Eric Cockrell


Eric Cockrell
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i am 58 years old... have been writing poetry for over 40 years... had a troubled youth, was in trouble a lot, was a drug addict... survived it all... have worked a variety of jobs... have 4 grown children,3 grandchildren.
was a member of the North Carolina Writer's Roundtable for a while... write poetry, songs, political and spiritual commentaries...
am somewhere between a Buddhist and a gnostic Christian...
am a renagade socialist by political nature...
believe most of all that compassion is the one true path! more »

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  • Rookie - 740 Points Kaila George (5/26/2014 9:18:00 PM)

    Wait where has Eric gone, I know I have not been often but his writing, as inspired me to be a better poet, how long has he been gone, oh my....IS HE OK....sigh...I pray you are ok Sir...devoted fan KG

  • Freshman - 1,849 Points Kevin Patrick (5/19/2014 6:07:00 PM)

    YES! , what Bobby Wynn says! , we need you Mr. Cockrell, your one of my favourite writers on this site, your work is always an eclectic mix of politics, life, spirituality, and damn good fight against the powers that be. If your reading this come back soon!

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (8/10/2013 12:54:00 PM)

    You should come back now!

  • Rookie Ciarli Ling (2/3/2013 5:25:00 AM)

    Hi Eric, you write too much, I'm jealous. You really are like a Buddhist Priest at his temple.

  • Rookie Jasmine Basnet (9/2/2012 6:10:00 AM)

    one bear
    two bear
    oh! my dear
    happy new year

  • Rookie Jasmine Basnet (9/2/2012 6:08:00 AM)

    always be happy
    dont be sad
    its my saying
    remember that.....................

  • Freshman - 1,022 Points Unwritten Soul (6/4/2012 12:08:00 PM)

    His voices

    Those voices
    Come from somewhere far
    Far, far away..in a man. a man
    A man who travel by his mind
    Who has nothing but honest heart
    A man who candles light in his voice

    His words utterly heard
    Wander through the world
    With his wisdom played
    In every song he sings
    About pieces to be whole
    About scar to get healed

    Still far, far away
    Journey of him to bright
    To stop and sing his own melody
    Cheer people with his words
    Who believe in love

    Those voices
    I still hear today
    From a same man
    who still offers his heart
    for us learning something
    For us taking from his experiences
    So now i singing my own song
    for a man who sing us for long
    A man of far, far away
    But very near near inside Eric Cockrell
    Who is a man, where the candled sound comes

    Dedicate to Eric Cockrell
    By Unwritten Soul

  • Bronze Star - 7,260 Points Neela Nath (5/29/2012 10:30:00 PM)

    There is a divine touch in his write.It makes us think about the life here and life beyond.I'm one of his admirers.

  • Rookie L C Vieira (4/7/2012 9:23:00 AM)

    Your history sets you apart. It's only as we grow older that we appreciate it all - as awful as it once was. Poetry gets us through... Thank you (as someone previously said, Sir!)

  • Rookie - 250 Points Rajendran Muthiah (3/29/2012 5:15:00 PM)

    In the poem, Insurrection, the one word 'breaking' has sparked you to think of a number of 'breaking outs' and bring out wonderful images.

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A Child Is Dying

for every tree you cut down,
a child is dying.
for every barrel of oil that
you drill and spill,
a child is dying.
for every coal mine you
rape the earth with,
a child is dying.
for all the nuclear waste
you cannot dispose of,
a child is dying.

for every country you bomb,
a child is dying.
for every chemical you spray
on your vegetables,
a child is dying.

for every river you dam & drain,
a child is dying.
for every oil field you own,
a child is dying.

for every animal you drive
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