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Proverbs 31: Wise Women

An Acrostic Poem In the course of writing poetry over the years, I have employed a technique that helps drive the process of creating sonnets, while ‘hiding’ the meaning in plain sight. I write acrostic poems. What I hadn’t realized … Continue reading

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A Sense of Wonder (fragment)

If you have a detective nature, You will find so much to trace: The words on the page are your Clue that there‚Äôs more than just a face, Staring back from the computer screen; You need only search through history … Continue reading

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De-Cypher: Something from “Nothing”?

Deciphering a Hidden Message When I wrote the poem “My Satanic Struggle” in 1975, I was exorcising my past, my childhood, growing up with a troubled individual in the household. My adoptive father, Rus, wasn’t crazy, but he was unsettling. … Continue reading

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A New Day

Lifting black covers, Today’s Sun reveals pink sheets On purple pillows.

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Day’s End

The orange fireball Streaks behind a navy veil And slips into bed.  

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Barrie North Yearbook 1969

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On His Retirement

  As he comes to the end of a career, Howard thinks back to the beginning Of his Credit Union days, when winning Wasn’t foremost on his mind, nor was fear About the future: he’d a ship to steer Right … Continue reading

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