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PoetrySoup is an internet poetry resource and community that encourages the writing of poetry through community involvement and support. Founded in February of 2005, this Free online poetry website allows professional and amateur poets, from around the world, to post their poetry online and receive reviews. This allows poets to increase exposure from their work while perfecting their craft. For those who simply like to read poetry, PoetrySoup also publishes poems in many categories and forms for wholesome reading pleasure.


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Blog Posted:1/5/2014 1:37:00 PM
You Soupers do a GREAT job of trying to maintain PoetrySoup as a haven. We thank you for the emails concerning negative or inflammatory content. Thanks again.

For other members, remember, activity deemed detrimental to PoetrySoup users or PoetrySoup will be deleted. PoetrySoup determines this and you will not receive warnings before deletions. Encouraging community members in a way that creates issues for our users who reference it as a resource will result in entire account deletions. Remember, PoetrySoup is a private website where users are allowed to share poetry and poetic friendships. Use of it is not a right, but a privilege. Poets are only welcome as long as their site activity is not deemed detrimental to community users - as determined by PoetrySoup.

We have received emails asking why we are being so tolerant of certain members. We have been very patient because we think people should be patient as a general rule. Of course, patience has its limits.

Anyway, thanks to all of you Soupers who fight the fine fight to keep PoetrySoup a haven. For the rest, save your poems.





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  1. Date: 1/13/2014 5:40:00 PM
    .............`wHERE there IS,`LOVE,` i'll be THERe`............. *:*(* ALWAYS, John

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  1. Date: 1/7/2014 4:32:00 PM
    If you have suggestions for PoetrySoup, do not post them here. Please email them to use via the Contact Us form. Thanks.

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  1. Date: 1/7/2014 12:41:00 PM
    At Giorgie: although I'm pleased, delighted, and flattered by your attention and comments, im not going to answer you ... I'm not going to follow you ... I'm not playing your game ... However, if you want to talk, we can use the Soup Mails. You're embarrassing yourself. Have a great day.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/7/2014 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No, Giorgio ... it's not the hat; I already told you about my charms ... but you removed the comment. : D! Cyndi! LOL! Im thinking about the praying mantis! Caleb, my "confidential" information is gone like your cornbread ... wait! It doesn't sound right! : D
    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith Date: 1/7/2014 1:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Ruben, I guess I'll keep my redneck wisdom to myself from now on....haha....my comments are gone like yesterday's cornbread!...;)
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/7/2014 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ummm, Ruben, ummm, lol, maybe that's what he's trying to do. After all, you're a fine looking man, kinda hot in that mustache. Could it be some kinda mating ritual?
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, I do not own a hat like yours sir. Sorry!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/7/2014 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Giorgio: lovemaking could help. : D
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sir: You have removed ALL of your poems, and you posted comments totally irrelevant to poetry, instead.
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 9:41:00 AM
    WHEN is the "block poet" feature going to be implemented so we do not have to see blogs/comments/etc. from the blocked "poet". Will this also preclude them from participating in a contest from a person who has them blocked? I only have two people blocked and would be grateful to not be subjected to their inane drivel, prattle, self-aggrandizing. Any ETA when this feature will be available? It will prevent a lot of unnecessary drama, I think. ~Chan

