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Tue 17th Jul 2018 05:20
Thank you for all the comments. Brian, for me the part about the kids comes from the experience of seeing the local football coach literally swear at the kids on the pitch at our local gym. Our son is begging to join the football club, and his father is refusing categorically because he doesn't want him to enter that world. It's sad really. Maybe it's a local phenomenon - maybe the teams in England are much more respectful, I don't know.
The other part is inspired the campaign by the National Center for Domestic Violence during the World Cup. Not sure I have the right to repost the picture, it was circulating on Facebook a few days ago.
Comment is about The beautiful game (blog)
Original item by Becky Who
Tue 17th Jul 2018 05:09
Raw and beautiful ❤
Comment is about Love at Last (blog)
Original item by keith jeffries
Tue 17th Jul 2018 03:32
I don't like people who hide behind masks, won't identify themselves then proceed to direct incorrect and vindictive remarks at me in public. I refuse to be treated in this way. Sorry
Comment is about Never Mess Round With a Rhymer Joyti (blog)
Original item by Don Matthews
Tue 17th Jul 2018 02:51
WELCOME TO THE COLOSSEUM OF POETS
Today's contest is between the masked he/she Joyti and LAB (Little Aussie Battler) Joyti has made a special effort to come down from it's cave for today's contest. Joyti's weapon is it's forked tongue
LAB's weapon is a rhyming net, very successfully used by LAB on many occasions.
LAB's cry-call is 'Never mess with a rhymer' so it will be an interesting contest.
Seats can be booked at the Box Office. All seating stone, sorry.😎
Tue 17th Jul 2018 00:39
Thanks Keith, always love your feedback! It’s appreciated! Danny
Comment is about keith jeffries (poet profile)
Mon 16th Jul 2018 23:47
Intriguing Col. Traditionally a place of suicides; but you have signalled an imaginary situation and overlaid it with sparse detail which is rather unnerving and effective. You have the blueprint ; where do the pier and the ice creams come in though!
Comment is about ice creams on the pier (blog)
Original item by Colin Hill
Mon 16th Jul 2018 23:39
Thank you so much Big Sal!!!
Thank you Damon!!!
Comment is about The Skeleton (blog)
Original item by Anya
Mon 16th Jul 2018 22:59
i think i would love anything written by you
Comment is about Flatiron District (blog)
Original item by Robert C Gaulke
Mon 16th Jul 2018 22:19
yeah when you are not accepted as who you are you are bound to get conversations like that , thats all they can talk about they can't get over things
Comment is about the trap (blog)
Original item by racha
Mon 16th Jul 2018 22:17
I have often experienced what you describe in this poem. Beautifully written.
Mon 16th Jul 2018 22:14
thank you matt
Mon 16th Jul 2018 22:13
you have excelled yourself with this poem. It needs to be read several times in order to absorb what you have written. The last line really clinches it.
Thank you for this
Comment is about Searching From the Core (Poem) (blog)
Original item by Danny G.
Mon 16th Jul 2018 22:10
i really love ur comments keith
Comment is about New eyes (blog)
Mon 16th Jul 2018 22:09
Congratulations on being POW. I always enjoy all your work, so was glad to see you being granted this accolade.
Comment is about ‘Bye bye blackbird’ by Ray Pool is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week (article)
Original item by steve pottinger
A poem of real profundity. I am becoming a fan.
Mon 16th Jul 2018 22:06
Colin, this held me in some suspense but after reading it again my mind began to work out certain scenarios. An intriguing piece of work.
Mon 16th Jul 2018 21:45
i love it its amazing
Mon 16th Jul 2018 21:39
Mon 16th Jul 2018 21:35
Wow Colin,I love this,there is a quiet grace to this.
Mon 16th Jul 2018 21:08
Lovely pattern...graceful to the end.💗
Mon 16th Jul 2018 21:07
Thank you, Jane, and welcome. 4 dogs! Blimey, that takes some doing. I like that you allow your poems to be lead by the music of language - rhyme not reason. There are a myrid of outlets for prose, very few for poems. I've been publishing and reading on WOL for eight years but have never come across anything but help and good advice from our fellow contributors. Zen deserves a wider audience:
Is there reason to my rhyme
Will my words carry on in time
Might I write until I die
Continue never knowing why
Written with the ink of pen
Words become my solemn Zen.
