Hey friends and family, wish me luck! I just submitted some of my work to Palette Poetry’s Previously Published Poem Prize! It offers a $2500 prize and publication. More details here: https://www.palettepoetry.com/current-contest/
My book, Take Flight: The Sonnets, will be featured in the Ottawa Book Expo on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Click on the object below to see the flyer that will be used for that event.
WoW! I was interviewed by Al Cole on his CBS Radio Program, “People of Distinction.” It will air on October 9, 2019 at 8PM EST, 7PM Central, discussing my most recent book, Take Flight: The Sonnets. It airs on Broadcasting Network through Apple Inc’s iTunes Radio Network (under their News/Talk provision, featuring CBS Radio, Fox News, NPR, C-Span & BBC.) So that my associates can listen conveniently, the interview will be repeated until 11pm Eastern on that day.
Al Cole’s and his talk show clients’ interviews via Al’s 24/7 Apple iTUNES BROADCAST STREAM at Al’s Broadcast Station Page – http://peopleofdistinction.org/alcoleonitunesradionetwork/
Attached is an MP3 copy of that interview:
50 Million and Counting
(A Free Verse Poem)
Yet we have thrown away
since Roe v. Wade
My heart cries out for this holocaust
of the innocent,
the flower of our future,
as the detritus of selfishness
on the altar of CHOICE.
We abhor the Aztec culture
for their practice of
Yet here we are
killing the innocents
one by one
now, legislatures want to codify
What kind of society are we?
THIS EVIL MUST STOP!
I just have to speak out. But hear me out, I have a possible solution.
The slippery slope of immorality embedded in Roe v. Wade is coming to fruition. That ruling must be struck down. Abortion must be made illegal again everywhere. The inconvenience of a few women is far outweighed by the overall evil being perpetrated.
I propose that our society approach this in a new way by providing incentives to young women to give birth. We should outlaw abortion, and enact a law that gives a young mother $10,000 to give up a healthy newborn for adoption, $5,000 if it is unhealthy, and cover all her medical expenses. If she decides to keep it, give her $20,000 to help her start that new life on a better footing. This would be cheaper in the long run and help alleviate some part of poverty as well.
This image is of my Granddaughter, Skylah, who in now 5, and in kindergarten.
Don’t let her lose her house. Raising 2 grandchildren. Disabled mom gets less death benefits than mortgage.
All poems from my 4 books are now in, posted in pages, and organized. Check them out!
Author releases new book about Sonnets. 84 format variations of the Sonnet. 170 original Sonnets. A Journey through this beautiful poetic form. Sonnets like you’ve never known them before. Their beauty and complexities revealed.
This is a poem I wrote and posted on YouTube about the mass shooting at this Florida High School. I tried to covvey the emotyions of the day.
I’ve added 3 new You Tube Videos – A Poem about the Florida school shooting, a story poem about a Pirate’s life, and a poem about Genetic Immortality.