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all quiet on the thoughts western front?
January 9, 2015
1:08 pm
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laughlike the song stated "this town is getting like a ghost town", have all our moderators been abducted by that spam virus we incurred?, its oh so quiet shhhh, shhhh, come. Out come out where ever u are ha ha

January 11, 2015
3:45 am
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the west wind rises
twilight is near
day releases his watch
the dark time comes

children continue to play
mothers call
hurry up
finish
it's almost time to go

one by one
all disappear
the playground abandoned
loses the glad chorus of chaos
and adopts the voice of loneliness
squeaks and groans
empty iron rings

down the valley
shadows thicken into a stew
of dark intention

houses are quick to switch
on some substitute for light
an unconscious script
to stay the night
at least until supper is done
and dishes, and homework,
and a few last moments
before the t.v.

then off to bed
after a bath
after teeth are soaped
a story, perhaps
a prayer
before sleep
a prayer as I lay
myself
down to sleep

the west wind funnels through the streets
a hodgepodge of discards, dirt,
candy wrappers, scraps of paper,
are swept, pushed, blown,
the unruly movements
of detritus

houses are darken
intersections emptied
quiet as apprehension
no birds fly
this silent night

the dark time arrives
across the valley
a wave of dark attention
visits every house
though no house appears disturbed

children asleep
twist and turn
an unwanted and belligerent dream
claims them

houses creak and groan
dark dreams gather
dark now reigns

just a few unnoticed moments ago
the soft day
play
all fear at bay

unknown debts are now collected
doorposts darkly re-inspected

where is the moon
where the stars
how long until the sun

the west wind is blowing
the time of dark has come

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January 11, 2015
10:03 pm
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I've just been busy with my blog. I pop in from time to time but I haven't had time to read the posts from the last couple of weeks. Not sure what's up with Jesse. He must be busy!

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Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
January 12, 2015
5:20 am
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thank god, one moderator found ha ha, yeah think laugheveryone been tied up with different things, hope the blog coming along ok, think admin need to get something going on here, contest ect..... Enthusiasm to the site needs resurrection of some kind, new members joined so maybe call for some thing new to attract these new writers

January 13, 2015
8:54 am
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Busy for sure here.......

In response to the lack of activity I'm thinking just from a common sense standpoint that this forum is for the members that join......... Moderators are a support mechanism and should not be relied upon as a main body for posting........ People join and then simply do not post for one reason or another. I don't believe that the root cause for that is lack of interaction by the moddies............... Just the old "You can lead a horse to water" cliché.............. That being said I can tell you from my own personal perspective that should you track the comings and goings of would be poets on the internet I'm quite certain a vast majority will have left footprints on several sites............. Testing the waters so to speak. I offer any member to take the reins and insert their own ideas and efforts for the resurrection of Thoughtsinc............I have tried several times to prompt the masses to participate to no avail.......... Now I am taking a page from the book of R. Lee Ermy and claiming failure by fault of the troops........... So if all the Thoughtsinc children wish to sit silently in their chairs and stare at the walls I'm okay with it.............

Semper Fidelis

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January 13, 2015
11:30 am
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laughwe have to have you moderators to keep us in check and besides looks like admin have left us out in the cold, or done a bunk, one or the other ha ha, the ranster and the princess together again all in one blog!, happy days on thoughts, my mind is of a blank too, but a shame for it to fizzle out, only just got to know some interesting people on here.

January 14, 2015
12:23 am
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craig waves to craig

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January 14, 2015
3:25 am
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I see u waving through my telescope c4aig, im waving back , from the desert island opposite your deserted land" ahoy!, me hearty"

laugh

January 15, 2015
8:15 am
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hmmm.....

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I am a man with one distinguishing manner. I view life as a nonstop roll by circus. Whatever my senses signal to my brain, it is received as humor.
January 18, 2015
11:17 am
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Yeah, I have also noticed the "ghost town" / "twilight zone" vibe, but I guess new year equals new hassles and responsibilities. I am back in school. Again. And reading everything from "The Tempest" to strange old Native American folklore I cannot begin to understand has stolen my attention lately. Fortunately, my poetry class requires mega poetry-writing, so hopefully I can reap some benefits from my efforts. 

Hello again to all the Moderators, Admin, and the wonderful ThoughtsInc. deputies! 

I suppose the best way to wrangle up enthusiasm is to write about it!

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January 18, 2015
12:52 pm
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If you need critiques for any of your poetry for school... just let me know @SerenaLantha. I always love to read your positive and uplifting posts. Glad to hear you will be writing lots!

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Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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