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Paul Sayer

Mon 30th Nov 2020 11:26

I have never been without it J.D.

Which makes it difficult for me to comment.
I can not imagine what life must be like without it.

However, I can and do see daily, the difference between people like your good self and me.

My whole life I have lived wishing that those without 'it' would use the five they have more efficiently.

I understand that very very few readers will understand my comment.

Paul.

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Paul Sayer

Mon 30th Nov 2020 11:12

A very emotive write Ray.
The moment captured so perfectly.

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Philipos

Mon 30th Nov 2020 11:11


Po, I guess it's more like on-line fraudsters sipping champers at home and at the expense of the gullible ones, without needing to step out into the colder, darker streets.

Thanks for the Like and commenting, as well as to Stephen Atkinson, and J.D Bardo for the Likes.

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Paul Sayer

Mon 30th Nov 2020 11:02

Thanks for dropping in Dean and hitting the like.

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Tapashree Roy

Mon 30th Nov 2020 10:02

Glad, Po.

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Greg Freeman

Mon 30th Nov 2020 09:00

Delicately written, Ray. We had a family lockdown funeral recently. Four different people read poems. It was like an open-mic, in a good way.

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Paul Sayer

Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:48

Great to see you back posting Taps.

Po.

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Paul Sayer

Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:48

Love it, so succinct Taps

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Paul Sayer

Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:47

I don't know how he did it!

Nice write Dean.

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Paul Sayer

Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:45

Crumbs can you remember THAT far back😂.

Have you seen the streets of London of late?

So sad mate, so sad.

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Paul Sayer

Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:36

You are more than welcome.

Keep writing and stay upbeat.

Paul.

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Paul Sayer

Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:34

Hello Aisha, Thank you for hitting the like.

Paul

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Clive Culverhouse

Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:31

The Eternal Return (Recurrence) Friedrich Nietzsche et al

KJBible Ecclesiastes 1: 9-10 That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

The Bhagavad Gita 2: 12 There has never been a time when you and I and the kings gathered here have not existed, nor will there be a time when we cease to exist (Krishna says) [Eknath Easwaran translation, 2nd ed. Nilgiri Press, 2007]

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Philipos

Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:30


Not quite sure how things operate in these times, but they were certainly like that back in the days when I was working in such hectic crime ridden parts of London.

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 30th Nov 2020 07:53

A widower neighbour is eighty-four and has just lost his second daughter suddenly. There are no words that one can say. It is like abandonment. Us long time marrieds (50 years next year) fear losing a partner the most.

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Blue Of Noon

Mon 30th Nov 2020 07:12

Thank you Paul for your encouraging comments.

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 30th Nov 2020 06:26

Thanks Paul for your kind comment, and Aviva you are quite right of course, that is really the point of the whole piece, i.e. if you want friends like that you have to be a friend like that, good old reciprocity. And I wasn't suggesting that having a friend like this makes you a good person, but rather that being a friend like this makes you a good person, at least as far as your friends are concerned. And not having a friend like this yet doesn't mean you're not a good person, it just means you haven't found each other yet. I'm 52 years old and I have two friends like this, I met the first in my early twenties and the last in my late twenties and I'm deeply grateful for both of them. The underlying implication is that these are the kind of people that really matter to us all, so it's also the kind of friend we should strive to be, and I do so love an implication. 😁

Thanks Aviva, I really enjoyed that question. ❤❤

J. x

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john short

Mon 30th Nov 2020 01:19

Hi Chloe, yes, wisdom with the minimum of words.

John S

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Mon 30th Nov 2020 00:25

I see you are the defendant, the victim, the advocate, the prosecutor, the judge and the jury, the witness, the journalist, the historian, and of course, part of the universe. But still, will you believe?

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Mon 30th Nov 2020 00:18

First of all I really like the title of this piece, which seems to be a message all of its own, but something else I got from this poem was to summarise 'Love of something drives everything'

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Candice Reineke

Sun 29th Nov 2020 23:16

Clever, Brian! Tough decision to include these letters in your will.

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Candice Reineke

Sun 29th Nov 2020 23:10

Poignant piece, Ray. 💐

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Brian Maryon

Sun 29th Nov 2020 23:08

mmmmM

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Mala' Seddeq

Sun 29th Nov 2020 23:04

Amazing! I like your style.

