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Bloggers PhotoI am a middle school bus driver for the Citrus County School Board here in Florida and I currently attend Central Florida College seeking a degree in Mass Communications. I have always loved writing and my love of poetry runs even deeper. I love reading any kind of verse, but I prefer free verse when writing a piece. Good metered verse is quite often very beautiful, but I personally find it creatively constipating.     

Saddened by her blog this was written expressly for our Poet Destroyer


Blog Posted:6/3/2013 6:28:00 AM
Hello Linda:

  I was very saddened by your blog this morning. You have been one of the most welcoming people up on Poetry Soup and you along with a select few are the reason I penned "One Souper's Simple Rhyme." As stated in my poem you are one of the special people up here, that gave "my once solitary voice the very best of all homes." You were one of the first people if not the first person to comment on the first poem I put up and you have no idea how much that meant to me. The welcoming presents of a few, like yourself, was the reason why I started feeling comfortable enough to put up more and more. I have poems up on the Soup now that have not seen the light of day since I wrote them fifteen or twenty years ago. "The Room" my first and only attempt at a sonnet was based on the notorious Bradley McGee child abuse case that occurred here in Florida years ago. If there had not been a Poet Destroyer and a few like you up here on the Soup, there is no way in the free world that I would write a blog and post it about myself, my minor accomplishments, or my writing process. I simply hate tooting my own horn and talking about myself in public period. Until I began putting stuff on the Soup and linking it to my Facebook page, people I have worked with for eleven years did not know I wrote poetry. The main reason why I am usually as uncomfortable as a cat trying to cover up crap on tin-roof talking about myself is as my deceased father always said; "The more people know about you the more they have to hurt you with later."
  However, with all that being said, I have, as time went on, noticed between the nice comments just how jealous these people who should know better can be. What is worse is Poetry Soup seems to appear to have a lot of cliques which is hurtful. I have noticed a lot of the same people commenting on my stuff all the time and I try to respond to each of them, but there a lot who just simply peruse your work and never leave a comment because you are not a part of their little group. I suppose they are checking out their competition, so to speak, but I am not here to compete with anybody. I am here because I enjoy reading and writing poetry and I wish to be associated with others that feel the same way. I have had my rejections, my vicious unhelpful critiques, and snobbish comments from people over the years, so there is nothing these silly jealous cliquish soupers could possibly conceive of that would shock me. I am still writing and will continue to do so because I love it and because it puts me in a place where my mind is not bothered by this kind of nonsense. You just need to know that some of us do love you for what you do and what you have done and I will always be one of them. You have a friend in me and one that will cheer you on each time you feel the need to tell those others where than can go.

Poetically Yours
Kim

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  1. Date: 6/4/2013 10:21:00 AM
    schneikoporoski.......can't help but encourage people who stand-up.....my personal stands tend to be political, trying to wake people up to impending "trans-human" hegemony....perps are plutocrats (shadow gov'ts) whewww.....sorry..... well done, Kim.....jimbo

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    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison Date: 6/4/2013 10:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank You! Kim
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 1:08:00 AM
    It's didn't seem sad to me since I'm depressed most of the time but I'm not sad just depressed. I think it's a start of something better. "I Think" that's specified.

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    Calubiran Avatar Nato Calubiran Date: 6/4/2013 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    i play computer games to relive depression somehow but then if i lose it. damn
    Calubiran Avatar Nato Calubiran Date: 6/4/2013 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    *relieve
    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 6/4/2013 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nato....no need to be depressed! once....a....week......find as wild a forest area as you can....hike at least an hour.....study the plants and spot birds....bring ID books (Audubon's are good) slope the trails like a Deer....walk lightly.....you won't be aware of ANY negative emotions.....this will last you the rest of the week 'till you go again.....jimbo
    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison Date: 6/4/2013 6:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yep! Thanks for commenting.
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 11:02:00 PM
    PS.... I did not mean to sadden you with my blog. ~Amri

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    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison Date: 6/4/2013 6:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your blog seemed sad and angry to me. Kim
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 11:00:00 PM
    Hi Kim, i will send you soup mail in the morning.

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    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison Date: 6/4/2013 11:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ok!
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 4:46:00 PM
    I don't get this, when is everyone going to get matured and just let the poems flow. The universe does not revolve around a man and it won't stand still for any demigod. I hate coming back 'home' and seeing stuffs like this, if anyone habours hatred, it is to his own detriment. Enjoy life while it last, poetry is all about self expression and not self-depression. Let the poems flow and the prejudice flare. Oh, I see pd fanclub down the comment??? Enjoy.

