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Quentin Clingerman

Birth Place
Youngstown, OH

Age Category
Over 80

Birth month and day
March 30, 1932


Retired Educator

Reading,, webpage

Awards or achievements
Published "Wordchimes.com: a Poetry Anthology"

Marital status

Three daughters, 13 grandchildren . Four married grandchildren., three great grandchildren

Published works
Wordchimes.com: A Poetry Anthology

Volunteer work
Church ( visitation, Prime Timers, Small Group), political activist, support several charitable organizations

Professional or Philanthropic associations (including religious affiliation)
Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene, Association of Professional Teachers, DNI Ministry (prayer),CCO(campus ministry), Clingerman Scholarship Fund at Eastern Nazarene College, my alma mater.

Poetry writing experience
Wrote some in high school then not until I was in my fifties.

State or country in which the poet resides

Testimony of saving faith for Christians only
First converted at around nine years of age by the prevenient grace of God. St. Paul, "We are saved through faith and that not of ourselves. It is the grace of God."

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade.
Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case!
I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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September 23, 2023

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"I want you to do whatever will help you to serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible." 1 Corinthians 7:35


In prayer,

I lift anchor,

Leave my world's shore, and

Ship through the Open Sea --


My inward eyes

Sight Your World,

Long with desire, but

My day's world lures and

It's woo too often wins.


Distractions decoy and

Temptations bully --

They cheat my soul of You,

Starve my soul.

I listen

To my life's worries,

To my world's puzzles,

To my demon's drones,

And not You.

How cruel to my soul.


When I pray,

Steep my soul in grace

So not market to the hucksters

Of distraction and temptation.

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