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PICTURE CREDIT =MAYOR'S OFFICE, SOUP CREEK

The sun rose in the east creating a bright orange hue Tom lay in his bunk thinking, can it really be true? The good townsfolk had agreed Tom was a key player And decided that Soup Creek needed him as the mayor. The swearing in ceremony was due to take place at noon And what better place to hold it than the town saloon The townsfolk all turned out immaculately dressed All dolled up to the nines in their Sunday best. At the stroke of noon the preacher, tolled the church bell The townsfolk were jubilant, and by their smiles you could tell Gambler Milton stood up to start the proceedings And said "today Soup Creek town enters new beginnings" Tom placed his hand on the bible and recited the solemn oath Promised to serve Soup Creek as mayor and undertaker, both Then Sheriff Koplin stood up to swear in a new deputy And said "Michael Tor please step forward and stand before me" Michael too recited an oath promising to do his best Then Sheriff Koplin said a few words and pinned a star on his chest It had been a joyful joint ceremony everyone was in a good mood Then Jenna shouted out " okay folks, who'd like some food?" There was cheers as Tania and Jan went to the kitchen at the rear And came back with plates of food and large jugs of beer The celebrations continued late into the night Then someone let off Chinese firecrackers, a colourful sight. The day had been a great success and everyone was happy But Sheriff Koplin was anxious and felt a bit uneasy Then David the Texas ranger walked over to him and said "Prospector Pete just rode in and told me there could be trouble up ahead" He added "as Pete crossed the canyon he noticed a cloud of dust And noticed three heavily armed men, the sort you wouldn't trust It could be nothing, they could just be passing through" Sheriff Koplin said "If they come causing trouble, its a day that they'll rue. The townsfolk were heading home now, some the worse for wear Many were muttering," I'm never drinking again I swear " Then Jenna came out of the saloon winchester in hand And vowed if trouble reared it's ugly head she'd make a stand. It wasn't until six hours later, just after sunrise That the three strangers rode in that came as no surprise Sheriff Koplin approached them to engage them in talk And from the roof of the saloon Jenna, was watching like a hawk. Written 28th August 2022.

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Date: 9/28/2022 12:15:00 PM
Tom, congratulations on well-deserved POTD! Robert
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/28/2022 1:39:00 PM
Thank you very much for your congrats Robert, hope you are keeping well. Tom
Date: 9/25/2022 3:03:00 AM
Neat rhyming story Tom and with Soupers as the Town folk. And I love the added touch of the picture with you in Soup Creek. Nicely done indeed! Cheers Anne :-)
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Date: 9/25/2022 6:53:00 AM
Thank you very much Ann, anytime there's unrest on here I write a poem about it. Bit of photo trickery with the pic lol. Tom
Date: 9/24/2022 5:25:00 PM
Wow, this is a great poem, great to have you as Mayor!! Congratulations!!
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Date: 9/24/2022 8:13:00 PM
Thank you very much BJ, I'm happy you enjoyed the humour. Tom
Date: 9/21/2022 10:52:00 AM
What happened? Has someone posted a sign in the Soup Creek outhouse, "Keep your trap shut?" Aloha!
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Date: 9/21/2022 11:44:00 AM
Lol Rico, watch this space
Date: 9/11/2022 3:24:00 AM
Wow a fab narrative offering to poetrysoup, congrats on your POTD Honour, it was fantastically written indeed.!
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Date: 9/11/2022 8:20:00 AM
Thank you very much S. zaynab, im happy that you enjoyed the story of Soup Creek. Tom
Date: 9/11/2022 3:20:00 AM
Tom dear friend, a million apologies we were away at the park from the 27th august as Elias booked 6 days away for my birthday. this is a super duper poem and congratulations Tom from Top reporter to Mayor and next ...... moon or bust. a great story, so glad you got POTD for it as it was truly deserved. Blessings Jennifer.
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Date: 9/11/2022 8:21:00 AM
Thank you Jennifer, no apology needed, I've been away myself and the free WiFi at the hotel was useless. I hope you had a wonderful time, belated happy birthday to you. Tom
Date: 9/6/2022 4:01:00 PM
I don't know if I ever congratulated you on your POTD, but big congrats anyway. you sure know how to do a story!! cute how you got in the name of Soupers.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/25/2022 8:10:00 PM
it's going very slowly for him
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Date: 9/7/2022 12:42:00 AM
Thank you very much for your congrats Andrea, hope Joe is on the road to recovery now. Tom
Date: 9/6/2022 11:51:00 AM
Hope you've enjoyed your travels of late, we're just back from a week in the Scottish highlands being at Kincraig near Aviemore which was a glorious week of sunny weather. Have a blessed week, Gordon
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Date: 9/7/2022 12:41:00 AM
Thank you again Gordon, had a great couple of weeks, you went to a beautiful part of the world. Tom
Date: 9/6/2022 10:21:00 AM
Great story as your usual Tom, really nice penning. Blessings,Gordon
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Date: 9/6/2022 10:58:00 AM
Thank you very much Gordon, im happy you enjoyed it. Been doing a lot of travelling of late, hope you are keeping well. Tom
Date: 9/6/2022 7:36:00 AM
Following the leaps of your soaring imagination and enjoying the humorous mood of your storytelling! A lot of beauty and care into your poetry, Tom! I so much enjoyed reading your gem! Congratulations on your POTD honour! Well earned recognition! God bless you and hope you are doing great! My deepest regards and blessings.
