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  • Gold Star - 14,805 Points Mohammad Skati (8/28/2014 4:14:00 AM) Post reply
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    Hi, great poets. I suggest reading and studying all Shakespeare's sonnets fully, so what do you think?Thanks.

  • Rookie - 335 Points Jim Hogg (8/27/2014 2:55:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Helloh Danny.... (no, I'm not just checking the colour of my badge/shield/cresty thing! !) ...

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  • Rookie - 615 Points Frank Ovid (8/27/2014 12:19:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    I really want to get my green crest, even if I have to take some other poets down while I'm on my way up. Sorry, that's the world of competitive poetry. I figure the more down votes I give someone the more chance I'll have to move up.
    Fair warning. Look for a lot of " ones" coming your way. I apologize, but it's the law of the jungle. You go down in prosaic flames, while I rise up in the poetry world. What's bad for you gets me digging on Treasure Island. Acker, you're going down first.

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    • Rookie - 615 Points Frank Ovid (8/28/2014 10:58:00 AM) Post reply

      Thanks Jeff. It's a different world out there for poets these days. One has to be aggressive. Opportunistic, if you will. If someone's better than you, stick a " one" in their back pocket. R ... more

    • Rookie - 615 Points Jefferson Carter (8/28/2014 9:35:00 AM) Post reply

      Frank, that's the attitude! You're my hero and template! Good luck with your new career!

    • Rookie - 615 Points Frank Ovid (8/28/2014 7:27:00 AM) Post reply

      Mr. Westlake, I'll try my best, however, I can't stand to see the other (inferior) poets getting their higher colors before me. I'm shooting for purple by the end of the day. Wish me luck!

    • Rookie - 615 Points John Westlake (8/28/2014 6:44:00 AM) Post reply

      Is it not better to help others rise wit ... more

  • Gold Star - 14,805 Points Mohammad Skati (8/27/2014 9:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi, dear members. I suggest reading, studying, commenting, ........, ..........., on a certain poem for a certain poet daily. Some poets can translate this poem into different language. We can benefit from this task in addition to other tasks. Thanks.

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  • Gold Star - 14,805 Points Mohammad Skati (8/27/2014 9:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi, dear members. I suggest reading, studying, commenting, ........, ..........., on a certain poem for a certain poet daily. Some poets can translate this poem into different language. We can benefit from this task in addition to other tasks. Thanks.

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    • Gold Star - 14,805 Points Frank Ovid (8/27/2014 12:25:00 PM) Post reply

      Please delete this duplicate post. You're crowding in on my poetry corporate ladder. How's about 6 " ones" on your latest poems sound?That's what I thought, now delete it.

  • Freshman - 1,227 Points Dan Reynolds (8/27/2014 7:14:00 AM) Post reply

    Think I'll look up the top thirty of the so-called top poets and post " You show great skill and promise" on their most recent poem. See how many reply.

  • Freshman - 1,227 Points Dan Reynolds (8/27/2014 7:12:00 AM) Post reply

    So now we can look forward to a myriad of forum posts from the front-page carpet bombers of old, marketing and self-promoting their statistical rankings. When will PH start promoting quality, rather than quantity?Never, as that does not bring in the revenue of the advertisers.

  • Veteran Poet - 3,292 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (8/27/2014 12:24:00 AM) Post reply

    If you can
    stand on sharp edge
    a blade awaits
    your foot-tips to stand you alone

    another wonderful world
    sure will show you
    claps greeting your efficiency..

  • Rookie - 471 Points delilah contrapunctal (8/26/2014 10:54:00 PM) Post reply

    further PH inanities:

    Paint me red
    Paint me blue
    Paint me as a kinkajou.....'])

  • Freshman - 1,559 Points Mike Acker (8/26/2014 3:20:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Savory Deal(revised)

    Contact the broker of special deals
    and ask her to procure a savory one
    for me. See if there may be an advantage
    were I to acquire two, instead of one.
    Make sure she knows all the lurid details
    like my age, as I am seventy and some.
    I want to feel secure that this deal,
    once sealed, will not be hindered by anything,
    or anyone. I will tell you once again,
    I want no limits on what I can
    and cannot do, but I have no preference
    if the hair is straight or curled. Don't you see?
    We live live in a mad, mad world.

    Go forth and pay the asked for sum,
    as I can no longer, control this want.
    We must schedule the imam, an annoying
    cost, just to veil the deed with sacred rites.
    Ensure that what I am paying for
    is not older than twelve. The eyes must be
    blue or green and the skin as fair as
    what has rarely seen the sun. I will
    provide for her needs once she is in my
    hands. Most importantly, she must be
    pure and by no other man eyed or held.
    No pity in this world for any child,
    soon to be felled.

    Mike Acker
    (about Syrian children in refugee camps being bought and sold)

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    • Freshman - 1,559 Points Frank Ovid (8/28/2014 11:12:00 AM) Post reply

      Prenab, what you proposing here?Selling children is better than... selling women...for...sexual favors?Or, what is it you're saying?

    • Freshman - 1,559 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (8/27/2014 12:14:00 AM) Post reply

      Hard to believe but it's reality. At least children could bring more money by selling than female body. Not particularly any country-picture, it's globally happening everywhere where is disturbance ... more

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