Ken Nye

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I am 65 years old. I just retired from 42 years in the field of public education, first as a high school English teacher, then as a high school principal (for 23 of those 42 years) , and finishing up my career with 12 years as a university professor of educational leadership. I loved what I did, but I was ready to retire.

Four years ago I start ...

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Making Love

As the years go by and passions cool,
we make love in places that
twenty-five year olds only dream about.

Gold Is A Color

Storybook fables give gold a rich luster
that loses its brilliance with closer inspection.

Colors of leaves in autumn’s bright showcase

Don'T Go: A Father's Lament

Don’t go, little one.
Continue to believe that every smile you see
is from a heart that loves you.
Hold your little doll

If I Should Die (And I Will Some Day)

If I should die,
(and I will some day) ,
I won’t be far away.
You will see me.

The Call To Morning

I wish I could sleep late.
But I feel the sun
pulling me into the day
even when it’s still well below the horizon

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