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· Picking Up Peas With Chopsticks

· The Butterfly Effect

· The Girl From Kosovo


Short Stories
· Planting Seeds

· A Christmas Tale

· Picking up Peas With Chopsticks

· Into White

· When It's Over... It's Over

· Katies Ride

· Better Late Than Never?

· Thursday night roasted again

· Thursday Night Roast

· Betrayal

· What is a futurist



· People

· Passion - a reflection


· Is This What I Have Feared All My Life?

· England My England!

· Alien Visitation

· What's In a Handbag...?

· Waiting in the Wings

· A Cyber-curse on Bank Managers

· Threads

· Love

· Kings

· The Ballad of Rolly Rat

· Andy and Me



· Just Like Pop

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  The Leader
by Graham whittaker
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Behold the exuberance of  the boy who glowed in youthful prime

Consider now the man whose light shines bright - unfettered by the hands of time

Ponder on the wealth of stories not yet told…of paper kingdoms built

And electronic empires bought and sold. 

He weeps not for chances lost and bridges burned;

Cries not for old mistakes and opportunities spurned.

Behold the man who holds success in the firmness of his fist

Without the boy… the man could not exist





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Reviewed by Mark Chevalier (Reader) 2/3/2009
The truism of your words only applies if the man has learned enough not to look back with sorrow. To understand that life simply "is what it is," and cannot be altered or set aside. To accept and to live,I think is the goal of all. Not just for a boy/man, but timely wisdom for all of us.

So very nicely done!
Reviewed by William Heffner 6/25/2007
Faith, Hope and Love are the power that keeps the boy in the man shining. Thanks for the foundational reminder.

God Bless You and Your Loved Ones
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 5/16/2007
Without the follies of my youth, I wouldn't be as wise as now, nor without the follies of the me now, would I be as wise 20 years from now as I should be. Your poem leads to more thought, well-done...Jerry
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/14/2007

Beautifully written. The truth does lie in the results.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/14/2007
This poem truly hits the mark and is wise beyong knowing, I am often asked if I could change my past would I, and looking back I don't think I would. All that we live through makes us the person we become so the boy is as important as the man.


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Picking Up Peas With Chopsticks

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The Girl From Kosovo

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The Butterfly Effect


  1. Wolf at the Door
  2. synchronized
  3. morning gesture
  4. Ahhh . . . Thinking About Things
  5. I Sprung
  6. The Garden of Death
  7. imaginable possibility
  8. The Fighter
  9. I'll Be Doing It Until I Die
  10. Bedlam in Thibodaux
  11. ISIS, et al
  12. A Woman
  13. fusion of muse
  14. A women's day poem
  15. The Domino Effect
  16. Mankind
  17. Catch A Thought
  18. His Life
  19. Watch What You Say
  20. past encounter

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