Category Archives: Original Poetry

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!  Again this year, I’m reprising my poem which expresses my thoughts about patriotism. It’s in my book Some Poems About Life, available on this website and Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/Some-Poems-About-Life-Actually-ebook/dp/B01FIE2LV8/ref=sr_1_7?). It’s a 99¢ download for Kindle! The Patriot Jerry is a patriot,he loves his country dear.He waves the flag on July 4th,he makes his

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Invictus

From the “I Wish I’d Written That” Department — On December 29, 2020, The Writer’s Almanac (https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-writers-almanac?) reprinted one of the all-time great poems, Invictus by William Ernest Henley. This is painted on the wall of the in-school suspension classroom at the high school where I substitute teach. It’s a good way to end the

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Happy Disloyalty to Royalty Day!

Happy Disloyalty to Royalty Day! Time to reprise my poem about patriotism.  I wrote it sometime around 2010 and posted it last year (and it’s in my book Some Poems About Life, available on this website), but I think it’s still apropos today. The Patriot Jerry is a patriot,he loves his country dear.He waves the flag

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A Poem For Spring

To celebrate the first day of Spring, I’m republishing my poem My Rite of Spring, from my book Some Poems About Life, available through this website and Amazon.com. My Rite of Spring I consider myself a peaceable soul.I value all manner of livable things.Insects and mice, spiders and voles.Just about anything Mom Nature brings. But I do have

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Original Poem — On Winter

It snowed last night, which reminded me to reprint my annual poem on winter. Perspective The son stood in the doorway,Behold a beautiful sight!As far as he could see,nothing but fluffy white! Today would be a timeof laughter and play begun.And most important of all,no school would spoil the fun! The father stood in the

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Reprinted Poem — Advice From a Bat

From the “I Wish I’d Written That Department” — Here’s a clever poem by Michael T. Young that I’ve recently run across and I can’t help sharing. Advice from a Bat by Michael T. Young Hunt only at night. Fly erratically. Defy even your own expectations. Feed on beetles, moths, and mosquitoes, whatever is small

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Happy Spring!

In honor of spring, I’m republishing my poem My Rite of Spring, from my book Some Poems About Life. My Rite of Spring I consider myself a peaceable soul. I value all manner of livable things. Insects and mice, spiders and voles. Just about anything Mom Nature brings. But I do have my standards. I

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