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My name is James Andrew Fraser, I reside in Inverness. The Capital of the Highlands of Bonnie Scotland.

Poetry is so new to me, I have been writing for just under a year now, but I look forward to writing to well into the future. My preferred topics are fantasy and nature, but I do try to broaden my choices as my poetry to present shows.

My main hobbies apart from poetry are Music and Art. Many years back I used to do copies of Album Covers, especially fantasy ones, as I marvelled at the likes of Roger Dean and Storm Thorgerson. You can find their work on the Albums of Yes and Pink Floyd respectively.

The bands that I like are many, Pink Floyd, Marillion, Wishbone Ash, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Journey, Foreigner, Heart, Allman Bros, Ann Vriend, Amy MacDonald and so many more. And I love writing to music, nothing beats it in my eyes.

Much of the poetry on the Soup is on my website and without the Soup, I very much doubt this site would have been created.

My motto in life is, " You don't have to stand on someone to be taller than them "



Breach of Personal Information on the Soup.

Blog Posted:1/7/2012 9:01:00 AM
Good day to you Soupers,

Having read p.d's & Royal's blog's relating to Royal's Soup Account being compromised.

I sincerely hope that the Soup's admin are monitoring this situation. I would encourage the Admin to post a blog of their own confirming that they will not accept such actions happening on this fine poetry site. I do hope they have been in touch directly regarding this, and have offered a solution to keeping Royal on the Soup.
She is one of our young poets, and they are the sites future.

Sadly, a family member or friend could be responsible for such actions. If it is indeed someone out-with the Soups reach, the admin are powerless apart from offering a password change.

This could happen to any of us, whether a current poet on the Soup, or someone else using a poets password details. If it is indeed found to be an existing member. I would appreciate a speedy response to the said person being deleted from this fine poetry site immediately.

My final words are in the hoping that Royal DOES remain here on the Soup. We need youngsters here ever so much. Even us adults can learn from them, just as they learn from us.

Have a lovely weekend all,

James "The Highlander"
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  1. Date: 1/9/2012 9:37:00 PM
    You are so right, James. That was a terrible thing to do to Royal! I feel that animosity is so ugly, especially when it's against someone who's done nothing to deserve it! Love, Annalise

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  1. Date: 1/8/2012 8:33:00 PM
    how can this happen; it's kinda disturbing because the privacy and feeling of security among members are being threatened.. let's hope TPS deals with this, king! :) hugggs

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  1. Date: 1/8/2012 5:32:00 PM
    Affirmative on that James, Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 1/8/2012 7:07:00 AM
    I did read that poem posted last week about PD supposedly written by her daughter and I was horrified. I could not believe it and did not believe it. I am so happy that it was not PD's daughter writing it, and I am so sorry for this awful situation that has happened to Royal. People never cease to amaze me with their cruelty.

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 10:35:00 PM
    The person should be prosecuted, period. We've had enough psychotic incidents to warrant prosecution on this site in the last two years. This was an invasion of privacy. The other was the multi-named, multi-sexual poet with psychotic remarks. Hopefully things will change.

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 8:18:00 PM

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 5:30:00 PM
    this was nice of you, James. Wish I could say more. I hope to blog about my handicap situation today!

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 1:18:00 PM
    Thank you p.d. - the other poets below know where I was coming from in relation to my blog :) James

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 1:17:00 PM
    Yes.. James... Thank you for the blog... I'm glad the soup can identify where the imposter came from... And how she got access to the account.. Is no mystery... Anyone that knows royal...knows she is honest and humble.... So is you know her you know all the answers to the Yahoo secret questions... And these girls that did this to her account have nothing better to do at school I assume... I wish them luck in life.. And royal... Is innocent in all of this... And so am I.. These coldhearted girls and mother Belinda... Will pay in the long run... All we want is her account back...

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 1:01:00 PM
    No insinuation on my part Admin. The breach occurred on the Soup at a location just revealed. I have merely highlighting the possibilities, and the actions if such situations were to happen. As you can see in my blog, I mention on and off the Soup. No blame has been directed at the Soup, apart it happening on the Soup - :)

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 12:25:00 PM
    See our blog! Be careful of what you insinuate, this was not a breach of personal information on the Soup.

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 12:06:00 PM
    James, This is a sad happening..I hope that it is handled speedily so that this will feel like a safe haven for all poets..Sara

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 11:25:00 AM
    Tps all we want is Royals poems... Please! We are trying nikkos.. Link.... She is awesome.... Got 3 poems back.... And Catie, no soup would not delete her entire poems... And as for that one poem about me...yes they did delete the poem... Thank you... And James, yes kids are our future. royal, did not ask for this.. Nor did I we are just victims of a jealous heartless x sisterinlaw ... Who is not happy...and hates to see my happiness...and she and all my family members know that the soup makes,me happy... So where else can she attack me... I'm never on face book... And I'll just kick her a$$ in person.... Sorry that's the truth.... Thank you James... And thank you nikko.. Who send us 3 poems...

