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Amateur Poetry Corner

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For when that poetic moment strikes you, a place to try out a few lines on an audience. No prose too big or too small, we welcome all. We do request that you post only your own original material, no plagiarism allowed. If we were interested in reading the published work of the greats or lesser knowns? We know where to find them.

Now this is a professional site, so I do request a certain amount of decorum be observed. Please keep both content & comments civil.

Political satire is encouraged, but try to keep it clean and not unnecessarily vulgar.

Political correctness is NOT REQUIRED, however content derogatory of race, religion, or ethnicity will be deleted without warning.

Bawdy tales will be tolerated to some degree, colorful tales after all are the spice of life. just be careful of references to others gender or gender identity.

After all is said and done? A joke is a joke and it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. We're all here essentially to entertain each other with our dazzling Wit & Charm in the form of Poetry.
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  1. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    17/11/2016
    A Time to Reflect
    A Time to ReflectI opened up a time capsule today; a plastic bag filled with bits of paper with my poems written on them. For about fifteen years, between my late teens and early thirties, I wrote whenever and wherever the muse took me. Today, as a sixty year old,...
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  2. ProducerRod Loader

    Rod Loader

    28/10/2016
    Escaping the Light
    Escaping the LightHere is my latest poem. I hope you enjoy it. Escaping the LightIn the long shallow evening, that calls itself night,All the ‘want to be’ vampires will hide from the light.They will sip on their neon and drink in the sight,Then dance to the heartbeat...
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    Susan Rooks
    28/10/2016 #6 Susan Rooks
    @Rod Loader, I/we have missed you so much! Yours is a singular voice, and I look forward to "hearing" it again regularly.
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/10/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    #4 Thanks @Rod Loader. I had a feeling it had something to do with a nighttime crowd but wasn't sure why. Really cool!
    Rod Loader
    28/10/2016 #4 Rod Loader
    #1 Thanks @Lisa Gallagher. Put simply, it's about the people who long to live in a world where the nightclub scene is their entire world. Every day, daylight arrives to shatter their nightime world.
    Rod Loader
    28/10/2016 #3 Rod Loader
    Thanks @debasish majumder. I appreciate that from you, as a poet. #2
    debasish majumder
    28/10/2016 #2 debasish majumder
    nice poem indeed@Rod Loader! enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/10/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Interesting poem @Rod Loader, I had to read it a few times and I'm still bewildered a bit. Creative mind you have!
  3. ProducerKatja Bader

    Katja Bader

    07/09/2016
    We are all poets
    We are all poetsWhen did you write your last poem? Last week? Ok, then you need not reading this article. In your youth? You think you can not write poems? Everybody can write poems. And we do not want to publish them in the newspaper. You can write a...
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    debasish majumder
    29/10/2016 #8 debasish majumder
    nice post @Katja Bader. articulately narrated about poems and its significance in ones life! enjoyed read. thanks for sharing the post.
    Katja Bader
    02/10/2016 #7 Katja Bader
    Thank you, Oscar. So I think you know how it is to feel a "flow". In german we call it to have a "flow". I hope in english, too. It means to fundirse con algo, olvidar todo lo que te rodea y quien eres. It sometimes happens to me when I am playing the piano or when I am drawing very concentrated. It is a really great feeling and makes your brain free from everything.
    Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    02/10/2016 #6 Oscar Montejo Rodriguez
    Durante muchos años escribia canciones y se a lo que te refieres cuando lo relacionas con la meditación. Entras en una concentracion tan grande que es como si estuvieras en trance. Cambie la poesia por la prosa, pero no descarto volver a ella algun dia..... Me has hecho recordar, Katja. Gracias!
    Katja Bader
    11/09/2016 #5 Katja Bader
    Thank you @Deb Helfrich, Donna-Luisa Eversley and @Franci Eugenia Hoffman for your nice comments.
    For me reading poems is a pleasure, too. I love the poems of Pablo Neruda, Juan Ramon Jimenez and many others. Unfortunately in Germany it is not popular to read poems.
    Deb Helfrich
    07/09/2016 #4 Deb Helfrich
    One of my college crushes was simply because there was this guy who walked up and said : "Hi, my name is Dave, I am a poet." Well, you won't be surprised that he had little trouble pulling..... We worked together in the library and I got to watch this performance dozens and dozens of times. Makes me wonder if he's still doing it? But at the same time, I'd prefer to stay in the 80's and believe rather than find out via a quick google if it turned out differently.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    07/09/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Thanks for tagging me @Franci Eugenia Hoffman ...yes everyone has a bit of a poet within.. 😉
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    07/09/2016 #2 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in I Started a Poem, Poetry, Amateur Poetry Corner
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    07/09/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I can relate to this post. I love to write poems - some are silly, some show emotion, some rhyme and some don't. I like to relay a message in my poems or tell a story. In other words, I am all over the place with them. My favorite are haikus.

