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Civilized Ways: A poetic way of dealing with social issues

Always challenging society and complacency, Gary Beck shows a powerful perspective in his latest poetry collection, Civilized Ways. According to the press release, his style and heart come through honestly and pull you into the truth of his words. 147 more words

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Ode to America by Gary Beck

I did not know
I was an American
until I was at least
five or six years old
and was told
by a school teacher, 282 more words


Perilous Journey by Gary Beck

A relic of a woman
wearing her daughter’s
old, red wool coat,
anxiously sits on the bus
uncertain of arrival,
needing constant reassurance
that it’s not her stop, 45 more words