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  • Gold Star - 21,595 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (3/4/2015 3:26:00 AM) Post reply
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    Today there I got a chance to read the poem " Alexander's feast or the Power of Music" and every line of the poem comes to mind as the real episode. Great work.

  • Rookie - 2 Points CE Teymur (3/4/2015 2:30:00 AM) Post reply

    Test

  • Veteran Poet - 1,628 Points Mike Acker (3/2/2015 10:46:00 PM) Post reply

    She is knocking.
    Ever so lightly,
    but she is knocking.
    I pulled my thumb back
    and counted four wrinkles.
    Sometimes when I put my legs
    on the table, while in shorts,
    I see them on my knees.
    On my knees for god's sake,
    on my knees!
    Then I twist my arm,
    and there it is again,
    the layered twisting
    of the skin.
    I feel like shouting out;
    " What the hell is going on?"
    Then I ask myself:
    " Are there
    creams for men?"

  • Veteran Poet - 1,628 Points Mike Acker (3/2/2015 4:22:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Nowhere To Go

    I walked into a heavenly church the other day.
    I asked the priest if he was serious about this
    resurrection thing, and before I knew it
    I was chased right out of there.

    I went across the street and asked the imam
    if maybe the Koran may have been written
    by a man, then out off the blue I found
    myself on my ass not far from the curb.

    I headed for the temple, but it was locked.
    I thought there must be a meeting tonight
    where the atheists usually gather to disagree,
    over everyone and everything.

    I must have irritated the hell out of them, too.
    All I asked was what if we are all wrong,
    after which they dumped me and my cup of coffee
    not far from where the dumpsters sit.

    Mike Acker

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    • Veteran Poet - 1,628 Points Rajnish Manga (3/3/2015 2:23:00 AM) Post reply

      This is highly irresponsible and provocative piece of writing. You better try to understand the basics of all the major religions and then form an honest opinion. I may tell you about India's great au ... more

    • Veteran Poet - 1,628 Points Professor Plum (3/2/2015 4:29:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      Acker, it's not just the religious people you irritate, it's the rest of us too. Terrible" poem" . It's not a poem. it's just some wacko sentences you strung together in about 10 minutes. No ... more

  • Rookie - 84 Points Renee Maritz (3/2/2015 1:47:00 PM) Post reply

    ] I am what I am [

    I am what I am
    I’ve always been there with them
    I am what and I am when
    They write about me with a heart shaped pen

    I am what I am
    I go where and when
    I was, I will be and I am
    I am at my best when forbidden to them

    I am what I am
    I can be a song, a tune or a gem
    Different for ladies, children and men
    Create, destroy and start all over again

    I am what I am
    I am wisdom, knowledge and power forever till the end
    I am how you choose – a wish, a miracle, a curse or a stem
    I am love…

    Yet again
    I simply am what I am

  • Rookie - 84 Points Renee Maritz (3/2/2015 1:08:00 PM) Post reply

    Let's drink to… (21st B-Day Toast)

    Let's Drink to…
    The good times & the bad times
    To good friends & bad wines
    To great memories & even bad mistakes
    Stories long forgotten & 21 years of tasty birthday cakes

    Let's drink to…
    Our success & our failures
    Cause when you look at it, both are saviours

    Let's drink to today & tomorrow
    Let's drink to wherever our lives may go
    But even if you forget all of the above…

    Let's drink to True friendship, great faith and real love!

  • Gold Star - 6,580 Points Lyn Paul (3/2/2015 4:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Absolutely No way Mr Professor.... for there is far too much sadness and hatred in this Small World. I am against anything negative. Thank you and have a bright and Happy week.

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,628 Points Mike Acker (3/2/2015 12:38:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Let Me Go

    You've got me hanging from a cross.
    For god's sake, let me down!
    I died, now let me go my way.

    Let it go.

    I was a Jew, I am a Jew.
    I was never one of you.

    You've killed my people,
    the ones you claim killed me,
    but you won't let me die.

    Just let me go,

    let me die in peace.
    I am not your god, I never was.
    I was just a Jew, a simple Jew.
    I've never met you,
    yet you won't let my blood run dry.

    Daily, you eat my flesh and drink my blood.
    You've got to let it go. You've got to let me die.
    About my father; I never claimed I was his son.
    I died, now let it go!

    Please, let me go!

    Mike Acker

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    • Veteran Poet - 1,628 Points Professor Plum (3/2/2015 12:45:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      The rewrites are working a little. Goes to show, if you work hard, you get results. The guy is dead though, so how is he talking/thinking?(if He is a regular person, like you're saying) I think t ... more

    • Veteran Poet - 1,628 Points Mike Acker (3/2/2015 12:40:00 AM) Post reply

      OK, Frankie boy, go for it. Needed some underbrush cut away. Could still use some work, but generally I am very proud of it.

  • Rookie - 165 Points Shifty Moriarty (3/1/2015 5:51:00 PM) Post reply

    Acker is back dangling
    from a cross. He's got
    the Jesus persecution
    complex. He thinks
    he can walk on water.
    He can only pi*s in it.

  • Rookie - 165 Points Shifty Moriarty (3/1/2015 5:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I hate that plum professor
    he aint got no juice left
    in him, he is known locally
    as pip squeak, his poems
    are prunes, his wife looks
    like an olive tree in Alaska

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