    I own a hive titled "I Started a Poem" where someone starts a poem and others finish it. In fact we have several bees that write poetry. Interesting post and I like your poem at the end. @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Ken Boddie @Deb Helfrich @debasish majumder @Chas Wyatt
  4. ProducerRami Apachi Sundari Fattal
    Epic Town Wicked Down
    Epic Town Wicked Downcontemporary artists crying tears of fears createGoogle reminiscence made downtown historyafront the tallest bean stalk Houston Towers can barelymake out the image but that tiny puddle with an orange conetransmogrified the rain reflecting the whole...
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  5. ProducerRami Apachi Sundari Fattal
    Plagiarizing Shady Menace
    Plagiarizing Shady MenaceThe night we walk with Satan by day really seeingHim speak what strives himKeeping the Peacemaker heardKarma churned slumber sparrowall night long devastated effacedshunned miraculously fingeredJustified getting brain infestedburning in a bed made...
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  6. ProducerRami Apachi Sundari Fattal
    Deposits of Wreath
    Deposits of Wreath no star shined for days and nightsLong Gone made invisible in responseAll the times who cares about it concededfamily generated alpha wealth went hamdoing rails throwing down huge milesentrepunuer wanabes tryin to act ballerhard knox got played in...
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  7. ProducerDarryl John

    Darryl John

    21/08/2016
    Some Tips For Budding Poets
    Some Tips For Budding PoetsWrite to express. Not to impress.What goes around comes back stronger. Spread Positive Vibes.Be Interesting. Be Mysterious. The less you reveal about your inspiration, the interesting will be your poetry.Engage on post of other poets and use...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #21 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #18 Yes! eBook first, then just as you added another pic here to be a Producer - add more depth per point, and it is already easily constructed into a Course for/by you! Then, I hope you can earn better income!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #17 P.S. beBee gave me the nickname 'mags' do please do use it! ~🌺mags
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #17 Well, you will love to enter in our Poetry Contest! Inbox me here (easy) and I'll keep up with your website! Is it 'up' yet?
    Darryl John
    28/08/2016 #18 Darryl John
    #16 I could expand and explain each of these points and put it in an ebook or as mentioned below write it up into a course though this would be a tougher proposition.
    Darryl John
    28/08/2016 #17 Darryl John
    #16 Thank you Margaret I am in the process of designing a new website where I will offer advice and my imput on social issues included in that will be a how to guide based around these pointers to assist budding poets , its only in the prototype stage but I will inform you when its fully functional I have not yet decided wether I will charge for this course or offer it free any imput would be appreciated, the main purpose of the website will be to showcase my writing talents to secure more writing work alongside my advice for poets
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    27/08/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 #5 I shall bookmark these Comments separately but I really would love to see another Buzz with these significant historical pieces. It is the making of a Course. Seriously ~ that is why I Tagged so many people in this beautiful piece. :)
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    27/08/2016 #15 Mohammad Azam Khan
    Truly wonderful, thank-you @Franci Eugenia Hoffman for the buzz. That's an amazing collection of life's do's. @Darryl John
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    27/08/2016 #13 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Bloggers
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    27/08/2016 #12 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Creative Writers
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    27/08/2016 #11 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for the suggestions @Darryl John. We have several bees that are poetry fans, including myself.
    debasish majumder
    26/08/2016 #10 debasish majumder
    lovely insight Darryl John! enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 You definitely are "adding some value" and for those of us Stirred Along by @Ali Anani , Ph.D. such as @debasish majumder and @Anees Zaidi and @Mohammed A. Jawad (and more), this is inspiring! I'm Sharing to "Dr Margaret Aranda: Stirring Authors Along" and "Fractal Poetry - dedicated to Ali Anani, PhD. Also Sharing to "Dr Margaret Aranda: Stirring Authors Along" to benefit new writers to do the 'Switch" from 'regular' writing to that of the prose of poetry! Tagging @Salma Rodriguez and @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II, @Ray Looker, @Selim Yeniçeri as accomplished artists and writers, excellent for more!
    Darryl John
    22/08/2016 #8 Darryl John
    #7 my pleasure
    Mark Anthony
    22/08/2016 #7 Mark Anthony
    Hi Darryl John! As this is about affinity and, I have just read my comment again, I just wanted to say something. This post is great and it is something I will refer to and, re-refer to time and time again. There is , for me anyway, learning here and I wanted to say thank you for sharing!
    Darryl John
    22/08/2016 #6 Darryl John
    #5 thank you it's nice to be appreciated
    CityVP Manjit
    21/08/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    I think that poetry is so diverse that one particular view of what poetry is becomes a tiny slice in that tremendous diversity. Poetry is not one question but any question that evokes or stirs something within, but it can be one question if we want to understand some facet of it - knowing full well that actual poetry is like art, a highly interpretative medium.

