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Life is precious -- by Member: Elizabeth Shearer, UK -- added: 8/6/2020 12:01:08 PM

Frank Davis said:



Pretty much covers it, Elizabeth. Sad how loved ones, eventually, become mere memories--fond, but painful, thoughts. Meaningful work!

on 8/7/2020 5:04:27 PM

WORLD WAR TEEN -- by Member: Adam Archer, Australia -- added: 5/31/2018 4:30:33 AM

Frank Davis said:



Love this poem, Adam. Reads better, every time.

on 8/7/2020 4:57:37 PM

Fingerprints -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 8/7/2020 4:54:36 AM

Frank Davis said:



Decidedly novel approach. Very nicely done, Westly!

on 8/7/2020 4:53:12 PM

Full Moon -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 6/23/2013 2:08:11 AM

bill kamen said:



Thanks for Sharing !!

on 8/7/2020 1:06:51 PM

Flight of Fancy -- by Member: Paul Butters, UK -- added: 7/21/2020 7:08:46 AM

Paul Butters said:



Many thanks SK. I love the vastness of space and I'm glad you enjoyed the journey.

on 8/7/2020 5:18:45 AM

Life is precious -- by Member: Elizabeth Shearer, UK -- added: 8/6/2020 12:01:08 PM

Chad Martinez said:



5 stars. Great poem. CCM

on 8/7/2020 3:35:02 AM

That with which God Finds No Fault -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 8/5/2020 2:22:21 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Thanks for sharing!

on 8/7/2020 3:30:40 AM

LAKSHAGRAHA PART 4- THE INFERNO -- by Member: Giti Tyagi, India -- added: 8/5/2020 11:16:08 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Enjoyed, and a great poem or story to end my night with.

on 8/7/2020 3:29:58 AM

Life is precious -- by Member: Elizabeth Shearer, UK -- added: 8/6/2020 12:01:08 PM

Westly Shaw said:



Beautiful

on 8/7/2020 3:28:57 AM

IN DIRE NEED OF..... -- by Member: Eisha Gohil, India -- added: 8/5/2020 1:00:46 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Well written and beautiful, it like this poem is a seed planted that grows and blooms into something far more beautiful then we could ever imagine.

on 8/7/2020 3:12:53 AM

Compassion is my passion -- by Member: S.zaynub Kamoonpuri, Tanzania -- added: 8/6/2020 10:50:25 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Well written and the writer got a new best friend. Without compassion, it does not matter what else in life you mastered. You will never be happy!

on 8/7/2020 3:09:53 AM

FO-RESTED -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 7/19/2020 7:47:19 AM

S.zaynub Kamoonpuri said:



Wooooh ooh what a rejuvenating natural delight just to read of such a hotel, tell me which State it is in I would love to lodge on my visits. You wrote about it all in interesting nature love rhyming that I feel like I'm in a forest and natural garden . Kudos!!

on 8/6/2020 11:02:24 AM

MIDST THE WRITING NOOK – AN ODE TO WRITER’S BLOCK -- by Member: Adam Archer, Australia -- added: 7/14/2020 6:39:04 AM

S.zaynub Kamoonpuri said:



Wow a classic style epic with superb phrasings and fab touch of phrase throughout. Great rhyming sublime muse. Kudos! Plz pleez do read my newest poem too.

on 8/6/2020 10:58:29 AM

Flight of Fancy -- by Member: Paul Butters, UK -- added: 7/21/2020 7:08:46 AM

S.zaynub Kamoonpuri said:



Wowww an awesome brilliant intellectual poem to inspire humbleness. We are specks on a blue dot indeed. Well said. Kudos and 5***** Plz pleez do read my newest poem too.

on 8/6/2020 10:56:07 AM

A Lonely Cricket -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 8/4/2020 8:48:25 PM

S.zaynub Kamoonpuri said:



Awesome!

on 8/6/2020 10:53:59 AM

That with which God Finds No Fault -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 8/5/2020 2:22:21 AM

S.zaynub Kamoonpuri said:



True indeed. Universally applicable to the one true God I know. Awesomely said. Kudos. Plz pleez do read my newest poem too.

on 8/6/2020 10:53:27 AM

AWARENESS (1) -- by Member: Oluwatobi Kehinde, Nigeria -- added: 7/28/2020 6:58:42 AM

Oluwatobi Kehinde said:



Thanks for reading, Westly Shaw!

on 8/6/2020 7:25:40 AM

A Lonely Cricket -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 8/4/2020 8:48:25 PM

