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96th MUSKETEERS' TITLE CHALLENGE, RESPONSE TO RICHARD..EVERY HEART SINGS A SONG INCOMPLETE, UNTIL... -- by Member: Rita Singh, India -- added: 1/9/2019 11:01:59 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Rita a lovely poem of love and companionship, may 2019 bring you joy and prosperity! Hugs from the USA,, Marcia.

on 1/17/2019 10:05:57 AM

A RIVER IS NOT MERE FLOWING WATER -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/16/2019 7:35:29 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Sudarsan a wonderful metaphoric poem of the beginning of life, the search of "jewels" and our own "river of time". Our world is a wonderment and we are small in the scheme of it all. And yet, we all are so important in keeping these waters moving.

on 1/17/2019 10:02:12 AM

OFF TOWARDS CITY -- by Member: Lee Emmett, Australia -- added: 1/17/2019 1:32:03 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Lee we do so worry about our friends, glad all is well. Hugs to you both!

on 1/17/2019 9:55:16 AM

FATHER-DAUGHTER CODE -- by Member: Lee Emmett, Australia -- added: 5/12/2008 11:48:46 AM

Lady Shaula Salathe said:



LOVE! x

on 1/17/2019 7:16:23 AM

A NEW BEGINNING -- by Member: Nancy Crossland, USA -- added: 1/15/2019 8:42:55 PM

Nancy Crossland said:



Many thanks dear Marcia. Your kindness has been steady and so valued through the years. Thank you for your thoughtful wishes and I too extend those to all our friends here on Voicesnet for a peaceful, healthy, and happy New Year! Fond regards dear Marcia to you and your family.

on 1/16/2019 10:55:30 PM

Lady bug poem, but ladies don't bug ok -- by Member: S.zaynub Kamoonpuri, Tanzania -- added: 1/5/2019 6:10:36 AM

John Williams said:



Hi Zay, very creative with lots of energy. Enjoyed !

on 1/16/2019 7:03:33 PM

"The Man who saved the World" -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 1/16/2019 5:47:19 AM

Chad Martinez said:



Wow! Great article Richard! Well done on the poetry as well. It is indeed a scary world with hackers and artificial intelligence soon to be running most systems on the planet! I hope everyone checks this out! 5 stars! CCM

on 1/16/2019 7:00:53 PM

Pink the Petals on the Rose -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 1/16/2019 7:28:49 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:



thanks so much Maria, sometimes a bit of spring is important in the midst of winter as something to look forward to.. so glad you found some sunshine with this one :D :D :D

on 1/16/2019 4:06:38 PM

Dear Lord...''Every heart sings a song Incomplete,until…" THE CRY OF A BARREN WOMAN -- by Member: peninnah ng'ang'a, Kenya -- added: 1/15/2019 2:19:30 AM

peninnah ng'ang'a said:



All thanks to you Richard!It has been so long since I have been this much inspired to write. Blessings to you too and keep on keeping on! We appreciate you and your gifted pen! Xoxo!!!Warm regards to you Aramis!!!

on 1/16/2019 11:26:26 AM

A HUMBLE PRAYER AND A FOND WISH! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/16/2019 12:06:55 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Sudarsan a beautiful prayer and an inspiring poem, to our God and savior, may He bless us all with an extraordinary fate. Thank you for your prayers and your kindness - may 2019 bring you health and prosperity!

on 1/16/2019 9:26:49 AM

Pink the Petals on the Rose -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 1/16/2019 7:28:49 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Dwayne a beautiful poem of the love and beauty that comes from such a lovely flower. It is a gloomy day here, you poem has lightened my mood. Thank You!

on 1/16/2019 9:22:06 AM

A NEW BEGINNING -- by Member: Nancy Crossland, USA -- added: 1/15/2019 8:42:55 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Nancy nicely written, yes "Hopes for the future One step; A new start". To you, my dearest Nancy, and all on VN, I hope and pray this is your best year ever! God Bless!

on 1/16/2019 9:18:54 AM

Where the ROSES NEVER DIE -- by Member: Elizabeth Trondsen, Canada -- added: 1/15/2019 6:48:06 PM

peninnah ng'ang'a said:



Oh no!Sorry for your loss dear Elizabeth.I wish our moms came in pairs because the ache and the void they leave is unbearable. May she always dance in that garden of roses... So sorry for your loss.

on 1/16/2019 6:36:51 AM

A NEW BEGINNING -- by Member: Nancy Crossland, USA -- added: 1/15/2019 8:42:55 PM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Nancy, "One small step for Man" one giant leap into the New Year ahead. I say 'giant leap' because January always seems to 'fly by' and before we know it we are all on the merry-go-'round once again. We do seem to divide our year by passing Celebrations as well as Seasons. Whether they be in the form of Religious festivals or significant dates, it is strange how we can come together at such times and then retreat into our personal space just as quickly. Your poem speaks to me of similar aspirations and hopes being held by each of us, both as individuals and collectively (as in Mankind). Wherever we are bound let's hope we all arrive at the same destination. Much love to you my dear friend. God Bless Aramis /|\

on 1/16/2019 6:21:08 AM

94th Challenge , To Succeed in Life , You Need A Wishbone ,A Back Bone And A Funny Bone , -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 1/5/2019 2:18:40 PM

peninnah ng'ang'a said:



Talk of making lemonade from lemons!Oh Eddie!Am so sorry for the fall,I pray you feeling much better! Regards, Peninnah.

on 1/16/2019 6:20:54 AM

A HUMBLE PRAYER AND A FOND WISH! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/16/2019 12:06:55 AM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



Thanks Penninah . In my younger days , I was a volunteer health worker and have worked with younger cancer victim children. I have learnt many things from them. Even at the cost of my career , I diverted my attention to medical research and has virtually reached no where, for the human body is very little understood by the best of science. Still I try to do my best ,and hope to make things better in a small modest way. God bless you and good day!

on 1/16/2019 4:11:01 AM

LOVE AND HATE -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/13/2019 7:23:37 PM

Elizabeth Olesen said:



Thanks for this very beautiful poem, brother Sudarsan. Loving the person next to you or loving the person whom you do not know is something we all wish to happen. But hate also comes as contrary to love as night to day. In our struggle to live in love, we must come to the source of love, that is able to free us from hate. In religions we can call this source as God, as the higher power the highest purpose, that helps us to transform hate into love or to overcome hate by love.

on 1/16/2019 4:03:23 AM

"The Christmas Craze" (Musketeers Challenge) #95 -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 12/9/2018 4:13:32 AM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Chad, Marcia, Drsudarsan, Conrad, Denis, William, Edwin and Nishu, thank you so much for expressing your thoughts on both my piece and on the Spirit of Christmas which many now deem to be lost. Only Man could turn such a Blessing into a commercial enterprise. Tis good to know the true message is still alive and well within our Family VN. God Bless all, regards Aramis /|\

on 1/16/2019 3:49:57 AM

Dear Lord...''Every heart sings a song Incomplete,until…" THE CRY OF A BARREN WOMAN -- by Member: peninnah ng'ang'a, Kenya -- added: 1/15/2019 2:19:30 AM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Penninah, thank you for replying to my response, it tells me all I need to know and I am heartened to see the thrust of your piece was more of heated coversation than rebuke. There are so many passages in 'The Good Book' that we can always find something to justify our Human frailties, but we ignore His warnings at our peril. I can see you are well versed in His teachings my dear friend, which in this case helps to complete our Song. God Bless, Aramis /|\

on 1/16/2019 3:34:46 AM

A NEW BEGINNING -- by Member: Nancy Crossland, USA -- added: 1/15/2019 8:42:55 PM

peninnah ng'ang'a said:



Here in Kenya January is more associated with being broke than with new hopes and resolutions;Children are going back to school,re-compensating what was over-spent during the Holidays...But all in all deep in our hearts we all hope for a better start than what was. Wishing you a blessed year ahead.

on 1/16/2019 2:54:06 AM

A HUMBLE PRAYER AND A FOND WISH! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/16/2019 12:06:55 AM

peninnah ng'ang'a said:



And a good one to You!A beautiful prayer indeed.May Your wish be granted.

on 1/16/2019 2:35:37 AM

Dear Lord...''Every heart sings a song Incomplete,until…" THE CRY OF A BARREN WOMAN -- by Member: peninnah ng'ang'a, Kenya -- added: 1/15/2019 2:19:30 AM

peninnah ng'ang'a said:



