Recent Reviews for Patrick A Granfors
Strawberry Green Springs (Short Story) - 5/4/2012 6:05:08 PM|
a real example of liquor is quicker, lol! Sandi
Drip Line (Short Story) - 12/31/2011 9:48:49 PM
how totally sad, knowing that all reality is a reality for someone, no matter how unreal...well written.
Transitions (Short Story) - 6/11/2011 1:11:35 PM
Really liked this Patrick. It has an incredible vitality and detailed knowledge. Reminds me, and I mean this as an compliment, of L Ron Hubbard. Most don't know but he is/was a hellva writer of road and gritty stores. I listen to him in my, politics and the rest of it aside. Hell good writing is good writing.
Drip Line (Short Story) - 5/28/2011 5:00:32 AM
A poignant story that captures the reader's attention and it doesn't let go until the last line. Very well written, Patrick -- I very much enjoy your style of writing.
Strawberry Green Springs (Short Story) - 11/19/2010 10:00:24 AM
I didn't censor that commentary either! I have been late in getting here, so many Boones Farms to sample and one thing leads to another, namely Jim Beam! Three bits a bottle for Boones Farm in 1977 and the drive-up window knew my name, just barely eighteen and still illegal but I knew the Strawberry Hill King, so skipping 6th period and bogarting the Farms, Mad Dog, and Annie Green Springs made me the foosball champion with loose wrist action! Thanks for the memories, Patrick. You used my commentary in the best possible way, Oh, they put labels on everything!
Strawberry Green Springs (Short Story) - 11/9/2010 2:16:55 PM
I think you really hit the Maker's Mark on this one Patrick.
Strawberry Green Springs (Short Story) - 11/8/2010 7:39:49 PM
Where were Martini and Rossi when all this was happening???
Strawberry Green Springs (Short Story) - 11/8/2010 3:22:50 PM
Not really a drinker so I only found nine......cute story!
Strawberry Green Springs (Short Story) - 11/8/2010 1:37:34 PM
Yikes, a good memory you have still!!!!!!!Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Strawberry Green Springs (Short Story) - 11/8/2010 1:32:18 PM
Excellent story, Patrick, enjoyed~
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Transitions (Short Story) - 3/4/2010 5:18:54 AM
Good story, Patrick; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Transitions (Short Story) - 3/4/2010 4:05:43 AM
Out of body experience or science fiction or what is really out there = parallels worlds or...a short story to make those that have some gray stuff left to think...
Drip Line (Short Story) - 8/30/2009 4:42:29 PM
This is a wonderful story. It sort of reminds me of Kafka.
Drip Line (Short Story) - 8/30/2009 10:34:59 AM
Quite a story, Patrick. You grabbed my attention and held it from start to finish. Well done. Thank you. I invite you to check out my short stories here at AD. Love and peace to you,
A Penny For My Thoughts? (Article) - 3/5/2013 7:30:14 AM
DEAR CUZ PAT... HOWDY DUDE! HOW EWE DOIN'?
Was doin' some 'house-cleanin' here, n' got side-tracked. Picked this 'pearl' to read, n' am really glad I did! Like CJ, I LOVED IT! A Perfect story, well-organized, concise, well thought-out, interesting, and ... last but not least ... Informative!
Well Done, Laddie! How is your "Eight-Seater" doin'? Methinks it's Time to 'Light a Fire' under Knave Knucklehead Matlack's Old ARSE !!!
How Say You? Cuz Sir Cur TomKat... The One-Eth ...
Fabulous Eight Bean Soup (Article) - 2/21/2012 9:33:00 AM
Thanks for the Fabulous from your kitchen ! giggle~~~~~
Lady Mary Ann
Fabulous Eight Bean Soup (Article) - 2/21/2012 5:34:52 AM
I love Bean Soup, and I might give your recipe a go.
PS: Happy Paczki (Poonch-key)Day! Me and the Mutts already ate most of them (Don't tell Mean Tall Woman)
Fabulous Eight Bean Soup (Article) - 2/20/2012 9:58:16 PM
PAT ... SOUNDS GREAT! A REAL 'BLOW-OUT'!
"FARTING IS SUCH SWEET, SWEET SORROW"
THY HIND-PARTS MAY REGRET THE MORROW ... LOL CUZ TK
Fabulous Eight Bean Soup (Article) - 2/20/2012 12:03:56 PM
Reciepe just Great!! *Patrick*
Now just add the giggles for
Mighty Fine Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Article) - 1/28/2012 1:13:52 PM
Yum..Yum for cabbage rolls
Served with nostalgia, a
great receipe combo!!!!
Consequences (Article) - 1/28/2012 9:14:36 AM
"Consequences" so Grand *Patrick*
and a well deserved priviledge!!!!
Consequences (Article) - 1/26/2012 8:37:11 PM
My take on consequence is someone wants money..a friend wanted
to tell me his circumstances..well yep ! he wanted cash ! delete ~
Very interesting article Patrick ~ Lady Mary Ann
Consequences (Article) - 1/26/2012 5:24:21 AM
Giggle...this was so much fun to read, Patrick! I guess there must be consequences for everything in life...good or bad...
