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I flew to Olympus, to find its heart, armour intact against Hades’ dark wrath. At birth the power of light made its start as Homer's ghost sent me upon my path! Yet there I found only an empty throne where once Zeus in glory firmly reigned. So sad! For no lighted wisdom was shown, such that grievous and blue, my heart was pained! Thunder and lightning I didn’t yearn to find, nor divine favours for eternal youth. I wanted reassurance, peace of mind, justice for all and no distorted truth. At the foot of Olympus I sought love but no compassion came down from above. --------------------------------------------------------- Robert Lindley & Paul Callus ~ 21st November 2015 Chosen Poem Of The Day, 3rd December, 2015

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Date: 12/8/2015 5:43:00 AM
Paul and Robert my friends, congrats on being chosen as the poem of the day!!! lovely and descriptive!! all seems to be busy with something in their life that they haven't been here.. =`) hugs!~Olive Eloisa =`)
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/8/2015 1:06:00 PM
Hi Olive_eloi:) Yes...we all are very busy, and at this time of the year even more so. Work keeps temptation away! Keep well, active and smile:) Hugs // paul
Date: 12/4/2015 8:51:00 PM
Sorry Paul, for my not finding UNTIL RIGHT NOW THAT , our poem had been chosen POTD! I'VE BEEN BUSY AND THESE NEWS MEDS HAVE ME A BIT MESSED UP. Such great verses you created my friend!!!
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Date: 12/8/2015 1:02:00 PM
You are not the only one to arrive late on the scene, Robert!! I am guilty, too, though I have a valid excuse:) Congratulations to you as well Robert; a great part of this honour belongs to you. ~ All the best. // paul
Date: 12/4/2015 4:20:00 AM
Such a well-written search for answers that resulted in the disappointment of none found, yet the seeker seems accepting. I was entertained and truly enjoyed your combined effort with Robert - Great job, boys! CayCay
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Date: 12/8/2015 1:10:00 PM
Your feedback is right on target, CayCay. Thank you for clicking on the 'like' button:) ~ Regards // paul
Date: 12/3/2015 8:57:00 PM
Paul congratulations with Robert. You both created a marvelous write. Congratulations to the both of you for POTD!!!
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/8/2015 12:50:00 PM
Thank you, Michael; I am sure Robert will echo my words, too:) Regards // paul
Date: 12/3/2015 7:29:00 PM
Wonderful. Truly deserving of poem of the day. One of my new favs. Thanks for sharing such a gem.
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Janet Runyan
Date: 12/9/2015 10:09:00 PM
Wow, thank you so much. That's what I really love about poetry soup. Everybody is so supportive
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/8/2015 11:27:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comments, Janet. I have just been reading a couple of your poems, and I'm touched and impressed. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 12/3/2015 6:16:00 PM
Congratulations on poem of the day!
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Date: 12/8/2015 11:06:00 AM
Thank you, Eve. Have a nice day:) // paul
Date: 12/3/2015 6:03:00 PM
Dear Paul This poem is sheer brilliance awesomeness, loved ever little bit of this one, I love Greek myth and this poem is right up my poetic alley, just beautiful my friend you deserve the honor of being POTD for sure, and I give you a seven for this gem of a work, it shines right through the olden times unto the stage of today, bravo Paul, simply inspiring, you have a great weekend and again thanks for making my night with this one, cheri
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Date: 12/8/2015 11:05:00 AM
Thank you for your generous comments and high rating, Cherl! Robert initiated this write and I gladly accepted his invitation. Your visits always brighten up my page:) All the best, my friend. // paul
Date: 12/3/2015 5:29:00 PM
Paul and Robert, Congratulations on POTD!! Outstanding Work and a perfect choice here for POTD. Cheers and Best, Gary
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/8/2015 10:37:00 AM
Thank you for the encouraging comments and support, Gary! Your visits are always appreciated. // paul
Date: 12/3/2015 9:47:00 AM
Way to go Paul, an excellent choice for POTD!
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Date: 12/8/2015 10:36:00 AM
Glad you agree with the choice, Richard:) Thank you! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 12/3/2015 9:45:00 AM
Congratulations on Poem of the Day....
