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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

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What Is Your POEM Most Like?
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Contest Of My Dreams Finalized
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FIRE update
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/19/2014RELUCTANT ATHEISTRhymegod,jesus,religion,religi
10/18/2014AROUND THE CORNERLyricdance,desire,emotions,fee
10/18/2014RIDEI do not know?beautiful,beauty,feelings
10/17/2014CHECK OUT THOSE BOOBSLyricbeautiful,beauty,cancer,g
10/16/2014BIO - LyricManLyricbeauty,bio,christian,emot
10/16/2014THE LONE SOUP IDIOTLyricbeautiful,crazy,lyric,poe
10/14/2014COOKIE MONSTERLyricchild,childhood,cute love
10/12/2014ROCK AROUND THE CLOCKVerseculture,desire,imagery,lo
10/11/2014FAR FROM DONELyricconflict,desire,emotions,
10/10/2014IM READYLyricgod,hope,introspection,je
10/8/2014I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU TODAYLyricangst,blue,break up,desir
10/7/2014OUR SECRET LOVELyriclove,remember,romance,sad
10/7/2014EVENING CHARMSLyricdream,emotions,eve,feelin
10/5/2014ECCENTRIC EYESRhymecry,death,death of a frie
10/5/2014CRAZY FOOLLyriccrazy,desire,emotions,fan
10/3/2014WHERE THE RIVER HAS BEENLyricdesire,love,river,romance
10/1/2014HOLY IS THE LAMBDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)desire,faith,feelings,god
10/1/2014POEM OF PRAISE-OLD TESTAMENTRhymeblessing,god,trust,truth,
10/1/2014DEVINE INTERVENTIONLyricfuture,god,inspiration,in
9/30/2014WHERE YOU ARELyricangel,beautiful,desire,dr
9/30/2014FOR YOU MY LOVE IS TRUELyricemotions,feelings,forgive
9/30/2014HOW TO GET TO YOULyricappreciation,emotions,fee
9/30/2014FLYING HOME TO YOULyricemotions,feelings,how i f
9/30/2014SO LONG AS PEOPLE LIKE TO CHEWLyricadventure,africa,allusion
9/29/2014DOG NAMED BLUELyricdesire,dog,dream,feelings
9/29/2014FOR THE LOVE OF WORDSLyricbooks,emotions,feelings,l
9/26/2014I'M A 3Senryuadventure,caregiving,chan
9/26/2014SILENT HEROFree versedesire,emotions,future,gr
9/26/2014BEAUTIFUL BROKENESSEthereeabsence,angst,beautiful,d
9/25/2014WILL YOU MARRY MERhymelife,loneliness,lonely,lo
9/24/2014THE LIGHTHOUSEVerseboat,nature,night,ocean,s
9/24/2014JAPANESE MAPLEChokabeautiful,creation,emotio
9/21/2014GOD'S GOING TO SET YOU FREEBalladabsence,angst,bereavement
9/20/2014WORTH THE LONGLyricbeauty,desire,dream,emoti
9/20/2014CRUEL FATERhymeangst,betrayal,conflict,c
9/19/2014A SINGLE PUZZLE PIECERhymeintrospection,life,light,
9/17/2014I REMEMBERLyricdance,desire,mystery,reme
9/16/2014THE PEN KNOWSLyricemotions,feelings,heart,i
9/16/2014DRESSED IN TONIGHT'S MOONLIGHTLyricbeautiful,beauty,dance,em
9/16/2014JUST FORGIVE MERhymeanger,angst,break up,desi
9/13/2014YOU CALL THIS POETRYRhymeangst,funny,introspection
9/12/2014BARBARALyricemotions,feelings,first l
9/12/2014SOME KIND OF LUCKLyricangst,blessing,crazy,desi
9/12/2014THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEXT TO MINERhymeangst,confusion,culture,d
9/12/2014TIME TO REAPRhymeabsence,age,dark,emotions
9/12/2014ANNABEL LEEBalladbeauty,bereavement,death,
9/11/2014ONLY MINELyricangst,emotions,feelings,l
9/11/2014I KEPT IT REALRhymebeautiful,introspection,l
9/11/2014ONE AUTUMN DAYRhymeangel,beautiful,blessing,
9/11/2014AUTUMN DAYLyricart,beauty,emotions,feeli
9/10/2014I ALREADY HAVELyricbreak up,emotions,faith,f
9/9/2014SWEET ISLAND GIRLLyricfantasy,how i feel,intros
9/8/2014ON HALLOWEEN NIGHTRhymeabsence,angst,childhood,e
9/8/2014RAINY DAYSRhymeangel,feelings,love,magic
9/7/2014I NEED YOUR MONEYChastushkahumorous,money,nonsense,s
9/7/2014ONE AUTUMN NIGHTRhymeautumn,beautiful,first lo
9/7/2014SEE YOU SOMEWHERERhymeabsence,angst,beauty,blue
9/3/2014THE GIFTBalladblessing,change,courage,f
9/2/2014MY BUICK SKYLARK-ALOUETTEVersebeauty,car,cool,desire,fe
9/2/2014SHY GUYLyricdepression,desire,dream,f
9/2/2014MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION Verseemotions,love,magic,myste
9/2/2014HERE WE ARE AGAINLyricdesire,emotions,feelings,
9/1/2014NOT ASHAMEDLyricangel,art,beauty,dream,fa
8/31/2014A PERFECT TENSonnetappreciation,christian,de
8/31/2014TRIBUTE TO WAGAbecedarianadventure,blessing,dog,em
8/31/2014SCENT OF SUMMER MEMORIESLyricfeelings,flower,muse,rose
8/31/2014COME HOMERhymedepression,desire,dream,f
8/27/2014RIVER WALKSenryublessing,blue,boat,celebr
8/27/2014HEAVEN'S GIFTSTankafaith,god,heaven,hope,lov
8/25/2014WALK TO NOWHEREBalladbereavement,break up,deat
8/24/2014ONLY YOU AND MELyricdesire,emotions,feelings,
8/24/2014HOCUS POCUSLyricemotions,feelings,imagina
8/24/2014WHERE FROZEN EMBERS STILL BURNCoupletbest friend,christian,for
8/22/2014LETTER TO WARLyricemotions,feelings,love,ro
8/22/2014TOTALLY ADDICTEDRhymeemotions,feelings,passion
8/22/2014QUOTEFree verseart,philosophy,poetry,poe
8/22/2014I WISH I WERE HIMLyricdesire,dream,girl,i miss
8/21/2014MIRACLE MADE FOR TWOLyricart,beautiful,beauty,desi
8/20/2014ONLY CRUMBSLyricbreak up,emotions,feeling
8/19/2014WIND AND LOVEBalladfeelings,love,nature,rain
8/18/2014SUMMER ISLAND GIRLLyricbeauty,desire,emotions,fe
8/17/2014MY MY GIRLLyricmetaphor,muse,music,myste
8/17/2014HOW DOES IT FEELBalladabuse,anger,angst,change,
8/17/2014ONELyriccelebration,cheer up,drea
8/16/2014SATURDAY NIGHTLyricemotions,fantasy,feelings
8/16/2014LAST NIGHTBalladimagination,inspirational
8/14/2014DEADLY DANCINGFootledance,death,
8/13/2014I MISS MY MUSEBalladabsence,desire,girl,i mis
8/12/2014DON'T LET YOUR MUSE DIELyricdance,lyric,music,poems,p
8/11/2014INTO EVERhymebeauty,blessing,care,colo
8/10/2014THE MIST OF WARRhymebeautiful,courage,dark,de

