Gold and Silver Log Weekly Declines of 1.6% and 3.4%

by on February 10, 2018 · 31 comments

Gold Changed Slightly This Week

Weekly losses in precious metals futures ranged from 1.6% for gold to 7.8% for palladium

Precious metals futures ended mostly lower Friday and they all dived on the week. Gold and silver posted their second straight weekly declines, with the latter ending at an eight-week low.

Gold for April delivery lost $3.30, or nearly 0.3%, to settle at $1,315.70 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

"It is becoming increasingly clear that the yellow metal remains pressured by a stabilizing dollar and rising expectations of higher U.S. interest rates," MarketWatch quoted Lukman Otunuga, research analyst at FXTM, in a note. "Investors would usually expect gold to benefit from increased stock market volatility, but this has so far not been the case."

"If speculation continues to increase over developed central banks increasing respective interest rates, gold is at risk to further selling pressure," Otunuga added.

Gold futures traded 1.6% lower this week after sliding 1.1% last week. On Wednesday, they ended at $1,314.60 an ounce for their weakest settlement since Jan. 9. The yellow metal is now only 0.5% higher on the year to date.

In looking ahead to next week, Kitco News offers the following forecasts via their Wall Street vs. Main Street survey:

"Twenty market professionals took part in the Wall Street survey, with ten (50%) calling for gold to fall. Six voters, or 30%, said higher, while four, or 20%, called for the market to be sideways.

Meanwhile, 731 votes were cast in an online Main Street poll, with 408 voters bullish (56%). Another 219, or 30%, said lower, while 104, or 14%, were neutral."

Elsewhere, silver for March delivery dropped 20.2 cents, or 1.2%, to finish at $16.139 an ounce. The close was the lowest since Dec. 15 when prices settled at $16.063 an ounce. Silver futures plunged 3.4% this week after tumbling 4.2% last week. They are 5.9% lower on the year so far.

In PGM futures on Friday and for the week:

  • April platinum declined $16.90, or 1.7%, to $961.50 an ounce, for a 3.8% weekly loss.

  • Palladium for March delivery edged up $1.15, or 0.1%, to $963.35 an ounce, but sank 7.8% on the week.

The two metals are divided on the year to date with platinum 2.5% higher and palladium 9.2% lower.

London Precious Metals Prices

London precious metals prices ended mostly lower on Friday and finished lower from a week ago. In comparing their levels from Thursday PM to Friday PM:

  • Gold declined $1.35, or 0.1%, to $1,314.10 an ounce.
  • Silver added a penny, or less than 0.1%, to $16.355 an ounce.
  • Platinum fell $6, or 0.6%, to $969 an ounce.
  • Palladium declined $16, or 1.6%, to $969 an ounce.

As for the week in LBMA metal prices, losses totaled 1.3% for gold, 4.6% for silver, 2.8% for platinum and 7.4% for palladium.

US Mint Bullion Sales in 2018

United States Mint bullion products showed mixed performances with gold coins moving slower for a second week in a row and silver coins walking a bit quicker. In week-over-week sales comparisons:

  • Gold coins climbed by just 1,000 ounces this week after rising by 4,000 ounces last week. Splits included 500 ounces in American Gold Eagles against 2,500 ounces previously, and 500 ounces in American Gold Buffalos compared to 1,500 ounces previously.

  • American Silver Eagles advanced by 225,000 coins after they moved up by 140,000 coins last week.

On Monday, the U.S. Mint will begin selling its 2018-dated American Platinum Eagle bullion coin.

Below is a sales breakdown of U.S. bullion products with columns listing the number of coins sold during varying periods.

US Mint Bullion Sales (# of coins)
Friday Last Week This Week December January February 2018 Sales
$50 American Eagle 1 Oz Gold Coin 0 2,000 500 38,000 36,000 1,500 37,500
$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin 0 0 0 3,000 16,000 0 16,000
$10 American Eagle 1/4 Oz Gold Coin 0 0 0 4,000 26,000 0 26,000
$5 American Eagle 1/10 Oz Gold Coin 0 5,000 0 25,000 80,000 0 80,000
$50 American Buffalo 1 Oz Gold Coin 0 1,500 500 14,000 24,000 1,500 25,500
$1 American Eagle 1 Oz Silver Coin 0 140,000 225,000 742,000 3,235,000 225,000 3,460,000


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Mouse February 10, 2018 at 10:43 am

The time to buy is now folks. I have been stacking (gold / silver bullion) like crazy over the last month. Sadly I believe the inflation rate will be increased very soon making our day to day expenses that much more. Buy low and sell high / get it while you can and at the lowest cost.


