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This page is about poetry, philosophy, and any number of other things which may cross my mind periodically. I intend to try to sponsor an interest in poetry and reading; two, all but forgotten, arts, pastimes, or what have you. I will not use, nor tolerate, profanity or vulgarity on my sites. Other than personal convictions against same, I feel that recourse to either shows lack of character, and, or, imagination and creativity.
I suppose it's necessary to say something about myself... I am a native son of the great Lone Star State. I was born in South Texas in the summer of 1953, and I suppose if you were going to call us middle-class, then society would be pretty top-heavy. I fell in love with books and poetry early in life, and have been pretty much a dreamer all of my life. I am a fan of Louis L'amour, Alistair MacLean, and a generation of other dead writers. My love has always been for poetry which tells a story, a ballad, if you will. I have been a cowboy, truckdriver, oil-field roughneck, carpenter, and a variety of other things in my life. I have traveled the Southwest extensively and lived in California, Arizona, and Oklahoma, as well as Texas. I have done most of the things I wanted to, been most of the places I desired to go, and try to convey memories and experiences into words through my writing. If by reading my poetry you can see a desert sunrise, taste the dust of a breaking pen, or feel the joy or pain of one of my characters....then I count myself a success. I would like to be thought of as a bard, or storyteller of the old school.
Links to Some of My Poetry
Just read the things a man set's down-
if you would know his heart.
Better than a photograph-
Is his poetic art.
I make no claim to eloquence-
Read on! and you will find-
A simple man with simple tastes-
Who simply states his mind.
Passions In Poetry
The Traveler's Rest
Gunslinger's Message Board
Rod's Cowboy Poetry Board
All Poetry
There Have Been
Visitors to this Site
Since January 04, 2005
The Bar-D Ranch
Me, on Lucky, May of 1978. Taken on Plantation Ranch, near Liberty, Texas.
Virginia and me in front of the Alamo, 2006.
Transmountain Pass, El Paso, TX 2006
Antelope Valley Ranch, just west of Fort Davis, Texas.