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Cyndi MacMillan is a well-rounded writer who embraces many genres and forms. Her work has been published in local newspapers and has won contests. She enjoys reading literary journals, and she is actively pursuing publication within their glossy covers.

Verse is both magnetic and kinetic. She attempts - madly- to give equal attention to her poetry, short stories, and a novel-in-progress, the Trim of Wicks.  Regardless of genre, she focuses on language. One word has the power to repel or pull. She never forgets the reader and does her best to make their ride interesting.

Poetry soup is a good forum which enables people from around the world to share poetry. It has some great resources and provides a nice space for friends to meet.

Cyndi lives in a small town in Ontario with her husband, young daughter and far too many books.

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OLD SERVING OF CRAP FOR PD AND RUBEN... COME 'N GET IT WHILE IT STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN


Blog Posted:4/23/2013 3:43:00 PM


LOST SOULS

Written Sept 2000
By Yours Truly

(I used to troll MSN communities, back in the day, and was a member of Vice of Verses... anyone else out there? LOL!)


Through snake slit eyes
She accuses the masses
Pleading contempt,
a sad expectation,
Somewhat crispy.

They scurry by
Hurry, hurry, hurry,

Don’t look, Dear.
Hush, hush, don’t point!

Angry hair,
broken by bleach and hope,
Prickles like a pale cactus.

The girl with the stained lips
Smells like a battle lost
And she wiggles thin hips.

Spindle heels announce her ambitions,
Free from inhibitions, constrictions,
Tall above distaste and judgement.

A splinter skirt of smudged leather
Maps her world of power games.
We’re not the same,
But we are not really that different,
This lost soul and I,
Crying under it all...

A bullet of gum snaps her agreement
As I meet her mocking gaze
And nod.





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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Let me dare... with my other worse write. I titled this: Walk Over Whichever way you passed/ Stainless, Frying pan, pot, mug or jug/ Whichever language you understand/ Trebble, riddle, science, linguistic or oral/ Whatever talents you have/ singing, dancing, reading, eavesdropping/ Mocking and gambling is also a talent (lol)/ Whatever occupation you earn with/ A sailor, a cobbler, a carpenter, a midwife.../ Just name yours/ You are not a mockery/ What ever gut you have/ You have to strip low/ unless you want to dare/ an automatic walkover/..... Kind of silly not... Perhaps, you won.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 8:11:00 AM
    I could expose my own knockdown doozy loosers if only I hadn't deleted......there are still plenty floating around, unfortunately, so I continue to hang my head in shame..........however I have yet to use the word "diahrrea" in any of my poems, so dear Ruben, you have my deepest admiration and applause on your winning "worst" choice of poetic charm!!!! Hooray, we have a winner!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!! loveyaRuben!!

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/24/2013 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Noooooooooooooo! You, one of my fav poetess, shouldnt have to read it!! You must see my embarrasing blushing at this moment! ... OK ... let me breath ... Im blocking parts of your comment ... I only can read "admiration," "applause," winning,""poetic charm," "Hooray," and "love ya Ruben" : D
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 5:20:00 AM
    I'm getting seriously worried about my taste in poetry - I've liked all the poems that people say are awful! lol I've got some terrible ones right here on the site - 'my nonsensical dream' and 'english country boil' to name just two - and amazingly they were rated 7 by readers! there's just no accounting for taste haha I think we should have a contest for the worst poem on the soup :)

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/24/2013 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Im going to check those poems ... maybe ... maybe you can enter the competition. LOL!
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 12:46:00 AM
    hahahaha, what Deb said. She needs to skim through all the current blogs!! (and I agree with Suz)

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/24/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Waaaaaa hahhhahhahhaa! Do you agree with Suzette? : D Thank you for the encouragement; I really appreciate your vote of confidence!! LOL!
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 11:18:00 PM
    It grows on you..... Not half as bad as Ruben's offering... lol

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 4/24/2013 1:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    _/\_ Namaste
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/23/2013 11:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I win! I win!! Thank you so much, Suzette! <3
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Dee..what are you doing? I don't get it?

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/23/2013 11:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Waaaaaaaaa hahhahahhahaa!
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 4/23/2013 11:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is a followup on an earlier blog my me, re the worst poem ever. Ruben responded with his ..... awful in not the word for it.... poem. Hence Cyndi's blog and mine as well - "The Raspberry Award for Poetry". :-)
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:49:00 PM
    do you want to know the saddest part of it all????????????? I can actually visual the poem... LOL..... thanks a lot Cyndi.... LOL PD

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:47:00 PM
    lol, I agree with Ruben, you have it in a file. hahaha.. Well ;-/ I will not laugh that long. I sponsored the first worst poem contest on the soup. That means everyone who entered my contest, obviously had the poems saved.

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:05:00 PM
    PD and Suzette ... dont be shy, Im sure you have something to share with us! LOL!

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 4/23/2013 11:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    OK.. watch my next blog
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 4/23/2013 8:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ????? as in ?????
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 7:23:00 PM
    I love these lines: "Angry hair, /broken by bleach and hope" ... "The girl [...]/Smells like a battle lost/ And she wiggles thin hips."

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/23/2013 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You saved it?? : D !!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/23/2013 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/2012win.html Hmm... who wants to sponsor this as a poetry contest? Anyone? Anyone?
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/23/2013 7:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ah, Virgine! Hey, did you know there is a contest for the worst first line in a novel? We should do that here. INTENTIONALLY write trash, make it so skunky that we make the reader laugh til they shart. I can't remember the name of that contest.. famous... hmmm...
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/23/2013 7:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Get outa town! LOL! Its slop! This was one I just pulled from a file, but, dude, c'mon, its trite, junior high stuff (awk in my thirties, at the time??) "Hurrry, hurry, hurry"?!! Man, it sucks. LOL. Sak Vid... must read and then at 9:30 I'm stumbling to bed! HUGS
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 7:15:00 PM
    Is this all you've got for us? Although the second stanza has merits, it has not reached its full potential (LOL!). No, my dear Cyndi, this poem cannot compite with "Sak Vid Pa Kanpe" ... Im sorry! : D

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 5:26:00 PM
    All right jerky, but I have to admit, I kinda like it--so here's two bits.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/23/2013 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, Craig! You are also invited; let's laugh at ourselves! : )
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 4/23/2013 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    btw that ending--yo--the balls!
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 3:53:00 PM
    CHICKEN... lol... ready to be roasted.

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