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About Me and My Poetry

I'm a world traveler, amateur athlete, lover of sports,history and nature,a Viet Nam veteran, loving husband,father ,a grandfather to 6,and an educated holder of two post graduate degrees. I've lived a blessed life thus far of 69 years.My poems depict my "LIFEBEATS", the title of my book available from Amazon.com.

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Signs begin to blurr.
Focus forcefully I must
an attentiveness
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My castle's  Christmas tree though inorganic,
and odorless, pursues its purpose well:
for it permits an outdoor pine of pulchritude
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Clear now I must my colon
of stuff it did consolidate
routinely later to evacuate,
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Muse of my muses that my poetry brings,
stand fast-stand tall, cry your rallying call.
From my lawn where you're perched
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My mountain stands before me
-my peak of peaks to climb;
through trial and tribulation
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Peering painfully and pensively
from this peak
objects seem now small to me,
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To temper tame or stress subdue,
to the tune of turning wheels I turn;
to words wind plays when winding
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Someone once said,
I don't know who;
"Give them circus not bread
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I wondered while flying to that
war wearied land'" Just what to expect
from my  tour in  Viet Nam?". Young
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Come ride with us our subway to the Series,
pursue with us your passion for our game;
join in our discourse on baseball's theories,
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