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I know so many of you now, well not personally! For those who I am meeting for the first time, my name is Kim Rodrigues. I love to write about my family, travel, life, current events, and Christian themes. I consider my writing eclectic. I enjoy trying out the various forms, love brevity poems, and often write in free verse. Please try a sampling of my poetry. I hope you enjoy! I will try to visit your postings, as well. Happy Writing!

 

 

 

 


Learning to read and write

Blog Posted:11/23/2019 10:20:00 AM

Yes, we all love to write! That is why we are here but we are ALL poets and want to be read. Consider commenting on others poems. Take the time to give cheer to your FELLOW poets. Love up on the new, old, POTD -- take the time to spread some cheer. Yes, I want you to read mine but more so I hear the hearts of many who feel they are no longer being read. Love thy fellow Soupers. I, like you, get my heart hurt, but without intention mostly. Just take a breath, keep coming back. Let's be good to one another. <3

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Date: 11/23/2019 9:15:00 PM
Joy to the world...and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing...
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/23/2019 10:28:00 PM
Tommygun, you been hitting the eggnog early this year?
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/23/2019 9:18:00 PM
"papa papa papa ooh mou mou papa ooh mou mou mou...."
Date: 11/23/2019 4:43:00 PM
You get back what you put in, but reading is not an entirely selfless act. I try to spend about half an hour a most days reading and it really helps my poetry. Some reading and commenting on Soup, and a little reading published poems if I can - which I highly recommend too :o)
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 11/23/2019 6:02:00 PM
A little bit here and there... :)
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/23/2019 4:53:00 PM
Yes it's important to learn from "the greats."
Date: 11/23/2019 12:59:00 PM
Well said <3
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 11/23/2019 6:01:00 PM
Thank you, sweet lady!
Date: 11/23/2019 11:21:00 AM
I've mentioned this before but it seems to mostly fall on deaf ears, if you post a ton of poems your readership and level of commenting tends to be low. Why is that? When the Beatles were hot their album of new songs was eagerly anticipated and carefully timed for release. Imagine though if they put out a new song EVERY day of the year, or even several a day for an entire year. Yes, even for the greats a level of ad nauseum can set in. So my advice: write less, write better, visit and comment more on others work but be sincere. Don't just leave a "lovely poem" comment. This advice is for anyone wanting more attention
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/24/2019 4:28:00 PM
Yes because some are quite talented but readers get burned out
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Victor Buhagiar
Date: 11/24/2019 3:12:00 PM
I agree with you. Some authors put in ten poems a day. How can anyone expect them to be read. I have so much to do I can't be bothered to read ten poem of the same author day after day. Pity though.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 11/23/2019 6:06:00 PM
Thank you for your comment! Some poets are just stretching their poetry muscles, learning or shaping their craft. Regardless of how many comments one gets, it is still important to reach out. I do get what you are saying here and of course there is truth to this. Thanks for joining in the conversation.
Date: 11/23/2019 11:08:00 AM
Short blogpost, GIANT message. I appreciate your heartfelt comments, Kim. ~Mark
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 11/23/2019 6:06:00 PM
Thank you, Mark!

