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Poems From the Porch 23

Updated on February 19, 2020
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John has many years of writing experience in poetry, short fiction and text for children's books. Basically he just loves to write.

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What Do You Fear?

Hello My Friends, and welcome to the porch this week. Before we get to the poetry let's just sit and discuss something that has been on my mind lately - fear. Let me ask, "What is your greatest fear in today's world?" Just have a think about that for a second.

We are all fearful of certain things like snakes, big hairy spiders, the dark, water (if we can't swim) etc. but I'm not really talking about those that relate mainly to phobias and such. It seems that every time you tune in to the 6 o'clock news or read the latest news stories on the Internet we are inundated with things to be frightened of, the latest being the Coronavirus.

We are constantly being bombarded with things we should fear: terrorism, nuclear attack, illegal immigrants, HIV, climate change, even the additives in foods we eat that could give us cancer or diabetes. It's as if the Government and authorities think we won't be happy unless we are fearful.

There are many different systems of control operating at the same time on all peoples all over the world. Political, legal and religious. First and foremost is FEAR in its many forms. So social pressure is manipulated through the media. It is also one of the most effective way of controlling a population, as well as distracting attention from issues they are embarrassed over or think may not be popular.

We have a lot greater chance of having one form of cancer, or having heart disease, or the flu, than contracting the coronavirus but we don't live in constant fear of those. We are aware, but not really fearful.The odds are much greater that we could be killed crossing the street or involved in a car accident or by an allergic reaction than by terrorism. But terrorism and new health threats sell news.

(I am not diminishing the threat and severity of the Coronavirus, however, as there is new information surfacing about its deliberate spread and that it may have been laboratory created and tested on prisoners.)

It just makes me wonder what will be next.

That's my rant over, now for some poetry.

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Shauna L Bowling

“So, you say you need more prompts, eh? Let's see.....

What was your favorite childhood cartoon or TV show? Write a poem about it and see if we can guess the name of the show (or cartoon).


Okay, Shauna, I chose one. This was among my favourites as a child and should be obvious to anyone around our age. Let’s see how many guess it. I doubt I will have to reveal the answer.

My Favourite TV Show/Cartoon Growing Up

See if you can guess the name

of this TV cartoon.

It was one of my favourites

I watched each afternoon.


Rosie is our faithful maid,

Astro is our dog.

I work for Spacely Sprockets

and not for Cogswell Cogs.


Our young son is called Elroy,

our teenage daughter’s Judy,

I am George, my wife is Jane,

My computer friend’s called R.U.D.I


Skypad Appartments is our home

in modern Orbit City.

Our daughter has a digital diary

affectionately called DiDi.


Jane, stop this crazy thing!

— George ......

I take a flying car to work,

our home has space age cons,

our robot maid’s outdated

but we love her and keep her on.


Sometimes she goes haywire

when she suffers a short circuit.

Our Building Super’s robot Mac

attempts to be her suitor.


By now I’m sure you know our name,

unless you’re far too young.

We were first screened in the 60s

and in the 80s once again.


Our ancestors were the Flintstones

in stone age Bedrock days.

Technology has advanced since then

in oh so many ways.

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Bill Holland

“... when you get the time, how about one about woodpeckers?”


Unfortunately we don’t have woodpeckers here in Australia, Bill, so I am not very familiar with them. i did a little research, though, and this is what I came up with.

Even the woodpecker owes is success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts.

— Coleman Cox

Woodpeckers

“How much wood would a woodpecker peck if a woodpecker could peck wood?”


Of woodpeckers I know little,

much less than I should,

so I did a bit of quick research

but my knowledge’s still not good.


Their physiology’s impressive,

their tongue wraps around their brain

to cushion it from impact

as they peck, peck, peck again.


These birds aren’t native where I reside

so, I’ve never seen one live.

I read they peck in search of food,

bugs and grubs that in wood thrive.


They also peck to communicate

and to make holes for their nests,

but, the Woody Woodpecker cartoon

is the woodpecker I know best.


Pileated woodpecker
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Woody Woodpecker
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Linda Lum

“How about a poem about a cook in the kitchen? It could be an experienced chef, or someone who is hapless and helpless. Let your Muse guide you.”

