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99th Musketeers Challenge. Diversity And Common Law . Take 2 . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 4/17/2019 9:03:03 PM

Denis Barter said:



So many changes in our life times Eddie, one wonders - recently seen a Documentary on the Tesla electric car in California, where humans only supply and load parts - all made there - to the various machines, and they turn out 2000 cars a week. Automated from start to finish! Even many jobs in agriculture are done by wireless control from the office! We'll all be redundant soon - except for writing poetry, and no doubt someone is putting together an algorythm for that too! What next? Pilotless planes? Humans are only in the cockpit just in case something goes wrong, and then they are helpless - such was the case of the last Boeing fiasco it seems! When your job went, it was the start of an era that hasn't stopped yet. I'm pleased I grew up in a different world! No it wasn't perfect, but we did earn a living in a great way and most got to enjoy what they did! Got my Income Taxes to do today. Any volunteers? Hope you and May are keeping well? I'm a little sore from hedge trimming! Fondest regards. Pauline and Denis.

on 4/18/2019 11:07:46 AM

The Saga of the Hero's Song -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 2/22/2019 3:23:44 PM

Dwayne Rankin said:



wow I just found this response by you Conrad. so glad that you enjoyed this start of this epic, it was a challenge to write it but was so fun to do it as well.

on 4/17/2019 11:57:10 PM

99th Musketeers Challenge. Diversity And Common Law . Take 2 . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 4/17/2019 9:03:03 PM

William Willis said:



Hi Eddie, the thunderbolt line for me is "mines are now museums." Like so much British heavy industry. The iron and steel works have run out of rivets and welding torches The car manufacturers and wire rope makers are now consigned with the miners too. The abyss is littered with these industries. Part 2 sees out retired friend picking up a pen and writing poetry. Anyone can write a poem, I do believe. You Eddie, write from the heart and tell of the murderous conditions down pit and let other generations know of it. Every coalface poem is like a genetic fingerprint of a time gone by. A fine poem yet again wm. /|\ *****

on 4/17/2019 10:23:12 PM

The Country Night. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 4/17/2019 5:46:35 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



Absolutely brilliant Denis . I was there with you listening to those sounds in the night . a poem to treasure my dear friend and Fellow Poet. Take Care you and Pauline. Eddie and May , xxx .

on 4/17/2019 9:13:41 PM

Growing Cold -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 4/17/2019 6:25:45 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Very true Frank. powerful, and a poem to make one realise the obvious conclusion . Eddie . PS . I like the Title as Well.

on 4/17/2019 7:36:55 PM

Spring - A Wealth of Colour. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 4/16/2019 12:18:09 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Denis from the first line to the last a wonderful poem for Spring and its awakening. Well Done!

on 4/17/2019 12:58:12 PM

99th Inspirational Challenge-Diversity and Common-A Painful Pen Story -- by Member: Owais Ahmad, India -- added: 4/13/2019 7:00:30 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Owais what a emotional and passionate poem, "I become the words, I become the ink, Walking along the pages of destiny, our fate we imprint". Inspiring and wonderful poem, I do hope to see more as you definitely have the talent.

on 4/17/2019 12:56:06 PM

WHAT IF -- by Member: Mobani Biswas, India -- added: 4/16/2019 5:58:33 PM

William Willis said:



Hi Mobani, I know the writers on this website would always find something to write about. The Moon is one of our natural beauties and heaven knows what our ancestors made of it. In science we are learning more than ever about the star studded chandeliers above our heads and how I got one love an astronomy poem. I would certainly not like a "no ifs life" as our actions need to be thought through just like good poetry. Enjoyed. Wm*****

on 4/17/2019 12:00:40 PM

Niche - 99th Inspirational Challenge - take 2 -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 4/12/2019 11:02:28 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Thank you so much for these wonderful responses dear William, John, Eddie, Marcia, Rhymer. Means a lot coming from such talented, skilful poets - poets I look up to xx

on 4/17/2019 11:13:39 AM

Growing Cold -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 4/17/2019 6:25:45 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



