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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

Words (04/08/2020)

Echoes (28/07/2020)

Blues Cafe (28/07/2020)

The One (26/07/2020)

Ever Green (26/07/2020)

Soul Songs (18/07/2020)

The Price (12/07/2020)

One Love (08/07/2020)

Sunrise (25/06/2020)

Not-So-Happy Father’s Day (22/06/2020)

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Audio entries by Vautaw

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)

Fools (02/04/2019)

Dear Muse (27/03/2019)

More audio from Vautaw…

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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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Paul Sayer

Tue 9th Jun 2020 07:06

Thank you for liking 'I wash my hands of it'

What a crazy world Vautaw

Be well

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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 20:45

Hey V

Check out what I've written on 'The Mad Hatter's poem' comments...

It continues unabated
you'll be captivated.

Here is the link come and join in
the party's ramping up
Let's all have a sing


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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'

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Thu 2nd Apr 2020 03:26

“Do Not Stand on Kissing Rocks”


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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Paul Sayer

Sun 29th Mar 2020 22:13

Hi, Vautaw you say...

It sounds like the beginning of a horror story.
I wish I could write horror stories they hold much suspense
People do like being sacred... if evil gets its comeuppance

I can’t believe it’s true. Surreal.

Surreal it is V, not so much dreamlike more a living nightmare.
Your comment about the Spanish flu is a good observation, I can not begin to imagine what the Black Death was like, nor come to that the spread of aids due to invading occupying soldiers who rape indiscriminately with impunity...

Unlike this virus however hearing/seeing them advancing must grip one with utter fear and terror.

Poetry is a way to keep history alive. All Wars throughout history have had their great poets to document for future generations the true horrors experienced bringing to some degree the past to life.

I strongly believe you are right V
Your continued support and far more importantly for me, your well thought out comments...
Which inspired me to keep going down that road less travelled, knowing you have my back. ;)

This is a war we will win!
Thank you

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Paul Sayer

Fri 27th Mar 2020 06:30

Vautaw Thank you from the bottom of my heart for you comments.

You have been an inspiration for a few of my poems over the years and are very supportive not only to myself, to so many others here at WOL.

The undertone and under-current has been sweeping a few away this year and the bickering and back-stabbing are something you never stoop down to.

I am guessing you saw my comment on John's poem.

I have so much I wish to do over this coming year, I know some of which you are aware of.

Well now I can begin.

You see V words like you oft write...

"Quiet calm surrounds my soul like palace guards.
There’s no place to go, except within, to fight an invisible war only I can win..."

Where you so often echo words within my heart and that my soul sings... so eloquently you write.

May you and your family stay safe and be well.

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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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Sun 19th Jan 2020 21:40

Vautaw - Moon Talk - thanks for commenting. Appreciated. P. 👍

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Paul Sayer

Thu 19th Dec 2019 22:49

Vautaw you have just made my eyes leak

..."Po, I am glad you are no longer on the WOLMIA list. I love your reasons for being here. You welcome new poets and always give thoughtful feedback. You are a treasure to our WOL community. 🙏 Welcome “home”❣️

Blessed be V

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Sun 15th Dec 2019 13:38

Thank you Vautaw for your kind welcome!


Wed 11th Dec 2019 22:56

Thank you Vautaw. 😊

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Paul Sayer

Tue 10th Dec 2019 21:36

Come dance with me V

Another wonderful mixture of words splattered upon the page to titillate and engage all the senses.

You have made me think more about an audio book myself, going back to an old poster who knew a bit about this kind of stuff (see the second comment... the one after my very first post to you below) The Big Guy was right on the money Vautaw, you should perhaps think about letting the world at large hear your voice... The voice of the free!


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Paul Sayer

Sat 30th Nov 2019 00:56

Hi V
Thank you fo your continued support and inspiring poetry.

I have noted your last comment about the information age....
I am about to write about the huge dangers being faced by our children and grandchildren due to becoming addicted to mobile phones and the stress and depression it causes.

WiFi is our worst enemy and our greatest of allies

Keep posting V

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Fred Nicholson

Wed 23rd Oct 2019 18:02

Vautaw, I thank you for responding to my 'the Visitor'.

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Tue 17th Sep 2019 21:02

Hi Vautaw, thanks so much for your comment on Fingerprints. I've only been on the receiving end of a poem once (as far as I know) and it's quite a special feeling. ? Tx

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Nigel Astell

Mon 17th Jun 2019 14:13

Thanks for your like Vautaw the poet with so many names is this the famous one I wonder?

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Ikeep Waking

Thu 23rd May 2019 03:40

Hey! Thanks for all the love! We're actually releasing an entire book of poetry on here that our band, Cannibal Jones' music is based off of. If you'd like to see what it led to, here's our YouTube link

In the mean time, there will be much more to come!
Thanks Again and keep your writing spirit alive!

-Cannibal Jones

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Philip Stevens

Thu 16th May 2019 01:46

Liking the word'ery of your poetry not just the understanding of but the twisted love and moral abyss.

I will read on and listen to

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Sat 11th May 2019 23:46

Vautaw, Thank you for reading and commenting on my poems! Jane

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Mon 22nd Apr 2019 16:36

Hi Vautaw, thanks so much for your comment on Highbury Fields and for all the likes ? I'm really looking forward to reading through your work. Tx

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Wed 6th Mar 2019 14:49

Awe, thank you so much Jason! I appreciate your encouragement and support. ? Poetry is my passion and I am honored to share it with you. ❤️

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 25th Feb 2019 10:44

Hi Vautaw, just wanted to say, I really like your poetry but even more now that I finally got round to listening to your readings. Really, really good. So I had to add you to my favourites. Thank you.


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