Hi! Welcome to my variety rooms!
Inside these rooms you will find my poetry with
various themes -- themes that I feel just do not fit into
any of my other categories. I hope you find something you like.
Come on in; I am delighted to have you visit!
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**THE WRECK ON HIGHWAY 109 (My most requested poem)

GRANDMAMA'S BOY

PROCRASTINATION

DREAMS ARE THE STUFF OF LIFE

THE LEGEND OF MARY CASS FORGIVE
LITTLE JOHNNY GETS A CHANCE PEACEFUL ISLAND
PERFECT TIMING A POET'S GOD-GIVEN TALENT
A POET'S PRAYER ODE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG
LETTING GO DON'T WAIT
TRAIN UP A CHILD MY HOUSE THE PICTURE GALLERY
HOOK, LINE AND SINKER TO ACCOMPLISH A DREAM
SISTERS OF THE HEART BACK TO SCHOOL
MY DOG A SONNET FOR THE JOURNEY OF LIFE
A POET'S CANDLE WHAT A LITTLE BIRD TEACHES
HE TOOK COURAGE BY THE HAND A DREAMER'S PARADISE
THE LAST VOYAGE THE CALL
THE SPLENDID LOVE THE OLD MAN AND THE SMILING BOY
I HURT SOMEONE TODAY WINTER SUNSET
TIME OUT LOVE ME NOW
THE WINNER A POET'S PARADISE
ODE TO THE HUMAN RACE CRATERS
BEES THE CHILDREN KNOW
TO READ A BOOK THE TRICK OF TIME
RAGAMUFFIN SUMMERTIME RESIDENCE
IMAGINATION DOWN WITH WINTER!
RAIN AT NIGHT A CAT WILL PROWL
TRANSFER APPLE TREE
THE LIVED-IN LOOK I DREAM OF DREAMS
THOSE THEY LEAVE BEHIND TELATHA
THE VISION & THE VISION UNVEILED (Two prose poems) THE LESSON
FLASHBACK TO YOUTH DEATH INTO LIFE
FAITHFUL FRIEND IT TAKES A LOT OF COURAGE
SECRETARY'S LAMENT HOUSEWIFE BLUES
FIVE-YEAR-OLD MALE VERBAL REPRIMAND
SHE WROTE PICTURES BY CANDLELIGHT THE DESERTED HOUSE  
A POET'S TRUTH IN MY STUDY
TO THE SURGEON PEANUT MAN
TWO LADDERS OF LIFE FOR MY DAUGHTER GROWING INTO WOMANHOOD
TWILIGHT THIEF   A POET'S COMMITMENT
POETS AND POETRY

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