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Lewis O'Brien

Mon 10th May 2021 06:26

Thanks Stephen

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Mon 10th May 2021 06:13

Thank you to everyone who has clicked 'Like' for this poem. πŸ’

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d.knape

Mon 10th May 2021 03:53

thanks.

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wink.

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d.knape

Mon 10th May 2021 03:52

have been gone for a few days.

aren't you tired of balancing on one foot?

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d.knape

Mon 10th May 2021 03:51

have been gone for a few days.
so...no poetry.

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Philipos

Sun 9th May 2021 17:44


Hi MC, how poignant then our earlier teachers and their teaching, being remembered decades on, a sort of mental flow chart on how to live your life.

BTW, our head was one of beleaguered members of the armed forces strafed at Dunkirk by enemy planes. We had another likeable guy who having made the allied landings, advanced slightly before getting the mini stove out for a brew.

He didn't manage even a sip before he caught one in the thigh and had to be medically evacuated. Such are the fortunes of war I guess.

My thanks to you for the dialogue and like, and to Greg, JD Bardo, Tom, John Coopey & Holden, also for the likes.

Appreciated. P

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 9th May 2021 15:26

Well said - and I particularly like those words attributed to your
former head teacher...a maxim for any age! A follow-up could
be "Take delight in simple things". There was a time when
teaching was a vocation, not just a career for university level job-
seekers. I still recall the name "Helen M. Tarry" inscribed under
lines on "The Value of a Smile" which she wrote in my childhood
autograph book seven decades ago.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 9th May 2021 15:19

That sounds too much like common sense for easy assimilation by a
great many these days. But it's certainly worth saying.

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Philipos

Sun 9th May 2021 10:07


A moving and telling testament to the challenges some people face but which beggar belief for those not cursed with these experiences. Thank you for sharing that with us. Appreciated. P πŸ‘

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julie callaghan

Sun 9th May 2021 09:19

Thanks for the likes, Nazia, Holden, JD and Stephen G also for the kind comment. It was so nice the sun made an appearance to bring a lovely end to the week. Thanks also to Hugh who liked the duplicate post.

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Sanja Atanasovska

Sun 9th May 2021 08:10

Thanks.

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Sun 9th May 2021 05:47

Thank you for your comment Tom, and for the title suggestion πŸ’•

I can see how 'weathered' could apply to time, nature, wind, rain, storm, and pain - but one of the interpretations of 'weathered' can mean 'got through it' whereas the subject of this poem hasn't 'got through it' at all. I hope you don't mind that I can't use this suggestion, I've had so many ideas about the title that I haven't used too ('Last Request', 'Between Gods', 'A Family Affair', 'For Crying Out Loud' - and those are just the one's that got written down then crossed out or recently thought of and rejected)

The reason why Weeping Wounds might work is because 'the not-blood' is tears, weeping wounds also can mean infected (too gross to explain further), and also there's the interpretation where 'wounds' is the verb - weeping (implied: too long) causes damage.
Still, I'm not absolutely sure yet about this title either or that there might not be some better idea ahead...

Thank you also Nigel for your suggestion πŸ’•
Although 'Desperate Cure Wanted' is the crux of the meaning, it would deflate the arrival of the word 'cure' when it appears in the poem. - but 'Desperate' or 'Desperate Prayer' might both work.

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DR. MUKUND BHANDARI

Sun 9th May 2021 03:25

Thanks for your well appreciation Nazia, today's conditions are really very insipid!

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Nigel Astell

Sun 9th May 2021 00:51

Desperate Cure Wanted.

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Nigel Astell

Sun 9th May 2021 00:29

Thanks for all your likes
Stephanie S
Aviva
Holden
Stephen G
and
Stephen A.

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Tom

Sat 8th May 2021 23:44

Thank you for the likes Greg, Philipos, Tony, Stephen, J.D, Aviva, Holden, Nazia and Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read.

And thanks Philipos, it's absolutely a reminiscence. I have a vague memory of trying to write this poem about ten years ago when the feelings were still raw but I couldn't get it to work.

I came back to the idea again when I was mulling whether it's a universal thing that everyone has a moment in grief/loss when the enormity of what is happening finally hits them fully. In the 5 stages of grief there is acceptance but I'm not sure that is what this poem is about it - more like somewhere between denial and anger...

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Tom

Sat 8th May 2021 23:29

Great work Aviva (as always). I love the passion in your writing. Weathered Wounds?

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Brian Hodgkinson

Sat 8th May 2021 18:03

Thanks, Aviva, I like your suggestion.πŸ˜„

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 8th May 2021 17:50

To one and all - thanks for the comments and the "likes".

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 8th May 2021 17:42

Thank you, Julie. You really capture the scene.

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 8th May 2021 17:33

This is powerful and a great read. Thanks.

