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Blog Posted:1/1/2014 11:26:00 AM
Well, it is a new year and there are many exciting things on the horizon for PoetrySoup.

Also, we just wanted to thank all of you Soupers who have contributed to a making PoetrySoup a haven. In this world, there are always people that can’t get along with others. Unfortunately, PoetrySoup is NOT immune to this sad attribute of existence. So, use the block poet feature, if necessary. We will soon be applying this feature to SoupMail as well. Anyway, do not let a handful of bad vegetables spoil the Soup.

Here are a few reminders for the New Year:
  • Re-read our Terms and Conditions
  • If you post something on a PUBLIC forum (i.e. PoetrySoup Blog), there will possibly be dissenting opinions. Voicing a difference of opinion is not wrong. If fact, it should be expected when controversial subjects are broached. HOW you voice your opinion is a different matter. It can be done in an appropriate manner.
  • If someone is causing too much trouble, block them. This feature helps our computer program determine who the trouble makers are.
  • There are enough troubles in this fantastic world without having to add to them here.
  • If you don't have anything nice to say, think a little longer ...or don't say anything at all.
We have confidence that you Soupers can rise to the occasion. Help show that PoetrySoup is NOT like the rest of the world!



Kirk: Spock!

Spock: The ship... out of danger?

Kirk: Yes.

Spock: Don't grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The needs of the many outweigh...

Kirk: ...the needs of the few...

Spock: ...Or the one. I never took the Kobayashi Maru test until now. What do you think of my solution?

Spock: I have been and always shall be your friend.

Spock: Live long and prosper.
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  1. Date: 1/4/2014 10:40:00 PM
    I like how you have the contests now putting in the correct end date automatically so I don't get messed up and have it say 1/4/1900

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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 2:27:00 PM
    The great thing about this planet, is the differences that are close, and on our continual peripheral. It's what's within these parameters that makes this/our world special. But it's also the way these differences communicate and enjoy such linked communication. This breeds knowledge, it should never breed anything else. Poetry Soup is a haven, and I'm proud to be here, and more importantly, be accepted. Apologies for taking up two postings, James :)

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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 2:15:00 PM
    There has to come a time on this terrific Poetry site that has taken years of dedication by the owners, administrators to say. Sometimes we have to agree to disagree, and get back on with what we are here to do. And that is to express in words in a poem, not in a blog, unless it's purely constructive to our said issue. Not to bicker like hungry chickens after little feed on offer. It's 2014, and the Blog on the Soup is constructive, forever. Apart my words, a Happy New Year to all, and lets allow the Soup to flavour, simmer at times, but to never boil over, James xxxx

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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 12:27:00 AM
    It grieves me to witness fighting and bickering between members of the soup family.Because I do think of the soup as a family.I And of course it is a very large international family so with such a large group there as bound to be some disagreement but it's all in the way you approach things at least that's how I feel. As TPS has pointed out we are adults! We should savor our differences and rejoice in our communityholding so many different kinds of people together all for the love of creation.Let's agree to disagree at times and appreciate our small differences...hugs to everyone and best wishes for inspiration in 2014!!

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  1. Date: 1/2/2014 8:36:00 PM
    Please indulge me again! This was recently sent to me by a lady friend of mine and once again, I thought it might apply to this blog......."To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens"

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  1. Date: 1/2/2014 8:14:00 AM
    The point I was trying to make was not the same point Dee was making. I was trying to put forth that the language itself [most if not all] & certainly in the USA, [so I am not blaming one country more than another] is not gender neutral. Language is the cornerstone of culture & all Abrahamic faiths [In the beginning their was the word and the word was God] At the very least legal language & recourse should be gender neutral we are all humans. I don't know about other countries woman were denied their rights to own property & legal status as individual inside of their marriages for years.

