AMERICAN BUDDHIST – Available on the iBookstore in October

•September 30, 2013 • Leave a Comment



A lecture on Medication – By The Distorted Poet, Michael G. Stone

•September 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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What is the real problem that you have, within? Why do you feel that you need a pill for a feeling that you may or may not have? Do you embrace these medications that make you feel out of tune from the thoughts that may consume you? Do you feel that it fills that void in your life, to have these prescribed medications that you take daily? That one or two or three times a day pill. Does it really help your spirit lift itself into your daily life? Why do you feel that way? You are miserable taking these medications and you feel you have this sense of calm and control when you do take them. However, you are forgetting the point of why you went to the physician to have them prescribed to you. You simply had an ailment that needed to be taken care of.  Perhaps they were depressed feelings of a loved one, or something that kept you imbalanced.

And now, you are on these daily pills and they not only control you, if you stop using them, you feel a sense of loss, like the way you felt before you took them. And you get back on them, hoping it will change your life, however it always intensifies your mind and you tend to suppress a feeling that should be taken care of. The medication becomes almost like your best friend, you cannot live without the pill by your side, and within you. It becomes your spirit, and lively hood. And the person you once were is not you, anymore. You are a completely different person altogether. You become anxiety ridden, anxious, self induced and in constant fear of others around you. Not trusting anyone, and you begin to lose functions of self preservation and self logic. And you crumble in a state of excess as if someone with a real drug problem has been induced with. Lost in these prescribed narcotics and you lose all control without them.

And who becomes the victim again, when you had a small problem or two you could have dealt with on your own? You. And you spend thousands of dollars each year simply on these “all cure” medications that you unknowingly become addicted to. You brain fuck yourself for these medications. You cannot function without these medications. And you become so involved in feeling like you need them, you cannot and will not live without them. Even if you stop taking them, you live on for a few days and your mind becomes out of control with withdrawals and of course… naturally, you get back on them right away, and it makes you feel comfortable once again. However, it will never solve that problem you had to begin with when you walked into the physicians office and he or she prescribed you with them. And now, you suffer with something that you could have controlled simply by figuring our that soul problem, and dealing with it accordingly. Whether it was a traumatic experience in your life or simply a break up with someone you felt you loved and couldn’t be without them. And you suffer in this fantasy of this ailment. This narcotic symptom. This illusion of a cure all pill that you induce daily. And you have no sense in realizing that it does not help your ailment at all… it just, like all medications, suppresses yourself from the subject that you came into quarrel with.

And surrounding your eyes, grey shaded. Your spirit grows numb and your body weakens and your system grows cold. And you don’t even realize that problem you had to begin with, you just want more and more of that medication to induce that feeling to continue on.

So why are we in this world of “Take a pill and you will be cured” mythology? The reason being is it is a very profitable business. Everyone wants to do it, and  it becomes a mantra, a ” you should do it too” theory. “It will cure your woes, and pains” theory. However, it only suppresses you and most become worse than it was when you went into the medical office for that very first time. And your mind suddenly has this want and need for them. So you tell your physician every little reason to receive a pill for every little thing. And you go home and pop them all, and “holy holy, oh mighty god, you are saved from your woes, anxieties and pains. And the physician is simply getting paid, and more than likely hates humans to begin with. I am sure you know this if you are involved in the medical field, that the high majority of the ones employed in the field simply hate humans. They would rather be home with domesticated animals than be involved in human interaction. Not all of them, however the high majority of them are simply that way in logic. They hate people. They don’t want nothing to do with human beings, however, the market to be in these fields are so on demand and they are highly paid to do these careers that they thrive on studying the field and profession or not only the wisdom and field, but for the money.

And these medications are being born daily, and medical conditions are being made up monthly on demand so the administrative practitioners involved will have their quarterly budgets reimbursed for their high class lifestyles.

