Biography of Richard McClellan
I was born in the USA and served in the U.S. Army. I have traveled the world including Japan, Korea, Portugal, Italy, Canada as well as most of the lower 48 United States and Alaska. My favorite place is the Azores Islands in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.
My hobbies include poetry, genealogy, crocheting, and knitting. My interests are motorsport, baseball, football (not soccer) , and basketball. I used to pass time playing billiards,8-ball and 9-ball, but due to health had to give it up playing competitively. On education, I graduated from college with a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics.
In 2004, via my employer, I filed a patent called Container Inventory Management & VMI System Enhancements [ADM File Ref. CRP.5.US00; K&L File Ref.040387], by Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP.
I hope you can find the time to enjoy some of the same things as me. Poetry is a nice way to clear the mind while exploring new places within their soul!
Richard McClellan's Works:
Here is some publish history regarding my poetry, I sent my poem 'An Ocean Away' to the publisher of the book: 'Great Poets Across America, A Celebration of National Poetry Month'. This is a new book that is going to be published in the spring of 2012. The ISBN of the book is 978-61936-035-8. Around the same time, World Poetry Movement requested another poem for inclusion in 'The Best Poets and Poems of 2011', ISBN 978-1-61936-032-7. I sent them a poem called 'Fire Horse'. On Feb 10,2012, I received a letter today telling me that my poem 'Guidepost' was selected for inclusion in their book called 'Famous Poets of the Heartland A Treasure of Beloved Family Poems'. And finally on Jan 7,2012, my poem 'Friendship' was selected as a semi-finalist a International Open Poetry Contest and they published it in their book 'Stars in Our Hearts', ISBN: 978-1-60880-123-7.
Richard McClellan Poems
Freedom, defined by force, to die for the cause, is what the soldier supports,
A Lonely Heart Via J. Partee
I am sitting all alone-tonight, weary, sad and blue. Thinkin of the past my dear, and how I'm missing you,
I remember when it used to be easy, I remember when it wasn't so hard, I remember what it felt like to be young, That's when life was fun!
In Love With A Stranger
How do I commence speaking, of someone that I not know? my heart aches for them, to be my fountain of love so,
Bread, Bread, a staff of life, taking your flour, an makin' some dough, with the dough, sticky and smooth,
River Of Life
What if your life was a leaf on a tree, and one day a great wind blows, pulls your leaf from its limb, you flutter down to the stream below,
The Gears Of Life
There is no reverse, in the transmission of life, while you can look back, an wish you were young again,
As I bundle up, the keys in my hand, I straddle my steel horse, No rein's to grab,
Nature At Its' Best Via J. Partee
I walked along a country road, one sunny autumn day. And gazed upon the beauty, The woodland did portray.
Rain, Rain, wash over me, cleanse an purify me, your drops, so soothing n' smooth, lull me to sleep, content, not blue,
Soul mates, once found, bring out the best, While they're not perfect, They are to you,
Pontius you condemned him so long ago, to spikes and the cross, with a crown of thorns, no baron are you,
Ode To Bitter Sweet Goodbye
Stabbed in my heart my blood's oozing out, drippin n' tricklin, it's poolin on the ground,
My love, I miss you so, fo' in my heart, the emotion of you fills me, [with you] wrapping up my soul,
Standing in the trenches,
The sweat running down my face,
I adjust my steel pot
and increase my marching pace,
The day is hot,
steamy across the land,
you can see the heat,
on the distant sands,