Portrait by Olan L. Smith
I have to take the road that Bruce Lee
took towards the Martial Arts, as an
Analogy here. Like Water;
I take the Literature Arts of Poetry.
In the beginning I used free verse,
swift rhyming, lyrical, metal-rap-groove verse.
With definition and aggression.
Now I try different systems,
in all genres, as always,
And put them to my personal use,
furthermore put to use what is useful
when needed, and reject what I don’t need
at the time for a specific write.
Using no specific way is the way,
I am the way I write, but keeping in mind,
the tools at hand. No limitations as the limitation.
With all poetry styles ( trapping, and grabbing)-
(Mind locks-Heart locks-Spiritual locks-)
Honestly expressing ones self is difficult to do:
The Poet, the creating individual is always
more important than any style or system.
Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless,
And add to what is your own.
I write my own interpretation of poetry.
Concepts behind concepts.
Dedicating to creating
creative new-original thoughts, and poetry.
Like I write with one hand,
but if I could write with the other,
at the same time, a different poem,
that would be to break boundaries.
As asking multi-tasking: Poetry styles separate poets.
Style is a continuous growth.
Poetry skills/tools are weapons and you have
to use all of them, to incorporate all styles.
(Move all parts of your poetry)
Put everything into it, all energy.
Rest then progress.
A true poet is constantly growing,
and when he or she are bound by a set of styles,
or a way of doing things, that’s when he,
or she stops growing.
To reach a reader you have to move
to them, advance, and retreat- advance retreat,
furthermore slide and step back, push,
and push back, circle them
( put the reader on defense),
and close them in, and hit them
with the best closure.
Poetry is like water, flexible, it has to go somewhere.
John E. WordSlinger Poems, Songs, Collaborations & Recitings, Book Trailers PLAYLIST
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What can I say about John E O’Hara’s (aka John E Wordslinger) metaphorical book, “Poetry Train America,” and all in this series of books, but wow! I was with him in 2008/9, online, when the idea was born, and even then I thought, “This is an ambitious project,” a project to bring modern day poets together, online, and printed book form, “Poetry Train America” and now “Poetry Train Canada”, and “Poetry Train Africa.” Too many poets find themselves toiling in obscurity, and in the darkness. With his first adventure in seeking out these poets, John traveled, virtually, from state-to-state seeking out these poets, gathering them together in to his “train” and giving them a free ride into the world of his intellect. Many people couldn’t grasp the idea, the metaphor, or John’s desire to give this train wheels, wheels into the future, and it seems it has become his life’s ambition to record all the living poets on this globe he finds worthy of a ticket. The idea that once in print he is giving them immortality. I own this book and it is proudly displayed on my coffee table! I’m not saying this because I’m one of those Missouri poets he chose, I’m saying this, because I believe in the genius that is John E O’Hara’s dream, to record the poets of the living world and give them recognition, giving them flight into immortality.
Olan L. Smith,
Missouri poet and artist,
September 18, 2019
Poetry Train Canada -Introduction By George Thompson aka Geo
Out of the dark and into the light at the end of the tunnel, John E Wordslinger, as in Poetry Train America, continues his creative process, with a poetic and historical journey across Canada. From sea to sea to sea, his main characters Red and Andy, whilst traversing this great nation, once again meet poets, board trains and recant their stories and adventures. Historical figures (politicians, engineers, workers) and the impact are once again brought to life.
John creates a sense of poetic wonder by touching each Province and Territory and their resident poets. Finding poets and their works creates a sense of wonder at the wealth of words and themes inherent within each piece. Red and Andy continue to weave their stories and provide humorous interludes and the many sacrifices made, as we learn of the railways and their part in building this great nation. Dreams and realities of what once was and will be are the order of the day. Moving into the present the author focuses on the Poet Igloo Bill, for both Canada and the U.S.A., and the need to link all Poets and their Poetry in unity.
With this book, John sends a message of inspiration that helped build a nation, by weaving it with poetry and using trains as the medium. Be patient and open minded. Express your imagination. The magic of words has moved mountains. Poets record the visionary impact of life. The hard work and dedication of railroaders has moved mountains and helped build this nation. It is the lifeblood that continues to play a daily role.
The engineer with hand poised on the throttle, east, west, north, south, the rails feel the pulse of the engine’s thrum.
The poet, with pen poised and readied bleeds and shares, until the final rendezvous.
