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Tue 24th May 2016 22:54
there are always places for poetical *faeces* and here is as good as any
and this-is-as good as any
Comment is about Shit I've done (blog)
Original item by Wolfgar
Tue 24th May 2016 22:44
my <o> <o>'s adored this!
Comment is about Haiku: Unpaired (blog)
Original item by Rob J Mann
Tue 24th May 2016 22:41
"there but for the grace" will always sum up the appreciation of how lucky we are not having to walk in their shoes.
well written Martin.
Comment is about Under the bed (blog)
Original item by Martin Elder
Tue 24th May 2016 22:22
thanks Martin and Tony.Martin-(funny funny) but yes extremely fit.Tony,good advice matey will 'try' and comply
Comment is about hanging up the gloves (blog)
Original item by Rose Casserley
Tue 24th May 2016 22:20
I like the `extras` in stanza two best (the aftercare and the magic carpet rides being `free`.
(plus the dolphins rodeo-riding the keepers)
Keep `em comin`
Comment is about You Should Have Been Here Yesterday (Copenhagen Unicorns And Stockholm Starfish) (blog)
Original item by Suki Spangles
Tue 24th May 2016 22:08
Delightful rhymed account of an old tale.
(What some of those mean old Scots will do just to get out of paying child support)
Comment is about The Legend Of Finn MacCool (blog)
Original item by Trevor Alexander
Tue 24th May 2016 21:57
Just before going away on a few days break, we were fascinated by the way two robins, which had nested in our plump fern bush, were darting in and out all day.
Your lines four and five describe it exactly. Not only that, but
your lines ten and eleven describe (also exactly) the bit of foliage they had pulled back to facilitate entry.
(They`d hopped it when we got back, leaving a scrumpy little bit of a nest)
Comment is about Rush Hour (blog)
Original item by Graham Sherwood
Tue 24th May 2016 21:53
This is a nice one ... :) ... Hope the people in city of new york jobs read it once and may be nostalgic too ...
Comment is about New York Snow (blog)
Original item by James Butler
Tue 24th May 2016 21:42
Probably a true account of the minds of the majority as
we approach the big vote.
The problem is that those two last little stanzas (with which you have ended so succinctly) sound so chillingly final.
Comment is about Between A Rock & A Hard Place (blog)
Original item by Ian Whiteley
Tue 24th May 2016 21:41
hahaha .. this is a hilarious poem.
See if you can add some common interview questions and answers in www.myweekendjobs.com/blog/93-top-15-most-common-interview-questions-and-answers.html, in your next one, so that the job seekers find it fun while preparing ... :) ... All the best ...
Comment is about job interview (blog)
Original item by christine yates
Tue 24th May 2016 21:22
And lo it came to pass... bastards. Thank you for this very insightful poem.
Comment is about 'Following the Money' by Tim Ellis is Write Out Loud Poem of the Week (article)
Original item by Greg Freeman
Tue 24th May 2016 19:57
What political party voted which way?
Comment is about Last Night (blog)
Original item by Tim Ellis
Tue 24th May 2016 19:30
Harry - thanks for your (as always) thoughtful and
I certainly worry about the speed with which uncontrolled migration (bringing its baggage with it)
is likely to affect the slowly matured social stability
and national identity of this small island nation that
has given so many lives in the cause of freedom.
It would be a painful irony if that freedom was merely
the excuse for many to leave (abandon) their own lands
rather than work towards their success. But then the
EU by its nature serves to stifle individual lands and
their ambitions in the "greater cause" of political
unification - something which, in all fairness - it has
always proclaimed to be its aim.
It has never been our way to be ruled from without -
and decisions by committee in such circumstances
are not "our bag", least of all when decisions are so
tightly regulated and widely influential within its own
ranks. We have the history: brave outward looking
explorers, traders, merchant venturers et al that
took our name around the world. Are we now to be stifled within the strait-jacket of a mediocrity of
nations that happen to be close geographically yet
miles distant in so many other ways, prevented from
setting out our own stall before the world at large -
free from the constraint of an inward looking political
entity led by a Franco-German alliance still harbouring its age-old ambitions for continental domination?
We can do much better if we hold our nerve - as our
forebears did in other braver days that saw us so
successful far beyond these shores...especially now
that progress is largely artificial/mechanical, not in
need of the rising numbers of unemployed human
hands across the EU.
Comment is about THE TRUE COST (blog)
Original item by M.C. Newberry
Tue 24th May 2016 17:20
Tue 24th May 2016 17:12
Lynn - thank you for clearing that up. I always wondered what a woman wanted. Nice writing.
Comment is about you always wanted more (blog)
Original item by Lynn Dye
Tue 24th May 2016 15:41
Lynn - thanks very much for the like and the comment. Always appreciated. x
Comment is about Haiku: Left Behind (blog)
Tue 24th May 2016 15:40
Martin - Thanks mate. We aim to please!
