- It all started with Jurassic Park (hence the T-Rex in the header). That novel introduced me to the wonder of books. A dinosaur story led me to the written world of Michael Crichton and I've been a reader ever since. Then, in 2009, I was encouraged to write my story - a memoir of my days as a college football player. Excited about the destination but intimidated by the journey, I sat in front of my computer, the only one awake in my sleeping house, and began Discovering Writing. More...
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Category Archives: Poetry
Cause him to suffer – our words, the Father’s will Righteousness personified… and rejected Upon him? The punishment that brought us peace Crushed not for what he did, but for our iniquities Innocent blood for the guilty – hammers in … Continue reading
My wife is off to Colorado today and she’s a little apprehensive about the flight, so I wrote her this poem. Maybe you’ll find comfort in it too. You’re Going on a Plane Today You’re going on a plane today … Continue reading
Entered the world’s stage dependent on another Mothered by an assumed harlot, fathered by a perceived weakling Manifestation of promised pain – reminds us why he had to come, hints at what he came to do Authority, like his teeth, … Continue reading
Anxiety called out, “It’s time.” Like Jesus in Gethsemane, the weight of the Genesis three promise – personal pain for another’s life – pressed in. Her body trembling, retching. Courage pushed on. Fear arrived and took up her cross. Like … Continue reading
You were there, but I missed you. A house filled with family, but I felt alone. Longing. Today was your birthday, but it wasn’t. So incredibly close to your mother, but impossibly far from me. Anticipating. For a moment, we … Continue reading
This was originally posted on one of my other blogs, Nobody’s Normal. You can read the brief narrative of how it came to be here, but I wanted to republish it at Discovering Writing because it’s fruit of my deepening … Continue reading
David Orr wrote an article over at NPR.org that caught my eye. Titled “It’s A Genre! The Overdue Poetry of Parenthood,” the piece showed how there hasn’t been much poetry written on the profound miracle of the conception, development, and … Continue reading
(I wrote this to my wife a year or two ago; I felt it appropriate to share as we approach Mother’s day.) Why Why would you give up so many hours? The planning, the cooking, the teaching. Why would you … Continue reading
Today is my sister Gina’s birthday, and I’ve written her a few poems. Gina’s Haiku Colorado was invaded by Gina and never the same Gina’s Cinquain Gina Older sister She shares my love, Roma’s In Augusta, two slices each Sausage … Continue reading