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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.

Grrrr PS please STOP

Blog Posted:7/17/2014 8:27:00 AM

These advertisments are too distracting! NOW I HAVE AN ACROSS THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE BLUE STRIP FROM I GUESS GOOGLE??? covering the Soup contact info? I can't even write and complain to soup because the contact link is COVERED!



Enough with these ads already we don't come here to be pestered with prouct vendors! Just about a third of the page is now covered with ads. Some people are here for FREE but many of us did PAY & if more money is needed STOP the FREE MEMBERSHIPS!  You might have an introductory 1 month FREE with a year membership?

And it wouldn't hurt to have a BLOG presence which TEACHES US HOW TO USE say the BLOG PAGE??? Like what is that TABLE PROPERTIES? - what's a SUBSCRIPT> what's a SUPERSCRIPT??? what are those STYLE things for?



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  1. Date: 7/19/2014 2:54:00 AM
    Hi, PS I cannot contact you as the blue bar covers your contact info.Also I cannot remove it by using F5.I don't mind ads on the page but its a no no when it intrudes in this way.Please tell Google to remove it.Cheers Brian

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  1. Date: 7/18/2014 9:29:00 AM
    My Soup contact link is not covered. Tho the moving advertisements mess with my epilepsy. Thank goodness I haven't seen them here in a while... The advertisements are more but not out of control for me...

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/18/2014 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carol, I think PS has fixed the BLUE STIP which was covering the contact link
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 7:24:00 AM
    a subscript is as in writing Oxygen as O2, but the 2 goes down to the right hand corner of the O. a superscript is just the opposite, such as in writing 7 to the 3rd power, where the 3 goes to the upper right hand corner of the 7. Got it? Why this is necessary in posting poetry...I haven't a clue...Love and hugs, Catie :)

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/18/2014 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hmmmm even if there was a poet on soup who understood ALL the buttons on the blog page and ran a BLOG where say once a week a different feature was explained. If I could I would! I only know how to use a few of the buttons should I just start the blog & hope someone else will jump in when I can't explain any more? I bet Linda/PD/Skat could do it!
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 6:54:00 AM
    Friday morning all seems well the BLUE BAR is still gone & typing in this box is OK too - the words are not running out of the box to the left & right YEAH PS

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  1. Date: 7/18/2014 12:55:00 AM
    I am like you about the blog page thing, Debs. I guess we just have to experiment!!

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  1. Date: 7/17/2014 4:45:00 PM
    OK, Debbie. I just sent you the secret decoder ring via e-mail. I'm deleting my previous comment so your e-mail address will not display in this blog.

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 7/17/2014 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL Roy--behave yourself!! LOL
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 4:33:00 PM
    The blue banner ad at the bottom of the page should ONLY display if you are using a mobile phone. If this is not the case for you, please let us know.

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    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 7/17/2014 5:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry, that was a temporary glitch (flickering). It should be fixed now. If you see the blue ad bar on your desktop computer at full screen, hit F5 on your keyboard. Internet explorer is having some issues with it. We are working on the problem.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/17/2014 5:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    and it's back again fliting on & off sometimes when I click the scroll down arrow? also I can not see all I am typing in this box?
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/17/2014 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nope NOT using a mobil phone don't even KNOW how to get online on a phone LOL
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 4:33:00 PM
    HEY the BLUE bar disappeared???? How about the rest of you? [I just wrote a whole poem that disappeared too - grrr God giveth & take away

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  1. Date: 7/17/2014 4:30:00 PM
    Hi Deebie sorry but I have no pop-ups or ads covering anything, A-Ok for me ...David

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  1. Date: 7/17/2014 3:15:00 PM
    I don't have a problem with commercialism, it is what pays for the product we get and we're all aware that nothing is "FREE" However these ads irritate the heck out of me too. Premium members should be protected from them. One of the major aggravations for me that you alluded to Debbie is the formatting in the blog and contest area where the ads make the script hidden. Anyhow good on you for bringing this up. I do think TPS has done an admirable job responding to our concerns--how about this one guys?

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 7/17/2014 3:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BTW---their address is
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 7/17/2014 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's good that you did it on a blog so they can see what everyone thinks
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/17/2014 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    well only reason I did it on a blog is because I can no longer REACH [do to the BLUE GOOGLE BAR ON THE BOTTOM] the place where you use to be able to CONTACT Soup from? so IF we have to have the blue bar PS could put the CONTACT link on the top of the PS page
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 2:54:00 PM
    I have popup ad blockers and still have the blue banner ad that I cannot close. Plus, some of the ads have audio now; you have to turn your sound off or be interrupted by some audio commercial. I don't mind some photo type ads that do not interfere with visual/sound, but I do not like trying to read a poem and have some stupid ad blaring in my ears.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/17/2014 3:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I haven't had the sound on in years! LOL
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 12:42:00 PM
    I am with you all the way oh cool one xx

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  1. Date: 7/17/2014 12:05:00 PM
    They can't stop free memberships, internet traffic pays in numerous ways. No traffic, no sponsors, no Soup for any of us... They may have done it to reduce the complaints; I would've.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/17/2014 3:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Done what? to reduce WHAT complaints? Limiting the length of time you can be here for free would be doable & make them money
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 12:04:00 PM
    Man Bob I have attention deficient as it is LOL all these flashing ad's grrr

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  1. Date: 7/17/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Irritating blue banner across bottom of my page! It has an -X- in the top right corner but clicking it does nothing to remove the add! I have done so dozens of times on numerous visits!

