waterdragon Profile

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Location: Los Lunas, United States

Member Since: November 2006

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Founding member of the Rosa Parks Wall of Tolerance- The
Wall of Tolerance is a public tribute to thousands of Center supporters
and others who have advanced the cause of tolerance in America. It is a
prominent feature of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery,

Founding Member of the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial Project, Washington, D.C. -
commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to
honor his national and international contributions to world peace
through non-violent social change.

Member of the Academy of American Poets, the New Mexico State Poetry Society and Grande Valencia Poets Society,

Member of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU.


Author, "Out of Cullen Street (A House of Madness)", available at http://www.amazon.com/, in the book category.

I am on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Taj Mahal Review (India)

I  just completed writing the poetry and articles for the 2007 Española Valley Visitors’ Guide (Northern New Mexico) – I believe it has just gone to press.

Producer of TV show, “Not About Me” – airs from time to time on Public Access Channel 27 out of Albuquerque , embedded in "Your J&J Variety Show"  (which runs 6-7
2nd Tuesday of @ month)

Literary Awards:

2006 -  International Poetry Award of Excellence; 2005 - 1st prize in Poetrysoup.com's first international online contest; 2005 -  International Poetry Award of Excellence; 2005 -
The International Who's Who in Poetry
2004 - President's Certificate of Literary Excellence; 2003 - Shakespeare Trophy of Excellence 2003, 2002 - Nominated International Poet of the Year; named International Poet of Merit   Sample Works Featured in:   http://emergingvisions.blogspot.com/; (May, June 2006) http://www.writesight.com;   http://www.poetrysoup.com; http://www.poemhunter.com; http://www.trextop.com/article/category/arts-and-entertainment/poetry/;  http://www.poetrypoem.com/waterdragon   The Taj Mahal
Review-International Journal of Arts, Culture and Literature: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003;
Explorers (Anthology (2004); The Ferment of Images (Anthology) (2004); Symphonies (Anthology) (2003); Summer & Autumn 2003 anthologies from The People’s Poet in the UK PoetryMagazine.com (Spring, Summer anthologies, 2003)

Last, not least, I am a Goodwill Ambassador, Minister with Universal Ministries, and Instrument of Peace.



From untruth, please lead me unto truth;

from darkness, please, lead me unto light;

from earth, oh please, please lead me unto heaven;

from death, lead me please, unto everlasting life.




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