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Update on "Absolute Truth and Mankind's Self-righteousness"

Blog Posted:6/4/2018 10:46:00 AM

Look deeper. When you seek forgiveness, do you not want God, or the other person to understand what was going on inside you at the time of the offense? I believe that we all do, and yet... How many extend that courtesy to their fellowman?

I am getting many, many superficial poems in my contest. Even poems that state it is not God's plan for man to look inside himself, which is just silly. This contest has nothing to do with anyone's beliefs about God or religion, neither is it meant to challenge, or insult, or revenge someone elses truth.

This contest is for the thinking man or woman. Those who partake of deeper thoughts, deeper understanding of Truth. The truth ALWAYS involves more than ourselves. There are two sides to every story, and how can anyone have a well rounded understanding of any occurrence, if both sides are not known. Not their words, but what was happening inside, at the time of the occurrence. Is it not better to say, I just don't have all the answers, than to say this is how it is, based on half the truth? Your half.

I am looking for poetry which goes deeper than what it appears to be on the surface. This contest was never meant to challenge anyone's beliefs, It is meant to be inspiring by sharing in poetic form, your knowledge of deeper truths. The mysterious things you have garnered as you journey through life. That's all.

Let's share those things, which may be inspiring to one another. This contest is meant to stimulate deeper thought, and open your minds to one another's truth. All truth is to be respected. The whole truth, not just one side of it.

Please... Look deeper.

Love to all, Catie :-)

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Date: 6/8/2018 9:07:00 AM
Catie, I find your topics fascinating and one in particular stands out to me. I hope to do it! I think I understand what you want from us, and I hope I am not wrong on that.
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Catie Lindsey
Date: 6/8/2018 9:12:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea. :-) I am looking for poems that speak on these topics. I hope you do find time to write something. Hugs, Catie :-)
Date: 6/5/2018 7:36:00 AM
Catie, you have presented us with a huge challenge and I must ponder it, walk with it, dwell in my sleep with it, well you get the drift and see how deep into my soul I can go to write you something worthy, do I have the courage to write of my truth is the question?
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Catie Lindsey
Date: 6/5/2018 8:06:00 AM
Constance, I am certain that if everyone gives as much time and thought as you will, regarding what to write for my contest, I should have a whole bag of precious and rare jewels to share with everyone. As far as being brave enough to reveal your own truth, I have a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, which says "write always to the unknown friend." It may be long after we are gone that someone struggling to understand will come upon your poem, and their own experience validated, or perhaps, that Oh, I get it now moment. Love and hugs, Catie :-)
Date: 6/4/2018 7:20:00 PM
Hello Catie my name is Jonathan I am 34 years old and I have been directed to this web site by a friend who suggested that I have the makings of a poet therefor I will be submitting my first ever on line poem in your contest problem is that i don't have the slightest idea of the type of form my poem is so i can enter it in your contest can you kindly guide me trough please ? thanks in advance
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Jonathan Zerafa
Date: 6/5/2018 4:53:00 AM
Dear Catie thank you so much for your guidance I managed to follow your instructions and with some additional help from my friend i managed to submit my poem in your contest hope you enjoy it thanks again and good day to all
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Catie Lindsey
Date: 6/4/2018 7:53:00 PM
I hope I have been helpful, and I hope you flourish here on the Soup. If you ever have questions on how to do this or that, I happy to help. Welcome to Poetrysoup! :-)
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Catie Lindsey
Date: 6/4/2018 7:50:00 PM
Once you have posted your poem on Poetrysoup then click on the contest link at the top of the page, it will take you to a list of current contests. Scroll down the page until you find my contest announcement, then click on Enter Contest. It will show you a list of poetry you have posted. Beside the title of your poem is a small box. Click on it and there will appear a check mark. Then ...I think it's at the bottom of that box, there is a button to enter contest. Click on it and your poem is entered. :-)
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Catie Lindsey
Date: 6/4/2018 7:41:00 PM
Do you know how to enter your poem in the contest?
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Catie Lindsey
Date: 6/4/2018 7:39:00 PM
It sounds to me like you did not write your poem in any well established form, or of course you would know the form. Free Verse is an acceptable form and one of my favorites. I am excited to read your entry. Hugs, Catie :-)

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