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8/25/2016 7:12:49 PM
Topic:
Soup mail

Terry Hoffman
Posts: 7
So, people cannot talk to each other here?
8/25/2016 10:28:58 AM
Topic:
Get Questions Answered

Denis Barter
Posts: 2
add an Acrostic poem of almost 10,000 characters?
8/24/2016 4:02:22 PM
Topic:
Very NEW to the site

Gordon Alexander
Posts: 1
My name is gordon I have written dittys or poems for several years not formatted or professionally trained I was a soldier for 26 years in the british forces so my poetry is mainly geared towards military life and death with the odd romantic love poem I enjoy writing and hope to learn and make others happy with what I write
8/24/2016 4:13:23 AM
Topic:
Drunk

Terry Robinson
Posts: 34
One more drink and just my essence
remains. My speech is owned by another
and my body moves beyond my control.
I can smell my ego and taste my vileness.

I walk the road of champions and fight
the fight of heroes. Another drink
and my fists are iron ingots,
my prowess unrivalled.

I am what every woman desires
and every man envies. I am Saturday
night dancing, without the Sunday
morning blues.

One more drink and I am a friend to the world .
And, as my ripple affects everything around me,
I become complete. No shyness, no redeeming qualities.
The bull to my harem.

So why am I bleeding and broken?
My words were strong and my stance
even stronger. Yet here I sit, undone
like a cork from a bottle.

Where was my prowess, my touch
of steel? Lied to by the contents
of my glass, I am bitter. I paid
my money, where was my victory?

The taxi home, the swollen eye. My ego,
ballooned at the bottom of a glass, deflated
by the prick of a fist. And my voice, once baritone
in timbre, has become timid in frame.

The morning wakes with screeming echoes
of the night before and phone calls from
laughing hyena's that I'll meet at work
on Monday morning.
8/22/2016 9:51:36 PM
Topic:
Soup mail

Tom Arnone
Posts: 14
OriginalsByTerry wrote:
Wouldn't that be "My Outboxes"?



Terry, My Outbox allows you to edit Poetry Comments, Poetry Comment Replies, and Blog Comments. There is no way, that I know of, to edit Blog Comment Replies or view PoetrySoup Sent Mail.
8/22/2016 9:04:40 PM
Topic:
Get Questions Answered

Terry Hoffman
Posts: 7
I have posted some questions in the forums, but have not gotten any answers. A lot of people have looked at them, but they apparently do not know the answers. Is there any place that I can get questions answered outside of the forum?
8/22/2016 9:01:25 PM
Topic:
Soup mail

Terry Hoffman
Posts: 7
Wouldn't that be "My Outboxes"?
8/20/2016 3:46:51 AM
Topic:
Adidas Exec Torben Schumacher Talks NYC Flagship

James013 James0
Posts: 2
The new adidas superstar 80s flagship store in New York City is now open, and the label introduced its new door with style. A select few were privy to a performance from burgeoning rap star Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era collective, and they also experienced a first look at what the storefront has to offer.

Similar to prior collabs, the new adidas superstar 80s metal toe collection is all about vivid hues, designed as a “Color Paint” pack that incorporates footwear, apparel and accessories with a “paint-by-numbers” theme — you definitely remember those from childhood! The set embodies a strong feminine energy, with colors like pink, burgundy, and plum dispersed in various abstract designs. Standout pieces include a bomber track top, open-bottom track pants, leggings, and painted designs on the Superstar and Stan Smith silhouettes.

adidas superstar city pack has dubbed Rita the queen of color, and the latest Fall 2016 collection shows this inspiration through deep maroon shades, just the right amount of pastel pink, and a heavy dose of navy blue. A speckled confetti camouflage contrasts floral accents throughout as the Tubular Defiant utilizes premium suede and mesh for an athletic yet casual twist. Color Paint kaleidoscope visions add to the overall aesthetic as does oversized floral pedals. The playfully sophisticated collection will be available via adidas on August 18th. Check out the Rita Ora adidas Originals lookbook after the break.
8/20/2016 3:46:08 AM
Topic:
A Minty Colorway Of The adidas Original Superstar

James013 James0
Posts: 2
Rita Ora’s latest collection for adidas superstar ii damen dropped on Thursday, so naturally Ora is dishing out some styling tips.

Our adidas superstar pride pack flagship stores are where we as a brand connect with the local neighborhood and culture in which we build — the new Soho store is no different. In addition to being a platform to showcase some of the best product we have to offer, the ambition of the flagship model is to foster a platform for local creators. For this reason, regular events, exhibitions and activations come along with the territory, and we will hold these regularly to encourage localized experiences. We’re excited about this opportunity to celebrate our concepts with our global flagship store formats and provide new experiences for consumers in key cities.

The adidas superstar slip on is now featured in a soft but colorful hue as the Summer season is coming to an end. This women’s colorway is covered in Ice Mint all throughout the neoprene upper with white detailing on the signature shell toe and the midsole/outsole. Other details include two cross straps on the shoe’s upper for a snug fit and leather detailing on the ankle cage and tongue tab.
8/19/2016 11:48:42 PM
Topic:
Left alone again

Rose Yohn
Posts: 11
left alone yet again
You know that feeling

,The one you get

Filled with pain

, And heart break

.No, not the one

You feel in the

Pit of your stomach.

No this is the feeling,

That grips your heart

With complete defeat,

And total anguish

.I’m left alone again

,Abandoned by the one

Who truly knows me!

Best friends for years,

But foremost you said

We were family.

Fated ad tied

,The day we typed hello,In the chat site that saved me.Over seven years.Consisting of an emotional rollercoaster,

We’ve laughed and cried,

But not once strayed from

The others side.

Seven years and,

The many names I came to call you.

Stranger, friend, even Lover to.

