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Recent Reviews for David J Delaney

Rhymes of Times (Book) - 11/25/2009 6:30:42 PM
Australian Poetry Written by a True Blue Aussie Today, poetry is too often frequently overlooked in our society. Thankfully, modern day poets like Dave Delaney, bring it to the fore. Delaneyís book ĎRhymes of Timesí gives the reader an insight into the wondrous culture and beauty of Australiaís exquisite bush country and people. Like all great Australian storytellers, (Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson) he knows how to spin a fabulous yarn. A panorama of ideas and themes are in Delaneyís collection, which are powerful pieces and a never-ending source of enjoyment. I have no hesitation in recommending this delightful collection as a must read for all.

Rhymes of Times (Book) - 10/1/2008 9:41:10 PM
wow good luck in everything you do. Rhymes of Times is wonderful. as i said before you have a wonderful way with words. God Bless. love Alice

The Black Stallion (Short Story) - 8/28/2009 8:41:06 PM
I am in full agreeance with Stuart, and looking forward to the next chapter of this enticing story. Funny how things, small objects or figurines..take us back..Funny and sad too, write on Dave :) Ch'erie

Rolling Wheels (Short Story) - 8/28/2009 8:35:51 PM
Scalies? LOL Mate I remember when they were "White Pointers" hehe.. Loved reading this, as it brought back some memories. White line fever is bad enough, but some wacko putting out cardboard signs is quite another..Struth you must have a mickey duck CB, picking up the Vic LOL..yes those ole sayings, makes yah wonder dunnit. Thoroughly enjoyable Dave, and glad to hear from you again. Your Aussie mate Ch'erie PS Definately Johno is the top choice for music!!

The Black Stallion (Short Story) - 5/11/2009 7:48:52 PM
G'Day Dave, Well, I am not all surprised with your literary talent. Reading the first part of the: 'The Black Stallion' is a glowing testamony of what a versatile writer you have become. You can count on my order when your first novel is published! Looking forward to the next installment. Terrific stuff, Stuart

Review of my small book of poems (Article) - 11/22/2010 1:27:07 PM
And that confirms that I shall likely enjoy it as well. I'll look forward to reading it. Cheers, Kaliki

Review of my small book of poems (Article) - 6/8/2010 11:16:04 PM
enjoyed the read

On the Wallaby with you (Poetry) - 3/17/2012 4:21:42 PM
Loved your combinations of rhyme, David. It worked so well in this poem. A good poem for a stand up poet.

Old Life Dreams (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 11:52:51 AM
Ahhh to be able to go back, even for awhile nicely done David hug Kat

On the Wallaby with you (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 11:50:35 AM
This combinations is awesome. I love structured work and never saw anything as wonderful as this. thank you for sharing hug Kat

On the Wallaby with you (Poetry) - 8/30/2011 5:00:07 PM
The combination of internal & end rhymes worked well here! Was readable and quite enjoyable. A croc' o Aus adventure!

Consuming Darkness (Poetry) - 8/25/2011 2:21:51 AM
Thank you every one for your wonderful & encouraging comments.

On the Wallaby with you (Poetry) - 8/25/2011 2:17:57 AM
Thank you so much Glen & Ch'erie.

On the Wallaby with you (Poetry) - 8/24/2011 6:44:17 PM
Excellent Dave, so endearing, so Aussie, such love..I can just see you now, rescuing her from the jaws of that Croc lol.... ;) CherryRed

On the Wallaby with you (Poetry) - 8/21/2011 3:44:32 AM
I will say much of the places, I'm not familiar with in the verse... Did read "War and Peace", liked the rhyme scheme and I thought I wrote long stanzas... Thanks for sharing...

Old Life Dreams (Poetry) - 8/19/2011 1:22:11 AM
Thank you so much everyone, this poem attracted 2 commended places & was selected for publication in the American Cowboy Poetry magazine, which as I understand is very hard to obtain due to their strict guidelines.

Old Life Dreams (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 6:01:11 PM
Soothing words and deep insight come together shedding light on a way of life... Be always safe, Karen

Old Life Dreams (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 8:03:10 AM
I love the rhythmic motion of this poem. The visuals are superb! Much peace, love and light, Amber

Old Life Dreams (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 4:54:54 AM
David, This was a most poignant poem. It almost made me want to cry, over the simple things in life that we have forgotten or no longer have. Great poem. Mary

Old Life Dreams (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 3:49:28 AM
VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Consuming Darkness (Poetry) - 7/15/2011 6:59:32 AM
Very powerfully crafted, David. Ordinary, everyday human experience is, after all symbolic props, landscapes, backdrops and conveniently congruent allusions have been dropped, the ultimate Greek tragedy. Hope, love, aspirations, beliefs and projected meanings are often all that keep the flimsy fabric of our lives sewn together, thanks to the cursed blessing (blessed curse?) of reasoning that our species has been endowed with. As each of these emotionally buoyant supports drop away with the accumulation of age and experience of this sad world we inhabit (for whatever reasons), we are increasingly left alone with our thoughts and reflections, however devastating they may be. Think of the human brain, with its hardwired nexus of neural feedback sensations as that of an insane monkey, left gibbering violently and meaninglessly on the brink of a steep abyss as the sun sets. It isn't a pretty thought, but attempting to blur the intensity of that unfathomable emotional solitude of a soul that is bereft of 'rational' and spiritual guidance is what local anaesthesia (read: ETOH and substance abuse) of the heart and mind is all about, isn't it? This is a most stark and evocative recitation and one I greatly appreciate as a vividly communicative vehicle for some of the most intense feelings a mortal person may harbour. Aloha mai e, Kalikiano

