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genius or madness

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genius or madness

genius or madness

sometimes just one distinction --

     measure of success





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  1. Date: 5/20/2011 10:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's "Whatever"contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 8:00:00 PM
    One of my best friends who passed away 5 yrs ago was a genius and developed many patents for amazing discoveries...she was never MAD yet she was definitely OVER driven in many ways. Her passion for excellence drove her a lil over the edge. This senryu is great! A stick of dynamite! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 4:45:00 PM
    and THIS is why I always come back to the Soup Kitchen! Good stuff Buddy! And yes, I was away for a while from my hobby site. BUT I will NEVER take a break from writing. On top of other projects I have written a few dozen new poems...many of which are not soup appropriate...oops! I did put one new one up tonite, and I will do some more. Thanks for checking on me! ~JSLambert

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 8:05:00 AM
    Wonderful Carolyn!!! You're so right, sometimes both seems seamless! Great Senryu, my dear friend! A puity that I still have these problems with right arm and hand and now also a problem with my left shoulder! Thank you so much for your kind comments and congrats! Love, Gert

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 3:57:00 AM
    I often wonder where my division sets dear poet...as with regard my writes that is ! This is a "genius" Senryu Carolyn, one for us to muse over, sipping on our morning tea and dabbling with thoughts for writes ! Awesome love ! I had a wonderful time reading you this morning dear Carolyn ! Have a wonderful week my dear friend ! And here the rain is ah soaking everything ;)....much love, james

  1. Date: 5/15/2011 5:18:00 PM
    Clever write, Carolyn! I think for some these are can be co-related. Known people who I'd found to be genius, but they felt like social rejects.:( There might be a fine line between both? Success hadn't made them happy campers. Anyhow, best wishes to you and yours, love, Mikki

  1. Date: 5/15/2011 4:53:00 PM
    YEAAAA. I remember this one and it rocks. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 5/15/2011 6:35:00 AM
    Yes indeed, Carolyn. Good thinking material....and I do like to think...while I still can! Use it or lose it . ....Now all we have to do is define success? well done, poetry friend of mine. and congratulations to you!

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 9:50:00 PM
    such an intriguing write, carols... best kudos to you for the enchating win..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 8:36:00 PM
    Oh you! Well done LNC..love BG

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 6:18:00 PM
    Quite true Carolyn. Paranornal thinking is Godly, and like infinity, unlimited in it's potential. Congratulations on your poem's honored success in Brian's inspiring contest. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 5:57:00 PM
    beautiful piece and well written piece of poetry. thank you for reading and commenting on angel in the clouds.

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 4:38:00 PM
    really liked the quote that you shared with me Carolyn, so true :) & I see this won, congrats to you! hugs :)

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 2:28:00 PM
    And congratulations to YOU, Carolyn!

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 1:37:00 PM
    Commented this morning on it and here it is in the winners List...congrats my dear friend...luv Michael

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 1:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of brian, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 1:07:00 PM
    This piece is (measureably great) as i eckon things anyway Carolyn. Good to see you putting great stuff out there.

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 12:07:00 PM
    " that to be sane".. :( lol...

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 12:06:00 PM
    it is said that to sane is to have some moments of insanity.. sheer madness of one fine write, carols.. what a success in the senryu arena... best winning wishes with more prayers for the best of health.. how are you?? :) huggs!

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 11:58:00 AM
    Carolyn, this is so clever.. Good luck for Brian's contest my friend ;) love Wilma

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