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Castle in the sky ( And you'll go fly your magic carpet, far above the sky!) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 2/14/2019 11:25:04 PM

Denis Barter said:



Yes Westly, imagination in all its many forms, is what becomes our Magic Carpet when we so desire!. Be it Church, Chapel, Concert Hall, or nothing more than a quiet park bench, when the moment is right? It instantly becomes a Magic Carpet that can, and often does, take us to places about which, we dream. This Challenge, opens up our imagination - as we see when reading responses such as yours, and allows us to exercise our mind, and follow our dreams. To places where we can go, do and enjoy whatsoever appeals! Well done Sunshine. Fondest regards. Rhymer.

on 2/16/2019 1:03:20 PM

97th Title Challenge: 2nd Take for William Willis -- by Member: Chad Martinez, USA -- added: 2/16/2019 3:40:16 AM

William Willis said:



Hi Chad, really enjoying these poems coming in. Just read Denis' Monarch Butterfly piece. A great bit of work. Your too keeps the bar set high with your take on The 97th Challenge "And You'll Go Fly Your Magic Carpet Far Above The Sky"A dreamers view and one whose mind has not been polluted by what comes our way. Having a FAITH is such a great thing and knowing that a higher power is our master should be enough to spread joy and happiness. I like the similes you utilise to emphasise the fact with " Like the Sky and its' Blue Glow, Like the Yellow Daises' Fragrance in the Crisp, early Fall Air, We do what we are sent to do." The "being programmed" part is an interesting though and I suppose you are right, we all live and we die.... that's a programme no one can change. Many are wired differently but essentially we are programmed to breath the air someone has given us The creation of our magic carpet on planet Earth certainly has many colourful designs. *****wm. /|\

on 2/16/2019 11:38:37 AM

A Flight of Fantasy. My Magic Carpet Fable. Musketeer 97th Challenge. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 2/15/2019 5:29:55 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



We fly with you and share the joy of the beauty you see. A wonderful poem, Rhymer, written with characteristic flair and panache. Imaginative and creative poetry. Fondest to you both

on 2/16/2019 11:26:44 AM

97th Title Challenge: 2nd Take for William Willis -- by Member: Chad Martinez, USA -- added: 2/16/2019 3:40:16 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



This was delightful to read, Chad. Lyrical and joyous. Fondest o

on 2/16/2019 11:23:02 AM

Hush -- by Member: John Onyeme, Nigeria -- added: 2/15/2019 9:55:03 AM

William Willis said:



Wise words John. Enjoyed.

on 2/16/2019 11:06:52 AM

THE 97'TH CHALLENGE - THE MAGICAL CARPET.... -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 2/11/2019 5:16:35 AM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



Thanks Westly. Goodday

on 2/16/2019 10:59:54 AM

MY LOVELY SORCERESS (The 97th Musketeer's Inspirational Challenge) -- by Member: Conrad van den Bergh, South Africa -- added: 2/13/2019 10:52:21 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



Hi Nishu! Thank you for the read on this one and for the wonderful feedback. Much appreciated! Warm regards!!! :) :) Conrad

on 2/15/2019 8:59:09 PM

A Flight of Fantasy. My Magic Carpet Fable. Musketeer 97th Challenge. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 2/15/2019 5:29:55 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



Dear Denis. A beautiful poem and a great theme: riding upon, and becoming one in spirit with the Monarch butterfly. Experiencing the Earth through a butterfly's eyes. Finding different kinds of beautify than through human eyes. A great take on William's inspiration challenge and a wonderful read! Warm regards!

on 2/15/2019 8:41:21 PM

The Joys of Shoveling Snow -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 2/14/2019 3:58:39 PM

Dwayne Rankin said:



oh thank you Marcia, yup and feeling older with every shovel full of snow I through to the side. we got 31 inches in one 24 hour period in the mountain passes that night which is good cause we survive off the winter snow in the summer. Signed the "old man" hahahaha

on 2/15/2019 4:50:07 PM

"Valentwined" - a 'VNese' waltz for the dear Ladies of our site (repost) -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 2/14/2019 8:39:45 AM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Richard, your beautiful love poetry makes the ladies of VN wish they could 'dance' with you, at least this one! You always stir the heart strings dear friend. *****, Betty

on 2/15/2019 4:09:25 PM

Four steps back, one step forward -- by Member: Lady Shaula Salathe, Australia -- added: 2/4/2019 8:07:55 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Lady Shaula one forgets a dream is just a dream. I can feel the want for breath in this unique and wonderful poem. Great metaphoric usage..."Gulping greedily at silence and solitude", this is an excellent line. "dreams of once-visited places", do we take the dip again. Your poem make us wonder and think!

on 2/15/2019 2:22:43 PM

The Joys of Shoveling Snow -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 2/14/2019 3:58:39 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Dwayne I feel your pain, it seems like the snow is not ready to stop. I shoveled three times in one night - thank goodness I AM young enough I Didn't fall. Good luck "old man" :)

on 2/15/2019 2:13:28 PM

Castle in the sky ( And you'll go fly your magic carpet, far above the sky!) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 2/14/2019 11:25:04 PM

William Willis said:



Hi Westly a vivid description from your hillside view. Enjoyed the " building blocks " imagery as they file in. Magic carpets take us to faraway magical lands where the soul is and body are free. The Church provides this solace too. Inner calm it provides and the soul can be cleansed too. I am not a churchgoer but have been years ago. My wife still attends and finds the joy it brings every Sunday but extends far beyond. A wonderful metaphoric and descriptive take on Challenge 97. Thank you again. ***** wm.

on 2/15/2019 12:27:02 PM

For One Another -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 2/14/2019 12:37:52 PM

William Willis said:



Hi Nishu a beautiful friendship poem of love on Valentine's Day. You claim that there is so much we cannot alter about the world around us. I adored how you come across stating that we can alter other things. Being there for one another is truly what friends and family are built and shaped on. Wm.*****

on 2/15/2019 12:16:36 PM

The Joys of Shoveling Snow -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 2/14/2019 3:58:39 PM

William Willis said:



Hi Dwayne, Scotland gets its fair share of snow and I have penned a few poems regarding it's delights like building a snowman with my young daughter. Also I have penned my dismay about the white stuff with gutters falling down and frozen drains. Shovelling snow is a good workout but one can overdo it. I get your dismay that on looking out your window a few hours later the drive was white again. Lol! Denis, as we know as King Of The Shovelers and moves around 10 tonnes a day, if he is to be believed.Lol! The man is a machine and I think we can both use that shovel and willpower of his. Enjoyed this one Dwayne. Wm.*****

on 2/15/2019 12:10:59 PM

For One Another -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 2/14/2019 12:37:52 PM

Chad Martinez said:



I really like your first stanza. Very nice work on this one, and thanks for the repost Nishu.

on 2/15/2019 11:38:39 AM

The Joys of Shoveling Snow -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 2/14/2019 3:58:39 PM

Chad Martinez said:



Dwayne you have offered us another fine piece! Great work friend! Chad

on 2/15/2019 11:28:17 AM

MY LOVELY SORCERESS (The 97th Musketeer's Inspirational Challenge) -- by Member: Conrad van den Bergh, South Africa -- added: 2/13/2019 10:52:21 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



I read this carefully today, Conrad and once again, you draw the reader in the hypnotic world you create with your words. You capture a moment in time so powerfully, and evoke so many emotions and thoughts along with it. Captivating read! Fondest always xx

on 2/15/2019 10:36:19 AM

The Joys of Shoveling Snow -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 2/14/2019 3:58:39 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



I enjoyed this Dwayne. Especially how you conclude it. Made me smile. Seems very cold - your words are very entertaining though. Fondest

on 2/15/2019 10:30:19 AM

Castle in the sky ( And you'll go fly your magic carpet, far above the sky!) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 2/14/2019 11:25:04 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Inspiring and comforting Westly, a poem of faith and positivity. Fondest

on 2/15/2019 10:27:16 AM

Hush -- by Member: John Onyeme, Nigeria -- added: 2/15/2019 9:55:03 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Romantic poetry, a lovely succinct love poem, John. Fondest

on 2/15/2019 10:26:07 AM

Ray of Hope -- by Member: Nadezhda Montik, USA -- added: 2/14/2019 10:24:58 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



This is a very beautiful poem. Powerful in its explanation of the condition and perhaps even its cause. Then the resolve and eventually the solution; Salvation. A beautiful Christian poem about the power of Salvation in our beloved Jesus Christ. Also, reflecting on the importance of religion and the strength of Belief and Faith. Thank you for sharing. Conrad XXX

on 2/15/2019 8:59:01 AM

No Heart -- by Member: william andrews, Greece -- added: 2/9/2019 4:30:51 AM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



Dear William. A strong and most realistic reflection of what many experience. Somewhere, someone decided to make it legal for many institutions to send us all to the cleaners when we experience difficulties, without any form of bail out - despite being taxpayers paying the hugely inflated salaries of many scumbag politicians, who in fact, made the laws to assist those to take us to the cleaners in the first place. Hopefully somewhere in the future, the human race will come up with some form of governance and financial system, where people can survive without the constant threat of losing all their possessions if something goes wrong. Regards. Conrad

on 2/15/2019 8:52:06 AM

"Valentwined" - a 'VNese' waltz for the dear Ladies of our site (repost) -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 2/14/2019 8:39:45 AM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



This is a lovely write. Entwining the flow of the seasons with beautiful memories of a love one. Entwining the experience of being together with passing years. Concluding that forever there is togetherness in love; being Valentwinted. I love poetry such as this. Deeply emotional and written with passion. Bringing many elements together into a solid and well written conclusion. Most beautiful poetry. Warm regards! Conrad

on 2/15/2019 8:41:55 AM

For One Another -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 2/14/2019 12:37:52 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



Beautiful write Nishu!!! "...Though we can't stop the sun from burning, Nor the ice from layering rivers, Nor stop the tides from turning - We can be there for each other ..." Beautiful poetry!!! Thank you for sharing. Happy Valentine's Day!!! XXX

on 2/15/2019 8:35:00 AM

Castle in the sky ( And you'll go fly your magic carpet, far above the sky!) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 2/14/2019 11:25:04 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



This is a lovely poem Westly!!! A pleasure to read! Thank you for sharing dear friend! Conrad

on 2/15/2019 8:32:19 AM

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