This book, "Tom's Poetry: from back when to right now", is a collection of poems I've written over several decades. Many have been published in anthologies, newspapers and magazines, and my own books. They address five different time periods and themes, starting with early days, e.g. "Growing up," to " Family and friends" to "The world we live in now.". My poems cover a variety of topics and experiences: my youth, relationships, where I lived and hung out, our special San Diego natural worlds, and holidays. They're all in the rhyming class and many are humorous..