Laura Taylor

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 11:50

Heh - naughty naughty Steve!! :D

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Laura Taylor

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 11:48

Haha :D

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Laura Taylor

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 11:45

Lots I liked in this Dave

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Laura Taylor

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 11:44

Ferocious. Well said, Ged.

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Isobel

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 10:21

'an embarrassment of riches'

Now I'll comment on the comments! I can't think of a better way to describe your poem than what Graham has said - it's stuffed full of richness.

'the sonic boom of unfinished business'

What a great way to close and to express such a relationship!

Love it!

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Isobel

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 10:15

Wow Ged - this takes your breath away. I love the title - it's very powerful in its understatement - as the whole poem is powerful in it's anger.

When tragedies like this happen, it beggars belief that people can't see beyond party politics and petty allegiances, to the heart of the issue - that they just can't look through a parent's eyes.

Shame on the lot of them - and all those who peddled lies.

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Isobel

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 10:07

Hi Dave - could you try to get to September Tudor please, so you can pick up your prize from the 52 Hertz competition :) x

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Isobel

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:51

If you want your third prize (an inflatable toy ;) then email me your address :)

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Isobel

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:50

Hi Rachel - I'd love to get you one of those lovely little ornaments but when I've priced them up they are hundreds of pounds. But don't worry - I'll get you the nearest thing I can afford - they come a lot cheaper in plastic!

Look forward to seeing you soon. x

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Isobel

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:49

Hi Rachel - I'd love to get you one of those lovely little ornaments but when I've priced them up they are hundreds of pounds. But don't worry - I'll get you the nearest thing I can afford - they come a lot cheaper in plastic!

Look forward to seeing you soon. x

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Ann Foxglove

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:44

Hi Mel - a very warm welcome to WOL - hope you are enjoying the site :)

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Ann Foxglove

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:42

Hi Sarah - welcome to WOL. Hope you enjoy exploring the site. :)

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Ann Foxglove

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:41

Hmmm - I tend to agree (about the hovering!) Hope you'll put some more poems on here soon - housework related or not!

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Ann Foxglove

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:39

Hi Rob - hope to see some of your poems on here soon. :)

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Ann Foxglove

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:36

Hi Alisha - welcome to WOL. Hope you enjoy the site :)

Apologies - I think in my welcome message to you I said it would be good if you could put some poems on your profile page - I was "round-robinning" a message to somebody who hadn't got any poems on their page. I can see that you already have a poem on your page :)

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Ann Foxglove

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:34

Hi - welcome to WOL. I hope that you will change your mind about putting some of your work on here. I hope you enjoy the site anyway! :)

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Ann Foxglove

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:29

Hi Andy - welcome to WOL. What a powerful poem! You'll find on WOL that more people see work that is posted on the blogs, so I hope you'll do that soon.

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Starfish

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 09:25

Bravo! Very well put!
Do things really change, though, as the powers that be continue in the same vein vilifying the unemployed and disabled, etc.
Starfish

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Dave Bradley

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 08:12

I like this. It's made me think, feel and remember all in one go. Think about the many issues connected with Welsh history, and the building of castles by both English and Welsh.
Feel a little of what it means to be Welsh. And remember many happy holidays and outings in that fascinating country. Thank you.

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Mon 22nd Jul 2013 08:05

Totally understand the anger, Ged. Blues and Reds have been united on this, and, at last, the truth of it all is out there, although still with more to come. Boris' popularity is deeply worrying. He has some achievements as mayor, and a little boy mischievousness, which make people think he is trustworthy. Not a bit of it.

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M.C. Newberry

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 23:40

A long time ago now, I wrote some lines about
looking in the mirror and reflecting...
"You can still say "I have me" - so I have some
rapport with the sentiment you expressed in "Yourself".
As for "Life", I have commented on your post page.
Keep them coming.

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M.C. Newberry

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 23:28

Ha! Know the feeling.
At the beginning there ain't no sinning,
But we wind up dead when ours sins are red.

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David Subacchi

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 21:53

You can find more of my poetry by searching on line for SUBACCHI+POETRY.

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Ian Whiteley

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 20:12

many thanks for your kind comments regarding 'natural selection' Francine - It was an enjoyable experience trying to work that train-rhythm into the words and i'm pretty pleased with the result - I'm glad you liked it :-)
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 20:10

hi Cynthia
thanks for your useful and considered views regarding 'natural selection'. I sort of get what you mean about the second stanza - so may revisit it at some point in the future - as a few of the rhythms do get a bit 'clunky'. Glad you liked it though
Ian

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Starfish

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 15:58

This is hilarious, cannot stop chuckling.
Best wishes
Starfish

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Starfish

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 15:56

Love this too.
Starfish

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Dave Bradley

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 14:50

Wow. Totally agree with Graham. Many published poems have nothing like this inventiveness or facility with words.

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M.C. Newberry

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 14:35

Anyone who has "raced" on a bike will enjoy (if
that is the appropriate word - a bit like the
pedalling itself) this post. I did.

