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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
10/16/2019 LIFE'S BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY 282 Free verse
08/21/2019 A POET OUT OF HIDING 213 Free verse
03/29/2019 NEVER SAY NEVER 291 Free verse
02/19/2019 WE ANSWERED THE CALL TO DUTY 309 Free verse
02/19/2019 Memories of a War 299 Free verse
09/02/2018 FINDING GOD IN THE MORNING 314 Free verse
08/06/2018 SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND 324 Free verse
07/07/2018 LOST CHILDHOOD MEMORIES 311 Free verse
05/01/2018 FOLLOW YOUR DREAM 424 Free verse
04/30/2018 BIRD SONG SERENADE 559 Sonnet
03/21/2018 THE MYSTERY OF THE SEA 2200 Free verse
02/28/2018 TWILIGHT 265 Free verse
02/01/2018 THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT 597 Free verse
11/10/2017 I AM KNOWN AS OLD GLORY 1256 Free verse
11/06/2017 THE LONELY BIBLE 473 Personification
10/23/2017 SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER 281 Free verse
10/20/2017 BELIEVE IN YOURSELF 696 Free verse
10/20/2017 LIFE IS A JOURNEY 587 Free verse
10/18/2017 MY GET WELL PRAYER FOR YOU 560 Free verse
10/07/2017 REFLECTIONS OF A SUPERSTORM 466 Free verse
10/06/2017 THE CHATTER BOX 425 Free verse
10/04/2017 A World Without Children 597 Free verse
08/21/2017 INTEGRITY 10234 Free verse
08/04/2017 THE CROSS AROUND MY NECK 861 Free verse
07/30/2017 A FRIEND IN NEED 820 Free verse
07/29/2017 TIME ALONE WITH GOD 486 Free verse
07/26/2017 LETTER TO MY BELOVED SASHA 1216 Elegy
07/24/2017 WHEN YOU COME TO A FORK IN THE ROAD 601 Free verse
07/21/2017 ODE TO MY COFFEE CUP 992 Ode
07/18/2017 THE DEATH OF A TELEPHONE 405 Light Verse
07/18/2017 THE GRANDFATHER CLOCK 783 Personification
07/12/2017 QUIET TIME WITH GOD 871 Free verse
07/11/2017 TILL THE STORM PASSES BY 819 Narrative
07/10/2017 THE BRIDGES THAT WE CROSS 408 Rhyme
07/08/2017 A SHADOW OF DOUBT 364 Rhyme
07/08/2017 WHEN SPECIAL PEOPLE TOUCH OUR LIVES 1449 Free verse
07/07/2017 BAND OF BIRDS 468 Rhyme


Quote Left Never say never until you try. You will be amazed at what you can do. Quote Right
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Quote Left Whatever mood you are in that is what you should be writing. Quote Right
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Quote Left The way you learn to do things shows the sum of who you are. Quote Right
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Quote Left A Poet who writes from the heart takes ordinary themes and expresses them in extraordinary ways using imagery. Quote Right
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I was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 7, 1944.  Graduated Mainland Regional High School, Linwood, New Jersey in 1965.  Served in the Army in Vietnam April 1966 to April 1967. 

Member International Society of Lyricists and Composers Inc Nashville, Tennessee 1974.

Member National Song Writers Guild 1975.

Twenty year veteran US Army July 1975 to September 1993.

Inrolled at South East Colledge of Technology Mobile, Alabama  1996-1997.

Sustaining member of the Academy of American Poets 2016-2019.

I am a member of a local Poet and writers workshop, we meet during the months of February and March.  This is my third year.

I joined July 4, 2017.

I want to continue my passion for music and the Guitar.

I also have a love for Photography especially Landscape Photography.