Quickening Part 4

Eric Raven discovers a horrible truth that possesses dire complications for the human race, but is everything all in his head?Dark Samaritan continues are time travelling adventure with a new dark twist, just when we got comfortable with two Eric Ravens from different time eras he pulls the rug from under are feet by questioning Eric’s sanity. This is a fair question since our present day Eric suffers from mental illness and relies on medication to keep him stable.Hopefully this story is not all a delusion.To get a hold of Dark Samaritan he’s on Twitter @SamaritanDark you could ask him questions about this episode and where he plans on taking the story. I’m not sure if he will reveal much but it’s worth a shot.I’m also on Twitter @Poeticearthling

You can follow me and the #WritingCommunity.I also have awkward pictures of myself and beautiful pictures of my family.I help other writers with motivational tips, insider information, while showcasing their work. Music for this episode is by Jason Shaw Please support this musical genius at his website audionautix

To support Poetic Earthlings you can buy me a coffee at Poeticearthlings/buymeacoffee You can support this show per episode or on a monthly basis.

Thank you to the author, Tiffany C Lewis for buying me a coffee.Please follow her on Twitter at @MissPiinnkkii her two Crime Fiction novels, Stitches and Inside Out is available on Amazon, please follow the link and support this amazing writer. 

Thank you once again to the Archangel Okon Ukeme Cornelius, his poem was included in this episode, please check out his books on Amazon and follow him on Twitter @Apoeticnovelist

Poetic Earthlings will return on February 2 

Arrow Of Time Part 2

What is Time, what are its facets, and how is it calculated?

This episode goes on a personal journey through my childhood, into middle age and beyond. 

Below is one of those stories: 

Time Capsule

Crayon drawings of stick figures, arts and craft designs along with our signatures. Outline of our hand prints, a cassette tape thrown in with our favourite music.Autumn sun perched in the clouds.Teacher adjusted his Polaroid as we assembled. This moment will be captured and dated.I may never see their faces again since time has a tendency of moving forward. Minutes will turn into days, and days into decades. Everything will be fade. Our Childhood crushes and acne, talent shows and bullies, including our awkward teacher holding the camera.He snapped the photo gathered our stick figures, hand prints and signatures, placed the cassette tape on-top of a Time magazine.Enveloped the photo and wrote the year in the centre.Our teacher said something about the future generations as he cradled our Future relics, placed them in a box, cut out a portion of the school portable and covered it with wood.No one wants to be forgotten, we crave immortality. Everyday we build our time capsules to leave our evidence behind, rather books or work of art, or the children we bear.My stick figures, hand print and signature will live on, in a capsule long after I’m gone.

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Music for this episode:

Darkest Child, by Kevin Macleod

Charm-Train, by Sergey Cheremisinov

Underground Stars, by Loxbeats

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Life Flashes

Cody’s homeland is ravished by a faceless silent intruder, who moves in slow motion. The death toll rises almost undetected, unreported until now.

Life Flashes is written by Don Newton please visit his  Website and check out his novels in Amazon

Personal NoteWhen I was about ten years old I almost died. I peddled my bicycle to the top of a busy street and then I gunned it down. Most people would take their time, use caution and process the ramifications, but remember I was ten. Thinking ahead and utilizing risk analysis was a foreign concept.The traffic light turned red. My bicycle was moving at light speed. The cars started to move. I hit the brakes but it was too late. When they say, ‘Life Flashes before your eyes’ they are right. All of my past memories flooded to the surface. Each thought was sharp, distinct. I knew this was the end, no redo or second chances. I screamed but then I accepted it.I barrelled half way through the intersection narrowly missing the vehicles, jumped the curb and crashed into a street lamp. My bike wrapped around the pole, thankfully I survived without a scar.FeedbackHave you had a ‘Life Flashed before your eyes experience?’ let me know on twitter @poeticearthling or leave a message at Poeticearthlings/contactIf your receiving value from these episodes please Buy me a coffee you can contribute per episode or on a monthly basis. Your gift will be used to make this show even better.Music for this episode is by Jason Shaw  

Ultimate Unboxing Video

Trevor, a nondescript YouTube geek, struggles at the bottom of the ratings.He received an Amazon package from the other side of the universe that changed his life forever.This episode is dedicated to Elvis, not that Elvis, but to my big brother. He’s into Drones, and other radio controlled vehicles. His channel, Toronto RC, is the best RC channel on YouTube. I’m not saying that because he’s my brother or probably I am.The Ultimate Unboxing video is a modern day tale of how far a person can go to achieve fame.Many of us are not satisfied with our carrier or current life status, we long for a promotion, for the office window seat, to be recognized as an influencer in our field.Social media has made it possible to turn a nobody into a living icon with one viral video.If your lucky your blog post, tweet or rant could be picked up by a major network making you into an overnight sensation.But you have better chances of being struck by lightning or winning the lotto max, non the less people kill themselves for the price of fame.Why do we do this?I think the answer is immortality.We want to leave our mark and not a footnote. We want our star to continue to shine long after we’re gone.Music for this episode is by:Jason ShawMy brother’s channel is Toronto RCDon Newton’s short story, Life Flashes, will be our next episode. Check out his latest Novel the Prophet on Amazon

Quickening Part 3, Writing On The Wall

Eric Raven, are intrepid astronaut who embarked on a one way mission to Mars comes face to face with his doppelganger 400 years into the future.Dark Samaritan, the writer of the Quickening series has outdone himself by adding more complexities and intrigue into the current episode.I enjoy when a writer takes a familiar theme such as time travel, and morphs it into a different direction. Dark Samaritan is also good at placing ordinary characters into extraordinary situations. You can follow him on Twitter @Samaritandark The poem on the jail-cell wall is by the Nigerian poet and friend to the show, Okon Ukeme Cornelius Dominic, his Twitter is @Apoeticnovelist His book The Accent Ascent Of the soul is available on Amazonalong with a couple more of his books.

