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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 Poetry Soup,

Blog Posted:9/21/2013 8:42:00 PM
Well, I was resisting blogging, but y'all made it irresistible to me.

So I have a few things I wanna say.


Thanks for always being here.  The time that I've spent on this site over the past nearly decade I guess have enriched me more than I can express.


It is SOOOOOOOO freakin' COOL that you featured my 6 or 7 year old poem entitled "Ode to a Virgo Mom on the Occasion of her Birthday" the very same week she turned 79.  I hadn't thought about that poem in a long time and when I read it to her this morning, she wanted me to read it to her again and then I e-mailed it to her.  She e-mailed back that she had printed and saved it.


If you haven't figured it out yet, I just wanna make it explicit that y'all ROCK!!!

Thanks, peace, love and namaste,
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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 12:13:00 AM
    PoetrySoup Rocks!!! You're right about that!

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    Jones Avatar Nancy Jones Date: 9/23/2013 6:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Sorry, Nancy, my comment was not clear enough. I was asking TPS if they are not going to sponsor any contest again. I'll check your contest.

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 5:05:00 PM
    I'm fairly recent to Poetrysoup but must admit it is wonderful getting to know you all and reading such a talented international collection of poets. Wish there were more hours in the day to discover and read everyone here. Happy Birthday to your Mom SuZ

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    Jones Avatar Nancy Jones Date: 9/23/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nice to meet you, too!
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:26:00 AM
    my soul sistah---- really soul sistah.. my mom is a virgo as well... what a wonderful coincidence!.. i miss mine; hope your mother is oh so fine.. will read that poem soon..:) huggs and love to ya!..:)

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 12:23:00 AM
    Hi, Nancy. Please, allow me to ask something to the TPS: you're not sponsoring contests? Never again? : (

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    Jones Avatar Nancy Jones Date: 9/22/2013 12:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Or perhaps you were asking about PS policy... I don't know about that. Peace.
    Jones Avatar Nancy Jones Date: 9/22/2013 12:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    On the contrary, I have a contest up now. Please enter it if it appeals to you, love to read creative writing!
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 11:32:00 PM
    Hey, I want to read this Virgo Mom poem!!!I'll go see if I can find it!

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    Jones Avatar Nancy Jones Date: 9/21/2013 11:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Here it is:
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 8:50:00 PM
    Nancy----------------------!XXOO&Hugs too

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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