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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. . . . . .   ‘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 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,

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
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Larry Belt United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
Joe Maverick United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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
John Wulf United States Flag United States Read
Robert Dixon United States Flag United States Read
Carol Sunshine Brown United States Flag United States Read