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PoetrySoup is an internet poetry resource and community that encourages the writing of poetry through community involvement and support. Founded in February of 2005, this Free online poetry website allows professional and amateur poets, from around the world, to post their poetry online and receive reviews. This allows poets to increase exposure from their work while perfecting their craft. For those who simply like to read poetry, PoetrySoup also publishes poems in many categories and forms for wholesome reading pleasure.


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Blog Posted:1/5/2014 1:37:00 PM
You Soupers do a GREAT job of trying to maintain PoetrySoup as a haven. We thank you for the emails concerning negative or inflammatory content. Thanks again.

For other members, remember, activity deemed detrimental to PoetrySoup users or PoetrySoup will be deleted. PoetrySoup determines this and you will not receive warnings before deletions. Encouraging community members in a way that creates issues for our users who reference it as a resource will result in entire account deletions. Remember, PoetrySoup is a private website where users are allowed to share poetry and poetic friendships. Use of it is not a right, but a privilege. Poets are only welcome as long as their site activity is not deemed detrimental to community users - as determined by PoetrySoup.

We have received emails asking why we are being so tolerant of certain members. We have been very patient because we think people should be patient as a general rule. Of course, patience has its limits.

Anyway, thanks to all of you Soupers who fight the fine fight to keep PoetrySoup a haven. For the rest, save your poems.





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  1. Date: 1/13/2014 5:40:00 PM
    .............`wHERE there IS,`LOVE,` i'll be THERe`............. *:*(* ALWAYS, John

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  1. Date: 1/7/2014 4:32:00 PM
    If you have suggestions for PoetrySoup, do not post them here. Please email them to use via the Contact Us form. Thanks.

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  1. Date: 1/7/2014 12:41:00 PM
    At Giorgie: although I'm pleased, delighted, and flattered by your attention and comments, im not going to answer you ... I'm not going to follow you ... I'm not playing your game ... However, if you want to talk, we can use the Soup Mails. You're embarrassing yourself. Have a great day.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/7/2014 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No, Giorgio ... it's not the hat; I already told you about my charms ... but you removed the comment. : D! Cyndi! LOL! Im thinking about the praying mantis! Caleb, my "confidential" information is gone like your cornbread ... wait! It doesn't sound right! : D
    Hunter Avatar Painted Hunter Date: 1/7/2014 1:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Ruben, I guess I'll keep my redneck wisdom to myself from now on....haha....my comments are gone like yesterday's cornbread!...;)
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/7/2014 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ummm, Ruben, ummm, lol, maybe that's what he's trying to do. After all, you're a fine looking man, kinda hot in that mustache. Could it be some kinda mating ritual?
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, I do not own a hat like yours sir. Sorry!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/7/2014 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Giorgio: lovemaking could help. : D
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sir: You have removed ALL of your poems, and you posted comments totally irrelevant to poetry, instead.
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 9:41:00 AM
    WHEN is the "block poet" feature going to be implemented so we do not have to see blogs/comments/etc. from the blocked "poet". Will this also preclude them from participating in a contest from a person who has them blocked? I only have two people blocked and would be grateful to not be subjected to their inane drivel, prattle, self-aggrandizing. Any ETA when this feature will be available? It will prevent a lot of unnecessary drama, I think. ~Chan

