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Life is an infinite continuum, feeding on its own death. Our mortality, real and imagined, lives within. We can always see these truths with a discerning eye. The mirrored images that seem like two, are but one, a parallel universe whose paths cross like a wisp of wind, we are all of one time, like prose and poems written in separate centuries, but of the same struggle. There, always there, truth never hides, except for those who don’t seek it  for fear of what they might find. From light to dark we fly in different directions though toward the same destination. What matters is what we do on our flight. Do we see the paths of leaves as they float on the pond, the reflection of the sky beyond, and the trees, who have now shed their leaves but will reflect full in the spring; beneath the leaves, the roots of the lily pads  and the stare of a wary carp who looks from his world as we do from ours? We must find time on our journey to read, play a game, or simply sit and wonder at the marvels around us, for death will come in its own time…

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 PoetrySoup.com.

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 PoetrySoup.com, 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 PoemZoo.com.
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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    PAPYRUS Avatar KEITH PAPYRUS Date: 12/15/2013 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The million dollar question! Make that 2 million!! 2 from each continent, will do : )
  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. Craig....you 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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My Past Blog Posts

 
Chopped III
Date Posted: 11/16/2014 11:41:00 AM
Mama's Letter We Need Smiles
Date Posted: 11/12/2014 7:20:00 AM
In Honor of a Lost Poet
Date Posted: 11/9/2014 7:40:00 AM
Chopped I
Date Posted: 11/1/2014 12:31:00 PM
Kevin Kern Responded (Lyrics)
Date Posted: 10/31/2014 9:45:00 AM
For Whom Do We Write
Date Posted: 10/23/2014 4:27:00 PM
A Heads Up
Date Posted: 10/18/2014 1:48:00 PM
Lyrics Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/27/2014 4:25:00 PM
You Were There
Date Posted: 9/21/2014 12:54:00 PM
Lyric Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/1/2014 12:48:00 PM
Something Special
Date Posted: 8/27/2014 9:05:00 PM
Special Stuff
Date Posted: 8/18/2014 4:18:00 PM
Lauren Bacall
Date Posted: 8/12/2014 8:10:00 PM
Inspired By Our Rose
Date Posted: 8/10/2014 9:07:00 AM
Contest Edits
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 2:30:00 PM
Goethe Stanza Contest Judged
Date Posted: 7/11/2014 10:41:00 AM
Our Cover Girl !!
Date Posted: 7/7/2014 4:53:00 PM
A Rainy 4th in New England--some fun
Date Posted: 7/4/2014 12:30:00 PM
Thanks Coach Cyndi
Date Posted: 6/28/2014 5:25:00 PM
Debussy Contest Judged
Date Posted: 6/17/2014 2:17:00 PM
New Contest and Update
Date Posted: 6/15/2014 9:53:00 AM
Some of the "Modern" sonnets
Date Posted: 6/6/2014 10:05:00 AM
Contest Inspiration Debussy
Date Posted: 5/24/2014 8:41:00 AM
Memorial Day
Date Posted: 5/23/2014 5:55:00 PM
Get Creative Contest Judged
Date Posted: 5/22/2014 12:30:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/24/2014 The Debutante's Ball Rhymedance,
11/22/2014 Write of Love Free verselove,war,
11/19/2014 Applause in the Wind Crystallineseasons,
11/15/2014 November Wind Crystallinenature,november,
11/10/2014 A Conspicuous Collage Rhymedeath of a friend,
