About TheAnarchist
Joined June 2015
NEW POEM, everybody!!!!!!!

Looking For You

It's just another
Passing day
Perhaps you, too
Feel just this way
In boredom's thrall
Our lives march on
And as the days have come and gone
Dissatisfaction's been our lot
With what we have
And haven't got
And while we wait
We'll breathe a sigh
And sitting here
We'll wonder why

Now,
If my little rhyme rings true!
I'll tell you, friend
Here's what you do!
Just grab your pen
And take the time
To write some words
There on the line!
Then send them off
Right here to me!
And pretty soon
You're bound to see
The mailman
Stopping at your door!
With words of cheer
And so much more!
Adventure waits
Upon your note!
And you will be so glad you wrote!

So
If you'd like to change your fate!
I tell you, friend
Don't hesitate!
Just take the time to write to me!
Then just sit back
And soon you'll see
That everyday
As dawn breaks through
You'll have a sense of wonder, too!
In all the minutes of your day!
And joy
In all you do and say!

You'll find you laugh
When you recall
Some line I wrote
About some fall
I took
When I was just a lad
And how
Though I was hurting bad
The only thought that filled my brain
Was how would I
This fall
Explain
Could I get down on bended knee
And tell my mom
"It wasn't me!"
"No ma'am", I'd say
"The Martians came!
I fought the off!
But now I'm lame!
And so you shouldn't punish me!
It's not my fault
I hope you see!
You ought to blame the President!
It was for him
That they were sent!
I didn't ask to have that fight!
I tell you, mom
It's just not right!"

I'll tell you tales
And swear they're true!
About
How I lived in a zoo!
With Monkeys!
Pigs!
And Grizzly Bear!
I SWEAR IT'S TRUE!
I STILL live there!

I'll make you laugh!
I'll touch your heart!
And that
My friend
Is just the start!
You see
I'm NOT your average guy!
I dare to dream!
I laugh!
I cry!
I don't put on a face
You see
To be someone
Who isn't me!
So what you see is what you get!
So now I ask
"You ain't wrote yet?
Get on your job!
You loafer, you!
Write out a page!
Or maybe two!
Then send them off
To where I'm at!
You think that you
Can handle that?"

So
As my rhyme comes to an end
There's just one thing
My new found friend
That I will say
Before I go
There's just one thing
For you to know
If you should die
Before you wake
Well then
My friend
'twould be too late!
If you don't write
And take this chance
If you don't try to learn this dance
Your life will surely pass you by!
And when it comes your turn to die
Your mind
Will be filled with regret
For all you haven't done
As yet!
But while you live
It's not too late!
Today
Is just the starting gate!
So live your life as if today
Was your last chance
To laugh and play!
Come on
My friend
Let's sing a song!
For now's your chance
To come along!
To live your life in such a way
That you'll enjoy most everyday!
Then
When it comes your turn to die
You won't think back
And wonder why
You didn't take the chance you had
And so
My friend
You won't be sad!
You'll smile and say
"You know
My friend
We had some times
Once
Way back when!
I still recall the times we had!
And friend
You know
Life ain't half bad!
As long as it's filled up with friends
The joy of life
It never ends!
I'm glad I took the time to write!
You know
Those times were out of sight!
I'm glad for all the times we've shared!
For all those times
When you were there!
For all those things that you did give
That made my life a joy to live!
And as this life comes to an end
For all those things
I thank you
Friend!"

I KNOW you all think I can't write a SHORT poem! And I WILL admit that I'M JUST A BIT on the "Loquacious" side of 'Tall, Dark, and Handsome!" But JUST TO PROVE YOU'RE ALL WRONG, I'm going to give you a SECOND HELPING of "The Anarchist"'s "Elixir of Life"! This is written in the Japanese "Haiku" style. And I call it "A Tear".

A Tear

And what is a tear?
The essence of life, distilled
From the mind of man!

I know that when you get poems from me, they get all scrunched up against the left hand margin. But there doesn't seem to be anything I can do, about that!

And you don't need to read any more than this far. Anyway, let me wish YOU a $1,000,000 day! (But you BETTER LEAVE SOME FOR ME! Or I'LL HAUNT YOU FOREVER!!!!!!! : -)

As MLK once said - I have a dream! Actually, I have a lot of dreams! But let's just deal with one, for now. I'm 66 years young, and I want to help some of my Viet Nam brother veterans. Actually, any veterans, who need help. Any PEOPLE that need help! I know a lot of vets that came home from Viet Nam with "baggage" that has crippled them. And they've never really reintegrated into society. And I'm sure that some of the guys coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan are dealing with the same types of problems. My "Dream" is to be able to create a vehicle that I can offer those men (and women) as a way to become a "Self-sufficient", contributing member of society, once again. To get them to rejoin "Society/Humanity", once again. But, to do that, I need to be able to show them that I have become a self-sufficient, contributing member of society, again. If I can't show them that it IS possible (by my own example), I'll never be able to capture their attention! And so, I won't be able to get them to "Opt In" to what I want/hope to offer them. So I need a little help, with that.

I don't mine doing the work. I've been "doing" for myself for 45+ years, now. And I understand that I'm going to have to do the work, if I want anything, in this world. But I'm NOT computer literate! And I know EVEN LESS about business, ON OR OFF the internet!

So, if you happen to learn something, and you think it might help me accomplish MY dream, PLEASE, stop by, and drop it into my EMPTY well of knowledge, so I can learn, and give that knowledge to others that are in need.

I don't have anything to offer you, in return. But maybe I can give you a few smiles along the way! My SMILES account seems to have a few extra in it! And, if you need a little help writing out your website's content, I'm not Robert Frost, or John Grisham, but I'm available. And,if you'll accept my word about it, I do know a little bit about the English language. What can be done with it. And how to do that, with it. Oh! I didn't think of this, but if you could use a T-shirt to advertise your site, I might be able to help you there! And if you think you might like or want to have some T-shirts made up, to give, or sell, to your customers as a way of advertizing, getting your name out into the general public, talk to me about that! We might be able to help each other! Or, if you want to "improve" any artwork or pictures you want to use on your site, I might be able to help you with that. I've got the necessary programing to do that. I use it to make my T-shirt designs. I'm not really an artist, but I can enhance any picture you already have! And I can lift bits and pieces out of other pictures and art, and rearrange them into something new. If you might need something along those lines, let me know, and I'll email you some of the things I've done, so you can figure out if I might be able to help you out.

Bye now! And Thanks! And may you walk on the sunny side of all your life's roads! J
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Thank you for your service, touching poetry and your offering help if I need it! Many blessings
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Hey there! I just connected with KB and noticed an exchange on her profile page. Just wanted to connect with you as a fellow lover of English and cos I just love your crazy poems! And the thing that really resonated is your 'crutch' - so funny, I use it too
"this too, shall pass"
I hope you are really successful with your 'dream'
cheers
Ellie
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Wonderful! Keep writing! Blessings
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Hi James . I like your poems . They make me smile .
I wish you lot't of success at WA .
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Hi James, just wanted to thank you for following me and to wish you good luck with your website training
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It's all about staying on my feet, and putting one foot in front of the other, for me, at this point, Larry. J
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Hi and thanks for the follow and the poem.
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No Problemo, mi compadre! Thanks for stopping by! And here's to ALL of us, having $1,000,000 days! : -) J
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Thanks for adding me to your group of followings! Keep up writing the poems! Blessings!
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Hi CG

I just DREAM about being able to spend some time, thay way, right now. Not only am I trying to get out of the Day to Day, rut, I have to keep doing the things I HAVE doing, to feed my face! I'm trying to spend enough time here, to get THIS up mand running! And, right now, I'm in the process no moving! So , presently, I have LESS than NO TIME, to do ANY of them! But I do WHAT I CAN, WHENEVER I have the opportunity! And keep believing THIS is what everybody here keeps telling me it is! : -) J
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I have tried for several years and spent a lot of money but did not get the leadership or teaching to make one penny! Gave up and tried again a couple of years ago and again the results were the same as before. Since we are retirement age, and have great grandson, we are thinking we will not have enough money to to make it for another 20 years in order to get this boy up and running in his life. So I began the process of looking and ran into this program and really felt it would be good. I am very happy in the complete lessons. Everything is covered and easy to understand. Take each step and you will be successful! Don't get too busy to get started. Just a few minutes a day and you will be headed in the right direction. Blessings to you!
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Thanks, AGAIN, for the PMA! I'm trying! But "LIFE" seems to have some magic wand that it waves around like some malevolent Genie! But, over the years, Ive come up with MY RESPONSE to that! Do WHAT you can! WHEN you can! And keep putting one foot in front of the other! What else can a poor ol' country boy do? : -) J
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Keep following the WA trail and you will have something to offer and most likely sooner than you expect. Keep in touch.
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thanks, Helen! I'll keep working at it, but what, with moving, I'm even busier than usual! So I'm NOT getting to spend the time I need to spend here, right now. But, as the old saying goes; This, TOO, shall pass! Bye-bye, now!

And thanis for stopping by! I jusy posted a NEW POEM, if you're interested! I think everybody has already read the old one. : -) J
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I am trying to complete a house! Then we'll move. Not looking forward to it.
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TheAnarchist Premium
I UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY! I have NO REAL CONCEPTION of when I'll get done! Thanks for the note! And hope you liked thye new poem! : -) J
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Hi Boby

Thanks for stopping by!

OH! Before I go, I'm in the middle of moving, right now. So don't expect any immediate replies, for the duration.

And, if you're interested, I've posted a new poem on my page!

Anyway, take care! And hope you're on you're well on your way to that first $1,000,000! : -) J
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Thanks for the follow, nice to meet you. Best wishes
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thank you, for BOTH your messages! Moght have been a little nicer, though, if they hadn't been THE SAME message! HaHa : -)

OH! Before I go, I'm in the middle of moving, right now. So don't expect any immediate replies, for the duration.

