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"Poets," wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley, "are the unacknowledged legislators of the world." We turn to them to express what is best in us, to give us words during weddings, funerals, and all the important occasions that shape our lives. This memorial site was created to honor and remember poets whose words continue to inspire, and whose legacies live on in their poetry.
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Remembering the life, death and legacy of poet M. Walters

Milton Herman Walters, of Monticello, Ark., was born Feb. 23,1928, to Milton and Laura Walters. Herman was a gentlemen with integrity and grit. At 86, he had no plans of being corralled but rather to mix with the elements under the open sky. He breathed his last on Earth May 7, 2014, at his daughter's home in Albuquerque under hospice care. Herman was preceded in death by his wife the late, great, Mary Jo Walters, who died Dec. 21, 1998; son, Wally Joe Walters, June 9, 2000, and grandson,...
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