Poetic-Verses

JOINING THIS SITE HAS BEEN A JOY FOR ME. I HAD ALWAYS BEEN A VERY PRACTICAL MAN, WITH NO TIME
FOR SILLY TRIVIALITIES; NEITHER POETRY NOR PROSE.
A NEW YORKER - YES, STILL A NEW YORKER. HAVEN'T LIVED IN NEW YORK FOR THIRTY YEARS, BUT WILL
ALWAYS BE A NEW YORKER.
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL AT SIXTEEN, ATTENDED C.C.N.Y. FOR TWO YEARS AND THEN ASKED FOR AN EARLIER
DRAFT DATE. I DIDN'T HAVE A STEADY GIRL FRIEND NOR A CAREER YET, SO I FELT THAT IT WOULD BE WISE TO REMOVE THE BURDEN OF POSSIBLY BEING CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY LATER IN MY LIFE. SERVED MY TWO YEARS AND WENT BACK TO CIVILIAN LIFE. I THEN ATTENDED POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF BROOKLYN,
MAJORING IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. ATTENDED NIGHT SCHOOL SINCE I HAD GOTTEN MARRIED SHORTLY
AFTER MY MILITARY TOUR ENDED. LEFT COLLEGE PRIOR TO EARNING A DEGREE WHEN MY SON WAS BORN, WHICH NECESSITATED THE NEED TO EARN MONEY FOR MY NEW, NOW ENLARGED FAMILY. MY WIFE LEFT HER JOB WHEN OUR SON DARREN WAS BORN, AND I WAS VERY HAPPY THAT SHE DID. I STRONGLY FEEL THAT CHILDREN SHOULD ALWAYS, WHENEVER POSSIBLE, BE RAISED BY A STAY AT HOME MOTHER AND A FATHER WHO IS ALSO THERE TO HELP AND TO SUPPORT.
I BEGAN A CAREER IN THE FRAGRANCE/COSMETIC INDUSTRY UNTIL MY RETIREMENT, HAVING WORKED FOR
REVLON, COSMAIR, HELENE CURTIS, INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS AND FRAGRANCES, ETC.
I OFTEN REFER TO MYSELF AS A HAS BEEN, WHICH IS A TITLE THAT I WEAR AS A BADGE OF HONOR. A HAS
BEEN ONCE WAS, AS OPPOSED TO A NEVER WAS, AND USUALLY A NEVER WILL BE. I HAD TRAVELED ALL OVER THE WORLD, AS WELL AS THROUGHOUT THIS GREAT COUNTRY. I MET PEOPLE LIKE MASTERS AND JOHNSON, THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR, OLEG CASSINI, DORIS DAY, POLLY BERGEN AND MANY MANY MORE CELEBRITIES; THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. YES, I LOVED MY LIFE, BUT NOW I'VE DISCOVERED NEW
CHAPTERS TO EXPLORE, AND I THANK A VERY SPECIAL WOMAN FOR INTRODUCING THIS TO ME; A LADY NAMED
ANNETTE. I CAN NOT EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION ENOUGH.
I HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY MY WRITING. I WILL ON MANY OCCASIONS INJECT HUMOR INTO MY POETRY/PROSE. I
FEEL THAT THE WORLD WOULD BE A FAR BETTER PLACE IF WE LEARN TO SMILE AND EVEN LAUGH AT
OURSELVES.
IF YOU AGREE, PLEASE CONTINUE TO READ MY WRITINGS. IF NOT, YOU HAVE THE OPTION NOT TO. I BELIEVE THAT FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF CHOICE ARE IMPORTANT DOCTRINES IN A FREE SOCIETY.
PEACE AND LOVE BE WITH YOU ALL.


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