Olan01’s Profile

I no longer post poems on this site. If you want to read my latest works just Google, "Olan L. Smith" poet.

  • Age: 65
  • Location: Columbia, MO
  • Gender: Male
  • Country: US
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I am an artist of the brush and during my college years I did not have my supplies with me and was depressed. I went to my my poetry teacher and consoled in her and she said, "Olan, I can teach you to paint with words." I have been writing poetry ever since thanks to Sarah Barnhart and Delores Malachek; my mentors.


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toredbloodink profile comment


Sorry Olan auto correct took over my life again... Anyways I was reading browsing and there was your name my poetry friend hope you've been well.... Red

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Plan... I just wanted to say hi... This is redbloodink... Trying to keep and get the ole word juices back.... Love to read might strike up a write... Who knows what can ever come about nice to be back....

EyesOfRain profile comment


Very nice picture collection! I especially love the spring-fed stream picture.



Thank you EyesofRan. I do not post on this site anymore but you can find my work on Wattpad.com Cotton Jones. Love, peace and freedom, Olan

tierra7 profile comment


Just stoppin' by sayin' " Hi " To Good Friends!!! Be Well... Remain Blessed!!! Love & Light, Tierra @ }-'-,

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When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA