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Message from Bryan

Bryan Allen Casey was born in Torrance, California and he is 46 years old. Bryan resides in Lomita California with his sons, Andrew and Daniel and his fiancée Maryann Corrigan. He also has a daughter Melanie and two grandchildren Emma and Benjamin. Bryan’s mother was of Japanese descent, who after World War II spent many years in an internment camp as a young girl. His father was an artist and a graphic designer/engineer. Bryan has always shown an interest in literature from an early age. He loves music in all forms and plays the guitar. He has worked as a computer analyst for many top agencies including Kaiser and CompuServe and for the last 6 years he has been the Operations manager of Bert Meli Plumbing. 

Bryan has recently begun traveling all over the USA; he has thoroughly enjoyed it and has visited Jack Kerouac’s stomping grounds and Edgar Allen Poe's home in Baltimore MD. He hopes to visit many more writers’ homesteads in the future. Bryan is a very talented gifted writer, whose style tends to be free verse; he enters the realm of old world settings and historical places to draw the reader into his work. Bryan’s works are inspirationally deep and he also does a lot of “Off the Cuff” style writing (a term which he attached to many of his challenges he ran on MySpace in the Writing community). Authors who inspire him, to name a few are Khalil Gibran, Herman Hesse, William Blake, T.S. Eliot, and some of the beat poets such as Charles Bukowski and Allen Ginsberg. It has been an honor for Bryan to be part of the band of Angels in The Diary. He is hoping to compile his poetry and short story works very soon and get published in the next few years. 

 

About the Diary

"When Maryann told me about the diary I was floored. One was the ambitiousness of the project and two was the length of time. As I got to know you as a writer, poet and friend the soul of the project moved me deeply. I felt your love your dreams your heart and as I followed along in the diaries travels up until I met Mary and Francis when they brought the diary to our house. It was beautiful, all of the writing, how it was delivered. It was something I will always treasure. To know that I am part of something so large and the amount of heart and tears and how personal each of the writes were and the triumph and the tragedy that went into this work. Getting to know everyone at that level, getting to know Mary and Francis and to be able to call them and all of the writers that have been a part of this project as my friends has been life changing. You my friend are an angel and all of the people that are part of the diary are angels too. Thank you again for this gift you have given to me and my family it is something I will always cherish..."

 

Bryan Cassey

A poem by Bryan

 

Ado


"The city of flame"

I used to wonder
about depth

about meaning

Or was it just
preening...

Pretending truth was
A one way street

An e ticket
To ride away
Everyone's
emotions

just a thief
in the temple

A tragedy
Dropped from
the sky

Euripides...

all dried up

Skin stretched tight
Over the bones

An old crone
Withered away
With strife

That's life

The last tears
Blown away
With the flame

Ashamed...

A White candle
snuffed on the altar

The intension
Cast to the wind

Hot lead poured
In my chest

A kick in the face

My emotions
The explosion

Scratching away
At the chalkboard

The images vain
And grotesque

Without guidance

Solitary

Like the silence...

Light the flame!

A message left
In the ashes

The runes cast
On the stones

The witch ponders..
Over chicken bones

Sodom burns
In the rain

Only the silence

Only the pain...

Hangs over
the pillar of salt

Defiant in that
Final look

Ado, ado...

Kneel at the alter

Your emotions
The burnt offerings

The memories

Fleeing

from the city of flame

The palpable silence
Deafening in its singularity

Of denial

Of emotion

Stripped bare

A guardian
of the waters

Without care

Consumed on the crucible
Of our intensions....

 

Bryan Casey
Aug 26th, 2013

 

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