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I decided to try my hand at writing poetry
Not realising that the whole wide world would see
A poetic talent that I never knew I had
Until some kind folk they said that it wasn't bad
So I write about the things, that really interest me
Historical and humourous, rhyming poetry
I compose it, fine tune it and put it on display
And yes it does feel good, if I make someone's day .

And if people's interest's are similar to mine
Yes, it  matters to them that they can find my work online
So when they are searching, for humour or history
I hope that in their search, that search points them to me.

Throughout the ages, poets used free verse and rhyme
Writing about life events occurring in their time
So that in the future people they will see 
A colourful poetic record of our history
So I believe the answer, to question number three  
Is that you can never have enough of decent poetry .

Written 2 October 2018.

For why would your poetic expression matter to others poetry contest.
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Date: 10/23/2018 5:00:00 PM
I'm just delighted you joined the site and shared your talent with us Tom, love your humour and cherish your friendship:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/24/2018 2:41:00 AM
Thanks Jan, I'm glad I found it too, been here a year next month, its flown, I've met some great people like yourself on here and everyday learn something new. Regards. Tom
Date: 10/23/2018 9:36:00 AM
Like many others, I'm glad you picked up a pen...your poetry is always a joy to read :)
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Date: 10/23/2018 10:18:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comments Melissa, much appreciated. Tom.
Date: 10/15/2018 7:18:00 PM
G'day Tom … well said Tom. I find writing a story in meter and rhyme is the best way to tell a tale, and written well; the best way to read a story, but that's just me - well done Tom with your food for thought - Lindsay
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Date: 10/16/2018 11:45:00 AM
Thanks very much Lindsay, happy you liked it, hope all's well. Tom.
Date: 10/15/2018 11:53:00 AM
Wow Tom, What a great poem. My style of poetry completely! Never entered a contest, but I see below congratulations are in order for this awesome write! Kind regards, Jennifer
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Date: 10/16/2018 11:44:00 AM
Thank you very much Jennifer, glad you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 10/13/2018 11:25:00 AM
It's beautifully done, Tom. I too want to congratulate you on your win. Well written and well received my friend. CP
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Date: 10/13/2018 12:25:00 PM
Thank you very much C.P, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 10/11/2018 2:32:00 PM
You have described beautifully the reasons poets write. We long to share, find common interests, entertain and exchange feelings. Such a lovely poem, Tom. Congrats on your win in the contest! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 10/11/2018 2:45:00 PM
Thank you very much Carolyn, happy you liked it. Tom.
Date: 10/11/2018 6:37:00 AM
Nice Tom, this sure reads like a winner to me. So glad you tried your hand in poetry, your work should not go un-seen my friend. You are a wonderful poet. Charlie
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Date: 10/11/2018 2:43:00 PM
Thanks for your kind words Charlie, I'm glad I found it, but wished I'd found it earlier. I'm one of many on here,yourself included. Tom.
Date: 10/10/2018 5:52:00 PM
I could not come up with anything but one reason but you managed to come up with a few i did not really think about. Well done and big congrats in the contest. one of the best entries i have seen.
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Date: 10/11/2018 1:14:00 AM
Thank you very much Andrea for your congrats . Tom.
Date: 10/9/2018 5:16:00 PM
Hello Tom, poetry has healed my deepest pain. Poetry has made me laugh. Poetry has given wisdom to make me strong. Poetry has been there for me when i need a lift. Poetry is everything to me. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 10/9/2018 10:22:00 PM
Thank you Darlene, I didn't discover it until late in life but I am glad I did. Tom.
Date: 10/5/2018 2:25:00 PM
Hi Tom, I'm glad you found this site. I really enjoy your poetry. You are an amazing poet. I wish you the best of luck in the contest. Wait did you win? If so congrats on a well deserved win:-)Alexis
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Date: 10/5/2018 11:26:00 PM
Thank you Alexis, I'm humbled by your words. Tom
Date: 10/4/2018 11:45:00 PM
Tom, the reality of my becoming a Poe, Longfellow, Browning, or any other well known poet is not what I aspire to be. What I aspire to be is a poet as good as you who writes so extremely well but also encourages others in every comment you send in a congratulatory note to them on what they have written. Yes, neither Poe, Longfellow, Browning, can sway me in that manner. Congratulations on your placement, my friend.
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Date: 10/5/2018 12:08:00 AM
Thank you very much Curtis, I am humbled by your kind words.Since I joined soup many on here have encouraged me with their supportive comments and sending me advice via soupmail. I've travelled a lot this year (in Turkey at the moment) but always try and look in when I can. Thanks again. Tom
Date: 10/4/2018 5:32:00 PM
Great poem! Yes, I am glad you write poetry. I enjoy them.
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Date: 10/5/2018 12:01:00 AM
Thank you very much Haley, I'm happy you like them Tom.
Date: 10/4/2018 8:16:00 AM
It is wonderful my friend, Tom you you decided to write poetry for we all have been benefited from your talent! Keep writing my friend and give joy to all of us , your friends! God bless you!
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Date: 10/4/2018 8:29:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words Demetrios, I am just sorry that I did not stumble on it earlier in life, but grateful that I have been given the chance and encouragement from all the wonderful people on here. Tom
Date: 10/4/2018 7:08:00 AM
A sincere depiction in simple words. You are so right, these words you write will in the future become lines of history. Your power of expression shines, Tom.
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Date: 10/4/2018 8:26:00 AM
Thank you very much Vijay and I think between us all on here we provide the world now and in the future with the best of poetry in all its forms. Tom
Date: 10/4/2018 12:14:00 AM
You’ve penned a very nice entry for the contest, Tom. It reads like a winner to me!
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Date: 10/4/2018 4:51:00 AM
Thanks Carol, wasn't sure if I interpreted what the sponsor wanted but I gave it a go. Tom.
Date: 10/3/2018 11:10:00 PM
Fabulous musing dear poet. My best to you in the contest! xomo :)
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Date: 10/4/2018 4:48:00 AM
Thank you very much Maureen. Tom
Date: 10/3/2018 9:52:00 PM
nice write...I love your humorous poetry - a good laugh always makes my day but I confess a dislike of history cos it is so dismal and repetitious lol ok...some history is interesting but the memorizing of dates in school really did it in for me ... :)
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Date: 10/4/2018 4:47:00 AM
Thanks Taai, I agree you can't beat a bit of humour , I do agree though some history goes so deep to the point it can become boring. Tom
Date: 10/3/2018 9:45:00 PM
Tom, I had not even thought about the possibility that we are constructing an alternative history for future generations. What a brilliant idea! Good luck in the contest. This one is a winner in my book!
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Date: 10/4/2018 4:44:00 AM
Thank you Caren, one only has to look at Shakespeare or Tennyson to read history in a poetic form.Tom