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Avoiding the Adage

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Avoiding the Adage

"Patience is a virtue" - beseeched by she.
Yet thou shares not thine's endurance for me.



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  1. Date: 1/13/2009 10:25:00 AM

    Sounds like you need a hug.

  1. Date: 1/12/2009 6:23:00 AM

    This one really set me thinking. So much crammed into only two lines. Excellent.

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 7:49:00 PM

    When it comes to virtue, absence makes the heart grow fonder is an adage she might try avoiding. Food for thought. Have a Happy and successful New Year, John. Vince

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 8:38:00 AM

    How the heck did I miss this amazing epigram from John Heck??!! Made me laugh, and for sure is one of the best! Somehow, I almost overlooked clicking on...but gave me a smile this morning! A sure-fire winning Double Take!!~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/31/2008 5:15:00 AM

    Good one John, Very clever. Thank you for your kind comments on my poems. Blessings.

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 5:32:00 PM

    Very clever, John! Best of luck in the contest! Donna

  1. Date: 12/29/2008 3:03:00 PM

    This is amazingly clever. I am still attempting to enter this one. Brian sure makes us think, doesn't he? Good luck, not that you will need it. I love the title. Love Christie

  1. Date: 12/29/2008 7:52:00 AM

    Made me smile. So very clever and unfortunately so bitter true. Well done. Love Heidie

  1. Date: 12/28/2008 3:22:00 PM

    Good luck in the contest. Thank you for your kind words about my poetry. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/28/2008 1:57:00 PM

    Masterful example of a DOUBLE TAKE. I love these contests - they bring out the best! Thank you for your continued support, John. Much appreciated. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 12/28/2008 1:46:00 PM

    For soothe and in truth, John. How could it be said better? Have a fabulous New Year, with more of your fabulous poetry. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/28/2008 9:56:00 AM

    Love the take on the double take. Cleverly done. Thanks so much for the warmest comments on my poetry. Happy New Year to you and your love ones.

  1. Date: 12/28/2008 2:06:00 AM

    And, I quite certain that I shall enjoy your soulful & gifted writings!~"Again, My Love & Warmth To You & All You Love, Always, John!"~"Happy New Year John Heck~Bye!":)

  1. Date: 12/28/2008 2:02:00 AM

    Ahh yes, something amiss, within I would say her perceptions of the relativities of tit for tat!? Smile~to be hung upon the wire, is not very good for ones heart~but I am from an old bloodline~"The man is the king of his own castle---I would probably leave her, sooner than later, stuck up there within that window~Smile~I really like and enjoy your writing form and style dear brother! Truely, somewhat unique from what I have mostly seen around here in over two years~cont~

  1. Date: 12/27/2008 6:17:00 PM

    good wit, clever write-thank you for the kind words -Fritz

  1. Date: 12/27/2008 6:05:00 PM

    few words beautifully felt, hi John I hope that you are well, take care D-nyce

  1. Date: 12/27/2008 1:04:00 AM

    Thanks for your kind words about my poem John.A compliment indeed from a 'master 'poet.Rgds Brian & may your writing be especially inspirational in 2009

  1. Date: 12/24/2008 3:29:00 PM

    Thank you for your comment, John. Have a Merry Christmas and a poetic New Year :) Love, iolanda

  1. Date: 12/24/2008 6:02:00 AM

    Nice one John, Marry Christmas.

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 6:28:00 PM

    John this is amazing - Very well written - merry Christmas & God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 6:06:00 PM

    John A winner for sure Wonderfully done my friend! Merry Christmas Laura :)

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 9:00:00 AM

    A winner for sure!:) Brilliant. Thanks for all your support....although 'fame' in essence, worries me a bit. I am content either way, because my writing is not a matter of fame, I only love to do it! Additionally, I am very dedicated to music also, and would love to be a composer one day.:) I would like to be published, but I am not the type to appear on Oprah. I think if I were too famous, it would diminish my work somehow. But your opinions matter a lot to me! Hugs and best wishes, Sara:)