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  • Frank Ovid (4/22/2014 10:08:00 PM) Post reply

    Acker (et al- - important) , if you want to stay a 'member' here in good standing, knock off the b*llshit. Post poems and discussions, and forget about the other sh*t or you're gone. Cold-shoulder city, Son! We've heard enough. You don't like certain people. We get it. Shut up now.

  • Sherrie Kolb Cassel (4/22/2014 8:37:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Migrating Birds

    By Mónica de la Torre

    Victor gets a real sense of power
    from making his own raisins. He buys
    pounds and pounds of grapes
    and leaves them to dry
    on the kitchen table.

    Theresa doesn’t want to hear about
    her ex-husband’s cancer. Not on Father’s Day.
    She takes a train all night
    to have breakfast with her cousin.
    All Sunday she rides the train back.

    Once Martin’s wife had left,
    he decided to take advantage of her space.
    He built a sauna where her closet was,
    and now sits there every morning
    to read the paper and Buddha.

    One night Helga wore her prettiest dress,
    thought she knew he wouldn’t be there.
    She drank white wine, got drunk
    (she was on a diet) , and fell down.
    Later he saw the holes in her pantyhose.

    María was usually bumping into
    furniture. Each time she got closer to what
    she wanted. “What do you want from me?”
    “Nothing, ” he replied, so she took off
    and felt like migrating birds. But many.

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  • Sherrie Kolb Cassel (4/22/2014 8:27:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi Kiddos: I see that " Acker" still has a ha*don for Lamont. Okay, okay, we know that you think Mother Goose rhymes are better than Lamont's. Who gives a flying ferret?Sing a new song, " Mike."

    I don't like liver and onions....but there are still oodles of other things to compare it to than, let's say, beating brussel sprouts to death. If you are some foolish woman who has blindly (as in you have no idea what he looks like) followed Lamont into his saccharine sad. Move on....reality is so much better than fantasy. Find a poet you can see...a real person....and then concentrate on poetry together.

    Come on, Mikeala, if the best you have to offer is stupid comparisons about one poet, your posts are a huge waste of time. For you and for other forumteers. Poetry?Like your work is an indication of a keen mind or a credible critic. Yawn. Lamont, you're an idiot for arguing with this imbecile...or...are you arguing with yourself.


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    • Frank Ovid (4/22/2014 9:42:00 PM) Post reply

      If they want this guy gone they have to make a concerted effort to IGNORE every single solitary post for weeks and weeks. I've seen this situation before on other sites. Until then it will stay the s ... more

  • Mike Acker (4/22/2014 2:10:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I honestly think this one by " Wadin" tops anything you have ever written. It has a uniqueness you can never capture, Palmer. Like they they say if you can't write anything great after forty plus years, it just is not going to happen. Raw, honest and a poet who goes out on the limb. You are always hiding in the middle of the tree, Palmer. That is what makes your work so boringly, well, boring.

    Sunday Morning
    by Wadin Hooyo

    The two n$pples looked at each other
    and giggled excitedly,
    while the navel glanced up lazily, and smiled.
    The va@g$ina keept on daydreaming.

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    • Mike Acker (4/22/2014 6:01:00 PM) Post reply

      This " simple" , " little" poem has more honesty and depth than all your poetry put together, Palmer. I don't say this out hostility. I honestly believe what I am saying. The ti ... more

    • Lamont Palmer (4/22/2014 5:37:00 PM) Post reply

      You've got a wonderful sense of humor, 'Acker'. Or is that simply insanity?Ha. -LP

  • ...- - -... (4/22/2014 12:56:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Tunnel Vision.

    Is that a train coming?
    Is that a train coming?
    Is that a train coming?
    Is that a train coming?

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    • Frank Ovid (4/22/2014 1:47:00 PM) Post reply

      LOL! I just fell off my chair! At first I didn't know what you were talking about, but then I scrolled down a half a page. LOL! (You should have put a couple of commas in the wrong place) : ... more

  • Mike Acker (4/22/2014 12:40:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    For The Taking as reply.....

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    • Mike Acker (4/22/2014 12:40:00 PM) Post reply

      For The Taking Tunnel vision, I over-heard him say. His sight was weakening, but you wouldn't have guessed it with the contentment he showed holding his brand new over-sized phone, while playi ... more

  • Mike Acker (4/22/2014 11:29:00 AM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    positive critiques, " -LP" will enjoy, as replies....

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  • Co Jacobus (4/22/2014 10:57:00 AM) Post reply

    word's a tender escape from foolishness

    because i luv wine
    and i luv pepsi
    but not in the same glass
    i luv carol & patsy
    but i can't luv both
    on the same rendez-vous

  • Co Jacobus (4/22/2014 10:41:00 AM) Post reply

    mistakes are codes
    the message's not clear

  • Frank Ovid (4/21/2014 8:54:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I always get a chuckle out of Dots and Dashes. He makes life (a little) better. Isn't that poetry?Isn't that what all the good ones do for you?

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