Biography of Eric Cockrell
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!
Eric Cockrell's Works:
'Scar Tissue', self-published in the 1970's
'Awakening', self-published in the 1980's
- A Child Is Dying
- A Better Idea
- The Shadow Inside My Shadow
- That's Enough For Me!
- A Badge
- A Buddha's Eternal Moment
- 1900 Poems
- In Every Dawn
- 16 Penny Nails!
- I Quit
- How Do We Deal With Prejudice?
- The Poet Endureth!
- 9/11, And The Days After
One Last Cigarette
i took off my carpenter's apron,
laid my hammer on the nightstand.
unloaded my old shotgun,
and stood it against the corner.
i lowered the flag, put out the fire,
put sheets across the windows....
turned off the lights, pulled off my boots,
and walked out barefooted into the night!