New WordPress Theme for Wanderer Thoughts

I have decided to simplify my WordPress theme for my original poetry blog Wanderer Thoughts Poetry.  In my new theme I just wanted to more easily showcase my poems with less distraction so the plain look without any images, logo’s or attention grabbers and clear text so you can quickly and easily see the poetry right before your eyes.

I also did want to feature some advertisers and bring in some income as my poetry blog brings in more traffic and advertisers can gain notice.  I have a little featured section which shows my last 4 Random Twitter Poems as well.


Pop on over to Wanderer Thoughts Poetry and let me know what you think of the new theme, and don’t forget to follow DragonBlogger on Twitter and send me a random word for my poetry game.

-Justin Germino

Fear Within

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” -Yoda

Fear Within

Fear within was all they said
a foretold conclusion in his head

He had no meaning and a life without point
a savior nonexistent, nobody to appoint

Fear within they screamed, they balled
Actions unstable, we were all appalled

Precious moments stolen away
From the fear within that was on display

-Poem by Justin Germino

As many of my followers know, I enjoy writing poetry.  I have been writing poems since I was probably eight or nine years old.  In fourth grade I read “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe and was hooked on poetry ever since.  My favorite poets include Mr. Poe and William Blake.  I didn’t formally study poetry, so all of my poetry is amateur in both construction and style but it what it lacks in formal composition, it makes up for in passion and emotion.

My poetry blog Wanderer Thoughts Poetry has over 650 unique poems that I wrote over the past two years.  I had recovered much of my poetry over the past 10 years, but there were hundreds of other poems lost before I decided to commit them to a blog.  I have won poetry contests, been published 3 times and often get requests to write custom poetry for people who need one for a variety of occasions.  It is my goal to create and sell my first poetry book sometime in 2010.

-Justin Germino

WOOF Contest Top Picks for October 3rd

So I submitted some entries to the WOOF Contest, I did not get in the Top Picks for this week, but I have plenty more to submit and try for.

My Congratulations to the winner’s of this weeks top Picks, I especially liked the Poem “Let Me Love”

WOOF Contest – Top Picks:

Fiction/Short Story/Serial Fiction/One Act Play

Romeo – “A Boy of Doubt”A short story about a boy trying to come to terms with himself, and love.

Jennifer M Scott – “Goodbye Baby”A young woman tells her boyfriend she is pregnant, is he happy?

Henry Petrie – “Social Networking”A second-person account of killing time by trying to meet people over social networking sites.


Penelope Anne Bartotto – “The Moral”100 words in haiku format on good versus evil.

Sanjay Chhabria – “Let me Love”Ever fell in love; had a crush or engaged in any kind of infatuation… If yes, then this is a must read.

Brought to you by PlotDog Press with the Serial Thriller “Dead Play

Other WOOF Contestants for 10/03/08
Fiction/Short Story/Serial Fiction/One Act Play

Penelope Anne Bartotto – “Where Have All the Children Gone?”Short Story, Part I in which an entire town’s children disappear.

Jennifer M Scott – “Firefly Chapter 21”The last chapter of Firefly.

Jennifer M Scott – “Legolas’ Destiny”A story about Legolas, a character from the Lord of the Rings.


Dragon Blogger – “Excaliber I am Not the One”Poem I wrote while thinking about how the other knights felt when trying to pull excaliber from the stone.

Dragon Blogger – “Connect the Heart”Poem I wrote for my wife several years ago.

Dragon Blogger – “Sets me in Motion”Love Poem.

Jennifer M Scott – “September”A poem about September.

Jennifer M Scott – “Sweet Infringence”First line: wild flowers grow through the garbage/ a blue splashed sky sinks into a black ground.

Jennifer M Scott – “Bejeweled Leaves”Abstract poem of fall.
Dragon Blogger – “Two Lovers in a Tree”Another Love Poem by Dragon Blogger.

-Justin Germino