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Thanks to All From Chris

Blog Posted:12/14/2013 8:39:00 PM

I hope Craig gets the formatting right :P

The attention pointed towards my direction this week,
embarrassed me; though in a good way.
I was hit with a bout of shyness so strong,
I didn't know wot I would say, nor how I would 'act'
if I openly returned to

I was taken aback by the support, encouragement,
by the kind words left by those of you who decided
to stick-up for me. It means a lot.

So a huge thank you to those of you who stuck-up for me.
You are awesome!
I am the kind of person who, Alzheimer's aside,
will not ever forget these types of actions.
I stay loyal with gratitude no matter wot types of disagreements
might occur in the future.

Speaking of, Craig was very supportive of me
even though there was a time when the two of us tried
to figuratively claw each others eyes out(lol).
His ability to transcend differences, to turn past adversity
into positive support and encouragement, is wonderful.

Now, these next words aren't contrived, nor was I coerced
by TPS in any way.

Throughout my ban, TPS kept open a line of communication with me.
No matter wot differences have occurred in the past,
I have always made sure to be clear with TPS how I am grateful
for them creating, maintaining, offering a platform
for me to post my work, to engage in poetic communion with peers.

During our communication, I continued to express this very sentiment,
even if my ban was permanent.
I have come to a point in my life where I do not want to hold and project
ill feelings, hate, or vengeance towards another.
To do so creates a poison within me.
Not only do I then poison myself, but this poison also ripples outwards,
touching my loved ones.
I want to also thank TPS for lifting my ban.

I noticed that now Premium Members have the option to choose whether
or not their poems are displayed on
This is obviously great for someone like me to see.
Now, with my past of having been an Anarchist and Hippy,
amongst many other things, I intrinsically have authority issues( I have
since been assimilated back into society hahaaaa!) .
I am not a fan of too many rules and regulations,
though I do see the value within a pure system of law.
As far as PS is concerned, I am glad to see some of the new, openly-stated
rules that have been added to the list, especially the announcement
of site moderators being added into the mix.

I hope these appointed moderators will be as unbiased,
as neutral as possible, in order to help curtail several issues of unrest
existing on this site.
Moderators will have the opportunity to quell the issue of members
repeatedly breaking the rules out in the open
without the repercussions of account suspensions or bannings;
to do so fairly, with objective reason, and without favouritism.
A Lifetime Premium Member should be held accountable
for his/her actions just the same as anyone else.

Again, a huge thank you to everyone who offered support.
I am not a hero. I am far from a saint(lol).
I am simply someone who stands up for wot I believe in
and offers an opinion in a very stubborn, bull-headed manner.
No matter how dangerous, seemingly stupid and controversial
it is to always stand-up for wot I believe in, I do so.
But as far as PS goes, in an almost paradoxical manner(lol),
I will do so within the rules and regulations.

Thank you, kindly.
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  1. Date: 12/24/2013 1:24:00 PM
    Chris - I just got very slightly involved with this whole affair and it's a little crazy with a problem at its core. I don't really know what happened with you or why you were banned (what a strident word). On only a few occasions we have interacted, but I am so FOR you - especially after your clear, understanding, humble thoughts. I just read your most recent poetry and wow. What a talent you are. love, Kathy

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  1. Date: 12/17/2013 11:27:00 PM
    At least I'll actually get to 'meet' you now ;)

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  1. Date: 12/16/2013 6:53:00 AM
    You're one of the coolest, Chris...glad you're back!

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 10:23:00 PM
    Welcome back Chris..Craig is an awesome guy..and I enjoy many of your works

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 2:09:00 PM
    Hi Chris...I have a wide smile..So happy I am that you are back : ) Tnks Craig. Tnks friends and Tnks Tps.. One for all and all for one : )

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Chris I have not been here in a while so I have missed the hoohaa but whatever happened I am very glad you are still here as you are one hell of a poet and a very good writer who sees the rational side of things that may be missed. I too will always stand up for what I believe is right and I firmly believe you belong here. David…

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 11:59:00 AM
    So glad you are back! Happy Holidays Light & Love

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 8:59:00 AM
    i see that moderators from TPS members circles are supposedly being appointed by TPS.. am i right here?.. if so, may i share something?.. can we also vote for those who are on the list so we can be part of this process?.. likewise, what are the duties of a moderator?... thank you...

