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Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me!

I joined Neopoet 10 years ago on the 7th March, 2007.

It has bee joyous, wonderful and privileged experience, full of bubble, stuble, toiland other nasty substances.

I hold two strangely contradictory records here, I have served more in Admin/Advocates/Mentoring etc than anyone else.

And I've bee suspended more than anyone else. My rationalisation is that you need to be a bit outside society, a bad boy, to have the perspective to be a poet. Actually I'm just a very naughty boy.

Cheers, love you all, old and new, even the ones I hate. It takes labia to be a poet. Not balls, one kick and you go down like a ton of bricks, it takes labia, those things can really cop a pounding!


Ten years!
epic decade!


I think you joined before me.
I had such a bro-crush on you, for your poetry.

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but you have knocked off
many ''labias....''' to hell
many asked me
for comfort too
but they had to run away
sadly by /from you

I also am about as old as you
as now a
wanky Neopoet
but older
physically surely Jess
than thee

from your
machine gun
and now

gotta run downtown otherwise i got this whole
scene in my head about writing
like the ozzie slant
the male institution alive and well
in culture
like sadly not a communist
but they have how to be a good housewife
service your man classes...

not too keen on the extravagant lifestyle
but its there

i joined july something months are U Jess
yes....Pleides spoke of the bromance crush
and noted by others..
i chummed with many a mate that was totally
driven by the mad winds
capable of anything

eg..and i wasnt there for this one
chap wanted to ride a horse
he just ups over the fence
leaps up on the horse
horse runs away flinging
said rider airborne
a few bumps

and many more
stories of interest
two way mirrors
vent from the basement
to an apartment
not me

but completely original
and outrageous characters
little twenty somethings dressed
as boys...and the rest
of the madcap crews

odds bodkins...must be off


when you have collected more dead rats

u must be now walking around

Ontario's lanes

searching for BLACK bags


was a suggestion for a title for someone elses poem. Nothing to do with you, Esker just liked it.
Your oversensitivity and repeatedly bringing up insults from three years ago show that I have really hurt you and I'm deeply sorry, really.

I thought ina way you liked the banter, as I did say some nice things as well, butI was clearly wrong.

Please accept my many apologies, I don't expect forgiveness straight away but I will try to earn it. I give you my word that in future I will give you kind, but honest critique. ok?

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I fucking love Fedoras.
Nonetheless I expect no prize, the title of "Bad Boy" is an honour as well as a burden. One must be careful of ones wickedness when one has so many responsibilities and in some ways the 'public face' of a place he cares so very deeply about.

I've been on the net for 33 years and never found anything remotely as good as Neopoet, and you joined us during one of our low times. Things are hotting up very soon and we will see more vigorous poetry, critique, workshops and contests,.

May I offer you an honour in return? I would like to give you the role of Advocate. The responsibilities are not onerous and are shared with 20 others. It just means that you are a poet younger members can go to expecting honest, informed feedback, which you have proven yourself quite capable of. Alsoa bit of a ranger/peacekeeper, but, sorry, no guns, we haven't worked out how to make them work online yet, Just if you encounter some biffo you try to moderate. oo oo, and you get a badge. Will you accept?

One last thing, for later, I don't want you to feel pressured or putupon, but would you consider running a workshop with me some time in the future? Subject and format entirely up to you.

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If someone is bad all the time
then their better badness is good.
So Jess you in your Badness have been good.
We still love you and admire your learning.
Yours, Ian..

Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

It's been a ride, keep the wind
to your back bad boy lol.

Ten years ... damn.

He ,(you) will add another
to what he/u have already

crap... waffler ...machine gunner etccccccccccccccccc
you all above may add on
it's fun
unlike the real meaning you know of
as being
Aussies and Americans
Okay add Canadiens

O what a funny
for fun

What do you want? Blood? Check out my last few of your reviews,
Are they fair?

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dear Jess,

I, for one, am extremely glad that you are so resilient in your sticking power!

love ya much, Cat & eddy styx

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:

Now it is 11.
Belated congratulations.
I like the set of Simple Numbers.
Ten is to round, eleven is undividable whole
that is only a year older
but so much more solid and stronger.

When I was a little girl eleven
ment to me the age of maturity.
I still feel that way.
A proper age for parents was thirty five
for grand parents fifty three.
You may ask me why I write all these stupid things.
I don't know.
Maybe because today on the first day of spring
it is snowing. The biggest storm of the season
is in spring.
We are all locked in the houses.
Through the tall windows
I see white puffy mountains
of snow slowly growing around.
I think it is just a perfect time to get drunk.
But I am sitting in a lotus pose
and texting to my friends across the globe.
It is passed their bed time.



I like all sorts of numbers. Seasons are not so different in Sydney, Summer warmer, Winter colder, never snow, the trees don't change colours or lose their leaves.

I like it here at Neopoet,
thank you, Irene.

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The very fact that you are a member of AC is testimony of how valued you are.


raj (sublime_ocean)

There are many roles in which you could help, see-

Nice of you to value me, but what do you give back?

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