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  1. Date: 12/21/2013 11:10:00 AM
    LMAO... When something motivates you, you can be fierce and fiery!

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  1. Date: 12/21/2013 8:28:00 AM
    I have read all the discussion below and feel bad for us all. It's good what Christine has mentioned, a way for those concerned to find out the sister sites' information. For those who are publishing things but concerned about what is on online, I think it's best to do what Charma has been doing: deleting her poems HERE. That way they don't appear at the sister sites, right? and now that this is out in the open, people can either stay or leave depending on how much they hate having their poems used on sister sites. Really, it all rests on your feelings on that last thing!

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:12:00 PM
    There are several ways to find out to whom the domain name poetrysoup.com (and all "sister-sites") is registered, if Soupers so desire. This is public information and can be searched from any browser, by anybody. It could make for some interesting finds but may not be of any true help in matters at hand. I think nette has touched on an important issue here: transparency. Especially where Premium Members are concerned.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 4:11:00 PM
    it seems there is no transparency here, TPS.. how can we trust you if you just load our poetry without letting us know... these are OUR POEMS.. sister sites are different from TPS, they have their own identities, hence , i feel we need to be consulted first before dumping our work somewhere else... revenue?... so, that is the bottom line, at our expense?

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 3:34:00 PM
    I'll be honest and just say I don't know exactly what's going on with all these "sister" sites, etc. and what that means for us. Should I opt out of the Zoo thing? Are our poems being misused? Are we being exploited? I feel like I'm missing something here. Could/would someone please tell me what's REALLY going on? Thanks, peeps. ~Chan

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 1:09:00 PM
    ... then we have only two options: PAY TPS or remove (erase not delete) our poems.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 1:04:00 PM
    Thanks for the email. All poems to our sister websites use the same database and poems are all managed via PoetrySoup. So, if you edit or delete a poem or account on PoetrySoup it is edited and deleted on ALL websites.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:53:00 PM
    OK. I have gone through most of the categories and apart from myself being in a lot of them so are most of you and I am not happy. I have just had three poetry books published over the last 6 months and I am already receiving royalties from them. I have no objection to a site ( that I signed up to) using my material but I object very strongly to anyone using my material without my prior knowledge or my agreement. If TPS would like to get in touch with me and agree a fee then I will be happy, otherwise I may not renew my account which runs out in Feb 2014….David

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:21:00 PM
    To Craig: so, in other words, you're saying that we have to PAY for having our poems posted only on the site we've chosen to post them. ??? Somebody helps me, I don't get it.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:14:00 PM
    I would be very unhappy to find out my work may possibly go somewhere without my permission!! Apparently I need to go re-read the terms and conditions b/c at one time that was not it in.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 10:44:00 AM
    Premium and lifetime members should have the opt out period!

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 10:42:00 AM
    I see now, that my trust coming in to this, was ridiculously naïve...when thinking I had my own control over words I write. Wow..... So disappointing once again. Is it too much to ask that we have ONE .........just ONE and only ONE opt out button that covers all other sites other than Poetry Soup????? ONE button that blankets them all.......THANK YOU...

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 9:30:00 AM
    sigh

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 8:47:00 AM
    Hu dear Cyndi..I didn t know there are other sites linked to ps.What i ve been doing in recent months is..that If I have haiku or other poems for publishing.I deleting them from poetrysoup.So im guessing that once deleted from ps..They are automatically deleted from the linked sites too.I saw my haiku in the link you stated above..It doesnt bother me since im not publishing them..but of course if I need to publish anything then i appreciate if i could get it erased...Tnks for d blog

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 7:53:00 AM
    Good looking out for us Cyndi; thank you for posting this. I don't write haikus, but this is good info. I am soooo like Ruben, just saying, "Behave, Chan...BEHAVE!" lol

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:29:00 AM
    All of our sister or affiliated sites are listed on our About Us page (and have been forever). See here: http://www.poetrysoup.com/about_us.aspx Many we've had for years. We have yet to apply the opt out to the other websites. That will happen within the next week or so. FYI, send us an email next time if you have a question, we do not typically read blogs. just stumbled upon this.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:06:00 AM
    More exposure! ... #®€«£¥\* ¿™»

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:04:00 AM
    More exposure! ... #®€«£¥\* ¿™»

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 11:59:00 PM
    I'm going to wait for TPS ... I'm going to remain silent ... until she/he "explains" what's going on.

