Poetry written by Gary Revel: I was born in Florala, Alabama. My mother and father divorced when I was 5. I joined the United States Navy. After that Hollywood California called, then New York, Memphis, Nashville and back to Hollywood. Words came and sometimes rhymed or made sense in other ways. Some of them I wrote down and called it poetry. Sometimes words matter, sometimes they don't. I hope these will bring you a smile, a pause or a friendly embrace. Including poetry that has won a number of awards such as the poem A Mother which won a top place ribbon at Holistic.com. Other winners include special notice by poetry.com, famouspoets.com, poemhunter.com and others.