The Use of Poetry

Here's a little poem...

I heard this question the other day and it stuck in my mind. “Art, you have been writing poetry since you were thirteen years old.  What good has it done?” I’ve given that a lot of thought lately. My brother-in-law Jack Monahan was a builder.  He could drive anywhere in the Detroit area and show…

Woodstock

"... times they are a changing." 
Photo by Austin Prock

About once a month Jean and I visit an Arby’s in Durham to enjoy a  sandwich loaded with beef and I savor their special Arby sauce and their Horsey sauce too, mmmm. On a recent visit I noticed that the young woman who took our order was wearing a Woodstock t-shirt.  I commented, “Woodstock.” She…

Great Grand Parents

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Our granddaughter Michelle made us Great Grand Parents over a year ago and then she took a career move to Europe, stealing that precious little guy right out of Jean’s arms. Then we joined Skype and we have been able to visit with that granddaughter, her husband and that little boy and watch him grow…

The I Love You Waltz

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Here is the chorus of a song I wrote in 1999.  It is a slow waltz and you don’t stumble onto many new waltzes these days. Chorus I love you, I love you, It’s you that I adore I love you, I love you, I will forever more I love you, I love you, I’ll…

Never Being Poor Again

"...and put it in my wallet..." 
Photo by Olu Eletu

Many, many years ago when our family was young and needy I heard about a way to never be poor again.  I decided to try it. I guess you could say it was a sort of mind game you played with yourself. First I had to get my hands on a one hundred dollar bill.…

Obsolescence

Many, many years ago when I had the opportunity to give some talks in the classroom of my friend and mentor, Dr. Herb True, the students were told that much of what they learned would be obsolete within ten years. Back then I hinted that some of what they were learning might already be obsolete…