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I do not SEEK to better describe what I am seeing but to FIND the feeling in what I am seeing! 

The goal is never greater Clarity.. The goal is always greater Connection! 

The moment you feel it, it becomes living and real.  Living is chasing moments not counting minutes.  Death is not extinguishing existence, but existing without feeling!

Color is simply a magnet that is attracted to emotion. On a color wheel, love and hate are next door neighbors.. It's a short distance to either.

Skill is finding more feeling with less words.  Brilliance is knowing when to quit.

Elaboration should only be done with a thin brush.

If beauty is feeling.. apply art first, not science or math.  If you're still painting inside the lines your soul hasn't discovered it's true voice (boxed in by others)

Children lose their imagination because some fool over valued information.

People will see what they want to see unless you tell them everything.. So stay mysterious?  Or you'll end up will only those who agree with you, finding your work Interesting.

Art is the feeling you create in the spaces between your words!

The goal is NOT a better scene.. It's a different play!

Don't write because your pen has ink.. Write because it has feeling!

Description grows dull with repeated reading.. Feeling is a flirt always appealing.

When I go to write I get excited by what I plan to neglect.  Art is NOT fair!

Make your write so obvious only the ardent seeker will find what you're hiding



Blog Posted:7/12/2014 12:55:00 PM

Hi fellow soupers,

I'm in an airport finally getting a chance to read over 50 poems entered for my contest.  Between the house fire (after six weeks we are still not back to normal maybe in a few more weeks) and my travel schedule there's been limited time to post poems, comment, blog, and review poems for my contest.  I've just completed reading all 50.  25 are going on to round 2.  Some that didn't advance were beautiful lyrics but not related to the Soup.  Others were Soup related but not written as a lyric.  And there were a good many that were fine, but I just didn't emotionally connect to.  So now I take 25 I really like and try to narrow to 15 I love.  If your work doesn't make the cut remember its on this travelers opinion.. And the longer I set for this layover the pickier I get.  Best wishes to all!


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  1. Date: 7/14/2014 4:26:00 PM
    Hey I solved all your problems babe, You can get your tops winners on the list, then blog all the others, it would be neat to see the other poems that didn't make the cut, that way you could give shouts out to the others that were good not soupy related. :-P Are we gonna get to hear ya sing all the winners! oh that would be somethin'!

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  1. Date: 7/13/2014 11:06:00 AM
    Hope you are having a great adventure, I applaud you taking on such a contest as this! 50 great poets to judge and trying to narrow it down to 15! That is a challenge I am sure! A million happy hugs your way, can't wait to see your contest results :) xox

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/14/2014 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Cas, I'm having a great adventure, thanks! Life is such a rush. Now here is my issue with round two of my contest. About five songs have distinguished themselves to this writer. So I could go ultra picky and only have five (I refuse to have Honorable Mentions) or be more lax and have 20-25. 8-25 are all similar in their influence on me.
  1. Date: 7/13/2014 5:42:00 AM
    Stay safe, Dave. I wish you every blessing. I'm sorry I didn't join the contest. I have a love/hate relationship with contests and lately it's been tipped to the hate side! ;) I'm not good with lyrics. Wish I were. Maybe next time. Hugs

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/14/2014 10:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes! I'm game! Get in touch.
    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/14/2014 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ok Eileen, but I have read far too much of your work to believe you do not have a song.. So, would you be willing to write a lyric together?
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 7:43:00 PM
    I sure hope all is turning out well for you since the fire. Happy traveling. If I made it through your first round, I hope your trip is hastened, so you will be less picky. haha! good luck with that fun contest.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/13/2014 1:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Some didn't put names and I actually haven't looked for them. Of those remaining it's kind of two categories.. Those that moved me and those that were nice Soup songs. I'm debating whether to be picky and drop the second group altogether or have lots of winners and include them.
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 4:18:00 PM
    Hope all will get to normal very soon Dave..Buon Voyage and take care - Charma