Thank you four the prompt, Linda. I took your advice and let my muse guide me, and guess what? She said to write about myself haha. I am certainly not an “experienced chef”, and I wouldn’t call myself “helpless“ in the kitchen. Maybe, ”hapless” depending what I am asked to cook.

A Man in the Kitchen

I told my wife to stay in bed,

To have a restful day.

I’d make her breakfast on my own

In my unique and special way.


Poached eggs and bacon is the go,

I’ve cooked this meal before.

Boil some water in a pan,

Add vinegar, less is more.


Then crack the eggs into the pan,

And put bacon on to grill.

The technique’s very easy,

It’s the timing that takes skill.


My mother’s menu consisted of two choices. Take It! or Leave It!

— Buddy Hackett

I need to get those egg whites firm

But let the yolk stay runny,

Make sure the bacon gently crisps.

Then I’ll be on the money.


Throw some tomato in the grill,

Sprinkle it with sugar.

I’d add some caviar if I could

But my pantry lacks Beluga.


A few button mushrooms fried in butter,

And bread into the toaster,

Then a cup of tea with lemon

Is placed onto a coaster.


Now, if I’ve synchronised it well

All will be cooked to perfection,

And when I serve it to my love

It will exceed her expectations.

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Audrey Hunt

“I'd love to see what you can come up with using "Lies or Dishonesty" as the subject for a poem. Thanks, John.”


Audrey, there is so much lying and dishonesty in the world it is often hard to find the truth. My muse jumped on this topic, and the following poem resulted.

No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?

— George Orwell - Animal Farm

Seekers of the Truth, Stand Bravely!

Seekers of the Truth, stand bravely! For they create a land of need.

They wield the whip of poverty, and promote the growth of Greed.

The millionaires are singing to the beating of the drums,

See the building of their mansions, and the spreading of the slums.


Roll a wave of battle music from the east unto the west,

’Till it finds the homeless veteran, ‘till it fires his lowly breast.

Fight the politicians’ cruelty! Claim the rights that they begrudge!

Have the angels for a jury, and the King of Kings the judge.


It is more than just the present, it’s the future that we fight,

To prevent the lowly peasant crushed beneath the heel of Might.

Seekers of the Truth, stand bravely! For your worthy cause is grand.

You are standing for your freedom, fighting for your children’s land.


Break the old financial systems that support the rich man‘s lies.

Spread the truth ‘till tens of thousands march together and uprise.

Slowly, surely, onward going, the resistance growing strong,

Sweeping all the lies aside, let the tide of truth flow on.


Raise the sound of battle music, for each woman, child, and man,

So it rings across the oceans to the poor of other lands.

Let the poets and the writers stand for truth against the lies

Until words of TRUTH and FREEDOM are blazed across the skies.


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    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      15 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Eddy, thank you for reading. Glad you enjoyed these poems.

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      Eiddwen 

      15 months ago from Wales

      I absolutely loved this one John and could just picture you in the kitchen making that all important breakfast.Thank you for sharing. Great poetry.

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      John Hansen 

      15 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes Chris, this was certainly a week of extremes in my choice of poetry. the first few were light hearted so thought I'd end with a bang lol. it won't be an easy job reigning in the power from those who have held it for so long but we can't give up the fight, and it is a writers job to keep people informed and inspired. Thank you for reading and commenting as always.

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      Chris Mills 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, MI

      John, I was having so much fun watching you in the kitchen and thinking about the marvelous pileated woodpecker. Yes, the Jetsons were a favorite. I had a crush on Judy.

      Then you got serious. We've given so much power to so few, it will be nearly impossible to reign it in. You've given voice to many of the issues in your poem.

      The last two paragraphs are a fine summation and battlecry.

      "Let the poets and the writers stand for truth against the lies."

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      John Hansen 

      15 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes you did. I read it already. Good work spreading that common message.

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      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well and so between soccer and cooking and, and and and - I got out the Sermon inspired by our shared views on sensationalizing things to scare us.

      Thanks again

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Peg. I appreciate you reading and commenting. Cheers.

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      Peg Cole 

      16 months ago from North Dallas, Texas

      Nicely done in your poetic answers to these challenges. I liked them all but the Jetsons and Woodpeckers were truly catchy.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Lora, it was quite a diverse collection this week, the first three were light hearted, but the last was very serious indeed. Thank you for reading and enjoying.

