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84th Musketeer Challenge. Second Take. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 1/21/2018 6:40:35 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



An excellent poem for the 84th Challenge Denis , wouldn't it be awful if we never seen The Sun or the Moon , Now that would be a catastrophe , We'd never survive , They are very important to our lives , and the Truth , is the power that renders all lies mute , a wonderful thought provoking read Denis , ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND PAULINE , EDDIE AND MAY , xx

on 1/21/2018 11:59:52 AM

A Sonnet to the Night -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 1/21/2018 8:06:35 AM

John Starks said:



Hello Dwayne, A delightful sonnet that took me close to dreamland. Best wishes. John

on 1/21/2018 11:58:41 AM

What Makes A Man A Man? -- by Member: John Starks, USA -- added: 1/19/2018 8:13:43 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Hello John , what a fantastic sonnet , 'What Makes A Man A Man', A very questionable thoughtful provoking read, I like Conrad's response , it will be interesting to see more comments about this John , Best Wishes , Eddie ,

on 1/21/2018 9:50:50 AM

TRYING TIMES -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 1/20/2018 3:36:39 PM

Denis Barter said:



Hi Eddie, It's always our 'greatest want' to know what is round the corner, but in truth, were we do have this knowledge, chances are most of us, would stop living, right there and then, and try to change our fate! It's the uncertainty of life that keeps us thinking that just perhaps, we'll live longer - and pain free - than any other human being has ever lived - and that would make for a very lonely life I believe! I must admit there are times when I wonder what next, and when will my fate be brought to fruition? In the meantime I prefer to remain unknowing and enjoy what days I have allotted me, without knowing. However, having said that, I would like to know how much more snow we're going to get this winter! Lol! We're enjoying a mild break - comes to an end tonight after two days of balmy (plus 5C - yesterday) temperatures, but strong - gale force almost - winds! I think it's making room for the next snowfall! Mother Nature always has an ulterior motive I've found! Keep warm and hope your influenza is now a thing of the past? Fondest as always. Pauline and Denis.

on 1/21/2018 6:54:15 AM

THE 84'Th CHALLENGE #2 Sun, Moon and the Truth -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/19/2018 12:15:39 AM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



Thanks Eddie and Nishu for making my sunday special and rewarding. I have a habit of viewing Earth from ISS live while I lay awake in my bed. The view is fab and earth looks so beautiful. Poetry makes it even more breathtaking, and that is why we are here at VN rising above petty human frailities. God bless and have a lovely Sunday

on 1/21/2018 2:15:39 AM

Good NIght World -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 1/19/2018 12:21:41 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:



thanks Eddie, I've taken to saying "good night world" on facebook before I go to bed and now just recently been utilizing a poem in saying it.. it challenges me haha this one was a bit better.

on 1/20/2018 10:22:01 PM

FOREVER AND THE SNOW -- by Member: Conrad van den Bergh, South Africa -- added: 1/14/2018 6:18:58 AM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



Dear Marcia!!! Thank you for the read and the wonderful feedback on this one!!! May it be a great and Blessed weekend further. Warm regards dear friend! XXX

on 1/20/2018 4:07:07 PM

84th Musketeers Challenge , TAKE 3 , THE SUN, THE MOON ,AND THE TRUTH , -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 1/18/2018 12:49:27 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



Thank-you all for your kind comments , Betty , Drsudarsan, William , Conrad , PS , William, you are the man, no one could fault you , a very dedicated and wonderful Musketeer who has talent in abundance , and that's a fact , your Noble Brother , Eddie ,

on 1/20/2018 4:04:39 PM

THE INTERVIEW -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 1/19/2018 5:25:44 AM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



Dear Nishu, this is such a beautiful write, with a heart-warming conclusion and one with an important social message. A beautiful write. Totally enjoyed!!! XXX

on 1/20/2018 4:00:48 PM

What Makes A Man A Man? -- by Member: John Starks, USA -- added: 1/19/2018 8:13:43 AM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



What a great sonnet!!! This is an excellent theme to compose a poem on. A Philosophical reasoning from an existentialist approach, about the nature of the Man, his being and the nature of his freedom and liberty. Great sonnet with a great conclusion!!! An excellent write! Warm regards John! XXX

on 1/20/2018 3:58:05 PM

THEY FLY RIGHT ABOVE YOU AND YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THEY'RE THERE -- by Member: Louise Robello, USA -- added: 1/20/2018 1:57:36 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



A beautiful poem Louise , Angels sent from god, to comfort and reassure us that all will be well , I really love this poem , wonderfully written with inspiring emotional verses , your faith will brighten your future , Eddie ,xx ,

on 1/20/2018 3:54:27 PM

Nishu -- by Member: Tracy Windisch-Mason, Canada -- added: 1/19/2018 6:38:05 AM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



What a beautiful tribute to Nishu!!! A wonderful poem Tracy! Beautifully written!!! XXX

on 1/20/2018 3:51:27 PM

Musketeers Challenge #84 – Sun, Moon, Truth… -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 1/19/2018 9:22:48 AM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



What a beautiful poem!!! Such a gentle write. A lovely take on the challenge! XXX

on 1/20/2018 3:48:46 PM

THEY FLY RIGHT ABOVE YOU AND YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THEY'RE THERE -- by Member: Louise Robello, USA -- added: 1/20/2018 1:57:36 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



I totally love this poem! What a beautiful poem!!! XXX

on 1/20/2018 3:38:43 PM

Musketeers Challenge #84 – Sun, Moon, Truth… -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 1/19/2018 9:22:48 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



A wonderful poem for the 84th Challenge Betty , it's true , the truth cannot be hidden for long , a lovely well written poem, reassuring and full of hope , Eddie , xxx,

on 1/20/2018 3:24:32 PM

A Cynic’s Thoughts In Passing. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 1/19/2018 12:58:09 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