Consequences (Article) - 1/26/2012 4:38:11 AM
Nearly everybody understands that for most types of actions there are consequences. How so very true, and not only are the high school aged kids learning that, very sadly, many recent college students are, too. I've been listening to a lot of college aged kids lately saying what a waste of time their college degrees are, since there are now very few jobs for them in this abysmal economy. So many of them are also returning home to live.
Poor Mom and Dad - now college aged kids flocking back to the nest, with a ton of student loan money that has to be re-paid.
Consequences (Article) - 1/26/2012 2:06:57 AM
Well done, Patrick.
Consequences (Article) - 1/25/2012 6:54:49 PM
I gladly accommodate the NRS on the other side, I always thought to make room for them in the dampest spot of my resting place, should they decide to come after me, after me. Bless ya!
Consequences (Article) - 1/25/2012 6:27:10 PM
Absolutely charmingly wryly philosophical!
Mighty Fine Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Article) - 1/25/2012 6:03:04 AM
Great recipe, Patrick..but not for the discernig vegetarian like myself! giggle....I'll bet my hubby and my son would love them!!!
Mighty Fine Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Article) - 1/24/2012 11:43:10 AM
I will have to try this one..John is
retiring this week. He love to be in the kitchen helping!
Cuisine is a pleasant aura for you as well Patrick
~Lady Mary Ann ~
Mighty Fine Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Article) - 1/24/2012 8:29:23 AM
Delicious. I didn't like this dish as a child, but they hit the spot on a cold winter's day.
Mighty Fine Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Article) - 1/24/2012 6:03:29 AM
OH OH OH, are you ever a mischievous little soul, my deepest memories you, you bring to light, my deepest newest convictions you bring oppressing me, no vegetarian alternatives, Oh yes, my dear Grandma made such things and others, she had her own tavern, and was renowned for her cooking skills, I feel almost like a traitor now, now that you reminded me, you RASCAL, darn it, it is going to be long day salivating to no end. I love ya anyway! Jasmin Horst
Mighty Fine Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Article) - 1/24/2012 4:19:14 AM
Stuffed cabbage rolls are a definite winter time comfort food, and are a labor of love.
They surely are. You've just sent me spiraling down Memory Lane, and you've also inspired my poem this morning: 'Golabki Memories.'
Thanks Cuz, and Bon Appetite!
Mighty Fine Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Article) - 1/23/2012 9:58:10 PM
Sounds good and I'm printing this to give to Bonnie to make
My mother and, hence my wife, made wonderful sweet and sour cabbage rolls... Loved 'em! So we'll see who's are better. One thing though, no pork sausage were used in my mother's, hence my wife's. So, we'll see.
Phobos-Grunt Re-entry (Article) - 1/11/2012 9:15:32 PM
that is neat and nice to know,
as I too was able to go there!
Lady Vivian, thanks
Phobos-Grunt Re-entry (Article) - 1/11/2012 7:11:18 PM
Viewed the website..thanks
Phobos-Grunt re-entry isn't
listed in in our area of Pa.
Lady Mary Ann
My Second Ozark Boat Ride (Article) - 10/20/2011 4:02:35 AM
Arkansas is a little known paradise. Had a great bison steak in Bentonville a month ago. I always enjoy pontoon boat rides at my brother's place.
Please keep us posted on your adventures.
My Second Ozark Boat Ride (Article) - 10/19/2011 8:00:05 AM
If I had been along, you'd be a bachelor. That snake would have given me a heart attack. Glad you guys had a good time. Just make sure you know a snake-free zone for me to kayak in. e
My Second Ozark Boat Ride (Article) - 10/19/2011 5:01:16 AM
Enchanting boat ride you took us on, Patrick...Thank you for sharing this awesome adventure...sounds heavenly!
My Second Ozark Boat Ride (Article) - 10/19/2011 1:33:11 AM
Sounds like you had a great time. Great article, my friend.
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 10/7/2013 5:51:39 AM
i agree with eileen...that's what i'm attempting to do...retire! but this job is so all-consuming don't find time to sit down and figure out all the preliminary stuff that needs to be done to do it.
Sooo great to know you're back....even if i've been so inactive that i've just discovered it...
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 4:38:32 AM
One more definition of sequestration should be in order also Patrick. Something like--the thing you do when nothing else works--When you have a spendthrift bunch like this, the only way you can reduce their spending is with gotcha-over-a-barrel legislation like this. I remember years ago when I went overboard with credit card expenditures and the only thing I could do was tear them up and start paying them off completely. Something similar has to happen with government or we're all doomed to poverty. Bob
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 8:12:34 AM
First, let me say that rumors of your demise were gladly caused by the rat race and not by rat poison, as I suspected.
Second, I must apologize for being late at the gate. Unfortunately, I was caught in the traffic of the rat race, out racing rats and couldn't get back here to read what you had to say.
I agree with Eileen. What's a perfectly good article doing in the poetry section?
Finally, you have saved my life. I was trying to figure out all this brilliant terminology by our genius representatives and having a very hard time understanding from my feeble unwashed education. But you have made things perfectly clear so that I can go on throwing my vote away like I always do.
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 4:57:35 AM
Political Truth usually hurts the most.
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 9:55:09 PM
Quests..to set men free..