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/2/2014 1:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Deborah..Anyone should be called as He/She wishes to be called.You like to be called Deborah the poet and that is who you are..Of course I won't fault you in that..I never did and never will.Everyone should be respected in a way they feel respected.The only words I've written were to clarify that ob my european isle and others i mentioned men and women are treated equally.I know of countries in the world where women are discriminated and it hurts to see such things and that is why I feel fortunate that I live in a country such as mine..Dosn't mean its perfect..but at least everyone is treated with dignity and alike.Re myself..You can call me as you wish dear :
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/2/2014 9:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The name which belongs to me alone [and not a husband or a father] is Debbie. I don't wish to be labeled with a title that denotes my status in relationship to my sex or marriage. Do you fault me for this Charma?
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/2/2014 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And if they pay for me to be their bride..I ll be more ferocious thsn Cathrins of Petruchio..: ).Whoever the man would be would definitely let me go.I definitely cook for him pink soup with mice tails: )..
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/2/2014 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There are still places in the world where there is a bride price. And all I asked for form line one is respect, as a woman and as a poet, the respect of being titled, named as I chose to me. I am a poet.
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/2/2014 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Deb..You remind me of an old movie fiddler on the roof. : ).There was a time when things were like that..but the generations I remember till my great grandmother all chose their husband.Re legal matters..If my husband or I die..The other half inherits it all.The child gets only a small percent share of the house snd properties.If We want our child to inherit none or more..We go to a notary and do a will..The way we both agree about dear..zIts how it is on my european isle and many neighbours such as Italy etc.. Now I am smiling : ) dear.. No money can buy love..Re words..yes they are powerful tools Deb
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/2/2014 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    SO my point is the WORD must change first! When the word changes it is a sign the culture is changing. When the culture changes the law will change it all starts with the word.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/2/2014 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Some cultures even pay a bride price, this happened in the US too. Until 1904 in many states when a husband died the estate when to his children because of the laws regarding woman. In the 19th century some laws regarding property ownership changed.
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 10:38:00 PM
    I will be the first to admit that I have gotten caught up in a few of these petty spats although I never started them...I posted this quote on another spat-blog and I think it applies here too...A eulogy quote from my father's lifelong friend at his funeral service: "Jim was the most humble man I ever knew, but he didn't KNOW he was humble, because if he had KNOWN he was humble, he would not have been humble anymore"...

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    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 1/2/2014 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wisdom in such few words......speaks volumes. There have been a few here who have claimed humility, by shouting it.....hmmm ....which seems to me to contradict your wonderful quote. Thanks Tim for sharing such a sage, and memorable words to live by.
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/2/2014 1:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Humbleness is the greatest virtue of all Tim..and I have seen that in you all along the six years I ve been here.
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 1/1/2014 11:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks to my cherished friend Nette...The gentleman who shared that quote was Dave Yearick, the pastor of my father's church where his funeral was held...I just had the pleasure of having lunch with him and his wife on my recent visit to South Carolina...
    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 1/1/2014 10:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    that anecdote about your dad'd friend is valuable, tim... thanks and huggs
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 10:37:00 PM
    Schnekies! As usual, i missed what this was all about....like i have said over and over....if what you say is kind/helpful or necessary, you're good...just jimbo

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/2/2014 1:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi dear Jimbo..Hope your mom is better and Happy New year..Cheers to your words : )
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 9:16:00 PM
    Team poetry soup. I have a feeling I heard this song before. I got to admit, I'm liking this tune. I finally read poetry soup's latest mail, and I am okay with your response after reading this blog. TPS keep up the good work, I will try my best at making more poetry soup friends. I don't know much about that bread and water diet. :) However, I will try to live up to the bibles expectations, and feed the hungry bread and bathe them in water when needed**lmao I want them rewards in the sky:)........................ SKAT

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    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 1/3/2014 2:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'll be glad when I can no longer see posts by the ONE person here I have blocked. I just cannot abide pretentious blow-hard's with a false sense of entitlement and whose ego is unprecedented and appalling. I'll be happy when I am no longer subjected to this persons prattle :)
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 1/1/2014 10:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    SKAT LOVE - I would say **lmao as well but I ain't got no A to LO anymore (Been chewed out too many times)
    A  Avatar SKAT A Date: 1/1/2014 9:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No! Giorgio, I'm okay with my poetry flaws. My ego is not that high when it comes to certain poems I own here. That is why my sis will help when she can.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Skat. You are among the Best! :) G.
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 7:39:00 PM
    Team Poetry Soup I hope for the new year that all the writers on here can put their differences aside and behave like adults by treating others with respect and courtesy. It isn't a hard thing to do. I try to practice this in life and on here. Thanks for trying to get this site back to normal so everyone can have fun and be a big happy family again.

