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by Joseph Anderson
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2016 - Perfect Happiness Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 2780

Re: 2016 - Perfect Happiness Plan

Uplifting reverance.With hope and belief we may attain those heights. Beautiful thoughts
by Joseph Anderson
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Tomorrow's World.
Replies: 5
Views: 3212

Re: Tomorrow's World.

Lovely poem with inspiring thoughts.Dream on and I'll dream with you.Perhaps it yet may happen.Well penned
by Joseph Anderson
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: On Reaching The Top
Replies: 3
Views: 2551

On Reaching The Top

To reach the summit was his goal by hook, by crook, he did not care. It mattered little what the toll along the way, if he got there. So, step by step he pushed aside all others seeking what he sought. With loss of heart and stubborn pride, 'twas there he lost what can't be bought. Now, near the top...
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Mist
Replies: 7
Views: 3438

Re: The Mist

Great cadence and meter You transported me to that misty place. Well penned and enjoyable
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - Golden Bridge of Memories
Replies: 3
Views: 2583

Re: 2015 - Golden Bridge of Memories

Uplifting thoughts and great memories. We all would gain if we walked that path. A precious write
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Take me back.
Replies: 6
Views: 3504

Re: Take me back.

I want to go with you. This is a beautiful reminince. You have captured that time splendidly
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Life Has Blessed Me
Replies: 4
Views: 2970

Life Has Blessed Me

As I gambled with this life fame and fortune never kissed me; Fears, frustrations, doubts and strife seldom missed me. Say I'm weary, say I'm sad say at times this world depressed me, Through these failings, let me add- Life has blessed me Perhaps, this would be a proper eulogy for many, if we are t...
by Joseph Anderson
Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Giant Sequoia
Replies: 5
Views: 3275

Re: The Giant Sequoia

Rick- as fellow Americans we know of the age and magesty of this gigantic tree. I enjoyed the revisit
by Joseph Anderson
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - Celebrating The Life Of A Great Man
Replies: 3
Views: 2646

Re: 2015 - Celebrating The Life Of A Great Man

Beautiful,touching tribute for one your apparently felt great love for.This speaks so well of you to pen this moving poem
by Joseph Anderson
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - Silent Beauty of the Sunrise
Replies: 3
Views: 2483

Re: 2015 - Silent Beauty of the Sunrise

So very reverant. A wonderfu l job of penmanship with beautiful perfect rhyming structure . A joy to read.
by Joseph Anderson
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Candle's Burning Low
Replies: 7
Views: 3597

The Candle's Burning Low

We met down at the city park, where old folk often go and today he seemed unduly sad. His thoughts were causing woe. He spoke and this he told me, in a mood of reverie; "I hope the things I've said or done will merit memory. A memory that goes beyond the markings on my grave; A memory that some...
by Joseph Anderson
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: For Thee.
Replies: 6
Views: 3186

Re: For Thee.

Deep reverance in this most beautifully scripted poem. Unique and unusual in presentations Especially moving when read aloud
by Joseph Anderson
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Secrets.
Replies: 5
Views: 3097

Re: Secrets.

Very uplifting.Thank you Lord I have found a true rhymer-great write my friend
by Joseph Anderson
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Tribute poem.
Replies: 5
Views: 3073

Re: Tribute poem.

One of my true idols in the boxing arena, the true Rocky.A great tribute for a true champion. You penned it well
by Joseph Anderson
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Thank You For Your Services
Replies: 5
Views: 3117

Re: Thank You For Your Services

As a vet of WW2 I remember,do remember.A tragic, grim reminder of wars horrow..You captured it ever so well.A worthwhile write
by Joseph Anderson
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: A Time for Everything
Replies: 7
Views: 3584

Re: A Time for Everything

Stella -Tell me about it and you did in remarkable fashion.Aches and pains and good stuff too. Beautiful flowing rhyme and I like it
by Joseph Anderson
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - Truth of Reality
Replies: 3
Views: 2538

Re: 2015 - Truth of Reality

Beautiful adages for any age.Precious thoughts penned in a smooth flowind style.A worthwhile bit of poetry
by Joseph Anderson
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Old man waving
Replies: 4
Views: 2959

Re: Old man waving

Rick-A very poignant poem, but I did not give you permission to write about me.Enjoyed this so much though it hit close to home
by Joseph Anderson
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Why Poets Write-Sonnet
Replies: 3
Views: 2620

Why Poets Write-Sonnet

Oft times I wonder what we poets crave Would it be wealth wrapped up with glory fame If that be true our efforts we should save 'Tis not the way true po'ets play the game If we as po'ets deal in muck and mire And gloom and doom is all that we may write Then we shall never light one's inner fire Our ...
by Joseph Anderson
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Hourglass
Replies: 9
Views: 4047

Re: The Hourglass

Poetry in a classic veinA beauty all the way.A joy to read and contemplate on.Great flowing cadence, near perfect rhyme
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Tears Interfere.
Replies: 3
Views: 2473

Re: Tears Interfere.