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 9/20/2013 8:02:43 PM
This is brilliant Patrick. Did I mention brilliant?
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 9/20/2013 6:13:08 AM
This is a poem? OH, it's a prose poem (new genre that's all the rage).
Too true. Now, get retired, and write. It's good for you and for your fans.
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 9/20/2013 2:16:38 AM
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 9/20/2013 1:25:26 AM
Right on the money, Patrick.
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 9/19/2013 4:02:42 PM
A concise explanation of the mess the financial "systems" are in. Thank you, Patrick. Love and peace,
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 9/19/2013 3:07:10 PM
Sounds like it to me......
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 9/19/2013 2:26:14 PM
Where the fuck you been...been worried and glad you're not dead,
At least, that is, as far as this write is concerned, not in the head...e
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 9/19/2013 1:05:59 PM
YO... CUZ PAT... HOW U DOIN ?
YOUR PRIMER IS RIGHT ON... STUPENDOUS !!!
CUZ CUR TOM...
Sequastration - An Economic Primer (Poetry) - 9/19/2013 12:57:07 PM
As an aging and dilapidated economist I must confess...
These definitions lie on the efficient frontier where neither
supply nor demand can improve upon them. Witty and hilarious!
Encounter (Poetry) - 3/25/2013 3:52:57 PM
I've missed your engaging lines, Patrick!
Encounter (Poetry) - 3/25/2013 5:12:26 AM
Encounter (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 2:33:20 PM
Hoochie Coochie Funny!
Encounter (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 11:39:24 AM
OMG is the best I can do today.
Encounter (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 9:44:28 AM
It's so good to have your humor back in this dismal place of broken relationships and lost souls! And you tell a pretty fine tale of deception, if I don't say so.
When that 60ish skinny woman in gold lame sidled up to me in the bar that time when I was in my 20s making my elderly cousin companion jealous, I couldn't take her up on her offer to share cigarettes and drinks. I guess it was fortunate that I didn't take her up on her offer because I forgot to check if there was a bulge in her pants. ;-)
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 9:06:40 AM
You lucky redneck! LOL!!! Thanks for sharing, Patrick. Love and peace,
Encounter (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 9:04:55 AM
Ha! Ha! I appreciate your wit and humor and the way this flows smoothly along, Patrick. Thank you. Love and peace,
Encounter (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 7:58:58 AM
Patrick...great to see you posting...love your 'encounter' that could have been a night to remember.
Encounter (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 6:30:53 AM
CUZ PAT... VERY WELL PENNED. RHYME N RHYTHM SEEMINGLY PERFECT.
HOOCHIE MAMA... reminds me of when I was a kid. At carnivals they had prizes a little plastic doll rubber banded on a thin cane stick called HOOCHIE KOOCHIE DOLLS!
Also Dick Tracy 2 x 4's... Porn pics wif Big Dicks!
Hope u r well... Read any MATLACK lately? A Feud may be Brewin!
Encounter (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 2:59:43 AM
You have interesting memoirs Cuz!
Encounter (Poetry) - 3/21/2013 5:13:21 PM
Happen to me once. New Orleans. They put me in jail. She was dressed to the nines, looking and passing as a female. It was in the taxi when I groped, had a hand full of what I had plenty off. Hey. You;re preference is your preference, just don't pass yourself off as beint a special that you aren't, especially in the straight bars. I did some time, she lost some teet.
Encounter (Poetry) - 3/21/2013 4:37:14 PM
"wearing minnk" or smelling male crotch stink...this was priceless...e
Encounter (Poetry) - 3/21/2013 3:36:18 PM
"Encounter" of a Hoochie or you will end up wearing mink..Hilarious!!
Lady Mary Ann
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/20/2013 9:31:17 AM
LOVE THIS, do you know Salley Sue? I really enjoy redneck poems.
Naughty Valentines Day Limericks (Poetry) - 2/15/2013 5:35:09 PM
Limericks to lov'n a box of chocolats.. iggles !!
Lots of fun to read...xoxox
Lady Mary Ann
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 2:22:51 PM
OMG Patrick, I have not seen you post in so long and you've been missed...this is such a freaking banquet of images and just a wonderful tribute to your sweetie!!!
Pour a drink and let the next poem begin!
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 5:05:06 AM
OMG!Rolling around laughing!!!! I hope you at least gave her a bouquet of dandelions with this lovely verse....giggle...
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/10/2013 7:59:51 PM
very cool valentine!
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/10/2013 3:28:56 PM
You have far too much company
with this poem in the South!
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/10/2013 9:48:49 AM
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/9/2013 10:16:04 AM
You got me laughing! I sure miss your wit on this witless site. Thanks for the laugh.
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/9/2013 3:41:42 AM
You have to be related to Matlack if you're still eating Road Kill. Have you two exchanged recipes yet?
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/8/2013 3:04:17 PM
I certainly got a smile out of this, Pat...ur woman is a goodun', I'd keep her ifn' I was you...e
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/8/2013 11:27:21 AM
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/8/2013 11:23:34 AM
Redneck humor is a blast and "hilarious."
