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911 in Retrospect
   ..a reflection on what America has become thirteen years after that horrible morning

   Intro Image - "Aflame" by  Lisa Kaiser
   Empact Image - "The Storm Watcher" by  Nicole Whittaker

   Recited by Jerry Browning
 

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  Aces and Eights
  ..about a hero with an incurable disease

   Intro Image - "Aces and Eights" by  tinsel666
   Empact Image - "Dead Man's Hand" by Andrew Dobell   

   Recited by Morgan Barnhart

  Acquiescence
  ..about the acceptance of reality or lack thereof without fear and the realization of the hypocrisy that has been mine and humanity's life's story.  I have never felt more at peace.

   Intro Image - "The Ancient Swing" by Jerry Browning
   Empact Image - "The Illusion"  by Jerry Browning

 After the Rapture
 ..about a guy who missed the rapture - I was raised a Southern Baptist and my grandfather was a Baptist preacher. I wrote this long before the "Left Behind" series that became so popular with the evangelicals.

   Intro Image - "Going Home" by Joe Santana                  
   Empact Image - "Crucified 2" by Chris Hedges  

  Recited by Kenny Dunkwu

  Alpha Rex
 
...a dream about the opportunity to make a better world mocked by the illusion that anything in this world is lasting including empires and religions

    Intro Image - "Warrior" by David Lee Thompson
   Empact Image - "Zeus" by Taylan Soyturk


 Almost Amos
 ..about the fear of becoming famous.

   Artwork - "U.F.O. Burgers" by Stuart Swartz  

  Recited by Emma Stewart
      
 Almost Dawn
 ..about the feeling of lying in bed with your lover but feeling like you can't touch them.

   Artwork - "Synchronicity II" by Annette E. Bank   

    Recited by River Kanoff

 American Epitaph
..a testament to the frustration and shame at the current political situation in the US and around the world.

   Intro Image - "US Grave" by Jerry Browning
   Empact Image - "Constitution's Last Stand" by Beth Smith

   Recited by Julie Hoverson

   Apocalyptic Visions
..written during the week of 12/21/12...the vibe was so negative with the Clackamas Mall and Sandy Hook shootings as well as the weirdness about the so called Mayan Doomsday Prophesy hype.

     Intro Image - "The Eleventh Dimension" by Mario Carta
     Empact Image - "Dark Worlds 2" by Wendy White

   Recited by Rowen Bahmer

 Atomic Shadows
 ..this was written in 1985 which was forty years after the atomic bomb. We're still here is what I tell my children when they worry about all the predictions of the worlds end...although the shadows of Nagasaki and Hiroshima still trail us.

   Intro Image - "Time" by Edward Myers                  
   Empact Image - "Door on a doomsday" by Gonyo     

  Recited by Kasey Vorakoummane

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 Ballad of Manly Dan, The
 
..about a tough but promiscuous sailor who accidently contracts HIV.  We used to sing this at bars around the Mediterranean when I was in the navy.

    Artwork - "Red Sky at Night" by Tim Ezell   

  Sang by Jerry Browning

 BB and G, The
 
.. about the nightmare of an average guy.
    WARNING (explicit language and images).

   Intro Image - "Brimstone Sign" by Jerry Browning                    
   Empact Image - "Getting a Grip on Being Transgender" by Ed Meredith  (website)        

   Recited by Michael W. Guthrie

 Barless Cage
 
..about the "cage" of loneliness

   Artwork - "No Words" by Veronica Jackson             

   Recited by Dianne Kaye

 Bayou City
 ..about a getting out of the service and going home to your girl.

   Artwork - "Bluebonnet Dreams" by Benjamin Gustafsson   

  Sang by Jerry Browning

 Becoming a Browning
 
..about a love so deep "it" becomes a metaphor...the ultimate love poem.

   Artwork - "Victorian Romance 1" - Quwatha Valentine       

  Recited by Scott Oka

 Bedtime Stories
 ..written for the first girl I lived with. I was learning a lot quickly.

   Artwork - "My Love" by Rajinder Aggarwal        

   Recited by Alison H.

 Beer
 
..the way the art works on this poem may be better than the poem itself...that's ok, I like beer!

   Intro Image - "Goggles Bubbles" by  GirlDee                  
   Empact Image - "Beer Dreams Bubbles" by GirlDee  

  Recited by Emma Stewart

 Behold, the Crossroad!
 
..about the cost of what we're doing to this planet.

   Intro Image - "The Four Corners of the World" by Darice Machel McGuire                  
   Empact Image - "Universe" by Rajinder Aggarwal    

  Recited by Sonya Cerdan

 Beyond Artesian Springs
 
..a poet's feeble attempt to fathom the afterlife

   Intro Image - "Into the Astral" by  Dorothy Berry-Lound
  
Empact Image - "Elsewhere" by Chaline Ouellet

 Bigot
 ..about life from the view point of a stupid bigot.

   Artwork - "The Hirja" by James Harper      

   Recited by Julie Hoverson

 Birds
 
..about living in a cage of loneliness.

   Intro Image - "Laughing in the Wings" by  SauriaMami
   Empact Image - "Trapped" by Elfavzla

  Recited by Sonya Cerdan

 Bitten
 
..the epilogue of emotionography and my life

   Intro Image - "Writing Hands" by  jggy
   Empact Image - "I See You" by Kim Grier

  Recited by Nigel Lewis-Davidson


 Black Maple, The
 
..about overcoming the trials and tribulations of an almost failed marriage.

   Photo - "Black Maple"* by Jerry Browning

   Recited by Amanda Riley

 Blind Date
 
..about the thoughts that go through a person's mind before a blind date...is fantasy more vital than flesh?

   Artwork - "Reflexio Aurea" by Petronius 

  Recited by Ben Keopraseuth

 Blue Eyed Party Girl
..about pining for an old girlfriend.

  Intro Image - "I see you" by Scarlett Royal  
    Empact Image - from "Illustrations of Models in Oil" by Alma Groskinsky      

   Recited by Luke Thornley

 Blue Sunday
 ..reminiscing about a lost lover on a lonely weekend day.

   Photo - "Rose Window" by Marlene Burns

   Recited by Kristina Wright

 Bottled Monster
 ..about a lonely man seeking a woman to be his salvation.

   Intro Image - "einstein" by  Jean-Yves Lemeur              
   Empact Image - "tristesse d'un soir" by Jean-Yves Lemeur

   Recited by Andrew Harvie

 Bridge to Heaven
 ..about the bridge that binds use with our loved ones who've passed on...written with my daughter Abbey

   Intro Image - "The Bridge" by Jerry Browning
   Empact Image - "The Gathering" by Giorgio Vaselli

  Sang by Abbey and Jerry Browning

 Broken Bond
 
..about letting go and gliding into the eternal.. in memory of Stephen Lucas, a wonderful artist.

   Intro Image - "Cosmic Loop" by  Corey Ford              
   Empact Image - "Lite Brought Forth by the Archkeeper" by Stephen Lucas

   Recited by Steven Mane

 Broken Glass
 
..about how being grounded to your room looks through the eyes of a young boy.

