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HAD TO LET HIM GO -- by Member: Marcia Schechinger, USA -- added: 9/9/2008 1:38:46 AM

Frank Davis said:



There is still much loveliness portrayed in this down-mood of a piece. Would beauty without feelings have any meaning? Does not "the world" only truly love the corrupt? Somehow, Marcia, you've managed to vent, sublimely!

on 5/25/2019 6:51:36 AM

There is no U ( 100th challenge) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 5/24/2019 9:53:26 PM

Westly Shaw said:



This was the very first thing I thought of when this title came up for the 100th challenge and after reading Roy's poem on same title . Lost Love !

on 5/25/2019 12:05:25 AM

Musketeers Challenge #100 - "I Walked a Path" -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 5/22/2019 5:47:46 PM

Westly Shaw said:



Enjoyed!

on 5/24/2019 10:23:59 PM

100th Musketeers Challenge- There is no you… -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 5/23/2019 12:18:20 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Enjoyed!

on 5/24/2019 10:23:26 PM

The Musketeers Challenge 100 - Tribute to Roy Kneale and "I Walked A Path" -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 5/22/2019 11:32:42 PM

Westly Shaw said:



Enjoyed! My prays are with Roy and his family that he may return soon, as he is missed!

on 5/24/2019 10:22:39 PM

My brother ran away -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 5/22/2019 12:28:36 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Hi Nishu, thanks for your response. To tell you the truth I hope my naughty brother remain hidden.

on 5/24/2019 10:21:10 PM

I walked a path- 100th Inspirational Challenge -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 5/24/2019 12:17:41 PM

Westly Shaw said:



Five Stars

on 5/24/2019 10:19:24 PM

100th MUSKETEERS' TITLE CHALLENGE..IN TRIBUTE TO SIR ROY KNEALE..A DADDY'S LOVE -- by Member: Rita Singh, India -- added: 5/23/2019 6:08:55 PM

Westly Shaw said:



Enjoyed!

on 5/24/2019 10:18:46 PM

I walked a path- 100th Inspirational Challenge -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 5/24/2019 12:17:41 PM

Mike DeVincenzi said:



Sweet poem put forth nicely, a joy to read.

on 5/24/2019 9:03:26 PM

A Revision of: To My Mother, D. Starks, (On Mother's Day of 2019) -- by Member: John Starks, USA -- added: 5/14/2019 6:28:33 PM

Dwayne Rankin said:



so fitting for mothers day John, to speak of the blessing that do indeed start while in the womb. And when written in the style of Shakespeare's own sonnet style. it only adds to the splendor of your words.

on 5/24/2019 8:19:30 PM

100th MUSKETEERS' TITLE CHALLENGE..IN TRIBUTE TO SIR ROY KNEALE..A DADDY'S LOVE -- by Member: Rita Singh, India -- added: 5/23/2019 6:08:55 PM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Rita, it is the lot of a Mother (being always available to her brood) to enforce the rules by which a Family keeps its moral compass. As a Father (Daddy) myself, I was guilty of undermining my dear Wife by forgiving my little ones for almost any indiscretion. I'm afraid like most men, as "The Man of the House" I was and still am 'A Big Softy'. As with the Daddy in your piece I did occasionally pass on some meaningful advice which seems to have stood the the test of time. None of the above, either from Mummy or Daddy would ever have been taken on board without the unconditional bond of love which exists within the household . As children, to be embraced by such love is most welcome and life enhancing. Your gracious acceptance of a Mother's lot, tells the reader just how much love you too had for your Man. It's lovely to read your Muse again my dear Rita, I've missed you. Our friend Roy will be so happy with your take on his title. God Bless, Aramis /|\

