Juan Olivarez

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Juan Olivarez
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I was born in Nyssa Oregon while my parents who were farm workers were picking cherries and working in the potato fields in Idaho.I grew up in Mission Texas and attended Mission High scool where I first attempted to write poetry. While in high school I had two poems published in Focus magazine, 'What is War in 1972' and The Clouds' IN 1973. I have been in public service in my home town of Alton Texas as city alderman, police commissioner and mayor pro tem, I love to play chess, play the guitar, cook and my other true love, fishing. My first love has and always will be my wife Elvira McAllen who against her better judgement decided to say yes when I asked her to marry me in 1973. We have six ... more »

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  • ''The Devil knows more because he is old
    Than because he is the Devil.''
    Old Spanish saying.
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  • ''When a man, or a woman, can make you cry with the simplest of words, that being, is a poet.''
    Rod Mckuen
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  • ''It doesn't matter that the water is shallow
    you can't swim.''
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  • ''If the fire is blazing
    don't add gasoline.''
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  • Atasha Williams Atasha Williams (6/8/2016 12:20:00 PM)

    Great poet,
    Immaculate writer,
    Juan takes the reader into his words and flies with them to the end.
    Wonderful imagination when needed and he also uses vivid images when recalling a memory.
    One of my personal favorites is Juan, keep up the grand work my brother.
    Always a pleasure reading your work.
    Atasha :)

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (5/13/2015 9:31:00 AM)

    itt is nice to ask
    and start life with new task
    wife is as important as destination
    and helps to build good relation

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  • Amir Mohammad Islami Chalandar (6/6/2014 7:25:00 AM)

    excellent poems. you are great in explaining your feels. i invite you to read my poem

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  • Richard Beevor (4/30/2014 4:46:00 PM)

    A great poem, I must read more, thank you for your comment on my poem, can I add you to my friends please

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/2/2012 12:17:00 PM)

    I read a lot of your poems and I think your poetry style is wonderfully natural. It just flows and unfolds beauty in words and meaning. I like the way you write them like you are just conversing the reader.

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  • Yuen Mei Ying (10/30/2011 4:26:00 AM)

    I want to know why you write this poem(rain, rain, rain)
    And i enjoy your poem very much!

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  • Maria Segura (9/29/2011 5:30:00 PM)

    Your poem was short this time, but I like it. I am used to your long poems

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  • Smoky Hoss Smoky Hoss (8/31/2011 10:13:00 PM)

    Juan is a poet of intense abilities, he seems to see so much in life's happenings, in the world's movement, and then best of all he so articulately and wonderfully translates it all to us through his poetic vision. And we therefore are blessed to receive the fruits of his gift for writing. Read as much of his poetry as you can, you will be glad you did!

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Best Poem of Juan Olivarez


Happiness is being home again,
Happiness is walking in the rain.
Happiness is waking with no pain.

Happiness to see my humble home,
Happiness at not being alone,
Happiness to sit, and not to roam.

Happiness is family to me,
Happiness in the faces, I longed to see,
Happiness is once more being free.

6/12/10 29 palms ca.

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