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matelotrod
Thu Apr 27 07:38:55 2017

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My Review of You Foolish Wanker by michaelgallatin
You've earned it Mike.
Written and constructed by Michael Gallatin, there you are how's that. Nice little piece here mike, growing old can cause problems especially when it comes to remembering names even your own. Now where was I? I am going to visit a forest and wait for a tree to fall and then find a couple of gay boys to study. Enjoyed this piece Mike, take care Rod. (I think that's my name)

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matelotrod
Thu Apr 27 07:27:06 2017

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My Review of Buzz by Silverblue
Memory Lane
Yes I did have a damn good time reading this, very enjoyable and for me memory provoking. Nothing like a good night on the "Pop" and normally all my evenings on the bottle ended with being told to "Buzz off" Keep them coming. Rod.

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matelotrod
Thu Apr 27 06:43:14 2017

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My Review of Class Reunion by richom
Been there, done that!
I'm a member of the "Greying, fraying shrinking group Richard, in fact I can really relate to Stanza no.7 I often think that we are the winners in our given time on earth, the modern generation will be the losers but I guess every generation will say the same. I often get information from an old school friend of mine (via Skype) when another of our childhood friends have toddled off. We seem to be the only couple of school gangsters left. It doesn't stop me wandering down memory lane though. Enjoyed this and as you say in the last stanza I also hope you'll be alive and able to return. Take extra care Old mate. Rod.

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matelotrod
Mon Apr 24 08:02:26 2017

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My Review of Mirage by Silverblue
Come fly with me
I spend many a pleasant hour here in Norfolk watching the Buzzards and sparrow hawks and this piece made me feel warm and comfortable. Sounds stupid I know but when it comes to Mother Nature and her crowd I worship the sky they fly on. Wouldn't it be great if us humans stepped back and allowed the wildlife to have the freedom that they used to have. Great piece. take care. Rod.

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matelotrod
Sat Apr 22 04:59:17 2017

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My Review of LOST ... by kitty
You will never be lost
Lovely and sad piece all at the same time Kitty. I have always agreed with the old saying "You can choose your friends but you can't choose family" and I must say that during my life I have chosen some great friends of which you rate quite high in my list. Take care My Lovely. Rod.

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matelotrod
Sat Apr 22 04:53:31 2017

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My Review of You took my Hand by Stella
Memory Lane
A really lovely little thought provoker Stella, I was surprised by the last stanza when I found that it was a childhood beginning but this made it so entertaining. That doesn't really explain what I am trying to say but I'm afraid that age is taking its toll and expressing my opinions is a little like kissing on the cheek. Really enjoyed this trip down memory lane. SL Take care. Rod.

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matelotrod
Sat Apr 22 04:40:36 2017

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My Review of Playing Partners by richom
Women always win
I see that you say "entirely fictional" Richard but there is more than an element of truth in it. Women will always win, maybe not in sport but definitely in every other competitive action! A very good combination of activities and excellent rhyming (as always) Looking forward to the next play-off old Mate. Take care and keep your eye on the ball !! Rod.

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matelotrod
Fri Apr 21 04:18:36 2017

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My Review of LITTLE KITTY by kitty
made me purr
Lovely little piece Kitty, I mean you not the pussy. Sorry I missed this at the start but I have only just managed to get some sense out of my way round WN. I am back to normal (or as near normal as an old matelot can get) Great to be back and I will pay more attention to your profile from now on. take care Rod.

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matelotrod
Mon Apr 17 08:11:48 2017

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My Review of Highway Wars by richom
Been there, done that!
Great piece of moaning poetry Richard, another of your monumental sized pieces but well worth the journey by a reader. the UK news today is the demand for a new driving test for people over the age of 85 so I have to start paying attention to my driving abilities and not to the behaviour of other drivers. Too many cars and not enough road space is the problem over this side of the pond and not enough police control. If we can't keep driving we will have to keep writing. Enjoyed this as I always do with your postings, keep your eyes on the road Richard, take care. Rod.

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matelotrod
Mon Apr 10 08:14:12 2017

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My Review of OODLES OF OO'S by richom
Hope they're happy
I was never one to misbehave in this fashion Richard, well not to that extreme although I have broken the marriage vows a few times. In a way I took me back mainly because I couldn't manage it now. Failure of Ears., eyes, Hips and memory are all a part of aging and also the male has to suffer "Willy wilting" so this was a very nostalgic piece. I am having a computer repair wizard on Wednesday so maybe I can get back in the saddle, Hopefully!! Is this a new piece or one from the good old days? which-ever I thoroughly enjoyed it. Take care Old Mate. Rod.

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matelotrod
Sun Mar 26 05:33:44 2017

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My Review of Geographical Entomophagy by JimSlaughter
olden days
We Brits still insist on Roast beef and Yorkshire puddings Jim. I remember when the only shop producing take away food was the old "Fish & Chip" shop. That was the treat for all, now every town and village is swamped in foreign food take away shops. call it progress if you like but I reckon fish and chips will always win against Bugs and spiders and all the other delicacies you have included in this great piece. I Love the rhyming and rhythm but I'm afraid I don't fancy the food Keep them coming Jim Rod.

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matelotrod
Fri Mar 24 09:51:33 2017

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My Review of The Breakfast Brawl by richom
Works out in the end
How do you come up with these pieces Richard, really entertaining contents. I suppose the long and short of it is writing skills. God bless Squat and Stretch for nudging you to produce it. I loved the way they both moved on and continued their lives together. You can always be relied on to post excellent poems Richard, please keep them coming. take care SL Rod.

