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Blog Posted:10/29/2013 11:05:00 AM
Well, based on the reception of yesterday's blog entry, I assume I managed to  piss off or put off just about everyone who read it, and, as the title implies,  I suppose now my name is  mud. I feel like a villain because I  stated an unpopular opinion which was quite ill-received. Am I a bad guy for  caring about every aspect of The Soup- for wanting to make and keep it the best  site for poets on the whole internet? Does it make me a bad person because I  want to enhance our haven- to liven up an overall dead section of our site? If  caring about this makes me a miscreant, then I suppose I shall have to accept  that mantle.

It seems that most people took offensive to the word  "selfish". Based on the replies, it seems that my point was proven, for I heard repeatedly that no one seemed to care about the forums, that they had better things to do; that they were disinterested, etc.  That's the way I perceived it. I have "Borderline" disorder which makes me prone  to look at things in a black and white context. Telling you this is, this is in no way an attempt to play the "mentally ill" card to excuse my behavior and is not a justification; it's simply the way my mind works. In my mind, if you are unwilling to participate in the forums, you must be selfish, and while this may be an extreme jump to conclusion, it's where my mind goes. It doesn't mean that you are in fact selfish or a bad person; it just  means that's how I look at things. Being an impulsive creature by nature, I shoot first and ask questions later. I told myself when I began this post that I was not going to apologize, but after much thought and consideration while typing this, I realize that I did unnecessarily offend and alienate some people, which is something I don't want to do. While I still believe I am right in this matter, I do not want to tread too harshly on anyone's toes, especially since I sincerely want to make new friends. So I will take this opportunity and apologize to anyone I offended. I don't want to make myself into a pariah or outcast here because I genuinely poems/love'>love The Soup.

Yesterday, I spoke out of frustration and did not take many things into consideration before I launched into my tirade. Part of my illness makes me feel inclined to get resentful if people do not act or behave in the way or manner in which I want or expect them to; I can admit that. The leaders of this site do in fact do a good job, and I  shouldn't have targeted them. I did not consider all the good work they do in other areas and aspects. The bottom line is this: after years of scouring the internet for a place that I can call my poetic home and sanctuary, I finally  found it here at The Soup, and perhaps my enthusiasm went overboard. I have had nothing but terrible experiences on every poetry site I've ever joined,  being repeatedly ridiculed and bashed for my poetic style. I just want to make and keep The Soup the wonderful refuge it is. I feel like the  forums are neglected and I was hoping we could all band together and work on it together, but instead of approaching it in a gentler manner, I took the abrasive route, and we all know the adage of catching more flies with honey than vinegar. I made a mistake, and I apologize for it. I will always be prone to making similar mistakes in the future, so I ask for your patience and understanding in this matter. I hope that those I offended can and will forgive me. I spoke in a harsh, demeaning manner and I was/am wrong for that. I hope you will give me another chance. Thanks for taking time to read this. Again, my sincerest apologies. ~Chan Hurst aka JustThatArchaicPoet
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Date: 10/30/2013 1:21:00 PM
Some people here can never be pleased. "Don't worry about it" says the man.
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Date: 10/31/2013 9:39:00 AM
lol thanks for that, Jancarl :)
Date: 10/29/2013 7:26:00 PM
Don't worry about it Archy, you've just become an Elmer, Congratulations haha
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Date: 10/30/2013 6:08:00 AM
Thanks, Richard :)
Date: 10/29/2013 7:04:00 PM
This is sort of off-topic, but also not. My comment is in reference to your blog were you called free-verse: "ilk". I read some of your poems, and want to comment here first before commenting on your work. After someone I know read that particular blog, we had a good laugh about it. Which is ok, since during the time while I was blogging a lot, I made an ass of myself so many times. Anyway, wot we quickly realized, is that many of your poems labelled as rhyme, are rhyming free-verse poems -- and when I refer to the overall 'form' of free-verse, I mean within the truest definitions of that expansive form(not prosey, haphazardly written shit which reads like a diary entry left in tepid dishwater). You employ good mechanics in your writing. I enjoy some of your enjambment and line-break choices. I don't want to drop names right now, but some of the most prolific poets of the last 100 hundred years or more, wrote poems which were even more stylized than yours, filled with tons of rhyme, even written in quatrains, etc, and these poems were still labelled as free-verse. To me and many other people, free-verse doesn't imply non-rhyming poems devoid of poetic devices. And within this same context, just because a poem rhymes, this doesn't imply it isn't free-verse. Anyway, had a good, hearty laugh after you called free-verse "ilk", only to find rhyming-style free-verse in your own portfolio.