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 5:52:00 PM
    Cont.. When it comes to discussing such issues..but maybe because our ancestors struggled so much to bring equal rights to our land.Saying that,part of my heart is so fond of U.S.A.I have family in four places there..and that is why I know how alike We all are.Then extremists,sexists,dominators are found in every corner of the world I guess.Saying that..Do realize the issue is about sexism..and not about me and you..I still love you loads..and you have every right to believe whatever you want..but I just wanted to say how I feel and how it is re where I live..Hope Ps will be as fun as it used to be and Deb..Hope you d still be my haiku mentor..If i get to be here and We get to find some peace :-B-)

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/2/2014 2:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Talking i meant..Gee typos when using phone..sorry : )
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/2/2014 1:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes dear Nettie..It was a fun experience..and I.have butterflies churning every time I hear souper friends on air.Somehow makes me feel Im much closer to them and distance dissapear.Yes it was lovely taking to you on air too dear
    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 1/1/2014 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi charms, i will always remember how we soupied back and forth before drake's show.. you are awesome!.. huggs
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 5:43:00 PM
    Dear tps ..A souper friend e-mailed me saying Craig is back ..That made me so happy and some peace is reigning..I couln t take it to see arguments between friends...and unecessary heartache..So I was thinkig to have a break till everything calms down.I came cause I was told things are coming back.to normal B-)Re Deborah and European countries : ).I live in a country close to Greece..Yet men and Women are equal..To be honest men are disadvantaged cause We spend our salary and theirs : ).These are the european countries i visited or have family/friends living there-'England,Ireland,Scotland,Wales ,Italy,Greece and Cyprus..I see~feel no sign of discrimination.There is no discrimination between men and women .I have many women friends who earn more than their husbands..and Women do any jobs a man does...Maybe im a bit oversensitive when it comes

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/2/2014 1:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Giorgio..I just felt sad that I always try to find the beauty in people and their land ..and somehow felt hurt reading such things about my land..But No one intended harm I' m sure.So let it go dear friend.Lets find the beauty of each other.Everyone has that..Have a nice day.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 9:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charm: Thank you dear. Just remember the nasty treatment I received on New Year's Eve and the 1st of January from these fewest people because I used the words ((poetess and womanly)) in my vocabulary and tell this story to your kids when they grow up. Let's see what they will invent next to attack me with. Thank you my BRAVE and BEAUTIFUL friend! Don't let them deceive you. Racial anti-European discrimination was all over the place. Giorgio
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 5:35:00 PM
    TPS, I will try, pray for me though, lol, cause I'm really not good at biting my tongue or... silencing my pen. I love my friends here on soup. Happy New Year. Hopefully, we will not see the problems of this week arise again anytime soon and that we try not to INTENTIONALLY provoke each other, like some like to do, here. I liked your bible quote. Thanks for... at least.... listening to me. We will have to agree not to agree on certain things, but we do agree that the Soup community is worthy of mutual respect and an atmosphere of cooperation. Warmest regards, C. MacMillan

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/2/2014 3:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (Jan-02-14) I am letting it go (after some mature thinking), but I do not wish to read even ONE more nasty comment directed at me. Happy New Year to all! Giorgio
    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 1/1/2014 10:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    cyn, remember my many hospitalizations?.. please take care!.. my allergy is back after experiencing the cold weather of hongkong.. charms is right: honey is great... cranberry juice helped me fight the cold and all in canada... huggs!
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 10:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am planning to contact three Embassies as a free member of the European Community. THIS is preposterous.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 9:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YOU are the only one who provoked me for using the word "poetess" yesterday and "womanly" today. Our Blogs are out there. Debbie helped you together with Chris. It was the three of you who created the fuss. PoetrySoup should examine our Blogs.
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/1/2014 6:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Honey..warm water and lemon together are soothing.
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/1/2014 6:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I wish you a speedy recovery ....It just takes some time...But you ll be fine.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The H1N1 flu is around... if it weren't for the fact my family got better, I'd be worried. But they got better. Me? I am coughing non-stop.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charmaine, you are so gracious. Thank you always for your kindness. I'll try to do better.. for the kind-hearts like you. And, no, sigh, I am still VERY sick. I may go back to the hospital in the next day or two...
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/1/2014 6:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Cyndi....Hope you're feeling better
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PS--- Please, please keep this channel of communication open, when you can! I was close, so close to saying to you, "where is your heart, Eleanor?" Now, I see that there is sense in the sensibility ;) Good to see the heart! Don't disappear again, please!
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 5:07:00 PM
    I am happy to see some who are willing to work at making this a better venue...... A bit of humble pie, humility, and kindness can feed us well, throughout the new year. Let us put egos aside, my own included......and honor this truce. Thanks TPS for not throwing all your dysfunctional babies, out with the bathwater! Happy New Year to you too !

