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Jan doesn't write iambic pentameter So please don't condescend and mock her We have different styles I bring laughter and smiles Please remember Jan is just an amateur! 30th April 2015

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Date: 5/11/2015 11:05:00 PM
lol...nice one Jan...hugs
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/12/2015 1:22:00 AM
Thanks Joseph:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/9/2015 7:09:00 PM
Written like a Pro!!!!!!! :)
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Date: 5/9/2015 7:55:00 PM
Perfect Poetry? I thought only I do that? LOL
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/9/2015 7:12:00 PM
ha ha ha:-) I don't try to be anything I'm not Arthur and won't change the way i write simply to conform to someone elses idea of perfect poetry - we all have our own unique styles and this is me - what you see is what you get:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/3/2015 2:23:00 PM
So am I sweet friend so am I .a 7 :~) hugs
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/3/2015 3:01:00 PM
I write for one person and that is for me Eve I am just so lucky people like my poetry - there is room for all of us in poetry soup our unique style is what adds spice to the soup mix. Hugs jan xx
Date: 5/3/2015 1:37:00 PM
Priceless Jan. The teaching of poetry is indeed wonderful, it's the ramming it down our throats that I don't like. We're all different, we learn at different speeds, and importantly, we all have our likes and dislikes, hugs // James xxx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/3/2015 1:39:00 PM
I appreciate not everyone likes my style James but boy I am flying high with 2 contest wins in my own right and 3 other shared first places this week:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 5/2/2015 8:22:00 PM
Enjoyed this Limerick, Jan. Love the varied choices of rhyming words...they fit well.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/2/2015 8:26:00 PM
Thanks David - we all write in different style it adds a bit of spice to soup otherwise it would be terribly bland here:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/1/2015 10:05:00 AM
Great way to go with this one..Love the cartoon and quote..Thanks for dropping by with congrats..Haven't checked the winner's list yet but I know that this one has to be there..Sara
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/1/2015 12:35:00 PM
This one is purely a fun write Sara:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/1/2015 9:58:00 AM
Great limerick! Speaking of Limerick's thanks for choosing mine for your contest. I'm not very experienced with the form.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/1/2015 12:34:00 PM
Thanks so much Richard I do appreciate your support:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 9:27:00 PM
I expect you to win the pro-am.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/1/2015 2:15:00 AM
LOL Robert - I know my limitations with my 'simple' poems but as people seem to like my works and I get reads and comments and I entertain them with my humour then I am happy. I started writing after my hubby had cancer surgery at the end of 2013 having never written a poem since my school days I have been on an amazing journey and it is helping me cope during the most traumatic period of my life:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 4:58:00 PM
...and write great POETRY!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 5:12:00 PM
aww am blushing now:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 4:41:00 PM
I respect everyone here. I also understand that there are poets who have a sincere belief of what poetry is or should be. I respect those beliefs. I just ask for the same respect back. What I write I no longer have any sensitivities about. However when it comes to what I like in other peoples writes and call poetry...well that is different! I love Jan's poetry, I love Jan and I am happy Jan's poetry does so well on Poetry Soup.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 4:50:00 PM
Wise words indeed Armand! Variety in styles and form is what adds the spice to the soup - I KNOW I would not be in the position I am in now if I had not started writing when Bob got cancer - it is my haven here my protective bubble - my close friends are amazed that despite all the incredible stress I have been under I still managed to write humourous poems and make people laugh:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 4:34:00 PM
I love the title, that is so friggin' clever I've got to give you a high five for that one. I know there is a lot of debate between technicality and emotionality of poetry, screw that, if you feel it, write it. If one label doesn't fit, another one will. So keep bringing your awersome sense of humor :) hugss chicky
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 4:37:00 PM
thanks Cas I do appreciate your reply - you know me i love a clever titlte it is as important as the body of the poem:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 1:16:00 PM
Without smile beauty is incomplete. To make other cry its easy but to make laugh in other's face tough. Who know the art to make laugh in other's face are always nice persons. You are one of them. 7 is sure. Loved always, my lovely friend,bl
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 4:24:00 PM
thanks so much BL I do appreciate your support:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 12:37:00 PM
A delightful humorous poem full of joy filled energy. Emile
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 4:23:00 PM
I have the ability to laugh at myself Emile - writing has got me through the most difficult 14 months of my life - the most important thing to me is to make other people smile and forget their troubles for a while:-)hugs jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 11:40:00 AM
Armand does not write iambic pentameter. I love your poetry, I love this poem, A fav!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 4:21:00 PM
You write the most amazing free verse ever Armand - all out styles are different that is what adds spice to the soup mix:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 10:33:00 AM
Truly you bring laughter n smiles. You bring happiness.Thank you...
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 11:00:00 AM
Thanks Nadita:-) I write from the heart and to the best of my ability - i am fortunate most people like what I pen:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 7:44:00 AM
Jan, let Ms. Maya Angelou's famous quote comfort you: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." On that note, let me thank you my friend, for continuously providing laughter for the day. I am not denigrating the beauty of iambic pentameter nor the absolute bliss of the poem with perfect rhythm and rhyme. Poetry is the language of the soul. One of pure intent is beautiful. Yours is. Hugs! Kim :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 7:50:00 AM
Poetry is the language of the soul - wise words indeed Kim:-) I would not critise the sytle of another and it is impossible to compare different works - we are all unique otherwise soup could be an extremely dull place - variety is the spice of soup! Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 7:40:00 AM
The title itself Epic .... now you screaming amateur status ?? HA ! Too cute this one Jan..... hugs ... Bev :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 7:46:00 AM
LOL Bev I do like to use a clever title Bev and I simply couldn't resist this one! Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 7:38:00 AM
- I love your style and you bring many smiles, dear Jan ! - hugs & <3 // Anne-Lise :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 7:40:00 AM
Thanks Anne Lise:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 7:28:00 AM
Amateur or not I still like your poetry... Some of the so called textbook poetry is too dry for me...keep writing....Tim
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 7:30:00 AM
Exactly Tim - we all write in different styles - I prefer to write with humour which I find so lacking around the site at times hence my limerick contest which was so successful:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 6:26:00 AM
Have I missed something, Jan? We are all amateurs (well, most of us). Happy writing!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 7:26:00 AM
I appreciate some people do not like my style of writing Keith. I have only been writing for just over 14 months and consider I have come a long way and I am learning something new every day. No one can say their poetry is 'better' than that of another writer it is all down to personal opinion. :-) Hugs Jan xx