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Date: 10/30/2013 6:15:00 AM
Hi, Chris. I write organically; the lines and verse are born they way they are born. I never sit down and think, "Ok, this is going to have some free-verse components". In my black and white way of thinking, there is rhyme and non-rhyme, and despite any technicalities, I write rhyme, even though other formats may be incorporated.
Date: 10/29/2013 6:38:00 PM
Schneikies Chan....switch to decaf, dude! employee in my rest. pissed me off so bad today (wasted my time asking me what kind of milk was to be stocked in the case...1/2 gallons or 1/2 pints) i said" well, if you think our customers want a 1/2 gl to go with their grilled panini, stock it! Then go home!" That wasn't nice of me...You know i like your poetry, buddy! Keep it ip! ..
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Date: 10/30/2013 6:08:00 AM
Thanks, Jimbo! :)
Date: 10/29/2013 5:27:00 PM
Thanks Rueben forums looks like another big time suck LOL, as some one said the blog format is my forum, at one point we were adding photos I will try again now see if I can remember & tell you if I can
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Date: 10/29/2013 5:38:00 PM
if I remembered correctly you went to properties on the photo & copied the http:?// blhahahahahaaaaaaaa & stuck it above the poem but they won't let you any more the only place to put a photo is in about the pictures
Date: 10/29/2013 3:44:00 PM
Welcome to soup, look forward to reading your poetry...
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Date: 10/30/2013 6:09:00 AM
Thanks, Harry :)
Date: 10/29/2013 3:25:00 PM
You can see by the remarks, we are all friendly here and forgive quickly, and anyway, you were just telling your opinion and your blog went SUPER hot. DANG, I couldn't even get more than a handful of folks a few days ago to watch the funniest talking dog on youtube. hahaha. Anyway, Just remember: opinions are only just opinions. I have very strong opinions too and I feel passionate about them. I have a poster in my room of a lion sitting on a throne saying: "It's my opinion and it's very very true." But not I nor anybody else can really be that "lion" in a place like POetrySoup (much as I'd would love to have everyone feel the same as I do about things!) We are all soup ADDICTS. Party ON!!
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Date: 10/30/2013 6:10:00 AM
Thanks for being understanding, Andrea; party on, Garth! lol
Date: 10/29/2013 2:58:00 PM
Its all about disagreements and agreements on the soup .Its a democratic hot pot full of spices : ).No need for apologize between friends after all you were just giving an opinion.And i do see lot of talent in yr poems.Im sorry you were on the wrong sites.Believe me..You will enjoy it here : ).Have a lovely day..and Mud..hmm nah nah : )..No mud here : )big smile
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Date: 10/30/2013 5:47:00 PM
Uncle..Im sending you in the corner for a long time : (((
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Date: 10/30/2013 6:10:00 AM
Thanks, Charm :)
Date: 10/29/2013 1:24:00 PM
Hello Chan: Iv'e done the Forum thing in the past and like Andrea- found it time consuming and unsatisfying. Time is the biggest factor here. and as you know in real life as well as cyberlife...when you force yourself on people they run the opposite way. Just get involved and people will begin to like you for your quiet achievements. Most of us here communicate by leaving comments on poems. peace SuZ
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Date: 10/30/2013 6:11:00 AM
I appreciate the feedback, SuZ-D :)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/29/2013 3:19:00 PM
yes, yes, this is what i meant !!!!
Date: 10/29/2013 1:13:00 PM
You will find that Soupers are quick to forgive and forget, if given a chance. A friend is just a click away. We have all stumbled a bit, made mistakes, been misunderstood, or misjudged. But I for one, appreciate your sincerity.... I hope you will enjoy being here. And do hope you can accept that we all are passionate about different things, even when we don't agree, but can still be friends and show respect. Thanks for sharing this blog. :)
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Date: 10/30/2013 6:12:00 AM
Thank you for being understanding, Carrie :)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/29/2013 3:18:00 PM
Love this what Carrie says. It's so true!!
Date: 10/29/2013 12:48:00 PM
First, if you want friends I suggest you don't use a picture of yourself pointing ANY kind of a gun at us LOL geeeeeeeeeeeeez!! Second please explain what you mean by a forum? 3rd They don't let us add pictures to our poetry. [That answers 1 question you asked.] Light & Love
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Date: 10/29/2013 3:28:00 PM
good grief, that is a funny picture with the squirt gun. hahaha YOu slay me, Debs, not even knowing about the forum. Oh, my, what fun reading everyone's comments today!