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 1/1/2014 10:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    i really wonder why 2013 was quite ( hysterical)?... let's live it up real well this year, carrie... HNY!.. hugggs
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/1/2014 6:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi carrie ..just saw your blog..Tnks for such words..We need them dear
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/1/2014 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL, Carrie, that put a smile on my face. ((so so true)) I laughed at the imagery of a clogged up drain. Anyways, Happy January 1st 2014
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Can I have a piece of Apple Pie, instead? LoL!
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 4:30:00 PM
    If the one hating you is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. For coals are what you are raking together upon his head, and God himself will reward you.” Romans 12:18.

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/1/2014 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi pd and tps..Hi catie
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/1/2014 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the reminder ;)
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/1/2014 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nice TPS... That's better than feeding them soup blogs... LOL... JK
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 4:27:00 PM
    So Soupers, you can see here in this thread alone that EVERYONE can have a different opinion. You can also see that everyone cannot be pleased. Sounds like a microcosm of society.

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 4:20:00 PM
    and like all good endings....they lived happily ever after...i do hope so, Happy New Year to everyone.....

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/1/2014 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi dear Harry
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/1/2014 4:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Harry, Don't jump to conclusions just yet but hope lives eternal---lol
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 4:07:00 PM
    Here we go again, but it's a new year and in the spirit of this blog I must say that TPS "BRAVO"! I really am amazed at your level of patience with this dysfunctional group. The way to start this year is not with rancor and hate and suspicion. It is not with finger pointing and angry thoughts. Your message is to take a step back, take a deep breath, and say maybe, just maybe, we can simply get along. I have no one blocked nor will I ever. Everyone is welcome to see anything I do here and agree or disagree. Let us not start this New Year off with any innuendo toward each other. Let's all try to move toward what we have in common and not what divides us. God bless us everyone!

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/1/2014 6:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So glad you re back Craig
    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 1/1/2014 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So glad you are back....... I love seeing our family reunite, and willing to extend a hand, and a heart! Happy New Year Craig!
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/1/2014 5:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Welcome back, Craig, you've been missed. Hugs, catie :)
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/1/2014 4:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    David, you are truly one of the family here that everyone loves---thanks for the hug!
    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 1/1/2014 4:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nice to see you back Craig…
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/1/2014 4:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    TPS, I love that quote and must copy it, truly---it says it all!-----Thanks Becca
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 4:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    "I do the very best I know how-the very best I can; and mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference." -- Abraham Lincoln
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Craig we cannot please everyone. This is a good thread because it clearly demonstrates our issues. So, we always fall back on what WE THINK is best.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/1/2014 4:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/1/2014 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am willing to unblock you in one condition.... Sending Soup Mail.... Your Way....
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Craig, we always try to be patient with Soupers. Maybe to a fault. We are considerate of dissenting thoughts or ideology as long as they are conveyed in a mature manner. Thanks.
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/1/2014 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BTW, just to clarify I am clearly one of the dysfunctional ones!! PD--I have made a resolution that we should be civil for the sake of all here--I'm willing if you are.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Welcome back, Craig. I wish you a Happy New Year.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/1/2014 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So happy to see you, Craig! Welcome back.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I WAS TOLD YOU WERE BANNED!!!! I am so glad you are not! xox
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 3:54:00 PM
    I agree to all your terms and conditions... :) PD

