YES...1st Book of Poetry

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Xlibris Corporation, Jan 11, 2011 - Poetry - 236 pages
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I lovingly, fondly, affectionately, and respectfully dedicate Y E S . . . my 1st Book of Poetry to my Mother and to my Father, Mario Hilton Penick. Of all the stars in the Universe of God’s creations, my Mother and Father are at the pinnacle of the brightest shining stars. I cannot imagine anyone more deserving of praise and a justified sleep than my parents who stood by me through thick and through thin, nor my outstanding group of 4 Film Editors who taught me much of what I needed in order to begin my illustrious career in the swarming sea of life of the motion picture business in the United States. I worked with 4 Academy Award Winners in the Film Editing profession on multiple assignments: Henry Berman, Ralph E. Winters, Michael Kahn, and Evan Lottman. I was fortunate to have known them as they were quite blessed to have known me. An abundance of blessings continues to cascade on me and around me as the years roll by. The enviable opportunity to work on a Paddy Chayefsky, Ken Russell of England picture, Altered States, was superseded by highly enjoyable moments spent in the company of Gordon Parks, Sr. on Leadbelly for Paramount Pictures, and the aptly named cult classic masterpiece, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, directed by the warm welcoming genius of Ivan Dixon. Life could not get much better than that, one would think. However, the years continue to roll aces and diamonds as I experience even greater satisfactions, from time to time, as an English tutor of adorable South Korean elementary, high school, and college students as a Saturday Book Discussion Leader. The names of Estee, Eun Hye, Ha Yeon, Joo Young, Jenny, Johnny of South Pasadena, as well as all of the other eager students will always remain with me as the moments of yesterday turn into the signposts of today, smoothly segueing into the milestones of tomorrow via the International Performing Arts Academy, founded by the legendary pianist Yeon Chang. Consequently, I have no choice but to say it simply, loudly, firmly, and clearly. My objective is to win the Pulitzer Prize in Letters: Poetry for the year 2012. My plan is to win the Nobel Prize in Literature for 4 straight years starting from 2012-2015.

Thomas Penick's Review:

Thom, I'm surprised on many levels. First, you did what said you would do and that was to publish by the end of the year. You are a man of many gifts. To do what you did in that time span takes a prodigious amount of talent and concentration. You put together a collection of unique works that are mostly biographical that presents a portrait of you and your family and all who are close to you. They are all original pieces that are rich and revealing. They make for good reading and the book should be in everyone's library. Best, Charles Burnett
 

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Contents

Good Morning Brother Cliff
64
Ode To Memories Past
65
Quick As A Rattrap
67
Lil Spark
69
The Black Prince Knights Too
71
Big Bad Cliff Who He?
72
I Remember You Brother Cliff
74
A Not Too Distant Shore
76

Queen Olga PermThe Russian Federation
29
A Poem For Lp In The Uk
32
In Memory of Elyde
33
Haiku Tears Fall Autumn Rain
34
Not Meet for Me
35
Do Not Be A Stranger
36
Unusual Friend
37
The Golden Yellow Rainbow Panoply
38
Flanders Remembrance Day
39
For My Friend Heidi Heidi Heidi
40
For My Friend Queen LaMistique
41
Scotland Remembrance Day
44
A Thomas Poem for Jimbo Inspected
45
Jimbo Inspected One Year Anniversary
46
The Rise Demise Early Sunrise of Jimbo INSPECTED
49
A Thomas Poem for Petra of the Czech Republic
51
A Prime to Z Poor
52
Two to the Tango
55
Her First Passion
57
The Rhythm
59
A Justified Sleep
60
Sometimes I Wonder
61
Elder Brother Clifford Clipper Ship Here
63
Top
77
Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief
78
On Top Of Old Smoky
80
The Wall
81
Scholarship Yet
82
Fast Track
83
191210
84
How I Make My Bed Fred
85
The Devil Is A You
88
Fast Track II
90
Ill Show You How Boss
92
Dis Band Aid Condo
94
Stump Jumper
96
2 2 Rita2
98
2190
100
4706
102
Primitive Word Play
103
Pushing Harley
104
Possum Pete Pushing Harley Hard
107
Tis The Aegean Sea I Seek
112
Brigitte Bardot Express
113
Forever My Love
124
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