Haiku – A Walk/Run on 6/20/2017

Twilight descending

Sun takes one more look at day

Shuts its fiery eyes


I’d like to dedicate this song to those like me getting back into exercising or those who have been doing it for a very long time. This song is for you. So, are you trying to get back out there or are you a seasoned veteran? Just curious. Have a good night.


Haiku – Perchance to Mosh

Metal in my veins

Filled up with adrenaline

Blood filled energy


I know this probably won’t be super popular, but the opening line to this Haiku popped into my head earlier today. I had to do something with it so I wrote this. I’ve also been listening to a lot of Slayer recently. A band that I kind of ignored for many years because I thought they were just too Satanic for my blood. I realized that if you just get past the album covers and album titles that they have some truly great metal to listen to. I honestly believe that out of all the speed and thrash metal bands out there that they are among the fastest I have ever heard. I’ll include “Hallowed Point” as an example for you. Warning, it isn’t for the faint of heart and it isn’t for those who can’t take blistering fast music. Nuff said. Let’s do this.

So, thoughts on Slayer? I know there are a few of you out there who can answer this.

Daily Inspiration – 3/22/2016

I like to find inspiration in the most unusual of places. Case in point, this song. DragonForce may not be everyone’s choice to get you up and go, however, this song will work in a pinch. If it is too fast for you just turn off the sound and read the lyrics. Well worth your time.

Do you have something inspiring to share? Drop it in the comments section below. Have a good day.

Daily Inspiration – 2/29/2016

I am going to try to start putting up some daily inspirations into this blog. I can’t promise it will be every day, but I am going to try to do it more often. Today, how about we start it all off with a little bit of Stryper. Amazing song. I would love to hear this one in church sometime with the choir in the background.

Featured Friday: Holy Diver


Metal Music Archives

I thought this week I might feature a classic album from the Metal community. I’m also thinking that I might do this more often and focus in on some truly outstanding album art like this album cover. It just screams metal with the colors and the imagery. If you haven’t heard Holy Diver then shame on you. It is a truly outstanding album from start to finish. Dio was just an amazing vocalist who will be truly missed. If you have ROKU go to the MULLET Channel and look up Dio’s concert featured on there. Amazing performance to watch. How about you? Dio fan or not.


Do you want to be featured? Shoot me an email: atothewr@gmail.com. Send me your blog address along with a link to your book, short story, poem, poetry collection or just something that stands out to you. I will feature you as soon as I can.

Wednesday Inspiration

I was listening to this song yesterday, and I thought it would be a great one for some much-needed daily inspiration. When I hear this song, I just can’t help but feel a positive vibe rush through me. DragonForce isn’t a Christian Music based band, but a lot of their songs lift you up when you hear them, which is what I am going for with this post. I will caution you with this though, if you don’t like loud fast Heavy Metal music this one might not be for you. However, if you can just let the music take you over, you just might be inspired like me. Here’s the song. Let me know if you enjoyed it or not.

Haiku – Wednesday Afternoon Around 4:30

Cloudy and rainy

My cup filled with caffeine warmth

A spring time cool day


So, how are you spending this Wednesday afternoon?

Total sidebar: Just heard this fabulous song on Pandora. May not be for those who don’t like really fast heavy Power Metal – I do and Dragonforce are getting to be one of my favorites. I need to buy a CD or two by them soon.

Concert Review Haiku: Iron Maiden and Megadeth


2 bands of legend

Sharing the stage together

An awesome concert


Got to say, great, great show.  Megadeth really brought it.  Nice to finally see them live.  Iron Maiden was just as great as the last two times I saw them, plus I could see them better at this concert and hear them better as well.  About the only beef I had about the whole night, other than the fact I was tired, was Maiden’s set list was exact to the one I saw in Charlotte a year or so ago.  Would have been nice to hear a few songs I haven’t heard live before.  Minor complaints because Iron Maiden and Megadeth really poured their heart and soul into this show.  They are looking older, but they still have the energy to keep this kind of music going.  

Haiku – Megadeth and Iron Maiden

Blistering fast speed

Electrifying rhythm

Awesome thrash metal

Getting ready to see Megadeth live with Iron Maiden – can’t wait.  

Here’s a haiku I did for Maiden some time back.  

You can find the link here:  http://wp.me/p2kmxm-w1

A band from England

With Eddie as a Mascot

Heavy Metal Kings