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Racist Rant

Our POTD is now black versus white. We are going to see a racist rant in plain sight. It’s sad when a poet, uses their pen as a stick. This POTD has no merit and honestly makes me sick. Why would we showcase hate and give racism a stage? All skinheads are animals and belong in a cage. I’m very disappointed with what this site has allowed. It’s simply a detonation with a mushroom cloud. I guess evil is at work causing more divide. Maybe his parents were the same and now gleaming with pride. Whatever the case, it’s a very sad day. This makes me sick to my stomach and it’ll stay that way. Could this be a simple glitch that admin has missed? If not, they are about to see many backsides that can surely be kissed. Someone needs to be ashamed of themselves, for allowing this pungent hate. What has poetry become, and what was it meant to create?

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Date: 7/11/2022 9:57:00 AM
Wow Mark! You said the truth! Congrats on becoming a lifetime member!
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Date: 7/6/2022 7:33:00 PM
I like your poem, bro. You tell it like it is. What I like the most about is that you wholly understand history, our history and our stories. Honesty can truly heal or patch the deep wounds of slavery. In H.S. and college, I had a few friends who did not look like me. We had no issues about race. Race exists unfortunately to divide. I have no intention to write a sermon or a speech. At the end of the day, this is a great poem and I like it. HL
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Date: 3/15/2021 8:31:00 AM
Hi Mark, didn't have a chance to read this poem before. Thank you for standing up for something you believe. Congrats for POTD. Best wishes ~ Mala
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/16/2021 8:11:00 AM
Thank you, I caught a lot of flack for it, thanks for being so kind. Have a wonderful day!!
Date: 3/7/2021 7:04:00 AM
H Mark, I have not read the pom in question yet, but I will, meanwhile huge congrats on POTD , Hugs - blessings, Jennifer.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/7/2021 7:29:00 AM
Thank you Jennifer, have a beautiful day my friend!
Date: 3/4/2021 9:54:00 PM
you still don't get it, Is this more simple , I am not attacking you or Keith , you both have your opinion " I am just stating Team Soup doesn't pick ... POTD " IT IS VIEWS" It sounds you just want a fight and stir soup up, but not from me,. :)
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/9/2021 10:00:00 AM
Eve my last intention is to fight with you. I know you have blocked me and you have no need to. I would never send you bad soup mails nor would I leave disrespectful comments on your poetry. Keith and I have been bickering back and forth for a long time. If I offended you in any way I do apologize.
Date: 3/4/2021 2:59:00 PM
hummmmmmmmm, I see my comment and others were irrelevant , has been deleted , shame
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Eve Roper
Date: 3/4/2021 8:56:00 PM
Besides if you look on Keith's POTD I didn't comment.. I had no reason to start an argument because that is his opinion and he deserves to say what he wants as you do and not seeing as an attack.
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Eve Roper
Date: 3/4/2021 8:53:00 PM
mark, my remark was only a statement made by administration. The statement was that POTD is picked on views at the moment, not on the quality. Even Team Soup got POTD because everyone wanted to read what they had posted, and all it was a testing page for themselves and they were very embarrassed over the fact. If that offends you then you have an issue. Like I said before , I don't comment on rants, but the issue of POTD needs to be known. Administration does not chooses who gets POTD. Your title is what the attraction of the views
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Jenna Logan
Date: 3/4/2021 3:21:00 PM
Some simply do not comprehend. Mark, move on by them
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/4/2021 3:16:00 PM
If you feel the need to attack me on Keith’s behalf, knock yourself out. I will not engage with or disrespect women.
Date: 3/4/2021 10:16:00 AM
Amen Mark! Congrats on POTD!
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/4/2021 1:07:00 PM
Thank you, Jennifer I appreciate that.
Date: 3/3/2021 7:29:00 PM
Thank you for your stance, Mark. Congratulations on POTD. It was appropriate and needed.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/4/2021 7:12:00 AM
Thanks Milton, I appreciate your support!
