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I'm originally from Washington, D.C., but spent 30 years in Alaska working in the electrical industry. While in Alaska, I began writing poetry from experiences and inspirations I got living in the great Northwest; it soon became a full-time hobby. After retiring, I moved to the mountains of North Carolina with my wife, where I continue writing to this day. It's a great way to exercise my mind, as I'm now somewhat limited in physical activities.

  November 2023     6 months ago

Submitted Poems 3 total

Near The End Of The Road

Near The End Of The Road

My once-growing circle
of family and friends
has been visibly dwindling
by various ends.

I see fewer faces
wherever I look
and time's closing in fast,
like the end of a book.

The sentiment deepens
at heart...

by William Tatum

added 6 months ago
One Day At The Super Market

One Day At The Supermarket

Tuesday was our shopping day,
but storms were on the way,
So we stood fast until it passed,
to try the following day.

Well, Tuesday passed with darkened skies,
yet, not a single drop.
By late that day, we'd...

by William A. Tatum

added 6 months ago
Friends By A Thread

Friends By A Thread

Up late at my desk
buried deep in a book, 
when a caller dropped in
for perhaps a close look, 

hanging mid-air
on the end of a thread 
was a curious spider
in front of my head. 

I was keenly amused
as he...

by William A. Tatum

added 6 months ago

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