We follow the life of Friar & Poet Thomas of Celano during 13’th century AD as he writes a hagiography about the life of Italian friar, deacon and preacher Francis of Assisi.
TURN KEY Screenplay #X
A corrupted town ‘Coltsville, Illinois, U.S.A. involved in illegal teeth commodity trading, and silence is the only way to stay alive.
John E Wordslinger’s The Asylum Cook And the Weather Woman is an outstanding screenplay #9, giving an equal depth of life to all characters including the central characters, Brindley & Laurie : a young couple who represents the struggling beings of modern days. The variety of thoughts here is eclectic. This book allegorically shows how life is the weather itself and how we don’t need to be at an insane asylum to become crazy by walking over the thin thread of our sanity, just a windy storm of everyday life is enough… Here, the life of Laurie with her tears of joy wishing to hold her baby daughter brings ‘Faith’ of living in hope to all of us. Author Wordslinger’s wonderful depiction truthfully presents us that there is darkness all around us, but there is also an exit made of light to escape the dark. Indeed the moment of illumination in the end invites the audience to stay positive in any kind of social approach in today’s world. _ Munia Khan…
The Asylum Cook and The Weather Woman
“EXECUTION DOCK #7 by John E. WordSlinger is an arresting screenplay, very poetically written, which requires an audience to make moral judgments. The scenes in the story will remind us of a mixed theatricality of Shakespearean and Roman tragedy. Here the ambiguity of today’s world takes a psychological approach to the readers through the truthful reactions of characters. In this book, harrowing pictures of the dagger of darkness run through pages with rhythmic metaphorical movement; and Devil, Priest, Serpents, Dwarfs, Mermaids, Giants, Judge, Snails, Soldier, Knight, Bones and Humans all gather to create sequence of thoughtful events that leads us to an obvious answer where only interpretation from an honest heart belongs. The author’s poetical expertise emphasizes on our social diseases based on political, racial and theological eczema. Does devil win or is it the innocence of our souls: the ultimate winner? Inside our mind this amazing book will disinter it all.” _ Munia Khan…
SAM: Screenplay #6 by John E. WordSlinger
Drama “Intriguing short story screenplay by Wordslinger, captivates the journey of but a glimpse of Scottys Life, in twists and turns of Scottys beginning and middle, … leaves the readers with a heart encompassing feel for this runaway, found Again.” -Kimberly Wagner… A Story of a Dog, a Young Man, Family, and Time furthermore union, separation, reunion, growing up, survival, and being positive in negative situations.
LOULIAS’ BUNKER #5 screenplay (Also book of Poetry) “When darkness coaxes the world to believe the lies, when terror’s breathlessness becomes an ally to the smoke-filled sky, then nothing else but the verses of bravery can relentlessly fight for the truth to let our world breathe again. Loulias’ Bunker written by John E. WordSlinger is such a collection of versified stories where each page has been consecrated by the blood stained ink from the heart of a patriotic poet. Poems here are the voices of historical time and reality reverberating through the slogans of humanity. Here as the lines grow stronger and stronger signifying the recurrence of hopeful harmony, the symbolic adventures of poetic diction lay in the fusion of revolutionary ideals and dreams. This book will let the readers realize how the heat of weapons needs to be subsided by the warmth of tears and how the somnolent rectitude of today’s world should be wide awakened by morality’s grace. Indeed, it’s time to store the fuel for Loulias’ Bunker!” _ Munia Khan
FOUR HORSES AND NO MEN #3 a story & screenplay by John E WordSlinger Genre: NU-HORROR, WWWorrrrrrdddsssslllllllliiiinnnngggggggerrrr Style
th’PAXSTERS #1 screenplay A story of two country ladies who figure out how to bring the world to true order. They used Mother Nature and the internet since it began to accomplish their goals, but their goals were not just theirs, they were a majority, and majority rules. They also go on the hunt for Jesse James gold, to pay for many debts. And put worldwide view on Abortion. Their team is world wide, and they make the Hermitage, the Home of Andrew Jackson, the new Capital of the World. They bring world peace to the world, and solve world hunger, furthermore putting abortion to a halt!.
John E WordSlinger in Active Extra roles and Novice Actor
Dennis Prestons’ film LATER: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller:
John E O’Hara, O’WS aka John E, WordSlinger is 4 parts, Spectator in Cage Match scene, As a Raider in safe house scene, B Shot for his book FOUR HORSES & NO MEN, and Banjo Man at the Restaurant scene.
“Later” is a post-apocalyptic thriller that follows the story of a brother and his sister.