Lady Mary Ann
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/8/2013 10:33:02 AM
I guess I've seen so many of these redneck poems, that they have become tiresome. There was a time when I laughed right along everyone else, and even composed(?) a few. Maybe it's me. Maybe the poems aren't tiresome. Could be me that is the tiresome one. Still, I came, I read the first verse and knew it was going to be the same old same old, and then I commented. This isn't personal, Patrick, I guess I just needed to make a public statement concerning redneck anything.
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/8/2013 10:31:55 AM
Be good or I'm takin' the bacon ice cream.
Redneck Valentine (Poetry) - 2/8/2013 10:28:36 AM
Can't wait to see this on a Hallmark card next year, Patrick! ;-) Well done, my friend.
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 12:15:22 AM
Mortals are only human and all humans make mistakes. Your write is a sad reminder of the time we live in...M
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 12:12:16 AM
I enjoyed the poem. It brought back childhood memories of the big black locomotives that used to chug by the hill we lived on...M
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 11/17/2012 8:31:35 AM
I'm with you, Patrick!!
Inspired writing about a subject that is very near to a lot of our hearts. Trains were more important when I was young. I miss the big behemoths that breathed fire and made a godawful racket.
As for riding the rails, who hasn't fantasized about jumping on a freight headed who-knows-where? Days when I'm tempted now!
xOx Pea xOx
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 7:03:10 AM
You've struck a chord, Patrick, and your reviewers confirm it. There is something mystical in watching the oountryside whiz past you while observing it from a train window. It seems to blur past, present, and future in a stream of wonderment. Well done!
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 11/4/2012 9:51:44 AM
Love this, Patrick! The rhythm and metre is so get-up-and-go and this whole thing really clickety-clacks along. You're so right: there's nothing quite like a set of rails diminishing into the distance to awaken the wanderlust inside; they kind of lead you on, don't they? :)) xx
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 11/3/2012 7:26:56 PM
A while back I lived near the tracks. I loved the sounds of the trains. The hugeness of the engines and the sound of great power is awesome. Great write.
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/29/2012 6:53:42 AM
your poetic rails are runnin' in this poem ... well written ...
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/28/2012 9:47:53 AM
I love the rails, it's the only way I travel when I need to hit
the road. You did yourself proudly on this one.
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 5:34:36 AM
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 5:19:17 AM
i love this--i too have loved trains-i roll my windows down to listen when at a crossing and used to race them on my horse
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 7:36:57 PM
Adventure calling *Patrick*
that you have taken us on,
and I enjoyed the ride..
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 5:28:23 PM
All Aboard...Excellent Poem Patrick
You Can Count Me In
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 1:43:43 PM
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 8:48:02 AM
I see trains from that line ever so often...next time I do, I will write a note on one that hopefully you'll see...e
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 8:26:09 AM
NICE! Even the rhythm catches the movement of the train. Glad to see you back at the den.
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 6:55:00 AM
Yessss...love rails, very enjoyable and great...
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 6:15:12 AM
There is a great romanticism about trains, part of it reality, part of it not. Your poem captures that feeling beautifully. I have had wonderful train rides up mountains in fresh air and I have had boring, long train rides in dingy cars with smeared windows and stifling heat I could not control.
The term, ďride the rails,Ē refers to riding under cars on rails there because most freight cars were locked by the railroads during the Depression. It must've been scary to ride many miles so close to the ties passing by.
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 5:01:09 AM
Great pic, Patrick! And an awesome musing....we took our grandson on his first train ride to Halifax, Nova Scotia...when he was only four....he loved it too!!!!
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 4:18:16 AM
Giggle....amen to your wise interpretation of what's happing in the land of pasta....
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 2:03:40 AM
I've also been fascinated with trains and riding the rails since I was a young boy. One of my uncles, a WWII veteran, rode the rails for many years, and I always wanted to accompany him.
When I got older, my favorite trips were always on cross country trains. And today, I find myself back on the tracks since many homeless dogs now wander them.
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 7:04:13 PM
Years ago when steam was king
When hobo camps a common thing
I love this, Patrick. Your sharing reminds me of a poem that I have posted here at AD entitled, "Hobo Heaven." I do remember when trains smoked a lot when I was a child. Love and peace to you,
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 6:57:52 PM
Wonderful journey you have taken with gentle clicks and clacks.
In my home town they are opening the railways and the trains
will be running once again.
Lady Mary Ann
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 4:54:51 PM
all of us who were young in simplier times have had this dream, those who have tried know the dream is better than the reality..ride inside the passenger car then the trip is much more pleasent
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 3:56:54 PM
Great write, Patrick. I have always been fascinated by them too.
Riding the Rails (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 1:28:42 PM
That's the high-flying spirit, you, the wind, the rails . . .
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 8:44:20 AM
Loved your take from
the title and throughout
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 7:30:10 AM
I thought this would be funnyÖ it turned out to be dead serious. I'm with you, when politics gets fouled up with science and waste a lot of my good tax dollars on moneymaking schemes. I'm with you on this 100%. Thanks for sharing stupidity with us.
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 7:29:01 AM
Really? Really, could any government body be that stupid?
As always, my friend, your comical rendition of a truly unbelievable circumstance. Well, Italian law has recently proven to be minimally a bit on the archaic side.
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 7:08:03 AM
You've got this right Patrick! Perfectly clever how you tell it and isn't it ludicrous that the blame has fallen where it has! I'm glad to read you again and hope this finds you well.
