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d.knape

Updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:32 pm

dknape1969@yahoo.com

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Biography

I have been accused of writing poems. although my thoughts aren't large, still thought goes into my poems I plead Guilty as so charged.

Samples

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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poemagraphic

Tue 19th May 2020 20:46

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Tom

Mon 18th May 2020 15:45

You see much D!

Lockdown in the apartment;
retained within my Eames
comfortably imprisoned
not one who readily complains

I hope you're fit and well.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 10th May 2020 00:09

Hi here d.k. - not sure I agree totally about the disappearance of
manners or common courtesies. I still experience them in my
dotage (maybe because of it?), but nonetheless they exist - often
accompanied by a smile that lubricates the wheels of modern life.
I keep in mind the need to display them myself and invariably get a
like response. And if I don't the effort was still worth it and who knows, the recipient may just remember later and learn from their
rebuff and "play it forward" in subsequent contact with others.
..

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 28th Apr 2020 12:25

dk - partiality to alliteration stems from the richness of the English language and my fondness for rhythm. It's interesting that composer Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story etc.) held it in low regard whilst
Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly etc.) had no such qualms. I guess it's a
question of trying for the best effect in a given context. πŸŽ“

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keith jeffries

Thu 23rd Apr 2020 15:04

d.k.,

Yes I am staring into the hills as I am standing in the caldera of a volcano. At the time I think I was the only poet there. A very inspiring place to be.

Keith

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 13th Apr 2020 16:56

Capitalism...communism - whatever!
What happened to the intelligence and diplomatic services -
supposed to serve our needs at colossal public expense? Where
were they when the infection emerged? Then came the oh-so-
slow reaction that exacerbated the threat - with the failure to
offer proper protection at the outset to those most likely to be
victims of a virus that attacks those with least ability to resist.
Too much too soon = overwhelmed !
It's not as though the world hasn't known this sort of thing before.
We are supposed to learn from the lessons of history so why have
our public servants failed so badly to keep up to speed now when,
in their much touted global world, ease of contact has never been
so widely available.

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poemagraphic

Fri 27th Mar 2020 22:54

Yesterday is all some people will have d. for their tomorrow and today are slowly becoming further away.

I AM GLAD THAT YOU ARE HERE

arise Sir d

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Steve Higgins

Wed 25th Mar 2020 10:24

Hi, re you comment on my profile, yes it’s beer!
All the best, Steve

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Tom

Thu 19th Mar 2020 12:53

Hi David, my shoes have finally dried out and now I'm setting sail for other climes...

I've said it on your poems but I'll say it here too; one of my favourite joys of visiting WoL is getting the chance to see the world through your eyes. The way you capture things big and small in your poems is always such a pleasure to read.

Thank you!

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 11th Mar 2020 20:34

There are some habits that need kicking into touch and vigorous
exercise in the third age is one of them. .Everything in its time and place, says I. Glad to hear your lines are more made up than made
real πŸ‘.

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Brian Maryon

Thu 20th Feb 2020 18:27

Thanks for the message on my profile, liking my Arboretum poem.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 14th Feb 2020 15:06

Hi there -
There's nothing that pleases
Like comparing diseases!

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poemagraphic

Thu 13th Feb 2020 20:38

You are a brave old soul d.

BTW. if your feet smell
and nose runs...
chances are you are upside-down

Po

Holding you in my thought's

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 7th Feb 2020 15:31

Speaking for myself, I said "pre-diabetes"...the prelude (with suitable
medical warning) that too much sugar is the problem. I have a sister
who has suffered the type 2 arrival late in life and it has affected her
in other intrusive and unwanted ways that have caused problems
ever since. I believe a sedentary/till job (now retired) in a major food outlet - with tempting discounts to staff on food not sold on any given
day - was the trigger to the weight gain that seemed to herald its
appearance. No wonder the alarm bells are ringing in a certain
large country in which it can now be said that no longer are people
living off the fat of the land,, but that the fat are dying off the land !

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keith jeffries

Tue 4th Feb 2020 14:20

d.k.,

Thanks, but I am no longer in Spain but returned to England eighteen months ago. Having said that the socks still come in handy as it is mid winter here.

Keith

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 30th Jan 2020 20:22

Hi d.k. - I certainly seem to recall a breakfast cereal of the name "Cheerios" here in England, although it's not my own choice.

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kimberly

Fri 24th Jan 2020 15:08

Thanks for your comment on my profile. I obtained the 'Poetry in my life' picture from the interweb.

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poemagraphic

Sat 4th Jan 2020 22:19

Flattery will get you everything you desire, my non-judgemental friend.

Keep posting... posting keeps us young!

The older I get the the err

Po

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Tom

Mon 9th Dec 2019 17:45

Ah thank you. 'Why Poems' was the fastest poem I've ever written and I was quite pleased with the results (although I guess I stole most of my ideas of Vautaw's original). πŸ˜ƒ

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Tom

Mon 11th Nov 2019 17:11

While I await
a dryness of shoe
here I'll give
my praise to you
a versatile poet
and a good chap too
my sock dye's run
now my feet are blue!

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Kate G

Mon 4th Nov 2019 03:41

Hi D, thanks for your comments on Naked. Glad you thought it authentic but I have been happily married for 20 years and it's all fiction! Was inspired by a friend's relationship breakdown, but poetic license was liberally applied.

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Graham Sherwood

Sat 2nd Nov 2019 19:52

I’m good thank you and thanks for asking. I hope you’ve had a chance to look at my blog where I post my work.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 11th Oct 2019 22:37

Well my middle initial is in fact 'A' so in school one of my nicknames was 'Roar!' You got it Ha,ha Our family crest has 2 lions as well so it all fits nicely. I'm not lion either, it's all true πŸ˜‰

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Tom

Sat 5th Oct 2019 17:42

Walking on the water
Rinsing the sand out
Of my Jesus sandals πŸ˜‰

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Don Matthews

Sat 5th Oct 2019 10:42

Skippy is name for kangaroo on children's programmes boing boing...

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Don Matthews

Fri 4th Oct 2019 15:29

Who's this ski-capped character
Hogging all this space?
Does he think that profile-fill
To him's some sorta race

Poor deluded soul.....😎

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Don Matthews

Fri 4th Oct 2019 15:24

Big toes good for kicking
Sport balls round the ground
Thalia rightly tells me
Don't kick-toe others round

She's a good influence on me.....😎

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Don Matthews

Sat 21st Sep 2019 23:36

i liked your little typewriter poem
type on!

I indeed have typed on. You have sparked me into writing one about a lonely typewriter in a shop hoping for a buyer. Posting soon.

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Don Matthews

Tue 10th Sep 2019 08:33

It seems you haven't yet caught up
My first attempt free verse
Writ on the 6th of August
Took long while, (was a curse)

Titled my 'First Efforts at
New-Age Poetry'
It gotta lotta comments
Which, yes, did pleaseth me

Here are the first few lines
What one might call a 'taster'
But then again dk you might
Think it's all a waster

Time.....

"Beauty is a constant.

To roam the path is to become one with it.

We vibrate, we heal, we are reborn

Have you found your circuit?"

Isn't that music to the ears dk? I can almost hear the heavenly strains of violins in the background.

Shit! Who wrote this script dk?.....






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Don Matthews

Mon 9th Sep 2019 11:22



While you're asleep I'm busy awake

Absorbing the day you're awaiting

We're governed by nature, must go with the flow

(It's caused by the planet rotating)



Oh? No-one told me that.....

Why haven't you told me dk?

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