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John Kay Male, 67, Germany (5/17/2013 11:30:00 PM)

My Horror Story

The lights went off all over
the city. Everything was down.

Becoming eerily disconnected
from the world, we began to thaw,

so the four of us sat around a table
with flashlights under our chins,

like children, laughing in the dark,
when it was suggested that we tell

each other some horror stories.
My turn came, and I declined,

as the only horror story I knew
began long ago- as a love story.

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  • Rookie - 150 Points Poetry Hound (5/20/2013 3:31:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    So nice to read a new poem from you. It's been a long time.

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    • Rookie - 150 Points John Kay (5/20/2013 8:55:00 PM) Post reply

      PH- now this is a real surprise. You, Sue Ann, and Lamont all here. Seems like something is happening. I'm enjoying it. Any new Jesus poems?

  • Rookie - 9 Points Mary Morstan (5/18/2013 4:44:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi John, I really like the mood and form but the last two lines are too easy a solution, imo - there is something else waiting to be said.

  • Rookie S. A. S. (5/17/2013 11:37:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Are you doing the love connection? I remember we talked about your next book being love poems.

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    • Rookie John Kay (5/18/2013 12:04:00 AM) Post reply

      Sue, No, not really. I've been drowning in " retirement, " and I saw that you mentioned that Tomas was posting poems, so I came to take a look and found a Lamont poem, and for a moment i ... more

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