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Nominated as one of the BEST POETS (current or in the past) on World Poetry Day, 21 March 2013 - in Dazed & Confused Magazine.

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Included in: My poem, ON THE OCEAN WAVES
International Who's Who in Poetry 2012
Library of Congress ISBN- 978-1-61936-035-8

My poem, The African Man, featured twice during 2012 in the eMagazine, Afritorial


Blog Posted:3/24/2013 3:02:00 AM



Thank you for playing and reading our friends' work



arthur vaso
Becca L.
Caleb Smith
Charlotte Puddifoot
Chris D. Aechtner
David Fisher
Deborah Burch
delysia hendricks
Gail Angel Doyle
Heather Ober
Joseph May
Judy Konos
kash poet
Leonora Galinta
Michael J. Falotico
Ndaba Sibanda
Rick Zablocki
Roy Jerden
Russell Sivey
S.Jagathsimhan Nair
Sheri Fresonke Harper
Therese Bacha
Timothy Hicks

25. The earth moved under me I woke up already In love.
One year later we got married, It was love at first touch

26. Still those faces haunt; those faces of fear!
Long gone they are and yet I am still here.

27. We are not even a drop of rain, just vapour
United to be once more, no clouds can conjure

28. True love lost direction
when bloomed my affection

29. They never challenged gamey little midgets with foul intent
they had us to pad them safely with money, love and scent.

30. She sits on the porch in a cool desert night
A bobcat stalks prey in the day's fading light

31. But if we’re through, and if we have to part…
I’ll be with you… you know you stole my heart

32. I confess, this poem was from my calm heart
To shine as the cool moon, listen to each part

33. End hers was not only history
But also a simple sweet victory

34. The scorched plain offers him no shelter
He is lost within the earth's deep

35. I can’t help but wonder, about the blunder, of building a one room log cabin,
Where man and wife, lived a private life, ‘til kids became real, not imagined

36. As more flakes christened life on this frozen creek
I saw him standing quite still, puzzled and meek

37. Each time the fog lifts its curtain
It will display a portrait, one we will cherish so…

38. Heart wide open, nerves coiled tight,
My voice shook with the firelight

39. But a dog chased her down
Almost running her out of town

40. I make a toast to the other side
As silence waits, I must abide

41. please bathe me in my lovely little bath tub or wash
the smudges of my “ poop” now I feel them on my ass

42. Indeed before the sun had sunk, thunder roared and surged,
The entire Heavens parted from whence a storm emerged!

43. From the far sky, the lone sun rules the earth
Of heat and light it's not at all in dearth

44. I could fell a million men with the softest of blossoms -
slay a million men with a gentle, whispered caress.

45.Raindrops dance on naked wings…
Sounds whisper as passion sings…

46. Twice daily,even once will do
if you want I can do thrice too,

47. the room is a pearl filled bowl
and moonstone-moulded.

48. Mountainous waves for surfing
Marching to nature's rhythm

Get reading folks, even if you do not have the time to leave a comment on a poem - a lot of time, and sometimes even tears, had gone into producing just a simple haiku or a short free verse. Don't knock it - you do not know the courage it took to post it online.

I salute all the poets here on PoetrySoup. YOU are what makes this site a great place to unwind. Love ~ Su


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  1. Date: 3/25/2013 6:59:00 PM
    Hi Sue, thank you so much for posting number 25 from my poem. What a beautiful way to keep everybody guessing and meeting each other on the blog. Excellent idea. Love Terry xoxo And Linda PD deserves to this win.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 3/25/2013 11:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Terry. Kash had got the majority right and Linda (PD) completed the outstanding 8 poets' names. They are both deserving winners. Yes, it is a great way to showcase the various poets' work. Love, Su
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 11:56:00 PM
    100% Correct, Linda. Thank you Kash for getting a very large number correct as well. Yes, it looks easy, but you do need to read your fellow poet's work to get to know their style. Love, Su

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  1. Date: 3/24/2013 12:29:00 PM
    Kash has most of the answers. Still outstanding are: nos 26, 31, 35, 39, 40, 41, 43 and 48.

