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4/23/2014 12:38:14 PM
Topic:
Hello from Lyon, France!

shaista aziz
Posts: 2
Hi ! Reading ur intro was interestimg and best of luck for the next time . I too had a very heartfelt farewell frm my two fav teachers and my best frnd. Hope u will like my poetry .
4/23/2014 12:22:12 PM
Topic:
Hi!

shaista aziz
Posts: 2
I am shaista aziz . I am a student ,have written exams for class 10 and waiting for the results . I am just a passionate poet and love writing poems on people I like . Just hope for a good response from the soup family . Always ready for friendship!


Thanks for reading!
Love shaista
4/22/2014 5:03:06 PM
Topic:
Hello from Lyon, France!

Marco Bing
Posts: 1
Bonjour tout le monde! (Hi all!). Its so nice to now be a part of community that really shares a common thread, and from where comes friendly feedback, smiles, winks and replies. I have only posted two poems in the past few days, but already I have found a few new poet friends.

There are so many wonderful works here to discover. I just hope I can find the time! Not only to manage work, two young girls, and reading poems, but then there's the 'writing' part also! I'm usually a late night owl; being at my creative best when all is dark and quiet, and my spot-lamp bent down towards the keyboard. MY moment!

Although from Lyon, France I am actually Australian by birth and upbringing. I have now been living in France for the past 16 years. I am bilingual, but my poetry is 'English only'. I do sometimes write in French, but it never turns out with the same sentiment as that from my native tongue (and most of you probably prefer it that way! ;-).

So like I said, it's great to be on-board. I have been writing poetry since I was about 18 years old, and now many years later (26 to be precise) I have decided to share them and make them public. I will try and post some of them here over the next few weeks. Some, of course, will remain private (for example, those ultra-private ones that were written by a love-smitten young Buck for female Bambis many moons ago. And to think that one girl burnt a whole box of my poems after I split up with her! OK, I was 21, and I did leave her for her best friend. Yes, I admit it was a complicated affair...) I digress. Back to Poetry Soup!

So now, other than a great big "Hello!", here's a question to all and willing:

I would like to post an Alexandrine poem in balanced six syllable cesurae (6/6=12). Under what category should this be posted?

Thank you for reading! Thank you for listening! A bientôt!

Marco
4/20/2014 11:06:13 AM
Topic:
hi everyone!!!peninnah,Kenya!!!

Michael Dom
Posts: 1
Welcome Penninha. Don't worry, explore. This is a good community. I've been here for almost two years but this is my first post on the forum:-)
4/19/2014 10:29:03 PM
Topic:
HELP! Dwayne Bailey

Karen Laws
Posts: 1
My son is doing a presentation in English class on Dwayne Baileys "duck hunting" but is unable to find any bio info on mr. Bailey. Can anyone help? Any ideas's on how to contact him? We think he lives in San Pedro .
4/19/2014 6:49:56 PM
Topic:
Hello!

Alexis Brake
Posts: 1
Hi there!! I'm Alexis and I am 16 years old. I am a new member of poetry soup and I have posted two new poems that I recently wrote. It would mean a lot if you guys could look through them and offer some criticism, as I'm a poetry novice. Thank you in advance!! ~~ab
4/18/2014 2:05:51 PM
Topic:
Looking for more than what I am finding

Mark Halliday
Posts: 10
I heard in a discussion about dating back in the 80s this idea: Instead of focusing on finding MR or MS Right, focus your efforts on becoming MR or MS Right. I found that very wise. Another good piece of advice I had heard was to try to meet people while doing something somewhere that you enjoy doing, that way you already start with a common interest. With this in mind, avoid looking for the right person in places like bars. If your religious, make friends with girl/guys in church. If your some type of profession-geek, make contacts in that crowd. The advice worked for me 24 years ago. I was visiting Paris, and met my wife in one of my denomination's chapels in Paris, which was not inconvenient because I speak French and lived on an Army base in West Germany at the time.
4/17/2014 1:05:23 AM
Topic:
World

cheung shun sang
Posts: 23
Worldand business and peace...
Actionsbring some change in mind or in deeds.


Actionsreacted are also changed.


Whatare causes are events of fates.


Someeffects can do and fixed.


Axiomsof truths derive to theorem of life.


Allhuman need morals and laws abiding.


Peoplesshould take their turns to govern or
masterysome ways as they could be.


Arethere are also common polls.


Limityour styles of business but no a real one to limit your wealth besideyou are not.




Stylesof business are bad if they are monopoly.


Eachstates or countries citizens have
rightto lives and not fighting.


Butit only can be if only if all countries obey the laws of peace.


Sothe name republican would be so right.


Onlyminds consistency is then united our worlds.


