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by Mark
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: World War V
Replies: 10
Views: 44

Re: World War V

Thanks to all for comments. Nice to be here. Alright, Linda. It's 9.30am and I've been awake all night but I had an idea along the way. Cough bags. Consisting of a strong plastic tube-like bag about 5 liters in volume or bigger with a plastic mouthpiece sealed with a plastic screw top lid. For hospi...
by Mark
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: World War V
Replies: 10
Views: 44

Re: World War V

Thanks, Marcel.
by Mark
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: World War V
Replies: 10
Views: 44

World War V

one So as no one’s not got no job no more – too negati v e, I know – but anyway, we v olunteered to put the wheelie bins out in the street. It was a treat, rattling them along, one by one, making some noise under the sun, just new-normal fun. two A lot less trash now with all the tourists gone, jus...
by Mark
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Cling
Replies: 8
Views: 2600

Re: Cling

I don't understand the poem, all I get are fragments I can't connect from my POV, so I can't really comment. I do like the creative imagery in the last three lines.
by Mark
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The other kind of hero
Replies: 16
Views: 7177

Re: The other kind of hero

Redemption of a WW1 soldier. I like the combined grittiness of his bastard-hood and martial instincts; it adds dimension to the character study which is the core of the poem. In this regard, I wonder if alcohol could not be worked in as a common layer, the wife-beating and the literal "Dutch courage...
by Mark
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Small Town Dreams & Those Who Live Them
Replies: 14
Views: 4704

Re: Small Town Dreams & Those Who Live Them

Yeah, nice read. A longish poem, tilting toward a narrative style, which can perhaps open a few technical soft spots.For me, the piece works via the tone of the almost dichotomous feel of the narrator caught between nostalgia and the remorseless slide toward physical dissolution and the sense that t...
by Mark
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Boo
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Boo

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Boo

Who knows what thoughts are wrought
when wordsmiths write about slaughter
with words which are whimsical and trite
and inimical to the sanctity of human life.
  
by Mark
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: She offered
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: She offered

Sounds like sex in the bushes.
by Mark
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Sou’easter
Replies: 2
Views: 2458

Sou’easter

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These silly little leaves are a problem for me
when wind blasts the town from off of the sea,
they skitter in past the door so freely and easily
and unfortunately, I won't just saw down the tree.

 
by Mark
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here
Topic: Erm...
Replies: 3
Views: 5951

Re: Erm...

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Thanks Ty. Too kind, you are.

I'd like to write an epic manifesto this year, to save humanity and the planet. Just kidding. Sort of. Things are looking terrible.