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/7/2014 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I had to block one poet here for sexual harassment. He has harassed others in both female and male personas. TPS is aware of this person. Our only choice, as women, was --sadly--- to block him/her. The person is now behaving better. Perhaps decided to change.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/7/2014 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well ... none of you are blocked, Soupers! : D I'm always open to the exchange of ideas and opinions. However, I consider that blocking is a useful tool in "extreme" cases (to erase insults, insinuations, or menaces).
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/7/2014 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Chan I also have only 2 blocked but it HAS stopped the comments on my blogs, poems & of course soup mail, ask Soup why it is not functioning this way for you?
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 1/7/2014 10:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There has been concern that if one has a member under 'full block', this blocked member can go on extremely aggressive, abusive rants without the victims of online harassment knowing wot is being said(typed)about them. But I don't have this concern....I would rather just not waste my time reading certain things, nor waste my time being tempted to defend myself against an online character hiding behind a computer screen and IP address. For me, this full-scale block poet feature would have already diverged 90+% of my attention away from any of the altercations/drama that I have found myself tangled in.
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 8:01:00 AM
    Soup, somewhere way down at the bottom of this pointless rant [because we have no power what so ever so there is really no point in telling you our minds, venting because we like the sound of our own voices] you said ... If we found better things on other poetry sites you would incorporate them. If you really want to publicize our work & let us get some benefit from it, restart the site contests & publish ANTHOLOGIES of the winners works. Those you got their work in could get a ROYALTY on the sales & a token free copy. These blogs are taking valuable writing time away, best FOCUS elsewhere.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/7/2014 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's a great idea, you should post a blog about it so everybody can share their arguments in favour of and against this idea.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/7/2014 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Debbie, thought I'd clarify that the idea of an anthology IS good. I could see many Soupers loving the concept, and most would want to buy a copy. Chris, I hear you. I'm so old school that I still haunt used book stores and get a high of the smell of must. Me <---weirdo
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 1/7/2014 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Some people don't even want paper books anymore(I still love them), so there could be an alternative ebook option which would be much easier to put together and offer more lucrative profit margins.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 1/7/2014 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Great input, Debbie. Yeah, Cyndi has mentioned the possibility of PS anthologies in the past. At first glance, the amount of work to put anthologies together might not seem overly attractive with regards to effort and profit margin, but there is potential for profit and a bigger picture.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/7/2014 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    They could charge an entry fee for NON-Premium Members small like $5, they also would get most of the money from the sales & of course everyone included would probably buy one & their families & other soup members who would like to have A LOT of our work in 1 book.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/7/2014 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    But your anthology idea is one I'd mentioned ... in ... er another blog gone bad. I know other reputable on-line sites have gone in this direction-- but the work involved? It's a... BIG JOB!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/7/2014 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's like quick sand... lol.. pull me Bet, pull! And I dislike the sound of my voice. Minnie mouse, at times. HA!
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 6:15:00 AM
    Less a case of moderators PS, but rather one of 'moderation' (in the true sense of the word), by members.Been here seven years myself and have seen 'it all' on this topic so very happy to leave any 'moderating' that needs doing to the PS owners.Just my 2 cents of course.Rgds Brian

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Let's advise them, too. All of us who participate with ONE, honest account and REAL poetry!
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 4:14:00 AM
    I visited Carolyn and am so happy for her return

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/7/2014 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes Cyndi..I wish for their return.There are other soupers such as dane ann smith johnson,adeleke ,raul moreno,sami alkhalili,sharon weimer,chris higgins,yvoni vorgis ,gary,christie moses,izzy,frank atanacio, gert knop and many i can place their face but forgot their name.If they could return.James fraser was here and james peranteau a while ago..Hope they re here for good.I miss therese bacha and constance too..and i wonder whst happened from linda marie bariana.My last two Christmas cards remained unanswered.Heard she was ill.I still hope for the best for her.Very concerned if she s alive.These people were all the cream of the soup..Maybe some of them you dont know..but.they.brought much happiness here.Really wish for their return dear..but again..years play changes
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/7/2014 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ME, TOO... wouldn't it be LOVELY to see Joan, too? Tracie? Natalie the Rogue Rhymer? And lets hope our Scribe comes back soon, as well. Hi Charmaine!
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 6:20:00 PM
    Let's talk about important things: Carolyn Devonshire has posted a poem. It's a sad one but ... anyways, it's a good occasion to visit her page and give her the best wishes for this new year. Come on ... Let's go --->

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 7:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sir: Your "friends" react to thy command as though they were "you"! Are they? :) G.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What is your occupation, sir? Do you have a profession in real life? I admire hard working people. Please, tell us!
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 5:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Where are your poems, sir? And how did you climb up to the 46th position of the Top 100 list, without poems?
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 5:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    An important thing is that you removed all of your posts from PS, sir. What is your business here, after that? Are you a..... poet?
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/7/2014 4:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oops i replied above you instead of below you : )
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/6/2014 9:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=531024 <---Carolyn's poem. Thanks Ruben. Like I said. Dude, you're one of a kind. :D
    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 1/6/2014 7:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ruben.......I just read her poem, thanks to you. She is a reminder of respect and a kind heart....and all the things that are truly important, things we should strive for here, and away from Soup land. :)
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/6/2014 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Going now Ruben!
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 1/6/2014 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the heads-up, Ruben.
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 5:09:00 PM
    TPS, thanxs for the reminder. I heard through todays grapevine, TPS only wants what is good for us. Keep up the good work. I can't believe what I am seeing and reading. *Another Debate* Many said lets leave it behind in 2013. Lmfao, here we R'. Why can't we LET IT GO, move on, and make the best of 2014.

