Kim Barney

Kim Barney Biography

My name is Kim Barney, and I am father of four, grandfather of eighteen, and great-grandfather of six.

I like to play chess, checkers and other games of logic. I have written logic problems and sold them to Dell Publishing Company.

The following have been chosen as Poem Hunter Member Poems of the Day:

Poetry Heaven
24 March 2015

Silent Sentinel
31 May 2016

A Man Called Marion
17 August 2016

Butterfly of Death
25 March 2017

Great Way to Die
21 October 2017

Baseball in Heaven
? ? April 2019

Two Chipmunks
27 February 2020

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Other Poems that have won prizes or honorable mentions, etc. in poetry contests are listed in my 'poem' called Prize Poems, which will be updated from time to time.

Kim Barney Quotes

01 February 2015

I wouldn't trade that experience for anything in the world, but I wouldn't give ten cents to do it again.

26 April 2015

If you find me asleep, leave me alone; dead, wake me up.

02 August 2015

Ambulância! Salva um e mata dez! (Ambulance! It saves one and kills ten!)

16 November 2015

After all is said and done, there's been more said than done.

24 January 2021

If you're going through hell, keep going. (Winston Churchill)

27 January 2021

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. (Thomas Alva Edison)

20 September 2021

Maldade nunca foi felicidade, e isso é verdade. (Jack Leslie Paradise,1962)

07 November 2021

You don't stop having fun when you get old. You get old when you stop having fun.

16 December 2021

My parents used to rock me to sleep. I wish they hadn't used such big rocks!

21 December 2021

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. (Henry Van Dike)

21 December 2021

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. (Benjamin Franklin)

21 December 2021

A foolish opinion shared by thousands is still a foolish opinion. (Anonymous)

25 January 2022

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. (Mark Twain)

25 January 2022

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. (Phillip K. Dick, writer)

26 January 2022

Poetry cannot be translated. It can only be re-created in the new language.

26 January 2022

Technically, a SINGLE LINE of poetry is called a VERSE. A series of lines arranged formally as part of a poem is called a STANZA.

27 March 2022

Be compassionate, be understanding, be slow to judge, and be quick to forgive. (Russell M. Nelson)

11 April 2022

I'm over seventy and tarp as a shack!

16 April 2022

Shot a 68 on the golf course today. Will try the second hole tomorrow.

10 May 2022

Laugh louder, live longer.

12 May 2022

If I'm feeling hungry and need some exercise, should I go wok my dog?

15 May 2022

Fear and faith cannot exist in the human heart at the same time.

The Best Poem Of Kim Barney

Poetry Heaven

Last night I went to bed at eleven
And dreamed I went to Poetry Heaven.
Keeper of the Gate was not Saint Peter
But Robert Frost - - hey, what could be sweeter?

The first person I saw up there
was sitting in a golden chair.
It was my good friend, Hank Beuning,
And a golden guitar he was tuning.

Hank, I said, I've known you for years.
We've had some laughs, we've had some tears,
And I never knew you played the guitar!
He said, well, I don't, at least not so far,
But I've got lots of time with little to do
So I thought I might try to learn something new.

I walked a little farther in
And saw my new friend Mandolyn...
playing on her... violin.

And there's my friend, Maddalena Biela
with her husband, he's a handsome fella.

Udiah was there with Heather Burns
And they were sitting, taking turns
Writing the words to their new poem,
Their collaborative, classic poem about love
And it went like this:

love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love

I marveled at their poem and all the words on it
And said, They've written a LOVELY sonnet!

Then whom should I meet next?
Why, it was James McLain,
Just reading some old text
And he could not refrain
from asking himself:
Is it poetry?

Mr. Spock was there with his pointy ears
But he said he hadn't seen Kirk for years.

Argentine Tango was eating a mango.
She's a person, you know, and not just a dance,
And so pretty you cannot resist just a glance.

Bull Hawking - - I asked him if he was Steven's Cousin
And he assured me that he wasn't.

As I went on, continuing my walk,
I met the Electric Lady, and she gave me quite a shock.

Then there was Valsa George; I spoke to her with ease.
(Does she know her name means 'Waltz' in Portuguese?)

Uzefa Rashida was there dressed in white,
and she certainly was a lovely sight.

There was E Nigma, Ima Ryma and Gajanan,
Deep Dark Soul Poet and RoseAnn,
Sandra and Lawrence and even Noreen
And a whole bunch of others that I had never seen.

I wandered on, enjoying my hike,
And met a young poet named Smith, Mike.

I walked for a few miles, yet my feet didn't even hurt,
then I came face to face with the famous Kelly Kurt!

I encountered a handsome young lad
Who said that his name was Old Dad.
But I knew him by sight.
'Twas Wes Vogler, all right;
And to see him I surely was glad!

I walked a little more,
Then suddenly I was lost,
And there I was again
In front of Robert Frost.

I said, Say, I wonder, can you answer me one thing?
Why haven't I seen Poe or Shakespeare or Browning?
He said, Oh, you won't find them here
In this part of Poetry Heaven.
This is just the Poem Hunter wing!

Then he said I hate to tell you this,
But there's been a big mistake.
It seems that here you don't belong!

... Then I was wide awake.

Kim Barney Comments

Smoky Hoss 08 January 2017

I think Groucho Marx may have said the line about after all is said and done, but am not certain. No matter, it is a great and true proverb.

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Kim Barney 19 March 2019

Kumarmani Mahakul bestowed the title of Heavenly Fortune on me. How he came up with that, I'll never know. If I did have a fortune, that would be heavenly!

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Prabir Gayen 04 April 2019

Very talented poet....God bless you.

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ANKITA 25 April 2019

Awsome

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A B Faniki 20 October 2019

A brilliant poet and talented wordsmith

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Belle Wassermeister 20 August 2021

One of the most talented poets I have ever come across.

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Octavian Cocos 24 June 2021

Thank you very much! Best wishes!

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Rebecca Navarre 09 October 2020

Kim Barney is a fabulous poet! .. His poems are of much beauty and brilliance too! ..

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Late October 05 September 2020

Referring to your Quiz update 10 - new generations tell me that Poemhunter pretty much looks like a virus from the 90's.

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Prabir Gayen 26 July 2020

A great and very talented poet.....God bless you dear friend......///

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