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Author Archives: Annalise

Michael, Max and Me

Remembering Michael Johnson From his wife, Sandra Johnson I met Michael online He was in the Bronx I was in Brazil After seven months of talking He flew to Brazil with a ring We were married for fifteen years I loved this dry tough…

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by Annalise , 4 months ago

Prison Lawyer

Remembering Eric William Warner By Hank Warner We grew up collecting pollywogs after big rains Eric and I Adventuring new horizons on bikes Imitating major leaguers in the schoolyard And singing along to “American Pie” Eric and I Life was simple Life was…

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by Annalise , 4 months ago

A Nap-By-The-Beach Kind of Guy

Remembering Mohammad Jawed By his daughters, Ghazal, Hannah and Fareen   Our dad was born in Pakistan He became a doctor and settled in Corbin, Kentucky Where he practiced for 23 years He was game for just about anything I wanted to paint his toenails…

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by Annalise , 4 months ago

I Was Doing Time, Time Was Not Doing Me

Remembering Darrell Billy Parks By Trena Parks I was doing time, time was not doing me . . . I accepted my sentence, an unfair sentence For an accidental murder while crazed on coke The judge didn’t hear my cry for help He only saw my…

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by Annalise , 4 months ago

Blues Man

Remembering Wade Hickam From his family and the Moe Ribbs Blues Band (Rich Greenberg, co-founder) Wade Hickam picked up a guitar When he was seventeen And never put it down again A natural self taught musician He rocked with his guitar Until he discovered…

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by Annalise , 4 months ago

I’m Sorry, I’m Sorry . . .

Remembering Hisaki Araya By Masaki Araya “I’m sorry, I’m sorry “I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” you said As our mother nursed her forehead where you hit her “I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” you said As the police officers handcuffed you and took you away Since then, you…

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by Annalise , 4 months ago

The Woman Who Tried to Fly

Remembering Dr. Nola Mae Moore From the Moore family Nola Mae Moore, our fierce and beloved mother Championed patient and physicians’ rights She met dad on the bus to Army Reserve bootcamp And practiced medicine with him for 30 years Born in the kitchen of a 40…

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by Annalise , 4 months ago

He Loved His Red Fusquinha

Remembering Celio Salgueiro From his daughter, Joselia Reis Dinaj Composer: Jon Grier My father, Celio Salgueiro Came to the America,1982, a better life to bloom For many years we were apart Until one day, he sent for us, until one day he sent for…

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by Annalise , 4 months ago

Rancher Raymond’s Last Sunset

Remembering Raymond Reeves From the Reeves’ family Composer: Robert Howard Our Dad Raymond led a storybook life, A proud Texas rancher A man who would place his kids on a new horse Just after bucked off by another He loved old western movies and his…

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by Annalise , 4 months ago