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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.

Dear Syd,


Blog Posted:7/13/2012 5:46:00 PM
Thank you SO MUCH for entering my latest contest! 

I totally dug your po...

 but you didn't get it that when I say "
And would preesh ifya didn't put your name on the po,"

what I REALLY mean is:


"Do not under ANY circumstances put your name on this po." 


So, I'm sorry to announce that you will not place in my 'test and thus you have sacrificed any rights to my "Occupy Gainesville" paraphernalia.  (Heart-wrenching news, but hey, someone's gotta break it.  Oh! and on another note, this 'test has gotten some really kick-ass entries.  Is being a hard one to judge, stay tuned) 

I'm gonna post your fab po here, tho, because I like it a LOT.  If it's a copyright infringement or anything, please contact me before you sue me, ok?  Love ya, bro, namaste.  ~N

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NO, REALLY

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NO,    REALLY. . . . . .   ‘That dress is nice’ means it is ok but it hardly amazes ‘No honestly, that dress is really nice’ means it is kinda nice-ish, oooh. For genuine admiration I need to add more reassurance phrases:  ‘No, honestly, I absolutely think it is nice  - I really do’  ‘Are you busy?’  means  “ I’ve got a  problem: stop and listen” Indirect way of implying concern for the other, but not really. But   “ I’m busy”  means   “Don’t come to me to unburden, Don’t start getting emotional and all  touchy-feely.”  “How are you? Hey, lookin’ good”  is  a harmless salutation But  please don’t give me any detailed answer, just nod. I don’t have time for a complete and thorough investigation Of all which is due to your health, your wealth and your God.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Written by Sydney Peck Entered in Nancy Jones’s  Contest      When I Say.... what I really mean is... 

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  1. Date: 7/15/2012 2:55:00 PM
    I don't want any money or prizes, just like to have people read my poems. Which means, thanks for hosting the contest.

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  1. Date: 7/14/2012 10:47:00 AM
    ok. Just so you know, I spent the morning depositing the $1.47 that was left from my paycheck after I paid my bills in a Swiss bank account. You can have your lawyer contact mine. Also, am holding your "EAST LANSING" request under consideration. Will have my people look into it :)

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  1. Date: 7/14/2012 1:16:00 AM
    ........oh if I can't have the Gainesville stuff, maybe I could have a.......... "SAY NO TO EAST LANSING"....... tee shirt please?

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  1. Date: 7/14/2012 1:12:00 AM
    hey Nance, You can expect a letter from my lawyer in the morning............ what I really mean is ...........I am a dope, and cannot follow simple instructions, and offer a thousand apologies............. which means........just being in your contest was a privilege, cos you're a down-to-earth, honest, straightforward woman, and such people are rare enough, and I'm glad we're good buds.......... but that doesn't mean that you will avoid the full weight of my legal apparatus - have your big bucks ready !......... with all my best wishes as always Nance

