Arik Fletcher

Arik Fletcher

33 years old
Male
Location
Stevenage
United Kingdom
Current Status
The pencil of the mind must meet the paper of the soul to reveal the words of the heart.
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  • Favorite Poets/Writers
    Byron, Blake, Poe
    Favorite Quote
    "You're either a one or a zero. Alive or dead" --Gary Winston, Antitrust
    Favorite Place To Write
    Wherever inspiration finds me
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I was born in 1984 in Harare, Zimbabwe. I left High School at the age of 15 when my family emmigrated to the United Kingdom in 2000. I met my wonderful wife- Charlotte- at the end of 2000 and we married in 2004. Our beautiful daughter- Evelyn- was born the following year. I currently live in Hertfordshire and work in London as an IT Consultant and Technical Manager for Co-Operative Systems.

It was during the months leading up to the UK move that I started writing poetry as a way for me to express my deepest and darkest emotions in a private and controlled outlet. Over time I came to find that this was only a temporary release so long as the words were kept secret. I found that the only true way to truly set the heart and mind free was to release those inner most thoughts and feelings to the world- the result of which is Nekatu Poetry.

Aside from writing poetry I have always had a fascination with collecting swords and other bladed weapons. To date my collection consists of 5 Katana, 2 Wakizashi, 2 Tanto, a Leon Paul fencing foil, a few hand-made Katana-styled blades, a gothic long sword and several daggers (including a WWII bayonet) to name but a few. Several of my poems have been inspired by these amazingly beautiful yet deadly creations.

For more about me and my work- visit http://www.nekatu.co.uk

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  • 14th February 2017 Published

    Valenteen

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  • 18th January 2017 Published

    Pneuma

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  • 17th January 2017 Published

    Extant Angel

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  • 25th October 2016 Published

    Zero Hour

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  • 18th October 2016 Published

    Homo Deus

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  • Tarringo Basile-Vaughan
    by Tarringo Basile-Vaughan 4 years ago
    Great poetry being posted Erik! I'm enjoying
  • Tarringo Basile-Vaughan
    by Tarringo Basile-Vaughan 4 years ago
    Hey Arik..thank you for continuing to share your expressin here at FCN..very much appreciated
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 4 years ago
    sent you a message I see they aren't showing up here once again, check your messages
  • Depth Writer
    by Depth Writer 5 years ago
    Yo! Arik!
    You and Tarringo must be twins!
    You two were born on the same day...

    Better start this early...

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    BIRTHDAY!!!!
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 5 years ago
    I see you have a birthday coming up and i won't be in town HOpe it's a wonderful Arik Happy Happy Birthday
  • Depth Writer
    by Depth Writer 5 years ago
    O'
    Arik

    Paging Arik.... where are you?

    Paging Arik.... Where are you? (Echo, echo, echo)
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 5 years ago
    missing my daily verse to read from you. Hope you are ok Arik, come back to us over at Flex
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 5 years ago
    sent back the collab masterful weaving, just one change suppress
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 5 years ago
    sent another message I reworked the first two stanzas let me know what you think
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 5 years ago
    sent back the collab with lines added I'm liking where it it going

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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Valenteen".
    We’ve known each other half our lives, Through sunny day and winter chill, So much has changed since we were young, Except our love which never will.   We’ve shared this road for half our lives, Through cheery smile and sorrowed ...
    2 months ago
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    TRUST
    "TRUST" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Heartbeaten".
    very strict-straight forward....I respect that. I wanted to read something good ...I read a couple of nice works but this stood out to me. it brings up questions. thanks for sharing your work.
    2 months ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Pneuma".
    I am more than my skin tone, More than my place of birth, I am more than my culture, My species on this Earth.   I am more than my gender, More than you may have heard, I am more than a pronoun, My sex is just a word.   I am more ...
    3 months ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Extant Angel".
    Don’t despair or miss me, Do not shed a tear, My love for you is still here, To keep you safe from fear.   Our journey has not ended, For I am still with you, Forever more beside you, To share in all you do.   Don’t feel that ...
    3 months ago
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    Tarringo Basile-Vaughan
    "Tarringo Basile-Vaughan" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Zero Hour".
    Feels so appropriate for today...."silence a condition"
    5 months ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Zero Hour".
    The world has been infected,and we are all to blame,our silence a condition,obedience our shame. Our species is a parasite,a plague upon these lands,our greed and our ambition,like blood upon our hands. When all of this is over,if we run out of ...
    6 months ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Homo Deus".
    We’re searching for a new life, Hoping for a change, Wishing for a miracle, Feeling like we’re strange.   No matter how we may feel, Or what may come our way, We’ll keep on moving forward, With each and every day.   We’re ...
    6 months ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Domus Tenebris".
    She stares out at the world through a constant flood of pain,  to find nothing but darkness in the cold torrential rain,  so caught up in the horrors manifested in her brain,  she cannot see a future where she will be whole ...
    6 months ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Ipsum".
    I am me,A force unknown,A weapon forged or rather grown.I am me,A unique soul,Not perfect but still in control.I am me,A different beast,A complete person now at least.
    6 months ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Re:View".
    We smile to show a feeling, We smile to be content, We smile with no believing, We smile to hide dissent.   We work to make a living, We work to have a life, We work with no exempting, We work to hide our strife.   We sleep to ...
    6 months ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Extant Terrestrial".
    We stare into the mirror for minutes at a time,Forever taking selfies like photos of a crime,But are we narcissistic or reflecting on the past?Lost in our perceived beauty or the shadows that we’ve cast? We chronicle our lives online each minute ...
    6 months ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "LELÁ¸NEṈ".
    The heart is very fragile,In many different ways,Forever taking damage,As we go through our days.The heart has no religion;Nor an ideology,It has no moral compass,Just a need for empathy.The heart is very special,A treasure to behold,A gift we share ...
    6 months ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Tabula Rasa".
    Those precious little moments, Where hearts like ours could mend, When love was all we lived for, And dreams could never end.   Each precious little moment, The hopes we held inside, The good and bad encountered, All taken in our ...
    6 months ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Time Travel".
    The past is just behind us,A shadow in our wake,A chronicle of choices and decisions that we make. The present is beside us,Walking hand in hand,Pondering as we do on all that we understand. The future lies before us,A glimmer in the dark,A ...
    7 months ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Aestival Err".
    As each year passes down the line, We fail to heed each warning sign, Forever doomed to work this mine, Enslaved by chains of our design.The future lies ahead to find, Alas our eyes are stricken blind, No hope to leave the ...
    8 months ago

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         Arms of length feel its touch,  the azure brightens, as it begins  the bend into the unknown.  Billets condemn thorns  of itch and thirst, ... Depth ...
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    Weeping from pages half-adorned by man's decision. Cannot panthom its reasons of peaceful glances. Urban communities underseige, held captive in an ocean of emotional tears. Slaughtered ... Depth ...
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    No light enters the crowd of a million bridges Their coats flame against the luminous of indulgence, and the new dawn begins to close its eyes upon thy face. As ridges form wrinkled paths inside ... Depth ...
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    Summer direction climbs of passing pale, thin limbs that barely are neglectic. Trashing love lasting of chiming heart. Storms of hail kneel at the bed of echoing mouths. Depth ...
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    You want a revelation that cannot be deciphered?   To be collected in a basket of flowers- disposed, eroded petals slamming below, swallowed by thy soil. Deep dark places crawling from ... Depth ...

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