My name is willieb123
I was born in Gary,Indiana.
The same city the Jackson’s,
Blacula’s William Marshall,
and Deniece Williams the
Singer are from.
I met Muhammad Ali,Dolomite,
And Natalie Cole.
My talent for writing was discovered
in grade school
during my last year there.
I wrote a slightly fictional story of how
I spent my summer vacation.
It was about a bunch of mishaps that came to
an end when a big black dog chased me with
a lot of determination and tore out the seat of
my brand new slacks,ha,ha !
The guy i am today would have kicked his butt,maybe ?
I did not know how funny it was until i saw the reaction
of my teacher Mr . Walker and my classmates.
They laughed so hard they had tears running down
their faces.I realized this is the way to get people to
like me.It helped me get over my shyness,and i went on
to become the class clown throughout high school,
and the jokester at each job i took.
I taught myself how to drive.
After high school I worked in the steel mill.
My Dad,my Grandfather and Joe Jackson
I was there from the late 60s to the mid 80s.
Through the 60s and 70s I had two long term girlfriends.
In 1970 I got TB and had to go to a hospital with bars on the
windows and doors for 6 months.
After that I had to take medication every day for 3 years.
No one that hung out with me got sick.Despite this, partying
in the 70s was the best of times.
1982, i married a Mexican woman that was 12 yrs younger
than me . We had 2 daughters that are grown, now,
and living in another state.I have a son too by another woman.
He also lives in another state.I have 3 brothers an d 3
sisters.My first wife passed away in 199 6 from a brain
aneurysm at the age of 36.After we had moved to
Minnesota in 1984.My parents have passed on, too.
I married a black woman in 2002. I was 22 yrs older than her.
I helped her raise her daughter from the age of 4 to 18.
We were together a total of 14 yrs.We seperated in 2010.
Pms times 2 was too much.
they now live in another state.I accidently kissed her 109 yr old
grandmother on the lips.I bent down to kiss her on the cheek, and
she turned to look at me and it happened.She smiled,stunned I smiled
too and walked away.It was her last birthday party.The Mayor and a
news paper reporter was there,at the Mn. nursing home.
I've had vacations in Vegas,Hollywood,Florida,and South Dakota.
Three ghost i've seen and,
I also,saved the life of nine people.
In 2008,I beat lung cancer , from the years I worked in the steel mill
I now have chronic arithritis.I beat one monster and ran into the arms of
another.It's only by the grace of God that I am still here.I am an
Aquarian with an old soul.Each long term girlfriend and wife were soul
mates from my previous lives.I saw each in dream visions long
before we met.It was instant attraction when we did.I had poetry,
articles,and short stories published in the late 80s and early 90s.
I did not write much during my marriages.I may have been too stressed.
I wrote a couple of songs and a non poetry book,not published ,yet.
I decided to make a comeback recently.
Poetry is therapeutic.It helped me through tough times..
I really like this Poetry site it gives one the
opportunity to enhance their poetry with
beautiful designs and wonderful music.
It’s also a joy to meet and read the poetry of
others around the world that enjoy poetry like I do.
A Poet that is pure at heart can search their soul and find
a well filled with beautiful poems.Like art sometimes it
takes great suffering to produce great poetry.
What inspired me to write Song for Sarah was when I saw
Marlo Thomas with the St. Jude cancer kids on tv.
It’s a real shame when little kids get cancer before they
have a chance to live a full life.
Best of luck Poets of the world with all of your
I’ve been on this site for eight months,
and I am truly grateful for this honor,
thank you all so much.