And, if you're interested, I've posted a new poem on my page!

Anyway, take care! And hope you're on you're well on your way to that first $1,000,000! : -) J
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Thank you for the follow Anarchist or should I say Wordsmith, here's to the journey, may your path rise! = )
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TheAnarchist Premium
Good Morning, WA!!!!!!

Hi Guapo!

Should I ask? Is it EVENING, were you are? I'm located in L.A., CA., U.S.A., EARTH, Milky Way, the Infinite "Big Bang"! (You GOTTA have a sense of HUMOR!) : -)

So,

Let's Have Some "Fun"!

It's just
Another passing day.
I swear
Sometimes, I feel that way.
I feel my life's
A waste of time.
My hours spent
Just writing rhyme.
I sit here, now
In boredom's thrall.
And ask myself
"Can this be all?"
I wonder if
It might be true
That others
Have this feeling, too
If so
Might they be looking for
Some way
To make their lives mean more
Well,
If this strikes a chord in you
Then friend
There's just one thing to do
If you
Would like to change your fate
Just contact me
Don't hesitate
And soon
We'll start to have some fun
For two
Can do much more than one!

I stopped bu, and read your profile! And was SOMEWHAT taken aback! By all the similarities between you and I! I'm just out of a venture that wasn't making me any money! I haven't sold my equipment,or inventory, though! The problem was mymarketing strategy! And I'm going tomtry to work it into an internet niche! Well, I'm NOT going to try! I'm going to DO! And I use MY Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection, to create my own copyrighted images, for my T-shirts, which I've tried selling, retail, arounf town. But THAT'S NOT the way to make money, with T-shirts! You need to wholesale to voluum retailers, to make any money, in T-shirts. So, I'm a graphic artest, too! And, from what you said, the similarities DON'T STOP THERE !

But we'll have time to talk about all that, another time.

Just wanted to stop by, and say "Hi!", and thanks for signing on, with me! And, as you should have noted, I post poetry on my profile page! And I change it every week or so. So, if what you're doing ever starts being frustrating, to you, take a break, and come read my poetry! I try to keep it "light", but a little something to "chew on", too. HOPEFULLY, I can put a smile on your face, and give you a little lighter heart, to take back to your work!

Bye-bye, now! Take care! And ALL THE BEST - to you, and yours!

J : -)
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ElGuapo Premium
Agree with the t-shirts, with companies like printful and teespring it's changing the game somewhat, I agree though, getting the wholesalers and volume buyers is the way to go.

As the Wolf said, just because you are a character, doesn't mean you have character but I can already see you have that in spades = )
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thamk you, Guapo~

That's ONE COMMENT I'll take as a COMPLIMENT! Yes, O know I've got some catching up to do, on the T-shi8rt front! But I've got MY CREATIVITY on my side! : -) J
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Hi I'm a newbie too, just joined premium today, been looking around since everyone is adding me, & wishing me good luck. I saw you on here started reading your poems and WOW they are awesome, yes you are very talented. I would love to be another friend in you doorway, thank you very much, & I would like to take you up on that offer to help me write my content on my website. I'm not really good at that. I have to come up with a niche, & a name for my site. I just want to do a couple of theirs to get started. I would like to start making money asap. So I can continue with my membership.
and by the way I am fairly good on the computer, I took computer classes bk in 2003, & since then I have been looking for a home business online to help me get started. & this WA is awesome.
Everything at your finger tips, Lots to learn, everything in one place one community. wow & friendly people too. Everyone wants to help you. and if I could help you along the way I sure would be glad to help you too. Thank you Vallarie
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TheAnarchist Premium
Let's Have Some "Fun"!

It's just
Another passing day.
I swear
Sometimes, I feel that way.
I feel my life's
A waste of time.
My hours spent
Just writing rhyme.
I sit here, now
In boredom's thrall.
And ask myself
"Can this be all?"
I wonder if
It might be true
That others
Have this feeling, too
If so
Might they be looking for
Some way
To make their lives mean more
Well,
If this strikes a chord in you
Then friend
There's just one thing to do
If you
Would like to change your fate
Just contact me
Don't hesitate
And soon
We'll start to have some fun
For two
Can do much more than one!


Hi Home Biz

Hope you like this poem, too.

And I('m more than happy to have you stop by my place whenrvrt you have the time. I'll be roting poems, off and on, there. So, of you ever need a pick-me-up, come by!

Now, a couple of words-to-the-wise! First, if you want to get a website up and rinning, right away, that may earn you aome money, you might want to check out "Affiliate Bo0otcamp" right away. It's basically the same training, but Wealthy Affiliate supplies you with a "niche" and a product. Of course, 1 product isn't going to make you millions of dollars, but it's someplace to start.

Now, as far a helping you write your content, I'm willing to help you out, there, but YOU need to give all the info you can, about what you want me to say. Since it's going yp be YOUR website, and YOUR products, I'll have no idea about ANY of those profucts. And if you don't cupply me with the info, I won't be able to include it! And, for the rest of your website, I'll need to now your niche, as well as what "Style" you want to give your site. So you'll need to gather as much info as you can, BEFORE you contact me, about doing any writing for you.

Well, Homie, I don't want to monopolize your time, and I have my own wor to do, so I'm going to sayBye, for now. You know where to fond me, so don't be a stranger! : -) J
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KimWatson Premium
Hi! Kudos on going premium, I think you will really be pleased with the decision. A month and a half in and I'm still jazzed about everything I'm learning. I appreciate you stopping by my profile page. What type of poetry were you interested in? I dabble in many styles and post at FanStory, if you are familiar with that site. I have everything from acrostics, to haiku, to hockey poetry in my portfolio lol what do you fancy? Again, nice to meet you.

Kim
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KimWatson Premium
I remembered a 'character sketch piece' that I did for a contest several years back... I should probably do an update, for life has many changes lol this is non-traditional...

The contest was titled, "Do You Know?" and meant to give insight into the poets.

Anyways, not my best, but by way of introduction, it isn't too bad...
my online nick has always been a variation of Turtledove or ~Dovey, hence the reference herein.


Tempted By Moon and Poetry

Do you know...



My common link with each John Doe...



Adopted at just three days old,

My future yet to be foretold,

Learned mother's name ten years ago.



Mary Ann Johnson's little girl,

But that was in another world,

Two loving parents watched me grow.



Encouraged imagination,

Knowledge, and determination,

Never settled for status quo.



Standing alone, my source of strength,

Stubborn to fault, at any length,

Independent, like Ross Perot.



"Eagles don't flock, you have to find them one at a time."



Majestic birds, recurring theme,

Eagles, my American dream,

Disparaging would be a crime.



From city of brotherly love,

Football favorite of Turtledove,

Colorful; silver, white, deep lime.



Amazing birds to watch in flight,

A simple Alaskan delight,

To photograph is just sublime.



In classic rock this band does thrive,

Wedding, "Love Will Keep Us Alive,"

My husband and I dance in time.



But that was sixteen years ago...



Not quite so young as most do think,

When I leave home, pack kitchen sink.

There are other things you should know.



Alaskan girl soars to new heights,

I've danced beneath the Northern Lights,

Magnetized atoms dance and glow.



Mountains are my favorite place,

But I would fly to outer space,

To walk where Armstrong's footprints go.



Marked his way for a million years,

A legacy for mankind's cheers.

Famous "Moonwalk" was Jackson's, though.



Titled his autobiography...



Which moon namesake will title mine?

You may guess, Moon's my ruling sign,

If you believe astrology.



Moon in Sagittarius birth,

Intuitive and down to Earth,

Description suits me to a "Tee".



This sketch that I have strived to hone,

Kept in balance by my moonstone,

This bird, meant to fly high and free.



To celestial skies I look,

For title to my story book,

"Tempted By Moon and Poetry".



So, if you meet her, by perchance...



My mother whom I've yet to meet,

Send her to walk back down my street,

Our paths entwined by happenstance.



Where I reside with husband, James,

Whose love light burns eternal flames,

Enchanted by his mating dance.



Living life of simple pleasure,

Blessings bestowed beyond measure,

Worthy of Harlequin romance.



We both rejoice in hockey games,

Tease each other with cute, pet names,

Hearts melt within a steamy glance.





So, rest assured, I've wanted not...



Worked hard for all I have in life,

A loving aunt, devoted wife,

Lessons learned; valued and re-taught.



Adoptive mother, common thread,

Children raised, though not born and bred,

My chance to give back what I've got.



The perfect end to each hard day,

Tub of water melts stress away,

Spend time reflecting, lost in thought.



Pleased to meet you, now I must go.

Anything else you need to know?

Simply ask that which I forgot.

Kim
** Of course, this was written 4 years ago... and life has changed for me in just the last month and a half... even in the past week lol ever changing :)
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TheAnarchist Premium
I have to ask this! Did ol' Rudyard use you, as the Hero, in one of his Indian stories?

Hi Kim

I'm wondering whether you're going to understand my referrence, above, right now? I'm PURPOSELY being a little obtuse! And I must admit I'm curious, whether you'll understend my referrence! I think I've given you enough clues, to make it out, IF you have the information in your mind, already. Which is my purpose in posing it! But it's OBSCURE ENOUGH, that either you will, or won't, be able to understand it.Or, if you're REALLY GOOD, there's enough information in my question, that you might even be able to figure it out, IF YOU DON"T already have the knowledge in your head!

But, YOU brought it on YOURSELF, Kim!

