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Post by The Ravyn » Sun May 11, 2003 10:36 pm

This is basically how i am thinking of laying out my book ... any thoughts or suggestions are most welcome! The scribbles marked ** aren't posted here at the pages ... yet/anymore. I will possibly add them at a later date ... but not all at once so as to flood the market ... so to speak lol

"Riding the Cyclone"
A collection of scribbles

This book has been eight years in the making. It is mostly a jumble of thoughts written down in old spiral notebooks and hidden in the bottom drawer underneath various manuals for software packages and hardware long since turned obsolete. I owe the inspiration for compiling all of this into one volume to many people. First of all I would like to thank Rachel for believing in me, Judy for taking Rachel's belief and turning it into an opportunity for a real life, and David for being a kind of "father" to me these past seven years. Alexsya, for staying by my side through thick and thin, good and bad, hideous and beautiful; we are birds of a feather, you and I, now let us fly free. Kate and Ken, for being there when I needed support. Everyone at The Poetry Pages, you are my inspiration, my hope and my will to continue on. Finally, Lisa, Serena and Sarah, I can't express in mere words how much I love you. You are my life, my reason, my "wings" and my soul. May each person take from this book something to call their own, a little hope, a little insight, a little inspiration to help those in need. Remember to love each other, all of you, all of us.

Jenn Sloan
12/14/03

All My Yesterdays
Cloak of Darkness
Verga
Outcast
Do You Ever?
The Cycle
Thirty Seconds of Bliss
Images
She Spins
Nightshade
The One True God
Scars
If You Were An Angel
Three Days Hanging
Packing for my Guilt Trip
Wolf
Dismembered
Riding on the Wings of the Night
White Owl
Don't Come Knocking
Street Smart Chylde
Another Sweet and Sour Dream
Cauterized
And Such Is Fate
Escape Velocity
Bars and Shackles
The Burning Desire
Where Were You When I Was Falling?
A Murder of Crows
The Life
Fallyn Angel
There Was a Mole on Your Cheek
Smoke Scream
At the End of the Day
Lips Touching Lips
Fly High Free Spirit
Number 2
Cover Me In Clover
Footsteps (Re-write)
Time To Fly
Addolorato
Clickety Clack Space Tap Tap Tap Return
Ecstacy
Seven Years Gone
Do You Know Me?
Mind Spasms
Set Me Free
With the Wind
Asmodeus Laughs (haiku)
Windows to the Soul
Sometimes They Come Back
Waves
Total Darkness
Fly By Night
The Bridge
Falling Away
Black Sheep
Jousting With the Demons
The Maelstrom
Book of Hope
Happy Little Poetess
It's A Living
Random Flashes of Meaninglessness
Haunted
I Will Not Succomb (the man on my shoulder)
Passing Storms and Lingering Tempests
The Mirror
Purge
Flash #1,694,735 (A Taste Of Blood)
Where All Hope Fails
Sinking Ships
Drifting
God Loves A Sacrifice (A Farewell)
Into the Cyclone
Wings
I Looked Outside Today
Hope, In Hopelessness, Will Ever Shine

Other Scribbles

A Fairy Tale
Acting Out
Ashes Over Kenosha
Birthright
Black Friday
Cancerous Messiah
Childhood Memories
Cliff of Destiny: Revisited
Common Ground
Crimson Cyclone
Demon Chylde
Desecrated Angel
Did You Find Everything Ok?
Disconnected
Driven
Emptiness
Epiphany
Eternity
Finality
For All Those Before and After
I Am Here
If
In Between Living and Dying
In Celebration of Life
Life Is ...
Light Me
Like Yesterday
Make Up
Meaning?
Never Knowing
Night
No One At All
Oblivion
Ode to an Excitable Boy
Only One
Rape
Renewing The Vow
Shadow People
Shutting Down
Spirit Lantern
The Next To Go
The Pillar
Time Travelling In My Mind
Toxic Tinkerbelle
Upon On A Star
Vortex
Where Once Were Four
White and Grey

True to Life Meanderings of a Tortured Soul

Part 1
Part 2
Interlude
Part 3
Part 4
Epilogue
Introspection

The Ride

Boarding Call
Perchance to Dream
End of the Line
Back On The Bus

Fury

Rising
Unleashed
Desperate Straits
Maggie

Stupidity in Motion

If I Drink Some More Maybe I Can Forget That I'm On Drugs
If I Put "Sexual" In the Title It Will Get More Reads
Very Creative Title to Lure People to Read My Crappy Poem

The Dark Journey

Prologue
Birthday
The Razor's Edge
Recovery and Resolution
Street Smart
Murder
Aloneness
Holidays
Under the Knife
Jared
Working Girl
Entrapment and Escape
On the Road
Downward Spiral
Mary and Rachel
Reprieve
The Eye of the Hurricane
Frisco and Beyond
The Kindness of Strangers
First Run
Second Run - Part 1
Second Run - Part 2
Another Birthday
Third Run - Part 1
Third Run - Part 2
The Ride
Night and Day
A Phone Call
Epilogue

