God, Family, Freedom

God, Family, Freedom

God, Family, Freedom

God, Family, Freedom


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The cover of the book is from a picture painted by my artist wife. It is inspirational, and I believe reflects the title of the book – God, Family, Freedom. One reader described my poetry as "Kind, heartfelt, and, at times, heartbreaking." Accompanying each poem is a picture that ties in with the poem's theme and adds to the story each poem relates.
Some will make the reader laugh or smile while others may bring a tear of joy to the reader's eye being so moved by the story. One example of this is the poem "The Old Veteran." Another story that will touch one's heart is a poem for animal lovers. It is the true story of two dogs, Panda and Lucy. I penned "You'll always be my little girl" for the wedding of my daughter Susan. Any parent who has watched as their daughter was getting married will undoubtedly relate to the feelings expressed in this poem. I describe how I felt when I got "My first car" in another poem. Do you remember your feelings back then? I spell love Y-O-U is a special love poem. "Christmas years ago," is a nostalgic look at Christmas.
I AM AMERICA is a patriotic look at the sacrifice many who have served in our armed forces from Bunker Hill through today. It is the opening poem in this book and one of which I am most proud.
Virtually every poem will have meaning to the reader as they describe many common experiences. In these troubled times God, Family, Freedom is a beacon of hope and joy.
~ John

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987039764
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 04/25/2019
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Born in Waterbury, Connecticut (1941), John served as an Officer in the US Army after graduating from Pennsylvania Military College. The subsequent years saw John enter the business world and the world of husband and father. Soon, however, he was writing opinion and commentary pieces for the Journal Newspapers of St. Louis County, Missouri. Some of the poetry presented in this collection was written as lyrics to songs which John composed. John and wife Linda reside in St. Petersburg, Florida and he now spends much of his time writing and supporting programs to help veterans.
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