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Life Without Soup Contest

I "was without" soup a year ago because I belonged to another on line poetry site and they were none to nice to me.  

Criticism ran rampant no matter what was written and without my asking for their opinions, I was bombed with them!  I always felt like an outsider and it seemed that those who were throwing out insults were each vying for the number one spot on that site, though I never knew what it was.  

I then deleted all my poetry and after searching frantically I finally found "Soup."  I was elated to become a paying member, at first, thinking "maybe" I would be treated better.  I was actually shocked when I read the administrators rules, "You must speak respectfully and insulting another member is NOT ALLOWED and WILL NOT be tolerated."

Next I was greeted by Linda the Sweetheart of Poetry Soup who was kind and paid me a compliment and then next came Carolyn Devonshire, Dr Ram, Nettie Onclaud, VeeBdosa,  Carol Brown,Sami Helbaoui and so many others who gave me "hope" with their warm welcomes.  

So thanks "Soupers" it feels good to feel good!


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  1. Date: 7/15/2012 1:09:00 PM
    yes it is friendly and warm.....and you ca n also receive constructive comments if you want them ....simply say publicly on a blog for example that you are always interested i n receiving suggestions and comments about improving the calibre of your poems etc......some of the best people i n this regard are Debbie Guzzi and Nette Onclaud.....if yo ushould wish t ocontact wishes Syd

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 3:01:00 PM
    Yes, Soup is a friendly place. I, too, was warmly welcomed here. Sorry you had such a tough time at the other group - their loss. Lovely write, my friend

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 5:52:00 PM
    I like this site because of the overall friendliness and helpful attitudes of the members here. My better work is not deprecated by persons who have no knowledge of poetry. I can also do without the rampant profanity I encountered on some other sites. Thanks for letting us know how you feel.

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 1:14:00 AM
    I can say the same about that website but i also thank it because it gave me the chance to meet you, Ivor, and Veebdosa and I'm glad for that. This is an excellent write and I hope you get the best placement you deserve :) And I also thank Poetry Soup and all its users for supporting me though out my writings :)

  1. Date: 2/15/2012 3:11:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing your love for PSoup,I am agree with you Judy. - oxox love from Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/15/2012 2:54:00 PM
    I agree 100% Soupers is by far the "Best Poetry Website. The People here are way more friendlier than those on others, they do respect your works and try to encourage you to go on and do more. You are a Poet and I respect everyone write, no matter what a poet writes about what he or she feels.