on 5/24/2019 7:17:30 PM

100th Musketeers Challenge- There is no you… -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 5/23/2019 12:18:20 AM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Betty, if autobiographical it must have been difficult to pen these thoughts. I wholeheartedly agree with your opening line, for without friendship love has little foundation. The consequence of fate is rarely considered when opening one's heart to another (nor should it be). The excitement to be had in future possibilities is one of the joys in any relationship. The 'Hollow' void is familiar to me my dear friend, except I have never tried to fill in the blank spaces of which you speak. My heart will always remain open, tis the romantic in me (and it seems, in our good friend Roy's too). Such is the lot of the Sonneteer.:) Our mutual friend will be delighted with this take based on his work. I do hope your are coping well my dear Betty. I send my love and best wishes o'er the pond. God Bless, Aramis /|\

on 5/24/2019 5:22:02 PM

Already Deeply Involved -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 5/24/2019 4:01:28 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Frank a powerful poem which the reader can tell is straight from the heart. You have touched us with your work on VN and now will forever will be called poet and friend. "...our souls". An unending quest to clearer and clearer express what we have inside...",

on 5/24/2019 12:34:02 PM

100th Musketeers Challenge- There is no you… -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 5/23/2019 12:18:20 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Betty a lovely tribute for Roy and his open heart. "For a heart open for love always reigns", he surely does and in life and beyond always will speak to us of love eternal. God bless you Roy and you too Betty for this poem!

on 5/24/2019 12:27:54 PM

Musketeers Challenge #100 - "I Walked a Path" -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 5/22/2019 5:47:46 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Richard the reader can feel in this talented piece how much you admired and loved dear Roy. Roy brought poetry to a high standard and he taught us - the greatest gift was his love and regret. "As I approached it looked into my Soul", each line a masterpiece.

on 5/24/2019 12:22:09 PM

THE 100TH MUSKETEER CHALLENGE -Roy Kneale- "A Daddy's Love" -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 5/20/2019 11:38:04 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



How lovely is this William. You create a beautiful warm loving picture with your words and I find it incredible how you are able to include Roy and Roy’s name in your poems - this is heartwarming and with some outstanding poetic images, expressions and lines. Bravo, fondest

on 5/24/2019 10:40:51 AM

My brother ran away -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 5/22/2019 12:28:36 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Delightful Westly. Reading your poems makes me feel a hundred years younger. Quirky funny and endearing. Hope you find your naughty brother. Fondest

on 5/24/2019 10:37:06 AM

Musketeers Challenge #100 - "I Walked a Path" -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 5/22/2019 5:47:46 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



A master sonneteer - what an engaging and engrossing read, Aramis. A woodland stroll and then to behold something quite like this. Powerful sonnet and there’s always so much to learn from nature and her creatures. Splendid! Fondest

on 5/24/2019 10:34:47 AM

The Musketeers Challenge 100 - Tribute to Roy Kneale and "I Walked A Path" -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 5/22/2019 11:32:42 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Such a beautiful poem William. Such lovely images and how splendidly you have woven everything together - nature, poetry, poets, Roy. You walk a noble path, William. It’s been truly lovely knowing you x

on 5/24/2019 10:30:31 AM

100th Musketeers Challenge- There is no you… -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 5/23/2019 12:18:20 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Beautiful soulful poetry, Betty. Poignant as you express so delicately the loss of someone truly special. Lovely memories recalled. Very touching to read. Hope you are keeping well my friend x

on 5/24/2019 10:28:08 AM

100th MUSKETEERS' TITLE CHALLENGE..IN TRIBUTE TO SIR ROY KNEALE..A DADDY'S LOVE -- by Member: Rita Singh, India -- added: 5/23/2019 6:08:55 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



This is lovely, Rita. A beautiful poem on a beautiful person. Like your father, my dad never raised his voice...a kind, quiet noble soul. If I could teach my girls half of what I learned from my father, it would be wonderful. Moving and wonderful. Fondest x

on 5/24/2019 10:23:44 AM

Forgive Yourself -- by Member: Mike DeVincenzi, USA -- added: 5/23/2019 11:47:46 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Very nice Mike. I think we are our harshest critics and a little kindness to our own selves will not hurt. Very wise words. Fondest

on 5/24/2019 10:19:08 AM

Already Deeply Involved -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 5/24/2019 4:01:28 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Thought provoking Frank, insightful too. An interesting read and the last few lines strike a chord big time. Fondest always

on 5/24/2019 10:17:49 AM

"On JOHN STARKS. Our Prince of Sonnets. -- by Member: ROY KNEALE, UK -- added: 1/24/2013 1:31:31 AM