Waking (Poetry) - 11/22/2010 1:24:52 PM
Really enjoyed this, David. Good on ya and thanks. I'll be back for more of your interpretations; I can almost smell the 'pale blue smoke' of blue gum wood burning as I think this all over. Aloha nui loa, Kaliki

I love writing (Poetry) - 6/7/2010 1:23:16 PM
Ah, I can certainly relate to all you've said. It comes from deep within us, somewhere between the heart and soul. I really like "Getting it wrong, starting again with a clean slate"...I've done that more times than I can count. Very well said! ~Best, Elizabeth

Out of Australia (Poetry) - 6/6/2010 11:03:38 PM
I know I put my Congrats to this one on FB, but I will add them here too for good measure. ATB to you Dave Love Ch'erie

Waking (Poetry) - 6/6/2010 7:46:02 PM
You have shared the ambiance of the place very effectively via your verses here, David. Thank you. Love and peace, Regis

Santa's Aussie run (Poetry) - 6/5/2010 6:43:12 AM
This is lovely. I enjoyed your writes on Australia. You incorporated the country so nicely in your work. Hug Kathy

Waking (Poetry) - 6/3/2010 3:52:38 AM
Really good, David

Sonnet no. 5. Why (Poetry) - 6/1/2010 5:24:03 AM
I agree with Fee. Sad that history repeats itself. hug Kathy

Out of Australia (Poetry) - 6/1/2010 5:19:50 AM
congrats David. I like poetry that I dont have to look up every word that the poet uses to write. I like simple words and true feelings. hug Kathy

Waking (Poetry) - 6/1/2010 5:14:23 AM
I love the mornings when all awakens for the new day. Lovely write. hug Kathy

Waking (Poetry) - 6/1/2010 2:13:45 AM
VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Waking (Poetry) - 5/31/2010 8:27:13 PM
G'day Dave, Your latest free verse is in a word: mesmerizing. As a reader you transported me to Australia's exquisite bush country where I could see, feel, hear and smell this wonderful vast land. Outstanding composition.

Out of Australia (Poetry) - 5/20/2010 2:04:02 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, DEAR DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Out of Australia (Poetry) - 5/19/2010 4:34:41 PM
Congratulations, Dave, well done! and many more volumes to come... John

Out of Australia (Poetry) - 5/19/2010 3:58:07 PM
G'day Dave, I (like many) am looking forward to having a copy of your new book in the palm of my hand. As a fan of your remarkable ability as a storyteller and poet, I have no doubts you will have great success with: 'Out of Australia'. Best always, Stuart

New generation Veterans (Poetry) - 2/17/2010 3:21:36 PM
Awesome Write Dave, Just catching up again!!! I play Island paradise eh...I wear that akubra with pride lol xx ch'erie

New generation Veterans (Poetry) - 2/16/2010 3:45:38 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

New generation Veterans (Poetry) - 2/14/2010 10:22:29 PM
Thank you Stuart & Karla, this poem has so far, been 'picked up' by 3 RSL clubs to publish in their respective magazines.

New generation Veterans (Poetry) - 2/14/2010 9:32:12 PM
Dave, It is poets' like you with strong, powerful messages that (once again) bring the art of poetry to the fore. Another fabulous piece bringing honour and memories of those that serve our Countries. Truly brilliant! Stuart

New generation Veterans (Poetry) - 2/14/2010 9:02:24 PM
Hear, hear, David, all who serve(d), especially those injured, in wartime and in peacetime (like I was), deserve recognition and delivery on promises, made. Thank you for honoring sacrifices made and paid by our Veterans!!! God bless you, Sir, well said. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Sonnet no. 5. Why (Poetry) - 1/13/2010 12:23:58 AM
Why Indeed Dave,, it just makes no sense... Ty 4 this.. Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi oi oi Ch'erie

Sonnet no. 5. Why (Poetry) - 1/12/2010 3:50:58 AM
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Sonnet no. 5. Why (Poetry) - 1/11/2010 6:15:22 PM
A soldier who has the heart of a poet or writer is one of the most lonely people for to accept killing and death you have to accept the reality of war. fee

Sonnet no. 5. Why (Poetry) - 1/11/2010 5:16:02 AM
David, My big strong Daddy, who passed away in May, 2008, was one of the forgotten ... he fought in Korea. He wouldn't talk about it much, and if I told him it was cold, he said, 'You don't KNOW cold until you've been in Korea.' Thank you for honoring those who served in the 'Forgotten War.' Well done. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Sonnet no. 5. Why (Poetry) - 1/11/2010 1:04:41 AM
This is an excellent poem.Great piece to read.take care

Sonnet no. 5. Why (Poetry) - 1/10/2010 9:45:33 PM
Fabulous David! A sincere, thought provoking piece, highlighting the brutality and senseless slayings of war. Wonderfully executed David, a poetic ambrosia. Stuart

Stay away. (Poetry) - 12/21/2009 3:45:47 PM
Well done Dave, well done my friend, and thanks for stopping by and wishing me well. There has been a bit of time, and that time has counted much since i wrote of my situation..Time heals!! Keep in touch and Avagoodone mate ;) Ch'erie

Nature and War (Poetry) - 12/21/2009 7:11:21 AM
Nature covers up mankind's mistakes ... buries the pain, as it were. Sadly, effectively penned, David, well done. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

The Paupers Friend (Poetry) - 12/21/2009 7:09:36 AM
David, Again, vividly imaged. One should not have to live and die on the streets. Painful and becoming all too common, what with the shattered economy - have a feeling things only going to get worse. Sad. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(

Snowy mountain blood (Poetry) - 12/21/2009 7:07:34 AM
Vividly imaged and very well penned, David. Well done! (((HUGS))) and love, Karla. Nearly felt the crack! of that stockwhip. WOW.

