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keith jeffries

Mon 20th Nov 2017 15:38

Eric, thank you for this poem which I found relaxing and fresh. I particularly like your words ยจblack baguettes crouched low to the horizon ยจ. Beautifully descriptive with a charm of its own. Keith

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Nigel Astell

Mon 20th Nov 2017 14:37

Wife has gone
under house arrest
stubborn evil dictator
has to go!

We are all missing you at Stockport W O L hope to see you soon x

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keith jeffries

Mon 20th Nov 2017 13:37

Fred, The challenge posed by being PC and upholding free speech is a topical issue which, in this poem, you have clearly brought to light. Thank you for this. Keith

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Ryan

Mon 20th Nov 2017 12:41

Thanks Beno. Yes have a look at some of Charles Bukowski's work. A lot of people believe he's overrated but once you read Spark, Dinosauria We and The Bluebird you will see exactly what I'm on about. Yeah mate, love and hate go hand in hand

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Ryn

Mon 20th Nov 2017 12:23

Thank you, Hannah.

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Ryn

Mon 20th Nov 2017 12:22

You always write a good and touching poem. Love it.

Ryn

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Jon

Mon 20th Nov 2017 11:39

Can relate to this one Sidra. The questioning, the frustrations and emotions involved, in self acceptance are described really well. I can feel the struggle in the words.

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Jon

Mon 20th Nov 2017 11:27

Hi Sidra
So much to love in Gradual Descent. The simplicity of youth melts away and here we are, adults but lacking the optimism and fun we once had. 'Life doesn't work this way, the colours always fade away'
Loved this !

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raypool

Mon 20th Nov 2017 10:44

I have to come back here Rob to say a heartfelt thank you for lifting me up - something a pessimist probably wouldn't be inclined to do. The thought occurred to me that the thing about Haiku (not than i'm any kind of practitioner in the field)is that they are a bit like getting a hole in one with little room for manoeuvre. That's how see it - as sort of sculpture or a tiny perfect thing, so beloved of the far east may I say? A very worthwhile pursuit in the brainbox department!

Thanks Rob you made my day.

ray

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Pauliegreg

Mon 20th Nov 2017 10:30

Great poem, really love your work Jon. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Beno

Mon 20th Nov 2017 10:08

๐Ÿ˜Š. Lovely.

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Beno

Mon 20th Nov 2017 10:05

Well said Linda.

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Colin Hill

Mon 20th Nov 2017 09:16

nice one Trevor. I particularly like the 'day' rhymes for Monday to Friday and then the switch to different line endings for the weekend and the beginning of the new week. I think we can all agree with your last line - if only eh? Col.

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Colin Hill

Mon 20th Nov 2017 09:12

a beautiful mind at play

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Colin Hill

Mon 20th Nov 2017 09:07

if this was architecture I would be tempted to call it Brutalist - like it lots Tommy.

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Mrinmoy Dey

Mon 20th Nov 2017 08:37

What a piece of beautifully crafted lines with a sense of reality!!
Awesome work, sir.

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Beno

Mon 20th Nov 2017 08:06

Firstly thanks for the like. I read your blog "the school let you down". Wise words , I've taken that on board.
This picked me up after reading Hannah's amazing yet very sad poem. I would love to hear an audio of it by you. I do hope you've got the accent. It would add another depth for me.
I will try and read some more of your work although I should be doing my college work. Lol.
Cheers. Beno.

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Colin Hill

Mon 20th Nov 2017 08:04

thanks for comments and likes
Suki
Trevor
Tommy
Hannah
Richard

#C๐Ÿ˜ƒL

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Beno

Mon 20th Nov 2017 07:21

That was a very touching read Hannah. You are very talented.

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Beno

Mon 20th Nov 2017 07:12

Again you've nail it for me Saber. It's a proper rant. I can feel bitterness, love, pain, and so many other emotions all intertwined and jumbled. You never just love someone or hate them it's not that simple is it? And I don't know anyone who just moves on with out completely twisting their melon. I'm not qualified to tell you about your poems technical qualities and I've no idea who budowski is (I'll look him up, lol) but I can tell you I really enjoyed it. Well done fella.

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Tommy Carroll

Mon 20th Nov 2017 03:54

Thank you Sidra for your generous comment regarding "Where did it go?". I think that you may be correct. ;- ) Tommy

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mike booth

Mon 20th Nov 2017 00:16

Lovely moving and intimate tone in this poem. The clear expression of mixed emotions once again.
Love it. M x

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mike booth

Mon 20th Nov 2017 00:13

Thanks for kind comments. I am not usually a secondary teacher, but am now full of admiration and respect... and not a little pity, for what they do each day. Wish me luck as i face another week at the chalkface! M x

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Ryan

Sun 19th Nov 2017 23:47

The Torries telling stories and Labour offering favours. It's all a mess, best save your breath. It's much bigger than you and I. Well done mate. I like it (Adding to favourites)

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Ryan

Sun 19th Nov 2017 23:31

Bukowski inspires my "just tell it how it is" attitude towards poetry. Thank you Fred. I appreciate the compliment ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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suki spangles

Sun 19th Nov 2017 23:29

Dear ladies/gents,

As always thank you for taking the time to read and leave feedback/thums up. Appreciated.

Cheers to you all!

Suki

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suki spangles

Sun 19th Nov 2017 23:27

Hi there Fred,

Works well in any accent. Nice poem, flows really well.

Cheers!
Suki

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Fred Varden

Sun 19th Nov 2017 23:26

Wonderful gritty down to earth true poetry. Thank you

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Fred Varden

Sun 19th Nov 2017 23:13

Thanks Hannah. My own community and upbringing was the inspiration here, life can be cruel for the have nots.

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Fred Varden

Sun 19th Nov 2017 22:56

Ps works better with a cockney accent.

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Fred Varden

Sun 19th Nov 2017 22:54

Absolute classic, just up my street, cheers!

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Laura M

Sun 19th Nov 2017 22:49

Very raw. Stems full of hemlock is especially good.

(Did you go to JMU and graduate in 2003? If so, I know you.)

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Hannah Collins

Sun 19th Nov 2017 22:43

The process.

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Hannah Collins

Sun 19th Nov 2017 22:40

A beautiful honesty takes us inside the mind, the thoughts. A poem to remember.

Hannah

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Hannah Collins

Sun 19th Nov 2017 22:37

Beautiful poetry, imagery, language.

Hannah

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Hannah Collins

Sun 19th Nov 2017 22:33

I love this poem. The wonderful personalities and secrets of people in tea rooms.
I can almost smell the thick warm tea. Fantastic.

Hannah

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Hannah Collins

Sun 19th Nov 2017 22:25

Beautiful writing.

Hannah

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Hannah Collins

Sun 19th Nov 2017 22:22

So good to read you again Ryn.
It's beautiful, sad, it reaches out and touches the heart.

Hannah

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raypool

Sun 19th Nov 2017 22:15

A solemn reminder that we're not out of the woods yet David. The app would have taken care of all that obviously with super downloads and a bit of pre destiny thrown in. If only I were a salesmen . Try the Wolsey sub app too!

Ray

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Alexis Guzman

Sun 19th Nov 2017 22:02

This is Alexis. First to counteract anxiety. Observe your anxiety know where its coming from. Embrace anxiety. If you resist anxiety then you will be more vulnerable to it. Accept it and you will feel calm LASTLY, . Demand More of anxiety. This will help you not worry so much of anxiety and just letting it come to you. The Result is you BUILD Confidence.

Go to the Link down below to get a FREE audio for anxiety and learn how you can CONQUER Anxiety. (affiliate)

https://tinyurl.com/yah5wkor

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 19th Nov 2017 21:58

Clever Col. Tommy

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Greg Freeman

Sun 19th Nov 2017 21:45

Sorry about the lack of Q&A, Linda. We sent out the questions as usual, but the poet didn't get back to us.

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Alexis Guzman

Sun 19th Nov 2017 21:43

This is Alexis. First to counteract anxiety. Observe your anxiety know where its coming from. Embrace anxiety. If you resist anxiety then you will be more vulnerable to it. Accept it and you will feel calm LASTLY, . Demand More of anxiety. This will help you not worry so much of anxiety and just letting it come to you. The Result is you BUILD Confidence.

Go to the Link down below to get FREE audio for anxiety and learn how you can CONQUER Anxiety

https://tinyurl.com/yah5wkor

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Alexis Guzman

Sun 19th Nov 2017 21:41

This is Alexis. First to counteract anxiety. Observe your anxiety know where its coming from. Embrace anxiety. If you resist anxiety then you will be more vulnerable to it. Accept it and you will feel calm LASTLY, . Demand More of anxiety. This will help you not worry so much of anxiety and just letting it come to you. The Result is you BUILD Confidence.

Go to the Link down below to learn how you can CONQUER Anxiety. (affiliate)

https://tinyurl.com/yah5wkor

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Wolfgar Miere

Sun 19th Nov 2017 21:38

Hello Ray,

You do know religions have upgrades don't you Ray, they call them reformations.

Henry VIII was upgrading religions with new Apps long before AI was a twinkle in a robots cock.

Bring back the Old Testament that's what I say, proper fire and brimstone and death, none of this free love for all being nice to everyone, "love thy neighbour," Bollox!

David.

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Linda Cosgriff

Sun 19th Nov 2017 21:15

A lovely poem. Congratulations on PotW!

But why no Q&A? That's my favourite part of PotW.

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Jon

Sun 19th Nov 2017 20:43

Beautiful poem Hannah, The second stanza especially brought tears to my eyes.

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Hannah Collins

Sun 19th Nov 2017 20:39

Wow, that vocabulary.
Love this poem.

Hannah

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Hannah Collins

Sun 19th Nov 2017 20:36

Brilliant !
I am a teacher but the children I teach are younger than this but I do recognise this behaviour, these characters from other teachers. Some from my own school days.
One supply teacher said he was lucky to get out of the classroom alive !
Fantastic stuff.

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