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John Anderson

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A Purpose and a Place

How did I come to be a poet? How did I come to find the very light which shines in my soul, and teach it to speak? All people, we first need to understand, have poetry. Whether it shows in a political sermon to friends, negotiating with your girlfriend, or helping an elderly neighbor with his groceries, those tiny lights find their way out one way or another, and I started writing them down.

I'm the middle child in a close-knit family of nine. We were raised in Detroit, in a loving, Catholic, Mom and Dad household that wasn't all that long ago in years, but many times seems like a different century. We were so close in age that when my oldest ... more »

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  • John G Anderson (8/15/2020 5:15:00 PM)

    I cannot display my poems, Poems of Life and Nature. I am the author and am very disappointed that I cannot pull up collection of poems.

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Best Poem of John Anderson


We give ourselves a place to hide
With simple words that do abide
Words we use to shut the door
To knowing us forever more

We paint the door a friendly coat
To mask the cracks that do denote
And hope our hinges won't betray
What we own in disarray.

As we stand behind this door
A crack of light above the floor
It does allow light seams in
That do little for the view within

We think the doorbell's ring is clear
But its true sound we do not hear
This door of platitudes do prevent
Letting all know the self-evident

Read the full of Hiding