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Rose Casserley

Updated: Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:47 am

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Hi all.Back after much needed break,in order to concentrate on moving house and overcome usual mountainous inclusions of diy etc,also trying to keep my old bones in shape by regular'ish gym attendances.Single parent of teenage almost twenty year old daughter.My age? don't dare ask! Nevertheless,I am now ready once more to toe the poetry line again and hoping my somewhat grammatical restrictions and depleted share of the English language won't affect my presenting 'reasonably' decent poems. That said,I honestly think that being 'restricted' in this way,makes the challenge that much harder and if that challenge is overcome resulting in 'reasonably decent' poetry being composed with the limited use of words,then personally,I think it is as good an achievement as one written by those fortunate to have access to the full extent of our wonderful language and in most cases,easier to understand. I do recall reading somewhere about a well known poet,who once said "don't try to be too clever when writing poetry". ok-I'll try my best not to-yeah right! So unless I accidently swallow a dictionary,I shall do my upmost to hopefully produce some 'reasonably decent' poetry. Cheers all.


Correcting on the hoof ___________________ This much is known,we will not pass this way again much to the delight of our misunderstood misunderstandings. We have to comply with life's code. Each today,is not ours to trample on. They must be accounted for. We,are only their caretakers. No good blaming lacklustre moons or shy suns. No good blaming those things that cause unexplained tears,let us go past them all,viewing new openings of flowers the memorabilia of childhood,and magical births of stars. Let us adopt ideas of concocting directions around stale thoughts of inferior futures,while preparing to take slip roads to eternity,believing, foolishly or as fully paid up members of saintliness that every one of them leads,to a never ending Christmas. ______________________________________________ Lamenting a flower Wither as you must,lovely Rose bow your head,and gently expire from such a sacred presence. You have been a perfect part of everything beautiful,a daily miracle that once danced towards the sun. Gone shall you be stooped with aged growth to sleep in your scarlet repose. A spirit of my memory,reclaimed by the eternal dreaming seed of rebirth. ______________________________________________

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keith jeffries

Sat 27th Feb 2021 11:43

First, may I thank you for generous comments on my poetry which are greatly appreciated. I am an admirer of your work as it is incredibly well written with a genuine flair for the language and the skills required to use it to the full. Never stop writing.

Thank you again

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Rose Casserley

Mon 16th Nov 2020 18:27

Up to now, I am guys 😉 ta for your concern's.

Rose 💋

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 15th Nov 2020 17:28

are you managing to keep covid free Rose


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Tue 10th Nov 2020 17:34

Hi Rose thank you for your comment on "Whistle Blows". Its a strange thing, you lay contemplating your own death. Then your training kicks in and you'r up and off, because all your mates are up and off as well, fear recedes a bit and then you either make it or you don't, If you don't you've decided long before you hope its quick.
but when you've made it some laugh, some cry, some throw up, you start to remember the faces of those you've killed, you have to start the accounting, how many of ours to bury, how many of theirs?
And then you have to do it again and it doesn't get easier.
If a man or woman goes into combat you are never "you" ever again.

My only proper shooting war with assaults on enemy positions was the Falklands back in 1982. That involved picking yourself up and running at bullets and that's what the poem refers to. Still bites me in the arse, even though I've been involved in other actions with fatalities.


Fri 30th Oct 2020 02:04

Twitter does not like the truth!

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Wandering Biku

Thu 29th Oct 2020 22:32

Hey Rose. Thanks for the thumbs up for 'Easy Fix'. Be cool x

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Sun 25th Oct 2020 20:37

Rose, Smoke in the Sky - your view could well be a sign of positivity to someone wishing to accord with that opinion.

Far from me to be in conflict with someone with a different belief system - but yes, your view could well be the right one.

It is certainly a very poignant moment for many of whatever thought.

Thank you for the question.



Sat 5th Oct 2019 10:32

Thank you, Dudette!