Joe C. February 10, 2018 at 12:04 pm

I might be wrong, but I’m waiting for silver to go below $16 before I jump in.

Mouse February 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Greetings Joe,

I would never tell anyone how or when to spend their money, but for me, any possibility of silver going or staying any lower is not worth the gamble. One thing I know is that spot silver is very low right now and as trends have shown, it can and will rebound back faster than we can stay on top of it. Some of the smaller dealers are selling 100 oz bars at 1 dollar over spot (in my home country – Canada). I bought the last 100 oz RCM bar from one of my favorite dealers last night for a steal of a deal. Was at the right place at the right time.

The big boys / major dealers / will hold strong with a higher premium as they can weather any storm. I would spend some time checking out the smaller players (reputable dealers / not ebay lol) online as they tend to have limited supplies and any sale right now is a profitable sale. The deals are out there my friend, you just have to hunt them down. Never be afraid to pull the trigger on a precious metals deal, they are for the long hall.


Mouse February 10, 2018 at 4:30 pm

I don’t want to hype any coin dealers online but the largest USA dealer / you know the one / has 100oz silver bars on sale right now for less than 1 dollar over spot. Screamen deal.


Joe C. February 10, 2018 at 5:56 pm

Thanks, Mouse. Lets hope we both do alright.

Mouse February 10, 2018 at 7:28 pm

Not a problem Joe. I picked up another bar myself. We are gonna do well. The only place spot will go is up. Cash in the bank.



Joe Brown February 10, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Hey,Mouse, i* mean what i say, i’m happy for your $price$ bracket, you earned for your self, and live within your, principal of what you earn, the way i always was, not as of late tho! 1 two many in the cookie jar, for way to many a year now but, i’m going play my violin, or my old vinyls for that matter, that’s for the cookie jar people of my *cash*$hell’ lesson be learnt* put my hard earn honest money to good use, like i* net*thought*ekely did, ever since i* started earning cash$ at a very young age, thanks *dad & *u *mom for not giving me a penny more, way back when, for the bus & subway, plus 1 cold coke & dog, m*, r* & o* + a lot of *s*c were free thank *god, even for the time, my old pal* & i*walked home from the old ball park with no working fountains not even the out house sinks, that were used for the weak bladders & a few time a #2, glad i never seen it happen, because i wouldn’t be able to keep my ”shit eating grin’ you know that grin dad* >Salvesta the Cat & little tweatty brid, ”i thought i saw a putty cat, while little tweaty, lit a match stick to torch Salvy Cat, punching bag in his Big Mouth, to scout where Salvy Cat is. No straight face here, at 7 years old, i learn quick tho! took some practice* i* don’t think i* would fear to well in that situation, at that age, might have been wearing some crap if i was not fast enough, But when your hot & can’t spit dust, hang’in in the sun soaked bleachers for 9 & extra innings, ”btw” 1 buck bench seats*, well your going to spend your last thin dime, even if it was a 64 silver, for an *ice*cold*coke*OOH*YAHH! taste sooo ! good! and jump the turn sty at *Kenmore*Sq*Station* to bad my old pal, a *young joey k., a year & 1/4 older than i* wiped out hurdling* the turn sty- top bar, bloody nose & mouth, to bad, i* was a 50 yard dash ahead, i was free*, but the good kid* & true blue bud* i am, dash*d back, he was hearing & sea*ing tweatty birds, nice lump,right in the middle of his forehead, it looked like his syhi’,mees twin >ouch!< it took a while for pupils to stop stair,n to the tip of his blood nose, smile*,to bad, no sealing camcorders back then, hands down, a $100,000.oo winner, for the worlds funny*s, like i said in some other blog, the best things in life are* free, priceless – man*. talk about doing the sidewalk *shaafull'' he looked like a new born Gerrahiff* trying to stand & walk for the very first time, the dam ;'–.,* T, token fat ass! with a sawgee cigar stub planted in the far left side of his dirty mouth, i’ll never forget his ””’now this is what ugly is, prick-of a-face, with no reamore,s what so ever, once he pick his fat ass up, off the poor stool, & flung his token booth open, we were his lambs for that game day, he could move for a for a big fat bag of donuts, he stood my pal right up and grab our sweaty t collars &n pretty much drag joey boy like rag doll out to the curb and let us loss. joey fell his butt on the curb for awhile, he new his way around town better than i did , now i was counting on him to at least point in the right direction for a 7 mile walk home bond, sucking up fums that was a dizzy hot walk i don’t know joey did let alone me! trying to make spit to make my mouth moist until the first dirty garden hose, *Jesus 40 days 40 nights, holy cow* we ran the well dry, we could feel & hear all the dirty hose water slusshing around pot water belly’s, that was the day* i would not ever to have empty pockets again till now! i*m taking the house budget back i*ll sea Mrs. Brown in court if i*have too. Not one plum nickel saved for all the money i earned, Mrs.B, as soon as the mail with my pay check was slid threw the front door, she put my *Hancock on it and into privet bank account, i’m so dam misstafyed, bluff enough, *no freaking more, not 1 plum, i so dumb! nickel, the one who can make a buck with a buck$ always! she learn*d everything else from but the make a buck thing, she can waste a good buck$ tho, i could have by now a Big Huge THROWN* of *green monsters boxes to sit high ah pawn with yellow monster boxes for a nice foot rest, *IN GOD* I TRUST* ONLY*+* , dumb de dumb dumb dumb! not 1 <!!!! nickel, take no 1 for granted, the bank of I*LLAND ON MY FEET AGAIN IS CLOSED TILL SAINT*+* PATRICK DAY* Amen*