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
YESRhymepoetry,thank you,
Bridge over troubled waterAcrosticchange,courage,lost love,
Cinder GirlRhymelovelove,
Irony AboundsBalladehumor,irony,sad,
To Heal a Heart- Ilyezas Two for OneRhymecourage,
My love for youFree verseheart,i love you,
Forgotten By TomorrowFree verseblue,cry,dark,deep,loneli
The Mood of HerRhymerelationship,romance,
AMUSE PURSUITS 3Haikuconflict,
Never HopelessKyriellefaith,hope,
The Day I Saw the Earth MoveChokanature,
Measure for MeasureQuatraincorruption,earth,eulogy,p
WhereFree versefaith,
NOT ENOUGHLyricangst,faith,family,fire,l
To Whom it may ConcernRhymewriting,
tap danceHaikunature,
TOLERANCEProse Poetrybetrayal,freedom,
FridayLight Poetrydeep,dog,humor,humorous,
MY DAY IS COMINGRhymefriendship,journey,life,
NEVER FELT SO RIGHTLyricbeautiful,longing,love,ly
Sanctuary FoundAcrostictime,
THE GIFTFree verseart,beauty,imagery,imagin
Soar Among StarsVersegrowth,
ODE TO CHANGEOde change,
A Damsel Or A CamelRhymeadventure,life,success,sy
Paradise Leaving Not A TraceRhymegrowth,heartbroken,lost l
TearsFree versedark,
Beyond The BlueFree verseabsence,
By the riverRhymebeauty,bird,mystery,natur
WORTH THE LONGLyricbeauty,desire,dream,emoti
Who Is The PoetFree versebeauty,

Fav Poets

Caleb Smith 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 Lebanon Flag Lebanon Read
Christine Costello United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read