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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Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Welcome to our bay, Tom. This is a very nice introduction.

Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
Yes, welcome to Poetbay!

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

jenks The PoetBay support member heart!
Hello and welcome Tom.
I look forward to more.