I’m a writer.  I’m your friend.   Not your everyday kind. But one that started more than 30 years ago by asking alot of why questions. I started to write at 16 and I have to tell you that my sister Patti was a big influence. For Patti, writing, drawing and painting were as easy as breathing. My experience was not the same. But I started writing, recording my thoughts in composition books in 1979. All those places are warm, cozy blankets to wrap up in.  They are places to take with you.  My poetry covers the globe and a range of experiences. From Cheyenne Wyoming to Okinawa Japan and places in between. Mountaintop to valley -literally. The writing tells you many stories I probably wouldn’t say outloud. So in a sense, this is me exposed – letting my heart show and sharing it with you in a personal way. Every line is connected to something that happened. I grew up in Corpus Christi Texas in 1959 although it doesn’t feel like home at all. I joined the Air Force in 1978 and went to F.E. Warren AFB. Since then, I’ve travelled and grown. Here, I’ll share those stories. If you listen really close, you’ll hear the quiet messages, the stop and hesitation of life, a pause, reconsideration and pondering.  My writing isn’t complex or out of norm. I keep it simple and real.  My books offer a unique place.  What if you could carry that safe, recharge place with you – where ever you are?  That’s is this writing.  A safe place.    I invite you to join me in this place.




11 Responses to “About”

  1. upinvermont Says:

    Hi Dave,

    I’ve been getting all sorts of visitors who link through your website. Not sure why, but I like it. Check your stats, you might be getting visitors from me.

    Nice to check out your site. My own is at:

    I’ll put your site on my blogroll. (And I’m gonna’ do that right after I’ve written this note.)

    Love the web.

    Where else would the likes of us be able to speak our minds?

  2. dbarber59 Says:

    I appreciate that! That’s cool. I’ll check my stats. Thanks for adding my to your blogroll!


  3. Mahendra Says:

    That’s one of the best About pages I’ve read.

    You’re obviously a very gifted writer!

  4. dbarber59 Says:

    Why thank you! I appreciate that!

  5. Michaela Sefler
    NEPTUNE URANUS PLUTO and all in between
    Read Now –
    Twitter – @msefler

    I would like to request a feature and or review of my new releases,

    new release

    for reviews please request hard copies or pdfs, individual hard copies available through publisher request at

    pdf copies requests or individual poems:

    In this compilation Michaela uses ancient number correspondence

    to relate an esoteric narration of soul descending into earthy

    endeavors. From the creative force and spiritual enlightenment

    of Neptune and Uranus to man’s inspiration on earth, numbers

    denote possibility. Michaela inspires us through poetic clarification

    and engages our attention through aesthetic verse.

    soon be released beasts of the forest

    In this compilation Michaela brings to light ancient knowledge to highlight diversity of creation,

    from the birds to the lions, from the lotus flower to the elm tree,

    nature recalls of the wonders and glory of creation.

    From the summer solstice to the long winter nights, Michaela’s poetry attests to the beauty of the universe,

    and intricate working of all living creatures. Using Ancient cabalistic correspondence system and writings from ancient civilizations, Michaela vividly attests to the essential significance of the role of ancient studies in the appreciation of nature.

    link to review copy on pdf :,%20Uranus,%20Pluto,%20and%20All%20in%20Between.pdf

    for reviews please request hard copies or pdfs, individual hard copies available through publisher request at

    pdf copies requests or individual poems:

    Michaela Sefler is an metaphysical poet. Her poetry is esoteric drawing on ancient writings to convey a message of hope and survival, highlighting nature and different aspects of the beauty of creation. She has eleven published compilations of poetry: Still True, A Fortress in my Heart, The Sun is Hot, Through the Ages, Seven Stars, Healing Tree and TO SUMMON ANGELS the metaphysical, Seven Days, Gems and Transcendence.

    please listen to the poetry and transcendence radio network.

    author’s web:


    Power and movement,

    right pillar will hold,


    archer at the gate a symbol engraved in gold.

    Direction, thoughtfulness,

    stability of creative states,

    from within is rejuvenation,

    never failing they relate.

    A life composed of many,

    return of the light,

    warmth revives.

