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  • Sweetwater

    From sweetwater on Headaches and heartaches

    Very relatable sentiments I think, I liked it very much.

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    2022/04/22 at 1:21 pm
  • Sweetwater

    From sweetwater on Trifling in bed

    I love this, speaks volumes to me.

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    2022/04/03 at 12:37 pm
  • Sweetwater

    From sweetwater on Consciousness

    Another immensely pleasing poem, which I very much enjoyed.

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    2022/04/01 at 8:23 pm
  • Sweetwater

    From sweetwater on walls

    I like this, short but a statement made.

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    2022/03/21 at 10:00 am
  • Pronto

    From pronto on Slava Ukraini!

    A poem of support and also I feel your frustration at the situation. I guess lot we who can only stand on the sidelines feel the same. Well put.

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    2022/03/12 at 7:20 pm
    • Dodgem

      From Dodgem on Slava Ukraini!

      Thanks for the comment; and yes we are all feeling the same – wanting to help, but not with World War Three. Part of my frustration is in how we in the UK have, over the years pimped for the Russian gangsters. But hey – if we didn’t someone else would, so that’s okay?

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      2022/03/13 at 6:05 pm
  • Pronto

    From pronto on More Fifty Worders

    Thank you Jolen, I’m flattered. A wish Granted was literally a true story from my soldiering days. 🙂

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    2022/03/12 at 7:13 pm
  • Sweetwater

    From sweetwater on The Midwinter Hangover

    I can fully empathise with your words and sit waiting in hope that I can shake those feelings off soon.

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    2022/03/08 at 9:47 am
  • Guaj

    From Guaj on Slava Ukraini!

    Hi Dodge
    A heartfelt poem which say what millions are thinking. Even brave young Russians.
    I note you are in Cambridge. I used to live in Norfolk near Mildenhall and Lakenheath, we rarely saw B52s. If you saw two, that’s a worry. Noisy dirty things but sadly we need them.

    I feel pretty much now, the way I did in ’62. Fortunately Khrushchev used his brain I’m not sure Putin will. My 60 years of mistrust of Russia seems well founded.

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    2022/03/07 at 9:19 am
    • Dodgem

      From Dodgem on Slava Ukraini!

      Hi Guaj
      Thanks for the comment; and nice to say hello again; and yes, ugly buggers B52’s – I hadn’t known there were any still around (they must be one of the oldest combat aircraft); and to cheer you up further – our Tesco delivery man said he counted three.

      We have family connected to Brize Norton and they say the base is now on high alert. like yourself I well recall 1962, so lets hope it doesn’t come to that.

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      2022/03/09 at 1:00 pm
  • Stevef

    From stevef on Slava Ukraini!

    Dodge:
    I don’t know much about poetry but the clapper strikes the bell for me on this sub. A powerful piece.

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    2022/03/04 at 2:00 pm
    • From Anonymous on Slava Ukraini!

      Thanks Steve for commenting. I wrote it quickly as a respite from the madness that is engulfing Ukraine. On a practical level, we have a Ukrainian lady living here who has organised the collection of essentials to be trucked to Poland; some of us are helping pack it up tonight. It’s already been collected in our local church, and last night we went to a vigil there followed by a Compline service including the Kyrie Eleison for Ukraine. We’ve also been donating to the emergency relief funds.

      On a more grim note, we had two USAF B52 bombers flying low overhead yesterday, and I have sources who have told me that we are already on a war footing, in case Putin finally goes over the edge – which I expect him to. Sorry to sound grim; on a lighter note I’m not giving up booze for Lent; in fact making sure my single malt gets used up while I can.

      Cheers…….Dougie

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      2022/03/04 at 3:49 pm
      • Dodgem

        From Dodgem on Slava Ukraini!

        Ahem! In case anyone wondered – it was I who wrote the above – the name is a clue.

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        2022/03/04 at 3:54 pm
  • Stevef

    From stevef on Beamo's Gold part 18

    Great to see this one, CW, I missed it first time around. Beamo’s instalments were/are a real pleasure to read and I’d buy the book in a snap. One of the best UKA serial subs ever imo and a unique style.
    My only (minuscule) gripe is when the occasional passive voice sneaks in.
    Steve

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    2022/02/27 at 8:03 pm
    • ChairmanWow

      From ChairmanWow on Beamo's Gold part 18

      Hey Steve, glad you got to read this one. I am about 10,000 words from finishing the 1st draft. After that I will be working on revisions. I am slow but steady. Would like to send you a review copy when I get it published, one way or another.

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      2022/04/18 at 2:57 am
      • Stevef

        From stevef on Beamo's Gold part 18

        Hi, CW!
        Sorry for the late reply, I’ve been suffering some unexpected side effects of of gathering years.
        Yes, I’d love to see a review copy when it’s completed and spread the word. 🙂
        I’ve always found revising and editing work takes around ten times longer than the initial writing. I’m still cutting and re-shaping stories from years ago. One 70,000-word short story collection is complete and the next one about halfway through. Amazing how beneficial it is to leave a piece for a few months and then find a hundred way to improve it.
        I’m definitely look forward to reading Beamo’s adventures.
        Cheers for now,
        Steve

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        2022/05/15 at 7:24 am
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