Date: 3/3/2021 1:28:00 PM
Heya Mark congratulations on potd, I can see it’s a direct response to Keith’s potd being acknowledged and accepted as a poem, by Admin, I responded myself to it in the comments, but only got evasive answers, which was to be expected, It definitely wasn’t a poem, He’ll be loving this attention, I wouldn’t get into personal slanging it just gets taken out of context, as you can see below, cheers David
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 3:13:00 PM
Very true, at least he hasn’t threatened to beat me up this time. But I’m wearing my space boots just in case. Thanks David!
Date: 3/3/2021 12:59:00 PM
Mark, congratulations on your POTD.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 3:11:00 PM
Thanks Sam!
Date: 3/3/2021 10:48:00 AM
Very good...Well said...if we unite, we'll be stronger...separation pointless... Congratulations Mark Koplin on POTD
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 11:32:00 AM
Thank you Arturo! It’s good to see you my friend!
Date: 3/3/2021 10:26:00 AM
Mark, congratulations on your POTD. My only critique to your well intended poem would be this; change line #2 in verse #3. Your arguments are with the poet and to a lesser degree the administrators and not to the parents. Just saying. John
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 10:43:00 AM
Thank you for sharing your opinion.
Date: 3/3/2021 10:13:00 AM
I was wondering who is deciding these POTDs... I mean who are the admins here...?? Some months or so ago, I saw a very controversial poem about women, and yes, that too was declared POTD. Seems like one of the admins is a tradition racist. Lol, no offence intended. Anyway congratulations Mark!
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 10:43:00 AM
Thank you for sharing your opinion
Date: 3/3/2021 8:05:00 AM
Mark, congratulations on receiving POEM OF THE DAY with your excellent penned rant, well done _Constance
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 8:10:00 AM
Thank you very much Constance!
Date: 3/3/2021 7:38:00 AM
Someone needs to investigate the word “skinhead,”. Beyond one whose head is hairless.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 10:28:00 AM
Skin heads started out in London in the sixties that way. In the United States skinheads are a white supremacy group that started here in the 70’s.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 3/3/2021 9:41:00 AM
I have shaved my head countless times, I have not ever been referred to as a “Skinhead”. The Skinhead culture itself has subcultures that are in fact not racist, back in the day I was friends with a SHARP (skinheads against racial prejudice), she rocked a chelsea and beat up nazi skinheads.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 7:53:00 AM
I know right, Its actually covered pretty well in Wikipedia. As far as racists go, I think we are going to see a few more come out of the closet today.
Date: 3/3/2021 7:30:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD Mark, mo hugs ~x
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 7:50:00 AM
Thanks Mo!
Date: 3/3/2021 7:02:00 AM
Hi Mark, Many here feel the same way. I can proudly say, Congratulations on getting the poem of the day. Have a wonderful day:-) Alexis
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 7:25:00 AM
Thank you Alexis, I appreciate your support! Have a great day
Date: 3/3/2021 6:58:00 AM
"All skinheads are animals and belong in a cage." -- What's fair and unbiased about that remark, Mark? --How about chemotherapy patients? They're 'skinheads.' Are they animals? How about some former NBA stars, like Michael Jordan? Were they all skinhead animals? ... And btw, please read Keith Trestrail's POTD again. I think you'll find that it's not racist, but rather a sharp-edged pen-knife taken to the intemperate 'gotcha-dialogues' of the day... Thanks for reading, and congrats on POTD. ~ gw
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 10:48:00 AM
I was a hospice volunteer for over 20 years. In case you haven’t heard of that group either, they give end of life care for cancer patients. I used to volunteer up to 30 hours a week. My mother and father lost their hair from chemo before they died. You sir are offensive and disrespectful
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 10:42:00 AM
While you look up the group “skinheads” look up the word hypocrite while you are at it.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 10:39:00 AM
Maybe every human being on the planet belongs in a cage because they have skin on their heads. The proud boys are a white supremacy group but I don’t think that boys that are proud are racist.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 10:37:00 AM
Does God require repentance from you for falsely accusing me? I’m somewhat confused with your statement.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 10:20:00 AM
I at no point said bald people are animals that belong in a cage nor did I say cancer patients were either. I’m quite disappointed that you would accuse me of that. Skinheads are a white supremacy group that started here in the 70’s.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 3/3/2021 8:34:00 AM
Mark, Palestinian Arabs have murdered, in cold blood, some of my absolute best friends on earth. Do I, as a result, condemn all Palestinian Arabs? -- No, I don't. I know that, like all people, some are just fine, others are horrible, and there's a middle ground there too... I always try to keep two things in mind: Everyone was once someone's precious baby, and God desires repentance, not vengeance. That said, I'm no starry-eyed 'peacenik:' If someone comes to kill me, I'll kill him first. 'Nuff said.' Have a great Wednesday, Mark. Congrats again on POTD. Happiness and Light, Gershon
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 7:24:00 AM
Gershon, are you sure you want to ride this train?
