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02/08/2015 In The Cradle of My Memories 423 Rhyme
01/30/2015 Existence 515 Rhyme
01/23/2015 Serena 820 Free verse
12/04/2014 On Calling Oneself a Poet 672 Free verse
12/03/2014 Looking Upon the Age-old Sphinx Wondering 523 Free verse
11/28/2014 The Softness of a Country Rose for Mary Jo Hoose 829 Free verse
11/25/2014 Awaking Recently Revised 639 Rhyme
11/23/2014 Wake Up Little Sleepy Head 1783 Quatrain
11/23/2014 In the Comfort of Your Memory 893 Iambic Pentameter
11/22/2014 Beethovens Number 5 473 Free verse
11/22/2014 Eileen 567 Free verse
11/18/2014 Looks So Deceiving 536 Free verse
11/17/2014 A Personal Prayer 596 Free verse
11/15/2014 You Complete Me 717 Free verse
11/15/2014 The Moral of this Story 817 Free verse
11/13/2014 Words Are to Writers 560 Free verse
11/12/2014 Falling Deeper 612 Free verse
11/12/2014 All Too Many Hallowed Battle Grounds 499 Free verse
11/11/2014 Thought Begins In a Spider Web 718 Free verse
11/09/2014 Home Is Not a Place but a Thought 544 Free verse
09/13/2014 Farewell 671 Free verse
01/23/2014 Reflecting Back 619 Rhyme
11/22/2013 What is it About Stars 562 Rhyme
11/22/2013 Better than the Best of all Dreams 753 Rhyme
05/14/2013 What is it About You that Makes Me 887 Free verse
05/08/2013 Journey Round the Block 617 Free verse
04/20/2013 One More Step 826 Quatrain
04/13/2013 Concerning the Nature of Creativity 789 Free verse
04/04/2013 The Difference between Sinner and Saint 720 Free verse
04/02/2013 Hallowed Ground 828 Quatrain
04/02/2013 The Reason I Write 552 Rhyme
04/01/2013 The Funny Side of Suicide 938 Rhyme
03/31/2013 Thinking Sublimely 619 Rhyme
03/31/2013 The Deep Ocean Floor 1303 Rhyme
03/31/2013 The Man with the Unflappable Flappers 689 Free verse
03/30/2013 For My Mother, Rose Marie 696 Rhyme
03/27/2013 Memories Made to Ponder 816 Free verse
03/26/2013 Good Night My Friends 1445 Rhyme
03/26/2013 Wouldn't It Be Nice If the Words We Write 707 Rhyme
03/25/2013 The Kingfisher 572 Rhyme
03/24/2013 One Last Toast 726 Rhyme
03/23/2013 The Creator Within 660 Free verse
03/23/2013 Bird Watching 744 Rhyme
03/21/2013 Early Morning Sunlight 670 Free verse
03/18/2013 times r changin rearrangin 779 Free verse
03/17/2013 No One Can Be Better Off Than Me 669 Rhyme
03/17/2013 Forever to Endeavor 560 Rhyme
03/16/2013 Young Love is Easy 710 Rhyme
03/15/2013 I Write for You and You Write for Me 670 Rhyme
03/15/2013 Tidal Pull 632 I do not know?
03/15/2013 Marshland 617 Free verse
03/15/2013 Made to Wonder Why 761 Rhyme
03/14/2013 Something Inside to Explore 664 Rhyme
03/14/2013 Lazy Old River 745 Rhyme
03/13/2013 Waiting for the Dust to Settle 1008 Free verse
03/09/2013 Closer to the Killing Fields 649 Free verse
03/09/2013 Thinking Myself Unborn 699 Free verse
03/09/2013 Words that Stir Us 665 Rhyme
03/07/2013 Coffee at Dawn 651 Rhyme
03/04/2013 If You Had but One Last Poem to Pen 743 Rhyme
03/04/2013 Dearest and Deepest Reflection 681 Rhyme
03/02/2013 Some Times before Slumber 633 Rhyme
12/06/2012 A Prayer for Family and Friends 751 Rhyme
11/20/2012 The Photographer's Dream 1154 Free verse
11/09/2012 Your Heart of Gold 646 Rhyme
11/09/2012 Fire Makes My Soul Sing 651 Free verse
11/09/2012 Ultrasound of an Unborn Child 620 Free verse
11/04/2012 The Uncertainty of Life 1204 Rhyme
10/25/2012 I Know She Does Not Think of Me 743 Rhyme
10/08/2012 Red Hibiscus 993 Couplet
09/15/2012 Fond Farewell, A Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes 1544 Free verse
08/31/2012 A Tribute to Neil Alden Armstrong 726 Free verse
08/29/2012 Stardust in Our Bones 774 Free verse
08/29/2012 I am Not Supposed to Tell You 686 Free verse
08/29/2012 Forgiveness 666 Free verse
08/24/2012 Mathematics 717 Rhyme
08/21/2012 Happiness 647 Rhyme
07/26/2012 A Toast 716 Rhyme
07/22/2012 Becoming is Better than Being 929 Rhyme
06/26/2012 The Calling 685 Rhyme
05/09/2012 If Adam and Eve Fell Down On Their Knees 756 Rhyme
04/30/2012 An Occasional Chance Encounter 1685 Rhyme
04/29/2012 When We Both Can See Eternity 695 Rhyme
04/29/2012 The Once Dead Boy - Revised 663 Rhyme
04/28/2012 The Dream of Life 706 Rhyme
04/17/2012 Alexandria 718 Rhyme
04/16/2012 I Watched the Sun Rise 668 I do not know?
04/16/2012 Deep Thinking Lingers 731 Rhyme
04/15/2012 Babys First Breath 1023 Rhyme
04/10/2012 Beyond the Smile Lie Miles and Miles 798 Rhyme
04/07/2012 Lord, Let Me Rise 584 Rhyme
04/02/2012 End Up Where I Began 684 Free verse
10/25/2011 I Wonder if Death Will be Anything 1024 Rhyme
10/24/2011 Destiny 761 Rhyme
10/21/2011 Thoughts are No Less Things 769 Rhyme
10/12/2011 A Little Thing Called Love 1145 Verse
10/12/2011 The Runner 774 Rhyme
10/10/2011 who am i 686 Free verse
10/10/2011 The Rendezvous 679 Rhyme
10/09/2011 The Price of a Book 832 Rhyme

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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