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Secret Whereabouts -- by Member: Satish Verma, India -- added: 9/18/2017 12:35:23 AM

William Willis said:



Hello Satish, this poem seems cataclysmic where all is scorched and dead. I am taken with "physics of life unfolds. I know you less now, what I knew you earlier" the brain has ceased to function, frazzled by heat and radiation. Wm.

on 9/19/2017 6:01:10 PM

LOVE OF WISDOM. -- by Member: Emmanuel Ntezeyombi, UK -- added: 9/18/2017 5:23:11 PM

William Willis said:



Hi Emmanuel, I read this very slowly and gathered my thoughts as I read. You are so right in every sense. Wisdom can come at any age, right? Using information and putting to practice positively what you have.....is wisdom. Sometimes it won't reap rewards but a twist here and there and it will. I like the continuity of it all. Wm. *****

on 9/19/2017 5:54:05 PM

This is a poem about what broke the camels back -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 9/16/2017 7:03:13 PM

William Willis said:



Hi Westly, I do remember this one and I really enjoyed it too. Your poem is utterly just so apt and I do not think anyone expressed this Jesus/Cross idea during the Challenge itself, so plaudits for bringing the scriptures to VN. Beautifully expressed. Wm. *****

on 9/19/2017 5:47:18 PM

Beautiful -- by Member: Tracy Windisch-Mason, Canada -- added: 9/19/2017 12:31:14 AM

William Willis said:



When we see a person we love smile. Really smile! Goodness, its the best feeling in the world. Tracy, your poem paints this picture for me. Beautifully expressive. Wm. *****

on 9/19/2017 5:41:34 PM

Nightfall. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 9/15/2017 7:18:56 AM

William Willis said:



Hello Denis. I hope you are well and regards to your better half Pauline. The pause in The Challenge has brought quite a few writers to the fore who have thrown their hats into the ring and they shall get their turn very soon. Yes, I remember this one "The Rise And Fall Of Notes" Seems such a long time ago and it was at Challenge 13. The animal kingdom comes alive as the darkness descends and the shrieks and wailing begins. You tell it like it is with "There’s chirping, clucking, muted trilling:and a coyote’s baying - spine chilling! Add prattle, chatter and gabbled natter: as for their reason? it doesn’t matter, it’s how they greet night’s arrival!" What a fanfare this is. Lol! The Disney like cacophony of noise has been viewed by millions in colourful widescreen but in reality they are all out to eat each other. Lol! Very apt personification in many lines, especially, "whilst emerging mercurial, fluttering bats, mutter greetings to one another. Like rats they must exercise caution for survival." I noted that the verses ended in either "arrival" or "survival" how interesting dear sir. A most joyous poem that denotes the "RISE AND FALL OF NOTES " so perfectly. Wm. *****

on 9/19/2017 5:31:03 PM

PRISONS -- by Member: Nsah Mala, Cameroon -- added: 9/14/2017 9:56:42 AM

William Willis said:



Hi Nsah, prisons in Scotland are not the way you describe. In Scotland they have 3 meals a day, a gym, library, football competitions, tvs, playstations, the list goes on. Sorry, I digress......this is not the point you are making. Your feelings are strong. I cannot dis-agree. Wm.

on 9/19/2017 5:11:26 PM

TO LOVE IN AUTUMN -- by Member: Nancy Crossland, USA -- added: 9/11/2017 6:03:05 PM

William Willis said:



Hi Nancy, great personification of this beautiful and fresh season. I had a lovely morning walk today pushing Julia in her pram. Her little cheeks were ruby russet as she was well wrapped. Pity she missed all the lovely colours on display as she slept. Wonderfully expressive NN. Wm. *****

on 9/19/2017 5:02:38 PM

October 1st Moving to New Place (thanks for prayers) -- by Member: Kevin Rottweiler, USA -- added: 9/18/2017 11:06:17 AM

William Willis said:



Hello Kevin, this is great news. The only way is up now. I hope that all your health troubles and housing worries are behind you. Good luck with the book. Wm.

on 9/19/2017 4:59:18 PM

REFUGE -- by Member: Elizabeth Trondsen, Canada -- added: 9/11/2017 10:48:14 PM

William Willis said:



Hi Elizabeth, being inspired from the work of another and writing a story, song or poem is testimony that it made its mark on you. I have been inspired by many writers on this site and my love of poetry grows. The Bible has indeed inspired this write and I find the words calming and knowing that he watches over us is a beautiful feeling. Thankyou. Wm.

