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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.

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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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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?
πŸ˜ƒ

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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! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
MC

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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. πŸ˜„

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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.
Paul.

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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"πŸ˜‰

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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. 🀣

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 wealthπŸ˜€

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Tim Ellis

Fri 24th Jul 2020 21:40

And may I say, you’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 it’s worth.

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Paul Sayer

Wed 15th Jul 2020 19:29

Here is an ode before I have my knape… 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.
Ak

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Moon.girl

Thu 25th Jun 2020 12:41

May God give you sense...
Common sense. 😜

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jennifer Malden

Sun 21st Jun 2020 10:55

Hi DK! the person behind the hydrangeas is my lucky husband, and I'm waiting with a rolling-pin the other side of the plants!!!

Jennifer

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 20th Jun 2020 15:46

dk - you can't get a refund on what you can't pay. And I'm certainly
out of order(s)! 😊
MC

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Paul Sayer

Mon 8th Jun 2020 23:40

Heads up!

I am going to steal this off you like a thief in the night.

πŸ±β€πŸ‘€Β©

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Paul Sayer

Mon 8th Jun 2020 23:34

..." some of my thoughts
should Not be put into words"---Po Wit Β©

Ha! Ha! Ha! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ€‘πŸ§

Po Half-Wit

You crack me up d.
The world would be lost without you.

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Paul Sayer

Thu 4th Jun 2020 07:56

…" Do unto others

Before they do it to you"

That is the Golden rule πŸ˜‰

Po

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Paul Sayer

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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Paul Sayer

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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