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Jason Bayliss

Sat 15th Jun 2019 18:39

Hi Julia, I have to say I'm a bit blown away by your sample and first poem, "Room." I don't really know what to say, other than I've rarely been touched by written words in quite the same way.
Just excellent!
I don't think I've ever added anyone as a favourite from one poem before, brilliant, painful but brilliant.

J. x

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BlueGirlPoetry

Sat 15th Jun 2019 15:49

Ah Nigel....thank you for those lovely words and for making me feel so welcome.

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Lisa C Bassignani

Fri 14th Jun 2019 21:53

Danny,
All of our stories are to be continued...

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Lisa C Bassignani

Fri 14th Jun 2019 20:59

We are all still learning

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Jason Zane

Fri 14th Jun 2019 18:29

Thank You, Do.RoThY, for your kind words. I enjoy what I have read so far in your blogs. Inevitable reality sums many things up and reminds me to recognize and accept change (sometimes whether I like it or not!) and to realize it is just the "cycle of inevitability" as you state. It is not always easy to avoid stubbornness in these rapidly changing times. Also, I read your Bio and best of luck to you in finding your twin flame! ---J. Zane

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Do.RoThY

Fri 14th Jun 2019 18:07

I like your sample poems....from the begining to end....its a sattire, a fact bashing wordathelon....last stanza is awesome....keeping your sanity by excluding yourself from boisterous crowd...great write!! Two thumbsup!!

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Jason Zane

Fri 14th Jun 2019 17:57

Thank you, afishamongmany, for your kind and honest comment on my blog "Snob City". I have been enjoying myself as I browse your work and I especially enjoy the audio entries. Your voice is magnificent for vocal readings and it carries your stories well. Looking forward to reading and hearing more future work. Take care... J. Zane

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Nigel Astell

Fri 14th Jun 2019 16:59

Someone Into You

Blue into girl
girl into poetry
poetry into searching
searching into liking
liking into someone
someone into you.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 14th Jun 2019 11:25

Much enjoyed your use of the word 'tempered'. I do clearly remember 'tempered steel' and the 'well-tempered clavier'. My mother, in fact, used that word 'to temper' often. I had forgotten. I have used it myself, but not in recent years. And yet, it is one of the finest words I know. Almost a philosophy in itself.


'my' crutch, as opposed to 'a' crutch?

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 14th Jun 2019 10:57

Mae, you do make me smile. You're like an old fashioned tea kettle on the high boil.

When I was a young teacher, sharing a flat with a fellow teacher, I put our kettle on for teatime - and then forgot it - utterly. I think I was playing a favourite record, loudly, and probably dancing around with complete concentration. Spaced out!

It exploded! And the cloud that filled the apartment, plastered the ceiling and the windows, our books and our furniture, was just awful!

With such intense energy that you have, don't forget to turn down, or even off, sometimes. Don't explode.

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Tom

Fri 14th Jun 2019 09:48

Hi Lisa, thanks for your comment on Don't Look Into Their Eyes. Much appreciated. Tx

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Tom

Fri 14th Jun 2019 09:48

Hi Martin, thanks for your comment on Don't Look Into Their Eyes (and all the other ones too!). Much appreciated πŸ˜ƒ Tx

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Tom

Fri 14th Jun 2019 09:47

Hi Jennifer, thanks for your comment on Don't Look Into Their Eyes. Much appreciated πŸ˜ƒ Tx

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d.knape

Thu 13th Jun 2019 22:52


yeah, can't believe people buy those $1000 + phones.

soon they will implant phones in your head.
(that way you won't lose it.)
hahaha

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Wolfgar Miere

Thu 13th Jun 2019 20:06

I'm having fun Cynthia, taking the piss about me hiding behind the crutch of alcohol.

I'm having fun with all my photos.

David.

