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Januarian commented on: + 27.225 MHz 319: Course Correction by Januarian 3 days 3 hours ago
Thank you.: Thank you.
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patriciajj commented on: + 27.225 MHz 319: Course Correction by Januarian 3 days 6 hours ago
You're very welcome, and may: You're very welcome, and may you remain happy and thorn-free. 
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Januarian commented on: + 27.225 MHz 319: Course Correction by Januarian 3 days 6 hours ago
Thsnk you very much for your: Thsnk you very much for your kind words, and your always understanding attitude.  Today was a good day, when I learned that a thorn in my side has been removed---possibly temporarily, but at least there is a bit of a respite, and I was rejoicing when I wrote the poem.  I do believe God blesses the contrite heart, and hears the plea of any who seek forgiveness.  And then He blesses them by removing some of the thorns.
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patriciajj commented on: + 27.225 MHz 319: Course Correction by Januarian 3 days 7 hours ago
The angels are rejoicing! God: The angels are rejoicing! God is close to the penitent soul. What a striking and inspired simile you chose to capture the vastness of your gratitude. A treasure. 
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patriciajj commented on: Theater of Shadow and Light by patriciajj 3 days 8 hours ago
First, thank you for visiting: First, thank you for visiting my Instagram feed. Instagram is fast becoming my favorite platform for my work, although I still love all the talented and encouraging poets here. Thank you also for coming back here to read the entire poem and leave such beautiful and supportive feedback. Coming from such a fine poet, that means so much! 
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patriciajj commented on: + 27.225 MHz 315: Poem About My Faith, 2 by Januarian 3 days 8 hours ago
You're very welcome. Sending: You're very welcome. Sending out prayers for your health. 
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Januarian commented on: America by Cascade 3 days 9 hours ago
They tell me that, in one of: They tell me that, in one of his taunting letters, Jack the Ripper claimed to have given birth to the twentieth century.  Jack was a little too pleased with himself, and, while he prefigured the violence of our era, I think he fails as a metaphor of it; whereas the Titanic is a perfect metaphor.  The Titanic was owned by wealth (JP Morgan, primarily); it maintained a very rigid class system; it could have taken more passengers but did not; and it was built, by thousands of workers (among whom were some of my mother's Irish relatives), who had no chance to share in the profit that their product was expected to earn for its owners.  It was captained by an old man who, apparently, flipped out after the crisis happened.  Its chief architect and builder tried to save as many people as he could, and was last seen---not standing in a drawing room, as in two of the films---but using an ax to loosen wood fictures which were then tossed into the water to help with flotation.  The speed with which it plowed through the water, and into the iceberg, was a show-off stunt to impress the media.  And steering around, rather than into, the berg was, they tell me, a result of boxed in thinking; the loss of life in a direct collision would not have been far less than in the actual sinking.  All of this seems like a hugely meaningful metaphor of our last for years, and I think the insurrection of the capitol may have been like the scraping of the edge of the berg against the Titanic's hull.   I did not mean to take up your comment space with my verbosity.  The last two lines four lines of the poem deserve to be in quotation books.
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Januarian commented on: PoliSci 101, Freedom Of Speech by Januarian 3 days 12 hours ago
Thank you for the comment.  I: Thank you for the comment.  I actually wrote the poem in response to a being told, by someone whose advice I neither sought nor invited, that poetry about my Orthodox faith or my view on politics was inappropriate to poetry---which, according to that person, was more about failed relationships than spiritual or political events.  I really didn't even think of it as a response to the unfortunate events at the capitol---of which I am still trying to get my decreipt mind around.  I dislike Trump the way Tybalt disliked the Montagues.  But that's as far as my thought goes about it, at least for now.
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Wordman commented on: Summer Regrets. by sweetwater 3 days 13 hours ago
Catching up on my wanderings: Catching up on my wanderings through these halls always leads me to your writings. This is wonderful, I do appreciate the smiles your words allow, they are like sunshine in winter. Thank you for posting. 
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: PoliSci 101, Freedom Of Speech by Januarian 3 days 13 hours ago
I would say the "abuse of: I would say the "abuse of speech" is better than the abuse done by those who seize these moments to surpress it. The abusers of speech, if you will, are short lived and in the moment, while those who seize the moment to surpress it take long victory laps that - often - never ends. Simply, I am more concerned about the manipulation of the reaction to what happened at the capitol than to the selfish and/or foolish people who inspired and participated in it. Their most aggregious mistake, generally, was being pawns. In reality, we needed, and still need, to all go to the doorsteps of the capitol - but not for Trump. We need to remove all of those in office from their positions, and lock them out of the capitol, but not just those who support Biden. And we need to do so in a different way, not with temptation by some to maime and kill, not by spitting on the rest of the population. But I am quite sure that this moment was triggered by the powers that be to prevent any conversation about the real, right kind of stand against the system that needs to occur. Trump, whether he believed his own self or not, did his job. To me he's pinocchio believing he's a real boy, while most presidents seem to know they are just puppets. None the less, he became a false idol and a matador's red muleta simultaneously. The "red" people built him shrines and the "blue" ones charged at his cape. The billionaires sat in the luxary boxes and laughed, drinking champagne while minimum wage workers peddle cheap beer at premium prices to the spectators in the crammed seats below.
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Wordman commented on: America by Cascade 3 days 13 hours ago
 Yet, there were those on the:  Yet, there were those on the Titanic, even knowing their fate was sealed in an icy death, never lost hope, right up to their last breath.    Our country has been attacked, hijacked, bought to it's knees, and yet we managed, through hope, and dedication to freedom, paid for with the blood of patriots, survived.     Those of us with hope, refuse to quit, understanding that what we have, right up to our last breath, is worth fighting for.      
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djtj commented on: Theater of Shadow and Light by patriciajj 3 days 13 hours ago
Hello: I found this poet in a round about and back to the beginning way.  While looking through your work I saw the Instagram link . There I saw a poem that said it was from this poem. So back i come and find this lovely poem in its entirety.  NIce images nice flow I never know as you do how to critic except this speak to me.  Nicely done and i love the Instagram poem format.  I will visit there as well. Quivers in the touch of pine Nice Debbie
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Wordman commented on: REAL MEN by Stephen 3 days 13 hours ago
Truth spoken aloud in a den: Truth spoken aloud in a den of liars costitutes blasphamy. But truth witheld constitutes a sin.  Good write, great truth.
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: Thought Bubbles by lyrycsyntyme 3 days 15 hours ago
It's funny, but I didn't: Thank you.   It's funny, but I didn't realize I was in need of penning a rant-poem last night until the moment I started writing. But I'm just disappointed in all the wasted anger and energy people across spectrums have burned up this year, as things much deeper, and frankly quite more sinister, carries on virtually unchallenged. We all have reason to unite to stop it, but instead irrational, sectarian anger and spats of violence rule the day. Tragic are we.
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allets commented on: Thought Bubbles by lyrycsyntyme 3 days 15 hours ago
Oh Oh: The PostPoem tradition of THE RANT lives! - Great observing/warning/calling out. Double bravo!    
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