Poetry has been with me for the last thirty years, so to speak. That is to say, I started writing in the early eighties. Poems would come along little by little.
Sometimes they would come weeks and months apart. I used to hum a tune that I
made-up while I was working on my job. The next thing I knew, I started rhyming
words to the tune. I would forget the words so I started writing them down.
Before long, there were a good number of poems. Never thought that they were good enough for anything so I just kept putting them away. One day a friend of mine came over to the house while I was writing. He happened to pick up a few of my poems and started reading them. When he was finished he said,” These ain’t half bad, you ought to do something with them”. Well, he got me thinking and one
thing lead to another and here you are.
A lot of my dreams, memories, heartaches and happy times went into this book.
The subjects range from love poems, to country poems, to religious poems and
everything in the parameter of good and evil. They span from the age of three years with Tristan’s Carousel to old age with Those Senior Moments. They touch the heart with sad moments like Stuck Here in the Blues and My Christine My Christine.
Turn around with great joy with That Special Love or Forever Yours. A little down home country will get you going like Don’t Look A Gift Horse In the Mouth or Soldier of Fortune or Being Back Home. A touch of inspiration with poems like
A Prayer or Reflections. A little back slide to the bad side with Old Hag Hattie or Hickory Row. What ever you are looking for it just might be in this book.