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Rose Casserley

Thu 20th Sep 2018 10:56

never before have I read a poem more beautifully crafted Kate

It sent me straight to chillsville!




Rose πŸ’‹

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Becky Who

Thu 20th Sep 2018 10:55

Thanks Hugh for the rhyming feedback as always!

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Rose Casserley

Thu 20th Sep 2018 10:49

comments and likes far beyond my expectations folks! So,
instead of repaying you guys with just the words
-thank you all so much,

Keith
Anya
Dazzer
Trev
Big Sal
Taylor
Martin
Kate G.
Jon

-I will dedicate and in doing so hope my next poem gives you all a laugh and adds to my gratitude for all your comments and likes.



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Wolfgar Miere

Thu 20th Sep 2018 10:47

Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement, I'm glad I made some of you chuckle.

David.

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Matthew Nicholson

Thu 20th Sep 2018 10:28

Hi Big Sal,

Thank you for the comments on 'The Denial of an Ageing Disgrace' I am delighted you enjoyed it.

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Wolfgar Miere

Thu 20th Sep 2018 10:27

Interesting poem Ray, not many innocents in that conflict mate.

Five years of my life spent there and one son of my own born in Derry/Londonderry, whichever you want to call it. It's tedious to have to name that shit hole town twice because of peoples ridiculous sensitivity, Derry City is easier and I get called out for using it by some of my former associates. I no longer care.

The Irish conflict of old and recent history is often romanticised, (I've done it myself) it makes it easier to swallow. For those of us who were there no-matter how long, we know that romantic view is a perversion so people will put money in the can, or so we can wash the blood from our hands.

I have genuine sympathy for families of the disappeared, mostly killed by their fellow Irishmen for reasons of power grabs and creating fear. Seamus Ruddy was a member of the IRSP the political wing of the INLA, an organisation that even the IRA thought too extreme in their aggressive actions.

Seamus would have been absolutely aware of the practices of the INLA and the danger he put himself in, indeed he was no innocent having been arrested in Greece with a truck load of weapons on route to the INLA in Northern Ireland, that no doubt would have killed more Irishmen and British Soldiers, most likely killing innocent bystanders also, INLA were notoriously reckless in their operations and regard for life irrespective of what nationality or political persuasion the victims might be.

So I do have sympathy for the relatives and those murdered who were victims of mistaken identity, but mostly those who live by the gun recognise they are likely to stare down its barrel at some future point in time, that is a choice we make and we wouldn't expect sympathy should it ever happen.

For those who talk of freedom fighters etc here is a romantic news clipping from the old country, I was there when the Hanna family were wiped off the face of the earth, there was no glory, just desolation.

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/07/23/news/-hardworking-cheerful-generous-family-30th-anniversary-of-ira-murders-of-hannas-recalled-1388507/

Many of those INLA and IRA thugs now control organised crime in NI, which still frequently murders and disappears people as common practice. The conflict is not over for everyone, just some.

Sorry to go on and on, but Ireland looms large in my history and I will not forget it, or let the death of innocents fade from my memory while people play pretty little folk songs in praise of murderers.

It is a good poem, and as ever very thoughtful.

With my apologies Ray,

David.

As a footnote I would add, that at such time as the people of the Island of Ireland democratically elect to unite their nation once again it should happen, since becoming informed I have always thought this. Unfortunately the bloody history of that beautiful land makes it extremely difficult for many sections of the community.


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Anya

Thu 20th Sep 2018 10:02

Good job B ! 😘

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Anya

Thu 20th Sep 2018 09:59

Stunning! Just what I needed today! 😘

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Anya

Thu 20th Sep 2018 09:56

Good luck hun! Hope it does get through to her. 😘

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Graham Sherwood

Thu 20th Sep 2018 09:54

I've read this a few times now Colin and cannot decide which verse I like best. V3 is a favourite V4 right behind it.

One of your best I think, for me at any rate.

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Anya

Thu 20th Sep 2018 09:53

No such thing as normal, we are all unique. What’s wrong with me is that all I ever wanted was to be normal, to fit in, instead of being me.

Thought provoking poem Graham!

Love it to bits!

😘😘😘

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Matthew Nicholson

Thu 20th Sep 2018 09:18

Hi Taylor,

Thank you for the comments on 'Having a Boss Time Behind Bars' I'm delighted you liked it.

I will be adding a follow-up piece to this today about his life after being released. I'm just trying to finalise a title for it.

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Matthew Nicholson

Thu 20th Sep 2018 09:15

Thank you for the comments on 'Having a Boss Time Behind Bars' It was intended as an uplifting piece about a young lad wanting to better himself and avoid repeating the patterns of his father. Sadly the patterns have already been repeated but there is a definite optimism and desire to break that cycle and change for the greater good.

I will be adding a follow-up piece to this today about his life after being released. I'm just trying to finalise a title for it.

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Taylor Crowshaw

Thu 20th Sep 2018 09:06

Just wanted to say Kate beautiful new profile picture..πŸ’•

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Colin Hill

Thu 20th Sep 2018 08:50

super poem Martin - I have lots of photos taken on local beaches and you have described many of them here. Better to be out there than in here - wherever that might be! Col.

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Janey Colbourne

Thu 20th Sep 2018 08:49

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback!

