Douglas is a published poet who have been accorded several awards for his poetry. He is a former teacher of 40 years the last 13 of which focused on teaching middle school children to write especially using various poetic forms.
In abject stillness
Clouds softly creep
Enveloping the clear blue sky.
Gently a soft breeze
Advances through the trees
Awakening each little leaf and needle.
Mockingbirds and Whip-poor-wills
Embed asleep,napping till the light.
And cars glide by
On the nearby concrete ribbon.
The sun appears as the earth revolves
Feathered friends, sheep, and fliers
Arise to usher in the new beginning.