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by Bill_Back
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.25. detour
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: CXLV.25. detour

Good one, although I am afraid I would not have noticed the dog at all.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXV-1 An Old Friend's Visit
Replies: 3
Views: 6

LXV-1 An Old Friend's Visit

An Old Friend’s Visit By Bill Backstrom Saturday or maybe Sunday, Schedule still fluid, An old friend will visit We’ve missed her She slipped out of state Quietly in mid-October Heading South I imagine Gone without a goodbye She has been away for months Didn’t write or call Ignored our encouragement...
by Bill_Back
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-22 The Fuss and Stir of Moving
Replies: 3
Views: 10

Re: LXXXVI-22 The Fuss and Stir of Moving

I understand. While my wife is glad when each kid moves out because it is less she feels responsible for and less interference in what she would like to do, I miss the continuity. I like routine.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--11 It Ain't Easy Being Simple
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: XLV--11 It Ain't Easy Being Simple

I rarely consider just how much effort goes into simplification of one's life.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.24. I could write...
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: CXLV.24. I could write...

Intrigued with this, the ramble took us from the Orange POTUS to short cowboys, laughing girls, Tilt-A-Whirls and drinking. Note: I think it is the Tilt-A-Whirl that I rode after finishing a large shake during my college days. I decided then and there I would not be an astronaut and kept my mouth sh...
by Bill_Back
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-30 Rhyme
Replies: 3
Views: 12

LXIV-30 Rhyme

Something light today to finish this round. Rhyme By Bill Backstrom I need to write Perhaps delight A reader who will Shamelessly shill For my word prowess But lest I digress I need a few words Pearls not turds That form a rhyme For a short time Better if they portrayed Author as displayed With a sk...
by Bill_Back
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-21 Another Poem About the Weather
Replies: 3
Views: 12

Re: LXXXVI-21 Another Poem About the Weather

Looking forward to warmth starting this weekend and continuing next week. Still it will be almost a shock to get rid of the snow and cold.

bill
by Bill_Back
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--10 A No Poem Day
Replies: 3
Views: 13

Re: XLV--10 A No Poem Day

Take the victories where you get them.

Enjoyed the light-hearted read.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.23. the big table
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: CXLV.23. the big table

In a way we are never at the "big table" because somewhere another group around another table is deciding things that will force our fates. Liked your poem about it.

Note that by observing and writing about it we are able to complain without being part of the cause.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-29 Dancing Snowflakes
Replies: 4
Views: 11

LXIV-29 Dancing Snowflakes

A sense of how we feel around here. Dancing Snowflakes By Bill Backstrom Dancing snowflakes fall Swirling Exciting and beautiful In November and December Expected in January Accepted in February In late April? The dance is a waltz Naked, Through a carwash At night No fun at all <<>> Snow melted heav...
by Bill_Back
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-20 Can He Reset His Map?
Replies: 3
Views: 11

Re: LXXXVI-20 Can He Reset His Map?

Relationships can be tricky and when they survive a long time, even a rocky one, there is a vacuum left behind.
I think this may be worse for men than women as men seem to have fewer close connections that can help them cope.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.22. lizard-fed, or not
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: CXLV.22. lizard-fed, or not

knowing all the while the cat doesn’t care, and would find, if it could, contrary to it’s cat-character, our sad caring foolishly un-catlike and irrelevant to the sleep it now enjoys in the chair by my window, lizard-fed or not… This is quite the philosophical thought. Your centering it left it in t...
by Bill_Back
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--9 The Fixer
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: XLV--9 The Fixer

I think there are a lot of "don't tell the kids" or don't tell mom" or "don't tell dad" things that are innocent but which someone on a diet or enjoying an extra helping or such may ask for silence. I try to avoid getting trapped into agreeing if it is a big thing and I will...
by Bill_Back
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-28 Clients
Replies: 3
Views: 15

LXIV-28 Clients

Clients By Bill Backstrom It appears that the President’s High-powered legal “fixer” Had only three clients last year Still Cohen was their magic elixir Who were these exclusive clients? The President was one Trump liked Cohen who apparently helped him a ton A high-rolling GOP donor (who needed lega...
by Bill_Back
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-19 Sacking Winter Habits
Replies: 4
Views: 18

Re: LXXXVI-19 Sacking Winter Habits

Sounds good. I am going to try to walk a little after supper once it warms a bit. But that hope usually fades after the first time.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-27 Records
Replies: 4
Views: 20

LXIV-27 Records

Records by Bill Backstrom We are setting records in Minnesota Coldest “high temperatures for April 14th Most snow falling in a single storm in April Blue Earth received thirteen inches of the nasty stuff Varied across the state from four inches All the way to twenty-two inches Supposed to warm into ...
by Bill_Back
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--8 A Snail's Life
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: XLV--8 A Snail's Life

Avoid the salt also.

Good look at life from a different perspective.

Viva the escargot'

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXX-30 The Reason for the Opposition
Replies: 6
Views: 24

Re: XXX-30 The Reason for the Opposition

Sounds like a FOX rant. Over-the-top wording to make a point.

Interesting though to see that nine of the top ten states that get more federal dollars in than their citizens pay in taxes are "red" states.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.21. reflecting
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: CXLV.21. reflecting

We do look at the seasons, sometimes in anticipation, sometimes not so much.

bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXX-29 Inventing the Broken Wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: XXX-29 Inventing the Broken Wheel

Everything wears out and you address that well here.

bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--7 Whoosh
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: XLV--7 Whoosh

Good set.

bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CLVX.20. well, there we go dropping bombs again
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: CLVX.20. well, there we go dropping bombs again

Launching a bunch of million-dollar missiles at some old factory that may or may not do what they think it does and which can be replaced in a month as soon as the new equipment arrives from Russia seems like a waste of time and money. But then, I am not in office.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-17 Gray Day
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: LXXXVI-17 Gray Day

Negotiation doesn't work always and neither does war. Some situations are just locked in stone. Pessimistic I know. But what has changed in the Middle East for the better in the last 50 years?

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--6 Mother Nature Exposed
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: XLV--6 Mother Nature Exposed

No she came North and dumped record snows on us.

bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXX-28 The Worry
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: XXX-28 The Worry

Good points to consider.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.19. in it for the life
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: CXLV.19. in it for the life

Too deep a calculation. Yet how many bored 50 year old husbands or wives see her and wonder if they should have tried a band or stayed in one.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-16 High Resolution Black Hole
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: LXXXVI-16 High Resolution Black Hole

Every so often we hear of this, some one walking into traffic while reading texts.

Bill

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