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I do not SEEK to better describe what I am seeing but to FIND the feeling in what I am seeing! 

The goal is never greater Clarity.. The goal is always greater Connection! 

The moment you feel it, it becomes living and real.  Living is chasing moments not counting minutes.  Death is not extinguishing existence, but existing without feeling!

Color is simply a magnet that is attracted to emotion. On a color wheel, love and hate are next door neighbors.. It's a short distance to either.

Skill is finding more feeling with less words.  Brilliance is knowing when to quit.

Elaboration should only be done with a thin brush.

If beauty is feeling.. apply art first, not science or math.  If you're still painting inside the lines your soul hasn't discovered it's true voice (boxed in by others)

Children lose their imagination because some fool over valued information.

People will see what they want to see unless you tell them everything.. So stay mysterious?  Or you'll end up will only those who agree with you, finding your work Interesting.

Art is the feeling you create in the spaces between your words!

The goal is NOT a better scene.. It's a different play!

Don't write because your pen has ink.. Write because it has feeling!

Description grows dull with repeated reading.. Feeling is a flirt always appealing.

When I go to write I get excited by what I plan to neglect.  Art is NOT fair!

Make your write so obvious only the ardent seeker will find what you're hiding



Blog Posted:7/12/2014 12:55:00 PM

Hi fellow soupers,

I'm in an airport finally getting a chance to read over 50 poems entered for my contest.  Between the house fire (after six weeks we are still not back to normal maybe in a few more weeks) and my travel schedule there's been limited time to post poems, comment, blog, and review poems for my contest.  I've just completed reading all 50.  25 are going on to round 2.  Some that didn't advance were beautiful lyrics but not related to the Soup.  Others were Soup related but not written as a lyric.  And there were a good many that were fine, but I just didn't emotionally connect to.  So now I take 25 I really like and try to narrow to 15 I love.  If your work doesn't make the cut remember its on this travelers opinion.. And the longer I set for this layover the pickier I get.  Best wishes to all!


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  1. Date: 7/14/2014 4:26:00 PM
    Hey I solved all your problems babe, You can get your tops winners on the list, then blog all the others, it would be neat to see the other poems that didn't make the cut, that way you could give shouts out to the others that were good not soupy related. :-P Are we gonna get to hear ya sing all the winners! oh that would be somethin'!

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  1. Date: 7/13/2014 11:06:00 AM
    Hope you are having a great adventure, I applaud you taking on such a contest as this! 50 great poets to judge and trying to narrow it down to 15! That is a challenge I am sure! A million happy hugs your way, can't wait to see your contest results :) xox

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/14/2014 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Cas, I'm having a great adventure, thanks! Life is such a rush. Now here is my issue with round two of my contest. About five songs have distinguished themselves to this writer. So I could go ultra picky and only have five (I refuse to have Honorable Mentions) or be more lax and have 20-25. 8-25 are all similar in their influence on me.
  1. Date: 7/13/2014 5:42:00 AM
    Stay safe, Dave. I wish you every blessing. I'm sorry I didn't join the contest. I have a love/hate relationship with contests and lately it's been tipped to the hate side! ;) I'm not good with lyrics. Wish I were. Maybe next time. Hugs

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 7/14/2014 10:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes! I'm game! Get in touch.
    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/14/2014 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ok Eileen, but I have read far too much of your work to believe you do not have a song.. So, would you be willing to write a lyric together?
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 7:43:00 PM
    I sure hope all is turning out well for you since the fire. Happy traveling. If I made it through your first round, I hope your trip is hastened, so you will be less picky. haha! good luck with that fun contest.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/13/2014 1:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Some didn't put names and I actually haven't looked for them. Of those remaining it's kind of two categories.. Those that moved me and those that were nice Soup songs. I'm debating whether to be picky and drop the second group altogether or have lots of winners and include them.
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 4:18:00 PM
    Hope all will get to normal very soon Dave..Buon Voyage and take care - Charma

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/13/2014 1:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This is my normal :) high adventure, change, travel, etc. (the house fire was an unexpected bonus)
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 3:37:00 PM
    david, you are living in suitcase!.. hope the house is ready when you get back.. enjoy the judging process.. stay safe!.. huggs

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/13/2014 1:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's not that bad and I travel light.. The judging is tough now that I'm down to the good stuff
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 1:52:00 PM
    Good luck David, I couldn't come up with anything but hope I can this time. Sorry about your house situation.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/12/2014 3:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Craig. Fortunately no one was hurt. When things finally settle maybe we can get down to resume our lessons. I loved your last contest. It was a very interesting topic as your last several have been. I took a risk walking a different path. Take care my friend..

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Contest Of My Dreams Finalized
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/29/2015 BREAKING WIND Senryufunny,humor,humorous,wind
8/28/2015 YOU'RE WELCOME IN THIS PLACE Lyricinspiration,inspirational
8/28/2015 NATURE IS MY BEST FRIEND Rhymebeautiful,beauty,friendsh
8/27/2015 MR AWKWARD Rhymebusiness,crazy,feelings,f
8/27/2015 TALL, DARK, AND HANDSOME Rhymefunny,humor,humorous,intr
8/27/2015 TED DREWES Rhymeadventure,appreciation,de
8/27/2015 BLENDING IN Rhymeangst,anxiety,how i feel,
8/26/2015 WHAT IF Lyricabuse,anger,angst,betraya
8/26/2015 PROMISE LAND Lyricbeautiful,beauty,desire,d
8/26/2015 SEED BUCKET Rhymeinspiration,introspection
8/26/2015 OPEN THE FRIDGE Rhymedesire,food,fun,funny,nig
8/26/2015 HICKORY, DICKORY, DO Rhymecharacter,children,courag
8/26/2015 WEEPING WILLOW Personificationangel,beautiful,beauty,de
8/25/2015 THAT ONCE FAMOUS EGG Rhymecharacter,deep,fantasy,im
8/25/2015 TODAY I LEARNED TO WHISTLE Rhymebird,deep,emotions,encour
8/25/2015 LIGHT BULB Rhymechildhood,cowboy,crazy,de
8/25/2015 EARLY BIRD Rhymebird,death,deep,inspirati
8/24/2015 WISHING AND WANTING Rhymededication,desire,destiny
8/24/2015 I CAN'T SEE YOUR FACE Rhymefunny,
8/23/2015 IN THE PINES Balladabsence,abuse,addiction,a
8/21/2015 ASHLEY MADISON Lyricabuse,addiction,anger,ang
8/20/2015 WE CAN BE AGAIN Lyricangst,beauty,betrayal,bre
8/19/2015 OCTOBER BREEZE Lyricdesire,dream,love,nature,
8/18/2015 LUCKY LADY Lyricbeautiful,celebration,des
8/18/2015 UP IN THE TREES Rhymebeautiful,bird,care,fanta
8/18/2015 NEVER MADE ANY SENSE Rhymeabuse,anger,angst,baby,de
8/16/2015 YOUR ONE TRUE LOVE Rhymecrazy,funny,funny love,he
8/15/2015 NEW FRONTIERS Lyricbeautiful,desire,destiny,
8/13/2015 MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY Lyricbetrayal,break up,emotion
8/12/2015 YOU'RE THE BEAUTY IN THIS EDEN Lyricbetrayal,relationship,rel
8/10/2015 MARCH Acrosticbeautiful,birth,creation,
8/9/2015 SWEET LULLABY Lyricbeautiful,dance,desire,dr
8/8/2015 THROUGH IT ALL YOU STILL BELIEVED Lyricbeautiful,best friend,des
8/8/2015 FANTASY TRAIN Lyricangst,anxiety,desire,drea
8/8/2015 I'M SO ANNOYED Rhymeabuse,anger,angst,anxiety
8/7/2015 YOU'RE NEVER FAR Lyricbeautiful,beauty,desire,d
8/6/2015 LIKE A LOVER Lyricbeautiful,happiness,light
8/6/2015 I'M MISSING YOU Lyriccrazy,how i feel,i miss y
