Jan and Daz are so so happy
United are Jadazzle
Many months have passed
Poetry writing has been put on hold
It's been over a year... but we
Never gave up believing we would write together
Good times are just around the corner
Friendship oh so strong
Overt faith in each other
Radiating from united hearts
Joyous in our reunion
Optimism will be our byword
Yesterday is but a memory
12th August 2015
This is our first poem in about 14 months - writing together again was a dream that has finally come true - Jadazzle are well and truly reunited.
Written by Jan Allison and Darren Watson
Copyright © JADAZZLE UNITED | Year Posted 2015
"Please Allow Me to Speak for Him"
by: Eric L. Boddie
Strength is boundless within his words
In the hearts of many, he should be heard
Lent me his pen one time in the past
Even his dark stuff reveals the awesome skill he has
Nothing can destroy a heart that's really pure
The Answer Is Christ, The Only Known Cure
Once He Arrives, everything makes sense
Nothing but his pen can get that intense
Each selection I have read makes me more appreciate what his pen invents
Copyright © eric boddie | Year Posted 2015
H opes of great joy to all
A lways upon other families we call
P leased to share what we have with others
P laying children warm the hearts of all today
Y elling and laughter so happy what can we say
H appy thoughts as we remember days gone by
O ld folks telling others family stories oh my
L aughter ringing out thoughout the day
I' d have been a fool if I had not visited today
D eck The Halls one among the many songs being sung
A lways in the hearts of all today is baby Jesus
Y ou can feel the love for one another always
S inging praises to and about Jesus as we wish all "Happy Holidays"
Holiday Acrostic Challenge for Francine Roberts
Carol Ann Brown
1st Place Winner
Copyright © Carol Sunshine Brown | Year Posted 2011
M y eyes see what your heart is feeling
Y our feelings you write out as poetry
P ain, love, joy, wonder, inspiration
O nly you can help me see, hear,and feel you
E ven though only words you have written they
T ouch my heart and mind deeply from within
R equiring me to write a poem so full of feeling as
Y ou become my poetry I write from my heart
S mile, laugh, cry, whisper, or shout
O pen your heart, mind, and soul
U tter your words on paper or screen
P oetry is where I see and feel your soul
Tons of comma fun!
contest of Russell Sivey
Written by: Carol Brown
3rd Place Winner
Copyright © Carol Sunshine Brown | Year Posted 2012
So sensationally super; Sagittarius son of John Spence
Pleasantly personable, and matriarch Maud Spence’s son
Enabling, exquisite, eloquent, evolving and enterprising
Naturally nice, no nonsense, and a nutritionist nobleman
Carrot consumer, constant comrade and cold-war veteran
Equitably enlightened, and just an elegant eggnog taster
Jumping Jupiter, a jubilant sundae lover, and just a jewel
Oppresso de liber, optimistically captivating; oratorical
Saintly passionate, succulent salmon sampler; sweetheart!
Exquisitely enchanting, enchantingly amatorious; éclat!
Playful, painstakingly passionate, pajama wearer, patient
Handsomely helpful handyman, harmonizer of happiness
Sweet as syrup, shining armor off the shelf; savoir-faire!
Red-blooded poetry connoisseur and radioactively lovable!
Won Seventh Place Position
"Tell Me About You Contest"
June 16, 2010
Sponsored by Amy Green
Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr | Year Posted 2010
L-iving in a world of vast
souls formed from
another voided world,
E-ntering thru portals
from their world to earth.
O-ozing spetacular smell
and wail when the chips
N-urtured from cradle to
entity with a new world
O-rganizes oneself for the
task ahead,passing thru
hurdles of life unabased
R-eaps the fruit of labor
with joy or heavy heart.
A-ge sets in,mission
accomplished or not will
dawn on the entity.
I-n retrospect,he thinks
about his childhood and
how life was to him.
L-iving in confidence or
shame,he bows his head
in victory or defeat.
O-nly the taste of time
will tell the durability of
V-oid of preference the
aim result bears the
foundation for his lineage.