I would NEVER - NORMALLY - do something like that! But your poem was my prod! If I hadn't liked it, as much as I do! I would certainly NOT have posed you THAT question! But I'm being VERY SINCERE, when I tell you, I liked it! VERY MUCH! And THAT poem has earned you TWO, of mine! #1 - because of YOUR CHOICE of a difficult rhyme scheme! You'll understand THAT, when you read mine! And, the 2nd, because You're the ONLY person I KNOW, however superficially, that knows what a Haiku is! I'd like to hear your feedback, on one! Being the poet, DOESN'T allow ME to be OBJECTIVE, about MY poetry! Or, at least, I DON'T TRUST my opinion, of MY poetry.

Now, what type of poetry do "I" like? Or write? "I" like "GOOD" poetry! What type of poetry do I write! I wish I could give you THE SAME ANSWER! But the ONLY THING that's CONSISTANT, about my poetry, is that 95% of it is VERY PERSONAL to me. 95% of the time, it falls into one, or more, of the following categories. #1. I write it TO somebody I know, personally. (And 80% of the time, I won't even give the person who I wrote it TO, a copy of it!) #2. I write ABOUT somebody I know, personally. (And I'm even LESS LIKELY to give THOSE to the peson I wrote it about!) #3. I write poetry AS A "METHOD" of "EXAMINING" something that's stuck in my mind, for some reason! Or to "EXAMINE" a "PROBLEM" I'm trying to figure out how to deal with. (And I've learned, over the years, that writing a poem about something, helps me to "SEE" it better! To "CLARIFY" my thoughts and feelings, about something. But THESE are the LEAST LIKELY to ever see the light of day!) #4. SOMETIMES, I'll sit down and write a poem JUST FOR THE PURE PLEASURE OF IT! As a "REWARD" TO myself! And JUST FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT VALUE of doing so! THOSE are the ones you're most likely to see! But there IS ANOTHER category. #5. Some of my friends KNOW that I write poetry, and sometimes they'll ask me to write a poem for them. For some SPECIAL occasion, as something "SPECIAL" THEY can give, to somebody that's SPECIAL, in THEIR life! I DON'T encourage THAT! But, I DO do it, sometomes. But I only have TWO motivations, for doing that. And I DO DISCOURAGE double dipping, in that well! The TWO MOTIVATIONS are these. #1. They're a "FRIEND" of mine! And believe me, when I tell you that there AREN'T MANY, in that category! Not because I DON'T LIKE friends! Or don't WANT friends!I WISH I had more! (But MY "LIFE" has made me "SKEPTICAL" of people's "MOTIVATIONS", for "COZYING UP"to me.) And, #2. Because writing a poem that ISN'T a PERSONAL TOUCHSTONE, for me, I find CHALLENGING! And I ENJOY THE CHALLENGE of writing a decent poem, about something that DOESN'T involve MY FEELINGS! But, as far as, what FORM I prefer" i have NO "ONE" FORM, that I'm PARTIAL to. I HAVE NOTICED, over the years, that I tend to write MORE 4, and 8 beat, lines, in my rhyming poetry! But it's NOT BY DESIGN! I just guess that "I" THINK in 4 and 8 beat rhythm, more easily?

Now, since I've told about WHAT I write! I'll try to clear up WHAT "I" LIKE!

If you're wondering just WHAT "I" consider "GOOD" POETRY, I'll give you a couple of examples of what "I" think are GOOD poems. Maybe THAT will help "SEE" what "I" think, is GOOD poetry. You may already be familiar with these, because they're ALL very well known. I cite them, for that express reason! If you DON'T know any of them, you'll be able to find EACH ONE OF THEM, on the net, easily! But, if you can't find any of them, for ANY reason, let me know, and I'll dig out my copies, and send you whatever you can't find. The reason I'm NOT doing that, NOW, is that this catches me RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF MOVING! So finding my copies is problematic.

The first two examples I'll cite, are both by the same poet, Robert Frost. The first one is "Stopping By The Lake On A Snowy Evening". If you're NOT familiar with it, search it! And, when you read it, notice what he did, to end that poem! It opened up a WHOLE NEW VISTA, for me, about poetry, when I first encountered it! He uses rhe EXACT SAME LINE, TWICE, to end that poem! And, because of his "lead in", those two IDENTICAL LINES - have COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MEANINGS! It was such a "SUNRISE", for me! And I've NEVER forgotten the poem! Or the NEW "VIEW" of what COULD BE DONE, with mere words! I took a whole new "APPRECIATION" of "LANGUAGE", the power of it's MANIPULATION and USE, away from my ebcounter with this poem.

And the second one, by him, I always get confused about the title! I know the title, but there's a book that has a VERY SIMILAR title! And I never have been able to keep it stright, in my head, which one was which. I "THINK" the title of the poem is "The Road Not Taken", but it MAY BE "The Road Less Traveled"! So, maybe you can SEE, why I can't keep them straight, in my head! One's a poem, by Robert Frost! And the OTHER is the title of book that deals with an ALTERNATE MODALITY of "ordering/opporating" your relationships. So, search Robert Frost! And, if you DON'T strike gold, with "The Road Not Taken", You most assuredly WILL, with "The Road Less Traveled"!

Now, my THIRD example, EVERYBODY KNOWS! And the funny thing, about THIS ONE, is that I can NEVER, FOR THE LIFE OF ME, remember WHO THE AUTHOR IS! But I'm SURE that you got exposed to THIS ONE, in High School! English Lit teachers MUST THINK this is the greatest single poem EVER WRITTEN! The name is, of course. "The Jabberwacky"! (I MAY have misspelled that, but I KNOW the "Jabber" part is correct! And, if you're on some LITERATURE site, if you type it in the serch bar, SLOW ENOUGH, the computer will MOST PROBABLY offer it to you, as an OPTION, for you to choose!) And the author was an Englishman, I seem to recall. The thing that makes THIS POEM so great, is that it consists of as many NONSENSE WORDS, as it has REAL words! And the author has done THAT, SO WELL, that it seems so ABOLUTELY COMPREHENSIBLE! The person that ISN'T a writer, themself, may, very likely, not even realize that it's ALL GIBBERISH! They'll just think that their vocabulary isn't UP TO THE TASK, of deciphrting it! I'll NEVER FORGET the pharse, "gimbled in the frothy wabe" (or SOME SUCH NONSENSE!) I was IN AWE, OF THE CONCEPT, of doing such a thing! (And here's a bit of trivia, for you! That just may explain this poem! NOT that "I" WANT it explained, mind you! I'm IN LOVE with it, JUST THE WAY IT IS! But there was a SCIENTIFIC STUDY done, about language and spelling. And, one of the things the scientists discoverd, in this study, was that, as long as you had the first, and last letters of the word, correct, and the RIGHT TOTAL NUMBER of letters, in the word, the ARRANGEMENT/ORDER of ALL THOSE OTHER LETTERS, DID NOT AFFECT a person's ability to understand the words, AT ALL! And, just to PROVE THAT, THE WHOLE PAPER, WRITTEN TO EXPLAIN their findings, was WRITTEN, EXACTLY THAT WAY! I was BOTH AMAZED, and AMUSED, by the paper!)

The LAST poem, on MY list, is called "IF"! And it was written during the mid 1800's, by one of "The King's Men", serving in India, back in the days when "The Sun Never SAT, On The English, Empire"! The author was the same man that collected the native "FOLK" tales, of India, and published them, as "The Jungle Book", from whence, the movie took it's name! The venerable Mr. Kipling, himself! And I've ALWAYS PROMISED MYSELF, that if "I" were to EVER HAVE A SON, I'd make a poster out of this poem, and put it on his wall, as soon as we brought him home! So that he'd know the words of this poem, BEFORE he even entered elementary School!, the English used, in writing this poem, is a little dated, and stilted, by MODERN ENGLISH standards! But it's STILL a GREAT POEM, And I've worked it over, for myself, to bring it a little more into a MORE 20th century English!

And, since we're on WHAT "I" THINK is "GOOD" poetry, I moght as well toss this one on the heap! IT'S JUST one verse, from an EPIC poem, "The Lays if Ancient Rome"! By McCauley. But this one verse has stayed with me, since I first read it! It goes ike this . . .

For how can men die better
than when facing ferful odds
For the ashes of their fathers
And the temples of rgeir Golds

Well, Kim it's ALREADY "BEYOUND" late. And I need to prepare myself for "TODAY", already. So I'm going to add my two poems WITHOUT my uaual explainarion about how and why they were written. And semd them off. I'll finish replying to you letter, when I can.



Fond Memories

This poem is dedicated to all those
who have shared the minutes, hours,
days, and years of my life


I know, my friend
That, in the end
We will begin
To wear the funny edges off
Of our affair

But, until then
I'd like to spend
Tomorrow in
Enjoying
All the things we two can share

Then if, my friend
Somewhere, some when
There comes an end
And we must part
Going each our seperate ways

Though time's unkind
We still may find
Within our mind
Fond memories
Of those long forgotten days

And for a while
They'll make us smile
Turn back the dial
To days when joy and laughter
Were our only guide

To days we shared
To days we cared
To days we dared
To when we walked together
Side by side






A Tear

And what is a tear
The essence of life, distilled
From the mind of man

Bye, now! More later! : -) J
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KimWatson Premium
Wow! What a post! I could talk poetry for hours, I'm not sure you want to get me started on that! lol Your haiku is tremendous! I mean really, tremendous! You got me started looking at my portfolio to see what else I can share :)

My latest haiku:

haiku (inception of life)

inception of life
droplets fill lakes, rivers, seas
reflections commence
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Writing Prompt
A poem a certain way - with room to wriggle and play. (But follow the rules before you today)

Write a parody of Robert Frost's masterpiece 'The Road Not Taken' using similar cadence and form etc only tell your own story or somehow clearly alter the poem to be a hybrid coauthored by the two of you, and with all of collective human history and existence prior to if you really want to get picky, but whatev...

