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Bloggers PhotoIf I have any spit left after I've licked my own wounds, I'll be glad to consider licking yours.

(Oh, an just so ya know
I might be an asshole,
or maybe a martyr)

When you touch someone's life
they're touched.
So are you.

The most important truths to me at the mo are

to be determined
ain't it strange and
do you know how to think
and feel
at the same time?

my favorite quote:
"No matter where I roam,
every single soul is a poem
written on the back of God's hand"
~Michael Franti

She was about ten years old, I think.
She wanted to mess 'round with my camera
I was ok with that
She asked, "what do you look like when you're happy?"
So I showed her.

Unzipped Lips

Blog Posted:5/31/2012 5:57:00 PM
Holy moly!!  This was my favorite 'test I've ever run so far... and SOOOO hard to judge!  Thank you all so much for contributing, I really loved reading what you had to say.  I have this thing where I make myself limit the "winners" to ten, but I really want all of you to know that I just feel so honored getting to read what you offered to this contest.  Amazing folks dwell on the soup FO SHO!!! 

K, now I'm gonna go see who wrote the poems... that's my fave part of this whole 'test sponsoring thing.


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  1. Date: 6/1/2012 4:06:00 PM
    Thank you do very much for my placement and beautiful comment, so kind. Very much appreciated

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  1. Date: 6/1/2012 2:47:00 AM
    geez, soul sistah-- this contest made me express something i had been keeping inside.. you hooked me, lol... thanks for sponsoring a challenging spree... you are one woman who knows how to commit herself fully to an advocacy, a passion, or a human being!... congrats to all participants and winners... huggs

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 7:25:00 PM
    Congrats to all your winners! I will be checking them out. Love and Blessings, Rhonda

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 6:16:00 PM
    Thank you for hosting the contest I had fun writing the poem and checking is my favorite part also.

