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One Year Ago

Well, it has been one year since I joined Poetry Soup. I smile now, because I have met this wonderfully diverse group. August 7th, 2013 was a day that would change my life. I finally found the place where I could express my cares and strife. I know that I say this often, and yet it is still not enough. Thank you all for bringing me happiness on days that were rough. To Linda, The "Poet Destroyer" and her sister SKAT. You both welcomed me warmly and I will never forget that. To Chan Hurst, who is much more than "Just That Archaic Poet". We will always be friends to the end, and you know it. To Nature Boy, .... well ..... what more can I say? You have helped and inspired me to blossom in every way. To Gail Angel Doyle, Debbie Duncan, Cheryl Dunn, and Michael Clarke. Thank you for knowing that good things can come from the dark. To John "Jake" Posey, who mentioned Poetry Soup while on another site. You were actually the first person to tell me that I could write. To Isaiah Zerbst, with whom my first collaboration would be. Thank you so much for seeing the poetic potential in me. To Mustapha Mohammed, a true "partner-in-rhyme". Thank you for allowing my poetry to take up some of your time. To Peter and Vera Duggan, Liam McDaid and Carolyn D. Your kindness and friendship always meant so much to me. To Bindu Vijayan, Johnny Rhinem, Yasmin Khan and Becca L. Thank you for truly understanding my words so well. To Andrea Dietrich, Nette Onclaud, Debbie Guzzi and Giorgio A.V. I truly appreciate the encouragement that you've given to me. To F.J. Thomas, Mystic Rose, Richard L., and Anne-Lise A. Meeting kind-hearted people like you has made me want to stay. To Thomas Simunsen, Karen Anglesey, Dr, Ram Mehta and Drake E. I think you have read almost every poem ever written by me. To Matthew Anish, Charmaine C., Shadow H., and Dave Wood. Thank you for making me smile more than anyone ever could. To Robin Davis, Danesh Morgan, Roger H., Litan D., and Sara K. I appreciate all of you visiting me nearly every single day. To Christopher Thor Britt, Carrie C., Justin Bordner, and Craig C. None of your written words have ever failed to inspire me. To Casarah N., Robert Lindley, Paul Callus and Arthur V. Thank you all for just being so friendly to me. We all share a common passion through the writing of a poem. I am so lucky to have found a place that feels like home. There are many friends that I have met along the way. So, thank you all for brightening up the last 365 days.

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Date: 12/10/2014 9:14:00 AM
Happy belated anniversary. I for one am glad you are here. You are a talented and kind lady who adds much flavor to our soup. Hugs Rick.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 12/15/2014 1:52:00 AM
Thank you very, very much, Rick. Your kind words meant a lot to me... Poetry Soup is a wonderful thing to be a part of and I am grateful to have been welcomed in so warmly. Hugs :)
Date: 8/29/2014 1:10:00 PM
Bravo! I really enjoyed this one. I shall return to read more.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 9/1/2014 5:48:00 PM
Thank you so much! You are always welcome to stop by and read my work :)
Date: 8/25/2014 5:28:00 PM
finally seeing your note to me on this one. Gosh, when I first came here, someone did a contest on this kind of thing and I remember rhyming names of all the people I could think of. Can't remember the name of that thing, I just know it is posted somewhere on here. haha
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Date: 8/18/2014 12:12:00 AM
You reap what you sow, and as we see, you must be a great soul to have reaped so well, It is us who must thank you, I feel sometimes strange knowing you all by exchanged comments, none the less, a finer group of people I doubt I could find!!! oh and loved the poem!!!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/19/2014 9:25:00 PM
I feel like a very lucky soul to have found so many friends. There really isn't a more wonderful group of people to know, I agree.... Thank you for always being so kind to me, Arthur. I appreciate it so much!
Date: 8/16/2014 2:39:00 PM
Kelly, your poetry erupts with vibrant emotion and justifies the heart's quest to be felt. Thank you Poetess...Justin
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/19/2014 12:33:00 AM
You're welcome, Justin. Thank you for your nice comments, and thanks for being such an inspiration!
