OMW!!! It's been a YeAr!!! - Wilma Neels's Blog

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I was born and still live in the beautiful city called Cape Town in South Africa. My view  in the morning includes the magnificent and stunning Table Mountain (Now one of the 7 wonders of the World).


My birthday is on 25 December every year and I self published my poetry book called "Whispers from my Soul" in April 2012.



Writing is just a hobby for me and if someone walks away and are able to identify with what has been said then I am a happy person.


OMW!!! It's been a YeAr!!!

Blog Posted:5/31/2011 2:57:00 AM

I cannot believe this!! It's been a year since I added my madness to the "Broth"... There has been a little poems/sad'>sadness and a whole lot of madness!!! Mostly laughter and friendship I have found..

A journey of discovery NO DOUBT, somehow I found my little voice in this huge

SOUP Pot..



I am trying to think what lead me to TPS in the first place... hmmm I just remembered, it was boredom at work.. That made me take the leap into the unknown and I have never looked back!!!

Thank you guys and girls for an amazing journey!!!

Ps: HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY Missy Lampshade :)

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Date: 1/23/2012 12:39:00 PM
Its a pleasure to know you Wilma,, and i await your return with happiness..! from your contact with me, & also from reading the good and fun comments left by other poets...!
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Date: 1/7/2012 3:28:00 AM
Hi Wilms, I see u changed your avatar to a waterfall...I chose a bridge from one of my favorite walks! YOu and I must be outdoorsy girls together!
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Date: 11/24/2011 7:21:00 AM
* "Twas Thinking About Your Lovely Splendours * Wished To Stop By & Say Happy Holidays Unto Your Priceless Beauty * Congrats Also Upon The Ann * May They Never End * My Luv, Always & Forever * Sarah." *
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Date: 9/4/2011 12:29:00 PM
Happy HOt Soupy Birthday, Wilma Darlin'! I am eating chocolate from your's just like the real thing, remember? No calories....mental chocolate. It's not so bad...just like a mental bday cake....mmmmmm.....goood. End of Jan. is my soup bday. :)
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Date: 6/28/2011 11:11:00 AM
Hi Licia, tyd het regtig gevlieg jong ;-) as jy jou oe uitvee is jy ook hier 'n jaar!! Thanks for your friendship and the encouragement.. Love ya homegirl xxx
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Date: 6/22/2011 1:29:00 AM
Hey, homegirl!! Congratulations on your first birthday. I'm a babe compared to you. I have yet to finish 3 months. (Baie dae, min hare) I'm happy to have discovered you here. You're a talented poet and a delight to have around. Warm hugs to you, my friend. Licia xxxx
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Date: 6/10/2011 4:36:00 AM
hehe, trust you to go that route Missy!!! :D Hope you enjoyed it!! *mwahugs*
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Date: 6/9/2011 12:28:00 AM
I heard somebody calling my name and associated it with cake -- hahaha! oh burp! too late again! I just finished off everything!! seriously though I have to bake that carrot cake that I have been planning, being a good friend that I am I will gladly eat on your behalf, also for Caryl's behalf :) heehee
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Date: 6/7/2011 6:55:00 AM
Hey there Caryl, I would gladly share some of my cake with you as soon as I can get Nikko to bake me another one :) Congratulations on your two years and here is to many more sharing and reading each others writing on PS (*-*)
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Date: 6/5/2011 10:44:00 AM
Congratulations Wilma!! Time goes by fast when you're having fun. Do you mind if I have some of you're cake too I let my birthday of two years go by without even the first year celebration. I shouldn't have missed that, I won my first PS contest with my first entry. Poetry Soup has brought out a lot of creative work in so many worldly people. Looking forward to celebrating you're second birthday and reading so much more of your wonderful writings. Caryl
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Date: 6/5/2011 8:25:00 AM
hehe, thank you Mr. F!!! You add that little bit of sunshine when my grey day needs them and do much more to the Soup :) love ya always (",)
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Date: 6/5/2011 7:17:00 AM
Im actually here like a year and half, and also wonder what brought me here... whatever it is, Im glad it did.. Otherwise wouldn't have someone as sweet as you in my life... thank you for your spice in the always Michael
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Date: 6/2/2011 12:25:00 AM
Congratulations on your 3 years James and I could not agree more with you on the PS being life changing.. I am honoured to be able to read you fine poetry as well :) tc
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Date: 6/1/2011 1:27:00 PM
well congst. to you. it has been 3 years this month since i joined soup. your life is not the same once you start posting poetry on here, and the incouragement you get is out of this world, but glad to have you here Wilma, and enjoy your beautiful poetry.
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Date: 5/31/2011 9:26:00 PM
Missy, I still have one wish left, so here me go rub rub rubbing the lamp, hoping the genie can change the cake lol ;)
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Date: 5/31/2011 2:25:00 PM
