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richom
Wed Nov 15 04:32:31 2017

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My Review of Why do Women Rule? by matelotrod
I hope you have a bomb shelter where you'll be safe from feminine fury. What you say is happening, though, for better or worse.
Written with your usual skill, flair, and high dudgeon. (Is there such a thing as low dudgeon?)

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richom
Wed Nov 15 04:26:46 2017

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My Review of Bleeding Lies, Breathing Lines by RachelMurray
Suspenseful and well-crafted. Even more admirable since it was written by someone your age. Thank you for posting it.

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richom
Wed Oct 18 11:07:41 2017

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My Review of From Heaven to Hell and Back by matelotrod
Terrific, Rod, especially since you've written it in such a short time since the site returned.
Now we must hope that the other writers and readers will find out about it and return also.
When we were complaining about the site's many shortcomings, we didn't exactly consider it to be "heaven," but maybe we didn't realize how much it would be missed.
A lot of patience will be needed, because as you can see, the number of people online here now is very small and will likely be very slow to grow.

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richom
Mon Oct 16 16:07:08 2017

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My Review of Confusion Reigns by matelotrod
I don't know if computers are worth all the frustration they cause us old-timers. Unfortunately I think they've stopped printing those grand old encyclopedia that used to line our shelves.
Good to see you back as grumpy as ever. Don't be discouraged if not too many people read and review this. It will problem take months until they find out WN is alive again.

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richom
Wed Jun 14 17:52:56 2017

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My Review of I write....... by fraido
The last word "offshore" doesn't seem to fit the rest of the poem, but that is a trivial thing. I very much enjoyed this and I think you are splendidly speaking for and expressing the feelings of most writers. Excellent rhyming pattern and cadence.

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richom
Mon Jun 12 15:02:20 2017

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My Review of Beer Bench Delight by matelotrod
First time I've heard of a boozebird. I suggest you pour two drinks from now, one for your newfound drinking companion who won't bore you with a long list of his troubles.

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richom
Mon Jun 12 14:57:59 2017

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My Review of Listen Son by Silverblue
These are words every parent should say to their child. Extraordinary, touching, and powerful.

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richom
Mon Jun 12 14:54:07 2017

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My Review of Puppy Love by JimSlaughter
Many people dismiss puppy love as being insignificant. But to the one who feels it, it can be as intense as love at any age.
The whole poem is excellent, but I particularly like your line using wording I haven't heard before: "Cry more or even wetter tears?"

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richom
Mon Jun 12 14:44:34 2017

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My Review of Troublesome Tandem by Silverblue
Though I think your entire poem is thought-provoking and well-written, the last stanza is particularly outstanding.

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richom
Mon Jun 5 20:52:31 2017

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My Review of IN A HOPE OF THE HEAVEN by paurush_wadhwa
A superb and powerful account of what a prostitute's life must be like, with its pain, despair, and hopeless. At the end I could only wonder at what future awaited her when she could no longer sell herself.

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richom
Mon Jun 5 20:41:46 2017

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My Review of Countenance by Silverblue
Splendid rhyming, meter,and message. Interpreting facial expressions is an attribute that great portrait painters have and accounts for the realism of their work. Your selection of Humanities as one of the poem's categories is certainly appropriate.

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richom
Mon Jun 5 10:06:42 2017

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My Review of Demensia by matelotrod
Just one more reason why it's usually best to hold one's tongue. Though inconvenient for you, it's no problem for us since you can still write

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richom
Mon Jun 5 10:03:03 2017

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My Review of The Porcupine: A prickly situation by JimSlaughter
Very entertaining and well-written with the quadruple rhymes in each stanza.
As to their coupling, I'd be too squeamish to watch and find out..

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richom
Mon Jun 5 09:56:05 2017

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My Review of I shall return by sunnisha
Excellent creation of a solitary atmosphere and thoughts that occur under the moonlight.

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richom
Mon Jun 5 09:49:53 2017

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My Review of Voices From the Garden: It by JimSlaughter
Very clever and amusing, Jim. I especially like "animal wifery" and "pinkie swear" (although I don't know how the pinkieless serpent would do it.)
Did you have to relieve Eve of the blame, though? With the massive male bashing occurring today, we need to be able to blame women for something, even if eons old. (PS: Typo in paragraph six: "getting off track." )

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richom
Mon Jun 5 09:33:39 2017

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My Review of Elephants In The Park by fraido
I presume that hippos and rhinos are still allowed.
A fun poem. I very much enjoyed it.

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richom
Sat Jun 3 10:26:18 2017

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My Review of Be Still and Know by JohnCreekmore
We all desire peace of mind, but it may be impossible to achieve while still living since you correctly observe that it "flits from place to place continually."

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richom
Wed May 31 21:06:28 2017

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My Review of No-one's Going To Rescue You by Silverblue
Fortunately, most people don't find themselves as totally alone as in this poem. Unless we commit some unspeakable crime, some friends (not all) and some relatives (not all) will be understanding and offer support.

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richom
Wed May 31 21:00:36 2017

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My Review of No Noble Cause (For Memorial Day) by michaelgallatin
The old start wars and the young fight them and die. Perhaps the most tragic recurring event in human history.

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richom
Wed May 31 20:57:09 2017

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My Review of The Hard Pill by Abracadabra
I understand your sorrow, but though it It may be hard to believe, there really is life after sex.

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richom
Wed May 31 20:45:11 2017

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My Review of Life Extension by matelotrod
I understand your point and dread becoming incapacitated and totally dependent on others. But I stubbornly didn't die twelve years when I reached your "Three score and ten" life span. Having passed "Four score," life goes on as before.
Excellent poem, Rod, but I hope you don't frighten the others on this site who are nearing seventy.

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richom
Sun May 28 09:54:18 2017

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My Review of After I'm Gone by feelnpoetic
Extremely positive and uplifting in two respects. First, we should show how much we care while the person is still with us and, second, a joyful reunion in the afterlife.
I also think it is interesting how you select certain words to capitalize when writing it. For emphasis, I suppose. It is effective. Very well done.

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richom
Tue May 23 05:14:22 2017

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My Review of Another year older (Birthday 2017) by JimSlaughter
This is my favorite of the poems I've read on this site this year. Rhythmic, wise, and not a single forced, artificial rhyme. "A little less certain that I've figured out what the reason for living so long's all about." Perfection.

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richom
Tue May 23 05:09:00 2017

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My Review of Just A Man by michaelgallatin
I see hundreds of them in visits to New York. But after reading your poem, I will view them much differently and sympathetically in the future, offering help where I previously passed on by.

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richom
Sun May 21 05:49:38 2017

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My Review of Cooked by caitlinjochitko
I am extremely old, so would be happy to know there is still some kind of a fire inside of me, whether lit by demons or not.
Excellent poem.
By the way, is there really a town in the US named Baraboo?

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