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Saddened by her blog this was written expressly for our Poet Destroyer - Kim Morrison's Blog

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I work for DR Medical Rides as a Non-Emergency Transport Driver.I have graduated from Central Florida College with an AA degree in Mass Communications and will be working on a BA in Psychology at St. Leo University. My writing bio is as follows. I have been writing quite a number of years. I have been published numerous times and I have won several awards for poetry.  My poem “The Room” was the first of my work to be published. The piece was originally written for a college assignment the first time I attended CF and was inspired by the horrific well-publicized Bradley McGee child abuse case. It was published in the Amherst Society’s 1990 poetry annual. In 1993 my poem “Outward Bound,” inspired by my five year old son, won the Editor’s Choice Award for outstanding achievement in poetry in a national contest by the National Library of Poetry. In 1998 my poem “Outward Bound” saw a rebirth when the Pasco-Hernando Community College’s Writers and Artists group published it in “Mobius” their literary publication. I remember being quite petrified at having to give a speech on the piece because they at that time held their events in the early evening and somehow they managed to pack the house that night. In 1999, through another national contest, I won the Famous Poets Society’s Award of Recognition for outstanding achievement in poetry for my poem “Seasonal Changes.” In 2014 the College of Central Florida’s Citrus Campus’s literary group “In the Write Mind” published several pieces of my work in their magazine and it is here that I won the award I am most proud of. My poems “Dear Rosebud,” inspired by my granddaughter and the middle school students I transported to school, and “Love’s Journey,” inspired by older couples that still hold hands, won first place in the Florida College Systems Activities Association Magazine Competition. My extra pride in this award stems from the fact that I won this award for my first college of choice, the College of Central Florida as well as myself. If you like and enjoy reading my work, some of the credit has to go to an English Professor that I met at CF years ago who always inspired me to do my best and never ever settled for anything less. An English Professor that to my irritation used to write on my papers “I know you can do better” and that English Professor, now retired, Judy Davis then Krull is the direct inspiration for my poem “The Teacher.” If you would like to read these works or others I have written, you can find many of them published on poetrysoup.com. You should be able to search by the title of the work or my name up on that site. You will also find many pieces of my written work, including articles, on my new blog site: kimmorisonblog.wordpress.com and on my Facebook page "Just a Few Drops Of Thought."       

Saddened by her blog this was written expressly for our Poet Destroyer

Blog Posted:6/3/2013 6:28:00 AM
Hello Linda:

  I was very poems/sad'>saddened by your blog this morning. You have been one of the most welcoming people up on Poetry Soup and you along with a select few are the reason I penned "One Souper's Simple Rhyme." As stated in my poem you are one of the special people up here, that gave "my once solitary voice the very best of all homes." You were one of the first people if not the first person to comment on the first poem I put up and you have no idea how much that meant to me. The welcoming presents of a few, like yourself, was the reason why I started feeling comfortable enough to put up more and more. I have poems up on the Soup now that have not seen the light of day since I wrote them fifteen or twenty years ago. "The Room" my first and only attempt at a sonnet was based on the notorious Bradley McGee child abuse case that occurred here in Florida years ago. If there had not been a Poet Destroyer and a few like you up here on the Soup, there is no way in the free world that I would write a blog and post it about myself, my minor accomplishments, or my writing process. I simply hate tooting my own horn and talking about myself in public period. Until I began putting stuff on the Soup and linking it to my Facebook page, people I have worked with for eleven years did not know I wrote poetry. The main reason why I am usually as uncomfortable as a cat trying to cover up crap on tin-roof talking about myself is as my deceased father always said; "The more people know about you the more they have to hurt you with later."
  However, with all that being said, I have, as time went on, noticed between the nice comments just how jealous these people who should know better can be. What is worse is Poetry Soup seems to appear to have a lot of cliques which is hurtful. I have noticed a lot of the same people commenting on my stuff all the time and I try to respond to each of them, but there a lot who just simply peruse your work and never leave a comment because you are not a part of their little group. I suppose they are checking out their competition, so to speak, but I am not here to compete with anybody. I am here because I enjoy reading and writing poetry and I wish to be associated with others that feel the same way. I have had my rejections, my vicious unhelpful critiques, and snobbish comments from people over the years, so there is nothing these silly jealous cliquish soupers could possibly conceive of that would shock me. I am still writing and will continue to do so because I love it and because it puts me in a place where my mind is not bothered by this kind of nonsense. You just need to know that some of us do love you for what you do and what you have done and I will always be one of them. You have a friend in me and one that will cheer you on each time you feel the need to tell those others where than can go.