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/13/2014 1:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This is my normal :) high adventure, change, travel, etc. (the house fire was an unexpected bonus)
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 3:37:00 PM
    david, you are living in suitcase!.. hope the house is ready when you get back.. enjoy the judging process.. stay safe!.. huggs

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/13/2014 1:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's not that bad and I travel light.. The judging is tough now that I'm down to the good stuff
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 1:52:00 PM
    Good luck David, I couldn't come up with anything but hope I can this time. Sorry about your house situation.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/12/2014 3:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Craig. Fortunately no one was hurt. When things finally settle maybe we can get down to resume our lessons. I loved your last contest. It was a very interesting topic as your last several have been. I took a risk walking a different path. Take care my friend..

My Past Blog Posts

Date Posted: 9/21/2014 3:16:00 PM
6-Month Anniversary!
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What Is Your POEM Most Like?
Date Posted: 8/9/2014 9:46:00 PM
Contest Of My Dreams Finalized
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 9:02:00 AM
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Date Posted: 6/24/2014 5:36:00 PM
Date Posted: 6/18/2014 5:22:00 AM
FIRE update
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Contest Of My Dreams Update
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IMAGINATION Winners Posted
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I TOOK A CHANCE (explained)
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
12/16/2014 DANCE AMONG THE FLOWERS Balladadventure,angst,desire,dr
12/15/2014 FROSTY Clerihewdesire,dream,fantasy,fun,
12/15/2014 HOW SHE LOVES Balladbeautiful,happiness,heart
12/14/2014 WITHOUT YOU Balladabsence,angst,longing,los
12/14/2014 I LOVE YOU SO Lyricbeautiful,desire,emotions
12/14/2014 MY VALENTINE Lyriclove,
12/13/2014 MY BRIGHT DAY Lyricadventure,angst,beauty,be
12/11/2014 I CAN'T BREATHE Lyricabuse,angst,betrayal,judg
12/11/2014 LOOK AT ME Lyricbeautiful,love,magic,
12/8/2014 TEMPERATURE RISING Lyricbeautiful,desire,feelings
12/7/2014 IT'S YOU Lyricbeautiful,desire,dream,em
12/1/2014 GOD'S HEART Versegod,longing,love,
11/30/2014 ONE BROKEN MONOKU Monokubeautiful,feelings,myster
11/30/2014 SANTA'S SICK Rhymechristmas,funny,humorous,
11/28/2014 BLACK FRIDAY Senryuangst,christmas,emotions,
11/28/2014 LOVE SONGS MEANT TO LAST Lyricart,beautiful,how i feel,
11/28/2014 CAN'T GET ENOUGH Lyricbeautiful,desire,love,mag
11/26/2014 I'M STILL LOOKING Lyricabuse,anger,angst,betraya
11/25/2014 Senryu Medley Senryulife,
11/12/2014 MESMERIZED Lyricadventure,angel,death,des
11/12/2014 SEQUENCE Cinqkuabsence,christmas,family,
11/12/2014 ORPHANED Diamanteabsence,anger,angst,death
11/11/2014 ROUTE 66 Lyricadventure,celebration,coo
11/11/2014 BEAUTIFUL SILHOUETTE Versebeautiful,muse,night,roma
11/11/2014 I LOVE YOU Lyricbeauty,desire,longing,lov
11/11/2014 LOVE IS A PERFECT PRESENT Lyricfeelings,magic,moon,muse,
11/11/2014 WE'RE STILL WE Lyricabsence,death,heart,love,
11/9/2014 YOU LIGHT ME UP Lyricdesire,emotions,feelings,
11/8/2014 YOU CAN PAINT Lyricart,blue,emotions,feeling
11/8/2014 ETERNAL SUMMER Lyricangst,beautiful,dark,feel
11/8/2014 SUPERMAN Lyricbeautiful,beauty,desire,e
11/8/2014 THANKSGIVING FEAST Epulaeryudesire,dream,fantasy,feel
11/8/2014 CARLY CATERPILLAR Rhymeabuse,angst,beautiful,bea
11/7/2014 MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Lyricdesire,i miss you,introsp
11/4/2014 IM GOING CRAZY Lyricbreak up,life,lonely,love
11/2/2014 SOUP COMMENTS Rhymeabuse,beautiful,emotions,
