I Have

Have you ever ate a sundae in a blinding storm of snow
Or looked down on a rainy day on Paris far below?
Have you ever had an angry dad, an alcohol psychotic?
Or lost a love precipitous, your mind intense, chaotic?
Have you ever flown an aeroplane askew the far horizon,
Or watched your little puppy die? A driver I’m still despising.
Have you ever bought a brand new car
And missed a curve thereafter?
Or backed into a bush one day?
Too bad, no more reflector.
Don’t miss the point, my life’s been good,
Though rejections have been plentiful.
But, poems seem to work real well.
You’re reading this quite metrical.

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About the Author

Ray spent 21 years in radio broadcasting followed by 27 years as a real estate appraiser. He taught real estate appraisal at the University of Missouri, Ozarks Technical Community College and St. Charles Community College. Ray loves writing and always has. After Ray retired he attained the Certificate in Higher Education in Creative Writing from Oxford University. Writing short stories for the Certificate was exciting especially since he was in his seventies. Since then the genre has become his obsession and he loves to write them often. His email is [email protected]

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