Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)
Well known poets are few and far between;
Poets with fame while still living, are hardly ever seen.
So, in that rare occasion, when such a genius comes along,
we bask in her glory and bathe in the beauty of her song.
And, when that pen is laid down, to write poetry nevermore,
We feel a void in our soul where her poetry we once wore.
But the words she leaves behind are there to always comfort you,
And we will cherish them forever, in memory of Maya Angelou.
Joe Flach is an amateur poet living in Gig Harbor, WA. Joe has been writing poetry, short stories and song lyrics his entire life but has only recently found the courage to share some of his work with others through internet websites and his own Poetry Facebook Page – “Poems, Lyrics and Stuff by an Average Joe”. As a professional consultant working in the fields of crisis management and disaster recovery, Joe uses has writing as a form of stress release and an opportunity to expand his horizons. Joe is a father of four children who he often relies on as a source for inspiration.