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My stories have been read 69537 times and 34 of my stories have been cherry picked.
7 of my 239 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 6 votes

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Stephen Parker

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Recycled Blessings

Thanksgiving repast tendered Nature's bounty rendered Yet on the cusp Silted leaves linger Dressing stale blades As interred souls Crown poultry's...

Pedagogy and History

Requiem assigned virgin penitent minds shackled to words with rimming pictures that shutter the lens storybook clutter now dead men talk their...

Residual of 9-11

steel girders now abridged charter scraps of mercantile pride subsumed 'neath the ashes of freedom's altar veiled limbs dissected, liberated...

Death's Brief Interlude

I stumbled on a funeral march whose circuit had been completed an ebony line lay in repose as a somber conclave hovered 'neath a starched canopy...

A Lunar Beacon

Wrapped in cellophane the night to strain its mellow chalice brimmed with starry sighs but a gaunt replica of day gone by haunting my every move Only...


7 of my comments have received 6 Great Feedback votes

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A sad but artistic retreat

Posted on Mon, 23 Feb 2015

A sad but artistic retreat from the one who accented your life with mirth and passion. I would love to see you strike the self deprecating stanza from the poem. Your poignant, deeply-expressed words show that you have the ability of a poet.

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Posted in Beaujolais Days

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 I particularly like the last

Posted on Tue, 03 Feb 2015

 I particularly like the last stanza. I like the contrasting of the howling wind and bleating lamb. It reminds me of the saying that "March comes in like a lamb, goes out like a lion. Congrats on your very cherry day!

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Posted in February

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 Love your poem, as usual.

Posted on Sat, 31 Jan 2015

 Love your poem, as usual. The only lines I would change would be ones describing the heavy snow on the hedges. I think that "itch to peel off their heavy coats" might sound better. Any who, I like the descriptive winterscape you have painted. I...

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Posted in Late January Morn

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An enticing but winsome

Posted on Mon, 02 Jun 2014

An enticing but winsome daliance with the unknown! A trail of tears that winds through the years. If only the days of wine and song were not just a panacea. Your descriptive language brings this poem to life. Have a very cherry day!

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Posted in Castle in the Clouds (I.P.)

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A nice, introspective view of

Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2013

A nice, introspective view of the inner city and the inner self. These two themes are nicely melded together. Your artistic descriptions have created a picturesque poem.

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Posted in The Night Without

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I like "with the blink of an

Posted on Sun, 12 May 2013

I like "with the blink of an eye" as an ending. I like your blurry rhyme scheme. You use small words that rapidly flow. Your form is as fluid as the cheetah's quick strides.Read full comment

Posted in Cheetah