Richard Ratliff

Richard L Ratliff is a baby boomer, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. His midwest ties have built the foundation and setting for his poetry. He is a Purdue University graduate with two years of engineering turned into a degree in English Literature. All of these eclectic combinations have given him a career as a boiler and combustion expert and poet. He has over two dozen published poems and thee books on Amazon 



Can a memory that lasts and lasts

Become a pebble on life’s shore?

And as time goes on – a rock, a bolder

After years a hill, a mountain, a range

Something solid — beyond memory 

Something to touch and feel

A permanence