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richom
Sun Apr 23 05:41:10 2017

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My Review of Wonderland Redux by JimSlaughter
I must confess that I was never as enthralled by "Alice in Wonderland" as most people are.
Clearly a deficiency on my part--the whole world can't be wrong. I suspect you are an investigative reporter, and I much prefer your imaginative, amusing accounts of what was going on. We seem to share the pleasure of rewriting old tales. Warped minds think alike.

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richom
Sun Apr 23 05:19:26 2017

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My Review of LITTLE KITTY by kitty
While reading, I had the same thought as John below--Is Kitty your cat or yourself? The description would seem to fit both. I'm glad you have such a wonderful companion. I regret to say, though, that I prefer dogs. Oh, well. To each his own.

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richom
Sat Apr 22 07:17:08 2017

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My Review of The Seasons of My Life by JimSlaughter
I've written several poems in the past on the same topic--the seasons of our life. Yours is excellent. They pass by unnoticed and all too quickly, but supply us with a trove of memories. Your last stanza is a splendid summing-up of how we should reflect on and accept our lives and deal with the time remaining.
I hope you experience a second springtime before writing your sequel.

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richom
Sat Apr 22 07:07:46 2017

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My Review of Has the world gone mad by matelotrod
You ask in your AN what's the point of complaining? Granted that it changes nothing, but it lets off steam lest we explode.
As to the question that starts your poem, the answer is no. It's not going mad--it has always been mad. I've just reviewed another poem that advises us to "go with the flow." For the sake of our blood pressures, I think that is the wisest course. Let the blighters (always wanted to use that good, old Brit's word) keep on screwing things up. Just have a drink, enjoy the sunset, listen to music, make love, write a poem about pleasanter topics, and let the world continue its headlong dash to human extinction. Won't be around to see the end, so, in the words of Alfred Neuman of Mad magazine, "Why worry?"


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richom
Sat Apr 22 06:31:46 2017

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My Review of Control Your Life by TempestOfNature
Although there are times when one must and should resist injustices, I've found that the smoothest ride through life is to simply "go with the flow." Don't sweat the small stuff--save your wrath for only what's truly important.
I believe this may be the first time I've seen your writings and I'm curious as to your labeling it music. Are they written to be song lyrics and is there music to accompany it? Or do you mean that all writing is musical?
By the way, one of the last places I would have expected to find a TempestOfNature is Brooklyn. I've visited Manhattan dozens of times, but never Brooklyn. I'll have to make that a part of my next trip to dispel the old movie depictions of Brooklyn.
You say you have just come back. I'm looking forward to more of your poems.

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richom
Sat Apr 22 06:15:13 2017

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My Review of Ghost In The Machine by Silverblue
I am eighty-two years old and relate perfectly to the mindset you describe so well. The creaking cogs still move, I enjoy solitude, and the mind continues to both ponder and wonder.
With the welcome plus that you've rhymed it, I greatly admire your poem for both its construction and message.
(By the way, I like your question on your profile page, However, I've been scared half to death numerous times, but am still here.)

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richom
Mon Apr 17 08:46:23 2017

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My Review of I Sing My Song by JimSlaughter
Though it may be futile, sing on. We need not all give in to despair and hopelessness.
If enough people join your chorus, there may be progress after all.

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richom
Mon Apr 17 08:41:43 2017

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My Review of Black Horse Rum by BobQuinn
Excellent poem, Bob. Unfortunately making rum from molasses was part of triangle of slave trade then, The rum was then used to finance bringing more slaves from Africa to harvest the cane and make more molasses.

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richom
Mon Apr 17 08:35:39 2017

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My Review of It Started With A Tap by Silverblue
Better than nothing, I suppose, but music playing from phones and tablets is a weak substitute for the rich, lush, encompassing sound that emanates from a sound system of
quality speakers.

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richom
Mon Apr 17 07:53:20 2017

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My Review of Hosanna by SketerMichaels
Although I prefer rhyming, I admire both your message and the metering. I notice that you've used 5 5-3-6-5 syllable pattern for all five lines of each stanza, and the metric cadence is very appealing. Much as is the case with the psalms you mention..Some of the psalms are the most beautifully written passages ever.

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richom
Wed Apr 12 15:12:30 2017

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My Review of The Traveler . . . Reworked by RamSlade
You had me guessing the whole way through as to where this was heading. I don't think one has to be dead to experience what the traveler did. If one lives long enough, he very well may encounter all of those feelings. Excellent writing with imaginative phrasing.
By the way, does the word "Reworked" in the title mean you had submitted this previously, or does it mean something else?