Robert Frost recited one of his poems at John F. Kennedy's inauguration. Both died in 1963, Frost in January and Kennedy in November.


I will post the poem for you, but thought reading the background would be helpful. It was a contest entry. Frost is amazing and one of my absolute favorites!

A Walk With Mr. Frost
We walked today, Mr. Frost and me,
trancending all barriers of time,
strolling paths through modern history,
conversing of those whose legacy,
we'd later immortalize in rhyme.

"We must travel soon to Camelot,
and pay respects to the President."
With regret I informed, "He was shot,
though his greatness wasn't soon forgot,
his loss, our country's foremost lament."

To assuage his curiosity,
of this tragedy we spoke at length,
of grassy knolls and conspiracy,
the impact on our society,
and in depth upon our Nation's strength.

We noted the path diverged that day,
as Kennedy passed through gunman's range.
Though man walked the moon, was led astray;
had he lived to lead, not died that day,
would we now be seeking hope and change?

Kim Watson 2010

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Of course, I am familiar with Kipling... you kind of asked that at the beginning and answered it at the end. So, let us have inspiration from Mr. Kipling today:

"No easy hope or lies

Shall bring us to our goal,

But iron sacrifice

Of body, will, and soul."

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Jabberwocky, of course, is by Lewis Carrol... a man brilliant in his own right. May do not really he was a clergyman. So far ahead of his day!

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Let me share this one with you as my farewell piece for the day :)
(The history... I wrote this as my final entry for NaPoWriMo a few years back. As you probably are aware, April is National Poetry Month. If you've never participated in NaPoWriMo, I highly recommend, it is a great challenge and lots of fun!)

April's Passing

'Twas certainly a sight to see,
This gathering to mourn,
As April passed so quietly,
The Poets were forlorn.

You might expect, out of respect,
The travelers would vary,
We stood in reverence to reflect,
At the cemetery.

John Donne decried, with utter pride,
For whom the bell tolls, "Thee!"
We stood there then all teary eyed,
For April's eulogy.

Lamenting such a saddened sight,
Quoth, "Nevermore!" was Poe.
As Thomas raged against the night,
And urged you not to go.

Frost, overcome with grief, spoke brief,
Sobbed, "Nothing gold can stay."
And at the fall of single leaf,
Miss Bronte turned away.

Elizabeth declared, despaired,
To love thee after death.
And, Mr. Browning, they were paired,
Consoled her in one breath.

Shakespeare, shed not one single tear,
In his soliloquy,
Deigned poetry in April here,
"To be, or not to be."

April, gone now it's true, "Adieu."
Ring honorary bell.
Our time together, precious few,
We bid you now, farewell.

Kim Watson
April 30, 2013

On that note, I'll bid you, "Adieu." Until our next poetic discussion...

Kim
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TheAnarchist Premium
HaHaHa! That's for your closing! Adieu, Indeed!

Now something (somewhat) of merit. I enjoyed your "soliloguy" for April! It was REALLY GOOD! But I was surprised that you didn't give a passing nod to dear Emily! Dickenson, I mean. And I've never read anything by ANY of the Bronte sisters, so I know nothing of any poetry, by any of them. I'll had to check that out! So you've managed to add ONE MORE THING to an already overburdened schedule!

And, NO! I'm completely SURPRISED that anybody deigned to assign a month to poetry! I know NOTHING about any poetry celebration! Pray, tell me, is there something that poets DO, to acclaim the month? What you wrote has given me the impression that there's some "subject" that all worthy poets are to apply their craft to? Am I off base? And, if NOT, what IS that subject? But poetry is, for me, very much a solitary pursuit, so I'm not involved with any literary groups, or individuals who travel in those circles.

And, are you a disciple of e. e. cummings? I ask, because of your "failure" to use any capitalization, in your Haiku? As you can tell, from my messages, I have NO GRUDGE against capitals, or capitalization! And it has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with "EGO", as I suspect it did, in his case. But that was nice, TOO! I think you have acquired MORE than your FAIR SHARE, of ability!

And, since somebody has turned on their musical device - loud enough for me to hear, but I WILL FORGIVE THEM, as they are playing "At Last"! And NOT the sister come lately, Beyounce's version, but THE ORIGINAL, Etta James' version! I have an ingrained disdain for "followers", in that sense. Very rarely do I ENJOY somebody's REMAKE of some other's worthy work. I know that sounds snobbish of me. And it is! I'll admit! But, if the new individual creates an ENTIRELY NEW INTERPRETATION of the earlier work, then, I AM prepared to accept the NEW creation. And, since I'm on music, I'll give you two examples from the music category. Earth, Wind, & Fire'd version of the Beatle's song, "Got To Get You Into My Life"! Actually, I PREFER Earth, Wind, & Fire's version, to the Beatle's version! And then, there's The Door's song, "Light My Fire". I like their ORIGINAL version (it was written by one of the members of the group) very much. But Another singer/guitarist did another accoustic interpretation of that song, that I DO LIKE better than the original. His name is Jose Faliciano, and, if you get the RIGHT VERSION of his interpretation, it's in a class by itself! But I've also heard OTHER recorded renditions of his, of that song, that, as far as I'm concerned, he shouldn't have squandered his recording time on! But, if you get the RIGHT VERSION, he lifts that song into a COMPLETELY NEW emotional level. So do you have any "RELATION" to music? I mean SOMETHING MORE than a "pleasant bachgroud" noise? If so, that CAN provide a whole OTHER TOPIC we can SHARE!

But, back to poetry (well, songs ARE poems, come to think about it), I see you ARE familiar with "The Jabberwocky", as I suspected you would be! And, thank you, for reminding me who wrote it, AS WELL AS correcting my spelling, of the name. Actually, I suspect you were familiar with every poem I mentioned, except McCauley's "Lays Of Ancient Rome" (The verse "For how can men die better; Than when facing fearful odds; For the ashes of their fathers; And the temples of their Gods). It's NOT really a "feminine" work. (If a poem can be said to appeal to one sex, over the other.) It's not something that many people read, these days. The only one I thought you MIGHT NOT know, was Rudyard Kipling's "If". And that's why I calles him "Mr. Kipling" when I referred to that poem, later on, in my message. (I didn't want to use his first name, as I used it for a reference/clue, in my opening question. And, just in case you don't know, and are curious about it, Kipling wrote a story entitled "Kim", which is the ORIGIN of my question. "KIM" was modeled on a REAL LIFE person. He was a native Indian (NOT American aborigine, but a native of India), who was used as a spy, by the English, while Kipling was involved, doing the "Queen's Business", there, in the mid 1800's. And, because he was a spy, and therefore the "BEARER" of much esoteric knowledge, and bore YOUR NAME, I picked him, and crafted my question from THAT knowledge. Most people are familiar with him, because of "The Jungle Book", (which was a compulation of Indian "Folk Stories/Mythology") which Walt Disney's made into an animated movie. But I can't think of a person I know, other than myself, who has EVER READ any of his works. Which brings up ANOTHER possible topic! Are you a reader, as well as a poet? We could talk books as well! I used to have a friend that said that he'd NEVER SEEN ME - WITHOUT a book in my hand! I don't read as much as I used to. I just don't have the time, any more. And, so much is available, on the net, today, that I'm likely to go there, first.

Oh! I haven't mentioned your rewrite of Frost! I'm IMPRESSED! The only time I've EVER tried to adapt someone else's work, was when I re-wrote "T'was The Night Before Christmas" for a VERY SMALL, and EXCLUSIVE " newspaper (if it can be called that). And I was amused to find out years later, by accident, that they WERE STILL using it, in their Christmas edition. I don't have a copy of that one, any more. Maybe I can contact them, and recover a copy of it? I'm inclined to believe that imposing SOMEONE ELSE"S form, on YOUR poem, would be more difficult, than writing your own. But, from my experience with "T'was The Night Before Christmas", I have no basis for that belief. But Frost's rhyme scheme, in "The RoadNot Taken" is NOT a simple one! Like I said, I'm IMPRESSED! But I noticed you didn't mention "Sleigh Ride On A Snowy Evening". If that's because you're not familiar with it, I CAN'T recomend it enough! As I said, it opened up my "CONCEPT" of poetry! What it COULD BE! How language could be MANIPULATED, in ways that will TRANSCENDED the words!

And, since you're a poet, I'm going to tell you a story (that I probaly shouldn't), so you'll be able to understand what follows.