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Date: 9/6/2022 8:16:00 AM
Thank you very much for your congrats Besma, I'm happy you enjoyed the humour of Soup Creek. I hope you are keeping well too. Tom
Date: 9/5/2022 2:06:00 PM
Good story told in poetic form. Way to go Mayor Tom. Thank you for sharing your wild imagination and for dropping by my page. Sara
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Date: 9/5/2022 2:57:00 PM
Thank you very much Sara, im happy that you enjoyed it Tom
Date: 9/5/2022 4:06:00 AM
Good Morning Tom. Hi. You are amazing. This entry is marvelous and just the ticket to spread good will and cheer around poetrysoup. Truly. Congratulations on POTD. May this day find you well and may your pen always be handy for you to write. Have a wonderful day. Blessings always. (smile)
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Date: 9/5/2022 9:24:00 AM
Thank you very much for your congrats Lisa, im happy that you enjoyed the ongoing saga of Soup Creek, I hope you are keeping well. Tom
Date: 9/1/2022 4:00:00 PM
This is so fun and entertaining,Tom: Love the picture of you as Mayor. I would have voted for you and then said. Hello Handsome, Come up and see me sometime. LOL SuZie West
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Date: 9/1/2022 10:57:00 PM
Lol thanks Suz, I'm on my way. Hope you're keeping well. Greetings from Spain. Tom
Date: 9/1/2022 12:20:00 AM
a 'Shootan tootan' town you got there Tom, Thank goodness the jail house doesn't call, nor boot hill, as yet when the strangers fall. Love the diversity of your poetry, Tom. Oh and congratulation although belated, being i'm always behind it seems. Harry
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Date: 9/1/2022 12:28:00 AM
Thank you very much Harry, im happy that you enjoyed the humour and story of Soup Creek , Greetings from Spain. Tom
Date: 8/30/2022 8:34:00 PM
Back with many congrats on being awarded, POTD Tom. Which you have earned. Since most of your poems have been selected as Poem of the Day (POTD), it is indisputable evidence that you are not only talented but also an excellent poet. Even if it appears that you are not reading and commenting on my poetry, I am aware that there are moments when it can be quite tedious. Blessings my friend, Greetings from LA
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Date: 8/30/2022 11:08:00 PM
Thank you very much Lasaad for your congratulations. You are a fine poet Lasaad, one of the best on here. I haven't been on much these last few weeks as I've been travelling again, first Cornwall in the UK and this week in Spain. Hopefully next week I'll be more active, hope you are keeping well. Tom
Date: 8/30/2022 7:09:00 PM
This is awesome! I think there may be a sequel! Congratulations on POTD! Glad I read this, Tom!
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Date: 8/30/2022 11:05:00 PM
Thank you Kim, I'll see what I can come up with. Greetings from Spain. Tom
Date: 8/30/2022 12:35:00 PM
Marvellous Tom, enjoyed the read immensely. Congratulations on poem of the day… Belle
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Date: 8/30/2022 11:04:00 PM
Thank you very much for your congrats Belle, glad you enjoyed it Tom
Date: 8/30/2022 9:29:00 AM
- Congratulations as mayor and undertaker at Soup Creek, Tom ... read with a smile ... admire your imagination :) - Enjoy your holiday :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/30/2022 10:13:00 AM
Thank you very much Anne, im happy you enjoyed the humour of Soup Creek. I certainly am and will do until Saturday, diet when I get home lol. Tom
Date: 8/29/2022 9:59:00 PM
I left a very nice comment on this engaging poem Tom, that I see is no longer here. I loved your story with some of our members. Congratulations on POTD I hope you get this comment. Valsa told me that has happened to her too. Comments disappear.??? Blessings xxoo
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Date: 8/30/2022 12:40:00 AM
Thank you very much for your congratulations Connie, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Comments vanishing on here seems to be a problem, it's happened to me more than once. Greetings from Spain. Tom
Date: 8/29/2022 7:32:00 PM
This delightful story is just what I needed after a long, challenging Monday. A Fav for me for sure. Thank you, Tom, and congratulations on Poem of the Day!
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Date: 8/30/2022 12:36:00 AM
Thank you very much Mark, I'm happy you enjoyed the story of Soup Creek. Tom
Date: 8/29/2022 6:14:00 PM
Love the characters of your fascinating story. Congratulations on POTD. Blessings my friend.
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Date: 8/30/2022 12:35:00 AM
Thank you very much Eve, glad you enjoyed it. Greetings from Spain. Tom
Date: 8/29/2022 6:04:00 PM
Congratulations my friend!! I’m happy for your honor of potd! Thanks again for including me in your tale of soup creek. I love the addition of Michael as a new character. Well done good sir!!!
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Date: 8/30/2022 12:35:00 AM
Without someone to uphold the law there would be no Soup Creek so thank you Mark. Tom
Date: 8/29/2022 3:48:00 PM
Hello Tom, Congrats on the POTD. Darlene
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 9/2/2022 12:12:00 PM
Hello tom, ki will enjoy my day. Thank you.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/30/2022 12:33:00 AM
Thank you very much for your congrats Darlene, enjoy your day. Tom
Date: 8/29/2022 2:09:00 PM
Congrats! God bless you. Love, Gina
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Date: 8/30/2022 12:30:00 AM
Thank you very much Gina. Tom
Date: 8/29/2022 1:55:00 PM
Congrats Tom. Panagiota
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Date: 8/30/2022 12:30:00 AM
Thank you Pangie, greetings from Spain. Tom
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