Road Toads: Poems and Songs (Paperback)
This book, this book is great. It's about love and hate. It's about our lives, our faith and our struggle to survive. It will make you laugh and cry at the same time, what was he thinking? I could describe the taste of orange juice for 100 years but you'd never know unless you gave it a taste. This book is good. It's over the top and under a hill. It will warm your heart and give you a chill, excuse me a second while I take my pills. It's about time and the space between my ears. I have written three other books. My books are all doing quite well. I'm thinking of a room addition in my son-in-law's backyard. This book is up and down. It is silly and it is serious. It's about the past, future and how the hell did I end up in this condition? Buzzards circle above, I 'm not a young man but I'm not yet dead. If you're a psychic, please don't tell me when. This book is ahead of its time. The author is past his prime. This book, this book I took to the local TV station and showed them all my stuff. Now, I'll be on the six o'clock news. Helicopters, squad cars are everywhere. They hope to catch me by noon. So, if you see this book in a landfill, dust it off and give it a read, google me or drop me a line. I'll be sitting in front of the TV watching my fifteen minutes go by.
Sixty-one, bipolar, I once danced a lot. I grew up in New Rochelle, NY, born in 1948. I once tried to kill myself. It didn't work out. God said, No, then he told me where to go and what to do. Who am I to argue? I don't always listen. Dropped out of college three times and graduated once, University of Cincinnati 71. Go Bearcats. Jobs: shoe dog, waiter, cab driver, programmer/analyst, old ball cobol, buy and sell estate items, pawnshop, feebay seller. I did very well until I went broke. I took everything I had left and went back to school to become a math and science teacher. Now I'm certified, some say certifiable. Budget cuts and cutbacks, Now, I have no job. Boy, am I screwed. I've been married for 37 years just not to same women. Why Stan? Why? I asked all of them to marry me and they all said, yes. My last wife and my current wife have same first name and middle initial, Patricia E. This fourth wife is a keeper. I love her very much. We have five children between the two of us, and an old dog named, Moose. If you are ever in Bakersfield, please stop by and see me. I'll be on the off ramp at Highway 99 and Rosedale. I'll be waving a sign, Will Work as a Math Teacher or a Writer in exchange for Food and Shelter. Please put some money in my cup. I'm still standing. Thank you very much. Stan Sussberg