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 11:43:00 PM
    1, 2 ... I don't want to be rude 3, 4, 5 .... I don't want to be rude 6, 7, 8 ... I don't want to be rude 9 ... 1, 2, 3 ... what a stupid group of morons we are! 4, 5, 6 ... I don't want to be rude 7, 8, 9 ...

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:13:00 PM
    http://www.poemzoom.com/poems/cinquain POEM ZOOM? ZOO(M)???

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:08:00 PM
    http://www.cinquainpoemsandpoets.com/best_cinquain_poems.aspx Okay, so does every category have a sister site?

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:05:00 PM
    http://www.limerickpoemsandpoets.com/ Also a limerick sister site

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:03:00 PM
    http://www.websiteworth.biz/www/poetrysoup.com Interesting read. $95,000!

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 9:37:00 PM
    This blog is not meant to enflame or cause problems on soup. This blog's intent is to provide a space for open discussion on which sites soup poets poems will ALSO appear. Thank you. Please do not remove this blog and may all poets stay within the borders set by soup rules. Thank you again.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
MEMORIAL TRIBUTE ON THE CONTEST PAGE: A WORD COLLAGE FOR CHAN. PLEASE, Take up the challenge. <3
Date Posted: 11/10/2014 9:30:00 AM
A LOVE-IN & WAKE FOR CHAN. ALL SOUPERS WELCOME. PLEASE ADD SOMETHING.
Date Posted: 11/9/2014 10:03:00 AM
WORDS THAT HAVE MADE POETRY'S MOST NOT WANTED LIST
Date Posted: 11/7/2014 7:57:00 PM
Terrorist attack at Parliament. Ottawa, our national capital, is on lockdown.
Date Posted: 10/22/2014 11:59:00 AM
PUBLICATION ETIQUETTE, TWO IMPORTANT THINGS
Date Posted: 10/16/2014 5:28:00 AM
****EDIT******POETRY AS LITERATURE AND AS SELF-EXPRESSION. YOU DON'T NEED TO CHOOSE.
Date Posted: 10/6/2014 11:58:00 AM
ANOTHER WOWSER. TRULY BEAUTIFUL. COME IN FOR A CHAT.
Date Posted: 10/2/2014 9:39:00 PM
A ROMANTIC POEM I THINK MOST WILL LOVE, COMMON GROUND, COME TAKE A PEEK
Date Posted: 9/30/2014 5:37:00 PM
How I judge Contests by Cyndi MacMillan
Date Posted: 9/10/2014 9:58:00 PM
A RESPONSE FROM MAUREEN HYNES
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 8:54:00 PM
MAUREEN SAYS SHE LOVES MY RESPONSE
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 10:25:00 AM
READING POEMS LIKE A POET, INCLUDES AN ANALYSIS
Date Posted: 9/6/2014 6:23:00 PM
PUNK TUATION IN POETRY
Date Posted: 9/4/2014 9:39:00 PM
Grammar and poetry: a Fiction Writer’s Oddball View
Date Posted: 9/2/2014 10:52:00 AM
GREAT ARTICLE ON FIGURATIVE WRITING
Date Posted: 8/22/2014 10:47:00 AM
THIS IS POETIC PROSE
Date Posted: 8/20/2014 9:28:00 AM
GARDEN PARTY CONTEST WINNERS
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 9:57:00 PM
NEW CONTEST
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 5:19:00 AM
LEATHERBACK BOY
Date Posted: 7/11/2014 9:53:00 PM
MINDING MANNERS
Date Posted: 6/11/2014 6:17:00 PM