Comment is about Jane Briganti (poet profile)
Original item by Jane Briganti
Mon 16th Jul 2018 21:00
Football, a beautiful and emotion making game.
Enjoyed reading this.
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:58
Love this poem.
I noticed today the tree outside my window has already got a few Autumn golden leaves.
We need rain.
Comment is about Rain (blog)
Original item by Chris Armstrong
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:57
thank you Anya and Hannah x
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:53
Powerful, tragic, thought provoking.
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:51
Well done Ray.
I loved this poem first time I read it.
So well deserved to be POTW.
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:47
lovely poem Racha. Thanks for sharing. Colin.
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:46
Inspirational. One from the heart.
Life's still life,
Seeds of hope.
Comment is about Get up and Gone (blog)
Original item by mike booth
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:45
captivating Chris and demanding of several reads. Thanks, Col.
Comment is about ENDINGS (blog)
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:44
Strong emotions... beautiful, sad.
Thank you for sharing.
This is fantastic, a great poem.
I love the idea of this lady.
Would like a speaking fridge too.
Comment is about Hi Tech Granny (blog)
Hi Becky, as Brian says it resonates.
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:40
Thank you for your comment Mike and for the link to your poem.
Comment is about Isolation (blog)
Original item by Hannah Collins
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:34
Comment is about runing games (blog)
thank you so much shalom i think that really
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:29
woaaaaawwww amazing stuff lily xx
Comment is about Anchor (blog)
Original item by Lilly Love
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:27
amazing thank you for sharing
Mon 16th Jul 2018 20:25
hi racha thank you very much for an inspiring poem finding ourselves is key
Mon 16th Jul 2018 18:25
Great poem hannah. I love the gentle way you capture her quirks and show such warmth. Love "She is of the mustn't grumble generation / She's seen it all and stays quiet. " there really is a mustn't grumble generation who are struggling with the quirks of the modern world. I just posted Hi Tech Granny on a similar theme....
thanks for this, Hannah! the simple statement of complex feelings, as Auden would say....
Mon 16th Jul 2018 17:40
This is beautiful not only in your choice of words and phrasing but the simplicity of using just a few words to express what you want to say and touch others. Fabulous Ray.
Many hearty congratulations
Mon 16th Jul 2018 17:28
Ray - I rarely get compliments from my wife, if ever, so the parrot option is looking increasingly attractive.
Comment is about Mrs Maryon's Holiday (blog)
Original item by Brian Maryon
Mon 16th Jul 2018 17:17
That is a fantastic poem Becky. The kids football scenarios resonate particularly with me as I ran a boys team about 20 years ago. I didn't scream at the kids but I had my work cut out stopping the parents doing so, coaching from the touchlines etc. And yes we had parents fighting with those from another team. I fell out with half of our parents.
My love of football was lost shortly after mostly due to the antics of professional footballers. I'm a rugby man now...much more civilised. And tennis.
Wel done Becky.
Mon 16th Jul 2018 16:43
It's always the time of the white middle-class male. It's only in the last decade or so that anthologies of contemporary poetry have been roughly equal male & female. Black poets were notable more by absence than presence. LGBT were either absent or in the closet.
And I'm sorry you're such a snowflake you can't reality in poetry.
Comment is about Addressing The Poetry Periphery (article)
Original item by Mike Took
Mon 16th Jul 2018 16:37
Thank you, Ray and Keith.
Comment is about Ghostly Way (blog)
Original item by Jon Stainsby
Oh! Steven, I don't think I've said any of the subjects mentioned shouldn't be written about, have I? Whether or not I'm fed up with reading them is my choice.
Anyway concerning trends, perhaps it's the turn of the white, middle-class male again, everybody else seems to have already had a good go. What then?
Mon 16th Jul 2018 16:30
I write what and how I want to. I hold my keys. If others want to follow me and like my style fine. If not. Still fine. Each to his own.
Comment is about We Have a Brain in our Bum (blog)
Mon 16th Jul 2018 16:26
Thanks Jane for taking the time to read my poem and commenting on it! I appreciate it! Danny
Mon 16th Jul 2018 16:24
Thanks Racha for taking the time to read my poem and commenting on it! I appreciate it! Danny
Comment is about racha (poet profile)
Mon 16th Jul 2018 16:19
Very nice. Your perspective is right on.
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