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"AT THE GATE." -- by Member: ROY KNEALE, UK -- added: 11/17/2017 5:38:23 AM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Roy, a beautiful poem that give hope to those of us who are praying a gate with a kindly voice awaits, for faith is all we have in this life. So glad to see you posting again dear friend. I too hope you are feeling much better, and wish you continuing good health. Thanks for the inspiration. *****, Betty

on 11/18/2017 9:04:27 PM

A New Day -- by Member: Maggie Pollock, Scotland -- added: 11/16/2017 8:32:07 AM

Maggie Pollock said:



Hi ma bestest thank you. Oh its hard work doing this on ma phone. Kids here having sleepover til Monday. I have always liked this wee poem. I always tell myself "practice what you preach maggie pollock" hunners of hugs ma bestest. X

on 11/18/2017 2:35:17 PM

I Went to the River to Find my Peace -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 11/17/2017 7:55:11 PM

Dwayne Rankin said:



so glad you were able to do this as well Eddie, I grew up next to a flowing creek and loved the sounds it made, put me to sleep many a night then older as a teenager, took lots of hikes up in the mountains around here and so enjoyed the sit downs and rests beside small flowing mountain streams and then lakes up high.

on 11/18/2017 1:16:28 PM

"AT THE GATE." -- by Member: ROY KNEALE, UK -- added: 11/17/2017 5:38:23 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Helló Roy , what a beautiful poem you have written , wonderful comforting words , every verse captures the reader's interest , I see your quill still has that magic touch , , God Bless You Sir Roy , I hope you are feeling much better , Edwin , [Eddie ] And May , ] xx, ]

on 11/18/2017 12:20:16 PM

I Went to the River to Find my Peace -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 11/17/2017 7:55:11 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



A wonderful relaxing poem Dwayne , you bring back many memories for me , many a time ,me and my mates would stroll by a river , we would walk about 5 miles from Hardwick -Hall, and then rest on a river bank , 5 star read , Eddie ,

on 11/18/2017 12:03:27 PM

A Murder Of Crows -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 11/17/2017 10:58:53 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Hiya Kenneth , a very nerve wracking experience , I have seen the odd one perched on a high tree , but never that many crows , they do look menacing , Yes ,your poem reminds me of Hitchcock's horror film , 'The Birds', Who knows , anything's possible , makes you think , enjoyed this poem , Eddie ,

on 11/18/2017 11:51:54 AM

I Went to the River to Find my Peace -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 11/17/2017 7:55:11 PM

Dwayne Rankin said:



thanks so much, this one took several rewrites (in the space of about 2 hours) to get it written this one. I just had to search for the correct words to express my thoughts and feeling and then the style. I tried it as a sonnet but I just couldn't feel it that way. so changed it to this format and was immediately overwhelmed with a certain rightness about it. thanks so much for your wonderful comments JJ.

on 11/18/2017 11:50:34 AM

'A VERY DEAR FRIEND RICHARD GILDEA' , [ARAMIS] -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 11/17/2017 7:18:38 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Eddie thank you for letting us know. Richard is a very special friend and he has always been and will remain in my thoughts and prayers. If you speak to him give Richard my love.

on 11/18/2017 7:59:38 AM

I Went to the River to Find my Peace -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 11/17/2017 7:55:11 PM

Site Monitor said:



Amazing how you have mastered this tpe of poem. Awesome!

on 11/18/2017 6:23:44 AM

I AM A HUMAN -- by Member: rochish mon, India -- added: 11/18/2017 5:33:07 AM

Site Monitor said:



Powerful but depressing. I am human and I look to impact those around me in a positive manner. I am human and I care about others. I am human and I know life is a gift to observe and cherish. JJ

on 11/18/2017 6:20:37 AM

'A VERY DEAR FRIEND RICHARD GILDEA' , [ARAMIS] -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 11/17/2017 7:18:38 AM

Site Monitor said:



Thanks for the update, Eddie! Please pass on my well wishes to Richard and let him know that he is here every day forever. JJ

on 11/18/2017 6:19:01 AM

Press On -- by Member: Linda Moore, USA -- added: 11/1/2017 10:25:27 AM

Site Monitor said:



NIce

on 11/18/2017 6:17:43 AM

the Caxton legal centre 15th november -- by Member: Dale Costello, Australia -- added: 11/15/2017 2:00:03 AM

Site Monitor said:



Good luck with that effort.

on 11/18/2017 6:16:59 AM

82nd Challenge "The Life So Short, The Crafts So Long To Learn" -- by Member: Roche Rosos, Philippines -- added: 11/9/2017 4:09:05 AM

Roche Rosos said:



Thank you so much sir alan, sir westly & sir edwin, we are all inspiration down here, our works will always be a part of someone's life. I really hope it touches our readers down to their soul. God Bless Us all

on 11/18/2017 1:16:58 AM

'A VERY DEAR FRIEND RICHARD GILDEA' , [ARAMIS] -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 11/17/2017 7:18:38 AM

Roche Rosos said:



Prayers for your fast recovery sir Richard, may God be your strength upon this difficulties. GOD BLESS ALL VN MEMBERS. love with care from a friend down here

on 11/18/2017 1:13:39 AM

"AT THE GATE." -- by Member: ROY KNEALE, UK -- added: 11/17/2017 5:38:23 AM

William Willis said:



Hi Roy, love of fellow man should be enough for that eternal season ticket. Whether one believes the scriptures is repelled here. Someone/thing had a Masterplan and surely playing an honest part in it should suffice. For me the line of importance is "“Alas! Unfit am I Whose faith and hope waned bleak. " Greetings of health to you dear Roy. Great to see you still blowing us away with brilliant verse Wm. *****

on 11/17/2017 9:43:08 PM

ONCE UPON AN AUTUMN DREAM -- by Member: Nancy Crossland, USA -- added: 11/10/2017 8:31:57 PM

Nancy Crossland said:



Dear Maggie- Always a pleasure to hear from you! Hope you are well. Haven't been on too much. Had cataract removal yesterday so resting my eyes a bit too. Ah yes, the Autumn, certainly my favorite and I enjoyed your sharing too. Thank you dear Maggie. Fondest wishes always

on 11/17/2017 6:46:51 PM

A New Day -- by Member: Maggie Pollock, Scotland -- added: 11/16/2017 8:32:07 AM

Omar Attiyeh said:



Hi dear Maggie Pollock: It's such a very nice poem you have written here; it's rather a call or invitation to everybody to receive each and every day or each new day with a bright and optimistic attitude. The basic thing to say here is that your poem "A NEW DAY" falls under the literary theme/concept known as the "Carpe Diem" theme ( I remember this theme quite well as we learned it at college in our English literature degree program... oh those good old days!!!); a Latin term that means in English "seize the day", you, dear Maggie, probably have come across it in your life; intended to mean that "our (human) life is short and,therefore, we have to enjoy it to the fullest" and not waste it in sadness, agony or despair. So, your poem "A new Day", in line with the "carpe diem" theme, is a call to each and every human to be bright, cheerful, optimistic in life and try always to enjoy life and confront life's hardships with a strong and brave heart. So, stay cheerful, Maggie, and do as your poem says. Here's my best heartfelt wishes to you and yours at all times. Cheers & take good care. Your friend from the UAE/OMAR ATTIYEH.

on 11/17/2017 5:35:26 PM

Sympathy lip sympathy -- by Member: Reginold Jacob, India -- added: 11/16/2017 1:06:23 AM

Reginold Jacob said:



Thanks Eddie, nice to hear from you.

on 11/17/2017 4:26:22 PM

'A VERY DEAR FRIEND RICHARD GILDEA' , [ARAMIS] -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 11/17/2017 7:18:38 AM

Gail Kay said:



Please pass my love on to RIchard. And also to Roy. THey are very precious friends to me. God bless.

on 11/17/2017 4:21:23 PM

A Murder Of Crows -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 11/17/2017 10:58:53 AM

Denis Barter said:



Have never witnessed a “Murder of Crows” holding court myself, Kenneth, but well remember my Grandfather and my Father telling me how they had witnessed same. Crows, being individually minded, are not like rooks that flock - but they also hold ‘court’ which I have seen. . Indeed it is a fascinating sight that holds one spellbound. The end result? In my watching, it also ended in a mob lynching of the offending rook, found guilty of a crime against their community, by his peers! Many people figure birds are dumb but I have seen experiments carried out with rooks and crows, which decry that as a myth! Crows are as - maybe more - intelligent as monkeys, and they know how to use tools to get their rewards. Moreover, They learn by watching. Pity some humans don’t watch, learn and then practice what they see! Or maybe they do, but watch the wrong examples? Nice to read of something, which might enlighten some readers! I’m just a little jealous as we have a crow community located just north of us, but never have seen them in a “murder” session holding court. Fascinating stuff and well described Ciao Pauline and Denis.

on 11/17/2017 1:00:51 PM

Woman -- by Member: vasumathy ramanathan, India -- added: 10/24/2017 5:42:19 AM

Secret Admirer said:



Vasumathy, Such a tender and lovey expression of inner emotions. The inner volcano can only be felt by another heart, Another heart yearning for the same Love, Care and Affection. When the TEARS of her cry, TEARS [tore] my heart.

on 11/17/2017 12:58:27 PM

Language of Human Race -- by Member: vasumathy ramanathan, India -- added: 11/6/2017 7:01:02 AM

Secret Admirer said:



Vasumathy, Our heart hears the lies of the wicked mind. A beleiving heart is overpowered by the tricks of our own devious mind. An uncontrolled imaginary mind poisons a pious and an innocent heart. A loving heart needs a trusting mind.

on 11/17/2017 12:13:01 PM

In The Garden (for the young ones) -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 11/16/2017 6:25:11 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Nishu how delightful, I would love to see this one with illustration, it is magical I feel like a child again :)

on 11/17/2017 10:49:22 AM

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