Soul mates then best friends,

Not one regret till your one eighty.

Blind sided,

I had no warning.

Abandoned, left with

Discarded confessions,

Long talks and shared heartache.

You weren’t my ace

,Nor my savior.

I never once,

Asked you to save me.

You were never meant to mend me.

Yes, i'm messed up.

Morals twisted,

Wrong choices are what surround me.

But they are my burden to bear,

Not yours to shoulder with me.

All I had ever asked,

Was that my best friend,

Would stand beside me,

Not in front or behind me.

I should have known

Time and time again,

Iv been abandoned by,

those I love so blindly.

So take you “space”

Don’t glance behind you.

This brokenness is

Just another scare on my heart,

Don’t mind me.

You get better, in fact

Why don’t you just

Forget about me.

I’m stronger than I look,

And despite all this

Ill pull through.

I always have,

not a doubt Inside me.

With all my love

I’m praying for you.

Hope you find what you want.

Out of everyone,

You deserve it babe.

Ill miss you ,

but like youI’m done.

Our whole past,

I’m leaving it behind me

Buried in a broken graveyard

That surrounds me.

Copyright © Rose Yohn
8/19/2016 11:41:01 PM
Topic:
left alone

Rose Yohn
Posts: 11
left alone yet again
You know that feeling

,The one you get

Filled with pain

, And heart break

.No, not the one

You feel in the

Pit of your stomach.

No this is the feeling,

That grips your heart

With complete defeat,

And total anguish

.I’m left alone again

,Abandoned by the one

Who truly knows me!

Best friends for years,

But foremost you said

We were family.

Fated ad tied

,The day we typed hello,In the chat site that saved me.Over seven years.Consisting of an emotional rollercoaster,

We’ve laughed and cried,

But not once strayed from

The others side.

Seven years and,

The many names I came to call you.

Stranger, friend, even Lover to.

Soul mates then best friends,

Not one regret till your one eighty.

Blind sided,

I had no warning.

Abandoned, left with

Discarded confessions,

Long talks and shared heartache.

You weren’t my ace

,Nor my savior.

I never once,

Asked you to save me.

You were never meant to mend me.

Yes, i'm messed up.

Morals twisted,

Wrong choices are what surround me.

But they are my burden to bear,

Not yours to shoulder with me.

All I had ever asked,

Was that my best friend,

Would stand beside me,

Not in front or behind me.

I should have known

Time and time again,

Iv been abandoned by,

those I love so blindly.

So take you “space”

Don’t glance behind you.

This brokenness is

Just another scare on my heart,

Don’t mind me.

You get better, in fact

Why don’t you just

Forget about me.

I’m stronger than I look,

And despite all this

Ill pull through.

I always have,

not a doubt Inside me.

With all my love

I’m praying for you.

Hope you find what you want.

Out of everyone,

You deserve it babe.

Ill miss you ,

but like youI’m done.

Our whole past,

I’m leaving it behind me

Buried in a broken graveyard

That surrounds me.

Copyright © Rose Yohn

edited by amara-rose on 8/19/2016
edited by amara-rose on 8/19/2016
8/19/2016 5:46:59 PM
Topic:
need evaluation

Seth Diamond
Posts: 8
Please help me. I wrote this poem to convey a place I am at inn life. Is it bad? Do I accomplish my goal?
http://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/loose_change_with_frayed_ends_819729
8/19/2016 12:25:31 AM
Topic:
Help, Help, Help

Jolene Cheyney
Posts: 65
New to the school so the teachers don't know me yet. As far as the minister because of my ailments I'm not traveling very far myself. I live about in the middle of 3 meeting Halls. There is about an hours drive to reach each. That's farther than I travel by myself. So I get the meeting's over the telephone line. Provision for the elderly and infirm. I haven't really had a discussion with one of them lately. I don't think I need anything elaborate just a statement that the author believes I will make the best use of the funds possible.
8/18/2016 5:34:33 AM
Topic:
Help, Help, Help

Terry Hoffman
Posts: 7
Won't any of your teachers supply a letter? Or perhaps your church pastor?
8/17/2016 11:55:45 PM
Topic:
Prioritize Feature

Terry Hoffman
Posts: 7
I neglected to check "Prioritize: Feature on the Soup home page BEFORE my other poems" when I put up a new poem. I went back to edit, but this option did not appear. How do I enable this option?



Thank you.
8/16/2016 7:20:38 PM
Topic:
How do I thank someone for commenting on my poem?

Terry Hoffman
Posts: 7
I am very new to the site (yesterday) and have had someone comment on one of my poems. How do I go about thanking that person? There is nothing like a "reply" button under the comment.



Thank you.
8/16/2016 7:01:40 PM
Topic:
Very new to the site

Terry Hoffman
Posts: 7
Hi, my name really is Terry and I am a SHE, not a HE! LOL. I just joined yesterday and am looking forward to making new friends on the site. Can anyone tell me where to go to get instructions on how to use the site?



Thanks. Looking forward to getting to know all of you. By the way, is there a way to message each other?
8/16/2016 4:29:39 PM
Topic:
Help, Help, Help

Jolene Cheyney
Posts: 65
Please guys, I'm begging you to help me.I need two letters of reference to attach to my scholarship application.
8/16/2016 1:00:34 PM
Topic:
A POEM ABOUT WHY I STOPPED WRITING POEMS

scott thirtyseven
Posts: 13
Shards of echoes, and splattered... superb lines, in a good poem. Though you do seem to waver a bit from the title, no great loss, for you've penned a nice read.
8/15/2016 10:01:10 PM
Topic:
Serious, honest harsh critique

Pippa Mcgivern
Posts: 2
on some poems for my collection - songs for the stained. help through email is appreciated. email me @
pippyyym00@Gmail.com.
cheers




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