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To one of the anchors of OP


John WordSlinger is his name

 Poetry out of the ordinary is his game

 Using words and phrases extraordinaire

 He soon became the OP Voltaire

 We read and read, sometimes perplexed

 As we are never sure what's coming next

 So we sit in awe of this one so gallant

 And just read and enjoy his amazing talent


Charlie Gragg December 12. 2010  

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stefy commented on WordSlinger


yes, I agree with you. This is wonderful of you!!!......................



Thank you for providing feedback. I appreciate it.

Teardrops commented on WordSlinger


he is truly a talent to be read over and over again . You have done him honor with this wonderful poem Marie



It was my hope that the poem would do so. Thank you.

HIP13044b commented on WordSlinger


Very well said. I have only read 1 or 2 of his poems so far, but I intend to read more. Nice write.



Thanks. You will enjoy his work. It is unique.

dancinghawk commented on WordSlinger


awww, Hampton, this is wonderful! and no OP Voltaire more deserving ... he's a poet in 4-wheel drive for sure, lol ... -dh



Thank you. He will appreciate the kind comments.

Madelynn commented on WordSlinger


WordSlinger?- whose this guy again-lol!O' Hampton- he really is so deserving of a poem written to/for him by someone besides myself. He is a poeti storm, and has really changed the course for OP in so many ways. Well the comment factor does get him down from time to time- but, I think most have really good intentions here- just life gets in the way sometimes, and alot of us have to become MIA sometimes. I told John jsy lastnight- its not how many comment- its the quality of the poets who comment that counts. I love the friends who frequent my page- their work, and dedication- I would rather have a few 'real' poet friends comment, then a butt-load of fakers. You are so wonderful Hampton- and you identifying Johns greatness- well, like they say; takes one to know one!!-hugz,Maddi



John is the man. Thanks for coming by.

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Hampton’s Poems (111)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Searching 5
The Poetess 14
Nonsense 12
Solitude 18
Lame Limericks 14
Message to Papa 15
Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
The Computer From Hell 18
Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
The Mind In Motion 13
The Game of Poetry 9
Silence 55
WordSlinger 19
Holiday Thoughts 12
Sweet Mary 18
From White to Grey to Black 19
The Reckoning 12
And All of That Jazz 16
Today 25
No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
Lucky 10
You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
Saturday Night 13
Political Change? 14
The Female Gender 17
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
Remembering 11
This Web We Weave 13
The End 16
The Day the Clouds Cried 16
The Path of Life 12
My Mother Ruth 12
Humanities Challenge 14
A Cowboy's Perspective 12
July in Buda Texas 14
The OP Poets Parade 20
The Chatelaine 12
Shot Through the Heart 17
Poetry and Fine Wine 18
The Man What Am 10
The Final Beat of My Heart 16
The Rainbow of Poets 19
A Cowboy's Lament 13
Of This World I am Not 17
The Wee People 19
An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
The Scent of Love 14
Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
Memories of Times Past 13
The Dance of the Poets 20
The Confession 14
Road to Obscurity 18
Barbara 14
Shadows 15
Prescience 17
Words That Bind 54
Wondering 26
New Year News from Buda Texas 13
We Are All Witnesses 16
Christmas 25
A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
The 9 ers 24
Love Defined 27
Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
More News From Buda Texas 26
Choices 26
News from Buda, Texas 21
In Search of God 21
Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
Out of the Darkness 15
Visions from Within the Mist 18
Baseball 12
The Night Stalker 16
The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
The Sounds of Time 17
The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
Blah Blah Blah 14
One Two Three 13
Carpe Viam 11
Love in the Afternoon 13
The Moth 14
Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
The Creative Process 19
The Truth and the Tribe 19
The Long Wait. 19
Feathers 26
The Arrow 14
Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
Ghostly Images 16
Friends 11
Angels Without Wings 20
The Rider 16
Pride and Shame 18
The Winning Poet is.... 21
Memories 13
Politicians 67
Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
God's Visit 17
Poets and Poems 20
Love Thy Neighbor 13
Renewal 8
The Roar of Silence 17
Blessed Are These Days 4
Time and Space 5
Life's Journey 8
Gift To The Fallen 16
Hunger 21
The Antique Shop 30