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Blog Posted:2/26/2019 11:47:00 AM

In a recent blog, I mentioned that over the holidays I had been working on putting a book together and publishing it online. This last Sunday I added some illustrations, so I now think it's about as "finished" as I can make it. I'd love it if some...any...of you P Soupers could/would take a gander at it and let me know what you think.

It's titled "Confessions of a Closet Poet" by Jim Slaughter, and it's available on Wattpad.com and now also on Facebook.

I do feel that all of my poems...and especially this collection...are like my "children". Look, Ma! I finally gave you grandkids!

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Date: 3/6/2019 1:42:00 PM
Hi Jim, Congratulations! That is fantastic news. I'm late reading your blog. However, I still want to read your book. Is it still on Wattpad.com?
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Date: 3/6/2019 2:32:00 PM
Ok I will go read it. I know it will be amazing:-)Alexis
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 3/6/2019 2:28:00 PM
Alexis, thank you, and yes, it is...also on Facebook.
Date: 2/27/2019 11:15:00 PM
Congratulations ... all the best for your book! :-)
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 2/28/2019 7:44:00 AM
Gregory, thank you.
Date: 2/27/2019 12:24:00 PM
Great news Jim, congratulations. Tom.
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 2/28/2019 7:43:00 AM
Thanks, Tom.
Date: 2/27/2019 8:39:00 AM
Congratulations, Jim. What an accomplishment!
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 2/28/2019 7:43:00 AM
Thank you, Line.
Date: 2/26/2019 3:49:00 PM
Jim, I love the title and like you my poems are my children, will have a look at your book for sure, congratulations ~
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Date: 2/28/2019 7:43:00 AM
Thank you, Dear Heart. Wattpad is a very interesting site. I'm very glad I found it. Just wish I could remember the P Souper who mentioned it.
Date: 2/26/2019 3:12:00 PM
Congratulations , Jim! I know the feeling ...
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Jim Slaughter
Date: 2/28/2019 7:42:00 AM
Eve, thank you.
Date: 2/26/2019 1:13:00 PM
Wow! Congratulations! You are a Daddy! Love it! I will try to get there today.
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Date: 2/28/2019 7:42:00 AM
Thanks, Caren.

