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Sad - Christmas Stocking

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Sad - Christmas Stocking

he stares at the hearth
thinks stockings belong in pairs
and Elvis plays on

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  1. Date: 1/19/2014 4:04:00 PM
    Oh, Blue Christmas, so very well portrayed, Gary

    Watkins Avatar Gary Watkins
    Date: 2/22/2014 11:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Sheri. I hope yours was anything but blue.
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 3:42:00 PM
    this is so very senryu-ish to me!!! I just loved it. Big congrats in my contest judged with Susan.

    Watkins Avatar Gary Watkins
    Date: 12/12/2013 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Andrea. I appreciate your (and Susan's) running the contest.
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 8:14:00 AM
    This is wonderful! I never thought of sadness as a lonely stocking before. Congrats on your well deserved win.

    Watkins Avatar Gary Watkins
    Date: 12/12/2013 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Monterey, and congratulations to you, too.
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:11:00 AM
    This is great...congratulations

    Watkins Avatar Gary Watkins
    Date: 12/12/2013 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Donna. I love your poem "Snake-Bit".
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Great visual, congratulations on your win Gary xxx

    Watkins Avatar Gary Watkins
    Date: 12/12/2013 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Rose, and congratulations to you, too!
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 12:12:00 AM
    Gary, , , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

    Watkins Avatar Gary Watkins
    Date: 11/24/2013 12:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, SKAT. Hugs to you, too. - Gary
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 10:37:00 PM
    I like free verse..... And would like to see you post that form.... Linda

    Watkins Avatar Gary Watkins
    Date: 11/23/2013 10:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have one in mind, although it is somewhat sad. Unfortunately, it is under review for publication elsewhere, so I can't post it here. If you would like, I will send it to you so you can read it. Otherwise, it would have to wait until sometime next year after the publication rights reverted back to me. - Gary
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 10:34:00 PM
    Hi, Gary thanks for the nice visit. how about a new poem. I do hope you give my contest a try. Senryu are big here on the soup, and hikus. DEBBIE, on the bottom must had been impressed by the senryu, she happens to be the queen and teacher of the forms here on the soup. So, I am proud of your first post once again. Take care. ..Linda

    Watkins Avatar Gary Watkins
    Date: 11/23/2013 10:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind words, Linda. I just entered your contest, but I'm afraid it was another senryu, not a free verse. I'll see if I can find one of my older poems to post. I wrote a lot of free verse in college. Some of it was pretty good. I had the interesting circumstance to be in the advanced poetry class with a dozen women and no other guys. - Gary
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 6:25:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup. Nice senryu! Light & Love

    Watkins Avatar Gary Watkins
    Date: 11/23/2013 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Debbie. It's a pleasure to be here. - Gary
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 3:44:00 AM
    - Welcome to P-Soup, Gary ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - (Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours). - My first greeting to you from Norway. - I will come back to read more.... another day :) - oxox / /Anne-Lise :)

    Watkins Avatar Gary Watkins
    Date: 11/23/2013 10:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Anne Lise, Thank you. I read a few of your poems, commented on one of them. Very evocative. I will visit again soon. - Gary
  1. Date: 11/22/2013 8:06:00 PM
    Hi Gary, nice scenery.. I agree with the stocking of pairs.. Keeps things in balanced., lol..., I like your first poetic piece on the site , A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

    Watkins Avatar Gary Watkins
    Date: 11/22/2013 8:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the welcome, Linda. I just looked at your contest "Playing with fire." That certainly opens up possibilities. I'll give it some thought and see what I can come up with. I'm not sure how much of my poetry I will be posting here as I am submitting some to publishers that only accept original, unpublished work, but if you would like to read something else, give me an idea of what what subject you might like and I will see what I might have (or can come up with).