Many years back, I got myself sentenced to prison (It was drug related, and I haven't done any drugs in 7 years, now, but I DID do some prison time for it) And, having been in the drug world, for many years PRIOR to that, I DIDN'T have a cadre of "friends" that would stand by me, during that time. So it was a very lonesome time, for me. So, I reached out to various people, through the ald of some other prisoners. But you know, not many people are writers (letter writers, not poets or story tellers), so I thought about how I should present myself, to people who DIDN'T KNOW ME, and had ABSOLITELY NO REASON to take time from THEIR LIVES, to write to SOME "PRISONER". And, since I grew up as a fisherman, I'll use a "FISHING" analogy. HOW was I going to HOOK, these people? What kind of "BAIT" should I use, if I hoped to HOOK those FISH? Well, my thoughts turned to, "I've GOT TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF BAIT, that STANDS OUT, in that person's mind. Something that SIEZES THEIR ATTENTION, and makes them "THINK", "Hey! This guy is INTERESTING!" Without THAT, I figured I was dead in the water. Now, I like to think that I have SOME ABILITY with the English language! But, no matter HOW WELL CRAFTED, a letter WAS, it was STILL only a letter! And letters just WEREN'T something that "GRABBED" a person. So, my OTHER alternative, was to write them a poem. It's NOT EVERYDAY you get a poem! And even rarer to get one written TO YOU, and witten FOR YOU! So, I decided that the only way I'd have any LUCK on this fishing exposition, was to have a very SPECIAL POEM, for my bait. And it had to be a poem TO THE PERSON, SPECIFICALLY! But, AT THE SAME TIME, it had to be a poem TO EVERYBODY! Because I didn't want to have to write A BRAND NEW POEM, any time I talked one of the guys into setting me up to write someone! AND, since I wouldn't KNOW ANYTHING about the person I was writing, and it was ME, that I wanted to be The HOOK, that GOT STUCK in THEIR MIND, I needed to MAKE MYSELF an IRRISISTABLE LURE to them, in this poem.So, those were the parameters I was working with. Well, as you've already seen, I CAN BE quite loquacious, at times. And I just DIDN'T THINK some kind of "Roses Are red. Violets are blue" kind of poetry was going to do, for bait. And, what does EVERYBODY KNOW, about prisoners? They're BORED out of their minds! Somebody tells them when to get up! When to go to bed! When to eat! When to wash their clorhes! What clothes to wear! WHEN! Ad nauseum! And, that was "The REASON" I was writing the letter, ANYWAY! So, I had my starting point! But, how do you make BORED OUT OF YOUR MIND, into something that would GRAB somebody's attention? Hell of a delemma! So, what you're about to see, is MY ANSWER to THAT problem! But, before you get to read, there's SOMETHING ELSE I need to tell you. REMEMBER, I'm in prison! So, there AREN'T any computers AVAILABLE, for me to type this poem into, and just copy and paste it, like I can with you. This was ALL going to have to be written out LONG HAND! So, now, you get to read the FIRST ITERATION of "The POEM!" (And, maybe I should tell you that I've UPDATED it, now, with a COMPUTER email, in place of the LETTER! But you're getting the "LETTER" version. And, I should probably ALSO tell you, that I DEAL WITH EVERYTHING in my life, from a PHILOSOPHICAL perspective, so don't let the ending throw you!)


Looking For You

It's just
Another passing day
Perhaps you too
Feel just this way
In boredom's thrall
Our lives march on
And as the days
Have come and gone
Dissatisfaction's
Been out lot
With what we have
And haven't got
And
While we wait
We'll breathe a sigh
And
Sitting there
We'll wonder why
Now
If my little rhyme rings true
I'll tell you, friend
Here's what you do
Just grab your pen
And take some time
To write some words
There on the line
Then send them off
Right here to me
And pretty soon
You're bound to see
The mailman
Coming at your door
With words of cheer
And so much more
Adventure waits
Upon your note
And you will be
So glad you wrote
So
If you'd like to change your fate
I tell you, friend
Don't hesitate
Just take the time
To write to me
Then just sit back
And soon you'll see
That everyday
As dawn breaks through
You'll have a sense
Of wonder, too
In all the minutes
Of your day
And joy
In all you do and say
You'll find you laugh
When you recall
Some line I wrote
About some fall
I took
When I was just a lad
And how
Though I was hurting bad
The only thought
That filled my brain
Was
How would I
That fall, explain
Could I get down
On bended knee
And tell my mom
"It wasn't me!"
No ma'am", I'd say
"The Martians came!
I fought the off!
But now I'm lame!
And so
You shouldn't punish me!
It's not my fault
I hope you see!
You ought to blame
The President!
It was for him
That they were sent!
I didn't ask
To have that fight!
I tell you, mom
It's just not right!"
I'll tell you tales
And swear they're true
About
How I lived in a zoo
With monkeys
Pigs
And Grizzly Bear
I SWEAR IT'S TRUE
I STILL live there
I'll make you laugh
I'll touch your heart
And that
My friend
Is just the start
You see
I'm NOT your average guy
I dare to dream
I laugh
I cry
I don't put on a face
You see
To be someone
Who isn't me
So
What you see
Is
What you get
So
Now I ask
"You ain't wrote yet?
Get on your job!
You loafer, you!
Write out a page
Or maybe two!
Then send them off
To where I'm at!
You think that you
Can handle that?"
So as my rhyme
Comes to an end
There's just one thing
My new found friend
That I will say
Before I go
There's one last thing
For you to know
If you should die
Before you wake
Well then
My friend
'twould be too late
If you don't write
And take this chance
If you don't try
To learn this dance
Your life
Will surely pass you by
And when it comes
Your turn to die
Your mind will be
Filled with regret
For all you hadn't done
As yet
But while you live
It's not too late
Today
Is just the starting gate
So live your life
As if today
Was your last chance
To laugh and play
Come on
My friend
Let's sing a song
For here's your chance
To dance along
To live your life
In such a way
That you'll enjoy
Most everyday
Then
When it comes your turn to die
You won't think back
And wonder why
You didn't take
The chance you had
And so
My friend
You won't be sad
You'll smile
And say
"You know, my friend
We had some times
Once
Way back when
I still recall
The times we had
And friend
You know
Life ain't half bad
As long as it's
Filled up with friends
The joy of life
It never ends
I'm glad I took
The time to write
You know
Those times were out of sight
I'm glad
For all the times we've shared
For all those times
When you were there
For all those things
That you did give
That made my life
A joy to live
And
As this life comes to an end
For all those things
I thank you
Friend !"


Okay! THAT was MY IDEA of making myself INTERESTING, to someone who had never even laid eyes on me. But, as I said, this was all WRITTEN OUT LONG HAND! So, after having to write this whole thing out 4 or 5 TIMES! I decided that, "Nobody's interested in PHILOSOPHY, ANYWAY!" And, to make writing it out, MANAGEABLE, I lopped the whole philosophical ending off! And, it mutated into this.


Looking For You

It's
Just another passing day.
Perhaps you, too
Feel just this way.
In boredom's thrall
Our lives march on.
And as the days
Have come and gone
Dissatisfaction's
Been out lot
With what we have
And haven't got.
And
While we wait
We breathe a sigh.
And
Sitting down
We wonder why.
Now
If my little rhyme rings true
I'll tell you, friend
Here's what you do!
Just grab your pen
And take the time
To write some words
There on the line!
Then send them off
Right here to me!
And pretty soon
You're bound to see
The mailman
Stopping at your door
With words of cheer
And so much more!
Adventure waits
Upon your note
And you will be
So glad you wrote!
So
If you'd like to change your fate?
I tell you, friend
Don't hesitate!
Just take the time
To write to me!
Then just sit back
And soon you'll see
That everyday
As dawn breaks through
You'll have a sense
Of wonder, too
In all the minutes
Of your day
And joy
In all you do and say
You'll find you laugh
When you recall
Some line I wrote
About some fall
I took
When I was just a lad
And how
Though I was hurting bad
The only thought
That filled my brain
Was
How would I
That fall, explain?
Could I get down
On bended knee
And tell my mom
"It wasn't me!"
"No ma'am", I'd say!
"The Martians came!
I fought them off!
But now I'm lame!
And so
You shouldn't punish me!
It's not my fault
I hope you see!
You ought to blame
The President!
It was for him
That they were sent!
I didn't ask
To have that fight!
I tell you, mom
It's just not right!"
I'll tell you tales
And swear they're true
About
How I lived in a zoo!
With monkeys
Pigs
And Grizzly Bear!
I SWEAR IT'S TRUE!
I STILL live there!
I'll make you laugh
I'll touch your heart
And that
My friend
Is just the start!
You see
I'm NOT your average guy!
I dare to dream!
I laugh!
I cry!
I don't put on a face
You see
To be someone
Who isn't me!
So
What you see
Is
What you get!
So
Now I ask
"You ain't wrote yet?
Get on your job!
You loafer, you!
Write out a page
Or maybe two!
Tell send them off
To where I'm at!
You think that you
Can handle that?"
And so my rhyme
Comes to an end.
It's up to you
My new found friend!
Just send a note
Right here to me
That's all it takes
To set me free!


The SECOND iteration! MUCH SHORTER to have to write out, long hand! RIGHT? Well, after having out THIS VERSION, another 4 or 5 times, I decided that THIS ONE was TOO MUCH to have to keep writing out, TOO! (It's shorter, but DEFINITELY NOT short!) So I said to myself, "$^%# this! I've GOT TO TRASH THIS POEM! And write one that's SHORT, ABOVE ALL ELSE!" So, I set myself the task of writing one that was MANAGEABLE - to REwrite out, long hand! So, now you get to see how THAT turned out! And, actually, when you see all three together, like you're seeing them, you'll realize that ALL THREE are the VERY SAME POEM! The two you've just read, you could tell that they were the same poem, if you read them years apart! But this LAST (I hope) version is such a RADICAL REWRITE, that if you DON'T see them all together, you'd never think that they were related, in anything other than topic! It's SO DIFFERENT, I decided it needed a NEW name! But, again, if you look at ALL THREE, you'll find that EVERYTHING in this THIRD iteration, can be found in the other two versions! Even the first line! Which is the ONLY THING that might give someone a clue that all three are, IN FACT, the same poem!


Let's Have Some "Fun"!

It's just
Another passing day.
I swear
Sometimes, I feel that way.
I feel my life's
A waste of time.
My hours spent
Just writing rhyme.
I sit here, now
In boredom's thrall.
And ask myself
"Can this be all?"
I wonder if
It might be true
That others
Have this feeling, too
If so
Might they be looking for
Some way
To make their lives mean more
Well,
If this strikes a chord in you
Then friend
There's just one thing to do
If you
Would like to change your fate
Just contact me
Don't hesitate
And soon
We'll start to have some fun
For two
Can do much more than one!


So, whadaya think? THAT ONE, I can write out! But, being a poet, yourself, and BEING ABLE TO SEE ALL THREE TOGETHER, makes it easy to see that they're ALL the very same poem. And, it's because I thought that you, as a poet, might enjoy seeing the caterpillar turn into a butterfly, that I've sent you all three variations of this poem. If it was TOO MUCH, I'm sorry. I just thought that you'd "APPRECIATE" seeing the "EVOLUTION" of the poem. From "CONCEPT" (which is why I told you the story BEHIND the poem), to HOPEFULLY, the LAST version!