11/2/2014 LIVING ON THE SAME STREET Versebetrayal,conflict,confusi
11/1/2014 TWO LOVES Lyricabsence,angst,beauty,brea
10/28/2014 TOMORROW Carpe Diemabuse,care,child,life,lig
10/27/2014 CLICHE Blank versehumor,humorous,poems,poet
10/27/2014 NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS Limerickdark,fear,feelings,hallow
10/26/2014 CRACKER BARREL ANGEL Quatraincare,drink,how i feel,int
10/25/2014 WHITE LINE FEVER Lyricbeautiful,emotions,feelin
10/19/2014 RELUCTANT ATHEIST Rhymegod,jesus,religion,religi
10/18/2014 AROUND THE CORNER Lyricdance,desire,emotions,fee
10/16/2014 BIO - LyricMan Lyricbeauty,bio,christian,emot
10/16/2014 THE LONE SOUP IDIOT Lyricbeautiful,crazy,lyric,poe
10/14/2014 COOKIE MONSTER Lyricchild,childhood,cute love
10/12/2014 MORE Lyricbeautiful,beauty,devotion
10/12/2014 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Verseculture,desire,imagery,lo
10/10/2014 IM READY Lyricgod,hope,introspection,je
10/8/2014 YESTERDAY'S JOYS Quatrainangst,blue,break up,desir
10/7/2014 EVENING CHARMS Lyricdream,emotions,eve,feelin
10/6/2014 BREATHLESS Acrosticdesire,dream,emotions,fee
10/5/2014 ECCENTRIC EYES Rhymecry,death,death of a frie
10/5/2014 CRAZY FOOL Lyriccrazy,desire,emotions,fan
10/4/2014 SPRING Acrosticspring,
10/1/2014 HOLY IS THE LAMB Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)desire,faith,feelings,god
10/1/2014 POEM OF PRAISE-OLD TESTAMENT Rhymeblessing,god,trust,truth,
10/1/2014 DEVINE INTERVENTION Lyricfuture,god,inspiration,in
9/30/2014 WHERE YOU ARE Lyricangel,beautiful,desire,dr
9/30/2014 FOR YOU MY LOVE IS TRUE Lyricemotions,feelings,forgive
9/30/2014 HOW TO GET TO YOU Lyricappreciation,emotions,fee
9/30/2014 FLYING HOME TO YOU Lyricemotions,feelings,how i f
9/30/2014 SO LONG AS PEOPLE LIKE TO CHEW Lyricadventure,africa,allusion
9/29/2014 DOG NAMED BLUE Lyricdesire,dog,dream,feelings
9/29/2014 FOR THE LOVE OF WORDS Lyricbooks,emotions,feelings,l
9/26/2014 I'M A 3 Senryuadventure,caregiving,chan
9/26/2014 SILENT HERO Free versedesire,emotions,future,gr
9/26/2014 BEAUTIFUL BROKENESS Ethereeabsence,angst,beautiful,d
9/25/2014 WILL YOU MARRY ME Rhymelife,loneliness,lonely,lo
9/24/2014 THE LIGHTHOUSE Verseboat,nature,night,ocean,s
9/24/2014 JAPANESE MAPLE Chokabeautiful,creation,emotio
9/21/2014 GOD'S GOING TO SET YOU FREE Balladabsence,angst,bereavement
9/20/2014 WORTH THE LONG Lyricbeauty,desire,dream,emoti
9/20/2014 CRUEL FATE Rhymeangst,betrayal,conflict,c
9/19/2014 A SINGLE PUZZLE PIECE Rhymeintrospection,life,light,
9/17/2014 I REMEMBER Lyricdance,desire,mystery,reme
9/16/2014 THE PEN KNOWS Lyricemotions,feelings,heart,i
9/16/2014 DRESSED IN TONIGHT'S MOONLIGHT Lyricbeautiful,beauty,dance,em
9/16/2014 JUST FORGIVE ME Rhymeanger,angst,break up,desi
9/13/2014 YOU CALL THIS POETRY Rhymeangst,funny,introspection
9/12/2014 BARBARA Lyricemotions,feelings,first l
9/12/2014 THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEXT TO MINE Rhymeangst,confusion,culture,d
9/12/2014 TIME TO REAP Rhymeabsence,age,dark,emotions
9/12/2014 ANNABEL LEE Balladbeauty,bereavement,death,
9/11/2014 ONLY MINE Lyricangst,emotions,feelings,l
9/11/2014 I KEPT IT REAL Rhymebeautiful,introspection,l
9/11/2014 ONE AUTUMN DAY Rhymeangel,beautiful,blessing,
9/11/2014 AUTUMN DAY Lyricart,beauty,emotions,feeli
9/10/2014 I ALREADY HAVE Lyricbreak up,emotions,faith,f
9/9/2014 SWEET ISLAND GIRL Lyricfantasy,how i feel,intros
9/8/2014 ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT Rhymeabsence,angst,childhood,e
9/8/2014 RAINY DAYS Rhymeangel,feelings,love,magic
9/7/2014 I NEED YOUR MONEY Chastushkahumorous,money,nonsense,s
9/7/2014 ONE AUTUMN NIGHT Rhymeautumn,beautiful,first lo
9/7/2014 SEE YOU SOMEWHERE Rhymeabsence,angst,beauty,blue
9/3/2014 THE GIFT Balladblessing,change,courage,f
9/2/2014 MY BUICK SKYLARK-ALOUETTE Versebeauty,car,cool,desire,fe
9/2/2014 MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION Verseemotions,love,magic,myste

