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Thu 27th Jul 2017 04:14
Cheers dystopian poetry fans!
David - the poem was in part inspired by Machiavelli observing that people in caves see shadows on the wall, but its source is a hidden flame. Or some thing along those lines.
Ray - cheers for the Poe compliment. I enjoy reading a bit of Poe now and again. I will check out the film if it is on TV, Thanks.
Here's this for you both. Inspired by Poe's Dream within a Dream.
Comment is about And The Heretics Weep (blog)
Original item by Suki Spangles
Thu 27th Jul 2017 04:00
Is there a cheeky hint of rock lyric parody to this? Mind you, I could imagine Nine Inch Nails doing this justice to such sentiments. Yeah!
Comment is about Love'll (blog)
Original item by Wolfgar
Frances Macaulay Forde
Thu 27th Jul 2017 03:05
Love the layers and expressions of pain summed up by the word 'delete'.
(Are you really just 14 years old? Saying that, I do remember my teenage angst and still have the notebooks to prove it.)
Comment is about Child's play (blog)
Original item by Rhianna Blake
Thu 27th Jul 2017 03:02
Yes, I agree with Martin - those two last lines are very powerful.
And Rachel - darkly you.
Thu 27th Jul 2017 01:37
So very film noir--you must do a fedora while reading.
Thu 27th Jul 2017 00:55
Good! Can definitely feel the depth behind this poem.
Thu 27th Jul 2017 00:50
My words every time I feel my life is a mess.
Comment is about Let's Part dear Crazy Heart (blog)
Original item by Wardah
Wed 26th Jul 2017 22:59
You seem to finding your feet more and more with your poetry or should it be, finding your voice.
nice one Rose
Comment is about for a good times and bad times friend (blog)
Original item by Rose Casserley
Wed 26th Jul 2017 22:53
those final lines are the killer of the whole piece for me David
sometimes love is the lie
when the lust has receded
great words my friend
Wed 26th Jul 2017 22:49
Truly beautiful Colin from start to finish as Cynthia says a pleasure to read. I haven't heard the words cubby holes used in a long time. But my favourite is
'the dovecote with waffle walls'
Comment is about Dormant (blog)
Original item by Colin Hill
Wed 26th Jul 2017 22:20
Sad and beautiful with a glimmer of hope. Its a good one.
Comment is about Poem with no ending / the nowhere poems (blog)
Original item by david patrick simon
Wed 26th Jul 2017 22:15
There seems to be a recurrent theme of death...
I like the references to food one can almost taste it. U make death sound delicious. That is certainly an interesting concept.
Comment is about Saporem vitae (blog)
Original item by Ameya.
Wed 26th Jul 2017 21:58
Thanks for the comments Ameya I'm glad you liked it 😃
Comment is about Weary Traveller (blog)
Wed 26th Jul 2017 20:35
👍for leaving me dangling in a wonderful space.I also 👍'd your POTW.
Comment is about Blank Feeling (blog)
Original item by Michaela Sheldon
Wed 26th Jul 2017 20:30
had a peek earlier today.So,great job made with (enhancing) the advice young man.
Comment is about I Can't Sleep (blog)
Original item by Adrian Metcalf
Wed 26th Jul 2017 20:26
I'll 2nd that.
Comment is about Daisy Chains (blog)
Original item by Connor Lannes
Wed 26th Jul 2017 20:20
1 from the 💓!
Comment is about far edge of summer (blog)
Original item by Jemima Jones
Wed 26th Jul 2017 20:17
very much 👍 it.
Would 👍it even more if it isn't true.
Wed 26th Jul 2017 20:13
(👍👍👍) case of exiting my pit from the wrong-mebbe.
Comment is about one of those dark days (blog)
Original item by Mr LEON STOLGARD
Wed 26th Jul 2017 20:09
if that she-devil in the image is a good likeness R.C. then what the 'hell' are you doing tonight? just that I happen to have a lifetime spare.
Comment is about a discussion below (blog)
Wed 26th Jul 2017 20:03
before I'm given the big E aka my marching orders whenever that may be,I would like to thank all those who have commented.
And to Greg Freeman in particular for having struggled with my incapability to send through the Q&A's in time,but nevertheless sorted the problem out after getting his breath back from a long train journey! How's that for support!?
Much appreciated Greg! you'll have to choose a seasoned punter next time! haha! and thanks for the updated gig info,will check it out in the near future.
Sorry I didn't clarify which of the three poets work I'd like to have taken with me-'tough question!' as Parky says in his ad.So I'll take Mr Larkins wonderful work.
In conclusion,may I wish everybody on WOL good luck regarding the next headliner.
Thanks ALL in admin for the pleasure.Will I be chosen again? Pigs might fly!
Comment is about 'Skiffle' by Leon Stolgard is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week (article)
Original item by Greg Freeman
Wed 26th Jul 2017 19:45
Thank you fans. I always like to attack a theme when no-one is expecting it, so I thought i'd catch Santa with his pants down seasonally. I think Santa may actually be Christ in a suit and hat but with an insane smile. He does fulfil a promise if only temporarily but only if we believe, and I can't really change either into a believer or into the suit, even though I am the right age now. I much enjoyed your comments Col and David sparky to say the least. I remember doing a poem about Punch and Judy another example of worrying cross dressing. Thanks Emer for liking!
I'm just off for the medication - things are looking up!