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New Year 2018 finalized
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CHRISTMAS RHYMES
Date Posted: 12/19/2017 7:14:00 AM
Pantoum Contest finalized
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Color Splash Contest
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Celebration of Art Contest
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CELEBRATION OF ART CONTEST
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UNSHACKLE MY VERSE
Date Posted: 4/21/2017 10:59:00 AM
Are you entering the contests that you think you are?
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FAR LESS RULES IN NEW CONTEST!!
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Forced Rhymes
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PRECIOUS MOMENTS
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
12/11/2019 Line, The Queen of Ku Free versetribute,
12/11/2019 TOMs TURKEY ANTICS Versetribute,
12/11/2019 Beautiful Butterfly, Maureen Alliterationtribute,
12/11/2019 the sun shines blue Tankaweather,
12/11/2019 NEVERMORE FLY AWAY, CHRIS Rhymetribute,
12/11/2019 THE GENUINE HEART OF GERSHON Rhymetribute,
12/11/2019 VICTOR HAILS FROM MALTA Rhymetribute,
12/11/2019 Gregory, songs be written about thee Rhymetribute,
12/10/2019 COOL FEVER Diminished Hexaverseadventure,sports,winter,
12/10/2019 God Speaks Haikuweather,
12/9/2019 SALLOW MONDAY Senryuchristmas,weather,
12/8/2019 In Memory of Pamela Free versetribute,
12/7/2019 SNOWDROPS Haikuflower,winter,
12/7/2019 THIS RICHER WINE OF GREEN Versecolor,lust,
12/7/2019 Adulting Begins in December Rictameterage,birthday,
12/7/2019 A PARTY, WINE AND STRANGER THINGS Free versehumorous,hurt,wine,
12/7/2019 TABULATING CURIOSITY AND WONDER Free verseart,child,christmas,
12/7/2019 NUGATORY Free versesad,
12/5/2019 DEAR SANTA Light Versehumor,love,
12/5/2019 Winter Globe Haibunsnow,winter,
12/4/2019 Pushed Versesea,sin,
12/4/2019 leave me alone Kimosound,
12/4/2019 i breathe out loud Verseanxiety,garden,heart,love
12/3/2019 SANDBLAST Senryuhumorous,
12/2/2019 PALE SHELTER Free verseangst,
12/2/2019 MAKE IT THE ONE Free versewriting,
12/2/2019 SHAKEN UP Free versebetrayal,christmas,storm,
12/1/2019 THE BOOKWORM SET Free versesmart,
12/1/2019 MINNESOTA WINTER Rhymetravel,winter,
12/1/2019 LIVING HOSTS Kimoart,bird,flower,imagery,
11/29/2019 The Holy Spirit Gift Rhymechristian,
11/29/2019 Blind Reaction Epigramcolor,senses,
11/29/2019 Art of Gustave Baumann Free verseart,
11/29/2019 LOVE ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT Coupletlove,
11/28/2019 thankful for things Tankaappreciation,thanksgiving
11/27/2019 THE BLUE EYE OF THE SANTA SEA Free verseart,christmas,
11/27/2019 TWAS THE NIGHT WHEN CHRISTMAS WENT WRONG Rhymechristmas,humor,
11/26/2019 f a m o u s for w-h-a-t Free versedark,
11/25/2019 FRUIT ON TABLE Free verseart,sensual,
11/24/2019 BABY BOOM BAM Free verseautumn,beauty,
11/23/2019 HALLMARK MOMENTS Concretechristmas,
11/22/2019 CATCH OF THE DAY Free verselove,sea,
11/22/2019 VISIONARY BEAUTY Haikuart,
11/19/2019 THE CAPTAIN DIES BY SUICIDE Free verselove,sea,
11/19/2019 Tend the Garden Where the Tulips Grow Verseflower,love,marriage,
11/18/2019 EXAMINE EACH WORD Tankawords,
11/17/2019 BELIEVER Limerickanimal,christmas,humor,
11/17/2019 CLYDE SANTA Limerickchristmas,humor,
11/17/2019 GONE GIRL Limerickchristmas,humor,
11/17/2019 MINDFUL MUSINGS WE IMMORTALIZE Free verseheaven,imagery,love,
11/15/2019 PAPARAZZI IN THE GARDEN Tankafairy,
11/15/2019 SPURS ARE LOOSE Cowboymusic,
11/15/2019 DUMMY RING Limericklove,
11/14/2019 Wrangle of the Cell Free verselove,
