An introduction to expand on my site bio.

Tom Benson - A bio

I’ll use this verse to give you

a bio, but extended

A writer through and through

my remit, open-ended


In England, I reside

but in Scotland, I was born

Joined the army and took pride

on leaving, I was torn


For twenty years plus three

I served my Queen and nation

At forty, I was free

my mind filled with elation


 In 1993

a new career I sought

It took a while for me

easy, it was not


Interviews and training

took up many days

No point, me complaining

none listened anyways


Retail was my choice

to tackle this new phase

I couldn’t yet rejoice

I had to gain a place


More training mixed with travel

I learned the ropes quite fast

My plans could not unravel

in this die I’d cast


Five and twenty years

I toiled, store to store

Management and trainer

I gave; they asked for more


Last November I retired

in 2017

I start each day inspired

relaxing, not my scene


For ten years I’ve been writing

my first tales were in verse

Short stories next; exciting

and novels, quite diverse


Many genre I will chance 

including Science-Fiction

Erotica, Romance

my muse knows no restriction


I demonstrate my work

in this intro piece

Here from today I’ll lurk

new poems to release


Poetry by Tom Benson
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Written on 2018-01-10 at 16:26

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Welcome to our bay, Tom. This is a very nice introduction.

Yes, welcome to Poetbay!

Welcome to The Bay, an excellent intro to your poetry and your life.

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Hello and welcome Tom.
I look forward to more.