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Candice Reineke

Mon 25th Oct 2021 22:07

Love this 😊 It does make me curious - did HK experience beauty with her other senses (touch, taste and scent) because she did not know what she was missing?

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Candice Reineke

Mon 25th Oct 2021 21:51

Thanks for your kind words, Saul 🙏🏽 I recited this poem to a loved who does not like poetry. They laughed, understanding they were my inspiration 😆

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 25th Oct 2021 21:25

A lovely, optimistic poem, Brenda.

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 25th Oct 2021 21:15

Indeed, a very sad moment, Graham.

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 25th Oct 2021 21:12

Thanks to Stephen A for the like.

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 25th Oct 2021 21:11

And thanks to Pete for the like.

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julie callaghan

Mon 25th Oct 2021 17:57

I wish I could add more photographs. It really was a beautiful place.

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jennifer Malden

Mon 25th Oct 2021 17:27

Thanks John C, Candice, Stephen G and Stephen A, and Holden M for the likes, and Candice and Stephen G for the comments.
Candice-- seems to have been bi-lateral, as I haven't seen him for ages. Stephen G ..... seems to be a good amount of fauna in it. Found a hedgehog hoping to spend a warm winter there, a mouse family who ate a hole in a beach shade, and a gecko, which I approve of because he is supposed, anyway, to eat mosquitos. In the corridor they even found a lovely?! cream and orange snake, immediately assasinated, poor reptile, as they thought it might be poisonous. (it wasn't).
Jennifer

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jennifer Malden

Mon 25th Oct 2021 17:18

Being obliged to mourn is very distressing, especially when it's a person very close to one. It also means losing a part of one's childhood when it's a brother or sister. The wound does take a long time to heal indeed.

Jennifer

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jennifer Malden

Mon 25th Oct 2021 17:12

Again like the metaphor of the sea and its creatures. Great writing and lots of original use of words.

Jennifer

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jennifer Malden

Mon 25th Oct 2021 17:09

Liked this one, a new twist to Halloween. Also the rythm, the twp short lines and then one long. Also ...... memories picked by time's vultures. Great poem.

Jennifer

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Saul Bennett

Mon 25th Oct 2021 16:43

I like this poem and your other sampled work. It has vigour and is not dull like some poetry can be.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 25th Oct 2021 15:09

Jennifer - i have lived (and worked) for much of sixty years
in London so I concur with your comments. It has been
pointed out to me in another context that the only constant in
life is change, so i will go with you about the question of
"attitudes" to social changes in other lifetimes, which, as you
rightly point out, were "perhaps were not so pronounced".
Brian - thanks for the comment and the note of optimism....
always welcome!.
And thanks, one and all, for the "likes".

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julie callaghan

Mon 25th Oct 2021 14:02

Finally caught up with my unposted writes today

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Adam Whitworth

Mon 25th Oct 2021 13:47

You didn't mention the dodgy wheel that makes the damn thing go where it likes!

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Greg Freeman

Mon 25th Oct 2021 09:33

Very sorry to hear of your loss, Graham.

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John Coopey

Sun 24th Oct 2021 21:00

Remind me when we’re next at Well Spoken, Kevin. I’ll try to remember to bring it along.

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kJ Walker

Sun 24th Oct 2021 19:54

Ha.
This was the very first poem I heard you perform. I never attempted one of my own that month, because I knew that I couldn't follow that.
It's still my favourite, and it's the one that I requested you do when our Jonny attended well spoken.
Maybe we'll get a repeat next month.

Ps Gladys Thrupp, may be making a reappearance

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John Coopey

Sun 24th Oct 2021 19:40

Don’t know the town, Stephen. I’ve never been. But there is something innately funny about Tunbridge Wells.
And thanks for the Like, Stephen A.

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 24th Oct 2021 18:39

Thank you, John. Yes, it hits a sombre note. And thanks to Nigel and Holden for the likes.

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 24th Oct 2021 18:36

A powerful poem, John, and written from the heart.

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 24th Oct 2021 18:31

Loved this one, Adam. It's perfect.

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John Marks

Sun 24th Oct 2021 17:42

Thanks Adam, Holden, Stephen A and Stephen G. 'Reeks' Leon. Really?

"Stuttering in children is not something that parents can cause. Certain children are more likely to stutter based on pre-set factors such as genetics and brain function. Certain external factors, such as a busy lifestyle or negative reactions to their stuttering can make the stuttering worse if they are already prone to it, but they were not the cause of the stuttering."

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/myths-about-stuttering/

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 24th Oct 2021 17:37

Hilarious stuff, John, though the last one must be getting into a dangerous area- Tunbridge Wells, I mean. In once of my many civil service jobs in 1970s, I worked with Industrial Tribunals and one day the former Agony Aunt of the Tatler appeared, claiming unfair dismissal. Not exactly soft porn and surely less earthy than yours, but I remember it took about an hour to explain to the judge what an agony aunt was. "You mean that people write to you with...problems?"

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 24th Oct 2021 17:28

I enjoyed this, Jennifer, although I'm pleased I don't have to go into your garage!

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 24th Oct 2021 17:22

Heart-warming poem, Hugh.