My Past Blog Posts

 
Proud Papa!
Date Posted: 2/26/2019 11:47:00 AM
A working holiday
Date Posted: 2/9/2019 12:13:00 PM
Continuing Education
Date Posted: 12/26/2018 12:18:00 PM
The Quantum Mechanics of Writing, Part 2
Date Posted: 6/17/2018 8:17:00 AM
The Quantum Mechanics of Writing, Part 1
Date Posted: 6/17/2018 7:42:00 AM
What I'm here to be
Date Posted: 5/25/2018 11:36:00 AM
On writing poetry
Date Posted: 4/28/2018 12:18:00 PM
The wonderfully awful English language...Part 2
Date Posted: 4/20/2018 12:47:00 PM
The wonderfully awful English language and how does anyone ever learn to speak it?
Date Posted: 4/20/2018 12:31:00 PM
What dreams are made of
Date Posted: 4/16/2018 4:14:00 PM
Progress, not perfection
Date Posted: 4/7/2018 12:31:00 PM
In the details
Date Posted: 4/6/2018 12:55:00 PM
A few more words about words
Date Posted: 3/22/2018 3:51:00 PM
I love words
Date Posted: 3/18/2018 8:29:00 AM
The Two-Faced Writer
Date Posted: 3/18/2018 8:24:00 AM
Belated thank you
Date Posted: 3/15/2018 4:02:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
3/17/2019 To a Lady Sitting Versewoman,
3/9/2019 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Mary had a little lamb Light Versehumor,nursery rhyme,
3/1/2019 Imagination Free verseimagination,magic,
2/26/2019 The Race Verseseasons,
2/17/2019 The Plot's the Thing Light Versehumor,writing,
2/17/2019 A Handful of Haiku: Ripples in a stream Haikuseasons,
2/9/2019 Mary Had A Way Rhymefor her,love,
1/13/2019 A Fine and Private Place Versebest friend,death,grave,h
1/13/2019 The Boy I Left Behind Verseage,boy,me,time,voice,
1/12/2019 Before and Again Free versephilosophy,
1/12/2019 Fiscal Calisthenics Light Versehumor,money,
1/11/2019 A long and winding road Verseintrospection,life,metaph
1/11/2019 Being Bad Light Versehumor,
1/10/2019 Climate Change Rhymelove,youth,
1/7/2019 A Writer Prepares Light Versehumor,inspiration,writing
12/30/2018 Poets for Peace Versepeace,poets,
12/30/2018 Legacy Verseintrospection,poetry,
12/28/2018 Reasons and Rhymes Rhymeintrospection,
12/23/2018 A Christmas Tale: A variation on a theme by Dr Seuss Light Versechristmas,humor,
12/22/2018 That's Mrs Santa Light Versechristmas,humor,
12/19/2018 Versatility Light Versehumor,poetry,writing,
12/19/2018 The Man Behind the Words Free verseidentity,poetry,writing,
12/19/2018 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Little Jack Horner's Christmas Surprise Light Versechristmas,humor,nursery r
12/18/2018 Three Sisters Free versesister,wind,
12/17/2018 A Week Before Christmas Rhymechristmas,
12/16/2018 Fivel, the Forgotten Reindeer Light Versechristmas,humor,
12/14/2018 A Sign of the Times Rhymechristmas,
12/9/2018 Refurbished Children's Stories: Wonderland Redux Light Versehumor,
12/8/2018 Letter to Santa: a 3rd grade writing assignment Light Versechristmas,humor,
12/8/2018 Blame it on my youth Rhymeyouth,
12/6/2018 Let There Be Limericks: We Three Kings Limerickhumor,
12/5/2018 Keeping Christmas Rhymechristmas,
12/3/2018 How still the trees Rhymeautumn,spring,summer,wint
12/1/2018 Trouble At The North Pole Light Versechristmas,humor,
11/24/2018 Of times gone by Sonnetmemory,
11/24/2018 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: A Paean for the Piper's Son Light Versehumor,nursery rhyme,
11/21/2018 Where do I start Rhymefor her,lost love,
11/14/2018 Rehashing History: The First Thanksgiving, Squanto and the Pilgrims Light Versehistory,humor,thanksgivin
11/10/2018 A Handful of Haiku: Laughter of the rain Haikusummer,
11/7/2018 No mere matter of chance Free verseintrospection,
11/3/2018 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Old Mother Hubbard, a cautionary tale Light Versehumor,nursery rhyme,
10/31/2018 Party Crasher, a Halloween Anecdote Narrativehalloween,humor,
10/30/2018 All Hallows' E'en Light Versehalloween,humor,
10/28/2018 Spring Sensations Rhymespring,
10/27/2018 Halloween Night Rhymehalloween,humor,
10/27/2018 A Spooky Speculation Light Versehalloween,humor,
10/26/2018 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Old King Cole, a very merry monarch Light Versehumor,nursery rhyme,
10/20/2018 Let There Be Limericks: For Halloween Limerickhalloween,humor,
10/18/2018 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Quite Contrary Mary Light Versehumor,nursery rhyme,
10/16/2018 Whys and Wherefores Free verselove,memory,
10/14/2018 Double, double, toil and trouble Light Versehalloween,humor,
10/10/2018 Performance Review Free verseintrospection,
10/9/2018 Rehashing History: Christopher Columbus, a man with a plan Light Versecolumbus day,history,humo
10/7/2018 The Gift of the Magus Verselove,wisdom,
10/6/2018 Refurbished Children's Stories: Goldilocks, but just barely Light Versehumor,
10/5/2018 You are cordially invited Light Versehalloween,humor,
9/30/2018 Pardon My Parody: Thalia, be my muse Light Versehumor,parody,
9/29/2018 Shadow Dancer Versefor her,lost love,memory,
9/28/2018 Brother Ned's Most Unusual One-Man Band Light Versehumor,
9/23/2018 Fate Free versefate,philosophy,
9/22/2018 Critterary Verses: A lesson from the dinosaur Light Verseanimal,humor,
9/17/2018 History has shown Free versephilosophy,
9/16/2018 Free Will Free versephilosophy,
9/15/2018 Once there was Eden Haikuparadise,
9/14/2018 Refurbished Fairy Tales: The real skinny on Snow White Light Versehumor,
9/9/2018 There's never been a time Versefirst love,introspection,
9/7/2018 Considering the Centipede Limerickanimal,humor,
9/6/2018 The Ballad of Freddie and Flo Balladhumor,
8/30/2018 Short Ribs Z: Yipes Stripes Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/30/2018 Come September Free verseseptember,summer,
8/30/2018 Short Ribs Y: Place Your Bets Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/29/2018 The determining factor Limerickhumor,
8/28/2018 Short Ribs X: A Poetic Quandary Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/28/2018 A Talent to a Muse Free versemuse,poets,writing,
8/28/2018 Short Ribs W: Common Denominators Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/28/2018 Couple's Counseling Limerickfor her,for him,relations
8/26/2018 Short Ribs V: She never met a man she didn't like Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/26/2018 If you listen closely Free verseage,memory,
8/26/2018 Short Ribs U: The Dread Letter Office Light Versehumor,
8/26/2018 Don't mess with exes in Texas Limerickhumor,
8/25/2018 Short Ribs T: Critiquing William Blake Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/25/2018 The Greatest Gifts Free versephilosophy,
8/25/2018 Short Ribs S: A Fine Bromance Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/24/2018 Twenty-three, skidoo Limerickhumor,
8/23/2018 Short Ribs R: Sticks and Stones Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/23/2018 Identity Crisis Free verseidentity,
8/23/2018 Short Ribs Q: Don't hate him because he's beautiful Light Versebird,humor,
8/22/2018 A Medical Mystery Limerickhumor,
8/21/2018 Short Ribs P: Well, what's a wife to do Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/21/2018 Short Ribs O: The next high-tech generation Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/20/2018 A tough act to follow Light Versehumor,
8/18/2018 Short Ribs N: Such stuff as dreams are made of Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/18/2018 Faith Free versefaith,introspection,
8/18/2018 Short Ribs M: Of Mice and Moose Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/17/2018 Pardon My Parody: What a lovely fantasy Light Versehumor,parody,song,
8/16/2018 Short Ribs L: The Frustrated Llama Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/16/2018 Entities Free verseperspective,
8/16/2018 Short Ribs K: Pondering Down Under Light Verseanimal,humor,
8/14/2018 Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Jack be nimble Light Versehumor,nursery rhyme,
8/12/2018 Short Ribs J: Miracles Can Happen Light Verseanimal,humor,

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