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My Past Blog Posts

How Ironic that I logged in today
Date Posted: 1/28/2014 8:52:00 PM
Pete Seeger
Date Posted: 1/28/2014 4:08:00 PM
Dear Poetry Soup,
Date Posted: 9/21/2013 8:42:00 PM
Thank y'all for being so cool!
Date Posted: 6/14/2013 9:26:00 PM
Dang, this all got changed up!
Date Posted: 6/13/2013 7:24:00 PM
Here's what life feels like when you get my age...
Date Posted: 8/17/2012 8:26:00 PM
Probabilities and percentages...
Date Posted: 7/26/2012 7:25:00 PM
When I say Y'all Rock
Date Posted: 7/21/2012 3:43:00 PM
Dear Syd,
Date Posted: 7/13/2012 5:46:00 PM
Semi-random thoughts on June 27th
Date Posted: 6/27/2012 7:10:00 PM
Can y'all help me out?
Date Posted: 6/23/2012 10:17:00 PM
Y'all are SOOOO amazing to me!
Date Posted: 6/22/2012 7:05:00 PM
Things I don't understand
Date Posted: 6/15/2012 8:32:00 PM
Unzipped Lips
Date Posted: 5/31/2012 5:57:00 PM
Couldn't decide...
Date Posted: 5/30/2012 9:43:00 PM
Just Wonderin'
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 6:47:00 PM
Real life, aka how I spent Mothers' Day morn...
Date Posted: 5/14/2012 8:41:00 PM
Proud mommy plea...
Date Posted: 5/6/2012 8:26:00 PM
Holy Cow!
Date Posted: 5/5/2012 8:06:00 PM
This guy is just SUCH a talented writer
Date Posted: 4/30/2012 4:09:00 PM
All I want for Christmas...
Date Posted: 4/26/2012 5:29:00 PM
Fill in the blank...
Date Posted: 4/25/2012 5:56:00 PM
Save the Soup?
Date Posted: 4/20/2012 7:40:00 PM
20 Things Your Kids Want You to Know About Them
Date Posted: 4/16/2012 7:15:00 PM
I did not write the italicized portion of this
Date Posted: 4/15/2012 8:12:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
2/15/2014Husbands are in Heaven whose Wives Scold NotLimerickanti bullying,
2/14/2014A Valentine's Day poem to my DaughterEpicbeautiful,
2/5/2014Ode to Carol Brown - reduxOde friendship,
2/2/2014OMG -prohibited punctuation mark- They still have ashtraysSonnetabsence,history,
2/2/2014On Loving a Rock Star - ReduxRhymelove,
1/31/2014SweetheartEpitaphdeath of a friend,
1/28/2014When my Mother TalksElegycharacter,
11/1/2013CryingI do not know?life,
10/9/2013Baby, You Groove MeRhymewisdom,
10/3/2013My Uncle Died TodayRhyme royaldeath,eulogy,family,
9/22/2013Wedding AccoutrementsRhymemarriage,
9/18/2013I love you, Daddy, but: -Charles Wood-Rhymelove,
9/17/2013Summer NightsSapphic stanzanight,
9/16/2013My DressFree verseart,clothes,
9/13/2013I Wanna Write a PoemVaasokhtcrazy,writing,
12/4/2012Big life questionsDramatic monologuefootball,health,jesus,
8/1/2012Madness and CivilizationConcreteadventure,
7/27/2012Contest desperationLimerickon writing and words,
7/21/2012SunsetFree versehappiness,
7/9/2012Too late for the 7-7-4 thing, but thought I'd throw it out there anywayRhymeinspirational,on writing
7/7/2012If I had a Broken HeartFree verselove,
7/6/2012The Spirit of LightVerselife,
6/26/2012PassageVersegrowing up,
6/8/2012Imagination ,,, but not a nonette yetAlliterationlife,
6/1/2012CuriosityI do not know?on writing and words,
6/1/2012Credit for Foreign LanguageTrioleteducation,
5/31/2012One Life StoryPersonificationadventure,life,space,time
5/24/2012Love PoemPastorallife,
5/21/2012A FrustrinismDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)life,
5/15/2012WisdomI do not know?life,
5/8/2012The Secret to Aging GracefullyEpicadventure,
5/5/2012Envelope GlueI do not know?romance,
5/3/2012Just so ya knowConcretededication,
5/3/2012SolidarityFree verseadventure,people,people,
5/2/2012I Don't Get ItEpithalamiumconfusion,
4/30/2012My May Day PoemConcretelove,people,people,
4/26/2012Who Cares ,,, BLAH COLON dang, the two things I wish for PS is bumps and question marksClassicismfriendship,
4/25/2012ReflectionI do not know?adventure,friendship,intr
4/23/2012No MatterCoupletmystery,
4/20/2012Cause and effectI do not know?philosophy,
4/20/2012Dumb luck - oh, and ifya don't know, I wish question marks were a choice in titlesRhymefunny,hope,
4/20/2012Lucky StreakRhymecaregiving,mystery,uplift
4/16/2012SimileI do not know?dedication,epic,health,on
4/10/2012More Woman than you can HandleRhymefor children,
4/9/2012Big F'n MysteryChant Royalfriendship,life,
3/24/2012When I WantI do not know?life,world,
3/23/2012My ChildFree versefamily,imagination,loss,
3/20/2012George ZimmermanElegyadventure,
3/19/201299 Percent is a Big NumberI do not know?dedication,
3/18/2012A rare thoughtBlank verseimagination,
3/16/2012Southern HospitalityAlliterationlife,
3/16/2012untitledI do not know?angst,funny,
3/15/2012Just a Simple QuestionRhymelife,
3/10/2012Note to a LoverFree verseadventure,
3/7/2012Modern ReligionFree verselife,
2/25/2012Pretty much doubt itFree versehealth,
2/16/2012Rhyme over ReasonNarrativelife,me,
2/14/2012Why I OccupyRhymelove,
1/23/2012ApologySapphic stanzawife,
1/21/2012Why I OccupyI do not know?adventure,work,work,
1/18/2012OccupyI do not know?death,
1/14/2012Righteous IndignationFree verselife,baby,me,baby,me,time
1/9/2012I Need LoveFree verseimagination,
1/2/2012Mommy LoveRondeaumother,me,me,
12/30/2011Nine Days OffFree verselife,visionary,work,
12/29/2011True Story - In some Quarters things go Down this WayVerselife,
12/28/2011I WishMonokuspace,
12/27/2011A Shallow Examination of Best-FriendshipDiminished Hexaverselife,love,mystery,peace,
12/26/2011You can tryDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)family,
12/26/2011idea of ArmegeddonFree versehistory,
12/26/2011KindnessI do not know?childhood,
12/26/2011Too badSonnetanimals,epic,on writing a
12/21/2011Let there be LightFree versephilosophy,religion,god,g
12/20/2011How Shall We Engage ,,,,, no question marks allowed hereCrown of Sonnetsadventure,
12/18/2011I am in LoveMonokulife,
12/16/2011I don't care who they're screwin' in privateI do not know?adventure,
12/13/2011Orgasm or Big Bang, your choiceCoupleton writing and words,
12/13/2011As promised in bloggy commentFree versefood,nature,
12/12/2011oo do not read this poemCarpe Diemfriendship,thank you,
12/11/2011advertising campaignTail-rhymeadventure,
12/9/2011Who Knows what Love isEpicdeath,life,love,

My Photos

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
A Matter of ConvenienceVersehappiness,day,
THE PRICE OF OIL, PART II do not know?angst,death,life,loss,pas
Through Mundane CloudsLyricintrospection,on writing
The Spry MetropolisBlank verseadventure,
More ThanRhymedeath,god,home,life,loss,
My CatFree versehappiness,lovehappy,me,ca
It's been A minuteI do not know?black african american,ho
The Comfort of a Drunken mindFree versefantasy,love,sad,love,
Only A PoetRhymelife,on writing and words
The Poet RamblesFree versededication,life,life,poem
PARDON ME BUT I CONTESTFree verseart,on writing and words,
Amiable ApathyLight Poetryfunny,

Fav Poets

Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
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nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Sidney Beck Russian Federation Flag Russian Federation Read
DON JOHNSON Australia Flag Australia Read
Tony Lane United States Flag United States Read
Black Eyed Susan United States Flag United States Read
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Robert Dixon United States Flag United States Read
Carol Sunshine Brown United States Flag United States Read