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  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/3/2005 3:28:00 AM) Post reply

    I must join in the chorus of Farewells for someone who, undoubtedly, has been the foulest piece of turd that P/H has ever had to endure.
    So let us pray that he never shows his filthy visage again in this neighbourhood, perhaps jail will teach him a few things, should the world be so lucky, although I doubt it.
    I do not want to take the time to create a poem for the occasion, it is not worth it, of course.
    But, I do feel sorry for the likes of Ann what's her name who consider this thing to be a top poet.......
    They must all be on drugs.

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/3/2005 1:51:00 AM) Post reply

    RC is just joking. He knows how good he is.
    Don't we wish.
    I think I am gonna give him a 'one' or maybe a half!

  • Sylvia Spencer (4/2/2005 11:41:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    dear previous writer I should not worry about your ratings. If there anything like mine then you aint got nothing to worry about. If you think you write well then keep on writing. I do, life is as you see it not what people want you to write, so never think that you have upset someone along the way. cheers sylvia

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  • Robert Rorabeck (4/2/2005 9:49:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    my tremendous overall rating has dropped over the course of 2 days from a lofty 5.5 to a meager 4.0- I think I set someone on fire- Too bad they can't take off the poems of mine on people's favorites list. McDonalds, I'm love'n it.

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    • Lenchen Elf (4/3/2005 8:52:00 AM) Post reply

      Not to worry R, some masqued avenger on the board is obviously charged with a divine mission to deliver the power of '1' into our lives, thus spur us on to greater deeds: -) Who are we to complain a ... more

    • Mary Nagy (4/3/2005 8:31:00 AM) Post reply

      My rating has been doing a swan dive over the last day or so too.....don't worry about it. I was thinking the same thing...that I got somebody mad but I'm just gonna ignore it. Remember, the ratings ... more

  • Lare Austin (4/1/2005 10:52:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Yes, Janice...right on target...but please permit me...I believe...after reading your 'stuff'...your poetry is very, very first class...excellent...there is no anthology that could do any of your work justice...your poetry is indeed top my humble opinion...


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    • Janice M Pickett (4/1/2005 11:46:00 PM) Post reply

      Lare you are such a darling. Thanks for those kind words. I just got that email about an hour ago. I don't even remember submitting that poem. Just shows you hey! Hugs Jan

  • Janice M Pickett (4/1/2005 10:29:00 PM) Post reply

    Just thought I would share this with you guys. This is how they work I guess.

    Circle of Poets - Results From the Authors' Contest

    Dear janice Pickett,

    We have chosen to publish your poem in the 2005 edition of poetry vibes. Your poem was part of more than 8563 entries. Our editors recognize its technical qualities. It is with great pleasure that we would like to inform you that your poem:

    Looking through old photographs
    the other day.
    Made me remember things
    from times forgotten
    When Life was but a game
    and the future looked far from

    It brought back memories of
    childhood desires.
    I found myself back there
    in the moment
    when pain and fear were
    the strongest emotions I knew

    I had to shake myself back to
    this day.
    The past tucked neatly back in it's
    place in my photo album.

    Sitting there with the past now
    closed in a satin cover and
    held tightly in my lap
    I shudder.

    The progress of time, years,
    experience and memories
    The realisation that we were
    once there in those closed pages
    Brings a sobering reality to today.

    I thank my past for what I am now.
    I grieve my past for the insecurities
    I carry with me

    But mostly I thank God that I am still alive
    to be part of this day.
    The future of my yesterdays

    has been selected to get published. As such, your poem and name will be published in the 2005 edition of poetry vibes!

    Your copyrights are fully respected. You retain full ownership of your work.

    Paying members who order the 2005 manuscript will also qualify for the $5000 grand prize as a thank you for helping us to craft and print the manuscripts and to support our team. They will also receive an invitation to the global poetry conference.

    Once you order, we will contact you soon with more details on that global conference (with poetry experts and all 2005 contest winners working on technical/improvisation workshops) .

    Our editors select poems on the basis of rhythm, use of imagery, style and individuality. With respect to your poem 'The Future of my Yesterdays', our team of editors has particularly appreciated the images and mood evocated throughout.

    All Circle of Poets members can now read your poem in our new manuscript and we will also present it to other publishers and poetry organizations. We will ask for your authorization in the event your poem is also selected by another publisher.

    Our own manuscript is made of high quality, bounded paper. The manuscript contains professional illustrations. It makes a terrific coffee table book and a great gift to friends and family!

  • Scarborough Gypsy (4/1/2005 7:52:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies


    I am replying on the subject of I entered a competition on their and submitted a poem (before finding PH) and just last week I received a letter telling me that I had been selected as a semi finalist and would automatically be entered into the final draw. They went on to say that my poem was also going to be in an anthology and would have an entire page to itself. I do not have to pay for this but if I want to add a bio I would have to pay for that. They sent me a draft of the layout of my poem and I was able to edit anything I was not happy with. Then they offered me to purchase the anthology at a discounted price. I haven't put an order in as yet but I was of course tempted to.

    Kind regards

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    • ***** ***** (4/3/2005 5:30:00 AM) Post reply

      Gypsy, I entered something on their site a long time ago and (surprise, surprise) I too was selected as an honoured poet... don't bother with it.. they're only profiting from a writer's need to b ... more

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  • Mary Nagy (4/1/2005 2:04:00 PM) Post reply

    I also hate to admit to have many poems posted on their website. I was very excited the first time they said I was getting awards and being published///even having my poems included in a group of poems being recorded....of course all of this costs money if you want included in it...I have never paid anything and I wouldn't. To this day, every poem I've submitted to them has received 'top honors' and has been included into the anthologies...(all of which I can purchase for around $50-$60. At first I wanted to believe my poetry may just be good...I was really suprised and flattered but then I found EVERY poem submitted to them will be included into an anthology if the 'poet' wants to pay for it. (I knew a girl that actually bought one of these books and you wouldn't believe how it was set up) They put about 10-15 poems per page in very small font. Your poetry is lost in that book anyway. Just thought you may like to know my experience with This site is so much better since you can get real feedback and comments from people that don't want your money. Sincerely, Mary

  • Scarborough Gypsy (4/1/2005 8:27:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi Everyone,

    You may or may not have noticed but I haven't been around much this week. I have been trying my hardest to write this one poem (in free style) and I have spent pretty much every spare minute I've had on it. I am predominantly a rhyming poet and I am trying to master the skills of free style. Anyway, I finaly finished it tonight and have just posted it on the site. I Hope you don't mind me asking this on the forum but I would really appreciate anyone taking a look at it and giving me some honest feedback. Is it trash or treasure? The title is 'Love In A Tea Cup'.

    Thanks in advance

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    • Mary Nagy (4/1/2005 8:40:00 AM) Post reply

      Hi Gypsy, I read your poem (and left a comment) but just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love your poem! ! Trash or Treasure? ? ? Treasure by far! ! You are very talented! ! Sincerely, Ma ... more

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/1/2005 7:46:00 AM) Post reply

    I had not noticed your colour, Sir.
    Nor would I care.
    I would not blow the horn of racism before the soldiers have gotten up from their drunken slumber.
    Where is your poetry?
    Is it any good?

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