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  1. Date: 3/24/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Taken out of context from the poem, my lines that you have chosen, look....!? Ha! As if I should be hanging-out with the McLeod Clan, Louis Riel or Trent Reznor.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 3/24/2013 12:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    _/\_ Namaste, Chris
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 3/24/2013 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    : D
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 3/24/2013 11:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    45 = Michael J.F. -- Ooops! Kash guessed it already. He also guessed that Charlotte wrote #47. I could be wrong, but it seems a good enough guess.
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 10:17:00 AM
    42--judy konos;43--------;44---Chris D. Aechtner;45--Michael J. Falotico;46--kash poet;47--Charlotte Puddifoot ;48--??

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 3/24/2013 12:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    All correct. Kash, you only have a few missing/outstanding. Go for it!!!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 3/24/2013 11:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We need another Crown for Kash!
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 10:11:00 AM
    25--Therese Bacha ,26-- 27--HOLLY MOORE28--delysia hendricks---29--Sheri Fresonke Harper -30--Roy Jerden 31-- 32---Russell Sivey 33--Ndaba Sibanda 34--Caleb Smith 35---- 36---Deborah Burch 37--Gail Angel Doyle--38--Heather Ober...39-- 40------;41---Chris D. Aechtner

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 3/24/2013 12:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    All correct, except no 41 is NOT Chris D. Aechtner.... I see you corrected it in your above post. Well done, Kash :-)
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 3/24/2013 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ; )
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 9:36:00 AM
    27 is Holly Moore...

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 3/24/2013 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, #27 is Holly.
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 9:33:00 AM
    Suz, if i guest right, i understood from what Andrea wrote, i think 25 is my for the others i will try to find the right persons. Thanks Love Terry xoxo

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 3/24/2013 12:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Above all, have fun reading the diversity of our poets here. Welcome to the fold, Terry :-)
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 9:11:00 AM
    Suz, I will talk to Terry and let her know what this is all about. This is truly nice of you to make this list. I think if it were a smaller list, say six poets a day, more people would make guesses and comment to it! But the blogs scroll quickly away and there is no time (for me) to play! It's fun to see some of these lines that I just know I read recently at some of these poets' pages!! You are a gem, Suz.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 3/24/2013 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Andrea. I try to keep it fun for the weekends. This week was easy (if you knew where to look ;-). I was having so much fun catching up on my reading, that I got carried away - I could not choose between them and posted 4 dozen "couplets". Love, Su
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:57:00 AM
    I am not sure how this works.... are we suppose to match the listed poets with the two line couplet? If that is the case, I think #29 is Chris A. Ha! Ha! :) Gotta love him! hugs, catie :)

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 3/24/2013 12:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Catie, this is a follow on on the last posts regarding "Who is the Poet? - no 3". If you (or others) need to catch up, please check under my name : Past Blogs... :-)
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 3/24/2013 10:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nope. # 29 is Sheri.
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 3/24/2013 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, sorry Su, i see I did not follow the directions, so I will go ahead and post my couplet. sorry. hugs, catie :)
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:49:00 AM
    Hi Suzette, i read my name at the very end , between the 3 very end, i have no idea why, i am new here can someone help me please. Thank you. Terry xoxo

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  1. Date: 3/24/2013 4:01:00 AM
    Hello my dear friend Su! It's my honor to see my name here. Thanks a lot! Well, I'm so sorry, I'm not updated anymore of your latest lessons/knowledge sharing/challenging contests etc. because of time constraint. I'll promise to catch up, concentrate and pay attention more on this coming longer vacation. For sure, after summer class. I am stopping by to greet you Happy Weekend and Easter Seasons! Giving you also a big hug my dear friend! I wish you all the best always! love lots, Leonora

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 3/24/2013 4:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by. Love and Hugs, Leonora. Hope to see more of you - I have also been a bit busy (studying...). XXX, Su

