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Maurice Skillern

Other Titles:Poet, Philosopher
U.S. Army Veteran
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Intro From Maurice Skillern's Website

Maurice Skillern was born in Houston, Texas in August 1966. He spent most of his early life playing basketball and learning of the world through the sometimes harsh experiences of living in his neighborhood (Acres Homes, Texas).

After graduating high school neither he nor his family could afford to send him to college so he then made a decision to better himself no matter what the sacrifice. He soon went active duty into the United States Army where he has spent most of his adult life, serving on both active duty and in the reserve components. He has, in the years since joining the military been activated and served willingly in three conflicts (Desert Shield/Storm, Joint Endeavor (Germany), Iraq Freedom (Baghdad, Iraq)). He has also served on both sides of the Army houses, initially as an enlisted soldier (where he reached the rank of Sergeant First Class (E7)) and presently as an Officer.

He earned his Bachelors of Science from the University of Nebraska where he also earned his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. He now works as a Physician Assistant openly aiding all within his scope of practice.

Always a visionary, a dreamer, he set out and began writing his first book of poetic-philosophy in 1990, with a piece from it being published in the anthology The Space Between 1994. He continued writing, exploring different thoughts, ideas and forms of technology to include the concepts and realization of the book you have just read, getting it published after great trials and with great hopes of publishing many others.

Notes About His Work:

Maurice Skillern's poetry consists of a unique mixture of verse and well-structured flow. His new book, "Messages" combines poetic subject matter, and introspection, which creates wonderful messages for readers.

To learn more about Maurice Skillern, visit his website at:

There are also many other resources regarding the exceptional career and accomplishments of Maurice at:

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