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Forgive me Soupers, for I have sinned... - Thvia Shetley's Blog

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Forgive me Soupers, for I have sinned...

Blog Posted:1/10/2013 8:48:00 PM

It has been 26 months since my last submission.

Hello all you wonderful writers, how I have missed you so.

Well, I thought I'd make a quiet comeback yesterday with "Ode to an impostor" but, due to the many questions in my comments and soup mail, I figured a blog is probably in order.

First, a big thank you goes out to those who have welcomed me back so enthusiastically.  I appreciate your warm sincerity more than you know.  I have lurked around from time to time over the past two years to check on everyone in secret and respond to emails asking after me and offering encouragement.  

My hiatus was primarily due to the unpleasantries of ongoing issues with my health and the resulting physical and emotional down time.  I simply didn't have any poetry in me for awhile.  Everything seems to be under control for now with the help of steroid and chemotherapy treatments.  I do not have cancer, so no worries there.  These treatments are used on me to weaken my hyperactive immune system so it stops attacking me.  The good news is, it seems to be working well and I have not lost any of my awesome bright red hair.

Considering all of the above, I thought it appropriate to write my comeback poem around some of the feelings and experiences I've had throughout the ordeal but since I am not a gloom and doom writer by any stretch, it should make for a good smile.

Thanks again everyone, it's good to be back with you and I look forward to getting to know the new talent brought in during my absence, looks pretty good so far.

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Date: 2/24/2013 8:44:00 AM
Hello Thvia, I hope you are well, just like to say I love you're work...sorry I never had the chance to say farewell..take care...Bry x
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Date: 1/14/2013 3:31:00 PM
Welcome back. Everyone will forgive you. God bless. Lucilla
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Date: 1/11/2013 8:41:00 PM
You are forgiven...LOL...kidding... nice to see you here...now I do not have to search for you every now and then... xox~LINDA
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Date: 1/13/2013 11:47:00 PM
I'm so happy to be back, working on something new now but it's going slow this time. Thank you for being awesome!
Date: 1/11/2013 12:37:00 PM
yes, I was one of those enthusiastic to see you back!! I sure do remember you and am very happy to welcome you here again.Your hair looks awesome in that avatar!!! and I hope you are feeling so much healthier now and can start to post many poems for us. Luv, andrea
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Date: 1/11/2013 12:58:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, just updated all my photos with recent ones. Settling down to brainstorm something to write at the moment, we'll see where that goes!
Date: 1/11/2013 12:08:00 PM
Hullo, Thvia, welcome back to the Soup -- It's great to 'hear' that your illness is under control! How's Oklahoma treating the Scots blood?(I apologize to any Oklahomians....I just can't resist. I am sure there are many nice areas there lol). I'll check-out your latest posts.
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Date: 1/11/2013 12:54:00 PM
Thanks Chris! Oklahoma is treating me fine, lots of Scottish influence here for sure. The summer heat is flipping brutal though. Not sure how Michael is going to handle that once immigration gives us the go ahead for him to come across.... the stifling heat isn't something Scots are accustomed to for sure.
Date: 1/11/2013 11:25:00 AM
well, it is nice to meet you as I am newer. Love your avatar photo.
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Date: 1/11/2013 12:55:00 PM
likewise Joann and thanks!
Date: 1/11/2013 11:02:00 AM
Hello there. We all seem to have our own Waterloo of sorts. If it ain't one thing its another. Life would really be a bore if nothing ever happened. Anyway, welcome back. Take care a be careful'
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Date: 1/11/2013 9:26:00 AM
Hi !! Nice to meet you and your poetry. Welcome back !! Blessings for health and an active muse !!
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Date: 1/11/2013 9:36:00 AM
I'll drink to that! Coffee, that is... or tequila later when it's more socially acceptable, of course.
Date: 1/11/2013 9:13:00 AM
thanks so much everyone, going to try to write something today but right now. Need. Coffee.
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Date: 1/11/2013 6:34:00 AM
A hearty welcome home!
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Date: 1/11/2013 1:00:00 PM
Also, your encouraging soupmails were key to me getting of my behind with this. Credit where credit is due....
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Date: 1/11/2013 12:59:00 PM
Missed you and your poetry Deb!
Date: 1/11/2013 2:56:00 AM
Thvia a big welcome back...David
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Date: 1/11/2013 1:07:00 AM
I haven't been here 26 months so did not miss you love but I am pleased you are back. So gad you are getting you problems under control and lets hope they stay that way. xx
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Date: 1/11/2013 9:09:00 AM
welcome then! I don't have to ask how you are liking this place because who wouldn't love it?
Date: 1/11/2013 12:23:00 AM
welcome back Thvia, I will go check out your newest poem now. So glad your health issues are finally under control
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Date: 1/10/2013 11:02:00 PM
Yeah....had forgiven u...lol
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Date: 1/10/2013 9:20:00 PM
thanks to you both ruben and deb!
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Date: 1/10/2013 9:05:00 PM
Welcome back Thvia ! I also just recently returned after some personal setbacks in life.So I can relate to not having any poetry in you for awhile..so very glad you are doing better now...
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My Past Blog Posts

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Date Posted: 2/20/2013 5:28:00 PM
Forgive me Soupers, for I have sinned...
Date Posted: 1/10/2013 8:48:00 PM
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