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's her point Craig, not yours.
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/6/2014 5:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Making my point, thank you Skat.
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 4:39:00 PM
    Continued BTW, I don't read while driving, I think LOL---anyhow, all defend their own, always has been always will be. This moderator stuff will not work because like I said before we have a perfect venue for that now with all included. The final arbiter will be PTS anyway and I agree with that-it's their freakin' company. We've seen it of late with Chris and myself and PD and Chan and others. They do listen to all and now we want them to listen to the few, a few that we can blame known or not that don't need this extra stress, wanted or not!! TPS's concerns are spot on along with many below,that's all we need is someone like Andrea not sleeping because she made an honest ruling.

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We need someone with a PhD, sir! And whatever follows that!
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 7:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Excuse me: Allow those who participate with ONE account to have the right to an opinion, not the "others"! ---- And you, sir, drive and write flawlessly! Congrats on both!
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/6/2014 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :)<3(:
    A  Avatar SKAT A Date: 1/6/2014 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carig, you're right. I don't want others thinking negative on your postive. Look at the poets you named :)
    A  Avatar SKAT A Date: 1/6/2014 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    your right!
    A  Avatar SKAT A Date: 1/6/2014 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know!
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/6/2014 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Skat, this is 100% positive--no negatives here--they have been fair here with most including your sister who is the most visible poet on the site. If she has a big problem with it she's a big girl and ask me herself--in which case I will edit this comment.
    A  Avatar SKAT A Date: 1/6/2014 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mentioning
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/6/2014 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ok, turn off the phone, Craig ... remember that you're driving! : D
    A  Avatar SKAT A Date: 1/6/2014 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Please leave PD out of your mentoring
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 4:25:00 PM
    I am in a difficult position right now with limited time during travel---but I have had time to read the blog and think while I'm driving (which is dangerous) as you all know. My personal conclusion is that many of you are spot on including TPS. We already have moderators and they are more diverse in opinion than any we could come up with. The only way this remains a democracy of opinion is to allow all to have an opinion and not a few. With a chosen few we would become a representative republic whose representatives would be vilified or praised even in their obscurity. It would solve nothing but create more questions. continued above

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 1/8/2014 9:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Who has more than one account Giorgio. I have been here long enough to have an idea but also Giorgio sometimes much like in politics many become one and the same is here---they look like one though, but I think they are very few---I may, however, be naive but I don't think so.
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/7/2014 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I disagree, sir. Allow those who participate with ONE account to have the right to an opinion.
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 1:14:00 PM
    I don't understand why grown people need moderators...just share poetry and enjoy reading other people's poetry...give good positive feedback and forget all this negativity! This is my haven...my come to place when I need a lift so I will not allow a few folks to ruin that for me ...The contests inspire me and I have learned so much in my four years that I have enjoyed the Soup.We are an international and diverse group of people so naturally there will be some dissension and disagreement but let's not let that ruin our haven.I'm proud to call everyone here my friend. I just want to write poetry...share my poems and be encouraged,uplift others tooThat's what this site should be about....

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    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Because like the world we live in, you have people on PoetrySoup with bad intentions. That's just life. The sad state of humankind. If all people had good intention, were kind and selfless, etc. we would have no need for locks on doors, police, security systems, etc.
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 12:37:00 PM
    Hi, TPS, I'm still here. : D! By the way, I just promised to "start looking" for another website, but I didn't say that I would leave PS. : D! Although I have a great potential as a moderator (I'm already an absurd, ridiculous individual LOL!) I'm not interested. I don't understand the purpose of this "new feature." I think that we all are moderators; we all want peace and respect and no-drama ... Ok, almost all of us. : D Through unbiased comments, or calming-waters-soup mails, or ... just ignoring the problem-makers, we always try to "moderate" US. Neither saints nor sinners, we're just common people who likes to discuss. We don't need a police force.

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    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 1/6/2014 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There are Anarchistic visions that don't lean towards lawlessness and disorder, but those are Utopian ideals that won't work when dealing with humans. Autocracy can work if the autocrat is benevolent enough. In the end, whether dealing with democracy, oligarchy, or any of the -isms, there will always be people unhappy with the current system.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/6/2014 5:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm going to trust you ... one more time. : )
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 5:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruben, autocracy is only wrong if you have a bad ruler. Frankly, it is the best form of rulership if the right person is in charge. Anarchy has NEVER worked. :-)
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/6/2014 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha! Both anarchy and autocracy have been proven wrong. : ) If I find an interesting website I'll let you know. Paradoxically, two of the most "interesting" features of PS, which are the easy access to interact with each other and the possibility of express our opinions without any kind of censure are now slowly vanishing through the excessive use of blocking, suspensions, and deletion.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 1:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha! If you find a better one, let us know what it is so we can incorporate their features and make PoetrySoup even better. :-) BTW, society needs a police force (I hate anarchy). PoetrySoup is a microcosm of society...even on the Soup you have people with bad intentions.
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 1/6/2014 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Don't leave Mr. Ruben O, we go too far back...
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 11:29:00 AM
    Well, whatever is decided won't make much difference to me. I'm just proud to be here ...;) I don't get worked up over much of anything and when I do, I just remember that I'd rather be fishin'. As Barney Fife said, "It's Therapedic!"