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Joshua Van-Cook

Thu 13th Jun 2019 17:23

Hi Martin, thank you so much for your kind words on 'Arrival'. I was asked by my sister to write a poem concerning immigrants/ immigration but given how things are so polarised at the moment, I have tried to be very careful in my framing. Granted, less so in the last stanza. πŸ˜‚
Anywho, thanks again,
- Josh

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 13th Jun 2019 17:16

I hope to be there too, Martin. Stu Buck is the guest poet - and that will be a treat!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 13th Jun 2019 17:11

What are you DOING with your photo!

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ChloΓ© Mballa

Thu 13th Jun 2019 06:25

Omg ... you have the greatest bio I’ve seen so far ( It’s so creative and well put together ). Gives a tiny glimpse into who you are

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d.knape

Wed 12th Jun 2019 23:55

thanks Martin the Elder.
by the way,
is that your wife's sweater???

πŸ˜‰)

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Laura Taylor

Wed 12th Jun 2019 16:34

Graham, I didn't understand your comment on the Manspreader poem. Can you explain please? Cheers.

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Nigel Astell

Tue 11th Jun 2019 15:17

Only got a couple of coppers Paul so you will have to spend another night in your cold dark cell!

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afishamongmany

Tue 11th Jun 2019 15:06

Hi Cynthia B.T. - Thanks for your kind words. And many thanks for the proof pick up. Feel free to flag up any you find. The little rascals, they're always popping up. πŸ˜ƒ
Sorry to hear that you've been poorly. Health and strength to you.

d.k. - sad to say I'm still often 'all at sea'. πŸ˜ƒ
Go well
><>

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Nigel Astell

Tue 11th Jun 2019 15:05

Same Again Please

Stockport poets followed right behind

the marching large black umbrella

The Nelson offered a wellcome hello

thin bearded man ran for his life

as the W O L takeover took place

a Monday night of cheer and laughter

well nothing much different happened then!

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d.knape

Tue 11th Jun 2019 12:26

never mind my last post
i see now you are male
and have lived in the ocean
many years.
when did you come to shore?

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d.knape

Tue 11th Jun 2019 12:23

Dear Afisha
thanks for your comment on
"Wireless World".
now...are you a man or woman
with a name like that
it's hard to tell.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 11th Jun 2019 10:44

Your work is so good! Thanks for your response to 'Pink Dress'.

Do check that tiny typo in your bio 'its currents are cruel'. (just because you're so good!)

Now that I'm better, I'll try to catch up with more of your work. With much pleasure, I'm sure.

Cynthia

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Martin Elder

Tue 11th Jun 2019 09:18

Thanks again for the poem Nigel.
Much appreciated my friend
see you next week
Martin

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Jane Briganti

Tue 11th Jun 2019 05:01

Thanks for the lovely comment on "A Game of Chess" and the continued support.😊

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Jane Briganti

Tue 11th Jun 2019 04:28

Hello Marin. Thank you for taking the time to comment on A Click Away & The Road Less Travelled. It's always great to hear from you. I hope life is treating you well!😊

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Mae Foreman

Mon 10th Jun 2019 13:22

Hi Martin! Thanks for liking "Meaning Lost" and for the encouragement! I love your samples especially "All our gods have abandoned us"! Colour me intrigued!
I have quite a lot of reading to do but from what I've seen I can tell that you are very good my friend!
Thank you 🎈
Mae

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d.knape

Mon 10th Jun 2019 00:49


On ordering a Mouse:

next time I purchase
I'll research its purpose!

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d.knape

Mon 10th Jun 2019 00:46

thanks Brian for your comment.
that photo is so YOU.
πŸ˜ƒ

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Do.RoThY

Sun 9th Jun 2019 11:25

I liked your sample poem, it has a musical flow, i enjoyed the read so much.....(thumbs up!!)

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Martin Peacock

Sat 8th Jun 2019 14:55

This is a good poem, Josie. There's a maturity to it which belies your tyro status. Nicely.

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d.knape

Fri 7th Jun 2019 23:10

What is s stew
but just some mush
throw in the towel
and other stuff
quite frankly It's
a sloppy bust
I'll stick to steak
in steak I trust!

