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Fri 17th Jun 2016 00:09
Rich - personally I picture the bleak terraced streets of Manchester (the murderous rain and Lowry) and a possible gang hit, where no-one saw anything. Great imagery and a solemn tale.
Comment is about "Monday Bloody Monday" (blog)
Original item by Rick Gammon
Thu 16th Jun 2016 23:53
Stu - I almost feel like I should withdraw my pieces from today as they seem so insignificant in the light of today's horrors. This piece symbolizes how a lot of good people feel about these monsters, who themselves are only able to communicate through violence and terror. Keep fighting the 'good fight' fella!
Comment is about poem (blog)
Original item by Stuart Buck
Thu 16th Jun 2016 23:41
i loved this when you did it live. its funny and a bit sad.
Comment is about Steak and Chips (blog)
Original item by Laura Taylor
Thu 16th Jun 2016 23:38
Haha sadly some of us get stuck in our ways and go full caveman. Lovely analogies in there :)
Thu 16th Jun 2016 23:37
It is definitely pretty powerful stuff..there's enough here to make even the most painfully ignorant soul curious about past goings-on down south..if this doesn't, probably nothing will.
Glad I didn't overlook this one, Phil,
Comment is about Valparaiso 1980 modern guilt... (blog)
Original item by Phil Kay
Thu 16th Jun 2016 23:36
Haha love the sting on the end of that one Chris!
Comment is about Coffee (blog)
Original item by Chris Briggs
Thu 16th Jun 2016 23:34
Powerful imagery there rich! Really enjoyed that
Thu 16th Jun 2016 23:33
Thanks David, I am so pleased you found this acceptable, as you are adept in pointing out the uncomfortable areas of life, whilst I can only draw on my sensibilities in such matters.
Likewise, thanks for your kind comments Lynn.
Thank you Laura for your like on this.
Comment is about MA SHARIA AMOUR (blog)
Original item by ray pool
Emer Ni Chorra
Thu 16th Jun 2016 22:45
Never lose hope xx
Comment is about In Her Eyes (blog)
Original item by Nicole
Thu 16th Jun 2016 22:44
Rose... I missed this comment... I'm sorry... I doubt she is anything like you...
Comment is about Cyentha. Is that really you.... (blog)
Thu 16th Jun 2016 18:38
Wow nice one Richard I really felt this anonymous walk down a terraced street in my mind in Harrogate...
Thu 16th Jun 2016 18:14
Thank you Phil, this has sadly become very poignant only two days after I wrote it. I lost two friends out here in unusual circumstances, not in conflict but suddenly and needlessly. Packed their boxes today to send home to families, both with kids. The last verse for me really sums that fragility up, they were here then gone. I mean its how life is for us all but sometimes it just seems more of a bummer when shit happens so suddenly.
Thanks for commenting I really appreciate it.
Comment is about A bullet with your name on it (blog)
Original item by Wolfgar
Thu 16th Jun 2016 18:06
Another powerful poem from you David which will be destined to be un grasped by most..
The horror that you describe... the real piss in your pants fear...
Then the acceptance and the saddened realisation of fate...
Thank you for this.
Thu 16th Jun 2016 15:12
Lynn - Ahh romance. I don't often stand accused, but I'm sometimes guilty! Glad you like it.
Comment is about Haiku: The Lovers (blog)
Original item by Rob J Mann
Thu 16th Jun 2016 13:55
Blimey that was quick you two! Thank you. They say an ex is an ex for a reason, eh? ;) I can still taste that Mussels Marinara...mmmm
Ah this was about 20 years ago Phil :) Menorca, out of season. Beautiful place. One of the two 'abroad' holidays I've ever had.
Ahhh poor man... but I feel an acceptance of the situation... you are comfortable with this man... and what you share... But it also speaks of the real holiday that us "real" people have... you should go on holiday with my dad Laura... I did once.....
Thu 16th Jun 2016 13:50
Laura - love this and the whimsical humour at the neanderthal man. Nice one.
Thu 16th Jun 2016 13:48
So much truth here, Tommy, well written rap, love it!
Comment is about "Yes You! at the back of the queue" (blog)
Original item by Tommy Carroll
Thu 16th Jun 2016 13:39
The Rent Collector
No money yet again to pay
a She wolf in red stilettos
opens door with her own key
naked body waits for collectors demands
under full moon only when satisfied
while bite marks are still bleeding
a note is signed rent paid.
Nicola if you like this poem I will read it out next time!
Comment is about Nicola Hulme (poet profile)
Original item by Nicola Hulme
Thu 16th Jun 2016 13:26
Rob – I mostly agree with your analogy, except that maybe what the British people deserve is a fairer voting system. To win just 24% of the electorate and end up with a majority is totally abhorrent to me.
I carried out an analysis on the last election, and discovered there were more left wing votes against the Conservatives than there were for Tory votes. It was just that they were divided between the Labour Party, the Greens, SNP and Plaid Cymru.
Therefore, I conclude that too many of us do deserve better!
I also bear in mind that the Tories bought the last election as their majority is slighter than the constituencies currently being investigated for election fraud.
P.S. What about the greedy bigots? Ha ha ha.