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    Hunter Avatar Painted Hunter Date: 1/7/2014 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    David, you just soupmail me when you plan to be here and I'll give you my number. Would be happy to have you anytime!
    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 1/6/2014 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey caleb next time I am in USA any chance we could meet for a spot of fishing, it is a great past time of mine when I get the chance? David
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 1/6/2014 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andy would give Barney his bullet back and then LOOK OUT...
    Hunter Avatar Painted Hunter Date: 1/6/2014 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And for those who aren't Andy Griffith fans, I say this, no spell corrections, please. And for those who are, I ask this ... WHAT WOULD ANDY DO?
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 10:42:00 AM
    No censorship, no member moderators, it makes me so sad, members asked for censorship & now we have it up the Yin Yang [and I don't mean the two rivers in China] The blocks should be enough to protect us from unwanted member intrusion now that they block, soup mail, comments & blog input simultaneously. We didn't really need even word sensors until Slam was accepted as a form, now you can't even writer pussywillow! in a poem. It so reminds me of Fahrenheit 451

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 1/6/2014 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cher, maybe we're just gettin too old and forgetting who we are. Cher, maybe we're just gettin too...(Ooops) And by the way, who the heck ARE you and just who the heck do you think am I anyway...
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/6/2014 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I watched the movie last month ( Francois Truffaut), not a great one ... however, it's ok a "must-read" book. It's about censorship and the suppression of dissenting ideas. Any bells? : D
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Agreed. It is a shame that a few bad apples spoil the entire "blog". Unfortunately people can't control their emotions...and we target a certain demographic with PoetrySoup. The poetry by Soupers is GREAT, however. Of course, we allow a little more "creativity" in poems.
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 1/6/2014 10:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Willowpussy maybe?...Pussy w/willow? Willow w/pussy? (Never mind)
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/6/2014 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The only members I'd delete from soup are those who have physically or psychologically threatened another member or their family which has been done.
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 10:20:00 AM
    I just wanna write poetry...

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    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We wish that was the case for everyone.
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/6/2014 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Me too Tim : )
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 9:24:00 AM
    I think that "clandestine moderators.: is a good idea, as i think that people might be a bit more respectful, not knowing if they are speaking to their best friends...or not.

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  1. Date: 1/6/2014 7:55:00 AM
    I do believe moderators will be having lots of pressure.Hope We don't loose such special friends too then.Even if one is not a moderator and is trying to act as neutrally as He She can.He She can still feel the pressure of parties fighting.If She says something..One would think She is against him.If She says anorher,the other would think she she is against him..Even if in her mind She He being neutral wishes pnly for some peace.I seen many great choices for moderators below..But lets hope they won t end up the victim in the process..Maybe David Williams said it best...I guess i ve read enough blogs ..I go read some poetry now,People put lot of heart in their poetry.Need to be read!

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/6/2014 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hmm.. Clandestiene moderators..Never thought of that : ) I guess clandestiene moderators work harder in soupmails where they are not seen ..to bring peace..Away from publc blogs. : )
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 9:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As mentioned earlier, we are still torn on the moderator issue. That's a lot of pressure for a member and it subjects them to ridicule. We may keep status quo or maybe we'll have clandestine moderators. :-)
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 7:54:00 AM
    When you receive monetary gains for premium or lifetime memberships, then considerations should be made for those people and their contribution(s). Before a poem or blog is deleted, the author should have the right to know why it is being deleted and afforded an opportunity to revise if necessary. It's a PRIVILEGE for you all to be paid and compensated for access to additional features, which are not integral to the TPS experience itself. Yes, there has been drama which, by the way, has been handled between members without further need of autocracy, I might add. Like I have already said: TPS's behavior is becoming as questionable, unsavory and uncouth of those they try and quell.

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    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We understand, but disagree.
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 6:09:00 AM
    Why do we need moderators? Are we not adult enough to know what not to say?…..

