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Wistful Wandering

BR Chitwood


Over gentle hills of gnarled oaks and precise flowers

I wander the small hamlet of my birth…the old

Cemetery kept uncluttered without weeds and trash.

The simple grave markers share little about the people

Who built their homes, tilled their acres of rich soil,

Their Major income source from a Sawmill, two small

Stores, a school, and a church…


Here in ‘Sunset’ I find that this wistful wandering comes

With some regularity – not as a ‘menace’ – more of

Some sense of ‘completion’ with a hope of seeing again

My Mother, My Sister, My Father, all the friends I’ve

Met along the way, and our wonderful children. About

That sense of ‘completion’: I have created no world-changing

 Inventions, no major works of art…


Along with some bad decisions and mistakes in my life, I have

Written twenty-one books in many genres, some based on

True events – mystery, suspense, thriller, romance, some memoirs,

 And over 375 blog posts on numerous subjects, plus Poetry, Flash

Fiction, Short Stories… How good are the books/words I write? I’ve

  had some great 5-Star Reviews…they are great reading.

I have done a lousy job of launching, marketing, and selling. This I

can write, humbly: I found so much of me in the writing.


by BR Chitwood – June 7, 2021

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10 comments on “

  1. I’ve enjoyed every book of yours I’ve read, Billy Ray, and you’re someone I look up to.

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    1. That means so much to me, Tim… I can say the same to you. God Bless!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. A lovely poem, Billy Ray. Marketing books is difficult for us all.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The writing in the end was the ‘thing’! Thank you and yours, dear Robbie.


  3. A touching poem, Billy Ray.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks, John, your words are in the bank!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Lovely, Billy Ray…

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