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  • Andrea

    From andrea on Cinnamon and Brie

    Crikey, that was pretty powerful stuff (and just like Mr Kipling’s cakes).

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    2017/11/17 at 8:48 pm
  • Jay12

    From jay12 on Starforged Opening

    This is a very interesting read. Something about this grabbed my interest and attention and I’m not sure exactly what. Not my usual kind of read but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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    2017/11/17 at 1:29 pm
  • Jamalbbd

    From jamalbbd on Cinnamon and Brie

    pithy loads of inspiration. thanks for sharing.

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    2017/11/16 at 7:16 am
  • Kipper

    From kipper on No More.

    Hello Sue,
    I enjoyed reading this poem and although I suspected it I was not quite sure as to its origin. You have ‘spoken’ to me of the loss of your dog on a previous occasion, but this poem is I feel more about you and your memories.
    I enjoyed too reading your conversation with Alison. Alison was always ready with a friendly word of encouragement when I was writing as I am sure she has been with you, I am sure she will want you to find a way, as I do, to look to the future with optimism.
    Congratulations for the nomination. Michael

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    2017/11/14 at 11:42 pm
    • Sweetwater

      From sweetwater on No More.

      Hi Michael.
      Yes you are right: the memories are everywhere and I was ( am ) finding it hard to deal with that. writing about it helped. Alison has been a marvellous guide along the poetry road, she and Mike showed me the right turns to take.
      Each time I lost my other two dogs my family were living with me and I waited a year before I felt it was time to have another one, but I am alone now and the loss of Harvey’s companionship is proving too difficult to manage, so to make coping a bit easier I am thinking of getting a small breed puppy, perhaps in the spring. I forgot how terribly expensive they are to buy so need time to save.
      Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, and for the congratulations on the nomination.
      Sue x

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      2017/11/15 at 1:14 am
  • Potleek

    From potleek on Frayed Cords

    For some a timeless piece, yet for a new generation won’t have a clue.
    Yes it tells our age, enjoyed the read…Tony

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    2017/11/14 at 8:56 pm
  • Potleek

    From potleek on Letters And Loyalty.

    Glad this is not the last one dedicated to Harvey.
    Having dogs understand the feelings, even the one’s you didn’t write in this piece…Tony

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    2017/11/14 at 8:46 pm
    • Sweetwater

      From sweetwater on Letters And Loyalty.

      You are very kind Tony thank you very much. I appreciate your understanding of everything said and left unsaid in the poem. Sue.

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      2017/11/14 at 9:55 pm
  • Potleek

    From potleek on Cinnamon and Brie

    An interesting story, enjoyed the read…Tony

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    2017/11/14 at 8:40 pm
    • Coolhermit

      From coolhermit on Cinnamon and Brie

      Thanks, Tony, I tapped out the first draft on a bus from Filey – I seem to get loads of inspiration on bus trips 🙂

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      2017/11/14 at 8:44 pm
  • Potleek

    From potleek on Arbeit Macht Frei

    Chrissy it seems that one generation past the memories are short lived.
    Some don’t believe it even happened.
    My Dad was at Belsen when they removed the commandant from his position.
    I remember the photo’s he brought back and one story in particular that he told.
    Yes the stories have to be told over and over again so it never happens again.
    But politics is a strange game, it was then and still is…enjoyed the read…Tony

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    2017/11/14 at 8:32 pm
    • Chrissytotoro

      From chrissytotoro on Arbeit Macht Frei

      Tony, many thanks for your comments. I have as I said in the intro, posted this here on this site before and I think it is in one of the anthologies.
      I wasn’t born until three years after the second world war but this unimaginably horrific thing became a part of my life.
      The problem is of course we are as a species incapable of learning from our own history.
      It will happen again, it has happened and it will go on happening because of that inability to learn and yes, sometimes the inability to even acknowledge that we, as a species actually did it..
      Thank you for your interest.

      Do no harm.

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      2017/11/14 at 10:20 pm
  • Ifyouplease

    From ifyouplease on God's Nuclear Winter Without Verbs


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    2017/11/14 at 12:51 am
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