Tue 24th May 2016 15:07
Indeed Ian. One of the 4 North Yorkshire Councillors who sensibly voted against fracking yesterday was in fact a Tory. It's getting harder just to trust a certain party to do what is right, you have to do the research yourself and work it out.
Tue 24th May 2016 15:01
Quite an affecting poem, Rose. Like the fourth verse especially. Re: gin and tonic. Write tipsy, edit sober.
Tue 24th May 2016 14:58
Nicely put Rose particularly like the line as supple as a ballerina. Those dancers are really fit (in the muscular sense)
Tue 24th May 2016 14:56
This is both humorous and maybe an interesting in sight in to some areas of the art world
Enjoyed your poem, Rick. The black dog can be hard to shake off, as can the memories of grammar school. Mine was run along military lines. Always surprised me how many kids seemed to like that rigid order. I was caned several times, and on one occasion deservedly so....cut off a girl's pigtail during an art lesson.
Comment is about "Dismal Claque" (blog)
Original item by Rick Gammon
Tue 24th May 2016 14:54
beautifully put Rob
Tue 24th May 2016 14:53
Wow what a story Rick and excellently written. I love the way its intertwined with the dog.
Tue 24th May 2016 14:52
The body of the poem (and the title) express perfectly the release of the pent up frustration of what your comment says.
For me, the `dash home` in the first line, and the `I ask you` in the last suggest some need of an explanation to an individual for some sort of offence caused.
Without this I think that the poem works superbly as a stand alone raw expression of the sheer emotional feel of the state of mind you talk about in your comment.
Comment is about naked (blog)
Original item by Stuart Buck
Tue 24th May 2016 13:48
Very female Lynne.
Tue 24th May 2016 13:46
I`m struck by the way the rhyme pushes itself into that long line.
But that picture (size-wise) seems to bully the rest of the poem to death.
Comment is about Have a shave (blog)
Original item by PatricioLG
Tue 24th May 2016 13:35
Indeed Greg - I was watching the decision on a live internet stream last night as I couldn't get to County Hall again. It was a terrible decision, but rest assured that anti-frackers here in Yorkshire are planning our next move as we speak. Thanks for your encouraging comments the rest of you. I have just posted my response to last night's decision on the WriteOutLoud blog. (In sonnet form, of course!)
Tue 24th May 2016 13:26
My reaction to the disgraceful decision by 7 of the 11 North Yorkshire County Council Planning Committee members to approve fracking at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.
Tue 24th May 2016 13:18
What a movingly lovely (and loving) poem.
I liked that first introductory stanza...particularly:
` Mid afternoon melts in through the curtains
Through the half open window`
Comment is about Age (blog)
Original item by Jon Darby
Tue 24th May 2016 13:10
Brexit are very wise to steer away from the economy (they will get a hiding on that score)
Immigration is (or could be) their strong point.
However, Mercel encouraged immigration into Germany because her aging population needed them to provide enough workers, replacement consumers and tax payers
to provide for itself...as does our own aging population.
Mercel is no fool - nor are we. While this situation lasts there will have to be immigration of some sort.
I think your main point is German hegemony in Europe...
which could be a real danger. However, it would seem that Britain`s presence (with France) as part of what would be a sort of controlling economic triumvirate in Europe is by far the best option to prevent that.
To our shame, twice has America been needed to come in and decide the domestic ills of Europe. (with Russia hovering menacingly at the edge)
The point is, however, is the economic fact that prospering nation enjoy
their prosperity by having fewer children (causing a dearth
of workers to service their ongoing prosperity..and also a
shortage of consumers to consume...and pay enough tax to
fund the pensions of the beneficiaries of prosperity...and also their own eventual pension requirements.)
Miss Alexandra Fiona Swarbrick
Tue 24th May 2016 13:08
this is very interesting and mysterious
hope you well
I am having a break for a few months from performing
take care :)
Comment is about Lob star (blog)
Original item by Miss
Tue 24th May 2016 13:01
Harry, you're the coolest Old Git I know.
Comment is about SIX OLD GITS (blog)
Original item by John Coopey
Tue 24th May 2016 12:59
Thanks for seeing it for what it is Ray, I am poking fun.
It is self deprecating irony, sometimes that anyone should see merit in something is rather amusing, especially if you cant see it yourself.
Pleased you saw the attempted humour in it.
Tue 24th May 2016 11:56
Just been through all those lovely and wild Yorkshire wolds and moors. It doesn`t seem safe to leave all those fractures in the rocks beneath them.
I passed the Spar...where UCCAT were having some sort of a union meeting.
