Tony R. Rodriguez
Biography of Tony R. Rodriguez
Tony Richard Rodriguez graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Liberal Studies. He is currently a middle school teacher - Literature and English being his favorite subjects of instruction. When Tony is not getting kicked out of school, driving cross-country, making soap, writing about a special girl, playing in Pamplona, Spain, sun-tanning in San Juan, or trying to figure out what to do with this One Ring, Tony frequents karaoke dives, the ATM machine, sleeping-in, and fast food restaurants. Imaginatively, he still lives in San Francisco, California.
Tony R. Rodriguez's Works:
The Disappearance and the Slow Awakening,2003
Tony R. Rodriguez Poems
A Poem To The Terrorist Of Email Prosody
keep deleting my beats— you crooked leech you Faithless cyber-nut
Awake: Beep, ring, music, and the sounds that pummel. Appearance ritual: Why should this matter? (I grow old each passing day.) Destination: Some paths taken, new roads dismay.
The Disappearance And The Slow Awakening
From her lips flew arrows I wish I did not Own, And I felt such Affliction, with tears not Shown. Compared I did the great loves of past Similar; For once I felt such Elation in blessed Particular.
A Letter To The Fallen Catholic
Judge more than tenderly of me. Society whispers ideas that sink the virtuous ideals of faith, hope and love— especially those new ideas of yours.
Awake: Beep, ring, music, and the sounds that pummel.
Appearance ritual: Why should this matter?
(I grow old each passing day.)
Destination: Some paths taken, new roads dismay.
Focus: Reach your goal. Isn’t that why I’m here?
Failure: Not sufficient. One should open his ear.
Safe place: You’re right. Try harder is the key.
Rest: Set the alarm. Pray. It’s sad being me.