John Bliven Morin

Rookie (September 16th,1936 / New London, CT)

John Bliven Morin
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I was born in CT but raised in New Smyrna Beach, FL. The first poems of mine selected for publication appeared in the now defunct literary magazine De Novo (Tampa, FL) in the mid-'50s. While continuing to write verses and some prose over the years, I didn't concentrate on poetry until retiring in 1994. Since then, I've had numerous poems published, some in the U.S. but more in the U.K. As for my style of writing, I've been described as a 19th century poet in a 21st century world. I think that's entirely appropriate! more »

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The Trojan War In A Nutshell, Page 1 Of 3

Paris, visiting Mycenae,
Spotted Helen, the city’s queenie;
She spotted him; the sparks they flew;
Her hubby, Menelaus, never knew,
And when the Trojans put to sea,
Helen was stowed aboard with glee.

When Menelaus found out, O Boy!
He vowed to put an end to Troy.
With Agamemnon, his king and bro,
They rallied all of Greece to go
Get Helen back and sack the city;
Believe me, their anger wasn’t pretty!

One day a lookout on Troy’s walls
Looked out to sea for storms or squalls,
Seeing instead a thousand ships,
He yelled a warning from...

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