   Intro Image - "Bowl of Marbles" by Carla Kurt             
    Empact Image - "Boy in Window" by Reb Frost             

   Recited by Darcy Maguire

 Broken Hearts and Heavy Seas
 ..about a sailor leaving a lover and heading back to the call of the sea.

   Intro Image - "Daybreak" by Karin Best
    Empact Image - "Liquid Blue" by  Slade Roberts  (website

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Buried Treasures
 
..about an old sailor giving up the sea.

   Intro Image - "Sailing" by Jennifer Geiss   
   
Empact Image - "Moonlight Bay" by Steven Palmer 

   Recited by Zack McComas

 Butterfly Effect
 
..about the death of John Lennon...written on a hangover.

   Intro Image - "Butterfly: Take Two" by  MPMG               
   Empact Image - "Part XIV The Ladder To The Sky" by enigma-astralis

   Recited by Jerry Browning

   Video by AegisHikaru

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 C.I.C. (Combat Information Center)
 
..about what it feels like to maintain and operate the most powerful weapons system in the world...written from real experience.

   Intro Image - Unknown (found here) - please contact me if you are the owner
   Empact Image  - "Zoomers" by Jerry Browning

  Recited by Pat Caporuscio


 Calling Out God
 
..about a christian who questions god's motives.

   Intro Image - "Spirit in the Sky" by Ted Hebbler
   Empact Image - "Evaluation" by Carmen Hathaway

    Recited by Julie Hoverson

 Captain Ambition
 
..about how it feels to watch the fall of a megalomaniac like Osama Bin Laden or Adolph Hitler.

   Artwork - "Mantis" by Ben Van Rooyen    

   Recited by Julie Hoverson

 Card, The
 
..about a kid during the Vietnam era receiving his draft notice in the mail and knowing inside he's going to die over there.

   Photo by "Vietnam Era Draft Card" by A Victor Reyes

  Recited by Emma Stewart

 Celebration
 
..about the crazy overwhelming feeling of being in love

   Intro Image - "Alive" by  Barron Holland             
   Empact Image - "Lover's Dream" by Kurt Van Wagner

    Recited by Amanda Riley

 Chain Mail
 
..a humorous look at loathing entering poetry contests.

   Intro Image - "Medieval Armour" by Elizabeth Hoskinson
    Empact Image - "Grim Reaper" by Katie Alphonsi

   Recited by Julie Hoverson

 Charlie Thrash
 
..this is a true story....I went to the geriatric home in my hometown to do a speech for a public speaking assignment in college.

   Recitation Needed!  

  Recited by Nigel Lewis-Davidson

 Child of the World
 
..about seeing a shooting star and feeling the insignificance of being on this tiny planet. This started it all, my first poem.

   Intro Image - "The Big Bang" by Evelyn Patrick
   Empact Image - "The death and possible life after of Lewis Paine" by Richard Hubal    

   Recited by Darcy Maguire 

     Christmas Magic
..after writing Apocalyptic Visions the week of the Clackamas Mall and Sandy Hook shootings, I started to post it on facebook, but thought it seemed to just add to the sadness.  I deleted the post and wrote this song instead.  I've always wanted to write a nice Christmas Carol.  I hope it brings a little joy to the lives of people...my gift is my song, so Merry Christmas everybody.

   Intro Image - "Christmas Bells 2" from Crazy-Frankenstein.com
   Empact Image - "Iowa Christmas" by Jerry Browning

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Christmas Time in Naples
 
..about being in the military and spending Christmas away from home.

   Intro Image - "Another Blue Christmas" by Barbara White
   Empact Image from the digital archive of the University of North Texas

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Cocoon
 
..an outrageous look at a man's struggle to re-enter the womb.

   Artwork - "Body and Soul" by Karin Kuhlman

   Recited by Nigel Lewis-Davidson

 Cosmic Psalm
 
..a prayer to the universal mind

   Intro Image - "Big Bang" by Jerry Browning                     
   Empact Image "BirthDaze" by Carmen Hathaway

  Recited by Jessica Warner

 Crescent Moon
 
..portrait of the awkward feeling before the first kiss and onward from there.

   Intro Image - "Nocturnes" by Jean-Louis Lassez              
   Empact Image - "June Breeze" by Hiroko Sakai  

   Recited by Amanda Riley

 Crimson Sin
 
..about the mess of a planet we leave the children.

   Artwork - "Memoirs of Bloody Sunset" by Veronica Jackson 

   Recited by Paul Finlay

 Crusader, The
 
..about my journey into life and those I've left behind.

   Artwork - "Midnight Joust" by Lisa Gabrius

   Recited by Amanda Riley

 Curious Boy
 
..about how simple being kind and caring seems through the eyes of a child.

   Artwork - "Boy and Girl on Bench" from this advertisement

  Sang by Jerry Browning

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Damnation
 ..about the decline of a great nation and a generation that thought they would be the different.

 
 Intro Image - "Scared" by Randall Ciotti   
  
Empact Image - "Damned" by Catherine Sprague 

   Recited by Daniel Kerry

 Dance Demon
 
..about a human's struggle to keep his temper and mouth from destroying what he loves.

 
  Artwork - "Duality of Man" by Jerry Browning

   Recited by Julie Hoverson

 Dangerous
 
..about getting picked up and having a fantasy night with a beautiful woman but wise enough to understand the consequences.

  
Artwork - "Dusk" by Eric Cobb

  Sang by Jerry Browning

 Death of a Genre
 ..about the obsolescence of a genre.. nothing last forever. Even Homer and Shakespeare will be forgotten in time.

 
 Intro Image - "The Fruit Man" by Elen And-Israel
  
Empact Image - "Jester" by Maria Gilbert

  Recited by Erica Kröger

 Déjà Vu
 
..about seeing someone for the first time and knowing you've loved them somewhere before.

  
Intro Image - "Ogden Point Breakwater" by Viet Tran  
  Empact Image - "Stoned Bridge New Orleans" by  Ted Hebbler

   Recited by Julie Hoverson

 Destiny
 
..yearning once again for the woman of my wildest dreams...have I met her and don't know it? will I ever meet her?

  
Intro Image - "The Afternoon Lover" by  xIxKilledxSuicidex
  
Empact Image - "Resurection" by xIxKilledxSuicidex

   Recited by Anthony Caraman

 Detour
 
..about meeting and making love to a beautiful woman in the unlikeliest of places, but it not satisfying your soul.

  
Intro Image - "The Cherry Tree at Overlook Garden" by  Phyllis Franklin              
  Empact Image - "Marsha's Evening Walk" by Phyllis Franklin 

   Recited by Chase Hobby

 Discipilitis
 
..about wanting to be a faulted martyr.

   Artwork - "Torn Reaction number 2" by Richard Hubal

   Recited by Daniel Kerry

 Dolly Blue Eyes
 
..about trying to understand a mentally disturbed lover.

