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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You’re Invited!!!

Upcoming Poetry Recital

Raymond Tucker reading from his poetry book

“Mind Guards the Gate”

September 6, 2014
11:00-1:00

Ansonia Public Library
53 S. Cliff St
Ansonia Ct 06401

RSVP: raymondtuckerjr@gmail.com


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Essay: When is it Over?

Essay: When is it Over?

It began forty three years ago,
And I still feel the pain,
As if it started only yesterday.

When is it over?

The monster died a couple of weeks ago,
But his death has opened old wounds,
Wounds that scarred over long ago.

When is it over?

The rape, the forced sodomy, the pain.
After nine years of child abuse,
When does the child heal?

When is it over?

It is never over.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Just Another Autumn Day



Just Another Autumn Day


This will be my last post until January due to the operation I am having on Monday morning.

Thank you,
Raymond

Friday, November 29, 2013

Now I Get It Rosebud

Now I Get it Rosebud

But what I was told
Told by a little bird,
Took all of the thunder
Out of my written word;

It reduced me to ashes
No longer a joy,
To write about a man

When you only wanted a boy.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just Another Autumn Day

Here is my latest creation.  I am trying to expand my boundaries beyond my comfort zone



Just another Autumn Day


On a cold autumn morn’
Leaves fall from the trees,
Come alive on the ground
In an ever present breeze;

The breeze rapes the tree
Its color stripped away,
Left cold and insecure
Just another autumn day.






Thursday, November 14, 2013

Looking for your help

I am writing this blog today to all of you to ask for your assistance. I would like to ask all of you to take five minutes and review my website for me:

www.healing-through-poetry.com

I would like constructive criticism on what you think I can do to improve my site especially the book and chapbook sections.  Also, and most importantly, let me know what you feel is wrong with my site.

Please email your comments to: raymondtuckerjr@gmail.com

Any and all thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Raymond