    In one way poetry as an interpretative medium is best a personal experience between the reader and the poem, but I also found an interesting view some weeks ago when I discovered the work of Susan Sontag

    One of the quotes of hers that challenged my perspective is this one:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cph4IXvWcAAuBYW.jpg

    There is an even more dynamic account of Sontag's perspective at Brainpickings https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/01/16/susan-sontag-against-interpretation-content/

    There are also people who have pitched in about poetry such as Wendel Berry on how to be a poet : https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/detail/41087

    Then there are people who give advice about poetry as a profession, whereas most people who look upon poetry is for the love of it, but yet again it represents another perspective http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/03/22/so-you-want-my-job-poet/

    The poet whose story I found most profound is Wilfred Owen - he not only captured the misery of war but wrote poetry while in the battle and lost his life in battle http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/authors/jeremy-paxman-why-wilfred-owen-was-the-greatest-war-poet/

    All of this to me means immense diversity whether that be mastery, meaning or magic.
    Mark Anthony
    21/08/2016 #3 Mark Anthony
    Thank you Darryl, there seems to be some good words here!

    I was some where once and joined a writers group.I was 22 at the time and the only writing I had really partaken in was when I was at School as well as,letters This was the first time I had joined any sort of writers thing. We had to present something, anything at our first meeting. I kept thinking about stuff, trying to be clever, sublime and all that jazz. After all the thinking , when the day came , I had wrote nothing. I then panicked and just wrote this!

    Trouble , trouble everywhere
    Inside here, outside there
    Brother fighting brother, friend fighting friend
    When will this madness ever end
    A hole in the sky, pollution everywhere
    Does anyone, anywhere really care

    It was off the top of my head and it certainly, to a degree, reflected how I was feeling at that time. I am 22 years older now and a lot has happened.

    I look froward to sharing , and reading , more here on beBee
    Darryl John
    21/08/2016 #2 Darryl John
    #1 thank you for your very kind words I hope to keep adding some value
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    21/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "Keep your critics close. They're there to push you harder." Love love that, as writing poetry is 'putting yourself out there' to get shot. Especially for new poets like me. Think others would like this insight and inspiration, too: @debasish majumder View more
    "Keep your critics close. They're there to push you harder." Love love that, as writing poetry is 'putting yourself out there' to get shot. Especially for new poets like me. Think others would like this insight and inspiration, too: @debasish majumder, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ben Pinto, @CityVP Manjit, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Sara Jacobovici, @Aurorasa Sima, @Alexa Steele, @Michele Williams, @Ali Anani, Ph.D. all! 💃🏻~mags Close
  8. ProducerJaime Inflore