Old Collector February 10, 2018 at 11:50 pm

Joe Brown,
Great story and I can relate to it oh-so-personally more than I sometimes care to remember from the beginnings on. My own rather circuitous and often thoroughly confusing journey began in post-WWII Vienna in 1947, wound itself through West Germany for the 50’s and 60’s, then popped in and out of Lansing (Michigan) and Worcester (MA) before I finally got planted in the Fenway of 1967, that glorious Summer of Love. Looking ahead, If the CITGO sign ever does come down I suppose we might just finally begin to realize that civilization as we thought we knew it has indeed at long last ended long before it ever really began. Carpe diem.

Joe Brown February 11, 2018 at 3:37 am

What ever will be will be the fuhtcher* is still ours to sea* to shin*in sea., k*sa*ra*. Wonderful journey*man, and you know it will never be over* if where good enough to make the grade. Remember what the fourth*cine cook*y say’s, ***brown dots on the wall, by, who*flung*poo, ”;wait a minute, that not the one, i remember* know how dam rotten your day is going,you will have one dam rotten high spot. something like that! 1967 *The IMPAWSABULL*DREAM, you got to get the *ALBUM if you don*t have it, the race from last to the * fine*L peanet*game, what a year, Boston* home grown *+* Tony *C amen, Yazz! triple crown* Jim lLongboard* The SPACE*MAN*Lee, he was out*there* somewhere*man thy were all great that year, the Boomer*scott*Joe Foye! . Bother Danny, got in many of a street fight, well, a roof fight, to get on top of the *CITGO*board, sometimes he sat his ass on the very tip of the of the lucky phyramid, he said no pain tho!, thank god* for color, my dad* & i*, well i, pick him out on top of the night lights on the green monster* for one of those big game, the year we drag’d our butts home 67 at 7 years, i love that song in that album, i can here all of us now* good stuff, you are living*at*the hub*of*the*universe*where,u*&i*, next town over some hood*nabers, N*Q* where the river meets the bay* we gota sit on some park bench with a cup of jo & cigar* somewhere anywhere you want or pub don’t drink no*more, but i can spin on a bar stool all day & night & drive everybody home*safe, always a good time, until they start to repeat,over & over & over, then it time to go, did i* do that*remember when & i* hope i* never forget*.smile*old* collector*man*sea ya some where some day or night, don’t matter to me* Luv=them-both & i*m free man just about all the times,peace*dude.

Joe Brown February 11, 2018 at 3:49 am

i new i forgot something, go to polytec to land that great job you work all over for your working years, that good know how stuff* to know!

Rooster February 11, 2018 at 8:18 am

In talking to the younger people out there (20’s, college age), I pose a question that proves to be interesting and opens the door for conversation. That question is: Would you rather have a pocket full of gold or a pocket full of bit coin? Try it. You may be surprised.

