Lives Unlived by Don Odom


The cemeteries are filled
with lives unlived
the stones with carvings forgotten

The vessels lay
in boxes decayed
in garments thoroughly rotten

If God would grant the corpse
one wish
what do you think it would be?

To rise on bony elbows
and gaze
on flowers and beauty unseen?

Or would it be
to return one day
to that moment sin first conceived

the lie, the look,
the deceitful grin
so that it might be retrieved?

The scales that block
the beauty of life
often are never shed

They rest on eyes
that never see
the blindness of the living dead

© 2010 Don Odom

HVWAG *February* 2012 Coffee Get-Together in Ballston Spa (near Saratoga Springs), NY – Note change in venue!

Join us in Ballston Spa (near Saratoga Springs), NY on Sunday, February 12, 2012


Note change in venue!

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WHAT – HUDSON VALLEY WRITERS AND AUTHORS GROUP *February* 2012 Coffee Get-Together

WHEN – Sunday , February 12, 2012, 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

WHEREThe Publik House Restaurant & Pub, 2727 U.S. 9, Ballston Spa (near Saratoga Springs), New York – For directions, click The Publik House Restaurant & Pub.

RSVP – Visit the HVWAG Event Listing on Facebook and register your attendance or you can visit the event page at the DYSTENIUM Online Community and register there. Your choice!

Join us for a lively discussion about books and book publishing, including eBooks. Hope to see you there!

All best,

Lives Unlived by Don Odom


The cemeteries are filled
with lives unlived
the stones with carvings forgotten

The vessels lay
in boxes decayed
in garments thoroughly rotten

If God would grant the corpse
one wish
what do you think it would be?

To rise on bony elbows
and gaze
on flowers and beauty unseen?

Or would it be
to return one day
to that moment sin first conceived

the lie, the look,
the deceitful grin
so that it might be retrieved?

The scales that block
the beauty of life
often are never shed

They rest on eyes
that never see
the blindness of the living dead

© 2010 Don Odom

Indiana Jones on Scientific Surprise

Nothing shocks me. I’m a scientist.

Harrison Ford (1942- ), as Indiana Jones

REMINDER – HVWAG *February* 2012 Coffee Get-Together in Saratoga Springs, NY

Join us in Saratoga Springs, NY on Sunday, February 12, 2012


WHAT
– HUDSON VALLEY WRITERS AND AUTHORS GROUP *February* 2012 Coffee Get-Together

WHEN – Sunday , February 12, 2012, 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

WHERE – Spa City Diner, 133 S Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY – For directions, click Spa City Diner.

RSVP – Visit the HVWAG Event Listing on Facebook and register your attendance or you can visit the event page at the DYSTENIUM Online Community and register there. Your choice!

Join us for a lively discussion about books and book publishing, including eBooks. Hope to see you there!

All best,

REMINDER – HVWAG *February* 2012 Coffee Get-Together in Saratoga Springs, NY

Join us in Saratoga Springs, NY on Sunday, February 12, 2012


WHAT
– HUDSON VALLEY WRITERS AND AUTHORS GROUP *February* 2012 Coffee Get-Together

WHEN – Sunday , February 12, 2012, 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

WHERE – Spa City Diner, 133 S Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY – For directions, click Spa City Diner.

RSVP – Visit the HVWAG Event Listing on Facebook and register your attendance or you can visit the event page at the DYSTENIUM Online Community and register there. Your choice!

Join us for a lively discussion about books and book publishing, including eBooks. Hope to see you there!

All best,

REMINDER – HVWAG *January* 2012 Coffee Get-Together Today in Pine Bush (Orange County), NY

Join us in Pine Bush, NY on Sunday, January 15, 2012


WHAT
– HUDSON VALLEY WRITERS AND AUTHORS GROUP *January* 2012 Coffee Get-Together

WHEN – Sunday, January 15, 2012, 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

WHERE – Cup and Saucer Diner, 82 Boniface Drive, Pine Bush, NY 12566 – For directions, click Google Maps.

RSVP – Visit the HVWAG Event Listing on Facebook and register your attendance or you can visit the event page at the DYSTENIUM Online Community and register there. Your choice!

Join us for a lively discussion about books and book publishing, including eBooks. Hope to see you there!

All best,