Harley King

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in Washington, Illinois, The United States
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During his more than seventy years on this illustrious planet, Harley King has been gainfully employed as a carpenter, street sweeper, car hop, corn detasseler, hospital orderly, radio announcer, book editor, publisher, freelance writer, bus driver, sports writer, bookkeeper, policy and procedures writer, forms designer, marketing vice-president, corporate executive, professional speaker, facilitator, salesman, trainer, organizational development consultant, ad writer and communications executive. Some jobs he has held for a whole day and others he has held for years. He has also had more than thirty different bosses.

Harley holds a B.A. degree in English, a M.A. in the School of Hard Knocks and is working on a Ph.D. in the Survival of the
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Harley King I don't suffer from writer's block these days. I can sit down almost anywhere with a pad and pen and start writing. I can write in busy shopping malls…moreI don't suffer from writer's block these days. I can sit down almost anywhere with a pad and pen and start writing. I can write in busy shopping malls with people walking all around me. I can write in grocery stores while my wife is shopping. I read the book, Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldberg over twenty years ago and it changed my writing. I got rid of the editor in my head.(less)
Harley King The joy that comes when the words are flowing onto the paper. Creating a poem makes me feel good. The sense of accomplishment when I finish a poem.
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A Mother's Grief (Poetry)
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Description: A companion poem to A Father's Dream. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh painting.
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Description: A story poem about three generations of family dreams.
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Description: A poem inspired by the painting,The First Steps, by Vincent Van Gogh
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Description: A healing poem on the death of a father.
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“Sometimes we fight who we are, struggling against ourselves and our natures. But we must learn to accept who we are and appreciate who we become. We must love ourselves for what and who we are, and believe in our talents.”
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“I feel the healing
hands of God
touch my heart
and kiss my soul.”
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“May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.”
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“Story is a butterfly whose wings transport us to another world where we receive gifts that change who we are and who we want to be.”
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“We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.”
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“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
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“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
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Harley Thanks, Majenta!!


Majenta Hello, Harvey! Thank you for contacting me, Friend Request Accepted! Congratulations on your books. I guess you've "made it" when one of your books goes out of print....Believe me, I know what it's like to look for a book that's out of print...and to finally find it and own it! It used to be a lot more difficult than it is now. I'm glad there are Amazon and eBay and whatever else now, but you know what....sometimes "it's the journey."
I hope you're having a great week. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Have a wonderful "tomorrow." Blessings.

Best wishes from Majenta


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Thanks, FrankenStan. James Earl Jones has one of my favorite voices.


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Hello Harley,

It's so nice to have you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes.

Warm regards,
CJ


message 3: by Wayne

Wayne Jarman Hello Harley.

Thank you for the friend request.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your Bio. :)

Best Wishes

Wayne


message 2: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Harley -
Love your "resume!" Thanks for befriending me.



Ophelia J. Hello Harley ~ I love your poem!!! "Full Moon"

Full Moon
I sip
my tea
and think
of you
lying naked
next to me
on the sand.
A full moon
brightens the yard
and reveals
my heart
to those
who understand.
She forgot
to tell me
that she
would not
be home
for dinner
this evening.


— Harley King
© 2009 by Harley King


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