A potent probe of that terrible institution.It was the direct cause of America's most terrible war. I had ancestors involved on both sides.You have presented
a powerful portrayal of those troubling times
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: A Soft Whisper
Replies: 8
Views: 4298

Re: A Soft Whisper

A sweet ,delicate,gentle and stirring poem with a beautiful lilting fragrance.A most pleasuarable read
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Love is offered up...
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

Re: Love is offered up...

Loved the gentle flowing cadence,great rhyme and the endearing thoughts engendered in a very precious poem. A joyful, uplifting read
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The smile
Replies: 6
Views: 3206

Re: The smile

Rick-the girl of your dreams keeps popping up in my dreams. At my age, I just have to ignore them.A sweetly descriptive write,a joy to read
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - There Is Darkness And There Is Light
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

Re: 2015 - There Is Darkness And There Is Light

Wise ,sage and abeauty throughout.Flowing with great advice. I loved it, so uplifting
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Sweet Seductive September
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Re: Sweet Seductive September

Stella-it must be as sweet in merry olde England as here in in Appalachia's foothills as you have so beautifully laid out.A precious time and a precious
poem.You painted the scene splendidly
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: On Higher Ground
Replies: 4
Views: 2737

On Higher Ground

Our thoughts can lift us where all good resides, may send us into dark and deep despair; Or fill our hearts where peace and joy abides, with tender loving mercies, healing care. 'Til we know the power of spoken word, to harm, to charm, to lift, let goodness show; Then much of what is spoken goes unh...
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: In Thought ~ sonnet
Replies: 8
Views: 3633

Re: In Thought ~ sonnet

I love sonnets and this one certainly rares very high Please don't make this your last.You have the ability and do them excellantly. I can't find anything
to be critical of.
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Almost Unseen.
Replies: 9
Views: 3833

Re: Almost Unseen.

Such a beautiful poem.Such a precious picture Your poetry dealing with nature,seashores,skies,forests or whatever are remarkably memorable.This is
just a shining example
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - Right Thing Will Come Along
Replies: 5
Views: 2833

Re: 2015 - Right Thing Will Come Along

Reverent,sage and uplifting advice I can agree with all you have written and have written so well.We could all profit from this
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: TWO TREES OF COMPROMISE
Replies: 12
Views: 5114

Re: TWO TREES OF COMPROMISE

Wonderful poet tree.Nature in its finest form has inspiring and uplifting qualities. This would be in that category.Must you be so stingy with your
postings?
by Joseph Anderson
Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: These Precious Things-Sonnet
Replies: 4
Views: 2834

These Precious Things-Sonnet

These hands have rocked the cradles of the night, sought sustenance to lead me on the way; My spirit soared with eagles,'midst their flight and lit the path I traveled through the day. My eyes have been a beacon for my needs, my spirit gave me guidance from afar as hands became a planter of the seed...
by Joseph Anderson
Fri May 08, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: My Time of Day (pentaiku poem)
Replies: 8
Views: 3407

Re: My Time of Day (pentaiku poem)

Running with a new style and running well.This type of poetry should be read aloud by two ,one to query and one to respond Perhap you and Tom
have launched a new way to go.
by Joseph Anderson
Fri May 08, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Laid Bare
Replies: 7
Views: 3011

Re: Laid Bare

The sensuality engendered in this poem is on an ethereally, divine plain and certainly inoffensive to anyone.A delight
by Joseph Anderson
Thu May 07, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Tiny-ites
Replies: 8
Views: 3669

Re: The Tiny-ites

Perhap s Karin is right and you send us adeeper meaning, but Iam wondering. Anyhow, a frolicing fun read , great with rhyme a d cadence
by Joseph Anderson
Thu May 07, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - Daughters Are A Blessing
Replies: 4
Views: 2183

