What can I type about the things I have gone through this year? As a writer, as a son, as a friend, as a technically unemployed bum… 2013 actually expanded on what I thought was a simple, foolish dream in 2012. I had several new experiences (thank God for deep-fried Oreos), and I accepted several […]Read more "The last post of 2013"
The following picture is the first page from one of the journals that I write in. I was spending quality nerd time with my sisters Vickey & Liz at a local Barnes & Noble last night. Vickey, a high school teacher, was working on her lesson plans, and Liz, a college senior, was working on […]Read more "– genuinely untitled, 1 & 2 –"
Awareness is haunting when you take inaction. Freedom is daunting when guilt’s a distraction. It isn’t about wanting more… it’s about needing it. It isn’t about starving risk… it’s about feeding it. More means falling off the edge to find some harmony. More means calling for a pledge and trust your honesty. More means […]Read more "– more means… –"
Will there be, will there be an evolution in both of us? You cling to apathy like a babe clings to mama’s bosom. Meanwhile, a type of fear from my lungs I cop to pushin’. In another go-around, or on some parallel plain, we would grow twined in crime, our goals would share a […]Read more "– sprung from disdain –"
A night far from dead, a spirit rises hopeful, spreading words wondrous. D.J. WhisenantRead more "– haiku # 58 –"
Shaping young minds one question at a time, they ask, prescribe, to mold and define. Screw these lesson plans, and to hell with a syllabus! A paint-by-numbers philosophy means education for none of us. Inspire… enlighten… communicate with fizz… don’t dismiss our wonder with a standard pop quiz. D.J. WhisenantRead more "– teacher, teacher –"
Making a trail, ‘round and ‘round, through a suburban B&N. My manic mind runs ‘round and ‘round ‘til my words they call again. As I read the maps in back, Lorde she sings a simple song. Then I pass an aid collection, re- minding me where I belong. ‘Be A Better Poet,’ ‘Character Development,’ […]Read more "– bookstore –"