Wistful Wandering

BR Chitwood


Over gentle hills of gnarled oaks and precise flowers

I wander the small hamlet of my birth…the old

Cemetery kept uncluttered without weeds and trash.

The simple grave markers share little about the people

Who built their homes, tilled their acres of rich soil,

Their Major income source from a Sawmill, two small

Stores, a school, and a church…


Here in ‘Sunset’ I find that this wistful wandering comes

With some regularity – not as a ‘menace’ – more of

Some sense of ‘completion’ with a hope of seeing again

My Mother, My Sister, My Father, all the friends I’ve

Met along the way, and our wonderful children. About

That sense of ‘completion’: I have created no world-changing

 Inventions, no major works of art…


Along with some bad decisions and mistakes in my life, I have

Written twenty-one books in many genres, some based on

True events – mystery, suspense, thriller, romance, some memoirs,

 And over 375 blog posts on numerous subjects, plus Poetry, Flash

Fiction, Short Stories… How good are the books/words I write? I’ve

  had some great 5-Star Reviews…they are great reading.

I have done a lousy job of launching, marketing, and selling. This I

can write, humbly: I found so much of me in the writing.


by BR Chitwood – June 7, 2021

My Website/Blog:


(Includes all of my books + synopses)

The Author’s Mission – Writing to Discover Me



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Author: Website: http://brchitwood.com - B R Chitwood - My Mission: Writing to Discover Me

I'm a young man in an old man's body, trying to catch up to myself, trying to find pieces of me I left back in a disconnected youth and the early years of manhood. I'm a stereotype of many in my generation who can play the 'blame game', yell 'foul', and 'let's start over'. But, we are what we are, the sum of all the scary kid-emotions we experienced, the gin mills and piano bars that became our sandboxes of pleasure - lotus eaters of the best (or, worst) kind, the love affairs that did not quite settle us down, the sad poetry and songs written in bars and motels along the way... A Dreamer! A Wanderlust! The world needs such fools as we to write our books, our poetry, our songs, to offset the madness that plagues the soul. I've written fourteen books, over three hundred blog posts, in search of those pieces left somewhere in many parts of the globe. You can preview my books on the next page. There's even a Blog page...all my posts are not showing on this recently created blog page, but, if you want to read more, go to my official blog site and check out the archives: http://www.thefinalcurtain1 Writing for me is therapy for the soul. Website: https://billyraychitwood.com

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