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I am a retired Ironworker(35 years Local 7), a lifetime Boston, Mass resident.  I am old enough to know better - but don't.


Blog Posted:6/8/2022 5:22:00 AM



My apologies to all who entered this contest just when the Covid insanity settled on us.  I am remiss in reviewing and posting the contest entries.  I shall leave it to the poets of the Soup to evaluate the changes made to the entries and their impact on the poetic interpretation.

Again, my apologies for taking so long to get to this.


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Date: 6/13/2022 11:08:00 AM
Thank you, John. Feel honoured to be placed with our talented poets. no need to apologize, it is great to be inspired with challenging themes. Best ~ Mala
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Date: 6/10/2022 12:19:00 PM
John, it is an honor to have this win in your wonderful contest. Glad you like both of these Rhyme Acrostic writes. No need for apologies, it is OK. Congratulations and Surprise to all the winners. Great Writes...... Have a great/blessed~~day/weekend..................
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Date: 6/9/2022 2:54:00 AM
John thank you so much for my placement in your contest, I was wondering why I was suddenly receiving replies to an old posting, now I know why… Belle
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Date: 6/9/2022 2:47:00 AM
Thanks for hosting, John and for my placement. Congratulations to all winners.
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Date: 6/8/2022 5:29:00 PM
John, thank you so much for the inspiration and contest and my placement, blessings ~Constance
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Date: 6/8/2022 8:00:00 AM
Lovely to see Geoffrey Brewer (recently deceased) given a first place. Cheers - Gary
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Constance La France
Date: 6/8/2022 5:29:00 PM
that makes me so sad ~Constance
Date: 6/8/2022 6:50:00 AM
Hmm, whatever I wrote for you, I guess it was N/A. Congrats to all your winners.
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Date: 6/8/2022 6:46:00 AM
Hmmm, it is sure something forgotten for ME. Did you judge it?
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/14/2022 DEATH CONCEDES Sonnetaddiction,fear,night,scar
8/13/2022 GOOSE BUMPS Ninetteautumn,mystery,nature,
8/11/2022 The Egret's Feet Are Dry Rhymeplanet,river,weather,
8/10/2022 AS I DREAM Free versebetrayal,dream,lost love,
8/10/2022 POETRY SOUP Acrosticmuse,poetry,poets,
8/7/2022 EDEN'S FATE Free versefate,
8/6/2022 OF FATALISM Free versefate,irony,
8/6/2022 I WILL NOT STOP Villanellelife,
8/1/2022 SOUL SCAVENGERS Rhymeamerica,power,truth,
7/30/2022 SPIRITUAL MULTITASKING Free verseconfusion,life,spiritual,
7/29/2022 RIVER MOMENTS a six pack of Senryu Senryuhumor,nature,river,
7/28/2022 A POESY OF RHYTHMIC SWIRLS Rhymepoetess,poetry,poets,
7/28/2022 MUTED Rhymemuse,poetry,writing,
7/26/2022 I Think That I Shall Pen a Tome Rhymefun,humor,poetry,poets,wr
7/26/2022 LOST Senryuday,dream,
7/25/2022 My Lyin' Eyes Free verseallusion,
7/25/2022 WHERE'S THE BEEF Rhymefood,humor,satire,
7/24/2022 UNREDACTED REDACTIONS Rhymefun,humor,satire,
7/22/2022 HOW HOT WAS IT MOMMA Coupletenvironment,satire,sunset
7/22/2022 A Hint of Autumn Monokuautumn,
7/16/2022 A QUIET PLACE Free versenature,peace,
7/15/2022 THANKSGIVING CRYSTALS Crystallinelife,water,
7/15/2022 Suspicion Fell on the Butler Free versefun,humor,mystery,pets,
7/15/2022 A Ghost's Story Free versescary,
7/14/2022 The Faces of God Free versegod,people,
7/11/2022 We Will Write - We Poets Bold Rhymehumor,poetry,writing,
7/11/2022 THERE ARE NO HEROES Free versefamily,immigration,
7/6/2022 They sit up here alone with me Sonnetirony,religion,
7/6/2022 ANCIENT RIVER PASSING SONG Rhymelife,metaphor,
7/3/2022 JULY SKY Haikujuly,
7/2/2022 I Pledge Allegiance to a Dream Free versefeelings,independence day
6/27/2022 The Olde Country Fair Senryuamerica,celebration,famil
6/27/2022 from somewhere within Haibunchildhood,children,joy,
6/23/2022 HOT STUFF Senryuhumor,senses,sexy,summer,
6/23/2022 REMORSE Free versechildren,food,poverty,