Poetically Yours

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Date: 6/4/2013 10:21:00 AM
schneikoporoski.......can't help but encourage people who stand-up.....my personal stands tend to be political, trying to wake people up to impending "trans-human" hegemony....perps are plutocrats (shadow gov'ts) whewww.....sorry..... well done, Kim.....jimbo
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/4/2013 10:59:00 AM
Thank You! Kim
Date: 6/4/2013 1:08:00 AM
It's didn't seem sad to me since I'm depressed most of the time but I'm not sad just depressed. I think it's a start of something better. "I Think" that's specified.
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Nato Calubiran
Date: 6/4/2013 7:58:00 PM
i play computer games to relive depression somehow but then if i lose it. damn
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Nato Calubiran
Date: 6/4/2013 7:58:00 PM
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 6/4/2013 2:09:00 PM
Nato....no need to be depressed! once....a....week......find as wild a forest area as you can....hike at least an hour.....study the plants and spot birds....bring ID books (Audubon's are good) slope the trails like a Deer....walk lightly.....you won't be aware of ANY negative emotions.....this will last you the rest of the week 'till you go again.....jimbo
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/4/2013 6:21:00 AM
yep! Thanks for commenting.
Date: 6/3/2013 11:02:00 PM
PS.... I did not mean to sadden you with my blog. ~Amri
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/4/2013 6:23:00 AM
Your blog seemed sad and angry to me. Kim
Date: 6/3/2013 11:00:00 PM
Hi Kim, i will send you soup mail in the morning.
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/4/2013 11:00:00 AM
Date: 6/3/2013 4:46:00 PM
I don't get this, when is everyone going to get matured and just let the poems flow. The universe does not revolve around a man and it won't stand still for any demigod. I hate coming back 'home' and seeing stuffs like this, if anyone habours hatred, it is to his own detriment. Enjoy life while it last, poetry is all about self expression and not self-depression. Let the poems flow and the prejudice flare. Oh, I see pd fanclub down the comment??? Enjoy.
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Nato Calubiran
Date: 6/3/2013 10:46:00 PM
sometimes expression is depression itself and they do rhyme.
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/3/2013 5:33:00 PM
Growing older doesn't guarantee you will grow smarter or more mature with age. Kim
Date: 6/3/2013 1:36:00 PM
Thank you so much my dear friend Kim for your loving support to our very own dear friend and my very own dearest poet sis, Linda. All I can say is "She's really one of the "GREATEST ASSETS HERE" at soup, our second home. We love you so much my dearest sis Linda! Thank you my dear friend Kim, i love u as well & everybody here! love lots and hugs, Leonora
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/3/2013 5:31:00 PM
You and PD are very welcome! I knew she had a sister up here, but I did know who you were until now. Thank You for leaving a comment Leonora. Kim
Date: 6/3/2013 12:28:00 PM
- Kim, thanks for your lovely supportive blog! - Love U!! / / Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/3/2013 5:38:00 PM
You like PD are one of people that made me feel welcome here. I can't figure out whether you posted the first comment on my the first piece I submitted or PD, but your comments meant just as much as hers because you were both there right away. Thank You Kim!
Date: 6/3/2013 12:15:00 PM
I am behind PD in full force.How dare some people try to ruin someone else's life just because they aren't happy with their own.Take care.Love PD's Backup!
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Date: 6/3/2013 5:40:00 PM
Agreed! I sent this to her first, but then I thought this needed to be said publicly, so I posted it.
Date: 6/3/2013 10:11:00 AM
Nicely said Kim Linda we love you -no matter a User name. On another note, we cannot lose track of who we are because one of our poems gets N/ A'd in a poetry Contest. That was my first reaction but now, to me, the Contests are about the poems and not the poets and if you judge them based on whose poem it is and not the work itself then the standard of excellence will drop.
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Date: 6/3/2013 5:46:00 PM
Absolutely! I never look up a poet when I am judging a contest and people should remove their names when they submit a piece to a contest because the less I feel I know the less likely my judgement will be tainted or slanted. Thanks Kim
Date: 6/3/2013 9:44:00 AM
Kim, hopefully she forgives me. I was selfish about 3 weeks ago after not placing in her contest. I deleted her off my favorite poet list, out of cruelty. A nice blog. SandyIvy
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Date: 6/3/2013 5:50:00 PM
She has tossed a few of mine off in contests too, but I would never hold it against her and I do not believe she will hold it against you either. Thanks for commenting Kim!
Date: 6/3/2013 8:10:00 AM
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Suzette Richards
Date: 6/3/2013 11:31:00 AM
Thanks for clearing up the confusion for me, C... :-)
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Kim Morrison
Date: 6/3/2013 8:23:00 AM
I hope so too. This was a email I sent directly to her in two parts and before I posted it as a blog I took out the more colorful language that was in the original she received. Kim

My Past Blog Posts

Stopped by to share some good news and explain why I have not been up here much lately
Date Posted: 3/7/2015 6:54:00 PM
Two of my poems won first place
Date Posted: 11/1/2014 7:47:00 AM
I will be back!
Date Posted: 3/8/2014 2:08:00 PM
Saddened by her blog this was written expressly for our Poet Destroyer
Date Posted: 6/3/2013 6:28:00 AM
A few questions answered about me and my process
Date Posted: 5/29/2013 11:24:00 AM
You Know You Don't Look Much Like A Poet
Date Posted: 5/26/2013 4:38:00 PM
Listen Up Kid
Date Posted: 5/10/2013 4:41:00 PM

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10/14/2016 Masterpiece Undefined Free verseart,beauty,
10/14/2016 Hurt Blind Heart Free versedeath,depression,suicide,
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5/18/2014 Just A Couple Of Old Dogs Free versedog,friend,
5/10/2014 A Poem For Mom Acrosticmom,
5/10/2014 A Day To Remember Free verselove,
5/5/2014 The Rising Star Free versegrowth,
12/17/2013 The One You Never Thought Cared Free versechildren,school,
11/23/2013 A Rising Star Made Me Cry Prosechildren,school,
6/23/2013 Keeper Of The Torch Free versedeath,fire,life,
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6/1/2013 One Souper's Simple Rhyme Coupletpoems,thanks,writing,
5/30/2013 Hear The Cries Prosechildren,violence,
5/27/2013 The Teacher Free verseteacher,
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5/19/2013 Love's Journey Free verselove,
5/14/2013 A Flicker Of Hope Free verselife,prejudice,
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5/13/2013 Winds Of Change Free verselife,sea,integrity,
5/11/2013 Dear Rosebud Free versedaughter,life,
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4/16/2013 The Woman In The Window Free verseabuse,loss,woman,
4/16/2013 Seasonal Changes Free versechange,life,
4/16/2013 A Price To High Free verseloss,war,
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