My Photos

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Fav Poems

YES Rhymepoetry,thank you,
Bridge over troubled water Acrosticchange,courage,lost love,
Cinder Girl Rhymelovelove,
Irony Abounds Balladehumor,irony,sad,
To Heal a Heart- Ilyezas Two for One Rhymecourage,
NAMESAKE Acrostictribute,
My love for you Free verseheart,i love you,
Forgotten By Tomorrow Free verseblue,cry,dark,deep,loneli
The Mood of Her Rhymerelationship,romance,
AMUSE PURSUITS 3 Haikuconflict,
Never Hopeless Kyriellefaith,hope,
The Day I Saw the Earth Move Chokanature,
Measure for Measure Quatraincorruption,earth,eulogy,p
Where Free versefaith,
NOT ENOUGH Lyricangst,faith,family,fire,l
DESTINY Haikuart,beauty,butterfly,
To Whom it may Concern Rhymewriting,
tap dance Haikunature,
TOLERANCE Prose Poetrybetrayal,freedom,
Friday Light Poetrydeep,dog,humor,humorous,
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,
NEVER FELT SO RIGHT Lyricbeautiful,longing,love,ly
Sanctuary Found Acrostictime,
THE GIFT Free verseart,beauty,imagery,imagin
Soar Among Stars Versegrowth,
ODE TO CHANGE Ode change,
A Damsel Or A Camel Rhymeadventure,life,success,sy
Paradise Leaving Not A Trace Rhymegrowth,heartbroken,lost l
Tears Free versedark,
Beyond The Blue Free verseabsence,
By the river Rhymebeauty,bird,mystery,natur
WORTH THE LONG Lyricbeauty,desire,dream,emoti
Who Is The Poet Free versebeauty,

Fav Poets

Painted Hunter United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Donna Jones United States Flag United States Read
SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
F. J. Thomas United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Dr.Ram Mehta India Flag India Read
Verlena S. Walker United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Lyric Man United States Flag United States Read
Leon Enriquez Singapore Flag Singapore Read
Edoja Faith United States Flag United States Read
Peter Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Christine Costello United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Stephanie Sinday Philippines Flag Philippines Read