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You`re My World

2017-04-22
Let me be your Trumpish lover.
Put your hand over your crotch,
Or let be be your kilted lover,
Knocking back another scotch.


You`re My World

2017-04-22
Another gem.


Me Too

2017-04-22
Wonderful!


L Ža c c i d e n t

2017-04-22
I believe in neither God nor free will, but this notion always has intrigued me. How does someone who believes reconcile these contentions? God is good. He allows me to pursue activities which will cause me to be cast into Hell to endure eternal damnation. That isn't something that a good God would do, unless, of course, that God isn't all-powerful,
in which case, He's probably not worth bothering with.


ENCOUNTERS!

2017-04-22
I don't think that that's always true, but I read every poem that is posted on this site because it can be true.


beliefs

2017-04-22
Very few people who are Christian took up their faith deliberately, or thoughtfully. Most were subjected to the process of indoctrination immediately after birth, so that they couldn't examine their faith deliberately or thoughtfully. My wife was raised Catholic, and she still thinks of herself as one, but we did not indoctrinate our four children. Not one of them has become a Christian or an adherent of any other faith.


Mate For Life

2017-04-21
This is outstanding!


1000 euros

2017-04-21
Here's 1,000 Euros. We no longer care whether you live or die.


Living in Hope

2017-04-21
Hmm.


The First Open Mic

2017-04-21
Well done! I really enjoyed this.


Sunrise by Ann Wood

2017-04-18
Sounds wonderful.


Mercy

2017-04-17
A fun poem. I love its delicate rhyming.


Sunday Morning

2017-04-17
A note-perfect description of spring. Nice job, Joe.


Easter Sunday 2017

2017-04-17
Good for them. There's no reason for them to fret about what they have no influence over.


I LOOK AT THE YOUNG!

2017-04-13
The world always is going to hell, Ken. It was when we were young. Older people told us. Now that we're older, we see that they were right. The young don't notice. They're having too much fun.


Take Your Time Travel Pills.

2017-04-12
Interesting thoughts.


THE TEENAGES COMEING OF AGE 1950s!

2017-04-12
Fine remembrance, Ken. I can't say that I've ever heard any skiffle music, but I know that a skiffle band, named the Quarrymen, later had some success as The Beatles.


Life in the nursing home by Ann Wood

2017-04-12
But they are normal
people like us

This shows what a good person you are.


Captain Madness and the Salty Dogs

2017-04-11
Nicely done.


what is - NOTHING?

2017-04-10
"Nothing" is like zero. It isn't exactly there, but it is because it has to be.


socrates and hemingway

2017-04-08
It's a very complex situation, all right. In some fashion, you know yourself, yet the you that you know may not seem at all like the you others know. The solipsist would say that your knowledge of yourself must be true because the entire universe is a product of your mind. The empiricist would say that evidence suggests that you actually don't know yourself.

I have a lot of experience dealing with this question because my mother is a deeply neurotic woman who believes things about herself which are obviously untrue to everyone else.


Yellow shoes

2017-04-08
A fun poem. Good for you.


NOW PRIVALIGES NO LONGER HUMAN RIGHTS!

2017-04-08
Well said!


before philosophy

2017-04-08
Welcome to the real world, my friend. Actually, there is a means of silencing all of those questions, but it's rather extreme: believe in a supernatural being. Such a being has the ability to enforce truth. If such a being doesn't exist, no question can be answered with complete certainty. Alas, I do not believe in such a being.


Walking on the beach by Ann Wood

2017-04-08
I looked up Varna. It looks like a very lovely place.


THE STATE! (I have added a teling line)

2017-04-08
Sadly, the people let the state get away with almost everything. The people are supposed to be in charge of the state, but they're too busy.


Spiritual amputation

2017-04-07
You are a total waste of tme


Earthquake 2015

2017-04-05
This is one of your best. It has excellent images, controlled language, and a good narrative flow. Well done, Bibek.


fascism

2017-04-04
I believe that you're right.


Sometimes Finds Me Feeling

2017-04-04
There are some first-class similes here.


mind and eyes (revisited)

2017-04-04
This is the age-old question. Are you an empiricist or a solipsist? I am the latter.


The Only Wish

2017-04-04
Nicely done, Bibek. This makes me sorry that I didn't dedicate Crank to you, as I had planned to do.


An April fool's ultimatum

2017-04-04
Your words have described it, and it is intolerable.


The Catacomb waltz

2017-04-04
I agree with Ashe. This is a grimly intense poem. You have produced something quite fine.


The Lock-keeper's Daughter

2017-04-01
Nicely done!


racism in villages

2017-04-01
I agree. Here on the plains of Nebraska, the peasants don't know much about other cultures, so they fear and despise other cultures.


Only You and I

2017-04-01
Drink up! If you're there, you must already be playing your part well enough.


A Poet in His Early Twenties

2017-03-31
I love this, and I remember those days.


THOSE WHO HAVE SO LITTLE! (a work in prgress)

2017-03-31
So say those who always have lived secure, affluent lives.


Melody of my heart.

2017-03-30
The word you are looking for is "where." Where is different from were.


NOW ITS OFFISHAL!

2017-03-30
Well said, Ken. Tossers, indeed.


Beautiful day by Ann Wood

2017-03-29
This is very nice, sweet.


A Night At the Opera With Andrea Bocelli

2017-03-29
I enjoyed this.


Sometimes

2017-03-27
Really nice! A fun metaphor.


Dark Esque Night

2017-03-24
Must be vodou, blown in from Haiti.


Lonely, Tired, Happy and Worried

2017-03-24
I like the tiny feet.


Breathless

2017-03-23
Nice.


The Viking in Me

2017-03-22
I enjoyed this. If things get too boring, you always can go to Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Ukraine.


From Me To Everyone

2017-03-21
I will. Nicely done, Dave.


hay for the children

2017-03-20
Well done, Bibek! Great metaphor.