Forrest Hamer

(1956 -)

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  • Ron Wimberly (3/30/2014 5:22:00 PM)

    Many things in life were told not to do! Life's Magic teaches us to undo!

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  • Larry B. Stell (3/30/2014 2:40:00 PM)

    Hello Forrest. My name is Larry B. Stell; just completed a book of poetry and I have several poems on this website, poemhunter.com, under my name.
    Your comments in the poem, Lesson, reminded me of a trip I took from a university summer program in Colorado back to Little Rock, Arkansas. The director asked if Jimmy Lieb, a student (African American) could ride with me and my German wife back to Little Rock, about 1965....my wife and I were refused service in a restaurant in Oklahoma but the owner said he had to, by law, serve Jimmy. I think I will use this as a theme in a forthcoming poem.......any ideas?
    Larry B. Stell, poet/writer

  • Pennee Gift (4/5/2012 9:08:00 AM)

    I love how you put words together. Thank you for sharing them.

  • Indira Babbellapati (3/30/2012 10:31:00 AM)

    glad i bumped into ur pages...

Lesson

It was 1963 or 4, summer,
and my father was driving our family
from Ft. Hood to North Carolina in our 56 Buick.
We'd been hearing about Klan attacks, and we knew

Mississippi to be more dangerous than usual.
Dark lay hanging from the trees the way moss did,
and when it moaned light against the windows
that night, my father pulled off the road to sleep.

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