    Jaime Inflore

    01/08/2016
    Walk On
    Walk On I know you're tired of being strongOf walking this road alone for so longCraving a hero to carry you a while in his understanding armsTo feel what it's like to be treated like a girlA delicate one with soft, decorated skin,A princessMaybe we won't...
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  9. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    13/07/2016
    My Dad Likes Honey
    My Dad Likes HoneyYoung Poops (or Spotty), Ken's little girl cockatiel, again tells tales about her dad, this time regarding his beBee activities.My dad's a "beBee buzzing freak", these words are his not mine,"You spend way too much time on there", my mum says with a...
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    Ken Boddie
    14/07/2016 #12 Ken Boddie
    #9 My dad's having a rest after cutting the grass, Miss Julie, but he says I may talk to you. You have a nice smile and I bet you are a good head scratcher. Miss Julie. I love getting my head scratched. Do you like getting your head scratched, Miss Julie? 🐦
    Ken Boddie
    14/07/2016 #11 Ken Boddie
    #8 Just like I said to Mr Dean, Miss Franci, my mum says that you must be talking about the wrong person. She would much rather he was 'out standing' in the garden, cutting the grass. 🐦
    Ken Boddie
    14/07/2016 #10 Ken Boddie
    #7 Sometimes my mum locks me in my cage, Miss Pam, because she says I talk too much. But she knows the best way to get me to stop is to give me my boiled rice. Do you like boiled rice, Miss Pam? And my dad, Miss Pam, he doesn't steal anything from me. He only borrows. 🐦
    Julie Hickman
    14/07/2016 #9 Julie Hickman
    Thank you for the smile you brought today @Ken Boddie! As @Franci Eugenia Hoffman says .. "Priceless"
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    14/07/2016 #8 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This is priceless Spotty. Tell your dad @Ken Boddie he's a great writer and outstanding poet.
    Pamela L. Williams
    13/07/2016 #7 Pamela L. Williams
    That was so adorable! so much so that I must ask a question. I want to know; does Young Poops actually talk? I'm just wondering if he is the actual source of all this wit! Are you stealing Young Poops work @Ken Boddie View more
    That was so adorable! so much so that I must ask a question. I want to know; does Young Poops actually talk? I'm just wondering if he is the actual source of all this wit! Are you stealing Young Poops work @Ken Boddie! :-) Have you noticed everyone is picking up on the Poops name and not spotty? We are all still 5 years old at heart and the word poops is the funniest thing ever! Close
    Ken Boddie
    13/07/2016 #6 Ken Boddie
    #5 Sorry about your head, Mr James. I hope it gets better. When my dad hurts himself, he says a lot of short words that I don't understand and my mum gets really angry. Do you know any four letter words, Mr James? 🐦
    James McElearney
    13/07/2016 #5 James McElearney
    well i burnt my head last weekend so I have been doing a lot of head scratching as it goes, I´m sure you would enjoy it poops ;) #4
    Ken Boddie
    13/07/2016 #4 Ken Boddie
    #2 I don't know about wise, Mr James, but my dad's sure the best head scratcher in the world. 🐦 Are you good at head scratching, Mr James?
    Ken Boddie
    13/07/2016 #3 Ken Boddie
    #1 My dad's gone to bed, Mr Dean, but my mum just said that you must be mixing up my dad with somebody else. 🐦
    James McElearney
    13/07/2016 #2 James McElearney
    your dad is a wise man poops ;)
    Dean Owen
    13/07/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    You dad is the consummate gentlebee dear Poops! So please understand and spare him some time to visit beBeeLand every day. We may never see such a gracious bee as dear Ken Boddie.
  10. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    10/07/2016
    A sign of the times. As I am approaching my 60th birthday I seem to be returning to a creative outlet of my youth; poetic expression. I am writing my Buzz on Synchronicity. As I gaze out my window, this is what I see.

