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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.
Comment is about Do you have "IT" (blog)
Original item by J.D. Bardo
Mon 30th Nov 2020 11:12
A very emotive write Ray.
The moment captured so perfectly.
Comment is about LOCKDOWN FUNERAL (blog)
Original item by ray pool
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.
Comment is about PLIGHT OF A BUMBLE BEE (blog)
Original item by Philipos
Mon 30th Nov 2020 11:02
Thanks for dropping in Dean and hitting the like.
Comment is about Winter Solstice (blog)
Original item by Paul Sayer
Mon 30th Nov 2020 10:02
Comment is about Beyond (blog)
Original item by TROY
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.
Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:48
Great to see you back posting Taps.
Comment is about TROY (poet profile)
Love it, so succinct Taps
Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:47
I don't know how he did it!
Nice write Dean.
Comment is about Stanley (blog)
Original item by firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:36
You are more than welcome.
Keep writing and stay upbeat.
Comment is about I Ache In The Places That I Used To Play (blog)
Original item by Daniel Reuben King
Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:34
Hello Aisha, Thank you for hitting the like.
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]
Comment is about If The Flames (blog)
Original item by Clive Culverhouse
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.
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.
Blue Of Noon
Mon 30th Nov 2020 07:12
Thank you Paul for your encouraging comments.
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. ❤❤
Comment is about What Does It Take? (blog)
Original item by Jason Bayliss
Mon 30th Nov 2020 01:19
Hi Chloe, yes, wisdom with the minimum of words.
Comment is about Cracked, not broken (blog)
Original item by Chloé
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?
Comment is about Uncharge (blog)
Original item by Kevin T.S. Tan
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'
Comment is about Love is just (blog)
Sun 29th Nov 2020 23:16
Clever, Brian! Tough decision to include these letters in your will.
Comment is about A MAN OF LETTERS (blog)
Original item by Brian Maryon
Sun 29th Nov 2020 23:10
Poignant piece, Ray. 💐
Sun 29th Nov 2020 23:08
Comment is about Lufituaeb er’uoy (blog)
Original item by Candice Reineke
Sun 29th Nov 2020 23:04
Amazing! I like your style.
Comment is about Used To (blog)
Original item by M3RK
Sun 29th Nov 2020 22:58
You sum up 2020 skillfully! Enjoyed this, Simon.
Comment is about Needles Under The Tree (blog)
Original item by simon lucan
Sun 29th Nov 2020 22:55
A thoughtful piece Ray...a personal experience I feel sure.
I'll use your second line in conversation.
Sun 29th Nov 2020 22:19
Thank you for your comment! And gosh no lol, I wrote that piece a while ago!
Comment is about Aviva Rifka Bhandari (poet profile)
Original item by Aviva Rifka Bhandari
Sun 29th Nov 2020 22:17
Song: "Used To" by Juice Wrld
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.
Comment is about Hurt Me (blog)
Song: "End of the Road" by Juice Wrld
Comment is about End of the Road (blog)
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?
Comment is about DIVERSITY (blog)
Original item by d.knape
Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:32
Song: "Hurt Me" by Juice Wrld
Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:30
Appreciation to Paul Sayer and Vautaw, for hitting the Like keys, and or commenting.
Comment is about MIRROR IMAGES (blog)
Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:24
Thanks for hitting the like Stevo.
Aw bless Keith - kind comments indeed - thanks a lot, and also for the likes to yourself, Paul Sayer, and Stephen Atkinson.
Comment is about LABYRINTHS (blog)
Song: "Long Gone" by Juice Wrld
Comment is about Long Gone (blog)
Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:05
Thank you gentlemen, your words are so warm ❤️
Comment is about Mala' Seddeq (poet profile)
Original item by Mala' Seddeq
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.
Comment is about HE'S A LIABILITY - GET HIM OUT OF HERE (blog)
Original item by John Coopey
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....
Comment is about Unmetamorphosis (blog)
Original item by branwell kent
Sun 29th Nov 2020 20:11
Thank you for the stimulating comment M.C. and for the Likes Anmolpreet & Trevor. Cheers
Comment is about The Unsettled Man (blog)
Original item by Stephen W Atkinson
Sun 29th Nov 2020 20:05
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
Sun 29th Nov 2020 20:00
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
Comment is about field of screens (blog)
Original item by Alita Moore
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.
Comment is about The Land is Fallow (blog)
Original item by keith jeffries
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.
Comment is about The Grimstone Vampire (blog)
Original item by kJ Walker
Sun 29th Nov 2020 19:39
It is all in the 'F' word Mike 😉
Comment is about Two-Stroke Counsel (blog)
Original item by Mike McPeek
Sun 29th Nov 2020 19:38
I do John, because as an ex-Boy Scout my motto is 'Be Prepared'
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!
Comment is about Meat (blog)
Thank you Paul! Always appreciate you sharing your thoughts!
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!
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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