Thank you Okon for being a Super Earthling.Part 4 of the Quickening series is arriving soon. If you want to leave a comment about this episode or past shows, go to Poeticearthlings.com/contact scroll to the bottom and start typing.Music for this episode is by Jason Shaw  listen and download his music for free at https://audionautix.com/ also be a kind earthling and leave a donation.

Arrow Of Time Part 1

I had an argument with someone about the concept of time, things got heated this episode is inspired by that altercation.

Brief History Arrow of time, or times arrow is the idea that time is linear. British astronomer Arthur Eddington developed the concept in 1927.The arrow of time remains an unresolved General physics question. The analogy of an arrow is clear and unambiguous in our collective conscience, most of us know what a physical arrow looks like. We have seen it in Lord of the Rings or Hunger Games, how can anyone forget Jennifer Lawrence and her archery techniques. An arrow releases from the bow, slices through the air until it strikes the mark.In Eddington’s mind time is fixed, a beginning and end.Stephen Hawking’s book,  Brief History Of Time, he devotes a whole chapter to the arrow of time. I highly recommend this book to you even if your not a science nerd like myself.Hawkins describes the big bang, (no not the TV show, stay focused) and also the big crunch as an arrow from start to finish.However when the arrow, meaning time, meets the end it changes directions and goes backwards.If your an 80’s baby like myself your teacher played movies from a film projector, when the film was over everyone asked her to play it backwards. We got a kick out of seeing a broken plate reassemble and placed back on the kitchen table. People walking backwards, cars driving backwards and people talking backwards. The backwards movie was way more interesting. Hawking said that time may reverse, picture Benjamin Button. The movie starts with Benjamin as an old man, as it progresses he gets younger and younger. (Warning, spoiler ahead) At the end of the movie he’s reduced to a baby. I don’t think the arrow of time can be reversed, but I’m a poet not a scientist keep this in mind when you listen to this episode.Each story is very personal to me and also therapeutic. My prayer is that it will help you slow down and ponder the fleeting nature of life.Part 2 will arrive sometime in the near future.

Music:

Solace by, Nomyna

I Saw a Ghost by,  Leonell Cassio

Political Hot Potato

If you enjoyed the last episode your going to hate this one. We get down and dirty and talk about politics. Make sure you have your over mittens ready and hit play.

Part 1

White Guilt

Why should my white brothers and sisters pay for the sins of their ancestors.

Slavery is an ugly stain on the American conscious, the idea of owning a human being sounds ridiculous in are modern times. Thankfully America has turned away from its once standard practice.

Progression has been made, though not perfect, it’s come a long way from the cotton fields. Reparations will not heal the sins of the past, listen and find out why.

Part 2

4th of July

Politics could be divisive, separating people into blue and red states. I have never seen a time when tension is so high, each party wants to prove the other party wrong.

What happens when political affiliations comes between a marriage, stay tuned to find out.

Part 3 

Donald Trump and the Purpose of the Universe 

This part may get me into hot water, even though I’m Canadian and not allowed to vote in the States. 

Trump has made some awful decisions, but to demonize him and blame him for all the mess in the world is faulty logic.

Have an open mind and listen before you throw stones.

Part 4

First World Problems 

I live in Canada, the most peaceful country on Earth. We got it good here except for the crappy weather.

It’s our civic duty to vote to make sure the right person is in power. However I was not going to vote until I met a Somalian Uber driver, listen and find out.

Contact 

reach out on Twitter @Poeticearthling

Website:Poetic Earthlings

Music: (All music used by permission from the following artist)

Chill, By: Sakura Hz

Me 2,  by: Lakey Inspired Feat Julian Avila

Evening Train, by :Pold

Remixed Heathens

This is a Poetic Earthlings remix episode of the Bunch of Heathens.
Kind of like back in the day when a hiphop artist released the same joint with different music and sound effects.
The goal of this episode is to take you closer to the other side, if you haven’t done so already check out my blog about Bunch of Heathens and the picture of the grocery store that inspired this story. Poeticearthlings.com

Music by Pold, song Deep Blue. Used by permission
Music for the bus crash scene by Mike Chino Beats, Demigods(Hiphop instrumental Beat) used by permission

Special thanks to the Extraordinary James Ray for your continued support https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMqAo7VxhnfPNKLxRKgDxg

Bunch Of Heathens

A drunk dude, an express lane violator, a bus driver in sunglasses and an Angel.
The goal of this episode is to take you closer to the other side, if you haven’t done so already check out my blog about Bunch of Heathens and the picture of the grocery store that inspired this story.

Music by Pold, song Deep Blue. Used by permission
Music for the bus crash scene by Mike Chino Beats, Demigods(Hiphop instrumental Beat) used by permission

Special thanks to the Extraordinary James Ray for your continued support https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMqAo7VxhnfPNKLxRKgDxg

Morning Ritual (Remixed)

You never know where temptation will strike 

 

Music by Scott Buckley

Please visit me on Twitter @poeticearthlings for a behind the curtain view.

Thank you to Miss Poet Miki, Valerie Neal and the #Writingcommunity 

 

Special thanks to my brother Elvis who inspired this story