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Super Soupers

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Below is the poem entitled Super Soupers which was written by poet Richard Lamoureux. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Super Soupers

It was a rainy day so I flipped through a stack of comics
My Amazing Poet series
Finally I picked the fabulous Five
I liked the picture on the front
Yanny the Zen Master with long black hair
Becca the Creative and Beautiful with her mythical pen
One of my favorites sultry Eileen known as the Emotionator
Anne the Philosopher was right there beside Eileen with her magical smile
Then to round out this team was Vicky Victorious calling from the wilderness 
In this edition they were battling the Poet Destroyer and Joker Jack
who had kidnapped Newbie Timothy Hicks
As I read their words I was in awe of my Heros
They made me cry
They brought me to new worlds
Filled with adventures
Sexy had new meaning
Tears became diamonds
Winds swirled inside my head
All the emotions of the rainbow
I longed to write with such clarity and strength
I tried to flex my poetic Muscles
Worked out every day
Then on the back of the comic
A scrawny poet sat on a beach
Beside the girl of his dreams
He is writing for her when along comes a muscular poet
The big poet kicks metaphorical sand in his face
The the scrawny poets girl is whisked away
Underneath it says
Are you tired of having Metaphorical sand kicked in your face?
Are other Poets getting the girl?
All that can change
Join the Andrea Dietrich School of Creative Poetry
She will have you writing like The Fabulous Five
You will never be afraid to flex those poetic muscles again
So I cut out the back page and sent my five dollars
The address is PO Box 88888 Inspiration California 
Now all I can do is wait
What will the future Hold?


Note there are many Poets here who would appear in my vast Amazing poet series.
Poet Destroyer and Joker Jack are not Evil nemeses they were chosen for the roll
because of their names( also I love their work.) I hope you enjoyed my little tale.
Some of the younger poets may not be familiar with the Charles Atlas ads that used
to be on the back of comics, the rest of you I am sure will get the joke.

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  1. Date: 1/21/2014 9:39:00 AM
    Richard.....glad to be on this list...SO glad. I remember I was in my office when I first read this and I had to print it out and rush to other office and say that I was on the LIST...the LIST of one of the TOP poets on the SOUP and a personal favorite! :) Had to read it again........To be honest with you, I kind of feel lost when I don't see a new poem....It's VERY sad. Leaves me empty. Hope all is well.........

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/21/2014 9:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes all is well, it seems life is getting busy. I have ideas rolling in my head but not much time to put them to paper. Thanks for being concerned. Hugs Rick
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 11:48:00 PM
    also, I never saw one of those magazines, but I think I can imagine it. You have really waxed creative yourself, my friend!! You should be on the back of those comic books!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Charles atlas was a body builder who promoted his program on the back of comics to young boys who wanted to have a muscular physique and get the pretty girl.
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 11:46:00 PM
    OMG. I was reading about this fabulous five thinking WOW, what a great poem and then I see my own name appear way down at the end. you sure got a lot of names worked into this poem. thanks for the mention. that was a sweet treat to see tonight. FAVE!! (note to Timothy below: he needs no saving. He is rockin'!!!)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree he is a rockin Dude. I am glad you enjoyed my little poem.
  1. Date: 3/30/2013 5:33:00 PM
    So I guess that makes me the Dude in Distress eh? LOL... Well I don't see myself saving people from burning buildings for sure. This was great fun to read and gives us Soupers a sorta "metaphorical personaloty"... It's funny to be thinking of "bully poets"... When in reality poets would be the most likely to be bullied... Have a "souper" day my friend! I'll check back on occasion when I'm not exploring new places in the UK...

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Good morning to you, Rick! I love the new name of your poem! :D Yasmin called me a super Souper once so I can't take the credit for it, but I think the title is peeeeeeeeerfect! Hopefully my writers block will hit the road today, I have been working on a tribute for you and some other stuff. :) Hope you have a splendid day!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/28/2013 7:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Anne I look forward to seeing your poem. Just got home from work, busy day.
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:46:00 PM
    This is good Richard. You have your whole list. I'm sure that they will be happy. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/27/2013 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Lucila
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 3:04:00 PM
    Great write, Rick! Just a little bit envious to see that everyone knows Charles Atlas and his ads... Poor me! Never heard of them but it's not too late to learn, if you could explain? (^_^) "Comic relief" was good but this new title is really...er... "sexy"? I mean THE NEW meaning, of course! (^_^) Well done, you're fabulous! Hugs, Hanitra

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/28/2013 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Hanitra, so pleased you liked it.
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 8:38:00 AM
    WOW! I am very glad, happy, flattered and totally honored to be the part of this interesting comic tale Rick, thank you for including me too in this creative work of you :D Humm... a Zen Master, not bad! :D hehehe..thank you for making my mood today this one definitely straight to my fav :D hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/27/2013 1:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My Pleasure Yanny. To me your special power is making people smile.
  1. Date: 3/26/2013 9:51:00 PM
    All I can say is that this poem has really touched my heart. How amazing...and what an honor to be on the list as one of the favorites of such a great poet! The part of you wishing that you could write like that...Come on, Richard...cute, but you are one of my heroes so...that didn't quite fit the description. ;)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/27/2013 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ah thanks Anne
    Currin Avatar Anne Currin
    Date: 3/27/2013 8:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    He is one of mine, too. :)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/27/2013 6:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen
  1. Date: 3/26/2013 3:26:00 PM
    great title and a very clever poem! i do remember the charles atlas ads and that part gave me a smile for sure...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/26/2013 7:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Irene
  1. Date: 3/26/2013 11:36:00 AM
    I am glad you left that note because I wouldn't have known what you were referring to with the Charles Atlas ads. Rick, this is so great!!! Could I be any more flattered being the philosopher?! :D Gosh, you are so amazing. You are going to bring MAAAAAAAAAANY smiles to the Soup with this one.

    Currin Avatar Anne Currin
    Date: 3/27/2013 8:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    <3 !!!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/26/2013 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Suites you to a tee, also the magical smile part.
    Currin Avatar Anne Currin
    Date: 3/26/2013 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    'Cause I sure know it brought me smiles! :D
    Currin Avatar Anne Currin
    Date: 3/26/2013 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    PS, adding it to my favorites