Steve Lake

Biography

Today I have finished my 1000 plus poems. Some I will post for free, some I will hide in darkness, some I will sell as justification of my time spent and the rest is just for me.
Still, I have decided to stay with free verse riddled with humor. I know my peers frown upon my work which just drives me berserk. I do not judge others harshly even if I disagree with their work.
So, with that in mind, I will just write them into one or more of my poems for others that feel my pain to enjoy.

So please continue you with me on my journey because it is going to be a wild ride, I've only scratched the surface of two brain cells to date, 100,000 more to go!

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 The Echo
Price: Free! Words: 290. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Some things in life are greater than oneself. Some walls will be large and others will be small. Upon its doorstep, face to face you will know.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Oh Mighty Beer
Price: Free! Words: 600. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It's beer thirty somewhere. A little spiff about beer and the problems that plague our relaxing moments.
A Taste Of My Thoughts An Illusion Before Sunrise
Price: Free! Words: 290. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
We often wake in a haze wondering what time it is and even what day it is. This occurs more often as you get busier and older. Please reflect and enjoy.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Death In Nature And Heart
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
We often regret things in hindsight. Nature has been cursed by the hand of man in almost every aspect. This poem is just another example of hindsight.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Will Anyone Fight Back?
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
n today's society, the world is upside down and sideways. When will the madness stop? No one is perfect so the world should get off Kevin Hart's backside, accept his apology and hold him responsible from this date on. Give Kevin back his Oscar moment!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Does Anyone Really Care
Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In today's society, we run on blind faith that someone else will fix the problem for us. So we ignore our children whims and quirks looking towards a future day when they will outgrow their little problems or that is every parent's hope. This poem is an example of children's reality and our nightmare. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts I Talk, You Never Listen
Price: Free! Words: 450. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It's all about communication. To be the best communicator would prove you are not human. We are all flawed in some fashion, but when we talk it seems to rear its ugly head more often than not. So enjoy my babble.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Happy New Years
Price: Free! Words: 440. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The new year is all about making a change and promises made. You could also say self-promises broken. Humor is the only cure for what ails you during the new year. Please enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Why Reindeers Cry
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Some days you just have to poke fun of something. So why not Santa Claus. So I jumped on the bandwagon. Please talk it with a grain of salt. Thanks.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Once We Talked
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A poem about time changing between two people. As times evolution brings things full circle it also separates. please enjoy a different viewpoint. We will talk later!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Santa's Special Elf
Price: Free! Words: 660. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Everyone in every place is affected by those that are more special than they are. Santa and the north pole are not immune to society's plague. So in the Christmas spirit enjoy this poem and forgive. Merry Christmas!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Holiday Bygones
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Holiday bygones are what they are. We all suffer with them and through them, so I won't elaborate. Just enjoy our mutual feelings and we shall all suffer together this holiday season. Merry Christmas! Yes, that is human correctness.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Shut Your Pie Hole
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Over and over I hear the rants and raves of the upper class, movie stars, singers and the basic rich people about our current affairs like politics and immigrants. So here are some reflective thoughts for them. Enjoy the lack of my dollar and support due to their useless rants that make me cuss.
A Taste Of My Thoughts My Butt Threw Up
Price: Free! Words: 720. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Another hollow's eve has arrived and just as many parents will indulge in Halloween candy as their children. So with that on my mind, it provoked thoughts and memories and past experiences of the good and bad times of Halloween. So enjoy and relive your own memories as you laugh at another's plight.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Toilet Seat Blues
Price: Free! Words: 740. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Toilet seat blues is a daily occurrence for most of us. If something can wrong, the bathroom is the place where it will happen. So relive your own personal nightmare as I present you with another option of possibilities. Enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Taking An Interest
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Educational
We see others everyday lost in our society to afraid to say. They choose silence and we concur which helps no one and solves nothing. Giving only five minutes of one's life could make a difference in another that could pay it forward ten fold.So take a moment away from self and try to give to another.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Ode To A Fudge Round
Price: Free! Words: 400. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
We all have the one and only treat that reminds us their is a heaven. Be it a candy bar or a slab of cake. My weakness comes in a round shape soft to the touch and just the right amount chocolate to please me so much. Feel free to try one then three then 252 and you will see what I mean. Enjoy!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Empty Words
Price: Free! Words: 600. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Educational
Empty words is what i am typing now. It is over used words becoming common place in our homes, schools, work and around the world. Nothing is special anymore with these empty words except we can re-purpose them as filler words bring other words into their own right and might.
A Taste Of My Thoughts Lap Band Into Skinny
Price: Free! Words: 720. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It's that time a year again when we avow to all we are going to lose ten pounds or so. I thought I might give you a penny worth of thought before your go the route of lap band surgery. Please enjoy this poem with a grain of salt and the humor it was intended to be. Happy 2018 and bless all who read this!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Another Turkeymas Day
Price: Free! Words: 550. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Another year has passed and still we are encourage to celebrate the day of Christmas prior to the simple enjoyment of Thanksgiving with family and friends. This poem is just a little jot to poke fun at corporate greed and the society of today. Please enjoy and have a great 2017 Thanksgiving or A.K.A. Turkeymas day!
A Taste Of My Thoughts Amid Those Crazy Cats
Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Life is unpredictable when man and animal are mixed inside of a house and both of them think they are the master. Now throw in 3 more cats and the story is interesting each day that i awake, if I awake! So enjoy as you read and forgive me for the flashbacks I bring.
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 from 1 review)
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 from 1 review)
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 from 2 reviews)
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.
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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
    (no rating)
    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!
  • Geo on Nov. 01, 2018

    Loved it (St. GEOrges Rd.) I will read several more times as the journey was great!!!
  • 8 Poems on Jan. 23, 2019

    I enjoyed your poems. Finally, I feel the story told by another without going to dictionary.com for translation. Keep up the good work and please write more poems!
  • I Got Drunk and then Poetry on Jan. 23, 2019

    Drunk poetry is for me, brutal honesty is always the best. Thanks for prepping me before the read, it set my mood. Great work!