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Danny Metcalfe.

Fri 6th Apr 2012 11:59

One day we will look back in disgust at how we treated animals. One day we will look upon the murder of animals as we look upon the murder of Humans. And I don't care if eating animals has a benefit of survival, what I care about is if what we eat can suffer. And the answer to that is yes, they can."I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't...The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further."
Mark Twain
We do not need to eat meat to survive. We can easily live off , fruit, veg, nuts ect. And to quote Albert Einstein- 'Besides agreeing with the aims of vegetarianism for aesthetic and moral reasons, it is my view that a vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind."

And yes there are many forms of love. But there is only one true love, only one that is real. The rest are just fake, conditional, Tesco value copies.

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Yvonne Brunton

Fri 6th Apr 2012 11:41

OOPS I tried to add an audio file to the original entry and managed to delete it! So here it is again.
Technology is alright in its place but that does not appear to be under my fingers!

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Nick Clifton

Fri 6th Apr 2012 11:34

Give us a chance, I'll get back with the rest of me comment when I've had a lie down in a dark room. C U anon, Nick.

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Nick Clifton

Fri 6th Apr 2012 11:32

I didn't have a penny so I sat cross-legged in the rearmost pew - Phew! An eye for an aye! and a wee for a pee. Or something similar, chow for now, Nick.

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Nick Clifton

Fri 6th Apr 2012 11:21

Snatch a moment then rip it to bits. The best shreds may be cherrieshed for a thousand years - then dumped uncerimoniously! Oops, over the top again! Chow for now, Nick.

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Nick Clifton

Fri 6th Apr 2012 11:19

In hindsight good memories linger the best. A wonderful jerker if I ever read one. Ta most Sincerely, NIck.

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Isobel

Fri 6th Apr 2012 09:51

I didn't read the first version so I'm at a disadvantage. I did kind of think this might be about vegetarianism though - the fact that if humans were capable of love in its purest form, they could not kill or feed off another living thing? Or perhaps you intended it as a metaphor for people feeding off each other, rather than loving in a wholesome way.

There are clearly different kinds of love. I could do all of those things Rachel says to save one of my children - I'm not sure I could ever do the same for a man though - he'd have to fight it out for himself...

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Yvonne Brunton

Fri 6th Apr 2012 00:14

It's what we wll dread isn't it, John - seeing our parents metamorphose into needy children, reversing the roles on us? The fond memories we have are tainted by an unbidden revulsion we struggle to conceal.
My dad could remove and replace bike tyres with his hands too (ps verse 3 line 5 should it read 'too hard'?
I enjoyed reading this . It awakened some treasured and bitter memories.

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Rachel Bond

Fri 6th Apr 2012 00:10

i repeat: for love i would sacrifice a lamb and choke the neck of an adultress.for love i would kill. hunger the same. survival.

preferred shorter version, more power in it.

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John Coopey

Thu 5th Apr 2012 23:43

Hello MC. Glad you liked "A Trip to the Chemist" and "There's Allus a Dribble That's Left". I'll leave you to decide if any/both are autobiographical or not!

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John Coopey

Thu 5th Apr 2012 23:41

Glad you enjoyed "A Trip to the Chemist", Larisa. I wasn't sure that some of the references would be easily understood by you. I hope so.
I enjoyed your joke!

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John Coopey

Thu 5th Apr 2012 23:38

Thanks for your comments, Nick, on "A Trip to the Chemist". Call me sex-mad if you will but it's once a month whether I'm ready for it or not!

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John Coopey

Thu 5th Apr 2012 22:49

What's in the loo, MC?
You - where you were doi the recalling, or
His Words? - in which case you frequent loos with better graffitti than I do!

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David Cooke

Thu 5th Apr 2012 22:36

Hi Yvonne Thanks for the kind comments on the pump poem!

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Greg Freeman

Thu 5th Apr 2012 21:01

Thanks for your comments on The River, Lynn. All the best, Greg

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Yvonne Brunton

Thu 5th Apr 2012 20:14

This brings back childhood misconceptions. Thanks.

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 5th Apr 2012 18:57

Thanks for kind comments on my Nova Scotia song Freda - and the advice too. (Some of which I've taken) I might sort it out more when I'm thinking of performing it. xx

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 5th Apr 2012 18:56

Thanks for kind comments on Nova Scotia song MC :)

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 5th Apr 2012 18:56

Thanks for kind comments on Nova Scotia song Yvonne xx

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 5th Apr 2012 18:55

Thanks for kind comments on Nova Scotia song Lynn - hope you are well :)

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 5th Apr 2012 18:49

I've only caught up with this cos of Winston's recent poem. I think it's great in its . . . enigmatic-ness!

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 5th Apr 2012 18:42

Hi Tony - welcome to WOL. It would be great if you would add some of your poems to your profile.

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 5th Apr 2012 18:41

Sounds fantastic! Good luck with it all and welcome to WOL. :)

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 5th Apr 2012 18:38

Wow - great poem. Welcome to WOL Steve. I hope you become a part of the site and hope to see you posting a poem (this one?) on the blog section - where they do get more attention. I really found this poem very moving!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 5th Apr 2012 18:01

This is terrific.
But I don't get your most recent comment to my profile. What have I missed? God knows, I'm missing lots these days.

