Wednesday, November 19, 2008


"They found me, Marty. I don't know how, but they found me."

Except they called me Patti and there's a typo in the poem itself. The Free Library, an online depository of all things printed in the magazine world (okay, not all, but close enough for guv'ment work.) has printed my poem "Snowman With Wings." I'm not exactly sure how this site manages getting around copyrights, (well, all right, they probably have permission from the publishers, but it's a lot more fun to think they're doing something illegal) but I'm certainly not alone in the violated department. In fact, I should probably be ashamed to admit that I've used the site to research the kinds of things certain magazines like to publish. You can find pretty much everything Highlights has printed in the last few years. Anyway, if you'd like to read my poem, it can be found here:

Snowman With Wings

Just look for Patti Murphy


pocketfulsofsunshine said...

I think you've found yourself a pen name. Write on, Patti.

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Thanks. I already have the pen name actually. And I've even set up a blog for my alter ego. It's fun to pretend you're someone else.

Anonymous said...

that's hilarious. I went to highschool with a girl named Patti Murphy. You don't play trumpet, do you?