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Ashe

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DURING THE MINERS STRIKE: 1984 - 1985! (A Snapshot Work)

2018-06-25
A soldier's mind (or policeman these days who are trained more like soldiers) is to obey the orders of their Commander in Chief, not to think or make any decisions on their own. I understand the need for this in war, but police should not the trained the same way. Their motto: "Ever Vigilant To Serve and Protect." seems to go against that, in my opinion.
Ashe


HOME FOR SOME!

2018-06-25
So sad when there is so much to go around.
Ashe


FOR THOSE NOW LIVEING OVERSEAS!

2018-06-25
I can only speak for Americans but we are required to pay taxes on any money we earn in both the U.S and in Panama. I think the US is only one of two countries which require this. Of course the very rich always find the loopholes to hide their income. It's only the working people who pay taxes, which I don't mind too much if the taxes were going to help others, but we all know they are going to the Corporations and the war machines. I don't like paying double taxes while some pay none.
Ashe


IN THE FIRE! (Addanal Line)

2018-06-24
So true. An executive in the firm, even if disliked by most, would receive a grand ceremony and people would pretend to be sad.
Why do so many judge a person by the type of work they do and never bother to see everyone as a person? Good poem about human nature.
Ashe


In Retrospect...

2018-06-24
I read this poem again, and under the different circumstances in which the sensibilities of our citizens are being attacked this time by incarcerating children and immigrants, I feel the same damage being done to our citizens. I feel a cruelty in our country, a hate and racism so similar to the one that took us to an unjust war back then. I feel a physical pain much as I felt when we set out to war with a country that had not attacked us. You are so good at expressing yourself.
Ashe


Scar Tissue

2018-06-24
This is a very deep and powerful write.
"I've felt purpose torn from between the layers of my skin.
Maybe you can't see those scars, but they're why I'm ugly.

Escapism at its finest."

An excellent write. Your ability to express feelings is overwhelming."
Ashe


evening

2018-06-23
If this one was published before, I don't remember it although there have been others about grandfather and Colin. The objectivity with which grandfather talks about his long gone wife is very refreshing. Their silence: Colin and grandfather talks of being comfortable in their environment and your presence. Then the delight of Marketa for everyone. Almost a feeling of longing to be more exotic, like her, to the other two. Lots of feelings and thoughts going on here. Always a serenity to your poetry that I like very much.
Ashe


Primeval

2018-06-23
A powerful and foreboding feeling is indeed well defined here on the part where humans don't have a domain, and it should be left for the natural owners or face dire consequences. I love the feel and the imagery in this.
Ashe


A Flightless Bird

2018-06-22
The metaphor reached my heart as well. The repetition of the first verse and the growth of the flightless bird are excellently portrayed. A poem of life. Beautiful!
Ashe


Hungry as Ever

2018-06-22
I feel your despair in this poem. The hunger for words and culture, even at your young age.

"There are but a handful of people who read poetry In this city of Gods and Demons."
Wow! What a stong way to begin, but the truth is that it is so all over the world. \

Is it because life has become so uncertain that so many people prefer to listen to music instead of reading? Instead of learning and thinking? It's sad, but there are those few, so there is hope. Great poem with many insights.
Ashe


DC Does You Dirty

2018-06-21
This is brilliant!
Ashe


TRUMP AND THE LIKE!

2018-06-21
My heart is broken into millions of pieces and my hate for that man's cruelty to children and those seeking asylum has no bounds. And still he lies and lies and lies again. I can't say any more.
Ashe


How Soon Hath Time

2018-06-21
No, not exactly Milton, but very enjoyable to read. To that youthful face behind the counter, her time will come as well one day when she is handed that 10% discount. Enjoy the privilege now before your time. :) Loved this! And I do remember my first offer for a discount and my indignation and refusal! Oh Vanity! ... Was it Hamlet? We will all pay for our sins to our parents in time.
Ashe


CHILLDREN IN WIRE CAGES!

