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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.

Group Speak

“Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; Whatever you want, be sure that is what you want: Whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.” T.S. Eliot 1888/1965 I normally don’t write about politics because … Continue reading

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Young Love

I walked into the party’ and said you look ‘some kind of wonderful’. You didn’t say anything but gave me a funny look. I said ‘is there something on your mind that you’re not telling me’? You said ‘every time … Continue reading

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See You Tonight

The incessant buzz of the alarm insinuates itself upon my groggy mind, forcing reality upon me.  Slowly the room takes shape and yesterday comes rushing back.  Jumbled thoughts crowd my head as I struggle to regain a degree of cognizance.  … Continue reading

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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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