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On Writing Poetry

As writers, we often hear the lament from other writers that, ???No one reads or cares about poetry anymore.??? While on the surface, this statement appears to have some validity (as reflected on the home pages of ??many publishing houses), there continues to be an

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The Dark: An Excerpt

Hello gentle readers! Today, I thought I would change up my normal offerings and instead submit an excerpt from a psychological thriller I have been working on. Please enjoy! ?? The Dark I am a monster. From the time I was small, I knew I

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Poetry by Eric Keizer: Tides

I’ve got some new poetry. Enjoy “Tides.” Tides Oceans rose high last night, After tides had settled in Cold surf lapped at silica throats. Like furtive lovers, Seafoam and sand Touched, Caressed broken skins, Slipped back onto themselves, and dreamed Of holding one another In

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Teacher Tales: Duality

Hello, it’s me again, here with your weekly Wednesday Teacher Tales. I’ve been in a poetry mood lately, and today I’m sharing my poem: Duality. Enjoy! Duality Light and shadows interplay, In their symbiotic dreams, For without light no shadows fall, And nothing???s as it

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Teacher Tales: Walking Home

For Teacher Tales this week, I’m sharing two new poems. Enjoy! Walking Home Midnight strikes. a bell???s loneliest peals Resound with a call to worship on cold and empty streets. Bring Nyx your offerings As succor for Erebus. Lest he can???t be coaxed. & she,

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Teacher Tales: On Being Grateful

I am a blessed man??? or at the very least, very lucky. I feel as though I???ve used up more lives than that proverbial cat with nine at his disposal. The latest and perhaps, closest brush I???ve had with an untimely demise came around two

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World Poetry Month: Song Lyrics by Eric Keizer

As poetry editor for Our Write Side, it would only be fitting for me to offer a poetry lesson of my own. To round out World Poetry Month, I figured I would do a piece on song lyrics. I have written a few songs, and

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Teacher Tales: Stop Your Self-Loathing!

???Yes, Eleanor loathed herself yet required praise, which she then never believed.??? ????????????????????-Hanif Kureishi, ??The Buddha of Suburbia Our creative minds constantly help us ???give birth??? to ways of expressing our deepest thoughts and feelings. Certainly, we should at least be on friendly terms with

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