Inspired Poems is exactly what the title states. Every poem has been inspired by a person, a place, or a special need for a card. It has never been easy for me to just sit down and make up a poem. However, when the inspiration is there, the words flow.
I have written poems for most of my adult life. They were shared and enjoyed by the people who wanted or needed them and then just thrown away. For this book, I have chosen poems about everyday life and things that happen to all of us: car repair, finances, a trip to the grocery store, etc.
Without the help of my wife, Susan, this book would have never been. She insisted that I start keeping my work. She also suggested that we do our own Christmas cards each year, thus the collection of Christmas poems in the last part of the book.
As we traveled through life, she suggested that maybe a book was possible. I didn't think so, but she prevailed and Inspired Poems came about. She has done much for this project, including the technical work, a little goading and so forth. For these reasons I have dedicated this book to my wife, Susan.