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The Women of the Soup

The women of the soup have been attacked again this morning the King is on his soapbox, with profanity and warnings His credibility is gone as he swears and says he he why keep tipping the bowl, just grow up and let it be I guess the old boy network is still trying to survive they keep oppressing more women, in every corner of their lives This subjugation must be stopped, it’s exhausting and getting old men and women are both equal, how many times must you be told I’m here to ask you sir, please terminate your childish games don’t make your peers here on the soup, disappointed and ashamed I’m not an electronic signal, I’m a man of flesh and bone stop spewing out your hate, and leave these women here alone Please cease your propaganda, and your foolish need to fight These women are protected, by the bulldog and his bite I want to dedicate this poem to the following ladies of the Soup for showing support and standing up against those who seek to destroy this haven of poetry Maureen McGreavy, Heidi Sands, Jennifer Proxenos, Jenna Logan, Jan Allison, Susan Mills, Indiana Shaw, Constance La France, Tania Kitchin, Pangiota Romios, Sunshine smile, Connie Marcum Wong, Sharon Keely and the many others I may have missed. Thank you for your integrity, strength and leadership here on the Soup. None of you deserve to be dismissed, disrespected or degraded here on this site. All of you matter and are appreciated!

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Date: 9/16/2020 7:53:00 PM
I stay pretty far under the radar my friend. I have not been bullied here, but several of my poet friends have. I have enough on my plate right now, with the death of my husband, and always will avoid confrontation because I won't waste my time responding to any negative comments. I see your point and feel your protective nature. I appreciate that you included me in your powerful poem. For me avoidance works best in considering the source. Blessings to you Mark.xxoo
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Mark Koplin
Date: 9/17/2020 5:52:00 AM
I’m glad they haven’t come after you. I’ve got a big bullseye on my back now after this. Thanks for your gracious comment and support. Have a great day. Again I’m so sorry for your loss
Date: 9/16/2020 6:38:00 PM
I’m very proud of all of you for standing together for a common goal. Well done!
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Date: 9/16/2020 6:20:00 PM
Hello Mark ... what in this world is wrong with these people. This site is to encourage people to write any way they wish to within reason. There is no need for this behaviour anyway - thank you Mark - Lindsay
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Date: 9/16/2020 6:36:00 PM
I think that they feel this is their own private playground to do what they please.
Date: 9/16/2020 4:29:00 PM
Thank you Mark. Comforting to know that you care enough to put precious time into your powerful write. Know that we are also there for you! Sending you blessings.
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Date: 9/16/2020 4:46:00 PM
Thank you for your support my friend. I’m glad to know where you stand. Bless you Sam!
Date: 9/16/2020 2:48:00 PM
Galahad was recognized for his integrity and courtesy. Mark, you are our Galahad. Sorry I wasn't around earlier to join in thanking you with the others you've defended. How awful that anyone on a poetry site would need defending. To the comments made below by my lovely female friends, I add my gratitude for you.
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Date: 9/16/2020 4:21:00 PM
Thank you so much Jenna for your support and standing your ground. I’m sorry you took shots from these nasty people. I hope they read this and just stop their juvenile behavior. Nobody thinks it’s fun. It’s just plain exhausting
Date: 9/16/2020 1:30:00 PM
Excellently penned Mark, maybe the trolls will stop trolling! Thanks for including me!
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Date: 9/16/2020 1:45:00 PM
Thank you for your support Tania! One can hope, as long as we can slow them down anyways.
Date: 9/16/2020 12:07:00 PM
This is a wonderful write. Thank You, for supporting and standing up for the ladies of Soup. Many were bullied as a child and some are now bullied as adults. It is wrong at any age. Adults should know better. Give me a bowl of Soup made with love, peace and joy for all. Keep up the peaceful work. Blessings...............
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Date: 9/16/2020 12:37:00 PM
Thank you Paula!
Date: 9/16/2020 10:05:00 AM
Thank you Mark! The manifestation of others' insecurities recently shown on the Soup can be so darn tiresome (I have enough of my own - I like to think I turn them inward rather than spewing). Live and help live.
