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God's Gift To Me -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 5/23/2017 12:44:19 AM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Westly, a beautiful poem of friendship, especially of the friends made on VN. We could all dedicate this poem to you for you have also been a very special friend to us all. Hope you are well and happy my young friend. *****, Betty

on 5/26/2017 8:25:49 PM

The Perfect Rose -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 5/25/2017 8:53:54 AM

Denis Barter said:



You write well of my favourite flower Nishu, not only because the garden rose is a flower that out shines most others in my opinion, but I have the most delightful rose of all (Pauline's second name). This gardener's favourite flower! Fondest from both o us. Pauline and Denis.

on 5/26/2017 6:32:39 PM

My Reason for Writing Poetry. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 5/25/2017 4:28:56 PM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Denis, you write to make life easier to navigate and it shows in your magnificent words. I usually write when I am at peace, and can sit quietly in my chair letting my thoughts float free. Lately that has not been the case and therefor there have been very few poetic thoughts to share, but I have faith that all will be set right soon. Our impending move, while on a waiting list since October, has fallen through so a plan "B" had to be found quickly. We did make new arrangements and will finally be moving in six weeks. Also, had a few health scares but those seem to be on the right track now so my muse is returning little by little. Hope you and Pauline are well and finally enjoying good gardening weather dear friend. *****, Betty

on 5/26/2017 4:02:10 PM

Soul Secrets in an impossible situation -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 5/23/2017 8:25:19 PM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Westly, what a sweet and spiritual piece! You gave me a feeling of peace with your words, and that came just in time. Can't do much writing myself right now but can now see a light at the end of the tunnel so I will return soon my dear friend. Thanks for the lift! *****, Betty

on 5/26/2017 3:49:24 PM

On "Giving" -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 5/23/2017 7:32:59 AM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Nishu, yes when you give of yourself, it comes back ten fold as they say. Sorry I have not been giving lately but I have not forgotten VN and the wonderful friends I have made. Will return soon as I can get my life stable again. Stay well dearest friend. *****, Betty

on 5/26/2017 3:44:00 PM

Ant on my Mind -- by Member: Kevin Rottweiler, USA -- added: 5/26/2017 11:55:53 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



You are very kind and compassionate Kevin. A heart warming and moving verse. Fondest

on 5/26/2017 12:39:50 PM

My Love Lingers Long -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 5/26/2017 6:19:55 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



A very soulful and beautifully wistful poem of remembrance, memories and missing someone very very dear. Beautiful and stirring poetic composition dear Aramis. Take care. Fondest

on 5/26/2017 12:35:59 PM

THE SUN AND THE SUNFLOWER ! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 5/26/2017 8:05:51 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



A beautiful poem Drsudarsan. Thought provoking and spiritually uplifting, and wonderfully edifying, with powerful and apt metaphors. Fondest wishes

on 5/26/2017 12:32:32 PM

Honey Bee -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 5/24/2017 9:08:35 PM

Kevin Rottweiler said:



nice poem again. It is sad about the circus and the closings, although, everyone loses when the abuse occurs against animals & people. Hopefully, everyone will come up with some solution to all these problems in time. One bad apple sometimes destroy the whole bag. Terrible for the circus, bad for job loss, bad for animals that suffer, a mess. I see children and they are not old enough sometimes to take care of their mice & gerbils; as a pet sitter in 2011, I removed the dead rats, mice and gerbils, because the parents never taught the children to clean the water bottles or bedding, thus leading to bacterial poisoning of the animals and sickness in the children. So, it is a multi-dimensional problem when animals & man get together. We need more education for the public, just like the PIt Bull craze & the deadly lack of animal training and control over behaviors. Kevin R (love your nature poems)

on 5/26/2017 12:07:08 PM

THE SUN AND THE SUNFLOWER ! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 5/26/2017 8:05:51 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Thank you Sudarsan, you bring us wonderful philosophical poetry in expressing the true meaning of life through nature and body. The sunflower has always held a special place in my heart, and now even more.

on 5/26/2017 9:31:09 AM

Love was in the air -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 5/25/2017 10:01:24 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Westly a moving poem of love and companionship, a true gift to read.

on 5/26/2017 9:27:58 AM

The Perfect Rose -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 5/25/2017 8:53:54 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:



Nishu, 'twas the title that caught me, and the picture that drew me in but 'twere the words that captured me in their simple and elegant flow. Loved this one..

on 5/26/2017 7:52:52 AM

WHAT DO YOU STAND TO GAIN Oh FLOWERS ! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 5/24/2017 1:16:02 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



