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Staring down
Coffee-stained carpet
A simple rainbow
One pot of gold
Holding you
For my sins
Sabel veils
Upon my
Laying the
Pen down
Barry A. Lanier




Not found in the legends
of dark fearsome horsemen
But only in the ignorance of
many small minded men
Barry A. Lanier



Bewareb(Author Favorite)

She covets her pocketbooks and has no two alike,
And every month she goes to Belk's to buy a new one.
At 88, she still drives, with her huge sunglasses,
Making right turns like an 18-wheeler does.
She drives an average of 10 miles and hour,
Including stops when she remembers to she does.
Mom loves to attend all the social functions in town,
Especially the showers and weddings of the smitten young.
Armed with her pocketbook she'll sashay over to the buffet,
Fill her pocketbook with treasure, pigs-in-a-blankets,
Watercress and pimiento cheese sandwiches
All of which she'll eat later but she never does.
She always told me she grew up in the depression,
and a responsible mother would never turn down food.
They all harden and calcify like the plaque in her arteries,
Acquiescent to the fact, I empty her pocketbooks weekly.
'Mom, when are you going to quit driving I asked? '
'Oh about the same time that they quit having weddings and luncheons! '
Barry A. Lanier




Extraordinary men and women
Reveal themselves in time
Like fine wine only waiting
A succulence how sublime
Introverted or yet unknown
As calling of time demands
Rising in glory they are known
Most courageous and braven
Sifting through life like sand
Until their beckoned calling
All the times they fervently face
These few, the extraordinary
Shall we always forever embrace

{Dedicated to those who give the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom and way of life}
Barry A. Lanier
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