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Entry in Richard L's 'Poem of the Day' poetry contest:  I remember just whipping this one off in about 15 minutes late one night, and then going to sleep thinking that it was just the essence of silliness, that it wouldn't garner any interest, and that I'd probably just delete it the next day...Well, you can see what a "prophet" I was (and am).  LOL.  At any rate, thank you, Richard, for the opportunity to reflect on this one...

socialism communism fascism despotism buddhism catholicism hinduism zoroastrianism territorialism colonialism imperialism expansionism positivism relativism behaviorism existentialism adventurism escapism negativism nihilism puritanism fanaticism extremism terrorism sexism chauvinism ultra-nationalism jingoism hedonism epicureanism ~ stoicism asceticism patriotism heroism altruism idealism activism idealism individualism exceptionalism atheism deism monotheism paganism optimism pessimism cynicism romanticism atheism secularism humanism utopianism hypnotism mysticism exorcism surrealism ~ and what if there were a schism in each and every 'ism!'

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Date: 4/24/2019 11:31:00 AM
No criticism! Very nice poem. You do have a gift.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 4/24/2019 12:01:00 PM
Love your comment, Val: It's the height of witticism! Interesting that you went so far back to 'dig this one up.' Your support is greatly appreciated. Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 6/3/2018 6:08:00 PM
Hello Gershon Wolf,yes what if? |have a nice evning my friend.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 6/3/2018 7:36:00 PM
So nice to get a visit from you, Darlene!
Date: 5/21/2018 7:00:00 AM
Congrats on POTD my friend. Love the creativity truth and REALISM in this gem, about the many unseen schisms..., A fav.....
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Date: 5/20/2018 1:53:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD! Just saw this.
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Date: 5/18/2018 6:03:00 AM
Congrats on POTD Chris..
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Date: 5/17/2018 7:50:00 PM
Your animal magnetism is on full display with your poetic expressionism, Gershon :)) Fun is your forte, for sure. Congratulations on your POTD honors for your excellentism :)) Warmest wishes my wonderful friend .. ~Susan
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/18/2018 2:08:00 PM
Susan, you certainly have made an interesting point. Here's how I understand it: You've just tasted a bit of my 'a.m.,' my animal magnetism. Now you're ready for my p.m. And you know what that is, right? ...TBC in soup mail
Date: 5/17/2018 5:38:00 PM
Congratulationism on your POTD, Gershon
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/18/2018 2:08:00 PM
Thank you, Charles.
Date: 5/17/2018 3:33:00 PM
You may find some relief You may find some regret You may find some belief You may find some upset You may look to a pray You may look to the sky You may look to be fare You may look to a lie You may find something right You may find something wrong You may look something over But you can’t touch what is gone
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/17/2018 3:49:00 PM
James, your muse has certainly 'touched me.' Awesome! :) Gershon
Date: 5/17/2018 2:54:00 PM
Congrats on POTD, Gershon, Unique, Original and Fun !!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/17/2018 3:50:00 PM
Rearrange the first letters of your comment and you have a U F O ! (Unique, fun, original). :) Gershon
Date: 5/17/2018 1:53:00 PM
- So much "ism" ... well done, Gershon :) - Congratulations on yours p.o.t.d. - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/17/2018 3:51:00 PM
You're right, even if I probably left out more than I put in!...Glad I left out somnambulism though. LOL. Thank you, Anne-Lise! Best always, Gershon
Date: 5/17/2018 1:52:00 PM
Congratulations on your poem beig chosen as poem of the day, it was a really nive written one and I learn many new words,jingoism, stoicism and many more
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/17/2018 3:54:00 PM
And how about agrarianism and anachronism...Thank you for viewing the poem and for your support, Faraz! Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 5/17/2018 12:20:00 PM
exceptionalism intellectualism, Gershon. Congratulations on POTD
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/17/2018 1:14:00 PM
Thank you kindly, Daniel. ~ Gershon
Date: 5/17/2018 8:35:00 AM
I applaud your potd, curtsey, hoot and stadium wave. Yay! Have a fabulous day my friend :) xomo!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/17/2018 12:51:00 PM
Very cutesy, hootsy, and stadium wavesky, my dearski. :) Comrade Volkovsky
Date: 5/17/2018 6:25:00 AM
Very clever Gershon , thoroughly enjoyed. Congratulations on POTD....Maria :)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/17/2018 1:16:00 PM
Thank you, Maria, and glad you enjoyed this one. Question: in 'POTD,' is the 'D' for day-ism or deism?...Smiles! :) gw
Date: 5/17/2018 4:38:00 AM
Brilliantism! many congrats on POTD love the ending Gershon:-) hugs Jan xx
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/17/2018 1:17:00 PM
I think that ism goes better with your last name than your first name, don't you, Mrs. Allisonism? --In appreciationism, :) gw
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/17/2018 12:57:00 PM
yes they are excellent poetry and rhyme perfectly:-) hugs jan xx
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/17/2018 12:53:00 PM
The only question remaining---Are the 14 lines of 'the beginning' actually poetry?! --At least the ending may be, and that's perhaps why you liked it! :) gw
Date: 5/17/2018 3:33:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved POTD Gershon with your very cleverly written piece. :))
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/17/2018 1:18:00 PM
Many thanks, Roy! Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 5/17/2018 3:03:00 AM
A brilliant verse Gershon, a well deserved POTD. Tom.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/17/2018 1:18:00 PM
Tom, your comments always give me a lift! Best always, Gershon
Date: 5/16/2018 2:18:00 PM
I agree w/Robertina ... simply brilliant, Gershon! Loved how you split the thought atom w/oscillating wave radicalism at the end. An instant fave for sure. Very cool poetry. Love and joy always.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/16/2018 2:31:00 PM
Your comment is more fun than writing this poem was! Can I dub it an 'oscillacism?' Or would that be too much of a malapropism? Ah, my whole response here is naught but a silly-wisdom!... Blessings, my friend. Great to hear from you again! ~ Gershon
Date: 5/15/2018 7:22:00 PM
So incredibly brilliant, Gershon.. On your ism.. So well put together!!! An enjoyable monorhyme..
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/16/2018 10:35:00 AM
--Just like your poems, Robertina. I.e., characterized by pure dynamism!...Thank you for your kind words. :) gw
Date: 5/15/2018 7:11:00 PM
Brilliant, Gershon. I like the way you line up each ism on each single line. And of course, what a closer! Superbly done. A FAVE for me.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/16/2018 10:33:00 AM
Wow, I'm honored, Line. ---Long as you don't show me any 'FAVoritism.' Best always, Gershon
Date: 5/15/2018 5:44:00 PM
awesome concluding line!!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/16/2018 10:32:00 AM
It was sheer inspirationalism. Thank you, Andrea! :) gw
Date: 5/15/2018 4:52:00 PM
a clever list of "isms," gershon! i like your ending, too...
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Date: 5/15/2018 4:10:00 PM
So expansive - I always seem to learn something from your poems, today it is "zoroastrianism!"
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 5/16/2018 10:30:00 AM
OK!...as long as you don't practice it!!!! Barbaric to the max, it was!! At any rate, thank you for visit, as always! :) gw