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SUGAR, SPICE, SOUL

SUGAR, SPICE, SOUL Oh, yes~ my friends, that is what poet friends are made of!! Givers, in the main, not takers. You can count on their constancy. They read you more than once a year. Not…run over your poem like a speed bump with no feelings!! They even soupmail you, to ask, “How’s it going, my friend?” And you really should do the same! If they really are your friends, they do not, like ghost-ships…disappear into the foggy night! Nor worse, have the rule… ” I only read, who reads me!” This really would limit my world! Just pretty words and form-acumen, nor cleverness, a poet,do not make. It takes a true, warm soul. Whether simple or complex the poem, it is still great artistry! It is sugar and spice for the soul! Find some soul poet friends, you can trust.Not rare, but you may find some out to harm you. They haven’t the courage to tell you what is wrong. So they sneak under other poet’s comments to insult you. It’s painful to find oneself being shredded. But for me, simply confusing. The ones with fangs work behind the scenes,actively, working to get you removed from the site. Yes, no kidding. So be forewarned! There are poets with backbone who do stop this infantile and malicious behavior. God bless them! Hugs to such genteel poets. I have poets alert me to any evil going on. Hugs to them all. Their numbers are few, but such poets with high integrity! Such chutzpah, they have and will back you to eternity. There are excellent poets on site with over fifty years experience writing poetry. Then those who just began. Like myself! Be patient with yourself. Learn the classical forms. It helps control your thoughts gets your message across clearly. I wish you all sincere, long friendships here and the joy of writing your best poetry. An acclaimed poet told me, “The number of poems you write is highly insignificant. The quality of the poem, is far more important.” I I do miss Connie Wong as many of you still do. She was the poet’s poet!! Unafraid to pen more than four words in a comment. Never a cookie cutter comment from her. One felt embraced by her. Remember that? No “drive-by” comments from that angel. Now in heaven. Wishing you all sugar, spice and soul! Not only in poetry, but in life! Panagiota Romios 10/7/2022

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Date: 10/10/2022 7:50:00 AM
Sugar, spice, and soul - food to live by Pangie. There are many wonderful poets here and I enjoy discovering at least one more each day. Well-penned my friend. :) Linda
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/10/2022 11:34:00 AM
I think it’s terrific you find a new one a day. Pangie, being a slow reader does not do that. P,us I read at another site.after awhile, my eyes can take no more. Oh, add to that reading famous poets? I have my limits. And I reply in full. All this takes time. Thank you, Pangie
Date: 10/9/2022 4:08:00 PM
What a wonderful tribute to our fellow poet. So sweet. So wonderful!
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/10/2022 11:29:00 AM
Well, there are some knockout, really ready for publucation poets on this site. I do not mean me, of course. Not a chance. But others here…indeed. Thank you, Pangie
Date: 10/9/2022 3:14:00 AM
Dearest, Sugar, Spice and Soul Brother! Congratulations! You have courage to support me! However, there is an underlying current here to not rock the boat. We accuse other countries of being odd? We think nothing is wrong in the USA! We laud a TG male teacher, who comes to teach.,with humungus breasts! We are WOKe and BROKEi! We write about poems in other countries, as our moral pavement right here crumbles under our feet.one has to blind to not see it Pangie Xxx
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Date: 10/8/2022 10:20:00 PM
I enjoyed your Narrative poem today, Panagiota, my friend. I appreaciate your well wishes to all poets, of sugar, apice and soul. Your write poetry from your heart and at times offer your personal thoughts and opinions through your poetry. Both are always welcome. Everyone has to use their time as they feel is best for them. We all have different needs to be met for various reasons. Mine fluctuate often and it makes it hard at times to stay plugged in here on PoetrySoup. Blessings, Bill
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/9/2022 3:32:00 AM
Bill. Your reoply is above, my error. You are such a treasure here! Life is about sharing it all…iThe beauty and the pain. It is no joke, we are more than admirers of clouds, and trees as lovely as they are! I pen about the PRESENT human condition.. I am anything but flighty or an air head. LOL.a few friends here, is fine for me. Not here to be Queen of the poets. ))) nor fishing for trophies.that’s great for other poets. I still know little about poetry. Pangie Respectfully, Pangie
Date: 10/8/2022 1:29:00 PM
Love this indepth snippet of your'n Pangie.' We all have our moments of feeling let down I do try to think, round it at times.' You know Maybe the other person misread you ? And that happens..' But then there are those Who just don't share empathy that easy So i don't expect too much anymore.' That way the Dissapointment is at a constant low volume so To explain. ' btw I thought all speed bumps Had no feelings.Lol))) hey maybe I'm becoming One.? The speed bump of poetry soup.' God bless.'
