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  • petra bluepeter (4/12/2005 7:22:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Mr. Saywell, I have given you 10.

  • Allan James Saywell (4/12/2005 6:55:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    dear friends romans, future popes check out my poem on that infamous
    couple 'SHERRY AND CLYDE' posted today

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  • Allan James Saywell (4/12/2005 5:16:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    sherry i might just wear you out, if i make love to an older woman
    i tend to picture her in my mind, as being younger and more beautiful
    you can do the same with me, or we can just both close our eyes

  • Jd Zaid (4/12/2005 4:54:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Hi! I am a new member on this site and was wondering if there are any recommendations for a good poem or something.

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    • petra bluepeter (4/12/2005 5:04:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Allan Saywell's 'Deception'. A minor edit...line 3 might not be a typo...but I think with the comments I left it may be perfect.

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/12/2005 4:44:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Allan, have you gone troppo?

  • Allan James Saywell (4/12/2005 4:29:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Sherry lets just get married so we can genetically improve each other

  • Finn Hansen (4/12/2005 4:03:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    Hello have joined a few days ago. I want to find poems about love.
    I have tried to write my own but they are not so good.
    Please help with kind words for my Girlfriend who I wish to marry.
    Thank you very much.


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  • Allan James Saywell (4/12/2005 3:55:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    sherry big words do not make a poet, politicians use them to confuse
    ordinary people like you

  • Diane Utteridge (4/12/2005 3:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Goodmorning. I just thought I'd dropp back in to see if everyone had cooled down yet. I didn't post anything more after the abuse I copped and the attitude about who I was. I hope now that you realise I am who I say I am and that my reason for posting was to do a favour for a friend.
    Please give me a good reason to try my hand at more poetry here. I got a for my first attempt. Although I have written many many poems in my lifetime. I have not gone public with them. My main forte is putting Web sites together for people with less computer knowledge than myself.
    Could you tell me why comments are being posted here en-mass. Are we able to have conversations without abuse? ? ?
    I look forward to a reply.

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  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/12/2005 9:04:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Janine Mullens (4/11/2005 10: 45: 00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Hi, everyone: My name is Janine and I would like to make some comments to let you know how your website looks to others.
    I have not posted any poems myself as yet but I am an avid reader of the work of others.
    I must say that I have read many beautiful poems and have seen incredible talent, both here and at two other poetry sites.
    About a week ago I discovered the forum here and I must say it was a shock.
    I felt I had walked into a war zone.
    I also noted that an inordinate amount of hatred was directed at two or three of your own (!) poets, with most of it focused on
    (wouldn't you know it) my favourite poet Herbert Nehrlich.

    Having read all of his work now, and there is so much of it, and having found an awesome talent with an incredible versatility
    I decided to investigate by reading the forum as well as the comments made under individual poems that had puzzled and disturbed me earlier.

    This I have now also concluded and I must say that, to me, as a relatively recent visitor to this site, many of you ought to hang your heads in shame.
    It would be presumptious of me to mention everyone by name, those who have tainted this site by vulgar and ad hominem comments but I have noticed that the offenders do not seem to be fair, they also appear to possess little in the way of talent, compared to Herbert Nehrlich and a few others.

    Do you people realise that you have readers from all over the world? Is it becoming to show yourself from your worst side?
    The worst offender, Paul England, ought to, in my opinion, be banned from the site and from ANY public forum.
    I refer you to the many comments made by him under the poems of others, but I implore you to view his most deplorable
    personal insult to Herbert Nehrlich and his wife.

    Yet he has friends. How could this be? I cannot explain this phenomenon and can only say that it is the friend one keeps that show the world who we are.
    No, I have seen nothing on this site that could justify the current disgraceful behaviour by many and I am not making excuses for anyone.

    My favourite poet, Herbert Nehrlich, a non-native speaker of English, is still my favourite poet, I can see that hedefended himself with vigour, but I also know that even the strongest lion can be brought down if there are enough hyaenas attacking.
    The most recent comments by Hill, Gonzales Kolb and others, and the ongoing unhelpful tirades of the person calling himself poetryhound do nothing to enhance this website.

    And my verdict, and I hope you will all forgive me for my outspokenness, as an outsider who is looking into your house or your family life, my verdict is: Shame Shame Shame.

    Perhaps it is too late for kiss and make up but if you gave me a broom or put me into the manager's chair of the site I would clean house and send the troublemakers elsewhere.
    Just my opinion.

    Janine Mullens

    P.S.: I work for a university and have encountered my share of misbehaving, unruly and drug-addicted juveniles of all age groups.
    Nothing prepared me for what I found in reading the comments and the poems of the above mentioned people.

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