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That with which God Finds No Fault -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 6/15/2019 1:25:06 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Frank a beautiful message on this special Sunday, thank you for these loving religious thoughts. God bless!

on 6/16/2019 12:35:57 PM

Now and Forever -- by Member: Chad Martinez, USA -- added: 6/16/2019 6:22:18 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Chad a wonderful father's day message and gift for all fathers on their special day. Happy Father's Day to all the great fathers and step father's around the world. To you and your dad - God bless!

on 6/16/2019 12:33:50 PM

I Still Miss You Dad -- by Member: Linda Bates Terrell, USA -- added: 6/15/2019 8:55:44 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Linda a lovely tribute to your dad, may he rest in peace, and to all the memories he left you. God bless! Such a wonderful day, to all of our dads on VN and to the memory of your great father -Happy Father's Day!

on 6/16/2019 12:30:22 PM

Three Wise Old Rooks. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 6/14/2019 5:58:47 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



A engrossing narration with a wonderful, much needed message, Rhymer. So well composed and rhymed. A tale to remember - wise words. Fondest to you both.

on 6/16/2019 10:59:08 AM

That with which God Finds No Fault -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 6/15/2019 1:25:06 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Very very powerful and can’t agree more, Frank. And if we can get ourselves to be kind and caring towards all of His creation - it would make Him happy. Wise words from your quill as always. Fondest x

on 6/16/2019 10:54:36 AM

I Still Miss You Dad -- by Member: Linda Bates Terrell, USA -- added: 6/15/2019 8:55:44 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



A very beautiful poem, Linda. Full of love for your father. I don’t think it’s possible to get over losing a parent - my father passed away 5 months ago and it’s a struggle to come to terms with his loss. Take care. Here’s to all fathers - forever loved xx

on 6/16/2019 10:49:41 AM

Samantha’s Smile -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 6/15/2019 10:22:00 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



A thoughtful gesture, Dwayne and a beautiful poem indeed. I am sure you brightened Samantha’s day with this lovely inspiring poem for her. May god be with her always. Fondest

on 6/16/2019 10:46:27 AM

(Musketeers Tribute Challenge) #100 - ("To err is Human, to forgive Divine") -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 6/16/2019 9:42:47 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



A very moving sonnet, Aramis. Made me think. So often in retrospect, we wonder and regret the decisions we take. But I also know for people who we love, our Happiness lies in their happiness. We all have different aspirations, we make different choices and it because of one another’s support that we are able to realize our dreams. You can’t possible be unkind or selfish. Take care. Fondest x

on 6/16/2019 10:44:59 AM

100th Challenge , Inspired By Sir Roy's Title - 'WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN '. -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 6/12/2019 4:43:37 PM

William Willis said:



Hey Eddie, forgot to add the comment of "what could have been" eventually was as you did follow Head masters advice and did write, albeit many years on. Wm.

on 6/16/2019 6:35:49 AM

"I love you before it' s too late" -- by Member: Roche Rosos, Philippines -- added: 6/13/2019 2:25:01 PM

William Willis said:



An emotional and real life piece Roche. Enjoyed. *****

on 6/16/2019 6:27:52 AM

(Musketeers Tribute Challenge) #100 - Update (2 more Poems from Roy's Library) No's 11 & 12 -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 6/14/2019 11:01:00 PM

William Willis said:



THE BIG QUESTION" is the title for my favourite Roy Kneale poem. (William's Pick) I have heard him recite this piece and I can still hear his voice today. A voice that sound worldly, like the guys of nature documentaries. Softly spoken and the tone of a wise old owl who watches and understands all. That is Roy's voice. It really brings the poem to life. Roy is utterly distraught in his mood here and has just witnessed real life suffering which made him pen this on returning home. He asks that "big question" of why we are here and why is life so unfair to many species, especially fellow man.The poems astounding begining, I take my feathered cap off to " In thrall to stress In mists of pain One's mind seeks moral compromise To reason and to agonise As – in one's heart – The questions start Midst vales of bitter tears we cry We search for answers Asking – Why? Why the flotsam? Why the dirt? Why – the inner sense of hurt?" Utter brilliance.! Roy is at one with himself and continues with " The blemishes – on tattered page The scars of toil  The bruise of age The empty dams and dried-up streams The futile hopes The shattered dreams." Here he tells us that this unfairness has been going on for years. Generations think they know the answers through their faith. A great thing to have. But Roy states " No answer – to such questions – found In scorching sun On barren ground." Roy is educated and even he like so many brilliant scholars before him are looking for answers to the "big question. " And maybe we start to doubt our faith and Roy explains the crunching white knuckle ride lines of " In desperate prayer – as drowning fingers clutch the air In birthing pains In still-born fruit In noxious stains of ill repute." Brilliant. His "unfairness of life" theme continues with " No solution comes to mind To ease the plight of deaf or blind To stem the tears of orphaned child To mend the hurt in one reviled." Just glorious poetry which hammers at "whys" of this life. A poem that I find uttetly fantastic in every way. It searches for the answers in a searing, almost cataclysmic way. And when our loved ones die and we " Cry out (To who knows what or where?)" Be asks " How did such pain? How did such stress come forth from former nothingness? And WHY?" All the joys in the world and then the pain of losing the most important person. Why, are we here why does it have to end like this. I stand by my sword as I embed it in the stone and say "THIS IS MY FAVOURITE EVER POEM ON VOICESNET" Thank you Roy. *****/|\

on 6/16/2019 6:22:44 AM

What Could Have Been (100th Inspirational Challenge) -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 6/14/2019 10:52:33 AM