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/7/2014 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I had to block one poet here for sexual harassment. He has harassed others in both female and male personas. TPS is aware of this person. Our only choice, as women, was --sadly--- to block him/her. The person is now behaving better. Perhaps decided to change.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/7/2014 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well ... none of you are blocked, Soupers! : D I'm always open to the exchange of ideas and opinions. However, I consider that blocking is a useful tool in "extreme" cases (to erase insults, insinuations, or menaces).
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/7/2014 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Chan I also have only 2 blocked but it HAS stopped the comments on my blogs, poems & of course soup mail, ask Soup why it is not functioning this way for you?
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 1/7/2014 10:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There has been concern that if one has a member under 'full block', this blocked member can go on extremely aggressive, abusive rants without the victims of online harassment knowing wot is being said(typed)about them. But I don't have this concern....I would rather just not waste my time reading certain things, nor waste my time being tempted to defend myself against an online character hiding behind a computer screen and IP address. For me, this full-scale block poet feature would have already diverged 90+% of my attention away from any of the altercations/drama that I have found myself tangled in.
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 8:01:00 AM
    Soup, somewhere way down at the bottom of this pointless rant [because we have no power what so ever so there is really no point in telling you our minds, venting because we like the sound of our own voices] you said ... If we found better things on other poetry sites you would incorporate them. If you really want to publicize our work & let us get some benefit from it, restart the site contests & publish ANTHOLOGIES of the winners works. Those you got their work in could get a ROYALTY on the sales & a token free copy. These blogs are taking valuable writing time away, best FOCUS elsewhere.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/7/2014 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's a great idea, you should post a blog about it so everybody can share their arguments in favour of and against this idea.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/7/2014 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Debbie, thought I'd clarify that the idea of an anthology IS good. I could see many Soupers loving the concept, and most would want to buy a copy. Chris, I hear you. I'm so old school that I still haunt used book stores and get a high of the smell of must. Me <---weirdo
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 1/7/2014 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Some people don't even want paper books anymore(I still love them), so there could be an alternative ebook option which would be much easier to put together and offer more lucrative profit margins.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 1/7/2014 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Great input, Debbie. Yeah, Cyndi has mentioned the possibility of PS anthologies in the past. At first glance, the amount of work to put anthologies together might not seem overly attractive with regards to effort and profit margin, but there is potential for profit and a bigger picture.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/7/2014 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    They could charge an entry fee for NON-Premium Members small like $5, they also would get most of the money from the sales & of course everyone included would probably buy one & their families & other soup members who would like to have A LOT of our work in 1 book.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/7/2014 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    But your anthology idea is one I'd mentioned ... in ... er another blog gone bad. I know other reputable on-line sites have gone in this direction-- but the work involved? It's a... BIG JOB!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/7/2014 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's like quick sand... lol.. pull me Bet, pull! And I dislike the sound of my voice. Minnie mouse, at times. HA!
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 6:15:00 AM
    Less a case of moderators PS, but rather one of 'moderation' (in the true sense of the word), by members.Been here seven years myself and have seen 'it all' on this topic so very happy to leave any 'moderating' that needs doing to the PS owners.Just my 2 cents of course.Rgds Brian

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Let's advise them, too. All of us who participate with ONE, honest account and REAL poetry!
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 4:14:00 AM
    I visited Carolyn and am so happy for her return

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/7/2014 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes Cyndi..I wish for their return.There are other soupers such as dane ann smith johnson,adeleke ,raul moreno,sami alkhalili,sharon weimer,chris higgins,yvoni vorgis ,gary,christie moses,izzy,frank atanacio, gert knop and many i can place their face but forgot their name.If they could return.James fraser was here and james peranteau a while ago..Hope they re here for good.I miss therese bacha and constance too..and i wonder whst happened from linda marie bariana.My last two Christmas cards remained unanswered.Heard she was ill.I still hope for the best for her.Very concerned if she s alive.These people were all the cream of the soup..Maybe some of them you dont know..but.they.brought much happiness here.Really wish for their return dear..but again..years play changes
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/7/2014 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ME, TOO... wouldn't it be LOVELY to see Joan, too? Tracie? Natalie the Rogue Rhymer? And lets hope our Scribe comes back soon, as well. Hi Charmaine!
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 6:20:00 PM
    Let's talk about important things: Carolyn Devonshire has posted a poem. It's a sad one but ... anyways, it's a good occasion to visit her page and give her the best wishes for this new year. Come on ... Let's go --->

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 7:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sir: Your "friends" react to thy command as though they were "you"! Are they? :) G.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What is your occupation, sir? Do you have a profession in real life? I admire hard working people. Please, tell us!
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 5:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Where are your poems, sir? And how did you climb up to the 46th position of the Top 100 list, without poems?
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 5:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    An important thing is that you removed all of your posts from PS, sir. What is your business here, after that? Are you a..... poet?
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/7/2014 4:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oops i replied above you instead of below you : )
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/6/2014 9:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=531024 <---Carolyn's poem. Thanks Ruben. Like I said. Dude, you're one of a kind. :D
    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 1/6/2014 7:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ruben.......I just read her poem, thanks to you. She is a reminder of respect and a kind heart....and all the things that are truly important, things we should strive for here, and away from Soup land. :)
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/6/2014 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Going now Ruben!
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 1/6/2014 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the heads-up, Ruben.
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 5:09:00 PM
    TPS, thanxs for the reminder. I heard through todays grapevine, TPS only wants what is good for us. Keep up the good work. I can't believe what I am seeing and reading. *Another Debate* Many said lets leave it behind in 2013. Lmfao, here we R'. Why can't we LET IT GO, move on, and make the best of 2014.

