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saiom commented on: إرث by Thanaa_Darwish 1 day 14 hours ago
2 languages:   Your face is very spiritual. I am sorry I am ignorant of your language. It would be wonderful if someone who knew both yours and my language could post translations beneath your poems. 
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grahf commented on: Silence Creeps by Dalton 1 day 15 hours ago
Reflective. Something in me: Reflective. Something in me moved reading this. I guess we've all been at this juncture at some point, and your description is brilliant, almost effortless. Good stuff. 
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georgeschaefer commented on: PAWN SHOP LOAN SHARK by georgeschaefer 1 day 16 hours ago
true a lot of people are: true a lot of people are irresponsible but a lot of people also deal with a lot of unexpected tragedies and emergencies.  There are also a lot of people who are living paycheck to paycheck so one bad break can hurt them badly.  The Bible and the Koran and most religious books frown upon  usury.  It seems a lot of socieites and countries seem to turn their backs on the religions they allegedly follow.
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owlcrkbrg commented on: Birders by owlcrkbrg 1 day 17 hours ago
Thanks Dalton: Glad it works so well for you. I changed the title to "Birders." I might change it again.
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Dalton commented on: BETRAYED BY MUSES by georgeschaefer 1 day 17 hours ago
Writer's Block Blues: I have been feeling the same way lately... But you shine with irony.
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Spinoza commented on: the holy artist by Spinoza 2 days 10 hours ago
Thanks Ssmoothie:   Thanks Ssmoothie. Sometimes saying less, is saying more. And there’s always power in the vacuum between words, as the words themselves.
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Stephen commented on: Holly Is Hallowed by saiom 2 days 16 hours ago
Very beautiful Bhuddist sentiments.: .
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Dalton commented on: Carrots 'Untimely Ripped' by saiom 2 days 17 hours ago
Agreed Upon ~ Well Said: It is nice to know someone is sharing in the glory of the truth.
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saiom commented on: AT THE ALTAR by Stephen 2 days 22 hours ago
captivating:   a powerful poem, an ode of warning, a metaphor of sad actual reality for billion of mice
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saiom commented on: Not Quite Time. by sweetwater 2 days 22 hours ago
wonderful poem: lovely poem, lovely and your photograph.. to me it reminds of a very sensitive kind intelligent soul communing with her muse.
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Stephen commented on: Soldier Pawns In War Games of Money, Power, Revenge, Religious Hatred by saiom 2 days 22 hours ago
Observation:: Have you ever wondered why wars are generally fought by young men under the age of 21 led by old men over the age of 50?
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Stephen commented on: FRUIT BABY! by Dalton 2 days 23 hours ago
Bacon: The gateway meat to bring a vegan into the meat world.: No divine intervention needed to adhere to my carnivore diet.
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Starward commented on: Racist Republican Texas Government by saiom 3 days 2 hours ago
It is a metaphor, and it does: It is a metaphor, and it does make sense in the way that metaphors and similes make a poetic sense that transcends the ordinary sense of common (and often chaotic) prose.  The poem is suggesting that the Gulf, which was (as I, and many others, believe) constructed by Christ Himself, is available to all people to enjoy; whereas  the marble tanks we create in which to splash about are often restricted as to access.  Even in the small town in which I grew up, the "Aquatic Club" restricted membership to certain income levels, residential areas, and ethnic groups.  In my early years of grade school, I had some dear friends who, in the prevalent parlance of the day, lived "over there"; and I could not, then, comprehend why they were not given access to the aquatic club like my parents had obtained for me.   Unfortunately, the perception of the Republican party is that it promotes such divisions and restrictions and exults in them.  And the soul of that party seems now to be possessed by the Innkeeper, who used the Holy Bible and the setting of an Anglican church for a photo-op.  Part of human nature, part of our broken-ness, is that we rely far too much on perception and circumstantial aspects:  thus, a carpenter from Galilee, Whose birth circumstances were deemed "questionable," was perceived, by some, to lack spiritual wisdom and authority; and, on the other hand, an unemployed housepainter, who had dodged the draft in his own country and had engaged in an incestuous relationship with his own niece, was perceived as a "man of destiny."  
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Starward commented on: @ /;\ Les Bois! : Stellaring; My Muse; Muse Puerilis by Starward 3 days 2 hours ago
Thank you very much for that: Thank you very much for that comment.  I appreciate your insight into the use of the similes.  Thanks again!!!
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Dalton commented on: @ /;\ Les Bois! : Stellaring; My Muse; Muse Puerilis by Starward 3 days 4 hours ago
*Snap Snap Snap*: It is funny how I planned on inquiring as to what Musa Puerilis is, and then whoosh it happens to appear already in your notes to the Poem. Anyways, I especially enjoyed the profusion of the three similes, back to back, in the beginning of the Poem; all of them as beautiful as could be, but enhanced to yet a higher degree by the sweet immediacy of their succession.
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