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Nominated as one of the BEST POETS (current or in the past) on World Poetry Day, 21 March 2013 - in Dazed & Confused Magazine.

2. @ WATER DANCE (facebook page): Tips, poetry forms, self-publishing, websites, my books for sale, etc

Included in: My poem, ON THE OCEAN WAVES
International Who's Who in Poetry 2012
Library of Congress ISBN- 978-1-61936-035-8

My poem, The African Man, featured twice during 2012 in the eMagazine, Afritorial

The Gag Factor

Blog Posted:5/10/2013 9:15:00 AM

Hallo Soupers!

We are all too familiar with that "Ah!" moment when we grab the nearest writing implement to record our impressions of a scene or moment - immortalizing it in prose or poetry. However, there are certain things which do not inspire me. The Bieb is in Cape Town at the moment and dominating the local news with his "bad behaviour". Shame, he has not got a glue as to what constitutes "bad behaviour" and his PR is hard pressed to come up with "incidents". I'm of the old hippy era and we instinctively knew how to "behave badly".... what a lovely contradiction in terms that is?

If YOU could write a flattering poem about The Bieb, you are a better poet than most and you may share it here with us. No, there is no prize to be won. Only the satisfaction that you have proven me wrong in that one can write poetry about ANYTHING, irrespective of the GAG FACTOR.

Wishing everyone a splendid weekend.



Update: Photo uploaded onto the net yesterday. I am afraid it does not get any

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 7:53:00 PM
    I am so proud of my grandaughter, she is no fan is Justin Bieber. 11 and at that age so easily drawn and she makes sense...good sense of it all.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 5/11/2013 12:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    She has developed a sense of good taste early in her life, that is for sure. :-)
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 4:44:00 PM
    hahaha, what a funny blog. it puts me in mind of the days that my daughter was in love with New Kids on the Block. And when I used to rock out to Michael George. Or was it George Michael. I can't even remember any more. What is this? are you do a Bieber contest? Oh, here is something funny. My son's new stepson, age 8 and very much a BOY, asked last year for a Bieber doll for Xmas. GOOD GRIEF.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 5/11/2013 12:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You can say that again To your Q whether I am running a contest, the answer is: No. I just had to get it off my chest - I literally groan when he is mentioned in the local news. Funny that e puts you in mind of George Michael - another one.... ;-)
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 1:11:00 PM
    Wrote for the Bieb singing, dancing to a tune pop star has new CD just in

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 5/11/2013 12:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 11:30:00 AM
    Hey, most girls don't wear that much makeup!

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 5/10/2013 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 11:17:00 AM
    For Justin "I am a Narcisscist Full of narcissism my fans are in the same mindset prism Look at me, while I look at me Look at them Looking at me me in narciastic ecstacy Oh why is it I am so pretty but feel so empty."

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 5/11/2013 12:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Su Sorry I couldn't strech my imagination beyond the obvious GAG FActor LOL SuZ
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 5/10/2013 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :-) You hit the nail on the head with this one, Suz
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 10:48:00 AM
    Even the "tat" looks like a Lucky Dip sticker.... Oh! I like the necklace......

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 10:43:00 AM
    YiP! This is his "James Dean" look - which he somehow does not quite pull off.... lol

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My Past Blog Posts

Goodbye Soupers - with Omar Khayyam
Date Posted: 5/19/2013 1:42:00 AM
Date Posted: 5/17/2013 5:18:00 AM
Happy Mother's Day
Date Posted: 5/11/2013 3:06:00 PM
Date Posted: 5/11/2013 1:09:00 AM
The Gag Factor
Date Posted: 5/10/2013 9:15:00 AM
My Perspective ...
Date Posted: 5/7/2013 1:39:00 AM
The Face of PoetrySoup
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America's first settlers resorted to cannibalism
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MOST AWFUL by Caleb Smith
Date Posted: 4/25/2013 12:35:00 PM
WORLD BOOK DAY, 23 April - Birth and Death of Shakespeare
Date Posted: 4/23/2013 3:16:00 AM
You are what you read - ROUNDEL CONTEST UPDATE
Date Posted: 4/22/2013 1:43:00 AM
Date Posted: 4/19/2013 4:00:00 AM
Date Posted: 4/18/2013 1:09:00 AM
Suzanne Delaney and Suzette Crous
Date Posted: 4/11/2013 1:28:00 AM
Date Posted: 4/8/2013 8:02:00 AM
GROOK contest finalized
Date Posted: 4/8/2013 3:17:00 AM
Suzette Poet and Author - new website
Date Posted: 4/7/2013 2:17:00 AM
Date Posted: 4/5/2013 1:34:00 AM
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WHO IS THE POET? - No 4 - EASTER EGG HUNT - So far - - -
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7/22/2014TimeSuzette Primedeath,life,philosophy,
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6/7/2014SIJO meets COUNTRY and WESTERNSijolonely,longing,lost love,
5/25/2014moths flitMonokuanalogy,nature,
5/23/2014Not haikuSenryuanalogy,humor,humorous,
5/18/2014IN SILENCE LAYS THE ANSWERSonnetallegory,philosophy,poets
5/13/2014the cherry blossomHaikuspring,
5/13/2014BRIDGE TOO FARVersemythology,
5/11/2014HAPPY MOTHER'S DAYTankamothers day,
5/5/2014tears of this veldSijohero,longing,memory,natur
5/5/2014TO A NUNNERY, GOFree versemarriage,men,women,
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4/14/2014DESMOND MPILO TUTU - Itty Bitty poemClerihewhumorous,
3/31/2014SWEET TASTE OF LOVE In memory of Linda-marie Sweet-heartSuzette Primebereavement,death,dedicat
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3/7/2014My LegacySuzette Primefaith,god,life,poems,poet

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