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Big Sal

Wed 21st Feb 2018 23:32

Had not heard the word 'sodapop' in years, not since high school reading Hinton. Very nostalgic-like read that has a good flow to it.

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Big Sal

Wed 21st Feb 2018 23:27

Like a death stranding. Great imagery!

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Tina Glover

Wed 21st Feb 2018 22:09

Wow what a wonderful piece you have written and it's simply beautiful!! ☺️☺️


I hope you are well and have a blessed day Patrick!

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keith jeffries

Wed 21st Feb 2018 21:22

David
You are very angry but please do not apologise for it. Jesus was more than angry when he entered the Temple in Jerusalem and over turned the tables of the money lenders. In fact he was both furious and violent as he used a whip. Let poetry get it off your chest, but spare the cat.

Stay strong
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Jon

Wed 21st Feb 2018 20:12

Hi again Jacqueline
A stunning poem told from a unique viewpoint. Very touching.
Thanks for sharing
Jon

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Jon

Wed 21st Feb 2018 20:07

Hi Jacqueline
Well done on a neatly constructed poem that rings true regarding social networking. Great rhyming too. Thanks for your recent like as well
Jon

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Brian Maryon

Wed 21st Feb 2018 19:00

Hi Kevin

I like your profile notes. I like your poems too. I can't understand most of the stuff that gets posted on this site...they seem to be random words thrown together mostly. Even without rhymes poems need to have a rhythm I feel. Perhaps it's me who is out of step.

Brian

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Saniya

Wed 21st Feb 2018 18:31

Thank you! My name means Noble it is Arabic.

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raypool

Wed 21st Feb 2018 17:09

Coming back so late sorry Hannah. Your comments are "Hannah (not manna) from heaven thanks. Glad to have hit the spot.

Ray

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raypool

Wed 21st Feb 2018 17:07

Sorry Suki, just trawling on past poems - there is such a conception of Liverpool being the source of all humour and street wisdom that it is an easy target I suppose. Thanks for taking the long view.

Ray

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raypool

Wed 21st Feb 2018 17:05

How remiss of me to overlook your comments, sorry. Just minesweeping today and here they are.

Cheers, Col my pleasure.

Martin, Frankly I wasn't garnering my own bouquet here, but so pleased you fitted me up to it!!
great comment by the way.

Liking your likes, Frances, Hannah and Pat. !

Ray

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raypool

Wed 21st Feb 2018 17:02

Thanks Charlotte for the like . Much appreciated.

Ray

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raypool

Wed 21st Feb 2018 17:01

Gawd 'n Bennett, David I just found your comment, mate. You have voiced my own thoughts in that spirit of playful "sorting out" that used to occur in the old days (so i'm told and seen) me old mucker.

Cheers Ray

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raypool

Wed 21st Feb 2018 16:58

Coming back Mark to say your response is welcome and yes, communities don't just happen - I believe they deepen in meaning with history and particularly with the depth of older residents' memories. These of course can't operate in the kind of invading that you describe for commuting. My parents in law considered a move to Wisbech (new builds) but were just scared off by the isolation of the place. The M40 corridor attracted many centre developments to Oxfordshire, and of course it has the Cotswolds, which are quite protected I imagine. Bring back Betjeman with his hatred of "bogus tudor bars." I think it's ok to write wryly but have a deeper centre - i'm sure you'd agree!

Ray

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raypool

Wed 21st Feb 2018 16:47

Wow, after the first flush of comments, more growth! Thanks all. Suki, I usually try to deepen thoughts in endings to make an observation on life, cheers.

Thanks Frances as always it's a pleasure.

Cheers Greg. So glad you came back to say that. As you know, readings are like edges of cliffs, can be too close for comfort. I think David Andrew seemed to nod in approval - which was nice!. Good to see him back.

220 - Very glad you approved !


Ray

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Martin Elder

Wed 21st Feb 2018 16:44

Thanks to Ruby Rose Colin suki and Pat for liking and thanks to Tom and Stu for commenting. I have some vivid memories of this old case among many and it's contents. I don't know where form or when . But it made an impression none the less. Dear oh dear, forgetting things , that's slightly worrying!
Thanks again everybody
Martin

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raypool

Wed 21st Feb 2018 16:42

Thank you for selecting this poem Charlotte - your comment is welcome. I think if you have a compulsion it would be only natural (not supernatural, haha) to follow it up. There are many things unexplained that can be spontaneous and need examining. I'm sure you will follow your dream in this respect as I did. Keep an open mind at all times!!

Ray

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Ruby

Wed 21st Feb 2018 13:12

Thanks a lot Hannah

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Ruby

Wed 21st Feb 2018 13:11

Thanks Hannah

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Wolfgar Miere

Wed 21st Feb 2018 13:09

I was wandering around a Bedouin encampment at Abu Nawar and came upon this magnificent tree. Reminded me of many things including fortitude and this Monty Python sketch.

Unfortunately I could find any Juniper Bushes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-isGzfYUZ4

David.

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Wolfgar Miere

Wed 21st Feb 2018 12:38

Seriously, thanks all for your comments whether agreed with or not, they help to confirm just how complex these things are.

I was very frustrated and maybe angry when I wrote that which isn't really good is it, I thought about not posting it because it doesn't seem poetic to my mind. I posted it because it is raw and I think that may help to convey feelings on occasion.

I am aware that this really isn't everyone's cup of cocoa.

Calmer karma now, thank you all.

David.