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richom
Tue Apr 11 12:45:51 2017

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My Review of JULIET TO ROMEO by kitty
Thankfully, you and your Romeo avoided the bard's tragic early ending. Very pleasant, soothing, and uplifting to read, Kitty.

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richom
Tue Apr 11 12:37:27 2017

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My Review of In A World by michaelgallatin
Aside from your message that I'm sure all of us agree with, your use of the limerick rhyming pattern in each stanza is very effective. A splendid poem, Michael.

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richom
Tue Apr 11 12:24:24 2017

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My Review of
~*April Breath*~
by Littlesong
As usual, your message and phrasing are first-rate. But I'm even more intrigued by the presentation. Centering the lines give the poem an appearance of sculpture, and writing the first line of each stanza in a smaller font grabs the reader's attention. I assume that this was deliberate.

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richom
Mon Apr 10 06:42:27 2017

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My Review of Pecos Bill: Tall Tale or Tall in the Saddle? by JimSlaughter
Very enjoyable and cleverly constructed. The rhythm and rhyming of the first stanza is especially catchy. And if a suitable rhyme isn't available, just make up one of your own.
"Imaginated" -- Bravo.

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richom
Mon Apr 10 06:34:26 2017

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My Review of Less Is Sometimes More by Silverblue
Regardless of what kind of music it is (I prefer classical) music can enrich your life immeasurably. I've long regretted not learning to play piano when young because I think it would be wonderful to sit down whenever you choose and, using the keys in your first stanza, compose music of your own.
I think you've written an extraordinary rhyming, well-phrased poem. My favorite phrase is "the drilling dins of life."

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richom
Mon Apr 10 06:18:32 2017

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My Review of Force by JohnCreekmore
History is largely a chronicle of unforeseen consequences. The best-laid plans of mice and men....
I especially like the last stanza

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richom
Sun Apr 9 19:16:21 2017

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My Review of Winter's Sunset by willyweed13
Since spring has just begun here in the US, I hope it and summer don't fly by as fast as in your well-crafted poem.
An excellent poem. One that Poe, your apparent profile page idol, might appreciate for both its mood and rhyming..

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richom
Sun Apr 9 19:05:54 2017

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My Review of Guarded by feelnpoetic
When hope is gone, there's little left. I hope your plea gets a favorable response.

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richom
Sun Apr 9 18:46:39 2017

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My Review of Classical Music by BobQuinn
I listen almost exclusively to classical music. (There is a great radio station in Baltimore that plays it continuously all day and night without commercials.) And I've had the same seat for our local symphony for nearly forty years. My favorite work (Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto) is one many professional musicians tend to scorn, but I watch my DVD of Van Cliburn playing it at least once every week.
You've captured the intricacy and spirit brilliantly in your poem. "Blaring brass with uplifting sass." Terrific.

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richom
Fri Apr 7 18:09:54 2017

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My Review of High Priestess. (Heroin) by taiglum
For the last year or so, there has been a dearth of skillfully rhymed poetry on this site. Yours is a refreshing addition. The topic is a tragic, all too common one, but you seem to be dealing with it very wisely and well.

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richom
Wed Apr 5 06:25:23 2017

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My Review of Things Understood by JohnCreekmore
You've capsuled an enormous amount of wisdom in a few very well-crafted lines. A banquet of food for thought.

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richom
Tue Apr 4 17:38:08 2017

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My Review of Yesterdays Tomorrows by Silverblue
My favorite line is "Why is there music, but never a song." An excellent poem.

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richom
Fri Mar 31 06:52:30 2017

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My Review of The Storm by SketerMichaels
Since I live in Pennsylvania and not Texas, as you do, I've no experience with tornadoes.
But our occasional nor'easter blizzards produce much the same feelings and temporary isolation. I very much enjoyed and related to your poem.


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richom
Tue Mar 28 08:08:01 2017

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My Review of My Ex-Husband Who Cheated by Pearl334
Your kind review of my poem led me to your profile page since I didn't remember seeing your name before. I see that you stopped posting poems before I joined the site, so I've been reading the ones with the largest number of views.
I've also written some poems using the same rhyming sound throughout them ("Rhyme Crime" and "Against he Wall" and "Tortured Poetry") so I very much enjoy and admire yours.

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