2018-06-20
Me too!
Ashe


70th Letter to a Poet

2018-06-20
I have read enough horrible news today to thoroughly enjoy this lovely letter to a poet. Friends so dear that bring light to our souls are good to have and to keep. Nice flow, lovely poem.
Ashe


Gentrification

2018-06-20
That's sad. I have a problem with gentrification too because poor people need a place to live too. It's the same all over the world, but, honestly, I like the idea of setting fire to the houses if they can't have them, but that's the rebellious side of me. Thanks for this poem. It was needed.
Ashe


The Failed Prophet

2018-06-19
A deep introspection into the self, too complex to decipher and in the end no different than anyone else. We are all good and bad in our own ways. We have done unspeakable things and bury them in our subconscious. You seem to be doing a cleansing.
Facing truth is not easy. I enjoyed the complexities and the willingness to face them including all the metaphors used to explain them.
Ashe


Uncle Sam the Bogeyman

2018-06-18
I will modify my last sentence: Rest in Hell, Republican Party, U.S.A. Come November, vote Blue, please!


Uncle Sam the Bogeyman

2018-06-18
I applaud you. there can be nothing more terrifying and damaging to a child than being snatched away from a parent with no hope or indication that they will ever come together again. I think back as a child and how I cried when my parents first left me in a daycare for maybe an hour or two. I was terrified. I can't even imagine that this is being done. The U.S.A., the country with the Statue of Liberty standing at the bay is nothing now but a place of hate and cruelty. :(

Thanks for reminding us of places where one can donate to defend the children. They need hugs and someone to hold them on their lap and read them stories, brush their hair, anything that comes close to simulating a pretend mother. They have nothing but each other now. This has to stop, but it won't because of one evil dictator. R.I.P. U.S.A.


True Love

2018-06-18
First of all, welcome back! Your writings here have been immensely missed: The depth of your poems, of your thinking.
So, what is true love? It's indescribable. Each person might have an example such as the one you were shown, which is a good one. To give up everything we own and everything we are to run to a loved one. That is part of love, but anyone "in love," might do that. Being in love is a very strong force that empowers us to do anything to be with that person. But, what is true love? That comes with time, to love someone more than you love your own self, your own feelings, your own comforts. A love that endures like that of a brother or a mother, a love without jealousy, a love that only wants the happiness of the other and feels tender in the heart always. Maybe it's different for different people, but for me, it's a completely selfless feeling, yet one that holds on to the heart. Sameen, you ask the most intriguing questions and it will be interesting to read the answers.
Ashe


About heavy clouds

2018-06-18
Clouds and rain can be very comforting, cleansing like new beginnings. Nice poem with a touch of melancholy. The open spaces between stanzas set the mood.
Ashe


god

2018-06-18
This is really good.
Ashe


Rest

2018-06-17
It seems like a very courageous act to me. There is much not said which leaves the reader to use their imagination. The title intrigues me as if it were the events of her past and now she is at rest. A thought-provoking poem which I enjoyed reading. At the end, I am left with the sense of this person, a sense of purpose and courage, and of age perhaps. The contrast of her past and her present.
Ashe


you can but you can't...

2018-06-17
Interesting, but why not? Extremes have their leaders. Is this a riddle?
Ashe


(un)exceptional

2018-06-17
this (un) exceptional girl who seems to flow through your life since that time, bringing to life what was inside is all quite exceptional.
Ashe


69th Letter to a Poet

2018-06-17
this poem flows exactly like a letter to dear friend where memories and feelings blend with time and place. I loved reading it.
Ashe


The Little Conductor

2018-06-17
A sonnet with vivid images and sounds that moves us to feel for the little conductor. You know, we have such children who work as conductors as you describe here in Central America and they are indeed fierce and brave. A good sonnet and a good poem.
Ashe


Four Drunken Monks

2018-06-14
This is very enjoyable to read. Reminds me of the tales of Robert Service that we so enjoyed growing up.
Ashe


Browbeat

2018-06-14
How very clever to use today and tomorrow to show the struggle in the soul. Beautiful poem!
Ashe


Antidote

2018-06-14
Meditation as a means to comfort and writing out feelings are important antidotes to the uncertain world in which we live.
A very heartfelt poem.

“THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph ..."
― Thomas Paine, The Crisis
1776


LISTENING TO WHAT IS HEARD!

2018-06-14
Understood! Open our eyes to the reality of life, see, hear, and speak up.
Ashe


Pastorale

2018-06-12
My favorite time of day too, and you are right that it also holds hope more than any other time of the day. I like the poem.
Ashe


Time and Chance: A Limerick

2018-06-12
Griffith, and swiffith I'll accept, but fififth made me laugh. I love your sense of humor, and your Limerick!
Ashe


peace

2018-06-12
Have you ever fought in a war? There are no victories. I like the name of your poem: Peace
It's best to have peace without war.
Ashe


I am ocean.

2018-06-11
The beloved ocean full of mysteries and beauty is described with love. It is after all the biggest part of our Earth.
Ashe


Worth Noting

2018-06-11
Each and everyone definitely a fact worth noting with a nice rhyme throughout.
Ashe


Sonnet: “Chrysalis”

2018-06-11
This is such a loving sonnet and the name is enticing. Lovely writing.
Ashe


What I love

2018-06-11
A very heart-felt poem. Keep writing!
Ashe


what color do you bleed?

2018-06-11
WOW! How did I miss this poem??? This is all that the others have said. It's so strong and vivid and so full of emotion that it left me shaken. An absolute Masterpiece!
Ashe


Almost ten long months with out my beautiful Ashley by Ann Wood

2018-06-10
You are a very brave woman, Ann. Such a terrible loss, but she is in a place where there is no pain. Keep writing. Hugs!
Ashe


NOW I AM RETIED!

2018-06-10
Congratulations, Ken! Now your life is yours to do as you please--as long as that pension that you earned is not stolen from you.
Enjoy every day!
Ashe


The light of wisdom

2018-06-10
This is the most important bit of wisdom for living a life. Live it!
Nicely written.
Ashe


I Wish...

2018-06-09
Sad regrets. But perhaps a lesson learned to be that someone. Very nicely written poem.
Ashe


THE BROKEN! (Significant Addananal lines)

2018-06-08
How sad this is. There is no help available to those who need so much.
Ashe


Back To Basics

2018-06-08
I don't believe it. Your mind is too big to remain in the logical. Let all the whimsical flow again, it's what makes your poetry great.
Ashe


Ferris Bueller's Day Off

2018-06-08
Did anyone really dare to act like Ferris Buller when we were that age? It's a fantasy of what we wish we had dared to do and now feel we wish we had, except at the end you show us what happened to those who dared break all the rules. It was the ultimate high school fantasy, but we are now relieved we didn't try it. Enjoyable read and a great rhythm to the poem. :)
Ashe


songs of the crickets

2018-06-08
There's a mournful sound to them if you listen or if it isn't drowned out by the cicadas. The other sounds of the night are what you don't want to hear. I like your poem. I like to listen to nature as well.
Ashe


Move On, Archaeologist

2018-06-08
But it's the archeologist who pokes among the fallen stones to find the glory that was to recreate it and dream of all it was.
The story is all there underneath the slime-covered stones. What he'll put together nobody knows, but he/she will feel the greatness. :)
Ashe


Night Trip

2018-06-08
A devastating story with a moral at the and I also like the poem and the story. Forgiveness, even of ourselves, is healing. Very vivid images.
Ashe


upon ourselves

2018-06-08
This sounds like one of those impossible situations in which we often become involved and refuse to accept.
" ... my history
dictates past will not
be
my present nor hers it
may be our lot to

ache past being precedent"

The hesitant style suits the poem.
Ashe