Story Poems by James Anthony
I'm James Helmandollar. I'm fifty-seven years old. I was born and raised in Virginia, and later I moved to West Virginia. I am a painter by trade, and I enjoy my work. I also write poems from the heart. I've been writing poems since I was ten, off and on. I mostly write love poems and a few funny ones are added in, plus a few short stories. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. I started writing poems to put in a book because my fiancée, Jackie, said I should consider writing a book. She told me my poems were really good, and she loved them. Most of them I started writing to her. She saved them all, and told me she was going to put them all together in a book and send them in to a publisher. She kept on me to write more. Most of the love poems in here are written to her. She told me I had to write ten poems a day. Well I laughed and said, "What do you think I am?" She said, "A poem factory." Well I laughed of course, but I guess she had faith in me enough to push me to do it, so here I am writing poems againthanks to her. I hope you enjoy them also.