I feel that our humanity in America has evolved in a world of crisis and self destruction. People in everyday life walk around with very damaged minds, that have no way of healing them, aside from medications. And these medications suppress their core problem to begin with. A love one dies. That is trauma, however the natural process of natural healing in our age today has become completely void and invalid. It is pill time kiddo… take this and you will be free from those memories. And that natural ability to grow, understand and the lesson becomes the enemy. That is not the way to function anymore. It is unnatural now. And it is time to get yourself some therapy, go see some stranger and have him sign a paper to have pills rushed into your bloodstream, and fast… before it is too late. Do it, do it now. And if you do not take them, you will be taken into a place of prison where you will be force fed them instead, cause you are endangering yourself at this point… as a nurse would tell you… Shameful how society has become. This is how we function now though, isn’t it?

I’ve met plenty of people, mainly women who have been on medications, and trust me… none of them are any better than before they took them. They are far worse off and I imagine the high majority of them will try to fatally harm themselves in some way, shape or form and either end up in a fatality or in a patient ward. And the business is good, we get thousands of you suckers treated daily, and more and more newbs just waiting to be experimented on and analyzed and treated with prescribed narcotic drugs known to kill, make you worse, and definitely not help you at all. And therapy… lol. Any therapist will tell you they have had very minimal to no recovery of their patients. Why, do you ask? CAuse they’re not in the business to help you… they’re in the business, to observe, write down text book diagrams, and perceive your actions while you feel that you are telling someone that actually cares to help you… and you pay for this, like a junky pays to get his fix from the scum of the earth drug dealer on the streets, that also does not simply give a rats ass about you or anyone else he deals with.

The soul lecture here is to give those who have yet to get involved in these medications to understand the meds will not help you recover from your ailment that you are going through. The only thing that will help you, is YOU. So remember that when you walk into the medical office and are ready to try these medications cause some stranger prescribed them to you and said they will do you good. They will never do you good, they will only suppress yourself and make you far worse than what you were before you took them. I know, I’ve seen many in this condition. And it breaks my heart to see them in these states of self destruction, do to trusting these people that everyone believes they can-be-trusted.

And for those who are addicted and stuck on these prescribed meds… I do not know what to tell you. I just hope you figure out it is time to move on, and focus on how you are going to eliminate this unnecessary action out of your life. And become healed, body and mind from that thing you thought would help you. It obviously has yet to. So why are you still on it? Do you like the narcotic in your bloodstream? Do you like that poison tearing up your body in the long run? Do you love that mind altering substance destroying your emotions? Do you love forgetting? Do you enjoy losing memories? Think about this for a while. Seriously… think about it. What are you doing to yourself? Ask yourself that question once you are finished reading this lecture.

What are you doing to yourself?

And what are you going to do about it?

Do a search on “1 in 4 women in the US take medication and still suffer from depression” and you will find a plethora of pages on that subject alone. Why? It is absurd. And I am simply outraged about this issue.  I had an obese woman tell me a week ago and I quote “If I was skinny, I would leave my husband.” and her husband is VERY good to her. He works two jobs, pays the bills, and has plenty of toys, a house and a good child that they raised beautifully, aside from her being on prescribed medications also for depression… AND IT IS SAD!!! FUCKING SAD!!!

I am fed up with loved ones and friends loaded with prescribed narcotics.

Disclosure: Everything I wrote above is my own thoughts and opinions based on perception of endless women I have known. And if you are offended, fuck off. You should be more offended by the futile medications out there that are destroying people on a daily basis.

I ask that you reply with your opinions and thoughts. Please tell me your experiences on the subject. Tell me if you are taking medications and how long you have been taking medications. And do you feel they really help suppress you? Do you feel you can get off of them and live your life? Have they challenged your ailments and made you want to harm yourself? Have they intensified you to harm yourself or others? Let me know, I would like to know. And if you do not want to publicly reply, send me an email. I would like to know. And take care.

