When I Walk Down the Streets of Hartford. There’s so much more!!!

There is so much more to Hartford

When I think of pharmaceuticals

Vince. He is just Vince to most

Folks, Republican what makes

Absolutely NO difference Democrat

Parties, for birthdays, he knows my AA

Birthdays every year he congratulates

Me, Sky blue summer like today, hot

In that Colorado sun, 88 degrees, warmer

No Humidity like here in Hartford

God my Higher Power resurrected

This drunk, once drunk like that

Always an Alcoholic, now 31 years vista

From the edge of Greeley Front Range

Trail Ridge Canyon up Trail Ridge

Road, up to Rocky Mountain National

Park, to YMCA Lodge, where I had to

Drive into town for a six pack enough

To wet my whistle,  more would have

Douse love fire, Actually three then

Three tomorrow, Oh my Jesus what did

You Think? Holy Spirit Comforter come

To me as I want to cry, but Lord, I have

Made this one foot before the other,

Oh, God thank You for bringing us

Higher Power You are here now, I

Can feel your presence this time of day,

Now my pain wakes me, is this God’s

Recognition of That Miracle of Sobriety

For thirty-one years, and one yes, now

That’s a Big Deal and her, she’s a big deal

Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Lord., via When I Walk Down the Streets of Hartford.

Published by elgwynone

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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