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CHAIN LETTER I love breaking chain letters especially the ones that say this has been sent to over 30,000 people and now you have a chance to read it and pass it on to all your friends and relatives who will in turn pass it on again it is up to you they say to keep it going Ad infinitum Ad nauseam because it the righteous thing to do and anyone who breaks this chain is despicable and morally bankrupt bereft of any mercy too bad DELETE the end of the chain sent into trash-file oblivion I hide in the closet awaiting the chain letter Gestapo I am certain they will come for me and take me in for questioning and after waterboarding force me to confess I am indeed the chain letter assassin the provocateur who deliberately with malice aforethought stopped the all important chain I will be publicly whipped then tarred and feathered ultimately I will be hung from the highest e-mail post my body thrown into the river in passing I would add this poem is also a chain-letter but poems are different... DO NOT BREAK THIS CHAIN. -d.knape

due West

a toothbrush, a pair of socks, a poem or two.

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Footprints On Our Floors (17/11/2020)

My Teeth (16/11/2020)

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John Marks

Fri 20th Nov 2020 00:03

dk you are the light at the end of my tunnel..just

Nicola Beckett

Mon 16th Nov 2020 07:26

D. Knape. Xxxx for you. But don't be cheeky and ask for anymore. I want to know if all you take with you is some socks? A toothbrush and a poem or two, what about your underpants? Or don't you wear any. If you don't I think you should because well its important really. And also what about a hat, equally as important? Especially now it's getting colder, hats and underpants are needed.!!!???

Nicola Beckett

Fri 13th Nov 2020 16:28

I hate to admit but your jokes are funny. They do make me smile. What do you mean by X when one is bigger than the other. Are you referring to my kisses that I type like this xxxx or this Xxxx or this X x, I have no idea what you are going on about. Have you gone a bit mad? Ps I already am mad as a wasp they say its official but I think I'm sane and it's everyone else who is mad. Ps do you think it will take a long time to get to Mexico do you think I should pack some cheese and pickle sandwiches with me. Ps send me a book of your poems then I can read them and pretend they are mine x thank you

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Paul Sayer

Wed 11th Nov 2020 19:22

Your recently acquired 'Superpower'... That of glowing in the dark will be extremely handy when the power is disrupted.

There is a downside, however, when 'they' come for you, there is no place to hide where they can't see you.

I have a special cloak that I am sending you... it will make you invisible under the normal light spectrum and also especially in the dark! So you will be completely undetectable.


Make sure you know exactly where you hang it.

My dog ran off with it once it took me six months to find it.

It was laying on my bed the whole time!

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Paul Sayer

Mon 9th Nov 2020 14:48

You should know that your recent comments on my profile have been like a transfusion.

Some days it gets so draining.

No puns, no quips, no jokes, no rhyme,

from your heart to mine...
and back.

Thank you!

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Paul Sayer

Tue 3rd Nov 2020 13:36

It is sad you are in lockdown
it turned my smile upside
now all I do is frown
I do so hope it skips your town

The dreaded Covid
I hope you'll shun
until this silly farce
is done.

Keep smiling
writing poems
and stay safe
stay at home.

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J.D. Bardo

Mon 2nd Nov 2020 07:16

Not a zombie, they are brought back from the dead, I just had a chance to visit the dead for a brief moment once is all.

Nicola Beckett

Sun 25th Oct 2020 19:19

What do you mean you are stealing my poetry. It was unfenced and not posted. I shall steal some of yours and read it out at a gig in Mexico, when I eventually get there, nobody will know it was not me who wrote it. Freda Carlo told her husband she didn't want to ask for anything because if she had asked for anything it means she had 'lost his love. So dont ask for love or shoes or money, if it's not freely given, I guess she wanted him to be a mind reader. I do that too. If I have to ask then I feel well he didnt really want to help me or love me anyway lol.
Ps very tiny people do exist I'm only 5ft 2 x and very smart and pretty

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J.D. Bardo

Sun 25th Oct 2020 11:28

thanks for your comments, I think you are right.
and your humor, such a delight.


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Stephen Atkinson

Thu 8th Oct 2020 17:50

Very, very, very, atmospheric. No pressure at all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Tue 6th Oct 2020 13:09

It's the electricity
of all this poetry
somehow surrounding me
and toying with my gravity!

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Paul Sayer

Thu 1st Oct 2020 18:45

d. always remember the power of prayer, and always hedge your bets.

You wise-cracking poetic marvel.

BTW, 'They' are all in a line and you are still quackers!

