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On loving the literary soup,,

When my spirit was fogged in gloom
After i impacted concrete; like a lead balloon

It lifted my strength as i started to write
Of a beautiful girls toy; on its maiden flight

Intended for a contest by souper trouper P D
But i wrote it wrong in "form" if you look you'll see...)

Yet on its immersion in "the soup" i felt satisfied
It seemed to numb the pain; i had been feeling inside

Its not winning or losing while on "the soup" 
Though neither string bean; or minestrone (i feel) in "the loop"

There are many places to spend a while,
But the "draw" for me is "the soups" unique flavor & style

It has content..) that's peaceful, stimulating," its fine"
Yet words versus" its essence is exercising my mind,

Let its writers and their themes be the answer to why
I extol "the soups" virtue; that's my definitely my very best try..!

Copyright Joe Maverick 2012
in support of Carol Browns what you love about "the soup"
amended 19 02 2012.  




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  1. Date: 8/12/2014 5:10:00 PM
    Hi Joe: I'm kinda new here, just learning, I never knew there were so many styles of poems! I see where yours is considered couplet, after reading this poem I understand more, thank you!

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 3:45:00 AM
    Another marvelous write my dear friend Joe and I was really delighted to read it this evening. A great tribute to the soup indeed. Thank you for sharing! Have a great day! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 10/21/2012 1:07:00 AM
    What a marvelous tribute! Neat couplet rhyming and flow, and excellent phrasing. Well done Joe!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 1:36:00 PM
    This is a wonderful tribute to the Soup and its members, Joe! Was sure I'd commented on this write, but I must have clocked out of the Soup...sorry. You may not have won your contest entry, but your postings are always winners, Joe! Best wishes, Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 6/15/2012 8:18:00 AM
    Yes, it was penguins. I just loved the documentary on them. Did you ever see it?

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 9:35:00 AM
    I love reading your journey virtues of the soup, the flight and the rewards..........the result is another wonderful poem, Joe. and big thanks to you for placing my poem in your Contemporary contest.. ..the honor is mine. Thank you!

  1. Date: 4/7/2012 3:17:00 PM
    Happy Easter to you, Joe...and to your family too...I bumped into your gorgeous kite poem by soars my friend..Judging will take place next weekend with a group of poets in my area...We are pumped! I love you and all your wonderful poetry! Hold onto the love of our Lord...He always keeps His promises..Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 5:21:00 PM
    Coming back here to say hi...HI ;-)~ How are you my poet i'm just hanging in thereeee...some!!! We had a bad hail storm today...kind of exciting and scary at the same time... Kind of like LOVE.. ja ja ja... I have an idea JOe, write a poem about HAIL STORM... he he he.. I miss reading your new poem.. you need a new one up...ooops...i'm starting ta sound like Andrea, always asking when I'm posting a new poem..Well enough about the boring subject... I'll be waiting for something new~PD

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 3:21:00 PM
    Amazing work Joe!!! This is how I feel each time I see a comment from you. CONGRATS!

  1. Date: 3/10/2012 8:44:00 AM
    definitely a delight is this site Joe and your creative poetry expresses so luv.. this is a haven for us all and sharing words is key element luv.. always enjoy your work and sweet comments .. happy day luv..

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 9:40:00 PM
    Amen! Sorry Joe that it has taken so long to come back to your page and read more. Hey! I feel the exact same about the soup too.

  1. Date: 3/1/2012 9:50:00 AM
    I hate it when I write in the wrong form! I admit I did that for your contest because somehow I overlooked where you said quatrain and wrote a limerick. I was so disappointed that I haven't even posted it yet. not your fault of course! my mistake. so I can totally relate to the above poem. love the soup :)

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 2:32:00 PM
    Time to come out of hibernation, Joe. Your feelings about the soup are like mine. No one need be afraid of being cut down by critic or professor. Lots of love on the soup. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/18/2012 4:24:00 PM
    the soup occupys me skull, grey matter seeming very dull, time to get their senses lulled, well done my friend again...

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 3:51:00 PM
    I agree Joe. Very nicely said and well put together. The soup is therapy for many of us if not all. A fine job here. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 3:31:00 PM
    I don't know if her contest has been judged or not..If not, good luck..Reads like a winner to me..Yes, sometimes coming on soup can be uplifting, sometimes I can get some laughts, and sometimes I can weep great minestrone soup indeed..Thanks for the kind reviews of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 2:21:00 PM
    Hello from NYC. I have found this "soup" to be a good venue as well. You expressed the feelings of the many poets and poetesses out there in the dark. Yours Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 2/15/2012 11:07:00 AM
    it's great being a creator.

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 6:57:00 AM am I feeling? lol confused? and now i have a head news yet on the biopsy. light & love [thanks so much for the concern!]

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 12:26:00 PM
    Joe you captured what the Soup is all about, I enjoyed this. Hope the rest of your day will be a great one :) luv Wilma