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's her point Craig, not yours.
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/6/2014 5:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Making my point, thank you Skat.
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 4:39:00 PM
    Continued BTW, I don't read while driving, I think LOL---anyhow, all defend their own, always has been always will be. This moderator stuff will not work because like I said before we have a perfect venue for that now with all included. The final arbiter will be PTS anyway and I agree with that-it's their freakin' company. We've seen it of late with Chris and myself and PD and Chan and others. They do listen to all and now we want them to listen to the few, a few that we can blame known or not that don't need this extra stress, wanted or not!! TPS's concerns are spot on along with many below,that's all we need is someone like Andrea not sleeping because she made an honest ruling.

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We need someone with a PhD, sir! And whatever follows that!
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 7:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Excuse me: Allow those who participate with ONE account to have the right to an opinion, not the "others"! ---- And you, sir, drive and write flawlessly! Congrats on both!
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/6/2014 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :)<3(:
    A  Avatar SKAT A Date: 1/6/2014 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carig, you're right. I don't want others thinking negative on your postive. Look at the poets you named :)
    A  Avatar SKAT A Date: 1/6/2014 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    your right!
    A  Avatar SKAT A Date: 1/6/2014 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know!
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/6/2014 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Skat, this is 100% positive--no negatives here--they have been fair here with most including your sister who is the most visible poet on the site. If she has a big problem with it she's a big girl and ask me herself--in which case I will edit this comment.
    A  Avatar SKAT A Date: 1/6/2014 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mentioning
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/6/2014 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ok, turn off the phone, Craig ... remember that you're driving! : D
    A  Avatar SKAT A Date: 1/6/2014 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Please leave PD out of your mentoring
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 4:25:00 PM
    I am in a difficult position right now with limited time during travel---but I have had time to read the blog and think while I'm driving (which is dangerous) as you all know. My personal conclusion is that many of you are spot on including TPS. We already have moderators and they are more diverse in opinion than any we could come up with. The only way this remains a democracy of opinion is to allow all to have an opinion and not a few. With a chosen few we would become a representative republic whose representatives would be vilified or praised even in their obscurity. It would solve nothing but create more questions. continued above

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/8/2014 9:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Who has more than one account Giorgio. I have been here long enough to have an idea but also Giorgio sometimes much like in politics many become one and the same is here---they look like one though, but I think they are very few---I may, however, be naive but I don't think so.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I disagree, sir. Allow those who participate with ONE account to have the right to an opinion.
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 1:14:00 PM
    I don't understand why grown people need moderators...just share poetry and enjoy reading other people's poetry...give good positive feedback and forget all this negativity! This is my haven...my come to place when I need a lift so I will not allow a few folks to ruin that for me ...The contests inspire me and I have learned so much in my four years that I have enjoyed the Soup.We are an international and diverse group of people so naturally there will be some dissension and disagreement but let's not let that ruin our haven.I'm proud to call everyone here my friend. I just want to write poetry...share my poems and be encouraged,uplift others tooThat's what this site should be about....

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    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Because like the world we live in, you have people on PoetrySoup with bad intentions. That's just life. The sad state of humankind. If all people had good intention, were kind and selfless, etc. we would have no need for locks on doors, police, security systems, etc.
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 12:37:00 PM
    Hi, TPS, I'm still here. : D! By the way, I just promised to "start looking" for another website, but I didn't say that I would leave PS. : D! Although I have a great potential as a moderator (I'm already an absurd, ridiculous individual LOL!) I'm not interested. I don't understand the purpose of this "new feature." I think that we all are moderators; we all want peace and respect and no-drama ... Ok, almost all of us. : D Through unbiased comments, or calming-waters-soup mails, or ... just ignoring the problem-makers, we always try to "moderate" US. Neither saints nor sinners, we're just common people who likes to discuss. We don't need a police force.

