David Lanier

David Lanier

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Grew up working in the family business. Worked at the Grand Canyon, as well as the Alaska fishing industry....which led me to fall in love with the power of nature. Spent some time in the Army. Married for a few years, and have a beautiful daughter as a result. I have always had a love for writing poetry, short stories, etc. and now i am able to share it online with the world.... :)
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  • Why Go Fishing?
    To bathe in the glorious sunny warm weather. A truly beautiful stream, long stretches of absolute solitude, drenched in the sounds of nature.....
  • The Call of the Desert
    Limitless brilliance of the desert day. The slowly sinking sun seemingly hangs motionless over the distant horizon, loathe to give up as the day is done.....
  • Oh, to Be a Boy Again
    The richest man in the world has lost the greatest treasures life can bestow, if he never, ever slows down enough to dream of when he was a boy again.....
  • Thoughts of You
    Do you often have thoughts about the one you miss with an ache in your heart, missing you too ?.......
  • Winter Memories
    When the snow is softly falling on the trees and gardens now so bare, i hear the ghosts of memories calling in the frigid winter air.......
  • A New Leaf
    Another year has come and gone, and a new one is upon us. As time marches forward, and we celebrate and ponder, this mystery called life, let us not forget the impact that we have, on this earth we live on, and the people that surround us......
  • Hungry
    Loneliness takes our hearts, our souls and our stomachs. Climbing into an empty bed each night, waking up beside ghosts. Walking each empty street, loneliness made me hungry.....
  • The Real Joys of Living
    The real joys of living today, is not the getting, but the giving that pays.......
  • Ode to Mother
    A poem in praise of loving, wonderful, understanding mothers everywhere..... :)
  • Balance
    Find your balance point......
  • The Holiday Season
    Time to think of others this Holiday Season.......
  • Long Ago
    Once, long ago, i watched the moon along life's glorious golden shores, and smiled and laughed, and sang for joy, as i walked hand in hand with you......
  • Thanksgiving
    A time to count your blessings and be thankful......
  • Walk and Talk with God
    Each time while i am praying, and i see the smiling Angels to me nod, then i will glory in their echoes, because then i'll really know my chance has finally come, to walk and talk with God.....
  • Nature's Secrets
    A poem about searching out those secret places in nature...It must be just a state of mind, but to think it is to do it. The urge to get away and find, an out of the way secret pond, is an irresistible force, for which there is but one answer...
  • Gratitude
    A poem about having gratitude for all God has done for us.... :)
  • Please Give Us Courage
    Oh Lord, give us strength this day to do the work thou has assigned us in this life, and the courage to see it through....
  • Shadow Men
    The shadow fluttered, always hovering just inside Kelli's sight. It started as a smudge in the corner of her eye, growing bolder until she turned her head for a better look and then it would disappear. Her mom called them shadow men....
  • Weaver
    I used to know a witch, she lived in the woods south of town. Her house smelled like herbs, and patchouli, and magic.....
  • Glorious Days of Youth
    A poem describing the glorious days of youthful wonder, and how when we grow older we forget about our youthful dream world....
  • Indian Summer Haiku Poem
    A Haiku poem to celebrate the brief but beautiful Indian Summer
  • Motherhood
    Motherhood is the foundation of the world, the happiness of the home, the prosperity of the nation. Without the eternal sacredness of motherhood, there would be no earth as we know it today.....
  • Please Give Us Our Dreams
    Please, oh Lord, give us our dreams, what so ever they may be, our childhood dreams of grown up adulthood, our old folks dreams of youth.....
  • Alone with Your Dog
    Just to walk alone with your faithful dog, through the woods, across the treacherous bog, through the fields, or along the beach, your dog will surely teach you natures way....
  • The Ranch
    There's a ranch that i remember, where the willow and cottonwood grew. Where you and i strolled happily across the meadows, such a long, long time ago....
  • Vortex
    Tripping, falling into the vortex, this wild whirlpool of colors. Spinning out of this world, twirling into stranger times.....
  • Autumn~Haiku
    Autumn's upon us.....
  • Live for the Dream
    Many years ago, a great man made a speech. Standing tall and proud in front of the world, he said he had a dream.....
  • City at Night
    Have you ever stopped to look around you in the blinding glare of neon light, when at last a city has been emptied in the middle of the night? Have you ever felt the death like stillness as along the deserted streets you crept....
  • God Given Faith
    When the dark days of sorrow come, and the clouds of doom grow gray, all humans must brave them, the very best they may....
  • Spiritual Riches
    Many People measure their earthly fortunes by mere, tangible material gain. They treasure their earthly dollars as their successful weather vanes....
  • Perhaps to Dream
    In our wanderings through our dreams, do we ever look back and try to improve our past mistakes? Or, perhaps we dream of the things we would like to do, if we had the time or the guts to try....