Eisha Gohil said:



Wonderful piece

on 8/5/2020 2:12:47 PM

IT’S THAT SIMPLE. -- by Member: Amicus Aenigmatica, UK -- added: 8/19/2012 11:26:52 PM

NILANJANA HALDAR said:



What a beautiful poem! I don't always read romance and yet I really loved how you wrote this. Dreamy and surreal! The last paragraph was soooo beautiful! It made me feel special about my life, about what each of us will come to mean when we are with the special person of our lives!

on 8/5/2020 4:43:43 AM

A Lonely Cricket -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 8/4/2020 8:48:25 PM

NILANJANA HALDAR said:



Wow! It's so beautifully written! The profound description of the crickets and their workings made me think very deep. I actually began questioning about life in general. Firstly, everything that we dismiss as unimportant is because we are so preoccupied with our matrix and our own egoic needs, to the point where we might admit we are doing so and continue with it regardless. And then comes a poem like yours and all at once, I realise I have been asleep. Trivialising 'crickets' and their calls as mere disturbances in the dark that bears no meaning and needs to stop, has to be the product of a collective human ego stating that it is supreme and all other life is somewhat 'inferior' to it. When I read deeply into this poem, it read like an awakening into reality---which, as we perceive it, right now, is more of a hallucination of our minds, as opposed to the truth! The crickets aren't creating noise. They could be celebrating a victory or just having a normal conversation about their entire day! I love reflective poems like these, Westly, that completely overturn the nature of things I have always known. Would love to read more of your poems!

on 8/5/2020 4:22:03 AM

Our Universe Ends Part Two -- by Member: Paul Butters, UK -- added: 7/7/2020 1:58:16 PM

NILANJANA HALDAR said:



Wow! I have never read anything like this! It's beautiful! It tells me that even we, humans, know almost nothing about the Universe around us. We assume we know, but we don't! We are inside an illusion! That's precisely what I derived from the short story---as an analogy!

on 8/5/2020 4:10:05 AM

That with which God Finds No Fault -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 8/5/2020 2:22:21 AM

Adam Archer said:



Sadly "a grateful and contrite heart" is what is lacking the most. Well stated, comrade.

on 8/5/2020 3:48:20 AM

THE STRANGER -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 8/3/2020 12:18:17 PM

NILANJANA HALDAR said:



What a beautiful poem! this made me think of my father---he has his anger flaws, but he does what he knows best, the best way he can....while he and I barely talk, I appreciate that the words in this poem fit him well! Thank you for this poem! Oh! Also, the poem reminded me to do the best I can with whatever I had---because other the 'dark' and the 'coal-dust' that the world keeps offering are irrelevant!

on 8/5/2020 3:04:43 AM

O My God -- by Member: Bryan Taplits, USA -- added: 8/4/2020 3:36:22 PM

NILANJANA HALDAR said:



Very interesting poem! I have never read one like this before. I could actually feel the heaviness of the crowd and you as an individual drowning in its midst. This, for me, is a fresh poetic piece!

on 8/5/2020 2:56:13 AM

Whispers of Change -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 8/2/2020 10:30:56 PM

Westly Shaw said:



Thanks to each of yo who read my poem. Nilanjana, Edwin, Frank, I also thank you for your poems, as most of the time they leaves my sails full, not half full. They make my day!

on 8/4/2020 9:01:11 PM

Was I in Solomon’s Island? (A Memory of Hatred from Seniors at work, in PGIMER, Chandigarh) -- by Member: NILANJANA HALDAR, India -- added: 8/3/2020 12:27:04 PM

Westly Shaw said:



I did not see this poem as dark, as to me it more about finding out who you are. Not letting another negative opinion become yours, and if you did knowing you can always change your mind. You are greater then any moment of the past. You can let the past destroy you, or you can chose to rise and spiral to the sky. This writer chose to spiral towards the sky. This poem as I was reading made me think no matter how foreign a place in your life may be, you must know your Higher Power has prepared you for it. That challenges in life makes who we are today. I'm not sure if I am right or not, only the writer knows. However, tears dry, and nights pass, but we still get up in the morning. That what I got as I read this poem!

on 8/4/2020 8:58:04 PM

THE STRANGER -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 8/3/2020 12:18:17 PM

Westly Shaw said:



I could picture this as I read, and see the hard work he and others did in the mines. Always young at heart and always a miner.

on 8/4/2020 8:08:46 PM