JAMES H SCARBROUGH's E-Mail Address: email@example.com
JAMES's Favorite Song: WIND BENEATH MY WINGS
JAMES H SCARBROUGH's Profile:
I have been tinkering with poetry for several years about actual
experiences in my life. These poems have served as a way to preserve some
of those memories, acting as a journal in my mind.
I do not have enough original material in my imagination to make such
things up, so everything I write about is as true and as accurate as
possible. I write mostly of hunting and fishing adventures with friends
and family, because those are two of my greatest loves. Basicly, that is
where I spend most of my time and the subjects I know best. I enjoy being
in God's playroom somewhere, with my flyrod, bow, shotgun or my rifle in
my hand. Often, my only and mightiest weapon is a pen and my notepad!!
Some of my work is from the rather humorous side of fishing, hunting or
of life in general and some is 'dead serious'. Sometimes, one might begin
reading and have no idea where it is leading or how it might end!!!
(But, like that infamous box of chocolates, take what you get!!!)
Up until I started flyfishing about 15 years ago, no one even knew I held
a fondness of poetry, nor did I realize it was so strong. Not until I began
to share those adventure stories with fishing partners and saw their
enjoyment of my written accounts of those incidents we'd shared, did I feel
comfortable enough to allow others to read my meager poetry.
I soon thereafter, discovered it was as easy for me to write those short
stories in verse, and they seemed to have more lasting impact.
Since that time, I have accumulated over 150 poems of the outdoors that
someday I would like to have published. I have entertained the idea of
building a web-page to display the three books which I already have
(My biggest problem is the net is so new to me....and I'm still having
trouble hooking up my vcr alone without a manual!!!)
During this past year I have had four poems published in four different
hardcovers. Perhaps someday soon I might post them here also.
Among my collection of poems, however, are many others that would not fit
well into those 'outdoor' books. I like to write about friends and/or even
strange characters from my past. God and I both know there are many of
those, escpecially given the fact I also own and operated a gun-shop and
archery range for 9 years.
This appears an excellent place to display a few poems and have them
evaluated 'fairly' by intelligent 'working' poets. I have never written
for evaluation before, only for the enjoyment and a way of expressing
So who knows where this might lead? Certainly, to new avenues to yet be
discovered and I am looking forward to that educational experience.
Having been involved in law-enforcement for better than 30 years, I know
I can not please everyone. Only one half of every argument will be happy
with the outcome and the other half left upset. Therefore, that being said,
I can only hope 51 percent of the readers find my 'varied' work enjoyable.
Anymore than that would be a big bonus!!
Please tell me what you think, but thank you for telling me what you
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