Tom Doolan

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 21:31

Hi Dean - Thanks for your input and comments. Music seems very manufactured now days. Lou was one of a kind. Like your Top Ten Non Movers. Cheers Tom

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Solar Winds

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 21:29

A lot of deep thinking hard work here Micheal.x

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Solar Winds

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 21:19

Thank you so very much Mr.Newberry.
'and the means to ensure its resolution'...
..I love the way you think.x

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Ste Bee

Thu 31st Oct 2013 20:08



Thanks for the comment on our school was haunted, only posted this afternoon in a rush, forgot to change a line, anyway done it now, thanks for bringing it to my attention. Just read the ikea poem , very clever, can't help but sing as you read.

Ste Bee

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John Coopey

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 18:51

I could cope with most of that but "brussel sprout pizza"? Oh no!

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John Coopey

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 18:48

Although I don't see myself as a particularly religious person (despite being a verger at Selby Abbey) I have a deep respect for the convictions of others.
Keep posting.

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Mikhail Smith

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 18:39

Hello M.C .. thank-you .. it's my b'day shortly, and 'beyond the gate' suddenly dropped into my mind .. let's not dwell on it M.C . The clock and all the relevant atoms are fading away.

4th Nov. yes I looked at Mr Tennyson .. I was at sea for five years so crossed a few bars .. everything links together ..

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John Coopey

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 18:31

It amuses me that those who would seek a redistribution of wealth always see "the cut" as above themselves and therefore beneficiaries, never below - as indeed it would be if the redistribution were worldwide.

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John Coopey

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 18:04

Harry - thankyou for your thoughts. Yes, the word works in two ways; firstly, as the swearword and secondly as a description of the activities of the "whore" as the slasher sees her.
MC - Yes, brutal indeed. I have performed it once and despite my telling the audience in advance that it was shocking, you've guessed - they were shocked. And, yes, I suppose Maggot embodies my man.

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garside

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 17:52

thanks for taking the time to read and make comment on my stuff Cynthia - nothing is black and white especially so when we zip through this life without knowing

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M.C. Newberry

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 16:55

The "other worldliness" is very appealing.
I especially like the use of the "gate" metaphor
for what might wait beyond this mortal life.

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M.C. Newberry

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 16:35

Brutal! And the terrifying thought is that there
are minds that have killed with the same evil as
virtue motivation.
On a fictional level, I'm reminded of the
character played by Telly Savalas in "The Dirty
Dozen" - chillingly named "Maggot".

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John F Keane

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 16:34

I once read a text about innovation and national achievement. One piece of research it referenced argued that eras of great national achievement are often presaged by an explosion of heroic literature, which indirectly inspires subsequent achievements. Many American rocket scientists involved in the Apollo missions claimed that sci fi writers like Heinlein and Asimov directly inspired them to take up science or engineering as a career, for example. So literature might well have an impact on the world, after all.

Perhaps Auden really meant that the twee, upper middle class poetry he churned out had no effect on anything...

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M.C. Newberry

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 16:24

Intriguing and provocative take on the need that can occur between youth and age...and the means
to ensure its resolution.

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M.C. Newberry

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 16:16

It is a sign of the dispassionate approach of
law in the UK that - abortion aside - it
categorised the loss of infant life by
separate definitions...according to its perceived age.
Murder
Child destruction
Infanticide.
Much is made of abortion - an interesting
anomaly in an increasingly secular world and no
doubt the arguments for and against will continue to rage about terminating life from
within a body without which it cannot survive.
At least, unlike some other sentient creatures,
eating one's offspring is not an issue!!

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M.C. Newberry

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 15:59

An interesting plea for us all to remember our
humanity - and connect.

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 15:50

Whatever your religion (or lack thereof), it's
rewarding to see such positive thoughts expressed
on WOL.

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Nicola Beckett

Thu 31st Oct 2013 11:53

hey can I not just copy and paste into a blog? do I have to type the whole damn thing up again??
Nic

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Starfish

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 08:07

The language of love. Love it.
Like the shape of the English one.

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Mr Dean Carroll

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 07:40

Many thanks for your comments on Schizophrenic on a Mission, I appreciate it. The piece is in fact autobiographical, the facts of the poem actually occurred nearly twenty years ago, after a vendetta I had against a company I worked for.I thought it would be interesting to write about it as a poetry piece. I've also included a piece about a day in a psych ward, which is in fact an older piece.
Thanks for your compliments it's encouraging to get feedback.

Cheers Dean

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Mr Dean Carroll

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 07:29

I agree. It's a sad day for music with Lou's death. Along with Iggy he was one of the founding fathers of punk in attitude as well as in music. While the rest of american music at the time was upbeat and pretty. The Velvet Underground associated with themselves with the underbelly of society,singing about the darker parts of life. They also helped the scene develop in New York of pioneers like Patti Smith and Television the precursors to punk in America. The poem spoke wonders.

Cheers Dean

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barrie singleton

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 00:09

Grief Harry! Is your compass busted? Shouldn't that be abortee OUTTAKE? But that's not important right now. Any chance you might sonnetise it? We all know God is dead, but that Ma Nature is a bra-burning feminist, ranks with the Santa rumour.

