Tom Yarborough

Rookie (June 19,1946 / Earth)

Tom Yarborough
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My biography is much too lengthy to post here but I will state the things that have influenced my writing:
1) Suicide of my father
2) (Natural) Death of my wife
3) My tour in the Vietnam War (1969)
4) Diagnosed with throat Cancer and given 3 months to live
5) Going to Hong Kong to record my album 'War Torn Years' which is dedicated to my fellow combat veterans (esp. Vietnam) which
6) Introduced me to the plight of the Philippine (Filipino) people which
7) Led me to go to Mindanao, Philippines which
8) Led me to start a feeding ministry 'Walk THY Talk Ministries which
9) Led me to meet my (now) wife ... more »

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Hidden Box

I found a dusty box today
Feelings stirred that were hidden away
Down behind some unread book
I picked it up, my fingers shook

Dread hid in the crevice of my mind
Not knowing what, inside, I'd find
Inside this tiny, unknown crate
That I had suddenly learned to hate

Perhaps a smile would cross my lips
As I held her scarf 'tween my fingertips
Perhaps a note signed I love you
And I'd say honey, I love you, too

But more likely, as is oft the case
Trinkets will greet my visual embrace
And the response will likely be forlorn
A tearing of my ...

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