Poems from the Sand

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AuthorHouse, Dec 1, 2007 - Poetry - 132 pages
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Poems From The Sand speaks of a writers' adventurous journey during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The reader will gain insight to what obstacles the military and civilians face daily.

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About the author (2007)

The author was born in Houston Texas where he still resides today. He attended HISD secondary schools and graduated from Wheatley Sr High and Texas Southern University with a BS degree in Mathematics. After 15 years in management and being on the receiving end of “right-sizing” by several companies, he joined a branch of the government and began a new career. He received recognition for being an outstanding achiever in 1995. In 1998, he received a patent for developing a product “D-Wash net” that kept the dishes from being tossed about in the home dishwasher. One day in 2004, he was told about employment opportunities that existed overseas. After weighing employment options, he boarded a plane in May 2004 and 20 hours later, he found himself exiting the plane in Kuwait. After being in Kuwait for 6 days, he learned that his fate would be truly tested because the decision had been made that his group was heading north into Iraq. He signed for his ballistic helmet and bullet-proofed vest and convoyed to the holy city of Babylon. He soon departed Babylon and headed for a Diwaniyah, south of Baghdad.  Diwaniyah is where he began writing. He began to write poems about things that he saw and things that was personal to him as well as things that friends talked about. Now three years later, he has written over 100 poems and has decided to share his story with people of all ages. “Poems from the Sand” is his first book.

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