Clyde King

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I was born at Randolph Air Force base near San Antonio, Texas,1952. My father was a pilot for the Air Force and left a month after I was born and was killed a year later in the “forgotten war” that killed over 55,000 US soldiers plus allies. I was raised by a single mother, who is the finest person I’ve ever known. She gave me the love for good lit ...
Popular Poems
1.
Take It Slowly
I like graveyards. They're peaceful and quiet.
Here no one fights or argues, curses or kills.

Here all have reaped the wages of sin: death.
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2.
Paranoia
I didn't do it. I wasn't there!
Why does everyone gasp and stare?

What's that you say? I can't remember.
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3.
You Can Tell
You can tell
I'm a real man.
Look at my hands.
They're calloused and tough
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4.
Who Am I?
Who am I?
I don't know.
I'd give worlds to know
If that were possible.
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5.
Three Haikus
As falling snow makes
No sound on the frozen ground,
I meditate in silence.
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Popular Quotes
23 February 2021
The NOW is all you have and all you will ever have. There is never a time or a moment when it is not the NOW.
03 March 2021
Write a poem everyday.
06 March 2021
"Painting is about putting one beautiful color next to another".-Robert Henri, early 20th century artist and teacher
06 March 2021
Poetry is not about quantity, but quality. Finding the right words, rhythms, diction, syntax, idioms, figurations, takes work.
19 March 2021
Always wear clean underwear.-my mother, Betty Lee King

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