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November -- by Member: Melyssa Sprott, USA -- added: 2/23/2019 4:22:00 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:

Dear Melyssa. This is another great poem! The introduction and conclusion comes together, and rounds the poem off perfectly. And some very well written imagery brought together. A very good write and one I enjoyed reading! Regards!

on 2/23/2019 8:45:09 PM

Butterflies -- by Member: Melyssa Sprott, USA -- added: 2/23/2019 4:09:53 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:

Dearest Melyssa. This is a great poem!!! It reads wonderful and there is some excellent rhyming. Especially in the last verse: "addiction", "affliction", "fiction" and "convictions". These four are difficult to bring together, but here they work perfectly. When I read poems, I sometimes read it a bit different than most readers, as it gives me a bit of deeper insight into the mood of the poet/poetess, and also reveals quite a bit of the flow of the thought process during the act of composing a poem. In this instance, I found meaning in bringing every last line together and it reads: "patiently, await my turn; this rapture could be my doom; a state of bliss for all to see; eternity spinning, carrying on; but fate no longer seems as cruel; the deepest, strongest of convictions." I find a lot of meaning in those lines. Thank you for sharing another of your beautiful poems. An excellent write! Regards! Conrad

on 2/23/2019 8:40:34 PM

Common Everyday lies -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 4/20/2012 7:35:47 PM

Frank Davis said:

Amusing but decidedly meaningful. What about when any agency of government claims, "The taxpayer is our number-one priority!" (Unless, of course, they really mean giving him or her a good soaking.) In any event, I thoroughly enjoyed this piece, Westly. Entertaining read!

on 2/23/2019 8:35:53 PM

The Saga of the Hero''s Song--- Page Two of Part One -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 2/23/2019 3:45:30 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:

Dear Dwayne! I'm becoming a fan of this story. It reads wonderful ! Great verse! Regards!

on 2/23/2019 8:28:01 PM

MUSKETEERS INSPIRATIONAL TITLE CHALLENGE 97- RESPONSE TO WILLIAM -- by Member: Rita Singh, India -- added: 2/23/2019 12:00:28 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:

Lovely poem Rita!!! Enjoyed reading !!! Regards! XXX

on 2/23/2019 8:24:56 PM

November -- by Member: Melyssa Sprott, USA -- added: 2/23/2019 4:22:00 PM

William Willis said:

Hi Melyssa, another excellent pen from you here.As the ills of November come calling, we dream of those blue velvet skies again. In mid winter they seem so far away. Enjoyed. Why not pen a poem with the title "AND YOU'LL GO FLY YOUR MAGIC CARPET HIGH ABOVE THE SKY" As per This Months Challenge Title. You are a talented poetess and I would be very interested what you will conjure up. Kind Regards. Wm.

on 2/23/2019 6:22:25 PM

MUSKETEERS INSPIRATIONAL TITLE CHALLENGE 97- RESPONSE TO WILLIAM -- by Member: Rita Singh, India -- added: 2/23/2019 12:00:28 PM

William Willis said:

Hi Rita, thanks for posting this lively tribute to Ray Sawyer and incorporating it into The Musketeers Challenge no.97. We are nearing the 100! Doctor Hook’s man with patched eye certainly took me on his magic carpet many times. Denis Locorraie.too.Their voices just dovetailed magnificently. I am elated that you and your husband are huge fans because they were a brilliant band. Myself and Claire spent last weekend pouring over some of the old YouTube Footage with a beer or two..The band were crazy dudes but they could play their instruments well. Ray was a hardened party ani.animal and will be "singing somewhere way beyond and high." What a chanter, as they say in Scotland. I too love Sylvias Mother, ,Beautiful Woman, More Like The Movies." We had "Years From Now" at the end of our Wedding DVD, with old photos of our family showing as it played. If I can give you heads up on another few beauties....."A Couple More Years On You Baby" "The Millionaire" and please check them out doing "Carrie" live. They were doped out their minds on weed and still nailed it. Shel Silverston sure picked a brilliant band to sing his words.Thanks for this Rita. Who would have guessed Dr Hook has great fans in faraway India.Amazing. The Power Of Poetry never ceased to amaze me. Wm*****/|\

on 2/23/2019 6:16:19 PM

Dockyard -- by Member: Charles Fisher, UK -- added: 2/23/2019 12:39:59 AM

William Willis said:

