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jennifer Malden

Mon 26th Jul 2021 11:21

Hello John, Interesting to hear about the verger's job. Agree absolutely about remembering ALL who fought with us in the war. I was quite moved to see how many there were from the Indian subcontinent, and then went off to see a friend. A book was open on the table with 'Namasthe', an Indian/Nepalese greeting, written in Italics on the page, and I can't believe it was a coinicidence! The ways of the Gods are infinite'.
Thanks for the comment on The War Cemetery., Jennifer

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d.knape

Tue 20th Jul 2021 12:40

Thanks for the compliment
it's easily
far better than something
derogatory!

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d.knape

Thu 24th Jun 2021 00:09

Ole Gert may tell you where stuff goes but also...
Where you can put it!
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Rasa Kabaila

Sat 22nd May 2021 06:18

John! Your poem 'Ikea' made me laugh our loud and I'm still smiling after reading it! Gosh we can all relate to that poem in our domestic lives. Thank you for this. 😃

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d.knape

Tue 11th May 2021 20:32

Thanks for explaining that John Coopey.
I will start going there
as opposed to
the Bath Room.

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d.knape

Tue 11th May 2021 04:18

Dunny? what is a Dunny?
I'm from Texas so you have to explain.
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Your Royal Poetess

Mon 8th Mar 2021 21:19

Thank you for your comment, I enjoyed reading your poems😊

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d.knape

Thu 11th Feb 2021 13:55

You can't go down
to Ikea again
it's all to no avail,
for even if
you could return
your ship"s already sailed!

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 27th Jun 2020 18:57

Hi JC - as a matter of interest, in the YouTube video of Jolson singing
"Toot, toot, Tootsie", he does not wear "black face". He was a real
powerhouse of an entertainer and it's easy to see how the songs
he chose made him so popular from the 20s onwards. A footnote:
The song "Sonny Boy" was apparently written as a joke by its
writers when Jolson pressed them for material. He loved it! And
made it one of his biggest-ever hits among many.

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d.knape

Wed 10th Jun 2020 04:17

John Coopey tries to take wing and fly from wooden steps.
He was airborne for 20 seconds before he fell into Mrs. Borden's
carrot patch. Unortunately, he survived.

(just kidding, just kidding.)

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d.knape

Wed 10th Jun 2020 04:12

I wear a helmet and
a bullet-proof vest
at all times.
haha.
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M.C. Newberry

Fri 5th Jun 2020 14:44

Hi JC - in your blog "Hideaway", you refer to "George Lloyd" when
you meant "George Floyd". I actually knew the real George Lloyd -a
disgracefully neglected British composer who lived near me in the
years prior to his death.
MC

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 11th May 2020 14:27

Hi JC - a PS about Victor Goddard.
He experienced possibly the most famous "slip through time" ever recorded in history when in 1936 he flew over the near-derelict site
of Drem Airfield in Scotland in a heavy storm. He suddenly saw in bright sunlight a meticulously accurate vision of its airfield as it was
to be four or five years later, with the yellow monoplanes which
had not yet been invented being wheeled out by mechanics in the
brown overalls which had not yet been adopted.
In 1937 he contributed a major counter espionage coup when a
visiting delegation of German dignitaries came to Britain to seek
an alliance at the urging of the pro-German Brown House Group.
The idea was that with Britain's control of the seas and its
colonial resources, and Germany's envisaged control of Europe
(nothing new under the sun, is there??), together the two countries could rule the world. Pretending to be pro-Nazi, Goddard fed the
visiting WW1 flying ace Udet with disinformation, convincing the latter who had been entrusted with the technical plans for the new Luftwaffe that Germany should not build four-engined bombers.
Udet swallowed this but committed suicide when he realised he
had been fooled and that Britain had achieved a "bomber edge"
by building the very four-engined bomber that he Udet had been persuaded to abandon.
There are other examples of this man's amazing active life but
this is a good example ot be going on with. You are certainly on
the button about him being a man who helped save Britain.

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Philipos

Wed 6th May 2020 13:23

John - Bands in the Mall - maybe one day eh? Thanks. P

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Hazel

Thu 24th Oct 2019 19:24

Thanks for the comment John on Love Me, wrote while in hospital after a hip operation

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d.knape

Tue 24th Sep 2019 17:37


Your fancy title stunned
yet we accepted it in fun
in fear of looking dumb
"Custodian" it becomes.

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John Coopey

Wed 18th Sep 2019 23:07

I suppose I was feeling a bit spikey at the time I wrote that comment, Ray. I’d just had another poem removed; puzzlingly, it was from 2017! Not a re-post, you understand, but the original. It kind of implied that it was Not offensive in 2017 but is now! Odd.