11/10/2014 Your Smile Free versedeath of a friend,
11/7/2014 a lonely row Verselonely,love,
11/6/2014 Holidays Cinqkuholiday,sad,
11/4/2014 Forever Young Sonnetdaughter,grief,
11/3/2014 Almost Gone Rhymelife,
11/3/2014 Pursuing Christus Free versespiritual,
11/2/2014 In The End Blank versefaith,love,
10/30/2014 Leftover Heaven Epulaeryufood,
10/28/2014 Found and Lost Free verselife,
10/27/2014 On Niagra's Bridal Veil Falls Versenature,
10/19/2014 One Less Hill Free versememory,
10/16/2014 Her Laughter Verselife,love,
10/15/2014 Pie Eyed Rhymefunny,
10/12/2014 The Stage Blank verselife,
10/11/2014 Light Years Versespace,
10/6/2014 Hostage Rispettodepression,war,
10/6/2014 November Dreams Sijoautumn,
10/1/2014 Lights of Night Free verselife,
9/30/2014 Pickett's Charge Blank versewar,
9/26/2014 Eden Sonnetlife,
9/25/2014 Keepers of the Flame Verselife,
9/21/2014 You Were There Rhymedeath,love,
9/19/2014 The Light Keeper Verselife,
9/19/2014 southward, wing on wing Haikuimagination,seasons,
9/14/2014 Poetry Is Born Free versemother,
9/7/2014 On the Cusp of Winter Free verseautumn,
9/7/2014 The Old Man Rhymelife,nature,
9/5/2014 I'll Leave You My Tears Rhymelove,lyric,song,
9/5/2014 Peal the Bells Blank versetime,
9/2/2014 The Looking Glass Rhymeintrospection,
8/31/2014 How Could I Know Trioletfunny,
8/31/2014 Autumn Alouette Verseautumn,
8/26/2014 A Note To My Sis Free verselife,
8/21/2014 Morning's Veil Ottava rimamorning,nature,
8/19/2014 Foodles Footlefunny,
8/18/2014 The Lady Rhymefantasy,love,
8/16/2014 No Matter Where I Roam Rhymetravel,
8/13/2014 a tropical morn Haikunature,
8/9/2014 Perfectly Imperfect Poems Free verselife,
8/9/2014 The Muted Rose Iambic Pentameterinspirational,
8/8/2014 Until I Hold You Near Rhymewar,
8/6/2014 Night Owl Rhymenature,
8/4/2014 The Final Call Versedeath,
8/4/2014 Alauda Versenature,
8/4/2014 A Conch Shell Calls Quatrainintrospection,
8/3/2014 Lyrics to Peter White's Life Story Rhymesong,
7/31/2014 Never Really Gone Rhymelove,
7/31/2014 new moon Haikusummer,
7/28/2014 in the summer clouds Haikulife,rain,
7/27/2014 The Virtuoso Verseimagination,sensual,
7/26/2014 Peace and Freedom Verseinspiration,
7/19/2014 Paradise Lost Sonnetlove,war,
7/18/2014 it isn't there Senryuintrospection,
7/16/2014 The Scent of Water Sonnetlove,
7/14/2014 The Doorway Verselife,
7/8/2014 Her Dreams Were Mine Verselove,
7/4/2014 Inhaling The Sea Acrosticloss,
7/3/2014 Dorian Grey Abridged Quatrainfantasy,
6/30/2014 Born A Smile Sonnetlife,
6/26/2014 Life's Path Verselife,
6/19/2014 A Quickie Rhymefun,
6/18/2014 Morning Breaks Acrosticlife,
6/14/2014 At Rest Rhymelife,
6/12/2014 That's It Rhymefunny,
6/9/2014 My Soul Companion Free versedeath,
6/8/2014 Destiny Haikulove,
6/5/2014 Summer Love Sijolove,
6/5/2014 Garden Party Sonnetgarden,
5/31/2014 Tears on the Wind Rhymelife,
5/30/2014 Golden Pond Verselife,
5/29/2014 Distant Thoughts Sonnetlife,
5/28/2014 Kimo A Kimoholiday,
5/28/2014 TIME Versetime,
5/26/2014 Sparky Limerickfunny,
5/21/2014 Gravity Haikunature,
5/20/2014 Burning Bridges Verselove,trust,
5/19/2014 Bozo the Clown Clerihewfunny,
5/14/2014 Where Free verselife,
5/7/2014 Holiday Party Haiku Haikuholiday,
5/5/2014 Spring Quatern Quaternseasons,
5/1/2014 I Captured Today Pantoumlife,
5/1/2014 Hidden Temple Sijofaith,
4/30/2014 Haiku J Haikunature,
4/28/2014 Suspicion Always Haunts the Guilty Mind Free versetruth,
4/28/2014 A Daydream Sonnetlove,
4/24/2014 Shelter Tankalife,
4/19/2014 Too Soon Coupletlost love,
4/17/2014 Never Hopeless Kyriellefaith,hope,