Stay away. (Poetry) - 12/20/2009 5:57:19 PM
Thank you so much everyone, it is appreciated, please check out my sonnets Nature and War, Snowy Mountain Blood, The Paupers Friend. Wishing all a very Merry Christmas & prosperous New Year. Dave.

Stay away. (Poetry) - 12/19/2009 4:34:06 AM
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Stay away. (Poetry) - 12/18/2009 8:20:55 AM
Great write Dave...yes it is funny how some people think isn't it. fee

Stay away. (Poetry) - 12/18/2009 4:18:08 AM
I've never been totally comfortable in the country (too quiet and have the feeling eyes are watching me) but never been totally comfortable in the city (where eyes ARE watching me). LOL What to do? Live in the suburbs: close enough to have a little bit of both! LOL But hear the sunsets and night skies are amazing ... sigh. What to do? An excellent write, and the ending four lines honor those who serve(d), who gave us the right to live where we want. :) Well done, David. Merry Chrissie, (((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)

Stay away. (Poetry) - 12/18/2009 1:35:58 AM
Our people living in the cities must have looked down their noses at those that went out west and lived a primitive life style but look at us today. The wild wild west was tamed and a country grew. Good write. George

Stay away. (Poetry) - 12/17/2009 7:24:13 PM
Living as one in a country, but countless cultures, each so unique.... Be always safe, Karen

Santa's Aussie run (Poetry) - 12/15/2009 3:38:39 PM
Very creative and imaginative, Dave,...and a great read. Well done, mate! John

Santa's Aussie run (Poetry) - 12/15/2009 4:47:18 AM
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Santa's Aussie run (Poetry) - 12/15/2009 3:04:23 AM
Ranks up there with the Night Before Christmas poem and sure beams with your love for your beloved Australia. Merry Christmas and happy Holy days.

Santa's Aussie run (Poetry) - 12/14/2009 11:13:01 PM
What a magnificently interesting story.. Be always safe, Karen

Santa's Aussie run (Poetry) - 12/14/2009 6:16:33 PM
G'day, David, Enjoyed this tour of the Land Down Under - well done! Merry Chrissie! =] (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Santa's Aussie run (Poetry) - 12/14/2009 5:06:37 PM
Well Santa Fee can definately relate to this and one day he's going to fly his old sled from Canada down to Aussie land to find that Queensland sun. Santa fee

Nature and War (Poetry) - 12/14/2009 4:15:26 AM
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Nature and War (Poetry) - 12/13/2009 7:54:36 PM
In absolute awe of your exqusite poetry. Each of your poems stand alone as great works of art. With respect, Stuart

Snowy mountain blood (Poetry) - 12/13/2009 7:49:28 PM
Your writing transports the reader to each scene you masterfully portray. Sensational writing!

The Paupers Friend (Poetry) - 12/13/2009 7:44:32 PM
Dave, You are an exceptionally gifted storyteller, who can pen wonderful poetry in whichever style you choose. Brilliant work, which is always enjoyed. Best, Stuart

My Poetry (Poetry) - 8/28/2009 8:48:17 PM
And You never fail to delight!!! Ty again for this Gem, be on the lookout for more :) Ch'erie

My Poetry (Poetry) - 5/15/2009 1:40:01 AM
This is an excellent and great poem.A well written piece.take care EDWIN

My Poetry (Poetry) - 5/13/2009 2:45:09 PM
You speak not only for yourself but for many of us who love the fine art of speaking ours hearts, souls and minds out to express our views of life and love. fee

My Poetry (Poetry) - 5/13/2009 3:25:28 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

My Poetry (Poetry) - 5/13/2009 2:39:03 AM
Beautiful - you put it altogether so excellently. Cynthia

My Poetry (Poetry) - 5/12/2009 8:43:38 PM
Dave, Your poetic brilliance shines throughout each and every thought provoking line. Your poetry has enriched the lives of many, always enjoyed and much appreciated. Thank you mate, I consider your poetry up there with the 'greats!' Stuart

Heroes of Gallipoli (Poetry) - 5/4/2009 6:27:30 PM
May they always be remembered and their spirits celebrated, once forgotten history has a way of repeating itself. May God always smile and embrace all the fallen.... Be always safe, Karen

Heroes of Gallipoli (Poetry) - 5/3/2009 4:47:05 PM
Beautiful write, factually put, which I knew you could do far better than I. A pleasure to read, though the battle was NO pleasure, just Human shields for whatever the Brits deemed fit eh.. I wrote the Diggers, would like your opinion on my recall, though I am younger, nonetheless, my patriotic passion is very much alive. Once again, wonderful Justice done to commemorate our fallen commrades of the ANZACS! Love Ch'erie

Gone (Poetry) - 5/2/2009 3:17:47 AM
Sad, but WONDERFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Gone (Poetry) - 5/2/2009 2:08:10 AM
Hey Dave, Your words have brought the suffering, sadness, and horrific plight of the many (original Australians) who occupied this beautiful, vast land to the fore. Captured by the white man of(yesterday)to search for their place in a new society, which they used to know as home. I am (like so many of us) are in awe of your brilliant poetic voice, sending out messages which make us think. Your mate in Melbourne/Australia, Stuart

