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      Blogs   05/01/2017

      Blogs are now accessible to Guests. Guests may read and reply to blog entries. We'll see how this works out. If Guest participation becomes troublesome, I'll disable Guest access. Members are encouraged to make use of the PMO Members' Promotional Blog to promote their published works. Simply add your latest entry to the blog. Include relevant information (your name or screen name, poem title, periodical name, hyperlink to the site where published, etc). If you have a lot of them and feel you need your own blog, let me know, and I will try to accommodate you. Members are encouraged to continue also posting their promotional topics in the Promotions forum on the board itself which is better suited for archiving promotions.

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Devil's Game

I nudged
the sleeping cat
who slid

from the foot
landing upside

but righted
herself instantly

I'm sorry,
but the devil
made me
do it.
     ~~judi Van Gorder


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Not sure what this has to do with Tony's World Championship Wrestling, unless it perhaps involves the conscience! I reallllly like this! (Query: do you really need the comma?) Missed it the first time, too, even though badger noted the naughtiness. I'm glad Tony and Victor commented recently, to bring it to the fore. It's a keeper, Tink.


- David

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Wrestling, Dave??? Maybe with trying to find better ways to express myself, lol. :rolleyes: I was referring to William Carlos Williams' "Poem":



As the cat

climbed over

the top of


the jamcloset

first the right




then the hind

stepped down


into the pit of

the empty




Tony :smile:

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lol, now I should have known that! But I was stumped, so you got the humor treatment!

Thanks Tony,

- Dave Again

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its ok i thought he was refering to fake wrestling also LOL.... never heard of this person you are referng to tony, but enjoyed the poem with story. hehehe. and where is dear judy aka tinker....

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LOL, The comments are funnier than the poem. Thanks for chiming in Badge, David, Tony, Victor and David.


This poem is written patterned after the genius of William Carlos Williams as Tony pointed out. WCW as he is often called is a poet who I didn't like at first and couldn't understand why he was called a great poet. I thought anyone could write that stuff but found it is much harder to write in his style and purpose than it looks. Studying his work I have come to understand and appreciate his efficiency and focus. I am a big WCW fan. If you don't know him, you need to read some of his works especially his most famous the red wheelbarrow and This is just to Say.



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judi i love your two short poems after the style of WCW. i will become a fan now of this style. it looks like my poetry will have a new form. thank yo for sharing tinker. funny stuff wrestling with a poem. hah.



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