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Had difficulty resetting a password. So I started a new page. Formerly Doug Blair (197 poems submitted. Many of faith or nature topics.) Poet in Kitchener Ontario. Fully retired. Harmonica busker. Photographer. Nature hiker. In 2023, the age is 72 in years, much younger, as motivated. Try reading Psalm 84. Pretty much covers it. http://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/ http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/

  March 2023     8 months ago

Submitted Poems 391 total

The Syrian and Family Beloved

Met him after sundown
His smoke break
Back of our building
Cool and quiet
One mourning dove
Serenading from lamp post
On the street.

A Syrian, here eleven years
Shy about his English usage
Studying at an ESL group.
Making progress but
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Is the Separate Loneliness Passing?

I find it hard to go outside
To meet the Human Race
Some still wear masks
Their talk is scarce
And fears stay on their face.

A strange civility that sponsors
Stay alone.
Keep those six feet
And do your part.
Keep King Health on his...

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Dizzy Sessions Recently

Are you alright there Mister
Your balance seems amiss?
The walking stick is helping
But not for all of this.
Help you to your car Sir?
Call your Doctor, yes.
Otherwise you seem fit
Until you hit this mess.
You say your meds have increased.
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Yes it’s cancer…Sorry.

I can waste a body
I can shatter dreams
I can raise my threat
Through a thousand schemes.
I can rob a home
I can stunt a life
I can tear the bond
Of a man and wife.
I can pull the blind
Down on hope or joy
And the neighbours’talk
I will...

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Robert Browning addresses the zany poet.

Calls him a Corregidor.

See this link

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For fear of a woman’s allure departed, you would opt out of Heaven? Lousy choice Buster.

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a little testy are we. Ignore my comments if you want. But for Heavens sakes read some of the English laureate John Masefield. He is one of the greats. Far beyond either of us. Much about the Sea and Gospel themes. I was appreciating your work, and that alone. I think you also want to take a jab at my gold membership designations. Why? Did you sleep poorly? Get a tummy ache? Take a breather…Doug Blair /Wayne Blair 

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John take a look at some of the long narrative poems by John Masefield. eg. Dobber and The Everlasting Mercy.

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Livid, looted, havocs. All words that arrest a reader. Faith having been tried and found overcoming, and eventually audacious…Wayne Blair…gives a four and now follows.

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Yes time is precious and fleeting. Grab it buddies. Don’t delay.

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Message is warming, redemptive and fun. Thanks Gary.

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Daffy, Porky, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Beep Beep…you betcha!

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I used to live in Chatham. Nearby farm country had lots of irrigation canals with lots of turtles, snappers and muskrat.
On a leisurely drive I would usually see one or two turtles. Reminded me of the comedy sketch by Jonathan Winters, Turtle Crossing the Pennsylvania Turnpike. I had that phonograph vinyl back in my teens. Knew all the routines. 

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Thanks for your kind words of empathy and encouragement anonymous3142. Your kind of personal approach is needed more from Forum members. Would then warrant the badge of Community.

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Nifty new feature from AI generating an image appropriate for reinforcing poem’s core message. Thanks for adding folks…Doug.

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Much experience and skill learned so as to be ready for the healing, supporting, forgiving encounter with a past partner. Or perhaps with one who is just out of sorts.
Yes Wildflower, this is a moving five-star poem…Doug…very well put together.
Dud it take with several revisions. Or was it a quick one, where you simply stepped aside? 

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Enjoy the precise structuring of sonnets with John Donne. Perhaps only Elizabeth Barrett Browning is on a par with him.

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