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Gathering of the Golden Girls - Soup Convention

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Gathering of the Golden Girls - Soup Convention

Four “Golden Girls” seated at a table
Grey streaks our hair, but minds remain stable
     Convention is underway
     Michael has something to say
He opens our meeting with a fable
It’s about a tortoise that beats a hare
Some of the “fast writers” begin to glare
     Joyce, Francine and Barbara know
     It takes time for verse to grow
We’re the queens of rewriting; this we swear
Iolanda’s introduced to read her book
“Lava of my Soul,” no gobbledygook
     We’re mesmerized by each line
     At the end we toast with wine
Joyce says, “Now those words took some time to cook.”
It’s Karen’s turn to read “Silent Whispers”
We see tears falling into John’s whiskers
     “Tears of joy,” Francine exclaims
     For Karen’s Best Seller fame
Applause rings out from grateful listeners
After the “meet and greet” it’s nearly dawn
The crowd starts to thin as our comrades yawn
     Joyce, Francine call it a night
     But Barbara still sits upright
We two remain when most others are gone
One poet called us “Late Night Cockroaches”
This indignity did not encroach us 
     We call ourselves “LNCs”
     Awake in wee hours with ease
Waiting for our princes to approach us
That’s when the James Brothers draw near
Peranteau and Fraser, to make it clear
     With two erotic writers
     LNCs pull “all nighters”
Knowing that we can propose; it’s Leap Year!
*Entry for Michael’s “A Table of Four” contest
At my table: Carolyn Devonshire
Joyce Johnson
Francine Roberts
Barbara Gorelick

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  1. Date: 7/2/2011 1:06:00 PM
    Best wishes on the great win Carolyn..

  1. Date: 7/2/2011 1:51:00 AM
    a golden delight, carols..... best cheers for stunning win :) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 6:31:00 PM
    Congrats on this clever poem that I certainly can recall reading. A fun group to sit with!

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 6:30:00 PM
    What a blast these old broads( excuse the ) would have. My dear LNC..this cockroach couldnt have a better sister. Congrats. BG

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 6:00:00 PM
    congrats on your win, if only we could make it so

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 5:11:00 PM
    Congrats on your 2nd Place win, Carolyn. Great piece. Nice going. Enjoyed. Have a great Fourth. Thanks for your comments on my recent postings. luv Ralph

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 3:25:00 PM
    Sorry I conked out so early Carolyn. It was that long trip getting there. Congratulations on a great poem and win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 11:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carolyn. late night cockroaches is so funny.

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 10:29:00 AM
    My heartfelt congratulations Carolyn on your big win in Michael's contest! You have done it again! Your humor and intellect have blended together to make another magnificent poem! I wish continued success in your writing are my most admired poet on Soup. Have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend with your loved ones. Hugs, Andrew.

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 7:45:00 AM
    A few grey streaks does not keep a girl from having fun!! Love this cheery poem, would have a great time, no doubt about it!!!

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 7:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the "A Table of Four" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 7:02:00 AM
    Beautiful poem, congratulations on your win~~

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 6:54:00 AM
    My congratulations on the second place win in the contest of Michael, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 6:40:00 AM
    congrats my friend with this win. cory

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 6:32:00 AM
    Congrats on your 2nd place win in my contest... warm and happy write....luv Michael

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 10:14:00 AM
    What a fine entry dear Carolyn ! And I see that you have incited a many of readers with this write love ! I do feel blessed that you included myself in this write dear poet ! TY for this and for giving me a write to enjoy and start my day with ! Much blessings to you Carolyn, I pray alls well with you my dear friend ! Have a wonderful day....much love, james

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 6:00:00 PM
    Enjoyed this Carolyn, I picture your vivid descriptions

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 10:58:00 AM
    I can just picture the James brothers having a blast even after some of the ladies has left.. Quite a stunning convention you had Carolyn.. I don't envy Michael in judging this contest ;) Maybe removing your top is not such a bad idea hey?? Lol.. I am praying that you get the go ahead for the MRI.. Love Wilma

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 12:58:00 PM
    NIce to see you back from your trip, Carolyn :) -- I hope all went well :) and this is such a delightful entry for the contest, wonderful poets to have at your table-- and I am also enlightened what LNC means-- always did wonder what it stood for-- won't that just be so amazing to have this convention come true? Smiles as I read this :) hugs

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 5:19:00 AM
    xcellent one Carolyn. These LNCs seem to be least irritable & repulsive. Best wishes for Michael's contest. Thanks for appreciative comments on "Joker". Luv & best wishes - Hitendra Mehta