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Colin Hill

Thu 20th Sep 2018 08:44

I liked v1 and I like v2 - it's good to get lost in oneself and the landscape every once in a while. I'll continue the trend of leaving hearts πŸ’•

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Colin Hill

Thu 20th Sep 2018 08:38

I'm with Kate - Normal doesn't do great poetry - but I take your point.

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Colin Hill

Thu 20th Sep 2018 08:29

I don't charge for multiple reads Graham πŸ˜‰

or printouts Kate πŸ˜‰

I'm just grateful you enjoyed. Anya too. Many thanks. Col.

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Brian Maryon

Thu 20th Sep 2018 07:44

Hi Graham. Well done for standing up for the normal folk, of which I'm one also. Even though we are the majority I think we get less attention proportionally because of it.

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Jon Stainsby

Thu 20th Sep 2018 07:30

Big Sal, David and Kate thank you for your comments and kind words.

Jon

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DOOMTASTIC

Thu 20th Sep 2018 06:54

I love love this poem. You told a story from beginning to end and never lost purpose of what you were trying to say. I loved your lines, "where I lay bare in bubbling water,nipples pointed to the sky" Exhilarated, mirroring the mountains across the golden valley" So funny and clever.πŸ’•

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Taylor Crowshaw

Thu 20th Sep 2018 06:40

A gentle, but impactful poem Kate thank you. πŸ’•

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 06:07

Dementia is a frightening journey, that cruelly has its sufferers pass through nostalgic tunnels in their past and remain there lost, with fewer and fewer lucid moments where the light is able to get through. This is a topic close to my heart and you captured it sensitively and cleverly. Thanks Rob, looking forward to reading more of your work

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 05:59

Joyful. Loved it

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 05:39

This left me feeling so sad Jon - like the witness to a life erased. Lucky we are not the sum of our posessions, so long as we have people who remember our stories. Thanks for penning this one.

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 05:33

Gorgeous Rose.

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 05:31

A delicious poem that made me sit up and take notice Anya. Wonderful. Xx

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 05:31

A delicious poem that made me sit up and take notice Anya. Wonderful. Xx

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 05:30

Truer words never spoken. 😁

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 05:29

Love this Robert. It gives a new perspective on the way we often crave an ideal that doesn't always fit.

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 05:25

Wow. My kind of poem. I need to print this out and put it on my wall. Absolutely beautiful.

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 05:22

Beautiful poem Martin, I can feel the sand ridges under my feet. Thanks for taking me there.

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 05:21

Hi Ray, this story is one that sticks with you. So many lives lost, and hearts broken. A poignant reminder of those who suffered.

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Ruby

Thu 20th Sep 2018 03:57

Thanks a lot Martin and Taylor. I'm so gladthat you liked the poem.🌸

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Ruby

Thu 20th Sep 2018 03:56

Thanks Colin!

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Kate G

Thu 20th Sep 2018 02:57

Normal + a poet I'd say. 😁

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Trevor Alexander

Thu 20th Sep 2018 01:33

Yes, Brian, my plate needs to go on a diet too. Thanks for the advice Rose, but how did you know about the bacon butty?? And as for you John, I don't have such need as that. Thanks guys.

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Big Sal

Thu 20th Sep 2018 00:12

I think the better the rhyme - the more powerful the emotion conveyed. Great summation Becky. Writing rhymes is definitely the way to go, as it requires a bit more thought than simply thinking of poetic quality words. I will watch the video in a bit.πŸ‘

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Robert C Gaulke

Wed 19th Sep 2018 23:49

Thanks!

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 19th Sep 2018 23:15

More than one read required I think

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Martin Elder

Wed 19th Sep 2018 23:00

I love the whole poem but particularly that line
'the sticky edge of sleep and wakefulness'
wonderful stuff but at the risk of showing my ignorance I have to ask what Adirondacks are ?


Nice one

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Martin Elder

Wed 19th Sep 2018 22:55

Wonderful description her Ruby. I was totally able to be there with you in the taxi, metaphorically speaking.


Nice one

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Phillip Kelly

Wed 19th Sep 2018 22:54

Wow u have similar poetic style themes of lust to me here....yet u do it in a much more effective narrative style ... Combining rhyme wiv free verse.. WOW!!!! I LOVE IT

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Martin Elder

Wed 19th Sep 2018 22:52

I agree with Anya WOW! Rose you have excelled yourself here this must be your best yet.
Fabulous use of words.

Nice one girl

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Martin Elder

Wed 19th Sep 2018 22:50

You have a way with words both in description and directness that is totally individual. Wonderful stuff David
By the way I agree with Keith about Haig.
Nice one

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Phillip Kelly

Wed 19th Sep 2018 22:48

I like the rhythm rhyme and flow in this poem....... But some real powerful imagery....... Like the repetition of eyes shut yet seeing......

My fave line is the powerful metaphorical personification here which is really powerful
"nightmares given a tongue""
.
ove this line too....
"" only murmurs to drown""

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Hugh

Wed 19th Sep 2018 22:46

Definitely a great theme for one of the relationships in a t.v. soap.

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Martin Elder

Wed 19th Sep 2018 22:43

The thing I hate is when a poem comes at the most inopportune time. Usually when I haven't got something to scribble on or I am driving .
Nice poem

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Martin Elder

Wed 19th Sep 2018 22:40

Fabulous poem Darren. Although this would appear to be about disco dancing it puts me in mind of an episode of Steptoe and son where the old man teaches Harold to ballroom dance. The problem being he taught him all the woman's steps. So he went in one direction and she went off in another. marvellous description here


Nice one

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