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by Colm Roe
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: what the x-ray revealed
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: what the x-ray revealed

Maybe the owner of the shroud accidentally put it in the wash, and, to cover his mistake, made a new one.
Or maybe the whole question is (sadly) moot!
That sun won't set for a while yet :)
by Colm Roe
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The Actress. (Playing with the microphone again.)
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: The Actress. (Playing with the microphone again.)

I didn't notice much background noise...maybe that's my tinnitus :) I always enjoy your ability to observe and capture 'characters'; these are people others see...but don't have the artist's eye, or don't have (or want) the ability to see beyond their own noses. I know so many people like them; in a...
by Colm Roe
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: When the last ship sails
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: When the last ship sails

Thank you Aj.
I might have put this up before. It's a speech that, I think, gives a reason why some elderly people fear death. I'll let this wonderful old man explain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0FIFsgxJV4
Regards
by Colm Roe
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Apprentice
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Apprentice

:lol:
by Colm Roe
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Apprentice
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Apprentice

Knees and shoulders and elbows and hips and feet and fingers and.... Indeed, they didn't even register as bits of us...until they start to 'play-up' :roll: Sorry to hear about your significant bits misbehaving I quite like the analogy of becoming an apprentice again, realising there are new things t...
by Colm Roe
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Apprentice
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Apprentice

Hey Phil,
Growing-old aches/pains, the way gravity exacerbates them and the way it (almost) seems to conspire to create an acceptance of moving on to the 'next phase' :)
Thanks for your comment.
Regards
by Colm Roe
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Submission statregy?
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: Submission statregy?

Recently read an article about a novelist who set himself a target of 100 rejections :)
There's a man who knows the business...and revels in the challenge!
And he published :D
by Colm Roe
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Apprentice
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Apprentice

I feel my weight now, not always, just an occasional sense of it, like when I stand too long in a queue or work. My insides protest, as they squash, contort and ache. I'm no heavier than I was 20 years ago, it's the same gravity, and yet it works harder. In bed, in those weightless moments just befo...
by Colm Roe
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Aspen Sisters
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Aspen Sisters

Forgot to say how perfect the title is...aspen being separate trees with shared roots :)
by Colm Roe
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: When the last ship sails
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: When the last ship sails

Hi Linda, (great to have you back :D ) Yes, I've been through 'the process' with my late father-in-law (Austin), and I'm gaining more experience now with my father's protracted journey; much of this is witnessing the tragic lives of other patients. The neglect they experience because the health syst...