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  • Gold Star - 29,147 Points Gajanan Mishra (9/25/2014 8:21:00 PM) Post reply
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    See life as a garden, and you are the gardener there. but not the owner, owner is some one else.
    See life as a poem, and you are the poet here, you are to compose poems that are there long before.
    Dare not to say mine, my dear. turn the pages and go to the next chapter, if you so like.

  • Freshman - 644 Points Jefferson Carter (9/25/2014 6:18:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    From Adam Snow, whoever or whatever he is: " I will never stop writing and I will always worship God in my own way and that's through poetry. God is good and I will forever give Him praise."

    Adam, praising God is a little like having a penis; you can be proud of it but don't wave it around in public.

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    • Freshman - 644 Points John Westlake (9/26/2014 7:14:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      If Mr Adam Snow's page upsets you, then don't visit it. Simple as that. The fact that he has religion should not be harming you. If it is, then stay away from his page. Religion is not the problem ... more

    • Freshman - 644 Points Frank Ovid (9/25/2014 9:20:00 PM) Post reply

      This is a REALLY weird analogy. I had to go take a shower. Adam's only a kid. Don't talk about...you know...peniseses (plural for multiple dicks) . Keep on trucking Adam. Some of us are right th ... more

    • Freshman - 644 Points Adam M. Snow (9/25/2014 8:09:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      There's no shame in showing that I'm not ashamed of my faith. God is my life and I'm going to let the whole world know it. It's my choice and that's how I'm going to live my life. I live to praise God ... more

  • Rookie - 346 Points Alice Vedral Rivera (9/25/2014 1:58:00 PM) Post reply | Read 6 replies

    After I removed most of my poems from PH, I was inspired by Dan Reynolds to write another PH inspired poem, 'Givers of Fives'. I then realized that I had previously written 19 PH inspired poems with yesterday's poem being #20. I have decided to start posting the PH inspired poems to the site again (after I locate them on the computer) . In the meantime, I wrote a new PH poem today that I will share here:

    Infamous Disgrace

    Overrun by

    No longer serves
    The interests of
    A serious

    To highlighting
    The heroic
    Efforts of poets

    It has lost the
    Vision of its
    Poignant mission

    As a site that
    Features poems
    Them to readers

    Enjoyment of
    Rhythmic words
    Fosters growth

    In poetic
    Advances the
    Cause of poets

    It is now a
    Slave to many
    Money hungry

    Poem pages
    Filled with bad taste
    Invasive ads
    That overwhelm

    The poems and any
    Relevant info
    Reader comments
    Or responses

    Most egregious
    By poet authors
    Are videos

    Poems ‘read’ by
    Monotone voice
    A blaring ad

    After a few
    Poetic lines
    Disrupting the

    Rhythm and flow
    Of albeit
    Creepy ‘reading’
    Of written words

    A once noble
    Site is disgraced
    In infamy

    © Alice Vedral Rivera – 9/25/2014 1: 30pm

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  • Freshman - 644 Points Jefferson Carter (9/25/2014 10:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Lamont, you sound like a shill for the Creative Writing Industry, always trying to find ways to avoid distinguishing between bad and good writing. Calling a poem literary is justr another way of saying " good" —you know, linguistically inventive and profound. Commercial verse, like most song lyrics, is necessarily facile, and, YES! , not as good as good verse. Duhhhhh.

    The Industry, by coining terms like creative non-fiction, literary poetry, blah, blah, blah, implies all " types" of writing are equal, having their own goals; that way, more and more suckers will be drawn into sucking on a specialized teat and bankrolling the BFA, MFA and PhFA cash cow.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,503 Points Professor Plum (9/24/2014 5:56:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    ** ORIGINAL MESSAGE ********************
    From: Mike Acker
    To: Professor Plum
    Date-Time: 9/23/2014 5: 53: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00)
    Subject: Hello Your Highness!
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    Listen Prof, can you let me know if I'm behaving like a wack-job?

    Regards, The Ack-Man (you can call me this if you want)

    ** ORIGINAL MESSAGE ********************
    From: Professor Plum
    To: Mike Acker
    Date-Time: 9/23/2014 5: 53: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00)
    Subject: Re: Hello Your Highness!
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    Sure, no problem. You are.

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,883 Points Mike Acker (9/24/2014 3:09:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Sherrie Gonzales-Kolb Nov 6,2013
    Mike Acker
    Mike, I have posted a comment on your very good poem. Please feel free to respectfully post your feelings about what I've said.

    From: Mike Acker [??????yahoo.ca]
    To: Sherrie Gonzales-Kolb [?????????@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, November 5,2013 11: 28 AM
    Subject: Re: Here goes...


    Thank you for posting the poem. It was missing a comma somewhere and I was never fully comfortable with th ending. If you don't mind here is a better version...


    White, shiny, worn out bones
    strewn across dirty,
    sacred grounds.

    Black, shiny, bubbly dots
    strewn across spotless,
    virgin sheets.

    Although light years apart,
    the message is the same.


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    • Veteran Poet - 1,883 Points Laughing@ You (9/24/2014 7:19:00 PM) Post reply

      " Strewn" is not a bad poem. Even bad " poets" have " very good" poems - - notice the tentativeness in calling it a " very good" poem, not an " excellent& ... more

  • Rookie - 264 Points Laughing@ You (9/24/2014 11:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Oooooo, a discussion! So cute.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,345 Points Dan Reynolds (9/24/2014 7:20:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    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 - 29,147 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 - 472 Points delilah contrapunctal (9/23/2014 1:07:00 PM) Post reply

    the forum has vanished...wth??

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