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patriciajj commented on: Scattered As One by patriciajj 5 days 16 hours ago
It's absolutely infuriating, : It's absolutely infuriating,  baffling and heartbreaking that during a pandemic, during this humanitarian crisis, those in desperate need are being handled a laughable pittance that has the word "care" attached to it, and the heartless disregard for millions, almost 10 million for God's sake, that are facing the horror of homelessness is beyond cruel. I just can't wrap my head around the callousness, the inhumanity, of this "great" America.    If this is great, I'd rather be weak, because historically societies like these crumble.    Thank you for your wise and encouraging insights into my work. It's always a pleasure to read your comments as well as your wonderful poetry. 
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patriciajj commented on: Footnote: The Marble Player---Overheard Conversation; A Tanka by Starward 5 days 18 hours ago
Abe always towers over us as: Abe always towers over us as a larger-than-life historical figure, so this little tidbit of gossip showing him as delightfully human and fun-loving was an amusing surprise. A pleasure. 
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Starward commented on: Was Brushy Bill Roberts Billy The Kid? by Starward 5 days 20 hours ago
Thank you for the comment. : Thank you for the comment.  Wakkace and Abraham Lincon were close friends before Lincoln's campaign and inauguration as President.  After the Battle of Shiloh, Wallace was blamed for a misinterpretation of verbal orders, conveyed by a messenger, that contributed to a horrific Federa losses.  Although Grant complained loudly to Lincoln to remove him, Lincon merely assigned him to other commands.  Wallace protected both the city of Washington DC, and Cincinnati Ohio (which is only 45 miles south of me) from invasion.  If you take a riverboat tour on the Ohio River, they tell you that the concrete slabs that Wallace had build on the shore for his cannon platforms can be seen now just a few feet submerged in the water, due to a rise in the river's depth since that time.  But they are still there, along with the massive iron devices that fastened the cannons down to the each slab.  
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Starward commented on: faggot! by language_game 5 days 23 hours ago
I like this poem very much,: I like this poem very much, although I think the title needs to be revised.
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language_game commented on: "To You Who Love Me" by DaddyO 6 days 30 min ago
attack!... not just the: attack!... not just the Kettle One talking.
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Starward commented on: "To You Who Love Me" by DaddyO 6 days 2 hours ago
Very unique perspective.: Very unique perspective.
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Starward commented on: Transcension by Seeker 6 days 5 hours ago
The taught me a new word that: The taught me a new word that I had never heard before.  Thank you.
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Starward commented on: Scattered As One by patriciajj 6 days 7 hours ago
Thank you for this reply.  As: Thank you for this reply.  As I read it, I was thinking . . . that someday, when future graduate students read your words as they gather info for their dissertations, they are going to see this comment, smile, and say, "This response she made to that old fart's comment must have given him a real boost."  
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georgeschaefer commented on: GRIM REAPER by georgeschaefer 6 days 7 hours ago
everyone has to mingle: everyone has to mingle together sometime
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georgeschaefer commented on: ROUTINE HUMDRUM by georgeschaefer 6 days 9 hours ago
I keep telling myself that: I keep telling myself that 2020 is going to eventually end.
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georgeschaefer commented on: EXODUS by georgeschaefer 6 days 9 hours ago
I hope not: I hope not
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allets commented on: Scattered As One by patriciajj 6 days 10 hours ago
"comedy of chaos": The alliteration (consonance) snagged my ear, flooded meaning across the senses, and found order in love. 8 million people to be evicted for the New Year. There is about to be a comedy of chaos all about us. Some call it the Cares Act II, some pandemic relief, but there is nothing for renters and leasers in the Republican version. Looking ahead, anticipating, preparing to solve is a lost skill. Or a strategy. Make the enemy Democrats look incompetent. To be watched. . ~S~.
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Beavis commented on: And that’s a Pity by Beavis 6 days 14 hours ago
;-): Many thanks, my friend. A lot to digest before it comes out the fingertips, but it's flowing agains, slowly.
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Beavis commented on: And that’s a Pity by Beavis 6 days 14 hours ago
;-): My thanks, my writing buddy!
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patriciajj commented on: Scattered As One by patriciajj 6 days 15 hours ago
Thank you for this deeply: Thank you for this deeply gratifying, beautifully written and accurate interpretation of my journey. With astute focus you aimed straight at the heart of my purpose and my motivation for keeping alive the ideal of Oneness in an era of tribalism and disarray.    Your generous review is a conscious-raising and stunning gift. My heartfelt gratitude for all your support.     
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