So powerful and so soulful, Frank. A little verse that speaks the truth. Candid. Your second sentence kind of hit me hard - because I am truly beginning to realize it. A clever title too - the play on the words is so apt. Fondest

on 4/17/2019 11:09:43 AM

Spring - A Wealth of Colour. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 4/16/2019 12:18:09 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



A glorious poem, Rhymer. What a splash of colours. Upbeat and spritely. Spring is certainly on the way. A feel good, sunny, cheerful poem.Fondest to you both. Take care.

on 4/17/2019 11:08:03 AM

On Wings of Wind that Soft did Flow -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 4/12/2019 2:53:32 PM

Dwayne Rankin said:



thank you much William so glad that you think so oh sigh :D :D :D

on 4/17/2019 4:47:38 AM

The Pretender . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 4/13/2019 1:30:11 PM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Eddie, very uplifting! I do find myself with similar thoughts since we are of a similar age, and needing a little help staying upright and functional. Lol! My goal is to graduate from a walker to a stick once again, and getting my alertness back on track would be nice! But it is true that friends, family, and living well each day are the best ways to find joy. I do hope you and May are settled in, and by the way your photo on FB looks great, you handsome devil! My best to your both dear friend. *****, Betty

on 4/17/2019 2:19:34 AM

When Again We Meet -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 7/27/2015 3:02:31 PM

Frank Davis said:



Animal friends, priceless. Endearing poem, Betty.

on 4/16/2019 11:59:36 PM

Rainbows -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 6/7/2015 7:58:23 PM

Frank Davis said:



God is The Uncaused Cause, The Creator of All-that-is. Science fiddles with what's been created and, occasionally, stumbles upon something useful. Beautifully portrayed, Betty. .

on 4/16/2019 11:35:15 PM

I Hate Housework -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 6/15/2015 9:33:34 AM

Frank Davis said:



Is never fully accomplished--and, apparently, rarely seems inviting. Hopefully, in the future, "housework" will mean the house does its own work. One of the few areas of AI people might truly appreciate and not feel threatened by. Entertaining piece, poetess!

on 4/16/2019 11:24:17 PM

My sailboat and me -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 4/15/2019 5:05:20 AM

Denis Barter said:



Hi Westly, and thanks for reminding me of another young lad event that was quite a regular habit of my friends and I, when a small stream played a big part in my life. We would fashion a boat - flat piece of wood into which we would put a ‘cane’ mast complete with a paper sail. We would then head down to the bridge - no railings - and launch our sailboat in the waters rushing through. Making sure we let our boats go off together, we’d see which boat firstly, stayed afloat, and then which one got to the finish line - a hundred feet or so downstream! No prizes. Just bragging rights! Sometimes we’d get so excited, we’d fall in! Then I for one, got my prize! Generally a tanning from my Mother, when I went home, soaked to the skin, having done what I was told not to do! Namely get wet through to the skin with my ‘play’ clothes needing to be dried, and few others to wear! If our “sail boat” made it to the large duck pond, we were cock-of-the-hoop! Few ever did get that far of course, as the stream made sure of that! It had deeper areas: fast rushes and all manner of obstacles. But we lived the life of a Pirate: Sea Captain: Sailboat: Cruise Liner or whatever our imagination allowed us! Great memories which your poem brought to life once again! I’d love to do it once again, but I fear in today’s world, I’d be thought crazy and locked up! But who cares? I’m too old to worry about that anymore! Fondest. Ciao Denis.

on 4/16/2019 11:22:08 PM

A Final Goodbye -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 6/24/2016 11:16:17 AM

Frank Davis said:



Profoundly perceptive and undeniably relevant. A difficult subject that could not have been better handled. Impressive work, Betty!

on 4/16/2019 11:09:31 PM

Diversity as seen in A Maple Tree. Musketeers; 99th Challenge. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 4/12/2019 2:59:52 PM

William Willis said:



As a keen amateur gardener myself I was really taken with this one Denis. The Maple sounds beaurif and how well you describe it in luscious green rhyme. A freak of nature but astounding to observe. I like this take on John's Challenge very much. A unique tree and a unique poem. Absolutely absorbing. Wm.*****

on 4/16/2019 9:55:47 PM

On Wings of Wind that Soft did Flow -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 4/12/2019 2:53:32 PM

William Willis said:



A treasured Springtime piece from you Dwayne. It's as if you are describing a scene in front of you. So vivid and loving the entrance of the girl. Subtle rhyming as ever and such imagination . Wm. *****

on 4/16/2019 9:50:29 PM

Me -- by Member: Gebriel Tesfatsion, East Africa -- added: 4/16/2019 10:56:00 AM

William Willis said:



Hi GEBRIEL getting to live yourself is the first step to someone else living you.. Love the message Love the poem. Wm.*****

on 4/16/2019 9:46:06 PM

Conrad's Inspirational Challenge "Many Great Deeds Done In The Smal -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 4/7/2019 12:13:24 AM

Frank Davis said:



Not-so-common manners, oft-expressed gratitude and motivating empathy for the problems of others make, in my mind, a finer, stronger human being. A much needed, most meaningful poem, Sir William!

on 4/16/2019 9:35:51 PM

SPELLING TEST -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 10/25/2010 7:01:02 AM

Frank Davis said:



Piece of caque. Today, misspelling is far too common and, seemingly, more acceptable; so, by the way, is casting spells--a conversation for another time. Clever notion, William, well-conceived and nicely conveyed!

on 4/16/2019 9:17:12 PM

Diversity as seen in A Maple Tree. Musketeers; 99th Challenge. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 4/12/2019 2:59:52 PM

John Starks said:



Hello Denis, Your poem is well written, interesting, and highly informative. Variation in offspring can be quite surprising, and, oft times, 'beautiful'. As you point out, diversity is inherent in the progenitor. I trust that we can back track from where we are in our accounting-for of present day manifestations. Thank you so much for your poetic excellence, maturity and beauty. Best wishes to you and Pauline. Your fellow poet. John

on 4/16/2019 5:43:27 PM

My Little Brother and Diversity ( 99th Challenge) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 4/10/2019 10:42:48 PM

John Starks said:



Hello Westly, You give us an interesting account of familial diversity. Your willingness to accommodate your brother in such a caring way is noteworthy and conveys to your readers the type of person that you are. Diversity, as it relates to the inclusion of others, is important, as such inclusion (skillfully orchestrated) facilitates the growth and development of another. Thank you for this poem. Best wishes to you. Your friend and fellow poet. John

on 4/16/2019 5:29:58 PM

Writing and Diversity ( 99th Challenge) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 4/9/2019 7:58:25 PM

John Starks said:



Hello Westly, You bring us many ways of looking at 'Diversity'. Each of your poems is diverse from the others, yet a common thread is seen throughout. This poem reflects the tenor and thrust of the others, yet it is unique. I especially enjoyed this line, "Diversity is like living trees, spreading it lovely seeds." Very nicely put, Westly. Best wishes and positive regards to you. Your friend and fellow poet. John

on 4/16/2019 5:20:06 PM

Designer Original (99th Challenge) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 4/9/2019 7:15:34 PM

John Starks said:



Hello Westly, You covered a wide array of areas in which we differ. Your specificity emphasized uniqueness, yet you point out in a cogent, poetic manner that common law is a/the reason to have compassion on one's self. As each one of us is a part of the whole of humanity, your observation rings true. Self compassion is the foundation of our relations with others. Should we not learn to make it so, then narcissism takes over. This self love without generalization of love of self to others, so that love becomes the basis for all social interplay, leads to (imho) all strife and conflict. I thank you for this poem. It is thought provoking. Best wishes to you Westly. Your friend and fellow poet. John

on 4/16/2019 5:10:11 PM

DIFFERENT CLOCKS -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 12/12/2011 12:13:31 PM

Frank Davis said:



Unique perspective. Ain't much can measure up to what happened in the pit, Eddiie. Charming poem!

on 4/16/2019 4:09:59 PM

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