11/13/2019 LOST IN A SEA OF WAR Alliterationholocaust,war,
11/13/2019 SPOTLIGHT Free versemeaningful,
11/13/2019 WE WEATHER IT OUT THIS FINTER Verseamerica,political,weather
11/13/2019 Worlds Smallest Ungulate Spotted Tankaanimal,
11/12/2019 SOUNDS OFF Tankawind,
11/12/2019 S-eason O-f S-urrender Personificationlost,weather,
11/12/2019 SEASONAL WARNING Rhymenovember,weather,
11/11/2019 THE WAX CRIES WITH HAPPINESS thanks Rhymethanksgiving,
11/10/2019 RECALLING CHILDHOOD Tankachildhood,storm,tree,
11/9/2019 FORGETTING JONAH Tankabible,evil,
11/9/2019 IN OUR WONDERLAND CHAIR Rhymemarriage,romantic love,
11/8/2019 HYPNOTIC CANDLELIGHT Tankadance,light,
11/8/2019 UNDERCURRENT OF MELANCHOLY Kimodepression,
11/7/2019 READ THE BOOK Nonetbooks,writing,
11/7/2019 GOOSEBUMPS Free versescary,
11/6/2019 NAKED NEIGHBORHOOD Tankaseasons,
11/6/2019 SUBMISSIVE SILK SHEETS Sexyku Haikusexy,
11/5/2019 the runners cursive Haikuwinter,
11/4/2019 holidaymakers Tankacousin,senses,travel,weat
11/3/2019 SUNDAY MORN Versemorning,muse,peace,silenc
11/3/2019 CURIO NUN Free versememory,prayer,
11/2/2019 MORNING SONG Tankabird,song,
11/1/2019 POSSIBILITIES Free versebeauty,flower,
10/31/2019 IMPRESSIONS OF FALL Tankaautumn,october,weather,
10/31/2019 CARRIE ON Shapedark,halloween,scary,
10/31/2019 THE TATTERDEMALION KITE Proseadventure,
10/31/2019 MUIR MUSINGS Free versenature,
10/31/2019 LINUS ALWAYS BELIEVED Rhymechildhood,faith,halloween
10/31/2019 UNMUFFLED Monorhymecar,dad,humorous,
10/30/2019 THE SILVER FOX BALLERINA Free verseart,beauty,
10/30/2019 WANING WITH RHYTHM Tankaautumn,weather,
10/30/2019 RENOIRs REDFOX Tankaart,imagery,
10/29/2019 THANK YOU MR FOX Free verseteacher,thank you,
10/29/2019 VEGGIE TALES Free versebible,christian,god,
10/26/2019 THE WHIRLIGIG OF AUTUMN Sonnetautumn,children,halloween
10/24/2019 SUSPENDED IN ANIMATION Free versechild,feelings,games,love
10/24/2019 FUTURES IN HOT WATER PM2 Monokuchildren,parents,
10/23/2019 THE SNOWY FIELDS Rhymeflower,love,
10/22/2019 GALVANIC GAME-CHANGER Alliterationchristian,god,
10/22/2019 SPELLBOUND Alliterationsexy,
10/21/2019 TWINKLE FAIRY Free versefairy,thanksgiving,
10/20/2019 pale leaves Questionkuage,autumn,pain,weather,
10/19/2019 DREAMGIRL Proseimagery,
10/18/2019 THE DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Blank versedark,
10/18/2019 A GREATER LOVE 1 Cor 13 Free versechristian,love,
10/17/2019 DEPARTING WORDS Limerickhalloween,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
INDOOR SPORTS Free versefun,giggle,sports,
What I Love About The South Free versehumor,love,
In The Palm Of His Hand Rhymechristian,god,gospel,jesu
Dillard Mill Iambic Pentameterautumn,
Tongue Twister Time Rhymehorse,race,
Beneath the Milky Way Rhymelove,stars,universe,
Naked Verseanti bullying,betrayal,bo
Expose the Naked Truth Rhymebetrayal,identity,
Naked Smile Rhymefaith,forgiveness,life,
That Old House at the End of the Road Couplethouse,ocean,
She Dances To Her Music Sonnetdance,music,
sleighbells skewed Limerickholiday,nonsense,
The Wisdom of Winter Coupletlife,metaphor,seasons,
Emerald Forests Sonnetart,creation,green,meanin
The Last Old Fashioned Christmas Rhymechristmas,sad,
She's Beautiful Light Versebeautiful,women,
Flirt Rhymedance,emotions,engagement
One Must Remain: Sonnetangst,conflict,love,
She took me on a moonbeam Rhymelove,moon,
That truth in my mind Quatrainbeautiful,beauty,introspe
An Empty Throne - Part 2 of 9 Rhymefantasy,
The Gingerbread Family's Ordeal Light Versefood,house,humor,
The leap Rhymenature,
SOUND OF SILENCE Free verseabuse,identity,silence,so
Gobsmacked Gams Terzanelleallegory,art,childhood,
