Bright Light Café Presents ...
Stephen Pray was
born in Portland, Maine, and grew up in the little
of Windham where he graduated high school. Even in those
early years Steve was writing poetry, and his school librarian
predicted that one day she would see his work in print.
Stephen went into the Air Force in 1969 as a security
policeman and was first stationed at Wheelus AFB in Libya.
He then went to RAF Mildenhall, England, and met his
future wife, Sharon, in near-by Cambridge.
Steve and Sharon have been married for over 31 years and their
love has given birth to three beautiful daughters. Their
youngest child is Emily, who is a 23-year-old music major with
hopes of teaching K-12. Middle
child is Sally, who is becoming a child psychologist.
First-born is Katy, who is wife to Brad and mother to
Liam. Steve is
proud of all his daughters’ accomplishments and he is very
proud of his wonderful grandson.
Understandably, love is a great inspiration for Steve’s
Stephen roamed the world for 23 years with his wife and
growing family, and the American Air Force, before retiring to
Dayton, Ohio in the U.S.A.
Stephen is a voracious reader of science fiction with over
4,000 books in his collection. He
would like to take up sailing. He likes to watch movies, read
lots of poetry, spend time with his family, and play with his
"My wife is a four year cancer survivor and the poem
“Cancer” was written
during that awful time. Most
of my poetry comes from personal experience or memories.
”I am finally on the rebound after three years of migraines, the new
medications has made me feel like a new person and, although
my sense of humor never wavered, it too has come back with a
"I hope to continue writing, and for all of you to continue
reading and enjoying my poetry here at Bright Light Cafe.”