Bar Wars was an interactively written story starring several poets from the poetry pages in a parody of Star Wars

Bar Wars - Episode #400 (Parts 1 - 6)

more scribbles and other stuff not included in the 'book' or posted on the poetry pages

9 to 19 (Rude Awakening)
A Friendship, Returned
A Healing Salve
A Man I Know
A Matter of Perspective
A Pale Horse
A Savior, By Any Other Name ...
Age
An Old Friend
Anonymously
Banned (Aren't I Special?)
Bitterness
Boys Are Yucky
Crystalline Illusions
Death of an Innocent
Don't Ask
Fade
Falling Down
First Kiss
Footsteps (Original Version)
For Kim
For the Lost and Lonely
Free
Games
Hourglass
House of Cards
If Silence is Golden
In Flames
In The Midst of Time
¿Intelligent Species?
January 3rd (A Day Like Most Others)
Jenny's Star
Journey
Limbo
Lines on a Page
Lisa
Little One
Love
Love (Reprise)
Mating Flight
Metamorphosis
Midnight Remembrances
Nadine
Nightmare
On the Run
One Thing
Out of the Gloom
Outsider Inside
Over and Around
Realization
Release From Bondage
Retribution
Roller Coaster
Sanctuary
Seven Days
She
Sister to Sister
Soul Sisters
Stroking Egos
Tale Spin
The Change
The Corner
The Debt
The Famous Final Scene
The Gift
The Last Farewell
The Walk
To a Different Drum
Today, Tomorrow, Forever
To Myself
Transitory State
Why?
Words
Untitled

this is something i wrote and posted at poesie.com 9/16/01

Food for thought in a country being devoured by hate and anger
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Post by heinzs » Mon May 12, 2003 12:20 am

No need to fear the folk here, jen. Your pain is understood by all of us. We can only hope that our being here helps you live with it a tiny bit easier.

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Post by The Ravyn » Mon May 12, 2003 9:50 am

thanks heinzs ... i try to keep that in mind ... sometimes it just doesn't work though ... paranoia is a weird thing ... i was thinking of reposting some old stuff ... since i haven't been writing much ... but i think ppl would probably be tired of them and not read ... (not that i'm such a popular poetess!) lololol i'll think about it anyway ... ttfn

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Post by thief of dreams » Mon May 12, 2003 9:43 pm

yea.. right.. well ok so your my favorite poet... well ok ok, so e.e. cummings is my favorite and then poe, but you are third...
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Post by The Ravyn » Mon May 12, 2003 10:32 pm

i'm sure there are a few (dozen) more you could put in between poe and me! but thanks for the smile <img border="0" alt="[Valentine]" title="" src="graemlins/valentine.gif" />

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Post by thief of dreams » Mon May 12, 2003 11:16 pm

ok ok jim morrison.. but thats it... and you know what? jim morrison would come after you so no i guess there isnt... you are very talented.. very...
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Post by heinzs » Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:53 pm

Great job of updating all the links. Thanks, Jen!

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Post by The Ravyn » Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:03 pm

ok i kinda changed my archive thingie around and kinda made a bit of a preview of my (someday to be published) book. anyone who wants to give me feedback on the layout of the poems in the book ... which ones to leave in ... take out ... add ... etc. is welcome to do so
take my hand if you don't know where you're goin' ... i'll understand .... i've lost the way myself ...
j. kaye

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Post by The Ravyn » Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:55 pm

k so ... it looks like this book will never reach completion ... i am going to put the forward i wrote at the top of the list of scribbles ... you can all pretend it is published and that you are reading an actual book ;o) i'm sorry ... i just don't have the energy or the will to finish
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Post by heinzs » Mon Mar 01, 2004 7:51 pm

Well, with your permission it might just get to that state after all. Make me your editor and we might just pull it off.

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Post by Moongem » Tue Mar 02, 2004 5:56 am

I'll help, too, Jenn, anyway I can.

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Post by Berlie » Tue Mar 02, 2004 8:02 am

I already have a word template set up for formatting poetry books. I can very easily get this into a book format ready to be published. Just say the word.
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Post by The Ravyn » Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:44 pm

you have my permission on one condition ... if there are ever any proceeds from it ... they will be split up as follows

one third to go to a homeless shelter of your choice

one third to go to a battered women's shelter of your choice

one third to be split between berlie heinz erin and ven ... and whoever else works on this ...

thank you for taking this on yourselves ... you have my gratitude and my love forever
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Post by heinzs » Wed Mar 03, 2004 11:01 pm

Your conditions are acceptible.

Cheers Jenn!!!

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Post by Berlie » Thu Mar 04, 2004 8:20 am

There is a local family violence center here where my 1/3 would go.
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