Steve Lake

Biography

Today i am a clown of words. Life is too serious so in my writing of poetry and other works i like injecting it with a pinch of humor. I color outside the box and cross the line that others try to restrict me to. If i can bring on one laugh or a smile I have done my job!
I try to write modern day poetry with the understanding of today with simplistic terms and words. My poetry is like a short story set to verse. Let me transport you back into a Déjà vu of memories good and bad alike.
So upon my fathers passing i avowed to write 1000 poems before i draw my last breath. To share with others my thoughts though sometimes twisted and skewed. Most importantly a since of freedom to be now what I should have been then, a clown of words.
The only reward I seek through my writings is to create a smile upon your face and to wash away your cloudy days.
So please join me on my journey of a promise made to him and myself to be more without restrictions placed upon us by society.
Feel free to be positive about my writings and if you feel the need to be negative do what i do when i take a poop, flush the unwanted paper down the drain.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
about 30 years ago but life got busy and onto the back burner it went.
What's the story behind your latest book?
my latest book (a taste of my thoughts Volume 1) is the beginning on my first step to my path of a 1000 poems
that i decided to write after my dad passed away. he wrote music and he too was restricted by life not getting
the chance to share his work.
always wanting to be a comedian young in life i have always found humor in all I see and do. i see the smiles and laughter comedians bring into this world so in my own way this is my contribution to brighten the world just a little
bit more than when we woke up this morning.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Steve Lake online