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Date: 12/8/2015 10:22:00 AM
Thank you, Judy. ~~~ All the best:) // paul
Date: 12/3/2015 9:20:00 AM
Paul this is an amazing colab with Robert. Having read the other colabs I am reminded just what a terrific poet you are and I emphasize what a great job Robert did as well. A Fav!
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Date: 12/8/2015 10:10:00 AM
Thank you very much, my friend. Your comments and the fav are truly appreciated. Robert has done a great job! ~ Regards // paul
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 12/3/2015 3:42:00 PM
He is also the most delightful gentleman I have had the pleasure of meeting twice ... and he's lived to tell the tale:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 12/3/2015 7:42:00 AM
dropping back with my congrats on POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/8/2015 10:12:00 AM
....just noticed the above comment...thank you; the pleasure is also mine. hugs // paul
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/8/2015 9:59:00 AM
Thank you, Jan:) As you can see, I am still playing 'catch'. Hugs // paul
Date: 12/3/2015 7:37:00 AM
Paul, you and Robert have penned a good collab. Congratulations to you both for getting the poem of the day! Enjoy the honor:-) Alexis
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/8/2015 9:58:00 AM
Your comments and the congrats are appreciated, Alexis. Thank you:) ~ Regards // paul
Date: 12/3/2015 7:02:00 AM
Such a beautiful Sonnet! Congratulations to both of you, Paul and Robert for your poem chosen as Poem of the Day. Sandra
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Date: 12/8/2015 9:45:00 AM
Thank you, Sandra. Working with Robert has been a lovely experience; POTD came as a surprise...a nice one! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 12/3/2015 4:49:00 AM
congrats... it's a beautiful piece.
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Date: 12/8/2015 9:57:00 AM
Thank you, Karma. Pleased to get to know you. Regards // paul
Date: 12/3/2015 4:35:00 AM
- A wonderful poem by U 2 !!!! - Congratulations with p.o.t.d. !!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/8/2015 9:39:00 AM
Glad you enjoyed, Anne Lise:) Thank you. ~ Regards & hugs // paul
Date: 12/2/2015 3:05:00 PM
I love the fact 2 poets can collaborate and still the poem flows the same and reads like one poet wrote it. Amazing you both :)-lu *smiles* Be blessed!
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/8/2015 9:42:00 AM
Thank you, Laura. Writing in rhyme together with a fav topic helped bring out the desired result. ~ All the best:) // paul
Date: 12/1/2015 7:24:00 PM
Paul your addition to Roberts verses is fantastic, the poem you both created is beautiful, an awesome 7 ~
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Date: 12/8/2015 9:29:00 AM
Many thanks, Constance; thank you for the encouraging comments, and the high rating. ~ Warm regards // paul
Date: 12/1/2015 6:52:00 PM
Greatest pleasure was mine my good friend, for benefiting from your suggestions and on this and other poems Ive written . You brought this sonnet to a brilliant conclusion and that made it! Your knowledge and generosity are awesome! A7
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Date: 12/8/2015 9:28:00 AM
Thank you, Robert; without your initial inspiration this would not have been possible. Apart from other things, helping each other is what this site should be aiming for. ~ Best regards, my friend. // paul
Date: 12/1/2015 6:51:00 PM
Greatest pleasure was mine my good friend, for benefiting from your suggestions and on this and other poems Ive written . You brought this sonnet to a brilliant conclusion and that made it! Your knowledge and generosity are awesome! A7
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Date: 12/1/2015 1:56:00 PM
Paul and Robert another wonderful collaboration I congratulate you both on a fabulous sonnet:-) hugs Jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 12/1/2015 3:21:00 PM
I wrote with him and posted the poem yesterday - it is a wonderful experience to be asked to write with someone like Robert:-) hugs jan xx
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/1/2015 2:56:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. This is the first which we wrote a few days ago, but only posted it today; we did another soon afterwards. He is doing multiple co-writes using the same opening stanzas. Hugs // paul
Date: 12/1/2015 1:06:00 PM
Thank you Robert, for asking me to collaborate with you. It has been a pleasure to be in the company of a sincere and humble person! All the best. // paul
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/1/2015 10:06:00 PM
Likewise my friend. Your insight and creativity was amazing and your help always an appreciated blessing..