Comments received on poems by The Retired Bloke



Nothing’s what it seems
Goldfinch60 said:

Those masks that we put on in different situations hide our true selves from others.

October 6th, 2018 00:01

Nothing’s what it seems
orchidee said:

A fine write Retired.

October 5th, 2018 06:27

Life is like a mobile phone
Goldfinch60 said:

I seem to collect mobile \'phones.

October 5th, 2018 00:32

Life is like a mobile phone
orchidee said:

You is fortunate you is not feeling like a fax machine - as in \'Fax machines; who uses them these days?!\' And strange looks in some places if you ask about video recorders, as if to say \'Oh no, we stopped selling them about 500 years ago\'. lol.

October 4th, 2018 03:38

Trouble Reading
Goldfinch60 said:

That is such a shame. I can get totally lost in books.

October 3rd, 2018 07:43

Not Keen on Decorating
Goldfinch60 said:

It is always the getting started that is the problem, once that initial start is made all seems to go well.

October 3rd, 2018 00:45

What Stops Us
Laura said:

The Retired Bloke,

A great write! As I was reading your poem, it reminded me of FDR’s words...
“the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”

I wish this had been instilled in me when I was younger! So many events would have been much easier to deal with! C’est la vie! We have to deal with what is dealt to us!

Enjoyed the read!

~Laura~

October 1st, 2018 18:36

What Stops Us
Goldfinch60 said:

This is so very true, I was talking about this with my daughter yesterday. It is fear that is the problem with all things, once that fear has been conquered (the door has been opened) it becomes part of our experience.

October 1st, 2018 02:00

What Stops Us
orchidee said:

A fine write Retired. It\'s similar to \'worry\'. Some may even worry that there does not seem much to worry about! doh!
I\'m fearful of crossing some bridges, literally, if I can see the ground or river beneath. Though I got across certain bridge years ago, I can\'t seem to cross it now. On the other side of the bridge is more country walking to explore. And see-through steps are horrible, where you can see the ground beneath.

October 1st, 2018 01:53

Shoes
Goldfinch60 said:

Strong write Retired, it must have been very moving to see.

Have a look at this which relates to a similar subject.
https://youtu.be/P2ecvMLKidw

October 1st, 2018 00:24

Shoes
orchidee said:

A poignant write of a horrible evil Retired.

September 30th, 2018 07:26

Waiting
Goldfinch60 said:

That hanging around can be awful so infuriating.

September 30th, 2018 00:59

Waiting
orchidee said:

Was you on the road to nowhere?! A fine write Retired.

September 29th, 2018 02:31

Ups and Downs
Goldfinch60 said:

Very true write, we must put the downs away and enjoy the ups in our lives and there are always more ups than downs.

September 29th, 2018 00:30

Ups and Downs
Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet said:

What great advice. I enjoyed your words of wisdom.

Thanks for sharing! :)

September 28th, 2018 08:31

Ups and Downs
orchidee said:

A fine write Retired.

September 28th, 2018 02:55

Ruin Pubs
Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet said:

What an impressive read!

Loved the subject of the poem, but you may want to add a \"T\" to the last word. :)

Keep up with your writing!

September 27th, 2018 07:48

Unaccustomed
Goldfinch60 said:

Yes, been there.

September 27th, 2018 00:42

Unaccustomed
orchidee said:

Did he get accustomed quickly?!

September 26th, 2018 02:59

Lose That Frown
Goldfinch60 said:

Very good advice, I am always positive as I was given a second chance at life, nothing can really destroy my positive mind.

“Smile, It confuses people”

September 25th, 2018 07:40

Lose That Frown
Christina8 said:

A great way to live life RB! And a great write!

September 25th, 2018 07:31

Lose That Frown
orchidee said:

A fine write Retired. I will aim not to be troubled when I\'m feeling under weight! doh! Don\'t matter how much I eat - always the same weight.
I don\'t get angry at the price of coffee in cafes. It\'s too expensive to start with! Don\'t like coffee much anyway. lol.

September 25th, 2018 02:18

Be Thankful
Goldfinch60 said:

Very good write. The last two lines are so very true.

September 25th, 2018 00:44

Be Thankful
Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet said:

Dichotomies and oxymorons challenge us in life.

Yet, your ending message keeps us focused on what is real.

Quite enjoyable to read. :)

September 24th, 2018 18:34

Be Thankful
MissileOfUncertainty said:

This actually felt pretty dark to me. It’s so... relatable. Like putting a feeling into words that I’ve never been able to describe before. So thank you!

September 24th, 2018 09:27

Be Thankful
Christina8 said:

I think this is a well written and thought out poem. Thank you for taking me on your journey and sharing with with me!

September 24th, 2018 06:41

Fear of self assembly
Goldfinch60 said:

Self assembly items can be a bit of a pain, Laura\'s idea sounds like a good one though.

I have a claim to fame - I have never been in an Ikea shop.

September 24th, 2018 00:20

Fear of self assembly
orchidee said:

You done it yet?! heehee. I know what you mean. Well, someone knew how to assemble it - the one who did the instructions!

September 23rd, 2018 07:41

Fear of self assembly
Laura said:

Patience, perseverance and a loving partner to read the instructions while you assemble! That will do it!

~Laura~

September 23rd, 2018 04:17

Just Lying
BoxMyHeart said:

A life timeline in words. Great!

September 22nd, 2018 17:09

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