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 8:29:46 PM
Now That's my kind of writing. love it.
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 3:25:40 PM
Nice work Patrick...love the lines.
Pirate's Dream (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 1:10:48 PM
Welcome back, Patrick; and thank you for sharing your wit and humor once again. Love and peace,
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 1:08:51 PM
I agree with you, Patrick. Thank you for sharing your expertise and opinion via your verses. Love and peace,
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 12:54:18 PM
lol I loved it! Very well done, Patrick.
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 12:22:28 PM
so right Patrick so right
Shaking in Spaghettiland (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 9:59:19 AM
I agree, Patrick. The Chinese also have a nasty habit of convicting builders of apartment complexes when the are shaken to the ground and people are killed. In the Chinese cases I kinda go along with the verdict because, as you said, inadequate building codes, or if not the building code the tendency to work around them through bribes.
Pirate's Dream (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 7:21:43 AM
Just another old-fashioned pirate song (mimicking the Beatles). Jimmy Buffett will do that to you. Having written a number of companies proposals myself, I sympathize. I certainly hope you get the contract for all your effort. I was wondering why you didn't post, but I've been involved in doing reviews and it certainly saps my time for writing. Anyway, it's good to see you're back (especially when you take off your pirate shirt).
Pirate's Dream (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 3:33:08 AM
Nice to see you back, old Pirate Cuz. Nothing better than a trip to Vegas and a Jimmy Buffett concert to brighten things up. And Happy Anniversary.
Pirate's Dream (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 8:53:34 PM
Happiness for your years of marriage
*Patrick* for reality of love when
dreams really do come true
Pirate's Dream (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 3:09:56 PM
To make me smile! Happy Anniversary to you and Eileen.
Lady Mary Ann
Pirate's Dream (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 1:39:02 PM
Giggle....glad you're back!
Pirate's Dream (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 12:43:59 PM
Ahhhhh but to dream. Well done, Patrick.
Pirate's Dream (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 12:28:13 PM
tis the inner you that stays young in your dreams
Pirate's Dream (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 12:11:23 PM
Ah, yeah, love those margaritas with lime, to say nothing of finding how mermaids really feel... Uh, I've often thought about that. Topside's okay, but below the navel they've really got to feel, uh, kind'a fishy, and maybe smell that way, too.
Glad you're back my ol' desert dwelling pal.
Pirate's Dream (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 11:54:44 AM
Yep, indeed and I hear you. As long as you maintain dreams, you never grow old. Your body might, but the inner you will not.
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 11:05:48 PM
Hi patrick . I wondered how your motwer was. It,s nice you took her on vacation with you. I have my husbands ashes here at home and they are a comfort. ...M
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 10:59:33 PM
I really enjoyed this lite hearted poem.....M
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 8/28/2012 9:15:37 AM
Your mother is so cute. You're a good son, and I'm sure she knows that.
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 4:59:46 PM
well, at least you haven't lost your zip ...
I Lost my marbles (Poetry) - 8/17/2012 12:54:53 PM
Clever nostalgia.. and funny too.
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 8/10/2012 3:04:12 AM
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 8/9/2012 1:52:41 PM
A great little ditty about how to deal with a perplexing problem like the one you so aptly described.
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 8/9/2012 4:18:41 AM
Enjoy a glass of lemonade
To wash down that BLT
Government workers - ya gotta love 'em! I've got a tiny pot hole on my street, and I've been watching 'the repair' with utter fascination. For the last three days, several trucks pull up each morning with about five guys in them; they poke around a little bit at the pot hole; then they all enjoy a nice leasurely lunch; and then leave. I'm betting this 'repair' is gonna take more than a week.
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 8/8/2012 4:51:34 AM
Giggle....hilarious!!! It ain't much better with Canada Post either...not that that's any consolation.....
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 8/8/2012 2:59:52 AM
Well said, Patrick.
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 9:25:55 PM
Cute cut to the chase
Bacon is costly
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 7:58:40 PM
It not 20% 80% anymore. They need to do better, and learn about good customer service.
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 5:19:16 PM
Cute poem, Patrick; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :)
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 5:08:20 PM
89 DAYS! HANG IN THERE, PATRICK...BUT THEN, I GUESS THERE'S NOTHING ELSE YOU CAN DO, IS THERE? UNBELIEVABLE!! THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 3:52:54 PM
Diet lemonade is great too...especially goes good with flying pork...e
When Pigs (Almost) Fly (Poetry) - 8/7/2012 2:04:32 PM
Missing your humor. Cute poem to vent the frustrating mail service~
An ice cold glass of lemonade with extra lemons please !!!
Lady Mary Ann
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/29/2012 9:56:49 AM
I am impressed with the irony... mainly because it's steaming with irreverence... an amusing little ditty, Mr. Granfors.
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/28/2012 6:17:25 PM
Teeheeeeheee.... A tell-tale-thorny !
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/28/2012 8:31:16 AM
Ha ! Ha ! Feather tickles..a bit o' horny tale Patrick!
Lady Mary Ann
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/27/2012 8:34:45 AM
Has an old kind of Westerly feel about it. I think that throb bone got played.
