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David Subacchi

Mon 9th Nov 2015 16:31

Thanks Cynthia. I don't know which is more haunting, the crash of waves or the beat of a military drum.

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raypool

Mon 9th Nov 2015 14:59

Thanks Cynthia and Stu. I'm never sure on these deeper thought poems whether they will click, they demand involvement. Stu, it can take a whole lot of time learning the hard way - I think success and fame bring more problems in self discovery . In partnerships we can project our neuroses onto our partners, and not realize. Be prepared at all times!!

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Nigel Astell

Mon 9th Nov 2015 14:29

Ecstasy sends love
into a domain
that is both
dark and light
you see when
no longer blind.

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Nigel Astell

Mon 9th Nov 2015 14:01

Thanks Ray you were spot on!

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Stuart A Paterson

Mon 9th Nov 2015 13:52

Thanks Stu, glad you enjoyed it. First time I've written about Skye despite umpteen visits. When I took that photo at that time, near Staffin, it hit a note, especially thinking of the land risings at Braes & Glendale in the late 19th century.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 9th Nov 2015 13:48

Good grief, Anita, the final comment wasn't about your poem!

It was a general observation about how some people are addicted to finding 'symbolism' in every blooming thing or sentence, and this 'addiction' is a PITA, because they never let-up, never let something just 'be'. Patricio's take was very interesting, and highly possible. I surely thought you got my intent with the smiley face and the final comment. I spoke as though I knew you well, and that was an error. Sharing poetry does that to me, and I've got to be more careful. Please accept my apologies.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 9th Nov 2015 13:33

Good one, David. I really like the opening and closing linkage. The metaphor seems, simultaneously, both subtle and strong. Not sure why.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 9th Nov 2015 12:46

Simply super, in attitude and poetical construction.

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Stu Buck

Mon 9th Nov 2015 10:41

especially amusing because its a bass player. unfairly lambasted throughout history, it reminds me of the joke...

What's the first thing a bass guitarist says when he knocks on your door?

"Pizza!"

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Stu Buck

Mon 9th Nov 2015 10:38

keith moon eat your heart out! liked this lynn, its funny and a little bit sad...

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Stu Buck

Mon 9th Nov 2015 10:37

this projects brilliantly both the dreams one has and the harsh realities. well written and enjoyable.

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Stu Buck

Mon 9th Nov 2015 10:35

this is clever graham. the whole idea of ones life as a play has, of course, been done before but the last two lines make it something bigger, tonged with sadness and regret. enjoyed!

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Ledger de la Bald

Mon 9th Nov 2015 08:13

Crikey Lynn, he's really throwing himself into the wild side aint he! Good one. Ledger

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DavidAddington

Sun 8th Nov 2015 23:40

I think it is esoteric in places and I have other scribbles in the same vein which are thematic of this type of thing: shamanism, mystique, destiny kind of thing.

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DavidAddington

Sun 8th Nov 2015 23:38

Thanks Graham. I will defo look at that. It was a bit spare of the moment - punk DIY ethos to how I view art.

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 8th Nov 2015 23:23

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 8th Nov 2015 23:22

Intrigued David,
Personally I love the words but not the layout. Certain words here need to start each line. It's all great stuff but needs a shake up. Line five is wonderful.

Well done.

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David Subacchi

Sun 8th Nov 2015 22:33

You can find more of my work simply by searching on line for DAVID SUBACCHI.

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John Coopey

Sun 8th Nov 2015 22:15

Very vivid autumnal portrayal, Graham.
I too enjoyed "deft as a scrumping schoolboy" among many other images.
(My money's on the moggie).

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John Coopey

Sun 8th Nov 2015 22:09

These were brave if reluctant heroes, MC.
A fitting tribute to one man and all those others.

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John Coopey

Sun 8th Nov 2015 22:06

Are they trying to pair us off, Ledge?
They must be "potty".

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John Coopey

Sun 8th Nov 2015 22:01

The video of this boy's death is quite sickening but needs to be seen if there is any hope it was not in vain.

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Harry Palmer

Sun 8th Nov 2015 21:57

Thanks for reading and commenting PLG.

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Anita Connor

Sun 8th Nov 2015 21:52

Reminded me of my childhood Lynn. We didn't have Halloween s we spent time making guy fawkes to burn. Fraid he plays no part these days, just organised fires and fireworks! I did feel for your poor guy! Thanks for the memory!


Anita

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Greg Freeman

Sun 8th Nov 2015 21:34

I remember Patricia Hayes, Graham. I think Jeremy Reed is in touch with his feminine side, but I'm not sure that is the look he is aiming for. Interesting.

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Julie Anne Sugden

Sun 8th Nov 2015 19:23

Loved this poem, especially the last line.

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Julie Anne Sugden

Sun 8th Nov 2015 19:18

Thanks for the comments. The poems I've put on so far are fairly old. It takes me ages before I'm happy enough with anything to let anyone see it. I don't do enough writing but will perhaps be inspired to do more.

