Life will often throw us curve balls. How do we react? What do we do? When Fred was drafted during World War II at age thirty-three he began writing poems. He had never written poems before. He stopped writing poetry after he got out of the service at the end of the war. Within his poems we can find some deep meaning that can help us within our own lives to become better people. Within his poems we can learn how to write good chapters within our own lives.