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Hi folk, my name is Peter Duggan, and I was born in England in March nineteen forty three. I grew up and left school at fourteen

With very limited education, but a sense of adventure, so I met  an Aussie girl [Who is my wife of forty eight years, Vera] and we both came to Oz to live. After three months here I decided to join the army, then went to Vietnam eighteen months later. I was sent home from there ten months later, being considered medically unfit by then. I came home to Oz and worked here and there, and moved here and there, and never could really settle down. I ended up with PTSD, and through counselling, discovered that I could write in rhythm and rhyme very naturally, and that I had heaps to say; so here I am now, doing what I love best. Pleased to meet you all…and all clear from the symptom's of PTSD, it seems I wrote it all away. I am still very happily married, and Have three children and seven grandchildren, and my Rotty Bear. thanks for reading  Peter


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Blog Posted:8/13/2013 1:24:00 AM


Hi there fellow  souper’s, this is the first time I’ve sent a
blog off to this site, but I thought that I might tell you a bit about my lack of understanding, when It comes to poetry. I am embarrassed to say that I have
never read poetry in my life, I have tried, but it mostly goes right over my head. So when I comment on your stuff the most I can say is if I like the feel
of it, a lot of the time I just don’t understand what you are writing about. I write because my stuff just comes out, and it has done since I was a kid, and I
always called it writing verse or lyrics. Poetry to me goes much deeper than that. I admire the Woody Guthrie’s of this world, and I have been influenced by
them. I love being on this site, but I must be honest about myself. I never get too involved with people on the site, because once I got into a heap of
trouble, and hurt my wife very badly, whilst in the poetry groups, it was a long while ago, but it still gives her a lot of anxiety when I am on these sites. I don’t blame her, and I always abide by her wishes, because I never
want to see her hurt again. I hope that You have gained some kind of an understanding of who I am in this story. Thanks for reading guys, and I truly appreciate all
the lovely comments you have written on my all too many poems. I just can’t help myself, I write so many, and never l know which one to send, all my best wishes
to all of you and thank you for having such a beautiful, friendly site....Peter



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  1. Date: 5/22/2015 9:49:00 PM
    Peter enjoyed reading about you...and if I had one wish for you it would be that you learn to trust again and by this I mean...Many of us are like you most happily married and we have lovely children (well sometimes mine are lovely) anyway good reading about you...and you might want to comment back to the people writing on your blog...and you may not....but at any rate I will read your poetry ....and enjoy it. Tell your wife I said hello....I am sure she is delightful....

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    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 5/23/2015 1:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Judy. I never even knew these messages are there, I write that blog about a year and a half ago and very rarely go back to it go back to it. Years ago I had troubles on the site and hurt my wife. I trust everyone but she does not so I never want to hurt her again ever. So I keep off of the site in the closeness department. So I never blog or soup anyone. Thank you for your comment, my friend. I appreciate that you enjoy my poems....Peter
  1. Date: 3/14/2015 8:07:00 PM
    Peter Duggan, This is Jim Horn. I have heard from you a couple of times. Just wanted to check in with you and see if things are alright. Where are you from in England? Jim Horn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9nH154inZQ

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    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 5/23/2015 1:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi James Thank you for my message, my friend Yes I am fine my friend though at times I can be very lazy in the comments department. I live in Western Australia but was born in Peckham London. I am trying to get myself back into the swing when it comes to comments. Will probably give one of the poetry sies up that I belong too. All the best, mate....peter Got your email will write to you when I get time
  1. Date: 3/14/2015 5:18:00 AM
    I looked at your poem but did not read since was not able to comment..I don't know if you know that your comment section has been cut off..Sara

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  1. Date: 3/10/2015 12:01:00 PM
    Loved your poem the idealist... nad

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    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 5/23/2015 1:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Nad I appreciate your kindness. I will have to start being aware of my comments, and blogs. All the best, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/24/2015 5:47:00 AM
    http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poems_by_poet.aspx?ID=194 Read more at: http://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/writing_poems_again_642557 Peter, This person is between you and me regarding most poems produced. This should be only for the 100 who are actively writing poems. Some of these people haven't written a poem in over a year. People who haven't written poems in the last calendar should be dropped off the list. What do you think. Jim Horn jthorn5656@gmail.com Oh, and I just completed my 900th poem which was quite an accomplishment for me. I am in US and it is early in the morning here. What time is it there where you are?

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  1. Date: 2/22/2015 7:49:00 PM
    http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poems_by_poet.aspx?ID=194 Do you know this person? Jim Horn

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  1. Date: 2/19/2015 2:18:00 PM
    Peter, June 26, 1941 is me and 49 years of marriage as of August 27th. Was in LinkedIn. Lady asked for some comments about one of her poems. Name was Bonnie Flack. She got mad at me and suspended me and another woman from poetry part of LinkedIn. Started with www.poetrysoup.com and www.story-telling-around-the-world.com So here I am in a battle with you on total number of poems. Hope you are doing better after reading about your parasite I think you called it. There are many poets involved with many poetry webpages. I have always wrote poetry on my own with my own style and enjoy doing it. Bye for now. Jim Horn

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  1. Date: 11/2/2014 2:11:00 AM
    Hello Peter just stopping to say hello..'

