My Blog: www.bobonalia.blogspot.com
I am a native Northern Californian who now resides in opressively hot TX. I enjoy singing, reading, watching good movies (Cinema paradiso is my favorite), and being with my kids. Oh, and writing poetry of course.
When I was in 7th grade I had a hardnosed English teacher who, to her credit, taught me to be a better reader. On one occasion, for homework, our assignment was to write a poem. I remember I wrote:
The knights of old
Oh so bold
Dressed all about in silver and gold
Go to save their maidens fair
Riding atop a pure white mare
I thought the poem was pretty damn good for a dude my age. Well my teacher accused me essentially of plagiarism..."you copied that from a book" she said. I was scarred. Bottom line, never discourage anyone from exercising their inalienable right to be an artist. I am, once again, finding my voice.