Comment is about The worst enemy (blog)
Original item by Lynn Dye
Thu 16th Jun 2016 12:50
Rob-thank you so much for the like on Sinus Rhythm
Comment is about Rob J Mann (poet profile)
Thu 16th Jun 2016 12:49
Trevor-thank you for the like on Worship :)
Comment is about Trevor Alexander (poet profile)
Original item by Trevor Alexander
Lynne-thank you for the like on Worship :)
Comment is about Lynn Dye (poet profile)
Thu 16th Jun 2016 12:48
Rose-thanks for the comment which I giggled at like a school girl. If I had posted any pics to WoL it may very well have melted ;)
Comment is about Rose Casserley (poet profile)
Original item by Rose Casserley
Thu 16th Jun 2016 12:45
Lynn - we (British) deserve all we get. After all, we voted for the latest Government. Next week we will vote in an extremely divisive ballot, which for me is a contest between two equally unpalatable sides: greedy politicians & bankers v. racists and bigots (Economy v. Immigration). I don't see anyone winning!
Thu 16th Jun 2016 09:29
David, I hope you are wrong too.
Well written, Ray, powerful stuff. Excellent indeed.
Thu 16th Jun 2016 08:21
Aww, this is lovely, Rob - more romantic than sexy this time. Works for me.
Thu 16th Jun 2016 05:53
Excellent stuff Ray,
maybe will slip unnoticed through the net, not having a screaming headline title with big flashing neon nights.
I hope I am wrong.
Thu 16th Jun 2016 02:55
Absolutely! You've only got to look at the Irish fans: nobody could accuse them of skimping on a beer or two, but they sing and banter with opponents, not in opposition!
I like this piece - it gets the point across well.
Comment is about Football's problem - a tee-total football fan's message to UEFA (blog)
Original item by Mark Mr T Thompson
Wed 15th Jun 2016 23:16
Thanks too you all much appreciated. I have to confess I had reached a bit of a low point following a brief stay in hospital with keyhole surgery and wondered with the light had dimmed in my muse. David I feel particularly honoured that you have read it more than twice.
Thanks again Andy I may well try some other pieces along this vein.
I certainly did spend a a good deal of time tinkering with this Damsel casserley.
Thanks for your analogy of a war tapestry, quite thought provoking that Ray
Jemima I am also honoured to be considered along the lines of Tennyson. I feel quite lifted by your responses
Comment is about A tug of peace and of war (blog)
Original item by Martin Elder
Wed 15th Jun 2016 22:17
Thanks guys you are always very kind.
I have to confess I know nothing of blogging or what to include, and what not to. I added this because it's short and snappy and gave me chance to add a cool pic :)
There's your next muse Nigel, "The Rent Collector".
I'm really pleased with this month's theme; "Full Moon" it's definitely one I can have fun with.
Thank for all the encouragement and patience whilst I'm learning, I really do appreciate it. xx
Comment is about Culture Vulture (blog)
Wed 15th Jun 2016 19:10
Comment is about riddance (blog)
Wed 15th Jun 2016 19:08
Rose - I rest my case. This is so much better than the last piece, even though the subject matter is equally uncomfortable. More thought, less vent. Well written.
woooohh! straight from the hip Rob!
I'll leave you to decide.
Comment is about repeating wasted journeys (blog)
Wed 15th Jun 2016 19:04
Rose - Is this poetry, prose or a page from the diary of a spurned woman? I didn't particularly like it, as I know you can write so much better, more worthy pieces, but if you needed to vent, so be it. xx
Wed 15th Jun 2016 19:00
lousy bloke indeed Lynn,but we lovely women always survive,whatever they throw at us.Females rule!! yaye!
Wed 15th Jun 2016 18:39
Lynn - your generosity knows no bounds because you are too kind. Glad you liked it.
Comment is about Haiku: Lullaby (blog)
Wed 15th Jun 2016 18:38
Hi Rose, good poem, lousy bloke...
Wed 15th Jun 2016 18:35
we are talking angels here,are'nt we Jems? loved it!
Comment is about Deeds for the dead (blog)
Original item by Jemima Jones
Wed 15th Jun 2016 18:31
Perfect haiku, Rob, well done indeed, love it!
Wed 15th Jun 2016 18:28
Col,is that a blue meanie meaning,or are you just feeling down at the mouth? aww,hope not chuck!
J.J.yes,we are fools to ourselves at times.
Wed 15th Jun 2016 17:48
Stu -thanks for the comment, but lets not go there!
Wed 15th Jun 2016 17:39
Wed 15th Jun 2016 17:00
Exquisite. How lovely it would be to have this as a POTW contender.
Wed 15th Jun 2016 16:52
I see many references to the unknown future of an "out"
vote yet surely the greater concern is what is ahead
within the EU - considering the insidious stealthy
creation of what is now a political supra-national entity.
The creeping ingestion of the various nation states is more
appropriate to a "python" than Major's tortuous analogy.
And why this fear of isolation when the wide world
watches and waits beyond?
To paraphrase an old saying:
Faint heart never won fair trade.
Comment is about Decision Made (blog)
Original item by David Lindsay
Wed 15th Jun 2016 16:28
M.C. - many thanks. High praise indeed. much appreciated.
Wed 15th Jun 2016 16:16
Perfect = practice. And this is probably as near as it gets
in this particular style.
Wed 15th Jun 2016 16:13
I enjoyed this very apt EU vote "take" on an old song.
The conclusions are probably uncomfortably close to
the truth when it comes to a bit of finger-pointing.
Comment is about Euro Hocus Pocus (blog)
Wed 15th Jun 2016 15:49
Graham's comment made me laugh.
Comment is about Haiku: Donor (blog)
Wed 15th Jun 2016 15:48
Beardy tickles ;)
Comment is about Haiku: Blushing (blog)
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