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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
01/13/2024 I'll Be Back 114 Haibun
12/02/2023 My Name is Etched on Insight Lander 281 Lyric
11/25/2023 One Lie 144 Monoku
11/23/2023 Magnification 200 Free verse
11/11/2023 Komorebi - Thoughts of You 127 Sonnet
11/08/2023 November Fall and Rise 159 Ninette
10/26/2023 They Crashed the Server 136 Lyric
10/21/2023 Footles Are Your Friend 99 Footle
09/30/2023 The Rod and Reproof Gives Wisdom 218 Rhyme
09/23/2023 First Bite 150 Limerick
09/23/2023 My Fave Season 89 Monorhyme
09/02/2023 From Her I Get 158 Lyric
08/25/2023 Modi On the Moon 135 Lyric
08/23/2023 India Is On the Moon 202 Tanka
08/20/2023 Beyond Greatness 161 Haibun
08/18/2023 End of Voyage Tableau 203 Verse
08/15/2023 2023 Fifa Womens World Cup - Spain Vs Sweden 193 Haibun
08/13/2023 2023 Fifa Womens World Cup - Australia Vs France 267 Haibun
08/12/2023 An Old Shovel 335 Bio
08/11/2023 School Bus Safety a Must 115 Rhyme
08/06/2023 2023 Fifa Womens World Cup - Sweden Vs Usa 180 Free verse
08/05/2023 No Anchor For Rancour 193 Lyric
08/03/2023 Cemetery Gate 176 Triolet
08/02/2023 2023 Fifa Womens World Cup - Jamaica Vs Brazil 139 Haibun
08/02/2023 2023 Fifa Womens World Cup - England Vs China 203 Haibun
07/29/2023 Close Call 160 Prose Poetry
07/28/2023 Volleyball In the Rafters 150 Free verse
07/26/2023 2023 Fifa Womens World Cup - Usa Vs Netherlands 139 Haibun
07/18/2023 The Starry Night - Van Gogh 143 Monoku
07/11/2023 Away In a Clothes Shop 227 Rhyme
07/04/2023 Yellowstone Bison 331 Alliteration
07/01/2023 Away In a Haberdashery 375 Verse
06/30/2023 Munch On This - 'Love and Pain' 1895 423 Ekphrasis
06/09/2023 Misty Morning Fog 328 Haiku
05/20/2023 Sand Bar 486 Free verse
05/13/2023 Free-Range Limericks Redux 394 Limerick
05/13/2023 Seeds of Encouragement 322 Tanka
05/10/2023 Taking Action 321 Monoku
05/08/2023 Humility's Boon 420 Senryu
05/07/2023 Bereavement 478 Tanka
05/07/2023 Sweet Friendship 405 Senryu
04/22/2023 Hither, Thither, and Yon 581 Prose
04/21/2023 No Time For Caution 548 Lyric
04/20/2023 My Regret 774 Prose Poetry
04/04/2023 Relax 525 Senryu
04/04/2023 Ashley, Lane, Massey 377 Clerihew
03/26/2023 A Plague of Grackles 543 Free verse
03/25/2023 Harbingers of Spring 377 Haiku
03/25/2023 Spring Fever 345 Haiku
03/18/2023 Time Flies 554 Senryu
02/25/2023 Love's Peat Fire 497 Rhyme
01/07/2023 Naughty Johnny 253 Limerick
01/06/2023 Better Angles 229 Free verse
01/03/2023 Untie the Knot 509 Haibun
12/28/2022 While Brushing My Teeth 423 Tanka
11/27/2022 Balance 586 Senryu
11/20/2022 Sunny Side Up 336 Senryu
11/06/2022 Trial and Error 374 Senryu
11/05/2022 Deception 264 Senryu
10/28/2022 8400 Miles Nonstop 527 Light Verse
10/26/2022 Debris Fields 211 Monoku
10/22/2022 Love's Garden 256 Sedoka
10/15/2022 String Theory 317 Lyric
09/16/2022 Connie Marcum Wong 460 Haibun
08/27/2022 Unsolicited Advice 507 Lyric
08/19/2022 Day of Reckoning 561 Senryu
08/09/2022 Just August 709 Tanka
08/07/2022 Wisdom's Singularity 606 Haiku
08/04/2022 Pizza and Beer 637 Haiku
07/16/2022 Writer's Block 580 Quatrain
07/15/2022 Beware 572 Senryu
07/12/2022 Loss 637 Haiku
07/09/2022 Wake-Up Call 428 Haiku
07/07/2022 Vincent Willem Van Gogh 751 Clerihew
07/06/2022 Cherita Poetry Form 503 Free verse
07/04/2022 Thanksgiving Crystals 672 Crystalline
06/24/2022 The Real Pheidippides 671 Clerihew
06/20/2022 War Drums 510 Senryu
06/19/2022 Cats Or Dogs 687 Personification
06/01/2022 Sentimentality 490 Free verse
04/23/2022 Raining Cats and Dogs 591 Monoku
02/23/2022 Awaiting Her Return 425 Free verse
12/24/2021 Our Life As One 444 Lyric
12/21/2021 Grace Like Rain 531 Free verse
12/21/2021 Winter Solstice 354 Haiku
12/01/2021 Spiritual Armor 377 Haiku
11/20/2021 Smokey Bear 443 Light Verse
11/04/2021 Shy 787 Haiku
11/02/2021 World Champions 360 Haiku
10/09/2021 Reflections 267 Free verse
09/25/2021 Ace 299 Haiku
09/24/2021 Fallen Leaves 283 Haiku
09/12/2021 Crucible 317 Free verse
09/08/2021 Quarterfinal 283 Haiku
09/07/2021 Which Ball 1182 Haiku
09/06/2021 Peachy Keen Redux 284 Haiku
08/30/2021 Nice Geese In Nice 250 Limerick
08/30/2021 Hate To Let You Go 334 Lyric
08/29/2021 Early Birds 259 Haiku
08/21/2021 Brevity 316 Haiku
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Quotes

