Life is Just a Wave

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We watch the transient nature

Of energy in a wave or ripple

And the short life of smaller things,

We notice them change only because

They have a shorter life-cycle than us.

 

We observe the permanent nature

Of cold inanimate objects

And the long life of bigger things,

We do not notice them change because

They have a longer life-cycle than us.

 

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waste...

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I can taste you
I can feel you
writhing struggiling for breathe deep inside me
the past shall not over take thy present
the future is a desire a need as you grow day by day
A need, A Lust and A Fantasy

I can taste you
I can feel you
writhing and struggiling for the essence of life deep inside me
Your will shall not over power my desire for a better being

A state of ectas...

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The Samaritans charity's YouTube channel links to my Video poem 'So Sad WAS I'

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Wow. I have only just seen that The Samaritans Charity official YouTube channel has favourited the video of my poem 'So Sad WAS I' which I wrote about calling the Samaritans helpline a few years ago. Please click on this link to hear and see it, on the Samaritans Charity Official YouTube channel.
 
 
The Samaritans helpline is here 24 / 7
Are you vulnerable? Feeling low...

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Fire

A dancing flame,

Inticing,

Aluring.

 

Floating embers in the wind,

Magical,

Mysterious.

 

A devouring blaze,

Furious,

Intense.

 

Fire,

Breathtaking,

Inspirational.

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METALLIC

 

 

METALLIC

 

Twisting rusting wire tightly wound round the base coiling it’s way from electrode to electrode dancing in blue electricity reflecting off the dull tarnished surface, metallic colours shine in the dimly lit light making pain burn through my body, torturing me with pleasure and pain in a collage of hell.

I’m a human mind hooked up for the electrical trip...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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I’ll put on the table a New Year tree,

The smell of pine needles will fill my flat.

Champagne, chocolate…and I’ll start my spree,

With three candles I’ll chat.

 

These candles will be my spiritual world,

The lonely party is always free.

My heart will be twirled and purled,

Curse of troubles these candles will be.

 

With champagne I’ll f...

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New Year’s Day on Brighton Pier

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That Hogmanay, that blissful distant winter

Along by Brighton Pier, we went to wander.

Resolutions made, we roamed on, rambling

Past the hulks of trundling traffic rumbling.

With no breath of heavy weather brewing,

Sea was millpond still, with no wind blowing;

Mild midwinter sun, echoing summer,

Sparkled on the swell, all silken shimmer.

 

Squawking seagulls...

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View from a steamed-up bus window |

White Widow

 

I have been lost,

tempered by a wind as wide

as the colours of a solar eclipse,

and the cold winter downs

that grab my hairs

in exposure.

 

I am pure in sadness,

the look of me, weighed heavy

with the white shape

my face sheds,

unlovely - the mad

truth, kept by

those

who say I am.

 

Aloft, fragile,

a salmon sky design...

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Coastlines and laughter


his sketches of the blue coastlines
was like a disaster film
done on a none indie budget
in miniature.

 

his sketches of the coastlines
contained a mood
like an acoustic
version of autumn
stripped back
so the leaves were only
half dead and the branches
half mangled.

 

his sketches, so pure and
blind it was obvious
he had nothing
...

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Bonding Over the Argos Catalogue

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I’m stuck for what to buy for my 11 year old

So big sister prises herself off Facebook

to help spend my money 

(an honourable cause, in her books)

and suddenly we’re flicking through the years

as she remembers the day Santa died

a friend’s house, a dinner table

how adult and child laughed as they stuck the knives in

how she’d wanted to cry, but joined in

...

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Tags: guilt,innocence

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Euphoria

I felt a surge of adrenalin when I read what I read, For no reason, It is dulling now but the pulses stay. I wanted to jump out of my skin. I'm savouring the sweet hour of goodness for I'm sure it will be the shortest. I appreciate the fantasy.

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1962

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(One of those defining moments in a lifetime when anyone old enough can recall what they were doing.  We were all doing the same thing - shitting ourselves.  Its 50 year anniversary in 2012.) 

 

 

I’d never heard my mum or dad speak like that before;

“Shut up!” they shouted as we played upon the kitchen floor;

This photograph of memory will live for evermore.

...

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The World and Mirror

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I stood and stared-

a long time seeking

a welcome gaze

that returned my greeting.

 

The World stared back

then went its way,

perhaps for lunch,

perhaps to play.

 

My friend the Mirror-

a listener of sorts,

in silence watched

and kept its thoughts.

