John DeVaul had never written poetry, till a few years ago. Until then he had always expressed his feelings through action, drawings, and other forms of art. He grew up in inner city Los Angeles, a mechanic, welder, oldest of three, he spent most of his time by himself reading, escaping to fantastic places introduced to him by adventurers he knew only by name. At this time he explored short stories in verse, poetry and songs and has seldom been without a book of of one like or another ever since. Now some 40 years later, he's decided to see how his poems convey his own thoughts and emotions. A few of these his is sharing with you on this website. He hopes you enjoy!