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    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/6/2014 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL, you know the answer to that.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 8:17:00 PM
    ,I vote for........... Phyllis, Joyce, Andrea, Sandra, Juliet, Kelly D.... Russell, Owen, James P, Joseph... Never seen one cast a stone. Soup, Is it time to vote? Dot-dot-dot-dot-dot-dot--- I don't think a person who has done name calling should be honored as a good example. We the trouble makers should have no say so in casting a vote for our friends. :) But, since it looks as if the voting has begun. I would like to put more votes in. I would like to see Giorgio and Frank H, for soup Moderators. :) Frank, fights for the people, even if it gets out of hand. I vote for Giorgio, -he loves everyone, and thinks everyone is either good or the same person..... Soup, moderators should be chosen by you. A moderator should be a poet, who has never been reported or blocked. That would keep everything clean. Thank you TPS....PD

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/5/2014 10:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (cont 2) After three years here, I've witnessed people who've squabbled become good friends. Linda, haven't you seen this, too? There have been times when I've seen "moderators" here, acting out of the goodness of their hearts. Yes?
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/5/2014 10:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (cont) I think that I saw many take up the position themselves for years. Wait. Let me explain. I have seen many sooth each other, act as a bridge between parties, add humour to a situation, even ask people to cool off. And we've been there for each other. I've seen it.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/5/2014 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'd vote for Mystic Rose, but she'd decline. And Gail, too, but I think she'd decline. And Carrie, but, I'm fairly certain she'd decline, too. Andrea WOULD be awesome, but I can't see her wanting the position. Actually, I can't think of one person who'd want to the responsibility... BUT
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/5/2014 9:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/5/2014 9:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Agreed. Any members involved in questionable Soup activity are disqualified.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 5:56:00 PM
    Will the community have a say or a vote in choosing the web moderators? And can you tell us what their responsibilities will be..

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    May Avatar Joseph May Date: 1/5/2014 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you TPS..I hope it can be done if even on a trial basis.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/5/2014 6:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We are still torn on the moderator issue. That's a lot of pressure for a member and it subjects them to ridicule...stay tuned.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 4:31:00 PM
    This comes from the best of intentions, my own experiences here and kindness: Ruben is not only an excellent poet but a good man. He is usually the one calming the storms, cooling heated conversations and acting as a ... conscience.. to many soupers. The irony of the situation is that I would expect you would want him, above anyone else here, as a moderator. Why? Because he is a voice of reason, a peacekeeper and has rectified so many situations here with his good heart, good advice and kind ways. I have seen it again and again. I wanted you to know this. The irony is sad... incredibly sad. Telling him to go elsewhere is exactly what I didn't expect. May we tell you our feelings?

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    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 1/6/2014 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruben has my vote, if he would take it on!! You have to stay here, Ruben.....you are a good friend!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/6/2014 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tanka, tanka, tanka so much. : )
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/6/2014 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    For Ruben to go elsewhere? Nah.!!He goes..I follow :-(
    Hunter Avatar Painted Hunter Date: 1/6/2014 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree about Ruben. I've seen him calm a few storms since I've been here. He's a solid dude.
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/5/2014 8:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruben IS a good man, and he IS a peace keeper. hugs, catie
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/5/2014 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the suggestion.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 3:07:00 PM
    Thank you for the reminder TPS..................... Poetry Soup will always be the best online poetry site. Always & Forever :) ---The Poet Destroyer.... Born and raised by: tps*members <------lol

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  1. Date: 1/5/2014 2:00:00 PM
    Always ask for evidence, sir. Without evidence do not proceed to account deletions. Thank you. G.V.

