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a great man

The Great Man Harry Lesly Smith was born poor in a slum he had no education but rose above because he was of a sunny nature. I read excerpts from his book (he wrote several) and he expresses himself in a pure working class vernacular way and since he was not a famous literate one thinks his book sells modestly. I too was born in the slum and Homes, finally ending my boyhood at a farm for the rebellious. By nature, I’m five minutes before midnight and tend to see the darker colour of the time we live in, these the last hours before the world explode and hurtle through space. I too have published several books of what I call “alternative poetry” I can`t even give my books and have never sold a book through Amazon or bookshops. I liked Harry he represented the excellent human and I will remember him well

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