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This Den of Authors ~ A challenge to the Den~
by Jack R Roberts

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I would like to challenge all my fellow poets to write something about our family here at the Den.


Take a look around you
Then stop and look again
Can you see the precious treasure,
In what we call Authors Den?

Look around you at the people
And then look at the words
Can you see the many feelings,
That’s been written, read, and heard?

I can sometimes see within the hearts
Of those who hold the pen
If I tried to mention everyone
This poem would never end.

Peggy writes her poems of love
Sandy makes me laugh
Some write about the world’s events
Some of their better half

Eileen’s writes take us to the stars
La Belle steams up the screen
And Dani has a way with words
Like I have never seen

Each and every author here
Hold up your head in pride
For without your words this couldn’t be
This Den where we reside

A million words been written
There will be a million more
And every written word
Makes this place better than before

© Jack Roberts – July 24, 2003

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Reviewed by serenety L 8/1/2003
Excellent Jack.
Love this one.
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 7/26/2003
This is lovely, Jack. I've been on vacation the last two days, but I'll definitely write something for this challenge.
Jill :)
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/26/2003
Hi Jack:

This is an EXCELLENT idea!!!!! Sorry I had missed this for the past few days I had been busy, my dad was in the hospital. I should be able to write something good, for you guys are just so great in giving me the supports I need.

Thank you so much for this suggestion!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)

Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 7/25/2003
A very nice poem, Jack. We're lucky to have a poet, named Jack Roberts who has talent and a big generous heart!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/25/2003

i'm on it...i only hope i meet your challenge!

great job!

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Trixie Love 7/25/2003
Hi Jack,
And Trixie always
"Great job"

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Veronica Hosking 7/25/2003
Beautiful poem. My family is my inspiration. I write about someone in my family everyday. It is wonderful to see how they've grown in my eyes as I look over the pieces. Great challenge!
Reviewed by Erica Ivory 7/25/2003
I will try... hummm.. This will be fun.
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 7/25/2003
Wow! Thanks for the mention--hope to keep you smiling or laughing aloud :)!
We're already getting things together (washing Doogie's favorite stuffed animal as Pooch always goes with him into surgery); the stuffed brown dog was a gift to Doogie when he was two--from my only brother, Mike--yet Sherry--Doogie's mom--allowed the rats to gnaw on the poor thing. I restuffed and repaired him long ago but Doogie sees him as 'imperfect' and thus, loves him to pieces.
So~although I love your and usually rise to challenges, it may be a while :)! We leave on Sunday (early) and have to be at Casey Eye Institute in Portland at 6:30 am for Doogie's pre-op exam/preps.
Adore you, Jack, and all the others I've met at AD.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/25/2003
wonderful tribute to all here at authorsden! will have to think of a challenge and will get back to you. stay tuned....(((((HUGS)))) and love, your friend, karen lynn in texas. :)
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 7/25/2003
So much talent here ... thanks for sharing this Jack!

Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 7/25/2003
A challenge I WILL MOST DEFINITELY ACCEPT, and have actually been working off and on with artwork included for the past week! ;O)

Your poetry dearest Jack is always a pleasure to read, and this one is no exception! :O)
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 7/25/2003
Thanks also for the mention Jack :)

I really enjoyed this one.....the Den is a special place for all of us. Your poetry as always is beautiful.

I'll have a try.....if I can make a poem short

Ty, Dani xox
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 7/25/2003
I accept your challege, Jack. Thanks for the chance.
Reviewed by john zimmerman 7/25/2003
this is tougher than it looks
BUT we'll give it a try
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/25/2003
wow!! this could be a challenge that I would try to take long as I don't land up in the "Dead dog-box" as usual...but I sure gonna give it a go.....even if I have to lie about some....."two timers"...toooo.......hehehehe...but won't pick a fight I promise you that!!

Let me go put my nutz together and think !!

Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 7/25/2003
I could never do it as good as you....excellent jack!
Reviewed by Jackie Brooks 7/25/2003
This one will be a hard act to follow, great poem jack. Jackie <> <
Reviewed by Linda Murray 7/24/2003
This is a classic write. And a very good challenge too.
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 7/24/2003
Excellent idea and even better poem about it. You picked the cream of the feminine crop. Which means that us women need to give special attention to our favorite men.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 7/24/2003
Lovely write....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 7/24/2003
This very thing has been weighing on my mind. I'm glad you made the challenge. I'll try to respond soon.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 7/24/2003
So true...well done.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 7/24/2003
And Jack reaches our hearts in his beautiful Shadow Box Poetry..... {{HUGS}}}}
It is a beautiful awesome place and family Jack.... All the poets are so gifted and they make us feel>>>>
I loved this one...
Lady peg
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 7/24/2003
This is a wonderful challenge, Love your poem!

Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 7/24/2003
Hi Jack, this is great and if I can get out of this awful writers block, I'll do it too. I did once a long time ago but who knows where it is, maybe I could tweek it. lol AD and the authors are great. Thanks.

JC xoxoxo
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 7/24/2003
I like this, and i will try
Reviewed by Linda Hill 7/24/2003
~Excellent Jack!!!
I'll rise to the challange!

Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/24/2003
Jack you did this so well, thank you for sharing with us and calling us to the challenge. I will answer the call;-)I'm honored by your mention!
Reviewed by Nancy D. 7/24/2003
Well said for the family here at the Den.

Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 7/24/2003
Lovely write, Jack...I'm certain there'll be many taking up your challenge...
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/24/2003
Very warm and loving write to a great group of people. Great challenge.

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