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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 31st Dec 2013 17:32

The recent poems are zeroing in with great intensity and intimacy, universally relate-able, and 'polished'. Keep posting.

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Nigel Astell

Tue 31st Dec 2013 13:13

I know what you mean about the poem

Happy new year mate and see you soon at Stockport

Now to finsh those cans left over from Christmas!

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Kenneth Eaton-Dykes

Tue 31st Dec 2013 12:28

Hi Harry

Being a couple of octogenarians, next time we move the earth, will be via the Sextons shovel.

Happy New Year.

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Isobel

Tue 31st Dec 2013 11:03

Nice one Dave. Yes - I suffer from the same voices all the time and it can be a bugger switching them off.

Dave B says it all - you capture it neatly and that last line really sums it all up. x

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Shevaughn

Tue 31st Dec 2013 08:03

Tommy,
Wow this poem is very well written, while reading it was like a movie playing in my mind (in a good way haha). I felt the intensity that you are portraying through this poem with every line. The passion that you and your then lover,mostly U, show,is magnificent.
Everybody has different perceptions of a poem.Many have judged mine by telling me how to write it,hell,that's my job not their's! But even then,there's no stopping people from doing that.
You are right,affection is blatant in your poem,Theres no doubt about that whatsoever. The way you have put your emotions down to writing is really gripping and arresting,When I reached the ending,I wanted to yell out "Tommy don't stop!!" Haha I mean the only thing I didn't like about your poem is the fact that it came to an end!
--Shevaughn.

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Lynn Dye

Mon 30th Dec 2013 23:12

Enjoyed this, Tommy, good one :-)

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Lynn Dye

Mon 30th Dec 2013 22:43

Ooh, you are naughty, Stef, but I like you! Hahaha. P.S.What does Patricia make of this poem (song)? LOL Lxx

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David R Mellor

Mon 30th Dec 2013 21:09

thank you Hannah and M.C for your kind words

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Hannah Ellis

Mon 30th Dec 2013 18:45

Beautiful. :)

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Hannah Ellis

Mon 30th Dec 2013 18:44

I LOVE this. I'm new to this website and have been looking at numerous poems but this is the first one I've found that's really caught my attention. Do you have your own blog? I have just created one. Maybe you'd like to see it? http://lifeastoldbymypen.weebly.com/

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Hannah Ellis

Mon 30th Dec 2013 18:42

I really like this, although I'm not so keen on the title. Do you have your own blog? I have just created one. Maybe you'd like to have a look?

http://lifeastoldbymypen.weebly.com/

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Hannah Ellis

Mon 30th Dec 2013 18:38

I'm interested to read that you prefer the first two verses as I personally preferred the last two. I love the concept too.

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Dave Bradley

Mon 30th Dec 2013 17:37

Great questions, nicely put - among the most important questions there are. If 'God is' then clearly something is going on which is beyond human understanding. We do (as a race) appear to expect that we ought to be able to understand everything. Could be aiming too high.

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Dave Bradley

Mon 30th Dec 2013 17:28

That's a familiar feeling and the poem captures it well. Nice one Dave.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 30th Dec 2013 16:25

Pertinent and challenging.
What sort of "merciful" Father does that to his
Son? And to what purpose? It only adds mystery
to the witty observation by Ogden Nash -
How odd of God
To choose the Jews.
Why didn't He do the job on the Romans - or was
that a tacit admission that Might is Right - on
Earth or in Heaven? OK - I know the Romans had
their day eventually but that was more a matter
of human action or inaction as time went by.
After all, we all love a change! And we all
love a good story too.

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David Cooke

Mon 30th Dec 2013 14:35

Hi Cynthia Glad you got the poems and sorry to hear that you've been unwell. Hope things pick up in the New ear and that you find some stuff in the book you like.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 30th Dec 2013 13:20

Books arrived safely almost immediately. My computer wonked out just before sending you a message, and hasn't recouped until today (incorrect info from experts silenced my Christmas period - not a bad thing - and I was quite ill too, but better now. Better computer access - better me - what's not to like!) I will greatly enjoy your poems. Happy New Year!

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andy n

Mon 30th Dec 2013 12:54

thanks for the comment m8 over that christmas poem. thankfully it was on a set rate on that day is all i am gonna say lol.

glad you liked it seriously however. bit of a jigsaw poem this one if you know what i mean.

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andy n

Mon 30th Dec 2013 12:53

thankfully it was on a set rate, nigel. lol.

glad you liked it m8. bit of a jigsaw poem this one if you know what i mean.

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andy n

Mon 30th Dec 2013 12:51

i can relate to this. seen a few christmas like this with memories of my own family.

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andy n

Mon 30th Dec 2013 12:51

lot said in a few words, lory. i can relate to this. lovely (if that is the right word).

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Gig Administrator

Mon 30th Dec 2013 11:46

Start by declaring an interest, WOL's GigGuide Editor was one of the judges of the competition of which this anthology was the result. (Used to live in Leeds.)

First time I'd done this: and struck by quality of work. (Also dose of nostalgia; when a great deal younger did much cycling.)

