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Blog Posted:6/4/2012 6:35:00 PM
 I want to show gratitude and appreciation to the members who put on contests- these contests, if we choose to do them and do them properly, really are the best resource for writing and expressing new ways down the "poetry path" that most people will never have. We are "forced" to do new and exciting forms, thoughts and originality. My kudo's to you all.
   And form the point of view of a contestant - I cried, am crying right now, and just how incredible other poets words mean to me. Normally I would say " Oh I don't care what anything thinks about my poetry... it's all a matter of opinion, like a painting..." Bulldookey!
I just read the comments on my poem about horse slaughter- whether the poem sucked or not had nothing to do with the responses. It was the emotional feedback that has me crying. You all who read other's work and respond, especially to something so personal and emotional, are just.... awesome. I feel a true feeling of warmth with this. Ya'll weren't judging ME, or necessarily not even my written words... but the emotion of the content and how so many of you are empathetic to my feelings, and to other poets feelings or to a plight... is just an asskicking - I thank you from the bottom of my heart..... and to newbies... even if a poem sucks and you don't like it- try to look at it for it's emotional value because I promise you all it is in there.
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  1. Date: 6/7/2012 3:00:00 PM
    Congrad's to all! Light & Love

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  1. Date: 6/6/2012 12:35:00 AM
    Hi Amy, I loved your poem and I agree with you about the contests. As soon as I think my inkwell is dry, I become inspired by a great contest. Like you, I appreciate the sponsors and those who are willing to help us improve as writers. The Soup is an awesome place to write. Thanks to you as well for taking the time to sponsor a contest. Love and Blessings, Rhonda

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  1. Date: 6/5/2012 6:44:00 PM
    Hi Amy-I will have to check it out :)

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  1. Date: 6/5/2012 1:38:00 PM
    yes, amy.. i have to be moved!.. will check your poem,,:) huggs!

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  1. Date: 6/5/2012 11:35:00 AM
    Good poetry comes from the heart. Keep writing.

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  1. Date: 6/5/2012 5:54:00 AM
    Hi Amy, yep I agree with you about the contests, they do push to write in more different forms..David

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  1. Date: 6/4/2012 9:45:00 PM
    Amy, I can't find that poem right now but I think it must have been on a winners' list maybe? It sounds very familiar to me and I bet I read it. Glad you feel so happy tonight. Your picture with the bird is really sweet!

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  1. Date: 6/4/2012 7:03:00 PM
    How true, poetry begins with an emotion. The best poems make you feel that emotion as if it were your own. Thanks for hosting your contest.

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