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matelotrod
Fri Mar 24 09:39:11 2017

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My Review of The Ledge by michaelgallatin
I'm with you old friend
This is something that I have pondered over for a few years now Mike and I think I have come to the conclusion that suicide will be my way out. If I become ill in the inevitable way then I will hurry it along. I have studied the ways that will work without suffering but with my luck it will be a mental health issue and I will have forgotten what I am supposed to do! A very interesting piece and very well presented although God having a heavenly shit might be a bit heavy for some. Keep them coming while you can Mike . SL take care, and I mean care it's too early to toddle off. Rod.


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matelotrod
Wed Mar 22 05:43:24 2017

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My Review of Your Last Breath by michaelgallatin
Ditto
It is something you never worry about when young Mike but when we reach the ember years things start to change, Old Mother Nature has some weird ways of letting you know that time is running out, eyesight, hearing, hip pains and memory loss. Who the hell wants to live forever? I mentioned those failings because they are all part of my aging and it gets you down. I reckon it is better to go whilst still kicking than when you are just a heap of burbling idiocy. Another great piece Mike and again SL worthy. take care Rod.

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matelotrod
Wed Mar 22 05:36:04 2017

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My Review of Soldier For Peace by michaelgallatin
I'm with you old friend
Really meaningful piece Mike and I agree there is strength in unity. I am not sure just what sort of a crazy world we are living in! I remember when forces always wore uniforms and fought for their countries but those days have gone, now you have to suspect everyone you encounter as a terrorist or maniac. Enough, great piece as usual Mike and definitely SL worthy. take care Rod.

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matelotrod
Tue Mar 21 07:11:01 2017

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My Review of Strut To Heaven's Door by michaelgallatin
olden days
A great tribute to a legend. Probably meaning more to our age group but he certainly left his mark. Well done Mike and thank you. Rod.
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matelotrod
Tue Mar 21 07:05:57 2017

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My Review of The Ballad Of One Ball Johnny by michaelgallatin
Just what I needed
This has brightened my day Mike, fantastic story both in content and humour, sounds as though Lucy had a taste for you!! Did you offer to take her to the Ball? Loved reading this piece and look forward to more, especially if it contains more information of Johnny having a ball. take care Rod Spotlight.
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matelotrod
Tue Mar 21 06:52:30 2017

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My Review of Quick or Quality by richom
olden days
Absolutely spot on Richard, unfortunately it is a fact of life and where we are in it. Our youngsters are, or have been, brought up to accept this sort of lifestyle. I don't suppose we have to worry too much about it now. I find that memory lane is an absolute benefit for me but even when I am down there I start to lose it when I see the things that we enjoyed are no longer anywhere in the present world. I suppose the word antique will soon be diss-guarded and "Re-cycled" will take its place. Time for a whiskey and blood pressure check! SL and take care. Rod.

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matelotrod
Sat Mar 18 05:41:22 2017

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My Review of Spiral by Silverblue
take good care1
I hope and pray that the day you come to fall is a million miles away. I would hate to see you come to an early demise when you have such a talent for writing really rhyming and interesting poetry. Loved this one so keep them coming and I hope the seed planted in your head grows to a fantastic size. Take care Rod. Spotlight.

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matelotrod
Tue Mar 14 06:04:07 2017

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My Review of Who Do You Trust? by richom
I trust You.
Not being funny Richard but if there is anyone I can trust it is you. You can be trusted to always write and post the most entertaining poems. Here is proof. I remember the name of Johnny Carson but not the show. I was really taken with the trust we put in Medics, Electricians, Pilots and Nurses etc. I just wish that I could put the same trust in WN regarding my e-mail address. They still haven't "Connected" me and I am losing patience. Until you read a poem like this you don't realise how much trust we have in everyday things. A big eye-opener and spotlight worthy. Take care. Rod.

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matelotrod
Sun Mar 12 08:04:28 2017

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My Review of FAREWELL ...My love by kitty
scrutinised
Wow Kitty, this is a really touching piece and a very enjoyable read. the gates of youth seem far behind, In my case so far I can't remember half of them. I do know that my later years have been made great by the people I have come to know and the poems I have read. Lovely piece Kitty. Take care. Rod.

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matelotrod
Sat Mar 11 06:00:49 2017

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My Review of Fairies In My Garden by JimSlaughter
olden days
This was such a pleasure to read, words and expressions of years gone by. I was amazed at the combination of words that the younger crowd never use, probably never been taught. Really great piece and also eye opening regarding those fairies. Unfortunately my garden is over run by pigeons whereas I would love to replace them with your fairies. Well done Jim. Rod.

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matelotrod
Tue Mar 7 07:47:57 2017

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My Review of To Never Fight Anymore by michaelgallatin
Moving
A very moving piece Mike, we are now out, and have been for some time, of what was referred to as National Service. Our forces are all made up of volunteers of which I am proud, I served in the Royal Navy and when I see our lads coming home with false legs, missing arms etc. I feel proud of them. many have been lost and I daresay your poem would have fitted well with their final ending. Can't say more than "Excellent" SL take care Rod.

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matelotrod
Tue Mar 7 03:59:39 2017

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My Review of Married to Two by richom
Carefull!!
I realise it is fictitious Richard but I would keep it well away from the wife! Fantastic rhyming and covering a multitude of reasons for a miserable partnership. I thoroughly enjoyed it but I repeat, do not let Er-Indoors read it or you might get more than a pat on the butt. Keep them coming old mate, take care Rod. SL

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matelotrod
Sat Mar 4 04:59:02 2017

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My Review of COOL BREEZE ... by kitty
Those were the days
Not only created for the young Kitty, also memory jerking for the elderly! Loved the third stanza regarding the Bunnies, it took me back to my childhood when we were expected to set snares and catch them for Mum to cook. Great subject and well written, thanks for sharing. Take care. Rod.

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