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Bloggers PhotoRetired from the printing business in 2011...now happily living in Ponchatoula, LA close to my wonderful (and enormous) family. I have three beautiful daughters, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who I spoil rotten because that's my job. The bio picture is me with my oldest grandaughter, Dixie.
My goal is to write a halfway decent poem sometime...My favorite poets are Robert Frost, Edward Arlington Robinson and Wallace Stevens...I have read everything John Steinbeck ever wrote at least three times

I GOTTA BE DREAMING


Blog Posted:12/2/2013 4:01:00 AM

Well, I just got my copy of The Hoot & Hare Review in which the poems below are featured along with a bio and recommended reading section….MORE Good news. Three more poems have been published in the Wilderness House Literary Review along with Deb Guzzi (How bout that cher?) Also, my song lyric ‘Radio Days’ is currently in production at Nashville Song Service (They’re the big boys on the block!) and I should get my demo copy after the holidays…It’s a long shot but who knows? Thanks for reading…

Male Mantis Murder (Senryu)

Gladly would I die
for your love, my dear...No! Wait!
Just kidding! Just kid...


Senior Moment

Sir, please remember to remind me
Because sometimes I forget
That I forgot to do something
(How forgetful of me!)
What did I forget, you ask?
Umm, well I guess I for...
Oh, just FORGET THE WHOLE THING!
(Forget what?)
NOW, lets see here...
What WAS the whole thing
That I just told you I forgot to forget?
And by the way...
Just what the heck IS it
That I forgot that I forgot in the first place?
Have you forgotten to remember to remind me?
(Remind me of what?)
Wh...I beg your pardon sir!!
Are you trying to confuse me?
I beg your pardon sir!!
Are you trying...I did NOT just say that!
(What did I just not say?)
Aha!...you don't remember do you?
You forget who you're dealing with here!
And another thing...
Just who in blazes ARE you dealing with?
You've messed with the wrong person, fella!
I NEVER forget a face!
Apparently you've forgotten
I have the memory of an ele...

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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 9:23:00 PM
    Congratulations... Wonderful news ! Love to hear that I am hob nobbing with some very special writers here. Good luck on your song. Great lyrics :)

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  1. Date: 12/3/2013 7:11:00 AM
    Congrats Tim! That's alot of good news! So happy for you :)

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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 11:59:00 PM
    yesss... i know how greeat this feels , tim... had my little share of being fetaured on online mags... thumbs up!.. huggs

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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:48:00 PM
    Wow! Awesome Tim! Congrats and thanks for sharing your BIG news!!

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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:15:00 PM
    Tim---YOU RULE!!

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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 3:32:00 PM
    OH MY! WHAT A DREAM COME TRUE! Tim, I'm so so proud of you. So incredibly proud!!! Congrats, my dear.......More power to you. I loved these two pieces you posted.....No wonder!!!! You Rock!!! Let that ROCKER do justice to your lyrics or he'll get a kick in the pants from me. Cheers going up for ya in Beirut!!!! XO

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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 3:07:00 PM
    Congratulations...Wow..Wowzer..Wow : ).So many soupers making us proud including you dear.

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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 2:50:00 PM
    By the way, I listened to some of the demos NSS has already produced and they are awesome!! These guys are real pros...First they lay down the music soundtrack, then a professional singer does the vocals...I told them I wanted mine to be a real rocker and they agreed...

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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 10:14:00 AM
    You tickle my funny bone, Tim.......and I'm cheering for you.......do you hear me !!??????????????

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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:35:00 AM
    Tim, I enjoy your sense of humor. And I have always loved that senryu of yours!!!

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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:19:00 AM
    I'm so proud of you cher! How wonderful, now keep submitting don't stop. I highly recommend getting Duotrope to help you, there's a free trail & if you like it, it's only $5 a month!

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 12/2/2013 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Deb! It's an honor to be published with you...You have been a true friend to me from the beginning
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 7:32:00 AM
    Oh Tim...I knew you when..---congratulations sir.....and I feel after reading your poem I just had another conversation with my ninety year old mother in law..haha..

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 12/2/2013 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I ain't far behind her Donna! By the way, I don't believe I got your name...My name is uh...(gimmie a minute here)
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 7:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on all you've done... That's really great! Hope to see even greater things in the future... But for now... I am impressed.

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8/19/2014Occasional SnowNarrativenostalgia,snow,
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