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A Souper Goodbye (Re- Post)

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A Souper Goodbye (Re- Post)

how do i say good  bye
to a group of girls 
and a crowd of guys
and try to speak
with tears in eyes
of struggles we have
vocalized
of emotions we have
emphasized
of passions we have 
recognized
of feelings we hope others
realize
of truth a little 
compromised
in short
we let the world know 
that we spoke
and that we spoke
eloquently

God made broken hearts 
pick up pens
and write what 
he was saying to them
God took creative minds
and wrote purposes
so divine
God put love in lonely hearts
that picked up pens
and created art
and unlike most
that toast the occasion
tempted by the devil
to drink and forget
we the scribes
chisel our words in stone
reminding our posterity
that they are not alone
each and every word has grown
and some times spoken from
the Throne
our speech, our claim
our poem
WILL LIVE ON!


(dear soupers, I'm not going anywhwere. it's a re-post)

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  1. Date: 8/1/2010 6:52:00 PM
    well done! JHL! jimbo

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 6:50:00 AM
    The power of the written word. Wonderful writing, John. Thank you for sharing. Lainie

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 12:41:00 PM
    Well thank god for that!!!! great poem! I promise your next! love Simone

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 11:52:00 AM
    Loved the rym it really flowed nicely.. hope you stick round i enjoy reading your poetry.:) Enjoy ya day.

  1. Date: 3/19/2010 3:49:00 PM
    You better not ... we only go when we make final transition - not your prerogative or mine ... I just want your words of faith and wisdom to shine on the dark pages of each heart ... bravo for the write, my friend.

  1. Date: 3/19/2010 12:11:00 PM
    Don't think that I had read it.. Like what you had to say...I especially like the lines that say "we scribes chisel our words in stone"..Keep the creative pen flowing...Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work "NIght Of Desire"...I liked the way Doris corrected me..I wasn't altogether talking about sex but it was metaphoric language or allegory..Sara

  1. Date: 3/18/2010 11:31:00 AM
    Got your note on the birthday blog and 4/26 is another month but thanks for letting me know when your birthday is .... hope you meant April and not March ... smile ... whichever, you are now officially on the calendar none of which has anything to do with this "goodbye" ... but its all Good ... smile

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 8:29:00 PM
    Gee, for a moments you had me wondering what was going on. Glad you are still here. Phyl

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 10:55:00 AM
    Great poem, John. I'm so glad you're not leaving. You're a staple in the PoetrySoup culmination. Thanks for being you.

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 5:02:00 AM
    Thank you, John, for your most welcomed recent comments on my “STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION!” blog. If you try the technique and it helps, I would love to hear about it. (Your family is in my prayers.) Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 3/15/2010 5:45:00 PM
    Woosh.. I was so worried, you were leaving us, as I started to read this wonderful poem, and I so happy that it is just poetry you write, dear one, and nice poetry it is, our words eternal from our hearts, and our pens.. they do indeed live.. have a life of their own... and thanks so much, John, for your very wonderful comments on my poetry...they make my heart soar... love Constance

  1. Date: 3/15/2010 5:32:00 AM
    Perfection...gone to my favorites..Excellent writing, John iii BIG SMILES from this one. May God bless your life with all that you and your family needs. SUGGESTION: Good bye is too permanent. How about "Until the Morrow" for a title...anything but not good-bye. You will be missed. Love and THANKS for your words, loving kindness...friendship. Love to you and yours. Forever. Stay in touch, my poet friend. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 3/15/2010 12:48:00 AM
    Dear friend, this is a deep poem,i hope you are not saying you re leaving.that would be heartwrenching.the poems shall go and your sighn shall remain.your poetry and friendship means a lot to all,i wait for your next post-Charma.

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 10:41:00 PM
    This is a great one from you, john. but gosh, why are you calling it a souper goodbye. It does not really feel like one, and I notice it's a repost. Sure hope you are not leaving! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 9:19:00 PM
    Linda marie has a new blog that I think you should check out.It is getting to know everyone.It's fun

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 8:05:00 PM
    This is an outlet that you shouldnt give up..you are to talented to keep this bottled up..visit when you can. BG

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 7:34:00 PM
    Well John I hope u are not going to leave us on Soup... I see its a repost of maybe a time when u were considering leaving as happened to me last year.. but who will entertain us with such wonderful poetry if u leave? please read my featured poem on Soup this week "Returning Home" and hopefully it will inspire u to remain here..luv.. "Sweetheart"