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/26/2012 8:24:36 AM
He/He *Patrick* for a laugh
at a good and horny tale!!
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/26/2012 6:38:47 AM
"She had Thorny eating right out of her hand" ??? Thorny seems confused, I don't think thats how you do it, but I was wrong once.
Good one Patrick. Dick
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/26/2012 6:01:40 AM
Hahahahaha! Thanks for the chuckles Patrick...
Tick Tack Toe (Poetry) - 6/26/2012 5:50:13 AM
Vocal smoke?!!! Giggle....sorry about your incident...but this was hilarious! Thanks for the giggles, Patrick...
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/25/2012 9:15:55 PM
PAT ... VERY WELL DONE!
HORNY THORNY 'PORNY' ...
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/25/2012 5:24:44 PM
I've known some women who played the skin flute quite well...forget the trombone & have the madam whistle up a tune we can all enjoy...e
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/25/2012 4:37:55 PM
Who am I to differ with the majority? Well written, Patrick.
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/25/2012 2:10:07 PM
I wonder why Mark would say something like this, na, bless ya!
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/25/2012 2:07:06 PM
First time I've agreed with Mark in a good while. . .
Thorny (Poetry) - 6/25/2012 2:00:13 PM
Oh, my, God, Patrick! You are one sick cookie.
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/24/2012 6:06:39 PM
Your poem is touching and particularly so for me. My dad died in 2008 and my mom, too, has Alzheimer's disease. She knows my dad passed away but on occasion will ask where he is. Beautiful post..
Tick Tack Toe (Poetry) - 6/23/2012 9:58:30 PM
PER PIC ... TAX ... HAVE IT !!!
Tick Tack Toe (Poetry) - 6/23/2012 11:09:26 AM
Great wordplay! This one I can read with barely a tick of the clock, it wasn't tacky, and it toed the line. I hope you can top that one next timeÖ
Tick Tack Toe (Poetry) - 6/23/2012 8:00:41 AM
A smile for a cute poem to remember your vacation.
xoxox for your boo-boo's.
Lady Mary Ann
Tick Tack Toe (Poetry) - 6/23/2012 5:42:38 AM
Those damn vacations sure are dangerous, maybe you should switch to checkers. Dick
Tick Tack Toe (Poetry) - 6/22/2012 8:47:16 PM
Perhaps a Kiss (x) and Hug (0) to make it
as that would be a win win situation!!!!
Tick Tack Toe (Poetry) - 6/22/2012 5:57:39 PM
Problem with human tick bites, my friend, is that they can cause Lyme disease and that is not a joke.
Tick Tack Toe (Poetry) - 6/22/2012 5:39:09 PM
Thanks for the laugh, Patrick. Well done.
Tick Tack Toe (Poetry) - 6/22/2012 4:50:21 PM
cute..the tick then the tack in the toe..I like that
Tick Tack Toe (Poetry) - 6/22/2012 2:33:11 PM
I hear they have a bounty on tick heads. Get enough of 'em in a quart jar might be some serious money. Thought I'd pass that along.
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 7:40:21 PM
This is very meaningful and moving, Patrick... ...a beautiful offering. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 5:26:57 PM
Well done, Patrick
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 4:59:49 PM
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 10:44:35 AM
your heart is beautiful...very beautiful
Thanks for touching mine with this lovely offering
You Are A Loving Blessing To Her
& I for one do not find her conversations with
his ashes creepy at all...this is deep
Love & Blessings
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 10:29:01 AM
Tender moments shared in this beautiful poem and lovely photo
Lady Mary Ann
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 5:00:56 AM
Aw! So sweet....and that pic of your Mom is adorable! I understand exactly what you're going through Patrick....
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 3:49:51 PM
Beautifully penned, Patrick; I don't find it morbid at all. At least she has him nearby; if she feels happy about it, then I'm all for it.
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn.
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 5:59:16 AM
Very kool write, Patrick....love the pic too!
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 4:14:24 AM
Iíll celebrate what was,
In the man that we had
I had to do the same this Father's Day,
May the loving memories live on and on.
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/17/2012 7:37:10 PM
Loving as feeling the soft petals of a
rose safe from thorns is your tribute!!!!
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/17/2012 7:49:00 AM
I think folks with that dreaded disease have some remaining little inkling of the past, even though they cannot express it or maybe not understand it...e
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/17/2012 7:38:00 AM
A genuinely kind, brilliant, and loving man. I miss him too. We liked to yell at Spartan basketball together. Don't forget your mom has every right to talk to the urn since it's nicknamed "urnie" and your dad is Ernie!
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/17/2012 7:37:51 AM
Patrick, Sometimes, life can be cruel and sad. But, if not for the lowlights, would we ever fully appreciate the highlights.
For those of us who have a loved one going through it, Alzheimerís is awful to deal with, but I sometimes wonder if it isn't much kinder for the afflicted..... Sometimes, not always.
Getting old is awful. Living in a nursing home must be a scary way to "finish" out your life. Losing loved ones is dreadfully lonely at any age, but especially so when youíre in your twilight years. I sometimes wonder if Alzheimerís doesnít make our burdens - whatever they may be - less difficult to bear.
