Fire like rain
or rain like fire
the dark clouds
make all look dire
light will come again
although it will be an end
and the world will bend
it will not break
for a new beginning
can be no mistake
sinking into a quagmire
of fire like rain
and rain like fire
That has been my journey through this world: how can I give my hand power when it is like all other hands?
I have modeled my writing career on the principles of consistency and allowing my work to speak for itself. I have written for the Entertainment Magazine since 2005.
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I used a pen name because I liked J. Floyd King (inspired by Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Martin Luther King, Stephen King, and John F. Kennedy) better than Dan Smith (my parents almost named me Seth). I was born in northern Ohio and it has been a rough sports life. The Browns of the late '80s were good enough to just fall short. The Indians have ripped my heart out three times real big plus a bunch of smaller times. The Cavs are abysmal.
I am not a fan of Captain America because I do not know who his enemies are. And even if I took the time to figure out who Captain America fights with, none of those bad guys could compare to the cast of bad guys in Gotham City. I realize now that I have veered from the Marvel universe into the world of DC Comics but rest assured that DC is working their own angle as they were inspired by the gameplan of Marvel.
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There is so much mystery behind the story of modern day Panem. There have been 74 years of peace after a rebellion and the society is geared toward the Capitol as the other 12 Districts live in an oppressive poverty. President Snow leads with an iron fist and the fact that Katniss and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) did not fight to the death in the 74th Hunger Games has given the people he lords over hope.
You yawn and the thoughts begin to flood into your mind:
There have been two world wars
The Roman Empire fell
A guy named Jesus was born
The Egyptians built the pyramids
The only reason that it is "2014" has a lot to do with a book called the Bible
By now we are out of bed and grooming for the day but you see the point that we are now the culmination of so many days lived.
Then you think about that really great day you had. The one where the lights were green, the women all smiled, every song enhanced what you were doing then you retired to a great night of sleep. Life seems so simple at the end of those days but we know that it has become so complex.
I have been a student of life and it has caused this rebellion within my soul that always makes me question why things are done the way they are done. My mind tells me that things are done the way they are because that is all we know so I am always trying to learn new and better ways to do things.
It is a rebellion to improve the status quo as I do accept that the status quo is a great place to begin any form of improvement. Things have been done the way they have been done for a reason and that reason has been around longer than I have.
Or has it?
Yes, the body I inhabit now has mere decades of life on this planet but what about my soul?
There have been some heartbreaks along the way...
Pop culture had to break-up with newspapers and the evening news because social media is younger and hotter. Social media had to dump MySpace to make time to juggle Facebook and Twitter. Newspapers and the evening news are not able to get word out fast enough anymore in this information age. MySpace is a heartbreaking story of the third prettiest girl at the ball because with the pace of the world today, the third time is a charm adage has gone the way of the dodo.