Enjoy the wry and whimsical rhymes
of an ancient poet trapped in modern times.
First Publication January 2008
Published by Ethical Society Press
Whitefish MT 59937
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No part of this book may be used or reproduced
without the written permission of the author, or his publisher.
Originally destined to become a crusading journalist or witty
editorialist, Gerald Bosacker was forced by family responsibilities to
abandon his part-time jobs and night school classes at the
University of Minnesota, to work fulltime in the graphic arts
salesman. There, his love of the well chosen word enabled him to
become a successful graphic arts supply salesman who migrated
upward, propelled by serendipity coupled with his tolerance and
empathy for faulted people, to become senior vice president of sales
for a large international printing chemical company.
much beyond his ambition and capability, he jumped at early
retirement at his first opportunity.
Gerald Bosacker now lives in Arkansas, awaiting discovery of
his social commentary skills. He has resumed his first love, weaving
words into prize-winning poetry and surprising short tales that
borrow heavily from the fascinating people he met in his world-wide
travels. Bosacker has two novels nearing completion and hopes to
finish them before succumbing to the expected innocence of old
age. If you like his poetry, please encourage him at:
TO MY READERS
A bad government can take away your money
or deny you freedom. A false friend can impugn your characteror
besmirch your reputation.A court can seize your property or lock
you away from friends or family.Sickness or accidents can rob you
of good health.Poverty can come to good people and good luck is
unpredictable. Yet there is one asset that is uniquely yours and
immune from depredation.What you read and retain, what you hear
and hold, what you see and save are uniquely yours.Nobody can
steal your accumulated intellect, or wha