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Ode To PoetrySoup

As we sit and type and stare at our screens. At times we wonder what all of this means? With our mouse we roam through poems like a maze. Looking for something, worthy of our praise. We write of our hopes and tell of our woes, Most of the time, not knowing where it goes. We wait for the views and comments to see. We try to share thoughts authentically. Friendships begin with people we don’t know. Some will flourish and continue to grow. We freely give hugs and our blessings too, And even sent soup mail to just a few. Why is it on screen we can be so bold? Telling our secrets that we’ve never told. Why do we share the deep thoughts on our minds? Others can see in through our opened blinds. We have things to say and feel that we must. So, we open our hearts to friends we trust. To PoetrySoup friends, my family, I have found the place where I’m meant to be.

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Date: 3/16/2022 6:22:00 AM
Good morning Bill, You hit the nail on the head with this one. And yes it is nice to receive comments, so here is another one. Count me in as another Soup friend. Graham
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Bill Baker
Date: 3/18/2022 5:13:00 PM
Well thank you, Graham. I appreciate the visit and will visit your poetry soon. Bill
Date: 3/5/2022 7:03:00 AM
A big belated CONGRATS on your poem's being deemed POTD. This piece really resonates with me! Janice
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Bill Baker
Date: 3/8/2022 7:29:00 AM
Nice to be recognized but the joy is in the sharing. Thanks for your comments on my poetry, Janice. I'm glad this resonated with you. Like attracts like, Bill
Date: 3/3/2022 3:50:00 PM
Aw, and we are glad to have you. Enjoyed this.
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Bill Baker
Date: 3/3/2022 11:25:00 PM
Thanks, M.L., glad to be here. Have a great day! Bill
Date: 3/3/2022 8:47:00 AM
I have no idea, but you are write! Congrats on POTD - I loved this part "Why is it on screen we can be so bold? Telling our secrets that we’ve never told."
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Date: 3/3/2022 11:24:00 PM
Thanks for the comment, Caren. Just glad to be a part of this community. A poet friend in Texas, Bill
Date: 3/3/2022 1:08:00 AM
Hi Bill you are so right we pour our hearts out on Poetry Soup - I think we make friends and meet people we can communicate with and therefore can speak to them openly. Lovely poem and so worthy of POTD! Congratulations my friend . Hugs blessings Jennifer
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Date: 3/3/2022 11:23:00 PM
Thanks for the confirmation, my friend Jennifer. I'm still new (just had my 4th month anniversary). I'm still trying to figure out how to get everything I want to do on poetry soup to fit into my already busy schedule. Just not enough time. Hugs, Bill
Date: 2/28/2022 4:58:00 PM
ahhh, you too have now done an ode to poetrysoup. It sure does grow on ya, right WEll done. Also I can see you got a POTD with this. Big congrats
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Date: 2/28/2022 5:29:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. It's fun to get POTD, but the comments from my friends are just as good to me. I have found a place I feel comfortable expressing what I'm thinking about without much modification. lol Hugs my friend, Bill
Date: 2/26/2022 5:06:00 PM
Such sweet words, and to friends found . . . ; )
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Date: 2/26/2022 5:31:00 PM
Thanks, Indiana Shaw, for the visit and comment. Smiles ~ Blessings, Bill
Date: 2/26/2022 3:36:00 AM
Hi Bill: So happy to see your worthy poem was made POTD. It echoes the spirit that runs through PoetrySoup. Thanks for giving voice and being here to encourage others. As long as we are able to express and share, our hearts are happy. SuZ
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Date: 2/26/2022 5:30:00 PM
Uplifting words, Suz. Thanks for the congrats and for readings and commenting on my poetry. Hugs, Bill
Date: 2/25/2022 3:17:00 PM
Back, though a few days late, to congratulate you on your POTD placing of this poem a few days ago! How wonderful, I'm so glad it was honored with Poem of the Day! Hope you are having a blessed day Bill, God bless your weekend!
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Date: 2/25/2022 5:10:00 AM
You are so right, Bill, we seem to share openly on PS:) congratulations on POTD:)
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Date: 2/25/2022 8:08:00 AM
Thank you, Jo. Your visit and comments are always welcome. Hugs, Bill
Date: 2/25/2022 3:23:00 AM
Congrats, Bill, on this poem and for POD. You're awesome. I've grateful you've found a "home" in poetry soup
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Date: 2/25/2022 8:07:00 AM
Thanks Sara, and welcome as a premium member yourself! Glad you're becoming more connected through PoetrySoup. Smiles ~ Blessing, Bill
Date: 2/24/2022 12:47:00 AM
“Why do we share the deep thoughts on our minds? Others can see in through our opened blinds.” I think this may be true of most poets. It may be a purging of our most intimate thoughts we may more easily share with strangers. A wonderful choice for POTD Bill. Congratulations on having this introspective piece honored with POTD! Excellent! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 2/24/2022 6:29:00 AM
Thank you, Connie, for sharing your thoughts. I agree that sharing our thoughts with strangers, purging, is easier with strangers or those we feel we can trust. The internet has both positives and negative to offer its users. Sometimes we have things we seem to need to confess or just say to someone else. PoetrySoup is a platform in that sense. Thanks for the congrats. Smiles ~ Blessings, Bill
Date: 2/23/2022 10:30:00 AM
I am just getting to this Bill . What lovely heartfelt words beautifully expressed . I feel the same about Poetry Soup. A family tribe where friendships flourish. Blessed we are ! Hugs , Susan Congratulations on POTD!