Old Collector February 11, 2018 at 10:55 am

Joe Brown,
In ’67 I would have been down on the Common listening to a free concert by Orpheus, in ’68 saw Alice Cooper for a buck & watched Professor Irwin Corey referee a WBCN softball game, come ’69 it was complimentary NRBQ in the Fenway and ZZ Top (still free) along the Charles and Johnny Winter at the old Tea Party followed eventually by Canned Heat and Kaleidoscope at the new Tea Party on Lansdowne and Tom Rush at some no-name hole-in-the-wall on Boylston, Mose Allison at Paul’s Mall and Duke and the Drivers at some hockey arena on the North Shore and Jesse Colin Young & the Youngbloods at the Opera House, all these events and experiences enhanced, so to speak, by Jamaican or Michoacan or otherwise such buds, none of which I have indulged in nor imbibed any brews or spirits going on thirty years now, with the side-effects gloriosity of a resultant clear-headedness and razor-wise sharper powers of cogitation that, at least in my humble opinion, are impossible to overestimate. Amen.

Old Collector February 11, 2018 at 11:04 am

I happened to catch an interesting short feature on youtube where this guy tried all day to get various retail establishments to take a Double Eagle in payment for goods purchased and every single one of them gave him an exceedingly sceptical and/or suspicious look before flatly and absolutely declining his offer. Needless to say, he breathed an immense sigh of relief at the end of the experiment since he had committed himself to actually letting the coin go if someone had actually agreed to accept it. Whew!

Rooster February 11, 2018 at 12:12 pm

Old Collector: Wow, amazing what they passed up by being skeptical. For fun I will leave $2 bills for tips and surprisingly some have never seen one.

Old Collector February 11, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Yes indeed, those unfortunate numismatically-unschooled folks refused a $2000 coin for a $2.00 candy bar and other such purchases.
As far as having some fun with that $2 bill tip gambit, my brother-in-law regularly loads up on those for just such harmless sport; the reactions, needless to say, are consistently hilarious.
I have occasionally made payments with Sacagawea dollars, and I love the befuddled expressions on the checkout clerk’s faces. Every now and then they even go so far as feel the need to call over a supervisor to verify the validity of the coinage. Hoooahhh!

Joe C. February 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Funny money, right? That’s how well educated the cashiers are. They don’t even know our own coins or currency. I would have jumped on that $20 gold so fast. It would have felt pretty heavy in my pocket.

Old Collector February 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm

Joe C.,
One might conclude that while it might be argued that an ounce of wisdom could indeed be worth more than a pound of knowledge, in the big picture a pound of knowledge is worth far more than a ton of ignorance. I calls ’em as I sees ’em. 🙂

Joe Brown February 11, 2018 at 4:40 pm

if never such a thing as a C+C, never came to be, m y good* feeling of cash to carry, that wood only grow, no matter what i nathoughtiklee* buy, ”””’very important*my 2 coin to go with my 2 fav* green bill** ,to start my day to go out with, 100, $2 green notes + 50, $5. green notes +roll of dimes + roll of 1/2 $. and a big red wagon & 1 of mans best pals a bigdog* to pull our* wagon to home* from the five day road trip that we do from time to time to bring home our good*s when needed + my* coin + *green note = more*always! *just a ”real*dream i* have ever cents when*smile*+* i tell ya, they have put #2*P* ADAMS*+* on the $2. bill with his bud Big*Tom stairing each other down, it’s all part of the *+*dream* a feel good one, i always can watch the repeat* of that show*? ever dream of *green lighting + *sea*A*big*green*light*of*A*bolt* for *REAL* make my peach fuzz ting*l *+*take your*breath*away*holy*holy*holy*mossiss*+*thatis all i will say.

