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The best advice came from my hero
since our very first days on the Soup,
he said to me true to yourself
don't try to blend into the group.

When no one wants to write in rhyme
you told me ....write it anyway,
when no one wants to read rhyme,
you said to me ...write it anyway.

If this is your passion, why let it go
all opinions will be hit and miss,
poetry is not what others want you to do
only Heart and Soul make up the artist.

Did Poe try to follow the rest ...oh no
being unique makes any artist great,
perfection is what it is you
only we can control the hand of fate.

So what if we are being a little archaic
by respecting those who came before,
the elders are remembered for a reason
they opened up the modern poet's door.

Thank you for teaching me to believe
because back then I just didn't see,
the talent, the potential, the poet
... that you somehow saw in me.

I have many Poetry Soup heroes....

but this poem is for Chan Hurst, "Just That Archaic Poet" ....RIP

Written on November 10th, 2015

Copyright © Kelly Deschler


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  1. Date: 11/29/2015 12:46:00 PM

    This is a wonderful tribute poem, praising the virtues and wit of your mentor, hero and poetic friend. Emile.
  1. Date: 11/20/2015 8:10:00 PM

    this is fantastic. How could I not have seen it before? I am guessing it won and i hope it won BIg. One of the best written ones I have seen for a Soup hero. Congratulations. (He WAS indeed a hero for you)
  1. Date: 11/18/2015 9:05:00 AM

    Ahh!! Great tribute to one who was a great role model..I enjoyed reading this contest entry today..Thanks for the visit to my page. Sara
  1. Date: 11/17/2015 10:49:00 PM

    Excellent and beautiful dedication. Congrats. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it.
  1. Date: 11/16/2015 8:53:00 PM

    Congrats on your win with this beautiful poem. Your Hero is nice person i feel. Loved always my lovely friend,bl
  1. Date: 11/15/2015 1:11:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well-deserved top win my very dear friend, Kelly! Hugs! love lots, Leonora
  1. Date: 11/14/2015 7:17:00 PM

    I see this received top honour! Congratulations Kelly.
  1. Date: 11/14/2015 7:13:00 PM

    his advice to you was flawless....and I am so happy that I saw this....I feel deprived that I got to experience his thoughts....but through you, there is no need for it to be sought....great tribute Kelly....;)
  1. Date: 11/14/2015 5:00:00 PM

    What a wonderful dedication. He loved Rhyme so your work was right up his alley. I got him to also appreciate free form although it was somewhat begrudgingly but he kept an open mind. Thanks for brining chan to mind. 7 all the way!
  1. Date: 11/14/2015 12:11:00 AM

    Beautiful dedication!
  1. Date: 11/13/2015 5:46:00 PM

    Whit is neat about us is we will rhyme And enjoy doing it all of the time What happened in Paris this day Wonder what your uncle would say. And to think. Jill and I were just in Normandy in May. Am writing more poems about current events. Jim Horn
  1. Date: 11/13/2015 4:59:00 PM

    Congratulations on your first place in the contest....
  1. Date: 11/13/2015 3:15:00 PM

    This was interesting. There is a place for old forms and a place for new forms. I like this. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
  1. Date: 11/13/2015 2:31:00 PM

    Beautifully written and very worthy of the win. I'm sure Chan feels the same, Kelly.
  1. Date: 11/13/2015 2:35:00 AM

    WOW..perfect tribute :) Congratulations on he win Kelly :) God bless
  1. Date: 11/12/2015 8:51:00 PM

    Kelly, congratulations on your 1st place win it was well deserved:-) Alexis 7
  1. Date: 11/12/2015 8:10:00 PM

    A wonderful write for a wonderful man. Congratulations Kelly on your wonderful win!!
  1. Date: 11/12/2015 7:08:00 PM

    Wonderful, Kelly! Congrats on your First Place win! Hugs, Sandra
  1. Date: 11/12/2015 6:13:00 PM

    Beautifully said, Kelly !! And such wonderful advice from your "hero" ! :)
  1. Date: 11/12/2015 6:10:00 PM

    Congrats... Skat
  1. Date: 11/12/2015 5:49:00 PM

    Kelly, congratulations for your winning poem ~
  1. Date: 11/12/2015 5:17:00 PM

    Dropping back with my congrats Kelly:-) hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 11/12/2015 10:22:00 AM

    wonderful piece Kelly...I couldn't agree more..can't be something your least not for BG
  1. Date: 11/12/2015 4:46:00 AM

    I love this, it's a winner in my heart, thank you for writing it, it has so much truth, I do recall seeing his poetry, thank you for bringing him to the fore front, I have a deep appreciation for your great depth Kelly, Mystic x
  1. Date: 11/11/2015 5:39:00 PM

    you were given great advice, and this poem expresses it very well.. a great tribute...good luck in the contest
  1. Date: 11/11/2015 3:44:00 PM

    Excellent, Kelly! A tribute to a hero whose encouragement served you well! gl in the contest. // paul
  1. Date: 11/11/2015 3:30:00 PM

    Beautiful tribute Kelly...
  1. Date: 11/11/2015 3:27:00 PM

    I love good rhyme and meter, still classic poetry to me. If you haven't yet, check out my latest stab at Poe
  1. Date: 11/11/2015 3:17:00 PM

    Oh Kelly this is so so beautiful and a lovely tribute to Chan:-) I too love to write in rhyme but will try other forms now:-) good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx7