Kim Barney

Kim Barney
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Hardly anyone ever reads two of my best poems. They are THE ANGRY STORM and ROOFTOP STRONGHOLD. Give them a try and see what you think.

Father of four, grandfather of 18, great-grandfather of two.
Taught Spanish, English, and math for 40 years in public schools in Colorado and Utah. Some of those years, would include a unit on poetry in the English classes.
Was the chess coach at two schools. Chess team took second place in the state one year. Also took third, fourth, sixth, eighth, etc. other years.
For many years was an avid hunter and fisherman. Still love to fish.
Love to hike in the mountains, play chess, checkers and most board games, read, write logic ... more »

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  • ''I wouldn't trade that experience for anything in the world, but I wouldn't give ten cents to do it again.''
    Said by my wife's 80+ year old grandfather after rafting down the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam.
  • ''If you find me asleep, leave me alone; dead, wake me up.''
    Antonio Maria, Brazilian poet (1921-1964)
  • ''Ambulância! Salva um e mata dez!
    (Ambulance! It saves one and kills ten!)''
    Genady Pawlenko, a Brazilian friend of mine of Russian descent [said after seeing an ambulance tear down the street at a reckless speed]
  • ''After all is said and done,
    there's been more said than done.''
    Don't remember where I first heard this, but I've said it many times since!
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  • Smoky Hoss (1/8/2017 9:20:00 PM)

    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.

  • Theodora Onken (12/3/2016 5:33:00 AM)

    Kim writes with an amazing mix of fun writes and puzzles...these puzzle make us think; Love solving any mystery- -believe is knows so much on just about everything - and this characteristic only adds to the enjoyment i am having reading him. So glad that you decided to get back to writing, Kim! What a joy you are!

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Best Poem of Kim Barney

Magic Mirror?

If I look in the mirror
And myself I do not see
Does it mean that I'm not really here,
That I have ceased to be?

Or am I just a spirit
That eyes cannot perceive?
If I but try, can I be seen?
Need I only believe?

Have I become a vampire?
How does that legend go?
I see myself and then I die?
No, that just can't be so!

It feels like I am in a dream;
I surely must exist,
Else I could not have thoughts like these;
I really must persist.

Oh, one day soon I'll 'find myself'
As that old saying goes.
Ah, here at last ...

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