   Artwork - "Flowers for You"  by Natalie Holland

   Recited by Pedro Franco C Pinto

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 Earliest Memory
 
..about a real dream I used to have and a real memory of my mother's reaction of not wanting to hear it because it disturbed her....feels kind of like a foreshadowing of my life

   Intro Image  - "Generation Gap" by Maria Disley          
    Empact Image - "Tanis Foot" by Donna Corliss          

   Recited by Adam Bullock

 Echoes
 
..about how art is the only thing that truly ties time and space as well as religion and myth together

  Intro Image - "Echoes" by Jerry Browning
  Empact Image - "Gigapixels of Andromeda" by NASA

   Recited by Gianni Matragrano

 Edgar
 
..about laying in bed at night looking at the red light on the smoke detector and wondering if it's a hidden camera...paranoia.

    Intro Image - "Smoke Alarm Face" by Digger Digger Dogstar               
    Empact Image - "Komodo Dragon Eye" by  Linda Sannuti

  Recited by Bradley Pearson-moore

 Enchanted Rock
 
..about rock climbing at Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg, Texas and that deep fear we love to hide and challenge.

    Intro Image -  Visit Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg, Texas            
     Empact Image - "Fall" by Shelley Jones

   Recited by Daphne Batson

 Endless Night
 
..about waiting for the end...you know they don't want you anymore, but you refuse to see it until it dawns upon you on an endless night...please let me sleep!

   Artwork - "Bird in the Trees" by Beth Edwards (website)

  Recited by Andrew Harvie

 Enlightenment Lounge, The
 
..a tongue-in-cheek dream about dying and meeting the great minds of history in limbo.

 
Intro Image - "The Enlightenment Lounge" by  Ted Hebbler
   Empact Image - "The Human Cave" by  Eric Edelman

  Recited by Jerry Jones

 Eulogy
 ..about the death of my beloved father. I was angry then, but have since overcome it

   Photo - "Gravesite"* by Jerry Browning

  Recited by Kenny Dunkwu

 Exorcism
 
..about the drive to push the frustration of the world away with iron. My buddy John and I used to hit the gym so hard in those days that we wouldn't quit until one of us threw up.

   Intro Image  - "Weights in a Row" by OsirisPUNK            
    Empact Image - "Exorcism" by Alan Taylor Jefferies 

  Recited by Julie Hoverson

 Exposure
 
..about the excitement of facing fear

   Artwork "The Cliff" by Karen Masters

   Recited by Aimee Smith

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 Falling Star
 ..about how bad the realization that you will never get to have the lover you so desire.....star-crossed seems like such a trite, but true metaphor.

   Artwork - "The Cat" by Diane Daigle 

   Recited by Shawnee Miles

 Faith
 ..about the glimmer of light that keeps us going.

  Intro Image - "Watercolor Sunset" by Jerry Browning
 
 Empact Image -"Art of Positive Thinking Rainbow Tunnel" by Ela Chmielowski

   Recited by Lisa Di Mauro

 Flesh Candy
 
..thought of the phrase flesh candy and the images and words just came to me...nothing like beach romance.

   Artwork - "Florida Breezes" by Laura Lee Zanghetti

   Sang by Jerry Browning
 

 Fight, The
 ..based on a true story from my childhood...even being raised old school taught me women still ruled the roost.

  
Intro Image- "Anger" by Danielle Konopka
  
Empact Image - "Struggle" by Kevin Middleton

  Recited by John Ramos

 Flow, The
 
..about how the arts are in the eye of the beholder and how you wonder what great work we missed because it was never noticed.

  
Intro Image - "New Door to the Past" by Jerry Browning
  
Empact Image - "Frozen Flow 1" by Jerry Browning

  Recited by Casey Chartier-Vignapiano

 Forbidden Fruit
 ..about a man wrestling with fielding the advances of his bosses' wife....ut, oh.

   Artwork  - "Temptation" by Gene Gregory

   Recited by Zack McComas

  Forever
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..a deep, dreamy, beautiful message

   Intro Image - "Galaxy Rising" by John Wills
   Empact Image  - "Energy of Dance"  by  Dorothy Berry-Lound
 
   Recitation Needed!

  Foxism
 
..I've lost a lot of friends to the divisiveness of the current political climate and was finally able to frame the way it looks from my point of view

   Artwork - "Fat Cat" by Taro Istok

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 Gentle Breeze
 
..based on the death of Socrates.

   Intro Image - "Romeo and Juliet" by Todd Peterson                  
   Empact Image - "Red Maple Leaf" by  Darrell Storts

   Recited by Morgan Barnhart

  Girl Next Door
 
..about a little boy having his first encounter with the fairer sex.

   Artwork - "With These Hands -- Wonder" by Carol Allen Anfinsen

   Recited by Julie Hoverson

 Green Door, The
 ..about getting lucky one night in the local watering hole and looking for her to come back, but she never does.

   Poster from "The Green Door" starring Marilyn Chambers

   Recitation Needed!

 Glass-Bottom Boat
 
..about a person dealing with clinical depression.

   Artwork - "Glass Bottom Boat" by Jerry Browning        
     Morphed from these two ads - ad1 and ad2

  Recited by Andrew Chung

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 Hoedown at the Robot Farm
 ..a fantasy about a inter-planetary county fair...I was in weapons control school where I was living and breathing electronics...obviously

   Artwork - "Crazy train 2" by Samantha Gilbert

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Honeymoon in Paris
 
..about lovers in Paris who make the town their own.

  
  Intro Image - "City of Paris at sunset from Eiffel tower - " by  Pierre Lecler           
     Empact Image - "Paris Hotel at Night" by Anita Burgermeister

 Recited by Dani Zipporah

     Hope Begins Today
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...I was lying in bed not able to sleep in a hotel room in Tulsa, Oklahoma one evening getting frustrated with the divisive posts I saw on the internet and feeling guilty for fussing with people. So, I got up an d decided I need to stop joining the dark chorus of political rhetoric and write about what the world craves - Hope

   Intro Image - "Door to New World"  from Michal Bednarek
   Empact Image - "Door to Heaven"  from
Michal Bednarek

  Song and YouTube Video by Jerry Browning

 House-sitting
 
..about a lonely guy house sitting and dreaming of what he doesn't have, but desperately wants and needs.

   Intro Image - "Haunted Houst" - Quwatha Valentine         
    Empact Image - "Tattered Curtains" - Quwatha Valentine

   Recited by Nigel Lewis-Davidson


 How do I lust thee?
 ..a bawdy, humorous poke at the Victorian love poets.

   Artwork - "Wild Passion"  by Natalie Holland

   Recited by Daniel Kerry

  How the Grinch Stole America
 
..about how the "War on Terror" has affected America. I actually started a few lines of this at home and finished it up in a hotel in Ketchikan, Alaska

  Intro Image - "End of the Road" by Beth Smith
  Empact Image - "Gloomy Skies Prevail" by Jerry Browning

   Recited by Marc Mcomish

   Recited by Solomon Alcain Jr

 Human Race
 ..about the marathon of life..how much ground have you covered?

   Intro Image - "Marathon" by Paul Tokarski                  
    Empact Image - "Birth of Earth" by Donna Proctor

  Recited by Luna Catz

 Hypothermia
 ..about love turning frigid and dying

   Intro Image - "Rooftop of the World" by Debi Peralta  (website                       
    Empact Image- "Blood Diamond" by Theodora Dimitrijevic (website

 Recited by Derek Jackson

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 I Am Old
 
..a christian's view of looking back on their life and forward to the next one....written for my grandparents when I was a teenager.