 

Words and foto T Carroll

 

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American Diner

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American Diner

Near constellations usurp a further nova across a firefly of avenues

That stretch beyond the appetite for rebellious isolation.

Where they congregate to be lonely together, with friends too near for comfort.

The nation forged on the flipside of a griddle holds another loneliness

Sitting at another table.

 

Between incandescence in the nearness of neon...

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This country needs Clarkson |

Bells

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BELLS

 

through morning-blurred vision

I wake

to see my sister

dancing like a demented bird

round the bedroom

 

“He's been!”

“He's been!”

butterflies overwhelm my stomach

“I thought I heard bells!”

I say

sitting up

rubbing away persistent sleep

 

“I did too!”

she said

eyes widening in mock agreement

I...

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Living outside.....Life?

As time passed I became used to a REAL lasting peace in this place of unbelievabilty where it had always lived.   And I named this place -NotAnyWhereonEarth- 

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RESOLUTIONS

Resolutions

 

Not faint or fool to harsh regret,

No guilty feelings come to call,

The cards once dealt I seize and play,

And win or lose I love them all.

 

Contempt’s contentment stills the soul,

As bitter herbs the palate pall,

But better still to crush the doubt,

And blame the serpent for the fall.

 

This tapestry we call our lives,

Is ...

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north star

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We rip the lights out of the window

without ceremony

cast into a cardboard box marked xmas

The marker pen cannot spell straight

cannot write with the same careful script 

that foretold the coming of the season.

We throw old vegetables 

in the pot

in this stew we ferment 

the awkward mouthfuls

with trapped wind.

So, I wonder what happened to the Nor...

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12 days after Christmas

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On the first day after Christmas my true love and I had a terrible, terrible argument and she threw a variety of pots and pans at me, so I strangled the Partridge and burnt down the Pear tree that my true, my true love gave to me. Things didn’t get any better by the end of the second day, when she started throwing plates at me like Boomerangs, and so, in a vicious frenzy I took ...

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Also by Andy N:

Christmas Acrostic | Poems published on poemhunter |

BE GRATEFUL

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Be grateful for the dark days,

And when one comes in sight

Don't waste your time in wondering

When life will turn out right.

 

Be grateful for the dark days,

And when one comes along,

Forget about despairing

Over ...

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One more chances

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Endless relentless tormenting arguments,

Shut that slut mouth love,

Abusive corrosive explosive darling,

Music to my hairy ears.

Downed the stella quick flash,

Backhand backlash reflex,

                    Not right,

I forgive, daily.

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Tags: alone,no more second chances,sadness,single

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2 | She is | Archenemy | Dry | Jesus was a carpenter | Hour snow | Cinderella | It's the most wonderful time of the year | Fade to grey |

Complexity

The circle won't be squared

The edge is not single

Punches are pulled

Layers multiply

Angles are multi-faceted

Facets are many-angled.

Wheels contain wheels

One boobytrapped thing leads to another.

Turns are twisted.

Twists are turned.

Plots thicken

Games are played.

There are ambushes as

memories materialise and pain persists.

Curve b...

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Also by Dave Bradley:

Hills in Winter | Father. Christmas | cause & effect | The Itch |

Love, 2211

An infant is born, delivered

Mechanically,

An instant later, injections.

Parents watch

See through perplex.

 

Vasopressin receptors

Stretched out

Implications of

Drastic oxytocin intake

 

From an early age

Genetically engineered

Lust addiction.

A purchase of hormones.

 

The guarantee of love

For those

Who can afford it.

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Prince Harry's Stag Do

My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen
and subjects of the room.
I'm here today to warn you
of impending certain doom.

I will go in to detail
so sit back if you please
as I reveal a royal event
that may bring much unease.

I heard a wicked whisper
that filled me full of dread,
I'm told that dear Prince Harry
well, he might be getting wed.

That isn't the biggest issue though
...

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There are bouncers in McDonalds now |

Present Arms

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Present Arms

 

 

…………da da da da da da da da

Da da da da da da da da,

     You’re making like a train

With you and your friends,

Every first step slammed in

To take your mind off the pounding

In your chest, and the pain,

And it’s train tracks

All the way to barracks,

     Where the Men sleep

Before another day of f...

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As 2012 Approaches

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As twenty twelve approaches, 
all our futures are unsure,
but combined efforts can provide,
means to join us all the more,
in ways to solve our problems,
by supplying food, not arms,
putting aside those age old conflicts,
that have only ever caused us harm.
 
