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I have been a part of Poetry Soup since 2009, and have made wonderful friendships, and been inspired beyond what I had could have ever imagined .  As a novice poet when I first joined up, I have learned so much, thanks to all of you.  Thank you for the many gifts of poetry, challenges, and inspirations.  But especially for the friendship and encouragement offered here. Thank you all, very much !


Rip It Out


Blog Posted:8/12/2014 10:04:00 AM

As poets, perhaps we are meant to hold on to these words, take them to heart, and write from the heart. ............................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq_XBP3NrBo       .................................

 

So... What will your verse be?    What will my verse be .......?

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  1. Date: 8/18/2014 5:11:00 PM
    to be of varied thought among those that wish to stifle thought.To see beyond what's ordained and seek the reason for all things, not just that which we perceive to only benefit ourselves.To pursue knowledge without restraint and wander through the mind's passions.To find the soul of humanity and its cause.To dream without fear of chains from those who seek power.To live and find each breath precious, that is my verse

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    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 8/18/2014 6:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Profound with wisdom and goodness! I love your verse very much ! Words to live by :) Thank you for those words..A verse worth sharing! :)
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 6:51:00 PM
    Hi sweet Carrie..Tnks for refreshing my memory of such a beautiful movie.'Life exists in identity'.That was the verse I picked whilst listening to Robin Williams ..I wonder if people such as great as He could be whom He wanted to be,Life exists in identity.I wonder if We stole that from him along the way without even knowing.I wonder if He was accepted for who He was or who He represents.Now that He s gone Im getting to know and love the person,when He was with us I loved the clown which hid away his tears.Its a pity it took me so long to really get to know the person behind the character,Maybe I could have appreciated his real self,and maybe then He could live.

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    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 8/14/2014 7:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Charmaine..you've expressed exactly what I have been wondering... how different his life may have been, had the frenzy that surrounded him, hadn't perhaps picked to pieces his identity, ..so that he lost himself along the way. We all have a tendency to label people, famous people especially, and expect the impossible. Appreciation often comes too late...we are all guilty to some degree I suppose. Great observation from you dear Charmaine
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 11:08:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing this, Carrie! I don't think I've seen this movie yet-- but I plan to do so soon...Seeing this clip did make me smile, but also feel sad. Robin Williams was such a brilliantly gifted man, God bless his soul...he'll shine brighter now with the other stars this world has lost.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2014 10:21:00 PM
    He was fantastic in Good Morning Vietnam as well!

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  1. Date: 8/13/2014 4:58:00 PM
    This is a memorable scene from one of my fav movies ... and it's the best way to remember him. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2014 4:56:00 PM
    This is a memorable scene from one of my fav movies ... and it's the best way to remember him. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2014 4:29:00 PM
    Toward the end of that scene, he talks about the beauty and importance of life. So sad to think that he saw fit to end his beautiful life. That movie is a classic and I love seeing the boys learning so much from their teacher. The one boy(so brainwashed to conformity) measuring his paper before ripping it out. Priceless!

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  1. Date: 8/13/2014 4:24:00 PM
    Thank you Carrie I must watch that movie again it's a classic! The Dead Poet's Society yes?

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    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 8/13/2014 4:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Deb. A wonderful film, and a wonderful example of how important it is to live and let live..... everyone has a dream, and should be allowed to live their dreams, ....not what others think the dream should be.
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 2:30:00 PM
    I can't BELIEVE I missed this movie Carrie, but not for long! I will be paying a visit to Amazon.com very soon...

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 8/13/2014 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sent...
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 8/13/2014 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Will do my friend! Do you remember the poem I wrote a while back when you 'tagged' me? It was about why we write poetry... I will Soup mail it to you and if you can find it, send me yours too
    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 8/13/2014 2:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I promise you, Tim.....you will not be disappointed. It has such a strong message, and you will not forget it! It shakes up such deep emotions, ...and even more so now, especially now that we know what happened two days ago. Please watch it soon, let me know, I recommend this movie highly.
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 11:21:00 AM
    We write with passion all of our life We climb the highest peaks , touch the lowest ebb We are all venues varying in all degrees Poetry remains daily and comes nightly to bed.

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    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 8/13/2014 1:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Beautiful words, Phyllis...:)
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 9:41:00 AM
    I live(yet), I saw(past), I write(now). Giving of ones personal/private thoughts is poetry.... Day shall come when I write no more. I cast no shadow upon sunny shore. Poetry exists forever more. For now, even if only in my core....

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    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 8/13/2014 10:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Words such as these, have the true meaning, a reason for poetry
  1. Date: 8/12/2014 12:31:00 PM
    YES!! 8-)

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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