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by Bill_Back
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIII-4 Mourning in Minnesota
Replies: 3
Views: 11

LXIII-4 Mourning in Minnesota

Having a blizzard today. Expectation is ten to fourteen inches of snow with 30 mph winds gusting higher. No unnecessary travel advised. I made it to work as it is in town, but will probably make it a short day, Mourning in Minnesota By Bill Backstrom Eight days ago, with 11 seconds left A “Hail Mary...
by Bill_Back
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.28. magic
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: CXXXIX.28. magic

I like how you phrased this, with science changing as new spells are learned.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-24 An Early Night
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: LXXXIII-24 An Early Night

I liked the image of the sun sleeping late.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--17 Another Why I Write Poem
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: XLII--17 Another Why I Write Poem

My son says he wants to be the weight claimed on his drivers license. “Hell,” I said, “I just want to be the height.” Guilty on both counts. I have shrunk two inches since my height was first claimed and gained thirty pounds. But I figure women lie all the time about their weight, so I can do that a...
by Bill_Back
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.27. if Jesus rose today
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: CXXXIX.27. if Jesus rose today

Ah, but maybe he could turn the coffee into wine. It would make one heck of a Starbucks, wouldn't it?

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-23 Saturday Errands
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: LXXXIII-23 Saturday Errands

Sounds like a good attitude.

bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--16 Too Cold for Spring Cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: XLII--16 Too Cold for Spring Cleaning

Funny and I also don't like messages from myself telling me to do something.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.25. why I can't meditate
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: CXXXIX.25. why I can't meditate

I have found meditation (a simple sort) helps me calm down sometimes and relax. I clear my mind and think of a calm lake, blue sky, sandy shore. But if I do it for more than a minute or two I get bored and start populating that beach with all sorts of things that don't help me meditate.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-22 Mindful Moments
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: LXXXIII-22 Mindful Moments

Our actions do ripple. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--15 A Life of the Imagination
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: XLII--15 A Life of the Imagination

Good one. I'd be okay as a monk if the food was good, I could talk, there were people around and I had TV and the Internet. Oh, maybe a few cute nuns that weren't too serious about their vows.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIII-3 Friday Fizzle
Replies: 3
Views: 19

LXIII-3 Friday Fizzle

Dashing off a quick one;

Friday Fizzle
By Bill Backstrom

I should have more than this
Yet these are best words to kiss
The page with something
Else I’d be here with a dumpling
smeared over my face
Such a pitiful disgrace
So I’m happy to have a rhyme
Done in very little time
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by Bill_Back
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXXIX.23. if it's not the weather, it must be me
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: XXXIX.23. if it's not the weather, it must be me

but my fix-it these days
is just a lazy man’s version
of fake-it

Fun read and I see myself in part of it.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: The Miner
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: The Miner

I like this Anne. There is a pace to this, a feeling (due to the title) of someone who is longing for the old days. Perhaps before he retired or before the mine closed.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIII-2 Redneck humor
Replies: 4
Views: 29

LXIII-2 Redneck humor

For lack of anything better to write today: “Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo” (H.G. Wells) Thanks to Jeff Foxworthy for the concept. I think these are original (except for the first one which was from Jeff Foxworthy but I added the second line as I noted on it.) If you have ever peed your ...
by Bill_Back
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--14 an injured poem
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: XLII--14 an injured poem

Well at least it didn't drop any participles in the corner.

Fun read.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX,22. night creature
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: CXXXIX,22. night creature

I love the images you paint. I get humor and sometimes rants from mine, but my images seem to lack the 3D appeal of yours. Well done.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: in case you missed it (not a poem)
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: in case you missed it (not a poem)

I can give it a try, but as you have seen my time is limited as well.

Hopefully the project is not too big and I'll check on your email.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: Taped to an Empty Chair
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: Taped to an Empty Chair

Welcome. Good image conveyed in the poem.

bill
by Bill_Back
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-20 Black and White Memories
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: LXXXIII-2 Black and White Memories

So few pictures nowadays. Fewer and yet more, digital. Kept and then lost. Modern day version of yellowing and water damage is the obsolete or lost phone or memory-stick.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--13 Snow, You Say?
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: XLII--13 Snow, You Say?

Great ending. It is supposed to warm up here to 37 today. A true heat-wave for January. Possibly above freezing again on Friday, cooling on Saturday and a dump of snow on Sunday.

But our furnace works and, unless we get more than five inches of snow, roads will be open.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXXI.22. like an elephant in a tutu
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: CXXXXI.22. like an elephant in a tutu

Yes that medical report was interesting. Including how he was not obese due to the weight and height. Despite others saying he is not that tall and looks heavier.

Interesting.

But now I have a picture in my head of Trump in a tutu (and wearing a nose-ring) and I can't get rid of it.
by Bill_Back
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIII-1 Norway has White People
Replies: 5
Views: 38

LXIII-1 Norway has White People

From Congressional testimony yesterday when the Director of Homeland Security tried to skate over the racist remarks about immigrants (black and brown) that Trump made in a bipartisan meeting. Norway Has White People By Bill Backstrom Trump apparently disparaged African immigrants and those from Hai...
by Bill_Back
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--12 No Excuse
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: XLII--12 No Excuse

He is not senile and appears rational for the exam.

That doesn't make him truly sane. John Wayne Gacy or Jeffrey Dahmer could have passed such a test. Yet they made choices that were not good in the long run for themselves and not good in the short run for a lot of others.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-19 Buffoonery By Design
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: LXXXIII-19 Buffoonery By Design

Elections are coming and with them, I hope, a few changes. People voted for Trump for a change or because they were conservative and he was their only real choice or because he wasn't Hillary. Now he is in and Hillary isn't running. People know they have a lemon. Some will stay with their lemon beca...
by Bill_Back
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXXI.21. no one said the study of science would be easy
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: CXXXXI.21. no one said the study of science would be easy

Reminds me of icy sidewalks we had about five years ago. Since we had elderly neighbors I went out to salt the sidewalk to make it easier to walk. Managed to fall down and bang my arm. Not broken, but very sore for weeks.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXII-30 Immaculate Reception
Replies: 3
Views: 24

LXII-30 Immaculate Reception

Finally managed the last one of this round. Weekends have become difficult to post and yesterday was busy. My weekend was spent watching NFL’s football games. The real football, with the oblong object, not some round “football” that they play in Europe.  Anyway, that kept me busy and Monday disappe...
by Bill_Back
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-18 Cold Rain Show
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: LXXXIII-18 Cold Rain Show

Another portrait of the outdoors that I can picture in my mind.

Bill
by Bill_Back
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.20. celebrating justice won and the future it promises
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: CXXXIX.20. celebrating justice won and the future it promises

And Trump played golf after insulting non-white immigrants.

At least a majority of folk have moved forward, not back (and that was the dream).

Bill

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