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 3:40:00 PM
    TPS, I'm only here because I'm bored out of my wits. I have a few things I must accomplish before tomorrow night. I need to make this a great year for myself. Wishing all my poet friends and family a happy 2014. You too TPS... May this year be a good one :)

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/1/2014 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year, PD! Hope it's a good one for you! :)
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 3:34:00 PM
    Soup, what happen too blocking our poems and blogs from the view of he/she whom we have blocked for good reasons. This would eliminate all the hate and negative attacks when blogging freely. I also feel that when a poet is blocked he/she should not have any access to any contest we host. TPS, this is coming from something I experience when a poet did not place in my latest contest. This poet showed so much bitterness. I just don't think it is right to allow a block poet around our blogs, poems and contest.

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    SUGGESTION: Temporarily make the blogs to accept ONE answer by each member. Not additions or "reply" functioning. One answer of about 400 characters. Just temporarily. The quarrels will stop and the members will learn to behave. No other measure is necessary, according to me.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A poetry site needs balance and smooth, ways. Nothing oppressive or austere. When I came to PS (after that site), I felt cozy and warm. The people were and are nice and kind. Maybe ALL should stop complaining about silly reasons.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    2) It was a mess. All of the good poets left the site. Another reason for them leaving the site, were the frequent reports- deletes. Overuse of that feature causes friction. lack of trust, suspicions and quarrels.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 5:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    1) In that site, when someone "blocks" another, the other person cannot see the blocker's postings. Therefore some malevolent members (and their friends) started abusing others, keeping them blocked. The victims could not "see" it because they were blocked.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    But everything is visible. Let it stay that way. DO NOT MAKE IT INVISIBLE! Truth should not be hidden, especially in the case someone is wrongly abused by others.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We've already had the block poet feature for years.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No, it is not that, mr PS. It concerns the people that will be blocked. I was being treated racially (anti Greek) on another site by a problematic person, but he had me blocked and I knew nothing of it. I was supposed to know it. But the blocking "hides" the Truth from the blocked. I insist. Do not apply that measure.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Not necessarily true Giorgio V, because we can see everything. Even things often "deleted".
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    "Hiding the Truth" from certain people's eyes, will create a legal matter, as well. I do not approve of it. G.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Linda dear; Another web site did that but people were abusing freely the reputation of others and the victims had no idea of what was going on. It will lead to more abuse. I do not approve of it. Love u.
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/1/2014 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is a good idea Debbie, if they had this feature long ago, many of the blogs posted after my-blogs/other-blogs could've been prevented from getting out of hand.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/1/2014 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Great idea Linda!
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 3:17:00 PM
    To all members: Please, examine these words if they should be banned: ((( gynecocracies, gynecocracy, gynecologic, gynecological, gynecologist, gynecologists, gynecology, gynecomastia. ))) The prefix "gyneco" means "female".

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/1/2014 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Aloa Ruben papito
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 4:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LoL! Happy New Year, too!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/1/2014 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Gineco- stop it! : D Happy New Year, Giorgio!
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 3:06:00 PM
    I have never used the term racist? I might I said sexist? I think it is very obvious and clear just from the number of their replies, who can not tolerate anyone else's opinion but their own. If I feel person [x] is sexist it's simply my opinion. Primarily what I ask for and give in return is to try to do what the poet wants. If they want to be called Dee I stop calling them Cyn. If I don't want to be called Mrs. [& I don't] politeness would mandate ;) you call me Debbie.

