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Stay Healthy - 03/18/2020
by V. Blake

Hope you and yours are well.

A Congratulations to Leonard M Hawkes - 03/27/2019
by V. Blake

..who just published his first volume of poetry! Entitled Leaves from my Box Elder, it comes just in time for the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike.

So, like the title says--congrats, Leonard!

Hey - 06/11/2018
by V. Blake

I hope you're having a good day.

You're an excellent writer. Keep on doin' what you're doin'.

Everything is Broken - 02/06/2018
by V. Blake

As I write this, I don't actually know if it will post successfully. Let's see.

Sorry to report that the owner of this website has abandoned it. We owe him eternal gratitude for all the work that went into building it in the first place, and for continuing to foot the bill that keeps it online at all. That said: we apologize for the bugs, but there's nothing we can do to fix them.


CURRENT MEMBERS:
Keep steady backups of your poetry. And everything else--that's just practical advice for a digital world.

In case you didn't realize, private messaging does not work. Your messages are not reaching their recipients.

The moderators can pick poems of the day. That's about it for our powers.


APPLICANTS:
I am sorry. Site errors will prevent me from making you a member. I promise that we'd have welcomed you to this community if we could.


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I guess that's it. Hope you're having a good day.

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Poem of the Day for 07/13/20

A woman's manifesto
by Shannon McEwen

Ever the martyr and never the b*tch
Would you be happy then?
Everything in its proper place
Tears fill this empty space
Between here and then
And back again

The perfect woman, the perfect wife
Silently cutting with tension’s knife
Walking through shadows
And smiling in place
Plastic expressions on a plastic face

Or never the martyr and always the b*tch
Anger builds and emotions roll
The constant conflict takes its toll
Stand up for what we believe is right
Win every battle, forever a fight
And when exactly did we lose sight?

That life is life and I am me
And once you promised
That you would see
Hold my hand and open up
And face the facts
And beyond all else
Act.

10/20/2011

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