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Frederick Kesner

Tue 4th Oct 2022 11:39

oh, let me just post it here as a blog! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Kevin Tan

Tue 4th Oct 2022 11:35

Thanks for the comment. The link doesn't seem to be working though.

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Kevin Tan

Tue 4th Oct 2022 11:27

I wish you a pleasant ride, John! ๐Ÿ˜Š

No it's a global transformation we're going through. Humanity is coming to terms with itself. We're rediscovering what is important.

Cheating with analities has certainly entered a new dimension.

I prefer my chess without hate.

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Flyntland

Tue 4th Oct 2022 10:46

This poem describes so well the weary monotony of ageing and the absolute determination not to give in.

"underestimates
my will to fight"

"through it all
my strengh remains"

I love the spirit running through this poem.

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Flyntland

Tue 4th Oct 2022 10:31

My thanks for reading and for the likes to Frederick, Tom, and Stephen G, and also to Jezzalee, Holden and Russell.

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John Coopey

Tue 4th Oct 2022 10:25

The best of them all, Graham although I had a liking too for Richie Benaud.

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Massoud

Tue 4th Oct 2022 10:06

Thank you for comments and likes.

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Frederick Kesner

Tue 4th Oct 2022 09:14

Thanks Stephen. Glad it was enjoyable. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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John Coopey

Tue 4th Oct 2022 07:49

It surely does, Kevin. It seems cheating is more innovative these days. I saw an article about a woman poker star who is allegedly doing the same. Also two fisherman who won a match, not by shoving the fish up their arse, you understand, but by pushing lead weights inside the fish to make them heavier.
I think Iโ€™ll try the anal beads trick when Iโ€™m riding my bike to see if I go any faster.

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 4th Oct 2022 07:49

Very enjoyable, Frederick.

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John Botterill

Tue 4th Oct 2022 07:40

Thanks so much Stephen. I really appreciate your comments. I haven't met Juliet yet but her face is beautiful to me, obviously ๐Ÿ˜
Thanks for the like H@ yl3y ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 4th Oct 2022 07:40

Incredibly moving, Tom. The sincerity of this relationship shines through. 'Such trust in your closing eyes' brought tears to mine. My condolences.

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 4th Oct 2022 07:35

The cycle of the seasons, Clare, and here we are again, fighting our way through it. And it all happens so imperceptibly. A really interesting poem, Clare.

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 4th Oct 2022 07:28

A well-written and thought-provoking poem, Mike. Thank you.

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 4th Oct 2022 07:17

A beautiful poem, John. A new life, a new hope, a new joy.

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 4th Oct 2022 07:13

Thank you, Flyntland. Just a few days later, Ukraine is taking back a part of these territories, so the whole exercise may ultimately unravel. But at what cost?

And thanks to Frederick, John B, Stephen, Tom, Holden and Russell for the likes.

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Frederick Kesner

Tue 4th Oct 2022 00:48

Oh nice! Brings me back to a former poem with a similar concept called 'a father myself'

https://i.imgur.com/wOlMd5x.jpg

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John Botterill

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 22:23

Thanks Julie, Holden and Graham. I really appreciate your comments. It is great to be able to share my happiness with Writeoutloud friends.
I think you are right, Graham. We have to try to be impartial.... ๐Ÿ˜€
Thanks for the likes K. Lynn, Kevin and Jon.

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John Marks

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 20:24

Thank you Flyntland, H@yl3y, Stephen and Frederick you are all very kind.

โ€œHow sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!โ€
โ€• Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

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julie callaghan

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 19:14

Beautiful

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Flyntland

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 17:42

"for I am what I am and can be no other" well said,
"Be true to thine own self" springs to mind.

If we all lived by our own truths, without demanding that others follow, or criticising because they are not of the same belief/background/religion, we would all be half way to getting on with each other.