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    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 1/6/2014 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There are Anarchistic visions that don't lean towards lawlessness and disorder, but those are Utopian ideals that won't work when dealing with humans. Autocracy can work if the autocrat is benevolent enough. In the end, whether dealing with democracy, oligarchy, or any of the -isms, there will always be people unhappy with the current system.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/6/2014 5:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm going to trust you ... one more time. : )
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 5:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruben, autocracy is only wrong if you have a bad ruler. Frankly, it is the best form of rulership if the right person is in charge. Anarchy has NEVER worked. :-)
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/6/2014 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha! Both anarchy and autocracy have been proven wrong. : ) If I find an interesting website I'll let you know. Paradoxically, two of the most "interesting" features of PS, which are the easy access to interact with each other and the possibility of express our opinions without any kind of censure are now slowly vanishing through the excessive use of blocking, suspensions, and deletion.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 1:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha! If you find a better one, let us know what it is so we can incorporate their features and make PoetrySoup even better. :-) BTW, society needs a police force (I hate anarchy). PoetrySoup is a microcosm of society...even on the Soup you have people with bad intentions.
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 1/6/2014 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Don't leave Mr. Ruben O, we go too far back...
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 11:29:00 AM
    Well, whatever is decided won't make much difference to me. I'm just proud to be here ...;) I don't get worked up over much of anything and when I do, I just remember that I'd rather be fishin'. As Barney Fife said, "It's Therapedic!"

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    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith Date: 1/7/2014 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    David, you just soupmail me when you plan to be here and I'll give you my number. Would be happy to have you anytime!
    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 1/6/2014 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey caleb next time I am in USA any chance we could meet for a spot of fishing, it is a great past time of mine when I get the chance? David
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 1/6/2014 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andy would give Barney his bullet back and then LOOK OUT...
    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith Date: 1/6/2014 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And for those who aren't Andy Griffith fans, I say this, no spell corrections, please. And for those who are, I ask this ... WHAT WOULD ANDY DO?
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 10:42:00 AM
    No censorship, no member moderators, it makes me so sad, members asked for censorship & now we have it up the Yin Yang [and I don't mean the two rivers in China] The blocks should be enough to protect us from unwanted member intrusion now that they block, soup mail, comments & blog input simultaneously. We didn't really need even word sensors until Slam was accepted as a form, now you can't even writer pussywillow! in a poem. It so reminds me of Fahrenheit 451

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 1/6/2014 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cher, maybe we're just gettin too old and forgetting who we are. Cher, maybe we're just gettin too...(Ooops) And by the way, who the heck ARE you and just who the heck do you think am I anyway...
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/6/2014 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I watched the movie last month ( Francois Truffaut), not a great one ... however, it's ok a "must-read" book. It's about censorship and the suppression of dissenting ideas. Any bells? : D
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Agreed. It is a shame that a few bad apples spoil the entire "blog". Unfortunately people can't control their emotions...and we target a certain demographic with PoetrySoup. The poetry by Soupers is GREAT, however. Of course, we allow a little more "creativity" in poems.
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 1/6/2014 10:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Willowpussy maybe?...Pussy w/willow? Willow w/pussy? (Never mind)
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/6/2014 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The only members I'd delete from soup are those who have physically or psychologically threatened another member or their family which has been done.
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 10:20:00 AM
    I just wanna write poetry...

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    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We wish that was the case for everyone.
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/6/2014 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Me too Tim : )
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 9:24:00 AM
    I think that "clandestine moderators.: is a good idea, as i think that people might be a bit more respectful, not knowing if they are speaking to their best friends...or not.

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  1. Date: 1/6/2014 7:55:00 AM
    I do believe moderators will be having lots of pressure.Hope We don't loose such special friends too then.Even if one is not a moderator and is trying to act as neutrally as He She can.He She can still feel the pressure of parties fighting.If She says something..One would think She is against him.If She says anorher,the other would think she she is against him..Even if in her mind She He being neutral wishes pnly for some peace.I seen many great choices for moderators below..But lets hope they won t end up the victim in the process..Maybe David Williams said it best...I guess i ve read enough blogs ..I go read some poetry now,People put lot of heart in their poetry.Need to be read!

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/6/2014 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hmm.. Clandestiene moderators..Never thought of that : ) I guess clandestiene moderators work harder in soupmails where they are not seen ..to bring peace..Away from publc blogs. : )
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 9:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As mentioned earlier, we are still torn on the moderator issue. That's a lot of pressure for a member and it subjects them to ridicule. We may keep status quo or maybe we'll have clandestine moderators. :-)
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 7:54:00 AM
    When you receive monetary gains for premium or lifetime memberships, then considerations should be made for those people and their contribution(s). Before a poem or blog is deleted, the author should have the right to know why it is being deleted and afforded an opportunity to revise if necessary. It's a PRIVILEGE for you all to be paid and compensated for access to additional features, which are not integral to the TPS experience itself. Yes, there has been drama which, by the way, has been handled between members without further need of autocracy, I might add. Like I have already said: TPS's behavior is becoming as questionable, unsavory and uncouth of those they try and quell.