Hi Charles, The River Clyde had many a ship riveted and welded, especially in Clydeank. Your poem tells the sorry tale of UK industry. We used to make all these things, boats, cars,bridges and rolled the metal by using steel rollers that I used to make in my Foundry days. We shipped these rollers to other rolling mills all over the world. Padlock is on the gate now. I enjoyed this one, well and truly forged in UK. Wm.*****

on 2/23/2019 5:50:38 PM

What I bear -- by Member: Michelle Klemm, Germany -- added: 2/22/2019 6:35:27 PM

Michelle Klemm said:

It's quite interesting how people interprete this poem, so different from what I intended to say. Nevertheless thanks to everyone for reading and commending. And don't worry, my little darling is fine. :-)

on 2/23/2019 3:22:21 PM

Dreaming of Warmth -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 2/22/2019 8:07:02 PM

William Willis said:

Hi Betty, had a wee day trip to a countryside park this morning as the weather is changing It immediately makes us feel livelier as the fresh country air gets into our lungs I love the change in seasons but summer is everyone's favourite it seems Janko, I like "winding brooks of waters pristine Thru meadows and trees where warm breezes blow." There was a bit if warm air this morning too, which is unusual for Scot Land in February. Heading to garden Centre tommorrow for some pansies too. A lovely poem Betty, bring on the lighter days and heat. Wm.*****

on 2/23/2019 2:58:19 PM

Alpha -- by Member: Melyssa Sprott, USA -- added: 2/22/2019 2:33:14 PM

William Willis said:

Hi Melyssa, relationships work for couples in many different ways. I hear your affection and warmth Enjoyed. Wm.

on 2/23/2019 2:49:43 PM

Dreaming of Warmth -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 2/22/2019 8:07:02 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:

Thank you Betty for this poem, "Keep dreaming of warmth and enjoy the ride!". As we here await another blizzard, your poem warms me.

on 2/23/2019 2:49:34 PM

I TRAVEL -- by Member: rochish mon, India -- added: 2/13/2019 12:54:42 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:

Rochish your love for writing never more obvious then in this encouraging poem of traveling with "thoughts" and expressing them on paper.

on 2/23/2019 2:46:27 PM

Blues In Obit -- by Member: Shaunda Yvette, USA -- added: 2/14/2019 9:20:13 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:

Shaunda you truly have a gift of taking lines of songs and turning them into your own work. Love the poem and the color tones you used. the last line fabulous, "...It was corner pocket until I met you...".

on 2/23/2019 2:41:28 PM

The Same but Different -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 6/10/2015 10:41:04 AM

Frank Davis said:

Let us pray that "coming together with hope" can still happen. Our present country--and world--seem much divided. I admire this poem, Betty, for its lovely high-mindedness. Great work!

on 2/23/2019 1:28:38 PM

Frozen in Time -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 2/23/2019 11:08:55 AM

Betty Janko said:

Dear Frank, this was heart wrenching to read but compelling to any one who has experienced a lost love that ever haunts. Even at my ago I could still feel the emptiness from the past in this well expressed poem. I am so glad to see you again dear friend. *****, Betty

on 2/23/2019 1:13:06 PM

Asks.. -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 12/14/2011 7:43:18 AM

Frank Davis said:

Beautifully expressed. A philosophy of caring, empathy and kindness is powerfully portrayed. Heartwarming work, Nishu.

on 2/23/2019 12:57:54 PM

What I bear -- by Member: Michelle Klemm, Germany -- added: 2/22/2019 6:35:27 PM

William Willis said:

Hi Michelle, a disturbing pen of a child's life being cut short in a gruesome manner. We had a court case in Scotland last week whereby a little 6 year old child was abducted, raped and murdered by a 16 year old boy who was found guilty. The whole circumstances been devastating news for everbody in Scotland and it actually occurred in a small Scottish Island , Isle Of Bute where there is relatively no crime. This poem took me there. Kind Regards dear Michelle. *****

on 2/23/2019 12:50:39 PM

Lullabeast -- by Member: Melyssa Sprott, USA -- added: 2/22/2019 2:56:53 PM

Nishu Mathur said:

A powerful little verse - so much said in a few lines. What an apt metaphor and stirring poetry. So well written. Fondest

on 2/23/2019 12:15:07 PM

What I bear -- by Member: Michelle Klemm, Germany -- added: 2/22/2019 6:35:27 PM

Nishu Mathur said:

Dear Michelle, this is very sad - a poignant expression, so simply written, of an unbearable loss. Stoic, soulful and moving to read. Take care x

on 2/23/2019 12:13:43 PM

Dreaming of Warmth -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 2/22/2019 8:07:02 PM

Nishu Mathur said:

Sounds like my world - it’s very warm here and about to get hot. Lovely poetry, dear Betty, so pleasing to read and joyous in spirit. You are a very talented young lady - forever young x fondest

on 2/23/2019 12:11:55 PM

Frozen in Time -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 2/23/2019 11:08:55 AM

