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Litmus Test -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 2/24/2020 11:45:38 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Spot on Frank , I agree with you , Eddie .

on 2/25/2020 6:26:20 PM

Dream-poem for the Challenge -- by Member: Anna Banasiak, Poland -- added: 2/24/2020 6:29:21 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



Well done , thoroughly enjoyed this poem , Eddie ,

on 2/25/2020 6:25:08 PM

Godiva Pales -- by Member: John Starks, USA -- added: 2/24/2020 6:41:12 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



Good to see you writing again John , enjoyed the poem , Eddie ,

on 2/25/2020 6:23:44 PM

Dream-poem for the Challenge -- by Member: Anna Banasiak, Poland -- added: 2/24/2020 6:29:21 PM

Denis Barter said:



Certainly a pleasant scenario from a trip to Dreamland which we 'wish' for tomorrow, Anna. Chances are, something similar has been our experience at some time or another? Some of your dream is a little hard to accept right now as we brace ourselves for yet another onslaught from Mother Nature, - I think She's having nightmares of late! Reality says we can expect a severe - perhaps the worse this winter - snowstorm to arrive sometime tomorrow and last for two days! Yesterday? A suggestion Spring was on its way with +9 C and sunny skies, but that's not to be - just yet! However, I'll dream on and keep fingers crossed that all our dreams come true! Thanks for participating in this Challenge. Have a great day and keep dreaming. If nothing more, it can relieve us of some of our present concerns, when we journey into Dreamland. Day or night, a dream takes us away from our woes for a time. Ciao Denis.

on 2/25/2020 11:55:28 AM

IT NEVER REINS, BUT IT FOREVER PAWS – 89th Musketeer Memories Sharing Challenge -- by Member: Adam Archer, Australia -- added: 6/18/2018 11:35:29 PM

Frank Davis said:



Ingenious limericks, fun puns and clever word play. Not to mention, a peek at early you. Quite an entertainment package!

on 2/25/2020 9:27:35 AM

Dream-poem for the Challenge -- by Member: Anna Banasiak, Poland -- added: 2/24/2020 6:29:21 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



How lovely! Beautiful work, Anna! Such poetically delightful images. Fondest

on 2/25/2020 9:06:05 AM

Godiva Pales -- by Member: John Starks, USA -- added: 2/24/2020 6:41:12 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



So good to read your work again, John. Such fine, exquisite poetry! What joy! And wonderful to see you back. So many poets have gone missing and I know they are all missed. Fondest

on 2/25/2020 9:04:54 AM

My page is a canvas, my pen a brush ( For Anna Banasiak ) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 2/23/2020 11:56:55 PM

Frank Davis said:



Says it all, Westly, and says it, beautifully. Your life experience, your wisdom, radiate from every word. Lovely painting!

on 2/25/2020 5:09:03 AM

Painful Purge (10w) -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 2/22/2020 8:38:30 PM

Frank Davis said:



Thanks, Adam and Nishu. Was writing about a woman, Westly. Thanks to you, as well!

on 2/25/2020 5:02:08 AM

Equally -- by Member: william andrews, Greece -- added: 2/24/2020 7:51:30 AM

Adam Archer said:



“Equally…become you” – I wholeheartedly agree, William. Pay no mind to those autocratic types. Good day to you.

on 2/25/2020 4:51:31 AM

Carriages -- by Member: Charles Fisher, UK -- added: 2/24/2020 7:35:42 AM

Adam Archer said:



It seems like a tough sight to fathom, Charles. Descriptive and evocative - a masterfully crafted verse. Good day to you.

on 2/25/2020 4:43:23 AM

Budding -- by Member: Susan O'Reilly, Ireland -- added: 2/24/2020 12:23:24 AM

Adam Archer said:



Clever wordplay, Susan! The underlying premise aside, your Haiku may adapt to other aspects in life as well – that’s talented! Good day to you.

on 2/25/2020 4:27:25 AM

The Clouds -- by Member: Anna Banasiak, Poland -- added: 4/24/2017 7:06:07 AM

Adam Archer said:



Anna, a great Haiku - just like the universe all life is infinite. A lovely read and observation too. Good day.