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Graham Sherwood

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 13:54

Katy there are so many clever words and phrases in this lovely piece that it is an embarrassment of riches. The first thing that I have read on here for ages that has made me read through several times. Well done, clever girl!

regards, Graham

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Steve Higgins

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 13:27

A lovely little rhyme
to dislike it would be a crime!
best wishes, Steve

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Steve Higgins

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 13:23

Hi, thanks for stopping by at 'Life'. Its a bit more spike milligan than my usual stuff but I liked wotawee; thats the same sort of thing, I try not to get too serious on a Sunday afternoon.
Best wishes, Steve

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Lady Ha Ha

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 13:09

Oh I like this one! Did you fire it tho?

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 13:07

Keep on going till you wind up dead. That's one way of getting thro the day I suppose.

I sometimes think to myself that life isn't everything - in fact I think I should write some song lyrics about that.

Thanks for the inspiration. I will try not to plagurise you.

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Lady Ha Ha

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 13:01

Hey this tag system realy works. I was just doing a search on 'skid marks' when up popped your poem! What are the odds on that? Your poems not what I expected tho. I'd never have put psyche and skid marks together, not even in my song lyrics. You are a genius Mr F.

I'm wondering if Ho can also stand for Hobo - as in a burly bum that goes hiking. What thinks you Mr. F?

Now I must away to get a copy of the Metro for the July 8th.

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Rachel Bond

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Sun 21st Jul 2013 00:32

isobel...can i have that lovely dolphin ornament?

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Jonboy Walton

Sat 20th Jul 2013 23:46

Nice little poem,succinct and crafted just right for the subject matter!

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Sat 20th Jul 2013 23:42

Just to echo some of Ian's comments re;Cadence Cameos;a brilliant evening and topped off with Ian's amazing,varied Poetry! A great variety of subject matter,from Harley Davidson leather jackets to the horrors of fox hunting. Some great comments and a growing number in the Cafe.
Well done to everyone else who performed Poetry/monologues/Scripts,etc. also and others who turned up to support the event!
Bring on the August event I say!!

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Jonboy Walton

Sat 20th Jul 2013 23:35

Great poem David! Unbelievably good first stanza!
By the way thanks for comments posted a couple of months back!

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John Coopey

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Sat 20th Jul 2013 23:11

Good to see you embrace the personal responsibility at the end, Ian. It amuses me so much when folks bleat about the stuff going on around them and don't recognise their own role in it all.
A friend of mine who lives in York was bemoaning that a corner shop near them had been put out of business by the opening of a supermarket nearby. I asked if they shopped there. No, she said; they used the supermarket!

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Isobel

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Sat 20th Jul 2013 19:38

I can understand that one Steve. The grammar schools were set up to produce university candidates - those teachers didn't up and leave once they became called comprehensives, nor did the systems they had in place disintegrate.

Our grammar school went on to become a sixth form college (the one I went to) - it was and still is one of the best in the country - if you can believe the statistics.

The problem with the comprehensive system is the size of the schools. I think you lose something when a school gets too big - they become harder to manage. The whole ability to discipline pupils has also been eroded over the years. There's no immediate punishment for anything. Even if you give a pupil detention it involves a lot of hassle and parents having to be notified in advance. I think to get your kids a decent education, you have to get them into a decent area, where education is valued. Either that or hope that they can be single minded enough to ignore all the distractions.

I could be talking out of my arse though - these are just thoughts that occur to me. I don't teach in a secondary school - it's just what I surmise.

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Francine

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Sat 20th Jul 2013 18:50

This is very insightful. Anyone who has travelled regularly on a train can relate, and feel this. Your poem is cleverly set up to look and feel like a train - creativity at its best!

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Sat 20th Jul 2013 18:42

Enjoyed reading this. I love how you've entwined the metaphor of 'Dragon Husband' - full of personality and interesting imagery into this fairy-tale like poem.

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Freda Davis

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Sat 20th Jul 2013 18:26

A landmark indeed.

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Francine

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Sat 20th Jul 2013 18:23

Love it - LOL !!!
On par with Mr. Black's style.

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Sat 20th Jul 2013 16:06


Ian,
The class consciousness of that `Like Churchill smoking woodbines` would on its own banish you from the ranks of the genuinely
proletarian protestors.

You`ve got to get a bit of heat into it!

The rhyming (as always) is good.

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Harry O'Neill

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Sat 20th Jul 2013 15:52


Good chuckle!

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Sat 20th Jul 2013 15:51

Philip,

This makes one wonder...where did they expect
him to run to after they`d stoned him to death and cut off his head?

(that must have been some bloody red card dispute!)

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Sat 20th Jul 2013 15:22


Solar,
Succinct!
so long as it was only him you shot and not yourself. (poets are in short supply)

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Sat 20th Jul 2013 14:59

Freda,

What a marvellously cool and observational (and aptly anthropomorpic) assesment of a husband.

The impressive thing is not that there is any word of praise in it (there isn`t) but that there is no word of condemnation either.

I feel quite sure that (within walls) you were able to sort the man out no problem.

(And that you loved the bones of each other)

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