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I thought that this would be an interesting topic to write
As some thoughts about this year's awesome events came to light.

Recalling the year's events made me pause
Yet several "awesome" events gave me cause.

In thinking about one particular thing I would say
That finding Poetry Soup has made my day.

Not ever knowing how addictive it can be
To write my thoughts in words for others to see.

And then there are the friends I have found here
Who's poetry sometime will bring me a tear.

Oh, I laugh at some, cry with some, even get quizzical 
But it only makes my fingers want to get physical.

My brain starts to ache as I work up a lather
Typing words into rhyme as fast as I can gather.

Yes, it is a gem of a site that I see
But the real gems are the others who write poetry.

Their words are more elegant than mine
And I often wonder how they come to them sometime.

When I read their work it is more than a cure
They express the thoughts which are ever so pure.

Like distilling fine cognac from its brandy base
The words that I read all fall into place.

So it makes me want to make my own work better
And to them I have become a debtor.

For the words I write come from inspiration
And some of the contests exact great consternation.

You see, I don't know an Iambic from a Pentameter
But, that's what makes me want to try harder.

So I write words in ways that I think are good
Hoping that my thoughts can be understood.

Many a comment passes the site each day
All, to me, are special when sent my way.

I appreciate the thoughts of others who will take the time
To read the words I have tried to rhyme.

So in looking for something happy that happened this year
This "Awesome" site makes me want to cheer.

Poetry Soup may not give you the zing,
But then, next to's the next best thing!


Copyright © Daniel Cwiak

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  1. Date: 1/13/2011 12:03:00 PM
    Congratulations Dan C on your win in Royal Trevino's contest "New Year". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/10/2011 7:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest of Royal, Daniel

  1. Date: 1/9/2011 11:15:00 AM
    Well your awesome thing has happened in the year of 2011. You have scored a hit in this contest. Congratulation and I wish you more successes here on this great site. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/9/2011 10:11:00 AM
    Congrats Dan on your wonderful win in Royal's contest with this excellent entry my friend.. enjoy another top ten with luv..

  1. Date: 1/1/2011 10:17:00 PM
    Three cheers for Soup lovers everywhere, Daniel. Yes, it is addictive but it also introduces us to new forms and help us grow as writers. However, you have been one of my favorite writers since I first started reading your remarkable work. There is much I could learn from you. Keep sharing. Happy New Year, dear friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/25/2010 7:31:00 PM
    Happy holidays to you as well Danile, by the way awesome poem,..p.d.

  1. Date: 12/24/2010 2:43:00 PM
    i have really enjoyed this rolling read of a write Daniel, livley thought provoking and a joy to look at.

  1. Date: 12/23/2010 8:57:00 AM
    Amazingly beautiful Dan..good luck in the contest by Royal.. Soup is addictive in a good way and u are a wonderful asset part of this family my friend... happy holidays to u and yours with luv from us...

  1. Date: 12/23/2010 7:20:00 AM
    I can't help but laugh at that very last that is a tremendous compliment to your Souper friends!! :) ha ha!!! Wonderful poem, Daniel!! love, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/23/2010 5:16:00 AM
    Very cheerful ending of the awesome site. Daniel

  1. Date: 12/23/2010 1:44:00 AM
    Dan, I just love your last couplet.. enjoyed every line and each one made me smile, just like you I am happy to have discovered Poetry Soup.. Happy Holidays to you and those close to you :) xxwilma