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Bloggers PhotoI was born and lived in Williamson Iowa.I found poetry at the young age of 8 or 9. It helped me deal with most of lifes many turns and curves! I never had family or so I had thought. I moved to Ottumwa Iowa in 1982. From there I moved to Dallas Texas,then to Burlington Iowa, then to Santa Maria California before moving back to Iowa. I never wanted to be old and grey talking about all the things I wish I had done,I just did them. From 1982 until today I have used my poetry to help me make sense of things. Mainly because no one was listening to me. I had a hard life but I'm not complaining, because it helped me find my passion for poetry.

Angry. People!

Blog Posted:2/16/2017 7:55:00 AM
This is in regards to people who want message people when their poem do not place in a contest! It is immature and honestly if you can't handle not placing then don't enter! Your not going to place everytime! Its fine if you want to let me know I've misspelled a word I appreciate it very much! But to sit there and try to insult someone because you did not place makes no sense!! I don't know if anyone has ever had this happen to them i would love to hear how you handled it! I do all my typing on my phone beings as I don't own a laptop so the auto correct on my phone messes my writing up all the time ! So until I do get my laptop I will continue not catching several mistakes and do appreciate you guys telling me about it but please if you didn't place sorry a lot of poems are admitted and its very hard at times to choose who places or not! That does not mean your poem was bad it means it was difficult and yours may not have made it!!
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  1. Date: 2/20/2017 3:50:00 AM
    Oh, the sore loser syndrome, sorry to hear and read this, Brenda, we have actually had folk come on the site, and had rule changes to suit their own opinions, some positive but many to get at the sponsors,,head up dear, the genuine ones here will always support you...

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    Chiri Avatar Brenda Chiri Date: 2/20/2017 7:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your support! I found the whole thing was ridiculous! I've entered several contests and placed 1st twice 7th and 11th but heve like 7 poems that didn't place but hey I hoped they would but I'm not upset over it! People submit some really great poems and I wish they could all place but they can't! Judging these contest are really hard to do! Thanks again for your support!
  1. Date: 2/18/2017 6:59:00 PM
    Welcome to the internet, Brenda. ; )

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    Chiri Avatar Brenda Chiri Date: 2/18/2017 8:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You right you get all kinds on here!
  1. Date: 2/17/2017 4:06:00 PM
    Am I understanding this correctly, are people who enter but don't place in a contest you have sponsored writing to you, insulting you and complaining about it? I don't get that at all, I am sorry if that is the case because it is pure ignorance and the tell tale sign of a spoiled sore loser. This floors me, wow...that is too sad. There needs to be a way to bar someone from entering future contests if they act in this fashion to the sponsor of the contest. Just my opinion.

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    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 2/21/2017 11:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I never get these type of emails so...hmmm
    ALLISON Avatar JAN ALLISON Date: 2/17/2017 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your understanding is correct Chris, unfortunately there are some very sore losers who do not accept the opinion of the sponsor and give them grief when they don't place in a contest:-( hugs jan xx
    Herrera Avatar Frank Herrera Date: 2/17/2017 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE THE MAIL I GET!!!...They act as if We sponsors "OWE" THEM SOMETHING!!!" LIKE WE GET PAID TO SUFFER THEIR SPOILED TANTRUMS!...I've done this so long that I now consider it 'NORMAL'? I know I'm A fool! Have been one All of My life?
  1. Date: 2/16/2017 5:00:00 PM
    I have great respect for those of you who sponsor contests. I know it's not easy. The contests inspire many of us to write in forms and on subjects we wouldnt normally. The sponsors should be respected for their efforts. It's terribly childish for anyone to complain when they don't place. Judging is subjective, you have the right to like what you like, and if anyone doesn't like the way you judge, they do not have to enter your contests in the future. Grow up people!

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    Chiri Avatar Brenda Chiri Date: 2/16/2017 7:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, that's my I thoughts on it! Thank you for your feedback! I have only sponsored about 6 or 7 contest so far but alot.of people it seems don't even read what I expect in the poems I want so they can't really complain if its not what the contest was about!
    Herrera Avatar Frank Herrera Date: 2/16/2017 5:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YOU SAID A MOUTHFUL... BEAUTIFUL POETESS... OF THIS SITE! And thank you for having Our backs...Most here who enter my contests NEVER EVEN READ MY POEMS!
  1. Date: 2/16/2017 9:36:00 AM
    I'm sorry you've had this experience Brenda. I know of one person who has complained to sponsors when they don't place - gee its poetry soup contest not the Nobel Prize for literature!:-) hugs Jan xx

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    Chiri Avatar Brenda Chiri Date: 2/16/2017 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know right?! Its sponsored by members which does not make us experts by any means but still some want to complain about everything I guess! Thanks Jan!
  1. Date: 2/16/2017 9:23:00 AM
    Brenda, I'M sorry for your experience. I have hosted a few contest and I don't think I have ever had anyone complain about how I judge . You will have one that complines about spelling , but they need to be kind with their comments. They will never learn so just proceed with your day like it never happened. I wish I could help. Hugs Eve

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    Chiri Avatar Brenda Chiri Date: 2/16/2017 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Eve and spelling wrong happens sometimes I mean I do this all with my phone and auto correct keeps kicking my behind Lola#
    Roper Avatar Eve Roper Date: 2/16/2017 9:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just made a mistake complains but my i pad seems to think it knows what I'm thinking:-(
  1. Date: 2/16/2017 8:37:00 AM
    please don't get put off we need people to host the comp's many thanks and take no notice stephen

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    Chiri Avatar Brenda Chiri Date: 2/16/2017 10:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks you guys have helped and I told them i was still gonna sponsor contests( he said i had no business hosting any!) so I plan on going and doing my day today like always !
  1. Date: 2/16/2017 8:00:00 AM
    I applause you for hosting a contest. And I am sorry this happened to you. I never hosted a contest myself so I cannot help you here. But take care and I wish you well :)

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    Chiri Avatar Brenda Chiri Date: 2/16/2017 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you! I just find it pitiful for people to act in that way!

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