Twitter: @stevepoetone

Books

A Taste Of My Thoughts While I Wait
Price: Free! Words: 400. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
We will all end up in a box to discover what is next and what is not. So this little jot might give you something to think about now and a thought to take with you when you lay in solitude. Enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Her Taste
Price: Free! Words: 300. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Relationships go beyond into a bond for life. Life often throws us a curve cursing us to a lifetime of loneliness in self solitude. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Old People Farts
Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
If you live you have been the victim of an old persons F bomb. It will be the politest insult you will ever know. They tell you to take a moment and take a deep breath and calm down but i am telling you to hold your breath and run. Making an old person upset just brings on the self defense mode of more gas so just forgive and try to forget.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Rotted Brain
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The true fact of life is that we all know someone with a rotted brain from delight. Once the brain is burnt the trip is a one way only. So tilt your hat for those you know because they no longer remember you.
A Taste Of My Thoughts What's My Name?
Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
As we move forward in life we have a feeling we are not alone. Though not a physical being their influence can be seen. So when you feel the familiar just maybe it is you from before. Enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Misunderstood Rain Dance
Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In life what we see is not always the truth. This poem was written from a different point of view to challenge what you thought you knew. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts What's Your True Color?
Price: Free! Words: 340. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Color of people seems to be a constant in today's society. One day we will all be equal but until then this poem might help all color people.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Born White Between The Lines
Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
We are all people of color some more than others. It would be easier if we were all just Americans versus race.
A Taste Of My Thoughts My A.D.D.
Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Educational
Within a life so busy some of us are controlled by what some call a deficit while I call it a strength. Anything can be an excuse if failure is what you seek. I prefer to use my A.D.D. as an advantage where others can not understand because they can not walk in my shoes. For those that do walk in my shoes I want them to know there is more versus less when others tell you to focus.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Our Child Is Lost
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Coming of age
often as children grow into adults they are consumed by the world so large. Some are blessed by children that stay but for the rest of us children lost bring us dismay.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Understand Me
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
We all look for understanding or acceptance for whatever cross we each bear. Making fun of is just another way of coping. So enjoy and relate.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Friday's Seed
Price: Free! Words: 480. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
We all dream of Friday Usually on Monday. But as we are dragged through the week closer towards Friday our dreams grow tenfold. I think some only survive each day just for Friday. Enjoy the weeks travel to the the Friday seed.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Dyslexia
Price: Free! Words: 430. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
We are all plagued with problems which become our cross to bare. Differences are if you accept it as an excuse or decide to rule it. I find in poetry I can write a shorter story in verse to conquer what I consider one curse. In turn it also solved the problem of A.D.D. where focus is lost from a moment or forever.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Two Hearts Break
Price: Free! Words: 400. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Inspirational
Unfortunately a large percentage of us will be the one that gives or the one that receives. A thousand possibilities for this crippling disease but the one truth is that it robs you of what makes you. Enjoy.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Pause
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Some days we just need to pause for a laugh. Here are a few examples of the past meeting present day.
A Taste Of My Thoughts My Mind Drifts
Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
From youth with a sharp mind we all will travel the road of age landing in a place no longer known. There your mind will drift in and out savoring the past like it was yesterday. Short term memory is only for the young and the gifted. Please enjoy before you drift away again.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Dirty Deeds
Price: Free! Words: 370. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
We all play the role of the innocent but very few of us are. This is written as a mirror of your true self. I judge you not and ask for fair play on the field of life. Please enjoy my mirror.
A Taste Of My Thoughts If I Was Perfect
Price: Free! Words: 340. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
We all question perfection as most of us will never achieve it. This is a short jot to encourage a thought with in. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts A Rocky Start
Price: Free! Words: 410. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Topics of stories are written from the reality of our past that resurface in our present days. A a child growing into adulthood we had a motto, what didn't kill you only made you stronger.
A Taste Of My Thoughts My Kingdom Of Shit 2
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This poem is just the simple reality of our products in America. Once we would strive for quality then corporate greed substituted the imported toys which break before they are used in some cases. We have lost our way of quality but this poem will give you hope and point you in the right direction.
A Taste Of My Thoughts The War Of 2018
Price: Free! Words: 430. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
We all sit in the reality of our days with silent lips and disturbed minds. This poem is just a prelude of the year 2018 which might prove itself in time.
A Taste Of My Thoughts My Legacy
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Often as we age we think about our legacy. Our legacy can be a wide range of objects, words or just thoughts. In my case it was a thought I decided to share with others unknown. Enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Christmas Tree
Price: Free! Words: 740. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Every day is Christmas day if your frame of mind is right. So here is a little Christmas present for you in February. Enjoy now that we all have recovered.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Road Construction
Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the reality of today you will spend a large part of your time sitting in road construction. Often I wonder why it takes more workers to watch one guy work. If this worker can't be trusted why not fire him. Since this year seems to be the year of protesting maybe we should protest road construction. Protesting this might actually make a difference in our daily life. Enjoy the frustration
A Taste Of My Thoughts A Perverts Dream
Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
By the stupidity of the few the wicked will now be released upon our children. For every occurrence their excuse will be they are transgender. We are opening Pandora's box to all perverts with the excuse of being transgender with no way of denying their claim. They can claim they woke up today to realize in that moment they were transgender. So let's sacrifice all for the few when we have ways to
A Taste Of My Thoughts Equality