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/2/2014 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    One last thing, Georgio, remember to treat others as you, yourself wish to be treated. Not just your favorites, but everyone, and you will find that it will come back to you. :)
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/2/2014 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    and Georgio, please be self aware...your behavior was not ideal, as to others it seemed argumentative. You push...to be right. Be self aware.
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/2/2014 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Also ~ You say, "I did not mean it that way." Okay, yes, I believe you. But... if that reply is acceptable for the words that you put down in a blog....then you must extend that to others too. Sometimes things just don't come out right. The point is...try believing the best about others, and they will believe the best about you. hugs, Catie :)
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/2/2014 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Georgio, I don't believe that people were attacking you...they were just disagreeing with you. That is bound to happen in any group of people. Sometimes...you must just agree to disagree and let it pass.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No, Catie. I did not mean it that way. But my behavior was ideal, and people started attacking me. Imagine! For using the words "poetess" and "womanly". Christ!
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 4:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I already corrected the word "racist" I mentioned. You used the expression ---(((By the way just because those countries are male dominated and they can get away with being sexist doesn't mean they are acting correctly. ))) --- Europe is all that, for using three genders in their grammar!!! What am I doing here for Gods' sake? Christ!
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/1/2014 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Georgio....herein lies the problem, you just said to Debbie "Is this how you treat the GOOD MEMBERS of PoetrySoup?" But alas, Georgio, we are ALL good members of PoetrySoup. We do make make distinctions of class, or other distinctions that cause division here, this...is OUR haven. Your's too, I hope. Hugs, catie :)
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Answer me mr PoetrySoup. Soon!
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 4:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    mr PoetrySoup: ----Are the two members DG and Cyndi, highly ranked on the list to send the best poets away? I am just about to withdraw my premises. Honestly!
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 4:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Important about D.G. announcement: -------------- THIS IS MY STATEMENT dear Debbie: ((( I am probably the best metrical poet on the Web today. At least among the best. ))) Is this how you treat the GOOD MEMBERS of PoetrySoup? LoL! By "changing" their statements to alter the TRUTH! Superb!
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There in lies the problem...of our world. I am happy as long as you agree with ME.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/1/2014 3:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will call you what you wish Giorgio, "the best metrical poet on the Web today." [directly quoted from Giorgio's comment to PS below] Who asks our web site to "offer him/me a rank among Classic poets. Because it is there where I belong." [directly quoted from Giorgio's comment to PS below] wow that's a long title. [No excuses, I'm saving it, so I refer to him in the manner he wishes.]
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 2:55:00 PM
    Maybe soup you need to add a section, (for adults only) *not for x-rated junk of course. Where one as a member can go post a poem and not worry if it will be removed. You are all about money, and this should come with an extra payment for poets who want to post poems and blogs without 20 restrictions. How about adding to the site.... lol... call it your -brothersite

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    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/1/2014 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL, can't hurt for trying :)............
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We have personal standards and an adult free for all section is not conducive to that.
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 2:18:00 PM
    Too little...too late. I have friends who have left...have been forced to leave...are in the process of leaving. I'm sorry, but I have not found the blog wars to be on subject matters that will affect world change. Word meanings change over time. I'm known to be a feminist, and my students are made aware of gender inequality constantly. I refer to myself as a poetess...WITH PRIDE. Too little space to delve into this here. I'm sorry. The blog wars HAVE GOT TO STOP. Bickering and fighting over who is better in writing poetry...condescending attitudes. What is the point? We are here today and gone tomorrow. Bomb blasts kill innocent people in my country all the time. Please, get perpective.

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 1/2/2014 12:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, everyone. Hugs to each and every one!
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/1/2014 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hugd Eileen and thankyou x
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/1/2014 6:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Eileen..flo...becca...Heard peace is back here and couldnt help it..aMiss you all..Every Hiss of d soup
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/1/2014 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Eileen, you're not only a sweetheart but also a smart person. Happy New Year!
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/1/2014 3:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Eileen. Of course you would bring your point home succinctly.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 2:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Eileen! You are a poetess with pride. And I am a poet with pride. Very well said! G.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 2:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Agreed. Too many people don't have perspective. They live in their own little world and assume the entire world is like that or revolves around that.
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 2:08:00 PM
    *.*, Momma, Momma I'm Coming Home ... Aunt Em: *:* But Sweetheart You've Been In Bed Ever Since The Storm And You Hit Your Head ... Dorthy Gail: Ow Toto *,* You Remember Don't You ? Please, Say You Do ... Toto: Ruff, Ruff Ruff Ruff ... Dorothy Gail: Ow Toto I Knew You Would Remember *,*(* You See Uncle Henry *_* You See ... (Smiling) Yes Darling ... Dorothy Gale: *.* (Staring Dreamfully Into The Sky) ... It Doesn't Matter Toto *,* We're Home, We're Home *,*, There's No Place Like *.* *:* *,* *_* Home ... (Pan Out & Fade To Black) *.# Love John .... Ps., "Happy New Year Everyone!!" 'O:-)

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 1:57:00 PM
    Question Soupers. Do you think blogs should be restricted to poetry related posts and well wishing only?

