Nominations for Poems Posted in June

Osel
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July 7th, 2018, 10:29 am #11

I am amazed, to be honest. I hope Toni, Jude and Hadley are all okay! 
off the grid..?
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Billy Joe
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July 7th, 2018, 12:18 pm #12

I didn't pull my poem because of the delay. I figured they're so far behind at IBPC it doesn't matter too much about being late with nominations sent. I just wasn't confident in my poem and sure that I wanted it out there.
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Ken Ashworth
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July 7th, 2018, 3:21 pm #13

Thanks Billy. I stand by my comments. Sorry to assume
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Ken Ashworth
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July 7th, 2018, 8:05 pm #14

Alison. It's likely one of those deals where each thought the other had it
I'm certain there is no intentional malice.

However it's a pretty big fuck up for a forum this size and in existence this long. I'm not hurt or angry.It just makes me question going forward. Critiques have fallen by 75% .This happens at all forums periodically.

Best wishes to The Waters
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Osel
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July 8th, 2018, 11:51 am #15

maybe they all knew something we didn't, like 
don’t worry about sending peoms until mid-July... summer is so often dead time. 
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Ken Ashworth
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July 8th, 2018, 2:26 pm #16

Idk.
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FranklyDire
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July 9th, 2018, 6:14 am #17

Ken, 
Your poem
deserves to go through, I hope you will reconsider.
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Ken Ashworth
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July 9th, 2018, 2:44 pm #18

Thank you Frank. It would appear it doesn't matter if I pull it or not. I don't think anyone associated with sending the poems to IBPC
is going to act.
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Osel
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July 13th, 2018, 1:47 pm #19

well, in the event poems do get sent, 

here is my edit of 




“Bear”


‘The Mona Lisa of Yad Vashem’ has been eighteen years away
or longer, in esteemed captivity, 
raked by the eyes of thousands of schoolchildren. 

Once, he and Fred 
could not ever be apart. In one of the ‘guest-houses’ 
they sheltered in, he lost his head in a single gulp 

to a wild dog. Fred’s father, somewhere, located 
a washer and a bolt, and Bear acquired  a metal plate 
at the throat. No head meant no less

to Fred, only that Bear’s sawdust should stop its leaking
onto the bare wooden floor. In a time of pneumonia, 
or diphtheria, when a room’s wardrobe leapt 

with the twisted faces of monsters, 
or the damned, Fred’s mother appeared 
at the bottom of the stairs he fairly flew down, her arms wide open—


How did she know? She always knew, when and how
to find him, — and how often to move him, from one hiding place
to another. She stayed, that time, to hold him awhile, and stroked 
his forehead and cradled his small shoulders. She asked, was there anything
 
she could get for him. Only a head, for Bear, he said. 
When he woke she had gone, and the woven pocket of his jacket 
had been removed, and some coloured scrap had become eyes. Bear
now resembled a forested, indigenous creature, more than half naked

where his fur had all but worn away, and with a dark hump of head, his eyes
the eyes of one who has seen countless yellow stars, some 
torn away, and some, just lying still.
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Ken Ashworth
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July 17th, 2018, 10:11 pm #20

Osel, maybe next year someone will see this ✌
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