    The flowers are starting to fall from the tree; the bright yellow that illuminates the cloudiest days is beginning to carpet the earth, the grass, and the sidewalks. In my mind’s eye I hold the moment of yesterday’s tree when it was blossoming and see last year’s tree after all the flowers had been shed. Although they appear as still pictures, that of the past and that of what is yet to come, I see them in the movement of now, in the flow of the wind carrying the bright yellow petals slowly touching down.
    Sara Jacobovici
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    Sara Jacobovici
    11/07/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Couldn't be more flattered @John White, MBA. Thanks!
    John White, MBA
    11/07/2016 #1 John White, MBA
    WOW!!
  11. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    24/06/2016
    Oh Me Oh My, What can I Do? 😰
    Oh Me Oh My, What can I Do? 😰Oh me oh my, what can I do, why this catastrophe? My wi-fi signal's broken and I can't get on beBee,I've tried the usual checks, you know, rebooted, checked the cable,Switched the modem off and on, done all that I am...
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    Gerald Hecht
    26/06/2016 #57 Gerald Hecht
    #56 @Ken Boddie yeah agreement with the funny facts
    Ken Boddie
    26/06/2016 #56 Ken Boddie
    #55 Took me a while to get this one, but eventually the penny dropped, @Gerald Hecht. 😄
    Gerald Hecht
    26/06/2016 #55 Gerald Hecht
    #54 @Ken Boddie yes, Ruth is stranger than Richard
    Ken Boddie
    26/06/2016 #54 Ken Boddie
    #53 Thanks, @Lisa Gallagher. I guess "funny facts" beat futile fiction? 🤔
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/06/2016 #53 Lisa Gallagher
    #43 I enjoyed it @Ken Boddie, your creative and you capture the reader with humor and facts. Good mix :-)
    Ken Boddie
    26/06/2016 #52 Ken Boddie
    Thank you, Cat.
    I love your hat. 💕 #48
    Ken Boddie
    26/06/2016 #50 Ken Boddie
    Do we have any competitors, Errol? 🐝 #47
    Ken Boddie
    26/06/2016 #49 Ken Boddie
    Or perhaps in this case, @Maja Vujovic, your daily can't work? 😊 #45
    NO one
    25/06/2016 #48 NO one
    hehe not being able to log in beBee at home can cause me a little crisis. Welcome back to beBee Ken @Ken Boddie
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    25/06/2016 #47 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Do you think the competitor of bebee is working against?. Oh!, my look at trouble.
    Gerald Hecht
    25/06/2016 #46 Gerald Hecht
    #39 @Javier beBee that, it does!
    Maja Vujovic
    25/06/2016 #45 Maja Vujovic
    When's the last time you had a poem written about your daily work? It's as they say "on tape": "this conversation may be recorded" (giggle)...
    Dean Owen
    25/06/2016 #44 Dean Owen
    #41 When I first saw that picture I did think you were munching on a hand roll! But we do like the dressing gown and jammies author look of this picture. Increase the brightness and try it out as a profile picture. You will look like the distinguished fellow from down under (if ever there was one!).
    Ken Boddie
    25/06/2016 #43 Ken Boddie
    #35 Thanks, Lisa, but perhaps I took a little bit of poetic licence with my description of events. Either way you're correct, She definitely would have thought she had a looney on the telephone, and there again, perhaps she did? 😉
    Ken Boddie
    25/06/2016 #42 Ken Boddie
    Good energy you say, @Javier beBee? Must be that electrical storm again. 😀 #39
    Ken Boddie
    25/06/2016 #41 Ken Boddie
    #38 That's my microphone munching picture, @Dean Owen-san. They taste good with a sprinkling of wasabi. 🎤
    Ken Boddie
    25/06/2016 #40 Ken Boddie
    Thanks, @Javier beBee, but wet weather and cable broadband don't appear to mix well. Perhaps you could arrange to stop sending the "rain in Spain" over to Oz? #34
    Javier beBee
    25/06/2016 #39 Javier beBee
    #38 I also really like this picture! It transmits good energy !
    Dean Owen
    25/06/2016 #38 Dean Owen
    Yes, great pic! Suggest you make that your profile pic! The one you have now makes you look like a trade unionist ! 😗
    Juan Imaz
    25/06/2016 #37 Juan Imaz
    Welcome back @Ken Boddie! By the way... nice pic! I like to see the writing headquarters :)
  12. ProducerHervé Sabattier
    Does it really matter?
    Does it really matter?Does it really matter To be sure in summer As well as in winter I will miss you in vain? Does it really matter To know we were at war Before we came to par And we made peace again? Why would we have to...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    21/06/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    Stunning poem @herve and yes it matters and yes, many care!
    Pamela L. Williams
    20/06/2016 #3 Pamela L. Williams
    Yes it is Hervé, yes it is! #2
    Hervé Sabattier
    20/06/2016 #2 Hervé Sabattier
    #1 Thank you Pamela. Isn't it always beautiful when it comes straight from the heart?
    Pamela L. Williams
    20/06/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    Beautiful Hervé, truly truly beautiful
  13. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    19/06/2016
    Artificial World
    Viscious hues of brilliant deceit
    Sacred dust & whores