Michael [at] thedistortedpoet [dot] 20m [dot] com

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Forest of Caves: Deeper Within the Flesh – Promotional Photo

•September 22, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I thought I would promote Deeper Within the Flesh for what it is. Model used will remain anonymous.

Enjoy the Promotional swag.

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Freelance Writing/Editing again – The Distorted Poet (((<>>)))

•September 21, 2013 • Leave a Comment

It has been a while since I have been doing freelance writing and editing. Ever since I left California for Minnesota, I haven’t seen anything for work. And now, I am back in California and slowly getting back into the swing of things. And it feels good. PROMO JP The Distorted Poet 2013 copy



I have been writing/Editing since January of 1999 professionally and I feel that at this present time I have only scratched the surface of my craft. Stats show that most Freelance Writers/Editors make on average of $60,000+ a year. And that seems fair enough, considering the time, research, hard work and dedication one places in each clients demands. And it is not always easy to keep up with their critique, however I have never lost a job via client. So that says a lot about my writing/editing skill.

Aside from the close release of AMERICAN BUDDHIST and Forest of Caves II: Deeper Within the Flesh, I have been looking for freelance work. So far so good and I plan on it coming.


Sometimes, things get complicated… however, those complications are simply temporary and we all move along. And I have been busting my bawls to release these new additions to my Independent Publishing Career, and it is good.


And all of those who have supported me during these last few very hard months of complications… blessed be. And all of those who chose not to when I needed them most, well… Blessed be as well with a dash of cringe and loathing.


If you are looking forward to both American Buddhist and Forest of Caves II: Deeper Within the Flesh; look no further, it will be around soon. I am also planning on touching up and polishing Southern Gothicks. I found it kind of convenient considering I am in Southern California currently to do so. So look for more updates on that soon as well. Below and above are promotional shots I took for both publications.






You Hate Everyone – A Sample from “Forest of Caves II: Deeper Within the Flesh”

•September 21, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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This sample that I am going to post is something I wrote a few days ago. This will be published in the upcoming book “Forest of Caves II: Deeper Within the Flesh” and will be released sometime before December of 2013. I am hoping it will be ready by December. We will see. I have been so busy and have been lost with my scale focus in life. And that is writing. However, “it is time to overcome that and focus, Focus; Focus. Hocus Pocus Focus-focus-focus.” Read that out loud while imagining yourself use a machine gun and pulling the trigger with each syllable and that should be a pretty vivid example of how I just said the sentence above.

meanwhile, enjoy the read [Unedited]:


I wonder why your mother would say you hate everyone.

I wonder why your mother would say to me;

“If I was skinny I would leave your father.”

I felt that it all was weird.

I wonder why you know you are taking antidepressants; prescribed by a nurse practitioner.

I wonder why you never told me or why.

I wondered why you never looked up the medical properties of the prescribed drugs you were taking.

I wonder why you have yet to be a real adult and talk to me like civil human beings do;

Especially if you tell me daily you are in love with me,

And then vanish as if your mind got wiped in almost a split second.

I wish you would be a real woman, not this chemical spilled and pill one, pill two, pill three and pill four mind.

I just don’t get it. However, money will never help you in life.

Like I wrote in the beginning of this email;

your mother admitted if she was skinny,

She would have left your father.

That is the saddest thing I have ever heard in my entire life.

When I heard that I said “you’ve lived with him all of your life,

Raised your daughter, you both were in love.”

And she didn’t say a word. Not a solitary single word. And then, she atom bombed like a nuclear war head.

I imagine she alienated herself when she had you

And now

she is psychologically;


In a realm where she feels you are not only her best friend,

Just her only friend.

And you feel that she is your only friend–thru her binding you.

The manipulation from another mother to her daughter.

And she yells at your father,

And your father does absolutely nothing.

Perhaps that is what happened;

I came into your parents home and they felt suddenly

Uncomfortable… with being themselves. Them-Selves. Them. Self.