Linda Bates Terrell said:



Hi Nishu, as always a beautiful poem you penned. Hugs!

on 6/15/2019 8:59:19 PM

CLOCKS ON STRIKE -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 9/13/2011 10:04:21 AM

Frank Davis said:



Well, of course, Eddie, clocks are always striking, chiming and buzzing. Our modern society is certainly time dominated--often, to the minute or, even, the second. A perceptive poem that took me about a minute to read; time, by the way, very well spent!

on 6/15/2019 5:43:16 PM

SOMEWHERE -- by Member: Lee Emmett, Australia -- added: 6/12/2019 7:29:43 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:



you write with such style Lee, such eloquence and with such few words. It just goes to show that many words are not needed to bring forth a beautifully written thought provoking piece. Enjoyed reading this one very much

on 6/15/2019 4:34:09 PM

REMINISCENCES OF A FALLEN LEAF -- by Member: P.K.N. Panicker, India -- added: 5/26/2019 12:57:43 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



Interesting read P K N . Life changes all the time . I like the way you wrote this poem about the 'Leaf '. Eddie .

on 6/15/2019 2:31:43 PM

Early Summer Morning Mile -- by Member: Pat Kelbaugh, USA -- added: 5/26/2019 3:24:05 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



We all need some kind of relaxation Pat , Life can get you down, perhaps a nice walk or a lovely dream helps . Take Care . Eddie .

on 6/15/2019 2:26:15 PM

SOMEWHERE -- by Member: Lee Emmett, Australia -- added: 6/12/2019 7:29:43 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Wonderful poem Lee . emotional and sincere . Take Care my dear friend . Eddie .xx.

on 6/15/2019 2:19:54 PM

A sad Clown ( 100th Chalenge ) -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 6/10/2019 12:04:45 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Wonderful and cleverly written Westly , Roy's advice was spot on . Be yourself . Eddie .

on 6/15/2019 2:15:42 PM

"I love you before it' s too late" -- by Member: Roche Rosos, Philippines -- added: 6/13/2019 2:25:01 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



A wonderful tribute indeed Roche , The title sums everything up in this poem. Eddie .

on 6/15/2019 2:12:21 PM

Happy Birthday B.C. (A Poetic Pretense) -- by Member: John Starks, USA -- added: 6/12/2019 4:32:11 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



A wonderful Birthday Message to B C , John. as usual ,a very lovely poem. Eddie . May . xx.

on 6/15/2019 2:09:11 PM

Three Wise Old Rooks. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 6/14/2019 5:58:47 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



Fantastic read Denis , Those Three Wise Rooks certainly had foresight as to how the world would end if mankind did not change their attitude and ignorance , I like the way you have woven this wonderful poem around them . 10 star read , Eddie . PS . Best Wishes to you and Pauline , Eddie , May . xxx.

on 6/15/2019 2:05:36 PM

That with which God Finds No Fault -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 6/15/2019 1:25:06 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



Beautifully written Frank . Faith in god is all we need . then the ultimate conclusion . Eddie .

on 6/15/2019 1:54:45 PM

The Coming of the Dawn. -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 6/11/2019 10:45:45 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



Absolutely brilliant Dwayne , You always capture the readers interest with your poetry . this one I rate very high , verses flowing with a skilled pen . Eddie .

on 6/15/2019 1:51:20 PM

What Could Have Been (100th Inspirational Challenge) -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 6/14/2019 10:52:33 AM

Edwin Jepson said:



Hello Nishu . I think you could have been anyone of these , But the doe - eyed playboy bunny certainly makes one think . I love you best for your wonderful poetry and friendship . What a fantastic gift you have for writing poems , 5 star read , No hesitation . Eddie ,xxxxx.

on 6/15/2019 1:44:46 PM

Zenith -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 6/13/2019 2:16:22 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Frank I can't seem to thank you for your comments on "Burial Day", so again I will comment on this poem. I believe it is my favorite of yours so far :)

on 6/15/2019 12:56:55 PM

What Could Have Been (100th Inspirational Challenge) -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 6/14/2019 10:52:33 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Nishu we are so glad too that you are a writer! Your works bring us such pleasure and your attitude is very becoming. Love you girl, Marcia.

on 6/15/2019 12:54:24 PM

Hitting the Wall -- by Member: Priyanka Dhull, India -- added: 6/4/2019 7:17:36 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Priyanka how well you have expressed your feelings and given us great advise. This time will pass and we must always be ourselves in good times and bad. My thoughts go out to you and may brighter days soon be in your heart.

on 6/15/2019 12:52:18 PM

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