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Broken pencils- but not broken spirits

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 1/6/2016 11:03:00 PM
well expressed my friend. I'm having a ball reading this form. Love LINDA
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/7/2016 11:04:00 AM
Thank you, Linda:) Pleased to have you peeping at my past poems! hugs ~ paul
Date: 12/23/2015 10:46:00 PM
Was checking out Monoku and came across this one. I really like how you did this and the depth of one broken line is amazing. Gives a whole new world of expression. Will be reading more of yours. This seems like a powerful Monoku.
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/24/2015 3:01:00 PM
Thank you, Susan; I love your feedback:) A Monoku can be very expressive. For this one I chose to use a Broken Monoku because it fitted the content perfectly. Many writers think that writing a one-liner is simple and easy; in fact it is not. ~ Best regards ~ paul
Date: 2/9/2015 4:42:00 PM
Dear Paul, Great poem here as always, great poem and cool work of truth, let their pencils thus be mended by spirtual healing and then given wings of graces truth. Enjoyed what you said about the native poem, and it's a sad truth their also, so many were lost but as the pheonix of the old shall they not rise above and their voices echo once more, it is up to the great spirit to decide, and I have faith in him, as the feather flickers within the winds of generations to come forward emerge, cheri
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Paul Callus
Date: 2/10/2015 12:40:00 PM
Thank you Cherl; I am grateful to your encouraging visits and continued support. Take care and all the best. // paul
Date: 1/13/2015 1:16:00 PM
I agree with all the others on the soup this is a masterpiece both in words and in meaning. It is just right on the button, bravo, I can't wait to read more of your unique and powerful works this year my dearest fellow.I am going to read this one again before I leave your site today because I enjoyed it so much, cheri
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/13/2015 3:44:00 PM
Thank you so very much Cherl! I'm very pleased that you have been touched by this short write. Have just been reading some of your latest....as impressive as ever! regards // paul
Date: 1/13/2015 9:10:00 AM
I was referred to this short masterpiece by reading Dave's poem about the same subject and I second Andrea's comment...A perfect form chosen here. Also, I am angry and embarrassed for my country because our President did not bother to attend the anti-terrorist rally in Paris!!! - Tim
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Julia Ward
Date: 2/24/2015 3:09:00 AM
There is no "not bothering" at Presidential level, Tim. Alicia Marie, English but living in France.
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/13/2015 11:09:00 AM
Glad you came to have a look, Tim! Thank you for the favourable comments. For the President not to attend there must have been a good reason (I suppose); our Maltese Prime Minister made it a point to attend, even though we are only a small island. All the best. // paul
Date: 1/12/2015 7:37:00 AM
Paul! Allow me to add my kudos to the many! So few words... yet so powerful! Our resolve will remain strong as long as we breathe!
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/12/2015 8:56:00 AM
Thank you Jack! At least we can offer our moral support. Have a nice day my friend. // paul
Date: 1/10/2015 6:47:00 PM
what a powerful way to do this theme, using broken monoku for more effect. Wow.
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/11/2015 12:25:00 PM
that's how my mind worked Andrea; 'broken pencils' came to mind, and I knew straight away it had to be a broken monoku. glad you like it! // paul
Date: 1/10/2015 5:52:00 PM
So true. The tragedy in Paris will not be forgotten!
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/10/2015 6:27:00 PM
So true; we still have to see the ripple effect. Thank you Laura for an unexpected but lovely visit. Take care. // paul
Date: 1/10/2015 8:30:00 AM
You have masterfully expressed our emotions with this piece!
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/10/2015 9:24:00 AM
Thank you for supporting this sentiment, Richard. // paul
Date: 1/10/2015 6:58:00 AM
Great work honoring the journalists of the world..Sara
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/10/2015 9:25:00 AM
Thank you Sara; your support too is appreciated. Have a lovely weekend. // paul
Date: 1/10/2015 4:18:00 AM
wow! that's one good... :) wow! a fave! hugs and hugs Paul.. :) "I wonder where you are... and wonder what you do... but let me tell you.................. :) hugs for you.. :D!" miss you PAul--te... :D!yolive eloisa here!! heu where my cakes and roses!!!:D!
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Date: 1/10/2015 5:17:00 PM
hahahahaha im waiting for the cakes!!!:)
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/10/2015 10:13:00 AM
Hi Olive_eloi!! Sorry...the roses are ready for delivery, but the cakes are still in the oven! Thank you for the fav and hugs. Hope you got my last em. // hugs :))) // paul
Date: 1/10/2015 4:02:00 AM
After recent events you are so right here Paul, that old adage the pen mightier than the sword run so true today, love how you presented this so apt....
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/10/2015 10:27:00 AM
Thank you Harry; I love your comments. Have a nice weekend. // paul
Date: 1/9/2015 10:13:00 PM
your broken monoku demonstrates the incredible strength and flexibility of the human spirit. very creative and very true! May we always find the courage to stand up to terror! Nicely Done Paul.
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/10/2015 10:10:00 AM
Thank you for the insightful comments, David. Monokus are good messengers...they save strain on our wrists! All the best. // paul
Date: 1/9/2015 6:37:00 PM
Perfectly said!
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/10/2015 9:23:00 AM
Thank you Casarah. Have a lovely weekend. // paul
Date: 1/9/2015 4:22:00 PM
I couldn't have put it any better....spirits will only get stronger....a fav
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/9/2015 4:36:00 PM
Thank you Tim. Your support is appreciated. All the best. // paul
Date: 1/9/2015 2:52:00 PM
So much said..Powerful! Our lands might be stolen,our lives might be taken,but our spirits soar like a bird...Our faith even stronger .To my fvs
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/9/2015 3:16:00 PM
Many thanks Charm. Glad that you found this powerful, and I appreciate your insightful comments....and the fav. Solidarity is the least that we writers can offer. Have a nice weekend. // paul
Date: 1/9/2015 2:49:00 PM
- Well written! - I wish you a lovely weekend,Paul - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/9/2015 3:25:00 PM
Thank you Anne Lise. Let's look forward to a better future where good will overcome evil. Hugs and have a nice weekend, too. /x/ paul
Date: 1/9/2015 2:48:00 PM
May they rest in peace Paul - wonderful tribute - so few words say so much:-) hugs Jan xxx
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/9/2015 3:11:00 PM
Thank you Jan. This effects us in/directly; we too are writers....even a small broken Monoku can serve to show solidarity. hugs // paul