Gone (Poetry) - 5/1/2009 5:21:32 AM
Oh this is awesome Dave, brings home the "Drovers Boy" so intensely! Watched the Rabbit Proof fence, and that had me in tears..Thought the Movie with Hugh Jackman and Nicole wasn't bad, and Loved the Grandfather in that..also shades of the same. The white domination over the indigenous ppls, has been nothing shy of shameful, as I know from what went on over the ditch too. Our family was hit with a full on frontal assult that way, but in reverse gear coz of a supposed utu!! Story goes that a Maori Boy, was taken for the governors son, his family brutally murdered, grew up as a white boy...some years later, My GGrandfather lost his 13th Child, taken..some say for payback, never saw her again, but weve found her and her children and their childrens children..Lots of them :):) I hate it, always have, we are all human, no matter the colour race or creed and it stinks like a dead rat, that some ppl think that white is that I say "Cobblers" Feigned apology by our Gov here, pffft what bollocks..they still have them penned up in the Alice region, and the Territory whats left of it that is our land anyway!! OOOH I better quit while I'm ahead. It's amazing how a write such as this, envokes such thoughts and feelings, MATE you achieved such with this. So hows the weather up there eh...We got RAIN!! Great write good to catch up, I reckon you would be a Johnny Williamson Fan too! Hugzzz Ch'erie

Gone (Poetry) - 5/1/2009 4:45:34 AM
Such sadness and remorse in this poem David. Yes much of those traditions have "gone", but there is time to rekindle what was sacred, never give up hope, always strive for the best way of life. I would love to go back to those simple days when the Earth was healthy and it took care of it's people. Much peace, love, and light and Namaste, Amber "V"

Gone (Poetry) - 5/1/2009 3:36:37 AM
"Gone is the lifestyle..." when marriage was sacred, between man and woman, and women don't "bed with a white man never called a wife" - moral degeneration expands into the environment as man looses his forefather's values. You put it so eloquently and excellently, I reread this several times for study and relish, a full poetic meal. Cynthia

Colours of Cairns (Poetry) - 4/11/2009 7:20:39 AM
Keep this up and You'll have Johnno on the Dog and bone LOL... Tis beautiful up there though.. ;) Chezza

Shattered childhood dreams (Poetry) - 4/11/2009 7:18:16 AM
I loved this, though I must confess, Yellow Beard came to mind...And of course the pirates of Penzance, with that crazy John English..What an exercise, thoroughly good reality check. :) Ch'ezza hehe

Thank you (Poetry) - 4/11/2009 7:14:28 AM
Hi Dave, yes I too can relate to this. I would love to read and comment more, but with our heat as you would know..Sitting inside just isn't much chop till it cools down. SO I am conspicuous by my absence till then :) Ty Dave Ch'erie..Still mid 20's to 30c here!!

Thank you (Poetry) - 4/9/2009 6:34:07 PM
David, I too am 'at times' a ghost at Authorden. I soon find I can't stay away too long, its my second home! "Thank You" for this humble write. Many blessings to you, ~Linda

Shattered childhood dreams (Poetry) - 4/8/2009 4:51:51 PM
Hey Dave, Given the task with the unique selection of words, all have been masterfully blended into a poem which has all the greatness to stand alone. Well done mate, awesome! Stuart

Thank you (Poetry) - 4/8/2009 4:19:01 PM
Thank you everyone for your wonderful replies. Dave.

Thank you (Poetry) - 4/8/2009 3:45:53 PM
Dave, The thanks is all mine; AD is a better place for your being here. John

Thank you (Poetry) - 4/8/2009 4:52:26 AM
Thank you too. I become a "ghost" sometimes, when it takes forever to post a comment/review, and if I had a mustache, it would have been a beard by the time the post registers! Enjoyed this poem. Cynthia

Thank you (Poetry) - 4/7/2009 11:50:04 PM
Thank you for sharing and bringing a bit of sunshine to us..... Be always safe, Karen

Thank you (Poetry) - 4/7/2009 7:26:21 PM
David, What a beautiful gesture of thanks to all your den friends. Mary

Thank you (Poetry) - 4/7/2009 7:02:18 PM
Bravo, Bravo! Thank you Dave, for sharing your poetic genius with all your friends here at the den. I am sure I'm talking for many, when I say," Thanks mate, I am proud to call you my friend." All the best, Stuart

Echoís in the night (Poetry) - 4/5/2009 2:41:23 PM
Hey Dave, Deeply powerful, thought provoking poem. Describing a 'truckers' life, and how fragile life is to the fore. A profound piece by a poet who excels in his craft. Stuart (Melbourne)

Echoís in the night (Poetry) - 4/5/2009 12:17:02 PM
Strong write with all the reality of life in it. Well done. fee

Echoís in the night (Poetry) - 4/5/2009 8:01:52 AM
Moving write!! Love Tinka

Echoís in the night (Poetry) - 4/5/2009 4:57:14 AM
A very emotional writing

Colours of Cairns (Poetry) - 4/1/2009 3:53:58 AM
Fantastic poem,I enjoy reading it,take care Edwin

Colours of Cairns (Poetry) - 3/30/2009 5:30:34 PM
Dave, Beautiful images to capture a beautiful place. John