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jennifer Malden

Sun 24th Oct 2021 15:49

Nice metaphor! Like the idea of the need to add kindling! Jennifer

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Brian Blanchard

Sun 24th Oct 2021 15:05

Although we don't enjoy such a long and rich history, I feel your pain here as well....but as long as folk like you and I take breath and heed those missing voices, there's still hope, yes?

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 24th Oct 2021 14:48

Thanks for the comment on
'This wanting look' Brenda, your point had me 🤔?
🙂

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 24th Oct 2021 14:31

... Or fur Therese Steph🤔🙂
Either one your verse has me playing music on a different channel while reading your verse... have I already said that? 🤔
((see what you've started))

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Leon Kamm

Sun 24th Oct 2021 09:35

This piece reeks of resentment and attempts to associate lack of privilege with a speech affliction. Stuttering tends to happen early in a child's life, before they mix with others in primary school, and is often caused by their relationship with their father.

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John Coopey

Sun 24th Oct 2021 08:59

I remember reading Spike Milligan saying that although it was the most dreadful time for many, the Second World War years were the best of his life, I too have a guilty memories of enjoying the isolation, the empty roads for cycling, the community spirit of those early months, the appreciation for the NHS and carers.

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John Coopey

Sun 24th Oct 2021 08:49

I see this jockeying for position in the ratings with Champion the Wonder Horse.

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John Coopey

Sun 24th Oct 2021 08:45

Enjoyed this, Mike. Very pictorial. I was less sure about the line “To the charity shop opposite, later I will go” which comes across for me as a bit contrived to get the rhyme in. (I’m being picky! Ignore me).

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John Coopey

Sun 24th Oct 2021 08:41

Time is running out, Stephen. It is of little consolation that our generation shall not see the worst of it.

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John Coopey

Sun 24th Oct 2021 08:29

I could never confuse her with the late Mary Millington, Leon. Fiona Richmond was the daughter of a vicar and was altogether more softer core. She was the Shagony Aunt for Men Only..
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiona_Richmond

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d.knape

Sun 24th Oct 2021 03:10

I did in fact want to get rid of you but...
you slipped in unawares! haha
You have so much going on, I am surprised you take the time
to read and respond to my poems.
I thank you for that and
hope you feel better after reading them.
😃

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d.knape

Sun 24th Oct 2021 03:08

Not sure what your last post was about. Amarillo?
Good to hear from you though.
You are a loyal reader.
One of my favorites.
😃

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Candice Reineke

Sun 24th Oct 2021 02:34

😂 Let me know if he keeps your agreement, Jennifer! 🕷

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Leon Kamm

Sat 23rd Oct 2021 22:43

John you may have been confusing Mary Millington

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clyde McCulley

Sat 23rd Oct 2021 18:12

Thank Jennifer, I appreciate that it did.

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jennifer Malden

Sat 23rd Oct 2021 17:37

Alas! My London is definitely not there anymore, but some remoter places have changed very little, visibly anyway. Probably our parents and grandparents would have said the same, although the social changes in their lifetimes perhaps were not so pronounced. A lot said in six lines-
Jennifer

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jennifer Malden

Sat 23rd Oct 2021 17:33

Liked this, brings on a shiver!

Jennifer

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jennifer Malden

Sat 23rd Oct 2021 17:32

Hope you told her so? My lot just gobble, without any words! Why did you dig the hole in the yard if she's such a good cook? Jenniferrrrrrr.

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jennifer Malden

Sat 23rd Oct 2021 17:29

Nice parrot story - my father was phoned by a nice, but very conventional old spinster, who asked him for assistance. He discovered she had bought a parrot, whom she had taught to say all the usual, Hello, How are you? etc etc., but it had started to swear like a trooper, and she couldn't understand why. Neither could my father, as her visitors were all eminently respectable. He discovered, however, that she put it out at the end of the garden on sunny days. On inspection, he saw there was a golf course over the hedge, and a huge bunker!!!!!!!!!! He then suggested she put it out in the front garden!

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jennifer Malden

Sat 23rd Oct 2021 17:25

Think it is incredibly cruel to keep a bird, often large on a perch. Parrots are usually sociable birds in nature. Not surprised it remains speechless! Nice poem
Jennifer

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jennifer Malden

Sat 23rd Oct 2021 17:23

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Can you be sure I'm not?

Jennifer

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jennifer Malden

Sat 23rd Oct 2021 17:21

Think women are still often victims of trafficking now, especially ones from Africa, lured to Europe with the promise of work as carers or cleaners, then forced onto the street to pay back the debt they have incurred to bring them over. Liked the bit about the char weeding the garden. I asked a school janitor why they didn't mow the jungle in front of the school, and he never spoke to me again! A lot of films have been made about 'sex workers', Suzie Wong, and Irma La Douce etc. etc., but think the reality is often squalid and dangerous. Nice poem anyway,
jennifer

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John Marks

Sat 23rd Oct 2021 12:15

Ta Pete. 😜

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julie callaghan

Sat 23rd Oct 2021 08:49

This was written a month ago but for personal reasons I wasn’t posting at the time.

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