There is Another Mention

Belief or non-belief,

Green is gone to brown logs

Down on Turtle creek,

So what? I sit before light

Writing poems about my life,

Some brave soul, my dear wife

Dear ever, I don’t care if she

Is Jealous, overlooks, my sarcasm

Cynical mind, my soul is brave,

Yet together we must leave,

We won’t reside in asembly,

Heaven not an answer for our

Pablo and Francesca, or is

Italian couple of brotyher,

Sister so old, no one reads?

We are braver than the two

Who swept around Hell’s

First ring, and Dante began

His descent never knowing

Of marriage, or love, or

Any mention of real people

Those who worshiped trees,

Flowers, rainbows, this

Was another Christian year,

No Hell, no damnation, not

Real stories to fear vengeful God.

Published by elgwyn

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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