8/5/2015 BRIGHT COLORED CASTLE Lyricangel,beautiful,desire,de
8/4/2015 STARE DOWN CONTEST WITH THE SUN Rhymeconfusion,crazy,funny,hum
8/4/2015 NO MORE Lyricanger,angst,bible,conflic
8/4/2015 MAY WE NEVER BE APART Lyricart,beautiful,heart,longi
8/4/2015 YOUR SMILE Haikuart,beautiful,smile,
8/4/2015 ROCKING CHAIR Verseage,beautiful,memory,miss
8/2/2015 OUTER LIMITS Balladangst,beautiful,christian
8/1/2015 DIZZY GIRL Lyriccrush,cute love,desire,em
8/1/2015 SHAKE IT UP Lyricbeach,beautiful,beauty,da
8/1/2015 PUPPY LOVE Lyriccrush,cute love,desire,do
8/1/2015 THE SPHINCTER GOT STUCK Rhymebusiness,dark,funny,humor
8/1/2015 VELVET Lyricadventure,angst,beautiful
7/31/2015 SEDUCED Lyricbeauty,desire,environment
7/31/2015 KRYPTONITE Versebeautiful,crush,desire,gr
7/31/2015 THE COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT Rhymeanger,angst,anxiety,confl
7/30/2015 RAW Acrosticcharacter,emotions,feelin
7/30/2015 ALL THE TIME Balladbeautiful,dance,desire,de
7/29/2015 A POET RAPED OF VUNERABILTY Lyricabuse,anti bullying,beaut
7/29/2015 AS GOOD AS IT CAN GET Rhymebeautiful,magic,muse,natu
7/28/2015 ONE BIG CHARADE Lyricabuse,anger,angst,betraya
7/28/2015 PROFESSIONAL SLAVERY Rhymeabuse,anger,angst,bullyin
7/28/2015 FEAR Rhymeabuse,angst,anxiety,dark,
7/27/2015 TOO MANY POETS Balladangst,beauty,identity,ima
7/26/2015 WATCH YOU DANCE Lyricadventure,dance,desire,de
7/26/2015 THE BREEZE AT DAWN Versebetrayal,conflict,confusi
7/26/2015 COMFORTABLY BLIND Lyricamerica,anger,angst,betra
7/26/2015 I PROMISE Lyricanger,angst,confusion,cra
7/26/2015 RELATIONSHIPS Lyricanti bullying,destiny,edu
7/25/2015 THERE SHE IS AGAIN Lyricadventure,angst,cute love
7/25/2015 SOULMATES FOREVER Lyricangel,art,beautiful,chang
7/24/2015 BREAK UP LULLABY Lyricbetrayal,blue,break up,sa
7/24/2015 VIRGINIA'S FLAG Rhymecharacter,flying,freedom,
7/24/2015 ON FIRE Lyricbeauty,desire,feelings,fi
7/23/2015 WHAT YOU DO TO ME Lyricbeautiful,beauty,desire,d
7/23/2015 SOMETIMES Lyricangst,confusion,deep,emot
7/22/2015 IN THE MIDDLE OF MY MESS Lyricappreciation,celebration,
7/19/2015 OUR LOVE NEVER FAILS Lyricbeautiful,conflict,emotio
7/19/2015 CHEERLEADER OR CRITIC Rhymeabuse,angst,anti bullying
7/18/2015 MY LIFE Senryuconfusion,life,
7/15/2015 HOUSE OF LOVE Lyricdesire,destiny,lonely,lon
7/15/2015 AMERICA'S FLAG Senryubeautiful,courage,destiny
7/15/2015 BLACK Verseangst,dark,deep,evil,
7/14/2015 I SEE IT IN YOUR EYES Balladbeautiful,love,
7/14/2015 SKIP THE FLIRT Lyricbeautiful,desire,destiny,
7/13/2015 CLEVER SOMETHING Lyricabuse,anger,angst,bullyin
7/13/2015 DARK AS NIGHT Lyricabsence,abuse,angst,confl
7/13/2015 FEATHERED FLIGHT Haikuangst,bird,destiny,freedo
7/11/2015 THIS ABSENCE Quaternabsence,angst,anxiety,cre
7/11/2015 FOURTH OF JULY Acrosticbeauty,celebration,christ
7/10/2015 FERTILIZING DAISIES Limerickabuse,anger,angst,crazy,d
7/10/2015 DIXIELAND Balladabuse,anger,angst,black a
7/9/2015 THE SEARCH WITHIN Lyricdesire,fantasy,
7/8/2015 WE CAN'T WASTE THE TIME Balladangst,destiny,emotions,fe
7/7/2015 I LOVE LUCY Footlefamily,for her,fun,funny,
7/5/2015 READY TO LET GO Lyricbeautiful,desire,destiny,
7/4/2015 INDEPENDENCE DAY Lyricbreak up,emotions,feeling
7/3/2015 HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT Lyricart,beautiful,crush,dance
7/2/2015 DRUNKEN MOON Haikufunny,humorous,love,moon,
7/2/2015 I NEED YOU NOW Lyricart,beautiful,desire,dest
7/2/2015 OPEN FROM INSIDE Rhymedesire,destiny,mystery,
7/1/2015 PILLOW OF DREAMS Lyricabsence,angst,beautiful,b
6/30/2015 YOU'RE MY EXISTENCE Senryubeautiful,feelings,intros