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    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We understand, but disagree.
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 6:09:00 AM
    Why do we need moderators? Are we not adult enough to know what not to say?…..

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    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL, you know the answer to that.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 8:17:00 PM
    ,I vote for........... Phyllis, Joyce, Andrea, Sandra, Juliet, Kelly D.... Russell, Owen, James P, Joseph... Never seen one cast a stone. Soup, Is it time to vote? Dot-dot-dot-dot-dot-dot--- I don't think a person who has done name calling should be honored as a good example. We the trouble makers should have no say so in casting a vote for our friends. :) But, since it looks as if the voting has begun. I would like to put more votes in. I would like to see Giorgio and Frank H, for soup Moderators. :) Frank, fights for the people, even if it gets out of hand. I vote for Giorgio, -he loves everyone, and thinks everyone is either good or the same person..... Soup, moderators should be chosen by you. A moderator should be a poet, who has never been reported or blocked. That would keep everything clean. Thank you TPS....PD

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/5/2014 10:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (cont 2) After three years here, I've witnessed people who've squabbled become good friends. Linda, haven't you seen this, too? There have been times when I've seen "moderators" here, acting out of the goodness of their hearts. Yes?
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/5/2014 10:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (cont) I think that I saw many take up the position themselves for years. Wait. Let me explain. I have seen many sooth each other, act as a bridge between parties, add humour to a situation, even ask people to cool off. And we've been there for each other. I've seen it.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/5/2014 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'd vote for Mystic Rose, but she'd decline. And Gail, too, but I think she'd decline. And Carrie, but, I'm fairly certain she'd decline, too. Andrea WOULD be awesome, but I can't see her wanting the position. Actually, I can't think of one person who'd want to the responsibility... BUT
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/5/2014 9:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/5/2014 9:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Agreed. Any members involved in questionable Soup activity are disqualified.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 5:56:00 PM
    Will the community have a say or a vote in choosing the web moderators? And can you tell us what their responsibilities will be..

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    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 1/5/2014 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you TPS..I hope it can be done if even on a trial basis.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/5/2014 6:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We are still torn on the moderator issue. That's a lot of pressure for a member and it subjects them to ridicule...stay tuned.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 4:31:00 PM
    This comes from the best of intentions, my own experiences here and kindness: Ruben is not only an excellent poet but a good man. He is usually the one calming the storms, cooling heated conversations and acting as a ... conscience.. to many soupers. The irony of the situation is that I would expect you would want him, above anyone else here, as a moderator. Why? Because he is a voice of reason, a peacekeeper and has rectified so many situations here with his good heart, good advice and kind ways. I have seen it again and again. I wanted you to know this. The irony is sad... incredibly sad. Telling him to go elsewhere is exactly what I didn't expect. May we tell you our feelings?

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    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 1/6/2014 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruben has my vote, if he would take it on!! You have to stay here, Ruben.....you are a good friend!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/6/2014 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tanka, tanka, tanka so much. : )
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/6/2014 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    For Ruben to go elsewhere? Nah.!!He goes..I follow :-(
    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith Date: 1/6/2014 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree about Ruben. I've seen him calm a few storms since I've been here. He's a solid dude.
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/5/2014 8:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruben IS a good man, and he IS a peace keeper. hugs, catie
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/5/2014 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the suggestion.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 3:07:00 PM
    Thank you for the reminder TPS..................... Poetry Soup will always be the best online poetry site. Always & Forever :) ---The Poet Destroyer.... Born and raised by: tps*members <------lol

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  1. Date: 1/5/2014 2:00:00 PM
    Always ask for evidence, sir. Without evidence do not proceed to account deletions. Thank you. G.V.

