Comments received on poems by John McChord

L. B. Mek said:

we dance, to survive
all the feathers, we shed
that get trodden, on
we tiptoe, so as not to step
on anyone\'s, shadow...
(wonderful poetry
thanks for choosing to share
and inspiring my own little scribbled reply)

September 2nd, 2021 03:14

L. B. Mek said:

well written
indeed, that\'s what rests in the hearts
of all those hopeful parents
and heroes that willingly toil and sacrifice
believing, and intrusting in us who survive them:
\'Leaves who’s turning brings brighter years\'
(thanks for sharing)

August 17th, 2021 04:16

It Will Come
L. B. Mek said:

those promised whispers
of our fearmongering media, yeah
I stubbled across their poisonous waves
while I was busily, clicking them - back
into extinction...!
(a thought provoking shorty
thanks for sharing)

June 25th, 2021 05:33

L. B. Mek said:

life-affirmingly, triumphant!
a battle cry: statement of intent...
thanks for sharing

May 24th, 2021 06:28

Goldfinch60 said:

Very strong words John, those scars give the experiences in your life that have moved you forward into a better person.


May 24th, 2021 00:19

L. B. Mek said:

\'We so easily have begot the fabric of dream and reality are woven into the same cloth

Where is the purpose if not to float in the pond of entirety;\'
wise words indeed, dear poet..
when we\'re bombarded by media propaganda that wants to highlight our faults and inadequacies, what hope is left in us: to dream of happy endings?
let alone aspire to becoming more than this shallow - shadow of human existence, scared of losing what little we have, so we burrow deeper in our \'designated\' - mindset segregated, trenches
where anyone on \'our chosen side\' deserves our empathy and understanding
while we reserve uncompromising hate for everyone else,
because you know: its never our own fault, see
\'we\'re all mere victims, born into the same fubar world - we bequeath to future generations\'...

April 6th, 2021 03:45

L. B. Mek said:

reads like a mantra to that self-fulfilling destiny you\'ve mapped out purposely,
a breathe, a step and slowly but surely, that horizon will start matching the brightness of your upcoming Spring..
thanks for sharing dear poet

February 25th, 2021 04:24

Goldfinch60 said:

... and keep breathing.


February 24th, 2021 01:59

Jerry Reynolds said:

Good read John. Happy New Year.

December 31st, 2020 15:12

L. B. Mek said:

a wonderful read,
Happy New Year

December 31st, 2020 06:39

Goldfinch60 said:

That light will be there for you John.


December 31st, 2020 01:55

The Truth
L. B. Mek said:

well, now we\'re playing the game of real Poetry and you Sir, bring a unique voice to that daunting table,
wonderfully introspective, while simultaneously being inclusive,
a great write

December 3rd, 2020 03:06

Girl From Northern Country
Clara said:

I like the use of the compass here, north, south, east, west... Telling such a story too. Enjoyed this one.

November 18th, 2020 20:06

jarcher54 said:

John, you are observant beyond your years. I won\'t say wise for who is to judge? Ethanol is so simple but can transmogrify a man, undo his health, ruin his reputation, send him to jail. Adrenaline and dopamine and seratonin also have great powers over a person and each can bring a kind of clarity. LSD and crack we can hold in our hand, or...

September 26th, 2020 00:11

Year Six
jarcher54 said:

A well-crafted example of that paradox. It\'s not exactly an ethical paradox. Nothing unethical about getting credit when credit is due.
I am seldom brave enough, self-sacrificing enough, to make my charitable donations anonymous.

September 25th, 2020 23:58

MelissaJA said:

Very well written

July 28th, 2020 00:51


The EVOLUTIONISTS say Man began
As Protoplasm in Primeveal Pool
And is just a bunch of random CHEMICALS !
But you know & I know that a HUMAN BEING
Is infinitly better than just the SUM of its PARTS !

BRIAN HERE ~ Good Evening JOHN thanks for a metaphysical Ode with a challenging Title and an even more challenging content. To answer the Question *What is Man Chemicalwise* it is not easy. However if we purchased all the individual Chemicals (moloecules) contained in an Adult Human it would cost much more than the $64.000 it cost to rebuild Steve Austin *The $64.000 Man* OK so we have the calcium phosphate for bones - the enzymes to catalyze the biochemical reactions needed for metabolism and the proteins & fats for tissues & DNA to progreate ! And Haemoglobin a complex tetrapyrollic macrocycle with an atom of IRON at its centre to carry OXYGEN from the lungs to the cells to oxidise GLUCOSE to provide Energy (ATP) for muscular contraction etc. Thousands of Dollars to buy the stuff we*re made of ~ then there is the *slight* problem of putting it all together ! BLIND CHANCE ~ I dont think so ! We are wonderfully & fearfully created ! Thanks for sharing made me Think !

Love Peace & Joy
Brain & Angela !

July 26th, 2020 17:09

Two Paths
Joker Wood said:

My reaction in terms of feeling in regards to, to honour it.

I like what the poet has to say about it.

June 27th, 2020 15:18

The Sharpest Arrow
Neville said:

I am glad I stumbled across these words.. they need to be noticed more...


May 24th, 2020 05:35

You call me the wind, I am the wind
Joker Wood said:

Truly enjoyed this!

November 12th, 2019 08:22

dusk arising said:

Thoughts of living a noble and loving life surely should proceed any death wish.
Or life is futile and killing / death is a goal.
Is that what humanity is about?

September 4th, 2019 11:24

Clara said:

Wow... Just wow.
It speaks to me of such self sacrifice for a better world...

I read it through about six times just to fully let it sink in.


September 3rd, 2019 10:56

Ghosting Fronts
Joker Wood said:

I get this strong sense or feeling that there is more to this than what is written/posted.

August 29th, 2019 19:22

From Dirt
Neville said:

interesting an very much enjoyed... Neville

July 30th, 2019 11:39

Father\'s Father, Father, Son, And I
Joker Wood said:

Thank you for writing this.

July 16th, 2019 00:19

Father\'s Father, Father, Son, And I
Christina8 said:

Very thought provoking. I like it! Well written.

July 15th, 2019 22:15

The Great Equalizer
Christina8 said:

This is a great write! I agree with marijoy that this is great food for great minds.....delectable!

July 1st, 2019 22:30

The Great Equalizer
marijoy said:

Great writing. Deep subject. Great food for great minds.

July 1st, 2019 21:45

Six In Three
SiwelMadaC said:

Sorry to hear. Powerful words.

June 10th, 2019 12:50

Artemis; Nothing Ever
SoulMeetsBody said:

A very tenderly written and entrancing poem.

May 20th, 2019 15:28

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