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Date: 9/16/2020 10:53:00 AM
Right on Sharon! We are all in this life together, we need to spread love instead of hate. Bless you my friend and thank you for your support!
Date: 9/16/2020 10:03:00 AM
Mark, thank you for this poem and for defending the women of the soup and all member of PS. I know all about bullying, have been bullied since a kid, called half breed, etc. But, I know who I am and have an unfathomable strength and my Dad taught me that the stronger person knows when they should turn away. Bullies want a reaction, I chose to not give them one _Constance
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Date: 9/16/2020 10:51:00 AM
You are very welcome Constance, I’m so sorry that you were bullied as a child. I was as well, then one day I decided to fight back, I’ve never stopped. Bless you my friend!
Date: 9/16/2020 10:01:00 AM
- It feels good to be protected by friends on soup, Mark ... "In times with need - you get to know your friends" ... thank you very much for including me in your bulldog herd :) - grrrr ...bite them in the big toe :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/16/2020 10:48:00 AM
I’m always here just call if you need the bulldog. Thank you for your support my friend
Date: 9/16/2020 9:20:00 AM
Hi Mark I recall some time back a blog entitled something like bullies and trolls which was baiting people to comment ... another blog today full of what we know is BS talk about victimiser turning into victim. he advocates blocking people ... I have done this yet they can still comment if you comment on the work of another poet or on a blog. write on Mark :-) hugs jan xx (soupmail)
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Date: 9/16/2020 10:47:00 AM
We just have to stick together and be diligent. Every time we see this going on we have to shed a light on it for other people to see. They cannot and will not prevail
Date: 9/16/2020 8:47:00 AM
You'e a trooper, Mark, I just love the way your sharp pen cuts the bad boys down, we have been here before, I see no end to it, jealous people are just jealous people, it's their problem . . .
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Date: 9/16/2020 10:45:00 AM
It’s getting better, the list that I know of is getting shorter. Thanks a ton for your support Shaw!
Date: 9/16/2020 8:43:00 AM
Dear Mark, let them attack us all. We shall not be silenced. It shows more about the KING than us. There are male bullies here, who attack in soup mail but appear as Archangels in comnents. That group is far more deadly as they are 100 per cent LIARS. My two all time FAVs threatened to not read me anymore unless I changed my writing style to please them? I want to vomit whenever I see their angelic comments-)). I never changed my writing style to please anyone. Oh, I loathe the undercover bullies. Eeeks. Sweet of you to include my name. Bless you~ Panagiota.Romios
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Date: 9/16/2020 10:44:00 AM
I’m sorry for the disrespect shown to you. I’m here to help in any way I can. Just call and I’ll come running! Bless you my friend!
Date: 9/16/2020 8:40:00 AM
I have been missing much, glad I didn’t miss this; thank you Mark! Hugs neighbour, xomo
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Date: 9/16/2020 10:41:00 AM
Hugs back at ya Mo! You rock!
Date: 9/16/2020 8:25:00 AM
I'm a little on the naive side I know but had no idea that anyone was being bullied here. I'm SO sorry about this and will happily stand with anyone who is being unjustly hurt or degraded. I enjoyed your poem and wish you all the best. God bless you!
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Date: 9/16/2020 10:40:00 AM
I’m glad you haven’t had any issues! God bless you my friend. Thank you for your support
Date: 9/16/2020 8:24:00 AM
Well said. We are equal according to our laws and what God our creator has ordained. Women bring an inspirational perspective to life and we cherish them for who they are and not to be subservient to anyone. They are my and everyone's equal.
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Date: 9/16/2020 10:39:00 AM
Exactly how I see it. Amen and thanks
Date: 9/16/2020 8:17:00 AM
Hi Mark how perfectly wonderful,terrific and awesome of you to write this poem. I appreciate it more than you will ever know. God bless 'the bulldog and his bite', Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 9/16/2020 10:37:00 AM
I’m glad you liked it, thank you Jennifer!