Colours of Cairns (Poetry) - 3/30/2009 3:21:17 AM
Beautiful poem!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Colours of Cairns (Poetry) - 3/29/2009 10:02:41 PM
Your beautiful words Dave, transports us (as readers) to your magical piece of heaven on earth---Australia's wondrous Cairns. Truly awe-inspiring piece. All the best poet, Stuart

Night Mistress (Poetry) - 3/25/2009 11:04:30 PM
This is a great poem.I enjoy reading it,take care Edwin

Night Mistress (Poetry) - 3/23/2009 3:19:38 PM
David, Fine metaphor of journey, and for me the second last stanza is simply excellent. Thank you. John

Night Mistress (Poetry) - 3/23/2009 6:01:09 AM
Oh she can be such a B...h Especially when she throws white paint at yah... Line, line, line, line, line....Even when you're tucked into the sleeper!! Glad you got a standing rousing round of applause. :) HUgzz Ch'erie

Night Mistress (Poetry) - 3/23/2009 4:53:09 AM
Excellant... Fee

Night Mistress (Poetry) - 3/22/2009 9:28:44 PM
G'day Dave, I am not surprised (in the slightest) you received a thunderous applause; kudos to you! "Night Mistress" kept under wraps until the big day is (put simply) poetic magic. I salute you poet. Your mate in Melbourne, Stuart

Night Mistress (Poetry) - 3/22/2009 7:34:57 PM
Sweet thoughts to share and dreams to ponder.... Be always safe, Karen

Night Mistress (Poetry) - 3/22/2009 7:24:29 PM
David enjoyed reading your "Night Mistress" Gwendolyn

Sharing some Tea (Poetry) - 3/15/2009 2:17:53 AM
Magnificent poem,beautifully written,take care.I enjoy reading it Edwin

Sharing some Tea (Poetry) - 3/13/2009 3:04:11 AM
BEAUTIFUL, VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Sharing some Tea (Poetry) - 3/12/2009 7:22:02 PM
Pure magic! An absolutely beautiful piece written with a caring, uplifting, style. Perfectly chosen words, perfectly executed. Touched, Stuart

Sharing some Tea (Poetry) - 3/12/2009 4:58:37 PM
This is beautifully reminiscent, David, well done. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Sharing some Tea (Poetry) - 3/12/2009 4:40:19 PM
Awww, makes me remember the good times of when the children were small and all the activities we shared, beautiful writing.... Be always safe, Karen

Sharing some Tea (Poetry) - 3/12/2009 4:33:34 PM
David, The simplicity of the moment and setting are expressed in just the right way, creating a loving, giving atmosphere. Completely satisfying. John

Sharing some Tea (Poetry) - 3/12/2009 4:29:53 PM
A Delicious write David, totally enjoyed this lovely, Bonnie

Poor old Wolfie (Poetry) - 3/11/2009 5:07:20 PM
David, I love what you do with this, I'm a big fan of takes on traditional fairytales...just love red, "in her tartan mini skirt"!! John

Poor old Wolfie (Poetry) - 3/11/2009 7:52:52 AM
TERRIFIC write with surprises for, Bonnie

Poor old Wolfie (Poetry) - 3/11/2009 6:59:24 AM
Hi David, What a wonder! I like this from the wolfie perspective. There is a children's book out, I think it's title is The Real Three Little Pigs, and it's from yet another point of view. It's great. Keep writing... stay strong... In Spirit, Bear

Poor old Wolfie (Poetry) - 3/11/2009 6:40:08 AM
A ripper, David - a new twist on an old TAIL. :) Well done! (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Bad decisions, Critical consequences (Poetry) - 3/11/2009 5:00:50 AM
Oh What next genetically modified mangoes? YUK, and I suppose the same for Banana's prolly grown in human manure in maylasia or some such place! If Ruddy let one slip, we can just put that down to a freudian..hahaha, did yah see Costello playing with his nose?? It's all bum bout face now matey :) xx Ch'erie.

Poor old Wolfie (Poetry) - 3/11/2009 4:56:48 AM
An entirely new take on Red and her Antics :) Loved this. Oh that evil temptress ;) Hugzz Ch'erie

Poor old Wolfie (Poetry) - 3/11/2009 4:10:50 AM
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Bad decisions, Critical consequences (Poetry) - 3/10/2009 4:12:09 PM
David, Yours is an essential voice speaking out and long may you continue; I, for one, am receiving you loud and clear. John

Male Dilemma (Poetry) - 3/5/2009 4:40:13 PM
David, I love the mock-heroic touch and you held it beautifully right to the end. Witty, but more than that, meaningful, too. Well done! John

Male Dilemma (Poetry) - 3/5/2009 2:50:28 AM
Love it and soooo true, I have been married for twenty years and still won't venture inside that bear trap of a bag even when told to do so... lol fee

Male Dilemma (Poetry) - 3/4/2009 11:16:27 PM
Hello David, Such a dilemma indeed! Nice poem. Cynthia

Male Dilemma (Poetry) - 3/4/2009 6:30:18 PM
ROTF! Too funny, David, well done. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Male Dilemma (Poetry) - 3/4/2009 6:14:43 PM
hahahhaa so witty..........bravo! pax A

Only those abused (Poetry) - 2/25/2009 10:56:35 AM
Most powerful offering...yes only those who knows can relate to this!! Love Tinka

Only those abused (Poetry) - 2/25/2009 4:41:45 AM
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Only those abused (Poetry) - 2/24/2009 11:20:07 PM
Forgive, let go and allow it to be your ministry to those who encounter the same is Legacy never to be erased nor forgotten. Good write David (((Hugiooos)))

