Ian C. Dawkins Moore


My Biosphere

My name is Ian, in England born
My father’s from the islands, my mum’s from that shore
My youth was spent fleeing xenophobic bores.

I traveled to Athens and Timbuktu
I bathed in Alhambra, Granada too
I could never shake my brooding school.

My American wife dragged me here
My stepdaughter in toe, a brand new sphere
My opposition to the states to five years to clear.

I started again, from scratch in haste
I stared to relearn a new verb, chase
I started to learn a new action, waste.

My endeavors were positive though painfully slow
My dues well paid, eventually did grow
My overnight success took many moons to glow.

I now serve the public civil and clean
I now work the markets and international scene
I now have great credit and a labyrinth machine.

My writing before covered prose and essay
My heroes are Baldwin, Sojinka and Sesay
My novel attempts include travel and jazzy.

I read like a fish that swims in the night
I spend more on books than I have such a right
I meditate, cool out, and stay UN-Tight.

My dreams are to learn the heart of the word
My hopes are to chase that winged bird
My endeavors I pray are to teach and be heard.

I live in Oakland, city caught in a lie
I dwell in environs of many colored eyes
I inhabit a space of love and deep sighs.

My time here now is eight years plus
My memories of home are short and cussed
My life’s irony is to be an English fuss.

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Pushkin's elegy
It's time my friends, 'tis time the heart to peace aspires Day follows day,the rolling stream of hours crumblings the banks of being and you and I had thought to live but behold we die...


You set the price! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Octavia Pizzeria reports from the premiere of MoneyBalls - The Hologram; a re-creation of an ancient and forgotten pastime – Baseball - staring the most drooled over couple in the universe….Bradicus Pitticus and His wife, the cerebral diva, Joli Angelipkiss
The Poet
You set the price! Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A traveler,returning to Aberdeen, Scotland, tells the story of his adventures in America, when he was an agent for a Slam poet. A provocative look into the world of poetry. Some fair and unfair opinions on the nature of poetry and poets, real and imagines. The purists need not indulge their fragile souls.
The Road to Ramadan
You set the price! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
A young man of color, from Britain, journeys through West Africa in search of his identity. After many adventures he meets a young Ghanaian, who teaches him about Islam. Meeting his family he goes to live with his extended family in Kumasi and learns about the true values of the Moslem faith and his place in the world.
Zen and the Art of Construction
You set the price! Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Zen & the Art of Construction is an outrageous satirical descent into the adversarial world of Public Work Inspectors and construction superintendents
Jungle Fever
You set the price! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica
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A man relates a story in a bar, in Aberdeen, Scotland, about an adventure he had in West Africa; and how his biggest fears of catching a deadly disease were made real.
Dead Secrets
You set the price! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A man, on the run from his past life, comes into a fortune only to lose it and learn a valuable life lesson.
You set the price! Words: 67,340. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
As a young man, I traveled in West Africa in search of my identity. I am a man of color, who was born in England. I visited West Africa in he mid-seventies before that area exploded into violence, and witnessed the displacement of its people. This story is about my encounters with real people in Africa and my personal observations of my time there.
The Meaning of Life
You set the price! Words: 34,210. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A collection of short stories and poems of romance, travel and adventure. For all readers who love language, words and expression, this collection is dedicated to you and the passionate stories that are now germinating in your hearts. May my humble stories act as a catalyst for your exuberant creations.
America-Culture Shock
You set the price! Words: 65,750. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
Culture shock is about the shock of cultures coming together in our world today. This book presents the story of culture shock within America to Americans. This book consolidates twenty years of writing and research about the culture shock experience into a definitive collection of essays, poems, commentaries and stories. They offer practical perspectives for students in high school and college,
Great Black Innovators & the Problem Solving Process
You set the price! Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills
A workbook, using the biographies and historical accomplishments of important black innovators, to demonstrate the problem solving process. A book, whose six step program can be used to resolve any problem.
Afro-Muse: The Evolution of African-American Music
You set the price! Words: 21,710. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The story of music making in early African societies and its importation to America. A review showing the musical influences of Africa onto America. Chapters includes: Africa's history, musicology, instruments,the middle passage, seasoning in the islands, new world Africans arrive with their music,conversion to Christianity, the spirituals, camp meetings,the blues and hip hop's real origins.
Open Heart Poetry
You set the price! Words: 19,310. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2009. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
"Open Heart Poetry is iconoclastic poetry, written in a precise language that explores the intricacies of the emotions of love, friendship, and fatherhood, and ruminates on politics, history, music, and the mysteries of life. Each line in every poem explodes with an exact syntax and diction that grips the mind of the reader." Reginald Lockett, Poet & author of “PARTY CRASHERS OF PARADISE”

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