John W. (Coyote) Fox

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I was young, once, but I keep getting older, or so they tell me. I have been writing since the late sixties (1960's, that is) , and see no reason to stop yet. I read as much as I can and write lyrics, short stories, and stuff that might pass for poetry (rhyming and prose) . I have a number of war related works that I will submit also, and they are as open to scrutiny, and for any comments you may ... more »

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No Family Ties

No family ties to make me stay,
no personal connections.
No links to past times slow me down,
or give pause for reflection.
No clannish feelings do relate;
no kinship claims upon me.
Depart I must, for sanity,
and for all things I hold dearly.

In ages old my forebears lived
in hovels dark and dirty.
An unkempt life, but common so,
and no one lived past thirty.
The landsmen practiced treachery
on one and all surrounding.
No press of force could stave them off;
their blood was in the hounding.

But times do change, and often so, ...

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