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  1. Date: 1/8/2013 2:40:00 PM
    dEBBIE, , stopping by to say hi and read your winning poem in CATIE'S ""Message in a Bottle "'' contest~ nice poem to read. have yourself a good day. always & forever ~LINDA

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Ouch!...My brain hurts...heavy stuff here, Deb but magnificent as well...My idea is that we took one verse from Genesis (So God created man in His own image) and twisted it around horribly and tried to create God in OUR ignorant and arrogant is THAT?...I've read Heinlein's book at least five times...I remember that he, Tolkien and Vonnegut were all the craze during my hippie days...I've read all three voraciously...I will stop rambling now...

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:17:00 PM
    Happy New Year Debbie! I hope to be more active, and have more time to support your creative contests in this next year. In the meantime, many thanks for all the help in my writings of the past. I will no doubt be in need of advice and suggestions in the future as well. Thanks for always being a mentor to so many of us. Best wishes in 2013!

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 3:04:00 PM
    Awesome and excellent piece,Debbie...Great write...Congrats on your well deserved win in this contest.....

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 2:41:00 PM
    Debs, a hearty congrats for this poem full of wisdom...just reading the comments below tells me that the audience appreciated it as much as I the contemplative lines at the end the most...sham wow! U did it! luv, gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 9:27:00 AM
    Why do our children look like us? If we are Gods children it is natural we look like him. Because I believe in God I do not feel like a straw man without a brain. I come from a thinking creative God and as a child of God I am created in his image and am therefore a creative thinking person. For me without God there is no light or Love. Thanks for a Poem that inspires conversation.

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 8:43:00 PM
    Congrats Deb on a big # 1..BG

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 7:29:00 PM

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 11:29:00 AM
    A deep one, Debs. BIG congrats to you!

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 10:51:00 AM
    Congratulations Debbie, really deep and vast. Enjoyed and thanks for sharing these wonderful thoughts. Happy New Year. .......Love.Mehnaz.

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 9:08:00 AM touched a 'touchy' subject with deep commitment and thoughtfulness, and rightly expressed what many of us ponder every we torture ourselves looking for something that is within each of us if only we looked deep enough to see our own worth, and use our brains wisely. Kuddos on your well deserved win. !

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 7:06:00 AM
    Congratulations Debbie, ...Seren

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 6:47:00 AM
    Debbie--as a student of the Torah, I find this is an interesting view...and I wonder, is there peace in this philosophy? And you, with your fantastic intellect and unique manipulation of passionate words, are you a mere foible? a jumble of atoms plopped into your chair?

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 6:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your first place win,Debbie!Have a nice day!

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 5:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your top win Debbie xx

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 4:18:00 AM
    Congratulations, Debbie! I had no idea this was your poem. I especially loved the theme of a God being inside ourselves. Indeed, that's where he may be found. I love that you have set the future's mind to think on these things. love and Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 8:40:00 AM
    Searching and profound, Debs! I think He is inside of our soul. When I was little I'd asked my mom about God...she'd said I'd only need to accept His presence. It had taken me years to understand what she'd meant.:) Perhaps we do have this tabula rasa 'straw head', but being open won't always mean just a brain function? Best wishes, peace and love, Mikki

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 7:15:00 AM
    Very deep and thought provoking. Like this from every side.

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 12:44:00 PM
    excellent poetry. will miss ya dear poetess, left 1 standing..... :) when one door closes another opens ;)

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 7:43:00 AM
    Okay, I really should have read this at night, after a cup of tea without Dora the Explorer singing in the background and my girl blowing zerburts in her milk. I like your honesty in this write, the naked language--I think that Chris would call this raw (?) How diverse we are here at Soup. And yet perhaps the elements are universal--pain, regret, anger, frustration, longings and curiousity--I am comfortable with my faith, and I am comfortable with those with different beliefs. S-mail re sonnets