Mac Wilkey

Rookie - 3 Points (October 9,1948 / Dayton, Tennessee)

Biography of Mac Wilkey

Mac Wilkey poet

Mac is an electrical engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority who writes poetry as a sideline. Although he has written poems and short stories since his college days, his outputincreased sharply beginning in 1990 when God seemed to be giving him specific glimpses of life and concepts and characters in the Bible. His first book, God Let Me See the Hedge, was published by in September 2004. Other specific poems have been published on various Internet sites including where his poems were twice selected by John Evans as the focus for his monthly editorial. Mac is planning to publish a second book to be titled My Dad Never Took Shortcuts in late 2005. The new poems published at are to be included in the new book.

Mac Wilkey's Works:

God Let Me See the Hedge Updates

Honey Tree Logic

If I were a bear, I would barely breathe
As the bees swarmed near—til my courage grew
When my memory of past stings grew dim
I would reach within; what could six bees do?

And I soon forgot, as my taste buds laughed,
As more bees appeared-I would just want more
My “Oh bother” says all there is to say:
Let those bees be bees, I’m what honey’s for.

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