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Accountability

I grew up
Same as most kids
Not a lot of thought
In anything I did

But as the years passed
I began to see
The ways of the world
Revealed to me

Learning the meaning
Of earned respect
That it’s a two way street
An honest manner to reflect

If I’ve learned anything
In living sixty-one years
It’s to hold myself accountable
To let it be my driving gears

Everyone wants respect but
Respect is a double-edged sword
It can solidify your honor
Or prove deceit in your word

To deserve respect you need to
Understand responsibility
To own your actions, good or bad
Hold yourself to accountability

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Guess you could say I'm a self taught poet. I started writing poetry as a means of dealing with the emotions of finding my Birthmother's obituary and grave site after searching for 10 years. I continued writing and over the course of the last 20 years I've become comfortable in how I write. You'll notice I tend to write a lot about nostalgia and old memories. Hey, when you round the corner of 60 years, you start thinking a lot about the past and where you've been. One of my subjects I write about is love, but I try to write of other things too. I've lived on the south shore of Massachusetts for all of my 64 years. But I love all of New England. Aside from writing poetry, I also love photography and have quite a collection of old antique cameras. Baseball, football, muscle cars and car shows are also some of my interests. Not too crazy about Winter. Spring & Summer are my favorite seasons. more…

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