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Robert Ray : Writing

A Courageous Soul

A Courageous Soul

A Poem by Robert Ray


A poem for all, not just our warriors.
A Natural Wind

A Natural Wind

A Poem by Robert Ray


A fitting metaphor, perhaps for a few of us.
Half-Hearted

Half-Hearted

A Poem by Robert Ray


Born half-hearted, we need a mate, Not a career, hobby, dog, or friend, A shared destiny, a shared fate, A partner, beginning, middle, e..
Redneck Santa Savior

Redneck Santa Savior

A Poem by Robert Ray


Since I might appear a bit dark and humorless to my Writers Cafe audience, I want to share the lighter, somewhat irreverent side. I hope y'all get a ..
Light-Seeker Lost

Light-Seeker Lost

A Poem by Robert Ray


My nonconforming sonnet, speaking to suicide and the enduring pain, scars, and often resentment.
Winter-Sweet

Winter-Sweet

A Poem by Robert Ray


A poem inspired by parents, especially single mothers, who experience an "empty nest," and sometimes struggle with finding a new purpose, identity, or..
Rise Rockwell, Paint Again

Rise Rockwell, Paint Again

A Poem by Robert Ray


Addiction, especially to opioids, is now a national crisis. Communities and families suffer immeasurably from these wicked drugs. This poem speaks t..
Take the Reins

Take the Reins

A Poem by Robert Ray


The poem speaks to the frustration and disgust many Americans (Republicans, Democrats, and others) feel about their elected officials and establishmen..
Stand, Kneel, or Sit?

Stand, Kneel, or Sit?

A Poem by Robert Ray


Shouts and speeches stream from left and right, Young, old, rich, poor, brown, black and white. Stand, kneel, or sit---Is it worth the fight..
Story Seven: Reflections on 25 Years in Law Enforcement

Story Seven: Reflections on 25 Years in Law Enforc..

A Story by Robert Ray


For each of the 25 days before I retired last year, I wrote story about one of my most memorable experiences. I published each story on Facebook. I'..

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