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Hello / Goodbye Contest - David Williams's Blog

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Hello / Goodbye Contest

Blog Posted:12/12/2012 12:41:00 PM
Hello Soupers as it has been a while since I have sponsored a contest I thought I would start one now.

I would like you to write a poem to your 16year old self, what advice would you give?
would you change anything?

I would like you to write from the heart, give me a taste of who you were and what you did or didn't like. You can make it funny or not, up to you.

Any form except 'I Don't Know', but a min of 12 lines please...

Please put date on but no names....Remember No Names in your poem!!

Any questions soup or ask here.

Good luck and have fun....
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Date: 12/14/2012 5:11:00 PM
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Date: 12/12/2012 4:06:00 PM
Just a little reminder, you cannot start your poem with ' Hello Mike/ Steve/ Ann/ and so on... no names....
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Date: 12/12/2012 3:45:00 PM
Verrrry interesting, DAvid. will have to think on this one!!!
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Date: 12/12/2012 3:32:00 PM
nice to see another contest from you, David. Yes, I was thinking of the Beatles' song too
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Date: 12/12/2012 2:55:00 PM
Reminds me of the Beatles song --you say hello while I say goodbye. Good luck with your contest. love phyl
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Date: 12/12/2012 2:48:00 PM
You say yes, I say no , you say stop I say go ohhhh ohhhh. Don't know why you say goodbye when I say hello. Hello hello.
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Date: 12/12/2012 2:35:00 PM
You say goodbye and I say hello , hello hello don't know why you say goodbye I say hello.
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David Williams
Date: 12/12/2012 3:44:00 PM
no worries bud, any time...
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Michael J. Falotico
Date: 12/12/2012 3:26:00 PM
You are now my HERO Dave !!!!! Arild says that you will be my tour guide when Rosanna and I make it over there in the future.
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David Williams
Date: 12/12/2012 3:02:00 PM
yep a cousin of mine worked there, got in for free...
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Michael J. Falotico
Date: 12/12/2012 2:46:00 PM
I've heard that before actually. A friend was there years back. You said you saw the Beatles??
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David Williams
Date: 12/12/2012 2:38:00 PM
you know bud, it scares me to actually say I saw the Beatles in the cavern, great group but what a dump....
Date: 12/12/2012 1:21:00 PM
Yep will try this one David but why is it Hello/Goodbye ???????????? xx
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Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
Date: 12/12/2012 9:01:00 PM
ha I'm with you now , had a blonde moment lol xx
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David Williams
Date: 12/12/2012 2:11:00 PM
you are briefly saying hello to yourself and then leaving ....
Date: 12/12/2012 1:19:00 PM
Sounds like a great contest Dave. Promise to give it a shot.
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David Williams
Date: 12/12/2012 2:11:00 PM
Thanks Michael..
Date: 12/12/2012 1:10:00 PM
I have a poem in mind that I wrote recently, but it is not biographical - however, it is true to the age group "sweet 16". Will this be acceptable? Love, Su
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Suzette Richards
Date: 12/13/2012 12:19:00 AM
OK... I will try to remember that far back :-)
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David Williams
Date: 12/12/2012 2:12:00 PM
Hi Su, sorry but it has to be to your 16 year old self, I have faith in you...

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