James B. Earley

Gold Star - 16,034 Points [Jim] (5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)

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James B. Earley was born and reared at Mounds, within the rolling hills of Southern Illinois, nine miles north of the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. A Californian since 1956, he resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Having served twenty-one years in the employ of the Robert Mondavi Winery, Jim retired October 2006 from his treasured assignment...personal chauffeur to its legendary... more »

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  • My wife once asked, 'Who is the most powerful U S public official - the President or Chief Justice Supreme Court? ' 'Neither, ' I said, 'it's the ordinary police officer. That person can legally take ...
    Another aspect of being Black in America.
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  • ''The most 'UNGODLY' moment in America, perhaps, 'tis Sunday mornings.''
    Christianity's ineptitude in following Christ's teachings.
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  • ''Hitler would have been nonexistent, were it not for that lunatic fringe.''
    Politics, its potential.
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  • ''History will accord President Obama's legacy, in not what he accomplished, but what he 'sought' to accomplish; for that is the measure of the man.''
    President Obama's legacy
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  • ''Was it the President's color, or perhaps, something other; I'll just have to wonder, I guess!''
    Republican obstructionism, from day one toward President Obama.
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  • terry (4/14/2018 2:20:00 AM)

    Human nature is the villain. Great poem, James

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  • Amir Mohammad Islami Chalandar (6/7/2014 7:04:00 AM)

    nice poems. you are great in showing feels.that shows a good improvement. i invite you to read my poems at my poets page. that is a friendly invitation

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  • Sally Plumb (3/25/2009 2:02:00 PM)

    Dear James I can't find your cemetery piece. Sorry. Try mine 'Headstones'

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  • Kash Earley (8/2/2008 3:29:00 AM)

    Hello Lee! Would you be so kind as to read my poem HEAVEN!
    Thanking you today, and tomorrow, and today! ! !


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  • Janice Windle (7/27/2008 5:18:00 PM)

    Jim is a warm and empathetic man and his poetry reflects this. He is a supportive, wise, understanding friend.

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  • Bernice Shipman (5/10/2008 11:15:00 PM)

    James, First let me thank you for the beautiful comment about my poem..It's Been Five Long Years.Your poem to me is beautiful because when they have passed you can still feel them there.I truly believe it.Because I believe God let's them come to you to tell you they are ok. Again thank you

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  • Sílvia Oliveira (3/3/2008 7:05:00 PM)

    James! Sounds so beautifully your name and your poem in the winds of the destiny! Congratulations from Brasil! When I visit California again I´d much think appreciate to meet you! Let´s keep in touch! Sílvia

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  • Sílvia Oliveira (2/24/2008 7:52:00 AM)

    Touched by this poem of yours, James - it´s 'ancient'!
    My comment here is in a way a return to yours on my posted as 'Addict'.
    Let´s keep sharing!
    Sílvia, from Brasil (who visited South Africa in ´02)

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Best Poem of James B. Earley

A Mountain Speaks

That distant valley
Far below
Was I...as a child
........Eons ago

I've known great happiness
Shared...such strife
As that of the dinosaur
Struggling for life

From a simple existence
I've seen Man grow
In the scheme of evolution
I'll watch......him go

I question......my being
Invariably...I find
.....A mere speck of sand
On......God's beach...of time

Author's note: The poem addresses Mt. Tamalpais, geographically to the immediate north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. (The Mountain is sometimes known as 'The Sleeping ...

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