Chip off the Old Block

Chuck Sackett


Chip off the Old Block

Chip off the Old Block

  • Title: Chip off the Old Block
  • Author: Chuck Sackett
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Kindle Edition



My dad was the poet laureate of the family His poems were a mainstay at family gatherings and appreciated by all Some were humorous and made me laugh Other serious lines touched my heart and were imprinted to my soul As a child I followed in my father s footsteps by starting memorable lines with Roses are red, Violets are blue As I matured, I began writing versMy dad was the poet laureate of the family His poems were a mainstay at family gatherings and appreciated by all Some were humorous and made me laugh Other serious lines touched my heart and were imprinted to my soul As a child I followed in my father s footsteps by starting memorable lines with Roses are red, Violets are blue As I matured, I began writing verses I planned to sell to Burma Shave for their roadside placards I had yet to be introduced to serious poetry and must say it wasn t a priority in either my educational curriculum or my life as a fun loving, carefree child My first exposure to formal poetry came from Mr Peele, my senior English teacher, and his oral recitation of Robert Frost s The Road Not Taken Mr Peele was special and made poetry come alive I m not sure what he saw in my writings but he obviously saw something I had never seen He encouraged me to keep writing and to write from my heart While it took me nearly fifty years to follow his advice, this book is written from my heart.


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