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Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Don J. Metivier writes a new collection of insightful poetry.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.” With inspiration from famed authors such as Robert Frost, Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Don J. Metivier now pens his own philosophical observations through verse in Poems from the Mind of a Madman: Passionate Works of Poetry For Modern Times (published by AuthorHouse).

“From life’s little curiosities to major ongoing world conditions, my writings will provide the reader with an opportunity for greater personal reflection,” says Metivier.

From Poems from the Mind of a Madman:


Most of the time, they are good
We made all the life’s choices we could
But, when did you last take a look?
Checkmates at hand when the pawn beats the rook

Falling from grace, is the angel’s fate
Never reaching the magic of Heaven’s gate
How about you, will you choose right, and are you worth it?
Did you go through life honest, or did you fake it?

About the Author
Don J. Metivier is a highly decorated retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant. He has successfully completed the top military academy for non-commissioned officers. Additionally, he holds an Associate of Arts degree, along with post-graduate studies in psychology and humanities. He has travelled to many locations throughout the world and has lived among different cultures. Post military, Metivier served over four years as a police, fire and rescue dispatcher. He is a native of Rhode Island and presently lives alone in Albion, Rhode Island.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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