Poem in Volume 1
“Black Bomber” — Page 106
Poet’s Note in Volume 1
Madeline Sharples began writing poetry when her oldest son, Paul, was diagnosed as manic-depressive. She continues writing poetry as a way to heal after his death by suicide in 1999. Her poetry has appeared in The Compassionate Friends newsletter and will appear in an anthology about grief called Feel Better in the Mourning. She has co-authored a book about women in nontraditional professions called Blue Collar Women (New Horizon Press, 1994) and has published four poetry chapbooks. She lives in Manhattan Beach, California.
Acknowledgments, Permission and Copyright in Volume 1
Madeline Sharples: “Black Bomber” by Madeline Sharples was first published in her chapbook, Poems of Death, Life, and War, in 2003 by Ian Productions and is reprinted herein by permission of Madeline Sharples. Copyright © by Madeline Sharples.