Love your poem, sorry I got so philosophical. Dick
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/17/2012 7:20:23 AM
Thanks for thinking of her. I know she would think of you if she could. My father died in 2006. They had 62 years together. After 3 mini strokes, mom has aphasia and can't form her words while speaking or writing very well. However, she can read and is still sharp as a tack in her mind. She is also hard of hearing, so is greatly frustrated in communication. You have just told me I need to call her.
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/16/2012 5:32:11 PM
I have my Mom and Dad'd ashes in my room too, for twenty five years and some, and the only thing that escapes from them is good memories, your Mom knows what she's doing where it counts, and so do you remembering them in such wonderful loving fashion. Bless ya!
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/16/2012 5:01:15 PM
Good, it's so good that you can remember your father with fond memories and wonderful words, and that your mother is coherent enough to also.... Good for both of you.
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/16/2012 4:13:33 PM
you both have dibs, I am glad she still remebers him so far. Your father is smiling down on your write, a fine tribute to them both.
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/16/2012 3:25:55 PM
Such a fine tribute. Your mom is lovely.
To Mom on Dadís Day (Poetry) - 6/16/2012 2:18:09 PM
Beautiful done and rendered, Patrick.
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/15/2012 11:40:36 AM
PAT ... WELL DONE!
REMINISCENT OF 'THE ROAD NOT TAKEN'
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/15/2012 8:00:09 AM
Now this is classic! It beats my relationship poem that I'm posting tomorrow all to hell.
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/15/2012 7:05:37 AM
Funny, I was just showing my grandson how to throw a rock so it skids on the surface of the ocean. Your poem touched me so.
Your lines were felt within my mindseye as I read them, I could almost put myself there...
Amazing poetry, Patrick!
Peace, love and light,
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/15/2012 3:30:00 AM
Excellent! Thank you.
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 7:01:13 PM
And perhaps the better for it *Patrick*
writing superb poetry about it....
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 5:45:15 PM
Nostalgia en gros, things that might have been, thank God for who you are now, we'd miss ya, had you turned out different, and then?
and then? and then? And..... Hugs!
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 4:57:59 PM
a stunning poem, beautifully written.
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 4:42:33 PM
Kind of like sitting in the barber's chair with a full length mirror before you and a full length mirror behind you and, there you are, actually seeing yourself as your "what might have been" seen, literally seen from here to eternity.
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 4:32:26 PM
is this the view from the glass house? or a hell low from the nether regions? Either way or any which way you look at it, the imagery and the metaphor are superb! Nicely penned, Patrick...
Sorry for not commenting more on your work, but I've been swamped with work of my own lately... just finally getting back to reading and commenting... hope you are well, though.
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 3:44:14 PM
You have written a marvelously deep poem, very deep indeed prolific Patrick ~
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 3:40:08 PM
not expecting serious ...this was very good patrick...luv sseeing different sides of you...p
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 1:30:22 PM
Ain't dat da truff?
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 1:24:48 PM
"..What might have been - Was just a stoneís throw away.." Aaaaahh, and so it is with so many of life's gifts, just out of reach.
Nice one Patrick. Dick
A Stoneís Throw (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 1:19:03 PM
Next time I will just throw u directly and str8 down, making one wave & you will sink to the murky depths....;-)
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 3:56:58 AM
oh my gawsh your so funny! I love it!!
I was just recently making wise cracks (hee hee)
about the porcelain throne
Git in...Git'er Done...Git Out...
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 3:54:13 AM
wow sorry to hear this Patrick
here in my area our postmaster has closed down some drop boxes
since people are not using them, and too with all the cyber mail
eventually post offices may become a thing of the past like pay phones and drive in theaters and shoe repair shops and used book stores :( sigh...
The Transit of Venus (Poetry) - 6/12/2012 3:04:49 PM
Very creative! I love the "twinkling goddess", Goliath's blemish and the goddess obeying, walking the path that proves Kepler's law.
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/11/2012 7:29:12 AM
sadly so much of this is true-they are considering closing our little PO which actually does a good job!
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/9/2012 9:09:00 AM
You make some very valid points, Patrick. It is the same thing here. The price of postage stamps keeps going up on a very regular basis as the service deteriorates. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/8/2012 1:45:13 PM
And time moves on. Well done, Patrick.
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 9:47:55 PM
Good write on the Post Office. Give it ALL to private enterprise. I am reading stories about the early thirties when people chipped in and bought fire trucks and all took turns manning the fort. Now the Fire Departments are run like auto unions. Expectant whiners and nanny state children are what we are raising as a nation. Thank God we have a few exceptions but they are getting fewer and harder to find. God help the USA!
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 6:21:59 PM
Such a sad state of affairs!!! *Patrick*
So I really enjoyed this clever poem!!!!
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 5:17:20 PM
Humor done with class *Patrick* so
much fun to read!!! giggle, giggle
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 11:49:00 AM
I mourn the occasional letter with the handwritten word. I mourn the day the mail came and contained no coupons or ads or other junk and all.
My brother will mourn because his wife is a post mistress.
But snail mail has become too slow, too expensive, and too unreliable for the likes of us instant gratification multitasking junkies.
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 7:45:42 AM
perhaps your mailman has lost his zip ...
