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I wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU to the students of Crooked Oak Middle School I was invited to visit on Oct 13th, enjoyed a wonderful day of sharing poetry Yesterday I received a special package which contained a very cool Crooked Oak tee shirt and an envelope which contained 16 hand-written Thank You letters from different students Can not begin to describe how special this is to me I really hope I can do more of this I recently released my first new Poetry for Life book titled "From the Pill to the Bottle to You." I am tired of losing those who I love to drugs and alcohol. Several of my poems have been published on the Student Operated Press web site -  www.thesop.org (Just select "poetry" on the sidebard on the left of the page.) Now all seven of my poetry collections are available on Amazon in print and on Kindle   Please visit my author’s page   http://www.amazon.com/Ed-Roberts/e/B002U4Y5K0/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1404618811&sr=1-1               Ed’ s Web Site www.edrobertspoetry.com    

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Ed Roberts is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is the proud father of 2 sons, Adam and Alexander,one granddaughter, Caina, and three grandsons,,Noah, Gideon, and Andrew;  and currently is enjoying his 40th year of marriage to his wife, Letha. Although he has been writing all of his life, he did not decide to publicly share his work until he encountered a life threatening illness in the year 2000. His writing is influenced both by his long Oklahoman and Native American heritage as well as by a wide band of close friends spanning from several different countries. His simple goal is To change the world through poetry, even if it is but a small piece at a time. To date, copies of his poems have appeared in 8-10 different countries. He considers his greatest achievement, however, to have been a request for a single copy from a man that decided to quit drinking alcohol after reading the poem " There Was a Man. " "The fact that this man could see himself in this poem and decided to change the viewpoint that he could relate to it from makes all of my efforts in writing worthwhile." Ed Roberts

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