Themselves meaning;

Being abusive mentally

And shouting at your already beaconed mind

Mean to you like you told me they did.

And I never seen them treat you bad once,

Aside from your mom wanting to know our every pulsating move.

Then, I left and you told me they got upset with you when we would talk.

Stressing you out.

Got upset we talked 1 hour and 30 minutes while taking about you moving out here and bam!

The next day;

Disconnecting me from contact.

Can’t even call your work number cause you’re such an infant child,

You need your mother and father to tell you what to do, where to shit, eat and sleep.

And have no real mind of thinking for yourself.

And I trusted you with my devoted love and you do this to me.


You hate everyone.


So why try becoming a doctor?

Why bother helping others?

Why bother go into medical school?

You know, I saved you twice from death since we were together and well…

I feel you need to release some real tension before you literally explode worse than your mother does.

Her on the phone the night you broke up with me,

Oh, goodie good good, listen to what my daughter that hates everyone needs to say to you…

And it was insane and she kept being oddly incoherent to anything I said.

Her whole conversation was so her sided.

And you… Well, you… You hate everyone. And you know this already… It is YOu, isn’t it?

So why bother dwell in a hospital room,

Poisoning your clientele with everything under the radiating sun.

You hate everyone.

You hate everyone.

Even your very own mother said it.

You hate everyone.

So why not just be done.

Strike three, and it’s a home run.


Commmmmment bishes… Chop chop!

Breaking News: American Buddhist, the Story is Complete!

•August 17, 2013 • Leave a Comment


The American people have changed, and this is good. I think American Buddhist will change American thinking. The Buddhist philosophy is not a self centered society. It is a global philosophy that we all can and need to understand what keeps us at ease. Our lives are sacred. We should all feel the same way. A luxury is the mind when we realize this; we become more involved in our surroundings. Our senses become more evolved into a state of calm. A zen. Even in a chaotic state going on around you… you perceive it as it should. And let it be without grief.

A calm, serene Ocean, the Pacific Ocean. Free like everything should be–and not in this driftwood reality of material rhythms and complete rule. This ideal that human beings are slaves for life is mundane. It is time to change that.

I will post the first page in a jpg file on here for a brief preview of what you can look forward to in this story.



Currently the author of five books and resides in Thedistortedpoet2013promoSan Diego, California; I have made it a life goal to write for the rest of my life. For more information on American Buddhist, subscribe to this blog for more details. As of now there is no release date. However, I will be publishing the work very soon. I just seem to keep waiting for something. And I am not really sure what that something may be as of now.



IF you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them. I will gladly get back to you at my earliest convenience. Cheers!

-M.G. Stone

Buddha Day, coming May 25th 2013 during a Full Moon

•May 8, 2013 • 1 Comment

Wesak or Vesak to many is a celebration of the birth of Buddha. And is also known as the most important day of the Buddhist celebrations. During this full moon, many Buddhists around the globe will be in enlightenment with themselves in the spirit of the Buddha. Buddhist's Meditating

I wrote a piece dedicated to this day, and if you desire to, I would like for those who honor the celebration to recite these words in a form of prayer in respect to the 14th Dali Lama and all before him as well as the Buddha in his first born formation.

This piece I meditated on for twelve hours before writing is titled “It is”. It is a prayer to the self and a prayer of meditation. Repeating it many times will come with great benefits. And this is not just a piece you can only read during a buddhist holiday, however one could recite this daily and many times a day during their
meditation practices. Full Moon May 25, 2013

This is the Meditation/poem/Mantra

“It is”

I will walk … Nibbana.
I will talk … Nibbana.
I will live … Nibbana.
I will now … Nibbana.

In this body … Nibbana.
In time itself … Nibbana.
I am free … Nibbana.
I grow forever … Nibbana.
It is.

For more information on Buddha Day, if you are interested please go to the website