The Name You've Given Me-Video Sonnetlove,
Slow Dance Blank versedance,growing up,youth,
Toxic State Free versefuture,universe,
Toxic State Verseangst,anxiety,fear,
This Wasn't the First Time Rhymebetrayal,change,deep,
How the Moon does it tristichbeauty,love,moon,
FLAMING SPOON OF MOON Versekiss,moon,
GOODBYE, MY LOVE Free versedeath,goodbye,
You'll Find Me Before the Ink Is Dry Free versepoets,self,
Diamonds of Inspiration Free versebeauty,blue,image,inspira
Confessions of a Double Barreled Drama Queen Versehumor,water,
1985 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Free versehistory,love,wine,
Sweet Dixie Sonnetbeautiful,deep,food,happi
BUTTERFLY DANCE Haikubutterfly,nature,
New Snow Haikusnow,sun,tree,
Childhood Concretehumanity,
Standing At The Mountain Proseallegory,analogy,black af
Dreams of perfect love Rhymegood night,
Beloved Nicholas Dizainlove,valentines day,
Message in an acrostic contest Acrosticword play,words,
Message in an Acrostic Contest Acrosticromantic,
Welcome 2017 Embarkation Shapenew year,
COME DINE WITH ME Coupletbeautiful,cool,food,
The Cycle of Life Free verselife,
SETTING GOALS Narrativedepression,destiny,inspir
Evening Enchantment Free versehappiness,
UNICORN Enclosed Rhymeanimal,encouraging,horse,
The Peace That Passes Understanding Rhymebeautiful,hurt,longing,pe
THE TIGER IN YOU Rhymeabuse,anger,anxiety,child
HUMBLING FIRMAMENT Coupletappreciation,love,sea,sta
- Haiku X 101 - The Nature - Haikubeauty,nature,
eight winds. I do not know? philosophy,
The making of a Child Light Versechildren,love,
In A Sad Blindness, One May Yet Find Hope Rhymeart,deep,encouraging,insp
Winter Has Stolen The Night Free verseseasons,winter,
DISINTEGRATE DISCREETLY Quatrainallegory,analogy,depressi
Stepping Through Time Monorhymedance,
RIZE Free verseimagery,inspirational,nat
TIME TO GO OUT ON THE PISTE Monorhymefriendship,fun,humorous,s
Burning Ever So Bright Acrosticbirthday,
Alchemy Dramatic Versecorruption,dark,psycholog
Sunday Morning - me singing - Lyricimagery,inspirational,
Reckless Inspiration Coupletfunny,
The Grey In Between Rhymeangst,dedication,devotion
Wonders of Humanity Shapelife,philosophy,space,
Under the Sakura Tree Haikunature,
HE COMES SECRETLY Sijomystery,relationship,
ERIC Is Rhymeart,black african america
Power over Adversity Rhymeblessing,god,inspirationa
JOEY ALEXANDER-More Than a Boy Genius Free verseboy,child,children,music,
The trial of a lord Part 1 ABCaddiction,society,
Onset of puberty Sonnetbody,desire,lust,sensual,
SHADOW OF JEALOUSY Sonnetjealousy,sad love,trust,
The Rise and Fall of Mankind Didacticchange,destiny,
The Rose Ghost Rhymeabsence,addiction,allusio
Achilles and the Tortoise Rhymehumorous,
At The End Of My Garden Versenature,river,
The Christmas Spirit Free versebeautiful,blessing,christ
Its Too Early To Write Poetry Versedeath,grief,sorrow,
Sarsara The New Fable Rhymeappreciation,beauty,joy,l
The Mask of Alabaster Coupletanxiety,confusion,deep,dr
Recipe Monorhymelife,
NEW ZEALAND Free versefun,health,
Thoughts of Black or White or the Grayest Gray Rhymelove,nature,perspective,
Just Another Day In Delight Acrosticbirthday,
Jesus Is Great - The Linked Style Free versefaith,hope,inspirational,
Forever Immortal Love Italian Sonneti love you,marriage,
We Have A Problem Dramatic monologueanxiety,divorce,love hurt
It Rained That Day Romanticismfeelings,love,marriage,ra
A Tear Drop on a Rose Rhymegrief,heartbreak,loss,sad
- Never Alone - Monokuprayer,stars,
Rogue Waves Rhymeanxiety,feelings,life,
Old Age Monokuage,humorous,
Everyday is a Cliffhanger Acrosticanxiety,
Fighting The Dragon Rhymeabuse,addiction,drug,