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 10:47:00 AM
    James well said, I am with you 100% it is essential not only for Royal and p.d.that admin. get this sorted out to their satisfaction, but for all our sakes, we need to know that admin are aware of such goings on, and they take the appropriate action swiftly and promptly, to ensure we have confidence in them..David

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 10:00:00 AM
    This is really wonderful and caring of you to post this blog, James-- I agree with what you say here and I do hope that TPS would be able to address the issue in the best way that they can-- hopefully this incident can also lead to more security in this site? Not sure how that would work though--I do hope Royal won't be discouraged and stay on the site!

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 9:19:00 AM
    Catie, the only person responsible is the person who has hacked into or had access to Royal's password. As I mentioned, if the said person is a Soup member, it's only right he/she loses he/she's rights to be here. Stringent policing is required on any Social websites. It's up to the said Web Administrator to act accordingly, and to appease it's users/members that such incidents are being addressed.

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 9:07:00 AM
    Okay, I soupmailed PD and explained all this to her, but gosh, now I am hoping it don't come back and bite me in the bum! I read a poem last week, which was posted under Royal's name, it said some awful things about PD. So I made a complaint to PoetrySoup and asked that they delete the poem in question, since it shone such a negative light on PD. Maybe the soup deleted the whole list, I don't know. I did read that Royal was not the author of that poem, but that someone had hacked into her account and posted it. I wasn't trying to cause any trouble. If I have, I am truly sorry. Catie :)