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chris stevenson

Fri 7th Jun 2019 21:40

Hello , thanks for the comment ... watery feel to your bio' .. were
you at sea ? ...

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Kim Dutta

Wed 5th Jun 2019 15:06

Thank you Dorothy, for your - not liking, but liking, my Baby No 604, that's just the response I was hoping for. I'm not sure everyone gets it. Don't want to cause sadness but, felt I just had to speak for that baby and all of the other babies, even if it was only in a poem.

By the way, I love every one of your poems that I have read thus far. I'm brand new to WriteOutLoud, so am very much looking forward to my time here.

Take care.

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Philipos

Mon 3rd Jun 2019 22:56

Well John I guess we all miss the youth and vigour our earlier selves but apart from health, there must be some positives in getting on a bit, the younger generation I suppose. Great to see you still posting. P.

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d.knape

Mon 3rd Jun 2019 02:16

ha. good analogy between bees & wasps.
you sound like the voice of experience.

πŸ˜ƒ

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 2nd Jun 2019 22:46

Thanks Kevin, it's really appreciated. As you said, I like prose and verse, but also like writing in rhyme, it just seems to work better in my head, I need a rhythm you know? The jaberwock was one of the very first nicknames I ever had, partly because I could recite it at a very young age, and though no-one uses that name for me now, it's just always resonated for some reason. To be fair mate I always look for your posts too.

J.πŸ˜€

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kJ Walker

Sun 2nd Jun 2019 09:24

Hi Jason
I always look out for your postings because I like your rhymes and structures. Like yourself I enjoy reading prose, but prefer to write rhymes.
This is the first time that I have actually looked at your profile. I like your avatar with the Jabberwock/Dragon. and though I liked the picture I wondered why you chose it as your avatar. Glad that you explained that, it all makes sense now.

Cheers Kevin

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Philipos

Sat 1st Jun 2019 21:19

Just had a bonza run through your work. Glad you share my Antipodean style of humour. Don't they just tell it as it is. Had some wonderful experiences out there until I got to Alice Springs a way back, then climbed Ayres rock with a tour party. Upshot, I went off in the Flying Doctor plane back to Alice with a major heart attack being grounded with the Abos at the local hospital for a month. I was travelling alone but when I was given the green light to travel again on the Ghan train a month later, a whole platform of people had come to see me off. Always held the Aussies in high regard after that. Keep writing. Your work has appeal. But the best part is, it serves as a kind of creative therapy to us all. πŸ‘ Bestest. Philipos

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afishamongmany

Sat 1st Jun 2019 21:18

d.k. - thanks for writing poems that I like. πŸ˜ƒ
Nationality? I'm British born and bred but my parents were Estonian.
How about you?
Go well ><>

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Martin Peacock

Sat 1st Jun 2019 13:30

Ah! One of them is my nom de guerre and the other is mine for legal purposes. That, or I got confused when I initially set up this account, some years ago now - I seem to recall it asking if I wanted a username and the resultant confusion arose somewhere along the way. Not that this clears up the fundamental riddle, of course: why 'Richie Muster'? That, of course, is a different question.

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d.knape

Sat 1st Jun 2019 03:33

dear Afisha,
thanks for reading my poem.

by the way what nationality is Afishamongmany?

πŸ˜ƒ

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d.knape

Sat 1st Jun 2019 03:30

are you Martin Peacock?
or Richie Muster?
what is the story here?

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LEON STOLGARD

Fri 31st May 2019 12:38

neither dk just myself for what its worth

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Martin Elder

Fri 31st May 2019 08:57

I love this sample poem Heather. I too remember the summer of 76 what flaming months.
Nice one

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d.knape

Wed 29th May 2019 23:45


Moderation in all things
except extremism!

(have no idea what this means,
it just came to me.)

on a side note:
glad to see Notre Dame will be restored to exactly
how it was, not some monument to "Diversity".

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