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Tribute to JJ as per John Starks Challenge "The Rhythm Of Life" -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 4/8/2018 7:24:37 AM

Elizabeth Olesen said:



Thank you very much, dear William, for this great tribute to Jeff. I am still in shock and cannot compose a poem on the news of his death. It may come. I deeply share with you the deep sentiment and message expressed from your pen. Thank you so much!

on 4/21/2018 5:52:56 PM

A 'Memorial Challenge' to Honour the Life of Jeff (JJ) Humphrey R.I.P. -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 4/12/2018 3:59:39 PM

Elizabeth Olesen said:



Dear Richard, I have been so busy that I have not really dropped by for more days or weeks and now this message about Jeff's death. Just so shocking! What happened? When did he die? Why? I am very very sorry indeed to learn about this but thankful that you have informed us through your message here. I just miss him--the way he used to give quick comments of encouragement. And I miss his effort of love and service through Voices-net.com. Deep condolences to his own family and friends and to the whole VN family! What a great loss! Elizabeth

on 4/21/2018 5:46:48 PM

Though Homeless and Poor - I’m Rich! -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 4/21/2018 7:02:50 AM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Denis, a very emotional and heartfelt shout about the "short cut to hell." Sadly so many get hooked on prescription drugs like opiates. Some unsuspecting souls do not sense the danger when prescribed something by their Doctor (until it's too late). I do believe it is the ease in which repeat dosages are so readily available, which contribute to the sad downward spiral. Those who have an addictive personality are in real danger (especially if they self medicate). Many do walk on by (perhaps afraid we too may be only a prescription away from such a fate). I am pleased you have highlighted the wonderful people of the Salvation Army and the great work they do, I have witnessed their ministry many times in the middle of Conflict and despair. "Those Saints in disguise" is a most suitable accolade (Bless them all). Bless you too my friend for all that you express in your piece (not an easy subject to embrace). Love to dear Pauline, God Bless Aramis /|\

on 4/21/2018 4:14:58 PM

Through fields of Flowers Fair -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 4/19/2018 11:03:43 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:



so glad you enjoyed this one NIshu, I just started thinking about daisies yesterday.. don't know why but then googled some images of a field of them, then added the red poppies, and thought, what a wonderful place to take a walk in.. so added the trees and the stream to make my walk complete :D :D :D

on 4/20/2018 1:41:21 PM

"It's a Dog's Life" (Rin Tin Tin) -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 4/19/2018 1:48:47 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Richard, I had no idea, is there no end to your knowledge. Wonderful tribute to Rin Tin Tin and the memories of this dog, and also how he came to be!

on 4/20/2018 10:19:16 AM

PICKING BLISS -- by Member: Nikhat Bano, India -- added: 4/13/2018 11:13:40 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Nikhat what an enchanting poem, "I'm collecting them The scattered droplets of life", the memorable moments of life are so worth collecting. Thank you for this poem to start my day with joy!

on 4/20/2018 10:13:28 AM

"It's a Dog's Life" (Rin Tin Tin) -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 4/19/2018 1:48:47 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Informative and moving to read, Aramis. Bless the soldier. To think of such a tiny creature midst so much chaos and loss shows a beautiful and big heart. War spares no one and nothing. A lovely sonnet in tribute to Rin Tin Tin, his rescuer dad and one to bring a lump in the throat. I hope he received all the love the world could give him. Will read about him. Fondest

on 4/20/2018 9:12:31 AM

Through fields of Flowers Fair -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 4/19/2018 11:03:43 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Such a bright and colourful poem. Lovely to read - peaceful and joyous. My little garden is full of flowers and color right now. Fondest

on 4/20/2018 9:05:44 AM

The Ewe, You and the Yew. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 4/19/2018 10:16:06 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



:) :) made me smile. Rhymer. Very entertaining poem and play on words. Your imagination runs away with you - imagine a ewe staring at you. Delightful. Fondest to you both. Nope, no news of Eddie. Maybe they have just extended their stay? I look forward to seeing him back on VN.

on 4/20/2018 9:03:44 AM

Life and Love -- by Member: Yannis Politopoulos, Greece -- added: 4/19/2018 3:40:44 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Beautiful thoughts succinctly expressed. Compelling read, Yannis. Fondest wishes

on 4/20/2018 9:00:31 AM

A poem -- by Member: Cynthia Sarawan, India -- added: 4/19/2018 2:20:59 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Lovely thought provoking poetry Cynthia. I too hope women are given the respect they rightfully deserve. Right from the time a girl is born. Fond wishes

on 4/20/2018 8:58:59 AM

Of Fairy Tales and Dreams -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 2/13/2018 2:36:58 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:



oh my, just saw this response Marcia, Thanks so much for this.

on 4/19/2018 10:21:15 PM

The Fields of Spring -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 4/18/2018 1:35:34 PM

Dwayne Rankin said:



oh I am so thankful for the Spring to finally be here. my mood is better and my health is improving so much now.. so glad you enjoyed this one :D :D :D

on 4/19/2018 3:01:21 PM

Pain creeps in... -- by Member: Myrna Martin, USA -- added: 4/17/2018 11:13:05 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Myrna a soulful poem that bares the heart, my thoughts are with you. Life takes strange turns and tomorrow just might be the best day of our lives. God bless!

on 4/19/2018 10:45:46 AM

The Fields of Spring -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 4/18/2018 1:35:34 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Beautiful Dwayne you turn words into the magic of the season, I await the flowers to now grow! Thank you for the breath of fresh air!

