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Rebuttal to a Nasty Poetess

So, who says it takes ten years to become a poet? I’ve read incredible lines from second graders -- Some may write for sixty years, you’d never know it For all some have become are mediocre shaders! Do you consider it “good” poetry to criticize others When you’ve not developed a modicum of expertise? Your propensity for negative thoughts only smothers While most Poetry-Soupers skills steadily increase. So, be careful how you turn your venom on Soupers Whose work is far superior to what you are showing Open your Comments for those you call “poopers” And we’ll share our true thoughts, not so glowing! I hope when you read this poem, you do take offense* For we are tired of being the butt of your nasty intents. #55 on Best New Poems List Written November 29, 2021 *for your information, this is a classical form put to good use, in this case, since you criticized us for using classical forms!

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Date: 12/1/2021 11:29:00 AM
Well said, Milt. I have no idea to whom you refer, as she clearly thinks I’m a brilliant poet and has left me alone. This is far from the first time I’ve seen her attitude referenced, so you’d think she’d get the message. Well done on striking back. Terry
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/1/2021 11:39:00 AM
Well, Terry, I hope you are right. We have such a fine group of people on Poetry Soup. It is a shame that one person (and I suppose there have been others in the past) can insult and bully others without being admonished by Administration. So, I'm only standing up against this sort of behavior and will continue to do so. Thanks for your thoughts and support.
Date: 11/30/2021 10:33:00 PM
Hi there Milt, I could not have said this better myself! :)
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/1/2021 8:29:00 AM
Thank you so much, Arthur. I was just telling it like it is here, for what it's worth, but apparently a number of people found it had merit.
Date: 11/30/2021 9:14:00 PM
Oh wow! Oh my! Oh Hank! I am smiling, confident she is not me.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/30/2021 9:51:00 PM
Nope, she isn't you, Caren...but she has upset so many, I couldn't resist. Amazing how many soupers write to me about this person! I simply cannot understand what she hopes to gain!
Date: 11/30/2021 2:22:00 PM
Don't know to whom you are writing about here Milt. But i do like the professional respond. Well Done.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/30/2021 2:32:00 PM
Thanks, harry. Many of us have encountered a nasty, insulting, overbearing, and bullying woman here on the Soup, and we have just about had it with her. It has been going on for about a year now. She's at the root of my poem and also the limericks...see todays POTD. Just a note to the wise...if she keeps this up, I'm going to use HER NAME in a poem. Perhaps the warranted embarrassment will stop her crap! We've all complained to Admin and nothing is done about her.
Date: 11/30/2021 1:04:00 PM
Well done, Milton. People like her are consumed with a false sense of self-importance which they enjoy exaggerating. I've only encountered one like her in all my years posting my poems. I didn't give him the satisfacton of a return comment. BTW, your sonnet was right on. / Maurice
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/30/2021 1:07:00 PM
Thank you so much, Maurice. At my age it is very difficult to abide, or contend with, such uncalled for behavior, insults, and bullying. I am not known for this sort of rebuttal, but occasionally, if my chain is yanked hard enough, I will strike back. Again, thanks, Maurice. I so enjoy your poetry!
Date: 11/29/2021 6:10:00 PM
Hey, Milt. (Soup mail, please).
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/29/2021 6:13:00 PM
I'll look for it, Gershon. I guess I'm in the doghouse, eh?
Date: 11/29/2021 5:48:00 PM
Write on my friend. Nice Sonnet, full of wisdom. Your Texas Friend, Bill
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/29/2021 6:10:00 PM
Thanks, Bill. This poem was really a bit out of my comfort zone, but I've reached the age where I refuse to allow bullying and insulting behavior when I identify it. Many of us have put up with this sort of thing too long! Sorry those who aren't involved have to read it.
Date: 11/29/2021 3:06:00 PM
Geez...Don't people have better things to do. I don't know who you are referring to but I do know, after seeing the other comments that whoever it is must be childish or is lacking in personality and character. Cheers to you for speaking out when called for. All the best my friend. ~CM
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/29/2021 5:43:00 PM
Thank you, Charles. Yes, you would think that this woman, whom I will not name YET, would show more class. Instead, she spends a great deal of her time sulking and bullying others. Most of us who are personally affronted are sick and tired of it.
Date: 11/29/2021 1:59:00 PM
well said Milton .. I too saw the nasty comment which is now gone with the POTD being removed by the writer- Yes I write farty poems and if they are at 10th grade level so what - I always give a warning if its poopy or bawdy , so if folk don't like my style then they don't have to read me but to make jibes aimed at poop poets is pretty childish and rest assured the poop and the humour will never stop flowing:-) hugs jan xx
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/29/2021 5:47:00 PM
Thanks, Jan. I doubt this woman will move beyond her current behavior. I can assure you we are going to call her out for insulting/bullying behavior. She ought to have more class, but apparently she doesn't! Poetry has a long history of bawdiness going back to Shakespeare, especially the limerick. Those who don't approve should simply move on. We don't need their snotty remarks and offensive, insulting comments!
Date: 11/29/2021 1:27:00 PM
Don't you think by now that she'd stop drowning in her own ink, using her pen as a bayonet to criticize others? If she thinks she's being sly by commenting about us on the poetry other posts, she is gravely mistaken. Her vexatious attitude has been observed by many others who are also tired of her negativity. Since she's probably reading this, she might want to use spellcheck and grammar check. Bravo for writing this, Milt.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/29/2021 1:54:00 PM
I think you've said it, and we could both chastise her on more faults, but they'll fall on blind eyes. I did not intend to write my collaboration, but after the comment she made I knew I could not ignore her repeated assaults on me and my friends. Thank you for adding a limerick.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/29/2021 1:33:00 PM
I'd say so, Jenna. Frankly, much of what she writes is unintelligible for its lack of form, grammar, word choice, punctuations, indentions, and...well, I could go on and on. She's just a mess. Sometimes I feel sorry for her, and then I just get angry and write a rant. What can I say?