Re: 2015 - Daughters Are A Blessing

Seema -you are so right. I have worked with my dau ghter in our drapery work room for mang years and she is a blessing. This is a precious tribute
very memorable..Frame it and hang it on your wall.
by Joseph Anderson
Thu May 07, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: DANCE
Replies: 7
Views: 3188

Re: DANCE

Nishu-so happy to see back It must be very difficult to turn out such beauty in this ever ascending,descending pattern.You did it and splendidly
by Joseph Anderson
Thu May 07, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Hope and Promise By Stella and Tom
Replies: 8
Views: 3413

Re: Hope and Promise By Stella and Tom

A very unusual and refreshing ap proach to poetry.I found it uplifting and inspirational.A highly joyous read,especially if you and Tom could read this aloud
by Joseph Anderson
Thu May 07, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Old Man And His Dam
Replies: 5
Views: 2798

Old Man And His Dam

He had to return to the old, old dam, where he often swam as a lad. To see it crumbling, eroding away, left him pensive, reflective and sad. He said"see the high and low water marks clearly etched on the battered old wall. With life's flotsam and jetsam pounding away, my old dam seems ready to ...
by Joseph Anderson
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Summer Maiden ~ sonnet
Replies: 5
Views: 2351

Re: Summer Maiden ~ sonnet

Wow!A super duper muse has returned, bringing a marvelous,melodious and magical sonnet.Well worth waiting for.A lovely tryst mist twilights
breeze.Another wow
by Joseph Anderson
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: This Space
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

Re: This Space

Pretty inspirational with your muse who has g one astray.I'll take it and keep it,till your use returns and I am sure it will
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: If Only In My Heart
Replies: 10
Views: 4001

Re: If Only In My Heart

Cindy-This very beautiful poem just seemed to sing itself right off the pages Ever so smooth and sweetly flowing.As a lover of rhyme I have to rate
this extremely high.I love the last two lines
by Joseph Anderson
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Love’s Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 2642

Re: Love’s Thread

The thread or tie that binds.Ethereal in it's beauty.Delicacy and intimacy abounds.A thing of beauty is a joy forever,to quote another poet of
fame.Your weaving of words is astounding
by Joseph Anderson
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Tell Us.
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

Re: Tell Us.

Fay- This is a hauntingly beautiful tribute for the many widows. of this mixed up old world.So poignant,great sadness and heart moving.Thank you
for thinking of them-ever so touching
by Joseph Anderson
Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Land Of Milk And Subsidy
Replies: 6
Views: 3567

Re: Land Of Milk And Subsidy

Another great parady.You have a vivid imagination.Sad,biting,serious yet funny.Not the land of milk and honey, anymore-well penned
by Joseph Anderson
Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Greatish Britain
Replies: 3
Views: 2391

Re: Greatish Britain

Steve-Here in America disability,welfare and other entitlements are eating us middle class aliveYou have pointed out these facts so clearly for your
corner of the world.A clear and needed reminder of the way it is. Well done, my friend.
by Joseph Anderson
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Ode To Death
Replies: 7
Views: 3241

Ode To Death

If death shall be and endless sleep, where all pressures, dreams shall cease; One would never have a need to weep, lying in eternal peace. If death shall bring us to the place where the spirit world reside; Let's welcome then that saving grace, with those spirits we'll abide. In death I see no cause...
by Joseph Anderson
Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: All Shook Up Instant Attraction Chemistry
Replies: 8
Views: 3631

Re: All Shook Up Instant Attraction Chemistry

Karin-Theres a whole lot of shaking going on.Great song, even greater poem.It had my wife and I up and trying to cut a rug.A lively write with a degree
of sensuality.Really enjoyablepoem that I have played and read three times already.You are with it
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Thoughts on Your Leaving
Replies: 7
Views: 2814

Re: Thoughts on Your Leaving

Turning loose a love,be it from death or breakup is so very hard as you have stated with
a deep compassion. There is eloquence in the way you write and you always seem to write from your heart. "I must open the window on my love for you" did grab me
by Joseph Anderson
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - During this Time of Loss and Sorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 2518

Re: 2015 - During this Time of Loss and Sorrow

Filled with reverence and sympathy.. A very compassionate write and penned so very well about a sad and hurtful occasion.So moving that you
would write this for your friend

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