Only those abused (Poetry) - 2/24/2009 9:15:46 PM
Being abused in almost any manner possible along with fighting my own battle with the blade, this spoke to me and touched my heart. Sometimes when you feel most alone, you find that someone else out there in the world who shares your pain and haunting memories. Thank you

Only those abused (Poetry) - 2/24/2009 7:29:46 PM
This is such a powerful poem!Having been sexually abused as a child it speaks volumes to me. Wonderful message.I would add - there is hope!With help you can have a full and joyful life. You can even forgive the people who abused you. But it takes much inner work, and for me it was my faith.Thank you for writing this. With Love, Cindy W

Only those abused (Poetry) - 2/24/2009 5:56:16 PM
This is so true!! Great write!!! Sandie Angel :o)

Letís work together (Poetry) - 2/23/2009 2:05:12 PM
It is a sad state of affairs when those in power who can make positive changes to the plight of so many continue to pass the buck. One day they too may be affected by disaster (too late) and run out of luck! Excellent, thought provoking piece Dave -- all the best for tomorrow. Stuart

Letís work together (Poetry) - 2/23/2009 7:40:38 AM
Sad for sure... Fee

Black weekend 2009 (Poetry) - 2/18/2009 2:33:11 AM
A powerful and well written poem,take care Edwin

Black weekend 2009 (Poetry) - 2/17/2009 4:07:46 PM
David, So well said, a powerful voice that speaks for all who have suffered and all who care. Thank you. John

Black weekend 2009 (Poetry) - 2/17/2009 1:57:33 PM
You've said it all mate. Love the picture that states what we feel.You've managed to put into words we are all struggling with. Thank you.

Black weekend 2009 (Poetry) - 2/16/2009 8:29:38 PM
Dave, You are a living legend, and your poetry will live on forever. You captured the horror in your aptly named poem, 'Black weekend 2009' In the face of adversity it takes courage to continue, and continue is what good Australian's will do. Brilliant! Your mate in Melbourne, Stuart

Black weekend 2009 (Poetry) - 2/16/2009 7:37:16 PM
God bless all of you for your fearless bravery and all you have come to endure.... Be always safe, Karen

Do They Understand (Poetry) - 2/16/2009 5:25:56 PM
People don't realize how hard or demanding a trucker's job is; you give them their due in grateful lines. Well done, David. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Black weekend 2009 (Poetry) - 2/16/2009 5:20:50 PM
This poem and your words capture the devastation of not only the land but also of heart and soul but it also shows the courage of the people from down under and the strength of character to regroup and rebuild. fee

Black weekend 2009 (Poetry) - 2/16/2009 4:56:45 PM
David, Been worried about you, mate - been praying for you guys. Can't imagine, and some of the fires were set - hang the creeps that set them!!! Glad you're okay - (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Troubled Times (Poetry) - 2/14/2009 4:35:16 AM
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Do They Understand (Poetry) - 2/14/2009 4:17:28 AM
WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Do They Understand (Poetry) - 2/13/2009 5:45:16 PM
David, Narrative laced with fine natural detail, feeling and understanding of the difficulties, an education in the non-preachy sense for all who take so much for granted. Well said! John

Do They Understand (Poetry) - 2/13/2009 12:36:01 AM
Oh Indeed.. You know I do Dave, strewth Windsor gave us the task of transporting on the movers, then putting together, blocking and detailing huge Mobile homes right up and down the East Coast..Long nights and hard days working...the very essence of living, the home LOL... Excellent work as always Dave.. Loved the Telethon last night..Johno, Kerna's, Barnsey, Hay and even young Shannon and the whole crew, really did us proud with that eh. Love Ch'erie

Do They Understand (Poetry) - 2/12/2009 6:12:07 PM
'Do They Understand' is indeed a highly engaging poem of life as a truckie in this vast land called Australia. Your experiences as one of these unsung heroes shines throughout, capturing the essence of life on the road -- fabulous thought provoking piece. Your mate, Stuart

Do They Understand (Poetry) - 2/12/2009 5:39:30 PM
Oh I have met many a trucker traveling around this country, friendly, helpful and always knowing the good places to eat. One of my uncles was a trucker too and I think he spent more time on the road than at home. Very descriptive write telling it like it is.... Be always safe, Karen

Troubled Times (Poetry) - 2/12/2009 3:48:57 PM
God bless you for finding the time to write as I am glued in getting the latest report of this horrendous fire. In my thoughts and prayers....... Be always safe, Karen

Troubled Times (Poetry) - 2/12/2009 3:47:28 PM
David, Welcome back and congratulations on all your recent success, well done, Sir! Long may you thrive. To the poem, this is fine commentary on the horrible fires and floods the good people of Australia have suffered in the past fortnight and I thank you for sharing it with us. Excellent work. John

Troubled Times (Poetry) - 2/11/2009 6:58:04 PM
David, I very much understand the conflict between "brothers" who share the same country. We have our share here in the US and I have never understood it. My thoughts are with you all over there during these tragedies. Your words describe well the pain you feel for your fellow countrymen. We each have to do our small share and realize that someone out there is helped and someone else is watching us and we can hope it serves to trigger their humanity.

Troubled Times (Poetry) - 2/11/2009 6:34:19 PM
Oh Love this you you Banana Bender you LOL.. Guess I am a Mexican :) Brillo write here Mate, well worth the airwaves indeed. Sad bout that little boy too. Am watching the telethon tonight with avid interest, should be a good concert. Hugzzz to yah Ch'erie. You know as the crow flys north, you're closer to us than Vic?? :) But that's the crow, not the roads.

