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The Gift of Knowing, Part 4

Time kept marching on And my beloved appearing none My letters, phone calls, plea’s Never returned It dawned on me that waiting Like a lamb anticipating was an error Clearly I should see the clues Of course, my love was baiting. … Continue reading

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Marionetta on a String, My Ode to Poe, National Poetry Day

Today is National Poetry Day.  My neighbor is a High SchoolEnglish teacher and told me. This morning I was reading works from my favorite author, Edgar Allen Poe. So, I decided to write a Poe-esk poem and re-write it in … Continue reading

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As I Sit on My Curb Contemplating, Short

As I sit on the curb amidst the foul smelling street, odors of beer and urine, the haze of fumes from cars driving past, I am okay. Sitting in filth. This is my comfort zone.  No worries of judgement passed … Continue reading

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My Anna, My Love on her 13th Birthday

Today is my daughter Anna’s 13th Birthday. I wrote this poem for her. My Anna, My Love From the day she was born, a gift we were given. A blessing from God. her presence uplifting. A beautiful baby, with sparkling … Continue reading

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Is there a secret society of writers who work?

I am just wondering if there is some secret society for writers who can actually get paid to write or use their writing abilities to get paid. You like the way I twisted the words. See…I know stuff. (Another Godfather … Continue reading

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What Color Is your Balloon?

About 20 years ago, when I was a young one in college, I had a hard time knowing what I wanted to do with my life. Youth is wonderful in terms of feeling like you can conquer the world. Be … Continue reading

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A Poem for My Brother in Heaven, Words left Unspoken

I wrote this poem for my brother Billy who died six years ago. Sometimes I wish I could speak to him again and tell him the things I never said. So this is for him. A Poem for Billy, Words … Continue reading

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Time to ticking away

It’s been sneaking around Behind the scenes First it start with a wrinkle And then failing knees The children are aware Though they seem blasé That times ticking by And it is not okay Once grey less Sparkling eyes Smooth … Continue reading

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Who knew I was a Poet

I always loved to write. As a teen I wrote songs and short stories. As I got older I mostly kept journals. Fleeting and sporadic. But nonetheless there are some traces of my younger self in notebooks. I look at … Continue reading

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Concert Today, Master Chorale of CT

I attended a concert today by the Master Chorale at St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, CT.  The music performed was The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins.  My choir director Joe Jachovino is the pianist.  While I was waiting, I … Continue reading

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