Quote Left One lie is the suicide pill for trust. Quote Right
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Quote Left Important decisions benefit from time taken. Quote Right
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Quote Left Just a simple little ditty, not too long and not so witty, but a feel-good sweet refrain that I’m proud of all the same. Quote Right
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Quote Left Oh what a tangled mind we weave; embrace of nature grants reprieve. Quote Right
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Quote Left When I perceive a need, I will fulfill it with a deed. Quote Right
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Quote Left When love reciprocates, selfishness evaporates. Quote Right
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Quote Left Too much iambic pentameter can bring on the medical examiner! Quote Right
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Quote Left Tragedies worldwide, flooding my senses, daily, fill my bag of tears. Quote Right
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Quote Left The Seven P’s: Proper, prayerful, purposeful preparation prevents poor performance! Jim Baker, former Secretary of State, said the Five P’s. I added two more: “prayerful, purposeful”. Quote Right
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Quote Left When my muse ignites, verse that excites, then you have me dead to rights - I'm a poet! Quote Right
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Quote Left Keep on shining even though you feel like whining! Quote Right
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Quote Left Throw caution to the wind then your life will upend. Quote Right
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Quote Left Music is the soundtrack of our lives, and as such can help recover a once cherished memory forgotten. Quote Right
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Quote Left Be not content with one flower of truth—gather ever truth’s bouquet. Quote Right
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Quote Left How much better at day's end to be found kind. Quote Right
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Quote Left Don't forget to reconcile your bank statement with your life's statement. Quote Right
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Quote Left If selfishness precipitates, love will evaporate. Quote Right
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Quote Left When I was very young, I learned how to tie my shoes in a tight double knot, but I couldn't untie them. I tried and tried but to no avail. I was stubborn and didn't want to ask for help, but eventually, I had to ask my Mom or Dad to help me. And they did. It makes you wonder, who will untie the hard knots that humanity's responsible for? Quote Right
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Quote Left I am always busy, but never too busy for you. Quote Right
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Quote Left You can determine to what extent each person bears responsibility, by analyzing the debris field left behind and the length of the skid marks left from the time it was known to the time it was stopped. Quote Right
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Quote Left There are many things we may intend to do, but we all get caught up in the flurry of life. Quote Right
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Quote Left I can pretty much set my own schedule; but sometimes the tail wags the dog. Quote Right
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Quote Left I work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year; and every 4 years I work an extra day just for the heck of it. Quote Right
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Short Stories

