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The hare and the slow tortoise -- by Member: Faten Ishak, Egypt -- added: 11/12/2019 9:56:54 AM

Westly Shaw said:



A job well done, and your son has talent like his mother.

on 11/15/2019 12:12:58 AM

Leichhardt.. -- by Member: Dale Costello, Australia -- added: 11/12/2019 3:12:25 PM

Westly Shaw said:



Well written and a job well done!

on 11/15/2019 12:09:42 AM

Rhymer - The Gardener Poet. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 11/11/2019 12:01:41 PM

Westly Shaw said:



You found a style of writing that works for you, and makes you shine!

on 11/15/2019 12:08:37 AM

Shadows -- by Member: Tracy Windisch-Mason, Canada -- added: 11/14/2019 4:45:19 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Enjoyed!

on 11/15/2019 12:07:12 AM

104th Challenge , 'A MEMORABLE MOMENT '. -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 11/14/2019 6:18:10 PM

Westly Shaw said:



. That first paycheck real made a different and you started work at age 15, that early. Enjoyed, as I do all your mine poems and welcome back.

on 11/14/2019 10:04:56 PM

104th Roy Kneale Musketeers Tittle Challenge - A Memorable Moment -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 11/11/2019 12:26:13 PM

Westly Shaw said:



Well written and enjoyed!

on 11/14/2019 10:02:11 PM

A Memorable Moment. Musketeer 104th Challenge. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 11/10/2019 4:15:41 PM

Westly Shaw said:



They say how you start off in school is how you end. I smiled as I read a good teacher that makes a difference to this day. Enjoyed! I tried to response many times but could not and the date was all mixed up, so hope this goes through!

on 11/14/2019 10:01:38 PM

104th Challenge , 'A MEMORABLE MOMENT '. -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 11/14/2019 6:18:10 PM

Denis Barter said:



Hi Eddie and great to see you posting on this month's Challenge. Of course, we - that's you and I at least - lived in a much different environment than the youth of today enjoy! I too remember my first 'working days". My first pay packet was also handed over to my Mother, who told me, to keep it and use it to buy a pair of heavy work boots. WW II was in full swing and chances were I would be called up before too long, and I should make the best of my young days, whilst I could. Two weeks' pay was just sufficient to get the boots I needed, and they served me well. Heavy - 4lbs in weight as I recall. Later when I had joined the RN I made a weekly allotment to Mother who was to spend it on herself or as she chose. Did she do so? Not one penny! When I returned from active duty in the Far East, and was engaged to be married, she gave me a Post Office savings book, with every darned penny, there for my new life! No wonder tears well up in our eyes, when we recall those days. I'm sure that most everyone who was born back in the days when family and marriages were made to last, could come up with Memorable Moments such as yours. Perhaps we tend to be sentimental over such things, but personally, it was a lesson I learned from one I loved without any doubt at all. She could have used every penny of it, and I would have been just as proud of her and her love, as I was for what she did. Parents made many sacrifices for their children, and I for one, have no regrets! Both my parents remain ever present in my heart, as they did all those years ago. Thanks for posting and the memory which means so much to me. Fondest regards to May and of course, yourself. Hope your recovery is progressing as expected? PS: Fifth snowfall just cleared away! Bitterly cold yesterday - minus 20C - thankfully no wind, but much warmer today. No sign of thaw as yet!! Far too early, for this snow, but perhaps another sign of global warming? Ciao Rhymer.

on 11/14/2019 9:27:47 PM

Leichhardt.. -- by Member: Dale Costello, Australia -- added: 11/12/2019 3:12:25 PM

Chad Martinez said:



5 stars! Well done Dale fantastic work. CCM

on 11/14/2019 7:52:39 PM

104th Inspirational Challenge - A memorable moment -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 11/10/2019 11:40:43 AM

Simone Thys said:



This is a fun poem. Very insightful especially since I've never been on a plane, The images are very graphic and my imagination ran a bit wild. Love it!

on 11/13/2019 2:45:53 PM

Wish -- by Member: Charles Fisher, UK -- added: 11/10/2019 9:20:22 AM

Simone Thys said:



This is insightful...Makes me wonder about the homeless... Love this poem

on 11/13/2019 2:42:19 PM

Rhymer - The Gardener Poet. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 11/11/2019 12:01:41 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



You are a very talented, skilled poet, Rhymer. I admire your determination and spirit. Inspiring! It was interesting to read how you go about your poetic compositions. The time you make to write your poetic responses to others poems is commendable. Besides you and William, don’t know of anyone else who goes to such trouble! Bravo x fondest to ye both

on 11/13/2019 10:45:37 AM

104th Roy Kneale Musketeers Tittle Challenge - A Memorable Moment -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 11/11/2019 12:26:13 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Very poignant, Kenneth. So beautifully written. I am sure you would have undergone so many tumultuous emotions. A matter of pride indeed. Take care x

on 11/13/2019 10:41:53 AM

Agony -- by Member: Tracy Windisch-Mason, Canada -- added: 11/11/2019 5:10:53 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Powerful, succinct expression of nature, life. Moving to read. Fondest

on 11/13/2019 10:38:53 AM

Leichhardt.. -- by Member: Dale Costello, Australia -- added: 11/12/2019 3:12:25 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Beautiful Dale. Wistful and lovely to read. Fondest

on 11/13/2019 10:37:26 AM

The hare and the slow tortoise -- by Member: Faten Ishak, Egypt -- added: 11/12/2019 9:56:54 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Very nicely written, Mina. A wonderful story poetically narrated. Your talent shines. Well done. Fondest

on 11/13/2019 10:35:50 AM

What's going on at VoicesNet? -- by Member: VoicesNet News, USA -- added: 4/18/2012 12:59:10 PM

Faten Ishak said:



Yty

on 11/12/2019 3:31:12 PM

Katty's dog -- by Member: Faten Ishak, Egypt -- added: 10/9/2019 7:12:49 AM

Faten Ishak said:



Hello i am the poets son! I have wrote a poem called the hard and the slow tortoise a day ago. Check it out!!

on 11/12/2019 3:29:15 PM

Agony -- by Member: Tracy Windisch-Mason, Canada -- added: 11/11/2019 5:10:53 PM

Ugwu Elvis(Leonard D Great) said:



SHORT AND POWERFUL, KEEP THE PEN WANGLING. MANY MORE SUCCESS.

on 11/12/2019 1:14:49 PM

104th Inspirational Challenge - A memorable moment -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 11/10/2019 11:40:43 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Enjoyed!

on 11/12/2019 3:33:58 AM

From An Absent Musketeer -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 10/19/2019 2:20:09 PM

William Willis said:



You are one of the main arteries of this website dear sir. Your own health comes first and once that war has been won then we shall salute your return. Wm. /|\

on 11/11/2019 8:31:50 PM

A BEAUTIFUL LIFE -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 10/16/2019 4:52:55 PM

William Willis said:



Dear Drsudarsan, your words encapsulate me dear sir. A beautiful life indeed. Warm words and respect for the man one speaks of. A simple man who strive not for fame nor fortune but had love all around him. Reminds me of my dear father. I enjoyed " Seen in the smiles of cactus flowers, Drawn by the whistling winds, At the base of sand dunes, Making even the desolate deserts - Bloom with the soft petals." Magnificent! A Five Star Award Winner/|\

on 11/11/2019 8:29:52 PM

104th Roy Kneale Musketeers Tittle Challenge - A Memorable Moment -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 11/11/2019 12:26:13 PM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Kenneth, what a moving story, it brought me to tears. So many fallen soldiers, and more importantly, so many who survived to tell the stories for them. Veterans day (your Remembrance Day) reminds us of the sacrifice they all made and why we should keep them in our prayers. So glad you found your medal as it remains a badge of survival, and an honor to serve your country. God bless dear friend and hope you are well. *****, Betty

