You stood at the brink of life, an old man,
and ran for the brass ring one last time.
I stood beside you in awe, a little boy,
wonderfully honored to be a part of it all.
You caught the ring, of course,
and brought home the gold.
My hero, my Dad.
Local Authors around Lamar?
Just a short few years back, a writer’s group hosted a conference in Lamar, Colorado at Shore Arts Center, where Dianne E. Butts spoke on publishing your first work. Over the previous year, ACE Writers had published three books. Various authors in the group had either self published, or published through traditional publishing houses, books, short stories, and other publication types and the celebration was an afternoon writing conference.
Several local authors attended, some others were mentioned and discussed at the event, and within a few short years, more were published.
Below is access to several of those authors, including Gary Penley who wrote our poem at the top of this article about his Dad who is legendary in the Lamar area.