did you make sure that it was chocolate cake?? with ganache frosting too! it better be!! but good luck that it survives the trip! haha one demanding lampshade! ok I better be outta here ;) heehee
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Date: 5/31/2011 1:46:00 PM
hehe Kash, you are too cute! I just love that smiley of yours ;) @ Ms. Lampshade I did courier you some *p check the post ;-) :D
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Date: 5/31/2011 1:22:00 PM
oh oops, *burp* I finished it all, none left for you-- eep--heehee- oh btw is there any birthday cake left??? ^_^
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Date: 5/31/2011 12:42:00 PM
Toddle...toddle...toddle <(^ _ ^)>
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Date: 5/31/2011 11:53:00 AM
okay 8 hours sounds close enough to normal hehe.. oops did I type that out loud??? If you are getting dinner I also want some!!! Please and thank :) *mwahugs*
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Date: 5/31/2011 11:49:00 AM
nopey, only 8 hours this time, haha! I literally dozed off as soon as I hit the sheets, haha! & Go back to sleep?? Nuh-uh-- I gotta go grab me some dinner first lol-- now isn't that just crazy?? I am more than happy to be in that circle, madness and all ^_~ it's been Loads fun!
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Date: 5/31/2011 11:44:00 AM
hehe, I can just imagine, you pulled another 12 hours hey?? now she is probably going to sleep tomorrow afternoon my time??? It is only a pleasure Ms. Lampshade ;) you know I got your back us being May Soup babies and all heehee *mwahugs* right back at you and thanks for being part of my MAD circle of friends (*-*) you know it means the world to me :) go back to sleep now lol
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Date: 5/31/2011 11:37:00 AM
Ohhh shucks!! I dozed off O_0 oh Zzzzzzz --sorry, sorry did I miss the blowing of the candle, Ms. Muffet?? Oh bummer! and Aww thank you for the greetings too :) So happy that you are here and that we are both May Soup babies heehee--Souper birthday mwahugs to you! And yup, super glad that you got bored enough to be here and share in the craziness, thanks for the friendship, Missy ^_^
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Date: 5/31/2011 11:23:00 AM
Hey there Mr. Inverness, well your friendship has been one of the highlights here at the Soup, I still remember the grey hair I gave you with that one poem of mine lol ;)so smiles right back at you :) xxx
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Date: 5/31/2011 10:01:00 AM
Wilma, you have become a firm favourite on the Soup and rightly so. A Koolio Sassy Lassie from SA. Your also a terrific friend, and a lovely poetess. Happy 1st Souper Birthday to you....:) smiles 4 u
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Date: 5/31/2011 9:38:00 AM
Heya Chris ;) yeah very bored indeed.. Please don't tell my boss lol - thanks for sharing in my madness *hugs*
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Date: 5/31/2011 9:27:00 AM
Heya Wilma. Happy 1st Birthday~! So you checked out the Soup because you were bored at work? Well, I am glad(and many others, I am sure)that you did.
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Date: 5/31/2011 9:12:00 AM
Hey there Nette ;) thank you for your uplifting spirit you brought to the soup *hugs*
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Date: 5/31/2011 9:10:00 AM
Thanks a million Carol and who would not feel welcome with the welcome you give all the newbies here at the Soup ;) love Wilma
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Date: 5/31/2011 8:27:00 AM
happy soup birthday, wilms... whee, you're still young and look at how you grew!! yes, you made a big creative shift... roses for you and more power! :) huggs!
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Date: 5/31/2011 8:19:00 AM
Congratulations and may you have many many more years here with us at POETRYSOUP Wilma. It is always my pleasure to read your poetry. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/31/2011 8:16:00 AM
Lady Andrea, you know you've been one of those that pushed me to try out the contests etc.. And you tend to get my madness at times which is a huge plus so thank you for that ;)love Wilma
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Date: 5/31/2011 8:13:00 AM
Thanks Linda, the last part of your comment reminded me of one of my favourite songs at the moment ;) it has been one blast getting to know and reading your work.. Love WNN
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Date: 5/31/2011 7:04:00 AM
Hey, Missy, I am sure happy you were bored because if you had not been bored,you would not have stumbled into the Soup, which is rarely boring over here!! Thanks for all your contribution, dear girl. I havae really enjoyed getting to know you and your poetry. Luv, andrea
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Date: 5/31/2011 6:17:00 AM
Wilma my friend u are a most refreshing delightful addition to the Soup pot and your poetry is top notch .. with much emotion and wise words nice to see u blog too ... your voice here is loud and clear and u are amazing ..just the way u are luv..
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Date: 5/31/2011 5:03:00 AM
Heya Ralph, thanks for the joy and awesome pleasure of reading your gems.. Looking forward to many more ;) love you (*-*)
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Date: 5/31/2011 4:42:00 AM
Congrats, Wilma. The pleasure has been ours. Thanks for all your wonderful comments and encouraging remarks. Looking forward to many more years. Love ya girl. Ralph
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My Past Blog Posts