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Bill Baker
Date: 2/23/2022 5:06:00 PM
Anytime is a good time, Susan. No pressure, just happy when people get time to read some of my poetry. Thanks for commenting. Hugs, Bill
Date: 2/22/2022 6:06:00 PM
Hello Bill, yes friendship begins with people we donot know. yet slowly we begin to know them and feel lie we have known them all of our lifie. Your poetess friend Drlenex
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 3/15/2022 10:34:00 AM
Hello Bill It is nice to have a friend like you. I think we open our hearts on Poetry soup to those we feel close to. Even thought these people we never met. Your Poetess friend Darlene.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 2/23/2022 8:58:00 AM
Hello Bill, yes Bill it is nice to have friends lie you. Hugs Darlene. Hugs.
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Bill Baker
Date: 2/22/2022 10:26:00 PM
Like us, my poetess friend. It's nice to have friends like you. Hugs, Bill
Date: 2/22/2022 5:58:00 PM
"We open our hearts with people we don’t know." And then . . . "Friendships begin, some will flourish and continue to grow." There is so much truth in this statement. Your thoughts caress softly around me and my heart. My eyes are smiling and misty, all at the same time. This is beautiful in every way. Congratulations Bill, on Poem of the Day. I'm placing this in my favorites. Because... :) Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 2/22/2022 10:25:00 PM
Thank you for all the comfort your words bring to my soul. Thanks for the FAV, and thank you for the friendship that we're developing. May some of my thoughts and words soothe your soul as yours do mine. Hugs, Bill
Date: 2/22/2022 5:42:00 PM
Back to say Congratulations! on the P.O.T.D. Biil, this was a well deserve win. Blessing ~ Debra
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Bill Baker
Date: 2/22/2022 10:17:00 PM
Thank you so much, Debra. Especially for the blessings. Hugs, Bill
Date: 2/22/2022 3:54:00 PM
Wonderful. Congratulations on your P.O.T.D. I had an inkling this one would score special notice, Bill. Nice job! I just got home this afternoon and have a kazillion notes to write!
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Bill Baker
Date: 2/22/2022 5:26:00 PM
I'm sure you do. Hope your trip was all you wanted from it. Missed having you around though. Take care, and get some rest. Bill
Date: 2/22/2022 2:52:00 PM
Hi Bill! I like Poetry Soup for these same reasons. Great poem conveying that. Congrats on POTD. Pleased to meet ya!
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Bill Baker
Date: 2/22/2022 3:35:00 PM
Thanks for the congrats and for the visit, Jennifer. First time I've seen your name, I'll have to pay your poetry a visit. Have a great week! Bill
Date: 2/22/2022 2:19:00 PM
Congratulations on your POTD! You have given a voice to the poets in us all. Splendid write! :)Paulette
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Bill Baker
Date: 2/22/2022 3:34:00 PM
Thank you, Paulette. I appreciate your visits. (did you see the comment just below this one?) No picture or name. That's a first for me. :-) Smiles ~ Blessings, Bill
Date: 2/22/2022 1:51:00 PM
Oh I think this is a really good poem!
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Bill Baker
Date: 2/22/2022 3:32:00 PM
Thank you, ??? Have a great day! Bill
Date: 2/22/2022 1:49:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD! Indeed PS is a wonderful community with a variety of poet friends! Well said!
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Date: 2/22/2022 3:31:00 PM
Thank you, Kim. This is a friendly place, most of the time. I enjoy being a part of this community. Smiles ~ Blessing, Bill
Date: 2/22/2022 12:28:00 PM
Well done Bill back with congratulations on a deserving potd, cheers David
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Date: 2/22/2022 1:07:00 PM
Thanks, David, quite a surprise. A good surprise! lol
Date: 2/22/2022 12:14:00 PM
A warm and super thoughtful poem. I feel the same way! Congratulations on your POTD Bill.
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Date: 2/22/2022 1:08:00 PM
Thanks, Anaya. Great group of people here on PoetrySoup.
Date: 2/22/2022 10:53:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD and on being able to present your thoughts in words easily understood! Aloha!
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Bill Baker
Date: 2/22/2022 1:10:00 PM
Thanks, Rico. I appreciate each and every visit / comment. A poet friend in Texas, Bill Aloha!
Date: 2/22/2022 10:27:00 AM
Another beautiful work again. You have great wonders in your writing. Congratulations!
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Bill Baker
Date: 2/22/2022 1:11:00 PM
Thanks for your kind comment, Christuraj. Have a great week! Bill
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