4/15/2014 This Blood Moon Free verselife,
4/15/2014 Before Today Verseinspirational,
4/13/2014 Cowboys Quatraincowboy,
4/10/2014 A Spring Day Quintain (English)nature,
4/9/2014 Antiques Coupletlife,
4/9/2014 Hidden Value Free verseinspirational,
4/4/2014 Sands of Time Shapetime,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Evening Walk Free verseintrospection,life,nature
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Why I Weep Italian Sonnetnatureme,
LONG DISTANT DREAM Rhymenature,
An Invitation to Dance Sonnetmusic,nature,
Secrets of the Stream Free verseintrospection,nature
Grandpa Coupletchildhood,loss,sadold,chi
Double Phantasy Free verseloss,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,
New England Rhymenature,seasons,
If Ever Sonnetfaith,hope,inspirational,
In Strangler's Wood Rhymedeath,
Bewitched Villanellelove,passion
FIRST CHERUBIC CHANCE Lyricmystery,uplifting
Wait Raven,I am coming Free versedeath
THE HOURS Sonneton writing and words,time
EULOGY FOR THE ELDON GALLERY, WATERLOO Free verseart,life,places,sad,grand
OUTGROWN Free versedaughter,life,nostalgia,d
Conquering Rainbows Free versefantasy,for children,me,r
UNFORGOTTEN Versechildhood,hope,nostalgia,
THE MIDWIFE OF MYROLFE Free versefantasy,
The Missing Sonnetdeath,loss,
AT THE BUS DEPOT Verseallegory,
Immersion Free verseintrospection,life,me,
MY NYLON BIRD Dizainhappiness,education,
The Jaded Eye Sonnetdeath,love,heart,heart,
Amongst the Dross Sonnetdepression,introspection,
Closer Free versehope,life,love,peace,blue
MY SEX Free verselife,nature,people,men,wr
God, 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,
EAST OF EDEN Sonnetfaith,nature,people,me,
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
Kiss the Rain Quatraingirl,people,rain,romantic
A Sepia Recollection Free versefamily,grandfather,
The Old Wooden Bench Sonnetimagination,old,old,
Every now and then Lyriclove,miss you,
NIGHT STROLL Free verseinspiration,nature,
Cinder Girl Rhymelovelove,
THE OLD OAK TREE Free verseautumn,life,spring,summer
Grandpa's Study Free versefamily,life,loss,peace,
Love Poem - 29 Free verselife,love,passion,peace,w
Passing Trains in Winter Rain Rhymedepression,
A Tale of Fire and Ice Rhymedream,fire,love,lust,
The Angel Inside Rhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
Back to Lost Rhymehistory,
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,
WELCOMING A NEW TUNE Free versefarewell,how i feel,life,
Verses for Vivian Lyricdepression,
The Garden of Adonis Lyrics Rhymelyric,song,
The Pooka Sonnetanimal,horror,mythology,
The Swan Free versebeautiful,romantic,wife,
Una and the Lion Monorhymeanimal,girl,happiness,inn
Sleepless Night Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)anger,death,farewell,memo
AS FATHER IS TO HIS DAUGHTER Free versefather,introspection,word
Midsummer dance on parchment paper Free verseabsence,allegory,
The Soup Reich Free versesatire,slam,
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
Sheol Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)abuse,dark,evil,fantasy,f
SAFEWORD Sonnetlove,lust,
Aftermath Free versebaby,loss,winter,
Waterloo Bridge Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,beauty,
Facets Of Loneliness Free verseloneliness,
Love never fades Rhymelonging,love,
Recalling Her Free versegrandmother,memory,
The Good Ole Times Ghazal 
just like juliet Free verselove,
Christmas Magic Rhymeangel,child,christmas,god
Somber Days Free verseday,november,tree,

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