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all agitated discussing monkey business going bananas ------------------------------------------------ Chosen as Poem of the Day~3rd July 2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 4/30/2017 4:31:00 AM
Just browsing through some of your older stuff and found this gem! Very fitting!! Congrats on PotD with it, Paul. Regards, John.
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Date: 5/2/2017 12:14:00 PM
Thank you, John. I too enjoy browsing through writers' older works; gives me an inkling of how they 'evolve'. Regards // paul
Date: 3/14/2016 1:30:00 PM
And then they start throwing crap at each other! Parliament of Monkeys ... ha! Your title is the star of this piece. A sad truth for many of today's (and yesterday's) governments.
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Date: 3/14/2016 5:22:00 PM
Parliaments will never change, Timothy. For some it's a serious business, while others are intent on disrupting proceedings. Glad you enjoyed! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 7/29/2015 3:31:00 AM
Sorry, I forgot to mention Congrats on it being chosen POTD!
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Date: 7/29/2015 11:19:00 AM
It's my turn to say sorry...forgot to thank you for the congrats!:) PS...Glad you found this cute and clever; makes up for receiving an NA in the contest! ~ paul
Date: 7/29/2015 3:29:00 AM
Paul, this is so clever and cute. It made me laugh, then I cried because it has so much truth to it! 7
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Date: 7/29/2015 11:15:00 AM
I think I would have had the same reaction as yours, Connie! Parliament should be a place of respect, where politicians wisely guide the course of our countries, but unfortunately it's not always the case!! Thank you for a lovely visit:) hugs // paul
Date: 7/28/2015 11:07:00 PM
A great Senryu my frirnd. And the sad truth is we have nations with such governments! A7
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Date: 7/29/2015 11:10:00 AM
Glad you enjoyed, Robert. I agree with you!! Thank you for stopping by. All the best. // paul
Date: 7/22/2015 10:25:00 AM
This is a GREAT Senryu, Paul. Thank you for sharing. Elaine
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Date: 7/23/2015 10:33:00 AM
Thank you, Elaine! Love your comment, and pleased to have you back:) All the best. // paul
Date: 7/19/2015 9:35:00 AM
Hehe!! This is fantastic!! I loved it!! :D :D
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Date: 7/19/2015 5:18:00 PM
Very pleased that you like it, Sneha! Also glad to see you around:) Thank you for stopping by! // paul
Date: 7/18/2015 6:23:00 PM
Haha...I love this. Concise, and freaking awesome. You say so much in so few words. Brilliant, truly. 7+
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Date: 7/19/2015 5:55:00 PM
Thank you for the lovely and generous comments, PG. The high rating is also appreciated. All the best. // paul
Date: 7/7/2015 1:34:00 AM
I was expecting something serious, but instead I found a clever metaphor and hyperbole, delightfully simplistic.
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Date: 7/8/2015 4:13:00 PM
I love your insightful feedback, Trenton. Thank you for a welcome visit. All the best. // paul
Date: 7/6/2015 3:43:00 PM
hahahaha. SO TRUE
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Date: 7/8/2015 4:01:00 PM
Shushhhhh they might hear you:)
Date: 7/6/2015 12:31:00 PM
Reminds me of the Commons in the Houses of Parliament. Many congrats on your poem of the day, James :)
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Date: 7/6/2015 3:30:00 PM
Thank you James. Always pleased to have you stopping by. All the best. // paul
Date: 7/6/2015 12:30:00 PM
Here here, ha ha. wonderful and so true. And to say they are in charge of the country, real chimps could do a better job I'm sure.. A great write made me laugh well done. best wishes. Pete.
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Date: 7/6/2015 3:24:00 PM
So pleased that you enjoyed it, Peter. I am sure that monkeys have no hidden agendas, either! All the best. // paul
Date: 7/5/2015 5:43:00 PM
The poem opens with humor and ends with a slap of reality that brings it all home. Emile.