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 8:55:00 AM
    all's well that ends well... the most important realization for me here is FEEDBACK!... maybe, we just need to ask a poet, TPS, anyone what exactly did a person mean if s/he wrote something we quite didn;t understand.. we PRESUME and react, not knwoing the real score... cheers to all of us for keeping the unity here!..

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Yay! Soooo Happy to see you back!!! :) Love and hugs, Merry Christmas! Catie :)

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 5:46:00 AM
    Hiya Chris xx

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 12:49:00 AM
    Craig, you're an amazing guy!

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 12/15/2013 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And TPS!!
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 12/15/2013 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Rhonda, but it's truly Chris and truly all of you!
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 12:48:00 AM
    Wow, I've been sick with bronchitis and come back to all of this! Chris, PS would be far less interesting without you. You're a brilliant poet. I have always appreciated your honesty and constructive comments. Welcome back...

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 12:46:00 AM
    CHRIS........Welcome home! I admire your stance....before AND after the "event". A great example to all of us. I'm so glad TPS is willing to be flexible. It has restored my faith in this beautiful place that brings me so much joy. Way to go EVERYONE. rock! You took the risk of being "axed". That took courage as well. Yes, it is good to know...we are all ONE, despite our difference in ideologies, cultures, and poetic styles of expression. We are ONE!

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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 12:26:00 AM
    Am really glad to see you back Chris. Hi five from SC.

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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 10:58:00 PM
    Just happy to see some good come out of this. Welcome back !

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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 10:41:00 PM
    To Craig: you're a Super Souper!

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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 10:28:00 PM
    To Chris: shut up!! : D !! Let read and write poetry. : D Welcome back, Mister!

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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 9:46:00 PM
    TO TPS: Well, it's time to swallow my pride and put my best foot forward. I owe you an apology for my behavior over the past few days. I'M SORRY. I was really upset and stressed out and I just snapped. That doesn't excuse how I acted and what I said, being upset is never a valid excuse to be rude. I can't promise I won't let it happen again but I can assure you that if it happens I will feel the same remorse that I'm feeling right now. You're a nice person who deserves better, and I hope you can forgive me for the way I've been acting lately. Thanks for your patience.

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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 8:48:00 PM
    this is awesome to see!!! Love that new "on topic" thing above my box!!!

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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 8:46:00 PM
    Wow, This renews faith in some VERY good things including TPS and friends like all of you are special and I'm honored to be a part of this. Awesome Chris!

