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Some may think they’re an aficionado but do they hold a poetry degree They sit on their high horse with bravado it’s from there that they cast judgement on me I have seen some dish out trophy places which unsurprisingly go to their friends Such blatant favoritism disgraces and deters others picking up their pens Not all of the sponsors are impartial sadly some can’t write the forms that they set They judge poems and not a court martial so will I enter their contests – you bet! I consider John’s a discerning judge … Will I get first place if he’s bribed with fudge? A somewhat tongue in cheek poem for JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE Poetry Contest Sponsored by John Lawless 05/04/21

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Date: 6/2/2021 9:15:00 AM
Belated Congratulations, Jan. I just discovered last night I made the all-time best flatulence, or however it's spelled, with my poem, "Fartina". And I'm honored for my pooty poem to be in company on this list with some of your great farty poems, lol!!!! Have a great poetry day. :-)
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Date: 5/29/2021 11:57:00 PM
Love it:) congratulations on your awesome win <3
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Date: 5/9/2021 11:14:00 PM
G'day Jan ... enjoyed the way you began with a serious take and dissolved your sonnet into humour - great job Jan - Lindsay
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Date: 5/8/2021 5:08:00 PM
A fine humorous write Jan… “A little bit of fudge can hold some sway That’s if one can bear to give it away.” ~ Belle :-)
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Date: 5/7/2021 5:40:00 PM
Wow! Awesome job Jan! Great job!
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Date: 5/5/2021 1:16:00 PM
DIVINE. Give him divinity WITH the fudge. Love this, Jan.
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Date: 5/5/2021 10:23:00 AM
Jan, I think your work is great. Nicely done~ Warren
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Date: 5/4/2021 8:05:00 AM
This is hilarious "sadly some can’t write the forms that they set" Love it!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/4/2021 8:47:00 AM
Oh believe me Caren I have seen it all in my 7 years on soup lol somewhat tongue in cheek but there are elements of truth here:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/4/2021 2:59:00 AM
Good one Jan, I think one or two will be squirming reading this, you certainly opened my eyes to the dark side of soup. Good luck in the contest. Had second jab today, so far no side effects, still only got one head lol. Hope you're well. Tom
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Date: 5/4/2021 5:24:00 AM
Somewhat tongue in cheek but I've been here long enough to see how some sponsors choose the winners. So glad they stopped names on entries some years ago that was just ridiculous lol:-) wish the contests had generic titles with our own unique title but of couse its easy to see who wrote what anyway . Hope you have no side effects I am still getting terrible tiredness from mine xx
Date: 5/4/2021 1:24:00 AM
You dissected the idea of judging very well I am careful which sponsors I choose. Doesn't mean I have ever won outright. Hugs
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Date: 5/4/2021 5:20:00 AM
There are many contests I don't write for either victor:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 7:26:00 PM
Bravo, Jan! Great contest entry... By the way, do you remember that kindergarden poem? -- Milk, milk lemonade; round the corner, fudge is made. (If not, use your imagination). lol. Cheers, gw
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Date: 5/3/2021 11:07:00 PM
ha ha ha we used to say chocolate not fudge lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 6:07:00 PM
Incredibly adorable, Bering true but with a lot of humor let the message go where it should go without any issue, I wish you a good luck, hugs and warm regards
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Date: 5/3/2021 11:07:00 PM
thanks Lasaad keep on entering the contests win or lose they are fun and introduce you to different forms:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 5:20:00 PM
Hello Jan ... very good Jan. I love the tongue in cheek humor with a hint of a reminder what can and does happen - thanks Jan - Lindsay
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Date: 5/3/2021 11:06:00 PM
thanks Lindsay:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 3:51:00 PM
I enjoyed the humor you brought to this contest, Jan. It's a fine entry, one that I'm sure is a winner. Wonderfully wrought! Hugs, Evelyn :D
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Date: 5/3/2021 4:00:00 PM
thanks Evelyn:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 3:39:00 PM
Hahaha! Nice humor dear Jan! I love your two last lines ! You nailed it!!
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Date: 5/3/2021 3:43:00 PM
I hope John likes it lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 1:34:00 PM
Nicely said, Jan!
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Date: 5/3/2021 2:56:00 PM
Thanks Kim:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 1:18:00 PM
Kudos Jan, tongue in cheek probably, truthful absolutely, the contests are definitely tricky, some forms are totally alien, and unenjoyable to write, so I usually put my own spin on them, and hope for the best, Brilliant brilliant writing cheers David
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Date: 5/3/2021 2:56:00 PM
Yeah it can be difficult to follow the rules sometimes but its good to think out of the box from time to time:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 12:47:00 PM
Clever girl! Well done! Now everyone can argue whether it is "judgment" or "judgement"! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 5/3/2021 12:55:00 PM
lol Rico i guess it depends which side of the pond you are from lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 12:42:00 PM
Adorable. God bless you always, sweet Jan. Love, Gina
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Date: 5/3/2021 12:43:00 PM
Thanks Regina it is somewhat tongue in cheek and perhaps a little off topic - I dont like writing sonnets at the best of times lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 5/3/2021 12:31:00 PM
ha! a funny poem with a hefty dose of truth not-quite-hiding between the lines, jan! great ending, too! i wish you the best of luck in the contest...
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Date: 5/3/2021 12:42:00 PM
Thanks Ilene in the time I've been on soup i think I've seen it all - the best one is the sponsor who has fake accounts or ghosts writes and enters their own contests - a few years back i caught the sponsor and another name posting the very same poem one above the other and neither could explain it lol. Hugs jan xx