The Reverie Journal: Issue One Release Date


Issue One publication coming soon, in both e-format (Kindle) and hard copy. I will have a poem included, be sure to check it out!

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This has been a long time coming, but we are so excited to announce the upcoming release of The Reverie Journal’s first issue – Available on Kindle October 9th!

That’s right. . .I said Kindle.

We struggled for some time trying to find the right outlet for our magazine. We wanted to showcase the amazing work submitted to us in the best possible way, and honesty, we just weren’t finding the right program to utilize.

So the magazine evolved and we decided to make this more of a book, allowing us the ability to truly customize it in the way we wanted and to offer all of you a beautiful, professional product.

In celebration of our first issue, you will be able to download the Kindle version for


Also, for those that have asked, there will be a print edition available. For the poets featured in our magazine we…

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Love – a poem


"Muppin and Rico" 2015 Region 5 Arabian Horse Show, Monroe WA July 2015 ©Mark Schutter

crashes into our lives.
Breaking fragile hearts,
melting them from the start.

is swift and powerful.
Smashing the strongholds,
shining a light into the dark.

is soft and gentle.
A strong hand that so
tenderly holds a broken heart.

is grace and mercy.
An undeniable bold truth,
a blaze from one small spark.

is slow to anger.
Patient and forever kind,
always the best place to start.

~Mark Schutter ©2015

#JustBelieve #GraceWins #HopeLives

Demons Inside


There are demons inside
who seek our demise.   

Our thoughts…
Our fears… 
Our doubts…   

While the evil lurks
in the silent shadows. 


The battle is theirs
and they simply wait. 

Our lives…
Our dreams…   
Our hopes…

They do nothing, because
we do it to ourselves.

~Mark Schutter ©2015

Condemnation and the One Voice.


Condemnation is often,
we so easily tell ourselves
comes from others.
In loud voices they speak;
their supposed truth,
their belittling words,
their self-imposed importance.

Yet the worst vile hypocrisy,
and self-mutilating condemnation;
that tears us down,
that speaks the lies,
that raises the doubts.
Is not the voices from without,
but that one lone voice within.

We listen when we should not,
and talk when we should listen.
The world and the enemy,
others and ourselves,
drown out the only true voice.
The voice of love and grace,
that never speaks of condemnation.

~Mark Schutter ©2015


The Dragon


never out loud
i learned to scream
only inside my head

gripped by fear
of waking the dragon
that now believed me dead

silently i lay
in the cold and black
feeling terror and dread

dreams of escape
filled the lonely hours
while lying in the demons bed

hope and light
seemed so far away
those words long ago said

destined to live
so i firmly believed
upon this path i now tread

grace and mercy
overwhelm my tired heart
as love crushes the serpents head

~Mark Schutter ©2015

#JustBelieve #GraceWins #HopeLives