Kim Barney

Gold Star - 169,412 Points (Oct 6 / I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit)

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The monthly Contest has been cancelled because of lack of interest. Linda Bella Wassermeister has finally won the September 2018 contest, which had gone unsolved for a year and five months. See the " Poem" called CONTEST RESULTS for more information.

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  • ''I wouldn't trade that experience for anything in the world, but I wouldn't give ten cents to do it again.''
    Said by my wife's 80+ year old grandfather after rafting down the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam.
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  • ''If you find me asleep, leave me alone; dead, wake me up.''
    Antonio Maria, Brazilian poet (1921-1964)
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  • ''Ambulância! Salva um e mata dez!
    (Ambulance! It saves one and kills ten!)''
    Genady Pawlenko, a Brazilian friend of mine of Russian descent [said after seeing an ambulance tear down the street at a reckless speed]
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  • ''After all is said and done,
    there's been more said than done.''
    Don't remember where I first heard this, but I've said it many times since!
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  • Belle Wassermeister Belle Wassermeister (12/31/2019 12:03:00 PM)

    Kim is the funniest person I know on this website. If Kumarmani Mahakul can bestow titles, then so can I.
    I hereby bestow upon Kim the title of
    The Clown Prince of Poem Hunter.

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  • Bri Edwards Bri Edwards (12/24/2019 7:34:00 PM)

    Kim, why isn't PH giving me a spot to send you a dam (n) message! ?

    Belle's two poems deleted from list this year are Cheerleader Tryouts and Visiting A Country Church.

    i just got a message from her saying she'd been very ill saying i now can share them if i wish to.

    bri

    :)

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  • A B Faniki (10/20/2019 1:47:00 AM)

    A brilliant poet and talented wordsmith

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  • ANKITA (4/25/2019 5:50:00 AM)

    Awsome

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  • Prabir Gayen Prabir Gayen (4/4/2019 12:53:00 AM)

    Very talented poet....God bless you.

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  • Kim Barney Kim Barney (3/19/2019 6:45:00 PM)

    Kumarmani Mahakul bestowed the title of Heavenly Fortune on me. How he came up with that, I'll never know. If I did have a fortune, that would be heavenly!

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  • Smoky Hoss Smoky Hoss (1/8/2017 9:20:00 PM)

    I think Groucho Marx may have said the line about after all is said and done, but am not certain. No matter, it is a great and true proverb.

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Best Poem of Kim Barney

Poetry Heaven

Last night I went to bed at eleven
And dreamed I went to Poetry Heaven.
Keeper of the Gate was not Saint Peter
But Robert Frost - - hey, what could be sweeter?

The first person I saw up there
was sitting in a golden chair.
It was my good friend, Hank Beuning,
And a golden guitar he was tuning.

Hank, I said, I've known you for years.
We've had some laughs, we've had some tears,
And I never knew you played the guitar!
He said, well, I don't, at least not so far,
But I've got lots of time with little to do
So I thought I might try to learn ...

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