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Evening Prayer
Edward Hujsak


I escaped 
Once more,
A hurricane. 
An earthquake.
A tornado,
A flooding
A lightning strike.
A snake bite,
A tsunami,
A grandmother's wrath.

© by Edward Hujsak.
Used with the author's permission.


Edward Hujsak (1925 - 2018) was born in New Hampshire to a Polish farming family. A chemical engineering graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Ed worked on propulsion systems at General Dynamics during development of the Atlas and Centaur rockets. He was propulsion engineer on John Glenn's famous orbital flight and served as chief of preliminary design at General Dynamics Astronautics Division for ten years, accumulating more than a dozen patents in the aerospace field. In addition to his numerous engineering achievements, Ed was a writer, artist, sculptor, and builder of furniture and musical instruments. In his spare time, Ed made more than 2000 wooden birds, dogs, and race cars for the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association, which distributes them to sick and needy children.



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This contains ancient wisdom and eternal humour in poetry that speaks language with the brevity of a Haiku.
Posted 09/13/2015 07:39 AM
My Granny was five foot. Plus one inch. Her tsunami was terrible to behold! I adored her. A lovely poem.
Posted 09/09/2015 08:57 AM
Ha. Great surprise.
Posted 09/08/2015 02:54 PM
Lovely poem, surprise ending.
Posted 09/08/2015 12:03 PM
I like this!!
Posted 09/08/2015 10:05 AM

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