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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

Who Is This Kevin Guy Anyway???

Blog Posted:4/17/2011 5:46:00 PM
OK, so I'm getting out there and being seen now. Apprehensive at first, understandable, but doing well so far. No major issues other than a few individuals who believe writing poetry is not suited for "manly" men. In other words, repressed individuals with little depth and even less worthiness. For the most part though the response has been VERY positive, especially from true friends and my family...of course. By definition they are obligated to "like" my art...aren't they?? Now I've put my works out there for public display before, and always with glorious results and critique. Just never in such a personal forum, where people know who stoxback (my online identity) is. Not only can they now see who I am and what I do...I am asking them to "come check me out". Then there comes the blogging. Not putting my poetry on a blogging site, actually blogging ideas, and opinions and eventually life experiences (when I am comfortable enough). THAT'S another ball of wax entirely. Where did this come from? Never had an interest before this site, before this phase of my life. Then it dawned on me this morning. RIEHLIFE and the questions that will most assuredly come with. Being a guest blogger brought about insecurities I did not know I had. Never was an issue before, never had to write my life’s story or answer questions about my poetry. I just posted under stoxback, got much praise and accolades then slithered back into my life without others knowing any different. Now others will want to know who I am, where I'm from, when did you know you were a poet, how did you start, what is your..."process"? That's what I'm finding more difficult that more I dig into creating my bio, I DO NOT KNOW the answers to most of those questions!!! Yikes!!! I never had to know so I don't. Well, now I do need to know. There will be some soul searching over the next few days to few weeks so that I may discover who this Kevin Stock fellow really is. I think I've found the forum for this discovery. Writing isn't all that bad, although it's not as satisfying as my poetry! I hope to find myself on this blog over the course of time, come see who I am!One HUGE benefit from all this pain...I wrote my first poetry in over 4 years yesterday. It's called "Dandelion Seed". Tell me if my blogging is working!
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  1. Date: 4/19/2011 8:21:00 AM
    Hi Kevin, I am looking forward to reading some of your work, and learning more about you, and yes, your blog is very nice...they help tell about who we are so we can get to know one another better. thanks for sharing, and welcome to the Soup!!! Love, Randa

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  1. Date: 4/18/2011 8:04:00 AM
    Welcome, Kevin, we are always glad to see a new name added to the Soup family, and will look forward to reading your poetry. I will repeat what Elaine has said below...poetry began to pour from my heart just a few years ago...however, I learned as a young girl to love music, and pay attention to the lyrics and the beauty of writing. Good luck! Carrie

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  1. Date: 4/18/2011 5:50:00 AM
    Hi Kevin, I too only dabbled in writing poetry until the Autumn of my life - I guess now I have something worth writing about. I know you will love it here at the Soup. Welcome aboard. Lainie

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  1. Date: 4/18/2011 5:01:00 AM
    Hi Kevin and welcome aboard the P.S. scene ..and nice blog my friend.. hope u enjoy all the features on site.. the more u comment to others ..the more others comment back and friendships are formed .. hope u have fun fun fun.. while entertaining us with your poetry luv..

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  1. Date: 4/18/2011 4:03:00 AM
    Kevin, thanks for the reply I got from you. I really hope to see more of you here. Start posting more poems!

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  1. Date: 4/18/2011 3:51:00 AM
    Catie, he has at least four poems! Are you clicking right above here where it says My Poems? I enjoyed that poem of yours I read yesterday, Kevin.

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  1. Date: 4/17/2011 6:25:00 PM poems posted yet! You really are new. :) Well, I shall look for you to post some poetry soon. :) Catie

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  1. Date: 4/17/2011 6:23:00 PM
    Hi kevin, not a bad blog! I have no idea who you are so I am curious to check out your poetry. Have you been at PoetrySoup very long? Just incase you are new, I want to Welcome you to the Soup. :) Catie

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  1. Date: 4/17/2011 5:58:00 PM
    Kevin, I hope you have an enjoyable experience here with your poetry and your blogs, always keeping in mind, you will get what you put into it. The more people you get to know, the more feedback you will get on blogs and poetry. There are many awesome people here whom I hope you will get to know. and I will check out one of your poems now.

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My Past Blog Posts

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
Date Posted: 4/14/2011 8:07:00 PM

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6/23/2011Thirsty For WordsFree verseart
6/23/2011Ink Tells A TaleFree verseart
6/23/2011Old School - A HaikuHaikuart
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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