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by Colm Roe
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Transport and Perception
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Transport and Perception

This has a 'larger than the sum of its parts' feel to it. It prompts me to look closer (especially in the final two lines) into my 'journey', and how others might see things differently. And of course, any passengers/companions should be chosen wisely too  :) Nice observations and an enjoyable read ...
by Colm Roe
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: 20 minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: 20 minutes

No, Google is good that way.
​​My problem is having to edit the format. When I post a poem it never appears the way I posted it...the lines get jumbled up  :roll:
 
by Colm Roe
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Email to a Friend
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Email to a Friend

:)
by Colm Roe
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Email to a Friend
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Email to a Friend

I thought this one deserved more than one reply, methinks it was lost in the recent maelstrom.
by Colm Roe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Advice to My Widow Following My Fatal Kayak Accident
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: Advice to My Widow Following My Fatal Kayak Accident

Sounds like a life I'd like to have lived.
And the lightness here is a tonic.
Thanks for posting  :D
by Colm Roe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Wannabe
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: Wannabe

Excellent poem Phil. I could feel a palpable sense of unease from the start. The act in 'but acts nice' made me fearful for the N. Last 2 lines in S2 didn't make me feel any easier. S3 suggests bed wetting, so I'm even more concerned. By S4 I'm less uneasy. S5, I get a better sense of the N's age; a...
by Colm Roe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Sleep

Thanks Phil, glad you enjoyed those two. When I read a few people specifically mention certain stanzas I know which other ones to work on or lose  :)
by Colm Roe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Bend
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Bend

Neat poem Dave.
I enjoyed the comparisons between S1 and 2. Hard, inflexible things break, chaos is everywhere. It affects obdurate people, unless their strength is rooted in something solid and true.
I especially like how the last 2 lines of each stanza connect.
 
by Colm Roe
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: 20 minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: 20 minutes

Thanks Tracy.
Still coming to terms with a new tablet I received for Christmas!
 
by Colm Roe
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: 20 minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 105

20 minutes

Wound for the last time, his metronome still sways in regular pulses.  The urgency and violence that often pounded life,  ​​​​like the forging of great, steel spikes anchoring him to this place, no longer required. A specimen nailed to a board. No long journey now, just enough to park exit the car a...