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  • Allan James Saywell (4/11/2005 6:17:00 PM) Post reply

    Also want to do a series of poems on why woman cant be pope, could anyone help me out, some material would help

  • Allan James Saywell (4/11/2005 6:14:00 PM) Post reply

    who was the poet who did a series of poems on hitler and he was crucified
    for it, could anyone help me with this question

  • Poetry Hound (4/11/2005 6:00:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Top Ten Reasons For Lenchen Elf’s Departure

    10. Became incensed at Mark Fry’s sissy peace treaty efforts.
    9. Got fed up with Richard Hanson and Michael Shephard constantly badgering her for adding to the incendiary climate.
    8. Went to start her own poetry website and pretend it was created by someone else who merely asked her to post her poetry there.
    7. Went on a deep-cover hush-hush investigative sojourn to track down and unmask the one-givers.
    6. For a change of pace, decided to go hang out with white bigots who fancy themselves genetically superior.
    5. Thought “frigid spinster” was a compliment so she’s giving it a whirl.
    4. Looking for some young poets to instruct and get them to fawn over her.
    3. Decided to convert to Judaism so that she can be referred to as a pathetic Jew and considered to have the Jewish trait of being annoying (No offense intended. No, none at all.)
    2. Went in search of a poetry site where SHE could pretend to be the only college-educated one.
    1. Went in search of top-notch A-1 superior vitriol and name-calling. This site was just too tepid. The name-calling – vermin, creep, filth, worm, moron, etc. – just fell flat and was too mild for her tastes.

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  • Allan James Saywell (4/11/2005 5:37:00 PM) Post reply

    my poetry is about to change i will endeavour to explore the life of jesus christ
    and who actually murdered him, i will do this in poetic form i will pull no punches

  • Linda Preston (4/11/2005 4:15:00 PM) Post reply

    I'll look at your poem Keith.

  • Anthony Thomas (4/11/2005 4:13:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi everyone, there is a quite new poet who has some really nice poems on the board that I would like to recommend. One poem is called 'Afloat for Western Hemispheres'. Thankyou

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    • Anthony Thomas (4/11/2005 4:35:00 PM) Post reply

      yes, I am drawing attention to my own work. sorry: -) next time I post, I'll mention someone else! I have been reading some of Kenneth Snow's pieces. I would certainly recommend him.

  • Mary Nagy (4/11/2005 1:46:00 PM) Post reply

    I agree with you Jake! ! If everyone that is decent leaves this site due to a few people's lack of decency.....they've won and gotten exactly what they wanted. These few 'men' are not so important that they should have this much control over any of the poets here. I agree with just ignoring them, believe me, Herbert has called me many unkind things and I have very strong feelings about him as a human being but.......I love this poetry site. I love to be able to read so many people's poems and give them my thoughts on them. I also love being able to have others read my poetry and tell me what they think about it....good or bad, just politely. Most children get bored with bad behavior if you ignore them for long enough...I for one, am not leaving this site, I will continue to enjoy it for what it was intended....a meeting place for people all over the world to post poetry and enjoy eachother's work. I hope so many of you that I enjoy will remain as well. Sincerely, Mary

  • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (4/11/2005 1:29:00 PM) Post reply

    such ashame how some of the best living poets on this site i've read have been forced to leave as a result of this inanity. Lenchen Elf is just one example. perhaps Spanky and His Gang won't be happy until every poet here is driven away?

    Robert and David, both of you bring much to this site. no need to be so rash.

    why can't we collectively ban those jokers ourselves? there is an option on each of our accounts to effectively turn a blind eye to their lousy comments. i've already done it. they are transparent now.

    ignore them. it's just that easy. no reason why the immaturity of a few without restraint needs to turn this website anymore into a circus.

  • David Nelson Bradsher (4/11/2005 12:55:00 PM) Post reply

    I'm new here and haven't participated in the forums, but if what I've seen is any indication, I'm not sure how long I'll stay. I love the fact that I can read so much classic poetry, but the egos in this place are amazingly oversized compared to the talent I've seen from some of the 'troublemakers'. I get the humorous image of poets facing off like in West Side Story, snapping their fingers in time with the music. Ridiculous.

  • kenneth william snow (4/11/2005 10:00:00 AM) Post reply

    Quiet in the forum
    Could everyone in fact
    be sleeping?

    Let's see...midnight or later
    down under
    but only dinnertime in

    Are the peace negotiations on hold
    Based on past experience
    I've often found
    Round tables
    Work best

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