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/5/2014 2:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you sir. I appreciate that. G.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/5/2014 2:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We do not delete accounts based on member complaints. We must review the complaint first.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/18/2014A Good News DayRhymehappiness,
10/18/2014Fearless or FoolishBiobio,
10/16/2014Haunting Spirit at Monmouth UniversityRhymescary,
10/15/2014Grandfather Speaks with EaglesFree verseart,environment,native am
10/13/2014Making MemoriesI do not know?adventure,memory,
10/11/2014Pie Chart ChaosLimerickfood,humor,
10/11/2014Around the CornerLyricintrospection,life,
10/8/2014A Twisted PloyRispettoage,philosophy,
10/8/2014Quest for GoldFree versecowboy,native american,
10/6/2014Just a BitFree verseromance,
10/6/2014November DreamsSedokalove,seasons,
10/6/2014Cowboy Hoe DownRhymecowboy,dance,humorous,
10/4/2014Terror from New Jersey's DevilRhymefear,history,
10/4/2014Halloween's Mask of Comfort Co-WriteRhymehalloween,
10/4/2014Connecting Genius and MadnessHaikuintrospection,
10/4/2014In Praise of the Holy SpiritTankafaith,
10/2/2014Windows to Willie's SoulSonnetdedication,music,
10/1/2014Sinister EncounterRhymeangst,bird,lost love,
10/1/2014Ingredients for MemoriesFree versedeath,father daughter,mem
9/28/2014Misty's Wild RideRhymehorse,
9/28/2014I'm a ThreeThan-Baukhumor,
9/28/2014God's Kind of PoetryFree versegod,nature,poetry,
9/23/2014Holy Is the LambFree versefaith,
9/4/2014Stairway to the StarsFree versefarewell,kiss,
9/4/2014Merry-Go-Round AlouetteVerseintrospection,time,
9/3/2014A Prayer for HumanityFree verseprayer,
9/3/2014Well, I DeclareLimerickhumor,
9/1/2014A Sonnet for JackSonnetfriendship,
9/1/2014From Awe to IndignationQuintain (English)autumn,
8/31/2014His HandVersefaith,spiritual,
8/31/2014Carpe DiemFree verseautumn,summer,
8/29/2014On Halloween NightRhymefear,halloween,
8/28/2014Titanic ZeugmaTrioletsea,
8/25/2014Blessed TrioTankafaith,hope,love,
8/25/2014He's Still Not ListeningChastushkahistory,military,native a
8/25/2014Jimbo 'n' JameisRhymefootball,
8/22/2014Turn, Turn, TurnSonnetseasons,
8/22/2014Inhaling NatureAbecedarianjoy,nature,
8/21/2014Addiction - A Nightly RitualRhymeangst,dream,
8/21/2014My QuoteFree verseintrospection,joy,
8/20/2014Birthright DeniedFree versehistory,native american,p
8/18/2014Where Frozen Embers Still BurnQuatrainlost love,
8/18/2014Ginger NovemberVersestudent,sympathy,
8/18/2014Football FootlesFootlefootball,
8/18/2014Open Your HeartLyriclove,
8/18/2014When Words Cut Like BladesFree versebullying,
8/11/2014Enlightening WatersHaikunature,water,
8/11/2014Touch the MoonQuintain (English)moon,
8/11/2014Capturing InspirationTankawriting,
8/10/2014Witching HourRhymehumor,
8/10/2014Come Back and AttackRhymeangst,humor,
8/3/2014A Mountain's ChallengeFree verseintrospection,life,
7/31/2014InvitationRhymelost love,
7/29/2014Saving GraceCoupletbird,relationship,
7/28/2014Party OnQuatraincelebration,
7/27/2014Mocking the BirdsVerseangst,bird,humor,
7/20/2014MulliganQuatrainanimal,golf,
7/19/2014You Bring SmilesVersebaby,
7/18/2014Beware the KrakenCoupletanimal,mystery,sea,
7/13/2014Moon ChildrenLyriccancer,
7/12/2014Bless these CreaturesKyrielleanimal,storm,
7/12/2014The Scent of WaterSonnetmiracle,mother,
7/12/2014ArlingtonRhymemilitary,patriotic,
6/30/2014Which Fish Lures YouSonnetfish,
6/28/2014StormsRhymehero,storm,
6/23/2014Ceding to PainQuintain (English)sad,
6/22/2014ColoursQuintain (English)celebration,color,
6/22/2014If for just one magical dayMonorhymeintrospection,society,
6/19/2014A QUICKIEQuintain (English)hope,nature,
6/18/2014What I GaveRhymeuplifting,
6/18/2014I Did It My WayRhymecareer,
6/16/2014Her Hidden GemRhymemother,voice,
6/16/2014A Positive PoemDodoitsuhumor,
6/16/2014Mark Antony and CleopatraRhymewar,
6/16/2014Goethe's PathVerselost love,nature,
6/15/2014FallTankaautumn,
6/11/2014Top-Heavy TrudyLimerickhumor,
6/9/2014Music at MidnightRhymeloneliness,music,
6/8/2014Party of the Garden's PrideSonnetcelebration,flower,garden
6/8/2014Two Loves Had IFree verselost love,
6/7/2014Quest for ToleranceRhymediscrimination,
6/7/2014Waiting for poetrysoup-dot-com Limerickangst,humor,
6/4/2014She lived, shared, lovedSijofriendship,
5/30/2014Crater LakeVersehistory,water,
5/29/2014A Mermaid and the New Jersey DevilNarrativehistory,loneliness,myster
5/28/2014Distant ThoughtsFree versefaith,nature,
5/28/2014Memories Ebb and FlowFree versehusband,memory,music,
5/26/2014Angelic CompanionsKimoangel,baby,
5/22/2014Scary MomentsRhymeconfusion,
5/22/2014Tears on the WindRhymeintrospection,uplifting,
5/20/2014Uniting for PeaceKimopeace,
5/20/2014A Letter to Emily DickinsonRhymepoetess,
5/20/2014January BitesHaikuseasons,
