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The insulting of Arthur Vaso

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The insulting of Arthur Vaso

The insulting of Arthur Vaso.

There is a guy upon our site
His name is Arthur Vaso
He writes some really lovely poems
The kind that makes one glow
I was reading Waterloo
A poem that he’d just written
I read it all from back to front
And I was kind of smitten

Then I went on to read the comments
And most were very kind
But when I read the very last one
Some meanness I did find
Some imbecile had written down
'SMILE, F**k' you, he wrote
And these three words of jealousy
My anger did provoke

What is this fool to write like this
To me it wasn’t called for
This man he should be told at once
Don’t write like this no more
Our poetry site deserves much more
We don’t need fools like this
He don’t deserve to be with us
That’s just the way it is.

17 February 2014 @ 1340hrs.



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  1. Date: 2/23/2014 4:03:00 PM
    I too saw the comments Peter . They were a disgrace and brought shame on the sender because the soup community have risen as one to condemn such vile remarks . Superbly written poem Peter .

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/23/2014 8:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I really should have kept quiet and kept my opinions to myself. The guy might have been I a bad place that day. Thanks for your comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 10:31:00 AM
    Oh....this is intolerable....I love Arthur's work. This person better think twice about nasty posts or he will have us to answer to. Good for you, Peter, for speaking up....

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/17/2014 3:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Eileen. I don't see nay point in commenting like this. If you don't like a poem, just pass it by, unless you have constructive criticism. I appreciate your kind comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 7:59:00 AM
    very well said, Peter... this site deserves a real man.. not a coward guy who hides on his pants!!! ...bless your words always.. >__< AiyaH ;))

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/17/2014 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much AiyaH, It is very nice of you to give me such kind words....peter
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 7:41:00 AM
    well spoken Peter that is intolerable Arthur is a lovely man great write hugs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/17/2014 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Shadow. I like Arthurs poems, he seems like a good guy. I appreciate your comments...Peter
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 3:12:00 AM
    Peter, I saw the comment as well and commented.. This poet has an un ique way of drawing us into his work which mustn't be discouraged. I hop[e the watchdogs of Soup do something about this....Seren

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/17/2014 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Seren, we want to encourage writers not chase them away with aggressive words. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 12:10:00 AM
    I saw that as well, and I couldn't believe someone would actually type that in a comment. I agree with you. We don't need fools like this on this site.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/17/2014 12:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Robert, I am glad you thought I did not speak out of turn on this one. It just riled me. The guy comes from my country too. I appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/17/2014 12:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ibe for your comments. Can't really do much about this guy. I just felt like writing this, and got it off of my chest.. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/16/2014 11:55:00 PM
    This is beautiful. I concur. Our site doesn't need such people. What are we going to do about it? Issue him a code red? Lol. Thanks for honoring Arthur Vaso.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/17/2014 12:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Leon, for your comments. This guy angered me, there was no call for this type of thing on a poetry site. These swear words are prohibited on this site, and he deserves my poetic comment. I am considered by most as a kind person, but people who hurt others I have no time for. I appreciate your point of view, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/16/2014 11:55:00 PM
    Dear Peter: I fully support your point. Being gracious to one and all will inspire a better community of like-minded people. I feel that finding your inner voice is a fragile endeavour. Each of us is only trying to connect to our fragile and sensitive self. Nothing hurts more than hurling insults. We are all learning how to express ourselves better. Our writings come from the inner child. Please be kind. Thanks. Leon