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    09-13-2019, 06:09 PM
    Hawkman replied to a thread Nettles in Personal Poetry
    "We lived upon nettles, when nettles were good, And Waterloo porridge was the best of our food" Traditional, "The Four Loom Weaver"
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    09-11-2019, 06:32 PM
    Jerrybaldy started a thread Nettles in Personal Poetry
    Mid morning Coco pops done Beano comic read All systems go Shorts on. Sun shining Tracy still thinks I知 great. Top of the cherry. Lop...
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    09-09-2019, 07:02 PM
    I知 eating a sausage roll At the buffet With the people Yep that lot. The f ucking people With the Jesus and the Allah And no dead animals...
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    09-09-2019, 04:54 AM
    Jerrybaldy replied to a thread Blackened Glass in Personal Poetry
    You’re a great writer. Funnily enough the line that Tailor quoted confused me. Why plastic? Plastic surgery? Seemed an odd metaphor for your face.
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    09-09-2019, 04:49 AM
    Jerrybaldy replied to a thread The Rabbit in Personal Poetry
    You have a very evocative turn of phrase. Particularly liked the second line but the whole thing was great to read.
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    09-09-2019, 04:44 AM
    Jerrybaldy replied to a thread Tick tock. in Personal Poetry
    Thanks Auntie and Hawk. Wow it’s like old times ��. It was a mash up of boy and man as I’m sure you saw. Running out of breath for me can go on...
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    09-09-2019, 04:41 AM
    Jerrybaldy replied to a thread The last to go. in Personal Poetry
    Good to see you are still lurking too Deiter, Daniel and Tailor. Thanks for taking the trouble
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    09-09-2019, 04:38 AM
    Jerrybaldy replied to a thread The last to go. in Personal Poetry
    Good to hear from you Hawk. I still get the occasional urge to come here. You post on too my friend.
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  • Hawkman's Avatar
    09-06-2019, 03:41 PM
    Hawkman replied to a thread The last to go. in Personal Poetry
    Still not gone, then? Be well. Post on..
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    09-06-2019, 03:37 PM
    Hawkman replied to a thread Tick tock. in Personal Poetry
    Tick-tock, tick-tock, waiting for death. Why do we wait so long? It seems to take for ever to run out of breath...
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    08-28-2019, 01:47 PM
    AuntShecky replied to a thread Six Game Reboot in Forum Games
    1. Say the next word: demeanor 2. Two Word Game: stabile genius 3. Word Association Game: narcissist 4. Song Title Game: "Don't Worry--...
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    08-27-2019, 08:24 PM
    AuntShecky replied to a thread Tick tock. in Personal Poetry
    A bit of stream-of-consciousness going. I see. You still have that strong, distinctive "voice." If CloudFlare lets you edit, please, please, please...
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    08-27-2019, 08:05 PM
    Jerrybaldy started a thread Tick tock. in Personal Poetry
    Inside The wide eyed boy is playing with matches Building dens Walking to school Drinking water from the tap Wet faced Wolf whistling ...
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    08-26-2019, 05:07 PM
    AuntShecky replied to a thread Not Guilty!? in Richard III
    "Is Margaret Plantagenet?" "No, Sire. Alas, she's still alive."
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    08-26-2019, 04:37 PM
    AuntShecky replied to a thread Six Game Reboot in Forum Games
    1. Say the Next Work: suppurating 2. Two Word Game: virus protection 3. Word Association Game: rheumy 4. Song Title Game: "If I Had a...
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    08-26-2019, 04:35 PM
    AuntShecky replied to a thread Six Game Reboot in Forum Games
    Whoa. That cockamamie CloudFlare timed me out again. When I hit "retry" it went to the first page of the thread, not the third. Hence the...
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  • AuntShecky's Avatar
    08-26-2019, 09:57 AM
    Flash just sent me a text stating that he's still on the case and wants me to bump this. So-- Bump, bumpity, bump, bump BUMP -BUMP!
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    08-24-2019, 05:05 PM
    Thanks, you two. But on top of everything else, the arrangement of the footnotes is skewed. (Or screwed.) Can't edit it. All I get is a blank...
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    08-23-2019, 05:39 PM
    Flash Monitor, Cyberdetective Lately business in the cyberdetection game has been slower than a dial-up modem circa 1990. Since then, a megaton...
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  • Jerrybaldy's Avatar
    08-22-2019, 07:04 PM
    Hello? The hearing is the last to go. Hello? I think I知 talking But I知 thinking I知 talking I知 not talking. A crisp packet rustling ...
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    08-22-2019, 06:46 PM
    Jerrybaldy replied to a thread Orange Juice in Personal Poetry
    Glad to see there is still some good on here.
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