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The ephemeral soldier

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A poem about veterans. Dedicated to my grandfather Clarence Himes.

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Hayden Olson Born

Posted on Jun 28, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
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Hayden Michael Olson was born on June 28, 2007.

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Who is she

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A poem about a father who abandoned his daughter almost 30 years ago.

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poem, poetry, absentee parent, absentee father, deadbeat father

My Lady Love Donna

Posted on Aug 12, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Donna was a wonderful wife.

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donna, my wife, love, lost

Unshackled Love

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Poems on love and folly.

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Hiding in the Cracks

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 | Last Updated Feb 28, 2012

A poem about the illusion of discontinuity; questioning the static.

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Subjects in the Classroom and Life

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

A discussion on the utilitarian value of the subjects our schools teach. This editorial on education was one of the last pieces Shawn Olson printed as a Messenger writer.

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educational subjects, subject relevance in education

Farewell

Posted on Aug 4, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem to say Goodbye to my dear Mom.

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farewell, loss, death, mom, family, sadness

Gun Issues

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2011

Looking at the gun control issue in America.

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Smile on a Mask

Posted on Jun 5, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Poem to say goodbye to a love fallen apart.

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smile mask poem, poetry
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