Jedadiah is a lonely man. He has lived in the dilapidated shack for so long he cannot remember the year he was sentenced to live there. Tending the graves of those the church determines to be worthy to be buried in the ancient graveyard was the penalty for his crime. He is not allowed to leave the acreage that surrounds the cemetery. His food is whatever he can raise in the garden, fruit from an orchard, and if lucky, an occasional squirrel or rabbit. When the good folks from the town are in the area for a burial, they avoid him. He has not spoken to a human for many years. He is set in his ways. Often, during both the days and night he dreams horrific dreams. He hates life. His daily prayer is to die.
Introduction: The author’s first attempt at writing poetry was when in high school, at the encouragement of an English literature teacher, Mrs. Nellie Hart. Now retired he has written ten Poetic Imagery books, one short story satire, one mystery novel, ‘Mystery of Woe-Bee-Gone Lake’ and is currently writing a novel about growing up in the forties and fifties.
Poetic Imagery >< American Journey Published November 15, 2012
Poetic Imagery >< Spirituality & Reflections Published October 15, 2012
Poetic Imagery >< Within the Mist Published August 18, 2012
Poetry & Imagery Amidst Flowers & Trees Published June 09, 2012
Gothic Poetry Published May 14, 2012
Poetic Tranquility Published May 11, 2012
Dark Poetry Published March 27, 2012
Spirituality Poetry Published March 21, 2012