on 4/19/2018 10:42:09 AM

PURPOSE -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 4/19/2018 2:16:44 AM

Denis Barter said:



Hi Nishu, some thought provoking lines indeed! Not sure what my purpose is at times - especially when I'm writing poetry. Often go off my original intent, and find myself looking at a topic in a far different light from what I originally set out to illuminate. When I'm in a chaotic state, such as this, I generally resort to a hot, black and unsweetened Java! Always a mind booster - occasionally nod off into dreamland! Lol!. It pays to sit and step back (now that gives you cause to wonder, when you realise how impossible that is - or is it? Lol) and let the mind wander at will. Purpose? To relax and allow the 'inner' sub-conscious self take over. This very often inspires me to write another poem. Have no doubt everyone has their own manner of bypassing writer's block, and what works for one, may not work for someone else. Think I get your message. Fondest regards. Pauline and Denis. PS: Have you heard from Eddie (Jepson that is) lately? Know he and May were going to their caravan but that was two weeks ago. I'm a tad worried! Ciao Denis.

on 4/19/2018 10:27:51 AM

Evil Lies -- by Member: Kristin Domoe, USA -- added: 4/9/2018 8:07:29 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Kristin wise words, thank you for sharing these thoughts! "perception that aluminates A balance between good and evil". so true!

on 4/19/2018 9:36:44 AM

PURPOSE -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 4/19/2018 2:16:44 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Nishu thank you for these soothing thoughts and great advise! "Slow down...And gaze at the light instead". Will do!

on 4/19/2018 9:33:43 AM

LEAD ME IN COMFORT -- by Member: Marcia Schechinger, USA -- added: 4/15/2018 2:00:26 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Thank you all for you comments, our Jeff will be missed greatly, God bless and may he rest in peace.

on 4/19/2018 9:31:53 AM

GORGEOUS AFTERNOON -- by Member: Lee Emmett, Australia -- added: 4/19/2018 2:40:54 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Lee, again, thank you for sharing a bit of Australia! Our spring is taking its time coming, but your fall sounds beautiful. ENJOY the day, hugs Marcia.

on 4/19/2018 9:29:59 AM

A 'Memorial Challenge' to Honour the Life of Jeff (JJ) Humphrey R.I.P. -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 4/12/2018 3:59:39 PM

Lee Emmett said:



To Jeff's family. I am very sad to hear of Jeff's death. He was an inspiration to so many writers. Voicesnet helped me express my grief after my husband's died over 11 years ago.. I'm grateful for his wonderful contribution to humanity. May your family be comforted during your time of loss by memories of such a wonderful man. Many blessings, Lee

on 4/19/2018 2:22:11 AM

Crime and a Fitting Punishment. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 4/18/2018 2:57:02 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



A delightful read Rhymer. Thoroughly enjoyed this clever and wittily penned poem. Glorious play on words. Fondest to you both.

on 4/19/2018 1:39:16 AM

As Darkness Falls -- by Member: Christine Shaw, UK -- added: 3/31/2015 5:59:16 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:



you caught me up in this storm or words Christine. a wonderful read with great flow and a tense and exiting story you wove with each stanza.

on 4/18/2018 11:03:56 PM

Life’s Song -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 4/17/2018 4:42:59 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:



I love these words Betty, In looking back it is easy to see the mistakes that one makes on the way, and to realize that it was those mistakes by which we gained wisdom. the greatest wisdom is that life is fleeting and so I tell those younger than me, "slow down, age will come, take the time to do the things that you do, the right way, and do those things that you want to do, to do them while you have the strength" so glad you are healing like you are.

on 4/18/2018 11:01:59 PM

Things in life -- by Member: Kathryn Cravalho, USA -- added: 4/17/2018 7:28:31 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:



stirring and encouraging are your words Kathryn. words to live by and to remember each day as we live them .

on 4/18/2018 10:57:29 PM

Tribute to JJ as per John Starks Challenge "The Rhythm Of Life" -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 4/8/2018 7:24:37 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:



William, this is such a great tribute to help ease the pain of the loss of this one who brought us all together. Beautiful, sad yet heartwarming all at the same time.

on 4/18/2018 10:55:33 PM

Whispers in Fairy Tales -- by Member: John Williams, Canada -- added: 4/17/2018 12:50:36 PM

Dwayne Rankin said:



beautiful and wonderful. and so fun to read John, had me smiling through to the end :D

on 4/18/2018 10:53:07 PM

A Rosebud Opens! -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 4/16/2018 12:16:46 PM

Dwayne Rankin said:



OH my Denis, you have captured the birth of the rose so perfectly, so wonderfully as to be overwhelming.. I loved this one. so descriptive in such a flowing style as to capture my attention and hold it throughout the reading. I had to force myself to wait for the completion and wow was it worth the wait. loved, loved, loved this one

on 4/18/2018 10:51:29 PM

TWIN LIVES (About an Ophthalmologist who balances her life as a figure-skater) -- by Member: NILANJANA HALDAR, India -- added: 4/6/2018 6:02:09 PM

NILANJANA HALDAR said:



Dear @nishu mathur thank you so much for your lovely comment

on 4/18/2018 11:51:04 AM

A Rosebud Opens! -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 4/16/2018 12:16:46 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Denis what a superb piece of art, pant yourself on the back, this is a gorgeous poem. I can't wait for the flowers to bloom!

on 4/18/2018 10:15:54 AM

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