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Lather, Rinse, Repeat

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Lather, Rinse, Repeat

liberty in verse atypical on the Soup born a free-spirited caballero I’ll not dangle from another poet’s noose jigsaw puzzles presented by contest sponsors jump through hoops win their accolades who’s to say what makes good verse? flash your PhD at me “Oh yes, oh yes, you are the best,” most wholeheartedly agree those who compromise win a nebulous prize preset rhyme patterns syllable and word counts twisted forms, multiple forms, mega-forms atrocities created messages secondary to prescribed presentations poetic constipation forced by over-regulation

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  1. Date: 11/16/2010 5:32:00 PM

    last verse hits it right on the money! Congrats to you, Diane

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 6:46:00 AM

    nice peace again my friend thank you duncan

  1. Date: 10/14/2010 4:49:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 10/14/2010 7:19:00 AM

    I made this a favourite way back when just discovered it again thanks for sharing it with us Diane ... love Jayne

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 5:43:00 AM

    Diane ... I had to laugh out loud a few times reading this one ... congratulations on being featured this week .. brava .. love Jayne

  1. Date: 9/29/2010 9:03:00 AM

    DIANE, CoNGRATULATIoNS oN HAVING YoUR PoEM FEATURED THIS WEEK*luv~SKAT

  1. Date: 9/29/2010 8:50:00 AM

    hello! Diane, CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful poem being featured this week. Enjoyed the selection of all the poetry on the front page. Have yourself a nice and wonderful day,..p.d."

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 5:09:00 PM

    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week, Diane! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/27/2010 7:24:00 PM

    Terrific! I hardily agree! Structured Poetry is not out of favor with this poet! Wayne

  1. Date: 9/27/2010 6:36:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Diane. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/27/2010 5:35:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Diane in John Freeman's contest "Your Free Verse Precept" Love,Carol

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 6:22:00 PM

    haha -poetic constipation forced by over regulation..haha...I like it...congratulations on your win, Diane

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 3:13:00 PM

    Congrats Diane on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a nice one to share with us all today my friend with luv...

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 2:33:00 PM

    Congratulations on your superb win in John's "Free Verse" Contest, Diane!! Enjoy your win! Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 11:35:00 AM

    I love this one, Diane! Especially the line about "poetic constipation." Can relate! Congratulations on your win in John's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 10:20:00 AM

    Congratulations on this fine win in the contest, Diane

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 10:06:00 AM

    " Oh Yea We'll Lather, Rinse and Repeat, untill our precept presents those concepts neat, called the politically correct feats!" "Congratulations" Diane! Love It! Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 9:50:00 AM

    Congrats Diane on your big win in John's contest with these lovely words so poignant .. enjoy sweet success this happy Sunday my friend with luv...

  1. Date: 9/25/2010 9:29:00 AM

    Wow, Diane, you named it! There is a lot of truth in your write! I enjoyed much the read this early evening. And thank you for your kind comment on "After Sunris"...Have a great Sunday!...Gert

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 5:06:00 PM

    Hi Diane :)-- first off I liked your title for this one, and so much truth stated here-- and you wrote it wonderfully -- kudos to you for writing this! & thanks for your comments in my write :) --nikko :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 7:35:00 AM

    funny write...I am learning and am open to all kinds of poems....those strict rules are like a puzzle to be solved to me some are fun. Though free verse is my favorite!!

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 6:26:00 AM

    I agree with all the comments below, mostly it going to my fav..... enjoyed and smiled and loved it....luv Michael

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 1:33:00 PM

    Cont'd--When I first started posting on the Soup, I was one to say exactly what you are stating in your poem. In fact, I have some very similar, cynical poems like this one. But what irks me, is that the people who are against rules, will turn around and lambast me for writing my Haiku outside of 5/7/5? It is so confusing for me!~Chris

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 1:32:00 PM

    This goes to my fav, Diane

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 1:30:00 PM

    yes it is poetic constipation, please refer to my poem The Rape of poetry just posted in the morning, I happily share your thoughts, Diane

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 1:30:00 PM

    This is a great poem, Diane! See, I am a hypocrite when it comes to this. I used to only write by my own rules. Always. But now I am trying out other people's forms, so I am bowing down to set criteria. This extra discipline has been a god-send to me, because by understanding the older forms, my free-verse becomes more free? It is like a huge paradox for me. People become 'freedom-fighters' for freedom of verse....to truly write from the heart--but then they will only write Haiku in 5/7/5.

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:59:00 AM

    This is terrific, Diane, and the last two lines made me laugh out loud. Lot of truth in your message when it comes to the rules imposed here. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:35:00 AM

    Very well-written, verse, Diane! you are eloquent and direct.. things I love. Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:33:00 AM

    Kool free verse Diane, I love it. Thank you for your kind words on Carolyn's blog >> James :)

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:30:00 AM

    Diane you had me smiling right through this write. So much to take in. Awesome and much enjoyed ;)