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Nigel Astell

Thu 19th Sep 2019 15:28

Graham you got in touch when there was a problem on one of the sites.
I wonder if you could send some more advice or put me in touch with someone because I have lost my like button on last two new blogs sent.

Thanks Nigel

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Chrystel Roberts

Fri 30th Aug 2019 09:32

Appreciate the comment, Graham

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Don Matthews

Tue 13th Aug 2019 09:21

Graham - our young WOLer dk seems to have taken a liking to you....

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d.knape

Sun 21st Jul 2019 02:47

My poetry is
the silent killer.

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Mae Foreman

Sat 20th Jul 2019 14:24

That was one excellent piece! Deep and steeped with symbolism, impeccable on so many levels! Loved it?
Mae

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d.knape

Sat 20th Jul 2019 14:22

see this morning's poem.

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d.knape

Wed 26th Jun 2019 11:28


"words are but pictures of our thoughts"
a great line...was it yours?

please increase font so old guys like myself can read it.
I had to squint real hard.

"some of my thoughts
should Not be put into words"---Po Wit

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d.knape

Tue 25th Jun 2019 18:50

is it YOU who writes the intros for poem of the week?
if so, I would like to say they are outstanding.
some of the best writing is in those reviews.

If you are not writing them,
shame on you!

?

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d.knape

Sat 11th May 2019 03:13

can't believe the great Graham Sherwood would read my poem.
thank you so much. I consider it an honor.

by the way, wasn't there a forest named after you?

wink.

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keith jeffries

Sat 20th Apr 2019 19:12

Graham,

Thank you for such constructive criticism which I appreciate enormously. I make no distinction between people of faith and no faith. My problem, for the want of a better word, is not with God, but with the Institution of the Church which is manifestly corrupt and not worthy to represent Christ for whom it should be his representative on earth. For this reason I no longer attend church, yet thankfully this impasse has not damaged my personal faith.

I wrote this poem as someone who has lived for many years abroad. On my return I could make a clear comparison between the country I left to the one I now find. People are being knifed nightly on our city streets, which is an example of violence. Second the appearance of hampers in Supermarkets inviting customers to donate food to the local food bank. This was unheard of. Yet the Government proudly declare that we are the sixth strongest economy on the planet. My last example, as an ex serviceman, is to see fellow ex service men living rough on the street, sleeping in shop door ways with mental health issues. Something is seriously wrong here.

My perspective is therefore somewhat different to most people who have witnessed these gradual changes.

I donĀ“t write out of a sense of judgement but out of indignation, not as a Christian but as a fellow human being. The Church can go and hang. Recently my local parish church put out an appeal for 10,000 quid for the restoration of its bell tower, but what about Private James Bladdon down the road sleeping rough with a bottle of vodka concealed in a brown paper bag.?

My poetry often focuses on social and moral issues. I endeavour not to offend rather to highlight the plight of the less fortunate.

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my article. This I do appreciate.

Kindest of Regards
Keith

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Mon 4th Feb 2019 13:25

Graham, what's happened to all of your poems mate?


we're glad to see you back on!

cheers!


P&S XX

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Brian Maryon

Fri 1st Feb 2019 22:51

Welcome back Graham. Without even posting anything you have increased Wol's quality.

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Greg Freeman

Fri 1st Feb 2019 21:31

Good to see you back, Graham!

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