Jon Alan

Rookie - 68 Points (09-09-1952 / New York City)

Biography of Jon Alan

Jon Alan poet

(Born September 9,1952)
My mother smoked while I was in the womb and until I was four, she gave me this horrific pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis, but worse, both parents physically and emotionally, psychologically deeply abused me.

I have been a printing pressman, graphic designer, and darkroom technician and photographer. I won a national design award with the design department at Sarah Lawrence College in Westchester County, NY, USA too many years ago to remember, it was for a brochure for their Early Childhood Center.

I then was a high level Operations Manager for a huge bank, and then a medium sized warehouse business.

Finally I ran my own sole-proprietorship business as a consultant to small business, a network architect, technician and trainer.

(1996 to Present)
Permanently disabled and permanently unable to work due to a collapsed and crushed lower lumbar spine, and a horribly failed and ineffective 7 hour surgical three level spinal laminectomy and fusion at S1-L3 disk levels, leaving me mostly bedridden and in 24/7 horrific pain, medication - the palliative approach - administered by a beautiful human being and Pain Management Doctor, has given me back a small amount of my freedom to spend at most two-three hours a day doing chores or fun, the rest of the day spent in bed on my side like a Sultan reclining, writing my poetry and publishing my art and photographs.

I live so far below the poverty level, surviving on $724.00 a month SSI, and $152.00 a month in food stamps, that I have learned a new humbling lesson on what is really important in life!

Jon Alan's Works:

I only wish! Updates

**mortals In Paradise

Sidney died by the lake,
on the way to his funeral
He could not bear the loss
and was overwhelmed with grief.
We tried to comfort him,
but he could not bear the loss.

His last words were mumbled,
and he turned to Golden Yellow

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