Troubled Times (Poetry) - 2/11/2009 5:51:53 PM
Dave, Aptly titled, "Troubled Times", from the fierce floods up north, to the fiery gates of hell down south, challenging times for all. Great writing as always mate. Your mate Stuart down south

I'm sorry my girls (Poetry) - 1/30/2009 7:30:09 AM
Forgiveness comes easy...forgiving ones self a bit harder. I hope the girls read this...and understand and know

Cracker night (Poetry) - 1/22/2009 5:51:46 PM
Yes I know the experience all to well. No wonder it's all but over. Tony

X-mas, Iím over it ! (Poetry) - 12/22/2008 9:13:02 PM
Oh dave ho'd I miss this one, My head has been...Yeah well, anyway.. I surely can relate to those crowds, burning yer hands on the wheel, and last minute panic buying.. Thanks for the larff mate, it's good to know I'm not the only one severely affected by our rotten heat at this time of year.. Take care, and have a you beaut Chrissy ok. Watch those stinken Croc's, word has it, they've taken a liking to the merry season too ;) XX Ch'erie

X-mas, Iím over it ! (Poetry) - 12/13/2008 2:42:44 PM
How true! It is a time when we celebrate but it can be full of stress as well. Hope you have meerry X-mas the rest of the year.

Remember (Poetry) - 12/8/2008 1:40:10 AM
I will never condone war. But those who fought for their beliefs, deserve our respect and memoires. Lest we Forget Tony

X-mas, Iím over it ! (Poetry) - 12/7/2008 3:24:02 AM
LOL,I like this poem very much.take care Edwin

X-mas, Iím over it ! (Poetry) - 12/6/2008 11:01:20 PM
LOL, funny :)

X-mas, Iím over it ! (Poetry) - 12/5/2008 3:31:39 PM
David, I like the way you poke fun at those who miss the point of the season and you do it kindly, gently, gentlemanly, and as a result it's much more effective. I love this, thank you. John

X-mas, Iím over it ! (Poetry) - 12/5/2008 5:56:19 AM
I shop after Christmas for the next year, and unless something big and new and such comes out by then, I am covered so I don't have to battle the crowds...thanks for the laugh this write certainly did give me...Ed

X-mas, Iím over it ! (Poetry) - 12/4/2008 6:20:30 PM
The holidays can be pretty stressed and worrisome but I think for most of us that is also partly what makes it special. fee

X-mas, Iím over it ! (Poetry) - 12/4/2008 6:09:59 PM
Thanks for the comments all, it is meant at a humous look at late minute shopping & I am glad you could see the humor in my poem. Karla, I so agree with you, I am dumbfounded at relatives complaining about what they received & not what they wanted, what about those who dont get anything & live on the streets, One of my sayings is ďEmbrace every day for what you have Donít be disillusioned by what you canít haveĒ David J Delaney © The only one's who receive Christmas presents from us now, are our grand children, just to be with our children & grand children & to see them healthy & happy is enough reward. Dave.

X-mas, Iím over it ! (Poetry) - 12/4/2008 5:37:15 PM
I'm not over Christmas, but am over the greed ... the bah, HUMbugs! attitude of those not getting what they wanted ... sigh. People forget the Real Reason for the Season, and that's Christ, even X-ing out His Name. No wonder the apathy ... an excellent write. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla. Try to have a Merry Christmas, despite it all ...

X-mas, Iím over it ! (Poetry) - 12/4/2008 4:23:17 PM
Bah Humbug David, its not so just got a bad start. Next time just tell yourself they'll love what they get and Aunt Maude is just glad you came. Stop and pick a bunch of flowers...not fuss...Funny write. Love, Bonnie

X-mas, Iím over it ! (Poetry) - 12/4/2008 4:16:24 PM
Cool write, very descriptive. The reason I shop mail order or through the internet.... Be always safe, Karen

A Fathers loss (Poetry) - 12/2/2008 6:23:49 PM
Hello David, Such pain carved in a few words. So vivid and profoundly expressed. Cynthia

A Fathers loss (Poetry) - 12/1/2008 3:33:03 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

A Fathers loss (Poetry) - 11/30/2008 8:48:40 PM
How the heart aches through eternity when left incomplete. A father's anguish is like no other. Perhaps now these 170 brave soldiers can find peace eternal... Be always safe, Karen

A Fathers loss (Poetry) - 11/30/2008 7:06:22 PM
...beautiful poetry that touches the heart...and of loss...we find sadness in all that remains. very well done David... John

A Fathers loss (Poetry) - 11/30/2008 6:35:18 PM
David, A heart touching tribute to the soldiers who risk their lives every day for our freedom. This is one I'll remember for a long time, very beautiful and also sad. Many blessings, ~Linda

A Fathers loss (Poetry) - 11/30/2008 6:24:07 PM
Dave, A deeply touching ode to the many families who have sacrificed and sadly paid the ultimate price of war - the loss of a son. Beautifully written piece, you are an outstanding, modern day poet. Your mate Stuart

He lives in the tropics (Poetry) - 11/30/2008 4:31:16 PM
A wonderful write. I do so love it when people leave rehab and open themselves to a new and wonderful life. hugs Katy

A Fathers loss (Poetry) - 11/30/2008 4:28:44 PM
A beautiful tribute to these soldiers. How sad that people never learn from thier mistakes. hugs Kathy

A Fathers loss (Poetry) - 11/30/2008 2:43:02 PM
David, Written beautifully, quite a tribute to those young men, or could apply to any father who has lost a son in battle. So sad. Mary

A Fathers loss (Poetry) - 11/30/2008 2:38:48 PM
Sad but all too true, so many soldiers go MIA in all the wars and their bodies are never recovered.For a parent never to know is the worst kind of pain imaginable fee

Remember (Poetry) - 11/26/2008 11:15:31 AM
Always remember and never forget!