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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 PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
2/15/2014 Husbands are in Heaven whose Wives Scold Not Limerickanti bullying,
2/14/2014 A Valentine's Day poem to my Daughter Epicbeautiful,
2/5/2014 Ode to Carol Brown - redux Ode friendship,
2/2/2014 OMG -prohibited punctuation mark- They still have ashtrays Sonnetabsence,history,
2/2/2014 On Loving a Rock Star - Redux Rhymelove,
1/31/2014 Sweetheart Epitaphdeath of a friend,
1/31/2014 Yesterday Acrosticdiscrimination,
1/29/2014 Constanza Concretefun,
1/28/2014 When my Mother Talks Elegycharacter,
11/1/2013 Crying I do not know?life,
10/9/2013 Baby, You Groove Me Rhymewisdom,
10/3/2013 My Uncle Died Today Rhyme royaldeath,eulogy,family,
9/22/2013 Wedding Accoutrements Rhymemarriage,
9/18/2013 I love you, Daddy, but: -Charles Wood- Rhymelove,
9/17/2013 Summer Nights Sapphic stanzanight,
9/16/2013 My Dress Free verseart,clothes,
9/16/2013 Passion Rhymepassion,
9/15/2013 Giddy Rhymehappy,
9/13/2013 I Wanna Write a Poem Vaasokhtcrazy,writing,
6/13/2013 Affair Layabsence,friendship,life,
12/4/2012 Big life questions Dramatic monologuefootball,health,jesus,
9/3/2012 Love Acrosticlove,
8/1/2012 Madness and Civilization Concreteadventure,
7/27/2012 Contest desperation Limerickon writing and words,
7/21/2012 Sunset Free versehappiness,
7/9/2012 Too late for the 7-7-4 thing, but thought I'd throw it out there anyway Rhymeinspirational,on writing
7/7/2012 If I had a Broken Heart Free verselove,
7/6/2012 The Spirit of Light Verselife,
7/4/2012 Orion Versevisionary,words,
6/26/2012 Passage Versegrowing up,
6/8/2012 Imagination ,,, but not a nonette yet Alliterationlife,
6/1/2012 Curiosity I do not know?on writing and words,
6/1/2012 Credit for Foreign Language Trioleteducation,
5/31/2012 Mid-tone Rictameterfriendship,
5/31/2012 One Life Story Personificationadventure,life,space,time
5/24/2012 Love Poem Pastorallife,
5/21/2012 Cacophony Concretefriendship,passion,peace,
5/21/2012 A Frustrinism Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)life,
5/15/2012 Wisdom I do not know?life,
5/8/2012 The Secret to Aging Gracefully Epicadventure,
5/5/2012 Envelope Glue I do not know?romance,
5/3/2012 Just so ya know Concretededication,
5/3/2012 Solidarity Free verseadventure,people,people,
5/2/2012 I Don't Get It Epithalamiumconfusion,
4/30/2012 My May Day Poem Concretelove,people,people,
4/26/2012 Who Cares ,,, BLAH COLON dang, the two things I wish for PS is bumps and question marks Classicismfriendship,
4/25/2012 Reflection I do not know?adventure,friendship,intr
4/23/2012 No Matter Coupletmystery,
4/20/2012 Cause and effect I do not know?philosophy,
4/20/2012 Dumb luck - oh, and ifya don't know, I wish question marks were a choice in titles Rhymefunny,hope,
4/20/2012 Lucky Streak Rhymecaregiving,mystery,uplift
4/16/2012 Simile I do not know?dedication,epic,health,on
4/10/2012 More Woman than you can Handle Rhymefor children,
4/9/2012 Big F'n Mystery Chant Royalfriendship,life,
4/6/2012 Numb Chokaadventure,devotion,philos
3/24/2012 When I Want I do not know?life,world,
3/23/2012 Heaven Rhymevisionary,
3/23/2012 My Child Free versefamily,imagination,loss,
3/20/2012 George Zimmerman Elegyadventure,
3/19/2012 Universality Bioadventure,
3/19/2012 99 Percent is a Big Number I do not know?dedication,
3/18/2012 Tonight Classicismadventure,
3/18/2012 A rare thought Blank verseimagination,
3/16/2012 Southern Hospitality Alliterationlife,
3/16/2012 untitled I do not know?angst,funny,
3/15/2012 Just a Simple Question Rhymelife,
3/10/2012 Note to a Lover Free verseadventure,
3/7/2012 Modern Religion Free verselife,
2/25/2012 Pretty much doubt it Free versehealth,
2/16/2012 Rhyme over Reason Narrativelife,me,
2/14/2012 Why I Occupy Rhymelove,
1/25/2012 Listen Epiclife,
1/23/2012 Apology Sapphic stanzawife,
1/21/2012 Why I Occupy I do not know?adventure,work,work,
1/18/2012 Occupy I do not know?death,
1/14/2012 Righteous Indignation Free verselife,baby,me,baby,me,time
1/9/2012 I Need Love Free verseimagination,
1/2/2012 Mommy Love Rondeaumother,me,me,
12/30/2011 Nine Days Off Free verselife,visionary,work,
12/29/2011 True Story - In some Quarters things go Down this Way Verselife,
12/28/2011 Vomit Versefood,happiness,
12/28/2011 I Wish Monokuspace,
12/27/2011 Co-Dependency Versepeople,me,
12/27/2011 A Shallow Examination of Best-Friendship Diminished Hexaverselife,love,mystery,peace,
12/26/2011 You can try Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)family,
12/26/2011 idea of Armegeddon Free versehistory,
12/26/2011 Kindness I do not know?childhood,
12/26/2011 Too bad Sonnetanimals,epic,on writing a
12/21/2011 Let there be Light Free versephilosophy,religion,god,g
12/20/2011 How Shall We Engage ,,,,, no question marks allowed here Crown of Sonnetsadventure,
12/18/2011 I am in Love Monokulife,
12/16/2011 I don't care who they're screwin' in private I do not know?adventure,
12/13/2011 Orgasm or Big Bang, your choice Coupleton writing and words,
12/13/2011 As promised in bloggy comment Free versefood,nature,
12/12/2011 oo do not read this poem Carpe Diemfriendship,thank you,
12/12/2011 Callous Fibonaccimystery,
12/11/2011 advertising campaign Tail-rhymeadventure,
12/9/2011 Honesty Monokuphilosophy,
12/9/2011 Hymn Bioreligion,
12/9/2011 Who Knows what Love is Epicdeath,life,love,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
A Matter of Convenience Versehappiness,day,
THE PRICE OF OIL, PART I I do not know?angst,death,life,loss,pas
Through Mundane Clouds Lyricintrospection,on writing
The Spry Metropolis Blank verseadventure,
More Than Rhymedeath,god,home,life,loss,
My Cat Free versehappiness,lovehappy,me,ca
It's been A minute I do not know?black african american,ho
The Comfort of a Drunken mind Free versefantasy,love,sad,love,
Only A Poet Rhymelife,on writing and words
The Poet Rambles Free versededication,life,life,poem
Amiable Apathy Light Poetryfunny,

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