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  • Rookie - 0 Points John Tansey (10/24/2014 4:33:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    It is in the subtlety
    And not the blunt insult,
    The threat and not the onslaught;

    A Gift from the Romantic

    The implied and not the explicit.

    It is in the first gleaning,
    remembered scents of Spring
    And not the direct,

    Overhead heat of Summer.

    The autumnal dread
    And not the dead of Winter;
    The sweet dream of sleep

    And not the bleak morning after.

    When somewhere between the gift,
    And it’s crumpled paper wrapping,
    Lie an infinity

    Of finite things to be chosen:

    But of a thousand choices
    if I must choose one,
    I would settle, instead,

    For the choice and forego the choosing…

    John Tansey 11.25 07

    Copyright ©2008 John Thomas Tansey

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  • Rookie - 244 Points Sean North (10/24/2014 3:48:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Beautiful Mistake

    You were by my side
    When the sky was
    Tranquil, clear and blue

    You were by my side
    When the wind blew
    Fresh, sweet and silently

    But when my towers fell
    When my world came crashing down

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  • Freshman - 1,718 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (10/24/2014 12:02:00 PM) Post reply

    Not alone, actually a procession of poets are crossing the time, to express it's warm feel much poor by expression. Yet the crowd makes noise of breaking loneliness.

  • Bronze Star - 6,632 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/24/2014 4:07:00 AM) Post reply

    I do not love you except because I love you. A beautiful poem of Pablo Neruda which I got a chance to read in Poem hunter.com. A great poem from the great poet.

  • Rookie - 920 Points Mike Acker (10/24/2014 1:14:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Do I Love You?as reply....

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    • Mike Acker (10/24/2014 1:15:00 AM) Post reply

      Do I Love You? Do I love you? Yes, of course I do. Did I always? Yes, of course I did. It's when you ask: 'Then, why?', that I can give no answer. I simply did what I had to do. ... more

  • Rookie - 193 Points delilah contrapunctal (10/23/2014 7:30:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    a dog was murdered because of human beings' irrational fear....

    was he not young enough
    was he not " cute" enough
    was he not pedigreed enough

    what if these terms defined you
    would you be euthanized as well...?

    Excalibur, you were well-loved by your family and those who sought to protect you.....

    you now play in the meadow beyond the rainbow bridge...
    .knowing joy.....
    and freedom from some very confused two-leggers'

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  • Rookie - 54 Points Mique Slacker (10/22/2014 4:48:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    The Gal With Four Faces

    her head was a cube
    like picasso's

    she had eyes like

    four faces freaked
    me out

    her head was a cube
    like picasso's

    no trouble wiping the
    old bum

    could never t-bone
    that gal

    at all

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  • Freshman - 1,318 Points Patricia Grantham (10/22/2014 8:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Could someone please explain to me how popularity is rated?
    I am not sure of how this is done. I would appreciate it if someone
    could help me with this dilemma. Thank you very much
    for your attention.

    Best regards,

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    • Soulful Heart (10/23/2014 9:36:00 PM) Post reply

      popularity is how hunters visit ur poems, like them, comment and rate ur poems. how poems u comment and browse also matters i suppose....well i am one among those who lags behind in all these yet i d ... more

    • John Westlake (10/23/2014 4:14:00 PM) Post reply

      Have to admit it has been puzzling me for some time also.

    • Mandolyn ... (10/22/2014 4:19:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I guess when you like a poet and how many likes that poet gets over time? Or ratings on the poem? Or maybe it's the shoes. I'm barefoot. I don't pay attention to that biz. Writing is like hiki ... more

  • Rookie - 392 Points Bull Hawking (10/21/2014 11:22:00 PM) Post reply

    Has anyone heard from Gary Witt?, .......I was just wondering what ever happened to him....I always liked his input in this forum....and his style. Gary, wherever you are....you are missed.


  • Rookie - 380 Points Adam M. Snow (10/21/2014 5:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I've posted this a while back ago and I've done some few rewrites to it. What do you guys think of it now?

    This Lost Lamb
    Written by Adam M. Snow

    Oh by the morning strike of day
    and by the calm obscure of night,
    my heart is Yours O God - I pray;
    grant this lost lamb Your holy sight.

    Give this lost lamb the sight to see,
    truth that lies in the love of Thee.
    Grant me the sight of your own eyes
    and make O God, this dumb man wise.

    Grant this lost lamb the words to speak,
    the Word O God of Yours to man,
    the Word of truth for which they seek
    in ways a lamb once lost dare can.

    Grant this lost lamb an ear to hear,
    and hear Your voice so crystal clear.
    Speak Ye - O God with words of love,
    let this lamb hear Your voice above.

    Grant this lost lamb the feet to lead,
    so I may guide a crowd to Thee.
    Help this lamb O God to succeed,
    and help the ones encage be free.

    Grant this lost lamb the hands to aid,
    and help the fallen and afraid,
    and help the lost ones to be found.
    Help me guide them to solid ground.

    Lead this lost lamb - O God, to Thee;
    save this lamb from the sunless deep.
    Grant me the sight so I may see
    Your love's overpowering heap.

    Let this lost lamb be born again,
    to live for You - O God, Amen.

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