Had early view of book: well-designed. So congratulations to all in it. And do buy the work: you'll enjoy it.

Can be bought at: www.otleywordfeast.org.uk/spokes

David Andrew


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Dave Morgan

Mon 30th Dec 2013 11:01

Hear,hear...makes the poetry world sound quite exciting and unexpectedly topical. Echoing Isabel Wigan continues to be the liveliest and most irreverent of nights, obviously not everyone's cup of tea, but with a high premium on entertainment and audience involvement.

Well done Greg.

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Greg Freeman

Mon 30th Dec 2013 10:54

It's been good looking back. I've had great fun, along with other Write Out Loud correspondents, in covering all this in the past year. And yes, Julian, I have alerted the necessary media - twice! - in case they weren't paying sufficient attention first time around.

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Julian (Admin)

Mon 30th Dec 2013 10:31

Greg, a magnificently written, superbly conceived piece. You should have down this professionally you know! I hope you have FB and Twatted it?

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David Subacchi

Sun 29th Dec 2013 21:09

Thank you very much Patricia and Stefan and best wishes for 2014.

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John Coopey

Sun 29th Dec 2013 17:42

My subtlety didn't fool you then, Steve. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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Steve Higgins

Sun 29th Dec 2013 11:31

Wrap -rap -Hey, I've just got it! Great one dude . .

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Lory Gaur

Sun 29th Dec 2013 07:59

thank u so much.. :)
i sure like the idea of more morphine :P

besties to you too... :)

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Justin

Sun 29th Dec 2013 07:17

a nice piece of work - the last stanza pretty much sums up the motif

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Justin

Sun 29th Dec 2013 07:06

Thx for your comment Gray

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Steve Higgins

Sun 29th Dec 2013 06:52

The first two verses came straight out of my pen and sat in my notebook for a considerable time while I worked out what was to come next. I did think of ending after verse four as I wasn't quite so happy with the last part but your suggestion is excellent. Many thanks MC.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 29th Dec 2013 00:38

all da best Tommy-danke n all that-;0)

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Paul Sands

Sun 29th Dec 2013 00:33

Thank you

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 29th Dec 2013 00:33

Indeed the inaction of that bomb WAS a miracle!
we went to Malta years ago and actually have a photo of our children stood next to it-some size it is and all! it would most certainly have completely blown that beautiful building to bits.

Good poem David-all the best to you for 2014.xx

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 29th Dec 2013 00:28

very particular indeed. :)

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 29th Dec 2013 00:21

'maybe its you,'....me? me?.. old Mr Wilde?
oh go on then let it be me-then you would need morphine-haha! cute poem Lory.

Best to you for 2014 from the old duffers.xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 29th Dec 2013 00:13

awww!! lovely poem Jane and soo nice to see you blogging again (wasnt meant to rhyme but hey! it just comes natural-haha)we wish you and yours all the very best for the coming New year.xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sat 28th Dec 2013 23:47

Thanks to you Steve,Solar and Lynn.All the very best to you folks for 2014.xx

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Rose Casserley

Sat 28th Dec 2013 22:47

woahhh!!I nearly missed this beaut!

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Rose Casserley

Sat 28th Dec 2013 21:49

this fab piece is sooo worthy of me having to put my continental cocktail and say once again-WOW!

Best wishes for the New Year
O writer of excellence.x

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Nigel Astell

Sat 28th Dec 2013 17:52

Up and down that snow white hill
hope that meter was not running high
it's double rate you know Christmas time.

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Isobel

Sat 28th Dec 2013 17:40

And a Merry Christmas to you Larisa! xx

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Isobel

Sat 28th Dec 2013 17:36

That's a great review of the year Greg - you bring it all back so effortlessly!

I don't have any personal highlights - just know that I've thoroughly enjoyed all the nights at Writeoutloud Wigan (The Tudor) - poets of all different abilities and backgrounds, getting together to make great entertainment.

I really loved the Marsden jazz festival also; just wish we had one this side of the Pennines too.

Here's to 2014 - happy New Year, everyone! x

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 28th Dec 2013 16:01

I particularly like the first two verses - food
for thought and well conceived.
Not certain about the last line - my own thoughts
tend to go along with the downbeat words in the preceding line...to finish (in my mind) -
"And time can tear apart".
I guess it depends on whether you seek to finish
on an "upbeat" note.
I look forward to your work in 2014.
Cheers

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John Coopey

Fri 27th Dec 2013 22:29

Very visual, John. I almost see it like an old black and white french film.
And I don't know why I like it so much but the repetitive simplicity of
"Where Angus, dear Angus..."
is excellent.

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John Coopey

Fri 27th Dec 2013 17:06

Yo jivin me, ma man, MC?

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 27th Dec 2013 15:05

Hey brudda - dem lines is a riot
One day dis guy might even try it.
An' go in for de gangsta rap
If some bro hands me shit for crap!
:-)

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Lory Gaur

Fri 27th Dec 2013 14:35

Great! :)

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Tommy Carroll

Fri 27th Dec 2013 14:33

Lory, content at the simultaneous loss and finding of and in another is a find! I shall use it. ;)

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