My services are always available to write you a personalized poem, the kind of poem you may wish to dedicate to someone you love; and a poem that is substantial and real verse. Or even a poem you wish to dedicate to someone you loved and lost. Like this poem of mine herewith.
So let us put away courage and cower on the floor,
In the ghastly instances when twilight is on the eve!
For tragedy lurks, and the wolf is always at the door,
And death is everywhere–no matter what you may believe!
For we always assume that we will stay young forever
And all the salient lives we cherish will never die,
And all the ties that bind us–no truth will ever sever,
Since there is nothing–good or evil–we cannot defy!
Then suddenly…the years become an incoherent tide
And we are caught wearing grief about us like a used glove,
While struggling to keep our feelings as strangers outside
Near all the kindred souls we need but need never think of!
(And I? Who seldom ever felt grief when a stranger died?
I, at last, now know how it feels to lose someone you love.)



As a professional writer, there are numerous writing and editing services I provide professional businesses and individuals alike. One of these is writing personalized poems. Almost regardless of the subject or specifics, I can probably write you an elegant and poignant poem to memorialize that special person or event you have in mind. And my fees are quite reasonable!  Plus, I will write it in true verse, with rhyme and meter and structure and depth! Drop me a note and I’ll tell you how I can write you a poem that is uniquely yours.

Meanwhile, here’s a poem I wrote not so long ago on the subject of loneliness.  ‘Tis an affliction, I dare say, that even the strongest among us has experienced in life.  But that’s all right, you don’t have to admit it.  Not even to the wind!  For it already knows.

Out looking for a sunset or one sparkling sunrise,
Loneliness makes you tired of enjoying them alone.
So what of happy words, seeing sunlight in hope’s eyes,
If all your life loneliness is all you’ve ever known?
For what matter the glimpses you see that never form,
If they be no more than just a momentary gaze?
Oh, I would look for love in rain or even a storm,
If love were only cruel on desolate sunny days.
Might suddenly you appear along some sunlit beach,
And feeling as sullen as I of the lonely past,
Might we then share a sunset or sunrise within reach,
To know just one moment when loneliness didn’t last?
Oh, might I then see myself reflected in your eyes,
As I would see your happiness reflected in mine.
Oh, I would give you a sunset…and such a sunrise,
Where love was endless…and loneliness would never shine!
That if I should find you by some lonely, distant sea,
And if your heart be as sad and forlorn as my own–
(Though love became cruel and all that life had ever shown!)
You would know me…and then answer my desperate plea,
Cause loneliness is way too lonely to bear alone.

The Songs of Lobo

LOBOA grand maestro of torch songs from the 1970s was a singer/songwriter named Lobo, who has always held a special place in my heart.  For his songs were and still are for the really young at heart and those who fall in love for the first time.  Or, at least this has always been my sense of him and so many of the songs he wrote.  If Lobo is before your time or the ’70s are just beyond your memory, that’s okay.  Here’s your chance to discover Lobo for the first time!  And here are a few of his biggest hits and most heartwrenching torch songs to keep all of us moving forward through this rap-crap era of melodicless noise!


I’d Love You To Want Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-pxgUyC_V4

Don’t Expect Me To Be Your Friend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzftH2eZT_0&feature=related

How Can I Tell Her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmVrXh4IvLQ&feature=related

A Simple Man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLw4aj9WovU&feature=fvwrel

Rings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQZmTyoJ5RY&feature=related

Song from The Great Gatsby

F. SCOTT FITZGERALDLike me, my good friend Surinder really enjoyed this summer’s film hit The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio. It is a visual and musical feast with top production values and superb acting. In addition to that is this song by Lana Del Rey from the film which my friend Surinder sent and shared with me, which I thought I’d share with everyone on my song mailing list. If you’re new to my list then this song will give you an indication of the kind of music I like and like to share with people: of the melodic, comprehensible and easy listening kind. No rap crap or hip hop slop from me, sorry. No Darth Vader heavy metal, either!

In fact, this song by Lana Del Rey is not only melodic but is also strangely ethereal and haunting, the video here being equally so. I hope you enjoy both, and also hurry out and catch The Great Gatsby. It’s an astonishing movie…not to be missed!

Patrick The Poet

LINK TO SONG: http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2013/05/10/lana-del-rey-young-and-beautiful-video/

Do You Remember?

PHIL COLLINSWhen it comes to torch songs this one has got to be up there near the top.  I can’t remember when I heard it the first time on the radio being sung by that master of torch songs, Phil Collins.  The years go by and it grows more difficult to recall the time and date of every special memory and experience.  But the memory and experience is never forgotten.  Nor the feelings, the loss, the having, and the wanting.  And everything you shared with someone special…and which we all hopelessly wish to spend forever with.  Do you remember?

If you don’t, I guarantee this song will help you to.


P.S.  And if somehow the song doesn’t help you to remember, the video certainly will.  It’s as poignant and heartwrenching as the song!

LINK TO SONG:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2loAlaonqQ

LINK TO LYRICS:  http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/p/phil_collins/do_you_remember.html



Sometimes a thing can be happy and sad at the same time, and too painful to deal with but also incredible beautiful that you just can’t turn away from it.  This duality exists in many things in life I believe.  But what can you do but embrace the very thing you know you cannot bear to hold and suffer in your heart? What can you do when you know you cannot live without the very thing that will kill you?  Here is a poem about this very subject we all must face at some time in our lives.

–Patrick The Poet


I fold my arms around you,
You slip into my embrace.
While the anguish of my tears
Seems mirrored upon your face.

So I imagine them there,
Like sunlight on rainy days;
My lips kissing memories,
Like sweet lies the truth betrays.

Still I savor one last kiss,
Then lift you into your grave.
One last kiss to court the past,
And the life love failed to save.

Gone is the warmth of your lips,
Gone the treasure of your breath.
And though everything is gone,
You are beautiful in death!

For a faint smile lines your face.
Sunlight lingers in your hair.
And though life seems present still,
It’s as lifeless as despair!

Were it I could steal away
And give even one more kiss.
Instead of embracing death,
And giving more tears to this!

Yet such are life’s memories
Death scars with tears and regret:
Too painful to remember.
Too beautiful to forget.


Poetry should not have to be only light, bright, and happy, and about love and nature.  It can be other things, too.  The one and only Edgar Allan Poe incredibly demonstrated this.  So have many other popular poets.  A little darkness and sadness and misery can be well-shown and treated in a poem, and uniquely expressed beyond the capabilities of prose.  So I offer up such a poem here.  It’s not only a dark poem, but its sole purpose is to be dark  And maybe something more than this.




 Fraught with fear and sadness, caught in this mind-numbing flood
The water is just the right tint of darkness–and blood!
For the morning is long gone and the night is well fed
Upon the synonyms and metaphors of existence,
Human and otherwise, and all who failed resistance…
Where this driving, pitiful river hopelessly led!
Choose the path too easy and the purpose without rules
You find yourself drowning in a world governed by fools!
For we hate these truth-filled answers so take lust to bed
Or upon the desert air pretend stark defiance,
As the Morning Star knows for whom you swore allegiance,
As lies bring comfort while vultures circle overhead!
We sell our lives for pennies, we sell our souls for gold,
Then comes the Devil’s due we pray death won’t be so cold!
Did you think to sulk in safety and escape the dread?
That God was always near and would forgive each dark day?
And show that the righteous path was the easier way?
All the while you walk graveyards and live to rob the dead?


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