Douglas Colthurst

Douglas Colthurst

Born in rural Illinois, graduated from a high school with total enrollment of one hundred seventy-five students. Attended the University of Illinois, majoring in Biology. Received a liberal arts degree. Went on to the University of Illinois Dental College and graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1981. Six months as the dentist for Pontiac Maximum Security Prison, Pontiac, Illinois. I have started a book on this time, entitled " The Walk ". Private practice of Dentistry, twenty-nine years, in a small community in northern Illinois. My writing started about seven years ago. I always wanted to explore the other side of my brain, but my sound, midwestern values coerced my efforts toward a paycheck for some time. Why poetry? Well, it just started somehow. Emotional stress does tend to bring out the best in writers, doesn't it? And also maybe for musicians, artists, and perhaps all human expression. "A Christmas Reflection" was written for our family Christmas dinner in 2004.

Articles:

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Poem: I Met A Man

I stopped to meet a man today surrounded by his walker. He needed a little more space to stay a stable pace without a falter. ‘Twas to my pride but […]

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Poem: A Christmas Reflection

Is this day of joy to be while standing ‘fore my Christmas tree the holidays are filled with grief for many more than my time’s brief but they lend space […]

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A Poem for Elizabeth Edwards, and a Friend

A lovely young lady of around forty some odd years, who works for me, just found out she has breast cancer. So she troops up and schedules surgery. Then finds […]

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