Welcome to Larry Andrews' website.

Greetings and welcome to my blog spot.

I've written two novels since my retirement in 2008. The first is a romance, Songs of Sadness, Songs of Love. The second is an action/mysteryThe China-Africa Parallax: A Ryan and Gillian Mystery.

Among the textbooks I have written areLinguistics for L2 Teachers, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2001; and Language Exploration and Awareness: A Resource Book for Teachers, 3rd edition, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2006. This textbook was translated into Korean by Pagijong Press, Seoul, South Korea. 2010.

I am presently writing my third Ryan and Gillian novel, The Nathan Culper Brotherhood. You can follow my progress on novel #3 here at this blog site.

To order any of my titles please go either to nook.com or amazon.com (Kindle users can go to the Kindle Store.).

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Old and Worn#2

Twenty-two people wear 44 shoes.
Some are worn down at the heel
And some at a toe.  We can excuse
The aged spots. They’re the annealed
Crosses and scourges they had to bear.

That’s the same cause for the cracks where
They bent so many times to run, to walk,
To follow, to lead. And when the people talk
The words come effortlessly. There’s comfort
In knowing about and sharing others’efforts.

We were there and did the same as you
When you had children and when they grew,
Getting sick, puking on the couch, peeing
In bed, going to school to fill their heads
Not with knowledge but with attitudes, seeing
People and events the same way. Move ahead.

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