At PoetrySoup Paupers Sup Soup

At PoetrySoup
Paupers sup soup 
At the same table with
The princes of the group --
The paupers being people poor at poetry
Who, purporting to be poets,
Post inept poems
That mingle with great poems
Through which no one combs
To separate great poems
From poems like my poems
Although I do comb
Through some of the poems
On PoetrySoup's home
Hoping to find poems
As poor as my own
So I won't be alone
But find only tomes
Of quality poems

Members of PoetrySoup,
Do not feel duped
If my title had you beckoned
And then you had to reckon
With your lost seconds
Because per every one of my 'poems'
I read many more of your poems
"Don't spite the eyes that read you."

Written 5/13/2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 10/23/2017 6:41:00 PM
This is so wonderful, that you are humble about yourself as a poet and you don't even need to be!! A truly great poet does not brag but realizes that there will always be somebody better. AT the same time, realize his strengths as a writer. Yours is showing forth in THIS one. a FAVE
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Hannah Borke
Date: 10/23/2017 7:04:00 PM
Your comment makes me feel good, however, a true poet has an inborn knack and produces with ease. What you see here is about ALL that I have ever produced. It reflects on a job well done, when it's not obvious how forced and worked on some of them were -- albeit this one flowed.
Date: 10/18/2017 3:57:00 PM
I was not commenting, so that you would return them.. I commented, because I like to offer feedback.. You say reading poems is time consuming, but when you love poetry, surely you love reading poems? When reading a poem, surely you formulate an opinion... So, why not take a few seconds to write it? But we are all different and that is the beauty of humanity..
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Hannah Borke
Date: 10/18/2017 4:10:00 PM
The answer is that just leaving two words like, "Great poem" isn't meaningful enough feedback. Meaningful comments use the time it takes to read another poem. I leave a comment when a poem excites me, or when I'm fishing for return comments. For me, even brilliant poems are not enjoyed when the topics are love, or dejection, etc.; which are the topics of most poems. I go for light and humorous, and nature
Date: 10/18/2017 2:42:00 PM
You are a talented poet.. In regards to views, I would disagree with that.. Someone may view your poem but provide no feedback, constructive feedback is always great and so it the opinion of another poet.. You can write a great poem, get ten views and ten comments, then write a average poem get 100 views and only two comments.. I would prefer the first one to be honest..
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Hannah Borke
Date: 10/18/2017 3:29:00 PM
I disagree, because reading poems is time consuming. Leaving comments is that much more so. A comment is a generous gesture. (I wasn't offering 2 for 1 on replies, but I'll consider this a new comment. Back to your page...)
Date: 10/18/2017 2:12:00 PM
I understand your sentiments Hannah.. IT seems poets comment on poet;s poems, where the poet has commented on their and friends comment on each other... You are right, there are some amazing poets that are never read and dont get any comments and that is sad.. It is all about interaction on here, the more you comment, the more comment you will receive.. Sadly the popular poets are not really the most talented...
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Hannah Borke
Date: 10/18/2017 2:24:00 PM
It's not really sad. The main score is the views. Talented poets get recognition when they compete in contests. I consider my poems way below average, because it's not natural for me. I force the lines. However, I like when my poems get attention, anyway; because I work on them; hence this offer. I'll be over at your page shortly.
Date: 8/14/2017 7:19:00 PM
I like this one, kind of how I feel when I post my own stuff. I especially like the alliteration you used, very cool effect.
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Justin Clason
Date: 8/14/2017 9:54:00 PM
That's nice of you, I will try that, as should you, you have great concepts. And don't worry, I'm not too old, haven't hit the big 40 yet so I've got time to write.
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Hannah Borke
Date: 8/14/2017 8:55:00 PM
Well then, you don't know your own worth, because you should not feel how I feel. Your poems are TRUE talent!! You mentioned advanced age; it's astounding that you first started writing now. Just wait till the people catch on to you. You can get poets to see your poems by commenting on their poems. Do that as much as possible to make your talent known.
Date: 7/28/2017 2:49:00 PM
I love your classic last line and analogy of how things are at Soup. Congratulations on your placement Hannah! This is a wonderful poem! : )
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Hannah Borke
Date: 7/28/2017 2:59:00 PM
Thank you, and thanks for letting me know about its placement. I was unaware
Date: 7/28/2017 7:14:00 AM
Great poem Hannah! Thank you
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Hannah Borke
Date: 7/28/2017 3:12:00 PM
And thank for the recognition!
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Hannah Borke
Date: 7/28/2017 9:32:00 AM
Just read some of yours-- definitely quality!
Date: 7/20/2017 8:00:00 PM
Wisdom woven with winks//Words which wiggle my thinks//ain't nuthin' better//than a go-getter//spins tales as quick as eye blinks.
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Hannah Borke
Date: 7/20/2017 8:33:00 PM
Your rhymes are natural
Date: 7/19/2017 12:47:00 PM
Oh, well said Hannah. We all have our gifts. Some are well refined and smooth as silk, some (like my own) are rougher. The soup is a great forum to learn and experiment. Your work is great, no one else can write it for you. Thanks for sharing this! - Dean
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Hannah Borke
Date: 7/19/2017 1:15:00 PM
I have to admit, I love this poem for its originality. It even surprised me.
Date: 7/17/2017 10:12:00 AM
Hannah your poems are most assuredly NOT!! poor. they are quite enjoyable keep on pouring them out.
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Hannah Borke
Date: 7/17/2017 10:20:00 AM
Thanks so much, but that's just it -- my poems don't pour; I force them. The preposition, crocs, and excavator poems were very worked on. The talented poets pop out poems daily!
Date: 6/15/2017 4:33:00 PM
Hannah, the only thing wrong with your writing, is your lack of self confidence. As long as what you write pleases you and you are having fun, go with it. It is very fun to read:)
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Hannah Borke
Date: 6/15/2017 4:46:00 PM
I appreciate your encouragement; However, I do lack something. If there were a website where we can borrow outlines, I'd have fodder for poems. It would be fun activity to have people compose their own poems off of a common outline.
Date: 5/16/2017 6:29:00 PM
Stop being so hard on yourself... Your write wonderfully!
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Date: 5/16/2017 6:34:00 AM
That was funny and that last line, very creative.
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Date: 5/16/2017 4:02:00 AM
You made me smile :) I like it.
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Date: 5/15/2017 11:22:00 PM
I thought a lot of the rhymes you did in this were clever, and the ending was really good! :-)
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