Roy Blokker

Freshman - 525 Points (February 26,1950 / Hilversum, the Netherlands)

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I was born in Holland in 1950. My parents immigrated to the United States when I was two years old. I have a BA in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz, but chose a career as a Postal carrier when teaching jobs grew scarce. My wife Diane and I raised four children to adulthood and now are enjoying retirement and grandchildren on the Flathead Lake in Northwestern Montana. ... more »

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Survivor's Guilt

I am often asked,
Asked quietly by myself
While the dark trembles
Like the cold expectant thing
It is - I am asked
If I feel guilty
Staying home
While so many went.
I let the dark answer for me,
Swallowing my every fear,
Regurgitating each in turn
In my dreams:
I feel no guilt, only sorrow,
That they went they knew
And went
And always go.

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