   Intro Image - "Ellen Corby " here's a link to a tribute page to her            
   Empact Image - "Country Road" by Darice Machel McGuire 

   Recited by Ron Arthurs 


 I Still Love You
 
..about thinking back on an old romance and wanting that feeling back.. and fooling yourself.

   Artwork - "Clear Blue 2" by Stuart Gilbert 

  Recited by Dani Zipporah

 I Take the Blame
 
..about a kid being done wrong by a girl, but letting it go.

   Artwork - "Torn" by Catherine G. McElroy

  Sang by Jerry Browning

 In Thru the Out Door
 
..about a guy who always skirts around the rules and figures he'll be doing it to the end.

   Intro Image - "Movie Theater in Neon" by Garland Johnson
   Empact Image - "Approach" by Karin Kuhlman

  Sang by Jerry Browning

     The Inca Princess
..when a couple colleagues (great friends now) and I finished up a job in Lima, Peru we decided to take a three day tour of the Andes that included Cusco, the Urubamba valley, and Machu Picchu.  I'd wanted to go to Machu Picchu since I heard Paul Simon interviewed about the song "El Condor Pasa" back in the '70s.  It was pouring rain when we arrived and everyone was concerned we wouldn't see it in all it's glory.  The rain was intermittent and it was so foggy we couldn't see much further than a few hundred feet away.  We had a guided tour for three hours through the restored ruins, then had three hours free on the mountain.  We climbed to the main overlook when it finally starting clearing.  I was just sitting there kind of meditating and said that I wouldn't have wanted to see it any other way.  "It's like a beautiful woman undressing".  Virginia handed me a pen and Sergio gave me the paper placemat from the train.  They simply said "write".  So here it is.

  Intro Image - "Machu Picchu in the veil" by Jerry Browning
  Empact Image - "Machu Picchu showing herself" by Jerry Browning

   Recited by Ron Arthurs 

 Infomercial
 ..a satire on infomercials and nuclear holocaust...yes, it really is! I wrote this shortly after we were rammed by the Russians in the Black Sea.

  Recited by Nigel Lewis-Davidson

   Recitation Needed!

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  Just Words
 
..about the realization that it doesn't matter what I or anyone else writes or says...they're just words.

  Intro Image - "Think" by Kristine Nora
   Empact Image - "Red Umbrella" by Kristine Nora      

   Recited by Zakuro Fujiwara

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Kathmandu
..asks the question - are we all not Christ, the sons and daughters of God?

   Intro Image - "The Light of Day" by  Nirvana Blues              
   Empact Image - "The Chosen One" by
Tony Murray  

   Recited by C Ying (Shrompy)
 

 Kiss, The
 
..about a sailor's last thoughts as his ship goes down.

  Intro Image - "Toast" by LorAnge Marcel          
   Empact Image - "Stare" Copyright © Clayton Bruster           

   Recited by Mark Cox

 Kundalini
..a witty little look at science and philosophy...on what level(s) or dimension(s) does organized thought form?  does it exist without perception?  is it at all governed by our know laws of physics?

   Intro Image - "The Undisturbed Life Of An Apple" - Olga Hutsul
  
Empact Image  - "Dream Gates" by  ahermin

   Recited by Jerry Browning

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 Lady Doll
 ..about the euphoria of being a newly wed.

   Artwork - "Blind me No" by Rajinder Aggarwal

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Last Mustang, The
 ..this is one of most popular poems receiving hundreds of views a month...about the the end of the dream of the old west and what it stood for.

   Intro Image - "Running from the Storm" by  Kathyrn Bartscht                 
   Empact Image - "Mustang" by  Ian Morton 

   Recited by Sophie

 Last Rebel Shot, The
  ..questions if universal peace and total order is really what mankind needs...could be boring.

   Photo by Dr. Harold Edgerton of MIT      

   Recited by Zack McComas

 Left Lane
 ..portrays a the thoughts that gnaw on a young man's soul as he leaves home to head out on his own

   Intro Image - "SideView Mirror" by  Jeff Breiman                    
   Empact Image - "Incubator" by Gabriel Forgottenangel      

   Recited by Tracey Kotze

 Legacy
 ..an alien's view of the earth millions of years from now

   Intro Image - "earth" by  LaserAbe
   Empact Image - "Legacy" by Jerry Browning
      Altered Photo from NASA archives found here

   Recited by Richard Johnston

 Let the People Talk
 ..heading back to the single world appreciating the relationship that broke apart instead of being angry or sad about it...a guide on how to break up with a lover with a touch of class

   Artwork - "Star is Born" by  Karin Kuhlmann      

   Recited by Miranda G.

 Let’s Run
 ..written in the Harris county jail...I got in a barroom brawl over a woman and landed two counts of assaulting a police officer, public intoxication, and a few old traffic warrants...I had to memorize this because I didn't have a pencil and paper

   Intro Image - "Spirit Bird" by  Julie Grace        
   
Empact Image - "Paint for Me" by  Karin Kuhlmann     

   Recitation Needed!

  A Lick and a Promise
  ...after all the searching for answers through this life and this collection, this is what I conclude.

   Intro Image - "The Bright Lights of Heaven" by  Barbara Snyder
   Empact Image - "Prayerful Child to the Galaxy" by 
Jeffery Johnson
 
    Sang by Jerry Browning
 

 Letting Go
 ..about finally being able to truly let go of someone you're dearly in love with

   Intro Image - "Avian Blue 1" by  Angela Wesselman-Pierce
   Empact Image - "Letting Go" by Angela Wesselman-Pierce

   Recited by Dian Hadi

 Life Longing
 ..a young man's dream of what love and marriage should eventually be

   Artwork - "Wind and sun" by Asbjorn Lonvig  

  Recitation Needed!

Lighthouse Belle
 ..about a woman who's you guiding light and shelter from the storm

   Intro Image - "Portland Head Light - Stormy Night" by Maria O'Brien
   Empact Image- "Pianos and Guitars" by Chaline Ouellet       

   Recited by Ben Keopraseuth

 Lost and Found
 ..about being lost in the forest, but finding your soul

   Intro Image - "River-Run" by  Richard Rizzo             
  Empact Image - "Logan-Pass" by Richard Rizzo

   Recited by Michael P. Watson

 Love Unreturned
 ..about loving a country even when it feels like it doesn't love you back

   Artwork - "Uncle Sam Says" by Gra Howard  

  Recited by Aimee Smith     

  A Lovely Flower
...Victorian style love poem...guys, you'd probably do well to recite this to your sweetheart on a romantic occasion

   Intro Image - "A Summer Rose" by Natalie Holland
   Empact Image- "Nature Girl" by
Natalie Holland

   Recited by Ryan Neiderkorn

 Lullaby
 ..a little song about being on the road, missing your lover, and trying to sleep

   Intro Image - "The Jealousy of the Stars" by Tony Murray and Linda Mungerson
   Empact Image - "Star Seeds" by Jim Coe

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Lyin’ in the Dark
 ..about the duality of a married couple who play out the charade to themselves while their heart's wonder elsewhere

   Artwork - "Shadows in Bed/Broken Lovers"* by Sheeshasan

   Arranged and performed by Blake William Hickey

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  Maggie in the Mist
 
..about a sailor longing for the love of his life who's passed on. This was inspired by a dream I had about being in a bar in Ireland but took a life of it's own as I wrote it 

     Intro Image - "The House on Hill 7" by Jim Taylor
   Empact Image - "Between the Layers" by Barbara St Jean

Malnutrition
 ..a brief and direct take on the death of a romance

   Artwork - "This is not love dear" by Safak Tulga

   Recitation needed!