Well, Kim, before I hi-jack your WHOLE DAY, let me say "Adieu": -)

And, if you find some time tomorrow, or in the next few days, stop by my page. I've installed a new poem, there. The one I WAS going to send you, today. But, you message interdicted that plan. But, believe me, I DO write SHORT poems, SOMETIMES! I'll try to kep them to a minimum, from now on. : -) J
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KimWatson Premium
I think the type left justifies, no matter where you post it. :) The LONG version of this reply is on my profile page this time! :)
Kim
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TheAnarchist Premium
Okay, Kim. I got your message about going to the envelope to send private messages, which I did. But, when I got there, I couldn't figure out how to address it you! Or send one to ANYBODY! You've got to remember, just because I can write poetry (Most of which was WRITTEN OUT ON PAPER), that doesn't mean I KNOW ANYTHING about computers! I'm going to try to access your message that you say you left on YOUR home page! Wish me luck! But If I can't fihure it out, I'll tag another message to one of your old ones, telling you so! Bye bye! : -) J
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SridharRay Premium
Hi Welcome to WA being premium.
I have a training for new comers which can help keep us on track during initial days. Please check this. All the best .
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thank you, Sridar!

I'll check that out, as soon as I get caught up on answering everybody's messafes! : -) J
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BelieveItYes Premium
I loved reading your bio, your writing style is so full of life that I could almost hear your voice!
Thanks for making me smile, I smile back at you now!
Take care
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thanks Believer!

SMILES is why I SHARE my poetry!

Maybe I should explain that. Almost ALL of my poetry is VERY PERSONAL, to me. I HAVE written poems for some of my friends, on some topic that they need/want, for them to use. I do THAT, because they're my friend, and because doing so, is a CHALLENGE, to/for me. And, sometimes, I'll sit down and write a poem solely for the ENTERTAINMENT value, of it, to ME. My "Sharing A Smile" poem is an example of one of those. Or to "CLARIFY" my thoughts and feelings, on something that's gotten stuck in my head, for whatever reason. But, BY FAR (probably 80%, or more) of what I write, is to/for/about some person the "I" know, personally. And, most of the time, including those poems I've written TO somebody, I never give a copy of the poem to the person that caused me to write the poem, in the first place!

Poetry is, for me, MY WAY of giving my EMOTIONS/FEELINGS the chance to express themselves. And, for me, to be able to EXAMINE those feelings and emotions. Although the people that DO think they KNOW me, will tell you that I'm an EXTROVERT, I'm NOT! I'm an introvert! And I've got the psyche and personality tests to back that up. Most of my "LIFE" takes place INSIDE my head! I am ALWAYS - CONSTANTLY - evaluating, contemplating, and judging the world, the people, and the ideas I'm encountering! Now, don't get me wrong, as I come to know a person, I CAN, and DO, SOMETIMES, get comfortable enough with this or that person, that I'll let "ME" come out, into the world, when I'm with that person. And they get a glimps of the "ME", the "little boy" that's in AWE of the world, and life, that lives BEHIND my eyes. But, I really don't think that anybody REALLY "KNOWS" me. I keep my feelings and emotions locked up in an iron fist! I'm NOT a slap on the back, "HUGGER" type of person. I'm a NATURAL redhead, and, once, when I was about 10 or 11 years old, I put my best "friend" in the hospital. We were wrestling around, like young boys will, and I reached a point where I didn't want to do that, anynore. So, I pushed him away, and told him to stop, I didn't want to wrestle anymore. And turned to walk away! HE jumped on my back, and started to try to wrestle with me somemore. And, to this day, I don't now what I did! It's a blank spot, in my memory! But I remember walking away from him. He was laying on the grass there, and squirming around. And I just walked away from him. I found out later that his parents took him to the hospital, and he'd had to have some bones put in castes! That was when I realized that I had that redhead's "TEMPER" that everybody's heard about. And, from the day I found out that he'd had to go to the hospital, I started trying to take CONCIOUS CONTROL of my temper. And I've managed to do so. I can't remember the last time was "mad". But THAT was an event that pushed me to go DEEPER into myself! To start "LIVING" inside my mind. My life, to ME, is like I'm warching a movie! A LIVE AND IN-PERSON, play, going on, all around me, 24/7. I'm warching "ME" play MY role, in the play! That way, I can STOP "ME" from doing something like that, again. From the time that I started interacting with women on anything other than a "toleration" basis, I've ALWAYS told them, if we're having a disagreement, about ANYTHING, a long as I'm talking, you're okay. But if I STOP TALKING, get away from me. Let me go. I'll take off, and go walk or drive it off. And I'll be back, sooner or later. And, when I come back, you can leave it alone, or take up, again, where we left off. Put when I STOP being able to talk to/with you, I'm getting close to MY edge! So leave me alone, and let ME do, what "I" have to do, to get myself under control, again. So, poetry has become my "DEFACTO" emotional outlet. Which is one of the reasons I don't show much of it, to anybody. Life has taught me caution, in my dealings with people. But, IF you're NOT on my "FRIENDS" list (and VERY FEW people are), I don't give a fart in a hurricane's worth of "CARE" about what you think of me! As long as "I" like me, anything YOU think of me, is YOUR PROBLEM! And I really REALLY don't care, one way, or another. MY "VALUE"ation of "ME" is the ONLY evaluation of "ME", that I'm concerned about. If YOU think that that's wrong, of me, fine! You're entitled to think whatever you want to think! But DON'T expect ME to be concerned - IN ANY DEGREE!

But, to get back to what I WAS saying, SMILES are almost the ONLY reason, I share my poetry with people! This MAY SOUND a little crazy, to you! But seeing a smile appearon someone's face, and to KNOW that they ARE SMILING, because of something that "I" did, or said, feels better than sex does! To me.

So, again, THANK YOU, for the smile! And smiles are enough reward, to/for me, to share my poetry with someone. My "Sharing A Smile" poem is VERY REAL, as far as "I:" am concerned! It happens to be one of those poems that I wrote - for MY entertainment! It's an expression of MY VIEW/PHILOSOPHY of life.

And, as long as I'm on the topic of MY view/philosophy of life, let me share another one with you. It's actually the third iteration of this poem. When I wrote the FIRST version of this poem, I wanted a poem that I could use as an "Introduction" to people. And I liked it! Still do! I called it "Looking For You"! But, then, I didn't have a computer that I could just copy and paste it, into a letter to whoever it was that I wanted to introduce myself to. I had to write it out, long hand! And it's fairly long, to have to write out. So, one day, I decided to make it a LITTLE SHORTER, so it wouldn't take me so long to copy it. I lopped off the whole end of the poem, and changed the NEW ending a little, and I was good to go! I thought! I'd removed about a third of the poem, so I thought it was "Okay", now! But even the SHORTENED version was a chore to write out, long hand. And, eventually, I decided that I HAD to do SOMETHING, about the poem. To make it "USEABLE"! So I did a RADICAL re-write! To get it down to MANAGEABLE length. And the SHORT version is what I'm going to include, here. But, if you like it, and have any interest in seeing the "gestation" of a poem! To "WATCH" a poet, at work, I still have copies of the first two versions of this poem, that I can send you, now that all I have to do is copy and paste them. The twi LONG versions of the poem you'd recognize as "VERSIONS" of the same poem, even if you saw them years apart. But you'd NEVER realize that this SHORT version was the same poem, unless you see them ALL together! But, if you DO see them all three together, you'll see right away that they're all three are the same poem. But then, it's obvious! And this one is ANOTHER ONE I wrote, for ME - to use as a way of "GETTING" your attention. An INTRODUCTION! But it also incorporates my "PHIOLISOPHY" of life, in it's way.And, because it's so radically different than the other two, I changed the name to


Let's Have Some "Fun"!

It's just
Another passing day.
I swear
Sometimes, I feel that way.
I feel my life's
A waste of time.
My hours spent
Just writing rhyme.
I sit here, now
In boredom's thrall.
And ask myself
"Can this be all?"
I wonder if
It might be true
That others
Have this feeling, too
If so
Might they be looking for
Some way
To make their lives mean more
Well,
If this strikes a chord in you
Then friend
There's just one thing to do
If you
Would like to change your fate
Just contact me
Don't hesitate
And soon
We'll start to have some fun
For two
Can do much more than one!


And, THIS ONE, I CAN write out, without taking forever to do it. Hope this one makes you smile, TOO!

Welll, girl, I've got to go! So, get back to me when you have the time! Bye bye, now! Take care! And God bless! J : -)
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Kenester Premium
Are those really roses!!! Do you grow them or what? Lucky recipient. Great to have you in my network.
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TheAnarchist Premium
Hi Kenester! Sorry to have taken so mlong ro get bac to you! But, mon top of everything else, I'm in the migddle of moving, so I have NO TIME!

As for the vroses, YES! They ARE REAL ROSES! I brought them for a special lady, for Valentine's Day. But, what you see, I retouched! The actually bouquet had one white rose in the center of it! You know, sort of a "purity" of my love, type of thing! There was ONE PROBLEM with that, though. I knew this, but it just didn't float to the surface, when I was buying the bouquet! Here, in the west, white os the symbol of "PURITY", right? The PROBLEM, was that the lady they were brought for, ISN'T WESTERN! She's a Chinese native! And, in the orient (And this is what was upseting, I KNEW THIS, but it just didn't occur to me, at the time.), WHITE is the color that signifies DEATH! She forgave me, so it all worked out. : -) (She knows I'm just a stupid barbarian, who knows nothing about CIVILIZED customs.)

