About Adagio


Just a guy who enjoys life and good people. Writing has given me an outlet to express myself. Born in the deep south. That is where my roots are and I have a fondness for books.

I own a small bookshop with a coffee shop. And I enjoy collaborations and discussing ideas. At times I tread the dark side.

I spent twelve years in the USMC. Also at one time owned a chain of video shops. I sold them all before the roof caved in.

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15 Apr 2021 20:12
Books, NCAA basketball
Favorite Books:
Treasure Island
Favorite Authors:
Too many to list.
Favorite Movies:
The John Adams series.
Favourite TV Shows:
Mostly news-oriented
Favorite Music:
Progressive jazz and raw blues.


Date Joined:
05 Dec 2018
Last Visit:
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Topic: Would you rather?
Posted: 11 Apr 2021 12:29

I would rather have a ham sandwich than a cheese cracker.

Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 30 Mar 2021 11:32

Now let the liquor flow!
Jack Daniels and Jim Beam
And squeeze the Coca Cola
In my shot glass.

Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 29 Mar 2021 12:08

And when it's done, the grass I'll mow!
Watching the molehills grow
Beneath hedgerows and sweet potatoes
Seasoned by the sow

Topic: 5-Word Sentence
Posted: 16 Feb 2021 13:48

Light the fuse, then run

Topic: World Around You in two words
Posted: 16 Feb 2021 10:24

dark seams

Topic: Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted: 16 Feb 2021 10:22


Topic: Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted: 07 Feb 2021 11:00


Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 07 Feb 2021 10:55

Inspired by the beauty of it all. Life is good. Will return to normal somewhere down the line. Hopefully, the vaccine will ease the pain of people who are pent-up. We will get through this. Keep the light of prayer on.

Topic: Give something to the person above you
Posted: 05 Feb 2021 09:41

Give her a powder puff and call it a fluffy puppy.

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A Game Called Greed

Playing catch up  in a housecoat if only I could  to the end of times. Listening to the scythe  as it slices the wheat with no kiln  to fire the bread.  But the games we play of fantasies and tea  gaming of hide and seek no eyes to peek.  On life's Ouija board touched by the hand of greed and desire  with a roll of the dice.     ...

Added 15 Apr 2021 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 37

Deepest Dreams-with Gwendoline

Into the sails of twilight Over and beyond dreams With a kiss on the horizon Sweet silence of the breeze Adrift in docile slumber Two hearts bewitched as one Transfixed within a spectral gaze They put to bed the sun Evermore across the bow Of the wide-wending seascape With a new glory crowning midnight Fathoms deep in sleep Transcending- ever bending time Souls rise in tidal waves Then...

Added 13 Apr 2021 | Category Poetry | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 119 | 7 Comments

Night Of The Jugular

A thousand years or more sweet to the tongue the jugular...  silencing the lutes of the nightingales as another shadow passes... upon the stairs but no one is there  just quotes...   a lame poet am I  hairy and horrid  eyes hollow of madness...  ...

Added 11 Apr 2021 | Category Poetry | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 84 | 2 Comments

Insomnia's Twilight

In uncharted darkness of my mind's demons and insomnia's twilight dripping...  through a veil of osmosis  of ghostly translucent withering in the maze  screaming... the origin of the species  adrift in my cup hanging by a string  steeping... with varicose veins of tentacles grasping inking the night squeezing......

Added 08 Apr 2021 | Category Poetry | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 111 | 4 Comments

Now and Then

What was now is  now and then a dream... a collection of candles burning at both ends with no clock... just your hairpin and a golden lock  now and then...  of trippers and slippers  a wafting tea  in shadows of evermore...  ...

Added 04 Apr 2021 | Category Poetry | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 107 | 2 Comments

Grows Deeper

The dark grows deeper. Resembling black tea under the shadows of negativity. The water is stained life. Decaying with a bitter harvest. Standing on the brink of mortality. I don't have wings, listening to preachers cry. Drowning in life's symphony. Just add water and drink. Storing the rest in fatal black with faded-out tattoos.     ...

Added 31 Mar 2021 | Category Musings | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 150 | 3 Comments

On The Shelf

On the shelf of my mind's memories   of dust and petticoats in shadows     like wainscoting in my dreams  my beautiful Mohogany  of yesterday's crimson wood sweet to the grain lost in time and soft as satin  on the shelf of my mind's memories   ...

Added 30 Mar 2021 | Category Poetry | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 107 | 1 Comment

A Good Life

Silence me a rainbow  of its breath infinity  on top of the pillow  and golden laurel for your hair  scented of the dawn  of yesterday's tomorrow  wearing a smile.  ...

Added 28 Mar 2021 | Category Poetry | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 119 | 1 Comment

In Tongue

Characters I have known in their borderline shady with an overcoat made of ink   covering insecurities with tattoos   and stale beer flat-lined overnight   with a rusted old Harley   and a stick of beef jerky   watching reruns of the Price Is Right   chasing shadows of I Love Lucy   speaking in the tongue of Ernst T. Bass "I don't chew my cabbage but twice..."    ...

Added 26 Mar 2021 | Category Musings | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 124 | 3 Comments

The Dodo

Look beyond the treetops for God's salvation  and the kit and caboodle  in life's Penny Arcade as madmen play charades  in their life of twinkie and the dodo...      ...

Added 24 Mar 2021 | Category Poetry | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 110

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