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 6:20:25 AM
I'd be LMAO if this weren't so damn true. Never-the-less, you've carved out another masterpiece here, Mr. Granfors. Fun stuff to read, but not much fun to live. Dick
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/7/2012 5:06:31 AM
Same thing here....I pay all my bills online...have been for years...it's way less frustrating than depending on the postal service....good luck with your mail box, Patrick...
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/6/2012 8:56:48 PM
Back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it. They failed and it closed.
Now we are trusting the economy of our country, the banking system, General Motors and nationalized health care to the same nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling whiskey!"
And we can add, "The U.S.Postal Service"
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/6/2012 4:35:35 PM
I have always picked up my mail at a post office box . the post office itself...and I pay ALL my bills on the computer or by phone...e
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/6/2012 3:38:00 PM
A bad business model, Wells Fargo might want to ......
Donít Mourn the US Post Officeís Demise (Poetry) - 6/6/2012 2:35:13 PM
Agree one hundred percent. I have seen the mail delivered here at nearly seven o'clock in the afternoon. Unions. Unions. Unions!
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/6/2012 5:58:38 AM
WELL DONE, BY THE '8-SEATER MAKER' ... TRULY A 'THRONE' OF DIS-STINK-SHUN!
IMAGINE IF FDR HAD BEEN 'ON THE THRONE' FOR 60 STRAIGHT YEARS!
MAYBE WE'D HAVE EVEN MORE 'NEW DEALS' ... THAT ACTUALLY WORKED!
The Transit of Venus (Poetry) - 6/6/2012 5:46:14 AM
CUZ PAT ... MOST EXCELLENT !
IN BOTH HAIKU FORM, AND CHOSEN WORDS ... I GIVE IT A 10+
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 5:21:21 PM
watch those diamonds they can cut ass as well as glass ...
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 2:53:14 PM
Is it pomp & circumstance or poop & circumcision...about the same as far as I am concerned...never got that royal thing...Jurseeeeeeey
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 1:52:08 PM
I had to laugh at this one!.... I live in the UK, and am not not an ardent Royalist,..that being said I have to say I have enjoyed all the festivities here over the weekend...There was a sense of unity of spirit which was good and heartening, and I think everyone was just glad to be off work and having a party!!,....I think Her Majesty would have taken your humour in good heart...:)
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 12:25:24 PM
a very funny write, i shudder to think of the accounting on the throne.
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 12:23:23 PM
Your humor at its best. It's a good thing you don't wear a crown. That would put an even heavier weight on those hemorrhoids.
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 10:48:28 AM
It's all about substance my dear Patrick, if you know what I mean, and I know you do, for you are an exceptionally bright fella at that. I wrote one myself, and dared not to post it, at least you had the courage, good on you, bless ya!
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 10:48:05 AM
Hey, the Brit's have their customs and, I'd guess they wonder why we slaughter twenty million turkeys once a year. And, really, can one even roughly estimate how many time in one's lifetime one sat on the "throne" and would this include the times one squats onto the thing and the phone rings and one has to pull one's pants up, at least to one's knees so one doesn't trip and fall on one's face, huh?
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 10:45:01 AM
Nope, it sure doesn't, Patrick. Well said.
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 10:15:17 AM
It their tradition. Doesn't bother me.
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 9:46:52 AM
I've never followed all the hoopla over the royal family. It's all an accident of birth anyway. I have been reserving all my diamond accolades just for you, my friend. Dick
My Own Diamond Jubilee (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 9:37:45 AM
Giggle....Amen, Patrick! I don't get all the hoopla either....especially when its done at our expense....jeez!
Returning to Kindee (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 7:07:25 AM
Sorry buddy, I guess I missed this one when you posted it. Love the poem and you can color me truly impressed by the painting. Sending you a private message. Dick
The Transit of Venus (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 6:42:33 AM
the transit of Venus seems to have altered your path ...
The Transit of Venus (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 5:07:58 AM
interesting orbituary there Pat... I like the idea of a planetary beauty mark... as always, original and refreshing!
The Transit of Venus (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 4:03:32 AM
Awesome!!!We sure won't see it here in Maritime Canada!!! HEAVY clouds that will persist for at least another day..have to catch it next time around I guess....giggle......Great presentation, Patrick!!!
The Transit of Venus (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 2:45:06 AM
a sense of awesome humor
& you are into astrology!!
Now this is very awesome!
Thanks For Sharing This Patrick
Listening To The Sounds Of Jupiter
The Transit of Venus (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 10:03:24 PM
Venus befitting of transit for the goddess
shinning in your poetry *Patrick* !!!!
The Transit of Venus (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 9:20:18 PM
Big deal! So if we miss it, we'll see it next time.
The Transit of Venus (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 8:25:35 PM
Great reminder, a lovely way of expressing a most special happening; thank you, Patrick. Love and peace to you,
Itís National Donut Day! (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 6:40:08 PM
PAT ... DON'T 'DO' DONUTS OFTEN, BUT CAN KNOCK THE HELL OUT OF SEVERAL ...
'HOLES' ... CUTE LIL CRITTERS - AIN'T THEY? CUZ TK ...
The Transit of Venus (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 5:57:20 PM
Even the serious side of Patrick has a bit of whimsy!
Thank you for this news.