Welcome to The Accidental Poet

Discover the power of poetry and the beauty of the written word. Explore topics such as nature, mental health, spirituality, and the shared human experience. Find encouragement, laughter, and hope in these trying times.


3/22/20241 min read

In this blog, I delve into the depths of life's complexities and intricacies. Through my poem, stories, and essays, I aim to make you think differently and inspire you to embrace the beauty of existence.

Join me on this journey of self-discovery, as we explore the wonders of nature, reflect on our mental well-being, and find solace in the companionship of others, and dogs.

Why do I call myself "The Accidental Poet"?

About two years ago I suffered a major stress fracture. Of the mind. For ten days, I couldn't get my feelings out in words. As a professional writer, I felt imprisoned. On the tenth day, a poem suddenly spilled out onto a blank Microsoft Word page. A long poem. And it was actually... good.

From that day forward the words just kept coming, spilling every which way, making a big, beautiful, colorful mess.

And they still come. Always unbidden. Hundreds of them now.

Always a writer. Never a poet. Until March 10, 2022. God is so good.

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