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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

Infection of the Heart

Posted on Nov 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Poem about despair and the false questions that can lead us into the darkest areas of the human heart. A poem for Vince Kingrea, who sadly took his own life.

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despair, suicidal, depression

Evolution of a Shutterbug

Posted on Apr 20, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

Some tips on photography and an overview on my education with cameras.

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photographers history, shutterbug, cameras, pictures

Veterans

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

A poem for veterans.

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veteran poem

Donald George Olson died at 72

Some memories and thoughts about my Dad
Posted on Mar 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 27, 2013
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My Dad, Donald George Olson, died on March 18, 2013... just four days shy of his 73rd birthday.

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donald olson, don, eulogy, death, died

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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Frost on Glass

Posted on Jan 23, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Poem about staying positive when times are dark.

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poem, poetry, loss, heartbreak

Major Directory Changes at ShawnOlson.Net

Posted on Sep 8, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Topics pages now only list articles by Shawn Olson and very close friends and family.

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Don't Stand Too Close

Posted on Jul 18, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

A poem about lost hope in love and anger.

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poem, lost love
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