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POETRY AND FREEDOM

Climb your poetry mountain, today! Stop sitting in the vallies of yesterday . Be deeply in love again, sing your own sweet song. Do not imitate others your whole life long! How utterly boring, to just conform. Kick up the dust, leave the norm-dorm. Above all, write more difficult poetry. Not just slipping by with just normality. Just the idea of writing mediocrity? Stop it now, more to poetry than just hilarity. Be the very best, most outstanding, you. The world is full of mediocre fools! Outdo yourself, swing on an amethyst star. People will do all in their power to see you not go far. Please, no need for loathsome, false flattery. It’s like winning a fake ticket to the lottery. True friends here care for you in failure and in success. Those who do not…you have nothing to miss. If you never got a trophy, it is no big deal. A trophy makes no poet a big, shiny wheel. Do you have the courage to publish at other sites!! If you are good enough, the world will know your poetic might. Poetry is anything but a loathsome shopping list. It has a history, that we do not learn or, somehow dismiss? I will be waving to you from my mountain, Supporting you in your poetic passion. Be you fully, get out of that dark closet. A poet can be a Republican, they are here, hiding under bonnets. Democrats express themselves openly, why not you? Republicans soup mail, but rarely express themselves in this public venue. Don’t be afraid, like a small, frightened kitten. Republicans here are afraid to be unduly smitten! There are also more than Christians here! Why is only Christ ever mentioned, what’s the big fear? Others religions have holidays they do celebrate! Don’t hide your religious candles behind the poetry gate! Poetry Soup at this time, is an open avenue of free speech. But if we don’t use it…one day, it will be sadly out of reach! This is our time, this is our chance, to not get stomped by the censorship dance! You hold in your hand, the power of the pen! Use it, today, now, I do not mean ….when. Sure, we write about the losses in the Ukraine! But what about your country, running low on food, heating oil and gas…the angst, the pain? This poet had to go to a foreign country’s news channel to get a true news flash. It hurt me to see so many international poets here,who their own countries problems, are muffled under a sash! Merry Christmas 11/27/2022

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Date: 11/27/2022 7:20:00 PM
Stepping out of the norm-dorm!!! Bless. ~;o)
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 11/28/2022 2:55:00 AM
Greetings dear, Arlo… exactly! You have to get out of the norm dorm changeling otherwise…. The future is grim… America if not black piggy bank for the world. People understand that? No! we are we coming a third world nation fast! Pangie Pangie
Date: 11/27/2022 4:28:00 PM
Amen, you are correct in all your words , love your poem, have a blessed day,
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 11/28/2022 2:50:00 AM
Hi Stephen! Thank you for your support. Hope people in all countries realize they need food, gas and heat this winter. They have been lied to,or choose to live in denial at how grave the situation is! Fake News won’t feed them. Pangie
Date: 11/27/2022 3:45:00 PM
Very well said, Pangie! You have set a standard and a challenge for all to emulate! Bob
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 11/28/2022 2:44:00 AM
Bob, you know me well.What a difference it would be here, if we grew beyond just poetry to please…., by the way, that’s easy to do…but pushed some limits! That desire to fit in, to please, keeps us from growing! I know quite a few Conservatives who still have not commented. I expected that. So unfortunate! Pangie
Date: 11/27/2022 12:23:00 PM
"You hold in your hand, the power of the pen!" Like art, it is a chance for the Almighty to speak to us, and through us. Such awesome power, sad if not fully explored. Excellent read!
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 11/28/2022 2:34:00 AM
Hi Joe,yes we must use it, as our freedoms, rights and constitution is being ripped to shreds. When good people are jailed and bums, thieves and murderers walk free we must write about it.or,,, thefe no longer will be a USA! Pangie
Date: 11/27/2022 10:34:00 AM
The format of this poem is so well done and well written. I really enjoyed this poem.
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Date: 11/28/2022 2:28:00 AM
Hey Elena…why, I do thank you! Today I can feel the power of poetry! It is awesome. The freedom. The total willingness to write “outsiof the box.” To be fully me. Not here to fit in at all.I was not created to be a lemming!))) Pangie