Joe Brown February 12, 2018 at 4:14 am

Hey* – Wise*Old*Collector*Dude* who planted his feet in 1967 in the *fenway hood*home*hub*top*university*, sorry! my mind* lost me! smile* i’m sure, there are the 1,s that say or just*think*i’m out of my frigging mind*if that’s the case*only*for*the*good* the last few blog got cot up in my mind*. My-cryptinigth-Mrs., was all about me, when writing my last blog up there, she weak-ins-my-mind*- when-she-hovers-around>*me. I need to invent some type* of protective*helmet*, or something*, one of my son*s football helmets didn’t work, i might tryout the shoulder pads with it, & sea*how*i*feel*when*i,m*trying*to*ahcompplish*something* ,when shes about me*. Her=cyrptinight, don*t bother*me*, when hovering around *i, when outdoors, the breezz must blowith away from me*maybe! ? Sea*in you are planted in the *hub arera of it all*, you have grown*young+old+ all*the*wiser*than most of the crowd, any ideas when indoors, she get waaay to pisssd-when, i* open the windows in the dead of winter to blowout her negative-energy, but the springtime is nice*, i crack all the windows to let all that crap out! , my home*-central-AC, & she-flips,the,blank-out, if i do it in the summer! WOO! dawn*on*marble*head, i need to have a steady stream of wind blowing back at her and all around her so the negative—crap—wont—leave-her! You must have *tellacoonecktive+power*Thanks*Wise*Old*Collecter*Man*+*,my*mind*is*back*with*in*me* this could work! this will sure beat blowing all my good*wind********back*+*>>>>>> at-her, it ZAPS me out-when i do. I*luv*my*old*ship*i*was*meant*to*grow*young*wiser*stronger*+*very*very*very*slow to go old*+*in*+*peacefull*smiling*dream*s*+*. the real color of the bolt*of*light*greenish*blue*to,be+exact*.

Mouse February 12, 2018 at 8:17 am

I have spent the last couple of days researching / and purchasing a few silver bars as spot dropped and the deals were to be had. I had no idea how many people focus their collecting efforts on silver bars alone. The history and selection out there is awesome. I may change my focus for awhile and try and hunt down silver bars with some historical significance. I do love collecting / and investing.

If anyone has any education with regard to locating and purchasing silver bars with any historical significance I would appreciate your words.



Old Collector February 12, 2018 at 9:48 am

Joe Brown,
Yes, this area from Boston Harbor to 128 and now to 495 is the best inclusive living environment I have come across in my seventy-plus years of experiencing, that is tasting, sampling and tipping my toe into, a generous variety of said all-around-defined domicilic (sic) possibilities. 9 years Vienna, 1/2 Chicago, 4 Stuttgart, 1/2 San Francisco, 5 Heidelberg, 1 Lansing, 2 Worcester, 8 Boston, and 40 years western suburbs thereof. Of course, WHO you spend your time with in any particular locale can have an overwhelming effect on the experience. My first 20 years here were a rather disagreeable combo of the likes of the joys of the Spanish Inquisition (which no one expects), the merriment of the Third Reich, and the entertainments of the Marquis de Sade, all encompassed in a 20 year sentence at hard marriage. Having long since flown that cuckoo’s coop, I reinvented my self-esteem and now glow from 25-plus years of connubial bliss. Ain’t life grand…when the roller coaster indulges us by staying on the tracks. Keep pulling those fresh-air windows apart to help some of those constrictive circling currents out of your meditative way. Nothing is perfect, but then, nothing is nothing.

Joe Brown February 13, 2018 at 9:51 am

Wise* Old Collector – just got up from a long winters nap, little over an hour ago, with the smell of mayflowers in my mind*, the meaning should come to mind* in the course of my day! i, say this, ether those mayflower i smell, are lying on top of a pine box , going 6′ under or it’s the sweet smell of things to come this may* i*, heard no dirt or rocks, so that’s a + sign, i,m not sure tho! i could of swan, i could hear a woman-laughing-for-joy! *i just hope*, it’s not my-Mrs. princes of darkness! She was the reason i shut my’, *i*i* >she renting up all the space in my mind*, i needed to vacate* it, the black cat, has not cross-my-path>yet*i, know it’s pussy footing in side these wall, somewhere! I*ll get to the bottom of it all,even if i* have to drop my *last*silver*dollar, in to the box*smile,goto get this day moving forward*, no time to waste! good*day*to*u*Wise*Old*Collector*& people of coin*news*say*a*little*pray*for-me*as*i*do*for*all*of*U*amen*people*+*for*in*god*we*trust*RIGHT*peace!

Joe Brown February 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Hey!Mouse,Man* – my* answer, to your last? You need, a single mast sail boat, no holes* a mask & fins* and sail the 7*sea*, just don*t over load the boat, & get,your foot tide in the rope that’s tied to the anchor & fall over board, when its sinking, *if u* over load your boat, of all the real old silver bars, when you find them, on the bottom of the *sea, & don’t let anyone sea* u, so u* don*t have to give kickback,$. For you did all the dam!work, your self* lots of Luck! *coffee brake is up, *O, do bring & carry a scuba Knife at all times, just in case that happens! ””that wood suck soooooo bad!

Mouse February 13, 2018 at 6:36 pm

Howdy Joe – A sail boat – hunting for treasure / historical silver bars seems like a great idea to me. I am going to start researching right now , who knows, boats sank all the time and time is what I have. I have been thinking about a career change, have paid my dues in this life and sacrificed for many. Maybe a great time to plan for early retirement and a few amazing life adventures. We only live once. Life is a journey and I am up for the adventure. I always land on my feet…and I already own a scuba knife lol

Cheers, keep the positive energy flowing Joe.


Joe Brown February 14, 2018 at 3:37 am

hello!*is*anybody*out*there. To all the good*people of coin*new,s’ please let me be the first* to wish* you*, Happy*Saint*+*Valentine*s Day*. I* have a saying*that came to my*mind*from*above*+*for this holy*day! Here it is! Know*Matter*How*The*Shit*Fly,s*Around*Gods*+*World*We*All*Will*Survive*if*u*SEA*!*ALL*THINGS*THREW*+*HIS*+*II*For*We*All*Are*From*His*+*1*DROP*OF*BLOOD*+*. Well! all i have to say,about,that! *which is true*, because the *bible* tells us sow*e, and i was not *thinking*at*all! about a saying* for today*i was thinking*what was on my mind*tho! and those words flew* to my mind*. B*Leave me*, no magic powers* here! i, wood not be sitting in my cold drafty basement waiting for my close to dry! & i would dam! WELL! know how to spell* if i did! & i would not be using thing with,a busted spell check & sticky keys, once i figured out how to use this thing* i*ll say amen to that! + it does not help that i pond the crap out of it with my two index fingers which i do not have to clip ever sent i started using this thing! the power of the poke! i* could hurt someone with these two fingers, just like Moe, who pokes Cruly & Larry or Shemp. i know what i*m saying! has nothing to do with a coin. it just happens when my mind leave me & my close are not dry yet and don’t want to jump out of bed at 8:AM to be some where and fly down three flights of stairs in my boxers and frezzee my grapes off because the sweat i where to bed are not dry ”””i don’t like this word sometimes””’yet* well who ever is reading this thing your saved by the buzzer of my dryer, hey remember what they said about the poor fool on the hill, hes *+*nuts, but this is nuts doing this, i*m brunt out now! time to shut my lids for a shot show. peace*

Old Collector February 14, 2018 at 9:32 am

Hello there Mouse and Joe,

I really admire and appreciate folks who have paid their dues in life, some even having gone far beyond the required and the normal/average call of duty. While society at large seems to have stars in its eyes when it comes to the exploits of the idle rich, I much prefer to assemble my pantheon of idols from among the working stiffs of the world, thank you very much.

Old Collector February 14, 2018 at 9:40 am

Joe Brown & All,

A Happy Valentines Day indeed to one and all, and hopefully we can always remember what the Beatles so very memorably and incredibly wisely once said, “Love is all you need.”

As the anonymous PA announcer on M.A.S.H. was so unforgettably given to ending his compound-wide messages with, “That is all.”

Joe Brown February 15, 2018 at 12:19 am

What’s up, Mouse & Old Collector & everyone of the world of coins – i * tell ya, i cant get no,satisfaction, i don’t know how much i have left of my saturation -point,i’ll write it off as just one of those saturnine days! went to court to get help for my biggest hypocrite, you would think, that something would rub off on woman, when i gave up the drink,in the year 2000* plus i was not a drunk, like the one that sits above me on her Throne, with her head spinning,like Linda Blair, ever so drunk, i can’t make out the words of what is coming out that mouth, total! total! worthless excuse of a human, that has not work a day since 1992, the year i paid off her student loan, i know she never put in an 8 hour day of work, she can’t even put a dish in the dishwasher, like i said, i did not get drunk, i was 1 of the few to make the grade* to climb the High*Voltage*Lines, that you sea when you look up to your left and right of 128* all the way to the great white *north of Canada*, that keep our two *Country*s Glowing*Bright*, if you ever saw a man* up there, some years ago, with a cup of *Jo & jelly doe*nut* relaxing for quick 10 minute brake, on the long wood cross*beam, enjoying all the color of the *fall*leafs* with the, Red Tail*Hawk* just above scouting for *pray, with my climbing*spurs*wrap-snug around my *west*coast*boots* kicking* care*free*to the sky* with*not 1 troubling* thought* on my mind* that was, i*, The *high*line*man* nothing like the smooth*tranquil*sound+feeling+sweet*smell of 100,000 volts flowing threw you*+* Wooh*Boy! i* just hooked down the 80′ stick, what i would give to get that back* i can still hike*up the pole with smooth quick ease*i*know, gazzing at my westcoastea*s & *hook*s, right now, blow the dust off hope in my sober*pickup of a fast* 02* dodge ram* stomp on the pedal*let it Rip*West*Coast*bond*Let the Cowboy*Ride*- like the nomad*lineman* i* once was*1 more time* far away from my home of the*rising*son across the *+*Oregon*Trail* did my time, i commit no!!!!!crime* NO!!!-1 gonna*catch*this*midnight*flyer*to the highest*+*peak* to *sea*pacific*coast*sun*rise*high*amen*

Old Collector February 15, 2018 at 7:34 am

Joe Brown,
Not my place or right to give you advice regarding your present difficulties; however, having once lived many, many years through eerily similar circumstances – with some unique assorted variations and deviations, of course – I can say with complete candor and lacking all disingenuousness that I most certainly CAN relate to your pain.
On a purely philosophical but nevertheless firmly existential note regarding same, the key ingredient in such calamitous circumstances is to be able to remind oneself that however high the personal prison fence may appear to be, the one and only key to the lock in its gate can always be found in your own pocket.

Joe Brown February 16, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Old Collector *With The Knowledge Of The Wise*+* Thank*You*smile*, that key has never left my pocket, i live the life of the fool on the hill all for good reason for i*m a true*+*to the man on the hill always*i, gave all of*me up to the fool,good*+*>& bad*, i have always turn my bad< to good*+*, right at the age of 7* A true*+ *blue*Bud*+*i*am, nothing but that, one day at a time*,in all of gods*+*glory*i walk with brother Jesus*only & always and those who follow* nothing but* to help the make beleavers & non that don*t, the non when there time is up will go back to the planet where they ran from, the bible tells me so! My fool words have no meaning to them, I*m just nut*s they say*, which i*+* am' no ? about that, *smile, my 30 year sentence, of no wrong*but put on me, made me all the more strong*+* the Quincy Court, block me to many time from speaking the truth*+*i can't carry a lie, my dad*+* put that in me when i was 4*, i* alway*s know where to go! for my choice words i* thunder*when some one threat*s my life*health*gods$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$*+*wealth, my soul*heart of gold*sound*+*mind*of* of the *+*holy*ghost*, GOD!KNOWS*THE ALLthat has taken place with the unjust to me*, i* drop all their *+*crosses* * carry my mom*s & mine* i* pray night & day for her* 95 years old* for my sister & bother in law stole her sole*+* for greeddevel< in the Church*my good *+*parents always said time and time they would say! hide behind the cloth of GOD* to get away doing wrong for blood money* that*s why the church gets a bad name it’s not the church*+* but the sneaky deval, that how they operate! destroy good people for the bad people they repersant, not any two don,t and won’t make a one ever*+*. ONLY! *+*1+1= 1together*+*only*, know matter which way they point, they will go in god*s spin of his*+*WORLD*+*which points to *+*HEAVEN* no matter how you turn* those #*s. *L*L for Gods World*+*pick your right # to raise your KIDS, or they will have mute ears for all you talk of the *+*Holy*Family*i*m-threw! all false people will turn on each other- never*+*away*s, my two brain cells knew that, by 9 from *dad* who*s fight for >CO*RAUPTION< for the Boston*Bluiding*Trades*+*to end, he was the lead MAN*+*TO*VICTORY* & rest of our *U*S*A* followed*+* those dirtlawyers would not be standing here today if he were on *+*Gods* earth* they would be on there rotten- knees, i* know i* was the answer*+*machine when i was a kid* L*L be care what you say on phone* when you are a kid* not stupid* there, we did not have a answer machine back then that was i*wanting to know where i/* go to school* ?