 March 6, 1982
 ..about the death of John Belushi

   Intro Image - "Aria 4" by  Xristoph              
   Empact Image - "chant 02" by Xristoph

   Recited by Charlene Gayle    

 Marilyn
 ..a take on the sad life of Marilyn Monroe

   Intro Image - "Marilyn" by  Jan Olav Forberg                 
   Empact Image - "She Finally Left the Room" by Lina Scarfi   

  Recited by Melissa Montelli

Mariner’s Holiday, A
 ..written on the last of three holidays spent overseas in the Navy.  This poem is based on a real setting and shows the gritty reality of what it's like to spend the holidays in a foreign port.

   Artwork - "Bellusa Cafe No.2" by Sascha Meyer

    Recited by Phillip Martin

 Mason Jar
 ..about the thoughts of a man trapped in a coma


   Intro Image - "Mason Jar" by Robert Matson                 
   Empact Image - "Euthanasia" by Jerry Browning 

   Recited by Brad Leither

 Masterpiece
 ..first love poem I ever wrote...I love looking back on the old ones and smile at the naivety

   Artwork - "Ave oculta en el paraiso " by Nance Almazon  

  Recited by John Ramos

 Mental Menopause
 ..written ten years before I got married and probably why I was thirty-two before I did. Sometimes I think I had premonitions and saw events such as my midlife crisis coming when I was twenty-three although I did figure I'd live to be thirty.

   Artwork - "Planned Obsolescence" by Bob Salo     

  Recited by Julie Hoverson

 Mermaid, The
 ..about a sailors longing for female companionship after being at sea for a while

  
Artwork - "Twilight Reflection" by Jean Hildebrant

   Recited by Madeline McQueen

 Metro Girl
...about a chance encounter with a beautiful woman out in the clubs of the the big city...kind of my version of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"

   Intro Image - "Nashville Skyline Vertical Horizon" by  Jeffery Johnson
  
Artwork - "Dance the Night Away" by Donna Blackhall

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Millennium
..this was written in 1987 about the millennium which seem so far away at the time and is actually hopeful

   Artwork - "Rising" by Gabriel Forgottenangel  
   "Millennium Odometer" by Jerry Browning

    Recited by Michael P. Watson

 Mistress Youth
..mid-life crisis is real if your lucky enough to get there...an older man's look back at his youthful lust...funny how the stories become better in retrospect than actually happened

   Intro Image - "Old Man from the Sea" by Jerry Browning
   Empact Image - "Guilty Pleasure" by Conor O'Brien 

   Recited by Jerry Browning

 Misty Dawn
 ..an analogy of a tryst with a beautiful woman and the long shadow of possible nuclear war....really

   Artwork - "Apostate" by Todd Peterson    

   Recited by Jerry Browning

 Mosaic
 ..a love poem of two people putting the pieces of their former lives together to create a beautiful relationship in the present

   Intro Image - "Magical Energy" by  Linda Sannuti                 
    Empact Image - "Shards of Glass" by  Julie Grace       

      Recited by Alison H.

 My Girl
 ..written in the middle of the night in boot camp.  One of my buddies came up with the melody and the line "she is my girl, the girl I love" and wrote the rest

   Artwork - "Parque Mistico" by  Angel Ortiz

   Sang by Jerry Browning

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  Neglected Goldfish
 
..response to the political climate of the reality TV era

    Artwork - "My Littlest Fish" by  Isabella Abbie Shores
   Empact Image 1 - "Fantails" by  Susan Maxwell Schmidt
   Empact Image 2 - "Go Fish" by  Carmen Hathaway

Network of the Lonely
 ..portrait of a lonely guy walking the streets in the 1980s

   Artwork - "Street of Dreams"* by liOneSS-178

   Recited by Melanie Quintos

  New Jerusalem
 ..a look at the current political climate with implied biblical references

  Intro Image - "As I see It" by Alan Zinn
  Empact Image - "Eyes on Ellis" by Alan Zinn

   Recited by Ursula McCabe

   Night Light
 
..written for my children. I hope they realize how much I love each and every one of them in their own special way and how proud I am of them.

  Recited by Erica Kröger

  Nocturnal Voyage
 ..a portrait of the magical odyssey of two starry-eyed lovers

   Artwork - "Lovers' Conjunction" by  Martin J Powell 

   Recited by Morgan Barnhart

  Nyctophobia
.. nyctophobia is the fear of the dark. Stephane Trahan's painting makes this piece...make sure you click on the Empact Image to get the full effect...this feels like "Child of the World" lite...less words, but more filling

   Artwork - "Riders of the Storm" by Stéphane Trahan

   Recited by Julie Hoverson

 Of Flesh and Fear
...a look at partners living life with HIV (AIDS) and trying to cope with it's reality...please practice safe sex boys and girls

   Artwork 1 - "HIV - Virus"* by  Scotito87

   Recited by Sean Cook

 Ol’ Ticker
..a silly little poem about feeling so much love you could burst

   Artwork  - "Clockwork" by LaserAbe

  Recited by John Ramos

 On the Air Waves
..poetry and art are merely arrows shot into the infinite mind

   Intro Image - Unknown - (I see this all over, please contact me if you know the artist)
    Empact Image - "Flaming Arrow" by zweeZwyy  

   Recited by Angela Cassidy        

 On the Other Hand
..about the horror of domestic violence...WARNING: the recording done with my daughter Abbey is disturbing

   If you are the victim of domestic violence, get help here  

   Recited by Jerry and Abbey Browning

 One Current
..about the fear of dying alone and the fear of being buried

  Intro Image - "Emotion" by David Lane         
  
Empact Image - advertisement from the Cancer Patients Aid Association of India

     Recited by Jerry Browning

 Orion
..that ancient hunter haunts us from the heavens once again

  Intro Image - "The Hunter" by Jerry Browning                 
   Empact Image - "Orion" by Jerry Browning      

   Recited by Alison H.

P

 P.O.W.
..about being a captive of loneliness and the scars it creates

   Artwork - ""West Coast Blvd and the Dreams of Broken Men"" by  Thomas Clyde  

   Recited by Ron Arthurs 

 Pair o' Ducks
..about the paradox of the hopeless feelings of a strained relationship

   Artwork - "Just Ducky" by  Henry Powers

   Recited by Robert Neale

 Paradise Lost
..about taking a good woman for granted and regretting the choices you made and the things you've done

   Photo by my best friend John Palombo at Havasu Falls in '82

   Recited by Jerry Browning

 Paula’s Poem
..how much does a beautiful woman define nature?...we poet's try but never quite get there

   Intro Image - "Paula" by Natalie Holland                  
    Empact Image - "Ocean Heart" by Diana Maus

  Recited by ~Nyachu~

 Perfect Game, A
..about my favorite game in the world. I wrote this after reading an article in Sport Illustrated about Mark Buerle's perfect game. It may be my most popular piece. The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame asked for permission to use it sometime.