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Candice Reineke

Sun 29th Nov 2020 22:58

You sum up 2020 skillfully! Enjoyed this, Simon.

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Brian Maryon

Sun 29th Nov 2020 22:55

A thoughtful piece Ray...a personal experience I feel sure.

I'll use your second line in conversation.

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Mark O

Sun 29th Nov 2020 22:19

Thank you for your comment! And gosh no lol, I wrote that piece a while ago!

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Mark O

Sun 29th Nov 2020 22:17

Song: "Used To" by Juice Wrld

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:42

Ahh... I like this, but I hope it wasn't anything I said that made you think of this poem right now.

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Mark O

Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:42

Song: "End of the Road" by Juice Wrld

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d.knape

Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:34

My only point with this poem was
that so-called "Diversity"
does not allow for different opinions
in today's "WOKE" culture.
You either say the right words or think the right thoughts
or you get Doxed or Fired or Looted.
How is that Diverse?

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Mark O

Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:32

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Philipos

Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:30


Appreciation to Paul Sayer and Vautaw, for hitting the Like keys, and or commenting.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:24

Thanks for hitting the like Stevo.

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Philipos

Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:24


Aw bless Keith - kind comments indeed - thanks a lot, and also for the likes to yourself, Paul Sayer, and Stephen Atkinson.

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Mark O

Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:24

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Mala' Seddeq

Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:05

Thank you gentlemen, your words are so warm ❤️

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John Coopey

Sun 29th Nov 2020 20:40

I assume at your age, Brian, you are getting prepared for an urgent appointment with your bladder.
Thanks for the Likes, Branwell and Stephen.

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Sun 29th Nov 2020 20:28

This has led me to think about many years ago on London Buses (I can't tell you if it might have been happening anywhere else at any other time) when there used to be bus conductors who at the end of the route would say 'All change, All change!' . The same did happen on London Underground Tubes (but this time as a recorded message). Just imagine if....

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Stephen Atkinson

Sun 29th Nov 2020 20:11

Thank you for the stimulating comment M.C. and for the Likes Anmolpreet & Trevor. Cheers

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keith jeffries

Sun 29th Nov 2020 20:05

Philipos,

this poem had me standing in a London street at this time of year, cold and in a mood of remembrance. Almost as if I were walking on history which lay beneath my feet. A poem which captures the time of year, even more so in the light of the pandemic and people's nostalgia.

Thank you for this

Keith

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keith jeffries

Sun 29th Nov 2020 20:00

Alita,

I sense a certain despair in this poem. A reflection on the past which suggests that little has really changed. I maybe wrong. But a good read which merited a further read and some thought also. Well worth the effort. " so let's step to the fucking tune", are the key words I believe. I like these words as they conjure up columns of goose stepping troops in some parade to doom.

Thank you for this
Keith

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keith jeffries

Sun 29th Nov 2020 19:52

JD., Paul and Brian,

Thank you for your comments as they are always appreciated. Brian thanks for drawing my attention to the error.

Keith

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Brian Maryon

Sun 29th Nov 2020 19:43

Chuffing is my favourite word when I attempt to do a 'northern accent' i.e. anywhere north of Brum.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 29th Nov 2020 19:39

It is all in the 'F' word Mike 😉

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Brian Maryon

Sun 29th Nov 2020 19:38

I do John, because as an ex-Boy Scout my motto is 'Be Prepared'

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Brian Maryon

Sun 29th Nov 2020 19:36

Surprised I'm the first to comment on this Simon. A mixture of comedy and lustfulness which cuts it for me!

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Mike McPeek

Sun 29th Nov 2020 19:36

Thank you Paul! Always appreciate you sharing your thoughts!

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Mike McPeek

Sun 29th Nov 2020 19:35

Thanks for sharing Nicola! This poem is specifically about my challenging relationship with my father, rather than that of a couple.
Maybe this wasn't conveyed well in the body of the poem. Will give this some thought though - be well!

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Brian Maryon

Sun 29th Nov 2020 19:33

As always it seems that whilst it was right to let the pendulum swing it has now swung perhaps too far in the other direction. I am hopeful it wiill settle back to a correct position.

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