From NASA with love #54: a laugh around

Frank Prem Poetry

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like a wheel

I turn
and around

heart Like a wheel
I spin

around and around

I weep
when I pause
to think

I laugh

and go around
and around


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Every Horse Remembered – Lest We Forget.

Lest We Forget – all those who fell, all those left behind …


Every Horse Remembered. Lest We Forget.   My response to Six Word Saturday.

20181110_090410 Ownerless horse on the battlefield. by Adam Albrecht

20181110_090510 (1) The wounded brought by mules to the dressing station by Stanley Spencer September 1916.

20181110_090304 (1) Animals in War memorial Hyde Park, London , England

45797967_10156140653373737_5368865096032321536_o The Brooke. Action for working horses and donkeys . Every Horse Remembered. 

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I Hope Someone Remembers – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Lest We Forget – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, recall those we lost … Thanks, Paul.




A World War 1 trench, not quite the Hyatt, Hilton or whatever, way beyond my experience.

I Hope Someone Remembers

Trenches could not be loved,
they were open tombs,
flooded, muddied, with
congealed wire garlands and
sodden timber treads,
and the stench of the living dead all round,
their sunken eyes testimony to
the glue of resignation and guilt.
Our feet blackened for love of country,
our minds already lost
in battles of their own,
Dante’s Inferno come to life,
with the sting of gas and metallic chatter,
always the thudding, crumping, shells
that shake our bones
and reshape our vision.
Our thoughts occasionally turn to
going home, could it be?
But that thought is scotched
as machine guns lace the air,
and the referee’s whistle calls play,
all the while the unrelenting cries
of death and pain rain down.
No more to hold a hand or taste…

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Australian? An Urgent Message

Aussies – check now!

Indie Reviews

On the Bowker website:


November 1, 2018 – R.R. Bowker, LLC (“Bowker”) was recently made aware by the payment card networks of patterns of unauthorized charges occurring on cards after they were legitimately used on Bowker’s website, We immediately launched an investigation and engaged a leading forensic firm to assist. Our investigation has identified unauthorized code that was added to the checkout page on our website. Based on currently available evidence, our investigation is focused on determining if the code was active from May 1, 2018 through October 23, 2018. However, because our investigation is continuing, complete findings are not available and it is too early to provide further details on the investigation. We anticipate providing notification to any affected customers as we get further clarity about the specific timeframes and orders that may have been affected.

We want to assure our customers that…

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First Monday Mentoring November 2018 – gifts writers can give themselves

Valid and timely advice for anyone in NaNo mode …


With the festive season racing upon us, the question I was asked recently is very timely. I was in Canberra recently presenting a workshop on rebooting your romance writing when one of the group asked me what are the best gifts to give a writer.

I had to think for a while, considering all the usual suspects from coffee mugs to stationery and not surprisingly, chocolate. All would be welcomed by writers, but they aren’t the gifts I decided to write about. For the most part these gifts cost almost nothing.

Failing this…

For me the best gift you can give yourself – or another writer in your life – is time. It’s astonishing how easily we find time for everybody else’s needs, yet invariably put our own need for time last. But how can we write if we don’t allow ourselves time?

We need time, not only to do…

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