"I follow the way of the clouds"
I love that line

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Kevin Tan

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 17:29

love vibrates joyously these days ๐Ÿ˜„

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Kevin Tan

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 17:23

For all that love can do ๐Ÿ’ช

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Holden Moncrieff

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 17:12

Another wonderful poem, John! It brims with love! ๐ŸŒท

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Holden Moncrieff

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 16:54

Thank you so much, John, your kind comment always means a lot! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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raypool

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 10:19

Unmistakeable writing with a quiet and reflective conviction as ever.

Ray

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 10:00

Yup, so many of us can empathise with this. Been there done that and it never really heals. Our old dog's name is my password to many sites. reminds me every day!

G

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 09:58

It's great to read the work of a 'new' grandparent. It's made me look back at all the pieces I wrote when ours started popping out (we have eight now).

Whilst we try our best (and largely succeed) in being totally impartial, and love them all, there will be one, I can assure you, that will tug those heartstrings harder than the others.

Enjoy these precious years John.


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Flyntland

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 09:43

I have lived my life surrounded by animals ( or friends as I choose to call them) and I know that that last act of love is the hardest one ever.
Well done for writing such a sensitive poem and for protecting your 'friend' from fear and pain.

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John Botterill

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 09:33

Thanks Greg for your lovely comments. It means a lot to me.
Thanks for the likes,too, Frederick and Tom. ๐Ÿ˜€

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John Botterill

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 23:35

Amazing story. You kept us guessing right until the ehd. Super. ๐Ÿ˜€

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John Botterill

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 23:32

Fascinating poem with some intricate and clever imagery. Loved it, Holden. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Greg Freeman

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 22:49

Beautiful poem, John. Overflowing with love.

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John Botterill

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 21:18

Thank you, Flyntland. That is really kind of you ๐Ÿ˜€

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Massoud

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 16:27

Certainly many rebels deserve their peaceful reward...as does any person who has committed themselves to selfless struggle.

The ethical and moral worth of those struggles being open to debate.

Thank you for your comment and for the likes.

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Flyntland

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 15:30

Juliet " You are a lucky girl, ideed!" to have such a lovely poem written just for you by such a loving grandad.

I wish her every happiness.

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Russell Jacklin

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 13:20

'Theyโ€™re Slippered now and Dressing Gowned,
Love that line, evokes images of found comfort

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julie callaghan

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 12:56

Thanks Stephen. I felt very lucky in the end. It was a great experience.

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Stephen Atkinson

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 11:40

Congratulations Julie! 'The Wife' is so jealous lol. She adores He ๐Ÿ˜„

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Flyntland

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 10:29

"It's the-rifle butt nature of all this"

just eight words that set the scene - the brutality - the mind destroying domination - the fading ability to resist.

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Flyntland

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 10:19

Thank you Stephen for your comment -
I expect you have guessed that I am very fond of my "left over birds" - their behaviour is fasinating to observe.

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 10:06

Thank you very much, Greg. Yes, we must have hope and faith that the bullies will not win.

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Greg Freeman

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 10:04

Well done, Steve. Hope is the only word I can find these days. Hope that Ukraine will eventually win. Hope that the Russians will eventually kick Putin halfway down the road.

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julie callaghan

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 08:47

Thanks for the likes and kind comments. Definitely a day I will never forget.

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Holden Moncrieff

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 02:33

Thank you so much, Stephen, I'm extremely grateful for your kind comment! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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John Coopey

Sat 1st Oct 2022 23:28

Nice one, Stephen. And how about โ€œVaseline Alleyโ€?

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 1st Oct 2022 18:32

I suppose 'What a feeling' is a contender, John.

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 1st Oct 2022 18:29

A remarkable story, Julie.

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 1st Oct 2022 18:23

'Adumbrate' was new to me, Holden, and the whole poem flows and crackles with inventiveness.

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John Botterill

Sat 1st Oct 2022 18:20

Thanks Russell. Her photo makes me think she is full of character. I can't wait to meet her๐Ÿ˜€. As you say, it will be a joy, I'm sure.
Thanks for the like, Adam.

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