Poems by Jeff Martin

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04/22/2018 Asteroid Love 10 Free verse
04/21/2018 Submarines 17 Free verse
04/20/2018 Fisherman's Law 17 Free verse
04/19/2018 She-wolf 28 Free verse
04/18/2018 Freedom 76 Quatrain
04/16/2018 Rain 41 Free verse
04/16/2018 Noise 38 Free verse
04/11/2018 Blurry 41 Free verse
04/06/2018 Once 46 Free verse
03/23/2018 Windwalker 70 Free verse
02/26/2018 Savannah Song 91 Free verse
02/21/2018 They 56 Free verse
02/19/2018 Train 48 Free verse
02/11/2018 Constitution 86 Verse
02/06/2018 Rogue Star Prequel 78 Verse
01/19/2018 Uh-oh 104 Verse
01/19/2018 God 70 Verse
01/18/2018 Free 56 Verse
12/22/2017 Toxic Christmas 56 Verse
12/17/2017 She came from the Sky 69 Verse
12/07/2017 She is an Alien 222 Free verse
10/29/2017 The Day 116 Verse
10/29/2017 Wanted 50 Verse
10/26/2017 Night at the Opera 132 Verse
10/05/2017 I Am 104 Verse
09/09/2017 Tommy Atkins 120 Verse
08/19/2017 Innerverse 75 Verse
08/11/2017 911 108 Free verse
08/02/2017 Inside Girl 85 Verse
07/31/2017 Transformentiahypertosis 137 Free verse
07/28/2017 Miss Boo 77 Verse
07/27/2017 Undone 57 Free verse
07/26/2017 CC Shopper 140 Light Verse
07/23/2017 The Bus Station 130 Light Verse
07/23/2017 Die Truppen 105 Dramatic Verse
07/23/2017 Bad Tin Man 122 Verse
07/21/2017 Neverland Ninth 170 Narrative
07/11/2017 Rocket Girl 144 Verse
07/10/2017 Aubrey Aubrey Aubrey 133 Verse
07/08/2017 The Harvest 1126 Free verse
07/06/2017 Hostage 115 Rhyme
07/04/2017 A 140 Alliteration
07/03/2017 If we meet at the ball 151 Verse
06/25/2017 Hunter Angel 133 Verse
06/24/2017 Words 82 Verse
06/23/2017 Clubhouse in my Mind 167 I do not know?
06/22/2017 P 141 Alliteration
06/20/2017 Rogue Star 308 Verse
06/19/2017 Fireflies 158 Free verse
06/19/2017 attention please 353 Free verse
06/17/2017 Lamb and Lion 239 Narrative
06/15/2017 life 171 Free verse
06/10/2017 Jack the barman 142 Free verse
06/08/2017 Them Irish 331 Rhyme
05/15/2017 The Saloon 183 Free verse
04/28/2017 Requiem 156 Free verse
04/28/2017 Laura 154 Free verse

Quotes

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.