TORRENT: A CONTEMPORARY SONNET
Date Posted: 6/7/2014 6:56:00 AM
NEW CONTEST
Date Posted: 6/4/2014 10:19:00 PM
GENITALS in PRINT, AN OPEN DIALOGUE
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 3:20:00 PM
THE CLEARING, WORD PAIRINGS, COLLABORATIVE WORK
Date Posted: 5/8/2014 10:21:00 PM
WORD PAIRINGS. BUILDING POEMS.
Date Posted: 5/6/2014 9:04:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/19/2014 just testing I do not know?absence,
11/10/2014 CHAN Free versefriend,goodbye,
10/15/2014 DARK ANGELS OF HIGHGATE Sestinafuneral,psychological,sad
9/4/2014 I COMES Free versesexy,
9/2/2014 cummings and i Versepoetry,word play,
8/25/2014 LIFE WILL BE A HONEYMOON Lyricparadise,passion,romantic
8/25/2014 HOSTEL, QUEBEC CITY, 1978 Free versehistory,places,
8/21/2014 DEGREES Sonnetbooks,sensual,words,
7/17/2014 CRADLED Trioletbaby,love,
6/7/2014 TORRENT Sonnetcelebration,life,women,
4/21/2014 LA MARQUISE Free versepsychological,
4/8/2014 ROOTS Free versemoving on,power,teenage,
4/4/2014 GINGHAM AND LACE, A BLITZ POEM Versedaughter,love,
4/4/2014 NUDE, THIRTY DOLLARS, A BLITZ Verseart,imagination,lost love
3/24/2014 50 GODS Free versegod,peace,philosophy,
3/15/2014 WINTER IN PORTLAND Free versedepression,winter,
2/25/2014 PITY THE PIRANHA Free verseintrospection,people,
2/13/2014 DOUBLE OH Crown of Sonnetsfilm,sexy,
2/10/2014 TARTANS Sonnetfriend,patriotic,places,p
2/9/2014 TESTIMONIALS Sonnetfaith,friend,nature,
2/5/2014 ON THE FRINGE Sonnetafrica,allegory,culture,f
2/3/2014 SUMMERLAND Sonnetfriend,music,places,poetr
2/2/2014 WORD ON THE STREET, 2009 Sonnetbooks,friend,places,poetr
1/31/2014 HEROES Sonnetfriend,hero,places,poetry
1/29/2014 DIVINE STEEPLES Sonnetfriend,love,places,poetry
1/28/2014 SNIPPETS Sonnetfilm,friend,poetry,
1/27/2014 NEW-DALI Sonnetart,friend,poetry,time,
1/26/2014 MUSE Sonnetfriend,love,places,poetry
1/24/2014 ONE TWO ONE Sonnetfriend,love,places,poetry
1/23/2014 FIREWORKS Sonnetfriend,heaven,life,metaph
1/22/2014 UNREHEARSED Sonnetart,friend,love,
1/21/2014 THE WIT OF ROSE Sonnetfantasy,friend,places,
1/20/2014 CHANTRY Sonnetlight,memory,places,
1/20/2014 SUNCATCHER Sonnet 
1/17/2014 HAT MAN Sonnetfriendship,poetry,
1/14/2014 FANFARE Sonnetbooks,friend,imagination,
1/14/2014 MY HEART BELONGS TO MONTREAL Iambic Pentameterheart,places,
1/13/2014 AN EDUCATED MAN Free verseeducation,life,truth,wisd
1/9/2014 SPICY Sonnetfood,passion,
1/6/2014 THE STAND Prosetruth,
1/4/2014 WOMAN, I BE I do not know?life,
12/19/2013 EXPLORING THE BASEMENT Free verseabuse,childhood,courage,
12/12/2013 LET ME INFLAME: A POET'S PRAYER Versepassion,poetry,
12/11/2013 PARDON ME, DID YOU JUST BAN CHRIS AECHTNER FROM SOUP Prosefeelings,freedom,friend,
12/10/2013 UNHOLY Versewinter,
12/3/2013 LA VIE EN ROSE Light Poetrycharacter,imagination,
12/2/2013 OPENING A POET'S VEIN, WORDS, Versewriting,
11/29/2013 RIPPLES Free versesad,writing,
9/28/2013 EMILY DICKINSON Sonnetpoetess,
9/27/2013 HEY WAITER, THERE'S A HITLER IN MY SOUP Free verseparody,poetry,
