"Poetry is a license to engage and challenge, to mourn and weep, and to laugh and enjoy," the author writes. "It's a license to live soulfully on our own individual path as part of the greater path that history walks on." A trodden path brought me here, I'd like to stay but depart without fear. The path goes on, and so must I. The path goes on, I'll find out why. Turning the Stones will inspire you to celebrate, reflect and discover. It will make you laugh, think and learn. From fun poems about a lion, clowns, eighteen-wheelers, golf, winemaking and Shakespeare to ones on the crosses at Normandy, a marsh river, pain, a mariner, Benjamin Franklin, Sacagawea, Abraham Lincoln and Johnny Cash, you will peel the onion of some of life's joys, contemplations and mysteries. All sizes of stones, I'll keep turning them over. I'll keep finding out more; they're my teacher. Through life's fields, a journey to make, The stones tell me which path to take. Tom Despard writes poetry from a Christian perspective. Winter Wind, his first book of poems, provides a year of weekly devotions. He has also authored two business books on performance and ethics and spent forty years working in the building and real estate industries and in his community, church, and family. Worldwide travelers, he and his wife Gayle reside in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.