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Stephen commented on: Trying Day by Coffeepot 4 days 1 hour ago
Cute: Stephen
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Starward commented on: Third Rock of the APES by WILLIAM377KEITH 4 days 2 hours ago
I agree that it does seem to: I agree that it does seem to have a racial bias, but it is expressed in a metaphor derived from Boule's novel or the film(s) made from it?  I was merely inquiring about the metaphor.
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allets commented on: Nineteen Ninety by Coffeepot 4 days 3 hours ago
Cool Write: Where did u go 
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allets commented on: NAMELESS LADY by georgeschaefer 4 days 4 hours ago
I've Got To: start thinking more deeply about male strangers.  ...a
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Stephen commented on: Third Rock of the APES by WILLIAM377KEITH 4 days 7 hours ago
Apes: I was merely agreeing with Lyrycsyntyme's comment below mine. There seems to be a consensus forming to that understanding. 
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Starward commented on: Third Rock of the APES by WILLIAM377KEITH 4 days 12 hours ago
Oh, thank you, Uncle, for: Oh, thank you, Uncle, for joining the conversation; but I believe you lack authority to interpret anyone's poem.   Besides, I have the utmost faith that this poet can answer my question without your cheerfully offered assistance:  besides, unless he told you, how do you really know for sure that this is not a riff upon, or a response to, a source, as so many poems are; and, if so, what source?  However, the last sentence of your comment rings very well:  as applicable your own reply to my comment.  Or were you perhaps---and I shudder to ask it---referring to the poem itself?
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Starward commented on: Pride Of A German Artist, Self-Proclaimed by Starward 4 days 13 hours ago
Thank you for saying so.  The: Thank you for saying so.  The ancient world had seven wonders . . . postpoems needs only one, the sum of your poetry.
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Starward commented on: Circa 1976: In That Presence, Unintelligence Obtains by Starward 4 days 14 hours ago
Thank you for that excellent: Thank you for that excellent comment and validation.
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patriciajj commented on: Circa 1976: In That Presence, Unintelligence Obtains by Starward 4 days 14 hours ago
As they waste their soul's: As they waste their soul's energy on arrogance, judgement and bluster, they become weak.   A very powerful window into pure depravity, contrasted starkly with beauty: like a flower growing out of the cracks in asphalt. Beautifully sculpted.    Ignore the bottom feeders with too much time on their hands. "Lovely" is the perfect word. 
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Stephen commented on: Third Rock of the APES by WILLIAM377KEITH 4 days 18 hours ago
Sad to say,: This is not about the Planet of the Apes but a put down of black folks rioting in the streets and burning down buildings,  The reference to apes is racist. No intellectual discussion had here.
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: Thoughts In Wind by satishverma 4 days 18 hours ago
"You wanted to givea name to: "You wanted to givea name to myunborn poem." That is ageless, quotable material, in and of itself. But yet, to limit the value of the poem to that triplet of lines would be an remarkable undertaking of injustice towards the pen. :) This is, quite simply, special in a most lasting sense. The muse must be, as well.
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Starward commented on: Third Rock of the APES by WILLIAM377KEITH 4 days 19 hours ago
Please forgive me if I am: Please forgive me if I am reading incorrectly, but I take this as a riff upon, or response to, tne novel, Planet Of The Apes, by Pierre Boule, and the subsequent screen play for the first movie, on which the whole successive franchise begins, by the poet of science fiction and horror, Rod Serling.  I should like to have confirmation of that before I speak specifically to that point.   Are you familiar with the film, Gettysburg, and the character, Kilrain's poignant monologue, approximately in the middle, about how to interpret people?  His use of the word, Pea-wit, is very germaine to the implications of his monologue, and I might suggest you give it a view or a listen.    I do not like the star, Algol:  due to my youthful enthusiasm for the poetry of the great French diplomat, Paul Claudel, I find Algol's presence in the sky disturbing.  Yet, were I to vociferously object, or criticize its placement, I would not be criticizing Algol but the One who placed it there.  Having crucified Him in the flesh almost two millenia ago, we should not be so quick to criticize, or object to, those persons with whom, by His choice not ours, we share existence, this land, and this time-frame.
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: The Tower by C.Locke 4 days 19 hours ago
This is a truly great piece: This is a truly great piece of writing. To be able to get a deep feeling and sense of what such an addiction is like, having never experienced it, is a credit to your words. I hope you are writing beyond this place and time of suffering, now.
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: TWO FRIENDS by joy 4 days 19 hours ago
Beautiful poem. I mourn that: Beautiful poem. I mourn that we live in a time where it's going to be incredibly hard for young people to formulate these relationships, because skin color is drawing a renewed hyperfocus that we had seemingly started to leave behind 30 or so years ago. I'm lucky, I know, to have been born in a time when it wasn't so difficult to start this kind of story. I'm also lucky to not be so old as to have many stories 'end' this way, at least not yet.
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: Third Rock of the APES by WILLIAM377KEITH 4 days 19 hours ago
I'd like to be incredibly: I'd like to be incredibly generous and give you the benefit of the doubt in your usage of the words "apes" and "monkeys", but your special emphasis in the title regarding the word "apes" doesn't leave much room there. I have to say that this is probably the most racist poem I've ever read on this site, by far. I hope you can find a better way to express yourself, and more so, look at the world. I wouldn't want people coming to my town and burning it down, either, but I think your words point to at least as many issues on your end.
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