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JimSlaughter
Sun Jun 11 18:35:09 2017

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My Review of Life Extension by matelotrod
I agree somewhat, Rod. The "expiration" or "best if used by" date now seems to be rather moot these days. What with the advances in medicine and genes and all. Frankly, I think "three score and ten" is cutting it a bit short. If I had "clocked out" then, I wouldn't be reading this very witty piece now...now would I?

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JimSlaughter
Fri Jun 9 17:53:44 2017

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My Review of A Pickle at the Palace by Abra
Well, Abra, in the oft quoted words of a famous French queen...Let them eat cake! I love the very Britishness of this piece, but I'm afraid I can't drum up too much compassion for the "royals" and their rumbling stomachs. Maybe Gordon Ramsey can help.

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JimSlaughter
Mon Jun 5 18:03:26 2017

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My Review of Mr writer by CaVeringMIND
...or maybe it's the reason for and the product of...
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JimSlaughter
Mon Jun 5 17:55:20 2017

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My Review of A Pigeon's Epitaph by richom
Reminds me of a W.C. Fields movie, "Never Give A Sucker An Even Break". He certainly was a master of all this kind of flim-flammery. I hope you listed your phone numbers on the "Do Not Call" registry, else those "con-game artistes" witll just switch their efforts to your next of kin. Those are great words, Richard, and all of their ilk are worthy of being immortalized so amusingly. BTW, have you ever been cozened by a cousin?

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JimSlaughter
Sun Jun 4 16:43:16 2017

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My Review of Haiku: Butterflies by sharpcastuser
I like butterflies, and I like these butterfly haiku.
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JimSlaughter
Sat Jun 3 18:10:39 2017

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My Review of I Scream For Ice Cream (This Flavour Anyway) by Silverblue
Ummm, yummy...
You can always depend on good old Vanilla, S. It will never let you down. I have always been particularly partial...or thought I was...to Hagen Daaz Rum Raisin.. So I opted for that this year on my birthday instead of the usual cake or pie. Maybe my taste buds were not up-to-snuff, but it was rather disappointing, and I found myself wondering why I hadn't stuck to German Chocolate cake and French Vanilla ice cream, as per usual.

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JimSlaughter
Fri Jun 2 17:39:42 2017

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My Review of A Lifetime by richom
You been spying on me?
Well, Richard, this certainly seems encompassingly autobiographical, to me. I, for one, noted just about every single high and low of my life's journey...I would have said "pilgrimage', but that connotes a destination in mind, and I'm not altogether sure I've ever had one. And re your Author Note, I think you're 100% on the mark there.

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JimSlaughter
Thu Jun 1 18:10:39 2017

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My Review of The Last Knight ? by MySongStar
Once a king always a king, but once a knight's enough. An old joke, that, Matt, and, of course, nothing to do with your knight's tale. I enjoyed this immensely. It reminded me of, perhaps, the very first poem I ever wrote...for 12th grade English...called "The Knight". Very catchy, right? Well, my knight was involved with one of the Crusades, so he preceded yours by a couple of centuries. It's impressive that you are imaginative enough to concoct superb stories from viewing old tombs and mortuary monuments. The residents therein would/should be very flattered and pleased.
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JimSlaughter
Thu Jun 1 17:47:37 2017

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My Review of Complaints Department Please by Silverblue
Let me add my chuckles to Rod's, S. This is hilarious. I have worked in Customer Service before, and it would definitely have been lovely to have this kind of "complaint" In Line 1, do you need an 's?
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JimSlaughter
Mon May 29 21:05:36 2017

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My Review of Morning Ritual by D_bill_A
Well, how can a day start without a cup of coffee and "kissing a sunbeam"? A very nice quid pro quo arrangement you have with Mr. Ken. Interesting, to me at least, that you call it a "convenient" store...which of course they are...but I've always heard "convenience" store...which of course they are. I guess the important thing is these stores are conveniently there when you need 'em.
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JimSlaughter
Mon May 29 17:49:45 2017

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My Review of We Do Not Know It's Name by Silverblue
It would be an even greater pity, Silverblue, if we never had those flames. A very well-written and pithy piece. (I love that word, and I haven't used it in a while, so I'm donating it to you today.)
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JimSlaughter
Mon May 29 17:43:20 2017

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My Review of Fulfillment by JohnCreekmore
The other side of the coin, John, re your Author Note: The more things change, the more they stay the same. I wonder if anyone ever truly finds "fulfillment" on his own and for himself? And what would I do with a "Grail", anyway?
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JimSlaughter
Sun May 28 18:26:09 2017

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My Review of Repainting the Heart by Archia
More...more!!!
Archia, surely you aren't going to leave us hanging like this! This little "snippet" is extremely well written and intriguing. It would make an excellent Prologue to a longer piece...a novel, perhaps? I don't usually "go" for romance fiction, but this has some interesting possibilities. Love the title.

