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Danny Ballan

I am a novelist and a poet. My debut novel is “Long Way from Home.” I am planning to release my second novel “The Last Mother” later this year. I am also working on “Juno,” my new prose-poetry book along with a music album I am composing for this book. I have chased dreams of money and fame all my life, but I finally realized what I was born to be. No matter what other paths I take in life, I will live and die a writer. 

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Creative Writing Prompts and Tips | Prompt #01

Creative Writing Prompts and Tips | Prompt #01

First, Here is Albrecht Durer’s personification of the melancholic temperament in his most famous print, Melencolia I, shows a gloomy, idle figure who sits under an hourglass, weighed down by her own thoughts and surrounded by the unused tools of creative endeavor and...

What Have We Left You to Live

What Have We Left You to Live

O Rose, thou art sick. The invisible worm That flies in the night In the howling storm Has found our thy bed Of crimson joy, And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy. What Have We Left You to Live O Rose thou art sick! O nature thou art sick! What...

Poetry | Cannot Give You More

Poetry | Cannot Give You More

If a heart alone would suffice, I have given you all— A world standing on the brink Of losing its colors, I have given you my red green and blue; What more do I owe you? What missing hue I have not surrendered Generously like a rainbow You ride along beyond the clouds...

Poetry | Embraced by the Sea

Poetry | Embraced by the Sea

Here I lie alone naked on my bed Watching you putting on your Levi’s jeans Your tight shirt exaggerating your muscles For that, you need not cover your head, Slowly buckling your cowboy boots Ready to ride away as the raid succeeds; Walking towards the door looking...

September Tree

September Tree

Tablets and computers promise you answers—
To a bland question, a blunt answer does not exist;
You listen well then you may hear it,
The sound does not come from dull speakers
Trying to break the invincible silence inside—

A World So Fixed

A World So Fixed

What could change in a world so fixed? a ship laid anchor ages ago but still its captain wearing his full uniform; the wind at harbor can move naught— want to look ahead in the crow’s nest, it all looks fine as I cry everyday land— the oars so shiny, cleaned and...

Just Get Over Me

Just Get Over Me

If I fight to keep my soul, and the ashes of war keep smoldering under a pile of fallen friends and foes, of dreams forsaken and lives abandoned, of a kneeling generation fooled into submission by throwing unending candy onto the floor— petty prizes to be bought...

Guilty

Guilty

Like the sky, drowning in the blue— waves have come and gone changing the very face of the shore, but none of that is ever true— Who is part of whom? Yet what does it matter? blue has never been our color but together creating a majestic scene for some, that might...

Tame Me

Tame Me

Don’t tame me! My heart is wild; my measures of love are not measured by your sanity— your common sense is too common for me, just let me be a lonely spirit waking every day hungry for a start, for none shall remain from the day before— a new story begins at dawn for...

Deserter

Deserter

I’m running naked as the sky the fields, the crops overgrown sweat beads no more deliberately formed on a wrinkled forehead so tired of looking to see the road ahead having abided by every law, I’ve marching for days and nights, one by one like leaves of fall they...

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