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Read 'Um Like a Book

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Read 'Um Like a Book

are novels
still in progress
Each year we add another line or two

decide to
erase the lines
they're unhappy with, fearing bad reviews...

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  1. Date: 4/19/2014 10:00:00 PM
    oh this one that I loved from before. Good to see it on the winners' list. Congratulations, my friend.

  1. Date: 4/18/2014 4:37:00 PM
    Hello Tim, my friend... loving this one again..... Congratulations,, ... By the way I have something to say to all who supported my ANY POEM # 19 contest. Shame on me, Shame on me! Please forgive me, for not taking the time, to CONGRATULATE and adore all the winning poems for a second or third time. I AM VERY LATE:(-- I was a little mad at the world. However, this is my winning list, I will give everyone the same love and support. I'm dropping by with a Copy Paste note from the bottom of my heart. I am sorry, it's not like me, to walk away, as if nothing. Truly, I appreciate every winning poem, and HM. LOVE LINDA

  1. Date: 4/17/2014 6:17:00 AM
    No...make-up can never be the answer !! clever write :) // congrats on fine placing. // paul

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 5:07:00 PM
    Hello Tim, love the double impact winning poem... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 1:38:00 AM
    I would like to erase mine. The wrinkles anyway. haha. LOVE this, Tim! a very well deserved win.

    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson
    Date: 4/18/2014 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Either you've already erased them or don't have any yet cause I sure don't see any...Thanks for the comment my friend
  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:37:00 PM
    yup yup.amazing ......... love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:41:00 AM
    Tim, Congratulations on your well deserved win in Heather’s contest with your clever write!

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 9:39:00 AM
    Tim, enjoyable ... congratulations with your winning poem... Linda

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 4:44:00 PM
    Well that's a WOW WOW Tim! thanks

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 1:22:00 PM
    Tim, as always, you have written a clever poem full of honesty and food for thought. Awesome write, my friend! Congrats on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 1:00:00 PM
    I can't help but smile at the truth and irony......such is human nature!! (I'm too chicken to go under the vanity has no business in my life!! LOL)!!!!

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 5:58:00 PM
    Good analogy, Tim. With all my lines you'd never finish my book. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 9:55:00 AM
    Wow, Tim... speechless here! This was so well put together and made me think. I wrote a similar piece on the topic... don't think I posted it though. I still don't understand it when men dye their hair cause they don't like looking old? Back then it was a sign of wisdom and experience... an honor to live nice and long... why try to cover it up?

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 4:48:00 PM
    gutsy work, tim... we don;t anymore know if a face is natural or not... great flawless lines ( pun?) without wrinkles.... fine job!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 11:27:00 AM
    Tim "Each year we add a line or two" or three or four or twenty or twenty five. Didn't see the first one, but this is divine. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 8:05:00 PM
    The realistic elements blended with the satire made this poem really speak. Well written !

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 3:36:00 PM
    very clever, tim!

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 2:56:00 PM
    Well...some of us just take what we get..ha...the :paperback: version cause we can't afford the leather hardbound cover!..very good poem Tim...thanks

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 12:00:00 PM
    Tim, these are clever analogies -- gave me a smile :)

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 1:54:00 AM
    Absolutely awesome! To my favorites you go!!!! :)