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      Lora Hollings 

      16 months ago

      I loved the Jetsons too! I not only enjoyed your poem about woodpeckers but learned something about their unique physiology that allows them to do all that rat-a-tat-tatting without hurting themselves. The Man in the Kitchen was charming but my favorite was the rousing, Seekers of the Truth, Stand Bravely! We need to confront dishonesty, corruption, and greed in our world and make those in our government responsive to the needs of the people and elect those who have the intelligence to see what really needs to be done to save our planet and help people at the same time! A spirited and very well written poem that calls us to act and not be complacent when it comes to our freedom and the welfare of the people. Great job!

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for reading and commenting, Tiyasha. I appreciate it.

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      Tiyasha Maitra 

      16 months ago from Gurgaon

      Awesome collection. Loved each one, especially the man in the kitchen. You have a great way with rhymes and words.

      Keep 'em coming. Great work.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for sharing that, Shauna. Yes, I loved Magoo too. A cousin used to have a room set up like a movie studio with all movie posters etc on the walls. He had one of those Brownie projectors and we kids used to sit enthralled watching cartoons and films. Yes watching them rewound was fun.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      16 months ago from Central Florida

      John, I forgot to mention my connection with Woody the Woodpecker. When I was a little girl (four and five) my Mom would play Woody the Woodpecker and Mr. Magoo movies at my birthday parties. Remember the old Brownie film projectors? I think my guests enjoyed the movies even more when she rewound them. Watching Woody and silly, nearly blind Magoo moving backwards was always the hit of the party!

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Shauna, I had faith you would make it to the porch and you didn’t disappoint. This is probably the best comment I have ever received. I knew you would get the Jetsons, and I remember reading your articles about a woodpecker. It’s great that I made you decide to even have breakfast in place of dinner tonight lol. Thank you once agin for your encouragement.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      16 months ago from Central Florida

      John, I am so late to the party, but boy is it a good one!

      I knew by the first line of the second stanza that your favorite cartoon was The Jetsons. It was one of mine too!

      For not knowing anything about woodpeckers, you sure did a fine job. I didn't know that they wrap their tongues around their brains. I always wondered how they could rat-a-tat-tat without getting a headache. I love woodpeckers. In fact I wrote two articles about my experience watching a pileated woodpecker build his home, find a wife, and have a family. It was an amazing experience.

      I love your response to Linda's request. In fact, you did such a great job, that I think I'll have breakfast for dinner tonight. LOL

      And then we have the liars. Your observations and ultimate plea is spot on. I couldn't agree with you more.

      Love, love, love this porch session, John!

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      MsDora, you are always so generous with your comments. I enjoy the versatility this allows me filling the requests. Thank you.

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      Dora Weithers 

      16 months ago from The Caribbean

      Your versatility is amazing! From fun trivia to serious tributes, and you do it all so expertly.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Kyler, we all have our bacon preferences :) Thanks for reading. Cheers.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      16 months ago from California

      Ugh, crispy bacon! I love me some floppy, rubbery bacon. Great poems, John!

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks for visiting the porch, Rasma. I am glad you were also a Jetson's fan and that the Woodpecker poem brought back memories of Latvia. That sudden pecking near cemeteries certainly would be haunting.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      16 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      A most delightful collection of poems. I was a fan of the Jetsons too. The wonderful poem about woodpeckers brought me back to Latvia, where visiting cemeteries there would be a quiet stillness all around in the surrounding woods and then the haunting peck peck would begin somewhere high up in a pine that echoed all around.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Chitrangada, thank you for your wonderful comment. Yes, unfortunately negativity is everywhere we look. I now filter my news so I get "good news" items on my feed. That's the best thing I ever did.

      Glad you enjoyed the poems. Cheers.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      16 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Wonderful collection of poems. I like the topics as well as your creativity, in composing poems on them.

      ‘A man in the kitchen,’ —How cool! And you did a wonderful job/ poem.

      Regarding your first paragraph, it’s thought provoking and concerning. We are living in a World, when I sometimes fear for the safety of the future generations. So much negativity is being generated, through News and Opinions/ views. I just wish good for the entire World.

      Live peacefully and let others live peacefully.

      Thanks for sharing another wonderful piece of work, from your porch.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Alicia, thank you for reading and commenting. Yes, the last one is special I think.

