Kent Werges

Rookie - 26 Points (12/10/1939 / Cleveland, Ohio)

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Resuming writing after 3 year break and now retired. Had a few poems published in poetry mags and journals and now pursuing poetry fully.
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Big Thom

In 1913, he was offered a chance
to play for the Cleveland Indians.
His wife said no -
he kept on driving truck.

He decided to raise his family
in the country and he bought
a farm. Soon a fire said "no "
and he went back to the truck.

Another farm came available
and he thought he'd try it
one more time. Another fire
said "no." Hello, truck.

A third farm with chickens
and gardens and his wife
took ill and died. This time he took a job
at the paper mill.

He lived alone and worked
alone and ...

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