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Aaron Murdoch

Tue 25th Feb 2020 16:22

I remember Joy from the open floors she came to! Great to see her on TV.
πŸ˜ƒ

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Do.RoThy

Tue 25th Feb 2020 15:40

Pear shake......sounds cool guy!!

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 25th Feb 2020 14:55

Thanks Hugh. I got this in mind after the pithy short comment from an audience member on "Question Time" about the absence of the
dredging of rivers and it brought back the memory of inaction
in this regard in the past. I seem to recall there was some dispute
over the placing of the mucky results on land adjacent to the rivers. Something about "chickens coming home to roost" comes to mind.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 25th Feb 2020 14:45

This is a very pleasurable example of how a poet's own hook and
bait can reel us in - and leave us with a smile of recognition.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 25th Feb 2020 14:40

A good theme, well expressed. I confess to wondering who decided
what plant is a "weed" and discarding it as being of little/no worth.
One might see that as happening in humanity.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 25th Feb 2020 14:37

I'm unsure whether I totally agree with Brian and Don. "Spreading
the gospel" by bringing to our attention creative writing from someone
else is surely part of the business of discovering other work. But
then it might also be argued that this could be done by inserting
a reference (as is done via links on numerous occasions on WOL -
no names, no packdrill) which leads us to find out another way.
Take your pick - but i for one took pleasure in this blog and its content.

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Tom

Tue 25th Feb 2020 13:24

Great work Mika. Especially loved the final line "We’re not losing ourselves / we’re finding love..." Inspired!

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Candace

Tue 25th Feb 2020 13:13

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Don Matthews

Tue 25th Feb 2020 13:00

Shakespeare spelled β€œalley”, β€œallie” and β€œallye” in the same line....

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Christ

Tue 25th Feb 2020 12:35

It's a matter of opinion and as long as it is sparing then I see no problem with sharing another author's works. Yet I also see your view point as well.

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Do.RoThy

Tue 25th Feb 2020 11:13

A nice error...though!!

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Do.RoThy

Tue 25th Feb 2020 11:12

Sounds romantic.......good oneπŸ’•

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Do.RoThy

Tue 25th Feb 2020 11:09

Billy got a problem
It sounds rite
First go right
And then write

Will this help build vocabulary
It is strait, straight or strate.
Could do a bit of searching
Then you can build a gate, gait or a gaite.

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Candace

Tue 25th Feb 2020 10:42

Thx





It was actually supposed to be island, a small error here.......

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Candace

Tue 25th Feb 2020 10:42

Thx





It was actually supposed to be island, a small error here.......

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Hugh

Tue 25th Feb 2020 09:41

Great poem an excellent flow of words.Cycling along the Leeds Lvierpool canal yesterday,the towpath was a river in places,but no change in the canal water level.

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Don Matthews

Tue 25th Feb 2020 07:48

'We let our bodies do the work'
Not told exactly how
I like you left it to imagination
A loving warmth, or wow

I like it...well done

😎

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Don Matthews

Tue 25th Feb 2020 07:34

For further information on joining LMS contact our Leader (and Rollercoaster Driver - Learners Permit Grade 1) I believe a number have already received personal invitations

Lucy L (Head of Publicity)

Thalia (Secretary, Meeting Bellringer, Rollercoaster Barlady)

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keith jeffries

Tue 25th Feb 2020 01:11

Powerful words and true.
keith

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Don Matthews

Tue 25th Feb 2020 00:27

My humour light will only off
When I depart in box
So do not worry Mika dear
(What rhymes with box? yep, sox)

Yay!!!!!!!!!!! I'm plagiarizing Do ... Sorry Do

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Don Matthews

Tue 25th Feb 2020 00:18

I agree with Brian. This site is for original poet's work, not cutting and pasting of others, regardless of how good or for the purpose of providing food for discussion.

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John Marks

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:37

Thanks Keith.😎

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Mika

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:32

Thanks, Do, for your beautifully expressed reply.

Don - I do enjoy your humor so please don't turn out the lights!

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Mika

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:30

Thanks, Do and Hannah. It's an easy subject to write about!