TitleCategories
My Regret love, moral,
Wake Up and Smell the Keurig K-Cups funny, moral,
Fear of Flying funny, travel,
Castles In The Sand inspirational, moral,
Yvonne's Swan Song for kids, for teens, moral,

Biography

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Happily married for 50 years this year, having raised two sons, both married to girls named Carla.  Go figure. :)


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Twenty Poems that Define Me

Abundant Blessings Continue – A spiritual ode written in ABC form in which every word begins with a successive letter of the alphabet starting with A. https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/abundant_blessings_continue_1023244

Yvonne’s Swan Song – Narrative poem dedicated to all victims of bullying, including girls and boys of all ages, sizes, and backgrounds, including me! https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/yvonnes_swan_song_1016718

Close Encounters of the Bully Kind – Couplet describing my actual encounter with a bully and subsequent conflicting counsel given to me by Mom and Dad. https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/close_encounters_of_the_bully_kind_1185718

My Amazing Week on the FarmPastoral poem that describes life lessons learned during an amazing week when I was 15-years old. https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_amazing_week_on_the_farm_1190059

Paralyzed – Dedicated to my father, who had 3 strokes leaving him totally paralyzed for 7 years before he died.
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/paralyzed_1022565

Take Care of Yourself First - My family’s experience in providing loving caregiving to our elderly and infirm family members.
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/take_care_of_yourself_first_1045939   

Caregiver – My family’s experience with elder abuse that can develop when a caregiver becomes a selfish care-TAKER.  Elder abuse—See it.  Stop it.  Prevent it. https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/caregiver_1020961

Vanessa’s Song – This poem was written for our dear friends after their 16-year old daughter, Vanessa, committed suicide in 1998. https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/vanessas_song_1018588

Please Sir – Beautiful downtown Atlanta is the scene for this true encounter for which I am still ashamed after 30-years.  
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/please_sir_1020704

Castles in the Sand – Narrative poem with a moral lesson that keeps me focused on making sure of the more important things in life.
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/castles_in_the_sand_1025437

What of Our Children? – Lyric poem highlighting the challenges to our children’s future.
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/what_of_our_children_1136461

Real Eyes See – A commentary on today’s society using wordplay and rhyme.  
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/real_eyes_see_1208575

Cycle of Seasons: Haiku Series – I love Japanese poetry forms.  My series of 12 Haiku (3 per season) describing the beginning and end of each season as they transition.  
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/cycle_of_seasons_haiku_series_1028183

Nasty Panda – A flight of fancy to show my lighter side, and I am not talking about weight!  
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/nasty_panda_1140229

Green Eggs, Spam and Grits – My Southern-style tribute to Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Doctor Seuss. 
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/green_eggs_spam_and_grits_1122763

Love Immutable – The culmination of what I have learned as a husband after fifty years of marriage.
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/love_immutable_1109739

Honorable Mention – A mother gives her son sage advice on living a modest life in humility.
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/honorable_mention_1199431

My Memories – This poem expresses our concern over age-related memory loss, and my prayer that our memories stay fixed and true. https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_memories_1191701

Faraway Moon – My ode to the faithful, fascinating, faraway moon. https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/faraway_moon_1189504

Psalm of Praise – A fitting way to conclude the 20 poems that define me.
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/psalm_of_praise_1217624