Mr. Batson has been writing poetry and putting his thoughts on paper since he was a young child on his beloved islands of Eastport, Maine and Campobello, Canada. This compilation traces the changes from childhood through present day and depicts his very heart, revealing innermost feelings and observations about life's lessons, adventures, joys, ardent hopes, trials and tribulations. His most ardent hope is that as he travels down life's numerous pathways the positive lessons learned will provide some illumination in a darkening world.
Milton Joseph Batson
Born in St. Stephens, New Brunswick, Mr. Batson was raised between Eastport, Maine, a small island community, where he enjoyed a Huckleberry Finn type lifestyle, roaming on frequent adventures with his best friend Paul Thompson, and Campobello Island, where his father was a friend of Franklin Roosevelt. Milton enjoys occasionally returning to Eastport for the Fourth of July celebration, which he says feels like going back to early 1900's America.