Gene Olson

Rookie (1970 / Saskatchewan, Canada)

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I live in a small town somewhere in western Canada. I am a fire officer in our local fire depatment and I am grateful to have the chance to help those who can not help themselves. I recently began writing poetry out of a need to express my feelings and as you will see, I try to put as much feeling into my poems as possible. I live life to the fullest of my abilities and enjoy the benefits of ... more »

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  • Colleen Wright (8/3/2006 1:32:00 AM)

    Thank you for your thoughts Gene [a wonderful name]
    Yes, I have long since accepted the death of my Dad... it was a blessing at the time.
    Sometimes I think that by writing poems that others may associate and feel better for reading them.
    I love your poem of the Caterpillar... Do read my 'funny' experience of one, in my poem ' A Surprise before your Eyes' - I think you will smile. Hope so.
    Sincerely,
    Colleen.

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Best Poem of Gene Olson

A Wasted Youth

The call came in early in the morning
I was dreaming of my love, so distant and untouchable
From flowers and singing birds and bubbling brooks my consciousness was ripped
By the sound of the tones ringing from the fire phone

From a sleepy daze to scrambling confusion
Trying to hear the voice while I find the front of my boxers in the dark
I dress; boxers, socks, pants and shirt hastily pulled on
Out the door in a rush, hoping everything is on outside out

The dispatcher said that the police really need us
But send five men only for the situation is quite ...

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