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by Colm Roe
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Music
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Re: Music

Do you the Dunning-Kroger Effect - which suggests that a person without real expertise tends to over-estimate their abilities whilst a person with a great deal of expertise or knowledge tends towards more intellectual humility?   No, but I googled. The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in w...
by Colm Roe
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Leaving
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Leaving

The curtains are drawn to the sun, as if shutting out light hides everything; in fact, it brings nights on faster, 'in fact' is moot. Is 'it' the 'shutting'? they circle his hesitant breaths, wait for them to stall. Are 'they' the curtains? If not a full stop after 'faster'? The trapped-in heat suff...
by Colm Roe
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Hero Wanted:
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Hero Wanted:

I'm sure it took more than Rachel Carson to get DDT banned but her book sure motivated a lot of people to agitate for the right thing. I didn't mean for the reader to then ask the question you suggest: elms or birds. My question is how can these horrible killings due to police brutality continue ye...
by Colm Roe
Sun May 31, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Waiting
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: Waiting

murmac wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 4:37 am
Super Fantastic, Fun Time Excellent Poetry

That has to be Japan :lol:
by Colm Roe
Sun May 31, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Red or dead.
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: Red or dead.

Thank you for your comments AJ :)
Thanks for your observation Dave.
by Colm Roe
Sun May 31, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Music
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Re: Music

The conclusion I simply did not really get. The idea behind yes but the phrase makes no real sense to me, I am afraid. "we are beneath even ourselves." This both seems impossible and hybris because you being a human cannot judge this. It is a philosophically weak conclusion Impossible? I assume you...
by Colm Roe
Sun May 31, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Hero Wanted:
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Hero Wanted:

From what google tells me DDT was killing pretty much everything (or at least making them very ill) in an attempt to save the elms. It was banned, most of the elms died...but the grackles thrived. Assuming I'm correct so far, we are left with the question. Would you prefer lots of healthy elms or bi...
by Colm Roe
Sun May 31, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: In Daylight
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: In Daylight

Hi Linda, Yes, I saw some footage of the crime...truly horrific. And for some reason it's even more sad because the victim is black; and I don't think that's because the policeman is white. I think it's because we see so many innocent black people murdered by the police we've begun to believe that m...
by Colm Roe
Sat May 30, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: In Daylight
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: In Daylight

I only became aware of the incident this afternoon. The police over there appear to use unnecessary force, I'm sure you've seen the video footage of Deandre Brunston's slaughter...they even shot their own dog! OK, that's an extreme example. From all the police programmes I've seen most, IMO show unn...
by Colm Roe
Fri May 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: In Daylight
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: In Daylight

Definitely wasn't removed :)