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so, i'm back from a mini-vacation away from my super hot office, wish i had air-conditioning, oh well.  i had to give my poor little brain a rest.  i sit here sweating my butt off trying to get caught up on all the little stuff that goes into planning a story, or in my case, a chapter.  i sent 4 chapters to my tiny writing group and I've started on chapter 5.  i was going to wait til i got some kind of feedback from them, but i realized that i would never finish my story.  so i hope that…


Added by Jonathan Allen on July 23, 2013 at 4:01pm — No Comments

A funny / serious quick poem

Princess for a Day


J.D. Allenruiz





The little teapot whistles as the water begins to boil.

She’s hunched over the sink enmeshed in her toils.


The hot sweat rolls on down her face,

And she wishes she was quit of this place.


She dreams of being a pretty princess to be,

A stunning beauty in a flowing white gown for the world to see.


A knight in shining armor comes…


Added by Jonathan Allen on June 27, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments

A walk in the Park

Do you remember that day with the wind in your hair?

You said “Don’t be so silly, I really don’t care.”


The sun was shining so we went for a walk,

We were so in love that we didn’t talk.


We walked along holding each other’s hand.

Do you remember the name of that band?


It didn’t matter they had a great sound,

It was a crazy beat that was floating around.


It was quite late when we got home,



Added by Jonathan Allen on June 16, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

A Kiss. another poem

A Kiss


JD Allenruiz



There was this kiss that was so special to me,

It was just this once as you can plainly see.


She came into my life one sunny day,

She was so beautiful that I asked her to stay.


I tried to run from all of my…


Added by Jonathan Allen on June 11, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments

a poem for my dad

On a clear sunny day’ in the merry month of May.

Up from the sea he came, the sailor of her dreams.


She waited patiently for him to sweep her off her feet.

The fact that he did, she thought was so sweet.


Downtown in a bar listening to a jazz band.

He got down on one knee, and asked for her hand.…


Added by Jonathan Allen on June 9, 2013 at 6:38pm — No Comments

cherry blossoms in the park

Walking through the park I see, cherry blossoms falling from the trees.


Gently floating on the breeze, their wondrous fragrance makes me sigh.


With the sun caressing my face, they take me to a distant place.


A beautiful woman with lips that tasted like cherry…


Added by Jonathan Allen on February 5, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments

a poem

Face in the Mirror


JD Allen 


When you look in the mirror what do you see?

Do you see the place where I used to be?

Or do you see those days of futures past?

Or things that just didn't last?


When you look in the mirror what do you see?

Is that a gray…


Added by Jonathan Allen on January 22, 2013 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

a bit more about me

I am actually a very shy person and tend to be a bit of a loner. you would think that being in the military would cure me of that, but on my down time I tend to be a bit of a recluse.

I have been writing since 2007, which is not very long.  I took a creative writing class at the university of maryland.  I still don't know my grammer very well, so I tend to make mistakes in my writing.

I have been giving lots of thought to writing an e-book, or taking an existing story and…


Added by Jonathan Allen on January 14, 2013 at 7:29am — 1 Comment




I have never done this so please be paitent.  I am a recently retired from the Army after 27 years and multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.  i am writing a novel, and a couple of short stories. I have written a few poems too.


not sure what this group discusses or what genres are represented here.

if you all have any questions, please feel free to ask, I don't bite too hard!  it's a joke!

seriously, ask away.


Added by Jonathan Allen on January 11, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

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