A beautiful tribute to these humble creations that bring so much delight. I feel sad for those people who don't notice their beauty or significance. Very nice read Drsudarsan. A truly lovely poem with a profound philosophical message. Fondest

on 5/26/2017 6:20:06 AM

A WHIRLWIND AFFAIR. -- by Member: Pauline Miller, UK -- added: 5/25/2017 7:15:22 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



A delightful ditty Pauline. I was traveling with you two too - across the universe. Greatly enjoyed. Fondest

on 5/26/2017 6:15:13 AM

My Reason for Writing Poetry. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 5/25/2017 4:28:56 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



I can relate to this dear Rhymer. Poetry is indeed a little escape for me too -as you say in the last stanza. The world is so out of control at times, it's soothing to create a haven for a little while. Catharsis, as well. Well written. Fondest to you both.

on 5/26/2017 6:13:34 AM

Love was in the air -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 5/25/2017 10:01:24 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



A truly heart warming read, Westly. Such endearing imagery. A beautiful story of companionship and a lovely relationship. Priceless. Fondest

on 5/26/2017 6:10:36 AM

AGENT ORANGE -- by Member: Louise Robello, USA -- added: 5/26/2017 3:44:33 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Compassionately penned, Louise. A very sad reality. May Paul rest in peace and others too have suffered while combatting. Fondest

on 5/26/2017 6:08:53 AM

WORK AS WORSHIP -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 5/24/2017 11:45:14 PM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



Absolutely right Westly. Let us join the group of workers and realize that work is worship. thanks and good day

on 5/26/2017 3:43:21 AM

My Magic Carpet -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 5/24/2017 8:17:18 PM

Westly Shaw said:



I hope you enjoy this poem, as it may not be what you think.

on 5/25/2017 10:26:28 PM

Kelly Giles -- by Member: Kevin Mytton, UK -- added: 5/25/2017 4:17:10 AM

Westly Shaw said:



welcome back, and thanks for your poem, as I really enjoyed it!

on 5/25/2017 10:25:35 PM

Scars that cannot heal -- by Member: Khayo Zuma, South Africa -- added: 5/25/2017 4:37:19 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Thanks for sharing!

on 5/25/2017 10:24:15 PM

What we are? -- by Member: Vivek Nair, India -- added: 5/25/2017 1:33:45 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Enjoyed!

on 5/25/2017 10:23:50 PM

Honey Bee -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 5/24/2017 9:08:35 PM

Westly Shaw said:



Thanks you both for you response's, and I want you both to know I enjoy your poems also. In fact just finish reading a poem by both of you.

on 5/25/2017 10:23:11 PM

WORK AS WORSHIP -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 5/24/2017 11:45:14 PM

Westly Shaw said:



God made the worker, and this poem is one that makes one stop and think of that no job is worthless, ot better then the next. It all need to be done and it starts with a worker.

on 5/25/2017 10:21:57 PM

A WHIRLWIND AFFAIR. -- by Member: Pauline Miller, UK -- added: 5/25/2017 7:15:22 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Love, is God's greatest gift, as this poem shows!

on 5/25/2017 10:19:27 PM

Mind causes pains that make heart ache -- by Member: Raghunandan Ram, India -- added: 5/25/2017 6:21:20 AM

Westly Shaw said:



In our minds we think so many thoughts, that if were not careful we become what we think. Great poem, and enjoyed!

on 5/25/2017 10:18:31 PM

I CHOOSE LIGHT -- by Member: Emmanuel Ntezeyombi, UK -- added: 5/25/2017 8:30:36 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Well written and enjoyed!

on 5/25/2017 10:17:37 PM

The Perfect Rose -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 5/25/2017 8:53:54 AM

Westly Shaw said:



This pink rose almost sounds as beautiful as the writer, who always write with much thought and in touch with nature.

on 5/25/2017 10:17:09 PM

Removing Jumbo's Chains -- by Member: Kevin Rottweiler, USA -- added: 5/25/2017 1:28:09 PM

Westly Shaw said:



I liked seeing the elephants and other animals at the circus, but now that had close down because some thought it was wrong to display these animals. The animals rights groups spoke out against them, but all animals got a home. However, I cannot say the same for all the people that lost there jobs. Animals abuse is really, and ruin it for all of us, even if we do not abuse . Thanks for sharing!

on 5/25/2017 10:14:36 PM

My Reason for Writing Poetry. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 5/25/2017 4:28:56 PM

Westly Shaw said:



What a great poem and reason to write. What ever the reasons, I enjoy and look forward to reading your well written poem. As always mush thought has gone into this poem, and very much enjoyed!

on 5/25/2017 10:11:00 PM

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