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
Happy is the way I wish for you to be
Another year has gone by, I hope it was a little care free
Perhaps next year, the best will come to you
Perhaps your smiles will be more than your tears
You deserve the very best my friend,
Birthday wishes are coming your way
I hope they find you full of hope
Real icing on the cake, is what I hope you receive
True and tested friends and family at your side
Honorary degree from the University Of Good Sport
Diamonds and pearls at your front door
A day at the Spa, for pampering and joy
You deserve the very best my friend,
Another year has past by
No more tears for you dear heart, only smiles today and ever.
Happy Birthday, dear friend, xxx
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
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
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
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
S hare your happiness and
M ake someone's day better
I nclude everyone around you in a
S ave someone from loneliness
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:-)
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
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
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?
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! :)
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
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!!
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
(To have a friend, one must be a friend.)
© April 21, 2011
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-
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!
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.
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
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!
Singing trills in delightfully through my window
Perched upon my garden wall sits the little brown jacketed culprit, who
Always greets me with cheerful news
Regaling me with stories resounding from deep within his
Ruffled little chest
Often I wonder, as the years pass on
Will I always leave my window open to welcome in your good tidings?
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
Melancholy Whispering. She
Intently Breathes The White
Calm. Her World, Twisted
Around His Voice, She'll
Endlessly Wait, and
Listen to her own depth Echo
Amongst his words.
A Petal So Vivid and
Lucid, Her Beauty
Slips but Millimetres
Every Century, She
Takes Hold, of
His Hand... and Smiles
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
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)
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
I.consider a baby sister.
N.ever too busy to lend her my hand!
D.edicated to her life through poetry.
R.are is her creativity and imagination.
O.verflowing with raw tallent.
P.rincess is her title.
Lonely with her illness but eyes full of care and passion
Until I could find a way to help you through the day
Cause this is heaven where you can always find a way
I'm thinking of you - I will remember you, be certain of that
Let's hope we're meeting again at the pearly gates
Lucilla catch the wind, and ride in on the white clouds
A rose so beautiful, I wish you have found your savior
Thank you for letting me be your friend Lucilla <3
A-L Andresen :)
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From our first breath, from our first day
Reverberates a string in tune;
Inside us it sings and hums,
Each day to kindred spirits play.
Not out of place nor loud and bold,
Deep within it grows each day,
Singing so that those like us
Hear and join in harmony.
Inspired by our common song,
Perfecting as we go along.
April 20, 2013 for Becca's Friend Contest