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My Past Blog Posts

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3/18/2015 Springing Sea of Green Sonnetbeautiful,green,places,ra
3/16/2015 Succumbing to Time Tankaage,green,house,ireland,s
3/14/2015 Having Witnessed Tankabeauty,desire,feelings,ki
3/12/2015 With Unknown Aplomb Fibonaccifreedom,lust,passion,sens
3/7/2015 Apalachee - The True American - RePost Rhymeabuse,america,anger,hurt,
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3/7/2015 In Ballerina Stance - RePost Coupletart,beauty,imagination,in
3/6/2015 Drifting in Decaying Grey Tankaangst,anxiety,dark,death,
3/6/2015 Carrion Watchers Tankabird,body,death,flying,ho
3/4/2015 Angelic She Tankaangel,beautiful,beauty,bl
3/3/2015 When Rains Flow Tankaassonance,kiss,love,passi
2/28/2015 Mirrored Actions - a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Verseheart,kiss,life,love,miss
2/26/2015 She Does Verseappreciation,best friend,
2/23/2015 No Barriers Rhymebeautiful,kiss,love,passi
2/5/2015 Greened Ley Lines Visual 2 Sijoculture,earth,farm,green,
2/5/2015 When Nature Speaks Haikubeautiful,beauty,love,pas
2/5/2015 Breath of Love Rhymefaith,future,god,heart,ho
2/4/2015 Amidst Silky Sheets Versebeautiful,desire,happines
1/29/2015 To Grace a Pink Rose Limerickbeautiful,beauty,creation
1/29/2015 Gentle Strokes Tankabeautiful,beauty,dream,fe
1/26/2015 Pacific Valentine Quatrainbeautiful,beauty,love,mus
1/19/2015 Through the Condensation Tankabeautiful,beauty,love,sen
1/18/2015 Dorsiventrally Flattened Leaf Ekphrasisart,beautiful,beauty,gree
1/18/2015 Coyote Ugly we're not Verseanimal,beautiful,identity
1/10/2015 Somewhere near Taal Versebeauty,birth,body,creatio
1/8/2015 This Moonlit Night Coupletbeauty,happy,love,moon,ni
1/7/2015 Touched by an Angel Haikuangel,faith,heaven,
1/6/2015 Loving Angel Diminished Hexaverseangel,faith,heaven,love,t
1/6/2015 Give me Hope Diminished Hexaversehope,life,
1/6/2015 Thinking About You Rhymedream,life,people,places,
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1/3/2015 Helium Orbs Versebirth,dream,earth,earth d
12/27/2014 When Bubbles Dissipate Tankabeautiful,beauty,i love y
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12/17/2014 Their Meeting Tankaage,best friend,bible,fri
12/7/2014 Tree Lined Avenue Tankabeautiful,earth,imagery,n
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12/7/2014 Stem to the Rose Tankabeautiful,beauty,flower,i
12/7/2014 Translucent Waves Tankaimagery,moon,ocean,sea,wa
12/6/2014 Miss You Acrosticbeautiful,beauty,i love y
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12/4/2014 SINLESS EYES - a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Balladeabuse,angst,child,family,
12/1/2014 When Love Creates Tankababy,kiss,life,love,passi
11/29/2014 Sometimes Sijofaith,hope,life,moving on
11/29/2014 Blessed I Am Dodoitsufaith,for her,for him,fri
11/28/2014 A Christmas Snow Rhymebeautiful,christmas,color
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11/27/2014 Read Bed Footlebeauty,desire,emotions,fa
11/25/2014 Ibiza Boys Footleadventure,drink,fun,girl,
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11/23/2014 Soon To Join Two Quatrainbeautiful,i love you,kiss
11/22/2014 Jasmine Candles Glow Tankabody,desire,love,people,r
11/21/2014 Arrogance Simply Astounds Limerickfun,funny,humor,humorous,
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11/21/2014 Firm Test Footlewords,
11/19/2014 Sometimes in Life Coupletencouraging,hope,life,lon
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11/3/2014 Stargazer Tankabeautiful,color,flower,na
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The Bald Eagle Verseanimals
ANOTHER LEADER EMERGES Rhymehistory,people,social,peo
Kilted Warrior Prose Poetrydeath,imagination,loss,pl
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Take Time Rhymeinspirationaltime,time,
If I Knew Picasso ekphrasisart,education
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The Wild, Wild West Narrativecowboy-western,life,peace
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Manslaughter First Degree Verseimagination,lifeme,
I Lost a Whole Weekend (Please Pardon My Rant) Narrativeconfusion,dedication,devo
Stolen Youth Rhymeangst,childhoodchild,abus
Past-Life Nightmare Narrativemystery,autumn,
The Holocaust I do not know?history
Buildings Go Up Rhymeinspirational
Soup of Friends Tetractysdedication,friendshipme,
Don't Let Right Become Wrong Versefamily,husband,life,love,
Carried by the Wind Chokanature
She says Free verselove
In Her Fathers Arms Free versechildhood,confusion,daugh
A Memorable Person Narrativelife,peoplelife,me,time,l
Happy Mother's Day Quatrainmother
White Chariots Haikunature
The Breed Coupletconfusion,introspection,n
Belly Time Rhymefamily,happiness,love,son
Disposable Wisdom Rhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Stupid Fights Rhymeforgiveness
My Friend Rhymefriendshipfriend, Coupletangst,confusion,depressio
First Love Rhymelost love,love,nostalgial
When God Calls Me Home Quatrainforgivenessgod,sorry,god,
Naked shades Free versedevotion,love
A "Hopeless" Diamond (in the Rough) Quatrainhistory,mysterylost,hope,
California Highway # 1 Free verseinspirational,nature
Mackenzie Trail Quatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
Mother Earth Rhymenative american,natureear
Stunning Revelations from Ancient Maps Quatrainhistory,science,urbanlost
Reaching for Peaks Free versehappiness,inspirational,n
Red Line Free verseloss,lost love,lovelost,l
The River Rhymeinspirationalwater,life,r
Gentle Dove Rhymeloveme,me,
Pterodactyls Thriving Coupletanimals,imagination,myste
Borrowed Sweetness Senryugirlfriend-boyfriend
By Any Other Name Blank versenature
Soft kisses Free verselove
Holes in my Shoes Rhymeon writing and wordspoets
Ashes to Ashes Rhymefantasy
He does resurrect Lyricfaithlonging,friend,
Rose and Rose Marie Personificationheart,jealousy,love,me,oc
The love of James Elegybrotherme,
POSSUM JUGGLING Coupletanimals,fantasypoets,
Mo Nighean Donn Haikupeace
Ballad of Love Free verselove
THE AGING PROCESS Rhymeage,childhood,children,da
' The Power of A Poet ... ' 32nd Senryu Senryuinspirational,introspecti
Scattered memories of lovers'flowers Tankapassion
The Flowering Almond Haikunature
Ship Of Imagination On The Scottish Coast Rhymeimagination,places,seanig
Liquid Lullaby Haikunature
Generations Senryulife
Atacama / English Version Free versehistorywater,history,wate
A Tribute to The Highlander Free versededication,on writing and
Acid Rain Chokamusic,nostalgia
December's Melting Passion Tankapassion
A Winter Rose - A Sonnet Sonnetrose,winter,
PICTURE THIS Lyricfaith,placesmay,
Summer Song I do not know?naturesweet,sweet,
25th October 1854 Part 2 Epicepiclight,prayer,light,
Blood Born Free verseadventure,allegory,animal
A Picture's Story Haikunature
Peaceful Dreams Free versepeace,visionary,wardeath,
The Bealach Haikufantasy,imagination,natur
Day of Reckoning Chokanature
Atlantis Lives Narrativeinspirational
Marshmallowy Senryudedication,love,
CONJOINED DREAMS Narrativelost love,on writing and
As Far As I Can Quatraindeath,family,father,husba
Where She Stands Quatraindepression,friendship,ima
The Loner Terza Rimaallegory,animals,lifebird
A Single Rose Sonnetintrospection,love,season
A Midsummer Dream Shapeseasons
Lover's Love Lesson Narrativefriendship,lifeme,fear,me
The Peony Quatrainlove,natureflower,flower,
Regeneration Quatrainintrospection,life
No Fear Rhymeadventure,death,dedicatio
No dark shadows block what dreams may come... Lyricdedication,life,love,pass
Bonny Scotland Limerickhappiness,love,wife
Remembering Willow Pond Quatrainlove,naturelove,
2012 Rhymevisionaryworld,
the first thanksgiving Senryuholiday,native american,
The Old Red Barn and I Coupletnostalgiaold,time,old,red
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Popcorn anyone Monokuimagination,nature
In Dreams Tankaimagination,romance,
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