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/17/2014 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    me too ! maybe someone techno can tell us how to gee it off!!!
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 8:40:00 AM
    Rant away, Debbie. I still don't know how to do stuff here. :( Yes...the spaces ARE getting smaller...I hope your voice is hear. BTW...I hear you are just lighting up the sky with your writes...being published and all. Proud of you. Hugs

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My Past Blog Posts

Things That Make You Go Hmmm
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The Power and Peril of Punctuation
Date Posted: 10/9/2014 8:49:00 AM
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Published Poetry of the 21st Century [not mine]
Date Posted: 9/28/2014 2:41:00 PM
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Thank Ruben! OH Oh, Mr. O
Date Posted: 7/24/2014 7:38:00 PM
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Grrrr PS please STOP
Date Posted: 7/17/2014 8:27:00 AM
Dead Snakes
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 11:30:00 AM
I got 'splaining to Do!
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Date Posted: 6/14/2014 3:42:00 PM
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10/20/2014Fall's BountySonnetbeauty,
10/15/2014Dark Angels of HighgateSestinadeath,
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9/30/2014Forever Blowing BubblesLimerickhumor,
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9/23/2014Eccentric EyesSonnetpain,
9/23/2014Hiding PlacesHaibunabuse,
9/23/2014Daddies GirlFree versechildhood,
9/16/2014Holy is the LambFree versepeople,philosophy,
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8/26/2014Love Froze the FlameGhazallost love,love,
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7/19/2014Ride Sally RideBalladsexy,
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6/24/2014Going DownLimericklust,
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6/13/2014Sea SawVersesea,
6/10/2014Dream CatchersSijoappreciation,change,
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5/18/2014Smiling CharmedVersetime,
5/17/2014The Day's MourningTerzanellebereavement,
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EchoQuatrainlost lovewords,love,
Bells (after Poe)Lyricpassion
Respectfully, Emily DickinsonLyricintrospection
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The Bruised and Rotting PearCoupletfaith,hope
flyFree verseanimals
ABC's for a Young CaptainABClife
Not Entirely About Living In New YorkFree verselifeworld,light,light,
WoodcutterI do not know?warold,old,
DreamsFree versefaith,forgiveness
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Weep O WillowsVersedeath
Harlem BluesFree verseblack-african amerchildre
Summers EverlastingFree versenostalgia
EASTER IVYNarrativefriendshipeaster,,cousin,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
End of daysRhymeinspirational,lifeme,war,
Past-Life NightmareNarrativemystery,autumn,
I dream of you (to JEW)Free verseimagination,lovenight,swe
jellyfish back stropheImagismallegory,nature,on writin
Disposable WisdomRhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Remission (In Memory of William Watt).Elegybrother,death,nostalgiawo
The Day That Died ForeverFree verseadventure,angst,art,confu
Summer MatineeNarrativebrother,me,
The Moon and II do not know?hope,life,love,nature,pea
Seeking, SearchingFree verseimaginationlove,
BEFORE SPRING CAMENarrativeadventure,animals,childho
Wild Cherry TreeFree versechildhood,devotion,nature
Words from the OracleLayallegory,philosophy
ScienceFree verse 
Mona Lisa resemblesChokaart
AND WITH MERRIEST SPIRITQuintain (English)faith,father,holiday,insp
Cotton-Pickin' ParadiseVersechildhood,life,nostalgia,
Where The Sycamore GrewFree verseautumn,family,house,life,
LarksFree versedeath,devotion,imaginatio
Big BangLimerickfunny,science
winter (do not forget among the loss of flowers) meFree verse 
LetI do not know?loveme,me,
He Was Smoking HotI do not know?funny
Alabaster NightFree versenature,sea,
Haunted OrbHaikufantasy,nature
This Night Sonnet 
Tombstones & TeacupsRhymeallegory,childhood,death,
Today Not TomorrowFree versededication,depression,gir
Years Of The RoseFree verselost love,loveday,
The Joy that Sweetly StaysFree versehappinessjoy,
Cinder GirlRhymelovelove,
Biography (Thesis Statement)Versehistory,life,philosophyli
Figure FusionVerseart,sports
Dancing Bird - with video linkFree verseanimals,introspection,nat
Poem for a sensuous poetFree versefantasy,on writing and wo
The Road Walked Down Through the YearsRhymelife,on writing and words
The Iceman Cometh!Rhymenostalgia
He says/ She saysNarrativelife
I've seen so manySonnetintrospectionnight,night,
Searching for MichelangeloFree verseart,hope,life,people,imag
When Madness Rides on MoonlightSestinalovegod,light,god,life,li
Falling StarsFree versehopestar,star,
Before the City WakesSonnet 
realisation of self (War Child)Free verseme,me,
Reporting Live On The Soup (Colorado)Rhymefunnyme,me,
Late at nightLyricimaginationme,fear,me,
Reverencing NatureBalladfaith,naturenature,heart,
Simple PleasuresRhymehappinesssummer,summer,
I ExistPantoumintrospectionlife,me,
Leaving Madrid Blank versenostalgia,travel
Magnolia SongFree verselove,romance,
yellow bus roars throughHaikuallegory,nature,places
Ethel's RemediesRhymefunny,people
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Love Beyond the PaleQuatraindevotion,lost love,
Night VisionsFree verselost love,passion,
The Ghost That Travels FarPersonificationnature
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