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A Fond Farewell to the Soup

A Fond Farewell to the Soup You've all been "Souper". As I set down at the keyboard My eyes are filled with tears For I’ll be saying “ Good-bye” To folks I’ve “known” for years. I recently self-published my 4th book Silly rhymes now fill some 400 pages. Printed up “officially” in the hope They’ll last down through the ages. :o) No one will buy many, if past is judge But that wasn’t the original point. If all else fails and they fall apart I can use the pages to wrap a “joint”. :o) My 12 yr. elder-life phase of rhyming Has “respectfully” come to an end. This last rhyme will finish it out I’ll now send it to you, my friend. I joined your group some years ago But oft felt out of place, not good enough. When you’re doing something just for fun Not feeling “up to it” gets kind of rough. Someone once said: “I’m not so sure I’d want to be a part of any group That would accept me into membership. In desperation, to that level I stoop. :o) But I’ve written many sheets since then Least twice felt a need to be preserved A piece that went together so nicely I’ve felt “keeping” is what it deserved. But I’ve gotten off my track again To say: Adieu to this fine troop. It’s grown to be for me a family This wonderful “poets” group. Thanks a lot for the many times You’ve read my silly stuff Shared many supportive comments Not always, just thoughtless fluff. I know I’ll miss you but see no need To be a part, for I can still read. The wonderful gifts each often shares On this huge internet poetry feed. So in the weeks and months ahead I’ll be back. You won’t know I’ve read But know I’m enjoying each one Just don’t let it go to your head. Respectfully entered by oldbuck

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Date: 11/25/2020 3:57:00 PM
Well written! I’m glad you haven’t left Soup. So you’ve written a book. Is it available online?
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Date: 11/26/2020 8:25:00 AM
Thank you for commenting. And yes, I've actually published 4 books. Since 2014, I've sold 1 copy. My sister didn't realize I was sending her one and ordered 1 from Amazon. :o) Self-publishing is fun and can be inexpensive. I used Create Space thru Amazon.com. Each contains about 40 rhymes.
Date: 11/22/2019 3:57:00 PM
Everyone needs a Sabbatical from time to time; important to recharge the batteries, and then come back refreshed, Old Buck! Knowing that you enjoyed this 'soup' you will definitely keep coming back for more...not with spoon in hand, but with your trusty pen! Regards // paul
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Date: 11/26/2019 1:46:00 PM
Paul: You are a Super Souper. The kind that gives this site it's good reputation as more than just a "poets resting place". As for me writing again, don't hold your breath unless you're under water. :o) Have a great Turkey day. We're having ham to give the birds a break. They were going to kill the pig for his bacon anyway, so no harm done. oldbuck
Date: 8/16/2019 9:47:00 PM
You've always been good enough. You're one of the poets I always return to when I come back to view the soup. Thank you for your many wonderful additions to what we are.
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Date: 11/26/2019 1:49:00 PM
Jesse: After nearly 300 attempts at writing and 4 books ,I've decided, other than you great folks there is little interest in what I've spent the last 12 years doing. I've never really made any profit so I shouldn't be called: "Worthless". :o) oldbuck
Date: 7/17/2019 9:34:00 PM
Glad to see you back on the "soup"! It is a great venue for poetry, Thank you for your kind words and keep up the good poetry! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 7/18/2019 12:12:00 PM
Matt: Read a little "Anish" yesterday. I'll be back for more. Thanks for reading and commenting on my silly rhymes. oldbuck
Date: 7/13/2019 4:37:00 PM
Hey Old Buck. I have been busy with a new job since May, so I have not been around much. I see you did post another poem after this one, so I hope that means you are just slowing down rather than leaving. I can go months without writing, then something triggers me, usually a contest. Just relax and don't ever worry if you're good enough, this is a subjective field, so trying to qualify or quantify more than the extremes, is absurd.