E-njoyment or lack lies
with the works of the
man,for there is no food
for the slothful.
Y-oung ones,a stitch in
time saves nine,make
haste while the sun
O-iling your lamb always
like the ten virgins is the
key to success.
U-rging you to shun peer
pressure and focus on
the course marked out
for you by fate,so a
fulfilled life you shall live.
An acrostic for you
Copyright © Ifeanyi Bob Ekechukwu | Year Posted 2013
B een awhile..haven`t seen you much lately
L ovely should`ve been your name..
O nly you can write words making me speechless
W ith your unique writes,you make me feel your soul
I n deep as well as light poetry..
N o one can make such impact on me..
G ood would be a simple word,magnificent suits you better
A rild is my name,and am so glad to know you
K ind as a gentle Goddess you are
I ncluding must be your middle name
S hining brighter than the sun could ever match
S miling with so much life in your eyes
T ango with me this evening
O ver and over you deliver jaw dropping writes
Y ou are such a gift to this poetry site
O we you one for always being so kind
U nity in poetry,I wonder if you invented those words?
*Dedicated to Wilma Neels,hope the wind will blow southbound this evening:-)
Copyright © Arild Andresen Ertsland | Year Posted 2012
Mediterranean island, where one finds so much to do
Abundant days of sunshine and the sea is limpid blue
Lavender, thyme and laurel; history spreads in rich galore
The temples, feasts, devotion bring religion to the fore.
Acclaimed for fruit and honey and the fish that’s brought to shore.
This is a friendly nation; you’ll be welcomed by a toast
To the best of health intended to last long while she’s your host.
Contest: A poem you have not entered in a contest #5
Sponsor: Poet Destroyer A
Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2014
I s a child to be heard?
N o one answers, as usual. The silence is slowly killing me.
S orrow, misunderstanding and these mourning memories,
I s this the way it is supposed to be? Since that fateful day, I have been a
G irl, lost in a whirl of tragic past, calamitous present and the fear of having no future,
N ever have I known what "family", "friends" or "fiends" mean, for
I have never made or heard of any.
F or I am thirteen, just as inconsequential as a dwarf planet, amongst boundless galaxies.
I live in misery, why won't anyone listen to me? I may be young, but I
C an converse, listen and see, and I
A m as normal as you are. So why
N ot give me a chance to prove myself?
C an you ever give me a listening
E ar? Is a child to be heard?
Copyright © Ashley Ho | Year Posted 2012
P-oetess, who is so GREAT and LOVELY
O-n the pedestal, I look up at her with so much glee
E-verything she writes are splendid and they all inspire me
T-eaching me unique writing styles, drawing me to pen more with piquancy.
D-estroyer is a nice name giving me good impressions
E-ncouragement through her comments, destroy all my writing inhibitions
S-o grateful that heaven brings her as one of my precious gems
T-ruly, I will forever treasure her in reality and in my dreams
R-ight here in my heart and mind, I sincerely admire her
O-h, what a great mother, grandmother and also a sweet friend and sister!
Y-earning to meet her someday, I still wonder
E-nchanting names she has are giving me puzzles
R-esolve my doubts, who is Skat and Linda who has the same name as her bf forever?
Written: Sept. 6, 2012
10th Place Winner
Contest: Curiosity Killed the Cat Harry Horsman and Mandy Tams
Poet Sponsor: Harry Horsman
Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2012
In many ways Canadians are very different
Not in the ways that matter the most
Disappointments won't keep us down
Easy is not a part of our vocabulary
Pitching in we often help each other
Early in our History we became companions
Now and again, sure there have been disagreements
Doing what needed to be done, being true to who we are
Every country must find their own identity
Never wavering from the path they are meant to take
Coming out independent yet never standing alone
Everyone knows they can count on a friend
Happy Fourth of July to our Neighbour and friend.
A truly great country, may your flag fly high in celebration.
Independance is strengthened through relationships.
For Kim's Celebrate Independence Contest.
Written July 1st 2015.
Resubmitted because I missed a letter.
Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2015
Petite she may be, but her words say otherwise
Extremely intelligent, simply read through her writes
Themes of mix, appropriates my eyes
Inner thoughts of her peripheral, leaves me to sigh
Testament to her faith
Everlasting, it's in her eyes
Poetry plays a part, massively in her life
Outwardly there's that smile, wonderfully rife
Emitting, oozing warmth, infectious she be
Thermal is her heart, fusing you and me
Exceptional she, and she will become
She being the Petite Poetess
Simply, she's the one
Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014
Poetess she is, whose magic is cast with great ease
Opulent in words, charming to the utmost degrees,
Engraving hisses, silhouettes, images of natures surreal
Trespassing horizons never stretched out to an ideal
Destroyer as known for, although she's here to compose
Enchating poems and songs her beautiful soul bestows
Such a fusion encourages poets to hold their inks and quills
To write 'bout nymphs in seas or orchards filled with daffodils
Rampantly defeated by her as what often happens, except
Of all practiced skilled writers she's definitely the most adept
Yielded in a words-battle having a single acknowledged end
Efficacious "She" is by far a star who can simply transcend,
Reproductions of literary stylistic forms in her magnificent way
A lady I know as Linda with a pseudonym Poet Destroyer A!
© Guru Jad 2013
Dedicated with Admiration! :)
Copyright © Guru Jad | Year Posted 2013
A poet of outstanding sensitivity and charm
True to her nature she delights us with poems of substance
Read her verse and I am sure you will agree
In favor of our souls delight, her words are flowing free
Beautiful in every way, her Nordic smile does not delay, she
Utilizes all her skills, and gives us all her best
Truisim is the word that comes to mind, when I think of her,
Endearing she's becomes, with every passing year
Top notch friends like her, are always in demand
One thing that I would like to add before I end this note,
A "Silent One" has asked for tributes, done for poets dear
No other person came to mind but Anne and Anne alone
Naturally I'd like to add, I gave you all a thought
Endless is the world of poets and blest are we that write
Love your fellow poets and be sure to let them know
Invite them to you're world and let your comments flow
Simple acts of kindness pay and this Anne doles our way
Endless are her ways of Karm, she's balanced like Feng Shui.
By: Mystic Rose
August 7, 2015
Copyright © Mystic Rose | Year Posted 2015
Funny comments on our poems got us working together
Really love receiving your mail
I laugh every time we collaborate
Even though we’re both male* (JOKE)
Never dreamed of a friendship so strong
Don’t know if we will ever meet
Soul mate on Poetry Soup
16th April 2014
* This refers to our collaboration poem 'Our first meeting in the Isle of Man' where I started off as JAN BUT had Previously been STAN
I AM REALLY AND TRULY FEMALE
Darren has written me a poem so I felt I had to reciprocate
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2014
Filling minds with symphony of truth
Opening them with catalytic mystery of light
Living waters flowing like angels’ robes
Lifting inspirations into the depths of brilliance
Omitting your hopeful eyes to the skies
Without blemish and aching to purify
You are so talented and true
Outstanding words that cringe in harmonies
Under and over and back to the earth
Revealing an answer that was once nothing
Drenched and battered in sweets for a recipe
Rocking and popping in slivered ecstasy
Enveloping us all in the highest reverie
Aiming at the heavens where you ought to be
My heart pours out to all of you
Someone believes in you—I do
And though the dark is soon to come
Never fear, for light will always fold it over
Dimming away into resonate and pure master-peace
No, you are free in this glistened life
Everlasting like the holy beings in perfect-pitched song
Vindicating your cause and all others to follow
Emptied only to be filled yet again
Ransomed in unremitting constancy
Give into the beauty of recycled rhapsody
Interlaced with supportive strands of genius
Veiled in humility and never lacking agility
Enshrouded with the benevolent shine of generations
Understand that you will succeed in succulent growth
People will only fail you if you give them reason to
You are an incredible addition to a lively creation
Onward the music will lead you on
Universally swirling and curling with mastered energy
Veering out and fluttering in perfect sight and sound
Eventually reaching out to the remaining shadows
Get up and look at the world around you
Obvious beauty surrounds every shady corner
Take what you may and create your renovating legacy
The symphony is playing for you
Helping you along the smooth sands of life
Intertwined in fiery drive and sifting scents
Surrounded by the resonance—and a stranger’s global confidence
-inspired by the one and only Anthony Snape-
Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2012
6 days till kings day, wise men visit the Jesus baby
3 kings are in a song but not in the word
Eternal life he brought with faith enough for all
X marks the spot don't miss your one shot!!
