Edward Hester

Rookie (December 9,1943 / Greenville, NC)

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Son of a Russian White Army Colonel and daughter of a Greek Shipping Heiress, tried for treason in 1945 by Lebenon but got off cause I wasn't Lebanese. I was however convicted for illegal entry on a conterfeit passport and spent the next 16 months in a middle eastern prison. Escaped with the aid of CIA to Brazil, but had contracted scurvy and lost my finger to a scorpion bite. Lost my feet to ... more »

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Best Poem of Edward Hester


A good horse and some open prairie
Can free the mind and e‘motions daily

So me ‘n Symbol a’riding go
To find some space and room to grow

But I rode a mile, and what I found
Was miles of fences all around

Now how’s a mind suppose to grow
When round in circle’s all it goes

It’s hard to have an open mind
When fences, fences ‘re all you find.

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