Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 05, 2012
When Chuck Johnson wrote his first poem, it was in response to a neighbor’s tremendous tragedy.
“My neighbor’s son had an accidental fall and was killed,” Johnson remembers. “I lied in bed that night and was thinking what I might say to them and suddenly a poem came to mind, and although I had never written one before, I got out of bed and wrote my thoughts in the poem, “He’s My Son Too.” From this moment I started to write almost daily and have written about 1600 poems.”
Johnson collects many of his poems in his new collection, “One Man’s Life and Thoughts: In Good Times and Bad -Volume 1” (published by Trafford Publishing).
In “One Man’s Life and Thoughts” Johnson tackles a wide range of human emotion, delving into such topics as death, renewal and gratitude.
An excerpt of “One Man’s Life and Thoughts”:
Now it was just a simple casket made of pine and iron nails,
Without a trace of carving or any polished brass for rails.
It was assembled from a broken box splintered from abuse,
Yet it had a simple beauty despite the way it had been used.
It was placed before the altar on a stand of polished stone,
A simple casket made of pine for a loved ones final home.
Only present there was silence not a choir was there to sing,
Not one voice to sing his praises not a single human being.
I cannot forget my sadness when they took the casket down,
And placed it in a six foot hole beneath the cold, cold ground.
Not one voice had sung his praises not a soul was there to see,
And I wondered at my passing who would sing a song for me.
About the Author
Chuck Johnson grew up in the copper mines of Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University at Tempe, Ariz. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and was the director of world marketing for the Quartz Watch Program for Motorola. He later left the engineering field and went into the financial newsletter business. Now retired, Johnson is an avid writer.
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