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      Linda Crampton 

      16 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is another interesting and creative collection of poems, John. I loved the last one. It's inspiring and thought-provoking.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Jason. Yes, the Flintstones was based on the Honeymooners. Did you know that Scooby Doo was based on Astro from the Jetsons too? Especially how he spoke and I think even had the same person providing the voice, Don Messick. In fact the Jetsons was partially based on the comic strip “Blondie” and George Jetsons on Dagwood Bumstead from that, and Penny Singleton who voiced Jane Jetson also played “Blondie” in the movie versions of that show from 1930s to 50s.

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      Jason Nicolosi 

      16 months ago from AZ

      Great poems once again John. A very fun read. I love the Jetsons. As soon as I read the name "Rosie" I knew it was the Jetsons. I named my robot vacuum cleaner Rosie after the shows robot maid, Haha. That show is awesome. Gorges' boss reminds me of Danny DeVito. I also love the flintstones. I believe that the Flintstones was a take-off of The Honeymooners. Fred Flintstone was like (Ralph Kramden) and Beany Rubble was like (Ed Norton). Anyway, I enjoyed all the poems.

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      Suzie 

      16 months ago from Carson City

      Jodah...How did you know??! Deputy Dawg is my Grandpa!! They say I favor him!

      Actually, my grandchildren gave me that name.......after Dog, The Bounty Hunter....because, they know if I want to find them, WHERE EVER THEY ARE....I can and I will! LOL

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for a fine comment MizB. I think Looney Toons, Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Woody Woodpecker, Mickey Mouse etc are my earliest recollections of cartoons. Some of them at the theatre before we had TV.

      It seems many of us have similar fears and they mainly concern ageing and the unknowns that can hold.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      16 months ago from Beautiful South

      I loved sitting on your porch today, John. The Jetsons, of course. They nearly drive me crazy. You must be about my younger siblings age, either that or my kids. I always wondered how woodpeckers kept from rattling their brains out. Neat! As for just good poetry, my favorite was the one on dishonesty and fear. My greatest fear is being alone and not able to care for myself. I don't want to see my furbabies sent to a shelter while I go to a nursing home.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Clive. Unique is a good word.

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      Clive Williams 

      16 months ago from Jamaica

      Very Nice..Unique too.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for reading these poems Brenda. Glad you enjoyed them, and yes, I could use a flying car as well. Cheers.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Paula, I was pretty sure you would know the cartoon and you didn’t disappoint. GramDawg hey? You must be related to Deputy Dawg lol.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Peggy, glad you think I did The Jetsons justice. It was good to get my rant off my chest. Ok, I just added “spring cleaning” to my list.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      16 months ago from Washington Court House

      John,

      I loved this write.

      The cartoon I believe was an all time favorite for many of us.

      Awe...the flying car. If only I could have one with no one else allowed, I could get to where I am going without the traffic jams.

      Woodpecker reminded me of one we had in a tree when I was a young girl...very cute. Noisey if you try to sleep.

      As always, you step up to the challenges quite well.

      Thanks for this series.

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      Suzie 

      16 months ago from Carson City

      Terrific poems about cartoons and their wonderful characters! I knew the answer immediately because I don't have to "think back!" With 14 Grandchildren, Jodah, cartoons are non-stop at GramDawg's house.....& I've resigned myself to needing to watch cartoons till I'm 100......if I miraculously live that LONG!!

      This was fun! Paula

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      Peggy Woods 

      16 months ago from Houston, Texas

      The Jetsons was a fun cartoon, as was the Flintstones and Woody Woodpecker. You did justice to the Jetsons for those who never got to view it.

      Your rant at the top illustrates what many of us feel. There are many things to fear, and not hearing the truth is one of them. We can bear almost anything if we trust that what we are hearing is the truth and nothing but the truth.

      I enjoyed reading all of these poems today. Thanks for a great job, as always.

      Spring cleaning might be a good topic.

