Darwin Henry Beuning

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Darwin Henry Beuning
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I was raised on a dairy farm in central Minnesota. Joined the Army at 17 and landed in Vietnam in May 1966. I later joined the Air Force and retired in 1990. I then worked for the Veteran's Administration in Salt Lake City, Utah for 18 years, retiring in 2009. My wife is from Thailand, we have been married 44 years. Along the way, we raised three children. I enjoy playing chess, writing poems and quotes. more »

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  • ''There are no more jobs in America, only sentences, LIFE SENTENCES''
    This is based on my many years in the American workforce.
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  • ''I was raised Christian, my wife was raised Buddhist, and our children 'CONFUSED'''
    My Thai wife and I have been married 38 years, during which we raised three children.
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  • ''In each of us there is a poem and a song. For most, a poem that will never be written and a song that will never be sung''
    I am very grateful for poemhunter.com for allowing everyday people to express their themselves through poetry.
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  • ''Part of me died in Vietnam, part of me never came back. The part of me that is called 'Innocence'''
    Arrived in Vietnam at age of 18 in May 1966. I left in January 1968 right before the TET offensive.
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  • ''Working for the government is like being a cast member on the television series, Survivor. The two main differences are, with the government you have more teams and you don't get a vote''
    This is based on my 41 years of federal service.
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  • Harindhar Reddy (3/26/2020 9:23:00 AM)

    Sir, in your long life you have many things, some of which are exhibited in your versatile verse and genuine quotes.
    I'm really, really impressed, they you painted pictures with your words. The word compliment seem to itsy-bitsy to evaluate the beauty of your poetry.....You are an amazing poet, zounds-rounds! My hat tips at your poetic antics!

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  • Michael Walker Michael Walker (3/2/2020 9:14:00 PM)

    I am pleased to read Kumarmani Mahakul's title of 'Endless Lexicon' for Darwin.
    Darwin writes from a varied life story; few writers had personal experience of the Vietnam War
    as he did. He also has a wide array of other subjects to write about, which he
    uses to advantage.

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  • Gail Holt (2/8/2020 8:00:00 AM)

    I have been reading your poems and feel so blessed. You are a gifted poet. You poems are philosophical, insightful, sometimes happy and other times sad. I am so fortunate to have you as a brother.Thanks a million! May God bless you today and forever.

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  • Barney Rooney (5/26/2019 1:51:00 AM)

    when I need to clear the swirl of troubling thoughts
    failing to re-form them to a tender telling couplet
    a wise voice whispers – let go..
    there’s a time to bide
    to spend with those who are not tongued tied
    nor bound by the fruitless pursuit of the sublime
    for there’s more or less to poetry than a clever rhyme
    Its then, I turn to those to whom I’m due and offer thanks
    to those with a steadier hand to craft their lines
    like Hank

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul Kumarmani Mahakul (3/18/2019 3:28:00 PM)

    On behalf of all fellow poets, PH Family and our Mahakul Family, we offer a title of honour to poet Darwin Henry Beuning born on 29 July 1947 in Melrose, Minnesota, United States and lives in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand, as, Endless Lexicon.' This title of honour is offered to him due to his high perseverance and notable contribution to the world literature. From today onward he will be known as Endless Lexicon Darwin Henry Beuning. We hope all poets, visitors and people will like this.

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  • Kathy Wright (2/24/2019 4:32:00 PM)

    I have enjoyed reading my brothers poems. He is the oldest child in our family of 9 growing up. He is making us proud as he has developed his talent as a deep, physiological writer. His poems cause many questions to arise and interesting conversation developes as we contemplate the meaning and theme behind the writer and what he is wanting to convey. We cherish him and honor him.

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  • Michael Walker Michael Walker (2/12/2019 4:17:00 PM)

    Darwin is very much an American poet, but also a citizen of the world.
    His poems are mainly about modern, important issues, which he expresses
    clearly, not too many words but sparkling imagery. One of the finest poets
    writing in the U.S.today.

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul Kumarmani Mahakul (2/12/2019 2:42:00 AM)

    Darwin Henry Beuningis a very nice, multi-talented and internationally acclaimed kind poet of modern literature who does perseverance of high quality. He writes poems from various fields and his each poem is a philosophic gem. His effort shines ever in sky of literature. We adore his effort and skill. We love to read his poems. We wish him all the best. May God bring unlimited fortune and happiness for him.

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  • Darwin Henry Beuning Darwin Henry Beuning (4/12/2018 4:52:00 AM)

    03: 46am,12 April 2018. Woke up early this morning, and starting thinking about my poem Eraser! . I have lived with this pencil my whole life, We all do that.

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  • Michael Walker Michael Walker (9/4/2016 10:08:00 PM)

    'Part of me died in Vietnam, part of me never came back. The part of me that is called 'Innocence''.
    I find this genuinely moving.

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Best Poem of Darwin Henry Beuning

Too Soon

Comedians in America die young
Perhaps, for having too much fun

Our three beloved John's
Who now have been gone so long

John Belushi, age thirty three, John Candy, age forty three,
and John Ritter, age fifty four

We also have Chris Farley, age thirty three
and most recent, Robin Williams, age sixty three

They gave us many funny moments
In our world of doom

They brightened up our day
Making us laugh instead of sigh

They left so suddenly
Like a bolt out of the sky

I still watch their re-runs and tapes
Which bring tears and...

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