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  1. Shay
    27-11-2010 06:43 PM
    Hi Thomas,
    what a pain in the rocks this forum is. Supposedly 208 active members as of today 27-11-2010. In this section of the forum I can only identify approximately 9 active members, and other sections I have checked seem to be a hell of a lot worse than this one.I wonder where the other 200 odd are hiding? Never mind the supposed thousands of other members????? Solutions/suggestions appreciated. I have come accross a few other sites that are a lot more active. I don't want to give up on this site but sadly I feel I am being pushed in that direction due to a lack of activity here. Hard to believe that this site gets €400,000 in grants with only 9 active members???? The mind boggles.
    Regards Shay.
  2. shane cusack
    15-02-2009 12:00 AM
    shane cusack
    This forum can be fucking excrutiating at times espesially if you are serious about poetry which i believe you are 100%.Take a brake if you need to but i would be very sorry to see go for good as i think we have a mutual respect for each others writing and i think you bring an honesty and a true critical eye, not to mention your own tallent to this forum.
    I hope you continue to post here and and remain someone who i can talk to who is is on the same wave-lenght.Best SC.
  3. kevo the poet
    07-02-2009 04:58 PM
    kevo the poet
    Hi Thomas hows it going?
  4. shane cusack
    06-02-2009 12:59 AM
    shane cusack
    Hi thomas, i couldnt help notice that you are frighteningly honest about poems you read and that you you give them a bloody going over when you feel its the right thing to do.
    I also came to this forum with the same aproach. be warned, i think i might have upset some people- i have been named and shamed in some discussions! so please never become discouraged from telling it like it is. keep up the good work.
  5. shane cusack
    04-02-2009 03:23 PM
    shane cusack
    Thanks Thomas, Didn't realise you were a Dundalk man.
    Fair play to ya for being strait with Windhover, i dont think honesty makes a person very popular on this site, but thats not what we're here for, so keep it up!! all the best for now.
  6. shane cusack
    04-02-2009 03:22 PM
    shane cusack
    Thanks Thomas, Didn't realise you were a Dundalk man.
    Fair play to ya for being strait with Windhover, i dont think honesty makes a person very popular on this site, but thats not what we're here for!! all the best for now.
  7. Thomas Mc Donald
    04-02-2009 02:00 PM
    Thomas Mc Donald
    Thanks for the reply and your honesty/i feel what your are saying but know that i have no idea of what its like to live in a situation of extreme violence although we have had the troubles here in Dundalk for some time/i have a definite dislike for this poem and will post to it accordingly but it was helpful to touch base with you on this thanks
  8. shane cusack
    04-02-2009 11:46 AM
    shane cusack
    Thomas, I am a regular visitor to Southill in Limerick, (i know Shane G. was a moyross man), I have in laws in that part of the world, I grew up in Drimnagh where there is a bloody on going feud,in fact two people who i would have known in passing were both murdered as a result, one was a true gentleman, not mentioning names for obvious reasons.
    The fact is that the poem Made man describes quite accurately the type of get rich quick no matter what scum bags that unfortunately tarnish our cities today. I am a pacifist, i wasn't always, but it takes a few beatings to realise that voilence is worthless. That said i think it only perfectly fair to call these people, who robbed a young innocent mans future,and that of his family, -scum. I think the only problem was that he called the poem a Dedication when, as someone rightly said it is probably more a show of solidarity. I hope that explains why i could relate to and admire the poem Made-Man.
  9. kevo the poet
    29-01-2009 09:51 AM
    kevo the poet
    I agree Thomas, it is very quiet at them moment. There are not many active members , but it is growing daily.

    Im confident it will towards the end of the year be a lively place!
  10. Thomas Mc Donald
    23-01-2009 09:31 PM
    Thomas Mc Donald
    what sonnets do you like/ i like ozymandias /by shelly/worth a google

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