But I was doing some image stuff on the computer, one day, so I loaded the picture, and colored the white rose, red. Whadaya thin? Can you spot it? Let me now!

Oh! And about growing them! NO, I don't. But when I brought them, I was living about three blocks from the downtown L.A. flower wholesale district, so it wasn't as EXTRAVAGANT as you probably think!

J : -)
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stephhill Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

My name is Stephanie.

You have made a great step in securing your future. WA is a place where you can find ample training to help you build a website and turn into in a revenue generating website. The technical support is very responsive and one of the best you will find in the industry. But one of the most eye-opening aspects of WA is it's community.

Our community is filled with help-aholics -- we love to help new members find their true passion and develop a website on it. We believe in the philosophy of paying it forward and relish in seeing the success of others.

Start your training by going to the Green Button on the upper left hand corner that says "Get Started Here" and see how simple and straight forward the lessons are. You are not expected to do more than one lesson a day and it is okay to take a break for a day or two. What this is NOT is a get rich scheme. You will not find success overnight You will be expected to work hard and make the time to dedicate to your future success. We will not make promises we can fulfill nor fill your head with lies and false premises. But, one thing for sure and yes, it does work. I have been one month and this is my progress so far after much hard work: If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I will try and help in any way I can. Or feel free to reach out to the community by clicking on Questions along the top of your WA platform.

Good luck and enjoy!

Stephanie
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TheAnarchist Premium
Hi Stepf!

I;ve actually been here a week, already. I stretched my FREE period out as long as I could. But NOW I'm a premium member. And, from what I've seen, so far, I agree, that this is THE PLACE to be! Don't want tp take up all your time, so I'm going to let you go, now. Good WORK! I'm NOT saying GOOD LUCK, because I don'tthink luck has anything to do with it! : -) J
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stephhill Premium
Congrats on going premium. I did the same thing - stretched out my FREE membership for as long as I could too - I went a whole week as well before I paid the $19 for my first month. I think I utilized every resource I could as a FREE member during that week. But I have always been one to try and get the most out of every penny and the most out of any FREE resources I can get my hands on.

Also I wanted to say thank you for your service and I know what you mean about the vets bringing back "baggage" and not being able to re-integrate into society at all. My spouse (now ex-spouse) was in the Army and when he came back from Afghanistan he was not the same man that left and he was delusional and abusive. Hence, why we are now divorced. So thank for doing what you are doing here. It is needed.
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TheAnarchist Premium
No problem Steph!

I'm NOT ABOUT to vegitate! And, as many people thathave helpe4d me, here and there, along the way, it's time I did my part, TOO! : -)
J
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stephhill Premium
That is awesome. Thank you again.
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phydel Premium
Congratulations on going premium...I can assure you that you have made the best decision of your life...Contact me anytime you need help..and I will provide you with the help you need as soon as possible. Once again welcome to this new experience
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thanks, Phydel !

I'm CONVINCED that this is the place to be, too. And I'll add you to my "Get Answers" network! So, expect a lot of questions to come youe way! : -) J
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phydel Premium
you are welcome
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey!
Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as me to be part of this amazing community ! The endless training, the many tools and above all the whole bunch of nice and helpful people.... It's simply impossible to get lost or stuck in your business on WA! You'll always make progress =)
I wish you all the best of luck and success in your business and in your life
Have a great day
Cheers =)
Sarah
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thank you for the warm welcome, Sarah! But I'll say this, to you. I DON'T think LUCK has ANYTHING tp dp with what we're doing, here! Take care! And keep on doing what yu're ding, HERE! : -) J
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BelieveItYes Premium
I believe one can create their own luck ;) with hard work and positive energy

Take care
Sarah
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thumbs up! A lesson MOST of us learn, sooner or later, is that we're going to have TO WORK, if we expect to get what we want, down the road! Nye now! J : -)
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BelieveItYes Premium
I'll toast to that!
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Kyle Premium
What's going on James? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress. Drop me a note "reply" if you need a hand with anything. :)
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TheAnarchist Premium
Hi Kyle

Actually, I'm going to go back to the very beginning, and start keeping a blog, and "training" diary, everyday. That way, if you have any FUTURE customers that, like me, are NOT computer savvy, there'll be my "WA 101 for DUMMIES" STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO HELP THEM OUT. That's what I thinkis the BEST BENEFIT of being here, is. That you've got 1,000s of people to help you with EVERY STEP in this process! So, I WON'T be moving as quockly asa I could! But I think I'll learn EVERYTHING, BETTER, if I'm trying to explain it those who come after! And, if I DO need a hand, I'll CERTAINLY ask! Not only you, BUT SOME OF THE PEOPLE who have already signed up as my "NETWORK"! I'm SURE you're busy, so I'll let get back to what you're doing. Take care! And ALL THE BEST! J ; -)
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gtg1 Premium
...so you think you have nothing to offer...I suspect over time you'll be offering quite a bit. Keep the positive mental attitude, the smiles and poetry, the willingness to put your shoulder to the load and the "can do" attitude, I suspect you and others will be surprised at your progress after several months. Here's to your success!
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thanks GT! Right now I need the encouragement! I've got SO MANY THINGS going on in my life, right now, that it feels like I'm GETTING NOTHING DONE! But, as the ol' saying goes - This to, shall pass! I'm NOT ABOUT TO QUIT! : -) J
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Kyle Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help James. :)
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TheAnarchist Premium
Hey Kyle!

Thanks for stopping by! I'm sort of stuck, right now. I've got TOO MUCH going on in my life, right now. And it feels like I'm GETTING NOTHING DONE! And I'm trying to figure how to change the password on the website I'm building. I'll NEVER remember the one your computer gave me! So, if you could tell me how to do that, it would be a help! And I started to write a "Blog" today! But I got called in to do something else, right in the middle of that! And I don't know if it got saved somewhere, or if I'm going to have to start back at the beginning again. And, as I was writing it, I realized that I should be doing it as "Training", for all of those who will come after me, and have ABSLUTELY NO IDEA what they're doing! I'm sure I won't be the only student that's NOT computer literate. So, as I figure this stuff out, I want to keep a log for them to be able to refer to. My version of "Wealty Affiliates for DUMMIES!" And, while I'm writing this, let me ask this question, too. Okay. After my website builds itself, how do I put MY CONTENT into it? I haven't had the time to figure that out, yet, today. And, is there some way for you to rig my upgrade to begin sometime on my seventh day? I'm GOING to upgrade. I have NO THOUGHTS of NOT doing that! But I'm working with NO MONEY, right now! And I'm in the process of moving,on top of everything else! And THAT is complicating everything. I'm more than willing to give you all the financial info to pay for it. And it WILL CLEAR, I promise! But if I can have as much done as possible, for free, and then start my $19 1st month. And so delay the regular charge ($47 or $57, or whatever it is. I don't remember right now. And it doesn't matter, anyway, because I'm going to pay it, whatever it is.) until the last possible day. I know it's not much, in the overall scheme of things. But the longer I can spread my debts out, the better for me, right now. Anyway, I've taken up enough of your time. So get back to me when you've got the time. Talk to you then! Bye now! J : -)
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Kyle Premium
This industry was new to everyone at one point, myself included. Back when I started I had no knowledge of the Internet business and this. As you move forward, you will get the hang of this and things that you are overwhelmed with by now, will become second nature.

Also, work at your own pace. Don't feel like this is a race and don't feel like you are going to master everything overnight. I have been at this for 13 years and I still don't know everything, in fact a small chunk of what you can potentially know and that is fine. You only need to know a sliver of what there is to know to be very successful online.

You can learn this and I can assure that everything you need is here at WA to create any level of success you want! I really do look forward to seeing you progress as you move forward James! Let me know if you need a hand if you ever feel even a bit stuck.
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thanks, Kyle

You can put ALL your money on ME, NOT BEING SHY, about asking question! : -) J
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TheAnarchist Premium
Hey Kyle

I DO have a couple of questions that I'd like answers to, if you can help.

#1. I tried to look you up on my followers list, to be able to get back to you, to ask these questions. But I couldn't find you there, even though I distinctly remember thatbyou weremy FIRST corresoindent and folllower. So I went to my "Private" messages, were you had sent me a message about going premium! And your message was still there, but, when I tried to send a message to "Kyle", 46,915 kyles appeared as possible correspondents! And I had NO IDEA which pne was YOU!
So, here, on WA, what is YOUR address?

#2. I want to know how I can delete messages from my "World" icon space? I have some messages, there, that aren't directed at/to me! And, after I've responded to one, I'd like to be able to delete it, so I don't have 36,953,413 messages in there, all the time!

#3. I asked about before, but never got an answer to. Can I change my user/site name? And, if so, how? I AM an anarchist, so being "TheAnarchist" is alright, with me. But "Anarchist" carries a lot of "BAGGAGE", with it. I'm NOT interested in throwing bombs at anybody! And I deplore violence, if for no OTHER reason, because I believe that violence only gives "AUTHORITIES" (like "The New World Order") the opportunity to curtail our liberties even farther, with the "BLESSING" of the masses! And I'd rather NOT give anyone here, the idea that I WAS throwing bombs at anybody. Everybody here has been very helpful to me! And I'm going to need their help, if I'm going to make this work for me! So, since I've been using poetry to introduce myself to everybody, I'd like to change to name that people see, when I contact them, or tey contact me, to "The Poet", or, if I can't leave the space, "ThePoet". So, is there a way for me to do that?

Thanks for whatever you can tell me! J : -)
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Kyle Premium
In response to your questions here James:

#1. I tried to look you up on my followers list, to be able to get back to you, to ask these questions. But I couldn't find you there, even though I distinctly remember thatbyou weremy FIRST corresoindent and folllower. So I went to my "Private" messages, were you had sent me a message about going premium! And your message was still there, but, when I tried to send a message to "Kyle", 46,915 kyles appeared as possible correspondents! And I had NO IDEA which pne was YOU!
So, here, on WA, what is YOUR address?