Paul ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆ†

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 29th Sep 2020 15:53

Hi dk - here's some good wishes for your ongoing participation in
embellishing our quality of life on WOL with your contributions.
At our stage of life there's the onus
Of treating each day as a bonus! ๐Ÿ‘

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Paul Sayer

Fri 25th Sep 2020 16:53

I am so pleased to have some wit to contend with d.

Eat your greens.

Oh! and don't spill any of that melted butter on those jeans. ๐Ÿ˜‰

How else would you eat them runners?

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Trevor Alexander

Sat 19th Sep 2020 16:27

It's a Brit concept. The loo roll (toilet paper) on ice is for the inevitable outcome of eating lashings of chillies...

"with lashings of chillies
and loo roll on ice"...

what does this mean?

Is it a Brit expression
or something you took
from a highway billboard
or a recipe book?

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 12th Sep 2020 15:22

When my other sister returned from hospital care I sent her my
tune "Home Again Rag" - an upbeat "welcome back home".
Just a thought to keep your spirits up in the fight against the invader!

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 9th Sep 2020 14:33

HI there dk - just found your note of Tuesday 8th September about
"surgery tomorrow" (today) - so I hope this finds you having returned
safe and sound from the procedure and a suitable rest thereafter.
Onwards and upwards! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Wandering Biku

Fri 21st Aug 2020 22:33

It is only by experiencing their absence that I can know that they don't exist. I must be able to not find them before my wanderings can cease. Until then, I'll have to busy myself with poetry and thought. ๐Ÿ˜„

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Wandering Biku

Thu 20th Aug 2020 22:12

Greetings! I am wandering because I'm looking for three things that don't exist. When I finally don't find them, I can stop wandering.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 16th Aug 2020 15:19

Hi DK - I did read that Seattle's lady police chief had resigned due
to a reduction in police funding. A notable decision considering the
social instability that has been occurring in that area of the USA
lately. .
Oh - by the way...yes, i did pay off that hire
purchase plan on that record player of my
youth. It was one of my better buys for the enjoyment it gave me back then.

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Paul Sayer

Wed 5th Aug 2020 07:56

d. d. it's great that now you can see
I am po and well, po still is me.

I am also Paul
and I have lots of other names
most I can not write here
which really is a shame

But I never placed them kegs
under the seats of power.
"Cometh the hour cometh the man"
Demasked now it is I am.

Oh! and by the way
Like the bard, I've just grown a beard.
not a silly pretend one
I got a look that's really feared

Oh! yes and a black wide-brimmed hat
So you could say I've gone full circle
But that's enough of that.

Po wit. (which I did pinch from you, I told you I would)

That will still be uppermost, in most of what I write
But I'll never make a poet try as I might.


Thank you for always lifting me up with your constant ramblings here and on my blog.

Always keep on keeping on dear friend.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Thu 30th Jul 2020 01:01

Re-' a cat can stay at your house for years
and never say "thank you".'

Your cat said "My House" and you heard "Meow"๐Ÿ˜‰

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Paul Sayer

Sun 26th Jul 2020 21:39

...why are you sending me all of your feed-backs to your poems.
please discontinue."

d. I don't know. Send them back I need them. I am not getting any .

Unless they are derogatory in which case you can keep um. ๐Ÿคฃ

How many have you got? Are they all from the same person?

You have far more than I can I just have a few of you're good ones.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 25th Jul 2020 23:29

Feng Shui is the ancient art of placing your furniture and fittings in such a way as to make your house more lucky. The humble little goldfish is meant to attract wealth๐Ÿ˜€

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Tim Ellis

Fri 24th Jul 2020 21:40

And may I say, youโ€™re looking a bit grey. Nothing to celebrate either?

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Tim Ellis

Fri 24th Jul 2020 21:38

Not celebrating anything, d. Trying to alert people to what is right in front of their eyes, for what itโ€™s worth.

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Paul Sayer

Wed 15th Jul 2020 19:29

Here is an ode before I have my knapeโ€ฆ fix.

There once was a poet called knape
Who felt all alone in the sack
His misses just nudged him
Even thou she loved him
She would often just turn her back

Boom boom!

Po et Po wit

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jennifer Malden

Sun 5th Jul 2020 14:37

Hi DK! What about the guillottine, (can't remember how you spell it!)?
Rather a final solution a la Hitler, but would definitely remove your angst.

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Anmolpreet Kaur

Thu 25th Jun 2020 17:18

Your most welcome.
No it's not my pet sheep although i would love to have one this cute.

<Deleted User> (24283)

Thu 25th Jun 2020 12:41

May God give you sense...
Common sense. ๐Ÿ˜œ

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