A Page That Got No Play, Post.

Don’t mean to be a buzzkill, but posting here no longer get’s me high. More like a dead cat bounce. ( Insert your market correction metaphor here)

But that poem a day for April thing is but a couple of months away, and I’ve participated for close to ten years, and I’d like to end rhyme with a true decade.

And, I like to see what new poets are doing. If the times affects their tone. If the narrative march of culture moves their line after line.

And, I often find the about page of poets interesting. If they justify or shy away from having their say with a world that thinks the discipline, for the most part, disposable.

Here, at 1xpad, there are currently over two hundred poems. I’m working to remove any duplications, but some post “team poems” to try to illustrate, perhaps only to me, a point or position made or taken.

Now in my dotage,  I’m often at odds with myself about open comments and likes. Sometimes the paltry nature of notice and acknowledgement feels like a public rebuke and embarrassment to the effort. But, if I limit an option to engage, that feels small and selfish  and green with envy. A get off my lawn.

For now, all contact options are open, including a contact page. But that could change faster than I can pour a bourbon, or slip into a pout. Like when I pull the aforementioned “About Page.”

Excepting for a few clues to the who, what, and why that you might find on the About the Verse, page… that’s about it.

I hope you find something here to enjoy.

February 4, 2018

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I’m spry yet retired. I reside in the inner city of a major metropolitan area of the United States. I read politics. I watch baseball. I hum along with the tune. I June swoon, and moon the bad poem. Post here, are old and new. Opinions are my very own, except when wrong.

8 thoughts on “A Page That Got No Play, Post.”

    1. Nope, I agonize enough for both of us. You’re covered. But that what about me, and my poetry, and my about page, is legerdemain, Leslie. An honest conjure to have people consider about reading what’s posted on the Web without any context. With no concern at all about the who wrote what, and why, concerning the post they’re glancing.

      I can’t speak for you, but for me, traffic analytics at my low hit sites suggest that only “one” of ten new visitors now view an “about” or any ancillary page on the site from the post they enter. When just ten years ago, Painted Toes, almost six of ten “new” visitors would explore an about page.

      And that’s pretty much what has been happening across the blogosphere. And that suggest, amongst other things, that people are now more apt to, have learned to, and feel comfortable in, reading without context.

      And you know what that has lead to, don’t ya Leslie? Fake News.

      Now you go on and have a great day. And thanks for the comment.


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      1. Being a relatively new blogger, I suppose that never was an issue for me. Of course most of my posts are of the light and fluffy variety, but I can see where to someone dealing with weightier issues the lapse might be cause for concern.

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        1. You’re post are great. And not always light and fluffy. Who you kiddin.’ But all fun loving citizens vote what they know, or think they know, and they “know” what they read. A new world indeed.


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          1. I’ve lost so many friends over the fake news stuff. None of them seem to think it’s odd that only FOX can be trusted. When I whine to my husband about all the lost friendships he says, “Screw ‘em all but six; you need pallbearers.”
            Now I know I’ll need to be cremated—pretty sure I’m down to 1 or 2 friends at best.

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            1. Well politics is a “the fire in the hole” but sometimes you can defuse if you move the discussion to broader issues, than the play of political personalities…” Should the Federal government be the lender of last resort.” Is a tax cut for the rich, or poor, a redistribution of wealth or a stimulus package, why is the “wisdom of the crowd” a must for capitalist markets, but a no no for major policy decisions like, gun control or going to war…the deeper the question, the more opportunity for an honest and deeper exchange at drilling down…and less clown

              but you know this already, right.

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