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Julie Anne Sugden

Sun 8th Nov 2015 18:57

Ha! Yes bog should be dog!!

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Patricio LG

Sun 8th Nov 2015 18:13

powerful... War is now!. Very good.

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Patricio LG

Sun 8th Nov 2015 17:02

Thank you mark. For your kindness

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Lynn Hamilton

Sun 8th Nov 2015 16:23

Thanks Guys! Sorry couldn't resist. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. If I had been around in that era I think my choices would have been a convent or being burnt. I think I know witch. X

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Ledger de la Bald

Sun 8th Nov 2015 15:23

Thanks for your comment M C . I shall not cease in my labours until the world is crying with laughter!

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Ledger de la Bald

Sun 8th Nov 2015 15:18

Ha-you're not the first to suggest that Graham: who knows, one day John & I may find ourselves in the same place at the same time. Look out world!

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Stu Buck

Sun 8th Nov 2015 15:09

so true! i was so anxious to be liked during my teens and a bit after i spent the whole time pretending to be someone i thought others would enjoy. then i realised the only people that mattered were those who liked you for who you are and not for the image you project.

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Stu Buck

Sun 8th Nov 2015 15:07

lot of art is people trying to describe themselves, throwing darts at a vignette that's always shifting a little to the left of where they thought it was.

this is so good it deserves exaggerated punctuation!!!!

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Stu Buck

Sun 8th Nov 2015 15:05

thanks ray. i actually felt exhausted after writing this, surely the sign that it was worth it!
as a happily married man i feel able to write things like this without being too defensive, if that makes sense

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Stu Buck

Sun 8th Nov 2015 15:04

i hope you get it!
i hope!

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raypool

Sun 8th Nov 2015 15:02

Brave, very moving and refreshing . It all seems so natural and real . You may have unleashed some gremlins with this Stu. I hope it doesn't deteriorate into a mindless and confused rant.

I think there is often an initial attraction between same sex at an early age - and what could be more healthy as the psyche tries to adjust itself to the demands and rigours of society? I would imagine there would not have been quite the same castigation had it been a boarding school . I just don't know.

Ray

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John Bastard

Sun 8th Nov 2015 14:51

i think i get it.
i think.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 8th Nov 2015 13:05

Surely, the voice and view of the "silent majority". The
repeat of the title throughout adds to the strength of
conviction...and the "joining together of hands" to gain
strength in adversity.
There are times and occasions when each of us becomes
subjected to powerful influences beyond our immediate
control and our ultimate salvation is to retain our humanity
as far as possible so that we can face life and our fellows
thereafter free from the corrosive indictments of shame and guilt.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 8th Nov 2015 13:01

Powerfully felt - powerfully put: lest we forget the price
paid by innocence in defence of wider interests beyond their control.
The need to remember sadly equates with the continuance
of conflict somewhere in this world of ours. The poppy
is the emblem of the desire to remember and regret the loss above rejoicing in victory while acknowledging that
the victory allows us the freedom to do both.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 8th Nov 2015 12:42

Reading this on Remembrance Sunday morning makes me
wonder how many thoughts of the lost in war turned to
home and images of other more carefree days as they
endured the horrors of conflict in far-away places.
Evocative - and a welcome antidote to the downsides of
life.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 8th Nov 2015 12:32

As for any double act with J. Coopey Esq., it would be
fascinating to see how that "panned out"! But it's for
sure there would be smiles and chuckles a'plenty -
always welcome in a world often in need of cheering up.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 8th Nov 2015 11:51

Thank you Amanda. Now very slightly updated when I
tuned in for the Cenotaph ceremony.

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 8th Nov 2015 11:27

Sorry, but am I the only one who thinks this picture of Jeremy is a dead ringer for Patricia Hayes who used to accompany the comedian Arthur Haynes?

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 8th Nov 2015 11:26

Classic Tale LdlB! Ever thought of doing a double act with Mr Coopey?

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David Moore

Sun 8th Nov 2015 09:52

Lynn, humorous and sharp

It is a very strange thing we do on Guy Fawkes night, celebrating the death of a man who today people might hail as a hero (irrespective of whether he was then or not) of course he was then considered nothing more than a terrorist.

Maybe in time the effigy will change its form, when we find an enemy who can unite us in pack like hatred.

personally, I can do without the spectacle.

David

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Amanda Van Gorder

Sun 8th Nov 2015 07:46

Beautiful

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Wendy

Sun 8th Nov 2015 06:21

Thankyou for your comments having my mum with eltzimers for 25years and seeing her laugh and crying when she was ill and not even knowing or liking me most of the time because of her illness. There are reasons for hoping our future can be free from hatred for our children's sake Regards Wendy

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Wendy

Sun 8th Nov 2015 05:58

Hello Sara E many people will recognise your words and there meanings keep writing them down it always helps in more ways than you think Wendy .

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