A Lesson Never Learned – A Poem

This poem first appeared on Curensea after being written in 2007. I have made a few minor edits. I chose this poem based on many thoughts coming up for me over my lifetime while living in the United States. I grew up in Virginia and found it strange that I could live next to aContinue reading “A Lesson Never Learned – A Poem”

We Are Nothing – A Poem

I first wrote this poem in 2007 in my first semester of college. The draft was the first time someone in a collegiate academic setting told me I should consider being a professional poet. I’ve never succeeded in publishing it, but those words still encourage me. Listen to your friends – let them be theContinue reading “We Are Nothing – A Poem”

A Reflection On Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson And “Decades Of Division” Growing up in Virginia the Civil War history unit always started with Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson – the only president we don’t know the true state of birth for because he was born on the border of North and South Carolina. He is best known as the Original JackassContinue reading “A Reflection On Andrew Jackson”

The Adventures Of Toad – Part 1

“I can’t do anything right,” cried the wood toad to the frog. “What do you mean?” the frog licked his eyeball and looked up from The Daily Flypaper. “People are always upset at me for something or another. They call me slimy and warty and all these other names.” The toad rubbed a foot overContinue reading “The Adventures Of Toad – Part 1”