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by indar
Tue Feb 13, 2024 6:41 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Dearly Beloved
Replies: 0
Views: 740

Dearly Beloved

I want to say this straightforwardly, in plain words, not an easy task when the subject is abstract. I strung pink lights between my palm trees, solar powered, and made a sign that leans against the center tree that says: keep the lovelight burning, decorations for Valentine's Day. My way of demonst...
by indar
Sat Feb 10, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 0
Views: 709

Happy New Year

Okay so things might not have started out so well as of our western New Year but maybe today is a second chance. Celebrate for 2 whole weeks with this one and celebrate like you mean it! It’s the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac − associated with good fortune, wisdom and success (theconversa...
by indar
Tue Feb 06, 2024 4:13 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: I suppose congrats are in order
Replies: 0
Views: 216

I suppose congrats are in order

I just caught sight of Tracy Mitchell on my facebook page in a bar-cheating on us. He's had a poem published. He has some splaining to do.
by indar
Tue Jan 16, 2024 9:45 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Aunt Lucille
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: Aunt Lucille

Thank you, Dave. I think now the family would not have made everything contingent on her "getting better". Now I would hope we'd have told her we loved her the way she was and admired how courageously she faced her life of extreme difficulty.
by indar
Sun Jan 14, 2024 6:02 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: TTB Anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: TTB Anniversary

Oh Captain, our captain, First, here is hoping you are back in good health. Second, where would TTB be without you? This has definitely been THE PLACE for excellent writing and thoughtful and generous comments. Congratulations to us--we are a wonderful group! I'm actually getting sentimental about y...
by indar
Sat Jan 13, 2024 11:26 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Aunt Lucille
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: Aunt Lucille

by indar
Sat Jan 13, 2024 11:08 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Aunt Lucille
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Aunt Lucille

No one enjoyed a smutty joke more than Lucy, her guttural laugh let us know she got it, the most subtle double entendre. Yet even family members shouted in her face as if she couldn't hear, used language more appropriate to a child. Brain damaged, so the story went, born with the navel chord wrapped...
by indar
Thu Jan 11, 2024 4:20 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: What If (Revised)
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: What If (Revised)

I'd love to see see it reworked sans questioning and stated as an actual happening. It would be a shame to lose such fine imagery as: Would you bravely protect your poetic self like a poem-oak, and come crashing down, all lyrical bones shattered like glass. I certainly can see this as a personal dec...
by indar
Sat Dec 16, 2023 1:46 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Roadside Attraction
Replies: 3
Views: 5628

Roadside Attraction

Roadside Attraction One mile ahead on the right a fantastical sight! Turn here for a free look: the world's biggest ball of dog hair shed by a thirty-pound terrier collected from under the bed, and off the rug over eight years, and for only a dollar you'll get a full-size photo of it and the dog sig...
by indar
Thu Nov 23, 2023 7:16 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Weather
Replies: 6
Views: 7071

Re: Weather

I've read a couple of times and have decided you've written two different poems here. Perhaps, as Colm, says the first is a bit overwritten, but gosh, I miss some of the imagery and atmosphere of the first in the second. Could there be a compromise perhaps?