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  • Hi Ellen, thanks for reading:) They can be rather glorious can’t they.

  • Hi Maria, thank you for reading and your lovely feedback. I must admit I never actually thought of it like that – might try to add another verse on my copy:)

  • Hi Wanda, LOL – I think you have caught up on your winery tours by the sound of it. Good on you. I think what this disease has taught us is to value life and to not waste opportunities. A well-written poem:) I enjoyed this line: As the fit hit the shan. A very clever play on words/letters.
    Well done and thanks for sharing.

  • Hi Linda, I think Poetry is great for capturing the pivotal moments in our lives. Sometimes we just need to get those thoughts, feelings and emotions out. I think you have done this really well here. An extremely scary situation for sure. I am so glad you are recovering and feeling better every day. Thanks for sharing.

  • Hi Deryn, sure is. I am not copping out this time though – will be doing my best to produce a sonnet:)

  • Jane commented on the post, Protest! by Neha 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hi Neha, This was a fabulous poem. I love the way you set it out and the beginning of each verse having the two short, two word sentences. It is free-verse at its best. Really well done. Thanks for sharing.

  • Hi Deryn, I am so sure I read your poem and commented, but for the life of me I can’t find it. So I will do it again:) I really enjoyed this poem, I loved the way you linked it to a performance, an understudy and being replaced. Extremely sad content but very cleverly done – as always. Thanks for sharing Deryn:)

  • Hi Martin, oh yes I get that. I think we all want to offer advice and help – and then link it to a similar situation we have been in. Then all of a sudden it is all about the listener and not about the person wanting to vent anymore. It is something I am planning on working on – being a better listener:)

  • Jane commented on the post, Blank by Bharati 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hi Bharati, A lovely poem. I particularly enjoyed the end of your poem:
    Sometimes,
    Things they are blank,
    Everything is silent,
    But still vibrant.
    But other times,
    My mind is not blank,
    It is warm like the sun,
    And I know I am someone.
    I feel this could have stood alone as your poem in its entirety:) This part is very beautiful and…[Read more]

  • Jane commented on the post, Snipped by MA 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hi:) Thanks for the clarification. Yep, makes perfect sense now. Well done.

  • Edit has been done John, taking yours and Kim’s feedback into account:) Just the third verse.

  • Edit done Kim:)

  • Hi Kim, thanks for reading and your great feedback. I appreciate you and John immensely:) Consistently helping me to grow as a writer and a poet:) I will see if I can tweak it a little on my copy.

  • Hi Hanri, absolutely agree:) Thanks for reading:)

  • Hi Naina:) And then you should definitely keep it. Poetry is such a personal thing and a lot of us have hidden reasons for the words we choose. I hope writing this helped you to move forward and let go of this manipulative person:) Hugs

  • Hi Kat, thanks for reading:) I am glad you enjoyed it.

  • Hi Debbie, I must admit I do not enjoy howling wind or loud thunder, but I love a good storm otherwise:) And they are definitely pretty to watch and have so much beauty and power to absorb. Thanks for reading:)

  • Hi Chantelle, in the first verse I thought you were talking of a burial plot, where you have that little piece of earth you are buried in that belongs to you. But as I read further I got the feeling it was that bit of earth in your house or unit, the one you buy (pay a mortgage for) or rent (pay the rent on time) and that you should tend to it and…[Read more]

  • Hi Maria, I loved this. If indeed the middle is the best then I will try to live my best life now – as I presume I am in the middle of mine:) Well done and thanks for sharing.

  • Hi Kim, living all the way over the other side of the world in Australia, I must admit to being dumbstruck when he was elected in the first place. And since then I have been appalled and horrified more times than I can mention. Your poem is brilliant. Curt and to the point – you pack a lot of punches. I agree with all the other comments I have…[Read more]

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