    Purpose and meaning,

    an instrument even blunt,

    as the weapons will protect,

    a castle in time.

    The naked truth

    as beautiful as time,

    higher love urging,

    as the bells do chime.

    Higher love soaring above,

    creations and forms,

    of the love lived,

    earthly attempts touching upon the divine.


    Beautiful is you,

    love sustaining,

    all cities merge in me,

    a universe waiting within.

    From all part they flow,

    into a vessel so blue,

    potential and life,

    within, so new.

    A part of me , a part of you,

    beautiful nakedness,

    even unassuming,

    is the light.

    Mauve pink

    and yellow blue,

    as the skies are streaked,

    on this night.


    as the mermaid awaiting in the storm,

    a love sustaining,



    Inner reality or essence,

    related, to the outward life at hand,

    as the angels reflect,

    back and forth between realms.

    His own direction he commands,

    as he is guarded by a world beyond,



    Angels of all things,

    knowing relations,

    through worlds traversing,


    As secrets unknown, remain the angels

    of forests, mountains seas and nations,

    residing, guarding,


    The moon the sun the galaxies and constellations,

    all protected by an angel specified,

    as astral realms redefine,

    the borders in time are formless.

    As haze in the morning sky,

    the lines between comings into view,

    angels exist in a sphere beyond

    each world a lifetime.

    Inner and outer worlds,


    one brings forth

    as the other is sublime.


    White and black,

    golden is a crown,

    falling is man

    recomposing in combinations.

    Coming together,

    as parts unite, lives undone emerge

    love attesting, connection from old,

    from a source, affirming.

    When lost,

    love reminds,

    already existing

    and creating anew.

    As the lovers,

    musing over possibility,

    creations like building blocks,

    piling, combinations remind.

    Four sides fighting for body in spirit,

    three weapon on each side,

    holding up foundations,

    angel of the ascendant, guardian angel affirming.

    Angel of the sun of birth,

    angel of the lunar influence

    uniting through,

    darkness and light.

  6. Dave,
    I love the feel of your site, some great stuff. I was wondering if you would be interested in exchanging links with my blog, if you are please contact me.

  7. dbarber59 Says:

    Absolutely! I’ll visit your site! Thank you!

  8. Aquillrelle Says:

    Dear poet,

    The Aquillrelle 2nd poetry contest is in full swing. This is just a reminder that you are personally invited to join our second contest.

    Cash prizes await the winners, and publication the other finalists.

    So, if you trust your poetry’s beauty, you are heartily welcome to submit.

    Contest rules

    1. Participants must be above 18 years of age, or sponsored by such a person.

    2. Any style accepted, rhyme, no rhyme, nature, family, erotica, personal, society, humor, etc.

    3. We apply no censorship, however it is fair to tell you up front that poems encouraging hate, violence, pornography, derogation of others, drug abuse, and similar, have no chance of winning. Of course, if such aspects are relevant and necessary as part of the “story”, then there is no problem in using them.

    4. The specific conditions of each individual contest must be adhered to.

    5. Proven plagiarism will result in indefinite banning from the site.

    6. Poems must be between 10 and 50 lines long, empty lines included. This limitation might change occasionally, if specified in the individual contest. Submissions should be in .doc format.

    participation and prizes

    1. Any number of entries per contestant, grouped in groups of 5 poems with each group priced independently (see pricing lower down).

    2. Participation is charged at:

    – first entry $5
    – second entry $4
    – third and fourth entry $3 each
    – fifth entry free

    To be paid uniquely by Paypal.

    Please select the number of poems you wish to submit, and the relevant submission fee.

    Entries expected and accepted until 31 May 2010.

    Contest results will be published on 31 July 2010.

    The Aquillrelle team

    Aquillrelle contest is listed and verified by:

    Please forward this newsletter to your fellow poets, writers and artists. Thank you.

  9. oinky Says:

    i really like your blogs..and your ‘about page’ makes it more interesting 🙂

    maybe you’d like to check out mine too 😀


  10. It was great spending time at this blog 😀 Its excellent!! I’ve added a Blogroll already 😀


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