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raypool

Wed 18th Sep 2019 19:48

Hi John. I didn't want to get bogged down on the discussion board when it seems to functioning quite well without my further intervention. But I did enjoy your heavily loaded references to "offensive" literary material, and thought it was not only relevant but entertaining in its take on the moderation process, which I have noticed in the past has been levelled against you. But I'm pleased to say you don't lie down!

regards, Ray

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John Coopey

Mon 16th Sep 2019 22:05

Just seen this, MC. (We’re on hols in Devon). Thanks for letting me know. I checked back to see I got an ultimatum to amend it or it would be deleted. I don’t know what the offending wording was. Because it’s deleted (ha ha).
Hey ho.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 2nd Sep 2019 23:09

Hi JC - my email told me there were two comments today-02/09/19- on your old blog "Old, Racist and Thick". When I logged on to read them, I discovered that your entry of that title had been removed and
that only GS's comment was visible to read. No attribution to the
moderator involved and the time lapse between posting your blog
and the two comments referred to only serves to beg the question
why now?

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Philipos

Sat 31st Aug 2019 09:12

Apparently Adolph visited the UK at one time pre-war. Sod he was his Luftwaffe planes bombed houses in our street. I was under the stairs with Mum - I didn't have a clue what was going on but Mum was having sniffy words with someone called God. The body never forgets these events - I still startle at the sound of a car back firing or the like. P. ?

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Don Matthews

Sun 21st Jul 2019 10:14

John I can't believe
The record people haven't
Signed you with a contract
With such fantastic talent

Tra la la la la la la la la

(I would sound like a wounded dingo....? )

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Don Matthews

Sun 21st Jul 2019 10:07

John you must check comments
On your profile page
More than once in several months
Someone might want engage

How would you feel if someone
Gave you heaps of praise
And you ignored them several months
The giver would go crazed

On other hand they could John
Curse you on and on
You wouldn't know but others would
(You need to check more often.....) ?

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 21st Jun 2019 19:30

Hi JC - a follow-up to your comment earlier today on my own profile
page. Whilst I was unsuccessful in completing an online contribution
here's a thought. IF you have a PayPal account it would be easy for me to send you the sum I would have sent previously - which you
could then use towards your chosen charity before you succumb to
stress and strain brought on by your efforts. Remembering a certain
Henry Ford of motor car fame:" Exercise is bunk. If you're healthy,
you don't need it and if you're sick you shouldn't take it." Boom-boom! ?

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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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M.C. Newberry

Sat 4th May 2019 12:25

Hi JC - it would have been fun to meet up in Devon and put the
world to rights but having just completed my "family birthday" visit
to my old stamping ground, another trip isn't on the cards yet.
I recommend a small hotel if you like to plan ahead - called The Downs, it has a great position overlooking Lyme Bay with views to Portland Bill on a fine day. It has numerous awards for its food &
service, with two great hosts in Kate and Ed. Worth checking out
online if you go to Torquay. I always have the same front room,-
with a balcony, ideal for an in-room breakfast on a sunny day! They even welcome dogs (& well behaved owners ho-ho) so that
gives some idea of their flexible family-orientated approach. I was
impressed enough to recommend them on "Trip Advisor". In this
case, small is great!
Cheers,
MC

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 28th Apr 2019 17:23

thanx for commenting on 'sonnet 91...' John - yes, I think even the die hard politically motivated are now thoroughly sick of it all. You sound surprised at me turning my hand to 'form' poetry - I think I do it more than most - I really enjoy writing to a style - sonnet is probably my favourite and most utilised form of it.
I appreciate your comments
Ian

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 22nd Apr 2019 16:40

Hi JC - regarding your I Walk The Line charity appeal - I
went to the link provided and "joined" via the procedure
on offer, completing the process right through - trying
via Paypal with an endless buffer on view to donate. I then
tried via my bank card - with the same endless buffer
for "processing donation". After many minutes waiting for
completion, I gave up and signed off - unsuccessful in my
effort to donate. Sorry.
MC

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d.knape

Thu 7th Feb 2019 12:01

Coopey is loopy
a name that is fun,
A groupie named Coopey
is a poet named John.


wink.

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 23rd Oct 2018 16:40

Thanks for your insightful comments on 'Blood Brothers In Arms' John - glad you liked it. I'm pleased about your churches stance on symbolism - I think too many people get wound up about symbols when it is the act of remembering human suffering that is the crucial point - and by that I mean ALL human suffering of any race, creed or culture
cheers mate
Ian

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Shirley Smothers

Wed 22nd Aug 2018 17:00

Hello John, thank you for your support of my poem BROKEN EGG SHELLS. It's nice to visit with you again. I don't post much anymore.

