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people often claim that I think too much, to which I reply if you thought half as much as I did you might not be stupid. so I say to you dear reader or if I am lucky readers, when it comes to people keep your expectations low and trust no one.

not sure who said this "it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than it is to speak and remove all doubt"

or this"never argue with an idiot, he will drag you down to his level and beat you senseless with his experience"

I find it best to speak in generalities. for example: I generally don't jump off cliffs without a parachute. this leaves wiggle room which is very important when dealing with devils or gods.

not sure who said this either "those that fear the darkness have never seen what the light can do"

I have never eaten a live baby.....see that's funny because you have to cook them first lolololol

nothing is worse than being stagnant. embrace chaos like you would anything....in moderation.

 just how weird am I. I had a dream where I went to a park and Charlie sheen was doing stand up for a small group of people sitting on some bleachers. and this is the joke I here him tell. "so you have people that say they are women trapped in a mans body. so what happens when two people that are women trapped in a mans body get together. there not gay if they are women are they lesbiens if they have the wrong piping. I propose we call people in this situation gaybiens." no one is the crowd laughed and he tapped his microphone saying is this thing on

 

 


Review of Debra Squyres


Blog Posted:3/14/2013 11:38:00 PM
What a pleasure it was to read Debra’s writing. It’s amazing what you notice when you read most of a persons listed poems over a short period of time. I believe I was through half of her work when I notice something in Debra’s writing that I had seen others work. I was quite frankly disappointed it took me so long to realize it. When Debra writes, she writes from two different places. It’s not an uncommon thing, hence the disappointment. I will start with the one I call the intellectual Debra. Intellectual Debra has some talent and writes some very uplifting pieces as well as some sound advice. Ultimately though, the primary concern of Intellectual Debra is to get her thoughts down in writing. Nothing wrong with that, it’s always good to get them down before you lose them. Eventually in most poems that come from the brain, especially a free verse specialist like Debra, you have to choose to stick with the idea in your head or the flow the poem as created naturally. Intellectual Debra almost always chooses to stick to the idea instead of the flow of the poem. I believe it’s the correct choice to make, after all the idea is why you are writing, it’s important to make sure it’s clearly understood. Her poems are well laid out and easy to follow the thought process at the cost of a little bump in the form here and there that is easy to overlook. Though I took a certain joy in following along with intellectual Debra, I found it’s all too easy to cast her aside for emotional Debra. What better way to show the stark contrast between the two then to say “thoughts only move things in movies.” When reading emotional Debra you can’t help but be caught up in the whirlwind of emotions. You have no choice but to feel the emotions that she so skillfully imprints into her writing. Emotional Debra’s flow and rhythm are virtually flawless making it a seamless transition from reading her work to experiencing it. In closing I encourage you all to keep writing your thoughts and emotions down and when you have time stop by to peek in on either Debra it will be worth your while. next up is vicky tsiluma and if you are interesting in being reviewed send me a soup mail and step in line.
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  1. Date: 6/9/2013 9:46:00 PM
    This is a pleasant surprise! I was looking send you Soup Mail just to say "Thank You" for including my "Heatwave" on the Winning list but found this instead. Love it, as I enjoy Debra's writing also. Thanks you, Nathan...Have a good week! Annalise

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  1. Date: 6/8/2013 1:20:00 PM
    Hi Nathan The question mark was because I went to your name and there were no poems. I had wanted to read and respond to your work. Thanks for initially picking my poem, I do appreciate you liked it. Take care.

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  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:14:00 PM
    What happened to all your poems? I went to return a review and found nothing there.

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  1. Date: 5/31/2013 9:17:00 AM
    I enjoyed your review about Debra... Writing is rooted in both you mentioned in the review: Intellect and emotion. I don't believe in using big words to convey my thoughts nor do I like writing to impress... Thanks for my placement in your contest. I tried reaching out to you via soupmail but soupmail icon is not activated in your page and I could'nt find any of your poem as well to read and comment on. AO

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 10:31:00 PM
    I have always enjoyed reading Debra's work since she came here. I know myself that I write in many different ways. It all depends on the topic and the mindset!! Some flow some don't. Probably I am more prone to enjoy when people use the intellectual approach. But that's just me. I really love it when intellect and emotion come together,and I bet she has that type too!!

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 3:17:00 PM
    i think this is a common phenomenon among writers. You are so good to review our works - your comments helped me look at myself as an outsider.

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 1:34:00 PM
    Thank you, Nathan for this review. You have showed me something about myself as well as my writings. I appreciate your words and your time spent reading my poems.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
more about my slam
Date Posted: 2/20/2015 3:13:00 PM
question
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Why i Belive in God
Date Posted: 12/5/2014 7:17:00 AM
Editing Ruben
Date Posted: 8/17/2013 12:43:00 PM
Need your input
Date Posted: 8/13/2013 9:35:00 AM
Dot Dot Dot Dot
Date Posted: 7/17/2013 7:25:00 AM
A Question For The Owner of The Poetry Soup
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 9:13:00 AM
more focused thoughts with puncuation
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 8:19:00 AM
blame Ruben he engouraged me lolz
Date Posted: 7/5/2013 2:20:00 PM
bunch of random thoughts i forget before i get them all down
Date Posted: 6/27/2013 12:20:00 PM
Review of Debra Squyres
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 11:38:00 PM
Random Thoughts on Adventure Time
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 9:00:00 AM
Reviewing Joann Grisette
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 8:58:00 AM
poetry soup epic fail
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 8:41:00 AM
An Open Invitation to All
Date Posted: 1/31/2013 9:16:00 AM
To The Poetry Soup
Date Posted: 1/4/2013 10:14:00 AM
A lesson in perception, on what the soup is, and writing
Date Posted: 7/2/2012 8:24:00 AM
A Commentary on Commenting
Date Posted: 5/30/2012 5:38:00 AM
to all of you who enjoy posting 10 to a gizillion poems a day
Date Posted: 5/22/2012 8:11:00 AM

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8/15/2015 Playing Human Free versefunny,
7/30/2015 malkavian three Biobio,dark,psychological,
3/1/2015 The Worm Poem Sequel Epicdark,
3/1/2015 Junkie Heaven Lyricaddiction,suicide,
2/21/2015 As Comfortable As Possible I do not know?depression,fear,feelings,
2/16/2015 Slamming The Super-Duper-Soupers Rubaiyathumor,slam,
1/29/2015 Malkavian the second Alliterationdark,
1/25/2015 In My Professional Opinion Free versedark,humorous,
10/30/2014 The Reason Why Alexandrinedark,evil,
7/18/2014 The Malkavian part 1 perfect version Alliterationconfusion,corruption,dark
4/21/2014 the killing season Rhymewar,
10/16/2013 The Space Between Kwansababridal shower,
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TOUCH Rhymelove,me,
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The Last Love Letter To the West Free versedeep,feelings,heart,leavi
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