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I love poetry. It is the best medium I have found to try to make sense of life and our place in it. I have written many poems over the last 30 years under different pen names in addition to my given name. Some published, some lost and forgotten forever. Sometimes I pretend I'm a famous poet publishing works for my adoring fans. Other days, I could care less about being famous or even known, I just have to write to give oxygen to my suffocating soul.


I will create a sample now, on the fly... Bubbles the Clown So, you want me to perform for you like a circus clown? Make you smile instead of frown. Look up instead of down. OK. Just let me paint my face, put on my costume, and stand on this stage. From this safe distance I can blow bubbles and give your heart a warm embrace.

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Blog entries by Vautaw

Wayward Souls (14/03/2021)

Todo el Tiempo (13/03/2021)

You and Me (25/01/2021)

Elixir (15/01/2021)

Shine On (05/01/2021)

A Cautionary Tale (05/01/2021)

Filtered Memories (04/01/2021)

Transcendent Love (30/12/2020)

Resilient Soul (27/12/2020)

Christmas Wishes 2020 (25/12/2020)

Read more entries by Vautaw…

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Audio entries by Vautaw

Seventeen (16/12/2020)

The Poetry King (05/09/2020)

Soul Songs (18/07/2020)

Lucid Dreams (20/03/2020)

Brick Roads (02/03/2020)

Dancing with Poets (10/12/2019)

Can We Pretend (07/09/2019)

Father (19/05/2019)

Daughter (17/05/2019)

Wild Life (12/04/2019)

More audio from Vautaw…

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Sat 27th Feb 2021 02:45

Thanks for reading Your Royal Poetess. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Love your pen name!

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Your Royal Poetess

Mon 22nd Feb 2021 15:14

I enjoyed reading your poetry ☺️

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Fri 5th Feb 2021 16:35

My pleasure Erika. Poetry has the power to go deep into the soul and heal us from the inside out. Write on!

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Erika Montoya

Thu 28th Jan 2021 13:39

Vautaw Thank you for you comments in my poem "LONELINESS".

When I read this morning your comments, I felt that my words have starting to say what is happening in my soul, Thank you for give me some minutes of your time.

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Sat 9th Jan 2021 23:09

Awe, thank you Paul. This poetic adventure is so much more fun with you here. I wish you a healthy, happy, magic carpet ride year!

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Mon 28th Dec 2020 18:49

Happy holidays Kimberly! Thanks for stopping by. I wish you a year of abundant energy and prolific writing! ?

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Sat 26th Dec 2020 01:16

Happy holidays to you, V. Hope you are doing well and staying safe. ?

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Thu 22nd Oct 2020 03:12

Thanks for stopping by my homepage Paul. I’m so glad you are enjoying retirement and taking time to visit your WOL family. We love you! ❤️

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Tue 6th Oct 2020 17:46

I couldn't agree more Dan. There are millions of websites where we can post our poetry, but we tend to gravitate towards a place of connection, community, family. WOL is home. ?

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Tue 6th Oct 2020 14:50

I agree Tom. I hope we can have a big WOL family reunion some day!

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Tue 6th Oct 2020 14:49

D, the sign reads, “DANGER Do Not Climb on Kissing Rocks”. I have always been a bit of a rebel. ?

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Tue 6th Oct 2020 13:10

Right back at you V. We're all lucky to have found each other (and the words we share) right here. ?


Tue 6th Oct 2020 02:26

what does that sign say?
I cannot read the rest.

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Mon 5th Oct 2020 21:02

Ok, starting today, I’m checking my homepage every time I sign in, instead of just the blogs!

Thank you my beautiful poetry friends for taking your precious time to comment. I love the WOL community. It’s so cool to connect with poets from all over the world. Nigel, Tom, Fred, Paul, D, Philipos, Leon, John, Adam, Flavia, Robert, Dan, and Stephen... I cherish you all. Write on! ~V

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Stephen Atkinson

Sat 19th Sep 2020 18:06

Hi, just like to thank you for liking my poems & welcoming me to the wonderful world of WOL! Encouragement is only given by those with a selfless heart, so thanks x

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Dan Holtan

Tue 15th Sep 2020 00:03

Not really complaining but I've just scrolled down past several million other comments or reviews of your work. If you are able to answer, you are a genius. To write is a gift.
To engage takes work.

Robert Haigh

Fri 11th Sep 2020 08:45

Thank you, Vautaw, for your welcome to WOL message. I've read your sample poem, which I find inventive and engaging. I'll be back soon to read more of your work.

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Flavia Gordon

Sat 5th Sep 2020 17:30

Hello Vautaw, thanks for welcoming me to WOL. I am really enjoying the experience as well as reading your poems so far.

I appreciate your encouragement to write on and welcome any other comments/advice you may have to give in future.

So glad you can relate to my poems...I kind of get transfixed on a theme until I have exhausted its resources.
It is my fear that as a result my poems could get monotonous/mundane...but such is my style

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Flavia Gordon

Fri 4th Sep 2020 05:42

Thank you for liking my poem " A client's Woe" Vautaw and adding me to your favourites.

I am sincerely flattered and dare to assume that it's no easy feat.

I look forward to reading your poems.


Sun 30th Aug 2020 00:53

thank you Vautaw for your encouraging words.
I feel better already!

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Adam Whitworth

Sat 18th Jul 2020 20:53

Thanks for liking "Poem By The Stream", I value your comments.

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Sat 16th May 2020 04:12

D, To learn more about the statues, google “Kissing Rocks Dogpatch USA “. Maybe I will write a poem about them someday!


Mon 27th Apr 2020 13:08

I continue to be facinated by those clay figures.
I wonder who they are? and who made them?
Were they found in an ancient tomb?

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John Marks

Fri 10th Apr 2020 02:25

Thank you so very much for all the time you've spent reading and liking my poems.

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
– C.S. Lewis

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Thu 9th Apr 2020 11:17

Thanks for the kind remarks on my profile page 'V'


Wed 1st Apr 2020 03:34

I can't read what that sign says under the man & woman statues.
I can read "Danger" but the rest is blurred.
What does it say?

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Sun 8th Mar 2020 17:54

Ahh, thank you so much for your comment on 'Strangeness and Experience'. I did feel a bit possessed when writing that one, I'm not sure it's completely finished yet, but it's near enough. ? I'm looking forward to The Great Fire, assuming it's not too tough a story to tell?

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Sun 8th Mar 2020 00:59

Those statues were at a theme park called Dogpatch USA in Marble Falls, Arkansas.


Sat 7th Mar 2020 04:46

where are those statues?

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Mon 2nd Mar 2020 03:30

Thanks so much everyone for the kind comments. I guess I should check my profile page more often!

Po, you are a treasure. Your warm connection and encouragement on WOL inspires me.

Write on my poetic friends.

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