"Whispers from my Soul & CaMeL RiDe all in one week"
Date Posted: 5/2/2012 1:45:00 PM
"HaPpY 21St BiRtHdAy NiKkO!!!!"
Date Posted: 2/27/2012 11:22:00 AM
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Date Posted: 5/31/2011 2:57:00 AM
"Happy Mother's Day"
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Lady Loneliness Personificationinspirational,introspecti
Sweet Seize Cinquainmystery,sea,visionarykiss
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Zukunft/Future/Futuro Senryuimagination
THERE IS Rhymepeacegod,peace,god,peace,
"Words uttered by our fingers" I do not know?dedication
For One Day Free verseadventure,dedication,devo
The 4 seasons of you Free verselost love,love,seasons,lo
Inspiration gone Rhymedepression,inspirational,
God's little poet Free verseon writing and words,son
"Our Connection" Light Poetrydevotionwrite,write,
SOUPS ON Coupletdedication,friendship,ins
A Soft Kiss Rhymenature,
Live Laugh Love (Caressed by Moonlight) Acrosticlovelove,me,
I Shudder Free versenatureme,
One Hundred percent Love ( A Collaboration w/ S.K.A.T. Poetry) Rhymepassionlove,
LOVE & LUST I do not know?life
POETRY CONTEST Free verseconfusionme,me,
The Language of Tears Rhymelifesound,sound,
Life is not that complicated. Rhymehope
Tadhana Narrativeinspirational,life,loveda
"A Morning Treasure" Rhymepassionmorning,
Hopes and Wishes Quatrainhope,introspection
My Secret Free versefaith,forgiveness,passion
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HEAR THOSE BELLS (Etheree and Tanka combined) Ethereedevotion
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The Rebel Poet Rhymeon writing and wordscare,
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Betrayed by her heart (My ending) I do not know?love
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Grounded Wings (a joint effort with Wilma Neels) Rhymelife
What Is This Dance? Lyricconfusion,lost lovedance,
"My Sister" Rhymesisterdad,sister,dream,da
Apparitions or Dreams Free versedeath,family,visionarynig
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"Mended Cracks" Tankaintrospection,life,
"Moon Lit Dance" Rhymelove,passion,dance,dance,
Donkey's Lament Rhymeanimalsangel,angel,
Empathetic Ethereemother
After the Rains Quatraingirlfriend-boyfriend,love
"Dreams in Dreams" Rhymeimagination
When I Emerged Free verseanniversary,history
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A Beach Without Water Rhymelife,lovesnow,water,beach
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Deep Thoughts Rhymeimagination
"Crossed Lines" Senryulife
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"Tears" Senryusad
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