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Doorways

So by now you’ve noticed
I linger round a door to the past
And my gaze upon the future
Only momentarily lasts

You see, in all honesty
I’m a simple man
I have my faults
But I do the best I can

Yes, it’s true
My yesterdays are gone
And no one knows them like me
Yeah, I’m the only one

As I turn back through
The pages of my life
I reflect on younger days
Searching for answers I’d know were right

But to learn the answers
I must ask the questions
Research the world of love
Nourishment from digestion

Wandering through the past
Maybe the secrets to life I’ll know
Onward through doorways to the future
I’ll set a new course and go

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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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