My name is Patrick Flood. I am a twenty-four year old male soon to graduate with a business degree from Salisbury State University. I have lived in Maryland all my life. I like playing sports, music (guitar), the outdoors, exercise, and all that other stuff.


All these thoughts held inside
unable to breathe or to confide
in anyone, anywhere
except the page, the paper, bare
to put it forth in written lines
liberates that which fear confines

A canvas, stained, with colored word
holds a portrait, without reserve
no part of self does it obscure
both pride and shame, appearing pure
for when the soul is framed in verse
neither mask is worn, nor act rehearsed
    And what would be, if every day
    We shared ourselves, and lived this way?

Copyright 2000 by Patrick Flood