In the Autumn of My Years

In the Autumn of My Years

by Richard Schotts

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In the Autumn of My Years by Richard Schotts

I have never sat down intentionally to write a poem. They have come about because of something that has moved me; something I've seen, something that I was thinking seriously about, or thoughts of life and my place in it, that I had no other way of expressing in a normal fashion. These thoughts would smolder within until like a volcano they surfaced, erupted, and the poem began moving to the natural conclusion for the idea that caused its eruption. Some are serious some are light.

These poems were written for no other purpose but to express the inner inexplicable emotions occurring at a given time.

Writing a poem to me is much like praying. Your heart speaks faster than the tongue can speak or the hand can write, and it is cohesive and to the point where there is no mendacity-only truth.

I share these now because they have served a purpose for me when I created them and I thought perhaps as you read them they may
touch some of you and help you speak to similar emotions that we all share…and the timing may be appropriate.

Richard Schotts

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016669861
Publisher: Windset Books Inc.
Publication date: 05/02/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 138
File size: 111 KB

About the Author

Richard Schotts grew up in Upstate New York, and his experiences with the mentally handicapped started as a boy in Catholic school and as an adult in Buffalo, NY and San Francisco, CA. He has spent most of his adult years in Los Angeles and Chicago, and now spends his time between Big Bear Lake, CA. and Bullhead City Arizona.

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