101 Easy to Read Poems

101 Easy to Read Poems

by Dennis J. Ross



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412041560
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 10/27/2004
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Born in Oil City, Pennsylvania on July 24, 1945. Dennis was taken away from his mother at the age of two and placed in an orphanage. He was placed in a foster home shortly thereafter, where he spent the next five years. His mother and father were divorced, and his father remarried while he was in the army. In 1952 his father and new stepmother took him from his beloved foster home. Times were hard and life was full of letdowns. Dennis and his three brothers ran away from home in Ohio, trying to get to his Mom's home in Michigan. They were picked up by the Sheriff and placed into another foster home.

After about a year the four boys were once again reunited with their father. They spent most of their younger years in what would be considered sub-standard conditions. At the age of 14 his family moved from Ohio to Arizona, his father was able to find more work, but was unable to hold a job due to his drinking habit. Dennis was always interested in high school sports, but unable to participate, he had a morning and an evening paper route, worked as a carry-out boy at a local grocery store, and paid rent at home, as well as paying his own way through school.

Dennis dropped out of high school in his senior year and enlisted in the Marine Corps. He retired out of the Marine Corps as a Master Sergeant, after serving for 26 years.

He is a Viet Nam veteran, and very proud to have been able to do his part to preserve freedom as we know it in the United States. Dennis didn't start writing poetry until he was 56 years old, and is still going strong. He has dedicated himself to writing short poems that are easy to read and understand, even if they don't make anysense they have to rhyme.

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