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Date: 7/13/2019 9:57:00 PM
Rob: Thank you so much for reading and commenting on this silly rhyme. Every writer longs for a reader. Again: Thanks. oldbuck
Date: 6/13/2019 1:48:00 PM
This made me sad (especially as I've just "discovered" you!)... but I hope that you're just going through one of those phases (that many of us go through) where your muse has taken a little vacation on it's own! Poetry comes in all kinds of forms- so not fitting in is only natural! ...And I think you'd be surprised how many others here often feel inadequate or not "up to it"- you're not alone! At any rate, I'm relieved you're not leaving us altogether- as we need MORE like you! ;)
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Date: 6/16/2019 4:02:00 PM
Good luck, my friend! I hope you do get to have your book signing there- that sounds wonderful! ;)
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Date: 6/13/2019 3:57:00 PM
Rhona: My latest inspiration came from a small, used book store that heard of my stuff and wants me to "read" to some of her book clubs. My payment would be having a "book signing". If it actually happens I would be thrilled. Thanks for commenting. oldbuck
Date: 5/28/2019 7:34:00 AM
long time no communicate old buck. hello it's mr. Daniel schack. like this adios poem. see some of my new stuff, please. love to hear comments. yeah I know i'm a caustic writer. judge not too much lest well u know. hope to hear. be well. my pop will be 88, god willing and me be 55 in june. hallejuyah.
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Date: 5/28/2019 9:30:00 AM
Dan: Every writer appreciates being read and with a comment it's a plus. Thank you much. Now I'm off to get "causticated". :o) oldbuck
Date: 5/14/2019 2:05:00 PM
I too echo the same sediment. I hope your departure or leave from writing is only temporary.
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Date: 5/2/2019 8:41:00 AM
Sad to hear you are leaving Buck. It has been a pleasure. You have alway been a gentleman and a fine human being and poet. Blessings on your journey. Remember it is your prerogative to change your mind at some future date.
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Date: 5/14/2019 7:47:00 PM
Thanks Richard: However: I left for a short time a few years ago. Just felt I didn't measure up. My stuff isn't really poetry it's just silly rhymes. Folks here are so kind they do bring you back. Thanks again. oldbuck
Date: 4/6/2019 11:08:00 AM
Say It Is Not So...You Must Not Go!! I Loved All Your Poems...If You Must...Old Buck...I Wish You The Best Of Luck! (my apologies for a farewell rhyme...I do it all the time...darn it I did it again. Vickie
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Date: 4/6/2019 11:14:00 AM
Vickie: thank you for reading my stuff and leaving a thoughtful comment. I'm not leaving the soup just probably won't be leaving any scratches. :o) Everyone on this site has been so great it would be nearly impossible to leave completely. Keep up your writing and sharing with all of us on the soup. oldbuck
Date: 4/1/2019 3:03:00 PM
Oh OB I am so sorry to read this and I have tears too my friend , I hope you will come back after a break and pop and visit me from time to time and do leave your poems on the site too:-) I am taking a break from today - am going to try and self publish - please soup mail me have you got any tips!:-) keep on smiling my friend:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 4/1/2019 4:28:00 PM
Jan: I sent you a "soup mail" but I suggest you pack soup and a sandwich before you start reading it. I ran a little long. Good luck as you go forward. I intend to keep tormenting you folks for a long time, just don't seem to have a head full of rhyming words anymore. oldbuck
Date: 3/31/2019 2:26:00 AM
Have fun my good friend...all the BEST...
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Date: 3/31/2019 2:18:00 PM
Pashang: You've been part of the Soup Support Team for me in the past. Thank you for that. Keep writing, and we'll keep reading. oldbuck
Date: 3/31/2019 12:21:00 AM
Old Buck, It was Groucho Marx. He was the one who said "I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member." Fair Winds and Following Seas friend. -Richard
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Date: 3/31/2019 2:19:00 PM
Quoth; It could have been Groucho, or Sleepy, or Dopey, or Doc, but it's a great quote. Thanks for the comment. Keep writing and we'll keep reading. oldbuck
Date: 3/30/2019 9:57:00 PM
Old Buck, come back! Every poet is needed here! We need you! Please reconsider. We are a unity-community! You are more than good enough.
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Date: 3/31/2019 2:15:00 PM
Caren: The folks here are "Souper" and have always made me feel one of them. I've just run my course. Keep them coming and we'll keep reading. oldbuck
Date: 3/30/2019 9:03:00 PM
Dear Buck, I don't know you and I haven't commented on any of your poetry here. This statement touched my heart. "I joined your group some years ago. But oft felt out of place, not good enough" You are good enough. Because you are being true to who you are!! Never forget that. I wish you the best!! Keep reaching for the Stars. ~ Brandy
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Date: 3/31/2019 2:14:00 PM
Brandy: It's comments like this that make the Soup such a wonderful place. Keep writing and I'll keep reading. oldbuck