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Warm Soup

For a week or two
my soup was cold

my thoughts and rhymes
weren't in the bowl

now the soup begins to warm
and my words are free to form

Copyright © Mark Pringle | Year Posted 2008


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  1. Date: 11/28/2015 10:11:00 PM

    Good reason to go AWOL. SKAT
  1. Date: 8/10/2014 9:44:00 PM

    how nice. Where have you gone?
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 9:00:00 AM

    I am now discovering this side of the soup. Makes me wonder... anyways... The soup is getting cold again... How about writing a poem honoring all soup poets.. :-)..:-)... lol.. JK... as if you had the time.. always & forever .. LINDA aka -PD
  1. Date: 3/8/2012 2:33:00 PM

    Hi Mark - I can see that this was written awhile ago, but I just jumped into the soup a few weeks ago, and just wanted to say I do love this poem. You say so much with a one powerful metaphor and a few words.
  1. Date: 12/20/2011 7:43:00 AM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours Mark. Love and blessings, Carol
  1. Date: 6/7/2011 11:04:00 AM

    Ohhhhhh..missed your ingredients, Mark! Hoping all's well with you! Mikki
  1. Date: 4/23/2011 12:20:00 PM

    Karen was here! LOL
  1. Date: 4/1/2011 1:47:00 PM

    Dear Mark, thank you for asking about me. I'm still at the site but not as much as I used to be. I see you haven't posted a new poem in awhile either. Hope you are still writing. I've been trying to get a better balance with my writing and getting back to submitting for print publication. I enjoyed reading this poem again today. Have a wonderful weekend. Karen
  1. Date: 3/30/2011 8:08:00 AM

    What a great poem! I love the simplicity of it and the unusual analogy. It's very clever!
  1. Date: 3/29/2011 8:35:00 AM

    Glad you got your soup back, Mark!
  1. Date: 5/26/2010 6:46:00 PM

    So cute, and thanks for commenting on my blog. That stupid sucking LOST. LUv, Andrea
  1. Date: 5/1/2010 1:51:00 PM

    Sounds good to me, well done on your warm soup poem,..p.d.
  1. Date: 5/1/2010 11:11:00 AM

    Great work!! Love it!!
  1. Date: 9/1/2009 9:40:00 PM

    I just finished remodeling my kitchen. It's gorgeous. Hey, you guys, let's have a soup party! :) Love, Iolanda
  1. Date: 7/21/2009 4:40:00 AM

    Mark, where are you? You turned the soup pot on and left the stove. The pot is running over. Time for you to get back here and clean up the mess you left behind. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 5/23/2009 3:35:00 PM

    Awesome and very clever ... but, its been tooo long since you've been in the Soup. Hope you come back soon with more great writing!!
  1. Date: 12/28/2008 3:42:00 PM

    I LOVE IT!!!!! How old r u?
  1. Date: 12/28/2008 2:57:00 PM

    Dear Mark - I know the feeling...we call it writer's block? I, myself, experience these lapse(s)... often. LOL! No need to worry though - you've created a wonderful community here at PSoup. Never a moment goes by when one can/can't click onto this site and be "poetically" rejuvenated again! You and your team have done a great job here. I thank you for that. Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year. Best wishes and peace always, John
  1. Date: 12/16/2008 6:34:00 AM

    Awesome write. I hate it when my "soup" gets cold! Very clever. Not looking forward to those statements. (lol). Happy Holidays and dig into that soup! Love Robin
  1. Date: 9/26/2008 2:56:00 PM

    I had the same line of thought a few weeks ago, you may enjoy reading my write, writer's block, I can definitely identify, enjyoed your write, take care D-nyce
  1. Date: 8/27/2008 7:40:00 PM

    With summer ending...it will soon be the perfect time for warm soup! Enjoyed sharing a taste of yours!! Carrie
  1. Date: 8/23/2008 4:02:00 PM

    Glad to hear you've found your muse. Writing when the words flow freely is pure pleasure. I enjoyed this poem. Thank you for sharing it. Karen
  1. Date: 8/14/2008 4:38:00 PM

    Hey Mark. Been trying to post a comment on your blog, but the site won't let me. Will try again tomorrow. Love, Shar
  1. Date: 7/18/2008 7:00:00 AM

    Hi, Mark....hadn't read you before. This is great. I'm going through the cold soup right now. I have ideas, but nothing develops that's worth submitting. Let's hear more from you, Love, daver
  1. Date: 6/28/2008 7:49:00 AM

    It's been a cold and lonely world without our warm soup. Thanks for all you've done. Love, Shar
  1. Date: 6/27/2008 12:13:00 PM

    And I want to thank you for the best soup the world has ever known, Mark. Lainie
  1. Date: 6/27/2008 7:01:00 AM

    Well said, Mark! And, thank you for your tremendous effort, protecting us all from those evil hackers. More success to PS! Kindest Regards, Ernesto
  1. Date: 6/27/2008 7:00:00 AM

    Well said, Mark! And, thank you for your tremendous effort, protecting us all from those evil hackers. More success to PS! Kindest Regards, Ernesto
  1. Date: 6/27/2008 6:41:00 AM

    Woohoo!!! Soon, the soup will be sizzlin'! So happy to be cozy warm in the bowl once again. Love Kristin
  1. Date: 6/27/2008 5:54:00 AM

    My feelings exactly. Wonderfully stated in dterrific couplet form. Michael