   Artwork - "The Pitch" by Tim Allen

   Recited by Jerry Browning

 Picture
..about the secret place in a loving relationship between a man and a woman

   Intro Image - "Imagine" by  Kelly Jade Thomas                  
   Empact Image - "Body Heat II" by Donna Proctor   

  Recited by Derek Jackson

Pioneer Sunset
 
...just a few thoughts I want to share with my grandson and all that replace me in this old world

  Intro Image - "Pioneer Sunset" by Jerry Browning
  Empact Image - "Andy Griffith Shot"  by Emily Browning

A Prayer for the Greater Good
 
...after years of search and study, this unknown poet and lover's message to this old world.

  Intro Image - "The Narrow Path" by Jerry Browning
  Empact Image - "The Precipice of Hope"  by Jerry Browning

 Pretentious
..about that big timing, made up woman who wants to be a jet-setter but needs a normal man on the side to just make love to

   Artwork - "Memories" by Reinfried Marass

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Prince Charming
..about that good-time guy who beds the pretty girls but still deals with his private insecurities

   Artwork - "Barflys " by Nance Almazon

  Recited by Nigel Lewis-Davidson

 Puzzles
..about loving a beautiful, innocent girl who's demons somehow prevent her from letting go and giving you her all

   Intro Image - "Flight" by  Chaline Ouellet              
   Empact Image - "Betrayed" by Chaline Ouellet

   Recited by Daniel Kerry

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 Rachel
..about the a young mother's hellish choice to give her baby up for it's own good

   Artwork - "Renewed Strength" by Al Stewart, Sr  

   Recited by Tracey Kotze

 Raindrop
..a comparison of the circle of life and drop of rain

   Intro Image - "drops" by © Maria O'Brien                 
   Empact Image - "Water Magic" by  Kevin Callahan

   Recited by Daphne Batson

 Rainy Day
..about letting go of this world on a rainy day and soaring through the cleansing drops into the next realm

   Artwork - "Rainy Day" by Alexander Volkov

 Recited by Dani Zipporah

   Recycled Stardust
..about the unseen threads of this universe than you feel, but can't really touch

   Intro Image - "Glimpse Beyond" by Dorothy Berry-Lound
   Empact Image - "End Of The World"  by Victor De Schwanberg

  Red Sky Morning
 
..written in the middle of the night before the third presidential debate of 2016

   Intro Image - "Red Sky in Morning" by  Kristia Adams
   Empact Image - "Worlds Colliding" by Suzanne Powers

 Reflections
..an old man looks back on a life of adventure to forget the lonely, sad place he exists in now

   Artwork - "Adrift" by  Claude McCoy

   Recited by Greg McColl

   Resurrection
...seems like media monsters rise up every few decades playing the 'you're not a patriot if you don't what we say' card...McCarthy in the fifties and most recently the Bush/Rove machine

   Intro Image- "Dirty Money" by Steven Richardson 
   Empact Image - "Antichrist" by Michael Kulick 

   Recitation needed!

   Regenesis
.
..this piece is more than a cosmic love poem, "she" is not really a woman, but all that is love, faith, and hope

    Intro Image - "Birth of a Star" by  Melissa Bittinger
  Empact Image - "Fire Heart" by  Melissa Bittinger

   Reincarnation
...about the unseen threads of this universe than you feel, but can't really touch

   Intro Image - "SN 2014J" public domain photo from NASA
   Empact Image - "Follow Your Dreams" by Diana Angstad

  Return of the Messiah
 
...how I picture the second coming of Jesus from the stories I heard growing up in church

   Intro Image - "Warrior" by David Lee Thompson
 
Empact Image - "Zeus" by Taylan Soyturk

  Revelations 2014
...kind of an abstract self portrait of my life and our times here in the 21st century.

   Intro Image - "Telepathy" by Siyavush Mammadov
  Empact Image- "Passion. Anger. Joy. Fear" by Siyavush Mammadov

   Recited by Razaq Mzale

 Richer for the Ride
..about the appreciation of the love and beautiful found by a wandering man

   Artwork - "Girl in Green Aston" by Geoffrey Greene

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Rikki
..about how the runt of the liter usually turns out to be the best dog a family ever had. Rikki got injured and had to be put down two and a half years later at the age of five...she was best damned dog I ever saw!

   Intro Image - "Shy Rikki" by Jerry Browning
   Empact Image - "Rikki and Peonies" by Jerry Browning

   Recited by Sophie Noelle

 Rings
..there's nothing like watching your brand new wife lay there asleep after you've made love to her

   Artwork  - "Druantia and Aengus Og" by Helena Nelson-Reed    

  Recited by John Ramos

 The Road of Declining Rome
 
..written about the urgency to overturn the "Citizens United vs. the SEC" decision.

   Artwork - "Ephesus Ruins" by  Warren Thompson

   Recited by Jerry Browning

 Rollin’ Away
..about running away from pain and finding beauty and comfort where you least expect it

   Artwork - "Desert Moon" from VisualParadox.com

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Route 69
..an erotic poem comparing making love to driving on the highway

   Intro Image  - "Either way on 69" by Jerry Browning                  
    Empact Image - "Nighty Night" by Lawrence Supino        

   Recited by Jerry Browning

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 Said the Lord to the Peasants
  ..written about the attitude of the wealthy and how it's destroying the fabric of America
 

   Artwork - "The Death of Democracy" by Jerry Browning

   Recited by Pat Caporuscio

 Salem Church
..written about a spooky old church I used to have to walk past as a child and the nightmares it gave me

   Intro Image - "Salem Church" by Jerry Browning
   Empact Image - "Guiding Light" by  Richard Rizzo

   Recited by Gavin Wagstaff

 Sandscript
..about the anguish at watching the fall of a great empire

    Intro Image - "Flight of Imagination" by Siyavush Mammadov
    Empact Image- "Fall of Babylon" by John Martin        

   Recited by Michael P. Watson

 Santa’s Greatest Gift
..a sick humored piece written while overseas at Christmas for the second time in three years while in the navy.

   Artwork - from an article in BiPolarPlanet found here 

   Recitation needed!

