I wrote last week about a friend of mine who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This is the second friend who is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Both men belonged to a group that met almost weekly for years. The group has grown smaller with death claiming several. We don’t meet as often now. We may get together once a month. If lucky we can see one another twice a month. Anyway, Dan is an Airforce Veteran. His health history is really amazing. He is the only known person exposed to anthrax who lived to talk about it. He is very fortunate to have survived that. We are hoping that he will survive the cancer as well. I will write more later about Dan.
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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