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      Liz Westwood 

      16 months ago from UK

      I thought it looked familiar. I have heard the name, but don't recall watching them. The Flintstones though, is a different matter.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for the kind words, Liz. Well, maybe this particular cartoon was only shown in the USA and Australia, I am not sure, but if your curiosity gets the better of you and check out Linda’s comment. She remembered and revealed the name.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Ruby. It’s nice that your thought my breakfast “fit for a Queen.” I also appreciate you liking “Seekers of the Truth, Stand Bravely.” I would love to be at your home at bird feeding time. I am not frightened of flying, but don’t like airports which I guess is a bit strange. Fear of speeding on the Interstate is quite a legitimate fear I would say.

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      Liz Westwood 

      16 months ago from UK

      This group of poems shows off your poetic range and creativity to great effect. Although your favourite cartoon conundrum will baffle me all week!

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Linda, glad I had you smiling. Congratulation on being the first to recognise my favourite cartoon as The Jetsons. Glad you enjoyed my English Breakfast too.

      You won’t get me adding baked beans to any meal I make though so don’t worry. I think that is more a British trend than Aussie. We tend to eat them separately, usually just on toast. Most people think I am weird because the only way I will eat them is with a spoon, cold out of the fridge. I agree, “dementia” is a scary thought.

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      Linda Lum 

      16 months ago from Washington State, USA

      John, first Bill Holland and now you. You've both got me smiling. I love your English breakfast and thank you for preparing it (and for leaving out the baked beans, or is that strictly an England thing?). Yes, I remember the Jetsons and Woody Woodpecker. You tackled all of these well. Your Muse was at the top of her game.

      What do I fear? Dementia.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      16 months ago from Southern Illinois

      John, that delicious breakfast would be fit for a queen, and I loved the " Seekers Of The Truth, Stand Bravely " I am an avid bird feeder, and I see a woodpecker every now and then at my feeder. Thanks for sharing your rhyme with us. I forgot to share my fear, which is flying and speeding on the interstate.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Rosina, I am surprised no one has revealed it yet. It was very popular though only ran for one season initially. I have seen repeats numerous times over the years.

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      Rosina S Khan 

      16 months ago

      The poem on the cartoon was really funny. I loved it. But I don't think I have heard of or seen it before. Let's see who can uncover the name of the cartoon, John.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      We have swans but not woodpeckers. They say we don’t have hummingbirds either but I am sure I have seen them. Thank You for sharing your fear of being helpless. Admit that is quite a scary thought for me too.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Pamela. Yes, that’s me in the kitchen haha. Glad you enjoyed this selection of poems.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Lorna. Yes, I learned a few new facts about woodpeckers too. I wouldn’t say I am an expert with poached eggs but I am getting better with practice. I will reveal the name of the cartoon show soon if no one else does. Your fear is a very relevant one..that many countries are being run by dictators. Glad you liked “Seekers of the Truth.”

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      Bill Holland 

      16 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I love the poem in my honor. Odd that you said you don't have woodpeckers. I was watching a show last nigh and a swan was in it. We don't have them here and I find that strange. I wish we did.

      What do I fear? Great question...not being able to care for myself, I guess. To be so helpless that I would need help functioning during a day...that is frightening to me.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      16 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This is such an interesting mix of different topics for your poetry. There are sure many things to be afraid of these days and your poem waas fitting. The kitchen cook (you) was fun to read. Do you do that?

      There was not a thing I didn't like about this week's poetry on the porch.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      16 months ago

      I loved the poem on 'Woodpeckers' and I wasn't aware that their tongue cushions their brain - nature is wonderful. 'Seekers of the Truth' is a strong and mighty anthem just what we need today. Loved 'A Man in the Kitchen' - I still struggle with poached eggs so your expertise in this area is impressive John. A lovely variety, although I don't know the answer to your favourite cartoon show. Still I managed to enjoy these wonderful poems whilst having a cuppa. You mentioned fear in your intro and mine is that this world is being run by dictatorships.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Eric, feel free to use anything you wish in your sermon. I would take that as a compliment.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sorry but I only got through your "rant" and had to stop and contemplate: " It's as if the Government and authorities think we won't be happy unless we are fearful." And the part on Corona Virus. May I have permission to use some for a sermon?

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Hey, Shaloo. Thank you. I will wait and see if anyone else guesses before I give the name away.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      16 months ago from India

      I thoroughly enjoyed the poem on your favorite cartoon show but was unable to guess the name.

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes, that's how I cook lol. Thanks Flourish.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      16 months ago from USA

      That cooking poem is very clever! Do you cook like that? Whoa!

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