William Willis said:



Roy, is on the front foot again as he dishes praise out on a silver salver to John Starks. John, like Toy likes the olden turn of phrase as with the "Forsooths, thines, thys and all that jazz that many of us think is Hebrew. Fair play to them, as the poems reads absolutely tremendously among the modern day stockrooms. Praise so lavishly deserved like "It is astonishing to find A Sonneteer, whose ‘feathered spear’ hath shone So brightly as to bring dear WILL to mind." A wee nod in the direction of Will Shakespeare no less.Blooming well done John!!!!! Praise is sometimes lacking at times on Voicesnet and I do wish more would submit a few extra responses by way of it or even some encouragement. Roy, has not graced the site for s long time but anyone reading this who knows not HIS NAME. I beg of you to READ his poetry. Roy was an appraisee and an inspirer. He speaks highly of John again in "Inspiring is the craft, which he employs." Hear up! Again, in the noble words of dearest Roy Kneale he pens "His like we may not ever meet again!" I think of both John and Roy when borrowing this phrase. A Five Star Award Winner ***** /|\

on 5/24/2019 12:45:37 AM

"OF RICHARD GILDEA." -- by Member: ROY KNEALE, UK -- added: 11/14/2012 1:46:10 AM

William Willis said:



There is no doubt in my mind that Roy is a much loved person on this site. On looking through his back catalogue he writes poems about his life and the lives of others. This time it is my noble brother dear Richard (master swordsman) Gildea. Roy, recognising his plight and HIS FAITH, wishes him well and talks of him with much love and respect. Another brilliant piece of poetry. Wm***** /|\

on 5/24/2019 12:30:40 AM

"THE SHORTEST TRIAL." -- by Member: ROY KNEALE, UK -- added: 3/24/2013 6:36:17 AM

William Willis said:



Hi Roy, another absorbing piece of poetry. Biblical indeed but manifests itself in modern day thoughts. Commercialisation is everywhere. Visited the Great Pyramids Of Cheops in Egypt many moons ago and was flabbergasted that there was a Macdonalds a stones throw away. A poem of such brilliance and leaves no stone unturned deserves another Five Star Royal Salute. ***** Wm.

on 5/24/2019 12:25:08 AM

"OUR PRICELESS WEE TREASURES." -- by Member: ROY KNEALE, UK -- added: 7/3/2012 5:36:40 PM

William Willis said:



Hi Roy, I am experiencing the joy of fatherhood a second time round and every day is a pleasure. You speak of how quickly they grow and that frightens me. Your words are charming as you state that it mattered not a jot, at birthing time be it a boy or girl. A sad lament hangs in the closing lines of how dreadful you feel the relationship soured along the way. A Five Star Award Winner /|\ wm.

on 5/24/2019 12:18:23 AM

"A LAST JOURNEY." -- by Member: ROY KNEALE, UK -- added: 10/23/2012 7:56:55 AM

William Willis said:



A most masterful write. A poet at the top of his game. Semi-fictional it is but it speaks volumes dear Roy. A Five Star Award Winner ***** /|\

on 5/24/2019 12:13:32 AM

A Revision of: To My Mother, D. Starks, (On Mother's Day of 2019) -- by Member: John Starks, USA -- added: 5/14/2019 6:28:33 PM

William Willis said:



What is wrong with people when a poem like this passes without a singular comment. John, this is utterly charming dear sir. A shout to Mother D.Starks whose womb you give plaudits. I also love the line "that containing wall." There is creation out there somewhere, the remnants are still being shaken, even here on Earth. What a beautiful poem John. Mum will be proud. A Five Star Award Winner ***** Wm. This Mother's Day, may joy imbue your soul With what vain poets (taught by God) extol!

on 5/24/2019 12:01:43 AM

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