9/26/2013 THE VIRGIN AND CHILD Sonnetfaith,jesus,mother,
9/12/2013 LAST WISHES Free versedeath,niece,sad,
9/10/2013 SAFEWORD Sonnetlove,lust,
8/23/2013 UNMASKED Pantoumdance,desire,fantasy,
8/6/2013 THE OTHER-WISE Free verseart,introspection,
7/24/2013 PIMPED Free versechildren,lust,society,
7/17/2013 MARGINS Free versedaughter,summer,
7/15/2013 SPINNING WHEEL Free versechange,home,moving on,
6/5/2013 COME, ARION Sonnetfantasy,horse,mythology,
6/5/2013 BAIT, 1986 Free versegrowing up,lust,men,
6/3/2013 COME AND PLAY ME Lyricmuse,music,passion,romant
5/31/2013 haiku 6 Haikuchildren,summer,
5/28/2013 HER FIRST PLACE Sonnetart,imagination,
5/28/2013 BLAMELESS Personificationrain,
5/27/2013 THE SHINING Sestinaevil,film,horror,
5/22/2013 ALL FALL DOWN Sestinadeath,history,london,
5/18/2013 POETRY Free versepoetry,
5/13/2013 MADE IN BANGLADESH Ghazalchange,clothes,death,
5/5/2013 SUNDAY SOJOURN Haibungarden,morning,time,
4/28/2013 WOMEN Free versefriendship,gender,
4/26/2013 SYLVIA Crown of Sonnetslife,poets,writing,
4/20/2013 THE POET'S CREED Free versepoetry,world,writing,
4/18/2013 TYPEWRITER Free verselust,writing,
4/17/2013 IT Free versepoetry,writing,
4/10/2013 TWELVE DOLLARS, UNLESS PRICED DIFFERENTLY Free versenostalgia,women,
4/8/2013 THE ADJECTIVE IMPERATIVE Coupleton writing and words,word
4/1/2013 MY JANE Sonnetromantic,
3/21/2013 PALADIN Free versepeople,sympathy,
3/18/2013 SWEET SOLITUDE Haibunfaith,imagination,sister,
3/14/2013 WHAT LURKS WITHIN Free versechild,death,dedication,lo
3/12/2013 ALLUSIVE PEARL Free verseart,imagination,
3/11/2013 ELIZABETH'S DIARY Prose Poetryimagination,love,
3/6/2013 HIS-STORY Free verseimagination,night,night,
3/5/2013 THE LANGUAGE OF ASH Free versemystery,social,suicide,ch
2/22/2013 haiku 3 Haikufunny,seasons,
2/17/2013 BIDALSANA Free versepassion,me,me,
2/12/2013 GURO, MAHAL KITA Sonnetfriendship,on writing and
2/7/2013 haiku 2 Haikubaby,
2/7/2013 haiku 1 Haikuchild,seasons,metaphor,
2/6/2013 WILD ROSE Sonnetart,passion,
2/3/2013 ALCHEMY Versefood,seasons,time,februar
1/31/2013 SMAAK STUKKEND Carpe Diemimagination,introspection
1/12/2013 CAT O NINES Rhymepassion,
1/8/2013 HIGHWAY OF TEARS Rhymemystery,women,women,
12/20/2012 THIS BLEAK HEREAFTER Terzanellechild,death,grief,night,m
12/10/2012 A PRETTY DRESS Rondeaupassion,romantic,women,lo
12/6/2012 CASTING HIS LINE Rondeaudad,nostalgia,sports,
11/20/2012 HOMER'S HUES Free verseart,introspection,
11/14/2012 happy haiku 2 Haikudaughter,introspection,li
11/5/2012 THE SONG OF DEBORAH Sonnetdevotion,friendship,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Ten Little Toes Rhymedaughter,lifeold,old,,gra
Woodland Rhapsody Quatraininspirational
Contradicting Keats Sonnetintrospection,life
Surrender to Love Rhymeloveme,
A Totum Pole Ode Concretenative american,people,
MORE DREAMS TO ROW Rhyme royalinspirational,life,
When the Tab Comes Due Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Lighting My Candle From Within Quintain (English)caregiving,introspection,
