This poem appeared in the November 2004 Backbenders Gazette, the publication of the Houston Gem & Mineral Society.
This poem has not yet been submitted in the 2004 competition of Adult Poetry category
of the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies nor of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.


© 2004 Terrell William "Terry" Proctor, J.D.

There once was a person named Rocky,
who roamed over fields, quite cocky;
Always with consent of the owner,
at first collecting, as a loner.

With interest in fossils and stone,
but with a lot of facts unknown;
Rocky sought folks with vast learning,
and thereafter began interning.

This collector now found a group,
and learned how to look and to stoop;
Rocky learned of the Federation,
which provided an inspiration.

Belonging to a club of like minds,
collecting and enjoying the finds;
Now identifying Earth's treasure,
provided Rocky with great pleasure.

To all who love this Earth,
and seek out nature's worth;
A rockhound club awaits you;
like our friend, Rocky, join the crew!!!

written by Terrell William "Terry" Proctor, J.D.
on 2 October 2004 @ 11:55 P.M.
in Houston, Texas

If you wish to contact the author: Phone (713) 453-8338 FAX (713) 453-3232 eMail auraman@swbell.net.