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My name, is William Darnell Sr. I'm a retired carpenter, and a father of 5 grown children, 4 boys, and a beautiful daughter. My wife's passed away, 13 yrs now, so that makes me, a widower. My oldest, a son, is passed as well. I also have 6 grandchildren, 4 boys, and 2 beautiful granddaughter's. I've been writing poetry for around 20 yrs. My inspiration's God, my 7th grade English teacher, and my woodshop teacher. The greatest thing I have ever done, was married my wife, may she rest in peace, and the children she has given us. I was supposed to write a story of a tragedy that has happened to my family. But, having some difficulties. So, I'm just going to come right out and tell you. Two of my children had been raped, by a family member as some or maybe most of you might well know. My late wife's little brother done this. I hold myself responsible, most say, it wasn't my fault and I get that. But, the truth is, we knew. more to come... And, for this reason alone, that we knew, I hold responsible. I, as a father, husband, protector, and a man should have been assertive, regardless of my wife's feelings, having our children's best interest at mind, and said no, absolutely not! Ok, this is a Bio, an entry as to who I am, a briefing. I'll carry this story over to my blog. Anyways, that's me!

Best of Wishes,


Devastating My World

Blog Posted:1/20/2023 6:51:00 PM
Yesterday evening my home had gone thru a fire. I was asleep and the smoke is what initially woke me, but when I opened my eyes, all I could see were flames everywhere. I had crawled on the floor for what seemed forever. I couldn't find my cat, poor girl. Thought I'd share this with you folks, it's not good news, and I am sorry, I had to release it somewhere. Best Wishes, William

