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A Supersonic Hero

R.I.P.
Chuck E. Yeager
Feb 13, 1923 - Dec 07, 2020 (age 97)

A Supersonic Hero

Born of a daring nature
Unafraid of the unknown
Always pushing the limits
Fearless of the danger zone

A legendary test pilot
An ace in the skies
A leader in victory
When the challenges arise

Before there were astronauts
There was Chuck Yeager
Cooler than cool
The demon dragon slayer

Named after his lovely wife
“Glamorous Glennis”
The Bell X-1 blazing the skies to
Break the sound barrier and befriend it

Punching a hole in the sky
Was your idea of fun
The world’s greatest pilot
There can be only one

A Supersonic Hero
Is how history remembers you
But so much more of Chuck Yeager
Inspiring young minds anew

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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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