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10/19/2014GARDEN TABLEAUVersenature,
9/15/2014I HAD A DREAM ---Terzanelleabuse,
8/11/2014LIFE'S A CLICHECoupletlife,
7/28/2014COLLATERAL DAMAGERhymechild,children,death,
7/27/2014If God is walking by our sideCoupletdaughter,
7/25/2014FREE FROM MOOD Blitzintrospection,
7/24/2014Language, per se - LGTCoupletlanguage,
7/22/2014TimeSuzette Primedeath,life,philosophy,
7/6/2014IN THE FORESTVerseafrica,allegory,baby,natu
7/2/2014WHEN THE FINAL BELL TOLLS - Inspired by the RUBAIYAT, of Omar KhayyamRhymephilosophy,
6/7/2014SIJO meets COUNTRY and WESTERNSijolonely,longing,lost love,
5/25/2014moths flitMonokuanalogy,nature,
5/23/2014Not haikuSenryuanalogy,humor,humorous,
5/18/2014IN SILENCE LAYS THE ANSWERSonnetallegory,philosophy,poets
5/13/2014the cherry blossomHaikuspring,
5/13/2014BRIDGE TOO FARVersemythology,
5/11/2014HAPPY MOTHER'S DAYTankamothers day,
5/5/2014tears of this veldSijohero,longing,memory,natur
5/5/2014TO A NUNNERY, GOFree versemarriage,men,women,
5/5/2014scorpion Haikunature,
4/14/2014DESMOND MPILO TUTU - Itty Bitty poemClerihewhumorous,
3/31/2014SWEET TASTE OF LOVE In memory of Linda-marie Sweet-heartSuzette Primebereavement,death,dedicat
3/27/2014CHAOS - SUZETTE PRIMESuzette Primephilosophy,
3/24/2014She Has Never Owned My HeartSuzette Primelost love,
3/21/2014arthritisTankaage,family,mother daughte
3/14/2014THE DATERhymelove,marriage,
3/7/2014GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKEFree verselove,philosophy,poets,
3/7/2014My LegacySuzette Primefaith,god,life,poems,poet
9/6/2013ILLUMINATESuzette Primephilosophy,
8/18/2013Tigers Living FreeMonorhymeanimal,
7/25/2013SUZETTE PRIMEFootlepoetry,
7/22/2013WHERE THE MOMENT LIESSuzette Primephilosophy,sea,sky,
7/20/2013DREAM ON A GATEPantoumclothes,dream,drink,emoti
7/19/2013Et in Arcadia egoRhymewife,wisdom,woman,women,
7/19/2013THE REASON WHY THE WORLD IS FLATRhymeanalogy,books,computer,ed
7/15/2013Crocodile KentuckyLimerickfood,humor,humorous,
7/14/2013PERSPIRATION Free versegiggle,humor,humorous,
7/14/2013Forget-me-notRhymebetrayal,innocence,lost l
7/13/2013STAYING ALIVELimerickdance,humor,humorous,sens
7/8/2013Midnight LoverLimerickfunny,humor,humorous,lust
7/6/2013Vinnie, VD, Vichy-Sonnetfunny,humor,humorous,lang
7/5/2013YOU WALK ON BYTrioletdesire,
7/3/2013MILDEWED EXPECTATIONSFree verseheartbroken,son,
7/2/2013Barack Hussein Obama IIClerihewafrica,america,animal,bla
6/29/2013CHAOSFree versephilosophy,
6/29/2013THE FOUNDLINGSRhyme royalanimal,child,joy,youth,
5/4/2013A Twisted TreeHaikunature,philosophy,
4/20/2013What is in a NameCoupletfamily,,granddaughter,
4/18/2013CYCLE OF LIFESuzette Primehope,introspection,
4/10/2013The Wedding DressQuatrainurban,wedding,
4/9/2013The Tree of KnowledgeVersephilosophy,religious,tree
4/9/2013WHITE ROSESTankawedding,
4/9/2013TABLE MOUNTAINQuintellaafrica,dedication,nature,
4/5/2013The HikeHaikunature,
3/31/2013ALBATROSS and PRECIOUS GOLDQuaternallegory,introspection,me
3/28/2013T WoodsLimerickhumorous,satire,
3/24/2013QUANTUM PHYSICSAbecedarianscience,
3/22/2013AFRIKAANS and ENGLISH TANKATankaintrospection,
3/21/2013LEXICON OF MY POEMSAbecedarianon writing and words,old,
3/18/2013Andrea DietrichClerihewdedication,
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2/22/2013THEN UNDERSTANDFree verseinspirational,introspecti
2/16/2013A Blue TitMonokunature,
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2/12/2013The Perfect WomanVersededication,love,wife,woma
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Poem TitleFormCategories
As Raindrops FallLyriclife,love,philosophy,visi
The Shadow of MeFree verseintrospectionme,age,old,t
As Canvas WeepsTankaart
Through the Winter Cold he Rode Villanellelove,winter,
Seasons to wonderRhymenature,seasons,me,winter,
The Loss of WisdomQuaternintrospection,loss,people