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/8/2022 2:57:00 PM
I am only here to do poetry, Joe! Being new at this, I have much to learn. Number of reads are sure welcome. But, comments to me, come from only the soulful.that’s perfect and works for me! Thank you Pangie
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/8/2022 2:43:00 PM
No, there are a few vicious ones, Joe. I think you know I don’t lie. Here’s a comment, in a blog I once got..I still have a copy of it. “Why don’t you crawl back to the center of the earth from which you came, and crawl back under a rock” That was no speed bump, but an uncalled for statement. It’s OK, he’s an arrogant one here.Boo! You are no speed bump and never take horse hockey from anyone. I need no reminder about good people here, I have written p,entry of piems praising this site, and tributes to many! My tribute to Tom Cunningham is in the first Antholgy. It’s listed as the second poem on my list. Please read it! Take guff from nobody. Command respect. You deserve it, my friend.Connie was great! Pangie
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Date: 10/8/2022 1:33:00 PM
There are some really good People here though.' So the Greater good is there in these I really miss Connie she was a Straight shooter.'
Date: 10/7/2022 6:33:00 PM
Dear Panagiota, thank you for wishing us poets sugar, spice and soul. Poetry should be written for the reader to enjoy the beauty of poetic creation and never to hurt anyones feelings at all. It takes time to read all the wonderful poems written on PoetrySoup, if I could I would but it’s impossible for anyone to do so. Wishing you all things nice … Belle
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/7/2022 9:58:00 PM
Beautiful Belle. I heartily agree! Since I came here three years ago, I have written many poems as Tributes to All Poets.So these cries to dethrone me, as if I were a Queen are ludicrous at best.nobody should be here all day. For one, we should be reading famous poets we like, in addition to the poets here. We have families and pets, churches and I had to stop all the time put in here. Photocopy nasty comments about poets and forward to PS.I had a murder threat early on. I was brand new and scared. She is still online…luckily, I forgot her name but she is not from the US. I even wrote a poem about that. Will find tomorrow, I forgot the title of it. And soupmail you tomorrow. Thank you for not ignoring me, Belle! Many have. Gratefully, Pangie
Date: 10/7/2022 6:28:00 PM
Love this Pangie this is a favorite for your words are from the heart and they tell a truth to others that should be told. Some wouldn't have the courage to do so but you have done so. A favorite Dear friend...
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/7/2022 9:37:00 PM
Dear Michael of Integrity! I have been warned to not be truthful because, then, poets would dislike me? Have at it! And they have! So? How can I be you or you be me? Insane **Folks are in lockwards, because they forgot who they are.** We are all unique! I have seen pages of hate about me here. Gads, Michael. I am not significant at all to make a fuss over. Courage injections are needed here. We should not expect it in the world, either. … I am aware of the sweet, true ones here. Maybe the drive to compete is far too great for small egos. Bless you for FAVING. Am at a loss for words! Merci, Pangie Going through life flashing our teeth, as if they cared about us? They do not. Some sick with..” I Gotta Be Number 1”….but there are thousands here who are ready for publication on their own. PS is a site. PS is not a life, a church
Date: 10/7/2022 4:35:00 PM
You, ma'am, have a heart of gold!!!
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Becky Forbes
Date: 10/7/2022 6:58:00 PM
thank you for correcting me!!
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/7/2022 4:54:00 PM
Becky,Hi! Sorry my first name is female.)) Panagiotis is the male version. Your comment blew we away totally.such a marvelous thing to say, Becky. Wow! I am most grateful for your words and time! Pangie
Date: 10/7/2022 4:26:00 PM
So true, I find most people here on PS are encouraging and kind, poetry is kind of an odd hobby so we gotta stick together! Yes, Connie is missed and always will be, she truly cared and was such a talented poet in her own right~
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/7/2022 4:48:00 PM
Greetings, Michelle and I appreciate your time today. Agreed, we must stick together. Poetry is an odd hobby..how true.))) Plato had some views of poetry that shocked me. But, I won’t go into them here. They are available online. All you said about Connie is indeed true..Connie always commented to my POTD’s. And there are those pledged to never comment to my POTD’s.))) It cracks me up! A sense of humor is great to get through this life. Supporting others is as well. I know death, illness and other issues prevent us from writing and commenting all day. We all have real lives to live and enjoy. Poetry is a part of my life, but it is not my life. Pangie