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Why did I write Practical Poems for Everyday Use?

I am the author and I will be the first to tell you this book is not a literary masterpiece.  The poems in it will not be appearing alongside those of Wordsworth and Yeats in Literature textbooks of the future.   472 more words

Note To Myself

I sip, I stir, I think out loud, I’m down then up, like a floating cloud

Working hard to make my mother proud

Having always cared for others, like my wife, daughter, sisters, and brothers… 49 more words


Hay and Hell and Booligal

By Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson

“You come and see me, boys,” he
“You’ll find a welcome and a bed
And whisky any time you call; 334 more words


On the Ning Nang Nong

By Spike Milligan

On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There’s a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping! 61 more words



Have you seen her

The one for whom I’ve been searching?

The one for whom I have trekked miles?

Have walked miles with my only source of light fireflies… 226 more words


On Children

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you, 150 more words


Because I Could Not Stop For Death

Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.

We slowly drove, he knew no haste, 61 more words