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About oldmainer

I am retired and live in southern Maine with my wife and two dogs. I started Oldmainer as an outlet for my occasional opinions and random observations, with some poetry thrown in. I welcome anyone that wants to kick back and join me here on the porch, exploring all the gifts we have been given and the memories collected. Thanks for stopping by.


BZZZZZZZZZZZ Hello Hi, whatcha doin? Who is this? You don’t know me, but I wish you did Creepy.  I’m going to block this number No! No! Wait!  Don’t hang up.  I was just kidding How did you get my number? … Continue reading

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The Silent Pen

Barren pages beckon To the silent pen Begging its caress Shadows of words Hang suspended Fitfully tangled Like lovers Flirting coyly Desires denied Come to me Complete me Touch me again

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Silent sentries Unblinking  Inhale the sun Abide the rain Embrace the seasons Welcome the world And reveal the heart Of the home

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Color It Sold

I guess it wasn’t until I saw an ad for a blue snowblower that I realized how much color plays into our purchase decisions.  I mean, I know that I would probably never buy a red banana, or pink celery.  … Continue reading

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The Last Cookie

OK, I ate it.  Guilty as charged. I ate the last cookie, something I don’t often do.  I know we both like them, so I usually leave it for my wife while she is leaving it for me.  So, as … Continue reading

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Sometimes, after a big meal, nothing beats a little nap

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Our hands Cannot touch Without feeling Yet our hearts Can feel Without touching  

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