    Another Haiku that got me a visit to the Principal's Office
    Brian McKenzie
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  14. ProducerFranci Eugenia Hoffman
    Tick Tock
    Tick Tock“Time flows the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way.”    Yasunari Kawabata Time doesn’t stand still It’s indefinite progression It’s an irreversible succession It’s a continuous...
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    Mohamed Amroussi
    19/06/2016 #12 Mohamed Amroussi
    Tick Tack , I am your Clock , I remember you to stand up and act , thank you for sharing @Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    19/06/2016 #11 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #8 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman I am glad to know that you liked my poem. Thanks so much. :)
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    19/06/2016 #9 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #5 Yes, @Ken Boddie - why does than happen? It's not fair. :)
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    19/06/2016 #8 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #7 What a lovely poem, @Mohammed A. Jawad and I love the message - "Time is fleeting and life is temporal!" Sharing.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    19/06/2016 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    An inspiring poem. Here's a message: Time is fleeting, and life is temporal!

    @Franci Eugenia Hoffman reading your poem, I wish to post one of my poems. Hope you'll enjoy it.


    THE TEXT OF TIME

    Where's the history of the beauteous world

    that published virtues in its form?

    Ah, now its an ancient in bygone pages

    which is so powerless to repeat in present times

    Enough! the world itself is heavily burdened

    and ready to disclose her chronicles

    with the sketches and summaries of evil

    and the text and themes of greater spoil.
    Fatima Williams
    19/06/2016 #6 Fatima Williams
    Tick Tock goes the clock :) Lovely Poem @Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Ken Boddie
    19/06/2016 #5 Ken Boddie
    It's all in the perception, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. ⌚️👀 !!!!
    Tell me do, why does 15 minutes at the dentist pass so slowly and 15 minutes eating ice cream so quickly? 🤔
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/06/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 I can only take credit in the share @Anees Zaidi, the words belong to the poet @Franci Eugenia Hoffman.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    17/06/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for sharing @Anees Zaidi.
    Anees Zaidi
    17/06/2016 #2 Anees Zaidi
    Beautiful @Sara Jacobovici Time never waits. Either we move with it or left behind. 'Tick Tock goes the clock'. A great message in your beautiful words.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    17/06/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for the share @John White, MBA.
  15. ProducerPamela L. Williams
    What’s that you say?
    What’s that you say?What’s that you say? Love is unconditional. What’s that you say? Love means being there when you need them. What’s that you say? You’ve suffered a loss and need a shoulder to cry on. What’s that you say? Your burdens are too heavy and could I...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/06/2016 #11 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...love, in its purer form, is always dulcet!
    Zack Thorn
    13/06/2016 #10 Zack Thorn
    Love.....the misunderstood of human emotions. Joy we can share. Pain and sorrow we feel another's. Anticipation we can read on each others face. Ahh but Love is quite another story.
    Pamela L. Williams
    13/06/2016 #9 Pamela L. Williams
    thank you for sharing Milos!
    Pamela L. Williams
    13/06/2016 #8 Pamela L. Williams
    #3 I've always been an idealist, I've always wanted to believe that love will last a lifetime, that it is unconditional, but alas life has too often illustrated otherwise but again, I refuse to believe there is no hope for humanity.
    Pamela L. Williams
    13/06/2016 #7 Pamela L. Williams
    #4 Your comment is inspirational as well Ali. It is a paradox in a world too often self-centric.
    Pamela L. Williams
    13/06/2016 #6 Pamela L. Williams
    Thank you for sharing Anees, I'm happy you enjoyed my little poem#2
    Pamela L. Williams
    13/06/2016 #5 Pamela L. Williams
    Exactly Ken! The was a gathering of observations I made through the years and yesteay it just poured out. #1
    Ali Anani
    13/06/2016 #4 Ali Anani
    WE need to be alone and we need to belong to society. We need the self-identity, but meanwhile be part of others. When can we solve this paradox? Inspirational work @Pamela L. Williams
    Brian McKenzie
