Junk Poetry II
By: Rolland “Moose” Amos
About the Book
I’m just your average junk poet!
My poems will clearly show it!
Such poetry looks, sounds like junk,
That’s below standards sunk!
That crass, crude stuff, contains,
Yet poetry-like in form remains.
No fixed themes, reason, rhyme,
Just whatever came to mind.
But junk poetry, to be sure,
Has merit, as does manure.
Yet, poems in their clever way,
Convey ideas we wish to say,
That some may even pause to read,
That normally, they’d no way heed.
But junk poetry is fluffy stuff,
You read it once and that’s enough!
About the Author
Rolland “Moose” Amos, the author, was born in 1931 and grew up in Northeastern Ohio. He attended Ohio State U., Mexico City College (BA – Int. Relations), Boston U. (MA – Int. Relations), U. of MD (BA – German) and Middlebury (VT) College (MA – Russian). Amos served in the army and air force for 22 years, then worked at the National Security Agency until he retired in 1994. While growing up in Ohio, they called him “Mickey” (like the mouse with ears!) and in the military they called Amos “Moose” (a variation of “A-Moose”). When he wrote his first poem (“Ditty to AHS” in JUNK POETRY) in 2013, he discovered that writing poems was an interesting, challenging and entertaining vehicle for expressing thoughts and ideas and for just killing time constructively. This is his second volume of poetry. He now resides in Maryland.