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  1. Date: 9/28/2013 1:04:00 PM

    I like how you said,, in poetry I speak my mind.. and YET not so sure... David, I hope you are well.... deep, love the ending On my face a paper mask... <---- wow!!! missing you.. Hope you are well?? sending soup mail...TEX

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:22:00 PM

    Congrats, David. Outstanding write. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 3:50:00 PM

    Congratulations, enjoyed your poem :)

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:37:00 PM

    Congrats on your win - JH

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 9:25:00 PM

    If we're a secret club, I'm in it too, for noes I say congrats to you!

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:14:00 PM

    Oh David, if I were near you on your death bed, I'd put a pretty rose in your cask, and a kiss underneath the mask, congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:58:00 AM

    Im sure i read this.lovely post..but geee i didn t leave a comment..I love it Dave and I love your sprinkled humour all the way.

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:57:00 AM

    Many congratulations on your winning spot David xx

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:18:00 AM

    witty and fun, much enjoyed!

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:35:00 AM

    A very great story in a poem.

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 9:06:00 PM

    well penneed David...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:47:00 PM

    I love the verse, of life... David.. CONGRATULATIONS, with this awesome poem about YOU :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 9:44:00 AM

    Don't you know it? Definitely a poet who springs a thought to rhyme and gives rhythm to a rhyme. Always a pleasure to come and read, your clever words have filled my need. :)

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 12:09:00 PM

    I know the hesitation in the first few lines first-hand. "What do you do? Well (long pause) I'm an artist, a painter to be exact." Most often, as you no doubt know, the reply is, "That's nice." I needn't say to keep writing; it's clear that you will. J

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 11:15:00 PM

    dear friend David..what an awesome sharing..very amazing and lovely <3 and yes you are a great POET <3 nice to read your brilliant writes <3 Sk

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 6:20:00 AM

    As we say here in the States...You're poet and don't know it...Oh yes David...You're a poet, so know it, grow it and then show it!...Have a wonderful and inspired Sunday my friend and keep that pen handy but PLEASE, no paper on the face, okay? (or at least punch out those little eye-holes so you can see where you're going) - Tim

    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 2/24/2013 6:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, I guess if you're dead it doesn't really matter. Never mind...
  1. Date: 2/24/2013 12:31:00 AM

    this is really heartfelt, David. I know exactly how you feel. I find myself in the same quandary. The ending was sad yet funny. A paper mask on the face? haha. What an image. pen in hand!! Loved the read.

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 2:21:00 PM

    David,very nice eye opening write...And I thought I was the only one who paused when I said "A Poet." Ha,ha...I really liked the pen and paper mask closing. Thoughts of a true poet... :o)

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 12:52:00 PM

    love this one, David

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 11:44:00 AM

    WOW!!! FOR SURE!! One of your best my Friend.. you should be very proud of this ONE!! To my Favs

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 11:10:00 AM

    Wow!! this is a fantastic poem my friend David... for me you are one of a great poet here on PS...really... you put all your emotions...but don't let them put a paper on your face(as what you like)....your friends and family can't see you..hehehehehe. I like your poem..thanks for sharing and thanks for dropping by on my poem. Have a great day always!! Love, Maria :)

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 9:54:00 AM

    I envy you the mad desire to communicate. I've been writing poetry for more than 40 years, so I know how you feel. At 83, though, I still wish to communicate, so I read others stuff. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 9:44:00 AM

    Let me put this way: You are a poet from the head to the toe, Whether all deem this another silly show - Care the less for looks and sneers, You surpass many as it appears - Just hold your pen and walk, Transform to rhymes all the talk - Spin your eyes around and observe, For you are a messenger who writes in verse!! Verrrrrrrrrry lovely poem!! Jad

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 1:16:00 PM

    For my part David you are a very talented poet and writer and somebody any one would be proud to know and yes thanks, things okay, all the family battles should be over by tomorrow night or just starting lol xx

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 1:00:00 PM

    This is a neat theme, David. I think you did great with your end-lines -- I can interpret several different meanings from the "paper mask"....yes, I think those two words make the poem.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 12:43:00 PM

    Ahhh so true David, I chewed a poor pianists ear off last night at dinner who asked me how to write a hauki LOL BOY he didn't know what he was in for did HE! LOL So nice to hear from you! Light & Love Always

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 11:59:00 AM

    Boy does that hit the nail on the head. Quite a witty and apt story that rings true with me.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 11:53:00 AM

    This is so wonderful, such a tremendous write my friend! I just loved reading this enlightening poem this afternoon! What a powerful verse you have written here David, a verse on verse, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 11:32:00 AM

    - In my eyes, you are a very good poet (and friend), David! - Like it!! - Have a restful weekend! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)