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/5/2014 2:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you sir. I appreciate that. G.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 1/5/2014 2:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We do not delete accounts based on member complaints. We must review the complaint first.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/22/2014 My Thoughts Monokucharacter,
7/22/2014 My Poetry Acrosticemotions,encouraging,frie
6/27/2014 Do You Acrosticlife,nostalgia,
2/20/2014 One In Nature Verselife,nature,uplifting,
7/16/2013 Haiku 1001 Haikunature,
7/16/2013 Sultry Night Tankadesire,emotions,
10/25/2012 Goodnight Dear P D Coupletfriendship,life,sleep,
10/24/2012 Wonder of Sunshine Tankahappiness,nature,upliftin
10/12/2012 Here and Gone Free verselife,loss,people,life,
10/8/2012 Bye-Bye Tankagirlfriend-boyfriend,lost
8/22/2012 Four O'Clocks Free versehappiness,nature,upliftin
8/16/2012 Autumn Colors Free versenature,seasons,uplifting,
8/1/2012 Beauty In Nature Haikunature,uplifting,
7/14/2012 Jokers Lament Senryufunny,life,
7/13/2012 A Memory Free versenostalgia,
7/13/2012 In The Dell Haikuhappiness,nature,upliftin
7/6/2012 Mountains Touch The Sky Haikunature,
6/12/2012 Gone Senryuloss,people,
5/21/2012 Listless Monokulife,sad,
5/4/2012 Haiku 33 Haikuart,nature,uplifting,
4/24/2012 Haiku 105 Haikunature,uplifting,
4/16/2012 Nature's Kitchen Haikuanimals,nature,uplifting,
4/1/2012 Haiku 102 Haikuhappiness,uplifting,
3/30/2012 Easter Bunny Race Haikufor children,funny,holida
3/30/2012 Get It Flying Coupletfamily,for children,happi
3/30/2012 I Celebrate Easter Free versefaith,hope,love,religion,
3/27/2012 Haiku 001 Haikulife,nature,seasons,
3/23/2012 Life Monokuconfusion,life,
3/22/2012 As One Together Tankahappiness,love,uplifting,
3/22/2012 Early Morning Tankahappiness,nature,upliftin
3/15/2012 Life Not A Contest Lyricfriendship,hope,life,sad,
3/15/2012 Between Midnight and Dawn Rhymehappiness,life,love,uplif
3/12/2012 Now Finished Poem Free versedaughter,death,family,los
3/12/2012 Haiku 25 Haikunature,peace,uplifting,
3/12/2012 Smiles Acrosticfriendship,life,love,
3/9/2012 Dreams 'Modern Cinquain' Cinquainhope,life,love,
3/9/2012 Words 'Modern Cinquain' Cinquainhappiness,life,
3/7/2012 Curious Monokuhealth,life,
3/7/2012 Sunrise Haikuhappiness,uplifting,
3/5/2012 Fresh Soup Haikufriendship,uplifting,gree
3/5/2012 Funny Farm Senryufunny,nature,uplifting,
3/5/2012 Exercised Lanternehealth,life,
3/1/2012 Come Spring Free versehappiness,nature,seasons,
3/1/2012 Waste Of Time Chastushkapolitical,time,
3/1/2012 Yellow Monokuconfusion,sad,
3/1/2012 Disappeared Haikuon writing and words,
2/28/2012 spring uprising Haikulife,nature,seasons,
2/28/2012 Truth Be Told Free verselife,teen,heart,heart,
2/25/2012 My Boys Sedokafamily,happiness,son,
2/23/2012 Spring and Nature Haikunature,seasons,
2/23/2012 Awakening Haikunature,
2/23/2012 Once You Sign Ethereeeducation,people,
2/23/2012 In This Box Biofaith,family,love,heaven,
2/21/2012 Come Back To Us Free verseconfusion,family,love,
2/21/2012 Blink Tetractystime,
2/20/2012 A Day To Remember Free versehope,life,nature,day,
2/20/2012 Spring's Natural Beauty Haikunature,seasons,
2/17/2012 'Fallen Angels' Coupletfaith,hope,inspirational,
2/17/2012 Surprising Seasonal Change Quintain (English)nature,seasons,uplifting,
2/15/2012 The Brown Tree Dodoitsufamily,funny,history,life
2/14/2012 Cupid's Arrow Footlegirlfriend-boyfriend,love
2/14/2012 Haiku 21 Haikudeath,life,
2/9/2012 haiku 20 Haikulife,lost love,
2/6/2012 Last Chance Free versenatural disasters,
2/6/2012 ROSES FOR P D Lyricdedication,friendship,hap
2/2/2012 Haiku Minus One Haikuon writing and words,
1/31/2012 My PoetrySoup Acrosticfriendship,on writing and
1/31/2012 Winter Haikunature,seasons,
1/30/2012 Fluff Haikunature,seasons,
1/30/2012 My Valentine Senryuhappiness,love,
1/27/2012 On Track Haikunature,
1/27/2012 Elvis Presley Clerihewadventure,funny,happiness
1/26/2012 Touching Senryuhappiness,love,romance,
1/26/2012 Sun Moon Haikunature,
1/25/2012 Thrown Away Lyricdaughter,mother,sad,me,lo
1/24/2012 I Did It Big Time Biohealth,life,recovery from
1/20/2012 Writers Block Limerickfunny,uplifting,
1/19/2012 Talking To Myself Lyrichusband,nature,wife,
1/18/2012 Flag Maker Betsy Ross Clerihewfunny,history,uplifting,
1/18/2012 Brilliant Month Of April Lyrichappiness,husband,love,up
1/18/2012 My Dream Senryuhope,love,peace,uplifting
1/18/2012 Wish You Were Here Elaine George Acrosticdedication,friendship,lov
1/16/2012 Unexpected Monokupeople,time,
1/11/2012 Best Wishes Coupletfamily,friendship,happine
12/24/2011 Happy Holidays Acrosticfamily,friendship,happine
12/22/2011 Pork And Kraut---Good Luck Meal Lyricfood,holiday,life,new yea
12/21/2011 Buckle Up Senryulife,
12/21/2011 My Montage Senryuhistory,life,
12/20/2011 To---Harry --- From---Carol Acrosticfamily,friendship,happine
12/20/2011 Haiku 12 Haikulife,on writing and words
12/20/2011 Unconditional Love Haikufamily,happiness,love,peo
12/15/2011 Wizard --- A Blessed New Year Biohappiness,hope,love,peopl
12/14/2011 Montage Poetry Lyrichappiness,history,uplifti
12/13/2011 I Am Hoping Quintain (English)adventure,hope,
12/13/2011 Be Compassionate Haikuhappiness,love,uplifting,
12/13/2011 DEAD WINTER Haikunature,seasons,winter,win
12/9/2011 Haiku 11 Haikuhistory,
12/9/2011 enlighten me please Senryusad,me,me,
12/9/2011 Blockhead Limerickfunny,uplifting,
12/8/2011 My Mission Haikufaith,hope,life,