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Sat 8th May 2021 17:32

Thank you for commenting Stephen, and for the suggestion. πŸ’•

'Weeping Wounds' might work well ?

Thanks also to everyone who has clicked 'Like' for this poem πŸ’

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 8th May 2021 17:32

A sad encounter, Jan, but I fear still far too common. Nazia's comment says it all.

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 8th May 2021 17:28

An intense poem, deceptively simple. Perhaps "wounds" as a title?

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 8th May 2021 17:21

An interesting, thought-provoking poem. Thank you.

Take care of yourself.

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Philipos

Sat 8th May 2021 16:20


Thank you both Aviva and Holden, for the Likes, and to Stephen Gospage also for kindly commenting.

Blessings.

P

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Sat 8th May 2021 15:15

There can still be treasures hidden
Even in what looks to be a hopeless case.

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raypool

Sat 8th May 2021 12:37

Many thanks for liking this Stephen, Stephen and Tony.

Glad you found favour S G. It was quite a surprise!

Graham, you've hit the nail on the head - I did feel regret. Sometimes it's a mood thing. Amateurism in any field often leads to emotions running away, as opposed to the wise specialist. We invest what we feel into our lives and then often punish ourselves. A thousand ants can't be wrong.

Hope you're well. Ray

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Nazia Khan

Sat 8th May 2021 10:50

It become monochromatic, no rainbows 🌈 are left

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Nazia Khan

Sat 8th May 2021 10:48

No one is an outsider we all belong to this earth. Just because it's divided by humans doesn't make it theirs.

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Nazia Khan

Sat 8th May 2021 10:44

Eloquently described πŸ–€

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Sat 8th May 2021 10:44

Without the last line you would leave the reader in their own imagination (in their own dreamscape).

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Sat 8th May 2021 10:39

The very young think happiness is in the future
The very old think happiness is in the past
Somewhere in the middle
Those who think happiness is right now.

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Sat 8th May 2021 10:32

This has everything including the garden shed! πŸ˜€

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Sat 8th May 2021 10:29

Thank you Nigel for commenting 🌷
The line 'knight takes maiden' is a strong one,
It has connotations of chivalry, anti-chivalry, and also chess!

Thanks also to everyone who clicked 'Like' for this poem πŸ’

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Philipos

Sat 8th May 2021 08:36


Refreshingly different Sanja - enjoyed the read. P πŸ‘

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Kiki Materi

Sat 8th May 2021 08:25

It s a myth that the new generation don' t understand the value of ideal meaning. So sometimes people who fight for ideal forget .
They forget the freedom. How freedom can be forget? When someones see in your free country " the unfair of being free" . You know , I have never met dictators only hurmed people by them.

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Fri 7th May 2021 23:54

Thank you to those who have clicked 'Like' for this poem πŸ’

I know this is quite a dark and depressing poem but actually I do like the lightly varying rhythm of this one.

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Kiki Materi

Fri 7th May 2021 21:38

My work hasn' t something remarkedable ... hower ,my poems had been created during a hard time period .My father had served for three years Cyprus . He was in war zone,1974....
It' s important to live among heroesπŸ˜‰

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Philipos

Fri 7th May 2021 20:33


Hi Kiki, no, closest I got to living in Greece was by going back to my days living in Cyprus and seeing the remnants of Greek culture expressed out there at the time.

Philipos per se, is a name I go under to write my online stuff. Good of you to get in touch though.

Always a pleasure to welcome a newcomer to WOL.

Will try and get to check out some of your work shortly.

Blessings.

P

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Kiki Materi

Fri 7th May 2021 18:59

Very nice poem . Phillipos is a very common greek name . Do you have any relation with Greece?

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Philipos

Fri 7th May 2021 18:49


Great reminiscence, well done.

Enjoyed.

P

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 7th May 2021 18:05

All the best to you, Jan.

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Fri 7th May 2021 17:28

Your call is important to us
It is important that we don't answer it.
😎

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Hugh

Fri 7th May 2021 17:27

Eventually through to us you have got,
But unfortunately your call will cost a lot.

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John Coopey

Fri 7th May 2021 17:17

Thanks, MC. I did some work there at Royal Mail a few years ago and followed it up with a caravan holiday there shortly after.
And there are, of course, other fry-eries.
And thanks for the Like, Stephen A.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 7th May 2021 16:50

I like this for its old-style message of localised hope and confidence
and for the appealing rhythm of the words that tell its story.

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Your Royal Poetess

Fri 7th May 2021 16:14

Artwork by: Sergey Svistunov 🎨 https://www.deviantart.com/fear-sas

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Ghazala lari

Fri 7th May 2021 13:18

Please try later.
You are on hold.
Our executives are busy.
Sorry for the inconvenience. πŸ˜ƒ

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Graham Sherwood

Fri 7th May 2021 10:25

A great opener here on WOL. Well done!

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