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01/23/2014Reflecting Back119Rhyme
11/22/2013What is it About Stars122Rhyme
11/22/2013Better than the Best of all Dreams249Rhyme
05/14/2013What is it About You that Makes Me296Free verse
05/08/2013Journey Round the Block158Free verse
04/20/2013One More Step269Quatrain
04/13/2013Concerning the Nature of Creativity226Free verse
04/04/2013The Difference between Sinner and Saint206Free verse
04/02/2013Hallowed Ground308Quatrain
04/02/2013The Reason I Write132Rhyme
04/01/2013The Funny Side of Suicide326Rhyme
03/31/2013Thinking Sublimely131Rhyme
03/31/2013The Deep Ocean Floor364Rhyme
03/31/2013The Man with the Unflappable Flappers129Free verse
03/30/2013For My Mother, Rose Marie151Rhyme
03/27/2013Memories Made to Ponder311Free verse
03/26/2013Good Night My Friends142Rhyme
03/26/2013Wouldn't It Be Nice If the Words We Write193Rhyme
03/25/2013The Kingfisher138Rhyme
03/24/2013One Last Toast199Rhyme
03/23/2013The Creator Within145Free verse
03/23/2013Bird Watching147Rhyme
03/21/2013Early Morning Sunlight176Free verse
03/18/2013times r changin rearrangin209Free verse
03/17/2013No One Can Be Better Off Than Me134Rhyme
03/17/2013Forever to Endeavor121Rhyme
03/16/2013Young Love is Easy171Rhyme
03/15/2013I Write for You and You Write for Me136Rhyme
03/15/2013Tidal Pull155I do not know?
03/15/2013Marshland133Free verse
03/15/2013Made to Wonder Why240Rhyme
03/14/2013Something Inside to Explore143Rhyme
03/14/2013Lazy Old River239Rhyme
03/13/2013Waiting for the Dust to Settle200Free verse
03/09/2013Closer to the Killing Fields158Free verse
03/09/2013Thinking Myself Unborn182Free verse
03/09/2013Words that Stir Us115Rhyme
03/07/2013Coffee at Dawn152Rhyme
03/04/2013If You Had but One Last Poem to Pen168Rhyme
03/04/2013Dearest and Deepest Reflection112Rhyme
03/02/2013Some Times before Slumber168Rhyme
12/06/2012A Prayer for Family and Friends156Rhyme
11/20/2012The Photographer's Dream301Free verse
11/09/2012Your Heart of Gold171Rhyme
11/09/2012Fire Makes My Soul Sing148Free verse
11/09/2012Ultrasound of an Unborn Child185Free verse
11/04/2012The Uncertainty of Life386Rhyme
10/25/2012I Know She Does Not Think of Me127Rhyme
10/08/2012Red Hibiscus334Couplet
09/15/2012Fond Farewell, A Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes436Free verse
08/31/2012A Tribute to Neil Alden Armstrong209Free verse
08/29/2012Stardust in Our Bones253Free verse
08/29/2012I am Not Supposed to Tell You156Free verse
08/29/2012Forgiveness189Free verse
08/24/2012Mathematics160Rhyme
08/21/2012Happiness141Rhyme
07/26/2012A Toast221Rhyme
07/22/2012Becoming is Better than Being229Rhyme
06/26/2012The Calling197Rhyme
05/09/2012If Adam and Eve Fell Down On Their Knees224Rhyme
04/30/2012An Occasional Chance Encounter566Rhyme
04/29/2012When We Both Can See Eternity199Rhyme
04/29/2012The Once Dead Boy - Revised189Rhyme
04/28/2012The Dream of Life185Rhyme
04/17/2012Alexandria159Rhyme
04/16/2012I Watched the Sun Rise185I do not know?
04/16/2012Deep Thinking Lingers188Rhyme
04/15/2012Babys First Breath341Rhyme
04/10/2012Beyond the Smile Lie Miles and Miles230Rhyme
04/07/2012Lord, Let Me Rise185Rhyme
04/02/2012End Up Where I Began221Free verse
10/25/2011I Wonder if Death Will be Anything438Rhyme
10/24/2011Destiny298Rhyme
10/21/2011Thoughts are No Less Things290Rhyme
10/12/2011A Little Thing Called Love423Verse
10/12/2011The Runner292Rhyme
10/10/2011who am i 200Free verse
10/10/2011The Rendezvous 218Rhyme
10/09/2011The Price of a Book262Rhyme
10/09/2011Contentedness254Rhyme
10/03/2011Writing is Like Riding253Rhyme
10/02/2011Summer is Long Gone 211Rhyme
09/28/2011Beauty and Love - A Rewrite 311Free verse
09/28/2011What then is Life and Why315Rhyme
09/26/2011Parthenogenesis 235Free verse
09/23/2011The Battle of Milvian Bridge320Rhyme
09/23/2011Loneliness243Rhyme
09/22/2011Walking Gingerly in the Woods237Quatrain
09/22/2011If I Could Reach Across the Miles295Quatrain
09/21/2011Where have you Gone America Newly Revised 235Rhyme
09/19/2011Sometimes I Like to Go Walking209Rhyme
09/17/2011Falling in the Trap of Self-Pity265Free verse
09/17/2011Happy Anniversary233Rhyme
09/15/2011Making Plans251Rhyme
09/15/2011You Asked Me What I Am Doing 182Rhyme
09/14/2011Lamentations of Sanibel Island300Rhyme
09/13/2011A Letter to Elizabeth288Free verse
09/07/2011My Mother Taught Me Everything I Know About the Flower291Rhyme
09/06/2011A Box of Books250Free verse
08/22/2011The WORD222Rhyme
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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