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Lawrence Beck

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Invictus 2020

2020-08-09
Well done!


putting in a request

2020-08-09
Such "isolation" is easily found, but it comes at a high price.


Darling Son

2020-07-31
I'll bet you've embarrassed him, but I also bet that the poem fills him with happiness.


The Day-Dream

2020-07-30
I looked at the painting before I read your poem a second time. Yours is an excellent likeness.


Calamitous Jewels (Co-Write by F.i.in.e Moods & Thomas D)

2020-07-29
Nice! Wonderful imagery.


A Few More Lines for Sue

2020-07-27
This is very sweet.


the blank page

2020-07-27
When I'm in that situation, I junk what I'm writing and go do something else. Proper inspiration will come, and you'll be able to write a poem that makes you proud. There's no point o trying force things.


A Very Healthy Diet

2020-07-24
Sung to the tune, it's a killer. Nice job.


Perfect Strangers

2020-07-22
Most people love to talk about themselves. If you don't immediately respond in the same way, frustrating and boring them, they will consider you to be "a good listener," and go and on. This often happens to me because I don't believe that my life is very interesting, so I'm not eager to talk about myself.


Four pilgrimages

2020-07-21
An interesting group. I'd only heard of Laurel until now. Have a great time.


Going to Church on YouTube

2020-07-20
This is very nice, a spare, quiet, perfect little poem.


Beyond Salvation

2020-07-19
I'm with Tom. This is a very well executed poem, but it's quite grim.


Highly Questionable

2020-07-19
Racism and other forms of bigotry are so hard to understand, but they're everywhere, here, in Quebec, in China, India, Myanmar, throughout Europe, Africa. People are just tribal, horrible creatures.


Little note

2020-07-19
I will try to do the right things, wish you well and patiently wait for new poems, but doing the latter won't be easy.


Full Stop

2020-07-13
A fine poem, Tom. The last two stanzas are devastating.


''All or Nothing Thinking'' (2nd draft)

2020-07-13
I think that this is your best poem, so far. The one line, "I'll know, see, and sense my world in a way," is a real gem.


His Frame

2020-07-13
Very nice!


rules

2020-07-10
Nicely done.


a lament, a prayer

2020-07-07
A fine portrait of summer ennui.


the difficulty of being good

2020-07-02
There isn't any sort of writing that can't be called poetry.


Thoughts for D.

2020-07-01
This is a gut-wrencher, but very thoughtful and nicely written.

"Cecilia?" Really? Salt in the wound, I say.


In Adoration

2020-06-28
Well done!


cosmology breeds theology

2020-06-28
Humans crave meaning and understanding. They've always done as you would do. Good poem.


idyll

2020-06-24
A well-described idyll indeed.


Ramblings 518

2020-06-24
I once suggested to one of Nebraska's state senators that he sponsor a bill which said that, if none of the candidates wins an outright majority of votes cast, no one gets the office. The election must be run again. I didn't hear back from him.


Unlocking

2020-06-23
An engrossing story which almost overshadows some very fine writing.


finally, the rain

2020-06-22
Very atmospheric, a fine poem.


a gift, a question, an answer

2020-06-19
Sounds fun.


Offenses

2020-06-17
Of course. No one can prove that they are not.


insomnia

2020-06-17
I really enjoyed this. "That noise" is gears, relentlessly grinding.


[15 Jun] - Community poll | Forum? (Result)

2020-06-16
I wouldn't mind. I've never even looked at it before now, and it appears that no one has contributed to it since last September.


Whiskey

2020-06-14
Well done!


Where We Are

2020-06-12
Nicely done, Tom.


just another evening

2020-06-10
Perfect! Excellent writing, Bibek.


Angels (Apparently)

2020-06-09
That is unusual and admirable. People who've been through hell usually bring some of it back with them.


Vigils

2020-06-09
From this vantage point, it appears that the answer to the last two questions was, "Not right away."


Shield days

2020-06-08
I imagine that it's quite frightening to be called "extremely vulnerable." It's good that you've done well so far. A fine poem, as always.


PoetBay People: Anna (night soul woman)

2020-06-08
This is sad news. l appreciate what you've done, and written, for PoetBay, and I wish you well. I hope that we will hear from you again.


The Jungle by Devkota

2020-06-07
Well done. It's a good, fluid translation.


Ramblings 515

2020-06-05
I like this. It's very cryptic, but, as Jim says, it makes a point. I'm guessing that "the elephant in the room" and the "lack of concern" are real, while the "bloody mess" is more a figure of speech.


lines for the safe ones

2020-06-05
A fine piece of noirish writing.


The Musical Ass

2020-06-03
Good one!


but abortion!

2020-06-02
"Pro-life" is an inappropriate euphemism, especially for this monster. He's proven that he's not at all pro-life, though he is anti-abortion.


June 14th

2020-06-01
Nice. Simple and complete, no filler.


conversation around the kitchen table in a time of trouble

2020-06-01
An interesting rumination.


Trip to the côte

2020-05-31
I'm with the seals. Hooray! It's great to hear from you again.


Bound to Happen

2020-05-31
Welcome back. You're rejected, dejected fellows salute you.


PoetBay: My Reasons Why it's Dear to My Heart (Creativity Aside)

2020-05-31
Thank you back, Isabelle. Your dedication is deeply appreciated.


how to write a poem for facebook

2020-05-31
Damn you! You're not supposed to go blabbing our secrets.


Let the Healing Fountain Start

2020-05-31
Fine sentiments, finely expressed. Nice work, Tom.