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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  • 22nd June 2017 Published

    Fakebook

    1 Comments 1 Comments

  • 27th April 2017 Published

    Longplay

    2 Comments 2 Comments

  • 14th February 2017 Published

    Valenteen

    1 Comments 1 Comments

  • 18th January 2017 Published

    Pneuma

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  • 17th January 2017 Published

    Extant Angel

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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 5 years ago
    Hey Arik..thank you for continuing to share your expressin here at FCN..very much appreciated
  • Sonnet Diva
    by Sonnet Diva 5 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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    TRUST
    "TRUST" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Fakebook".
    The internet is addictive and seductive even. So many profiles, i get drained in my fbook...i forgot about fishing and hiking. Nice read..it reminds me to go outside and Live.
    2 days ago
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    TRUST
    "TRUST" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Valenteen".
    I hope for this.in my life. 5years and counting..i hope this last my life 100 years.
    2 days ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    "Arik Fletcher" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Zero Hour".
    Glad this one connected with you, Tarringo!
    4 days ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    "Arik Fletcher" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Heartbeaten".
    Thanks- glad you liked it! :-)
    4 days ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    "Arik Fletcher" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Longplay".
    Thank you! :-)
    4 days ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Fakebook".
    Don’t swear at that reflection of the clouds upon your screen, That burst of light from high above obscuring what has been, You do not need to know what everyone has done or seen, Nor do you need to follow where the crowd might go or ...
    5 days ago
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    Depth Writer
    "Depth Writer" commented on Arik Fletcher's Blog "Longplay".
    Yes, indeed... well done....
    1 month ago
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    Arik Fletcher
    Arik Fletcher wrote a new blog: "Longplay".
    The record spins again today, Each note without repeat, A revolution just begun, This song far from complete.   The beat kicks up another notch, The bridge not far behind, A melody unique to me, A chorus yet to find.   The lyrics ...
    2 months ago
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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 ...
    4 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.
    4 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 ...
    5 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 ...
    5 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"
    7 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 ...
    8 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 ...
    8 months ago

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    Gentle sands laid across empty brows As high, as one could imagine, there it lie ever-more In suclusion, isolated from mortality and its bed of despair On peeks where crows nest in wait, on ... Depth ...
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