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Morningglory commented on: IT COULD HAVE BEEN A BEER by georgeschaefer 6 days 11 hours ago
I'm for the flower stick: Doesnt impair like a beer
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Stephen commented on: Like Overripe Fruit by DSR.Summar 6 days 12 hours ago
Great analogy: .
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Stephen commented on: IT COULD HAVE BEEN A BEER by georgeschaefer 6 days 12 hours ago
Give me a good old Budweiser any day.: .
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: Sorry I'm rambling now, I will stop. Carry on. by Morningglory 6 days 12 hours ago
Very well thought out and: Very well thought out and clever, but - I imagine - without risking go over the heads of everyone it's intended for. Yes, we need this. We need to allow for people to choose the "wrong" color, too, and have space to figure it out.
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allets commented on: Your Secret Location by lyrycsyntyme 6 days 13 hours ago
This Is Magical!: A riced mouse loud  - imaginative. You do with vibrant entities what I love to do with time. The longing palpable, the plan destined to never. Song lyric repetition. I bet a rock griup would buy it. Bravo write.    
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Januarian commented on: Sorry I'm rambling now, I will stop. Carry on. by Morningglory 6 days 13 hours ago
First, you never ramble.  And: First, you never ramble.  And the metaphor you use here is strategically and poetically brilliant for the conveyance of the message the poem is meant to present.  To your list of colors I would add a deeper blue, metallic blue, (as blue, in the Doppler shifts used by observational astronomy signifies nearness), and a generous helping of delicate lavender.  This poem has some very profound meaning in it, and that meaning is deployed in so few lines.  This is an excellent poem!
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allets commented on: 27.28 Trillion National Debt by allets 6 days 13 hours ago
I Did Not Know: That about 1950 tax rates. We are at high empire and poised to rebuild, it is to be hoped. Ifs - so many, we shall see. Something new perhaps!  
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Januarian commented on: My Religion by Diamond_Wills_N... 6 days 14 hours ago
You are not a fool, not in: You are not a fool, not in any sense of the word and not in any stretch of the imagination.  As for what you are feeling or experiencing, spiritually, right now, that may actually be part of your approach to Divinity.  I will share just a little here, and, be assured, I am not trying to proselytize, just letting you know, from my own experience, that others are going, or have gone, through the same thing.  The great science fiction writer, Cordwainer Smith wrote, in one of his prefaces, "I am not a fussy sectarian, but I get a lot of happiness from the teachings of Jesus."  He went from a nominal faith in the middle of his life to a faith of great grandeur (what we would call High Church) at the end of his life; but it was not an easy path for him.  I myself became a Christian in January, 1994 (hence, my screen name); I came to belief at that time, but then I struggled.  But I found the grandeur of Faith only recently, in the Orthodox Church (which, in my mind, is the highest of the High Church; I say that humbly and not boastfully).  One of the things I really admire about Orthodox theology is its view of life as a progressing through and into Faith, not just a progress away from the saved point (which is what the church I attended in 1994 taught); it is a looking ahead, not a constant and wistful looking back.  I believe that the human aspiration toward Faith, however you care to define that, is always a going toward.  Or, to put it more crudely in the words of my former auto mechanic, a car only goes forward one way.  And there may be bumps, flat tires, fill-ups, even fender benders along that way, but it is still going forward only one way.   I am becoming verbose here, but let me add one further point.  They tell me that smart inventors know how to harness failure as a teaching or learning opportunity; so that every failure can be seen not as a miserable mistake, but as a contributor to ultimate success.  I think your poem is listing some of the feelings of some of those pre-success incidents (I will not call them failures or failings).  Then when the poem swerves into the staring at the stars and the wondering at who (or Who) might be watching, faith is starting to take hold.      Your statement of "Poetry as my religion" reminded me of something that the Holy Apostle Saint Paul wrote in his Ephesian letter.  The statement is often poorly translated into English, but he actually states that we are God's poetry.  Since I believe everything Paul said, then I can also say to you that if your religion is poetry then you are making a good first step, because the Maker's creation is also called Poetry.  I think that you will find your phrase that I just quoted as progress in your soul from "poetry as my religion" to "the poetry of my religion" and then the religion itself will blossom into the grandeur of your faith.  Been there, done that, not accomplished at it yet; so I speak as one who is journeying similtaneously with you.  Our pathways may take different directions as there are, after all, many interstate highways on which to travel.  But the ultimate arrival is to the place of spiritual vitality and comfort.  For me, it is the Orthodox Faith; but I can only speak for me.  And though I cannot speak for you, which is neither my right nor my intention, I can certainly speak to you.  And whatever you may be going through, do not grapple with it like an obstacle, but embrace it as one of those pre-success incidents.  There may be many or few; and God knows I have wasted a multitude, yet here I am, an old man, no longer fearful of death, no longer fearful that I blundered for years, because all of those blunders of my own were really the pre-success incidents that I needed to experience.     The languahe of your poem is very poignant and very striking, and yet has a very comfortable conversational tone to it---like two friends speaking over a fairly bounteous salad for lunch.  You should be very proud of this poem, and I think it wil bear witess to others who may also be struggling.
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allets commented on: My Religion by Diamond_Wills_N... 6 days 14 hours ago
Each Year: Age 19 to 25 I was a different oerson, at 70 the metamorphoses slowed but I am renewing myself for moving about fsster once city opens. Jab Jab!   
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Diamond_Wills_N... commented on: My Religion by Diamond_Wills_N... 6 days 18 hours ago
I often do, explode.: I often do, explode. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. It's tiresome, really, collecting those pieces, stitching something of resemblance of your former self back together. Yet I find myself doing it again and again. Because self destruction is my muse, and suffering my raft across these treacherous waters, filled with many monster of mind. And everything be damned! I will cross from the shores of who I am to the shores of who I want to be, but I'm not there yet. . Thank you for your kind words, they were inspiring to read.
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Diamond_Wills_N... commented on: Talking to my depression by Diamond_Wills_N... 6 days 18 hours ago
It's a little easier to smile: It's a little easier to smile today
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: An Army of Questions by lyrycsyntyme 6 days 18 hours ago
You speak of the process of: You speak of the process of finding clarity :)  
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: An Army of Questions by lyrycsyntyme 6 days 18 hours ago
Thank you. We all need to ask: Thank you. We all need to ask what we believe needs to be asked.
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: 27.28 Trillion National Debt by allets 6 days 18 hours ago
When Eisenhower was present,: When Eisenhower was president, the top tax rate was over 90 percent. Anyone saying that high taxes on the rich is communist is probably completely unaware of this. Until we get back to this type of tax structure, the country willl continue to collapse. We're probably almost out of time, and the puppets of the ruling class are not going to pass these laws for us. In the 1930's, they did because they feared a revolution - the American left used to be interested in more than censoring people on social media, and veterans from WW1 were camping out on the capitol lawn (unfortunately, massacred by U.S. active troops eventually) - and because the ruling "elite" couldn't just move to an island in the middle of no where and live so well. Now, it's different. If this country collapses, the ultra rich will leave till the dust clears, then move back in and invest in the dirt cheap rubble, building it back up and making record profit all over again. As such, short of unity between the populace - left and right alike - rubble we will become. Hopefully the woods will be left alone - not to be selfish. But some of us have tried, and nature is beautiful : )
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allets commented on: Poetry by pamschwetz 6 days 19 hours ago
Never Enuf Poets: A totally unbiased apositional perspective. (Hi Chicago - good 2 C U)     
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