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  1. Date: 8/4/2014 11:36:00 PM
    Peter this is my new standard, it will be sent to every future contest I see that does not use blind judging. I just sent it to good friend here to decline his contest. I can not and will not write for any contest here at the Soup unless it is being judged blind--with a mandatory stipulation that the entries have no names attached. Your new contest does not meet this requirement that would insure fair judging so therefore I must decline to enter it. God bless, Robert

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  1. Date: 6/22/2014 9:54:00 PM
    Hey Peter, It is Hani, I wanted to thank you for reading my poems. I am very glad you enjoyed them. I hope you can reply to this comment, as I a curious to find out what you thought of the connection between my first two poems. I am new to this community and would appreciate it! Thanks, your friend, Hani.

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  1. Date: 6/1/2014 8:24:00 PM
    My friend I find your poetry very pleasing and a good source for me to learn from! I too have never studied poetry but have read tons of it by the great legendary poets. I write because it just seems to demand to come out. Australia, man I've wanted to go there since age ten! May someday make it yet! Simply love your writes my friend.

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  1. Date: 4/9/2014 6:14:00 PM
    I myself enjoys poetry. I write poetry for the same reasons. The poetry I write about is mostly from love past relationships thanks for liking my poem

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 5:28:00 PM
    I was once told that Poetry is just to be read and enjoyed whether you understand it or not..I think each person comes away with something different when they read a poem..I loved the song that Woody Gutherie wrote "This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land"..Woody suffered and died from Huntington's Disease like my grandson..Sad that one gifted as he was died so young from an inherited mental disease..The same will be my grandson's fate if there is not a treatment or cure found soon..Thanks for reading my work..I hope that you can always take away something from what I put in poetic form..Sara

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 11:06:00 PM
    A brave honest write. All as well said as when you put keyboard to poems. Look forward to our ongoing conversations. I have gained two more followers on Twitter today (probably a record for me), most possibly due to your words, thanks.

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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 11:25:00 PM
    I had to come check out your page real quick and want to thank you again for reading my poems on some occasions. You know I have read some poetry, studied some, but honestly many times I don't know all the things going on in a particular person's poem. With my poetry, I may be hinting at one thing, knowing the normal reader is reading it more literally and thinks another thing, and it can be shades of both. Poetry is like art, and while some may have a sense of what is fine or not, everyone else also has the right to get their own interpretation and enjoy the poem in their own way. Why I don't explain a lot of my poems. Keep up the work.

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  1. Date: 8/24/2013 1:46:00 PM
    - You write from your heart and I love it !!!!! - Have a great weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

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  1. Date: 8/14/2013 3:30:00 AM
    Peter....I do enjoy your poetry. Poetry has to be real and from the heart. Poems that strike a chord in someone's heart are usually of this kind. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and for your encouraging comments. They are appreciated....

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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 6:44:00 PM
    Writing is such a personal experience, I think that everyone has a style of their own......some we will understand and some we won't. The joy for me comes more from the feeling I get when I read the poem....but like you said.....it is hard to comment, when it doesn't touch you in some personal way. Nice to have you here, Peter.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 3:38:00 PM
    Hi Peter...and special hello to your wife...:-) Thank her for being understanding and sharing your time with us Just wanted to say I always enjoy your poems.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 2:24:00 PM
    Hi, Peter, I think I have read some of your poems already but I went just now and checked out the one about Viet Nam vets. I think your kind of poetry is very valued by the general population who are not all "artsy fartsy." I am kind of "in the middle" about poetry. I enjoy simple ones easy to read, especially when they are humorous, and I love elegant poetry too, but I do not like when people use surreal imagery. Those are the poems that go over my head. It is very difficult to comment to poems we don't understand!!

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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:26:00 AM
    My man Peter, So glad you enjoy this hobby, the more the usually merrier!

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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:19:00 AM
    Peter, I have the same difficulties reading most poetry. I get the urge or idea and write out how I feel in a way I understand, as I beleive most poets do. A lot can be lost in interpertation. Thanks for your entry in the captcha contest, It was a lot of fun and hit home very easliy.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 8:00:00 AM
    You are a wonder to read Peter, nice to meet you again. Keep doing what you do best.... Love Linda

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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 6:22:00 AM
    good morning Peter, it's nice to know of you. I understand how the mind of a wife works. It's very kind, and wonderful how you put her first. I don't blame you, I once got in a pickle for associating with poets from the soup. I wish I could hang around with poets here :-( I respect my husband. However, I keep all my dear poetry friends near. And smile when they are near. hugs. ~Skat~

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