This book is basically a collection of poems on various subjects. This is not classic poetry. I frankly started out one night to write something in basic essay/paragraph format and while I had a lot going through my mind, I ended up jotting down a few notes, then at some point, I found that I was stringing those notes together, putting them in basic rhyme and my first writing turned into what I suppose can be considered a poem “For the People.” I found this an interesting and convenient way to express thoughts on a variety of issues and from there, many followed; mainly that year and some more the following years.
I don’t know whether anyone will find interest in what I have written here. And, if so, I don’t really know who. There are no real secrets or wisdom in this book; but, hopefully, some will enjoy it.
The great majority of this book was written in 1993. I had gotten out of the Navy where I had been enlisted from Oct 1977 – Oct 1992. For the year 1993, I was basically able to take a year off without working. This material was only copyrighted in 2009, and none of it has been made public before now.
"A World without Cats" A world without cats just where would we be? no lions or tigers or cougars no alley cats or strays no mountain cats or toms no more cats around the house no more games of cat and mouse no little baby cats, or their furry little moms if suddenly they all were gone just where would we end up no cats to play with our loose ends of string or to come in and wake us up would we miss them at first, or maybe later on does it matter, what's the answer? there'd be no more leopard and no Bengal tiger and of course, no more panther could it end up a loss that we'd live to regret no cats in the zoo, we wouldn't have them as pets maybe everything would be more quiet at least more than it is right now There'd be no lion's roar to wake up the jungle and of course, no cat's meow what then do you think, if it all just died out the whole kitten race gone altogether wiped off the map no more cats to sit on your lap no cat-food bowls or litter boxes no furry little face would it turn into a world with more mice and more rats just where would we be, in a world without cats Follow Affection; I'm Addicted to Money (Congressional version); Animal Kingdom; The Answer Man; All; Little Babies; Bang the Drum Slowly; Tedy Bears and Elephants; Bearings Straight; Books and Pages; Born to Be; Buried Treasure; Could Be; Cards and Decisions; Don't let me go; These Days......... ...Utopia; Ulterior Motives; The American Wasteland; Twilight Zone...
I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, living in three different neighborhoods and attending three separate school districts – Hyde Park, Madeira and Clifton , respectively. I enlisted in the Navy in 1977 at age 23 as an aviation maintenance administrationman. I did my first tour in an F-14 aircraft squadron at NAS Miramar in San Diego, then got out and came back to Cincinnati and stayed in the Naval Reserve for another year and a half. In mid 1982 I went back onto active duty in the Navy at NAS Whidbey Island in Washington State where I did two tours in different aircraft squadrons (A-6E and EA-6B). My last tour in the Navy was as ship’s company on the USS Nimitz, ported in Bremerton, WA. I separated from the Navy in Oct 1992. In 1993 I basically took a year off work and it was during this time that most of the material in this book was written. In 1994 and early 1995 I attended school at Olympic College. Following this I stayed in Bremerton till late 1998 then returned to Cincinnati, where I currently live. Currently, I've worked at the IRS since 2002. I currently work as a Customer Service Representative in the Tax Exempt organization and Government Entities department.
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