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103rd Roy Kneale Musketeers Tittle Challenge - Take Me Back To The Time -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 10/11/2019 12:08:35 PM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Kenneth, A different format from what I usually see from you but it showcases a window into nature as seen from your youthful memories. This was absolutely beautiful, dear friend! *****, Betty

on 10/15/2019 1:35:09 AM

The Century In Which I Was Born. Musketeer 103rd Challenge. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 10/10/2019 11:16:28 AM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Denis, you have certainly lived much more of the past century than me, although not too much! I agree that the twentieth century was one for the books, but now I wonder what the twenty-first will bring, if the first few decades are any indication. You have summed up our past so well and certainly reminded us of so many both good and bad memories. In these troubled times we need to recollect the simpler and sweeter days to offset the harsh realities, or just stop watching the nightly news. Lol! Hope you and Pauline are well and in good health, dearest friend. *****, Betty

on 10/15/2019 1:28:17 AM

A WRITER’S BLOCK -- by Member: Syl Espina, Philippines -- added: 10/12/2019 4:14:40 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



It’s frustrating when a writer is unable to write. Wonderfully expressed. Fondest

on 10/13/2019 11:24:42 AM

An Ancient's Truth About The Golden Age! -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 10/11/2019 2:18:53 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Very engrossing Rhymer. In India, we have a lot of help a available- people to do odd chores. Not so expensive. That’s a big help when one isn’t well or getting old. But I can understand what you mean. Though I keep saying you can put us - a relatively younger lot to shame. Very well written! Fondest to you both. Take care x

on 10/13/2019 11:18:27 AM

TOO MANY BLESSINGS -- by Member: Phillip Hussey, UK -- added: 10/12/2019 8:03:11 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Very uplifting and a powerful reminder. Indeed, we forget our blessings in yearning for more. Fondest

on 10/13/2019 11:14:05 AM

Challenge 103: The Century I was Born In -- by Member: Chad Martinez, USA -- added: 10/13/2019 12:23:20 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Well written Chad - so much has happened and we certainly don’t seem to get any wiser. There’s been some good stuff, some bad. Enjoyed reading this. Fondest

on 10/13/2019 11:13:17 AM

An Ancient's Truth About The Golden Age! -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 10/11/2019 2:18:53 PM

Chad Martinez said:



Wonderful Prose Denis. 5 stars! God Bless. CCM

on 10/13/2019 9:02:06 AM

103rd Roy Kneale Musketeers Tittle Challenge - Take Me Back To The Time -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 10/11/2019 12:08:35 PM

Mobani Biswas said:



Nature's lap is what we people mostly miss nowadays and regretfully so. Childhood gave us so much to cherish and indulge in. A beautiful read!

on 10/12/2019 2:57:53 PM

Time. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 10/10/2019 5:12:35 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Kind of wistful and thought provoking Rhymer. Yes, indeed time is something that measures our life, days, what we do. It controls us though not visible. A wonderful read! Fondest to ye both

on 10/11/2019 11:22:46 AM

Rhythm -- by Member: Winnie mehra, India -- added: 10/10/2019 1:49:42 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Uplifting and soothing to read. Lovely poetry. Fondest

on 10/11/2019 11:19:31 AM

103rd Roy Kneale Musketeers Tittle Challenge -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 10/9/2019 3:36:17 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Beautiful Kenneth and powerful indeed. Such dichotomy in our achievements and progress. You have captured it very well and expressed it so eloquently, fondest

on 10/11/2019 11:18:39 AM

The Century In Which I Was Born. Musketeer 103rd Challenge. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 10/10/2019 11:16:28 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



A very powerful poem, Rhymer. Times have indeed changed. So unfortunate. Technology has truly changed the way we live. Man has always been capable of a lot of violence and evil - the century has seen it all. And yes, the way we live, our relationships, interactions are very different from what it was even a few decades back, So well written as always. Gripping poetry, fondest to you both x

on 10/11/2019 11:15:22 AM

103rd Roy Kneale Musketeers Tittle Challenge -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 10/9/2019 3:36:17 PM

Roche Rosos said:



wow wthat a wonderful piece sir Kenneth salute to your work. it brings us back where technology is not that wide.

on 10/11/2019 10:52:51 AM

103rd Musketeers Challenge- Take Me Back To the Time -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 10/9/2019 2:12:56 PM

Roche Rosos said:



what a beautiful way back dear betty, those time that remain in our memory that become an untold story in our present day. I love it, God bless you my friend

on 10/11/2019 10:45:22 AM

103rd Inspirational Challenge - Take me back to the time -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 10/9/2019 2:26:14 PM

Roche Rosos said:



What a beautiful look back Nishu, those were really rare where everything is so easy and fun to live with. Salute to you my friend I enjoy reading it.

on 10/11/2019 5:13:12 AM

103rd Roy Kneale Musketeers Tittle Challenge -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 10/9/2019 3:36:17 PM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Kenneth, I too was born in the 20th century, from WWII and forward, and certainly hit the highs and lows as each of your stanzas recall. The Internet/Pandora's box brought the most change. I can only hope that someday we can find a balance between the helpful and hurtful with some global control. A very thoughtful answer to Mobani's challenge, dear friend. *****, Betty

on 10/11/2019 1:46:06 AM

103rd Inspirational Challenge - Take me back to the time -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 10/9/2019 2:26:14 PM