Forcesthat are right and fair is good to count our peace.


ButChina bossy bosses are other.


Ormore critical world army forces should
getequilibrium.


Ambitionsand aggressions must be hold down.


Monopolybusiness are inner damned.


Greedychina tyrants upset the whole worlds.


Equilibriumcan involve army forces, sciences knowledge, matters resources and
countrywealth..


Howeverbeside reasonable and righteous
forcesthe world have aggressive forces that
lineup with cabal as mainly Chna and Russia.


Thenthe danger of wars may break down.
4/15/2014 9:37:07 PM
Topic:
please help

Karen Murphy
Posts: 2
how do I center and format my poem?? I am trying to use the tags and don't really understand it. can you help me?? thank you
4/14/2014 1:36:25 PM
Topic:
The N word

Gabe Shelly
Posts: 66
Going to work when at work I was one morning--
It was me and this old man, colored and shriveled by the sun.
He was mad, crying it was me n' those "like" keeping him n' "his" down,
Saying I was a "rear-hole" in a word.
So surprised I was I said something I never should--
Something my father never would--
And that old man shutup like a clam


The "N" word

4/13/'14
edited by Gabe on 4/14/2014
edited by Gabe on 4/14/2014
4/14/2014 10:49:24 AM
Topic:
Salutations!

Ileane Ogilvie
Posts: 2
you are very talented I hope I'll hear your song one day.
4/14/2014 10:48:54 AM
Topic:
Salutations!

Ileane Ogilvie
Posts: 2
WarriorPoet wrote:
Hello. My name is Mark. I'm a retired Army NCO working in Monterey CA. I live in Marina CA and volunteer as a Scoutmaster there. I've been writing poetry and lyrics since about 1984, though never published. Am working on recording some songs now. Besides composing songs, I also sing and learned to play piano, concert flute, keyboards, acoustic guitar, fife, electric guitar, bass guitar, and my church organ on Sundays. I've studied intensely French, Spanish, Russian, Serbian, and Croatian; know some German too, though I rarely use any of them except French now (my wife is French). I love to read, especially Science Fiction novels.
4/12/2014 9:44:04 AM
Topic:
Hi, all!

Sam Toil
Posts: 1
My name is Sam Toil. I am an engineer by training (Georgia Tech and MIT). I also consider myself a student of philosophy and semantics, both of which infuse my poetry. I joined PoetrySoup a few days ago and am in the process of posting poems I've written over the years. I describe myself as a "Dystopian Pessimist" so my poems tend to lean to the dark side. Hopefully, though, you will find them thought provoking. I have never shared any of my poems with anyone until now. I feel I am at a point where I could use some feedback. Please be gentle with me, as I am very insecure about my poems. I invite all to read what I post and I will return the favor. Its great to be aboard!
4/12/2014 2:10:58 AM
Topic:
What really gets on my nerves...

Mark Halliday
Posts: 10
In principal I agree with you. Depending on where you access comments sent to you though, it isn't always easy to reply.
4/12/2014 2:07:12 AM
Topic:
NEED SOME HUGS

Mark Halliday
Posts: 10
Better late than never. Mark sends you positive vibes, and a prayer heavenward for your well being and peace of mind.
4/12/2014 2:05:24 AM
Topic:
Depression and Hope

Mark Halliday
Posts: 10
I have found that writing poetry or lyrics can have a cathartic effect on purging emotions. On the other hand, striving for inspiration to come up with an idea to write about can drive me nuts sometimes! I'm pretty good with words if I can come up with an idea to work with. A few of my lyrics are on that topic.
4/12/2014 2:02:13 AM
Topic:
AM I THE ONLY TEEN ON POETRY SOUP?

Mark Halliday
Posts: 10
I've been a teen since October 1973. Do I still count?
4/12/2014 2:00:55 AM
Topic:
Alone

Mark Halliday
Posts: 10
I've found that the best way to get out from being alone is to attend your church denomination. I was in the Army for 20 years. Every time I moved stations, I always got more help and attention from my new congregations than I did from from my new Army units' personnel. This is probably generally true and not specific to my denomination (though LDS folks have a reputation for welcoming and helping new members).
4/12/2014 1:53:48 AM
Topic:
why wear pants so low

Mark Halliday
Posts: 10
If more of these teen knuckleheads knew where that fad came from, fewer of them would do it. Inmates in prison would walk around with their pants lowered as a way to advertize their willingness to be used for anal sex. YUCK!
4/12/2014 1:34:19 AM
Topic:
Featured poems

Mark Halliday
Posts: 10
Hello. My name is Mark. Several people congratulated me for having my poem, Tropical Getaway, featured last week. I'm new to this website. What does it mean that it was featured somewhere? Is there a link to currently featured poems?




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