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by Billy
21 Oct 2019, 00:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Folkston, Georgia, 1960
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Folkston, Georgia, 1960

Folkston, Georgia, 1960 There was a pond behind the Robert E. Lee Motel. The Okefenokee Swamp a few miles to the west. Tourists stayed before and after visiting the Swamp. Northerners remarked about the Spanish moss that hung from trees, “It’s spooky at night, but beautiful.” Down here there were o...
by Billy
20 Oct 2019, 19:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: New Year’s Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: New Year’s Eve

Thanks Judy, Mensa and the poetry gods.
by Billy
18 Oct 2019, 08:08
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Trees of Winter
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: Trees of Winter

Holed up is perfect to me. It is in line with the idea of a gang or criminal holed up somewhere from the law, plus a tree is in kind of a hole, it’s roots in the ground.
by Billy
18 Oct 2019, 07:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Letter
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: The Letter

When I read the first line, I didn’t think it was going to be a very good poem. Wow, was I totally wrong. One of the best poems I’ve read in a while.
by Billy
17 Oct 2019, 19:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: New Year’s Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: New Year’s Eve

Thanks Bob
by Billy
06 Oct 2019, 08:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Dante's Outer Circles
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: Dante's Outer Circles

Great poem. Fix the typo in the 5th stanza, last line.
by Billy
06 Oct 2019, 08:52
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Beethoven's Dark Moods
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Re: Beethoven's Dark Moods

Like the whole poem. Loved the dog on a short leash.
by Billy
06 Oct 2019, 03:29
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: New Year’s Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 865

New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve Mom, everyone says you look real good. They say it's your bone structure. Shirley poofed your hair like Angie Dickinson. Your arthritic fingers curl like the claws on Grandma's parakeet that morning we found Joey lying at the bottom of the cage. Mr. Meyers placed all the rings on you...
by Billy
03 Oct 2019, 06:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: i love the way you say goodbye
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: i love the way you say goodbye

Thanks Ken and Bob
by Billy
03 Oct 2019, 04:25
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Trees of Winter
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: Trees of Winter

Thanks judy, does the change help or not. In keeping with the metaphor of sorts, it's either a gang or a single tree holed up. That seems pretty clear to me.
by Billy
01 Oct 2019, 17:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Trees of Winter
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: Trees of Winter

Thanks for nomination, Bob, but I’m not participating at this time.
by Billy
01 Oct 2019, 00:26
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1316

Re: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:

Sorry, I'm not able to accept nom.
by Billy
27 Sep 2019, 22:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Trees of Winter
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Re: Trees of Winter

Thanks Bob, Siva, Kenneth
by Billy
27 Sep 2019, 00:10
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Courtyard of the Big House, Mambalam
Replies: 11
Views: 1328

Re: The Courtyard of the Big House, Mambalam

Well done. I’m sure I’m missing a lot since there are cultural allusions I’m not familiar wit as probably happens to you when you read. My poems.
by Billy
27 Sep 2019, 00:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Mexican Songs
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: Mexican Songs

It was a suggestion Bob, maybe it works better.
by Billy
26 Sep 2019, 20:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Mexican Songs
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: Spanish Songs

I relate to the Spanish songs, but I think Mexican works better. Then we know it’s Spanish and I see the lyrics playing out in Mexico. Good poem. I too like the part Ken mentioned.
by Billy
26 Sep 2019, 01:44
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Trees of Winter
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

Trees of Winter

Trees of Winter A gang or a single tree holed up like thieves in the cold. Dark silhouettes against a grey sky. Aliases for their summer names unspoken until the thaw. No shirts on their backs. No green the color of money. The long retreat into ice that cracks limbs. The wisdom of outlaws on the ru...
by Billy
23 Sep 2019, 23:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Annunciation
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: The Annunciation

I like the parts. I think where it needs help is the parts making a whole. I think could somehow come together with a little more clarity of purpose.
by Billy
23 Sep 2019, 22:51
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Genetics
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: Genetics

Yes, an often occurrence with genetics. Maybe a blessing.
by Billy
23 Sep 2019, 22:50
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Funeral
Replies: 13
Views: 1883

Re: My Funeral

I love the lottery ending.
by Billy
22 Sep 2019, 20:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: i love the way you say goodbye
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

i love the way you say goodbye

i love the way you say goodbye not a tease nor a tear wiped away that isn’t really there a raised hand like a white flag when all is lost lips utter words i can’t decipher but know by heart walking into a shadow looking back your face indelible you always return with more tears than can be wiped away
by Billy
12 Aug 2019, 23:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Sudden Flapping Of Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 1239

Re: The Sudden Flapping Of Wings

Thanks meena kenneth bob frank
by Billy
11 Aug 2019, 07:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Two Matches
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Re: Two Matches

I like this little tale of survival.

I had a Native American friend in art class who invited me to an inipi or sweat. He started a fire with fine shavings and flint and skillfully got it blazing to heat the grandfathers or rocks.
by Billy
11 Aug 2019, 07:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Owl and the Blackbird
Replies: 10
Views: 2404

Re: The Owl and the Blackbird

Sweet. Can’t come up with anything to improve it. Good as is.
by Billy
11 Aug 2019, 07:15
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Sudden Flapping Of Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 1239

The Sudden Flapping Of Wings

The Sudden Flapping Of Wings You don't seem to care so I couldn't have startled you. Who am I to send you packing? You own this street, all the streets. Did some little voice say skedaddle? Are you black on the inside, too, harboring a doomsday weltanschauung? You wouldn't answer if you could. I be...

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