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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
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Date: 8/7/2018 3:41:00 AM
lovely tribute to us all Mark that share a love of words and poetry.
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Date: 8/3/2018 8:34:00 AM
Well said Mark
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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.
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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
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Date: 7/31/2018 5:33:00 PM
"...world within a word.." well penned, spot on. :-)
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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!!!
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Date: 7/31/2018 12:28:00 PM
An excellent tribute, Mark! Best regards...paul
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Date: 7/31/2018 11:29:00 AM
Thanks, Mark! ! Very awesome poem, and I absolutely love the title. Hugs, Catie :-)
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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 :)
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Date: 7/29/2018 6:53:00 PM
This is wonderful to read and a great poem. Thank you for sharing Mark! :)
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Date: 7/29/2018 7:04:00 PM
My pleasure Heidi
Date: 7/29/2018 3:30:00 PM
Nice tribute Mark. Your own contributions are certainly worthy
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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
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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!
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Date: 7/29/2018 11:39:00 AM
What a great tribute Mark...Loved it!
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Date: 7/29/2018 9:22:00 AM
Ah that’s GORGEOUS, love it Mark! I especially love the second stanza. So true!
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Date: 7/29/2018 7:38:00 AM
Wonderful words, wonderful heart! <3
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Date: 7/29/2018 7:34:00 AM
What a lovely read this morning. Thanks for the surprise, Mark.
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