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I write poems because it's fun And I'm not the only one It's an outlet for verbal expression A hobby and not an obsession I'm an amateur, not a pro Thankful there's someplace to go Where others like myself Can write without seeking wealth An opportunity for me to learn Gain confidence in return Friendly contests sharpen my skills Winning is a personal cheap thrill Not everyone feels the same For people like me, that's a shame They're always causing dissension Complaining and seeking attention In their high chair, they bang their spoon Grown men crying childish tunes The food that once filled their belly To them is now tasteless and smelly I say, find another place to eat Let us amateurs compete Nobody's making you stay You don't play well with others, anyway Bland food doesn't suit your palate Over here you're wasting your talent Why stay here and eat slop Since your talent's so over the top

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Date: 6/5/2018 10:30:00 PM
BRAVO! I'm searching for "days" as per your contest and landed here; you know I generally free fall. Well said and ditto and echo and you go. So, THESE DAYS my eyes aren't as sharp anymore - which page is 'days' on? Hope all is golden in your world. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Daniel Turner
Date: 6/5/2018 10:50:00 PM
page 3 about a quarter of the way down it was once a featured poem
Date: 8/7/2016 10:35:00 AM
"Brill" write "Daniel" - I hate "Whiners" - and the "Food" at your table is looking quite great . . . ; )
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Date: 5/10/2016 11:51:00 PM
Light and fun. I like this. Good rhythm and enjoyable read.
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Date: 5/9/2016 12:49:00 PM
Absolutely brilliant and beautiful. A great 7 for me friend.
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Date: 4/24/2016 1:19:00 AM
Great poem, dear. I appreciate the sentiments you have shared. There should be a live and let live attitude. I've been away for a time due to some of the issues here....criticism of my work. It takes a toll, but...I'll try to visit soon. Hugs
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Date: 4/16/2016 8:18:00 AM
Good work about a topic that needs to be out in the light..Most of us on here are amateurs for sure..Enjoyed reading your work..If for a contest, reads like a winner..Thanks for the visit to my page..Yes, honeysuckle does have a wonderful scent the short time that it blooms and hummingbirds love the trumpet shaped flowers but it got started where I don't want it to be but I might just dig up everything else and let it stay there and prune it heavily..Sara
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/16/2016 10:05:00 AM
No ma'am no contest, just stirring the soup. When I was a kid I used to pick the center stems out of the flowers of honeysuckle and suck the sweetness out of them like a bee. Buy you a hummingbird feeder and enjoy! I will always visit your page as I enjoy reading your poems. Have a super weekend Ms Sara. Peace sweet lady:)
Date: 4/16/2016 4:53:00 AM
Amazing Write .. :)
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/16/2016 9:58:00 AM
Thank you, Neha (cool name). I appreciate your kind comment and your friendly visit. Peace my young friend:)
Date: 4/16/2016 1:33:00 AM
This does not seem to be a whining piece but rather a winning one. Congrats on your being the POTD.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/16/2016 9:57:00 AM
Awe, you're so kind. I realize it's a bit amateurish but that's to be expected since I am an amateur. Thank you so much Moon Flower for your support and enthusiasm. Peace my friend:)
Date: 4/15/2016 9:38:00 PM
I do enjoy your writes and this one is honest! I enjoy PS and have met some gifted poets! Congrats on this POTD!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/16/2016 9:46:00 AM
Yes Walter, there is an abundance of talent here and most are willing to help others learn but there will always be those whose egos are larger than their talent and could care less about anybody other than themselves. I appreciate your kind comments and friendly visits. Peace my friend:)
Date: 4/15/2016 5:58:00 PM
I can see why this is poem of the day, so fitting to recent activity and at some point everyone can relate. We all come to this community for different reason, but it is a pleasure to know each and everyone here. :) hugs
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/15/2016 6:02:00 PM
Thank you for the friendly visit, Casarah. Whatever reasons people come here is there business but it is what it is. Most people here are amateurs and do it for fun not trying to change it into something it's not. Peace my friend:)
Date: 4/15/2016 5:19:00 PM
Daniel, well said (written) I think you have incredible talent, most of us are amateur writers and we like it that way, we have fun with the contests, and most of us do not take them seriously, there is of course the odd cracker jack. Those who are high and mighty, think they are superior but we are all equal here and in God 's eyes, why can they not just join the party instead of trying to change everybody, put everyone in a mold of their creation...