He lives in the tropics (Poetry) - 11/26/2008 11:14:41 AM
Flows of graditude from lessons in life,,,I love this! Christine

He lives in the tropics (Poetry) - 11/20/2008 12:56:03 PM
An opportunity to wipe the slate clean and begin again, great offering of hope from the wisdom of a beautiful heart.... Be always safe, Karen

He lives in the tropics (Poetry) - 11/19/2008 7:07:36 PM
David, You capture the sense of renewal and the moment of redemption in this strong yet gentle piece. Fine work. John

He lives in the tropics (Poetry) - 11/19/2008 9:46:38 AM
Great story of a second chance and a new beginning showing that there is always hope. fee

He lives in the tropics (Poetry) - 11/19/2008 5:54:42 AM
Extraordinary write you've done David, one that will go in many Libraries on this site. Well done, Love, Bonnie

He lives in the tropics (Poetry) - 11/19/2008 12:17:23 AM
Dave, A truly exquisite piece from a modern day master of his craft--absolutely sensational! Stuart

Remember (Poetry) - 11/14/2008 1:10:50 PM
A very well said tribute. Hugs Kathy

Eternal love (Poetry) - 11/14/2008 1:09:06 PM
A very lovely touching write. I love when poetry tells a story. hugs Kathy Lynn

Remember (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 5:52:44 PM
None will ever be forgotten for their sacrifice. Perhaps not by name, but by deeds and selfless acts, I for one salute all... Be always safe, Karen

Eternal love (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 1:34:16 AM
A magnificent poem you have written.Anyone who reads this will surely be touched in more ways than one like I have.take care Edwin

Remember (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 1:28:41 AM
Amen brother,everyone can definitely shared these sentiments that you eloquently expressed in this poem,take care Edwin

Remember (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 9:01:48 PM
So true...our fallen will live on and on always. Great write. Grace&Peace, Sharon

Remember (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 7:22:36 PM
Amen. Amen. I pause in moments of silence for all who've served ... (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Remember (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 6:53:51 PM
Dave, Allow me to quote John; perfect, perfect. Stuart

Remember (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 4:27:54 PM
David, Perfect, perfect. John

Eternal love (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 6:08:07 AM
David, this is a beautiful, beautiful poem! It touches those deep emotions we all have. SandyB

Eternal love (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 4:44:17 AM
Very nicely done David. Great capture of your subject with lots of emotion. fee

Eternal love (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 3:35:56 AM

Eternal love (Poetry) - 11/10/2008 3:54:22 PM
David, An entire life unfolds before us with all its dreams loves successes and disappointments, a novel/poem in sixteen stanzas. Thank you for this fine work. John

Eternal love (Poetry) - 11/10/2008 3:06:45 PM
Dave, You have captured the true essence of eternal love; expressed beautifully, in your thought provoking poem. The strongest of men will have teary eyes reading this piece. Truly exceptional, Stuart

Taking of Beersheba (Poetry) - 11/5/2008 3:59:52 PM
David, Significant detail and authoritative confident style 'separate the men from the boys' in this fine, thoroughly researched and wonderfully expressed poem, a genuine piece of history. This is fine writing and excellent, satisfying reading. John

Taking of Beersheba (Poetry) - 11/5/2008 6:39:21 AM
Very well done... fee

Taking of Beersheba (Poetry) - 11/5/2008 4:27:23 AM
Absolutely spot on, brilliant write here Davo.. Just as it was too. TY for this, hope it goes into the annuls of historic writings. God bless Ch'erie

Taking of Beersheba (Poetry) - 11/4/2008 5:36:12 PM
Dave, Absolutely sensational! Your deep and highly meanindgful poem: "Taking of Beersheba" should be included in history books the world over....what a wonderful way to enlighten the young about the sacrifices our forefathers made for us all. BRILLIANT! All the best mate, Stuart

Crying Souls (Poetry) - 10/24/2008 11:25:05 AM
David, Bravo on this finely penned piece . . .!! Take care, Lance

Untitled Love (Poetry) - 10/23/2008 7:18:09 PM
Oh what a beauty! Soft hair of curly black eh Hmmm! Well at least she didn't do an Anna Karenina! Cheers Ch'erie

Drought (Poetry) - 10/23/2008 7:14:07 PM
Oh yes, the sorrows and drama's of the droughts! So many have lost so much, and it still goes on. Great write Dave, ty. Cheers Ch'erie

Untitled Love (Poetry) - 10/22/2008 7:42:35 AM
bravo!!! a great poem/story. I loved this write very much. Very well done hugs Kathy Lynn

Consuming Darkness (Poetry) - 10/22/2008 6:52:48 AM
Such a tragic write and all too often true. Being a counselor I see many women that are abused and their husbands that have done this to them while drunk. I wish more of these people would seek help and try to change their lives instead of losing all because of their addictionn to alcohol. A very good write and one that will open some peoples eyes. hugs Kathy Lynn

In the Shadow of Ghosts (Poetry) - 10/22/2008 6:47:31 AM
An excellent work David. I do so admire so many poets work. I am sure you will be remembered. You are a fine poet. hugs' Kathy Lynn

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