on 11/11/2019 5:26:45 PM

A Memorable Moment. Musketeer 104th Challenge. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 11/10/2019 4:15:41 PM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Denis, education can get off on the wrong foot unless that one special teacher lights a spark. You were so fortunate to have one at the right time. I was not so lucky until much later in life, when I began to make up for lost time and found my path. My only regret in life was that I did not finish college and earn a diploma. Although it never held me back in my two chosen professions, I somehow felt incomplete. Thank you miss Miller for putting Denis on the right path! Your cold air has caught up with us and I would just as soon do with out it! Lol! First we had the tornado a mile south of us, we barely missed it, now wind chills of in the teens. Welcome to Texas! Stay warm you two and don't hurt yourself shoveling snow. *****, Betty

on 11/11/2019 5:17:47 PM

104th Inspirational Challenge - A memorable moment -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 11/10/2019 11:40:43 AM

Betty Janko said:



Dearest Nishu, missed this poem before, but I certainly share your experience with flying. When i first began flying I was terrified, even though everyone said it was safer than driving... they said one in a million might die! Never trusted statistics! Lol! Hope your year, though it has been a rough one, is beginning to settle down. Stay strong and hope we can get this one behind us for better times. As always dear friend. *****, Betty P.S.Off to the hospital tomorrow for one more heart 'fix' which should make me a new person. Not sure what I'll turn out to be! Lol!

on 11/11/2019 4:58:47 PM

Rhymer - The Gardener Poet. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 11/11/2019 12:01:41 PM

Gayathri Panicker said:



I liked the humble idea for your reason to rhyme in this poem and how you themed it

on 11/11/2019 4:56:45 PM

Memorable Moment, The night before Thanksgiving (104th Challenge) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 11/10/2019 12:06:45 AM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Westly, i was rooting for the turkey all the way! Lol! I could never be a farmer and have to slaughter anything. I would probably give each animal a pet name and take care of it for life. It is hard enough picking out meat under a plastic package. Clever poem of times gone by dear friend. *****, Betty

on 11/11/2019 4:44:49 PM

A Memorable Moment being made ( 104th Challenge) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 11/10/2019 12:21:07 AM

Betty Janko said:



Dearest Westly, we rarely get snow here but when it comes it is a remarkable thing. Each flake reminds us of natures wonder as does your beautiful poem. You always inspire with your observations on life's many twists and turns dear friend. *****, Betty

on 11/11/2019 4:34:47 PM

104th Roy Kneale Musketeers Tittle Challenge - A Memorable Moment -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 11/11/2019 12:26:13 PM

Denis Barter said:



Hi Kenneth and thanks for the great Memorable Moment account you posted. Much of what you related, resonates with myself. Not so surprising when I consider the time of your participation in that conflict. Mine was firstly, to do with the Malayan Communist conflict, finally overcome by Sir Gerald Templar and his troops. Then I came embroiled in the Korean conflict. Lots of memories - and sights which certainly affected my thinking - still does - which convinced me that war is pointless and achieves little at all! Not that the politicians ever understand. My medals? I never wear them. Why you might ask? Because I did not feel I deserved them, after seeing some of the terrible results of the Korean conflict. However, that is beside the point. My personal opinion only. You are lucky to remember and find some pleasures in your stint in Borneo. I have seen and known too many who suffered PTSD when it was barely - if at all - recognised as a legitimate illness. Courageous men I knew who committed suicide! Leaving their families to wonder? As for their medals? Most thought they were rewards of little merit, for they too, had witnessed the horrors of war! Please don't think this is an admonishment, because it is not so. For what you did in a conflict far from home, warrants your thoughts, and I am pleased you managed to get yours - or its equivalent or 'like' back in your possession. Mine sit in a drawer someplace, (along with my Soccer Championship medals - FARELF finals - plus others - 1952/53 - becoming tarnished. Your posting reminded me - vividly of scenes I saw off Korea - that took place back in 1952 - 1953, and surely that too is a Memorable Moment for me. Best of British, and hope all is well - Ex Sargent or Corporal - maybe higher rank? Lol! Fondest from Pauline and Denis. Thanks again for your posting. Ciao Rhymer.

on 11/11/2019 2:32:01 PM