About the Author

About the Author

Chris Hibbard

A poem
by Chris Hibbard

Where I’m From

I’m from the loins of good stock.
From Lennon and Marley and Dylan and Hendrix,
A rock and a hard place and other clichés
I’m from optimism and dreams, romance and foolishness
Metaphorical mountaintops and the bottoms of bottles
From Ireland and England by way of Ontario
The school of hard knocks and educated by Life
Not the game nor the cereal, and not the magazine
I’m from social activities and privately public office
The tip of a pen, not the barrel of a gun
One tiny spark of an idea – a forest ablaze
Love under moonlight
I’m from little brother syndrome and baby boy blues
Mandatory Sunday School sentencing
The pages of paperbacks and overdue bills
The ends of the earth and the centre of the universe
Even the bottom of the sea
I’m from treble, bass, and volume control
Cassette tapes and vinyl
Bongo drums and guitar strings
From Russia with Love, from Here to Eternity
I’m from Tarantino, the Death Star, Zip-Zow and Zing!
Kerouac and Kipling, Kafka and Keats, Koontz and King
Rolling Stones and Billboards and Calgary Heralds
From puppy paws and bird calls, kitten whiskers and fish tales
From karma and fate and other coincidence
Accidents planned and pregnancies not
I’m from mistakes I have learned from and ones I repeat
Punctuation and grammar and run-on sentences
Picnic baskets and slingshots, Frisbees and walking sticks
Soft sandy beaches and minnows in nets
T-shirts and ripped jeans, sneakers with grass stains
Callouses and sunburns
I’m from trampolines and tent pegs, back seats and old habits
Jeopardy, chess, tile rummy and cribbage
Bad posture, good manners and Halloween treats
From point A to point Z on a Long Winding Road
I’m from the loins of good stock

 

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11 Responses to “About the Author”

  1. Good stock we say…

  2. Super-duper legacy to uphold.
    Now must rewrite My ‘About’ page.

  3. Nice to know that you think that we are good stock. (Love, your mom.)

  4. Hey there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Superb blog and terrific style and design.

  5. Hey there Chris. I discovered your blog through MSN. Some well written articles. I’ ll bookmark and comeback. Keep it up! 🙂

  6. This is not the first of your articles I’ve looked at, and some just never cease to amaze me. -I look ahead to browsing in future.

  7. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this superb blog! I guess for nowIi’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this website with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

  8. I simply want to tell you that I am beginner to blogging and site-building and seriously enjoying this blog site.

  9. I’ve been surfing on-line more than 3 hours today, but I by no means discovered any interesting article like yours. It’s lovely worth sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you probably did, the web shall be much more helpful than ever before.

  10. Hi,

    I’m Tokoni, A student and poet. Its nice to meet your I’d like to invite you to my blog if you’re interested. Thanks!  

  11. Chris,

    I 2014 I found a Wendigo Manitou carving circa 10,000 BC. 100 foot by 200 foot in size, on Mount Trudee, in Tettegouche State Park, near my hometown of Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA.

    See photos… “Steve Benassi Google+”

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