Harold Lee Battles Jr. passed away on November 12, 2012 at the age of 62. He was a great Father, Mentor, and Poet. The works on this website and in the books he has published are a testament to his life, experiences, and are his true heart-felt emotions. I am merely trying to maintain his website and publish his poetry so that others can share in these pieces of him, as I was lucky enough to do for thirty-one years. He will be missed by many, but more importantly eternally loved by all.