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JimSlaughter
Sat May 27 15:44:56 2017

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My Review of Why I Hate Summer by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
Barefoot boy with cheeks of tan...I, too, Alex, have never been able to acquire a good over-all tan. One summer in Colorado, I recall a Fourth of July spent at a mountain lake swimming, water skiing, etc. And afterwards...days and a couple of weeks, at least...great sheets of my burnt skin peeling off, and how miserable I was. But when I was young, ah how glorious to out and about in the desert of West Texas in the summer. A very good read. Hope you didn't let your garden suffer.
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JimSlaughter
Sat May 27 15:34:21 2017

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My Review of Call Me Madam! ;) by M-Uselli
That line from Shakespeare was post-prophetic (if there's such a thing) since Cleo died quite young. i was also struck by your...perhaps involuntary...switch from "Madam" to "Madame". The latter is, of course, very polite French. The former...at least here in the U S...is sometimes used to identify the mistress of a house of ill repute. I especially like the last stanza. And the entire piece has a very Victorian flavor.
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JimSlaughter
Fri May 26 18:11:44 2017

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My Review of Hole Above My Head by SketerMichaels
Well, Sketer, I'm going to say that this piece is a little weird....but in a good way. And when you're dead, I'm not so sure a "hole above your head" is the hole you should be worried about. And, even then, having a hole above your head is a whole (pun intended) lot better than having a hole in your head. And I am intrigued by "I could empty the sea with a teacup". Well, I guess I'm a little weird, too.
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JimSlaughter
Fri May 26 17:56:46 2017

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My Review of The Non-Irish Irishman by M-Uselli
Quite a family history there, Anna, and beautifully written. I have heard of "Black Irish", but I don't think I've ever encountered German/Irish. But blue eyes and blond hair...Hey...
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JimSlaughter
Fri May 26 17:49:20 2017

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My Review of A Postcard From Nowhere (2012) by ALEXJLOCKWOOD
Well, Alex, this piece is "nuts, mate!!", and I love it!!! Especially the "unknown" recipient's comments. Maybe you can invent another "-nesia" just for this poor sod...
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JimSlaughter
Fri May 26 17:44:38 2017

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My Review of Violet Irises in Her Eyes (Love From Van Gogh) by MySongStar
Any girl would be fortunate, indeed, Matt, to have a poem as delicately lovely as this written for and about her.
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JimSlaughter
Wed May 24 15:30:53 2017

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My Review of Remembering Summer by nancyaliciag
Each one of these is a "sparkling diamond", Nancy. I especially like the last one.
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JimSlaughter
Wed May 24 15:15:04 2017

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My Review of Boys to Men by feelnpoetic
JB, I'm not a big fan of "rap", but I couldn't help but get into a definite rhythm as I read this piece. Purposeful on the author's part? Hmmm.....At least you didn't spell "Boys" as "Boyz"! And if you really are writing about your own boys, this seems like some pretty good parenting to me.
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JimSlaughter
Wed May 24 15:06:20 2017

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My Review of MISTY BLUE by kitty
Okay, I admit it, Kitty..I'm sentimental. Not quite the romantic you are, but... This piece conjures up for me Johnny Mathis and his very romantic song "Misty". (But not the Clint Eastwood movie thriller, "Play Misty For Me".)
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JimSlaughter
Tue May 23 15:23:41 2017

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My Review of 518. Poets And Authors Do Not Die by Profanisaurus
An excellent subject and read, P. I don't imagine any writer...poet or author...writes, or has ever written, with the idea of "posthumous" in mind. Lets hope that the internet and writing sites like this one enjoy a very long longevity.
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JimSlaughter
Tue May 23 11:23:55 2017

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My Review of Rodents by michaelgallatin
So easy, sometimes, Michael, to get those hamster-like ideas. Like we're constantly moving...yet getting nowhere. Too many folks never see that in themselves. A very self-reflective piece. (I sort of wish, though, that you had used animal examples from a little higher up on the chain.)
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JimSlaughter
Tue May 23 11:14:52 2017

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My Review of Pointless Drivel by SketerMichaels
Sketer, I'm so glad to read a piece that I can compare to my "Freckles"...now that's drivel. Besides only circles are pointless...and I've never seen or read a poem written in that format.
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