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Bri Edwards
Bri Edwards Eureka / United States, 67
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retired usps clerk
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  • POEM: Feeling Older by M.J. Lemon (9/3/2015 1:07:00 PM)

    the nursing home employees' union shall be up against you when they read this!

    Better Still

    Though M.J. offers free advice,
    here's how to deal with winter's ice,
    [and other impediments to 'oldsters'].

    Charge right out there as you've always done;
    try to have yourself one last day of the winter fun.
    THEN as you come to the corner, step in front of a bus,
    and watch it slide into you. That's the END of all your fuss! !

    this [I mean “Feeling Older”] is headed for my/our September showcase for PH poets on my PH site, in my poems section, and to MyPoemList as well.

    thanks. bri :)

  • POEM: Everyday by M.J. Lemon (9/3/2015 12:47:00 PM)

    [i agree with Neela 's comment.

    this collection of thoughts is a bit complex for me, or maybe I should say the language could be plainer for me to understand it more readily. but I’m not trying to complain! it is probably to be considered (by many readers) much more poetic than mine, as I depend, in my ‘poems’, primarily on rhyming and some semblance of rhythm to allow me to call mine poems!

    I do like this. see if my translation comes close enough:

    “Others (or maybe just myself) have talked me (until recently) into believing my past was good enough OR that it might be worse if I tried to live it over again. Now, older, I am [every day? ]
    realizing that every day [? ] in my past was not the way I would have wished it to be. I now am having some regrets, and assigning some fault for what took place. ‘Hindsight is 20-20’.“

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    di•gres•sion ………….hmm?
    ˌdīˈɡreSH(ə) n/
    noun: digression; plural noun: digressions
    1. a temporary departure from the main subject in speech or writing.
    let's return to the main topic after that brief digression
    synonyms: deviation, detour, diversion, departure, divergence, excursus;
    aside, incidental remark
    a book full of long digressions

    re•gret ******* (I DO allow synonyms to be used together in poetry! bri :) heh heh)
    verb: regret; 3rd person present: regrets; past tense: regretted; past participle: regretted; gerund or present participle: regretting
    1. 1.
    feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity) .
    she immediately regretted her words
    synonyms: be sorry about, feel contrite about, feel remorse about/for, be remorseful about, rue, repent (of) , feel repentant about, be regretful at/about More
    they came to regret their decision
    mourn, grieve for/over, feel grief at, weep over, sigh over, feel sad about, lament, sorrow for, deplore
    regretting the passing of youth
    antonyms: welcome, applaud

    o used in polite formulas to express apology for or sadness over something unfortunate or unpleasant.
    any inconvenience to readers is regretted
    o archaic
    feel sorrow for the loss or absence of (something pleasant) .
    my home, when shall I cease to regret you!
    noun: regret; plural noun: regrets
    1. 1.
    a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done.
    she expressed her regret at Virginia's death
    synonyms: *******remorse, sorrow, contrition, contriteness, repentance, penitence, guilt, compunction, remorsefulness, ruefulness
    both players later expressed regret
    sadness, sorrow, disappointment, unhappiness, grief
    they left with genuine regret
    antonyms: satisfaction, happiness

    o an instance or cause of regret.
    she had few regrets in leaving the house
    o used in polite formulas to express apology for or sadness at an occurrence or an inability to accept an invitation.
    plural noun: one's regrets
    please give your grandmother my regrets
    synonyms: apology, apologies;
    please give your grandmother my regrets
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    I shall gladly place this poem into my/our September showcase for PH poets, to be found in my poems section on my PH site. thanks. :) bri

  • POEM: An Agonizing Cry by Valsa George (8/31/2015 7:46:00 PM)

    i had to look up erudite:

    ˈer(y) əˌdīt/
    adjective: erudite

    having or showing great knowledge or learning.
    synonyms: learned, scholarly, educated, knowledgeable, well read, well informed, intellectual; intelligent, clever, academic, literary;
    bookish, highbrow, sophisticated, cerebral;
    informal brainy;
    dated lettered
    our erudite cousin, Norma
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    so you probably were NOT in the comic books section of the library? at least not the comics I read as a kid.
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    Waiting to serve anytime learning's lovesome diet............. i love the L/L alliteration! and diet also. :)


    adjective literary
    adjective: lovesome

    lovely or lovable.
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    it's been a long, LONG time since someone called me lovesome. the only time i say lovesome is when i say:
    YES, I'd love some more ice cream!

    I thought ‘harem girls/women’ were for MORE than admiring. am I wrong, again! ? I better check the rule book more closely.

    “Couldn't digest man's total disregard of books
    Which for long, to many a lonely soul, served as balm” ……….love these lines!

    I’ve had some thoughts along these lines this year. when I’ve been ‘bored’ in retirement, OR rather I should say “have a lot of time on my hands”, I think to when people did not have books or they were rare and expensive to come by. what did people do then for enjoyment/entertainment/”something to do”? [I mean besides barn dances, church services, quilting, and shooting squirrels for fun]
    well, many had too much work to do (I suppose) to have much free time, especially during hunting (for food) and gathering or farming seasons. and though people didn’t have TV and radio and computers to do take up their time, they also didn’t have microwave ovens, electric clothes washing and drying machines, food processors, cars, buses, trains, diesel farm tractors, and plumbing to make daily chores easier. so, the wealthy had a lot of time (since they had people to do things for them) , but most people had to work their butts off compared to many people today. [especially if the family had 8-15 kids! ]
    then again, people, I think, tended to die at a younger age, so ………….. well, I see I’m getting carried away. NOW do you feel sorry for my home-boss, who enjoys it when I’m not talking? ? that’s one reason I get to use the computer, so I won’t bother her so much!

    “While I was leaving that dumb world
    In my ears, fell a faint sound
    Of the agonizing cry of the Printed Word! ” ……………more great lines, as long as readers understand “dumb” to mean ‘unable to speak’. I usually think of “dumb” as meaning “stupid/’not too bright’ “, as in: “Bri is a dumb s.o.b.”

    but we both know that if we have readers’ ears to ‘hear’, we can often ‘hear’ what the books are ‘saying’.
    I like the use of the title in the last line, OR is it ‘I like the use of a phrase from the last line being used as your title’? ? :)

    a VERY interesting visit to ‘your’ library, and for your readers! to MyPoemList it goes………

    bri :)

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