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Below is the poem entitled Lost Words which was written by poet Joyce Johnson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Lost Words

Sometimes I catch them easily,
The words I'm reaching for;
At other times watch helplessly
As they crash to the floor.
I try to reassemble but
They've landed in a jumble.
I grab too fast for floaters and
My chair and I both tumble.

Susie thinks it is hilarious
And joins into the fun.
Before she hears my "stop", she has
Already swallowed one.
I am truly very sorry
There are no poems from me.
You will know why when I tell you
My dog ate my poetry.



Won 3rd place

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  1. Date: 5/12/2014 2:35:00 AM
    Hello, Joyce. What better way to get to know your work than check out your very first post on the soup. This is a funny account of what most of us may also have experienced. It's great!

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 8:41:00 PM
    God Bless You, Joyce, Oh how I wish the hospital's visiting hours were 6 til midnight. I was just leaving the hospital when you left two comments on "Dear POETRYSOUP". I know I saw this Poem " Last Words " on Chef's favorite Poems selections. I Thank-You for the Love you show to Harry, and the Majestic way You bring out the "Harry" I know as Chef Respectfully Flipper

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 8:55:00 PM
    Dear Mom, I come to read the beginning of YOUR illustrious POETIC career. I see Congratulations are in order First for YOUR 3rd Place well deserved Win in Linda's contest and for Your featured POETRY. I Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious comments on my win and all the many Inspiring comments that YOU bestow upon me Soup Mail Call. I LOVE YOU, MOM, ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUREternal Son...Harry

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 9:54:00 AM
    Taking a look at your first poem, written before the dog ate it, enjoyed. harry

  1. Date: 7/23/2011 8:17:00 PM
    Joyce, congrats on your poem being featured this week,have yourself a wonderful weekend,..p.d.

  1. Date: 7/23/2011 1:20:00 PM
    Nice poem. Just doing some random quality checks on our updated server. Thanks.

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    Date: 7/23/2011 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nice poem. Just doing so random quality checks on our updated server. Thanks.
  1. Date: 7/19/2011 8:15:00 PM
    A smiler for sure! Hope you and your chair are ok :)

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 4:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 3:33:00 PM
    this is hilarious! just love it! congratulations on your poem being featured this week. it's so clever!

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 2:36:00 PM
    Congrats Joyce on your featured poem this wseek on PS .. my friend.. a great piece to entertain us all luv..

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 7:12:00 PM
    hahaha, this could have worked in the funny contest too, Joyce! That age old excuse,my dog ate my homework applied to poetry. Too cool! Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 12:05:00 PM
    LOL, Many congrats on all your super wins, Joyce : )

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 11:59:00 AM
    Congrats Joyce on your win in this contest. A very refreshing poem from your early entries on soup..me enjoyed .love, gautami

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 10:56:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Poet Destroyer's contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 10:14:00 AM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of p.d., Joyce

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 9:25:00 AM
    Congrats Joyce on another special win for your beginnings on PS.. a great piece my friend.luv..

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 7:09:00 AM
    congrats on your excellent entry into the contest Luv*Skat

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 1:46:00 AM
    Creative and too funny- my dog has never chewed up any thing at all- except for one single time I wanted to record his nightly wretched barking he would do when the 7 or 8 deer would come to sleep in my back yard each night- I bought a 40 dollar digital recorder and set it on the porch just before sundown- and waited- in a few min I heard a crunching and went out there- it was in 100 pieces lol