 Saturday Morning
..a portrait of a man's love for his mate and their everyday life

   Intro Image - "Sweet Melody" by Natalie Holland
   Empact Image - "Adam and Eve Sunrise" by Angelina Vick  

   Recited by Gianni Matragrano

 Savannah
..about the seasons of life in all their raw glory

   Intro Image - "Frozen Savannah" by  ChokeCherry09                 
   Empact Image - "Fire-Earth-Air-Water" by MPMG

   Recited by Madeline McQueen

  The Señorita's Song
..about the love of a cowboy and señorita..I'm working on a job in Peru and trying to learn some Spanish using Rosetta Stone. I came across the "que sueñes con los angelitos" phrase meaning "may you dream with little angels" and couldn't get it out of my head. I wrote this in the Denver airport during a layover. You might want to play the audio...the tune's pretty catch

  Intro Image - "Early Morning Ride" by Stefon Marc Brown
  Empact Image - "Day's End" by Stefon Marc Brown

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Sensasia
..about being led to the other side after death by a loved one who's passed before you

   Intro Image - "Birth Then Death" by  Michelle Spiziri            
   Empact Image - "Butterfly and Flowers" by Natalie Holland

   Recited by Jessica Warner

   Shadow
.
..a strange little nursery rhyme about a little girl with a pet shadow.

   Intro Image - "Ballerina" by Siyavush Mammadov
  Empact Image- "Lines" by Siyavush Mammadov

   Recited by Abbey Browning

 Shaman Trance
..an edgy escape into an ancient shaman's trance

    Intro Image - "Shaman" by  Ian Morgan           
    Empact Image - "Lycanthropes Moon" by Ian Morgan

   Recited by Derek Jackson

 Sizzling Rain
..about the loneliest night of a man's young life

   Artwork  - "Drizzled Window" by Joe Bonita

   Recited by Daniel Kerry

 Slap Your Monkey
..written in the Navy to blow off a little steam...we used to get off the ship, get pretty intoxicated, and sing this song on the way back to the ship

   Artwork - "Berhnard" by Asbjorn Lonvig

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Sleepytown (Emily’s Lullaby)
..a lullaby I wrote my for my daughter when she was baby...my brother's family was visiting when I wrote this and I hide in our bedroom so I wouldn't be interrupted while the words flowed...everyone wondered where the heck I went. I used to sing this to my girls when they were little as I tucked them in.

   Intro Image - "Jordy and Daddy" by  ©CLMillo Photography
   Empact Image - "A Child's Dream: Candy Land" by Urban-Banana

   Arranged and performed by Blake William Hickey

 Snooze Alarm
..written about the that sweet time of day when I snuggle with my wife before getting up for work

   Artwork - "Blue" by TerryAnne Groehler

   Recited by Bhavnisha Parmar    

 Song of the Serpent
..a gritty little ditty about a naughty man trying to have his way with something sweet and pretty...LOL

   Intro Image  - "Hiding in the Garden" by Gene Gregory 
    Empact Image - "Lucifer Moon Rising" by Sam Hane

   Sang by Jerry Browning
 

 Spice Creek Hollow
..sometimes when you think back on your childhood and who you really are, you end up disappointed in what you've become even if you're what's deemed "successful"

   Intro Image - "Flying First Class, Baby" by Jerry Browning
   Empact Image - "a Well" by
Juha M. Kinnunen

   Recited by Aaron Velliky


 Spirit of Eve
..about an innocent young man's view of girl he places on a pedestal

   Intro Image - "Wild Child" by  Jerry Browning                
   Empact Image - "Eve" by Kristina Ellis   

   Recited by John Hannibal

 Spirit of Yorktown, The
..written for my shipmates. "If you get out honorably (combat vet or not), no matter where you go or what you do, you'll almost always find another veteran there... and a brother with a bond the rest will never understand."- Jarred W. Browning (my dad)

   Intro Image - USS Yorktown CG-48 Standard Publicity Photo                
   Empact Image - "Shipmates Never Die" by Robert Matson

   Recited by Jerry Browning

 Star Shell
..a melancholy song about the desire to escape the sadness of this old planet for a better place

   Artwork - "darkestsunrise3"* by Robert Matson 

   Recited by Sean Cook

 Stark Reality
..the USS Stark was hit by an Iranian missile when it failed to react quickly enough to the situation. We were on the USS Yorktown at that time in harms way and knowing that incident could very well have been us inspired this poem.

   Intro Image - USS Stark FFG-31 linked to a site telling their story                 
   Empact Image - from Air Power Austrailia

   Recited by Ron Arthurs 

 Storm at Sea
..written while waiting to go into battle in the Gulf of Sidra (Libya) in the eighties

   Intro Image - "Flying Dutchman" by Sandra Winiasz               
   Empact Image - "Taste of Blood" by Evelyn Patrick

   Recited by Michael W. Guthrie

 Stormy Night
..about lying in bed with your wife on a stormy night watching the lightning and listening to the rain dance across the rooftop

   Artwork 1 - "Rude Awakening" by  Diane Daigle                     

   Recited by Ursula McCabe

 Street Wise
..written before rap..about the plight of a poor inner city kid and the vortex that is the ghetto

   Intro Image - Artwork - "Male portrait 2" by Annette E. Bank          
   Empact Image - "Breathe" by rave8259            

    Recited by Ron Arthurs 

 Stroke of Midnight
..about a young man look at the underbelly of the world around him

   Intro Image - "photowalk_67"* by © Maria O'Brien
   Empact Image - "Monsters in busling" by Thomas Clyde

   Recited by Melanie Quintos

 Succubus
..so evil, but so wild you can't resist her...ummmmmm

   Intro Image - "Demons versus Angels" by Shelley Jones               
    Empact Image - "Spooky" by Natalie Holland   

   Recited by Josh Gonyea

 Sunward
..about a young man taking off on his motorcycle and riding towards god know where

    Intro Image - "Morning Flight" by  Diane Merkle
    Empact Image - "Sun Spots" by  Darrell Storts

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Supernatural
..a look at how the love of a good woman becomes a man's savior

   Intro Image - "Aflame" by  Lisa Kaiser
   Empact Image - "Guardian Angel" by  Ryan Sal

   Recited by Gianni Matragrano

  Surreality
 
 
..the thoughts that pass through a person's mind when they're struggling through a sleepless night

   Intro Image - "Eye of Horus and Ra" by  John Wills
   Empact Image - "Egyptian Pyramids" by  John Wills

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 Tainted Charm
 ..about feeling sorry for Jesus' legacy

   Intro Image - "Chapel" by Shelley Jones                 
   Empact Image - "Rosary" by V Holeček  

   Recited by Jessica Warner

  Tethered
 
..trying to understand how religion and the concept of God get so misconstrued.

      Intro Image - "How To Build A Prism" by Susan Maxwell Schmidt
    Empact Image  - "Bird's Eye View"  by  Susan Maxwell Schmidt

 Terminal D
   ..about a chance encounter with a beautiful woman but then just having to watch her walk away

   Intro Image - "Airport Serie-1" by  Oliver Peters
   Empact Image - "The Terminal" by JFucksia-Kia

   Recited by Ron Arthurs 
 

 The Tea Party Game
 
..the most dangerous game of our time

   Artwork - "FoxNews Forebearer" by Jerry Browning

   Recited by Jerry Browning

 Thanatos Lullaby
..about succumbing to the big sleep and how it's just part of the circle of life

    Intro Image- "The Other Side" by  Richard Rizzo
    Empact Image - "Night Light" by Diane Merkle

    Recited by Brad Leither

 Tilt-a-whirl
..that beautiful, intoxicating ride of seducing a good woman

   Intro Image - "Amusement Park" by  Barron Holland              
   Empact Image - "Secret Garden" by Barron Holland 

   Recited by Melanie Quintos

 Timeless
..written to my first love when I realized there was no way fate would ever let us be together and I took off for the bright lights and big city

   Intro Image  - "Archeologists extracting ancient lover" - from MSNBC      
   
Empact Image - "The Lovers" by Erika Brown 

   Recitation needed!