on 2/25/2020 4:18:02 AM

Litmus Test -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 2/24/2020 11:45:38 AM

Adam Archer said:



I do enjoy a bout of inductive reasoning - yours are rather metaphysical, and I agree with you on this one for sure. Good day, Frank.

on 2/25/2020 4:15:52 AM

"Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into" -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 12/7/2011 1:24:35 PM

Frank Davis said:



Parenthood will do that to you, Nishu--especially, being the parents of modern teenagers. Of course, a loving heart always sees the lighter side of things. First-rate entertainment, good poetess!

on 2/24/2020 8:13:30 PM

If you wish to be lost -- by Member: Reginold Jacob, India -- added: 2/12/2020 4:53:33 PM

Reginold Jacob said:



Thanks Shaw

on 2/24/2020 3:15:25 PM

What Shall It Be? -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 2/20/2020 10:03:02 AM

Denis Barter said:



Hi Nishu and my apologies for not commenting before. Life is ever hectic, but has been more so of late, as I try to load a new computer with programmes I use and need. Windows 10? I'm going back to my windows 7 for we are old and trusted friends, At my age, companies like Microsoft should be more concerned about fokks like me, as we are the ones that remain faithful despite their greed! Just my opinion on a programme I cannot understand! Now, your poem? It sure makes me stop and think? So much within your lines, but much, besides being something to make me think, is also all encompassing. A compendium, if you like, of possibilities! All of which ask questions that only the deep thinking poet might consider for a poem. It has surely stirred my little grey cells, and once Mother Nature decides to send Spring (signs) our way? Perhaps I can find inspiration therein? That it does stimulate my brain, is a sure sign something will probably materialise, is a good sign - for me at least! Lol. Nicely posed it is a question to answer. I guess, the last verse, really sums it up! It is after all said and done, what we see, enjoy and seize as and when we an, that creates us - as others see us! Maybe three's more which we keep hidden from public or general view? Only we know the answer to that! Fondest and keep writing! There's a large number of valued Members missing and very much missed by me, of late, Maybe some good news is just around he corner? Fondest regards. Pauline and Denis.

on 2/24/2020 3:03:33 PM

My page is a canvas, my pen a brush ( For Anna Banasiak ) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 2/23/2020 11:56:55 PM

Denis Barter said:



I do believe you, Westly, are a Philosopher in hiding! I must admit that when I see you have posted another 'writing' I am intrigued to see what? You seldom fail to deliver! Be it an observation: a thought: a feeling or simply something that caught your attention (eye) matters not! You bring a breath of fresh air to this site, that few others ever do! Whether you are enjoyed by others, does not concern me. Most of what I see fro many, is another, similar, boring, rhetorical or sermonised diatribe dressed up in fancy language, that many do not, cannot or will never understand! For sure I know that whatsoever topic about or on which you write? It's going to bring a fresh aspect which we can read, and enjoy! Of course, there are - and I for one, have made friends thanks to joining this site - but all too often we see it becomes little more than a - you scratch my back - I'll scratch yours, relationship. Whether we like what is written or not, matters not, provided politeness and good manners are observed. We comment as suits ourselves. Least I do. Often the better way? No comment. Well my friend, I can and will continue to comment on what your write, when time and situations allow - for you lay it out as you see it without bias od any description. Frankly, I enjoy your approach, possessed of no falsehood claptrap, nor pious rhetoric! Unlike the self opinionated, writer, I find you honest and up front, with your offerings! All due credit to you my friend. Take care and keep a wary eye open for the charlatans who would corrupt you to be as they appear to be themselves! Fondest Denis. PS: I'm too darned old to give a tinker's curse as to what others think of me! Lol! Have a great day. Ciao Denis.

on 2/24/2020 2:49:19 PM

I make the time -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 2/23/2020 10:29:11 PM

Denis Barter said:



How true you say Westly!! Making and taking time, simply for yourself, has always been a most important occupation on my agendum! Seldom a day goes by that I, no blossoms nor tree climbing for me - but a seat in the corner - by the window where I watch the natural world in all its glory and pleasures, unfold even as I watch - plays a very important part in my life. Allowing my thoughts to wander at will, and my brain to relax, I can often solve problems that have been put on the 'back burner' as it were, and plagued me for days. Then seemingly from nowhere, the answer appears, as if by magic! Some call it wasting time, but I call it the most fruitful and so often, the best employed time I ever spend. Good for you and don't ever let anyone tell you, you're sitting there wasting time! Often the post productive time you'll ever spend! Fondest Denis.

on 2/24/2020 2:30:38 PM

Teeth of a lion -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 2/23/2020 11:17:34 PM

Denis Barter said:



Hi Westly, and as usual, you call 'it' as you see 'it'! Personally I detest going to the dentist! Too many bad enco9untres, some of which I lay at the door of not being able to get toothpaste - easily - during the years of WW II. Believe it or not, soot - yes from the chimney, turned out to be the best way to go, but by that time, most had cavities galore! Too little, too late as was often the cry! Many good and essential vitamins too., were hard to come by, and the result was? Poor teeth later! No lion's teeth for me, and today, although I have no 'false' teeth, I do have broken teeth! No pain, so I refuse to have someone diving into my mouth with diabolically tortuous instruments, delivering a lecture as I suffer pain, and relieving me of my hard saved cash! At least I could laugh over your oreal, though I seldom do myself! A little ironical laughter on thinking back over the many times I\'ve been forced - because of extreme pain - to have my teeth "fixed"! Could tell you a little anecdote regarding my father and a dentist, but that's for another day! Lol. Fondest Denis.!

on 2/24/2020 2:22:19 PM

My page is a canvas, my pen a brush ( For Anna Banasiak ) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 2/23/2020 11:56:55 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



A lovely tribute to friendship and our love of poetry that binds us all. Fondest

on 2/24/2020 12:52:52 PM

Budding -- by Member: Susan O'Reilly, Ireland -- added: 2/24/2020 12:23:24 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Cleverly penned. Very nice, Susan. Enjoyed reading this. Fondest

on 2/24/2020 12:46:37 PM

A bunch of flowers -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 2/24/2020 9:36:04 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Lovely images and sentiments Drsudarsan. Children add cheer just like flowers on earth. Wonderful poetry. Fondest

on 2/24/2020 12:45:25 PM

Litmus Test -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 2/24/2020 11:45:38 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



So true. Completely agree, well said, Frank

on 2/24/2020 12:44:15 PM

My page is a canvas, my pen a brush ( For Anna Banasiak ) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 2/23/2020 11:56:55 PM

Anna Banasiak said:



thank You!I l always enjoy Your writing,it is deep and inspiring,I learn from You and from other poets at Voices poetry,and I'm proud when You write a comment about my poems,every comment for me is a true gem,I study art therapy and want to help people through art and poetry,because I know that warm,helping words can be a miracle for people who have problems,poetry for me is this miracle,this key to a better world,thank You for understanding,Anna

on 2/24/2020 10:05:28 AM

My Dream for Tomorrow. VN February Challenge -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 2/22/2020 7:48:38 PM

Chad Martinez said:



5 stars! Wonderful work here. CCM

on 2/24/2020 12:46:11 AM

Kitty -- by Member: Anna Banasiak, Poland -- added: 12/28/2018 10:00:42 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Enjoyed reading!

on 2/23/2020 11:49:40 PM

The Stairs -- by Member: Anna Banasiak, Poland -- added: 12/2/2017 10:10:00 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Having a curtain between you and the world sometimes is something much needed, as we go more and more out into the world. We need a safe place, sometimes even to hide, or just to enjoy peace.

on 2/23/2020 11:48:58 PM

The bell jar -- by Member: Anna Banasiak, Poland -- added: 6/27/2017 12:26:13 PM

Westly Shaw said:



This poem was different, not more so or less so, just different. Enjoyed!

on 2/23/2020 11:46:25 PM

My Dreams for Tomorrow, Starts with Today ( The Challenge) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 2/19/2020 1:42:01 AM

Westly Shaw said:



Thank you, Chad and Nishu for taking time out of your busy day to read my poem and response. I am enjoying Denis challenge, as it makes one stop and think. And if I made you smile, you made my day!

on 2/23/2020 11:37:56 PM