*y* i was born*+*with good*+*great*cent*s, no fool there! i* heard & saw *all how to do things the right way! back then! can*t sneezzee* now* here cry of wolf, they would never get that chance! I*+*CAN FEEL HIS THUNDER*+*LIGHTING*IN*ME*AT*THIS*MOMENT* he & all his boy*s will be standing shoulder to shoulder with SAINT*+*PETER* after they have their way with all of yousssss! and get the green*lighting*bolt*of*go*down & never return to sea old peg head himself your pal, well your wrong for you are the real STUPID!STUPID!STUPID!DUMB!DUMB!DUMB! >judgeslawyersfamily-members<. un-train-i* of the PD in my hood where i help put bread on their plate at the age of 17* good clean money i* earned* and if my dumb sister say DIFFRENT LESS ALL TAKE THE TEST! LIES COUNTLESS LIES IF ALL YOU COWARDS WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT ANY*THINK*BRING*IT*IN*KNOCK* ON MY RED DOOR* ITS NOT BLACK YET! I*M STILL HERE*+*IN GODS*+*GLORY* bring this FOOL*+*THE*+*NUT*+*TO*THE*HILL* you stupiDFOOLSEVERYONEOFYOU–SHITHEADS-your all so full of it,i*wish*+*i*could-sqezzeee that shit-out your fools head! you will never shit a shit*erYOU DEVALS CAN”T SHIT>your so full of it. all of you walk with it running down your stinking legs,fly,s all over you! you can all do what you want with me all you >CHUMPFOOLS! your living in hell on gods earth. you all better stay on your feet as long as you can! pay back is going to be a >BITCHD+DAYGOD KNOWS I TRY,TRY!TRY!&TRY!*+*MY+IS CLEAN*+*LIGHT+YOU takers of it the GIVER*+*THAT I ALWAYS*+*the*+*good*+*BUD*I*AM*i, won,t be there for you bells to ring in may* you can’t play both sidesI*LUV*YA*ALWAYSFOR GOD I THRUST ONLY*+*OUT OF MANY *+*1* THAT WHY I COLLECT COINS*I KNEW THAT WHEN I WAS *8 and i like gods*+*good*money*Nik&Kat=are you 2*1+1=1 make*sure* the reason i*m here still was for the *+*love my kids*+*so*you all*got* a*fear*shake*growing*up*i*hope*i*served*you*all*well*+*i*cut the ANKAR*+*OF*MY*SHIP*I*I*WILL*NOT*GIVE*IT*UP* don’t kill each other*you all won >mom< i* loose*she take good not noting of you but you kids are all grown up! be honest! mom can*t there some*thing*she*won*t let*go*of*+* she will sell down, with no regret what so every! AND*+* to my sis and her prince of dark, MICKY*+*D*S all 66*000 shares better be there! that was i* who got *mom* in the stock*market*me*stupid*give *+*mom the first*class*service*on*your*hands&knees*+*RIGHT*DAD* prince*of*dark*glenn he can*t wait to meet you, you sorry prick! i*d rip*your*gutless heart out, your not worth the jail i been in your going to get it so so so so so so so BAD! i*ll go back to the arkcives is i/* have to i have sis ss* voice*message still and a lot of papers* same for you my sweet*heart*dad*quincy-court-won/*t you know*rebuttell for my self 3 times so far and 1 false sentence from LAWYER!BILLMaLONEY*MERRY*MOUNT* THAT*S WHAT YOU FOUGHT FOR *WW*2 COMBAT*UNCLE*BOB*SILVER*STAR*BIG*BOTHER*DAN*BOW*FIRST*AIR*CAV*A FREIND IN JESUS*+*LIKE YOU SAID BEFORE YOU FLEW*UNCLE*+*JOE*ITALIEN*STALION*rockey*i/*m*told WW*2*+*lost*in*sea*will all take a tour of *the old*hood*in*Nepal*s & more vets to make this country* in our family*i*look it up someday* The Minutes*Man*, i*ll save my shit eat *grin* for now! right dad* i got to find it fist* i* will laugh*for*joy*last*dance*the *irish*jig*+* PEACE*+*COIN*WORLD*+*FOR IN GOD WE TRUST*LIKE IT SAY ON ALL OUR MONEY$$ from the 1 who could make a $ with $ the*+*good*bud*i*am*the*giver*+* AMEN*MAN*PEACE*NUT*+*S*smile*

Old Collector February 16, 2018 at 8:23 pm

Joe Brown,
Some haikus for youse…

Touching the water
petal, tiny waves lapping
at the frayed edges.

Evening fog slides
in, covers the rolling pond
with silver blankets.

Silence prevails now
as sleep engages the night
and dreams blossom forth.


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