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Joseph Xavier Martin

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The Cremation of Sam McGee"

“The Cremation of Sam McGee” - by Robert W. Service The Poem opens with a rhyming Octet explaining the subject of the work: There are strange things...

Trash Piles in Paradise

Trash Piles in Paradise It is mid-October of 2017, in Southwest Florida. Hurricane Irma had passed over the area some four weeks past, leveling trees...

A Wild Ride To Florida

A Wild Ride to Florida We rolled into Estero, Fl. This morning after a three-day, 24-hour driving time ride, from Western New York. We had seen much...

When The Rain Falls

When the Rain Falls It is the beginning, of the first line of lyrics, to a favored Beatle’s tune. The phrase always makes me smile in remembrance. I...

Irma Came calling- part II

Irma came calling- part II Saturday night, the howling monster crawled along the northwest coast of Cuba, devastating that rural area. The Cubans...


2 of my comments have received 2 Great Feedback votes

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Yes, insert, there is. First

Posted on Sat, 09 Sep 2017

Yes, insert, there is. First responders canvassed all neighborhoods looking for anyone needing assiatance. Buses were available to ferry anyone needing a ride to shelters. Even the homeless got escorted to shelters, sometimes unwillingly. As...

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Do not go gentle into that

Posted on Sun, 08 May 2016

Do not go gentle into that good night


Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rage at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


The words are the opening couplet...

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Posted in Sick and Tired and Strong