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/1/2014 6:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi David..Glad you re here.I agree with Ruben and my resolution is to spend more time writing and reading poems amd less time on blogs even If I try never to take sides..But aw..i m not seeing any sides now..Thst s a gr8 start.Its 2pm here..Goodnight dfriends : )
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/1/2014 5:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, I say no. We still can ignore the blogs we don't like... and everyone is happy.
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/1/2014 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I say, Yes. But.... there will be the few whom begin the blog with a poetic topic and move into personal issues, dislikes, grievances, ect...so....what to do...what to do...
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    True Destroyer, we may have fewer PMs
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well said, David. People break rules and then get upset when they are enforced or further restrictions are made. People are funny creatures.
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/1/2014 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Soup the truth is, we are all different and will react differently to your proposals. If you really wanted a place without difference ; you should had open a soup kitchen, and not a poetry site. Poetry comes in many forms, and not all forms are pretty. Besides, you have many forums where one can talk poetry freely. TPS, sometimes poets buy PM's so they can blog about the color blue.
    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 1/1/2014 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tex, that is the problem a few do not follow the rules…rules can be bent but when they are broken it only leads to one thing and that is abuse…
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea's blogs... so lovely...
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/1/2014 2:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I remember that blog, were soup thought it was funny to play an April's Fools joke on us.... Are you taking that from the poets too... Are you taking Mandy Tamms And Frank's blogs away from us... We love jokes, and sometimes we need blogs that will makes us laugh till we can't no more. I think we as members should be able to blog, what our hearts desire. just as long as we follow soup rules
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 2:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What will happen is simply that people will post "blogs" on the poetry pages, I guess... will have to see.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 2:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Rebecca Lucas, it can't be said any better. Thanks.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cyndi, recent blogs have shown that many are not mature enough to handle those things.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 2:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cyndi, maybe we'll allow Facebook to handle all of that other stuff. :-)
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 2:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sad to think that Soupers can not share of themselves on the blogs something like when Natalie won a car! C'mon, people.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 2:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've read blogs about other countries and their cultures (wonderful) blogs about nature... blogs (once I think) about gardening.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 2:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've read blogs about recipes, blogs about love and problems parenting, blogs asking for help with about anything
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, I enjoy when a souper who has been absent fills us in, tells us about travels or illness or family problems. I liked Tim's movie blogs. I liked Chris's blog about trying to get matches (funny!) I like blogs about everything, really
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    consensus building...
    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 1/1/2014 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sorry, meant to say Good but could you lean a lot further
    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 1/1/2014 2:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good but lean a lot further….
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL David, we agree with you and are leaning in that direction!
    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 1/1/2014 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    without question my answer would be yes…I have no wish to hear about the price of milk ….
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 1:36:00 PM
    Soup Newsletter highlighting new poets to soup... not dissention... blogs on devices... nope not dissention. Cards for my fellow soupers in distress, suffering loss, illness. Nope not dissention. Contests to challenge my fellow soupers to new styles. Nope not dissention. Not consistent my dissention, but yes, recently, more vocal and frequent. There are times when things should be said.

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/1/2014 3:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If the first or second person did that the blog wouldn't be there long enough to cause the problems that they are causing now.
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/1/2014 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The solution lay in the hands of us all and the FAIR reaction of the site. When a blog that can create dissension is started, instead of commenting the first person should be a alerting the site and the site should be immediately going to that blog and removing it before too many comments are made.
    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 1/1/2014 2:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cyndi you are agreeing with exactly what I am saying life is poetry in many forms and guises and if someone wants to discuss how a poem can be in a garage can that is great because it is about poetry and that is my point….
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 2:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It would be good if people learned how to discuss things maturely without getting upset. But many people cannot do that.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Agreed, there are times when things should be said. The problem however is often people do not know how to say it properly....with peace as the goal.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Big pictures, Mark. Look at the bigger pictures.
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 1:31:00 PM
    Well TPS You allow conversations in these blogs that are absolutely nothing to do with poetry and they get out of hand to the point (as i said in another blog) that it becomes an on-line boxing ring with nothing barred, they become very personal and hurtful to some people and yet you just sit back and watch it happen and it is no use saying you do not read blogs as the evidence that you do is below me. It is you who needs to step in and stop it by sending a warning message to those involved and if they continue do not waste time in barring them. I have said I am leaving but I have had many requests to stay and I would if things improve on this site and it gets back to the haven it once was…

