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"Memoirs of a Witness Tree" by KyColonel Randal
A poetry collection published by Kelsay Books
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Chapter 1: Humblest Apologies


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Forging something new requires reshaping something old.
Chapter 2: Artisans & Fools


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The best toys were often homemade.
Chapter 3: Armed with Imagination


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An ekphrastic poem.
Chapter 4: We Siblings Three
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Reflecting on a piece of my life...
Chapter 5: Overthrown
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A sestina.
Chapter 6: Reconnaissant Pour L'esprit de Corps


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This sycamore passed by Lincoln still stands in Gettysburg.
Chapter 7: This Sycamore, A Witness Tree
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Seventy-eight men earned the Medal of Honor for this action.
Chapter 8: The Forlorn Hope -- Vicksburg, 1863


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A Petrarchan sonnet on my daughter's birth.
Chapter 9: Prematurely Blessed


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A sonnet for my little boy.
Chapter 10: My Little Man


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At some point, a child sees their parent in the mirror.
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Children bring a fullness to life.
Chapter 12: What Makes Me Happy


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Never leave the blacktop.
Chapter 13: Lost
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Did you really want to know how it would end?
Chapter 14: Ignorance in Love


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A poem.
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for CRH
Chapter 16: Scars of Unrequited Love


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A sonnet.
Chapter 17: A Mended Heart


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Love is surviving the storms together.
Chapter 18: The Captain to His Mate


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Inspired by William Ernest Henley's Invictus.
Chapter 19: Humilitas


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an ekphrastic poem
Chapter 20: Echoes of Yesterday
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Chapter 21: A Suitcase


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Chapter 22: Circus Elephants in Retirement
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Knowledge is power/Control of information is absolute power
Chapter 23: The Fall of the Fourth Estate


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A poem.
Chapter 24: Chaos Abounds
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What does a cheap trinket really cost?
Chapter 25: Made in China
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Blind hatred is taught.
Chapter 26: Indoctrinating Evil
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An ekphrastic poem.
Chapter 27: Bad News


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Star Trek debuted September 8th, 1966.
Chapter 28: They Boldly Went


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Preserving the past is not a priority for all.
Chapter 29: Forgotten


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Chapter 30: What Will Stay?


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Not a unique experience I'm sure...
Chapter 31: Backwoods Town
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Chapter 32: Physician of the Mind
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When you can't change circumstances, change your attitude.
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Sometimes one is hardest on themselves.
Chapter 34: Depression's Lies


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Not everyone gets to walk away from something like this.
Chapter 35: An Affirmation of Faith?


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A ekphrastic poem.
Chapter 36: Encroaching Weeds
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Time ravages the sharpest mind.
Chapter 37: The Edge of Memory


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Childhood innocence is wasted on the young.
Chapter 38: On Better Days


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The death of a loved one invites introspection years later.
Chapter 39: Reflection


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Life's lessons are all too often ignored.
Chapter 40: Out of Mind
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A crisis of faith is scarier than a clown.
Chapter 41: Blades of Doubt


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An ekphrastic poem.
Chapter 42: The Air Grows Cold
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A moment of growth.
Chapter 43: While Waiting
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