It will take but our willing hearts,
to make the change from ways of old,
that have ...

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Tags: Future,Peace

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SUMMAT AND NOWT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gazing round while out and about

I’m always thinking of summat and nowt,

Of life on earth, how it began,

the universal master plan

Was it wonderman beyond the Moon,

had nothing to do one afternoon

bored in a "nothing to do" depression

In...

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FOREVER ASLEEP

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Under the ground

Soil muffles the sound

This is where the dead sleep.

 

So quiet and still

All is peace under this hill.

The granite pillow marking their bed.

 

They can’t hear the cries,

The reluctant goodbyes,

Of loved ones above the  ground.

 

Their troubles are ended

Their struggles all gone

And the living?

 

The living ...

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200 Miles

 

Long walks over grassy knolls

Stumble over mounds dug by moles

The right amount of milk in the tea

Taking apart the couch looking for your key

The subtle intimacies that we share

That shows each other how much we care

Me staring at you when you sleep

Hitting my arm to call me a creep

 

This is our first Christmas together

But there’s a slight ni...

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Rare 1st Edition

Offers invited - Perfect Christmas present

 

Auto-biography

Part fact,

Part fiction.

Every   Love;

            Loss;

            Triumph;

            Defeat;

            Laugh;

            Tear;

            Tall tale;

            Truth and untruth (white or otherwise)

 ...

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Happy Holidays

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

EVERYONE!

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Also by Shirley Smothers:

He Didn't Care Too | He Didn't Care | Homeless |

The Christmas Fox

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Last one from me for this year, then. These are the lyrics to my Christmas song which has been released into the wild; it’s called The Christmas Fox and it’s available via iTunes http://bit.ly/s3K0Ro or Amazon  http://amzn.to/sOZGbJ  or other good mp3 retailers.  Season’s Greetings to one and all.

 

The fox in the city saw the snow begin to fall

And he stopped to stare in ...

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Winter, Blinded

Woke to the 
                cold
kiss of winter's ache and the
thud double dip and dance
of some kind of animal outside.
A fire burning somewhere. 

To you, the blind lady,
winter was just a series
of sensations –
the scratch of a naked branch,
the rain (only colder).

The utter embrace of silence.

 

 

This was for a contest on deviantART in which contestants were challeng...

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Tags: christmas,poetry,snow,winter

FRONT ROOMS: AS ESSAY

 

This is where she keeps her objet d’art

glass cabinet at the back of her head

 

            nowhere to display them

 

I’m a front room, Christmas, 50’s. 60’s

maybe into the 70’s and I ask

what was the front room for?

                                           Standard

English clipped tones...

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Merry Xmas to All

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The feast of Yule returns again

With glad and merry times;

The bells are ringing out for you

Their joyous, cheery chimes.

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Tags: xmas

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Luimneach 23/12/11

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It is clear that when push comes to shove,

The solution to strife's not above:

It's right here on Earth,

With each precious child's birth;

That the only way forward's with

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Three Poems

Have a look at these and the haiku would be great if you like to vote 

http://www.voicesnet.org/displayonepoem.aspx?poemid=219771

http://www.voicesnet.org/displayonepoem.aspx?poemid=219772

http://tifholmesphotography.com/cphp/2011/12/december-2011-series-entry-13/

I am haiku #12 and it is my first attempt so let me know what you think

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The Ballad of Private Manning

The Ballad of Private Manning

Vaclav Havel died today:
you spoke of freedom far away,
but in a courtroom in your land,
the witnesses denied the stand
told the story, gave the lie
to that song you sing, the flag you fly.
You are not brave, and neither are you free,
and though you claim it, you do not love liberty.
While Private Manning sits in jail
your Founding Fathers' drea...

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Roll-Up

This thin white skin is easily burnt

and my head is a shade of ginger.

Genteel society snubs Virginia,

can no more bear smoke and mirrors -

I make them cough, more or less.

But out here I’m top dog:

the draw that drags him hither

leaves him gasping for more;

my scent anathema

to her that final winter.

 

He’s changing colour

to a late aftern...

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Recipe

 

 

 

Recipeʉ۬

 Make time

Create space

Nurture memories

Be still

Breathe

Listen

Write it down

Read it back

Repeat

 

We’ve forgotten

The French Revolution

The American Revolution

The Haitian Revolution

The Civil War

The Civil Rights Movement

Black Nationalism and Black Arts

All revolutions are not equal

Every struggle ...