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11/18/2015 Candy Free verseemotions,
11/12/2015 Mirror of Memories Trioletage,
11/11/2015 Darkness to Light Sonnetfaith,
11/10/2015 A Winter Night Quintain (English)winter,
11/9/2015 Thanksgiving Quatrainthanksgiving,
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11/5/2015 Winter Dodoitsuwinter,
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11/3/2015 Birthday Girl Sonnetbirthday,life,
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10/28/2015 My Love Sonnetlove,
10/26/2015 I Wonder Free verselife,
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Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Evening Walk Free verseintrospection,life,nature
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Why I Weep Italian Sonnetnatureme,
An Invitation to Dance Sonnetmusic,nature,
Secrets of the Stream Free verseintrospection,nature
Grandpa Coupletchildhood,loss,sadold,chi
Double Phantasy Free versebaby,loss,mystery,sad,
Something of a Dreamer Free verselife,
Silver Strands Biolove,mother,me,silver,
Montage Poetry Lyrichappiness,history,uplifti
A Mutual passion Blank verseromance,longing,longing,l
Spring Returned Rondeauhappiness,love,people,sou
Her Name Is January Personificationimagination,nature,new ye
Wind Power Rhymenature,
Gold Star Narrativechildhood,war,war,star,bl
Circle of Life Rhymedeath,introspection,life,
If Ever Sonnetfaith,hope,inspirational,
EULOGY FOR THE ELDON GALLERY, WATERLOO Free verseart,grandmother,life,plac
Conquering Rainbows Free versefantasy,for children,me,r
The Missing Sonnetdeath,loss,
AT THE BUS DEPOT Verseallegory,
Immersion Free verseintrospection,life,me,
The Jaded Eye Sonnetdeath,love,heart,heart,
In Strangler's Wood Rhymedeath,
THE OLD OAK TREE Free verseautumn,life,spring,summer
Bewitched Villanellelove,passion
FIRST CHERUBIC CHANCE Lyricmystery,uplifting
Wait Raven,I am coming Free versedeath
Grandpa's Study Free versefamily,life,loss,peace,
Passing Trains in Winter Rain Rhymedepression,
Amongst the Dross Sonnetdepression,introspection,
Closer Free versehope,life,love,peace,blue
A Solstice Free versedeath,faith,religion,
Sunlit Ambrosia Free versedaughter,father,happiness
Tanglaw -- Light Free versededication,life,love,moth
One More Time Curtal Sonnetfamily,
Black Diamond Night Free verseintrospection,life,nature
Haste Quintain (Sicilian)faith,fear,introspection,
Cornflower Blue Free versehope,life,love,mystery,dr
Bastard Sun Personificationnature,parody,
Ballet is Poetry Free verseart,music,
SHADOWLANDS Free versedeath,faith,grief,history
SO Many Questions Quatrainromance,moon,
FLEETING VISUALS Free verseadventure,art,
LONELY Free verselife,lonely,me,people,swe
POETRY IS AN ECHO Rispettoon writing and words,me,
Poe and I Rispettolonely,lost love,
Spring's Sweet Reality Free versedream,nature,spring,dream
The Angel Inside Rhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
Back to Lost Rhymehistory,
Kiss the Rain Quatraingirl,people,rain,romantic
Sepia Recollections Free versefamily,grandfather,
The Old Wooden Bench Sonnetimagination,old,old,
Every now and then Lyriclove,miss you,
SYLVIA Crown of Sonnetslife,poets,writing,
Her Requiem Rhymedeath,faith,mother,
O' Middle Child Free versei love you,love,son,
And Luke Williams Has Gone Celibate Free verselove,
BOTH ACHE AND JOY Free versefarewell,how i feel,life,
Verses for Vivian Lyricdepression,
The Pooka Sonnetanimal,horror,mythology,
The Swan Free versebeautiful,romantic,wife,
Una and the Lion Monorhymeanimal,girl,happiness,inn
Sleepless Night Dramatic Verseanger,death,farewell,memo
AS FATHER IS TO HIS DAUGHTER Free versefather,introspection,word
Midsummer dance on parchment paper Free verseabsence,allegory,
Into the Gloaming Sonnetpeace,
THE OTHER-WISE Free verseart,introspection,
-----night train------ -reverse poem- Rhymegoodbye,lost love,sad lov
Doorways to Yesterday Free versememory,
Mother and Child Narrativeangel,baby,beautiful,birt
Mending life Free verseanalogy,
You Caught The Wind Free versedeath of a friend,nostalg
Cinder Girl Rhyme 
Love Poem - 29 Free verselife,love,passion,peace,w
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A Tale of Fire and Ice Rhymedream,fire,love,lust,
The Soup Reich Free versesatire,slam,
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Sheol Dramatic Verseabuse,dark,evil,fantasy,f
Aftermath Free versebaby,loss,winter,
Waterloo Bridge ekphrasisart,beauty,
Facets Of Loneliness Free verseloneliness,
Love never fades Rhymelonging,love,
Recalling Her Free versegrandmother,memory,
Small Gifts Quilted with Love Ghazal 
just like juliet Free verselove,
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Somber Days Free verseday,november,tree,
remembrance Free versememory,
IN THE MOOD Light Poetryadventure,woman,
Footfalls Versechildhood,farewell,
M Free versecelebration,hope,life,lov
Edinburgh Free versededication,hope,life,love
As the dust settles Free verselife,people,
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