Date: 8/15/2014 6:39:00 PM
This is a beautiful tribute to the people in the Soup. When you joined I was very sick, had a Major surgery, Than a heart attack and have not been well since, I am glad you are here. May God bless you always... Lucilla
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/19/2014 12:09:00 AM
Thank you so much, Lucilla.... It was nice to meet you and I have enjoyed reading your poems. I'm sorry to hear about your illnesses. I hope that you get better soon.
Date: 8/14/2014 2:00:00 PM
Kelly, Wow, Wow, Wow.. First I'm humbled to make the list of such a quality poet. I'm moved by your gratitude and inspired by your humility. An amazing tribute from an amazing artist. I cannot believe you've only been here a year. Please know I respect you and your work so much. Blessings always..
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/17/2014 1:58:00 AM
Thank you for reading my poem, Dave. You've always been so kind to me and I really appreciate it... So much has happened this past year that it has felt like five years. I'm just an ordinary girl who loves to write. I am no different than you or anyone else. I didn't expect to place in contests, and I never thought that so many people would enjoy my work and want me to keep writing. Earning that respect means more than winning any contest...
Date: 8/12/2014 12:25:00 AM
Very creative write... Happy writing and God bless you.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/16/2014 2:29:00 AM
Thank you for the kind comments, Regina. I appreciate it very much!
Date: 8/8/2014 1:19:00 PM
ohh Kelly.. i am touched by your thoughtfulness... happy 1st soup anniv.. here for you..huggs and more power to you!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/12/2014 2:38:00 PM
Thank you for being so encouraging during my first year on Poetry Soup. It is nice to know that there are other poets who are here to help. I really appreciate your kindness, Nette! Hugs :)
Date: 8/8/2014 6:36:00 AM
Thanks, Kelly, to write such sweet inspiring verse.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/11/2014 4:46:00 PM
You're welcome, Dr. Ram, and thank you for always taking the time to read and comment on my work. I appreciate it very much!
Date: 8/8/2014 4:19:00 AM
a fine tribute to all at PS Kelly, a real piece of thankfulness that should inspire us all to encourage each other all the more. God bless, Gordon
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/10/2014 6:14:00 PM
A few words of encouragement can go a long way, and I am thankful to those who have taken the time to do so.... Thank you for your nice comments, Gordon. I appreciate it very much!
Date: 8/8/2014 12:27:00 AM
what a wonderful sweet poem and tribute this is, and thanks for including me on your list. It was clever how you rhymed it all the way through. so glad you came here, dearie!!!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/10/2014 5:55:00 PM
Thank you for being so kind to me during my first year here, Andrea. I appreciate it very much!.... I wanted to rhyme this poem to make it more enjoyable, rather than just writing a long "free verse" list of names!
Date: 8/8/2014 12:15:00 AM
I should be thanking you my friend. Your writes give great inspiration and always so nice to meet, read and know a fine poet such as you are.. True poets share a common heart, giving and compassion rings in its every beat my friend!! Never stop writing!!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/10/2014 12:22:00 AM
You're very welcome, Robert. My first year on Poetry Soup has been a great one. I have gotten to meet and know so many wonderful poets like yourself. Thank you for always being so kind and for just being a friend!
Date: 8/7/2014 11:47:00 PM
Thank you so much Kelly for that wonderful write, so nice to know that we are appreciated, now thanks to you for giving us all the pleasure of your poetry. Take care my friend...............Vera.....
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/9/2014 11:30:00 PM
You're welcome, Vera. It's such a pleasure for me to write, but the real happiness is in knowing that what I write is being enjoyed and appreciated by the kind people here on Poetry Soup. Thank you for being one of them. Take care, my friend!
Date: 8/7/2014 4:11:00 PM
Thank you Kelly! I was fortunate to stumble on your poems and found that I can relate to your way of writing, and I have enjoyed 'getting to know you' through your posts. This all-round tribute shows your appreciation to Soup and those who keep it alive. Your words of encouragement mean a lot to me...so once again, thank you:) /x/ paul
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/9/2014 8:27:00 PM
You're welcome, Paul. I have enjoyed reading your work, and getting to know you and other members on The Soup. I hope to stay here for a long, long time, it is really a wonderful place to be!.... Thank you for your kind words, as always. :)