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  • Freshman - 2,059 Points Bull Hawking (10/21/2014 11:22:00 PM) Post reply
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    Has anyone heard from Gary Witt?, .......I was just wondering what ever happened to him....I always liked his input in this forum....and his style. Gary, wherever you are....you are missed.


  • Freshman - 544 Points Adam M. Snow (10/21/2014 5:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I've posted this a while back ago and I've done some few rewrites to it. What do you guys think of it now?

    This Lost Lamb
    Written by Adam M. Snow

    Oh by the morning strike of day
    and by the calm obscure of night,
    my heart is Yours O God - I pray;
    grant this lost lamb Your holy sight.

    Give this lost lamb the sight to see,
    truth that lies in the love of Thee.
    Grant me the sight of your own eyes
    and make O God, this dumb man wise.

    Grant this lost lamb the words to speak,
    the Word O God of Yours to man,
    the Word of truth for which they seek
    in ways a lamb once lost dare can.

    Grant this lost lamb an ear to hear,
    and hear Your voice so crystal clear.
    Speak Ye - O God with words of love,
    let this lamb hear Your voice above.

    Grant this lost lamb the feet to lead,
    so I may guide a crowd to Thee.
    Help this lamb O God to succeed,
    and help the ones encage be free.

    Grant this lost lamb the hands to aid,
    and help the fallen and afraid,
    and help the lost ones to be found.
    Help me guide them to solid ground.

    Lead this lost lamb - O God, to Thee;
    save this lamb from the sunless deep.
    Grant me the sight so I may see
    Your love's overpowering heap.

    Let this lost lamb be born again,
    to live for You - O God, Amen.

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  • Rookie - 5 Points Deborah Cromer (10/21/2014 12:04:00 PM) Post reply

    Improvements, modifications, adjustments, changes...PoemHunter is not the same. All in all though, reading down recent and past posts I can see that some things never change. Good to know.

  • Freshman - 544 Points Adam M. Snow (10/20/2014 3:55:00 PM) Post reply

    The Fruits of Insanity
    Written by Adam M. Snow

    If you are hungry, take a bite
    - leave your worries and plight,
    saver the taste, the poet's fruit
    where inspiration goes to flock.

    If you are hungry, take a bite
    - lose yourself in writer's smite;
    the taste is bitter, O so bitter,
    a bite would lose your sanity.

    Take a bite, that precious fruit,
    let your mind dilute;
    see the world through poet's eyes
    with oppress madness stair.

    If you are hungry, take your pen and write
    - let your words flow and let it take flight.
    Indulge yourself in insanity's fruit
    and become the writer of tomorrow.

  • Gold Star - 21,595 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/20/2014 9:14:00 AM) Post reply

    I have read the poem of Carl Sandsburg the great American poet and poem " From the shore" pertaining to the birds flying in distant destinations irrespective of various adversities those faces. The close observation of nature and rhyming lines of the poem makes it so beautiful and I liked it very much.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,628 Points Mike Acker (10/20/2014 12:06:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    A corny older poem from me...Disguise as reply...

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    • Veteran Poet - 1,628 Points Mike Acker (10/20/2014 3:14:00 AM) Post reply

      Disguise I keep asking myself over and over, and over again: " How could something so good have turned so badly? Something so right have turned so wrong? How could something so l ... more

  • Rookie - 172 Points Michael Morrissey (10/19/2014 4:40:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I am wondering how the main page functions: " Top 500, " " Poem of the Day, " and " Quick Links."

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,240 Points Dan Reynolds (10/18/2014 5:59:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    I have less than a week, to write and recite a poem at my. Mother's 90th birthday party. how do you think I should approach this momentous occasion?

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    • Veteran Poet - 1,240 Points delilah contrapunctal (10/19/2014 7:35:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      If you gotten your great sense of humor from her you'll have some memories of when you were growing up with her love and help to play with and to enhance the hugs and kisses...bet she loves being a g ... more

    • Veteran Poet - 1,240 Points Professor Plum (10/18/2014 10:47:00 PM) Post reply

      If she is that old, offer to drive her tongue around on sunday, or, maybe, lay roadkill at her ears.

    • Veteran Poet - 1,240 Points Professor Plum (10/18/2014 9:24:00 PM) Post reply

      Just don't do anything with blue armadillos, women with two faces, or phallic buildings and you'll be fine.

    • Veteran Poet - 1,240 Points Diane Hine (10/18/2014 8:13:00 PM) Post reply

      For an idea of how NOT to write the poem ... more

  • Bronze Star - 2,767 Points Points Of View (10/18/2014 11:53:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    It's strange a Poet who I believe he's great is gone on my friends list even his comments and pm and my reply are all gone.
    How and Why?I checked him everywhere but I can't find him anymore left no single trace.
    His like a ghost..

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  • Gold Star - 21,595 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/18/2014 9:55:00 AM) Post reply

    The most interested poem of today from the poems read by me is " After many cold winters" written by Valsa George. The poem pertains to love that is campus love. Though a routine subject of poems from various poets this particular poem felt with such great feelings of love just like an incident and experience of the reader. The word power is also great.

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