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Fav Poems

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I'M GOING HOME I do not know?devotion,inspirational,li
Man Burlesquefather,funny,introspectio
Put Out The Lights Rhymefaith,lost love,love,
THE HEROES I do not know?family,happiness,inspirat
SNOW BLOSSOM Haikuanimals,nature,seasons,
The Tiger and the Dove Rhymedevotion,friendship,love,
Prophecy Narrativefaith,song-lyric,visionar
Seaside Verseparody,people,places,sea,
Upon His Blameless Feet Free versechildhood,hope,inspiratio
Last Stages of Love Rhymelost love,people,
The Greatest Gift Rhymethank you,
The Fallen Prince Epicadventure,imagination,lov
The Fallen Prince - part 2 Epicadventure,imagination,los
The Orchard Rhymenature,nostalgia,places,s
Swimming With Ava~ Free versechildhood,daughter,family
The Magic of Autumn Rhymenature,uplifting,
The Road to Autumn Rhymelife,
Universal Prayer Free versepeace,uplifting,visionary
Pearl Narrativeinspirational,day,
Prelude to a Poke Quatrainallegory,angst,funny,life
Snowflake Personificationnature
REVERIE Romanticismlove,nostalgia,
Star Versehope,inspirational,star,s
one child at a time Rhymechildhood,hope,peace,
Pillow Your Heart. Rhymehope,life,love,life,heart
SpellBound Personificationimagination,nature,
Man of my Dreams Romanticismdevotion,love,
SHAKEN BUT NOT BROKEN Narrativedevotion,faith,health,ins
She - Is Like a Bubble Shapefriendship,love,
The Rose Haikunature,
The Truth I do not know?angst,confusion,friendshi
Quiet Heart I do not know?inspirational,life,love,p
The Spirit Within Sonnetfaith,introspection,love,
The Angel Star. Rhymefaith,family,hope,introsp
The Thing That's so Amazing Personificationimagination,
SEIZE THE DAY Carpe Diemlife,love,people,time,day
They Shall Be One ABClove,child,prayer,angel,a
So You Wouldn't Have To Verselife,love,
Night Rider Free verselife,love,people,sensual,
SHE HELD A HANDFUL OF STARS Free verseinspirational,passion,vis
Miracles Rain From Heaven Rhymedevotion,faith,family,hop
SUMMERWOOD COTTAGE Balladlove,uplifting,night,summ
Poisoned Faith I do not know?faith,introspection,sad,
The NeverEnding Flame Free versehappiness,life,love,heart
Silence in the Wind I do not know?life,nature,peace,
The Water's Different Rhymehappiness,imagination,
When Time Stands Still Alliterationlove,nature,peace,time,
Passageways Rhymeintrospection,time,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
THE LIFES' PATH I do not know?death,hope,imagination,in
To My Angel Mother Lyriccaregiving,daughter,famil
Is It Just Me? Burlesqueconfusion,funny,health,my
Soupmates Light Poetryallegory,on writing and w
Jesus Cinquainfather,forgiveness,happin
The Room Rhymeart
Saint Blackheart Heroic Coupletsallegory,death,imaginatio
Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Jewel There!! Balladadventure,allegory,angst,
Ode to the Poet Sonnetdevotion,on writing and w
One by One Rhymelove,
POETESS CAROL BROWN Free versefamily,friendship,lovelov
My Soul Mate Coupletdevotion,faith,hope,husba
The Mother's Day Ant Free verseanimals,family,for childr
Mirror Reflection Free verselife
Mrs Carol Brown Rhymedevotion,family,friendshi
The Haunted Trio Heroic Coupletsdevotion,family,sisterevi
You've Got Mail' Rhymefaithme,me,
School Days! Acrosticeducation,nostalgia,peopl
THE CONTEST WINNER Quatrainfriendship,funny,hope,ima
Mr. Moon and Ms. Night Quatrainlove
October 31 Free verseimagination,science,scien
Quit That Tapping Narrativedeath,dedication,educatio
Sun Shine Free versehappiness,hope,naturewint
MURKY WATERS Free versededication,inspirational,
The Dark Horse Upon the Hill Cowboycowboy-westernold,dark,da
A Bluebird Carries A Mother's Voice I do not know?daughter
Tea For Two Free verseintrospectionme,me,
Poet's Heart Rhymeon writing and wordspoems
The Poet's Lament Rhymeon writing and words
Runaway Train Limerickfunny,wedding
Summer Night Free versedevotion,lovenight,summer
The Invisible Poet Rhymeimaginationwrite,write,
Just Desserts For Unfaithful Limerickfunny,imagination,introsp
A Great POET Dies Rhymedeath,loveinspiration,lov
Tree, Roots and the Light Free verseallegory,inspirational,tr
Wounded Free versecaregiving,childhood,depr
The Joy of Mother's Love Sestinalife,lovejoy,life,time,
Pay Attention Free versedepression,introspection,
Soft Wind Free versefaith,hope,imagination,li
Just a Thoughtful thought Free versefaith,hopeme,love,me,
I Was Okay Before We Met Coupletlove
LIKE LATER Ethereelife
Laid to Rest Balladedaughter,mother,mother,
Only God Could Love A Bumblebee Rhymefunny,parody
Lullaby of the Lost Rhymelife
Rose and Rose Marie - A Re-post Personificationheart,jealousy,love,me,oc
The Sun I See Tetractysnature,on writing and wor
I Miss It Ethereedepression,naturesun,
A Recipe for Promiscuity Tyburnhusband,wife,
Phantom At The Foot Of The Bed Rhymefunny,me,me,
Lost Love - Gary Fields Balladloss,lost love,lost,time,