The Kirk by the Sea Coupletnostalgia,religion,love,
Moonlight On The Ward Chokahealth,life,
Nocturnal Poetry Rhymeimagination,life,poetry,
Slumber Epicdedication,epic,slam,
FROSTY NIGHT STROLL Coupletinspirational,seasons,
Our Thanksgiving Light Poetryholiday,
Tomorrow's Grace Ethereepeace,
A New Star Shines Above Hawaii Rhymededication,music,
Jesus, Our Savior Shapereligion,life,
Monarch of Summer Haibunanimals,devotion,inspirat
Untouched Rhymeforgiveness,me,me,
Midnight Pearls Than-Baukintrospection,love,
Beaucoup Blooms Terza Rimanature,spring,spring,
On Heaven's Doorway Narrativeinspirational,life,care,c
WALKING ON FAITH Versefaith,for children,
Beachworld Free verseplaces,sea,sun,
Sleepless Nights Narrativeangst,imagination,mystery
Another Face Rhymelost love,
What Dreams are Made Of - LGT Blank versefear,life,mystery,
Paired Parings Balladchildhood,
AUTUMN'S SPLENDOROUS BEAUTY Quatrainnature,autumn,autumn,
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Epicabuse,analogy,corruption,
Anticipation Free verseautumn,death,life,
friend to friend Haikupeople,philosophy,
Calligraphy Verseon writing and words,
Cyndi Sonnetdedication,
Night Comes Rhymetime,
Without Hope's Gleam Terzanellehope,flower,flower,joy,pa
When Your Dead YOUR Dead Rhymefriendship,love,wife,
after my prayer Haikuinspirational,
Chamber Music Chopped Blank versemusic,
Money-God Free versededication,hope,love,reco
Down Fall Italian Sonnetbeautiful,miracle,nature,
God Forbid Coupletangst,devotion,write,life
To Kashinath and Cyndi Rhymededication,devotion,frien
Edinburgh Free versededication,
CHERISHED Sonnetlove,peace,
Shield Walls Lyricimagination,love,
Live The Cliches Free versedream,hope,love,poetry,
Bliss State Quatrainfaith,
A Reminder: To Be Free versetruth,writing,
She Came In and Changed Everything Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)death,deep,epic,evil,sorr
IN THE MOOD Light Poetryadventure,woman,
Edinburgh Free versededication,hope,life,love
The Byway Rhymecare,
To Love Myself Sonnetlove,new year,self,
Westward Movement Free versedevotion,love,peace,
The Rocking Chair Rhymechild,christmas,sister,
To the Rescue Rhymesnow,
A Perfect Storm Rhyme royallife,
Onward Christian Soldiers Rhyme 
BEYOND TEARS Rhymechild,encouraging,hope,
Dewberry Cobbler Haibungrowing up,
Release Free verseencouraging,grief,hope,st
A Girls Night Out Rhymehumorous,
IN STILLNESS Free versechange,life,

Fav Poets

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Caryl Muzzey United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Drake Eszes United States Flag United States Read
Mystic Rose Canada Flag Canada Read
mourning mist France Flag France Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
kathryn collins United States Flag United States Read
Catie Lindsey United States Flag United States Read
craig cornish United States Flag United States Read
David Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read