on 9/19/2017 4:52:19 PM

Ode to the Unborn Race -- by Member: daniel faerber, Canada -- added: 9/13/2017 2:08:27 PM

William Willis said:



Hello Daniel, I like this poem very much. True, we are the lucky ones. We have got to live this life and what a beautiful Earth we have. What an amazing time to live on this planet, as technology gives many such home comforts and freedom of information is abound. Alas, you speak of those who nearly made it...for whatever reason, be it abortion, still birth or just taken early. We must make a difference in this life while we live it. Why? To make it better for those who follow us, maybe these stones so easily cast will not be thrown next time. We live, we breath and we die. We are all under the same sky and of the same stardust, their time will come. A FIVE STAR AWARD WINNER! ***** Wm.

on 9/19/2017 4:35:24 PM

Eclipse -- by Member: marty webb, USA -- added: 9/11/2017 11:16:35 AM

William Willis said:



Hello Marty, I loved the energy and mystery of this write. The eclipse is a astronomical phenomenon which indeed effects the tides. Heaven knows what our ancestors made of it all. Darkness is an evil which lurks in all cities and forests. Murderous activity, depraved activity is to the fore as with " energies of dark pathos- sex,death,deliverance It rends me hollow." Enjoyed. Wm. *****

on 9/19/2017 4:05:27 PM

Your worth -- by Member: Faten Ishak, Egypt -- added: 9/8/2017 11:41:15 AM

William Willis said:



Hello Faten, I think we all know a person whom you speak of. Someone who gives every sinew for others to make them fulfilled. Someone who cares not a jot is the love is not returned. All is well with this but when that person REALLY NEEDS a friend or a shoulder to cry on, then surely the love she shared should be replicated in the opposite direction. Enjoyed dear poetess. Wm. *****

on 9/19/2017 3:53:59 PM

I Rise -- by Member: Edorh Sunday, Nigeria -- added: 9/6/2017 8:26:00 AM

William Willis said:



Hello Edorh, when the numbers are not your numbers that come out of the hat, it can be frustrating. Families are meant to be there for each other, through good and bad. Rising above all the venom is hard to do, but your poem tells me that you can and you will. Enjoyed! Wm.

on 9/19/2017 3:47:43 PM

September Melody -- by Member: Christine Shaw, UK -- added: 9/10/2017 4:45:15 AM

William Willis said:



Hi Christine, a "melody of moments" indeed. Your poetry always captures the moment so subtlety in this case. Wonderful writing yet again. Wm. *****

on 9/19/2017 3:42:34 PM

Durga Puja (an Indian Festival) -- by Member: Mobani Biswas, India -- added: 9/8/2017 11:25:58 AM

William Willis said:



Hi Mobani, I had a look at some of the photos of The Durga Puja Festival and the thing that struck me was the fantastic pavement and road designs. A joyous time for all with music as with "The beat of the drums can make our feet dance," A must surely for anyone visiting your lovely country. ***** Wm.

on 9/19/2017 3:36:00 PM

A Little Boy's Happiness -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 9/18/2017 7:58:17 AM

William Willis said:



Hi there Nishu, you are so prolific. I wish I could keep up. A joyous piece of poetry that tells how lucky this little boy feels with his new found wheels. Having wheels used to have a stigma attached. This is no longer the case. We even have cool wheelchair events in the Olympics and sporting World Championships. The words that jump at me are "No longer confined." I think that says it all. A lovely and inspiring read. Wm. *****

on 9/19/2017 2:55:21 PM

Only One -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 9/16/2017 6:49:37 PM

Olomolehin John said:



You talk and chew poetry, u create a beautiful world and huge awareness from a nature many are oblivious to. U are a sweet writer. Just different as God intended it to be. Thx for sharing.

on 9/19/2017 11:37:30 AM

Dawn Vision -- by Member: Paul Butters, UK -- added: 9/17/2017 4:42:39 AM

Olomolehin John said:



Absolutely true. Lovely poem.

on 9/19/2017 11:29:16 AM

Message -- by Member: Paul Butters, UK -- added: 9/18/2017 5:09:44 AM

Olomolehin John said:



Deep, spoken from a mind that has a lot to say and ask.