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Date: 1/26/2023 3:36:00 AM
Terrible experience to go through. Hope you found your cat
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Date: 1/24/2023 1:05:00 PM
In my thoughts and prayers William. Thank you for sharing this devastating experience. Blessings to you.
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Date: 1/23/2023 4:15:00 PM
so sorry for what you went through , such sad news
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Date: 1/23/2023 5:58:00 AM
Sorry to hear of the ordeal you have gone through and the present tragedy. Thank God, you could get out without getting burnt. Hope your house is livable. Definitely God will set things right for you too soon.... ! Stay positive, William!
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Date: 1/25/2023 7:33:00 PM
Hi, Valsa! No, I am afraid the house is not habitable. Deemed condemn But thank you for your sentiments. Best Wishes, William
Date: 1/22/2023 3:31:00 PM
Hello William Darnell Sr. You went through something horrible. I am thankful you are okay and able to get out without doing harm to yourself. Is your home destroyed? Where are you staying now? Glad you are okay. Enjoy your evenng my friend.
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Date: 1/22/2023 8:37:00 AM
Oh I’m so sorry to hear this William, how frightening for you, thinking of you. Angie x
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Date: 1/25/2023 7:36:00 PM
Thank you, Angie.
Date: 1/22/2023 6:31:00 AM
Sad news William. I'm glad you are still online. Stay positive!
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Date: 1/22/2023 5:34:00 AM
I am so sorry to read this and sincerely hope you are able to rebuild and get back on track in time. Sending positive thoughts of hope your way!
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Date: 1/21/2023 3:51:00 PM
William, I am so sorry this has happened to you. Is that cat gone? Heartbreaking news. My childhood home was burned to the ground so I know how devastating that is, God bless you, Constance
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Date: 1/21/2023 12:29:00 PM
William so sorry to hear this. I hope your cat is all right. I am glad you made it out safe my friend. Several weeks ago I texted my daughter and asked how her and her mom were doing? She said she is temporarily staying with a friend her mom's house she says caught on fire. Sh-t Happens unfortunately. Hope your spirits are up my friend. Insurance will bring your house back, you came out of it alive, those are the most important facts. Please give us feedback on your cat. Hoping you get through this William. When something bad happens in my life I always remind myself someone else has it worst. When your feeling depressed think of that. Wishing you well my friend...
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Date: 1/21/2023 12:03:00 PM
No doubt a terrifying event, William. Glad you can write about it now. Lifted prayers for recovery of your former life. Time can heal; let God work. :o|
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Date: 1/21/2023 11:33:00 AM
Dear William, I'm so sorry to hear about your home and your cat. So thankful that you're okay. I hope you're able to find your cat. You're in my prayers. ~ Brandy
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Date: 1/21/2023 9:30:00 AM
I'm so sorry to hear this, William. I'm glad you're safe and I hope your beloved cat is, too. Sending prayers your way.
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Date: 1/21/2023 9:29:00 AM
oh my goodness, that is such terrible news. It's just you and the cat living there? I pray your cat is found and that you can get back on track with your life. i can't even imagine the incredible loss and suffering you are feeling. So sorry, William.
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Date: 1/21/2023 8:07:00 AM
William, we lost our family home to a fire, fortunately, most of us weren't home, and those who were made it out okay. I know the mark that it left on our family, and I feel for your loss and that of your Tabby. Take care my friend, Aloha William
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Date: 1/21/2023 6:40:00 AM
My gosh, William: You had a lucky escape. Hopefully your cat has run off somewhere and will show up. You are probably in a lot of shock right now. Do you have family to help you? Take care, SuZ
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Date: 1/21/2023 4:11:00 AM
So sorry to hear William, glad you're okay and made it out safely. So sorry for the loss of your cat.
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Date: 1/21/2023 12:02:00 AM
I am so sorry William, but so glad you made it out safely. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your cat. We will pray for your peace, and thankful that you are alive.
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Date: 1/20/2023 11:03:00 PM
So sorry to hear that William, it must have been a terryfying experience. I hope your cat is OK. Tom
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Date: 1/25/2023 7:43:00 PM
Thanks, Tom. I value you My cat lost her life. Best Wishes, William
Date: 1/20/2023 9:11:00 PM
I can't imagine how you are feeling William, but so very happy that you did make it out. Get some rest please. Take care of yourself okay
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Date: 1/23/2023 1:39:00 PM
FJ, thank you, for your kind sentiments and acknowledgment of my blog. I am humbled beyond words. Best Wishes, William
Date: 1/20/2023 8:27:00 PM
So sorry to hear William! Sounds like you are okay but sorry about your poor cat. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
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Date: 1/23/2023 1:35:00 PM
Kim, thank you! All of you, your comments and support are enough, I am humbled. Best Wishes, William
Date: 1/20/2023 8:12:00 PM
Omg . William. I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy and your cat too. My prayers are with you.
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Date: 1/23/2023 1:32:00 PM
Heidi, thank you! My home was condemned but didn't burn down. The back portion of the house, kitchen, back porch, and my bedroom were lost. So, the American Red Cross donated monetary funding for clothing, food, shelter, or however I need to use it. Neighbors had given me a place to lay my head and I'm grateful. Thank you for your comment, your support. I can only look forward to road of recovery. Best Wishes, William

My Past Blog Posts

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Artist Hands
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My Recent Poems

