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Date PostedPoem Title# ViewsForm
09/13/2014Farewell56Free verse
01/23/2014Reflecting Back124Rhyme
11/22/2013What is it About Stars126Rhyme
11/22/2013Better than the Best of all Dreams258Rhyme
05/14/2013What is it About You that Makes Me302Free verse
05/08/2013Journey Round the Block164Free verse
04/20/2013One More Step273Quatrain
04/13/2013Concerning the Nature of Creativity233Free verse
04/04/2013The Difference between Sinner and Saint213Free verse
04/02/2013Hallowed Ground325Quatrain
04/02/2013The Reason I Write138Rhyme
04/01/2013The Funny Side of Suicide333Rhyme
03/31/2013Thinking Sublimely134Rhyme
03/31/2013The Deep Ocean Floor372Rhyme
03/31/2013The Man with the Unflappable Flappers136Free verse
03/30/2013For My Mother, Rose Marie156Rhyme
03/27/2013Memories Made to Ponder315Free verse
03/26/2013Good Night My Friends146Rhyme
03/26/2013Wouldn't It Be Nice If the Words We Write200Rhyme
03/25/2013The Kingfisher140Rhyme
03/24/2013One Last Toast208Rhyme
03/23/2013The Creator Within149Free verse
03/23/2013Bird Watching150Rhyme
03/21/2013Early Morning Sunlight179Free verse
03/18/2013times r changin rearrangin216Free verse
03/17/2013No One Can Be Better Off Than Me140Rhyme
03/17/2013Forever to Endeavor136Rhyme
03/16/2013Young Love is Easy178Rhyme
03/15/2013I Write for You and You Write for Me142Rhyme
03/15/2013Tidal Pull158I do not know?
03/15/2013Marshland135Free verse
03/15/2013Made to Wonder Why246Rhyme
03/14/2013Something Inside to Explore146Rhyme
03/14/2013Lazy Old River243Rhyme
03/13/2013Waiting for the Dust to Settle205Free verse
03/09/2013Closer to the Killing Fields163Free verse
03/09/2013Thinking Myself Unborn193Free verse
03/09/2013Words that Stir Us121Rhyme
03/07/2013Coffee at Dawn155Rhyme
03/04/2013If You Had but One Last Poem to Pen172Rhyme
03/04/2013Dearest and Deepest Reflection114Rhyme
03/02/2013Some Times before Slumber172Rhyme
12/06/2012A Prayer for Family and Friends159Rhyme
11/20/2012The Photographer's Dream322Free verse
11/09/2012Your Heart of Gold176Rhyme
11/09/2012Fire Makes My Soul Sing153Free verse
11/09/2012Ultrasound of an Unborn Child192Free verse
11/04/2012The Uncertainty of Life404Rhyme
10/25/2012I Know She Does Not Think of Me130Rhyme
10/08/2012Red Hibiscus337Couplet
09/15/2012Fond Farewell, A Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes461Free verse
08/31/2012A Tribute to Neil Alden Armstrong214Free verse
08/29/2012Stardust in Our Bones259Free verse
08/29/2012I am Not Supposed to Tell You159Free verse
08/29/2012Forgiveness193Free verse
08/24/2012Mathematics163Rhyme
08/21/2012Happiness145Rhyme
07/26/2012A Toast225Rhyme
07/22/2012Becoming is Better than Being238Rhyme
06/26/2012The Calling204Rhyme
05/09/2012If Adam and Eve Fell Down On Their Knees227Rhyme
04/30/2012An Occasional Chance Encounter596Rhyme
04/29/2012When We Both Can See Eternity203Rhyme
04/29/2012The Once Dead Boy - Revised191Rhyme
04/28/2012The Dream of Life191Rhyme
04/17/2012Alexandria163Rhyme
04/16/2012I Watched the Sun Rise188I do not know?
04/16/2012Deep Thinking Lingers191Rhyme
04/15/2012Babys First Breath351Rhyme
04/10/2012Beyond the Smile Lie Miles and Miles233Rhyme
04/07/2012Lord, Let Me Rise189Rhyme
04/02/2012End Up Where I Began223Free verse
10/25/2011I Wonder if Death Will be Anything445Rhyme
10/24/2011Destiny300Rhyme
10/21/2011Thoughts are No Less Things296Rhyme
10/12/2011A Little Thing Called Love433Verse
10/12/2011The Runner297Rhyme
10/10/2011who am i 203Free verse
10/10/2011The Rendezvous 229Rhyme
10/09/2011The Price of a Book266Rhyme
10/09/2011Contentedness258Rhyme
10/03/2011Writing is Like Riding256Rhyme
10/02/2011Summer is Long Gone 212Rhyme