Thanks,
Shirley

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Tue 16th Jan 2018 09:58

Thanks for that John.

I'll try and linger a little longer

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 6th Jun 2017 21:29

thanks for commenting on 'This Flower' John - I'm pleased you liked it - apologies for delay in replying
Ian

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 16th Apr 2017 18:47

I hope you're working on a victory stanza JC

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 16th Apr 2017 17:44

Hi JC - got your update about the TCT on my profile page.
And, as a great man once used to declare: Action this day!

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 14th Feb 2017 20:45

"Loose canon"? I knew you were connected to your local
church but I didn't realise you were such a big shot as to
be a member of the cathedral chapter my dictionary
mentions - and a wayward one at that. Boom-boom!?

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ken eaton-dykes

Sat 4th Feb 2017 23:42

Hi John.

One fact about over weight earlobes. No matter how big they'll never rub together. (Doesn't bear thinking about)

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AM Cash

Fri 23rd Dec 2016 22:03

Will a Brexiter ever admit they were wrong, even when democracy is destroyed in those countries that only joined because they wanted to be with us.

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John Coopey

Tue 27th Sep 2016 19:12

Thanks, Ray. I'll bow to your research. We'll check them out next time we're down.

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raypool

Tue 27th Sep 2016 18:52

HI John I'm quoting from a book called Southern branch lines - plenty of pics in there. I'll list the relevant lines concerned on this conundrum!
1. Brockenhurst - Bournemouth via Ringwood and Hurn, closed 1935.
2. Brockenhurst Ringwood Dorchester .

3 Brockenhurst - Broadstone Junction.

4 Ringwood - Christchurch

Holmesley is no the old station tearooms with the trackbed forming a road (quote). Wimborne an industrial estate. I travelled the road from Brockenhurst towards Ringwood which is pretty much a main road. I don't have an old road map but maybe this might have replaced the track bed, albeit much more twisting! I couldn't find an alternative site for a line , but the station backs right on to that road. Have fun. Also there is a little preserved station called Breamore, near Fordingbridge(also served) which was ran north south.
Have fun. Cheers Ray.

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steve mellor

Sat 27th Aug 2016 21:50

Hello John

Many moons since last we met, but really chuffed you enjoyed Fatty McL. I do value your thoughts.
My writing seems to have slowed (far too content with life) and am now living in Leicestershire with little chance to haunt the poetry world that exists a little further north.

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ken eaton-dykes

Sat 6th Aug 2016 09:55

I should imagine the big G is fed up of meeting people by now.

He might though spare an extra minute for you, having the same initials as his lad.

Cheers KED

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raypool

Sat 30th Jul 2016 11:58

It's never too late, John ! Thanks.

(Getting a grip).

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ken eaton-dykes

Mon 25th Apr 2016 11:03

Hi J.C. Thanks for your kind comment, much appreciated.

Next time your in Brid. order the coffee close your eyes and play Cliff Richards Summer Holiday (ugh) into the earpiece, from that new fangled portable music thingy-ma jig in your pocket

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steve mellor

Sat 30th Jan 2016 09:53

Hi John
You caught the spirit, as usual.
Long time no-see, but am currently living in Scotland with new partner, and it was on the way back up north that the pheasant/quail met its end

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Jim Trott

Tue 26th Jan 2016 17:55

Hello John

Thanks for your comments on "Martha Street"

Glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks also for reminding me about Gerry Rafferty. Am now about to search for my old Stealers Wheel LPs!

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Vicki Ayers

Wed 13th Jan 2016 19:41

Thanks for reading & commenting on 'nice try!' - I shall make sure the graffiti is removed ;-)!! Xx

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 5th Jan 2016 16:03

thanks very much for commenting on Black Christmas - really pleased that you liked it. As always, an insightful response, no mother would ever want her son down the pits - but, in an age when the stigma of the dole shamed hard working men from going on it, the mines were often the only alternative to earn a living - as many of my classmates found. Luckily, I didn't need to. Apologies for not responding sooner - I really must get my act together in 2016. Cheers
Ian

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luuu4444

Wed 28th Oct 2015 19:37

hello Mr.Coopey
I found your sample ''Ikea'' hilarious
It pictures the struggles most of us have while building up an IKEA shelve or other products of the same company.

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 18th Oct 2015 19:06

your comment on 'Don't Pay The Poets' - succinct as always John

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