Bill Mitton

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Electrician, Soldier, Electronics Engineer, Quality Engineer
(Part-time playwrite, writer, poet, Scholar, Historian,)

Married to Rosyanne, one son, Simon, (flown the nest)
I'm too big, the house is too big, Rosyanne is still beautiful, loving, patient, kind, as gentle as an Angel's smile and STILL too good for the likes of me!
I love Corned beef Hash, Chilli, any ... more »

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  • Max Reif (1/6/2006 7:10:00 PM)

    'A Chance Meeting' is as refeshing a poem as I've ever read, and in a very few lines. The poem about the Pettus Bridge in the Selma march gave me a kind of warm chill that reading a poem has never done to me before. I didn't have time to read all of Bill's poems, but I find a warm and observant eye and heart here, that have moved me greatly.

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Best Poem of Bill Mitton

To Slay The Dragon

Throw off the soft cheeks of childhood
But not the joy nor laughter.
Let not the dragon's roar
stop your eyes and ears.
All that was fresh and wonderful, still is.
Keep them near, against the cold times

Hold to your dreams, no matter
who or what, do storm against them.
Listen to the song within you
let not fear of the dragon mar the music.
Be as bold in your giving as you can,
hold not your heart to ransom.

Though the path may pitch and roll
Plant your feet with care
be steady in your stance and gaze,
and then, when time be right, ...

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