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  1. Date: 2/28/2013 5:55:00 PM

    HEAVY and insightful stuff here Ruben...I completely agree that we arrogantly created God in OUR image instead of the opposite and also think it is foolish and arrogant to believe in the 'right' to eternal life...that ain't up to me!... I'm also not very comfortable with the idea of eternity either (sounds rather boring) although I realize that my feeble mortal mind does not have the ability to comprehend such things..Okay! Enough with the rambling already! - Tim

    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 2/28/2013 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I must also admit that I don't put much stock in the Old Testament (other than Genesis, the Book of Job and King Soloman's writings) Slaughtering women and children in the name of God?...Yikes!...I believe in the New Testement and especially the Book of Revelation...John simply described what he he was familiar with...
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 2:50:00 PM

    Outstanding, Ruben. Nice going. Congrats. Ralph

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 9:56:00 AM

    Masterfully penned and thought provoking as usual Ruben!

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 8:56:00 AM

    Ruben; Congratulations on your win of this awesome poem that you have written. I like you also believe. May God bless you always. Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 11:47:00 PM

    love this poem of yours friend Ruben.. so creative..Congratulations on your win. Cheers!! :)

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:57:00 PM

    I like your style, Ruben! Enjoyed this challenging conception. The student in me wants to say that neither the jelly nor the star are fishes, yet they are sea creatures. RAY

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 9:57:00 PM

    Ruben,, an excellent poem, for my contest CONGRATULATIONS :-) Goodnight~ PD

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 9:22:00 AM

    Looking for harmony in that area is hopeless. But in thejelly fish and star fish you have already found it.. real law doesn't need to be writen. Laws are for kings justice comes from God..

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 3:56:00 AM

    I am speechless! Amazing poem!

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 6:42:00 PM

    Thanks for your comment. Enjoyed your poem. So sorry so many have left the soup but glad to see some of you on face book or other sites. love phyl

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 7:38:00 PM

    what do you know about Ham? there is much more to the mystery than just Ham. T.S.

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 2:49:00 PM

    WOWSER. The last stanza left me gapping and applauding, so fantastic! Hugs Cyndi

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 7:15:00 PM

    I'm back at you saying the same thing to you that you just said to me....I haven't checked out your poetry in much too long, and see what I've been missing???! It is my pleasure to read such wise and introspective poetry...the key words being doubts and beliefs being the same....YES ! Love this insightful poem! And thank you for your kind compliment...I have always always trusted and think highly of your your words made my day! Thank you!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:38:00 PM

    ruben, why the heck don't you have a new poem up yet????

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:13:00 PM

    I've never heard of this form...hmmm will have to check it out. Faith in what we see and what we don't... I have my doubts as well but chastise myself for them... ps: To me the image was the soul...not the exterior human form. Enjoyed this multi-complex poem. I'm sure I have only scratched the surface or possibly I am completly way off !! lol

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 11:46:00 AM

    Dear Uncle Ruben, Soup Mail, Really!! Respectfully Yours, Kenny A Fledgling Poet

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:51:00 AM

    What a splendid write my friend and a well deserving win in the contest. This Poem has deep depths and I was trying to explore some of its beautiful layers. Great write and it was a joy to read such beautiful lines. It is going as my fav. Poem as well. Thanks Ruben for your valuable comments on my Poem and on my Blog. Love and best wishes for the New Year. .....Ravindra

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 1:18:00 PM

    Dear Uncle Ruben, I am not a poet so honestly I didn't understand this poem,but I read it 3 times.Soup Mail Respectfully Yours, Kenny A Fledgling Poet

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 12:50:00 PM

    I love that ending. I believe in all my doubts blindly. Perhaps you are being modest I doubt you have many doubts your too perceptive

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 7:34:00 AM

    Outstanding write my dear friend, Ruben! I extremely love it! I'll take it as one of my favs. I'll come back this weekend to read more of your poems. Thanks for sharing and your wonderful wishes this New Year. Wishing you all the best and happiness always! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 6:03:00 PM

    So? Is your muse on strike?? tickle...L & L

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 12:15:00 PM

    I'm subjugated, indeed! Amazing way to fit in such a challenging new form, Ruben! I tried to understand the rules but had to give up! BIG APPLAUSE and A VERY LOUD NOISE AND SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS FOR OUR THEORICIST AND LINGUIST! Enjoy your well deserved win, dear Ruben, and have a very very happy new Year; God bless you and your family! Hanitra

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 10:25:00 AM

    Still one of my fav ones :-) Happy New Year to you as well, Ruben. X

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/28/2013 4:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BIG Congrats <3
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:48:00 PM

    clever write, Ruben. Happy New Year to you – sorry I’ve been away from Soup for so long (my wife recently left me for someone else). Congrats on all your wins, my friend : )

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 6:12:00 AM

    Good one to go through Ruben; really Liked my friend, grreat to read..!

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 6:34:00 PM

    Have a Happy New Year handsome.[verse 2 line 5 did you want yielding?] Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:19:00 PM

    Ruben very interesting, I like it, have a happy and peaceful New Year...David

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 1:27:00 PM

    Congrats (belated) Ruben on your win with this beautiful write.Happy New Year to you and yours.

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 5:16:00 PM

    ruben, just dropping by to wish you a happy new year and hope to see you soon. I see this won in the contest. CONGRATS

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 10:01:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win ..So very talented you are.MerryChristmas and Happy Newyear to you and your loved ones Ruben~Charmaine