How to Establish a Strong Writer’s Platform Online

The age of information has certainly reshaped the landscape of most of today’s popular industries. More musicians are cultivating success through online platforms such as YouTube and SoundCloud rather than through the traditional route of pitching a demo tape to a record label. Independent filmmakers are gaining support through crowdfunding sites such as Indiegogo and […]

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The 3 Most Important Stages of the Sales Cycle

Though there are different interpretations of the details of a sales cycle, the general principles seem to be universal. A typical sales cycle consists of the following stages: prospect for leads, initiate contact, qualify lead, present the offer, overcome objections, close the sale, and generate referrals. While every stage in the sales cycle is crucial […]

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The Taste of Water

You are heartwarmth in winter You are the wind that rustles the orange and green ornaments, delicately clinging to wooden branches You are a lonely thought silently walking through my labyrinth mind, barefoot and curious You are golden silence at my breakfast table, the perfect mid-day sweetcake, and supper’s sparkling silverware You are the cold […]

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Opium and Opera

When the Opium wears off,my bones begin to ache at every passing breeze,my muscles succumb to gravity’s will,and my skin is a blanket of pain. When the Opera finally ends,the silence is as deafening as a drowning violin,as lonely as a lost feather floating on wandering wind,as painful as heartache and heartburn,and as uncomfortable as undersized […]

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By the Color of My Sin

Hearts only grow harder and flesh is never thin, Some are much explicit while others hold it in, Dare i let it lay on the surface of my skin, Lest i be judged by the color of my sin. A man of tobacco’s smoke is a man oppressed in vice, Cares nothing of his temple in whom his spirit lies, Yet another man […]

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Shadowboxing

  My shoulders are well oiled axles, my fists are cannon balls I am an uncompromised, uninhibited, and unchallenged fresh breath of boldness I am the statue of fastholding, chiseled down from black diamond by the strong hand of craftsmanship I am chaos’s more stable second cousin, and favored uncle to the prodigals, the profligates, […]

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The Night Globe’s Heavy Skylids

A Poem About Midnight Dark the night will heavyonce my draping eye lids melt southalong the tired open sky Winter works wearilyInside this snow globe of mine Dawn is a desert dream we ofwhile drowning in midnight A herald’s horizon of light loomslonely above the vacancy vast;how wide the deeper black Scattered stars and city […]

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My Morning Glory

A Song About Regret   How did you still grow so tall? I haven’t watered you at all. But you still have some color in your leaves, and I still smell the fragrance in the breeze. But for now, I have to move you from that shelf, I need space for something else, But I […]

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Crawling Through November

  Is there a star up in the sky, that doesn’t stare at you? My memory is weakening through time, But I’ll never forget you, I don’t think those stars contain light, They’re just mirrors facing you, If everyone surrounded me tonight, I still wouldn’t ignore you, I’m drowning and my hands and feet are […]

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Skin

A Poem About Skin Last time I checked, it was still on my neck, What now is a mark, once was a speck, Protected by the freckle, I can now never forget, Tattooed into a bad mood, the ink I still regret, Smooth surface, epidermis, let color fill the pores, Black lines, abstract designs, around […]

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My Heart Needs a Home

My heart needs a home, I’ve tried fitting it on bookshelves among fantasy novels and romantic stories, but for some reason, JRR Tolkein wouldn’t let me in between him and Danielle Steele, I’ve tried placing it by my stereo; in front of the speaker; next to my well-ranged arsenal of music which has taken me […]

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If I Were a Stone

A poem about God’s faithfulness If I were a stone, Then You would be the Coal Miner who bled and perspired as You diligently hacked at the stubborn rock, desperately searching for me. You would be the Jeweler who saw past the thick layer of dark coal that enveloped my soul; who recognized my value; […]

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