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David Cooke

Thu 5th Apr 2012 17:02

Thanks for kind comment on the poem, Glyn!

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David Cooke

Thu 5th Apr 2012 15:47

Thanks for comment on Pump poem GReg. I think I posted it before, but I wanted to post it on FB with my brother's photo, and it's very handy how you can put poem & image on WOL and then link it to FB. THe wonders of modern technology. I think you've got some new things here as well, which I must catch up with.

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Lynn Dye

Thu 5th Apr 2012 13:32

Enjoyed this very much, Ann, I found it quite reflective too, and well sung. xx

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Lynn Dye

Thu 5th Apr 2012 13:15

I found this very poignant and moving, Mike, well written and well read.

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Lynn Dye

Thu 5th Apr 2012 12:58

Funny as ever, John, keep 'em coming! x

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Lynn Dye

Thu 5th Apr 2012 12:50

Really enjoyed this, John, a strong message with a song like quality.

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Thu 5th Apr 2012 12:38

Thank you my dear friends for the comments. They really inspire me. Special thanks to Stefan and Patricia. Thank you so much dear John. I am glad to know that you are acquainted with Russian literature. With love and warmest wishes, Larisa

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Lynn Dye

Thu 5th Apr 2012 12:33

Enjoyed this very much, Mike, great poem.

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Lynn Dye

Thu 5th Apr 2012 12:30

Enjoyed this, Yvonne, and yes wouldn't it be good to snuff the little devils out? :)

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Thu 5th Apr 2012 12:23

"In this theme: personal and small
Sang not once,and not five
I circled of poetic squirrel
And I want to circle again" - These are the words from Mayakovsky's poem "About This". You can see them above in Russian. Yes, he was Russian Futurist poet (1893 - 1930), and Lily Brick is on the picture, his main love. He was in love with some other women. The last one was a married woman Veronica. He asked her to leave her husband and immediately move to his place. Veronica refused and at the moment when she was leaving, near the front door, she heard a shot. Lily with her husband was in Europe at that time.

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Laura Taylor

Thu 5th Apr 2012 09:30

Missed this first time around Tommy, sorry

Intriguing...has hints of fear, tragedy, and you know what else it reminds me of, although it's been a bloody long time since I read it...The Age of Reason by Sartre.

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winston plowes

Thu 5th Apr 2012 09:23

posted something up in the blogs tommy. Win X

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Travis Brow

Thu 5th Apr 2012 07:04

Thank you John. I do carry a notebook but I often find my poems begin with a single line or phrase, or observation. I rarely use what I hear spoken by others although I do strive to write about things that one might call universal.

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John Embley

Wed 4th Apr 2012 22:35

Is this picture of Mayakovsky? He looks a lot younger than he does in the photo I have in an anthology of his work I was given by a friend, who also introduced me to the other Russian poets Pushkin, Lermontov and Tyutchev.
Tragically killed himself, I believe.
Who's the lady? -- Lily?
A really nice poem.
I'll go and pick him off my bookshelf again, Larisa -- thanks for reminding me of him!

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 4th Apr 2012 21:44

ps. We meant to ask you-
the Lady and the Gentleman
in the picture,are they Ukranian poet's?
xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 4th Apr 2012 21:42

A lovely and quite deep poem Larisa.

"Understanding destroy's the wall's"
-Simple and beautifully effective!
along with so many other lovely line's.


Thank you for posting this.

our love to you.

Patricia and Stef.xx

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John A Silkstone

Wed 4th Apr 2012 20:39

Three great poems Andy.

When on the train, do you carry a note pad? I do, I sit and listen to other talking, be it to others on the train or on their mobiles. I can gather some great stories and scenes from the snippets I hear.

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Travis Brow

Wed 4th Apr 2012 18:14

Hello Yvonne and Stella. Thank you for your encouraging comments. Outdoor Pursuits has been around in various forms for years but only now do i dare consider it 'finished'. The other two are more recent and are consequently prone to editing.

Stella, was 'what really on last week'? The gig, or this post? The gig was, but the post is new.

Would it be more appropriate for me to reply to you individually via your profiles pages? I still don't know the etiquette. Please advise. Thanks again.

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Yvonne Brunton

Wed 4th Apr 2012 17:06

Well done Anne. This is lovely. There are, as has been mentioned, a few hiccoughs with the scansion but I love the tune you have as I agree with you that this is less a rollikin' song and has more a reflective mood with a hint of poignancy. xx

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Yvonne Brunton

Wed 4th Apr 2012 16:55

I love your poems. I go up round Hathersage regularly and it's just as you describe. Great work!

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andrew barnes

Wed 4th Apr 2012 16:43

Thanks for comments Laura- interested in the view around the "flow" of the poem- I'm conscious of the "free" rather than structured form in this one, and also of a deliberate repetition of the word "head" (eg Hat for a head, dead-headed, poppy heads)which sometimes I think works and adds to the poem and other times I feel might be a bit clumsy-
I'd be interested in further views if you have them.

Cheers

Andrew

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 4th Apr 2012 16:39

Sad or sadistic (see "Drunken Sailor"), words like these can be sung softly or belted out with equal effect...popular with those living life on the edge.

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