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 23rd Sep 2019 22:34

thanx for commenting on True Nature Rose.
Good to be back - and thanks for noticing I'd gone 😃


Sat 14th Sep 2019 20:35

thanks for the tip
that's a great idea!
I will check it out.

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Tue 30th Jul 2019 10:25

good morning Rose. Hope I find you in the pinkest of pinks ?

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Don Matthews

Tue 16th Jul 2019 02:47

I hear Big Sal did disappear
Quite a way away
Seems he was bit naughty
On WOL, which didn't pay

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Sophie Morley

Sun 14th Jul 2019 12:34

I actually mostly empathise with you because of my Spanish-it isn't my first language so I find writing poetry in it very challenging. However I do also wish I had participated in English creative writing classes!! ...Oh and that I hadn't been set back vocabulary and reading wise by a brain injury ahhahahaha!! X

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Sophie Morley

Wed 10th Jul 2019 14:55

I totally agree that the restriction of your "depleted share of the English language" (tho it's not true) makes your work more interesting. I find it much more difficult to write something without sounding pretentious or forced, than using long words. Or even to write something simply and it still be interesting-without the use of too much 'glitter'. Very jealous xxx

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Sat 1st Jun 2019 21:19

Just had a bonza run through your work. Glad you share my Antipodean style of humour. Don't they just tell it as it is. Had some wonderful experiences out there until I got to Alice Springs a way back, then climbed Ayres rock with a tour party. Upshot, I went off in the Flying Doctor plane back to Alice with a major heart attack being grounded with the Abos at the local hospital for a month. I was travelling alone but when I was given the green light to travel again on the Ghan train a month later, a whole platform of people had come to see me off. Always held the Aussies in high regard after that. Keep writing. Your work has appeal. But the best part is, it serves as a kind of creative therapy to us all. ? Bestest. Philipos

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Sun 19th May 2019 01:16

Thank you Rose for reading and commenting on "Planet Earth"?

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Rose Casserley

Sat 18th May 2019 09:24

The question now is where are YOU Big Sal?

Rose ?

Big Sal

Fri 4th Jan 2019 23:52

Happy New Year to you, Rose, wherever you are.


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Sat 15th Dec 2018 09:11

Have a lovey Christmas Thankyou for keeping me going lots of love Wendy x

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Sun 18th Nov 2018 11:45

Thankyou Rose for all your comments you always make me feel good have one of my boys having serious op this next week been waiting over 12month and other issues your poems are Very good love Wendy x

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 6th Nov 2018 15:19

thanks for commenting on 'that which autumn leaves' Rose - I appreciate it as always.
Enough of the clown jokes though - I might get a Cococomplex :-)

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 27th Oct 2018 22:48

Who knows Rose.....??

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 13th Oct 2018 15:22

Thank you Rose your comments are always valued and appreciated.... Taylor ?

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Sun 7th Oct 2018 18:51

Thank you so much for commenting on my POTW! I do appreciate it!?

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Mae Foreman

Sat 6th Oct 2018 16:20

Hey Rose! Thanks for your comment and for liking my poem! ? Write on!

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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 5th Oct 2018 21:48

Thank you Rose, I love reading and writing a wide variety of poetry both in style and content. I always write in the moment and Lies was just one of those moments. Thanks again always appreciate the feedback Taylor.. X ?

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Neill Barnard

Mon 1st Oct 2018 13:06

Dear Rose

Thank you for your comment on my Poem "Disappointment"

I appreciate the positive feedback. ?

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Ged the Poet

Fri 28th Sep 2018 10:53

Rose.. thank you for your kind comments on 'The Ship they call Alzheimer's... and the welcome back. I've missed your honest appraisals of the work of others but not as much as your own stuff. I do have a lot to catch up on! x Thank you.

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Tue 25th Sep 2018 06:04

Thankyou for all your comments Rose you make me feel brand new my children all going into their fifties like them too lots of love Wendy x

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 22nd Sep 2018 11:44

Don't laugh Rose..that would be Noodles..?

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