Michael Lee Johnson is a poet and freelance writer and small business owner of custom imprinted promotional products and apparel: www.promoman.us, from Itasca, Illinois. He is heavily influenced by: Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Irving Layton, Leonard Cohen, and Allen Ginsberg. This poem was inspired by a love of Carl Sandburg's poetry and life. The poem is based on a real travel experience to Galesburg, IL in June 2010, "Railroad Days," and developed from the vivid pictures and images taken my Carol Marcus, a devoted friend of many years. This poems won 2nd place in of the 2011 Big Write, Galesburg, IL. adult poetry contest, sponsored by Galesburg Public Library.
Causes Michael Johnson Supports
Universal health care for all United State citizens.