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Glen Enloe United States Flag United States Read
Katherine Stella United States Flag United States Read
Danielle White United States Flag United States Read
Lena Townsend United States Flag United States Read
Rob Meader United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
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saif khan Pakistan Flag Pakistan Read
Rick Parise United States Flag United States Read
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Yoni Dvorkis United States Flag United States Read
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Alister Renaux Zambia Flag Zambia Read
Johnette Loefgren United States Flag United States Read
Izzy Gumbo United States Flag United States Read
Lynette Chachere United States Flag United States Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
James Peranteau United States Flag United States Read
L'nass Shango United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
James Marshall Goff United States Flag United States Read
Emily Kroeger United States Flag United States Read
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen United States Flag United States Read
John Streeter United States Flag United States Read
Kristy De La Keur Scoveille United States Flag United States Read
Tamra Amato United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Catie Lindsey United States Flag United States Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
J B United States Flag United States Read
john freeman United States Flag United States Read
Karla Null United States Flag United States Read
Prince Freakasso India Flag India Read
Frances King United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Jared Pickett United States Flag United States Read
TS Lewis United States Flag United States Read
Paula Larson United States Flag United States Read
Tim Ryerson United States Flag United States Read
Doris Culverhouse United States Flag United States Read
Michele Nold-Godleske United States Flag United States Read
Robert Ball United States Flag United States Read
MoonBee Canady United States Flag United States Read
Jimmy Anderson United States Flag United States Read
Christopher Flaherty United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Eric Siedzikowski United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Tobey Hill United States Flag United States Read
Ravindra K Kapoor India Flag India Read
Kanu Okezie Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Susan Mills United States Flag United States Read
faleshia murphy United States Flag United States Read
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Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
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nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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Rick Rucker United States Flag United States Read
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AUDREY CAREY United States Flag United States Read
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Alana Tye United States Flag United States Read
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