Comments received on poems by The Retired Bloke



Where Have All The Kids Gone?
Goldfinch60 said:

So very true, we push kids too hard, encourage them, yes - push them, no

December 15th, 2018 01:56

Where Have All The Kids Gone?
Claudelle DeLuna said:

Great writing!
I agree children will achieve what we
cannot foresee!

December 14th, 2018 21:37

Where Have All The Kids Gone?
orchidee said:

Good write RB.

December 14th, 2018 10:39

Where Have All The Kids Gone?
fuche_bu said:

Sadly we make them grow up too quick. Guidance counselors try to pin them into career paths when they\'re 9 etc. Maybe Santa Claus can give them back their youth for Christmas this year. Good poem.

December 14th, 2018 07:41

Old Men with Big Ears
Goldfinch60 said:

Yes I am there, don\'t need a stick yet though.

December 14th, 2018 01:30

Old Men with Big Ears
Nicholas Browning said:

Truth to this there is.

December 13th, 2018 15:29

Old Men with Big Ears
orchidee said:

A fine write RB.

December 13th, 2018 07:18

Man Flu
Goldfinch60 said:

That last line says it all.
Thank you for my first laugh of the day.

December 13th, 2018 01:14

Man Flu
Fay Slimm. said:

Ah - a good twist to the tale in those final lines RB - - \"man-flue\" is simply notorious - - love the graphic you chose too.

December 12th, 2018 05:46

Man Flu
orchidee said:

Oh, get well soon!

December 12th, 2018 05:13

The Daily Commute
Goldfinch60 said:

You could have been writing about my experiences when I was working.
The only difference was the three sh\'s
mine was shit, shave , shower. It still is but no rush now.

December 12th, 2018 01:27

The Daily Commute
Lorna said:

Dark days indeed!!!! I\'ve retired a year now and find I am waking earlier (and easier) now that I don\'t have to go anywhere! It was God awful wasn\'t it - especially in our (east coast USA) winter weather in the dark...

December 11th, 2018 07:24

The Daily Commute
orchidee said:

Is it any worse if commuting by train? I got caught in rush hour trains recently. Couldn\'t be helped. I would hate daily commuting.

December 11th, 2018 07:15

The Promise of a Shower
Goldfinch60 said:

What an awful place ti must be, I have never been there but those I know who have come back deeply affected by the place.
Very good moving write.

IT MUST NOT HAPPEN AGAIN!!

December 7th, 2018 02:28

The Promise of a Shower
Fay Slimm. said:

A place of sheer silence that oozes gross fear -- no space is daubed deeper with ghosts of poor victims - - A well-crafted verse of saddest reminders that evil used lies and deceit to achieve - - What a haunt of a read.

December 6th, 2018 17:34

The Promise of a Shower
nicolibellamont said:

Never been but it really disturbs me just the thought of it all.

December 6th, 2018 11:16

The Promise of a Shower
orchidee said:

Do the birds sing there yet? It\'s said they don\'t (or didn\'t). It\'s said too, that in hell, the punishments match the crimes, but eternally, so.....

December 6th, 2018 09:10

Road Trip
Goldfinch60 said:

You are so right TRB, driving used to be such a pleasure. I too had the wife (trying) to read a map, once I said hour far is the next turning, she replied \"About half an inch\".
Very good nostalgic write.

December 3rd, 2018 01:02

Road Trip
orchidee said:

You back now, or that sat nav sent you to Timbuktu?!

December 2nd, 2018 09:14

Road Trip
Laura said:

Retired Bloke,

An excellent, nostalgic read!

This writing of yours is so relatable! Right now my mind is being flooded by the many memories of my family’s road trips! I enjoyed them and I miss them!

~Laura~


December 2nd, 2018 07:29

Bingeing on Boxsets
Goldfinch60 said:

So very true TRB, you can get hooked on these shows.

December 1st, 2018 01:24

Bingeing on Boxsets
orchidee said:

You seen all those shows? The Chase is everywhere! New progs, old progs, repeats, English version, USA, Australian,..... There\'s nothing else on telly except that, about 22 hours every day, it seems!

November 30th, 2018 04:00

Costa
Goldfinch60 said:

Yes TRB, I see those people four or five times a week as I sit in Coffee #1 with my wife and as Lawless said I write about them continually. Sometimes I write the poem in the coffee bar and give them to the person that I write about - nobody has hit me yet!

November 28th, 2018 02:08

Hair Today and Gone Tomorrow
Fay Slimm. said:

Such a telling happening you capture here in this well rhyme tale of facing barber-shop facts....... a smile and a thank you for honest recounting and I loved the quip found in the title.

November 26th, 2018 17:09

Hair Today and Gone Tomorrow
Goldfinch60 said:

‘Something for the weekend sir?’

November 26th, 2018 16:34

FOMO
orchidee said:

Some \'celebrities\' make us sick! Who cares about a jungle in Australia? There\'s obviously not much going on in the world then, if that makes the front page of newspapers - the trashy ones, I mean!
And I am married to Kate Price (KP) supposedly, for the purposes of being on this poetry site! heehee.

November 25th, 2018 07:53

FOMO
Goldfinch60 said:

In my long (ish) life I may well have missed out on some things but I have never regretted it as I am more than happy with the life I have.
Good write on the fake world that people seem to call important in this day and age.

November 25th, 2018 04:55

Running in the Rain
orchidee said:

That you in that pic RB? Looks like one of my brothers! You running now?!

November 24th, 2018 02:58

Running in the Rain
Goldfinch60 said:

Good write, being in the rain at any time is fine - skin is waterproof.

November 24th, 2018 01:23

Relax?
Goldfinch60 said:

There are ways of getting lost when in the home, I can easily get lost in music or a book and the time just flies.

November 23rd, 2018 02:17

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