Determination = resolve, willpower, purpose. I like purpose. Determination is purpose. If you have determination you have purpose. Purpose in life is important. Without purpose a person is lost. They have no focus. No dreams. Life surrounds them but they are not involved with it and it is not involved with them. They live in the shadows. I prefer to have purpose in my life. My desire is to be involved with the world about me. As long as I can try to make my life and the lives of those around me better off I have purpose and purpose keeps me alive.
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I would hope that anyone who reads my poetry understands that I write what comes to my mind and it doesn't mean I'm the reality of the words. I mean that just because I write about alcoholism does not mean I am the character in the poems. I write about those I've known and those I know and a very wide grouping that is of sinners and saints, those who know who and where they are going and those who are completely lost. I am empathic. I write in the first person because I feel the reality of what I am writing about. Like Dean Martin pretending to be drunk while performing I am not what it may seem. Just a thought as I know some out there who read what I write see the words and not the art or the understanding of the problem I am commenting on, nor do they understand that the comment is for the purpose of illustration and not my own personal reality. Married to a wonderful woman who is my best friend. Ronald Reagan Conservative Republican. Masters of Accounting-Taxation, United States Marine, taught for 10 years at the University of South Florida, held the following professional certifications: CPA, CVA, CFA. Published author, currently writing three novels and a ton of poems. View all posts by Gordon