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Gathering of the Golden Girls - Soup Convention

Four “Golden Girls” seated at a table Grey streaks our hair, but minds remain stable Convention is underway Michael has something to say He opens our meeting with a fable It’s about a tortoise that beats a hare Some of the “fast writers” begin to glare Joyce, Francine and Barbara know It takes time for verse to grow We’re the queens of rewriting; this we swear Iolanda’s introduced to read her book “Lava of my Soul,” no gobbledygook We’re mesmerized by each line At the end we toast with wine Joyce says, “Now those words took some time to cook.” It’s Karen’s turn to read “Silent Whispers” We see tears falling into John’s whiskers “Tears of joy,” Francine exclaims For Karen’s Best Seller fame Applause rings out from grateful listeners After the “meet and greet” it’s nearly dawn The crowd starts to thin as our comrades yawn Joyce, Francine call it a night But Barbara still sits upright We two remain when most others are gone One poet called us “Late Night Cockroaches” This indignity did not encroach us We call ourselves “LNCs” Awake in wee hours with ease Waiting for our princes to approach us That’s when the James Brothers draw near Peranteau and Fraser, to make it clear With two erotic writers LNCs pull “all nighters” Knowing that we can propose; it’s Leap Year! *Entry for Michael’s “A Table of Four” contest At my table: Carolyn Devonshire Joyce Johnson Francine Roberts Barbara Gorelick

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 3/21/2016 11:55:00 AM
I choke with so much of your owe from this wonderful piece. You are a gem and blessed talent. Keep it up.
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Date: 7/2/2011 1:06:00 PM
Best wishes on the great win Carolyn..
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Date: 7/2/2011 1:51:00 AM
a golden delight, carols..... best cheers for stunning win :) huggs!
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Date: 7/1/2011 6:31:00 PM
Congrats on this clever poem that I certainly can recall reading. A fun group to sit with!
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Date: 7/1/2011 6:30:00 PM
What a blast these old broads( excuse the expression..lol ) would have. My dear LNC..this cockroach couldnt have a better sister. Congrats. BG
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Date: 7/1/2011 6:00:00 PM
congrats on your win, if only we could make it so
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Date: 7/1/2011 5:11:00 PM
Congrats on your 2nd Place win, Carolyn. Great piece. Nice going. Enjoyed. Have a great Fourth. Thanks for your comments on my recent postings. luv Ralph
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Date: 7/1/2011 3:25:00 PM
Sorry I conked out so early Carolyn. It was that long trip getting there. Congratulations on a great poem and win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 7/1/2011 11:47:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Carolyn. late night cockroaches is so funny.
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Date: 7/1/2011 10:29:00 AM
My heartfelt congratulations Carolyn on your big win in Michael's contest! You have done it again! Your humor and intellect have blended together to make another magnificent poem! I wish continued success in your writing endeavors...you are my most admired poet on Soup. Have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend with your loved ones. Hugs, Andrew.
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Date: 7/1/2011 7:45:00 AM
A few grey streaks does not keep a girl from having fun!! Love this cheery poem, Carolyn....you would have a great time, no doubt about it!!!
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Date: 7/1/2011 7:37:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in the "A Table of Four" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/1/2011 7:02:00 AM
Beautiful poem, congratulations on your win~~
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Date: 7/1/2011 6:54:00 AM
My congratulations on the second place win in the contest of Michael, Carolyn
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Date: 7/1/2011 6:40:00 AM
congrats my friend with this win. cory
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Date: 7/1/2011 6:32:00 AM
Congrats on your 2nd place win in my contest... warm and happy write....luv Michael
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Date: 6/11/2011 10:14:00 AM
What a fine entry dear Carolyn ! And I see that you have incited a many of readers with this write love ! I do feel blessed that you included myself in this write dear poet ! TY for this and for giving me a write to enjoy and start my day with ! Much blessings to you Carolyn, I pray alls well with you my dear friend ! Have a wonderful day....much love, james
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Date: 6/8/2011 6:00:00 PM
Enjoyed this Carolyn, I picture your vivid descriptions
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Date: 6/6/2011 10:58:00 AM
I can just picture the James brothers having a blast even after some of the ladies has left.. Quite a stunning convention you had Carolyn.. I don't envy Michael in judging this contest ;) Maybe removing your top is not such a bad idea hey?? Lol.. I am praying that you get the go ahead for the MRI.. Love Wilma
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Date: 6/5/2011 4:50:00 PM
Interesting...well written and entertaining convention! Good luck in the contest. Lovingly, Dane Ann
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Date: 6/5/2011 12:58:00 PM
NIce to see you back from your trip, Carolyn :) -- I hope all went well :) and this is such a delightful entry for the contest, wonderful poets to have at your table-- and I am also enlightened what LNC means-- always did wonder what it stood for-- won't that just be so amazing to have this convention come true? Smiles as I read this :) hugs
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Date: 6/5/2011 5:19:00 AM
xcellent one Carolyn. These LNCs seem to be least irritable & repulsive. Best wishes for Michael's contest. Thanks for appreciative comments on "Joker". Luv & best wishes - Hitendra Mehta
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Date: 6/5/2011 2:46:00 AM
Hello Carolyn, Thanks for your comment on my "White Horse" poem, it came up from something I read or pictures I saw on wild mustangs. I am not a fisherman or a hunter, my wife is happy with that. Your poem was quite interesting. Take care and stay safe, Jancarl
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Date: 6/4/2011 10:13:00 PM
You did really well with this one. I greatly admire your picks at your table. Late Night Cockroaches though. hmmm, nobody can claim THAT title but ME, Carolyn. I am the only one here at 3 a.m every other night. Believe me, I check it out and nobody from anybody's group is usually here then. hahaha. VERY cute poem. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 6/4/2011 4:04:00 PM
Brilliant piece and a wonderful entry. it seems you are back from the trip, Carolyn
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