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Tags: conjure,Recipe,revolution,The Haitian Revolution,Toussaint L’Ouverture

Also by J. Otis Powell‽ (with interrobang) :

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Your Sax Is On Fire

I have a new book of satirical poetry published at the beginning of January.

A review of it is below.

http://www.comedycritic.co.uk/bookReview/bookSaxIsOnFire.php

It can be bought from all leading on-line booksellers. Let me know what you think if you purchase it.

Thanks,

George

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Masks

Hallowe’en masks

Fancy dress masks

Frankenstein masks

Ghostface Killer masks

Freddy Krueger masks

Tony Blair masks.

 

Domino masks for the secret ball

To hatch schemes and match-make

To flirt and fornicate.

 

Smooth white actors’ masks

In an impassive chorus to watch us.

 

An iron mask to silence a man

And kill him inside himsel...

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Tough Love

 

He might be dirty and he might smell bad

He begs for your money and it makes you mad

But who is the better of the two?

I’m sorry, it ain’t you

There goes the grace of God

And you are found wanting

You’re selfish, greedy and manipulating

Even though you’re rich and full to bursting

You still despise a man with nothing

Would you sooner see him st...

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Also by Neil West:

I Couldn't Care Less |

(Very) Random Act Of Xmas Woollenness

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Everyone round at ours, Xmas was beginning to take shape

The cap-

-on in the oven, roasting nicely

Smells pervading,

Wading

Knee high in presents waiting to be opened

By the nieces, nephews and the oldies

Even the dog

Had a frog-

-gy toy

He’d been a good boy

Walking proud, barking loud

All year long

And in for a treat, but sadly not meat

...

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The Hollow Martian Moon aka An Ancient Spaceship |

Your Horse Ate My Pyjamas

 

O come all ye faithless,

All your sodding family,

O come ye to my house

And view the debris.

Come see the broken glass

And the trampled down front door.

 

Your horse ate my pyjamas,

Your horse ate my pyjamas,

Your horse ate my pyjamas,

Thanks a lot!

 

O come bring your siblings,

Your sister is a menace,

She stole my identity

A...

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Tags: WOL Comp

Also by Lynn Dye:

Restless | Seizing the Moment! | Waiting | Plea for November |

I love my new frost free, fridge freezer.

When you've reached the lowest common denominator of zero over zero, you've hit the absolute nadir of ennui and lassitude; not even life support will be able to sustain you. The only thing that can bring you round is to invest in a nice new frost free, fridge freezer, like me.

I love my new frost free, fridge freezer, it truly is the best thing since sliced bread, (which I can keep in its r...

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Tags: frost free fridge freezers,mopping up,Tahiti.,Thailand

Also by Philip Fletcher:

OCPD (Obsessive Compulsive Posting Disorder.) | What's so great about Ted Hughes? | The removal man. | The oldest turkey in the barn. | Penile Dementia. |

An Ingres Back

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She has an Ingres back

She is a violin

And when she’s in his arms

She sweetly plays for him

 

She doesn’t know the words

He doesn’t know the tune

There’s a duet of sorts

In that sweet dark bedroom

 

His fingerwork is good

Her mouth is soft and warm

While she is in his arms

They will not come to harm

 

Her voice is like a lu...

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Tags: backs,love,music

Also by Ann Foxglove:

in sleep | in arms not meant |

Talk about lucky.

 

                                                     

Just bought a scratch card

And won 200 pound,

From a quid that I’d found

Outside the gaff of a woman

I’d met in a bar -

 

She owned an Off-licence,

She drove a 40 grand car.

 

She took me to this restaurant:

Greek, I think

 

Order what you want, she...

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Also by mike watts:

And i think to myself. | Limp |

Ain’t Never Been So Precious

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Ain’t Never Been So Precious

 

I ain’t never been so precious

With owt I’ve pissed on before

As I laid it down dead gentle

On the bathroom floor

Cushioned with Cushelle

I waited perched on the loo

Already knew the protocol

Knew exactly what to do

With one line

I’d sigh ‘not this time’

And try, try again

I eventually decided this o...

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WOL Competition

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ONE HAPPINESS SCATTERS A THOUSAND SORROWS
 
 
Happiness is a true measure of life.
It is contagious and speaks volumes
Banishes dark imaginings,
Brightens skies and lifts the soul.
Life revolves around seconds of experience.
Be in control
Fill your eyes with  wonder and surprise.
Listen only to the sounds that 
Make  fear and disappointmen...

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Tags: happiness.,WOL Competition on optimism

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