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Date: 10/29/2013 1:10:00 PM
Hi, Debbie, as a premium member you can add pics to poems but have yet to figure out how to do it. And Ruben answered the second. :)
Date: 10/29/2013 11:33:00 AM
Sorry, you felt you had 2 post this blog too... I for one have nothing against U. And I think I can speak for others here, and say they know U mean well.. But, dragging the top poets can be a bit 2 feisty.. We don't mind poets wanting to reach out and make this a better place. YOU ARE DOING WELL... In your areas...... Like I tell my brother don't let your sickness take the best of you... And I don't mean that in a bad way. You are welcome to express yourself in any which way you can. But, please don't let the simple things annoy you..... I am glad you love it here. always~ LINDA
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Date: 10/29/2013 11:42:00 AM
Thanks for being understanding, Poet D. You have always been kind to me, and you and everyone else did not deserve such derisiveness. I am deeply sorry for my actions and words.
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Date: 10/29/2013 11:34:00 AM
Maybe you can call in a request:) Ask the soup to Add the forum bar on the side of our wall. Makes it time consuming. don't you think. I'd probably click on it... take care.. Have a Nice day

My Past Blog Posts

What's So Phunny?
Date Posted: 8/20/2014 12:32:00 PM
In Out Up Down
Date Posted: 8/20/2014 1:11:00 AM
Salutations, my dear friends!
Date Posted: 8/9/2014 12:51:00 PM
Date Posted: 3/26/2014 11:19:00 AM
Through the Looking Glass
Date Posted: 3/21/2014 2:00:00 PM
I'm Ready for My Close Up, Mr. DeMille!!!!!
Date Posted: 3/18/2014 5:22:00 PM
Artpocalypse PentaStar
Date Posted: 3/3/2014 1:28:00 PM
So Mad I Can't See Straight!!!!! : Seeing Stars
Date Posted: 2/20/2014 11:35:00 AM
Inappropriate Laughter: A Series of Short but Embarrassing Memoirs
Date Posted: 2/17/2014 4:22:00 PM
New/Old Collage Art Piece :)
Date Posted: 2/12/2014 12:39:00 AM
More Pentagram/Optical Art
Date Posted: 2/8/2014 4:20:00 AM
You Wanna Know Something that Gets on My Nerves?
Date Posted: 2/3/2014 12:30:00 PM
Bionic Betty: Another True Tale from the Mental Ward!
Date Posted: 1/28/2014 10:13:00 PM
Memoir: Crashing "Women's Studies"; Feminists, BEWARE! lol
Date Posted: 1/25/2014 1:42:00 PM
My Pentagram Art; let me know what you think! :) ~Chan
Date Posted: 1/16/2014 6:08:00 AM
Date Posted: 1/7/2014 12:20:00 PM
Click for a Surprise...!?
Date Posted: 12/31/2013 10:32:00 PM
Do We, As Artists, Have The Right to Change Our Work?
Date Posted: 12/23/2013 11:12:00 AM
Coming Clean
Date Posted: 12/17/2013 5:01:00 PM
Paper-Cup Porsche: Memoir from the Mental Ward
Date Posted: 12/3/2013 8:38:00 AM
Collage Art: Warning, May Be Offensive!
Date Posted: 12/1/2013 5:13:00 AM
More Visual Poetry: Collage Art
Date Posted: 11/25/2013 7:48:00 AM
IT'S A TRAP!!!!!
Date Posted: 11/20/2013 6:21:00 AM
Date Posted: 11/12/2013 5:14:00 AM
From Great Pain Comes Great Inspiration?
