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to differentiate me from the other guy, although everybody else does.
They took my first book but now won't take new ones. (Go figure.)
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just go to my Smashwords author page and download EPUBs from there.
Smashwords provides samples of my books also.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spirit of 76

Tiger Woods got his 76th career win Sunday
at the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
After a long struggle back from scandal and health problems

– and despite the sneers of his detractors –
it was his 5th win in the last year.
The form of this poem was inspired by

some of those long-lined poems by Whitman.

Nobody expected to discover him… but then, there he was.
He became something no one expected,
Something no one had ever seen before,
Something no one expected to see again.
He became more and more powerful, more and more successful… and then, the war came and took its toll.
He struggled through a winter tougher than either he or anyone else ever expected… but then, the tide turned.
Despite predictions of his demise, he found help from unexpected allies and he refused to give up… and then, he started to win again.
He’s made his declaration of independence from the past few years.
Can the end of the war… and return to dominance… be far behind?

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