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by Tom Balch
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Time Will Help
Replies: 1
Views: 2266

Time Will Help

Time Will Help There´s not a lot that I can do, feel useless in this situation, maybe offer help and understanding, comfort with soft spoken words of sympathy and caring. I´ll quietly go and make you tea, whilst healing time I know can do a better job than me, but know I,m here and know I care and k...
by Tom Balch
Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Born From A Full Life Run
Replies: 2
Views: 2174

Born From A Full Life Run

I can see them all in a magnified mirror, every line and wrinkle they all tell a story, all of them part of my life, they do not haunt me: This growing old is not a worry in fact it´s quite the opposite, this aging face has seen a full life run; I feel them all, the aches and pains the grunts and g...
by Tom Balch
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Where Life Happens
Replies: 6
Views: 3528

Re: Where Life Happens

Certainly one to ponder, ShelleyA...
by Tom Balch
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Fluttering Autumn Leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 3327

Re: Fluttering Autumn Leaves

A beautiful poem to go with the beautiful image, Stella...
by Tom Balch
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Cry ~ tanka poem
Replies: 6
Views: 3991

Re: Cry ~ tanka poem

Beautiful Tanka poem, Stella...One we can all relate with...
by Tom Balch
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Cherub
Replies: 8
Views: 4375

Re: The Cherub

A clever piece filled with wonderful imagery...
by Tom Balch
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Best Not Look
Replies: 4
Views: 3257

Best Not Look

When I look back to years long gone I see it all so clearly, the things I could not see back then the things that cost me dearly. I see the errors of my ways the paths I should have taken, I see the signs I missed back then and regret my lack of vision. As I look forward at days to come with eyes so...
by Tom Balch
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: With The Warm Summer Sun on His Face
Replies: 5
Views: 2995

With The Warm Summer Sun on His Face

He sat on a rock by the banks of a stream he was armed with some paper and pen, he jotted down thoughts that came in his head his first poem was formed there and then. He wrote of the music the water composed as it danced its way round all the stones, he wrote down the words of the water birds song...
by Tom Balch
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: But The Flowers
Replies: 8
Views: 4004

Re: But The Flowers

The end lines did it for me, loved it.
by Tom Balch
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Tree is gone
Replies: 7
Views: 3878

Re: Tree is gone

Yes! it´s all about family. Nicely done, we can all relate.
by Tom Balch
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Years
Replies: 3
Views: 2596

Re: Years

I knew this would be good after reading the opening line. Yes! and how the years flow...
by Tom Balch
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Senryu Kisses
Replies: 2
Views: 2280

Re: Senryu Kisses

Absolutely beautiful, Stella. Perfectly penned Senryu.
by Tom Balch
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: There must be...
Replies: 3
Views: 2533

Re: There must be...

There must be indeed,the gain is worth the pain.
by Tom Balch
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - Divine Forces
Replies: 4
Views: 2874

Re: 2015 - Divine Forces

Sound advice, Seema.
by Tom Balch
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: No Return
Replies: 1
Views: 1884

No Return

The journey now is much akin to barren long left towns where tumbleweed drifts aimlessly between the old ramshackle homes, with slow despondent footfalls along deserted dusty streets, blackened windows and boarded doors echo all of life’s defeats, a woebegone and broken soul with no hope or chance ...
by Tom Balch
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Still
Replies: 5
Views: 2826

Still

Still

Still sets two places, but he
Sits all alone in silence
Sifting through a microwave dinner,
Single portion… not eating, just picking
Sifting through the papers, not reading, just
Sits staring, he really misses her…
Still hating the cancer that took her.
by Tom Balch
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Evensong
Replies: 3
Views: 2537

Re: Evensong

A beautiful piece that touches the heart, Stella.
by Tom Balch
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Candle's Burning Low
Replies: 7
Views: 3698

Re: The Candle's Burning Low

A wonderful poem, Joseph.
by Tom Balch
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Hearts Wept.
Replies: 4
Views: 2852

Re: Hearts Wept.

A wonderful friend and a wonderful poet very much missed, thank you for this beautiful piece for Chris, Fay.
by Tom Balch
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - Celebrating The Life Of A Great Man
Replies: 3
Views: 2746

Re: 2015 - Celebrating The Life Of A Great Man

A wonderful tribute indeed, Seema.
by Tom Balch
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - My Anchor And Hope
Replies: 3
Views: 2713

Re: 2015 - My Anchor And Hope

Very well written , Seema.
by Tom Balch
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Praise poem 2.
Replies: 5
Views: 3323

Re: Praise poem 2.

A well rhymed piece indeed.
by Tom Balch
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASSIE
Replies: 2
Views: 2072

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASSIE

Hope you have a lovely birthday, Cassie.
by Tom Balch
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: As Dickie Sparrow was Sleeping
Replies: 2
Views: 2070

Re: As Dickie Sparrow was Sleeping

A lovely series, Stella. You must have a lot of fun writing these as we do reading them.
by Tom Balch
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Merely
Replies: 5
Views: 2899

Merely

Poet, is the name given to those
who see life as others
could not possible see it,

life is the indulgence
of every possible emotion
and the surviving of their affects on us,

the poet merely records it all
in a way that will touch the heart.
by Tom Balch
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Nonsense #1
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

Re: Nonsense #1

Ha-ha! Great fun and oh so "Cheeky", Stella.
by Tom Balch
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: It
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

It

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4050/4710147314_5009e4d04e_m.jpg There is a tapping at the window and a rustling at the door, there is a creaking on the staircase that I´ve never heard before, there is scratching in the attic and there is banging from the shed, me thinks, I´d better do a runner or I...
by Tom Balch
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: I'll Be Coming Home Again
Replies: 3
Views: 2508

Re: I'll Be Coming Home Again

Absolutely beautiful, Cindy, great imagery throughout. Very much enjoyed.
by Tom Balch
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Nursery Friends
Replies: 5
Views: 3742

Re: Nursery Friends

`Brilliant fun, brilliantly crafted and wearly enjoid. Lubd it.
by Tom Balch
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Journey
Replies: 4
Views: 2651

Re: The Journey

So very pleased I don´t have to follow this gem , Stella. An absolute triumph of a poem and one we can read over and over again. Tfs.
by Tom Balch
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: For Thee.
Replies: 6
Views: 3294

Re: For Thee.