Autumn LoveAcrosticlove,
PseudonymFree verseallegory,hope,introspecti
swarm of dragonfliesHaikuart,nature,
Dying RoseHaikudevotion,
Jokers LamentSenryufunny,life,
Distant Thunder - A Shan-zi PoemFree versenature,
Captive Bird - 12 Bars 12 DreamsRhymeanimals,
'Peace when needed'Free versefriendship,hope,life,lost
Wearied WanderlustRondeaulove,
The Allure of Your LipsQuaternpassion,romance,visionary
Invitation to the DanceFree verseallegory,
TUNES OF WAVESRhymemusic,nature,ocean,
Beauty of NatureHaikunature,
Do You RememberFree verselost lovetime,
Nette Onclaud, Princess to be QueenQuatrainhistory,people,places
DARE WEQuatrainfunny,me,
Wayward ChildPantoumage,dark,introspection,li
Ewmer Fudd and Buggs Bunny Paint the Town WedCoupletfunny,life,
YesterdaysFree verseangst,
When Tomorrow DawnsVerselife,garden,
paper boatHaikuhope,
The Ivy and The BrickVillanelleallegory,heart,red,heart,
HasteQuintain (Sicilian)faith,fear,introspection,
Crickets' CallRhymenature,time,love,
Dream of Dawn ConstanzaRhymenostalgia,flower,flower,r
Drawing on TimeVersededication,faith,life,may
Shadow PuppetsVerselove,
The Greatest Love StoryQuatrainlove,words,body,love,
After my deathEpigramsad,
Her EpitaphEpigramdeath,nostalgia,
Between the StingersVillanellelost love,
PhobiaFree verseangst,world,light,light,
Let the Moon WatchTankaromance,
The Zulu Coconut SpeaksNonetallegory,
Dark DawnDiamantepolitical,
The Ballad Of Prospector PeteBalladfunny,
Under MoonlightTankalost love,
In My PrimeFree versephilosophy,me,change,me,
Positano HarborDodoitsusea,
Hymns of SalvationSuzette Primebirth,me,philosophy,relig
A Seagull's PlightFree versecourage,dream,passion,upl
Imaginary UniverseFree verseimagination,philosophy,
Sweet Taste of LoveSuzette Primelost love,
I AM LIVINGFree versededication,devotion,inspi
Caught in the SunQuintellabeauty,nature,
Stardust ArtistCoupletbeauty,imagination,nature
Never ForgottenCoupletdevotion,love,
Poe and IRispettolonely,lost love,
Picture PostcardFree versenature,winter,
It's All In How You Ask ItFootlefunny,
Table for OneEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)artautumn,lonely,morning,
The Mighty One Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)natural disasters
CloserFree versehope,life,love,peace,blue
My Slutty Aunt's WeddingRhymesatire,wedding,wedding,
A valentine poemAcrosticlove,valentines day,words
In Dawn's Bright GlowSonnetnature,
THE RESTLESS SEA historical quatrain for contestQuatrainhistory,men,
The Magpie and The Butterfly, A TerzanelleTerzanellebutterfly,love,marriage,p
Your OceanFree verseintrospection,
Past PassionSonnetlost love,love,
The AccoladeBalladchristian,faith,love,woma
Chilled DawnVersedark,death,farewell,loss,
The 'Undred an' FifthRhymeadventure,courage,war,mar
Senryu 023Senryuloss,
The Angel InsideRhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
Erin Go BraghCouplethistory,life,people,place
More Foolish Footles for Super Soupy Soupers -Footlefunny,me,
Lekker contestAcrostichappiness,love,marriage,
A Near Death Experience of A SweetheartRhymedeath,death,god,death,god
SMAAK STUKKENDCarpe Diemimagination,introspection
Sitting In My Deck ChairFree versehappiness,happy,nature,dr
A Bit O' IrelandQuatrainlove,time,time,
A Pink Crystal DawnKimonature,
KATRINA'S AFTERMATHVersenatural disasters,people,
Bartered WivesVersehistory,
The Potter's WheelSestinaart,life,
Kiss the RainSonnetlost love,
A is for AntennaABCscience,
Dance With MeFree versedance,music,
America's Idle PastimeGrookfunny,
PALADINFree versepeople,sympathy,
Salvation comes with a far greater sacrifice than blind faith and car-wash fundraisersProse Poetryfaith,hope,life,social,ba
The Solo Dancer - Tanka to SonnetSonnetbeautiful,tree,sun,tree,
In Good ConscienceSonnetintrospection,sound,sound
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