Denis Barter said:



Greetings Nishu and my heart walks hand in hand with yours when it comes to your view on turning back the clock. Despite being almost as old as my Father was when he moved on, I think of him, his ways and little idiosyncrasies, but more often, the advice he gave me - as a lad - which has stood me in good stead for so many years. I admit to having a tear form in my eyes, when I recall such times. Even as I do when recalling my Mother. Though she seemingly took a back seat to my Father, she was the back bone of our family, and taught me many things. I seldom have the chance to tell my own children and grand children, those same tenets as they live so far away, but I never lose sight of the wisdom my parents offered when they thought I needed it. I didn't always think it so great, until later, then I took a different view on it/them! I'm sure you, like myself, have the thought your Father is looking down on you and guiding you all the time! A sad reflection but you are a great example and a compliment to your Father. God Bless. Fondest regards. Pauline and Denis.

on 10/10/2019 4:21:40 PM

103rd Musketeers Challenge- Take Me Back To the Time -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 10/9/2019 2:12:56 PM

Denis Barter said:



Hi Betty, and so great to see you back up and running with the monthly Challenge. So many ways we can look at 'olden' days, as we see in reading the efforts of VN poets. We all have favourites, and they can be small or large events, recalled, remembered and dear to our hearts. However, we must not forget that there were and continue to be, disappointing memories we do not want to recall. Selecting the 'best' is the better way to go. In this respect, family members no longer here, seem to top the list, as far as I'm concerned, but stil there are many other moments and events I recall, which seem to come to the fore more often as I reach my Senior Years! Not such a bad occupation when I lok at what I see today! Pauline and I seem to be indulging in this pastime - beats TV any time - more often these days, as we hear of the passing of yet another friend or family member. Personally I'd sooner reflect on earlier days, than today's events! Does that date me? Guess so! Fondest as always. Pauline and Denis. Enjoying the Fall weather - sunny and warm - but champing at the bit as I wait for my little contretemps' to repair. Ciao Denis.

on 10/10/2019 4:11:01 PM

Take Me Back To The Time 103rd Tittle Challenge -- by Member: Roche Rosos, Philippines -- added: 10/9/2019 10:40:53 AM

Roche Rosos said:



Hello dear Mobani I agree with you, you made a great tittle that opens our past and share it here in the pressent. Nothing compares to a journey of a child with his/her mother at their side to guide. God bless us all

on 10/10/2019 1:59:14 PM

The Century In Which I Was Born. Musketeer 103rd Challenge. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 10/10/2019 11:16:28 AM

Mobani Biswas said:



This was a lovely read! Your observations on the changes that have occurred have been on point and its ominously true that "when this Twenty First Century ends, today’s generation will feel they’ve lost good friends."

on 10/10/2019 1:05:19 PM

Take me back -- by Member: Charles Fisher, UK -- added: 10/9/2019 5:56:04 AM

Mobani Biswas said:



The peaceful and lazy summers is what we tend to miss as we grow old.

on 10/10/2019 7:44:52 AM

Take me back again -- by Member: Charles Fisher, UK -- added: 10/9/2019 6:33:35 AM

Mobani Biswas said:



Childhood days are always the most precious ones but the sad part is that we realise that when it's over

on 10/10/2019 7:39:42 AM

103rd Roy Kneale Musketeers Tittle Challenge -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 10/9/2019 3:36:17 PM

Mobani Biswas said:



It's so true that the 20th century was the one that pushed us towards scientific inventions and development but as more methods to ease our load developed , the more lazy we became and soon the whole world wide was trapped in the web. Your take, in a few lines, made me recall all that 20th century has done to mankind; the good and the bad.

on 10/10/2019 7:38:01 AM

103rd Inspirational Challenge - Take me back to the time -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 10/9/2019 2:26:14 PM

Mobani Biswas said:



Iam happy that the challenge title helped you to recall "Each moment a cherished memory". Memories are all that is left of the past but the fondness with which we recall those, gives us an idea of how beautifully we have lived our lives. The rhyme scheme made your poem so much more enriching.

on 10/10/2019 7:33:11 AM

103rd Musketeers Challenge- Take Me Back To the Time -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 10/9/2019 2:12:56 PM

Mobani Biswas said:



This was so refreshing to read. The rhythm and rhyme almost gave the poem a sing song pattern and each line was dipped in the memories of the beautiful yesteryears. Loved reading your take on the challenge title Betty

on 10/10/2019 7:26:39 AM

Take Me Back To The Time 103rd Tittle Challenge -- by Member: Roche Rosos, Philippines -- added: 10/9/2019 10:40:53 AM

Mobani Biswas said:



I don't know why but I had goosebumps reading this one. Maybe because talking of mothers we instantly remember our own ones and the sacrifices and lessons that a mother gives is so similar . Loved reading your tribute

on 10/10/2019 7:23:48 AM

103rd Roy Kneale Musketeers Tittle Challenge -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 10/9/2019 3:36:17 PM

Westly Shaw said:



Enjoyed, and liked that last verse, which put the poem all together.

on 10/9/2019 6:32:42 PM