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 Posted: Wed Jul 14th, 2010 02:10 am
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Braincloud,

They always come to our emails when we've posted on a thread - in most cases anyway.  The server is sometimes fickle.

How I would react, or how I choose to think I would react which is doubtlessly more apropos, would be to assume the best of everyone and if my paranoia got the best of me, which it has been known to do, I would simply ask for further explanation, kindly and genuinely.

Since, as you say, you "do not look for confrontation," there is really no need for me to
address, "your tone, knowing my honest mistake, is also out of line." 

This thread is about John's brilliant poem.  It's best we get back to it and move on.  If you want to continue further in this regard you are always free to send me a private message or an email.

Thank you,
Edward Crosby Wells




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You will trust me enjoy this site and learn a lot.  I did. 

So not being a citizen of USA or New Hampshire just a  resident who does not chew tobacco, but smokes cigarettes and drinks Gin & tonic and writes lousy poems, I love hanging around here.

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Dear Potabil,

 

My sincere apology.

Lesson learned.

Thank you for your kind understanding.

 

E:-D

 

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Braincloud

When your replying the best thing to do is address the person you want to speak to

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Edd or Potabasil, or whoever.  That way there is no confusion.

Like I said if you subscribed to having an email sent when you post it goes to everyone who has posted to that thread.

You will get the hang of it and hang around awhile you will like it around here

 

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My apologies for the misunderstanding.

Being new to the site and obviously not understanding the system process - why was that post sent to my email as a singular message to me ? I assumed the message was directed to me.

Next, if my mistake was so clearly obvious to you - and now to me - your tone, knowing my honest mistake, is also out of line. How would you react if, as I thought, my simple praise of anothers work was being attacked for no apparent reason?

I do not look for confrontation. 

 

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 Posted: Wed Jul 14th, 2010 01:43 am
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I was replying to Shanahan who informed us all that he/she wrote a  poem  (which is so lovely)

" I never post  poems because I rarely write them"

If you have posted a comment to this thread any replies to the initial thread goes to those who post a comment on said thread.

Now I have to say you had me rolling around the floor laughing with your reply.  No offence taken.  I see you are new around here and we all have teething problems in the beginning.

I have been waiting and waiting for that first tooth

 

Potabasil

 

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Braincloud, you are out of line!  Imelda commented on John's pic and not your comment.  Many of us are old friends here.  Folks on this forum are not rude to one another or I remove them posthaste.  Am I understood?

~Edward Crosby Wells

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There are, of course, many ways to interpret your comment:

 

Simple Rudeness: No manners to speak of.

Arrogance: Your opinion trumps all others.

Envious: Praise desired for one’s self lavished on another.

Vague: “Cut a tooth” – really? That’s the best you can do?

Condescending: I was unaware that New Hampshire was such a cosmopolitan state and could produce such high-brow citizenry.

Provincial: Is the straw in your mouth affecting your speech or is it the chewing tobacco?

 

In the end the simple question is why you find it necessary to comment on my comment?

I believe, unless you are a member of some fascist group or a “Tea Partier”,  I am entitled to appreciate anything I choose to in a manner that may be many things but one thing it certainly is not, is any of your concern.

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Did you just cut a tooth?

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Your poem is at once personal and yet universal in its sense of a shared feeling we have all had at some point along our path of “forward motion”.

A selection of perfect words, placed perfectly. I would go timmy one better and say it is one of the finest “poems” I’ve ever seen.

 

E:-D

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Shanahan:

That is one of the finest titles for a poem I've ever seen.

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Shanahan,

It was worth your absence. (Did you get out on bail?)

Thank you.

best,

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Where the hell have you been?  Your poem sucks more than a queen in a bath house!  And that means your poem is beautiful, thoughtful and well worth being visited again and again.  I was blown away.  Thank you.

Love & hugs,
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Facing a fear of forward motion
faux content and resolute to
making the trip with one eye open
appearing to be
blissful and ignorant
all the while acutely aware
of what the other eye
isn't seeing.

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