  • Hope
    Hope springs eternal in the human breast, if it didn't, we wouldn't be like all the rest who have gone before. Hope is like a tiny seed, that has been carefully stored, then planted in the fertile soil of faith, to await the springtime of life....
  • Winds of Time
    The winds of time have scoured and aged everyone, bleaching the bones in the desert sun. The half covered wayside grave, denotes the life some pioneer gave, to tame this lawless desert plain.....
  • The Game of Life
    All of us sit in a game called life, but fate is the dealer there. Very often, when our feelings of anger run rife, we bellow "this game's unfair!" But don't just toss in the towel when everything seems dead wrong....
  • Oh, to Be a Child Again
    From out of the drifting melodies of childhood memories, we hope to once more find,the childish joys of paddling through the Autumn rain,listening to the glad refrain, of being a laughing, playing, child again....
  • Count Your Blessings
    Count your blessings by the flowers along life's pathway, never by the leaves of sorrow, that fall by the wayside. Count your days and golden hours by the joys and happiness you've brought to others....
  • Don't Throw that Away
    My father used to say to me, don't throw a single thing away,because if you do, you'll be sure to need it some other day.I have often thought, time and time again, what would happen if people did the same with men....
  • Honey
    Tonight is ours to be had in full. Full moon, full glass, full bowl. Raw scent fills the air, flowing out of beautiful bodies....
  • Coming Home
    The ageless sun, in its ageless quest, sweeps life forward in its ageless jest. Seeking eternally for the gold of springtime, and the hoped for thrills of finding wealth in the far off hills....
  • Spirituality
    Let your own light shine....
  • Mother Earth
    She warms and nourishes us....
  • Desert Nights
    Dream in the desert.....
  • Wake Up Call
    Please wake up people....
  • Haiku~ Love at First Sight
    A haiku about love at first sight.... :)
  • Powers Unite
    An eagles flight, a soaring dive, climb back to the clouds. A rainbow's arc, rising and being, Consumed by mist and fog.....
  • Growing Old
    Need one ever be told, age is merely a quality of mind. If hope has left you cold, if you no longer look ahead, if your ambitions fire is dead, then you sure are growing old....
  • Bless the Orphans
    We were all put on this earth to help each other out, so why are there so many innocent lives that go without? Torn from their families by disasters, famines, or wars, they are the ones that suffer the most....
  • Opinions
    To hear the song of America, her pulse, her beat, all the years, all the lives, scream a maddening chant. It's all about opinions you see, who is right, who is wrong, the war rages on.....
  • Gamble
    Lying dice chant their clacking rhythm, as the roulette wheel does it's evil deed. Mans souls lost in a mad shuffle, gazing with haunted eyes behind shadows, floating down the lazy river of time.....
  • Doomed?
    In a gray land, where the sound of children's laughter is never heard, the raven is the master, tomorrow holds no promise, save death.....
  • Dark Moon
    So here we are again, on the edge. The rain is drawing a cold curtain between the living and the dead. The daylight is waning as the moon grows darker....
  • Circles of Rhyme
    Circles of time, circles of rhyme, circles of love and life. Stories of pain, stories of gain, stories of war and strife. Dreams of worlds, dreams of girls, dreams of stars and night.....
  • May God Be with You Always
    God bless you and preserve your life, wherever you may be, and every member near and far, of your loving family. May He be good to you, in all the wondrous ways there are, indulging every wish you make, upon the smallest star....
  • Desert Song
    Oh, how i would love to get upon a horse, and spend a whole month on the desert. What a grand and glorious thing it would be, to get away where bills and telephones couldn't possibly bother me....
  • Futile Arson
    I tried to write a poem about the heavy rain, but it's been done, it's all been said. Writing about the heaviness doesn't lift the weight. I'm going to google emotional train wreck and see what comes up....
  • Find Today
    Some folks live in the future, with hopes and dreams of better days. Others live in the past, with memories of what used to be. Today passes them by without a glance, and they miss the magic of the moment....
  • Desert Dreams
    Will you be with me in my dreams sweetheart, when my spirit will be ebbing low, as the melancholy desert breezes slowly past my doorway blow. Bringing me smiles and laughter, for the night in your loving presence i'm held tight....
  • Adrenaline
    I'm addicted to adrenaline, thriving on anxiety, no way to tell about the things inside of me. Walking through the sand, blinded by the heat, dying from my thirst, until again we meet.....
  • Odd Magic
    It was the pain that brought the magic, i know it must sound queer. It may even seem to be very tragic, but there's no need to fear. Then the magic brought the solitude, solitude built the walls....
  • A Daughters Love
    A daughters love makes the heart grow fonder, and now i no longer ponder, what happiness means. She brings love and light into my life, this i can't deny, and from the grace of God above, fills my heart with undying love....