09/28/2011Beauty and Love - A Rewrite 314Free verse
09/28/2011What then is Life and Why319Rhyme
09/26/2011Parthenogenesis 236Free verse
09/23/2011The Battle of Milvian Bridge325Rhyme
09/23/2011Loneliness246Rhyme
09/22/2011Walking Gingerly in the Woods242Quatrain
09/22/2011If I Could Reach Across the Miles299Quatrain
09/21/2011Where have you Gone America Newly Revised 238Rhyme
09/19/2011Sometimes I Like to Go Walking213Rhyme
09/17/2011Falling in the Trap of Self-Pity268Free verse
09/17/2011Happy Anniversary237Rhyme
09/15/2011Making Plans252Rhyme
09/15/2011You Asked Me What I Am Doing 184Rhyme
09/14/2011Lamentations of Sanibel Island303Rhyme
09/13/2011A Letter to Elizabeth293Free verse
09/07/2011My Mother Taught Me Everything I Know About the Flower294Rhyme
09/06/2011A Box of Books252Free verse
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I grew up walking and running along the soft, white sandy beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast near Tampa, back in the early sixties.  It was only natural when I decided to enlist in the Navy in May of ’77 and spend the next twenty years sailing around the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea in search of history, fun and adventure.  I was not at all
disappointed in any of these categories and little did I now then that my naval career was preparing me for the next step in my life which was to accept a
consulting and  shipboard firefighting trainer position working with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. and the Egyptian Navy here in Alexandria, Egypt.  Embarking on this next big adventure in March of 2002, I’ve had the privilege to work side by side with some of the finest men and women from both the US and Egypt in
this unique and always challenging, multi-cultural environment.  It isn’t easy working outside your own
country with different laws, language, beliefs, customs and other barriers between people but the differences are what make it “Not just another job” but a rare opportunity to teach, train and help others while learning something from them and the experience of being here “In the Land of the Ancient Pharos,”
in return. 

Unfortunately, it’s no secret that there’s been a lot of
uncertainty in Egypt since their revolution took place back in January of this year (2011) and it’s hard to tell how much longer some of us American expatriates will be remaining.  I’ve been nearly ten years already and not a day goes by that I’m not home sick and ready to pack up and leave.  But it’s been a good run thus far and I’m hoping to stretch it out for another year or
two in order to complete a few projects and leave this place better than when I arrived.  Until then, I’ve managed to find a little spare time for photography, guitar playing and reading the latest books on the subject of “New Physics.”  Many of you probably know that a new paradigm is emerging which is finding more and more common ground between science and the world’s great religions and mystical belief systems.  I try to weave these new (and many ancient) ideas
and concepts into my poetry here in Poetry Soup as much as possible and am very thankful for this unique opportunity to read, write and share our thoughts and
ideas in poetic form with one another.  It’s amazing, uplifting and transforming.  Poetry is changing my life and no doubt, if you’ve read thus far down the page, it’s changing yours as well.  Let’s make a vow to keep passing it on to others who just might join us sooner or later and eventually, we might find ourselves
change the world – one poem at a time. 

Thanks for reading and I hope to see more of you here in "PS."

Peace everybody,  

Terry Martin