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1/13/2023 Write to Inspire Rhymeconfidence,encouraging,fa
1/9/2023 I Purge to Leave: For Milton Rhymedeath of a friend,dedicat
1/2/2023 Gardens of Memories Rhymebereavement,courage,death
12/25/2022 Dashing, Ole' St Nick Narrativeblessing,celebration,chri
12/7/2022 Impact's Proseconfidence,deep,family,hu
11/13/2022 Let Me Bare Your Pain Prosededication,for her,i love
11/6/2022 Fear, You Won't Know Free verseanxiety,courage,deep,depr
10/20/2022 If It Hadn't Been for You Lyricbest friend,deep,family,f
10/1/2022 I Am a Believer in a King Prosebirth,christian,christmas
9/25/2022 The One I Know, Is There Free versechristian,depression,emot
9/23/2022 A Challenging Flight Free versedark,depression,emotions,
9/3/2022 I Can Free verseappreciation,celebration,
8/30/2022 A Silhouettes Smile Free versebest friend,dedication,fo
8/18/2022 Silences, Silenced Free versedeep,imagery,journey,sile
8/15/2022 My Intentions Proseabsence,desire,for her,in
8/3/2022 Acrostic - Brenda Lee Kime Acrosticappreciation,beautiful,de
7/31/2022 Never Seen It Coming Proseanxiety,confusion,depress
7/31/2022 A Perpetual Forever Free verseadventure,hope,metaphor,o
7/25/2022 Only Dreams Imagination Free verseappreciation,character,cr
7/22/2022 I Am Legend Proseimage,imagery,imagination
7/19/2022 King of Lions, Heaven Bound Free versebest friend,cat,death,fee
7/19/2022 Thrice My Spirit Free versefaith,god,heaven,i am,ima
7/11/2022 Ode to Mischief Lotus Free verseanimal,anxiety,cat,dedica
4/27/2022 Unfair Rhymeangst,cancer,confusion,de
4/25/2022 My Demons: Awakened Rhymeabsence,angst,anxiety,cha
3/22/2022 Darkness, My Ole' Friend Free verseanxiety,confusion,corrupt
3/15/2022 Cravings of a Venomous Toxin Free verseabuse,addiction,betrayal,
3/9/2022 Loneliness Hotel Rhymedeep,depression,fear,lone
2/22/2022 Stupid Is, As Stupid Does Rhymechristian,confidence,cool
2/12/2022 The Secret to Having It All Proseblessing,desire,loss,love
2/6/2022 We Are People Proseconflict,confusion,cultur
12/16/2021 Just Me: Part 2, Sitting on The Shelf Free verseencouraging,growth,inspir
12/6/2021 Tales of The Poets Rhymeappreciation,character,fa
11/17/2021 Through These Fields Rhymeart,confidence,deep,emoti
9/23/2021 Birds On A Bucket: Picture of Art Imagismanimal,art,bird,creation,
9/3/2021 Are There Three In You Free versechristian,confidence,deep
9/1/2021 Eternity With You Rhymebeautiful,deep,devotion,h
8/29/2021 Amber Rivers of Past Regret Rhymeconflict,confusion,courag
8/28/2021 Alien Invasion Rhymecheer up,crazy,cute,hilar
8/28/2021 Four Thing's Rhymeappreciation,character,de
8/28/2021 Love At Home Rhymeblessing,family,home,huma
8/21/2021 A Heart Inside Dreams' Prosecreation,deep,dream,encou
8/17/2021 I Gather Words Proseinspirational,literature,
8/8/2021 A Pleasure to My Sorrow Prosecharacter,courage,deep,en
6/26/2021 Love In This World Proseappreciation,blessing,con
6/5/2021 Forever Remains Prosedeep,feelings,for her,hop
5/27/2021 Seductions of Sin' Prosedark,deep,god,humanity,li
5/24/2021 Departure: My Son Rhymebereavement,death,dedicat
5/6/2021 Table of The Scribed Rhymedark,deep,imagery,imagina
4/22/2021 My Past Love Prosefor her,hope,i love you,i
4/14/2021 Easter to Enjoy Rhymeappreciation,best friend,
4/14/2021 What You Done Prosefaith,forgiveness,friends
3/18/2021 Under Moonlights at Bay Proseblessing,confidence,frien
3/15/2021 Let Me Write Rhyme4th grade,best friend,jou
3/2/2021 Creative Note Rhymeanxiety,courage,creation,
2/22/2021 It's For You: It's For Me Prose5th grade,angel,blessing,