  • Pa's Story Telling Time
    Pa used to tell the best bedtime stories.... :)
  • I Am Lost
    Lost in a tangle of moonlight and memories. A soft song, a wet street, a glass of whiskey on the rocks. I am lost in my heart, a steamy, twisted mess. Lost in warm dreams, lost in late night prophecies....
  • Peace
    Triumph and glory, come into my arms, as the peace we share, grows infectiously, incessantly beckoning me, sparing me from anxiety. So anxiously i share peace astrally.....
  • Fishing with Pa
    A poem about the good old days of fishing with Pa.... :)
  • Anthem
    All of humanity is seeking, and sneaking, and speaking in tongues.We've all become numb assuming things have to be this way, well they don't...ok? I'm sick and tired of fearing, and hearing a note of apathy in the anthem that you sing to me.....
  • Shining Star
    One shining star in a thousand,brightly out does the rest. All the others exclaim,out of us all, you're the best. It tells them no, you're all this way,each as good as me.....
  • The Dream
    I do not know my future, i barely know my past. I only know i feel good now, and i pray that it will last. Wisdom of past masters, to guide me through the dream, but the path is still elusive, makes me want to scream......
  • A Magic Night
    It was just one of those nights, every log fit perfectly on the fire. The moon was still waxing, just about a turn from full, so that we were all crazy with its light, but still building......
  • Things to Be Loved
    There are so many things in this world to love.... Here are some of my favorites:)
  • Friends
    Know that your loved for being you, and that we're here to help you through. That's part of what friendship is about, just helpin' one another out:)
  • An Artist
    To give ones perception of the soul to mankind is the hardest thing a person could find....
  • Know Freedom
    Madmen in bizarre costumes peek from behind corners, and they know, they know. Master plan searching me down.....
  • Urban Renewal
    Majestic in your unspoken elegance, reflecting the change of season.....
  • Angel Wind
    I saw an angel in my dreams, riding on the wind. Singing songs of hope and love, she descended from the heavens.....
  • Six Men
    Sing a song of six men, sing a song of life. Sing a song of six men, listen to their lives.....
  • Dance with Me
    Dance with me sweet thing, shake it, you wont break it. Your body flickers like the flame of some wild crazy candle, and we dance the night away....
  • Cool Breeze
    Finally a cool breeze, just now before midnight, from the maddening heat, at last there's some respite.....
  • Just One Promise
    I awoke early to a soft light peering in my window, with the realization that the next day had come and we had not yet overcome this uneasy rhythm.....
  • Hello Dear How Are You
    Hello Dear, how are you. I just thought i would say how much i really love you.....
  • Memories
    Paint my memories the color of dreams,shade them with nuances, both brilliant and subtle of hue.....
  • In the Dark
    So i sit here and wonder, where did all the magic go, and will it ever return. So it seems i've blundered, and i will never know, why it had to burn......
  • Shimmering Summer
    Do you ever marvel at all the shimmering enchantment summer brings to all the other beauty that in your garden grows?
  • Our Mothers
    Mothers are the loving teachers, who are my favorites, of all the folks upon the earth. At all the places i have been, they are the ones who tend the home side hearth.....
  • Know Peace
    I dream a dream of peace in our time.
  • Let Go
    Any definition of God, merely limits the Is.......
  • Dead Head
    And if one day you wake, from the boredom of yourself.....
  • R.I.P
    Lazy rings of smoke float ever down, in filtered evening beams of tired light.....
  • Questions
    Look inside for answers to Who am i? Why am i here? Where am i going to?.....
  • Nite Mare
    In dreams she rides and captures souls, in her twisting cyclonic wake....
  • Death Dreams
    Now i lay me down to weep, i know the fear the dream will reap.....
  • Sleep, the Enemy I Crave
    Too many doorways know the memory of my shadow, and each one of them keeps a little piece of me....
  • Mother Weeps
    Outside, gunfire echo screams, war consumes the earth, and mother weeps acid tears.....
  • Bizarre Dreams
    When I explore the alleyways of my thoughts, oft times I turn the corners and find things that come quite unexpectedly......
  • Uncle Charley
    Uncle Charley turned fifty today, yesterday he was forty five. The doctors are quite amazed, ten years ago, they knew he'd die....
  • We Haven't Met
    In dreams i know a thousand souls, most of them are strangers, in real time we haven't met.
  • Spare a Smile
    Perhaps someone will spare a smile, it will be mine for awhile....
  • The Poet Lives
    Knowing and growing and change everyday, don't make much money, but it sure pays....
  • Molecular Awareness
    Sunshine flows through me, and i float. Invisible,imperceptible, time swirls around me, and i dream.....
  • My Love
    Come dance with me dear one, we'll go to the stars....
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