R B Seals
A resident of central Delaware, the author currently serves as an IT system administrator for county government in neighboring Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. When not writing or indulging his passion for flight or scuba diving, he pursued his goal of continuing education graduating from the Community College of the Air Force, Wesley College and Wilmington University, earning a Master’s degree in education. A native of Westerville, Ohio, he served twenty-four years in the United States Air Force—initially in the field of aircraft maintenance, then later as an air traffic controller for nineteen years. more »
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R B Seals Poems
Fragment of War -new-
In neighboring park, beneath the sunlit, pink and white canopy of the blossoming cherry trees an older man bent and gray,
The Other Side of Dawn
I always think of her no matter time of day No matter the influences that come my way, Though parted by distance and trials of day She is with me no matter come what may.
In the Span of Life
Somewhere beneath the white-crested sea cute, cuddly creatures, splendent in their glossy
Between Heaven and Earth
Too soon, your image fades from view and you are gone and I am sadly overcome, consumed by
Force of Nature
Cold...efficient...disquieting... Humanity's brutal misdeeds lay hidden, obscured under rolling, grassy landscapes
Without hesitation, she throws a Glance your way and draws you in. Simply put: mere puppets play, Handled with little effort.
Pride 'n Devotion
Sequestered—infant child Held captive in sterile box, Laid bare 'cept for tubes, wires, Knitted skullcap and socks.
From within the boundary That separates earth and sky, The entity, opaque and obscured In 'night' formation, assembles
Stifled is the word that comes to mind, To be bound by its grip is reprehensible. Caught up, slowed down, feeling consumed By all its emotionally draining power, I
Shadow in the Mirror
Silent is the killer Of spirit and soul: Cold, efficient user of Stealth and subterfuge
Quotationsmore quotations »
''Wisdom stands whereWords Left Unsaid, copyright 2002
On rightful place
Where failure stood.''
''Lodged within the boundary of my soul,Words Left Unsaid, copyright 2002
The beast lies in wait-
Be it expressed as jealousy, envy or hate-
Ready to rear and take control.''
''For in their eyes, an oddment onWords Left Unsaid, copyright 2002
a shelf is all he would ever be.
A trifle figure, left to dust, bearing
an emptiness they could never see.''
''O hallowed soldier, bent and sore,Words Left Unsaid, copyright 2002
The trumpet sounds from a hostile shore,
Echoing memories relived many times before
Of the glory, the plunder and the human gore.''
''If your feelings for her be pureWords Left Unsaid, copyright 2002
Through the good times and the bad,
The joyful and the sad,
Your love (and hers) will endure.''
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Fragment of War
In neighboring park, beneath the
sunlit, pink and white canopy
of the blossoming cherry trees
an older man bent and gray,
clothed in everyday attire, sits
alone, poised in reflective stance,
blending nondescript, sometimes
invisible on weathered, teal-colored
bench, in filtered light of midday.
he reaches down to
embrace his distal thigh.
Gently, he kneads the crafted,
circular mound that once
joined to knee and leg—
the ever-present reminder
of a war long-ago fought and
the nightmares that never die.