6/17/2022 Speaking of Essentials Monokuirony,political,word play
6/15/2022 OLDING Coupletage,humor,
6/13/2022 THEY EXIST Free versenight,
6/9/2022 I KID KU YOU NOT Senryuchildren,humor,parents,
6/7/2022 holy blue jeans Monokufashion,irony,work,
6/7/2022 JUST A SOULLESS TRAVELER Rhymeage,introspection,life,
6/6/2022 I found a poem Free versepoetry,poets,
6/5/2022 The Kiss of June's Moon Quintain (Sicilian)june,moon,rose,
5/31/2022 MONO KU KU Monokufun,humor,nature,
5/31/2022 SAY WHAT Monokuirony,word play,
5/30/2022 false dawn Monokumorning,
5/25/2022 TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE Personificationflying,humor,nature,
5/25/2022 MY HEART SINKS Free verseamerica,pain,sorrow,
5/25/2022 I LONG TO WRITE A POEM - JUST RIGHT Rhymebullying,poems,writing,
5/21/2022 TREES COMPANY Rhymelife,love,nature,
5/19/2022 Just Passing Thru Free verseirony,wind,
5/17/2022 Quarantine Quazy Rhymehumor,
5/15/2022 Long Needle Pines Free verselife,nature,tree,wisdom,
5/12/2022 The Cat Just Shook Its Head Rhymebeach,cat,confusion,dog,
5/11/2022 Broken Hearted Fools Sonnetlost love,lust,
5/10/2022 ONCE Free verselife,mystery,time,
5/10/2022 WHAT A LOAD Coupletnature,
5/10/2022 EQUAL PAY Monokuwork,
5/9/2022 SPRING FLING Haikucreation,life,nature,
5/9/2022 WORKERS WOE Monokuwork,
5/8/2022 THEY TELL ME Rhymegod,religion,war,
5/7/2022 ODE TO AN ODE Odewriting,
5/6/2022 ENOUGH ALREADY Free versehumor,irony,
5/4/2022 Ah, perfection Rhymelife,poetry,writing,
4/28/2022 i have spent time near death Free versedeath,
4/28/2022 Take a Guess Personificationenvironment,nature,silenc
4/26/2022 HOW MANY DEATHS MUST A POET DIE Free verseangst,muse,poets,writing,
4/22/2022 EARTHY THOUGHTS Monokuearth day,
4/20/2022 ENDLESS AGING Free verseage,journey,life,
4/20/2022 THOUGHTS OF NOTHINGNESS Rondeaulife,metaphor,
4/19/2022 LIGHTEN UP Monokustress,wisdom,
4/16/2022 SOMEWHERE IN SPRINGTIME Haikulife,nature,spring,
4/16/2022 VICTORY'S CHARADE Rhymeage,conflict,memory,war,
4/11/2022 Never give up NOPE Free versecorruption,political,powe
4/11/2022 sloth Haikuanimal,
4/8/2022 HOW LONG WILL THIS INNOCENCE LAST Free versechildhood,granddaughter,g
4/8/2022 NEW WORLD ORDERED Monokuhumor,irony,
4/5/2022 I HAD A THOUGHT Rhymeage,remember,
4/3/2022 DEATH'S PASSING Monchielle Stanzadeath,satire,
4/3/2022 EXHAUST FUMES Rhymeenvironment,green,humor,i
4/2/2022 Do Fish Wonder Free versefish,fishing,humor,spring
3/31/2022 PERFECTION Free verseirony,metaphor,perspectiv
3/28/2022 FUTURECAST Free versehumor,weather,word play,
3/27/2022 and they assembled Free verseeaster,
3/25/2022 Beware For Thoughts are Things Versechange,identity,irony,
3/25/2022 CANINE CONUNDRUM Free verseanimal,dog,pets,
3/24/2022 A ROSEY OUTLOOK Senryuhope,rose,spring,
3/23/2022 VICTORIOUS DEFEAT Free versegranddaughter,love hurts,
3/22/2022 BUTTERFLIES ARE NOT AFRAID TO FLY Free versecharacter,life,silence,
3/19/2022 The Ragged Edge of Life Free verseage,death,life,wisdom,
3/18/2022 En Garde Monokuhumor,irony,lust,
3/18/2022 Green Goblins Limerickcelebration,drink,irony,
3/15/2022 WOLF Pleiadesanimal,image,mother,natur
3/14/2022 A Raven Haikubird,nature,
3/13/2022 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY Free verseage,father son,humor,tech
3/11/2022 FIREFLIES Tankachildhood,joy,night,
3/10/2022 IS ANYONE LISTENING Free versechildren,god,prayer,war,
3/10/2022 OH, KIYV Free verseirony,surreal,war,
3/7/2022 edges of truth Senryupolitical,religion,usa,
3/5/2022 These Shards of Bitterness Quintain (English)lost love,lust,youth,

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Fav Poems

She's Always Drawing Mermaids Sonnetsad,
Paradise Now Free versereligion,
Painting with Words Coupletpoetry,writing,
Dark Cinquaindark,death,
A Friendly Goodbye Free versebeauty,
Roadmap Rhymeage,
The Wintered Soul Among Wisteria Sonnetgrief,
Death becomes art Rhymedeath,depression,poetry,
And still she smiles Free versedepression,friendship,lov
'Theatre Of The Absurd'-Catoptric Corridors of Time Rhymehumanity,metaphor,solitud

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Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
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