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/15/2016 5:41:00 PM
I expect people to be better than me, if they weren't there would be no need for me to be on this website. I joined here to learn and have fun. I thought that was the general idea. Helping others is a good thing. I respect your talent and I appreciate your kindness and friendship. Thank you Constance for your insight. Peace my poetic friend:)
Date: 4/15/2016 3:51:00 PM
Bravo, Daniel, I love your enthusiasm my feelings are mutual. Congratulation for Poem of the Day and a fantastic write. Hugs
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/15/2016 4:59:00 PM
Thank you Ms. Eve. I appreciate your support and encouragement. I also appreciate your kindness and friendly visits. Peace dear friend:)
Date: 4/15/2016 2:47:00 PM
Excellent thoughts in your poem, Daniel. We are all here for the joy of writing, sharing and growing. Congratulations on your poem being honored as Poem Of The Day! Sandra
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/15/2016 4:57:00 PM
Thank you so much. You are too kind. Peace dear friend:)
Date: 4/15/2016 12:29:00 PM
I must be the odd one on here. As fame and fortune I do seek. Not for me you understand, But a house by the sea for the wife, understand? As there she can find fresh air. As none is in the town so there. Fame and fortune I do seek. If not tomorrow, then last week. Alas I know it will come slow. If at all as I don't know. As all my books are on 'Feedaread.' A internet publishing site I with did succeed. I thought you wrote very well. But I'm no expert, can tell? As you do write so well. (TMA)
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/15/2016 2:04:00 PM
It's just a poem, Stanley. I appreciate the fact that your talent is abundant and that you enjoy what you do. Peace my friend:)
Date: 4/15/2016 11:17:00 AM
You said it, Daniel! "Winning is a personal cheap thrill"! WOW, and LOL, I loved it. Seriously I've learned a lot on PS and the contests really help you hone your skill besides giving you that spark to ignite your poetic inspiration.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/15/2016 2:00:00 PM
Yes my friend, this is true. I appreciate your kindness and your friendly visits. Peace my friend:)
Date: 4/15/2016 7:15:00 AM
- Congratulations, Daniel ! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/15/2016 1:57:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise. You are so thoughtful. I appreciate your kindness. Peace sweet friend:)
Date: 4/15/2016 7:03:00 AM
great write Daniel and I guess some bad stuff goes on in those blogs huh? I dont read them personally and now I know why
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/15/2016 1:56:00 PM
Thank you Brian. Just a poem, right? I appreciate your kindness. Peace my friend:)
Date: 4/15/2016 6:40:00 AM
Hi Daniel, Congratulations on your poem of the day. Been reading the blogs and yes, there are always those who want to show they are better than everyone else while the rest of us just write our poetry and generally be friendly and encouraging to each other. This one i fave so i can read it when i want Daniel. I f it ever does come to the elite and the rest, i shall be with the rest if they find my words worthy. Excellent write Daniel. Definitely a seven.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/15/2016 1:55:00 PM
Thank you, Mike. I appreciate your kindness and your friendly visits. Peace my friend:)
Date: 4/14/2016 7:58:00 PM
wow, now THIS is a GREAT poem, DAniel. think I will fave it!!!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/14/2016 8:09:00 PM
Thank you Andrea. I'm glad you like it. I was trying to wake up my muse. Sometimes a little sarcasm does the trick. Peace my friend:)
Date: 4/14/2016 3:11:00 PM
Well said Daniel - gee I only started writing just over 2 years ago so I am definitely and amateur but I do want to publish a book of my funny poems - for one reason to say I DID IT - why we have all this conflict especially on blogs beggars belief - they are aware changes will take place and at the end of the day ... there are other sites if they don't like how this is run:-( hugs Jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/14/2016 5:08:00 PM
it is like a record stuck in the grove Daniel - the cud on this issue was chewed before Christmas - sahme it has to be brought up again when the more serious issue of fake accounts and plagerism is something TPS should be focusing on - these people KNOW which sponsors judge lightly - if they don't like multiple placements then don't enter certain contests - its not rocket science lol:-) hugs jan xx
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/14/2016 5:03:00 PM
Yes Jan I know. I'm not putting anyone down. I just get tired of all the bitching. Poetry is supposed to be fun. Some people just take it entirely to seriously. If they were really professionals, I doubt they would be putting their poems on a site where they could be accessed for free. I appreciate you thoughtfulness and wish you the best in your poetic endeavors. Peace nice lady:)
Date: 4/14/2016 2:38:00 PM
Goodness! I hope I don't ever poop in your Post Toasties. Just kidding, good post DT. I haven't run into much of that here at the Soup in my short tenure. Guess I've been fortunate to have found nothing but encouragement so far and Lord knows I need plenty of that. Let's just have fun and enjoy each other. LOL, Charlie
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/14/2016 5:00:00 PM
Charlie you are funny. I'm not attacking anyone in particular, just venting and having fun. I'm an easy going guy. I appreciate your kindness and your friendship. Peace my friend:)
Date: 4/14/2016 2:23:00 PM
Very few things--if any--I can imagine wanting to take that seriously. Life is way too short, and even important matters can be approached in a happy/ lighthearted way
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/14/2016 2:28:00 PM
Yeah my muse is napping, just trying to do something to get stimulated. One of things you just can't rush. Thanks Tom for droppin in. I appreciate the support. Peace my friend:)
Date: 4/14/2016 1:04:00 PM
- I'm here for the same reason, Daniel - I am a "kitchen table poet" who want to share my thoughts and words - A great poem :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/14/2016 1:24:00 PM
You're a damn good one too. Thank you Anne-Lise. I appreciate your kindness. Peace pretty lady:)
Date: 4/14/2016 12:28:00 PM
DT I am an amateur. I write for the fun, I do love it and it is a great release for me. There are many sites for the elite poet where critiques are harsh and not for the thin skinned. There will always be those voicing their opinions here and I don't mind that as long as it is done in a respectful manner.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 4/14/2016 1:02:00 PM
Just trying to wake up my muse! Having trouble finding something to write about. I'm not in love and I don't want to write about my miserable life so I'll write about other peoples miserable lives. lol Thanks for chipping in. Peace my friend:)