You can send me a PM from my profile. Access it by clicking my image within my comment here, or here is the direct link.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle

#2. I want to know how I can delete messages from my "World" icon space? I have some messages, there, that aren't directed at/to me! And, after I've responded to one, I'd like to be able to delete it, so I don't have 36,953,413 messages in there, all the time!

Click on the world icon and it will reset to 0.

#3. I asked about before, but never got an answer to. Can I change my user/site name? And, if so, how? I AM an anarchist, so being "TheAnarchist" is alright, with me. But "Anarchist" carries a lot of "BAGGAGE", with it. I'm NOT interested in throwing bombs at anybody! And I deplore violence, if for no OTHER reason, because I believe that violence only gives "AUTHORITIES" (like "The New World Order") the opportunity to curtail our liberties even farther, with the "BLESSING" of the masses! And I'd rather NOT give anyone here, the idea that I WAS throwing bombs at anybody. Everybody here has been very helpful to me! And I'm going to need their help, if I'm going to make this work for me! So, since I've been using poetry to introduce myself to everybody, I'd like to change to name that people see, when I contact them, or tey contact me, to "The Poet", or, if I can't leave the space, "ThePoet". So, is there a way for me to do that?

You can update your username within your Account Settings page here at WA.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

Do note that you can only update your username once while a member, so make sure you choose your username wisely. :) Hope this helps you out James and if you have any further questions, do let me know.
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stevechic Premium
Love the poem and will keep smiling
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TheAnarchist Premium
Just remember! It DOESN'T MATTER how many smiles as you give away, you'll NEVER run out! : -) SMILES ARE FREE! They'll NEVER COST YOU ANYTHING! And you NEVER KNOW when THAT SMILE is going to make a difference, in somebody's life! Or just what that difference might mean to THEM! THANKS for dropping me the note! Bye now! J : -)
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network. ~Marion
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TheAnarchist Premium
NO! Than YOU! You've ALREADY given me a couple of answers! And I'm sure, over time, I'll need to thank you again! And, as long as I'm here, and you have one, tell me, what does the "AMBASSADOR" mean?
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MarionBlack Premium
'Ambassador' means people who are active in the WA community. It does not mean that we are any better or better informed than anyone else or even that we have more experience at making money online. (Although that may be true for the majority of Ambassadors.) Ranking in WA is nowhere near as important as ranking in Google. It doesn't pay the rent or put food on the table. But it does make me feel good :) to know that I'm helping people.
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thanks again, Marion! I've got one more fact to stash in my KNOWLEDGE well ! And, since you're still here, after what must be 10 or 12 hours, lry me as you this. You mentioned "Rank"ing, in relation to it's importance here, and on google. I've been wondering just what that lirrle icon up there in the upper right hand area of my page is all about. The one that says "Rank", and has a number below it. Can you tell me? Thanks! J : -)
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MarionBlack Premium
We've got to stop meeting like this :D. If you click on the blue Rank icon it will take you to https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/rank This page shows your rank at the top and the "top" 200 below. Each person's rank is determined by three factors; Helper, Creator and Activity. Some people help more than the other 2 factors, some create and some are more active. And some, like me, are more or less balanced.
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thank you, AGAIN, Marion! Now i'VE GOT ONE MORE factoid to stash in my quiver! I appreciate that you're here, and answering my questions! But you've been here MAYBE even as long as I've been here, today! Why in the world are you, an "Old Hand", still hanging out here? You can't be stuck on building your first website, like I am! I'm NOT being nosy! You DO NOT have to answer that! But I AM curious. Do you have so many sites up, gere, that it takes you ALL DAY to check on them all? : -) J
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MarionBlack Premium
My danged emails keep saying that you've replied to me. So I keep coming back to see how I can help. And yes, I do have a lot of websites. This is my last visit today because it's dinner time (6.20pm) in my home town. Hope you have a good day/night wherever you are. :-)
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TheAnarchist Premium
Sorry for taking so long to reply to this one! But it's been a hectic day! And I'm GLAD TO HEAR that SOMEBODY (YOU) has this thing figured out! Gives me HOPE! And, since we're talking about HOPE



HOPE

Faith
Is the belief
In things unseen
Or unknown

Hope
Is the belief
That one's "FUTURE"
Is littered
With hidden treasure

TOGETHER
They form a synergy
Of serendipitous
Events
That climaxes
As a wish
Coming true!

Poems R Us! That's ME! A poem for every occasion! : -) Pass it on! Share those smiles like you're NEVER going to run out! Because they won't! They're kinda like SUNSHINE! You get a NEW RATION - EVERYDAY! Bye now, Marion! And check on me WHENEVER YOU have the time! I'll be GLAD for the EXCUSE to TAKE A BREAK! I NEVER HAVE liked WORK! Are you old enough to remember Maynard G.Crebbs, of the Doobie Gillis TV series? He was my IDOL! He was ALLERGIC to WORK! WORK! He used to hiccup out a second "WORK!", if he ever happened say "WORK"! : -) J
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riyazashu Premium
Thank you for follow and best OF LUCK.
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TheAnarchist Premium
Hey Riyaza! Thanks for the note! Sorry to be so long in replying! But it's been a hectic day! : -) J
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BenORourke Premium
Hi James, great to meet you and that was like a breath of fresh air! Well done..
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thanks Ben!

But you can't get out from under my questions THAT EASY! : -)

And maybe, someday, I can help you out with some of your content! can't make a computer stand up and salute! But, if it's English, I have a little ability (if you're willing to take MY word, for it! : -)).

Have a GREAT DAY! And

May you walk on the sunny side of ALL your life's roads! And may those roads ALWAYS lead you downhill ! : -) J
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BenORourke Premium
James I will help in any way I can, and gladly take it too:) Best wishes..
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back
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TheAnarchist Premium
NO! Thank you, Ladman! (And I like labs, too! I think they're one of the VERY SMARTEST dog breeds there is!) I'm trying to build a network here, because I know I DON'T KNOW anything about all this! And there's just no way I'm gonna get this done, without some help along the way! : -) j
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cyndys1060 Premium
Great poem. Thanks for the follow
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TheAnarchist Premium
No problem, Cyndy! : -) J
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lindasea Premium
Hello, James!

Just totally love your poem....I think that smiling is one of the greatest gifts we give to others and give to ourselves. I have found when life is filling up with challenges that if I just look up and smile the tears subside and my spirit lifts.

I learned this little trick from Tony Robinson ages ago and it works, just look up.

Well, I have found you now and I encourage you to do the lessons and related tasks and in time you are going to build a business that will accomplish your goal of reaching out to veterans. War is indeed a horrible thing on the human spirit! My heart goes out to you and those you will touch along your way.

Linda
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TheAnarchist Premium
Thank you Linda!

I appreciate your coments. I have another poem I call "I AM", which tells you a little about who I am. I was going to tell you you would see it if you stopped by my profile sometimes, as I'm going to start posting some of my poems there every week or so. Sort of my way to contribute a little something back to the community, here. But then I thought, "You can do this!" I already have my computer up and running, so all it is is just a copy and paste job! So, here it is! The reason you're getting a sneak preview is because of what you said about smiling! When you read this poem, you'll notice a line that says I am - ADDICTED - to smiles! Now, this poem was written MANY years ago. And that was true of me, then! And, actually, EVERYTHING I say in this poem was true of me when I wrote it! And is still true of me today! I was going through a phase of introspection (Who am I? And why am I here? stuff) when I wrote this. So now you know how this poem came to be! And you'll know a little about who "I AM", when you finish it!



I Am

I am
In love with life!
I am
A Child
Of Joy!
And Wonder!
A Slave
To my Human Appetites!
A Friend
If I may be!
An Enemy
If I must be!
I am
A Connoisseur
Of Daffodils!
And Dragonflies!
A Builder
Of Dreams!
A Repository
Of odd Bits and Pieces
Of Knowledge!
I am
ADDICTED
To Smiles!
DEPRESSED
By Bureaucrats!
INCURABLY
Romantic!
I am
Simply
a Man!

And yes! You've found me! But now I know where to find you, TOO! So I'll warn you in advance! The questions are coming! : -)

Bye now! And

May you walk on the sunny sude of all your life's roads! And may those roads always lead you downhill !
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lindasea Premium
And when the questions come....I hope I know the answer. If I don't then we can look for that answer together and then we both learn. One thing I have found to be VERY helpful is the white bar across the top of the screen. It asks "Need help XXXXX (your name)? As your question here...."

I have to tell you that I haven't ever been without an answer by using this feature here in the WA platform. Its crazy amazing how much information is made available to us for the price of our membership. it is way beyond valuable and not anywhere close to the cost of a university education in this field. The value goes way beyond the price we pay!

Have a gorgeous day!

Linda
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TheAnarchist Premium
Hi, AGAIN, Linda!

Again, thank you for the comments, and your directions! I'm sure to use that Need Help area until I've picked EVERYONE's brain clean!
: -)
Bye bye, now! And have a great day! But leave a little money out there for me to get! : -) j
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ajmmdm1983 Premium
Thanks for following me. I wish you great success here at WA may all your goals come true!
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TheAnarchist Premium
No problem, aj! And thanks for the reply! Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier! J : -)
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Kyle Premium
If you can help people, you can create a successful business doing so. This goes for absolutely any niche James.

Over the years I have personally been involved in many niches and the same principles held true. If you help someone, you build trust and once you have trust, you can generate revenue through your promotions. Not until then.

That is what you are going to learn all about here at WA and the proper strategies to create a business online. I look forward to working with you and if you need a hand with anything moving forward, simply drop me a reply here and I will give you a hand.

PS. I hope you have an awesome week ahead!
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