My Photos

Fav Poems

Bridge over troubled water Acrosticchange,courage,lost love,
Cinder Girl Rhymelovelove,
Irony Abounds Balladehumor,irony,sad,
To Heal a Heart- Ilyezas Two for One Rhymecourage,
NAMESAKE Acrostictribute,
My love for you Free verseheart,i love you,
Forgotten By Tomorrow Free verseblue,cry,dark,deep,loneli
The Mood of Her Rhymerelationship,romance,
AMUSE PURSUITS 3 Haikuconflict,
The Day I Saw the Earth Move Chokanature,
Measure for Measure Quatraincorruption,earth,eulogy,p
To Whom it may Concern Rhymewriting,
tap dance Haikunature,
TOLERANCE Prose Poetrybetrayal,freedom,
Friday Light Poetrydeep,dog,humor,humorous,
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,
Sanctuary Found Acrostictime,
THE GIFT Free verseart,beauty,imagery,imagin
Soar Among Stars Versegrowth,
ODE TO CHANGE Odechange,
A Damsel Or A Camel Rhymeadventure,life,success,sy
Paradise Leaving Not A Trace Rhymegrowth,heartbroken,lost l
Beyond The Blue Free verseabsence,
By the river Rhymebeauty,bird,mystery,natur
Erased for publishing Free versebeauty,
TRUE LOVE Free versechild,children,heartbreak
First Love Rhymefirst love,hilarious,humo
Marry Me Haikucute love,love,
Father Free verseabsence,addiction,betraya
Passion Tail-rhymeanalogy,pain,religious,sp
Broken People Free versepeople,
What A Name Limerickfunny,
Sketches Haikunature,
LIFE OF AN ORPHAN Elegyanger,emotions,loneliness
The Call of the Alpha Male Light Poetryfunny,hero,humorous,lyric

Fav Poets

Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Donna Jones United States Flag United States Read
SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Verlena S. Walker United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Leon Enriquez Singapore Flag Singapore Read
Peter Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Olivia Struthers United States Flag United States Read
Edwin Hofert United States Flag United States Read
Julia Ward France Flag France Read
BURT HEACOCK Canada Flag Canada Read
Marty King United States Flag United States Read
Logan Holliday United States Flag United States Read
njeri hunjeri Kenya Flag Kenya Read
M. L. Kiser United States Flag United States Read
Alexis Y. United States Flag United States Read
Christina Rose United States Flag United States Read
Lyric Man United States Flag United States Read
Frank Herrera United States Flag United States Read
SEREN ROBERTS United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Hannah Tobin New Zealand Flag New Zealand Read
lissette berthold United States Flag United States Read