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Easy-going, Diligent, Creative, and Spiritual
Brother of Stephen, Mildred, and Jeanette 
Lover of Nature, Women, and Poetry
Who feels Pain, Love, and Empathy
Who fears The Unknown, Snakes, and Heights
I would like to see The Eiffel Tower, El Castillo, and The Great Wall of China
Resident of Moravia Park Drive, Maryland

I'm currently working as a Lot Associate at The Home Depot
I'm a Navy veteran 
Born in Lima, Ohio in October 28th, 1976
Graduated from Lake Clifton Campus(formerly Lake Clifton Eastern High School), Baltimore, Maryland in 1995
Graduated from Essex Community College in 2003 and Brightwood College(formerly TESST College of Technology) in 2005
Certifications: Electronics Technology, Telecommunications, Fiber-Optics/Copper Network Cabling 

I started writing poetry in November 2006. However, after losing my poetry notebook with about 135 poems in early 2009, I lost my passion for poetry completely. I was jobless for almost a year due to the recession of 2014, during that time period, I reignited my passion for poetry to stave off boredom. I discovered Poetrysoup and started posting my poems in 2016. The first poem I posted, "Wings of A Butterfly." My poems "Sing To Me, Nightingale, Unfulfilled Dream" and "A Waxing Crescent" appeared in the first issue of Poesis Online Journal


Very important update for "Choose Your Own Title" Poetry Contest!

Blog Posted:8/9/2019 5:54:00 AM

Greetings my fellow poets!:-)

If you submitted your poem without adding the date, contest title, name of sponsor(mine), and the song that inspired your poem at the bottom, PLEASE go back and do so; definitely before Aug 20th. Don't forget! I'd hate to N/A poems for not following contest rules. Thank you and good luck!

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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/19/2019 Oak Tree Haiku Haikunature,tree,
8/19/2019 A Raja To His Rani Versepassion,romantic love,
8/17/2019 Captivating Shooting Stars Verseappreciation,imagery,star
8/17/2019 Teenage Dreamer Senryuboy,future,
8/17/2019 Inconsequential Acrostic11th grade,12th grade,enc
8/17/2019 Never Change Yourself Enclosed Rhymeencouraging,inspirational
8/17/2019 Vignettes Of A Ghetto Free verseenvironment,imagery,life,
8/15/2019 The Gift Of Love Lyriclife,love,meaningful,pers
8/14/2019 The Great Enemy Tyburnperspective,time,
8/13/2019 We're In This Together Free verseadventure,devotion,life,t
8/11/2019 Embrace Your Individuality Verseencouraging,humanity,iden
8/8/2019 My Sanctuary Acrosticlove,meaningful,passion,w
8/8/2019 The Freshness of August Air Haikuaugust,morning,nature,nic
8/8/2019 Rock Of Gibraltar Fibonaccifaith,love,metaphor,relat
8/4/2019 Respect Verseallusion,perspective,symb
7/28/2019 Chasing Perfection Sijomeaningful,perspective,tr
7/28/2019 Cool Fever Senryuchange,fate,lust,
7/28/2019 Of Chaos Free versemetaphor,perspective,
7/27/2019 More Importantly Verseconfidence,encouraging,pe
7/27/2019 Down By The Quay Free verseimagery,introspection,lon
7/25/2019 Life Lessons Verseappreciation,education,hu
7/25/2019 Grocery List Listfairy,me,
7/23/2019 Playtime Senryuchildren,games,happiness,
7/23/2019 Spellbound Haikuappreciation,child,imager
7/23/2019 Laughter Rictameteremotions,encouraging,happ
7/23/2019 Man And Dog Verseappreciation,dog,love,peo
7/23/2019 Choices Free verselife,meaningful,metaphor,
7/23/2019 Inexorable Dodoitsupeople,perspective,
7/22/2019 An Ending, aka Hindsight Twenty-Twenty Versecreation,death,farewell,
7/22/2019 Disgust Acrosticanger,evil,feelings,hate,
7/22/2019 Youth Monokumetaphor,youth,
7/22/2019 Idyllic Nook Imagismimagery,nature,peace,woma
7/22/2019 Peccadillo Monokuenvironment,humor,social,
7/22/2019 Murphy's Law Free verseintrospection,metaphor,sa
7/22/2019 I Appreciate You Free verseappreciation,dedication,f
7/21/2019 Switcheroo Senryubirthday,child,cute,humor
7/21/2019 Sad Surprise Senryudark,emotions,fate,sad,
7/21/2019 Marlon Brando Clerihewcelebrity,people,tribute,
7/21/2019 Lovely Rictameterbeauty,dedication,love,ro
7/21/2019 Knowledge Rictameterperspective,truth,
7/21/2019 Believe Rictameterdream,encouraging,faith,i
7/20/2019 What Bliss Is Acrosticemotions,happiness,love,p
7/20/2019 Graduation Day Senryucelebration,graduation,pr
7/20/2019 The Inviting Sea Chokaintrospection,memory,muse
7/20/2019 Anxious Monoku12th grade,anxiety,studen
7/20/2019 Madonna Clerihewcelebrity,people,tribute,
7/20/2019 Mindfulness Acrosticencouraging,environment,p
7/20/2019 Triumphant Homecoming Monokucelebration,soccer,sports
7/19/2019 Melancholic Memories Yet Bloom Free versememory,remember,
7/19/2019 There's The Rub Verselove,perspective,
7/19/2019 The Astronaut Imagismbeauty,husband,moon,remem
7/19/2019 guessing game Haikuconfusion,emotions,flower
7/19/2019 Helen Namededication,for her,wife,
7/19/2019 Touch Acrosticdeep,love,passion,
7/19/2019 Broken Bleeding Heart Verseemotions,heartbreak,
7/19/2019 The Evening Primrose Haikubeauty,flower,nature,
7/18/2019 Heartbreaking Imagismanimal,dog,imagery,sad,
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7/3/2019 Compromise Dodoitsuperspective,truth,
7/3/2019 In The Mood For Love Senryulove,romance,
7/3/2019 Power Rictameterperspective,power,write,
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6/30/2019 Transmogrification Senryuchild,emotions,happy,moth
6/30/2019 Zinnia Rhymeappreciation,beauty,flowe
6/28/2019 Behemoth Acrostic10th grade,11th grade,9th
6/23/2019 A Chattering of Starlings Imagismbeauty,bird,imagery,natur
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6/22/2019 The Honey Badger Personificationanimal,humor,imagery,natu
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6/22/2019 Toadflax, A Wildflower Verseflower,nature,
6/21/2019 Al Pacino Clerihewcelebrity,people,tribute,
6/20/2019 Ghosts Free verseangst,memory,symbolism,
6/20/2019 Detachment Verseboy,crush,flower,girl,sad
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6/20/2019 A Long Unvisited Memory Imagismimagery,memory,
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6/18/2019 The Impaler Haikubird,imagery,nature,
6/17/2019 Mahalia Jackson Clerihewcelebrity,people,tribute,
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