    13/06/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    Love is temporary, transactional and proximal - except maybe for pets.
    Anees Zaidi
    13/06/2016 #2 Anees Zaidi
    @Pamela L. Williams just beautiful. You have put everything in one dish what life needs and experiences. I would love to share your excellent work
    Ken Boddie
    13/06/2016 #1 Ken Boddie
    It seems to me,
    Quite obviously,
    It isn't me, it's we!
  16. James McElearney
    I love the idea of this Hive, wish I had seen it earlier as i would have posted my poem in here if I knew, unfortunately I can´t share it now as I have already posted to three hives, but next time James McElearney
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  17. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    08/06/2016
    The bitter end of the rope, gallows and noose
    This is how I feel when you talk of happiness
    Throttled, choking, constricted - a dead fate
    Intrepid risk, exhausted jealousy; still I resist
    I will not wear that collar - I won't be its' slave
    Brian McKenzie
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    Zack Thorn
    15/06/2016 #3 Zack Thorn
    Step away from yon gallows lest it seize upon your spirit ............................................................With each new day the world is better for having you within it............................................
  18. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    08/06/2016
    What is the occasion of happiness? Why not revealed to me?
    Why do I chase this answer? - The question plagues my life
    I clearly would not know it if Happiness were my neighbor
    I seem blind to it, I just do not have the experience to its' mood
    and the lies of love - I have quit believing in them, at all.
    And the point of the torture prods me anew each day
    It seems everyone else is happy, wealthy, and in love; wtf?
    Brian McKenzie
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    Brian McKenzie

    08/06/2016
    A dirty little fantasy throw back to when it was easy, kinky, dangerous, careless and dumb Brian McKenzie
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    Brian McKenzie
    15/06/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    That is one of the happier ones
    Zack Thorn
    15/06/2016 #3 Zack Thorn
    You've a dark spirit my friend. I sense love lost one to many times. A trust betrayed and shattered by another's unkind hand.
    Brian McKenzie
    08/06/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    #1 @Lisa Gallagher I don't write about aliens, vampires sure, aliens = meh. This was 50 shades of grey 25 years before. That is the line of allusion that it was written under. That and the French notion of 'The Death of 1000 little kisses'
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/06/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    You gave it away @Brian McKenzie, I may have thought it was about aliens landing for some weird dessert. ;-)
  20. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    08/06/2016
    Alone among lovers, I saw the sun set, a new day
    Ice crystalled dew mirrored the jewelled waves
    Calm lake, draped in hues of orange & pink ~ sacred puddle
    Sparkling before me, everything had its' own new life, save me
    The huddled whispered words, our lost good night kisses
    I stood shivering at the cold mourning to come, threatening
    I stand on a hill, guarding against your memory, our fate
    If I could send a message - one that you would hear, so that you know
    It would be written in the blood from the dagger you stabbed
    Let never fall victim, again, let never be fooled, duped, led - bled.

    Hippies in Seattle love to watch their sunsets out at a derelict refinery called Gasworks Park.
    Brian McKenzie
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    Lisa Gallagher
    08/06/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    #2 I bet that's a breathtaking view. Who would have thought from a bathroom, right?!
    Brian McKenzie
    08/06/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    #1 @Lisa Gallagher There are tons of great vantage views in Seattle - if you go - you must go to the Restaurant in Columbia tower.... and get the view from the women's bathroom - a full plate glass view out upon Elliot bay and the Olympic mountains.
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/06/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Do they really enjoy watching their sunsets from that refinery? Looking to the other side it appears there are so many tall buildings that look appealing. I would love to visit Seattle one day! Great poem about being the victim of love 'gone wrong.' Sad, but good poem.
  21. Rod Loader

    Rod Loader

    31/05/2016
    NIGHTMARES
    Escaping dreams and twisting thoughts,
    Are wed on common ground.
    In shadow clouds the memories bought,
    Are lost ne’er to be found.