The story of how they find each other again after they grew apart in a world overrun by criminals.
Their story is like countless others in the fact that they all have hardships, and the majority of them end far too soon.
“Later” is a story about family, revenge, and blood.
One that can be made into a template for every mother or father, brother or sister.
This is a world where everyone’s story starts anew.
Usually beginning with someone running for their lives.
LATER: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller
film shoot “Cage fight scene”)
“Cinematic Magic” — John E. WordSlinger with Kevin Freeman, Matt Yandell, Duston Bullard, Dustin Reed, Jonathon Purdue, David Boucher, Dennis Preston, Sisay Kidane, Ian Axsom, Jason Hartmann, Darius Johnson.
THE RAIDERS – Mr. Lynn, O’WS aka Time Colonel Wormholz, Eric Goodman, Samantha Ann Marie, & Jacob Buber.
film shoot “Safe house scene”)
O’WS as the Banjo Man with Sisay Kidane &
film shoot “Restaurant scene”)
F.James Arnold & Julia McNabb & 477 Film Production
The Law of Men: On Set, a 477_film_production: Iraq War Story (True Story)
Woman Stoning scene – John E. WordSlinger a Police officer
Interview on most above mentioned on thecrazymind.com
2012 POEHEMIAN PODCAST: Interview
2013 Princeton Illinois Interview
‘Poetry Train America’ Princeton poet rides the rails By Goldie Currie
1997 WVCP Interview – Begets of Autumn
WORDSLINGER IN THE NEWS
This book of Poetry is a 10 year celebration Anthology of Poets worldwide featuring Train & Railroad literature.
John E. WordSlingers’ Poems & Page Numbers:
JIMMY THE HUMAN TRAIN 184
TRAIN TRESTLE 185
VISIT THE KISS/ROMANTIC TRAIN 187
YOUR ROCKING TRAIN 188
LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD TOOK THE TRAIN 189
DESERTxPRESS – xPRESS WEST TRAIN 191
POETRY TRAIN POLKA 192
THE G CORD GHOST 193
THE MAGLEV CHROMA ENGINE 311 #S-15/1970 194
GHOSTS ARE GOING TO LOVE HIGH SPEED TRAINS 196
GHOST TOWN DANCE 197
TRAIN ROUTES #TJR03-10-73 COUPLER & #KKW09-15-70 200
THE CURVATURE 201
MR. WELCHBERRYS’ RXR WATCH 204
LIKE A GLASS TRAIN 206
SHE WAS A PULLMAN CAR PROSTITUTE 207
MYSTIQUE (ELECTRIC OWL) 208
MOSCOW TRAIN 209
CUT ME INTO RAZOR BLADES 211
APOLOGY TRAIN TO FORGIVENESS STATION 213
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American-Jamaican Anthology of Original Poetry
To Fetch My Tennis Racket For Wasps: Poetry Divinized
American-Jamaican Anthology of Original Poetry
Proverbe’s de’ les Roses
Three Poems have been published in The Other Side of the Screen:
Poems, ‘the Orca and the Owl,’ ‘Starfish Starfish,” and “Red Kettle,” Paperback – July 21, 2015 by Alicja Kuberska (Author), Danuta B (Contributor)
“You Didn’t Tell Me You Were A Poet (Poem)” is available along with many other Poets and Poems world wide. This is a Poetry International Anthology, Dedicated to Love.
A Song For A Broken World (Poem) in Atlantyckie strofy
VIDEO: TRAIN STATIONS via Chicago Metra,Texas Eagle & Sunset Limited Trains Amtrak
Train Stations via Chicago Metra, Texas Eagle & Sunset Limited Trains Amtrak Videography & Photography of John E. WordSlinger
MUSIC/SONGS/BEGETS OF AUTUMN
DIGITAL PHOTOS OF THE NUDGED SKETCHES OF FLIGHTY THINGS JOURNALS VIDEO CREATIONS: -… …-
(Also unfinished songs (music) by John E. WordSlinger with Begets of Autumn
BEGETS OF AUTUMN MUSIC VIDEO CHANNEL
Begets of Autumns’ co-song writer 1987 to 2003 Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals.
Videos Directed & Produced by John E. WordSlinger
POETRY TRAIN YOUTUBE CHANNEL
JOHN E. WORDSLINGER POEM VIDEO CHANNEL
BEGETS OF AUTUMN MUSIC VIDEO CHANNEL & LINKS