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  January 2023     2 months ago

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did you really?

your daughters
birthday I mean?
overtime at the office
because promotion hinges on
this present project.
first animal doctor
for you to audit.
not only
for IRS, but also
for vets association.
they have him up on the
carpet for sub...

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Before leaving I will repeat here one of my favourites. The Wee Shop by Robert Service.

She risked her all, they told me, bravely sinking
The pinched economies of thirty years;
And there the little shop was, meek and shrinking,
The sum of all her dreams and hopes and fears.
Ere it was opened I would see them in it,
The gray-haired...

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Just a start at welcoming.

Chinese Family Just Arrived. Met them in Restaurant. Friend Mary was already offering help.

Imagine
Here from Hong Kong
Only three days
Young thirties couple
And sweet young daughter.
I’m saying around six.

They were game for
Whatever...

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Robert Service: More than rough and tough Gold Rush.

THE WEE SHOP


She risked her all, they told me, bravely sinking
The pinched economies of thirty years;
And there the little shop was, meek and shrinking,
The sum of all her dreams and hopes and fears.
Ere it was opened I would see them in...

by Doug Blair

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For Health’s Sake, We Buckle

I have been wanting discussion

With somebody

Anybody.

But we have been muzzled

by the system

Of containment, confinement

Better leave alone agendas.



For so long we hurried back home.

Shop a little

Talk only when...

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TeriL always knows how to comment well and with encouragement. More should follow suit.

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I have moved over to another forum. Find it to be much more inter-active and satisfying. https://allpoetry.com/Doug_Blair

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Now that is a spectacular poem. Any comments from out there? Any?

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A real celebration and forward event in 1973. Swans officiating and slowly nodding assent.

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I remember another one that addressed bureaucracy in Ants. Brilliant irony. On our honeymoon 1974, we were in Vermont. Morgan horses. Colourful autumn. Friendly people. The old haunts of Robert Frost. And us…Doug Blair 

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Aw nuts, a trip to the Vet and his firm grasp and final needle. We had a doxy, much beloved. Went the same way. Good phases of story Robin…Doug Blair

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Winking from the curb, this friendlyChristmas tree. Captures the special homestyle blessings of Noel, however quaint. Thanks for this excellent piece Robin.

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Excellent pathos and provocation John. And I love the Scots and most things about the. I have visited twice. Look in Google images for the nature paintings of Landseer…good stuff John. Doug Blair…yep very good. 

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oops I was referring to lovingempath…Someone named Robin?

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lets stop there on a note of mutual respect. Now it seems another is ragging on my so called Christian slant. Can’t get ahead on this strain. Stopping here. Sheesh. Doug. Sayonara lovingmepath. Nighty night. 

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http://histocall.blogspot.com/ a blog of Gospel thoughts and music

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Treatments sometimes are just plain robbery of self and wit and energy and hope. In the field of mental health. Tools of assessment are still inadequate. Like a chimpanzee using a twig as a prod for tasty termites in their hole. Chin up Brother. Mental illness has come to my family as well. Day at a time..Doug Blair. 

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Glad that you delight in your Monarchy. Charles is into it ably and sensitively. Watched all of the Coronation. Pomp and music done so well by you Brits

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Your analysis studies one’s self searching as if the Initiator of a marked transformation. No, God chooses, woos, draws, fascinates, convicts of sin. The process by His initiation results in repentance unto life. Acts chapter 11. Verses 17 and 18. Sounds as if I am on the Reformist side, doesn’t. Nope I follow the Holiness side as did John Wesley, horse riding Evangelist. Consult the very last verses of James chapter five. There is a terrible point at which one is capable of rebelling his salvation away. Watch out. Pray often. Recognize your tenuous ride. Trust in the Blood and the indwelling Spirit. 

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As if to say God revokes promises. Makes mistakes and has to resort to a Plan B or Plan C. Balderdash. Jews are not being replaced in God’s partiality with a strange Race. At the end of Galations we read that the true Israel of God encompasses Jew and Gentile, bond and free. The process has been a brilliant refining. Not a replacing…Doug Blair. 

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