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

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Days in a dream
Are dreams in the night
Nights are not hidden
But secrets see light
Is living a hope?
If hope is a fear
Fear isn't life
But life is a tear
Tears are unspoken
And words are my soul
Souls are not taken
But took all the same

Caleb A. Smith....gosh, I hate to claim this....
*For Linda's Worst Poem Contest.
Written by me about 15 or more years ago and originally posted on
It makes no sense...and you couldn't pack another cliche in there if you tried!

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  1. Date: 1/8/2014 3:01:00 PM
    I agree with Chan Caleb; it is wonderful in its symbolic state. I especially love the last three lines. A person cannot take your soul yet they take the words that are the essence of your soul all of the time...of course that is my understanding. I really like it.

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 1/8/2014 3:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    its been so long I had forgotten I had poetry on I wouldn't even know the log-ins now lol.
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 7:33:00 AM
    I don't see why you entered this in a "worst poem" contest; I very much enjoyed the simplicity of the piece. Much is to be said of "brevity"- when a poet can pack a great deal of meaning in so few words. I thoroughly enjoyed this piece; kudos to you, Caleb :)

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 5:34:00 PM
    This is very nice,,,, I used to post on back then too ;}

    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas
    Date: 1/8/2014 3:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol been there too Debbie.
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Hey man I think you should got first and it's all still competition. Good Job man!

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 5:52:00 PM
    Sorry sweet Caleb, your poem was bad,, but not that bad.. I found meaning in it.. sorry you did not make the top 10...CONGRATULATIONS ;-) Thank you for participating in my worst poem contest. I don't know if I should call this an honor, but it has been something different... It's always a pleasure running odd contest. Take Care~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 10:44:00 PM LIKE IT! So, don't think you're going to win. Please...stick with the quest for buggers one! That has a real chance...just on the subject matter cause the writing is GREAT!

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 10:13:00 AM
    Caleb, you certainly shouldn't feel any shame about your "worst poem"-- if you saw the first poem I wrote, you would definitely feel amazing about this one haha. By the way, thank you for the compliment about my avatar, I will admit- you flatter me! ;)

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:06:00 AM
    You may be a little too critical of this. It obviously has great worth as it kept you on the path. ANything written 15 years ago is quite deserving of a badge of honor

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 2:46:00 PM
    I admit it's a little confusing (the last two lines seems almost a contradiction... haha). But I have written worse I believe, it's fun to look at the older works and see how far we've come :) I'd say good luck on the contest... but do you really want to have the reward for "worst poem"? LOL...

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 11:37:00 AM
    If this is your worst poem, then I think you're in pretty good shape haha. I wouldn't say it's bad at all, just written by a younger, more naive version of you. It's actually really endearing to read, I think!

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 4:19:00 AM
    *blush* I really like it... :S

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 4/26/2013 4:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always, Laura
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 1:56:00 AM
    Caleb.. while reading this.. and I read it three time, I thought how clever and actually quite profound the words were. The format flowed so well, I am considering trying the style myself. A famous poet once told me.. "Never, Ever critic your own poems, and never.. ever let others do it".. Every group of words we assemble emotively are creative art x

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:07:00 PM
    actually, Caleb this is not so terrible. I have seen much worse, right here and they are winning contests too! I will say that the final line of this one, however, is atrocious. hahaha. So glad to get to see a post from you, now lets see a new poem. (and I still love the bugger poem)

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 1:41:00 PM
    lol Caleb, you reminded me, now this has issues but I'm (with your prompt) going to enter one.

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 8:06:00 AM
    Regarding what's above well at least you write! And you keep writing! HUGS[Thanks so much Caleb for the 'epic' comment on Madness Rides, I felt I channeled Van Gogh but the write has never got a first place and it's beyond me? Perhaps you can tell me why?] Light & Love