Ted L Glines


About Ted L Glines

Ted L Glines has been writing since 1965, mostly rhyming verse and song lyrics, along with some free verse and prose. In the beginning years, most of his works were activist oriented and connected to the "freedom of speech" movement, with many poems published in college literary magazines and the "underground" free press (Village Voice, etc.). Having somewhat mellowed out in later years, Ted's works now lean more toward entertainment and humor. Major influences have been Edgar Allan Poe, Jack London, Patty Burkeen, Silvia Plath, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Wendy Baral Cooper, Shakespeare, H. P. Lovecraft, and Paul Simon. Currently residing in rural east Texas after escaping the battleground of southern California. Peace is good.

Ted L Glines passed away in December of 2011.

    Poems by Ted L Glines

  • Valentine

    • Published: February 2009
    Poem About A Wish For Valentine's Day

    in Valentine Poems to Husbands

    A wish for you
    on this Valentine's Day
    that you'll take time to laugh
    and maybe to play, ...

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  • Soldiers' Christmas

    • Published: December 2008
    Poem About Remembering The Soldiers At Christmas

    in Christmas Poems

    Creeping through the silent night,
    Things that move are things of fright,
    Sleigh bells never ringing now
    Angels seldom singing now

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    A family getting together for Christmas is an amazing thought and is so special because some people do not see their families at Christmas. Others don't even have families to get together...

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  • Thanksgiving Gobble

    • Published: November 2008

    in Thanksgiving Poems

    It is not really accidental
    that this poem's not sentimental,
    he tried to run - it's too late,
    now the turkey's on the plate,...

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    • Rating 3.30
  • Disabled One

    • Published: December 2008

    in Life Lesson Poems

    Chrissy grew up hard
    she could not hear
    uncertain and lonely
    other kids would jeer....

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    This is a piece that ended happily thereafter for Chrissie & worse thereof for Robert-the truly disabled. I love the Disabled One, it really shows that after rain comes shine to those who...

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  • Dragons

    • Published: September 2008

    in Fantasy Poems

    In my little airplane
    flying way up high,
    zooming through the lands of clouds
    so white and grand and high,...

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