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  • Veteran Poet - 1,228 Points Dan Reynolds (9/24/2014 7:20:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies
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    A wee sarky sonnet, with a topical theme.

    I’ll give you a bunch of Fivers, you Troll! !

    I’ve noticed that the “Oners” are no more.
    The “Fiver” is now standing in their place.
    Who votes on every poem with this score,
    regardless of the merit in each case.

    A half-way badge of nonchalant disdain,
    adorns the work of all who seek a ten.
    The “Fiver” reads not one single refrain.
    He scrolls and scurries to the base and then…

    He drops his apathetic accolade
    without a care for how it is received.
    But voting’s how his high ranking is made
    (If PH stats are now to be believed)

    When publishing new poems on this site,
    Un-tick the voting box for that first night.

    (After the poem has left the front page, you might go back and allow voting again in the edit function, but to be honest, the comments should be of more value.)

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  • Gold Star - 27,319 Points Gajanan Mishra (9/23/2014 7:39:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    Let us go with poetry,
    Let us go with history,
    Let us see our own chemistry,
    Let us read palmistry,
    Let us love each other and
    have our own glory.

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  • Rookie - 470 Points delilah contrapunctal (9/23/2014 1:07:00 PM) Post reply

    the forum has vanished...wth??

  • Gold Star - 10,905 Points Soulful Heart (9/23/2014 9:35:00 AM) Post reply

    well I am sure everybody wrote poems when they were kids....so reading my poems if you remember your own childhood poems and it brings a shy smile on your face then I have achieved my purpose.....as you see smiles straight from heart are rare nowadays....now do I remind you the poem'Once upon a time' of Gabriel okara?

  • Rookie - 323 Points Alice Vedral Rivera (9/23/2014 9:00:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Anyone else disturbed by having a video with their poem read by an automated voice with an ad after the first couple of lines interrupting the 'reading' on their PH page? I find it creepy and disrespectful. It was bad enough when the video just had music and the printed words (the music did not always go with the poem but at least there was no ad) . I just checked in on one of my poems and was unpleasantly surprised by this. I, as the writer of said poetry, was not notified of this and did not expressly give my permission for this nor do I get any compensation. I'm sure that somewhere in the PH fine print they have covered themselves legally, but I find this very, very, very disheartening especially since PH doesn't allow me to post links to promote my own work in ways that I deem appropriate.

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    • Rookie - 323 Points Alice Vedral Rivera (9/24/2014 1:28:00 PM) Post reply

      I tried to add my own reading of my poetry but it didn't take. If I get a program that blocks the ads, it will only effect how I see it not how those without the program see it and that is my concern ... more

    • Rookie - 323 Points Alice Vedral Rivera (9/23/2014 9:54:00 AM) Post reply

      There is an ad now even on the videos with music. Evidently, I am promoting Demi Lovato - NOT. I might promote her if she recorded one of the songs my cousin & I collaborated on.. Plus some of my po ... more

    • Rookie - 323 Points Dan Reynolds (9/23/2014 9:48:00 AM) Post reply

      Alice, I noticed that they (PH) are looking for volunteers to recite the members poems. I'm hopeful that some of my poems may be recited by a 97 year old Tibetan monk with a lisp and a stammer.

  • Rookie - 173 Points Stan Petrovich (9/23/2014 8:35:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I am wondering how to become an active member of your tidying-up club, insofar as reaming out these third language (English) pat-on-the-backers. Need I purchase your book?But the site is free, so I assume what I put down here is as well.

    Here is statistic I find to hold up rather well: 9 of 10 of these poets are just in it to glorify themselves, to fish for votes among each other. They write to me: " Please read and rate my poem..." : It is such a scam that way. They, in turn, are guilty of such misdemeanors, and wallow in pumping up the ratings that are supplied by this miserable site.

    I am happy that at least you write with an indifference to others (or so it seems on the surface; but really no one can do that, can one?) .

    Inform me what action I could possibly take. please; and salaam to you, dear sir.

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,228 Points Dan Reynolds (9/23/2014 7:34:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I say, how tickled high ham. What a beatiful day for visiting dead poets pages and leaving a comment like.
    " You show some promise, but the archaic language lets you down. Try to read some good contemporary poets and expand your thoughts without the restriction of form."
    What manner of trivial things have you done today, to satisfy your inner imp?

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    • Veteran Poet - 1,228 Points delilah contrapunctal (9/23/2014 9:11:00 AM) Post reply

      my inner imp and outer imp are one, as neither wants to miss out on the fun...']) might eschewing all traces/restrictions of form leave one floundering/maundering, bereft of gorm?

  • Freshman - 544 Points Adam M. Snow (9/23/2014 12:13:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I Wait for Thee
    Written by Adam M. Snow

    In stillness - I wait for thee.
    When time beat still - I wait for thee.
    When my troubles are great
    and burdens my heart;
    if my voice would leave me astray,
    still this day - I wait for thee.
    When sickness strickens me,
    bedridden and weak - I wait for thee.
    Through many quaint of restless nights - I wait for thee.
    When I'm old and wizened, and my memories flee,
    still my Lord, I wait for thee.
    In a crowd of many or by my lonesome self - I wait for thee.
    And in my travels through misery,
    when the world has grown so dark;
    in my days of ridicule, my faith on trial,
    I, your bondservant will wait for thee.
    And in my final hour with my final breath - I wait for thee.
    With every hour of my life, from now till then - I wait for thee.
    I wait for thee O Lord - I wait for thee.
    Even in my darkened days - I wait for thee.

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  • Bronze Star - 2,308 Points Melikhaya Zagagana (9/21/2014 10:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Heyyyyyyyyyyy! been all along freezing in the lounge and missing out some nice action; I have nothing to say let me be and not spoil the fun. Let me stand by and think what i know about a situation like this. This is all fun to me fun! fun! fun! fun! you guys are really good entertainers keep up the good work.

  • Gold Star - 21,595 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/21/2014 7:50:00 AM) Post reply

    I like History and books on history as well as great poems ] I have read the Book of India 1526 written by V.D.Mahajan once more and felt it more informative of the history of India the Mughal period as well.

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