on 9/19/2017 11:23:27 AM

A WALK OF PEACE. -- by Member: Moses N, Nigeria -- added: 9/18/2017 4:37:46 PM

Olomolehin John said:



I reason with u, bro and enjoy the flow of the ballad. I'm up for the walk to make it better. Let's keep the hope alive even if the fulfillment evades our generation.

on 9/19/2017 11:20:06 AM

Beautiful -- by Member: Tracy Windisch-Mason, Canada -- added: 9/19/2017 12:31:14 AM

Olomolehin John said:



Packed and beautiful poem in its few words, like a bite into the core of favourite pie. I really like it. Thanks for sharing. U caught the precise moments.

on 9/19/2017 11:14:46 AM

THE RIGHT TRACK. -- by Member: Catherine Oni, Nigeria -- added: 9/11/2017 8:13:03 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Catherine wise and wonderful words in this poem, "Get the effective people to set up your right goal through them. Surround yourself with ideas needed and you get it right." So true!

on 9/19/2017 9:17:50 AM

Passions Remembered -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 9/18/2017 9:23:47 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Wonderful poem Betty and so true! I wish not to be younger. Learn from the past and stay healthy and let the good times roll - winkles and all :)

on 9/19/2017 9:14:24 AM

A Little Boy's Happiness -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 9/18/2017 7:58:17 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Dear Marcia, Pauline and John. Thank you for your lovely and warm words. He's a small child - around 5 years old. He was just so happy to be on his own and move around. He is an orphan, an abandoned child, and I pray that the world treats him with kindness and respect, and that he can live with dignity as he grows. And so happy for handsome Dominick, Marcia. He's amazing. Love to all x

on 9/19/2017 7:12:41 AM

the Navigator -- by Member: Dale Costello, Australia -- added: 9/18/2017 7:34:02 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



A powerful and beautiful poem, Dale. Your poetry is exhilarating to read ..larger than life. Fondest always

on 9/19/2017 7:06:48 AM

Passions Remembered -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 9/18/2017 9:23:47 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Very inspiring and uplifting, Betty. Something that is relevant at all times. Comforting poetry and words of wisdom and experience. Well written! Fondest wishes

on 9/19/2017 7:03:20 AM

October 1st Moving to New Place (thanks for prayers) -- by Member: Kevin Rottweiler, USA -- added: 9/18/2017 11:06:17 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



That's wonderful to know Kevin. May god always be with you, warmest wishes

on 9/19/2017 7:00:35 AM

A WALK OF PEACE. -- by Member: Moses N, Nigeria -- added: 9/18/2017 4:37:46 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Intense, heartfelt and passionately written Moses. Yes, with you on this walk of peace for sure. Great work. Fondest

on 9/19/2017 6:59:03 AM

Beautiful -- by Member: Tracy Windisch-Mason, Canada -- added: 9/19/2017 12:31:14 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



A gloriously romantic little verse, dear Tracy. Beautiful evocative imagery. Fondest x

on 9/19/2017 6:57:09 AM

Passions Remembered -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 9/18/2017 9:23:47 AM

Denis Barter said:



Nearly missed this one of yours Betty - it's a time of need and haste to enjoy the summer (very late) spell we're getting, as I begin to prepare my garden for winter! All too much, too soon! That being said I must admit that I've had and still get passions, which can be short lived, or, as in the writing of poetry, life long and fulfilling, but there's no time do I ever feel like returning to an earlier time, and changing anything! Disappointments? Plenty, but they also allowed me to taste and savour many aspects of life and living, which so many seem to dismiss as fearsome or wasted time! Not so for me, and would argue, this is what makes us what and who we are! I have no wish to live my life over, as I feel mine at least, has been, and continues to be, a most interesting, satisfying and often exciting life! Whenever I found a road I had started down, was not as hoped for? I stopped and changed my direction, all the wiser for having 'tasted' what proved not to my liking! When I compare my life with that of others? I have not a single regret! Call it luck or what you will, but I'm a very happy and contented man, now I'm reaching the "slower" (ha ha) period of my life! To be without 'passions' per se, is to live a dull, boring and tiresome life which never has appealed to me! Might be considered safer, but I like to take risks - after considering the consequences of course! Days have become far too short for all my intended chores, but then again, it has the advantage of allowing me more time to write! Hope you're enjoying your own 'passions' whatever they might be? Fondest regards. Pauline and Denis.

on 9/19/2017 6:35:37 AM

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