Comment is about WHEN SANTA COMES TO STAY (blog)
Original item by ray pool
Wed 26th Jul 2017 19:24
Missing from the scene,💐
Wed 26th Jul 2017 19:21
Fortitude does little to break down walls of the elderly,
Acid feels like water in my eyes,
For I am blind to the sound in my ears.🌷
Wed 26th Jul 2017 19:17
Wed 26th Jul 2017 19:14
That paper that held years and years of age,🌷
Wed 26th Jul 2017 19:11
Wed 26th Jul 2017 19:06
Wed 26th Jul 2017 18:28
It is intresting how we keep certain values/things but later throw away because we create better ones hey? But we forget how important those things may be to other people around us. You hit the meaning on the nail, Colin!!
Wed 26th Jul 2017 17:48
Indonesia takes the hardest line of all with the dross that
deals in this rubbish.
Self-indulgence is the sin
That lets the body-abusers win;
Parasites of weak-willed lives
Knowing self-obsession thrives.
But whether its pills, crack, or hash,
There seems no lack of someone's cash.
Personally, I find it far from funny
How these dopeheads spend their (our?) money.
Comment is about if and when drugs are legalised (blog)
Original item by Patricia and Stefan Wilde
Wed 26th Jul 2017 17:26
ta ladies and gentilians. I did say sorry afterwards P&S.
cos I'm the queen of bet hedgers! 😆
kindly Colinious,any chance of lending yours or will you need it for ha-ha-halloween? ta me owd mucker
Comment is about a spook peddler comes to call (blog)
Wed 26th Jul 2017 17:18
Jemmo,this is BEAUTIFUL!and I adore the title.
Wed 26th Jul 2017 17:13
and since they have grown your Rajesty,I better not keep a certain two other things apart. Wooh!
ta me darlin'
Comment is about love birds...for,but not involving Colin H.and Raj (blog)
Wed 26th Jul 2017 14:41
thank you for reading 😃
Well, no one is quite ready, but still they are ready; besides we will halt at our grave, when it is time for us to rest for eternity, until then, I'd say we sway our feet and enjoy the life dance instead 😃
Comment is about Waltzing towards my grave (blog)
Wed 26th Jul 2017 13:31
You rock me, daddy-o. Eight to the bar.
Wed 26th Jul 2017 13:26
Very true Ray,
Amusingly I have seen Christ and Santa decoratively confused in China, it pleased me greatly as they are both false prophets.
Santa always made me feel very uneasy indeed, whereas Christ was just a conman with mental health issues.
J. Otis Powell!
Wed 26th Jul 2017 13:23
Comment is about Music Formerly Known As Jazz (blog)
Original item by J. Otis Powell‽ (with interrobang)
Wed 26th Jul 2017 12:50
I like that idea! Thanks Jemima 😃
Wed 26th Jul 2017 10:22
Lovely to see you soldiering on Wendy.Much love.Jemima.
Comment is about Fools Rush In (blog)
Original item by Wendy Higson
Wed 26th Jul 2017 10:20
Loved the Poem very much Adrian but do you think the swapping around of 'daybreak' and 'crescent' might improve that particular line? Thank you.Jemima.
Wed 26th Jul 2017 10:13
For me,a very very moving piece Connor and so well read.Thank you.Jemima.
Wed 26th Jul 2017 10:10
brilliant Rose.A wonderful mingling of the serious and not so serious.Thank you.Jemima.
Wed 26th Jul 2017 10:07
had the guy been mine Rose,you would haven't have had the slightest chance of coming within a hundred miles of him! Love how you put a lot into that one word Leon,as much as I love Karen's.Indeed they are Tom and we must keep them clear enough for everything good to get to the soul.Appreciate your comment and concern Raj hoping that you are in the same good health as I am.I think you two are romantic Patricia and Stefan,according to quite a few of your poems if they are anything to go by.Thank you.Jemima.
Comment is about eye language (blog)
Wed 26th Jul 2017 09:55
I had the age old subject of memories in mind when writing this piece.Sorry Rose,Patricia and Stefan if the ending nearly sent you down a wrong road.Glad you managed to go down the right one.Thank you.Jemima.
Comment is about sullied (blog)
Wed 26th Jul 2017 09:49
although I sometimes try to compose poems using the 'unusual' Patricia and Stefan,it can be quite a struggle.Thank you.Jemima.
Comment is about clearly unclear (blog)
Wed 26th Jul 2017 08:37
many yays to that - killer last line, all that's missing is a scythe.
Wed 26th Jul 2017 08:23
life is a continual
dance with death,
we flirt with him
and he with us,
but am I ready
to be waltzed
to my grave?
oh not just yet!
Wed 26th Jul 2017 08:15
bit early Ray!
More and more Santa has come to represent our self-centred greed for consumerism. It's time he swapped his red cloak for a green one but can the masses be persuaded? I thinks not. The glaciers will melt and we will all be clinging to that landfill mountain of unrecyclable glitzy packaging, floating migrants in a swirling gyre of throwaway plastic.
Hang on, maybe Santa is Christ returned having a good old piss take as our mortal sins cast us ever more closer to hell's fiery pit of eternal damnation? And to think, all it took was one bite of an apple.
How's that for an interpretation Raymondo?
Wed 26th Jul 2017 08:00
nicely thought out and written Terry.
Comment is about Winds Return. (blog)
Original item by terry l shuff
Wed 26th Jul 2017 07:56
this reminds me of an old mirror I once had which I turned into a great work of art (lol). I scratched a poem into the varnished frame and added some embellishments. A few years later I got bored with it and threw it away much to the shock of my family - I had no idea they liked it that much and I was shocked at them being shocked. Anyways, we were all left with a blank feeling including the wall where it used to hang. Nice work Michaela and no doubt nothing to do with my interpretation. C😃L.
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