Gothicman

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My stories have been read 44728 times and 59 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Be Careful What You Wish For!

especially to the hard of hearing! Or when delirious! Pic: My own
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Cherry

In The Late Summer Years

In this quiet retreat, few things can disturb our hard-earned peace
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You There! Standing In The Glow!

The terror threat to Europe will soon be worse than ever - thanks to nuclear-armed religion. And no one's in control any more!

Body and Soul

Some dual thoughts about dying - Pic: my own

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98 of my comments have received 104 Great Feedback votes

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On re-reading this poem,

Posted on Wed, 22 Sep 2021

On re-reading this poem, Jenny, with fresh eyes, the basic messaging seemed to have been oscured somewhat by drifting into 'precious', something I try to avoid now at all costs!  I suppose the four seasons are a parody of life as far as health,...

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Posted in Musings At A Lakeside Idyll

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A superb poem Lenchen, sadly

Posted on Wed, 22 Sep 2021

A superb poem Lenchen, sadly very topical and foreboding, I recently referred to these creatures as 'lower' life, when really the dignity and restrictions of their instinctual higher life puts we humans to shame. Yes, we must act now. The...

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Posted in Out in the Fields

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Yes, I can see you're

Posted on Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Yes, I can see you're something of a sorcerer at heart, the enthusiasm comes over in all the witchcraft descriptions. On a technical note, it's always good to use 'wrap-round' sentences in free verse as you've done here, instead of each line a...

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Posted in Beneath An Autumn Moon The Poem

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Beautifully written, Jenny,

Posted on Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Beautifully written, Jenny,
an intriguing story and poetic resumé, one that's a joy to read, especially with Halloween approaching. But it feels a bit sad and unhealthy, this girl forced into exile with her innocent parents escaping from...

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Posted in Beneath An Autumn Moon The Poem

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A wonderful, epically-loaded

Posted on Sun, 19 Sep 2021

A wonderful, epically-loaded poem, Paul, capturing everything about this colourful season so well; if there's mood music, this is mood poetry, could see the candle-lit windows and smell the bonfire as I read it. If contrasts are what stimulates...

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Posted in Autumn

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What a great poem, with some

Posted on Sat, 11 Sep 2021

What a great poem, with some interesting turns of phrases, all very skilfully done.
I used to fish, the Mole I think or a tributary, at Pear Tree Farm on the A29 near Ockley (?), one of the CALPAC venues while working in London. I remember...

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Posted in The highwayman

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Thank you, Insert. On a day

Posted on Sat, 11 Sep 2021

Thank you, Insert. On a day that's a sad anniversary for the free world, an early walk in Nature was a way to honour the solemnness of the moment, the lost, the mood of which seemed to loosen the poetic mind too. One that just wrote itself really...

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Posted in A Paradise Not Yet Lost

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Those magnetic trees and

Posted on Thu, 02 Sep 2021

Those magnetic trees and rustling leaves certainly inspired you, Jenny. A beautiful poem as tranquil and fresh as the scene you were observing and bathing your whole presence in. The Ridgeway is sadly the one designated trail I haven't ambled...

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Posted in Trees Called To Me

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I'm glad I saw and read this

Posted on Mon, 30 Aug 2021

I'm glad I saw and read this story, Paul; engaging reading.
I like the way Chan enters the story as just 'some insignificant person' you happened to meet, one of many, and not a superhero, and whose later'tragedy' was a typical routine...

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Posted in Chinese Whispers (edited and updated, 2021)

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Jenny, a well thought through

Posted on Sat, 28 Aug 2021

Jenny, a well thought through sequence of beautifully composed lines with some connecting messaging, but without explanation, for me too, it was difficult to couple it all together as intended. I thought the added explanations had poetic value in...

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Posted in Curious Ambiance

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