5/19/2014Winged WonderTankabutterfly,
5/19/2014Chaos in SoupdomLimerickhumor,
5/18/2014Gone with the WindLimerickhumor,
5/17/2014Harry Connick, JuniorClerihewfun,
5/17/2014Measure with PleasureRhymesister,
5/17/2014Through a Poet's EyesTankaimagination,
5/14/2014RestingFree verseimagination,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Yosemite in Winter Tankanature,places
Tell meLyricloveme,me,
The Poem That Never WasFree verseon writing and words
Learning to Ride..footle-maniaLight Poetryfunny,life
She waits.Free verseanimals,death,friendship,
The Price of FreedomFree versedeathwomen,women,
Cautious WalkerFree verseadventure,allegory
SEEING THINGSLight Poetryfunnygrandmother,
Like Death Warmed OverLight Poetryhusband
Letting GoRhymelost lovelove,
Captain BreckenridgeFree verseimagination
ShapeshifterAcrosticintrospection
My Dog, BenbowVerseanimalsdog,dog,time,
PettyLight Poetryfunnyme,me,
ImaginationI do not know?adventure,fantasy,friends
Epitaph For A Common ManEpitaphdedication,life
When I grow upFree versechildhood
Maiden VoyageRhymehistory,life,loss,sea
Maiden Voyage " The Rescue "Rhymehistory,life,loss,sea
To ReadI do not know?lovelove,i love you,
The Worry DollsQuatrainfaith,happiness,hope,insp
My PoemsFree versehope,on writing and words
Future DreamsRhymeimagination,science ficti
Keepin UpRhymefunnynight,me,night,time,
tame hurricaneI do not know?imagination
Cease FireRhymefunny
The Loving TimeI do not know?animals,life,love,motherm
Gift of the SeaRhymenature,sea,sportsfishing,
WHAT!!I do not know?funnyme,home,home,me,
Friend Within Hear MeRhymeangst,confusion,friendshi
ANIMAL COURTI do not know?animals,funnytiger,
Every Time We FallRhymeangst,introspection,lost
Alien InvasionRhymescience fiction
Small Habitats...RepostRhymenatureearth,
A Different GameRhymeintrospection,life,people
Probing the Unconscious SpaceFree verseimagination,introspection
End GameFree verselove
Left Handed LoverFree verselove
My Old Black And WhiteRhymenostalgiaold,friend,old,
I doFree verselove
Rain on the RiverFree verselife,nature,peace
The Man Who Fell*Rhymefaithmay,truth,
Sailing the Seas In A Pecan TreeRhymeadventure,old,
Our TimeFibonaccilost love,love,
MoonbowHaikunature,space
GrainsFree versephilosophy
Bernadette and JulietI do not know?political
MemoriesSenryuimagination
Three Hundred And Fifty HorsesRhymeanimals,funny,imagination
The AntI do not know?satire
COLD NIGHT RAINTetractysimagination
The Sofa and it's TalesRhymefunny
' The Power of A Poet ... ' 32nd SenryuSenryuinspirational,introspecti
Softly Spoken Magic SpellI do not know?confusion
Melting years like will-o´-the-wispsProse Poetryepic
Peace to UnderstandingFibonacciintrospection
Wrong AnswersRhyme 
ControlLight Poetryfunnyvoice,voice,
SWEET CAROLYN!Free versecaregivingfamily,family,
' Walk With Me ... ' ( 23rd Psalms )Light Poetryallegory,dedication,devot
Just Give Me a Few Minutes Here - Coupletfunny
PictureFree verseinspirational
The Spirit of Christmas, Dover, ArkansasRhymeinspirational,love,uplift
Living The DreamRhymeeducation,food,for childr
Are You Who You Say You Are?Rhymelife,people,places,politi
The Last GoodbyeNarrativefatherdad,time,dad,time,
His BackgroundRhymefamily,life,war
If I could have a word with GodI do not know?faithme,me,
The Lady by the OceanRhymefriendship,inspirational,
View from the Second Comet - Act 2Rhymefantasy,hope,nature,peopl
Ash on the FloorQuatraindeath,depression
THE NAKED MANFree versefantasy
CelebrationNarrativeinspirational,music,
All ChangeLight Poetryfunny,health,life
Enough Already, Ode to a TurkeyOde funny,holidaylove,me,
Goodbye, Good Riddance! (Co-written with James Fraser)Quatrainfunnyme,
Atacama / English VersionFree versehistorywater,history,wate
Doctor Hill's Bill true storyI do not know?cowboy-westernname,old,mo
"Ode To Horror Brush"Light Poetryfunnyme,
The Mirror Of TimeFree versefamily,imagination,nostal
Long-Leaf PinesHaikunature,
DevonshireImagismname,name,
"Two Thousand Twelve"Rhymeinspirational,lovelove,
The Lone TreeHaikuinspirational,nature
Shadows on the LandLyricallegory,science,science
THREE IMAGESFree versefantasycry,
OUR MANY BLESSINGSRhymefaith,thank you,uplifting
"Three Days Spiritual"Rhymeinspirational,loveday,bod
A Man LostVersehopelost,lost,smile,
FearRhymeangst,life,nature,peoplef
the visitorsNarrativeangstname,me,name,
Carolyn Devonshire's gestFree verseon writing and words
My Chair of SupportRhymeinspirational,life,on wor
A Tribute to The HighlanderFree versededication,on writing and
Dreamtime: My Friend IvanNarrativedeathme,
My Hard Drive Don't Drive AnymoreLight Poetryangst,
' Devonshire and Fraser ... ' 44th SenryuSenryuadventure,dedication,frie
SELF-GRATIFICATION IS THE FRIUT OF ONE'S LOVEQuatrainart,dedication,fantasy,im
Space-Age Hooks and BarbsFree versephilosophy
She Wants to Know What Love IsRhymelove,passionlove,