Date Posted: 11/5/2013 4:54:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/9/2014 Grey Area Rhymedark,truth,world,
8/9/2014 The Plot Thickens Rhymegod,judgement,life,truth,
8/9/2014 Glossophobic Light Poetryfear,world,
8/9/2014 Only God Knows and Time Will Tell Rhymechange,god,time,
4/3/2014 Anti-Psychotic Rhymepain,
3/22/2014 Science Friction Rhymespace,stars,
3/21/2014 An Exercise in Versatility Versepoetry,self,
3/19/2014 Pas de Deux Rhymelove,
3/18/2014 Do Not Read and Operate Heavy Machinery or Equipment Rhymedream,heart,poems,
3/6/2014 Inder the Unfluence Coupletdrink,humor,wine,
2/20/2014 Psychomanteum Rhymeheart,spiritual,
2/19/2014 Rosetta I do not know?confusion,nonsense,
2/19/2014 What's Weighing Heavy on My Heart Rhymelost love,
2/17/2014 She Sold Her Soul in a Bathroom Mirror Rhymeevil,satire,woman,
2/12/2014 The Last Son Rhymeart,truth,winter,
2/11/2014 What Gets On My Nerves Narrativeanger,angst,how i feel,
2/10/2014 Surgical Blue Free versehealth,me,satire,
2/8/2014 Restless Natives Sonnetboat,journey,ocean,
2/7/2014 Casting Couch Sonnetart,god,life,
2/5/2014 Hemlock Valentine Rhymedeath,fire,grave,heart,lo
2/4/2014 Veracious Vainglorious Vivacious Vixen: Very Virtuous, Very Vicious Rhymebeauty,woman,
2/1/2014 I'm Gonna Need a Transplant Rhymeabuse,addiction,drink,
1/31/2014 Assault and Pepper Rhymehow i feel,
1/28/2014 Bionic Betty: Another True Tale from the Mental Ward Narrativecrazy,woman,
1/26/2014 Nothing's New Rhymefun,morning,poems,sun,wom
1/25/2014 Memoir: Crashing Women's Studies- Feminists, BEWARE lol Narrativeart,funny,poetry,social,w
1/25/2014 Social Climber Rhymedeath,father,heaven,money
1/24/2014 Rubicons and Oubliettes Rhymeemotions,feelings,
1/23/2014 Water Brothers Rhymebeauty,brother,death,wate
1/7/2014 Poking the Beast Rhymeanger,fire,violence,
1/6/2014 Humble Pie, Anyone Prosehow i feel,introspection,
1/1/2014 Room Service Lyriclust,romance,sexy,
12/31/2013 One-Trick-Pony Rhyme 
12/18/2013 The Fool Rhymebaby,fun,horse,humorous,m
12/18/2013 Coming Clean Narrativeanger,conflict,introspect
12/17/2013 Perfectly Terrible Rhymeanger,beautiful,conflict,
12/3/2013 Paper-Cup Porsche: True Tale from the Mental Ward Narrativeblack african american,cr
12/3/2013 Gardens Grey Rhymebeauty,celebrity,characte
12/2/2013 Darth Exactitude Rhymecharacter,fantasy,star,wa
12/1/2013 All We Have is Hope Free versecancer,conflict,hope,how
11/28/2013 Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder Light Poetryheart,how i feel,lonely,l
11/28/2013 Twice the Christ Rhymechristian,death,god,humor
11/21/2013 I Think of You More Than You Think I Do Light Poetryheart,husband,i love you,
11/20/2013 Love is a Lie Rhymegod,heart,love,love hurts
11/11/2013 Have My Cake and Eat It, Too Rhymecrazy,future,self,vanity,
11/6/2013 Damage Control: An Apology Poem Rhymeheart,poets,sorry,
11/5/2013 From Great Pain Comes Great Inspiration Narrativeanger,bereavement,best fr
11/5/2013 Tug of War Rhymecrazy,pain,sorrow,war,
11/5/2013 Believe It or Not Rhymeanger,angst,god,lonely,lo
11/5/2013 As God As My Witness Rhymeconfusion,dream,joy,life,
11/4/2013 The Throne of Bone and Stone Rhymedream,sad,sin,sleep,world
11/3/2013 A Rational Explanation Rhymedeath,feelings,life,war,w
11/1/2013 Horrorscope Rhymechange,self,space,stars,
10/30/2013 Call Me Monday When I've Made My Millions Rhymedeath,heart,kiss,lost lov
10/29/2013 An Ounce of Pretention Rhymefuture,heart,
10/29/2013 Burning Man Rhymefire,grief,journey,sad,tr
10/28/2013 I'll Have Another, and Keep'em Comin' Rhymeangst,drink,heart,poets,s
10/28/2013 Glad-He-Ate-Her Rhymeanger,violence,war,
10/27/2013 Lazy Man Rhymelove,self,
10/27/2013 Escape Artist Rhymeheart,hope,lost love,poet