Date: 3/3/2021 6:53:00 AM
Congratulations, Mark, on POTD!
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 7:23:00 AM
Thank you Kim
Date: 3/3/2021 6:06:00 AM
Hark! This voice speaks clear truth with courageous candour! Bravo!
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 7:23:00 AM
Thanks
Date: 3/3/2021 5:23:00 AM
There may be a portal that opens to a potd through which any poet, mad ranter, or disillusioned mind can enter. As a “functionalist,” as I was labeled, I don’t need a pitchfork to wound.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 7:22:00 AM
Indeed
Date: 3/3/2021 4:38:00 AM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Mark ... well written :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 7:21:00 AM
Thank you so much Anne-Lise
Date: 3/3/2021 4:24:00 AM
It's hard to believe that Admin made that POTD, He has always spewed hate and he will come to deliver more of the same on your POTD..
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 4:35:00 PM
I’m amazed at the people who defend that sort of behavior. Very disappointing
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 10:50:00 AM
You’ve made your stance quite clear Janice, message received.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/3/2021 8:28:00 AM
NOTHING could justify the cold-blooded MURDER of George Floyd!! My comments above relate ONLY to your POTD and his. I respond to ONE poem, not to everything one has ever posted.
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Alexis Y.
Date: 3/3/2021 8:00:00 AM
Anyone that can justify George Floyd having a knee to his neck is absurd. Let's say he was actually restrained for his protection, the moment he said he couldn't breathe they should have tried another “ proctection” method. George Floyd wasn't supposed to die.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 4:34:00 AM
He actually stated that knee on George Floyd's neck for 8 minutes until he died was for George Floyds own protection. It is absolutely sick and very twisted.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 4:31:00 AM
unfortunately there are still people who don't see him for what he is. B.L. Smith wrote a wonderful poem called "The great reset" You can go see the racist comments made there by this hateful man.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 4:26:00 AM
I have him blocked so he can't comment here today. Everyone should block him and end his hateful rants.
Date: 3/3/2021 4:07:00 AM
My initial comment stands. Congratulations on your potd, Mark.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 4:21:00 AM
It's unfortunate that he hates people who are not white. I wish he would keep his opinions to himself and off of this site.
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 4:20:00 AM
Thanks Jenna, I can't understand either why he is so focused on a country that he will never be a part of. He must just be a hateful old man. I think he likes to stir up trouble. His last rant is about George Floyd and how it wasn't the police officers fault that he kept his knee on the man's neck for 8 minutes until he died. He actually thinks that the officer was in the right.
Date: 3/3/2021 2:54:00 AM
Mark, back to congratulate you on POTD, a well deserved win!
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Sheriff Koplin
Date: 3/3/2021 3:08:00 AM
Thank you so much Tania! I’m glad you liked it!
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