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colin mitchell williams Spain Flag Spain Read
cecil hickman United States Flag United States Read
David Smalling Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
John Patrick Robbins AKA Gonzo United States Flag United States Read
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Stephen Parker United States Flag United States Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
john freeman United States Flag United States Read
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John W Fenn United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
CS Ward United States Flag United States Read
Robert A. Dufresne United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Ravindra K Kapoor India Flag India Read
David Byrne Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Paula Swanson United States Flag United States Read
RALPH TAYLOR United States Flag United States Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Kris Walters United States Flag United States Read
Mitch White United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
Chad Wood United States Flag United States Read
Deb Wilson United States Flag United States Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
Timothy Brumley United States Flag United States Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Sharon Tideswell United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Joe Maverick United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Wayne Sapp United States Flag United States Read
Thvia Stein United States Flag United States Read
Diane Locksley United States Flag United States Read
Hitendra Mehta India Flag India Read
Elton Camp United States Flag United States Read
Walayee Poet Lay Whitlock-Ishway United States Flag United States Read
James Tate United States Flag United States Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
Gwendolen Rix United States Flag United States Read
Russell Sivey United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
JSLambert Mister ROBOTO United States Flag United States Read
Shani Fassbender United States Flag United States Read
Black Eyed Susan United States Flag United States Read
Anne Rutherford Canada Flag Canada Read
Carol Eastman United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Joann Grisetti United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Gerard Keogh Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Adeleke Adeite Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Vince Suzadail Jr. United States Flag United States Read
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Joseph Spence Sr United States Flag United States Read
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john loving iii United States Flag United States Read
Gert W. Knop Germany Flag Germany Read
Ronald Bingham United States Flag United States Read
Annalise Brigham United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
Lyric Man United States Flag United States Read
Dr. Upma A. Sharma India Flag India Read
Peter Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Peter Dome United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Jan Allison United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
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