I love the form of this lovely poem , Fay. The imagery of longing shines through in every line.A wonderful piece indeed.
by Tom Balch
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Under Foot (Englyn Poem)
Replies: 2
Views: 2296

Under Foot (Englyn Poem)

The fall of autumn leaves form gold carpets
between the bare branch trees,
softly under foot still breaths
new life waiting, to be free.



Inspired by the Hello September picture above...
by Tom Balch
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Dylanesque ~ a Villanelle
Replies: 7
Views: 3126

Re: Dylanesque ~ a Villanelle

A villanelle of perfection, Stella. Dylan would be proud. We must start a "poem of the week" on the front page and I declare this the first winner. Absolutely lived it. A well crafted and thought out piece.
by Tom Balch
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - Truth of Reality
Replies: 3
Views: 2629

Re: 2015 - Truth of Reality

Wise words beautifully penned, Seema.
by Tom Balch
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM

What a wonderful surprise, Stella. Thank you so very much, I absolutely loved the video greeting. Still singing it as I type lol.
by Tom Balch
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: How Long Daddy? ~ war child poem
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

Re: How Long Daddy? ~ war child poem

Hard hitting poetry that hit this readers heart. Love the way the questions from a child forms this poems message.
by Tom Balch
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Contentment.
Replies: 8
Views: 3730

Re: Contentment.

Beautifully said, David.
by Tom Balch
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: A Time for Everything
Replies: 7
Views: 3698

Re: A Time for Everything

Brilliant and so very true, Stella.
by Tom Balch
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Thank You For Your Services
Replies: 5
Views: 3233

Thank You For Your Services

When I was young and in my prime a lad of seventeen they sent me off to foreign climes to serve my country and my King. A fresh faced kid without a clue naive to say the least, lined up with comrades brave and true to be the cannons feast. They told us keep yer rifles clean and keep yer powder dry ...
by Tom Balch
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Reforming
Replies: 4
Views: 2973

Reforming

There´s no resemblance now to what it was the changes have stolen its past, its character, its simple ways of years ago are now no longer here and although it´s sad, it´s a blessing too; It feels as though we drag it screaming into the “now” but it is looking all the better for it, and sounder too;...
by Tom Balch
Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Like Flowers ~ a haibun
Replies: 9
Views: 4323

Re: Like Flowers ~ a haibun

This is so beautiful, Stella. Must look up this form myself.
by Tom Balch
Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: On Shank´s Pony
Replies: 3
Views: 2370

On Shank´s Pony

My new toilet´s installed with its slow silent close lid that all came in a beautiful wrapper, it has a well designed seat that is really a treat and would have delighted a young Thomas Crapper. A three litre flush and a slow silent close lid are now how I´m spending a penny, it´s a class piece of ...
by Tom Balch
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Old Friends Photos on Face book
Replies: 4
Views: 2965

Old Friends Photos on Face book

Plumper aged faces thinning hair, colour gone, now grey and sparse, familiar smiles in unfamiliar surroundings, this is them now a now I do not know, but in those days of youth when we...well, when we; They all have families now most have grandchildren, it´s all so far away from what we were then. ...
by Tom Balch
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Seven Weeks In
Replies: 3
Views: 2893

Seven Weeks In

It´s getting us down now the dirt and the dust, can´t wait for it all to end. The contents of the entire house have been packed into two rooms, our bedroom and our living room; The temporary shower I rigged up on the patio serves us well; The temporary kitchen in the front room is a nightmare, frid...
by Tom Balch
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Yellow Rose ~ a double triolet
Replies: 7
Views: 3779

Re: The Yellow Rose ~ a double triolet

Beautiful words to go with the beautiful picture, Stella. As SR said...Exquisite.
by Tom Balch
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Humanity's Ratchet
Replies: 4
Views: 3151

Re: Humanity's Ratchet

This is brilliantly penned, Steven. A poem that many can relate to.
by Tom Balch
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: A Soft Whisper
Replies: 8
Views: 4452

Re: A Soft Whisper

A beautiful piece indeed, SR. Very much enjoyed.
by Tom Balch
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: What It Was All About
Replies: 6
Views: 3481

What It Was All About

In my Morris Minor back in those early days when the sun it shone forever and we was free about our ways, I´d drive it down to Cornwall and I´d drive it to the coast I´d drive it up to Scotland but the drive I liked the most was driving round the corner to the cafe for tea and toast; I used to clea...
by Tom Balch
Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: In The Midst Of Death
Replies: 6
Views: 3269

In The Midst Of Death

When I was young and in my prime a lad of seventeen they sent me off to foreign climes to serve my country and my King; A fresh faced kid without a clue naive to say the least, lined up with comrades brave and true to be the cannons feast. They told us keep yer rifles clean and keep yer powder dry ...
by Tom Balch
Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Geisha Girl
Replies: 11
Views: 4949

Re: The Geisha Girl

Beautifully penned, SR. I love the closing lines that end this lovely poem perfectly.

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