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January 14, 2010


gautami tripathy

Like the thought of Old Honey as a image!

Love the ending.

chugging train

Julie Jordan Scott

And want to venture a guess as to what line of work the old honey was in... (yes, the railroad! How fun that you got "chugging train"... lol.... from the words.)

Thank you, Guatami!

Anthony North

Great ending. Marvellously whimsical.


Hi Julie,

Said with love and affection I trust!

Julie Jordan Scott

Nothing but love and affection, Derrick. There are some things I miss about my Hercules and yes, I was quite protective of him, always.

Donald Harbour

Well now Juls....the Governor of California?
I happen to have a friend that fits the descriptive of your poem, one of the most trustworthy misjudged persons on the face of this earth. Where others would not or could not I've always called him friend. "Jousting enthusiastic bifocals?" You speak from experience I take it? I enjoyed the walk through you poem.


I also thought first of the Governator....

Still, it was warm and affectionate and left me with a smile. Which is always, always a good thing when reading a poem.

Neil Reid

Smart ain't so smart at all of necessity, and especially when there's no heart. And unkindness has no excuse. Nice stance this poem does, sweetly and written with heart.


I like the notion of jealousy here, which you express well, and which I think true, that physical presence is secretly appreciated over brains, at least by the physical sensual half of one's soul. Sometimes admiration takes the form of jealousy, as you aptly show.


I guess it's stereotyping of the silent brawny type. More misjudging. I had my Hercules once.

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