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  • Rookie - 224 Points Sean North (10/24/2014 7:17:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    a gr8 EaRpoEam is THRICE Lullaby... i know i dont know2 say this how else so to you tu be not killin meeeee :) thanks n njoy

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    • Sean North (10/24/2014 7:18:00 PM) Post reply

      welll the 1 1 with lyrics of course..a must kerekoe?optional

  • 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 - 224 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 - 6,503 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 - 1,310 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.


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