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barrie singleton

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Thu 31st Oct 2013 00:01

Hey Harry! A chap who applies 'lithely' with such aplomb even panache nay consummate elan, while probably creating a new part of speech (?)
constitutes a formidable (said Frenchwise) opponent! I yield! Apart from that; it's a cracking composition.

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barrie singleton

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 23:50

Hi Harry. I was too idle to check the spelling of her first name. It should be 'Corrie'.
My Google delivers. Add Radio 4 or BBC.
I suspect most of Miss JHD's sexiness was in poor John's head (and trousers). She is reported to have hardly been aware of his existence!
Your intervention timely - all my Corrys are now Corries. Cheers.

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Harry O'Neill

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 23:35


Barrie,
Who is (was) Miss Corefield...she`s un-googlable...unless,,unless, That`s not you in that school photo is it?

I don`t believe it!

(I hope you realise that you`ve sapped poor old
Miss Joan Hunter of all her sexiness)

Like the rhymin`

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Harry O'Neill

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 23:16


That line sixteen is a ferociously apt example
of the legitimate use of `fucking`

(the rest of it`s not bad either)

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Solar Winds

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 23:15

Shirley,you havent seen me,first thing in the morning,after the night before!SCAREY!!!x

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Solar Winds

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 23:12

And Mike is so right of course.Nice indeed guys.x

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Solar Winds

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 23:06

Thank you Ian,for telling ME about love.
Wonderful poem.x

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 22:51

Guys and Gals,you have knocked me out with your gratefully received comments.I bow to all your kindnesses.x(X6)

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Thomas J Steele

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 21:50

That is cracking Tom, beautiful words. This is one I would read again and again. I really did enjoy it, it was very much a pleasure to read.

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Tom Doolan

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 20:46

Dedicated to Callum McMormick - found dead today - R.I.P. man

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Sunrise

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 15:12

Hi! Thank you a lot for your poetry-comment on 'You may kill me'! Love your profile picture! Sunny wishes!

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darren thomas

Wed 30th Oct 2013 13:35

Just to reinforce much of what Mike said and thanks for your recent comments. x

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barrie singleton

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 13:24

What a wonderfully mature comment Diana. Comment on WOL is sooooo perceptive. When mocking the greats, one expects to reap the whirlwind. 'Parody over piety' - put that in Latin and I'll make it my motto. My thanks, in turn, to you. Regarding parody, Our group 'did' Betjeman recently and as 'Joan Hunter Dunn' is a favourite, and Betj was such a letch, I wrote appropriately. I'll post it on my blog.

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Diana Smith

Wed 30th Oct 2013 13:10

Three cheers for parody over piety. Even where respect is due to the original. Thanks!

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Thomas J Steele

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 12:37

Hi Dean, how are you buddy ?? Thank you for the comments on The Old Bastards Will. I was aiming for a serious by the death, but funny by the old man having the last laugh, as he knew his family were only ever interested in his millions. Very happy to read that you enjoyed it, and, thank you again.

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Thomas J Steele

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 12:09

Absolutely love the way you have worded this Ian, its very graceful, although its written about the rough and tumble of the game of rugby.

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Thomas J Steele

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 11:57

Wow, just wow. That is very powerful Jules, very hard hitting. You had me hanging on to every word.

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 11:45

That is excellent Starfish. I was seeing every action in my mind as I was reading, so much detail with little written detail. I loved every word of every line.

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 11:40

Hi Tom, I love this. It is so strait to the point about falling in and out of love, very real and heartfelt.

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 09:26

Thank-you 'Asteroidea', for I know that to be your real name. No point in hiding, the truth's out, you've been here for months under an assumed name. .... mikhail.

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Dave Bradley

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 09:19

This isn't great poetry as such but who cares. It does its job as versifying to get across an extraordinary experience/day/reality. I will remember it long after I've forgotten stuff which ticks more technical boxes

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steve pottinger

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 08:14

Thank you. :-)

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 01:21

I have to echo starfish here, short and very sweet indeed!
Steve

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Steve Higgins

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Wed 30th Oct 2013 01:12

hey Laura,
Thanks for your words of wisdom. If you've gone from written nothing and performed nothing three years ago to the current list of publishing and performance highlights on your profile page - I can only say I am well impressed. Your story is really a life changing one!
Best wishes, Steve

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Mr Dean Carroll

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Tue 29th Oct 2013 21:59

Well potrayed. I've witnessed it myself of a death of a family member or friend. The families are like vultures on carrion not content until they've stripped the carcass clean. As I could put subtley put it.

Well written

Dean

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Starfish

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Tue 29th Oct 2013 21:16

When my daughter had to do presentations at University she had to be told to "remember to breathe", which always tickles me.

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Starfish

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Tue 29th Oct 2013 21:11

Was going to mention what a pleasure this was to read and the feeling of nostalgia it induces only to find that I am plagiarising Cynthia's comment. Sorry. Vividly descriptive too.
Starfish

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Starfish

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Tue 29th Oct 2013 20:55

Brilliant stuff! Beautiful description and a pleasure to read. I've said it before and I'll say it again - clever man!

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