Poems by Jeff Martin

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06/30/2018 The People 17 Free verse
06/21/2018 Epitaph 18 Free verse
06/13/2018 There 22 Free verse
05/23/2018 Pride 64 Free verse
05/06/2018 Sky Ship My Ship 74 Quatrain
05/06/2018 Young Lad 49 Quatrain
05/03/2018 I am not 47 Free verse
04/25/2018 The Rendezvous 97 Light Verse
04/25/2018 The Harvest Part 2 48 Free verse
04/24/2018 I drove with the top down on the Highway of Death 62 Free verse
04/23/2018 Angel 60 Free verse
04/22/2018 Asteroid Love 71 Free verse
04/21/2018 Submarines 95 Free verse
04/20/2018 Fisherman's Law 124 Free verse
04/19/2018 She-wolf 86 Free verse
04/18/2018 Freedom 193 Quatrain
04/16/2018 Rain 70 Free verse
04/16/2018 Noise 92 Free verse
04/11/2018 Blurry 72 Free verse
04/06/2018 Once 70 Free verse
03/23/2018 Windwalker 126 Free verse
02/26/2018 Savannah Song 146 Free verse
02/21/2018 They 77 Free verse
02/19/2018 Train 58 Free verse
02/11/2018 Constitution 132 Verse
02/06/2018 Rogue Star Prequel 100 Verse
01/19/2018 Uh-oh 133 Verse
01/19/2018 God 84 Verse
01/18/2018 Free 65 Verse
12/22/2017 Toxic Christmas 74 Verse
12/17/2017 She came from the Sky 77 Verse
12/07/2017 She is an Alien 282 Free verse
10/29/2017 The Day 140 Verse
10/29/2017 Wanted 61 Verse
10/26/2017 Night at the Opera 149 Verse
10/05/2017 I Am 120 Verse
09/09/2017 Tommy Atkins 138 Verse
08/19/2017 Innerverse 89 Verse
08/11/2017 911 119 Free verse
08/02/2017 Inside Girl 99 Verse
07/31/2017 Transformentiahypertosis 174 Free verse
07/28/2017 Miss Boo 87 Verse
07/27/2017 Undone 66 Free verse
07/26/2017 CC Shopper 151 Light Verse
07/23/2017 The Bus Station 157 Light Verse
07/23/2017 Die Truppen 130 Dramatic Verse
07/23/2017 Bad Tin Man 137 Verse
07/21/2017 Neverland Ninth 205 Narrative
07/11/2017 Rocket Girl 177 Verse
07/10/2017 Aubrey Aubrey Aubrey 158 Verse
07/08/2017 The Harvest 1180 Free verse
07/06/2017 Hostage 139 Rhyme
07/04/2017 A 153 Alliteration
07/03/2017 If we meet at the ball 162 Verse
06/25/2017 Hunter Angel 149 Verse
06/24/2017 Words 91 Verse
06/23/2017 Clubhouse in my Mind 190 I do not know?
06/22/2017 P 165 Alliteration
06/20/2017 Rogue Star 326 Verse
06/19/2017 Fireflies 195 Free verse
06/19/2017 attention please 399 Free verse
06/17/2017 Lamb and Lion 270 Narrative
06/15/2017 life 184 Free verse
06/10/2017 Jack the barman 167 Free verse
06/08/2017 Them Irish 369 Rhyme
05/15/2017 The Saloon 200 Free verse
04/28/2017 Requiem 168 Free verse
04/28/2017 Laura 172 Free verse


Quote Left "My thoughts on capital punishment? Let me put it this way. To lose my freedom would be worse than death. That's just me though. I put too much value on freedom." Quote Right
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Quote Left "To have been known as a good and decent person, unselfish, empathetic and sympathetic, of impeccable moral and principle, unquestionable character, respectful of humanity and the world, as one who in the face of accusation, scrutiny, and risk, never compromised these values, is I think, the greatest honor one could ever have hoped to achieve in their allotted time on Earth." Quote Right
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Born in Ogden, Utah. An Air Force child.  At 17, I joined the US Navy, serving in the Submarine Force for 20 years.  Duty stations included sea duty aboard submarines homeported in Charleston, SC and San Diego, CA,  and sea duty on US Navy ships homeported in Guam and La Maddalena, Sardinia.  I've had the chance to visit many countries and experience many cultures.

In 1996, while assigned to staff duty in Pearl Harbor, HI,  I enrolled at Chaminade University of Honolulu and attended classes weeknights and Saturdays.  Majoring in Historical and Political Studies, and minoring in Criminal Justice, I earned my BA, graduating with the Class of 1999.

I love reading, mostly on historical subjects, with an emphasis on military and ancient history.  As for fiction, my favorite author, at least the one from whom I've read the most books,  is Alexander McCall Smith.  I especially enjoy the 44 Scotland Street series.  The series sparked my interest in poetry because it includes references to poems and poets throughout and each book ends with the recitement of a poem.  When Mr. Smith personally replied to an e-mail I sent him, my respect for him soared even higher. 

I wish I can say that I have the burning desire to write.  I want the burning desire to write.  But until then, if, and when, I write to express myself. I write when I feel the need. 

 I only read the occasional poem, and I do not own any books on the subjecf,  therefore, when I submit poems to PoetrySoup, I never use the plagiarism checker.  I figure, what are the odds of two people thinking the exact same thing?  I cross my heart, it is not because of any arrogance on my part, it is because I am naive.   Any similarities to previous writing is coincidental and I apologize beforehand.