Hello Denis , a very interesting read, You always come across , 'The Know It All ', says a lot , but does nothing , they are usually self centred , greedy , and would not help anybody , PS, very very cold here , rain, snow, wind , and ice , Best Wishes to you and Pauline , Eddie , May ,

on 1/20/2018 2:46:14 PM

"WHILE HERE." -- by Member: ROY KNEALE, UK -- added: 1/20/2018 12:08:56 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Hello Roy , in those days , you did what you believed was the right thing to do, and there's nothing wrong with that , I think times change , but we find it hard to change with them, I can relate to some of this wonderful absorbing poem [story] Hope you are keeping well , Eddie ,

on 1/20/2018 2:36:51 PM

THE INTERVIEW -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 1/19/2018 5:25:44 AM

Louise Robello said:



"HIS EYES SPOKE WITH STOIC FAITH FROM UNDER HIS TURBAN" THAT LINE RIGHT THERE IS SO BRILLIANT THIS WHOLE POEM IS SO HEART FELT AND FULFILLING AND ONE OF THE BEST POEMS I HAVE EVER READ! NISHU THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY HEART SMILE!

on 1/20/2018 2:25:03 PM

THE 84'Th CHALLENGE #2 Sun, Moon and the Truth -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/19/2018 12:15:39 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Hello Drsudarsan , a wonderful interesting read, inspiring and very well put together , the responses below sums up your 84th Challenge, well written ,with compassion , EDDIE ,

on 1/20/2018 2:11:05 PM

just a scribble at the dawn ( My submission for Musketeer's 84 the challenge) -- by Member: Satheesan Rangorath, India -- added: 1/12/2018 1:23:01 PM

Satheesan Rangorath said:



Thank you, Alan Brown

on 1/20/2018 12:58:03 PM

THE INTERVIEW -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 1/19/2018 5:25:44 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Hello Nishu , what a wonderful story , your interview with this elderly man, made his day , at 13 , your character was very special then , you learned how to listen to someone's elses life story , and that's a gift anyway , 5 star read , no hesitation , Eddie ,xxxxx,

on 1/20/2018 12:53:04 PM

Good NIght World -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 1/19/2018 12:21:41 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Have a nice relaxing sleep Dwayne , this poem will probably make us all sleepy , love it , Eddie , [yawn]

on 1/20/2018 12:39:27 PM

Nishu -- by Member: Tracy Windisch-Mason, Canada -- added: 1/19/2018 6:38:05 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



There's only one Nishu , and you've described her so wonderfully in your poem Tracy, she is so talented with a loving nature as well , we all love Nishu , Thank-you Tracy for this beautiful poem , Eddie , xxxxx,

on 1/20/2018 12:34:50 PM

Good NIght World -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 1/19/2018 12:21:41 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:



oh I hope you sleep well Nishu and thanks for teh comment :D :D :D

on 1/20/2018 10:53:55 AM

THE INTERVIEW -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 1/19/2018 5:25:44 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Dear Tracy, Marcia, Rhymer, Drsudarsan, William - what beautiful and heart warming responses to this story of mine. Didn't expect it at all. I actually have this magazine with me - it was a school project and I loved doing it. It's done on paper with sketch pen, ii called it The Rainbow and my parents had kept it safe but they sent it across to me recently. There's a quote by Maya Angelou I think that says - people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel. And I remember how I felt that day. His story is hand scribbled by me on those sheets of paper. Priceless! Love to all xx I seem to be revisiting the past more often now :)

on 1/20/2018 9:44:40 AM

"WHILE HERE." -- by Member: ROY KNEALE, UK -- added: 1/20/2018 12:08:56 AM

Denis Barter said:



Hi Roy, and Yes, I do believe you were all those things you detailed, and far more, as were many of our age and era! Were we foolish to dream as we did? I don’t think so, but then life and its rules of engagement, were far different from those of today. With the world today in turmoil, and values way below par, I’m not sure how I, were I a youth of today - would react? I was one who believed sincerely (still do in fact) in Honour and doing one’s duty as was expected and taught me! Being honourable and courteous, remains the prime concern I have, but I fear, such sentiments are no longer thought viable! Nor expected! It’s more of a grab all you can, whilst you can, and to hell with the tardy! I think your poem and the sentiments expressed therein, are very pertinent to my own life and upbringing. Some things have changed, for we do move with the times, whether we like it or not, for many of them are forced upon us. Nonetheless, I don’t regret the life I have led, nor the quality rewards it has brought me. I know my own children and certainly my grandchildren, regard me as something of an old dinosaur with values, they seem to ignore or disregard, but there are still enough of our age, that appreciate, the way we think and act! Maybe we display this in our poetry, and that’s why many do not understand our meanings? Time will show it was not so badly out of whack with Honour and personal pride always our prime concern! Not that today’s generation will ever admit to our having the right attitude! Stellar thoughts and right up my alley Roy. Keep focussed and let others know, what life and living was and should be! Keep warm and continue writing. Fondest regards, Pauline and Denis.

on 1/20/2018 9:42:13 AM

THE 84'Th CHALLENGE #2 Sun, Moon and the Truth -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/19/2018 12:15:39 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Very beautiful and inspiring Drsudarsan. I particularly like the second stanza, it's very uplifting. Your title, Buddhas words are very thought provoking....I will submit one more poem for the challenge - I think. My head is full of thoughts. Fondest always

on 1/20/2018 9:32:28 AM

Good NIght World -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 1/19/2018 12:21:41 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



I should be sleeping soon Dwayne, and your poem is soothing and lovely to read. Not sleepy yet though, but good night nevertheless. Fondest

on 1/20/2018 9:28:28 AM

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