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Christ

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:28

Brian Mayon I actually laughed at your post. Perhaps your right. But I haven't felt inspired for a worryingly long time. And I was so struck by these aphorisms after reading some very old emails to a friend. I had completely forgotten this author even existed until today so I decided to share him with everyone here. Still I find your comments on my poetry or blog a little weird.

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Mika

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:28

Thanks, Don. Like magnets we gravitate towards those that create tension and pull us closer.

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Mika

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:26

So true, Po. Thanks for your comment.

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Mika

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:24

Thanks, Hannah. Such is a common tragedy.

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Christ

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:23

Is this written from personal experience?

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Mika

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:22

Thanks, Don, Hannah, and branwell. It certainly is a time for renewal.

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Christ

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:22

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Christ

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:20

Yet an attitude can come from a hard realistic view of reality. So who are we to criticise one man's negative view on life even if it contradicts the majority of other people's hope or wisdom.

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Brian Maryon

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:19

Surely this site is for original personal pieces, not copy and pasting. What next...the Old Testament?

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Christ

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:16

To M.C Newberry I felt the same way there is a questionble pessimistic attitude that occasionally, perhaps (italics) over plays the hard truth of these aphorisms. But it is so occasional as to be forgivable.

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Don Matthews

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:16

I like it Candace..... 'I land' was clever....

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Christ

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:14

Truth has very few friends
and those few are suicides.

I like this one the most even though the one about bread and paradise struck me as brilliant. This has a terrible depth to it that I relate to.

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Don Matthews

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:11

What's self-discipline? Is that why thing's ain't working?

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:06

I find a quantity of these to be stimulating - but others are questionable in their intent and meaning. An example of the latter:
"As long as we think we are worth something, we wrong ourselves."
Profundity is one thing but I do not see this by seeming to suggest that thinking and self-worth are wrong (misplaced ?) in themselves.
As for -
"Flowers are without hope
Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow".
I'll rebut this with -
"When life has little left to show,
Remember, still the flowers grow".
But, all in all an entertaining list of thoughts to make us think - no bad thing. πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Don Matthews

Mon 24th Feb 2020 22:05

I like it...nice rhyming too....

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Don Matthews

Mon 24th Feb 2020 21:51

Thankyou Hannah. Although much of my work is flippant I try to weave an element of truth in somewhere....

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Itsjustmedownhere

Mon 24th Feb 2020 21:24

Wonderful piece you've written here.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 24th Feb 2020 21:16

Thanks, John - the short version has to be "make the most of life
while you have it".

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Hannah Collins

Mon 24th Feb 2020 21:03

I agree with the last verse - so true.

Hannah

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Hannah Collins

Mon 24th Feb 2020 20:59

Beautiful poem.
So true.

Hannah

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Hannah Collins

Mon 24th Feb 2020 20:57

Love this.
Look forward to Spring.

Hannah

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John Andrew Nield

Mon 24th Feb 2020 20:22

Wonderfully wise words, here, MC, beautifully encapsulated in six inspirational lines.

Thanks for sharing them.

However, in this modern world that encourages 'spend, spend, spend', my parents' post-war legacy indoctrination of 'save for a rainy day' regularly presents me with a certain guilt in over-subscribing to your good advice, here. πŸ™‚

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Natalie Rupik

Mon 24th Feb 2020 20:12

πŸ™Œ

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Natalie Rupik

Mon 24th Feb 2020 20:11

I love this! It really creates a vision

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John Andrew Nield

Mon 24th Feb 2020 19:00

Such a crafted, lovely comment, Po ! So glad you enjoyed it, too.
Thanks very much. John

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poemagraphic

Mon 24th Feb 2020 17:44

Johnny this was packed with fun almost overflowing
I started reading not knowing, where on earth it's going
In my mind I watched the Misses talking from the fly
I almost wet myself, tears ran from my eyes.

But when I pictured poor old Jack with her panties around his knees
The sight was so hilarious my heart began to seize
This poem was truly heart-stopping written with such care
You brighten up my whole day when I see you’ve posted here.

Another masterpiece!
Po

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