Price: Free! Words: 540. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Today, yesterday and our tomorrows seem to lack equality between black and white persons. I talk to many people of many races and they seem to all say the same thing, I hold no grudges against my fellow man. So if it is not the people then I ask who is holding us all down? Why in the year 2017 are we behind other nations when it comes to racial equality? We live together, eat together etc...
A Taste Of My Thoughts Infected Brain
Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Often we examine our brains as we interact with others that have skewed thoughts. Our brains seem to be infected by society, family, friends and other outside influences that are on the constant attack on our sanity. Please enjoy such an attack!
A Taste Of My Thoughts A Child Torn
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00)
The days of family unity with the original mother and father seems to be the thing of the past. So join me as a torn child as we survive another year into another decade.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Toilet Paper Connoisseur
Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(5.00)
We have all been there and done that! I just felt the need to express my thoughts so just maybe one day the inventor of toilet paper will get it right. I don't ask much from this world but a clean hand would prevent the spread of disease. knowing the world has been infected by stank hands maybe they should include a box of biodegradable gloves that dissolve on contact with water.
A Taste Of My Thoughts I Think About
Price: Free! Words: 300. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Sitting within in a future memory that shall plague my world. Thinking about is what makes the difference between us and animals. Enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts The Calendar Pages
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
We live by many standards and conform to society. This is just a thought of another form of conformity that we all seem to follow. Please enjoy and remember to laugh!
A Taste Of My Thoughts I Blink By Time
Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Time is gone before you know it and judgment day will be the surprise of the day. Just something to thinks about! Enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Angel In My Heart
Price: Free! Words: 280. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Trying times in life and death sometimes leaves us to ponder the day. This was written in sadness of another holiday without. Enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts My Pages Turn
Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Each of us is like a book and others will turn our pages in judgment. Giving them insight that we are often just a reflection of their own image in truth. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Delusion Of Words
Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Inspirational
Another thought brought on by words in conversations that left me guessing their true meaning. Often in our current times we have shortened words, added to their meanings and just flat out abused their original intent. Please enjoy as i twist a few for your pleasure.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Snot
Price: Free! Words: 410. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The winter ailments are upon us and we all share in the sniffles brought on in the form of snot. please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts A Daughter Lost
Price: Free! Words: 430. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Inspirational
Words of wisdom laced within a family tree. Hindsight is twenty twenty. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts I Follow Not
Price: Free! Words: 310. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A brief poem for those that might opt to follow versus being an original. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Christmas Puppy
Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Merry Christmas to all and enjoy all the gifts that Santa has brought you including all the Christmas puppies. You will be able to relate to each part of this poem as we all seem to travel this road in life. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts The Night Before Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The Christmas holiday is upon us and all the stress that goes with it. So here is a little poem to aid you in your time of need. Enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts My Glass Eye
Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Often we do not see being blind by our surroundings. So here is just another thought twisted for an eye replacement so we can see once more...
A Taste Of My Thoughts In Life We Stumble
Price: Free! Words: 320. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Inspirational
In life we all stumble but man always seems to stand tall when all the clouds clear. Emotional stumbles seem to be the worst like the soul being invisible what we can't touch we find hard to heal. Hopefully this poem will bring insight and clarity. please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Santa's An Addict
Price: Free! Words: 280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Christmas poem for all of the good girls and boys. This poem just goes to show we all have problems. Merry Christmas and enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Grandkids Not Of My Reality
Price: Free! Words: 300. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Often in life family's are separated by distance, differences and sometime just the lack of effort. I think this poem just about covers the topic. This poem is just an effort to help all of us to look a little deeper within ourselves. Enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Santa's Refusal
Price: Free! Words: 640. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Christmas is coming fast. Here is just a little jot to put you in the Christmas mood or to ease your Christmas mood. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts My Fallen Star
Price: Free! Words: 320. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Inspirational
A poem that every father can relate to coming full circle. Before you know it time has slipped by and your daughter is grown and gone. Time is an elusive creature which you can never get back. Maybe in the next life another opportunity will present itself with a different outcome. Enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Fart Of Disguise
Price: Free! Words: 450. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Another brief poem set into our environment we live and Unfortunately breath. There is always danger looming around every corner as well as the simple joy of laughter that ensues shortly there after. Please enjoy as you reflect into your honest memories.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Our Kids Our Mirror
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
A poem written from seeing yourself within your child from birth to adulthood. Often they image us exactly in the good and bad that make us unique. Take a moment when you see your child to reflect on your own childhood memories, then give them a big hug so they survive it. Enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Our Flag
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Historical » USA
A poetic thought on Veterans day for all those that have sacrificed. Serving our country is more than self. The flag stands for more than just freedom and should be respected not being tossed around and burned by those that aren't willing to do and to give beyond self. Please enjoy and happy Veterans day!
A Taste Of My Thoughts A Pill For That
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A poem about society's common place. We are often in too big of a hurry waiting for time to cure what ill's us so we just pop a pill or two. Pills are becoming common place and addiction to these quick fixes are also becoming common place. enjoy!
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  • Through the Nose on Sep. 07, 2016

    thanks for the realistic view and the journey.i hope to return in kind one you may like in my first publication!
  • Random Thoughts Of A Nobody on Sep. 22, 2016
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    I LIKE IT! I feel you, walk with you and now seem to know you. Enjoyed your work and look forward to more in the future, good luck!