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Date: 7/6/2015 1:06:00 AM
Your comments are spot-on, Emile; you make a good judge and critic! // paul
Date: 7/4/2015 11:06:00 PM
This is so good I am working on a parody of this, if thats possible!!!! :)
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Date: 7/5/2015 6:00:00 AM
Hi Arthur...thank you for a repeat visit:) Looking forward to reading your parody!! Have a nice day. // paul
Date: 7/3/2015 8:47:00 PM
Very good Paul, congrat's on Poem of the day, we have a Parliament like that, not going banana's they are banana's. Take care my friend..................Vera.....
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Date: 7/4/2015 9:17:00 AM
Thank you Vera:) I suppose we expect a lot of our parliamentarians, but why not....they promise a lot, so we expect them to deliver!! All the best. // paul
Date: 7/3/2015 6:36:00 PM
Paul congratulations on having this great Senryu selected as Poem Of The Day, enjoy the honor
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Date: 7/4/2015 9:12:00 AM
Hi Constance! POTD was such a pleasant surprise!Thank you for the congrats and the lovely visit. Have a lovely day. // paul
Date: 7/3/2015 6:00:00 PM
Huge congratulations, dear Paul, for this very witty Senryu, being selected as POTD! This is a brilliant write - in a few effective words exposing "A Parliament of Monkeys" which seems to be a reflection of the world-wide political culture! BRAVO and a 7! Pandita
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Date: 7/4/2015 9:08:00 AM
Thank you, Pandita, for enjoying and for the overall lovely feedback. The high rating is appreciated, too. Have a lovely weekend. // paul
Date: 7/3/2015 4:41:00 PM
Congrats, Paul. :) The singing nettles and this? You are really.....going for gold! Hugs
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Date: 7/4/2015 8:59:00 AM
Thank you Eileen; you are too generous:) I don't have much time on my hands at present, so am going for short poems, filling in the gaps between one job and another. hugs // paul
Date: 7/3/2015 2:02:00 PM
Well written and creative. Well paid monkeys as well.
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Date: 7/3/2015 6:20:00 PM
Thank you for reading and commenting, Frank. Pleased to meet you! All the best. // paul
Date: 7/3/2015 11:35:00 AM
Paul, Congratulation on Poem of the Day!! The subject and tenor of your Senryu are appropriate for many of the illustrious politicians we have worldwide who talk a lot and do very little. Enjoyed this one -- it's funny!! Best Wishes, Gary
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Date: 7/3/2015 6:17:00 PM
I am glad you enjoyed, Gary; thank you for stopping by with insightful feedback and congrats. All the best. // paul
Date: 7/3/2015 10:34:00 AM
Ha! Ha! I like this, Paul! Congrats on POTD! Love, Kim
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Date: 7/3/2015 5:59:00 PM
Thank you for reading and commenting, Kim. Have a nice weekend. hugs // paul
Date: 7/3/2015 9:15:00 AM
Wonderful write, so true in a lot of us. Congratulations on Poem of the Day. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/3/2015 5:53:00 PM
Many thanks, Eve. Your support is appreciated. Hugs // paul
Date: 7/3/2015 8:59:00 AM
Cute and probably true. Nice write for POD. Congrats!
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Date: 7/3/2015 5:45:00 PM
Thank you, Marilyn. Pleased to have you visiting! All the best. // paul
Date: 7/3/2015 5:53:00 AM
- To be read with a smile :))) - Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. Paul ! - I wish you a lovely weekend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/3/2015 5:30:00 PM
Enjoy the smile all through the weekend, Anne Lise:) Thank you for stopping by. hugs // paul
Date: 7/3/2015 5:13:00 AM
Oh yes! POTD! Wooohoooo! Congrats, Paul! Bet the monkeys are jumping up and down with glee... :-)
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Date: 7/3/2015 4:52:00 PM
Thank you for coming back, Kim:) Yes, they are...and I have to give them peanuts as a treat! Have a lovely weekend. hugs // paul
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