2/14/2021 My Valentine Always Prosebeautiful,beauty,february
2/12/2021 Poetry In A Mix Proseadventure,appreciation,bl
2/11/2021 Now I Lay Me Rhyme5th grade,blessing,cheer
2/9/2021 Life's Lessons Life's Hacks Proseblessing,change,confidenc
2/9/2021 I'm Calling Your Name Proseabsence,art,beauty,best f
2/6/2021 Every Moment Proseadventure,blessing,celebr
2/4/2021 She's Always On My Mind Proseabsence,dedication,heartb
1/31/2021 Satan Thought He Could Free verseallusion,blessing,christi
1/30/2021 Acrostic - William Patrick Darnell Sr Acrosticblessing,cancer,character
1/26/2021 Stallion Proseanimal,caregiving,confide
1/25/2021 For An Eternity Free verseblessing,christian,humani
1/16/2021 A Measure In Time - Conclusion Rhymeconflict,confusion,courag
12/26/2020 I'm Defined, Strengthened, I'm Thankful Rhymeabuse,anger,character,con
12/14/2020 Let Them Words Play Free verse4th grade,5th grade,funny
12/7/2020 Choosing Me Romanticismbeauty,for her,imagery,na
10/25/2020 Just For Today Free verseadventure,emotions,encour
10/15/2020 You'll Always Be My Tomorrow Proseanxiety,bereavement,chang
10/15/2020 I Shall Not Be Complete Nor Will I Be Content Rhymeblessing,christian,courag
10/12/2020 It Knocked, So I Built A Door Rhymeadventure,career,confiden
9/30/2020 A Muse, To A Muse, To Amuse Rhymecharacter,friendship,humo
9/27/2020 The Muse, In My Quill Rhymecharacter,humorous,inspir
9/22/2020 Battling, To My Fight For A Victory Proseanger,anxiety,deep,forgiv
9/18/2020 Still, She Is Desirable Romanticismemotions,husband,inspirat
9/7/2020 The Abyss In Loving Someone Prose Poetrycharacter,confidence,imag
8/14/2020 Someone, Somewhere Proseappreciation,august,beaut
7/25/2020 I Can't Take You With Me Prosedeep,emotions,family,insp
7/23/2020 A Mischief of A Creature Rhymeanimal,cat,devotion,meani
7/18/2020 The Enemy Rises I do not know?anger,conflict,corruption
7/18/2020 It Isn't Easy Free versecourage,dedication,emotio
7/13/2020 Mischief Lotus, Is His Name Proseanimal,best friend,cat,fa
6/29/2020 The Best of A Friend Prosebest friend,character,ded
6/23/2020 Consumed by The Widow Spider Dramatic Versedeep,emotions,extended me
6/18/2020 Whisper of The Unheard Voice Prosedeep,heart,how i feel,jou
4/26/2020 Bright, A Victory Rhymeanalogy,confidence,feelin
4/24/2020 Mighty Oak, Her, You Are Beautiful Narrativeappreciation,beautiful,bl
4/22/2020 The Breeze of Time Narrativeimagination,inspirational
4/20/2020 Cleverly Rhymecharacter,humor,metaphor,
4/20/2020 Rata Tat Tat Rhymecharacter,cheer up,confid
4/19/2020 May The Days You Wake Free verseblessing,character,confid
4/18/2020 I Hope Free versecancer,character,confiden
4/11/2020 Holyman Proseappreciation,creation,ded
4/10/2020 The Tree, In The Corner of The Woods Narrativeappreciation,dedication,e
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embrace Free verseangst,space,visionary,me,
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Politicians Rhymepolitical,
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Eternity Balladebeauty,innocence,spiritua
Gentle Harbinger Coupletangel,beauty,bird,blessin
Sole of my Soul Free verselost,poems,poetry,poets,
SUNDOWN MEDITATION Free verseadventure,freedom,journey
Battling a Monster Rhymecancer,
Love Song to my Rose Rhymelove,
Welcome Home Rhymefaith,inspirational,relig
To the Bitter End Rhymedeath,sad,
Creating A Poem With Pen On Paper Narrativepoetry,write,writing,
A Blank Canvas Becomes A Masterpiece Personificationbeauty,creation,desire,lo
The Golden Sunset Trioletage,
CAT POSSESSD Limerickhalloween,humor,
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