Fav Poets

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Bonnie Jennings United States Flag United States Read
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Lenny Gazbowski United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
The Grahamburglar United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
john fleming United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Mike Hauser United States Flag United States Read
Brian Davey United States Flag United States Read
David De la Croes South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Bill Yates United States Flag United States Read
Julia Ward France Flag France Read
Brian Strand United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Teppo Gren Finland Flag Finland Read
Thabang Ngoma South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Anthony August United States Flag United States Read
Dear Heart - Wiishkobi Ode Canada Flag Canada Read
Anthony Slausin Seychelles Flag Seychelles Read
Carole Duet United States Flag United States Read
Christine Lehman United States Flag United States Read
karen johnson United States Flag United States Read
AFZAL NUSKER India Flag India Read
Tim Ryerson United States Flag United States Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Sarban Bhattacharya United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Probir Gupta India Flag India Read
Agnes Krampe United States Flag United States Read
Chris Green United States Flag United States Read
Steven Henderson United States Flag United States Read
george seal United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
White Wolf Australia Flag Australia Read
lim'rik flats US Minor Outlying Islands Flag US Minor Outlying Islands Read
Patrice Trice Jackson United States Flag United States Read
Richard Olson United States Flag United States Read
Lewis Raynes Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert A. Dufresne United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
David Bose United States Flag United States Read
Wayne Kingston United States Flag United States Read
J.W. Earnings United States Flag United States Read
Doug Vinson United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Carolyn Fish United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Galeo DS Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Abdul Malik United States Flag United States Read
Darren White Netherlands Flag Netherlands Read
Trevor Houchen United States Flag United States Read
jill spagnola United States Flag United States Read
Freddie Robinson Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
cheryl hoffman United States Flag United States Read
Jo Daniel India Flag India Read
Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read
LEWIS NYAGA Kenya Flag Kenya Read
Erina Rain Uganda Flag Uganda Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Michael Coy Spain Flag Spain Read
Sara Chansarkar United States Flag United States Read
Pintu Mahakul India Flag India Read
Gayle Rodd United States Flag United States Read
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Word Hobo United States Flag United States Read
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Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Clarence Billheimer United States Flag United States Read
Maria Williams Australia Flag Australia Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Juli- Michelle United States Flag United States Read
victoria alonzo United States Flag United States Read
Christopher Mwashinga United States Flag United States Read
Dean Wood United States Flag United States Read
Etienne Lariviere France Flag France Read
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eric boddie United States Flag United States Read
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Funom Makama Germany Flag Germany Read
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Joseph Soper United States Flag United States Read
Lenna Walker United States Flag United States Read
Dale Gregory Cozart United States Flag United States Read
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Sara Ella United States Flag United States Read
Sidney Beck Russian Federation Flag Russian Federation Read
John Anderson Australia Flag Australia Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Ram R. V. India Flag India Read
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