I took the challenge of the PD
Yes opinonated me!!
Copyright © Doris Culverhouse | Year Posted 2012
Only a man with a kind and sensitive heart can write the way he does
Unleashing that special gift of quill n' thought. we love his poems
Right from the heart they come, arriving on site, much to our delight
Silent One, the poet of poets, always giving encouraging comments
I have learned to value his opinion, his wisdom, and his comraderie
Love the sentimental writes that pour out of him, he is our mainstay
Endearing, ernest, easy going, educated, efficatious and effective
Noble to my eyes, he has won my admiration, and I wanted him to know
Truth be told, I'm glad he is here at poetry soup, what a guy,
Obvious talent this he has, stop by his poetry and have a look
Neighbors always greet their neighbors with a smile and a hug
Entreat him with respect, cause he deserves it, I for one am glad
December 10, 2015
Copyright © Mystic Rose | Year Posted 2015
C lassy Carolyn, pretty and vibrant
A mazing poet gifted, a joy
R eachng with kindest heart
O ver the top where friendship counts
L oyal and gentle, always close by
Y et, never imposing, overbearing or rude
N on judgmental just as I
*To Carolyn Devonshire, my Poetry Soup Pal
L Lovely Linda-Marie, full of class
I ndependent girl with such pizzaz!
N on judgemental just as I
D evoted Mother, daring and youthful
A mazing poet, my BBF
* To "The Sweetheart of PS"
P al of mine ‘til the end of time
O f all the guys you’re a “diamond in the rough”
N ever bringing boredom, no monotony to my door
C atching each wave, we ride the highest surf
H unk that you are, sexy hot, yet sweet like Jam
* To JAM my Poetry Soup Pal
B etter than most, in quiet ways
I nsightful, inspiring, one hot, terrific “hunk”
L aughter he brings to lighten downhearted spirits
L ooking always to find ways to ease others’ pain
Y ou’re more than amazing, ‘though few may know
* For the Kidster, my Forever Friend
Copyright © Annalise a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2010
(To have a friend, one must be a friend.)
© April 21, 2011
Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen | Year Posted 2011
Have faith my friend God knows you're story
At times it seems he doesn't listen but you know it isn't so
Verily I say onto thee, "He loves you like no other"
Every child of his is important, you and Bobbie too!
Faith doesn't always give us the answers we seek but it does give us strength
At times life can be a challenge, but in his strength we lose our weak
I know that if you believe you will benefit from his presence
Truth is we are mere humans, at times we need his super power
He loves us with an merciful compassion and he never forgets us
Approach him with a faithful heart
Rest in the knowledge that he is healing her precious heart
Opulence and gifts of mercy he shall bestow on her & you
Love is the nurturing balm that heals all ills
Never forget to give him thanks for they years she shared with you
Love you Carolyn,
Mystic Rose xxx
Copyright © Mystic Rose | Year Posted 2015
Ever thoughtful and kind, you rejuvenate my days
Making me laugh and smile with your ever shining rays
In truth, you are amazing, so cheerful and so bright
Like a mind-boggling revelation, I can see a new light
I often find myself wondering why we never spoke before
Economics was rather boring, but we found an open door!
Dependently, I discovered one sun inside this darkened place
Invariably I understand that there is good within disgrace
Caught inside the pains of life, your positivity has a power
Kept away from fear and sadness, you sweeten what is sour
I cannot describe in mere words how much I appreciate you
Now I reach into the dark to find something so new
Somehow I will show the world what you have done for me
Onwards into friendship, our light they will surely see
Never forget that you are awesomtastically brilliant, Emilie!
Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2012
Poets sharing their hearts and souls
Openly and honestly with each other
Expressing their deepest feelings
Truly understanding and caring
Rights of others shall be respected
Yearning to offer everything we can
So much variety, the spice of life
Opens many doors of knowledge
Understanding others views on life
Provides us with each others blessings
You know not a day goes by that I
don't feel like I should do more to
show you all how important you are
to me. I love you all and I'm not
ashamed to say when your poems
are sad I cry, when their happy I
laugh and when they teach I learn.
"Provides us with each others blessings"
Thats what the soup is! Thank you
"Team Poetry Soup", Michael
Copyright © Michael Jordan | Year Posted 2008
Pray, why should I write
About your word like some gang
Conspiring demise of love?
Totally wrong though -
Making believe we hold hands.
Pleasure is not social, dear,
Always it is self
Coming first to its climax,
Treating friends like property.
Can we make a pact
Overtly different now,
Meaning better than gang life?
Privacy hates crowds
Ambitious with their designs,
Craving its serfdom as love,
Tempting only lust.
Pacts are impersonal
A liitle too dry for me
Console not, I love to risk
Times when I yield love.
Copyright © David Smalling | Year Posted 2012
Charm comes from within
Her loving, open heart
And she is such an important
Real and true
Member of our Soup Community
Always spreading joy
Inspiring our passions
Never losing sight of the power of friendship
Each of our lives is better because she is here
For our dear friend Charmaine. She has extended her hand in friendship to everyone here
and I want her to know how much she is loved. The beauty of her words is only superceded
by the beauty of her heart. How lucky we are to have such a lovely woman on Poetry Soup!
Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2010
Charmaine passed me the ball and I don't know what to do with iT
Holy cow! Now, I should transfer the tag until John gets mad, sO
Another tag, while James is still in The Somerset ZodiaC
Restore the ball, erase those codes, don't trace the lines of NazcA
Mysteries, enigmas, forget the Druids, the MinotauR
All the pyramids, the Count, the King, and old RongorongO
Icemen, Amazons and Vikings, leave the day the Sun Stood StilL
Nothing about Mayans'rise and fall, catch the ball, bounce it, plaY
Endorsed you are, my dear blonde, hit the ball, and play agaiN
Copyright © Usual Suspect | Year Posted 2009
Tirzah is talented, true and thoughtful
Intelligent, inspiring and insightful
Realistic, respectful and resourceful
Zealous, passionate and purposeful
Alluring, bold, bright and beautiful
Hearty, humble, helpful and hopeful
Creative, cool, cute, calm and colorful
Open-minded, optimistic and cheerful
Noble, nice, meek, mild and mindful
Wise, wholesome and wonderful
Amiable, ambitious and successful
Young, virtuous, vibrant and youthful
Copyright © Adeleke Adeite | Year Posted 2010
F alling stars we all are
R eady to shine brightly,
I nspired by one another
E xchanging many thoughts,
N imble are our minds
D aring to write new things
S erenity glows in our hearts.
Copyright © Maryam Jameela Haniff | Year Posted 2009
Rich Spice in
Our Poetry Soup
Lady of Wisdom
Yummy great poet
Dedicated and loving,
Encouraging to friends,
Violin playing in verses
Orchestra in her magic pens.
Nice and Kind to all,
Sweet as Candy,even more.
Historian,a great teacher too,
Rain of Silver Glitters
Enchanting Eyes in blue.
(To dearest Carolyn Devonshire,A talented poet but mostly a great friend)
Copyright © Charmaine Chircop | Year Posted 2010
Down inside I feel this draw
Inside, my heart beats, ragged, raw
Stepping into the wild unknown
To feel first hand, this power shown
Announcing self within these lines
Not always sure of what defines
The knowing, though, it always shines
Sensation beats upon my brow
Kept furrowed from the here and now
You draw me deeper, anyhow
Luring me, with beck'ning hand
Using words to help me stand
Reaching out with a loving heart
Expectancy plays such a part
Silent hope of a brand new start
Copyright © Christie Moses | Year Posted 2008