where did the days go?

i was in my teens

when I knew I wanted live by my writing

(it was only a dream and hope)


and for awhile

i wrote and published

and traveled to different towns and cities

giving poetry readings

and signing  books at bookstores


yes i had  a lot

of fun times during this time


life interrupted my plans

books stopped selling

and i took job after job after job


years came and went

and now

i’m back to writing

for those who enjoy my thoughts


i don’t send my poems

to magazines anymore


One day

I will read my poems on


(i  want to get a black hat like Bob Dylan

wears on concerts  before reading

my notes and poems

on YouTube)










Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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