Dear Aramis!Oh!First let me say,thank you for a thought provoking tittle!I could write endless poems and songs on this!Thank you. Well,I wouldn't really call it ''testing the Lord'' I think the persona here is a modern day Hannah and just like she cried out to the Lord for a son,and yes,was rebuked by Zachariah (and not by God) the high priest who deemed her drunk,so is the persona pouring out her ''drunkenness'' to the Lord. I believe that God is as personal as we let Him,and yes,sometimes we do test consciously or unconsciously,but if we were to bottle up all our pain inside afraid that an outburst would be interpreted as a ''test' then we would have a very superficial relationship with God;if not hypocritical really! For example King David,a man after God's own heart(God' words) countless times in the book of Psalms call out to the Lord to act.In one passage He says ''Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever...''Psalm 44:23...and You will find that,different versions of the Bible have harsher words of that verse... Even Jesus Himself on the cross cried out "Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani?" ( "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" ) If He who is One with the Father felt abandoned at the time of His greatest need, what of a woman who for years has been what you would call a Proverbs 31 woman but doesn't seem to get an answer from her (Husband:Isaiah 54:5)The Lord...?

on 1/16/2019 2:17:26 AM

A HYMN TO THE SUN GOD! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/14/2019 1:50:24 AM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



Thanks Sis Marcia. Wishing you so many Sunny days ahead. Love and hugs. Good day

on 1/16/2019 12:11:07 AM

'The Dark Side of the Moon' -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 1/13/2019 5:40:46 AM

Nancy Crossland said:



Hello Dear Aramis- I have been absent far too long and thus missed such profound words from your pen! I am so happy I read this and privileged again to witness your knowledge and great poetic talent. Thank you for enlightening us and sharing this very fascinating piece. Sending fond wishes to you for a healthy New Year and peace in your life.

on 1/15/2019 8:32:23 PM

Melting of Gold -- by Member: Lady Shaula Salathe, Australia -- added: 1/14/2019 4:07:42 PM

Nancy Crossland said:



Greetings Lady - What a talented, raw, expressive outpouring! I feel you have emerged into your own person. Bravo! Your journey though difficult has make you stronger and I admire your courage and gift of sharing it. Bless you and wish you all the very best. I look forward to reading you many times again! Warmest regards.

on 1/15/2019 8:26:54 PM

96 - Does Every Heart Sing ??? Is our song incomplete ??? Just imagine when we hit 100 -- by Member: Danny Coon, USA -- added: 1/15/2019 3:51:26 AM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Danny, thank you for this perfectly rhymed response to the Challenge title. 'Musica Poetica' is interpreted as two voices moving in ascending or descending parallel motion; so I take your "Motion Poetica" as possibly inferring to the parallel motion of the strings on the violin (in regard to the rise and fall of notes) which when drawn across by the bow do indeed complete the Song/Tune. "The Fall of Man" only to 'Rise Again' being answered in such a way (by all of the above) is just splendid. I do hope you are well and happy my friend. God Bless /|\

on 1/15/2019 2:57:59 PM

Dear Lord...''Every heart sings a song Incomplete,until…" THE CRY OF A BARREN WOMAN -- by Member: peninnah ng'ang'a, Kenya -- added: 1/15/2019 2:19:30 AM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Penninah, as mentioned by our dear friend Marcia, my heart also goes out to all who suffer so. You clearly have a loving relationship with the Lord and it is quite understandable that you should "cry out loud" at what is perceived to be an injustice (through lack of reply) to your plea. I would caution that whenever God/Jesus has been pressed for an answer or put to the test as in Deuteronomy 6:16 or Matthew 4:7 a firm rebuke was delivered. A modern interpretation has been arrived at for several instances of the phrase being used in 'The Good Book' which when applied to our humble selves reads as - "Thou shalt not presumptuously test God." In regard to the passage of time without receiving a reply; I am sure you are aware that our concept of time may differ greatly from that of our Creator. How often do we Pray "In your own time Lord?" If this is a personal piece in response to the Challenge, I would urge you to keep the Faith my dear Penninah (as I am sure you will). God Bless, Aramis /|\

on 1/15/2019 2:29:35 PM

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