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Post by Rie » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:25 am

The world spins
faster and faster
but only those who
suffer bouts of
Meniere's Ear
know how to reach
a safe place
to lie down, close their eyes
andstill know
that if they open them
theworld will still spin :d unno:
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Post by Rie » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:31 am

I miss the luxury
of a looong bath experience
It seems that the shower
the epitome of today and our frenetic lifestyle
has won the day
And it's no use
relying on
a whore's wash
as (thankfully) it's
DNA responsive
Perfection is a pain
in the arse
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Post by Rie » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:58 am

This world has become
a farce
not just religiously but
politically
and with the shock
of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce
looming over it all
the question of
'when can America be great again?'
seems just a metaphor
and a sad sad one
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Post by Rie » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:27 am

And I struggle to hold
it together.
This failure
of a dream.

it hurts , it burns deep down
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Post by Rie » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:37 pm

How the bourgoisie secretly
delight in disaster
when far far classier
people (and here I factor in MONEY)
are in trouble :p
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Post by Rie » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:38 pm

Computing Daughter, having changed horses mid stream, is facing Nursing exams this week... we're all afraid to mention rashes, spots, neck pains...oh well as long as she's happy :)
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Post by Rie » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:41 pm

Oops I forgot
this is my poetry
bit
so got to shut
ma mouth about
harping on
about
Why not be a doctor?
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Post by Rie » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:08 am

Totally stumped
by the debacle
of Trump's victory
Only good side seems
to be
the slim majority
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Post by espritch » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:27 pm

[quote=""davidm""]Is the mic for this thread still on? :confused:

I’ve had about ten short stories published and could try to dig up some of them that may be online if any are interested. A friend and I have also started an online publishing venture. If it succeeds — a very big IF — we would be looking for new writers. Here are the relevant links so far:

Pood Paw Prints

[/quote]
Pood Paw Prints​ is dedicated to publishing the offbeat, the irrational, the surrealistic, the fantastical and the absurd.
In a world where Donald Trump is elected president, the fantastical and the absurd is called the Evening News.

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Post by Rie » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:55 pm

Silly me!
I forgot
that Hollywood
devours grief
and ends relationships
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Post by Rie » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:29 am

I also forgot
that we
and our pets
aren't immortal
My Chinchilla cross Tabby
is apparently due
to live only
two more years :angry:
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Post by Rie » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:02 am

I am sorry
that Americans are
so grief stricken
by what they see
as the end
of their nation's greatness.
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Post by Rie » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:47 am

But, oh so long
between meetings
and I nearly gave up
but the powers that be
granted me
a deep heart's wish
and our paths crossed
and we will
meet again
by the river
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Post by Rie » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:03 pm

However
I forgot about
the awesomely powerful
effect on the ego
of MIRRORS :(
Went to the OP shop
and came out
demoralised
because of the mirror
in this small space.
Why can't dress shops
etc. make their
mirrors flattering.
Mirrors are like
their soul creator
Narcissus.
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Post by Rie » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:13 pm

Turning on
the air conditioner
and glad that
I went to the library
so as to bury myself
in fiction.
Barometer is reading that
apres aujourdhui
comes the storm. :notworthy:
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Post by Rie » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:08 am

I know he
sits with his dog
by the river
but haven't taken
that awesome first
step
You see he
is married
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Post by Rie » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:56 am

I must post this lovely
example of poetry
from the heart
and it is a glorious example
of the Old Testament's
unique way of
expressing facets
of life...
" I am distressed for thee my
brother Jonathon: very pleasant
hast thou been unto
me: Thy love to me
was wonderful, passing
the love of women"
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Post by Rie » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:51 pm

My Baptist friend's
face was a literal
jaw drop when ,
trying to break the news
gently I asked her
how the apostles
could have written
the gospels
as they could neither
read or write?
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Post by Rie » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:31 pm

'Twas dear old Emperor Constantine who, at the Council of Nicea, decided with a little help from his Apostle friend (heh heh) that there might well be a future in this here Christianity thing...obviously at the root of discussion of the matter Money was the way , the truth and the whatever.
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Post by Rie » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:56 am

Taking up
my quill
just so I can
whinge.
And why not
pretending to be
happy is exhausting
and nobody really
cares anyway
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Post by Rie » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:47 pm

Investment in
its deepest form
is in the love
you keep so close
to your centre
for your children
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Post by Rie » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:31 am

And your children
and your children's
loves and children
carry you into a future
that you may not share :sadyes:
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Post by Rie » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:47 pm

another year over soon..
I did not believe
I'd survive 2016
after my 'dental disaster'
atrial fibrulation
and all
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Post by Rie » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:49 pm

I posted first thing
this morning
as Secular cafe
is my kind of place :)
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Post by Rie » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:54 am

...secular Cafe as with any organism falters in times of stress...and it isn't as clearly understood as it should be that this little planet has an ageing population
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