    Created pain and haunting screams,
    Break free from dungeons dark.
    To torture hearts and shatter dreams,
    Till slayed by morning’s spark.

    © Rod Loader
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    Rod Loader
    16/06/2016 #2 Rod Loader
    Thanks @Zack Thorn. I like to inject the light of hope. Everyone needs that. #1
    Zack Thorn
    15/06/2016 #1 Zack Thorn
    A dark start that breaks free into the hope of light. Thumbs up @Rod Loader.
  22. ProducerFranci Eugenia Hoffman
    Only "Once"
    Only "Once"“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” Margaret Lee Runbeck Moving down the road of life Do I opt for left or right? Time should not be wasted Life...
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    04/06/2016 #27 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #25 Thank you @Zack Thorn.
    Zack Thorn
    04/06/2016 #26 Zack Thorn
    #1 All day every day @Ken Boddie !!
    Zack Thorn
    04/06/2016 #25 Zack Thorn
    Now this is a Sweet shot of Life @Franci Eugenia Hoffman !!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/05/2016 #24 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #23 Thank you, @Pascal Derrien.
    Pascal Derrien
    30/05/2016 #23 Pascal Derrien
    Thanks @Franci Eugenia Hoffman you always take us back to what is essential :-)
    Milos Djukic
    30/05/2016 #22 Anonymous
    You are very welcome @Franci Eugenia Hoffman.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/05/2016 #21 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for the share @Milos Djukic.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/05/2016 #20 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for sharing @Juan Imaz.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/05/2016 #19 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #7 Thank you @Lisa Gallagher. Perhaps, we're starting a new trend with our positive posts.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/05/2016 #18 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #8 Thank you @Anees Zaidi. We need to cherish each and every day.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/05/2016 #17 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #10 Thank you @Louise Smith and I agree - better to be positive than negative.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/05/2016 #16 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #12 Thank you for you comment @Mohammed A. Jawad.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/05/2016 #15 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #14 Thank you @Juan Imaz.
    Juan Imaz
    29/05/2016 #14 Juan Imaz
    Carpe diem doing the best to you and the others! Always inspiring @Franci Eugenia Hoffman!
    Louise Smith
    29/05/2016 #13 Louise Smith
    #11 Yes @Ken Boddie I believe that !
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    29/05/2016 #12 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Thought-provoking poem. It inspires us to have harbor perseverance in the journey of life to cherish every single moment.
    Ken Boddie
    29/05/2016 #11 Ken Boddie
    Plenty more where that came from, @Louise Smith. #9 🤘
    Louise Smith
    29/05/2016 #10 Louise Smith
    Thank you @Franci Eugenia Hoffman so true to live each bit of each day in a positive way.
    Louise Smith
    29/05/2016 #9 Louise Smith
    #1 Great start at Rap Lyrics @Ken Boddie
    Anees Zaidi
    29/05/2016 #8 Anees Zaidi
    Beautiful message and excellent thoughts @Franci Eugenia Hoffman a thanks for inspiring us. 'Live to love and cherish each day'. And cherish the goodness around.
  23. Zack Thorn

    Zack Thorn

    24/05/2016
    Imagination is but the soil of inspiration.
    The written word a foil to pierce the smitten spirit.
    A language of Mime transcends my tongue.
    When I find myself bereft of speech.
    .
    La imaginación no es más que el suelo de la inspiración.
    La palabra escrita una lámina para perforar el espíritu herido .
    Un lenguaje de Mime trasciende la lengua.
    Cuando me encuentro carente de expresión .
    Zack Thorn
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    Zack Thorn

    24/05/2016
    Definition Zack Thorn
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    Zack Thorn

    24/05/2016
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