I’m married. My wife’s name is Kathleen. I have three grown children and one beautiful (and intelligent!) granddaughter.
I’m a US Navy veteran - nuclear powered missile submarines - and I’ve been associated with golf all my life, either as a player and/or a golf course superintendent. One of my daughters has even taken it up and has become quite a fanatic about it - wants to play all the time. Both my mom and dad have been club champions at our home course and so have my two brothers and … so have I. Must be a “family affliction” …
I started writing poetry as gifts to friends who were having birthdays, weddings, etc., then just started writing other funny stuff, concentrating on writing children’s poetry. I like to end most of my poems with an unexpected twist.
I had the good fortune to meet on line, a wonderful person who also wrote poetry. That started my friendship with CJ Heck. Fortunately she let me write a few poems with her. I have some of my stuff on other websites, but Barking Spiders is the best place to be if you’re … a big kid like me. ~Rusty”
Note: Rusty's poetry is published, and can be read, monthly in the Hillview Country Club Newsletter, Franklin, Indiana. His work can also be seen at Poemhunter.com, thestarlitecafe, todays-woman.net, Lovestories.com, poemsabout.com, Kevin McCarthy's Dallas Digest, and at his personal website, The Land of Russken.
I sit here and read the signatures
on an elevated plaster cast
that supports a splintered tibia,
remembering the ill advised
Talcum and ointment
suspend the rash
and the safety pinned cloth
refreshes the happy drool.
Back in the day
the smoke blacked tube
was what made the tv fuzzy
and the wind pushed