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Bloggers Photo     Taking Stock...The Things That Matter Most.  I have always loved that title.  It will be the title of my forthcoming book of poetry as well.  If I ever get the time that is.  The first thing I want everyone to know on Poetry Soup is that I appreciate every single comment, critique and greeting.  I read them all and hope to respond to all in time.  The second thing is that my time is very limited right now between work and family.  I devote most my time to my family when I'm off work because, to be honest, without them much of my poetry would not exist.  I also put in a ton of hours at work teaching our young US Navy Sailors the combat skills they require to come back home to us.  I Love my job regardless of the hours!! 
     I was a sailor as well, and retired after my 20 years.  I have seen most of the world, met some of the most interesting people and lived the dream of a small town boy who wanted to see the world. 
     I am from a small town...or should I say village.  I grew up in the Village of Woodson, IL  Woodson had but 300 homespun souls that would do anything for you and tell everyone about it.  Everyone knew everyone and everyone waved know matter they knew you or not. 
     Most summers were spent on Grandma's farm which was a magical place for an imaginative boy who wanted to travel.  I would hop in the old rusted cars that littered the farm and pretend drive my way across the world.  I have written several works about my Grandma and her farm.  She is inspirational to me.  On her way to the century mark now...I Love Marian Stock dearly! 
     Thank you all for reviewing and I will review when I can...Kevin sends

GERONIMOooooooo!!!


Blog Posted:4/14/2011 8:07:00 PM
Now I'm sure this is NOT going to end well. Me writing something other than a work of poetry feels foreign, and I am ill at ease to say the least. "Geronimo" shouted at the top of my lungs keeps roaming through my mind for some reason! Janean...I'm sure you're to blame for that. I have heard this is just a natural progression of things by many others, none of whom are here with me tonight whispering words of wisdom as my fingers hunt and peck at the keys.I figure the easiest way to ease into this blogging "thingy" is to jump into my real passion...my poetry. I will, over the course of time, delve into many numbers of questions as to my writing, my poems, and my unwillingness turned willingness to post. Hopefully I will get into my youth some, my Grandma's Farm, Becoming a Sailor and seeing the world, my triumphs and tribulations - all of which make me...well me!I don't know how this will play out, but I hope you will join me for the ride. I appreciate all positive critiques and feedback. I will need the shoves and encouragement. Don't let me NOT jump from a perfectly good plane yelling "Geronimo" as I go!
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  1. Date: 4/14/2011 8:37:00 PM
    Things that matter most to me Kevin ... GOD, family, poetry, luv and sharing and giving to others... and of course great friends ...luv..

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Kevin's Interview....Part One
Date Posted: 4/27/2011 4:35:00 PM
Small Town Boy...
Date Posted: 4/21/2011 10:47:00 AM
Who Is This Kevin Guy Anyway???
Date Posted: 4/17/2011 5:46:00 PM
GERONIMOooooooo!!!
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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
6/23/2011Thirsty For WordsFree verseart
6/23/2011Ink Tells A TaleFree verseart
6/23/2011Old School - A HaikuHaikuart
4/27/2011DarknessRictameterdeath,fantasy,imagination
4/27/2011Kevin StockBiobrother,family,father,fri
4/27/2011Cobalt ControversyAcrosticart
4/25/2011ITFree verseadventure,death,fantasy,m
4/25/2011With CrackersHaikufunny
4/23/2011The Thing That Matters MostHaikuanniversary,devotion,happ
4/20/2011TonightFree verseloveme,
4/20/2011Those Were The DaysFree verseadventure,childhood
4/20/2011Teardrops On A RoseHaikulove,romance
4/20/2011Explaining LoveQuatrainlove
4/20/2011A Man That Is But HumanFree verseart,epic
4/20/2011Alone And BlueQuatrainconfusion,dedication,depr
4/20/2011Dreams Will VanishRhymeangst,i love you,
4/19/2011Marian Doesn't DriveQuatrainloveheart,home,heart,home
4/19/2011Ever Present MemoriesQuatrainchildhood,devotion,family
4/18/2011Desperately Lonely, Tragically InvisibleFree verselove
4/18/2011The Sun Rose This Morn'Free versedevotion
4/18/2011Cellophane SoulFree verseangst,confusion,life
4/17/2011On Grandma's FarmQuatrainfamily,happiness,history,
4/17/2011Lavender LaughsFree versehappiness,life,love
4/15/2011NightwisHFree versededication,epic,fantasy,i
4/14/2011Dandelion SeedFree versechildhood,daughter,family
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