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01/23/2014Reflecting Back115Rhyme
11/22/2013What is it About Stars119Rhyme
11/22/2013Better than the Best of all Dreams232Rhyme
05/14/2013What is it About You that Makes Me290Free verse
05/08/2013Journey Round the Block156Free verse
04/20/2013One More Step265Quatrain
04/13/2013Concerning the Nature of Creativity221Free verse
04/04/2013The Difference between Sinner and Saint202Free verse
04/02/2013Hallowed Ground299Quatrain
04/02/2013The Reason I Write130Rhyme
04/01/2013The Funny Side of Suicide314Rhyme
03/31/2013Thinking Sublimely126Rhyme
03/31/2013The Deep Ocean Floor356Rhyme
03/31/2013The Man with the Unflappable Flappers125Free verse
03/30/2013For My Mother, Rose Marie148Rhyme
03/27/2013Memories Made to Ponder304Free verse
03/26/2013Good Night My Friends136Rhyme
03/26/2013Wouldn't It Be Nice If the Words We Write187Rhyme
03/25/2013The Kingfisher135Rhyme
03/24/2013One Last Toast190Rhyme
03/23/2013The Creator Within140Free verse
03/23/2013Bird Watching139Rhyme
03/21/2013Early Morning Sunlight172Free verse
03/18/2013times r changin rearrangin203Free verse
03/17/2013No One Can Be Better Off Than Me126Rhyme
03/17/2013Forever to Endeavor116Rhyme
03/16/2013Young Love is Easy163Rhyme
03/15/2013I Write for You and You Write for Me132Rhyme
03/15/2013Tidal Pull152I do not know?
03/15/2013Marshland128Free verse
03/15/2013Made to Wonder Why233Rhyme
03/14/2013Something Inside to Explore135Rhyme
03/14/2013Lazy Old River232Rhyme
03/13/2013Waiting for the Dust to Settle197Free verse
03/09/2013Closer to the Killing Fields154Free verse
03/09/2013Thinking Myself Unborn175Free verse
03/09/2013Words that Stir Us109Rhyme
03/07/2013Coffee at Dawn140Rhyme
03/04/2013If You Had but One Last Poem to Pen165Rhyme
03/04/2013Dearest and Deepest Reflection110Rhyme
03/02/2013Some Times before Slumber163Rhyme
12/06/2012A Prayer for Family and Friends147Rhyme
11/20/2012The Photographer's Dream298Free verse
11/09/2012Your Heart of Gold169Rhyme
11/09/2012Fire Makes My Soul Sing143Free verse
11/09/2012Ultrasound of an Unborn Child180Free verse
11/04/2012The Uncertainty of Life372Rhyme
10/25/2012I Know She Does Not Think of Me123Rhyme
10/08/2012Red Hibiscus328Couplet
09/15/2012Fond Farewell, A Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes424Free verse
08/31/2012A Tribute to Neil Alden Armstrong202Free verse
08/29/2012Stardust in Our Bones248Free verse
08/29/2012I am Not Supposed to Tell You149Free verse
08/29/2012Forgiveness181Free verse
08/24/2012Mathematics155Rhyme
08/21/2012Happiness137Rhyme
07/26/2012A Toast216Rhyme
07/22/2012Becoming is Better than Being219Rhyme
06/26/2012The Calling193Rhyme
05/09/2012If Adam and Eve Fell Down On Their Knees220Rhyme
04/30/2012An Occasional Chance Encounter534Rhyme
04/29/2012When We Both Can See Eternity196Rhyme
04/29/2012The Once Dead Boy - Revised184Rhyme
04/28/2012The Dream of Life177Rhyme
04/17/2012Alexandria155Rhyme
04/16/2012I Watched the Sun Rise180I do not know?
04/16/2012Deep Thinking Lingers183Rhyme
04/15/2012Babys First Breath331Rhyme
04/10/2012Beyond the Smile Lie Miles and Miles226Rhyme
04/07/2012Lord, Let Me Rise182Rhyme
04/02/2012End Up Where I Began215Free verse
10/25/2011I Wonder if Death Will be Anything430Rhyme
10/24/2011Destiny292Rhyme
10/21/2011Thoughts are No Less Things286Rhyme
10/12/2011A Little Thing Called Love417Verse
10/12/2011The Runner286Rhyme
10/10/2011who am i 197Free verse
10/10/2011The Rendezvous 213Rhyme
10/09/2011The Price of a Book253Rhyme
10/09/2011Contentedness250Rhyme
10/03/2011Writing is Like Riding249Rhyme
10/02/2011Summer is Long Gone 205Rhyme
09/28/2011Beauty and Love - A Rewrite 304Free verse
09/28/2011What then is Life and Why309Rhyme
09/26/2011Parthenogenesis 232Free verse
09/23/2011The Battle of Milvian Bridge311Rhyme
09/23/2011Loneliness240Rhyme
09/22/2011Walking Gingerly in the Woods232Quatrain
09/22/2011If I Could Reach Across the Miles292Quatrain
09/21/2011Where have you Gone America Newly Revised 230Rhyme
09/19/2011Sometimes I Like to Go Walking206Rhyme
09/17/2011Falling in the Trap of Self-Pity257Free verse
09/17/2011Happy Anniversary228Rhyme
09/15/2011Making Plans247Rhyme
09/15/2011You Asked Me What I Am Doing 180Rhyme
09/14/2011Lamentations of Sanibel Island293Rhyme
09/13/2011A Letter to Elizabeth282Free verse
09/07/2011My Mother Taught Me Everything I Know About the Flower286Rhyme
09/06/2011A Box of Books247Free verse
08/22/2011The WORD218Rhyme
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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