 To A Son Unknown
..I went through a abortion with a girl when I was young and will be haunted by it for the rest of my life

   Artwork  - "Turquoise Door" by Yvonne Ayoub       

   Recited by Sean Cook    

 Toast, A
..about feeling how that soulmate everyone says is out there may be in some bar some place aching for you as well

   Intro Image - "Toast" by Aleksandar Zisovski
    Empact Image - "Cheers"  by Natalie Holland

   Recited by Jerry Browning

 Today
..about that moment when a man realizes her push a woman he loves too far...maybe over the brink!

   Artwork - "Fallen Angel" by Victoria Miller © 2010

   Sang by Jerry Browning

 Too Long
..written when I used to hang out in the "Urban Cowboy" dancehalls in Houston back in the 80s

    Artwork - "Dancehall Love"* by Jerry Browning

  Recited by Julie Hoverson

 Tools
..this kind of puts it all in perspective...which is, it's all perspective...possibly one of best pieces ever written

   Intro Image - "Old Man at Bar" by  Paul Tiberio              
   Empact Image - "Ruined Temple" by Miranda Miranda

    Recited by Jerry Browning

 Toss Me a Line
  Artwork - "Llandadno and Karbonkelberg Cape Town South Africa 2006" by Enver Larney

  Recited by Jenna Tafoya

 Tormented Soul, A
..a portrait of the demon's that haunt me...I was always told I was a miracle and god has a plan for me...that's a lot to live with

   Artwork - "Young English Poet" by ~InTenebris  

    Recited by Jake White

 Total Eclipse
.. wondering how long before someone pushes "the button"

   Intro Image  -  "Fire and Ice" by Laura Swink          
   Empact Image  -  "Oppenheimer's Daisy" by Jon Baldwin 

   Recited by Julie Hoverson

 Translucence
..about the realization that not even Homer and Shakespeare will be remembered forever

   Intro Image - "Step Up to Spirit" by  Donna Proctor                  
   Empact Image - "Sensory Chaos - Autism" by Donna Proctor      

  Recited by Jessica Warner

  A Trophied Rose (Mirrored Version)
 
..a sad little poem about feeling lost with someone you've loved and broken as well as a mirror version written from the other's point of view

   Intro Image - "Gothic Witch's Spell" by Barbara St Jean
   Empact Image  - "Heart's Desire"  by Ela Chmielowski


 True Love
..about loving your family and friends.....written for my little sister when I decided to leave home and head for Texas.

   Photo - "Abbey and the Josie" by Jerry Browning         

   Recited by Bernadette Lemon

 Turning Seasons
..this captures the feelings of old-school lovers who didn't share their thoughts verbally...I'm glad times have changed

   Intro Image - "December Evening" by  Diane Merkle           
   Empact Image - "Brown Study" found here

   Recited by Diane Merkle

V

 Valley of the Shadow
..about once proud and virile man in a hospice dealing with the end of his life.

    Intro Image - "Epiphany" by Carmen Hathaway
   
Empact Image- "Unknown" by Fran Riley

   Recited by Rowen Bahmer

 Venice
..oh that search for something never lost or left behind

    Intro Image  - "The Colors of Rome" by Warren Thompson
    Empact Image - "Paris Quartier Latin 01 " by Yuriy Shevchuk   

  Recited by John Ramos

Visionarium
..about that alternate existence that we enter when we turn out the lights on this one to start another day

   Intro Image - "Ocean's View 09" by Roxy Riou                  
   Empact Image  - "See You" by Carmen Hathaway

   Recited by Paul Finlay

W
 

 Warrior Poet, The
 .
.about how it feels to be a warrior poet...what is it in men that make the thrill of the hunt carry over into love?...play the recording, the intro is Marlon Brando in Julius Caesar

   Artwork - "Warrior" by
David Lee Thompson
   Marlin Brando clip from the
Julius Ceasar (1953)

   Recited by Jerry Browning 

 

Wave, The
..about the feeling of surfing the air waves

     Intro Image - "North Shore" by  Gayle Etcheverry          
      Empact Image - "Pipeline" by Gayle Etcheverry               

   Recited by Morgan Barnhart

  What Murphy Knows
 
...wanting to see the beauty of a woman seen only through the eyes of her beloved pet.

      Intro Image - Unfinished and Unnamed by Natalie Holland
     Empact Image  - "Learning to Fly"  by  Susan Maxwell Schmidt


 When You Shine
..a song I wrote for my lovely wife on Mother's Day in 2004

   Artwork - "Lighthouse" by Rob Hare

    Sang by Jerry Browning

 White Elephant
..about the how the games people play are captured and made public through technology

   Intro Image - "Yin and Yang" by Skip Hunt 
    Empact Image - "Into" by Carmen Hathaway

   Recited by Morgan Barnhart

 Wildwood, N.J.
..about the Jersey boardwalk in 1985...it was rockin'!

   Intro Image - "Jersey Girls Point Pleasant" by  Kevin Callahan                
   Empact Image - "Strange New Babylon" by V Holeček

   Recited by Zack McComas

 Will to be Wicked
..about a rowdy guy feeling the pressure of dealing with a young family and all the responsiblities

   Artwork - "Nude and Flowers" by Dianne Connolly

    Sang by Jerry Browning

 Windsong
..this piece says volumes with few words...love will find a way

   Photo - "Kite Eating Cherry Tree"* by philliefan99

   Recited by Morgan Barnhart


 Window, The
..about growing up watching the Vietnam War on TV had a profound effect on my generation...I can't believe those who were made to go fight that mistake turned around and repeated it in Iraq...no lesson learned

   Intro Image - put together from two photos on web  -  contact me if you are the owner.
      Dan Rather photo clip from here
   Empact Image - ""Freedom" (Free doom) under Vietnamese Communist Regime "
      by Viet Tran

    Recited by Jerry Browning

 Winter Rose
..about the loneliness and pain of a man and woman being separated by a military deployment

   Artwork - "Rose in the Snow" by Mindy Newman  

 Wonder Bar, The
..about being literally haunted by an old love

   Artwork - "Study of An Angel" by Stuart Gilbert               

  Recited by John Ramos

  Wonderboy (Ode to Avery)
 
..written about the courage and beauty of our young grandson who has CFC

    Artwork - "Avery in Pappy's Ship's Cap" by Jerry Browning

   Recited by Lawrie Fildes
 

Z

 Zenith
..a sappy poem about love and nature

   Intro Image- "River" by Peter Rodulfo              
   Empact Image- "Together Through Life" by Peter Rodulfo

   Intro Image- "Love in Bloom" by Charles Roy Smith              
   Empact Image- "Together Through Life" by Peter Rodulfo

   Intro Image- "River" by Peter Rodulfo              
   Empact Image- "Love in Bloom" by Charles Roy Smith

  Recited by Steven Mane

 

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