Beauty in my Friends

So many women friends,

I see my wife in different light

Now that I”m almost sixty-eight

Strong, independent, truly the peral

I’ve always known– she is not affraid

To correct me, Marjorie from Margarita,

Pearl of one mind, she manages

Our money, drives me to my doctors,

Though nearly blind in one eye,

Better driver of her car, and registration

Of her vehicle IN HER NAME,

Wonderment, I’m on the deed,

My dead is more responsive, more

Responsible with weekly allowance

She gives me, I love her more,

She allows me into our daughter’s

Strong independent life, as our

Daughter allows my peace of mind,

Laurel Ann, accolade of our upbringing

Coming to the comprehensives

Of her doctorate– soon she will

Be doctor Laurel, earned name,

So many accolades, I took responsibility

There, dad’s showing at theaters

Of daughter’s movies, love we shared,

Then our Pearl, her mom, me privildged

Two strong women, Wife and Daughter,

Two friends I love, but show, don’t tell.

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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