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raypool

Wed 21st Feb 2018 12:20

I think the strength of your feeling is amply demonstrated by the direct simplicity of the poem, and that is how it should be. I went to see the poet laureate last night, and this equals her verse : accessible and understandable. It is plain how close some have to live with the "baser instincts," violence and repression and how lucky we are over here.
It must be a constant challenge for you. I would hazard a guess that all your previous knowledge of such situations must be a kind of support, if that makes sense.

Ray

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raypool

Wed 21st Feb 2018 12:11

A wonderful tone picture like a tapestry and it has your indelible hallmark Tom. Thoughtful and languid, all done without artifice.

Ray

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raypool

Wed 21st Feb 2018 12:07

A gentle jibe at social gatherings is always interesting Brian. This for me has a twist to it as it depicts the failure to impress with panache. Tennis boys out on a beano for me would be the title !!

Ray

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Brian Maryon

Wed 21st Feb 2018 11:22

Okay Colin. Thanks for 'liking' it anyway.

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Laura Taylor

Wed 21st Feb 2018 11:18

Howdy Ray

Soz for the delay - got caught up on stuff and stuff!

Thanks so much for your note on my Valentine poem πŸ˜€ Much appreciated!

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Laura Taylor

Wed 21st Feb 2018 11:17

Hey Pat

Thanks so much for your note on my Valentine poem πŸ˜€

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Laura Taylor

Wed 21st Feb 2018 11:17

Hey Raj

Thanks so much for your note on my Valentine poem πŸ˜€ maybe I'll do that haha πŸ˜€

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Chris Armstrong

Wed 21st Feb 2018 11:03

Thanks, both! Its funny how some poems just write themselves and others are a real struggle to get right! This came from a first line - ultimately the first line of the second verse - that I really liked and which described or led into a sentiment - feeling Welsh although born in England and not speaking Welsh. But bringing the rest together was hard work! I hope you feel that an affinity with the land making me Welsh, came through.

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Colin Hill

Wed 21st Feb 2018 11:02

yeah I know. It was fairly obvious. Which is why I left the comment.

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Brian Maryon

Wed 21st Feb 2018 10:56

Colin I had no reason for breaking up my work as I did. It was completely random. I just wrote down the first things that came into my head. What the hell is a sophomore sky anyway? The whole thing took 3 minutes and minimal effort.

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Colin Hill

Wed 21st Feb 2018 09:20

I agree with both Pat and Tom.

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Dominic James

Wed 21st Feb 2018 09:11

Hi Tom
thanks for comment on Ted Crow, I re-read recently (evidently) and found it more personally Hughes at the second pass. I hope all going well at the Northampton Review, I thought the first issue worked very well.
Dom.

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David Taylor-Jones

Wed 21st Feb 2018 08:34

Lovely poem Chris, I really enjoyed the rhythm and the sentiment, πŸ˜€

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Colin Hill

Wed 21st Feb 2018 08:23

for the same reason that Chris Armstrong gave to your questioning of his use of the broken line structure in his poem 'Aberystwyth Scenes, 1970'

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Colin Hill

Wed 21st Feb 2018 08:02

CPD Suki - Compulsive Poetry Disorder - we just can't help ourselves!

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Colin Hill

Wed 21st Feb 2018 08:00

thanks Tom, I love writing it and am trying to turn all the memories into a poetry/prose travel book - hence this one sneaking out onto the pages of WoL. Cheers, Col.

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Maxine

Wed 21st Feb 2018 02:51

We tend to only hear the woman’s story, this needs to be said.

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Tommy Carroll

Wed 21st Feb 2018 00:08

A country is lines on a map; Allah is invoked by those who have murdered her family; the killers wish to impose thier version of Mohamed and thier shape of the lines, and as a twist there's the oil.
A powerful piece Rose and you no doubt echo the fear and anger of millions of women in the Middle East.
The deities can wait as can the lines, there are more urgent demands upon them.

Well said Rose
Tommy

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Tom Harding

Tue 20th Feb 2018 23:37

some very vivid and effective imagery here Martin

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Tom Harding

Tue 20th Feb 2018 23:36

agree a beautiful nod to a great work

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Tom Harding

Tue 20th Feb 2018 23:35

I love this travelogue style Colin, very nice and naturally written.

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Tom Harding

Tue 20th Feb 2018 23:33

weighty poem Graham, I particularly enjoyed the last line.

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Tom Harding

Tue 20th Feb 2018 23:25

David, very interesting and stimulating stuff... i think we all feel that anger/ self loathing at times for the little we can and can't do. i enjoyed the direct approach.

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Tom Harding

Tue 20th Feb 2018 23:16

hey thank you both. I know David I've been kind of stuck on the night poems for awhile now... I was thinking I need to have a change and write some 'day poems' but it just dosen't come naturally. thanks for the kind words though- always very encouraging.

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 20th Feb 2018 23:06

Indeed Brian. But it still is worth repeating. Nicola :- )
Tommy

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Janine Armentrout

Tue 20th Feb 2018 22:46

This was an absolutely stunning poem and I was overwhelmed with the pain and love and sorrow and tragedy all at once throughout this piece. It hits close to home as my friend went through this, I plan to read more of your work.

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suki spangles

Tue 20th Feb 2018 22:41

Hi there folks,

Cheers so much for all your comments and feedback, and your time. I sometimes wonder what the heck I'm doing writing/sharing this stuff. Well, we all need a hobby!

Suki

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Pat Hughes

Tue 20th Feb 2018 22:28

Fantastic poem!

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Pat Hughes

Tue 20th Feb 2018 22:25

It's sad when we clump people together because of their skin colour,nationality or religion.
I prefer to treat every person as an individual.
It seems to me there is always an epidemic of hate,if its not the blacks,its the Arabs,the Irish,we just love to hate it seems,I guess it stops us from examining our conscience as a nation.

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