It`s good to hear a protest poem with something really solid to test it`s teeth on)
Comment is about Following the Money (blog)
Tue 24th May 2016 11:49
Thanks all... David... yes I did comment before.. I think it was regarding the mindset of young people... romanticising the idea of war. Not grasping the enormity, but how this is normal for young. So many reasons for this.
Thank you for the lack of opportunity... remarks. You immediately took me back to my fathers childhood...
When Grandma was left with seven mouths... The eldest, Ernie, joined the Coldstreamers as a boy soldier and sent all his money home... as he progressed... if getting wounded at Dunkirk, North Africa... Italy and Normandy (Cean) is progress! he sent every penny home which paid for his other brothers to get trades eventually.
Later when he was older and broken his brothers cared for him and his family in return never forgetting the great things he did.
Sadly Ernies one attempt at entrepreneurship failed, he had a box of brand new barrettes under his bed in Italy which he planned to make a profit from selling them to local hoods in Hull, but whilst wounded some joker nicked em....
He retired to raise canaries. Wounded forever in so many ways.
Comment is about Homage (blog)
Original item by Phil Kay
Tue 24th May 2016 11:48
(I`m that cool dude, second from the right)
And for Pete`s sake, keep away from bloody parachutes!
Tue 24th May 2016 11:44
I fear that this is an unveiled reference to personal adulation - but is worthy if the recipients deem it so !
Whatever the underlying motive, it has a certain charm of its own .
I like it especially for the humour David.
Tue 24th May 2016 10:25
I see North Yorkshire county council have now given the go-ahead to this, Tim, - despite all the protests http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/23/north-yorkshire-council-backs-first-uk-fracking-tests-for-five-years
Tue 24th May 2016 08:30
I agree and dig the poem. But should we really be so careful? Isn't there harm in holding back as well?
Comment is about Ego (blog)
Tue 24th May 2016 08:28
rings of kids but could defiantly mean something to anyone. Dig it.
Comment is about Lint (blog)
Tue 24th May 2016 06:28
Its a difficult subject well challenged here Phil.
I think you mentioned before the argument regarding servicemen only getting what they signed up for.
It is a valid debate, though I would argue that how could anyone ever know the true horror's to be had, unless and until they are had.
I have friends who now lean towards the passive stance regarding conflict, merely due to their own experiences. At least they speak from a position of real knowledge.
It should also be remembered by those on the accusatory side of the argument that many of these men signed up for lack of opportunity in the working communities they came from. Had they submitted to the pits or the fishing boats they undoubtedly would be hailed hero's.
The truth is some who judge and accuse have absolutely no idea what they are talking about, or even how the world works, or should I say doesn't.
Tue 24th May 2016 06:11
Thanks all for reading and comments.
Comment is about Sea caves (blog)
Tue 24th May 2016 01:33
There's a lot to take in here, but this stands out to me right off the bat..
"..freaking with ev-ery geek that she meets.."
seems some geeks like to spread it around indiscriminately..
Reminds me of some principles behind technocracy and some interesting theories on the possibilities of deep state politics within and surrounding such.
..maybe not exactly what you were saying here, but still, interesting stuff, Thomas,
please pardon if I've discolored any future interpretations
Comment is about Two of a Kind, A Perfect Match (blog)
Original item by Thomas Johnson
Tue 24th May 2016 01:01
Oh how I miss our poetry meetings in Leigh happy happy days and wow seems so long ago now m8. Your poems always make me feel calm. Speak soon
Mon 23rd May 2016 23:59
This is really very good Stuart - although I'm bloody hopeless at coming on here and making comments I really do enjoy reading your stuff - well done mate
Mon 23rd May 2016 23:38
thanks for the kind comments on 'Bayonet In The Shed' MC - wow - Kipling you say (hopefully the poet not the baker) thanks for the kind compliment - what with you and your Kipling and Stu referencing Billy Bragg - don't know whether to go old school or protest/punk. It's lined up to be rattled out as a song on my next CD - will have to decide quickly which direction to take it - thanks once again
Comment is about M.C. Newberry (poet profile)
Mon 23rd May 2016 23:36
Thanks for the kind comments regarding 'The Bayonet In The Shed' Wolfie - pleased you liked it - I know what you mean about the end lines - was a difficult write as 95% of it is true and it brought home a lot of memories
Comment is about Wolfgar (poet profile)
Mon 23rd May 2016 23:34
thanks for the kind and supportive comments re 'The Bayonet In The Shed' Stu - pleased you liked it - and very pleased indeed you referenced one of my all time favourite artists, Billy Bragg. It is lined up to be recorded on my next CD - just working on the style - but a Billy Bragg style - hmmmm
Comment is about Stuart Buck (poet profile)
Mon 23rd May 2016 23:32
Thanks so much for the comments and Like - I appreciate it
Comment is about The Bayonet In The Shed (blog)
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