Whisenant


“As You Are” by Kimbra

A summer update…

Hello everyone! I apologize for not having posted new material in a couple of days. Working 10-12 hours a day for six days this past week has drained me in a number of ways. Luckily, my birthday was this Saturday, and I got to relieve some stress with people I truly care about. Thank you for your continued support, and I hope to bring you all new thoughts through poetry real soon.

- D.J.

- the strongest link -

I am not a weakling;

I should exude this by now.

These windows may break,

yet I will stand solid,

for each day shift.


I am not a weakling;

it should be tattooed all over me.

These windows may break,

yet I will stay intact,

for each working season.


I am not a weakling;

have you not heard already?

These windows may break,

yet I will stall insecurity,

for each living moment.



D.J. Whisenant

The plain fact is…


Certain quotes just grab you by your soul… This is one of them.

Originally posted on Radiating Blossom ~ Flowers & Words:

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more ‘successful’ people.  But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form.  It needs people who live well in their places.  It needs people of moral courage willing to fight to make the world habitable and humane.  And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it.” ~ David Orr

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