Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 65,436 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Biography of Bri Edwards

Bri Edwards poet

About Me: [edited November 1,2014]

Ok! it is now March 23,2017 and i am STILL ALIVE! Way to go, Bri! ! but....FLASH! my real name (no lie) is Brian Edward Whitaker, BUT if you use this information in a cruel or dishonest way, i shall hunt you down and tickle you mercilessly! especially if you are a broad!

PH seems to leave the apostrophes out of my bio, so i have replaced them; maybe they will stick now? I think one of my high school English teachers gave me the only D I ever got on a postcard [gee, over a year after writing this bio i went to edit it and found that i wrote postcard instead of the correct word(s) : 'report card'; i guess that is what happens to a retired U.S.postal worker! ] Proofreading does make a difference! That was my LOW mark! Just so ya know, ya know? But who's counting?
I was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam conflict/war after i quit college my senior year. Ive been a delivery truck driver, a day laborer, a hospital aide, an operating room technician, and last, but not least, a USPS window clerk, now retired. PLEASE buy stamps etc.

I have one child and have been a good husband................four times. Yikes! I enjoy birdwatching, walking, talking, being a pain to my wife (not really) , and writing poetry. Most of my poems have been written since I retired in 2004.
PoemHunter is great! not perfect, but who/what is? i have moved to (near) eureka california. i am still married! i have become a grandfather, though i don't consider it a big deal.
a friend recently asked if a poem i had sent to her was pentameter. hmm? i looked it up. something to do with arrangements of words in poetry. i told her i (usually) just write what sounds good to me. hopefully some of it sounds good to the readers!
in my list of poems i give, for each poem, a title, and i follow the title with some clues [in brackets] about the poem's content and length. at least that is how my more recently-submitted poems are listed. this is to aid readers in picking something they might enjoy, or at least not hate. in most of my poems i try to be funny, at least a little bit! i also have very serious poems. some are VERY long (but not TOO long) , and those sometimes deal with serious subjects of human behavior/(behaviour for some of my overseas friends) and experiences. they may take ten minutes or more to read? , but hopefully some will read and enjoy them.
i almost always use rhymes. maybe that will make up for my lack of seriousness, romanticism, and attention to confining-patterns (such as in pentameters!) .

i will be challenged if anyone would like to suggest a topic or title for a poem. i wrote one for an ex-wife's boyfriend once (a valentines day poem; i did have to ask her to tell me something about their relationship/him, in order to write something personalized and somewhat truthful) . feel free to ask.
my PH fried, Brian Johnston, has been running a monthly (for a few months so far) poetry writing contest ('Challenge') in which he challenges all members to submit a poem using a title he has chosen. he makes up a 'poem title' (referring to the month and year and the word 'Challenge'
i also have a habit at times of correcting or suggesting or questioning poets in my comments about their poem(s) . most poets on PH have accepted this without complaint. [maybe they HAD a complaint, but they did not tell ME.] some have even thanked me! a few have requested that i send less-than-flattering comments to them directly as messages so other readers will not see them. fine with me, if i am asked to do that and remember.
i am NOT a man of few words, as you may be able to assume by the length of this.
please feel free to suggest i read one (a particular one) of YOUR poems. i will try to accommodate you, but please proofread the poem at LEAST once first, and don't feel i'm being mean if i don't praise it.
some of my poems deal (in part at least) with my feeling that i have lived long enough (66 years) and am ready to go to the next step, which to me is dirt. i am an agnostic/atheist which also shows up in some of my poems. the photo of me on PH is really me and, yes, i am eating pizza, a rare treat for me. have a nice time on PoemHunter! bri :)

i just reread the instructions for what to write here......in my bio. it says write down a brief note, but it also says there are no limitations for this text, SO i guess i haven't broken the rules with my wordiness!
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some suggested SHORT POEMS by me:

[Humor] Speak To Me, Moon..... [Speaking To The Moon; Fantasy; Humor; Very SHORT] 3/28/2014

A Father's Toast At His Gay Son's Wedding Reception..... [Same-sex marriage; Humour/HUMOR; Johnny Cash song/Sheldon Silverstein poem; SHORT]

Won't You Be My Poemhunter-Valentine? ? ...... [my silly VERY SHORT valentine wish] 2/12/2014

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some suggested MEDIUM POEMS by me:

Mary's Pet....[Humor; Human nature; Pets; Scary? ; Grade school] 11/21/2012

Bye-bye Jimmy.....[Nature observations; Death; Personal] 10/29/2012

Holes I've Known....... [Holes, of course! ; HUMOR/humour; MEDIUM length] 6/17/2014

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some suggested LONG POEMS by me:

[Jake's] Christmas Eve.....[Exploration; Food Gathering; Fatherhood; Santa; Rat; LONG; Humor] 12/15/2012

'6 Foot 3'......[LONG; Scary; Gross; Murder] 11/18/2012

When The Carousel Animals Got Loose.....[LONG; Humor; Fantasy; Adventure] 8/9/2012

Creation (maybe not what you think) ......[Girl-to-woman; Baby-making; LONG; Relationships] 12/15/2012

Finding Oneself......... [EXTREMELY LONG; Growing Up; Relationships; Humour/Humor] reviewed 12/1/2012

bri :)

Bri Edwards's Works:

zip, zero, none

Purple....[humor; Short]

What can I write about purple, the color?
Over that above question I shall mull …. or
just make some stuff up you might just believe.
Let's see what Bri has up his sleeve.

Purple was the seventh color discovered by man.
It's the most often used color in a Chinese fan.
When someone acts silly, we say they are 'acting purple'.
The only word it rhymes with is the archaic word snurple.

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