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crypticbard commented on: stairs by crypticbard 3 days 21 hours ago
Thanks Evan, the mind is: Thanks Evan, the mind is quite a brilliant painter when we allow it to be and even a better one if nurtured and grown. I find that goes both ways, i.e. in the reading and in the writing. I am glad paper is patient, because the internet screen isn't!
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crypticbard commented on: stairs by crypticbard 3 days 21 hours ago
Perplexity is poetic fodder: Perplexity is poetic fodder to some and anathema to others. I try to embrace what comes along however unsuccessfully that may be at times, the embracing that is.  Thanks for leaving word, that makes things less perplex.
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patriciajj commented on: Please Live by patriciajj 3 days 22 hours ago
Your words of sincere: Your words of sincere appreciation are a galaxy of light and encouragement. Thank you so, so much!  
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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; For Young Men Shamed, Shunned Or Bullied For Who And How They Love by Starward 3 days 22 hours ago
This is certainly a beaming: This is certainly a beaming focal point of your entire series, but it could also stand alone as a magnum opus for the millions of young people who suffer from this cruel rape of the heart and soul.   The compassionate, sincere and informal voice is like the best sort of father sharing his own experience with a son; it is the type of conversation that would allay every fear and change the young man's life forever, and for the better.   This is certainly one of the most, if not the most, moving advocacy poems you've written to date, and much of that emotional impact comes from the fluid, natural and genuine connection you create, seemingly effortlessly yet remarkably, with your inborn gift for words.   I tell you this honestly: I wanted to cry by the fourth stanza, and not entirely due to the profound sadness of the speaker's brutal ordeal, but due to the hammering force of the empathy, the gesture of kindness, the possibility that this expression could make all the difference to an oppressed and unnecessarily confused young lover.   The way you illustrated a typical judgemental parent's reaction as not overtly condemning but still unintentionally damaging and cruel, was a brilliant addition because it will be so widely relatable.   But perhaps the most valuable insight you've ever shared in this life-altering series was the big picture of love and opportunities lost forever: that the insensitive and traumatizing words that once held such power are dead and buried with their perpetrators. In the grand scheme of things, the words were dust; they were nothing to fear or to throw away a precious lifetime of love away for.   But in a moment of exquisite clarity, you realize, and notably decree, that love has the last word, and that this poem's closing, heart-clutching line will reverberate long after it was written.   My prayer is that it touches many lives.   Congratulations on this crucial work of art.
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ewbonitz commented on: stairs by crypticbard 4 days 7 hours ago
A vivid picture: This brief poem paints a vivid picture in my mind's eye! I like this one a lot!
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Spinoza commented on: I wish I was a vaxxer by SSmoothie 4 days 10 hours ago
Pharmakos/Pharmakia = Drugs/ pharmaceuticals:   And to follow up, people are brought under Satan’s dominion via witchcraft.   Drugs/ pharmaceuticals – have their root in Pharmakos/Pharmakia… itself a powerful tool of witchcraft.   It’s all about… Intimidation – Manipulation – and Domination.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjeeInjMoJc        
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Pungus commented on: stairs by crypticbard 4 days 10 hours ago
Perplex and impress, my: Perplex and impress, my friend
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Spinoza commented on: My prayer for my kin by SSmoothie 4 days 11 hours ago
Amen to that: Amen to that
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Spinoza commented on: I wish I was a vaxxer by SSmoothie 4 days 11 hours ago
Check out this Derek Prince Sermon:   This is a war – between kingdoms. The Kingdom of God – and the Kingdom of Satan.   This sermon by Derek Prince gets right down to the meat of the matter…   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NyWh8SWVWI    
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crypticbard commented on: Poet vows quietude by Pungus 4 days 12 hours ago
The quiet poet explodes.: The quiet poet explodes.
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crypticbard commented on: skyward by crypticbard 4 days 22 hours ago
Thank you kindly Ms: Thank you kindly Ms Patriciajj. It can be a risk pandering to emotionally charged and potentially triggering themes and topics. Thank you indeed.
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Starward commented on: For Pungus, Two Tankas by Starward 5 days 3 hours ago
Thank you.: Thank you.
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Wordman commented on: Please Live by patriciajj 5 days 4 hours ago
I leave this note, not only: I leave this note, not only to announce my visit here, but to thank you, for allowing the pleasure of reading one of the most beautiful love letters I have ever read. I have no more words, just another heartfelt, thank you. 
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Wordman commented on: Alone Inside by Wordman 5 days 4 hours ago
Thanks Cascade for the visit,: Thanks Cascade for the visit, I'm happy, and sorry at the same time, that you found this relatable. But we survive, grow into happiness, and discover little pieces of ourselves that we turn into our lives. Thanks for the nice words.  
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Wordman commented on: Alone Inside by Wordman 5 days 4 hours ago
thank you Sue for the kind: thank you Sue for the kind words, as for the inspiration, just little pieces of growing up, and growing old, thrown together in a bit of meloncholy. Being able to smile afterwards is the key, and I do smile. Thanks again  
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