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The Poet, Pianist, and the Soups Secret Group

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The Poet, Pianist, and the Soups Secret Group

You never see his name anymore, but believe me he's still here.
He open's the soups' door, making it possible for me to write beyond this 
atmosphere.
He makes it possible to enter these contests, for it takes away from his own time.
All the postings often get him stressed, and yet he was the first to befriend me
despite the nature of my crime!

See, he's a talented poet as well, but he'll tell you he's more a pianist than anything.
My words may put you under a spell, but his finger's will play a melody on your 
heartstring!
My father figure is still on the soup, but he chose to go by an alias rather than his 
name.
He doesn't like poetrysoups secret group, plus he thinks the contests are judged 
more like a game.

He's shown me fatherly love I missed as a kid, and that says a lot.
Our bond is thicker than the walls of a pyramid, and my pen stole the keys to 
Camelot!
My father's helped me to make plans and goals, to do all I can to succeed.
He tells me don't let the devil steal my soul, and the Bible I should read!

He told me the soup was a joke, that premium members have learned to manipulate 
the placements of contests.
Soup members are starting to see through the smoke, that top placements have 
premium members possessed.
I would have to agree; for I know I'm one of the best poets on the soup.
But it's no longer about poetry; it's about being down with #%!$:'s secret group!!

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  1. Date: 3/2/2011 3:00:00 PM
    This is a kind tribute to one of these Soup forefathers...sweet. As for a secret group, how come I wasn't invited? I like secrets..they're like gossip stuff. Nobody ever tells me any gossipy things.:( Now you've opened up a can of worms. This seems fishy. Oh well, best to you and yours, Mikki

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 6:36:00 AM
    nice tribute to someone you care about plus a little criticism thrown in for good measure! Love,Deb

  1. Date: 2/26/2011 4:06:00 AM
    intriguing (confirms a few suspicions)...

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 10:45:00 AM
    Revelations!? That's what you should have titled this, JAM. Lots of info to digest. I'll have to read this again. Love, Annalise