Nishu Mathur said:

This was heart wrenching to read, but a fine, a very fine and powerful piece of writing, Frank. Compelling to read - a picture in words, the heartache is portrayed so subtly and through some striking images. Fondest always.

on 2/23/2019 12:09:46 PM

ON THE SQUARE -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 9/16/2011 1:16:34 PM

Frank Davis said:

A lovely and gratifying portrayal. How attractive you make it all sound, Edwin. And, of course, staying on the square is certainly an admirable goal. High-level work, good poet!

on 2/23/2019 4:56:12 AM

Dreaming of Warmth -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 2/22/2019 8:07:02 PM

Frank Davis said:

Gorgeous warm-weather images uplift the spirit. Am not only weary of the cold, those short grey days are equally deflating. Thanks, Betty, for this outstanding piece of work--as well as your very kind review of my poem, "Winter Palace."

on 2/22/2019 11:08:52 PM

Lullabeast -- by Member: Melyssa Sprott, USA -- added: 2/22/2019 2:56:53 PM

William Willis said:

Sometimes little is more Melyssa. A wonderfully crafted piece depicted inner mental turmoil. A Five Star Award Winner. Wm. *****

on 2/22/2019 11:08:15 PM

Winter Palace -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 2/22/2019 11:38:21 AM

William Willis said:

Hi Frank, thanks for your comments re my Challenge poem dear sir and may I say it is great to have you back on here. A magestically described old bandstand, the Csars mention gave it added clout. Right word choice again dear sir. Wm*****

on 2/22/2019 11:06:12 PM

Dreaming of Warmth -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 2/22/2019 8:07:02 PM

Denis Barter said:

Gercha Betty! I've wanted and longed for the warmth of Spring and the heat of Summer, ever since Christmas passed! 30 snowfalls - all moved out by hand - and our 'balmy' temperature today? Plus 2 Celsius! Big deal! A big storm is headed our way for Sunday - forecasted since mid week! Perchance they could be wrong? Not a hope! Like the tax man, there's no respite in sight! Love the thoughts and pictures you paint with your poem though, and that does at least make me feel warm inside! All manner of winter records going by the wayside this winter. Enjoy your balmy days, and hope Mother Nature keeps well away from Texas and the Southern States! Very pleased to see you posting again with some nice reflective thoughts. We're doing okay and Pauline has improved quite a bit lately. Just finished watching a Midsomer Murders video - lovely way to relax and refurbish memories of my birthplace. This after another hour wielding my shovel! Fondest regards. Pauline and Denis.

on 2/22/2019 9:07:20 PM

96th Challenge , Every Heart Sings A Song Incomplete Until . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 2/21/2019 7:18:18 PM

Betty Janko said:

Dearest Eddie, your plate has certainly been overflowing of late! You and May have had your share of challenges but here you are! You once comforted me a while back when I was in the middle of moving and dealing with health problems as well, and gave be encouragement, well, I will do you the same. Make the more slowly, one room at a time, give your self time to heal, and let the ones you love help you along the way. The fact that you and May are together is a blessing and can keep your spirits up. My sister and I made a pact that we would always take turns having a bad day...if I was down she was up...and we would never have the same day! Lol! So far so good, although a very small kitchen has had some noisy misses. I pray each day finds your new 'song' a smoother road. God bless you both and keep you sheltered in His arms. *****, Betty P.S. We have made new friends since moving last July and even have some animals to make me happy. Lots of squirrels, a few Raccoons, and even a Fox and her kits who curl up to sleep in the chairs around the pool from time to time.

on 2/22/2019 9:02:15 PM

The Saga of the Hero's Song -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 2/22/2019 3:23:44 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:

Wow! That works wonderful. Thank you for sharing Dwayne! This is some very good writing that I really enjoyed reading! Warm regards!

on 2/22/2019 9:01:06 PM

Lullabeast -- by Member: Melyssa Sprott, USA -- added: 2/22/2019 2:56:53 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:

Dearest Melyssa. Another well written and stirring sequence of poems, which I found moving and in some instance hauntingly beautiful. There is anguish and pain. There is lost love, and the knowledge that it will not return. There is also fear, yet comfort. This specific one here also found a deep part inside of me. Reflecting on the storms that we hide inside our hearts and minds, which are sometimes more relentless than the ones raging across the seas. Storms which can become too much to bear. Thank you for sharing your beautiful verse and also what I feel to be, the deepest reflections from your heart. Warm regards. Conrad XXX

on 2/22/2019 8:58:19 PM