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/1/2014 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol David! The solution for me is I do not read blogs by certain people, I do not care the title as that has only hidden sugar coated drama in the past. Even that is not foolproof though as they can reach you on another blog.
    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 1/1/2014 2:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Flo, I am here to post, read and comment (if wanted) on poetry, I have a washing machine for my dirty laundry!!!
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 2:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Agreed F. J. Thomas. And we will no longer tolerate blogs that are only there to air personal grievances with individuals. Many good poet's accounts will be deleted for not following this rule.
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/1/2014 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Cyndi, you and I agree on many things, but I believe the point David is making is regarding to blogs that are only there to air personal grievances. Some have even been colored so as to appear not that way but they were. You are right, so much of life is poetry, but not all of it. Much respect Cyndi.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 1:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, and we have done that David. In fact we issue a warning on every new blog post so when accounts are deleted it cannot be said that ones were not warned. :-) Besides, you Soupers do a good job of emailing us with problems.
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/1/2014 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    David, I've seen and learned how the soup handles situations. I've been here 4 years, and just this past year 2013. I' had to do more standing up and fighting for myself, without the soup coming to my rescue. They recently deleted a very nice blog I had bringing in hope for myself. but, yet they leave others were a male poet thinks it's okay to call me a dog
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have seen a poem in a garbage dump once. It was looking right at me, I swear. It was a candelabra poking out of box... it wore a poem.. I just haven't written it yet.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    David, You know I think the world of you. Is your daughter better? Don't you think all life is poetry? Cancer is poetry and so is a car wreck and the man who slapped his wife across the street, the boy staring out the window. How do you separate life and poetry???
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 12:23:00 PM
    Here's the thing, Mark. When you block a poet it causes additional problems. They get angrier. They write spiteful poetry, jab at you.. Now, I don't block poets because I've seen and read on Soup what happens when you block someone... WAR! That leaves the option of ignoring.. hmm... sometimes SAFER, but not necessarily more MORAL. Sometimes ethics, damn those pesky ethics, they are such a nuisance, get in the way. So then you stop biting your WOMANLY tongue and speak out, not only for yourself, but for others, even the others who only want all the noise to just stop, you risk much. Guess what? I'd rather take the high road, which IS IS IS IS IS sometimes voicing dissention and causing discomfort. I'd rather utopia, peaceful co-existence, people who respect everyone regardless of race OR GENDER. Will it happen if we bury heads in the sand. Did it for a certain Parks on a bus? She stood up. She spoke up. And so do I... I can not apologize for standing firm. I only ask others to stand with me. So... hmmm... now what?

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know very well what web-racism is. --- I was hoping that I would become friends with mrs Cyndi. ---- Where I live the word "poetess" is like a title of honor for a female writer. --- Please read my work. I am probably the best metrical poet on the Web today. At least among the best. I am PROUD TO BE AN HONORABLE and honest person, sir!
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 1:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    “If the one hating you is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. For coals are what you are raking together upon his head, and God himself will reward you.” Romans 12:18.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Words I ignore.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't know since I don't consistently voice dissension inside or outside of soup. When I have AS THE NEED ARISES, voiced dissention, there are times it has created change, for the positive.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Do you believe it is best to ignore a racist slur or directly address it?
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/1/2014 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, if you do not read the poet's work (ignore them) that can be a solution...also, we can delete accounts if someone gets out of hand. We have more resources at our disposal. How does consistently voicing dissension work in your life outside of the Soup?
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 12:02:00 PM
    Maybe I be a tribble!

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 11:38:00 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYvlhHPLzCA MY VIEW, TOO

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 11:35:00 AM
    I preferred Kirk's response. The needs of the one .... it's sometimes the braver and more nobel thing to do. But, certainly not as simple or as popular.

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/1/2014 2:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol...he was something! Though Spock made me laugh at his dry sarcasm at times ;)

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