10/27/2013 Blackout Rhymedeath,faith,life,sorrow,w
10/26/2013 Around in Circles Rhymesleep,truth,
10/26/2013 A Journey Through Eternity Rhymeanger,future,happiness,ho
10/23/2013 Exercising My Demons Rhymeevil,heaven,religion,
10/23/2013 Knock, Knock Rhymecrazy,heart,self,song,sor
10/17/2013 Damn You, Eve Rhymedance,heaven,innocence,lo
10/17/2013 Romance the Chance Rhymebeauty,dance,hate,journey
10/17/2013 The One Least Likely Rhymeemotions,sorrow,
10/17/2013 Try as They Might Rhymeart,people,poems,poetry,p
10/15/2013 In the Meantime Rhymepain,
10/14/2013 It's Hard to be a Rhymer in a Free-Verse World Rhymeart,poetry,
10/14/2013 A God Among Men Rhymebody,heart,men,sky,
10/12/2013 You Love Me More Than You Love Yourself Light Poetrychildren,grave,love,my ch
10/12/2013 Spreading the Seed Rhymedesire,fun,lust,sexy,
10/12/2013 Burying the Hatchet Rhymegrief,pain,time,today,
10/11/2013 What Would You Take Contest Entry Narrativefriend,husband,lost,music
10/11/2013 Run for Your Lives--Them's Fightin' Words Rhymeconflict,fear,friend,pain
10/11/2013 I'll Drink to That Rhymeaddiction,drink,marriage,
10/10/2013 Angel in Your Eyes Contest Entry Rhymeangel,
10/10/2013 Why Can't I Be Young, Rich and Thin Narrativeart,beauty,desire,imagina
10/8/2013 Take Two and Call Me in the Morning Rhymeangst,sick,
10/7/2013 Twenty-Below Zero Rhymetime,trust,
10/5/2013 You and I and I and You Free verseanger,beautiful,corruptio
10/4/2013 Leave a Message After the Beep Free verseabsence,dark,death,drink,
10/3/2013 Delusions of Grandeur- Bon Voyage Rhymejourney,stars,time,world,
10/3/2013 The Verdict Is In Rhymeevil,time,violence,
10/3/2013 Alone with My Thoughts Rhymecolor,death,pain,truth,
10/2/2013 PHARM Fresh Rhymeaddiction,love,
9/29/2013 A Happy Ending Rhymehappiness,life,love,pain,
9/29/2013 No Assembly Required Light Poetrydeath,flying,travel,
9/29/2013 Come Out, Come Out- Wherever You Are Rhymelost,pain,peace,sleep,
9/26/2013 Playing with Fire Rhymeanger,fire,heart,violence
9/26/2013 Strange Bathfellows Rhymebooks,humorous,insect,
9/25/2013 I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday Light Poetryfood,money,
9/25/2013 Meet Me Halfway Rhymelost love,violence,
9/25/2013 Thank You Lord, Amen Rhymeevil,god,sick,sorrow,time
9/25/2013 To Make Matters Worse Rhymedeath,dream,friend,love,s
9/24/2013 The Truth Isn't Always Kind Rhymelife,truth,
9/24/2013 Hammer to a Concrete Heart Rhymefear,heart,writing,
9/23/2013 Life is Sweet in Honey-Hives Rhymeflower,life,sweet,

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Fav Poems

The King of Sanctimonious Rhymehumorous,metaphor,
A Beautiful Love Free verselove,relationship,
Death Will Not Come For Me Rhymedeath,evil,life,magic,
Leonardo DiCaprio Rhymecelebrity,film,for him,ho
ALCOHOL Free verseaddiction,
Chaff vs Wheat - Relief Rhymeangst,goodbye,lost love,r
Fate's Occasion Iambic Pentameterbeautiful,beauty,emotions
Heaven For A Poet Rhymedream,fantasy,heaven,insp
Nevermore Rhymehorror,poetry,tribute,wri
The Dead Of Winter Quatraindark,death,lonely,winter,
Oh Love, Fair Love Rhymeloss,lost love,lovelife,l
William part 2 Balladeblack african american,gr
Bending Backward Ballad 
Popcorn Music Rhyme 
Rhyme Master Couplet 
The Horde's Prayer Verseangel,
Come Sit by My Side Tail-rhymefor her,marriage,moving o
Dreaming Couplethumor,humorous,poets,
Shocks Of Electrifying Emotion Rhymelove,romantic,
A Dedication To The Man Rhymededication,friendship,
SWITCH magazine Free versededication,hope,life,love
The Other Side Rhymeabsence,allegory,analogy,
DUFFY DEAN Rhymecat,
In Search Free versebeautiful,bible,god,
Pirates Cove Rhymefunny,humorous,poetry,sea

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