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    Calubiran Avatar Nato Calubiran Date: 6/3/2013 10:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sometimes expression is depression itself and they do rhyme.
    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison Date: 6/3/2013 5:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Growing older doesn't guarantee you will grow smarter or more mature with age. Kim
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 1:36:00 PM
    Thank you so much my dear friend Kim for your loving support to our very own dear friend and my very own dearest poet sis, Linda. All I can say is "She's really one of the "GREATEST ASSETS HERE" at soup, our second home. We love you so much my dearest sis Linda! Thank you my dear friend Kim, i love u as well & everybody here! love lots and hugs, Leonora

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    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison Date: 6/3/2013 5:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You and PD are very welcome! I knew she had a sister up here, but I did know who you were until now. Thank You for leaving a comment Leonora. Kim
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 12:28:00 PM
    - Kim, thanks for your lovely supportive blog! - Love U!! / / Anne-Lise :)

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    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison Date: 6/3/2013 5:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You like PD are one of people that made me feel welcome here. I can't figure out whether you posted the first comment on my the first piece I submitted or PD, but your comments meant just as much as hers because you were both there right away. Thank You Kim!
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 12:15:00 PM
    I am behind PD in full force.How dare some people try to ruin someone else's life just because they aren't happy with their own.Take care.Love PD's Backup!

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    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison Date: 6/3/2013 5:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Agreed! I sent this to her first, but then I thought this needed to be said publicly, so I posted it.
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Nicely said Kim Linda we love you -no matter a User name. On another note, we cannot lose track of who we are because one of our poems gets N/ A'd in a poetry Contest. That was my first reaction but now, to me, the Contests are about the poems and not the poets and if you judge them based on whose poem it is and not the work itself then the standard of excellence will drop.

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    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison Date: 6/3/2013 5:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Absolutely! I never look up a poet when I am judging a contest and people should remove their names when they submit a piece to a contest because the less I feel I know the less likely my judgement will be tainted or slanted. Thanks Kim
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Kim, hopefully she forgives me. I was selfish about 3 weeks ago after not placing in her contest. I deleted her off my favorite poet list, out of cruelty. A nice blog. SandyIvy

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    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison Date: 6/3/2013 5:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    She has tossed a few of mine off in contests too, but I would never hold it against her and I do not believe she will hold it against you either. Thanks for commenting Kim!
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 8:10:00 AM
    HOPE SHE HEARS YOU, KIM.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 6/3/2013 11:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for clearing up the confusion for me, C... :-)
    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison Date: 6/3/2013 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope so too. This was a email I sent directly to her in two parts and before I posted it as a blog I took out the more colorful language that was in the original she received. Kim

My Past Blog Posts

 
I will be back!
Date Posted: 3/8/2014 2:08:00 PM
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Date Posted: 6/3/2013 6:28:00 AM
A few questions answered about me and my process
Date Posted: 5/29/2013 11:24:00 AM
You Know You Don't Look Much Like A Poet
Date Posted: 5/26/2013 4:38:00 PM
Listen Up Kid
Date Posted: 5/10/2013 4:41:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/15/2014Never Let The Laughter EndFree versecelebrity,death,depressio
7/7/2014Evil Has Many FacesNarrativebible,evil,psychological,
5/28/2014Ode To Maya AngelouOde loss,
5/18/2014Just A Couple Of Old DogsFree versedog,friend,
5/10/2014A Poem For MomAcrosticmom,
5/10/2014A Day To RememberFree verselove,
5/5/2014The Rising Star Free versegrowth,
12/17/2013The One You Never Thought CaredFree versechildren,school,
11/23/2013A Rising Star Made Me CryProsechildren,school,
6/23/2013Keeper Of The TorchFree versedeath,fire,life,
6/22/2013Hey Kid You Are Not AloneProsebullying,school,student,
6/10/2013Our Poet DestroyerFree versepoetess,poetry,
6/9/2013Hey Stop Calling Him Retard Joe You GuysProsechildhood,growing up,life
6/5/2013Unsung Heroes Of The Predawn LightFree versecare,children,work,
6/1/2013One Souper's Simple RhymeCoupletpoems,thanks,writing,
5/30/2013Hear The CriesProsechildren,violence,
5/27/2013The TeacherFree verseteacher,
5/26/2013Heart Arresting BeautyFree versebeauty,sensual,
5/19/2013Love's JourneyFree verselove,
5/14/2013A Flicker Of HopeFree verselife,
5/13/2013Deadly IllusionsFree versedark,evil,
5/13/2013Winds Of ChangeFree verselife,sea,
5/11/2013Dear RosebudFree versedaughter,life,
5/9/2013Out Of The MouthsFree versepoverty,
5/9/2013A Few Words From StevieProsediscrimination,people,
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Touched by Your FlameFree versefire,passion,
- Black Love -Ode love,morning,