Get Your Premium Membership

To all P.S. Bards - Mark Massey's Blog

About Mark Massey
(Show Details...)
Bloggers Photo

Ex-firefighter - Texas (Dallas/Ft. Worth area...near DFW Airport)...

Master Electrician....

Very average guitar player and below average poet/writer...

I love Poetry Soup and all of its characters!

To all P.S. Bards

Blog Posted:7/29/2018 7:29:00 AM
There are so many wonderful writers that visit this site each day.  Some have been here for years and others maybe once or twice at best.  This is my tribute to all of the Bards of PS.  Most do not have a lot of time to spend commenting or reponding in kind but love the site as much as myself and relish that time. This is to all site members and visitors, old and new... 
The Bards of Solitude
~ With sleep evaded by the rabble running through my head,
I pull my wrinkled sheets about and scuttle out of bed,
then sign upon a secret line to enter in the Soup
and once again, now wide awake, I’m back among the group.
  I find a bunch of early birds or night owls if you please
that paint with words electric, then cast them to the breeze.
They hang their souls like fresh washed clothes upon the wired line
with hopes their message strikes a chord or plays upon the mind.
  They write for one another or they write to speak their peace
and challenges are always made to help each one achieve.
They often fight like cats and dogs as family members do
because another didn’t see their brilliant point of view.
  But all in all, throughout the world, they come here every day.
I wish I had the time to read what each one had to say.
They gather to express in thought their world within a word
and fellow writers will assure that no one goes unheard.
  In wonder I indulge the words they cast into the air...
inspired by the metaphors and similes they share.
For here the Bards of Solitude can share their cyber-mind
with those that understand this place and wish to share in kind.
                                                                                           ~ mm
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 8/17/2018 12:33:00 PM
Nice tribute, Mark! I've only been here for a short while but it seems to be a wonderful family of fine friends and poets...enjoy your day!
Login to Reply
Date: 8/7/2018 3:41:00 AM
lovely tribute to us all Mark that share a love of words and poetry.
Login to Reply
Date: 8/3/2018 8:34:00 AM
Well said Mark
Login to Reply
Date: 8/2/2018 4:16:00 AM
This Bard of Solitude is just waking up to a bowl of your soupy words, tastier than Alphabits and more filling than the news of the day. Kudos my brother.
Login to Reply
Date: 8/1/2018 11:11:00 AM
An excellent poem that captures exactly why we all share a part of ourselves in our writes. Love your poem! Hugs
Login to Reply
Date: 7/31/2018 5:33:00 PM
" within a word.." well penned, spot on. :-)
Login to Reply
Date: 7/31/2018 3:31:00 PM
this is wonderful, Mark. Sorry I missed it earlier. I think those of us who love it here have all written some type of tribute to Souper poets in our day!!!
Login to Reply
Date: 7/31/2018 12:28:00 PM
An excellent tribute, Mark! Best regards...paul
Login to Reply
Date: 7/31/2018 11:29:00 AM
Thanks, Mark! ! Very awesome poem, and I absolutely love the title. Hugs, Catie :-)
Login to Reply
Date: 7/30/2018 9:08:00 AM
What an awesome tribute to the poets here, Mark. It is a very interesting community we have here, isn't it. Very sweet poem :)
Login to Reply
Date: 7/29/2018 6:53:00 PM
This is wonderful to read and a great poem. Thank you for sharing Mark! :)
Login to Reply
Massey Avatar
Mark Massey
Date: 7/29/2018 7:04:00 PM
My pleasure Heidi
Date: 7/29/2018 1:11:00 PM
Such a beautiful, profound poem, Mark. I enjoyed it so much, and you have captured how I feel as well. There are never enough hours to read and enjoy so many beautifully written poems by so many very talented poets who share our Poetry Soup. Thank you so much for your lovely tribute. Sandra
Login to Reply
Date: 7/29/2018 12:39:00 PM
An accomplished, sincere, and a propos post, Mark. I enjoyed reading it, and I hope you continue to rise (at whatever time you choose) and to share your creations with the rest of us. Thank you!
Login to Reply
Date: 7/29/2018 11:39:00 AM
What a great tribute Mark...Loved it!
Login to Reply
Date: 7/29/2018 9:22:00 AM
Ah that’s GORGEOUS, love it Mark! I especially love the second stanza. So true!
Login to Reply
Date: 7/29/2018 7:38:00 AM
Wonderful words, wonderful heart! <3
Login to Reply
Date: 7/29/2018 7:34:00 AM
What a lovely read this morning. Thanks for the surprise, Mark.
Login to Reply

My Past Blog Posts

Sour Grapes - Update!!!
Date Posted: 9/5/2018 2:44:00 PM
To all P.S. Bards
Date Posted: 7/29/2018 7:29:00 AM
Attention "Your Finest Sonnet" contestants
Date Posted: 7/20/2018 9:34:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/14/2018 And so, we'll have the cheese Rhymefunny,
11/6/2018 Address Unknown Free versepoverty,prejudice,society
11/1/2018 Fatal Love Sonnetdark,death,
10/27/2018 From Letters to Sharon Coupletlove,
10/14/2018 The Gifts Coupletappreciation,
9/29/2018 Estocada Sonnetlust,passion,
9/2/2018 Inner Knowing Sonnetimage,metaphor,
8/26/2018 Colors Sonnetracism,
8/14/2018 Sour Grapes Sonnethumorous,jealousy,satire,
8/12/2018 Before Another Day is Gone Lyricamerica,anger,anti bullyi
8/5/2018 Summer Breeze Lyriclonely,longing,summer,
7/21/2018 Night Angel Sonnetdark,death,desire,
7/20/2018 Seashells Rhymeremember,
7/7/2018 Stem of Thorns Sonnetabuse,
6/20/2018 The Voice Sonnetallusion,political,
6/16/2018 To Everyone a Soldier Rhymeappreciation,
5/25/2018 The Gristmill Song Sonnetangst,slavery,
5/17/2018 A Generation's Passing Sonnetdeath,
5/16/2018 Jaded Dreams Sonnetlost love,
5/15/2018 Redemption part 1 Crown of Sonnetsdeath,eulogy,
5/15/2018 Redemption part 2 Crown of Sonnetsdeath,eulogy,
5/12/2018 The Writer's Affair Sonnetlove hurts,
5/12/2018 Strangers part 3 Crown of Sonnetsanxiety,love,
5/4/2018 Strangers part 2 Crown of Sonnetsfate,love,
4/29/2018 Strangers part 1 Crown of Sonnetslove,love hurts,
4/24/2018 Adrift Sonnetallusion,lost love,
4/23/2018 The Pirates of Wales Sonnetdestiny,patriotic,sea,
4/22/2018 A Quiet Fury Coupletnature,

My Photos

Fav Poems

Sour Grapes Sonnetanalogy,anger,heartbreak,
Breath To Breath Sonnetanalogy,lost love,metapho
Behold Death Free versedeath,loss,love,
My heart has found a home-song version Lyricfor her,heart,loneliness,

Fav Poets

Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Brenda Chiri United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
John Gondolf United States Flag United States Read
JEAN MURRAY Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
cheryl hoffman United States Flag United States Read
Maureen McGreavy Canada Flag Canada Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
craig cornish United States Flag United States Read
Gregory R Barden United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Paris-Maree Boreham Australia Flag Australia Read
Susan Gentry United States Flag United States Read
Lisle Ryder United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Mark Massey United States Flag United States Read
Lyric Man United States Flag United States Read
Charles Reese United States Flag United States Read