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Blog Posted:3/5/2015 2:15:00 AM

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of the people here on poetrysoup that have made me feel so welcome over the last two months. It had always been a dream of mine to write and now I feel that I have taken my first steps down the path leading to my hearts desire.

I have met and made friends with some very talented and loving people here. I had not known what to expect when I posted my first poem but the wonderful response I received from so many boosted my confidence to write more.

I would like to mention just a few people who I feel truly indebted to for their support, which has meant the world to me and kept my daemons at bay.

Firstly I thank Jan Allison for taking me under her wing from the first day I came on the site. She has collaborated on a few poems with me and helped me to find my confidence in what I write. She as all here know is a wonderful generous woman with a huge talent. I am and will always be proud  to call her my dear friend.

And then there is Mikki who has also been such a huge influence on me. She has been a dear friend since almost the first day just as Jan, her poetry is of a stature so grand and beautiful that I fall into the words head first and loose myself in another world every time I read and reread her work. Again I am honored to call her dear friend.

Also the beautiful soul I call Enchantress. Eileen is the most passionate soul I have ever had the privilege of meeting. Her work is filled with such raw emotion, it is her soul that she bares to us every time she writes and it is so complex and beautiful. I am reminded of a quote from Byron when I think of my dear friend and mentor. "Heart on her lips, and soul within her eyes, Soft as her clime, and sunny as her skies". ( Beppo)

Finally there is one more dear friend who has also given me the opportunity to put my pen along side hers in a joyous collaboration. Dear sweet Mary Jo the country girl with brown eyes. You have taught me how to appreciate the natural beauty of the the country which surrounds us, I read your words and see you walking barefoot down that old dirt road , you have a magic in your pen. When I wrote with you I fell into your painting and words came so easily, it is a wonderful  feeling which I find difficult to express but I know Mike has said something similar. You are a treasure, and you are my dear friend

I had never expected to find so many truly talented generous people gathered together following their hearts wish to express themselves through the joyous medium of poetry. Truly you are all part of a wonderful community sharing and giving. And I thank you for making me welcome to Utopia.

love Shane xxx 


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Date: 4/3/2015 10:57:00 AM
To have dear friends you must be the same and you certainly are, plus more!:) There appears to be something magical about the Soup; everyone cooking something special in their pot! Keep well and stay happy Shane, my friend!:) Have a Happy Easter and a blessed Good Friday...Mikki :)
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Date: 4/3/2015 9:38:00 PM
Mikki, my words cannot do justice to how I feel about you. If everyone is cooking something special then what sublime delights shall you produce that would cause even Escoffier to tip his hat to you. I think on you often my sweet kind friend and I see a magnificently coloured butterfly flittering through the tapestry of my life. If I could have one wish granted it would be that you stilled your restless flight upon occasion and walked with me for a while in " fields of gold". My heart and soul Shane xxxx
Date: 3/5/2015 2:54:00 PM
It is such a pleasure to see how people from different walks of life, can reach out to one another, and create friendships, open the heart, and express such love and admiration! A fine tribute, and such a positive blog this is !
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Date: 4/3/2015 9:24:00 PM
Thank you Carrie, I meant every word I wrote. I am not a happy man as a general rule but the friends I have made here have brought me a joy that I shall never part with as long as I live. Love Shane xxxx
Date: 3/5/2015 2:39:00 PM
You have blessed me with a sweet name which I love dearly, Shane. You know the complexities with which I live. I find your posts on my work of such a beautiful comforting and uplifting nature. I'm so glad you joined the Soup. When I was down, you were ready to buoy me up. :) I'm blessed with your friendship. Thank you for the mention here on the blog. We click with different people. I guess I perhaps rub some people the wrong way, but I'm glad that you see the good in me. :) Hugs
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Date: 3/5/2015 3:21:00 PM
My dear Enchantress, I see nothing but good in you my dear friend. All anyone has to do is read the poem you wrote about your father to see the love that you have in your heart shining so very brightly. How can anyone not but love you. love Shane xxx
Date: 3/5/2015 2:06:00 PM
this is a wonderful tribute. We all are friends here, and then there are those extra special ones that just make it all the better!
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Date: 3/5/2015 2:18:00 PM
Hi Andrea, It seems that just about everyone I meet here is so generous and friendly. I am so happy to be part of the family. love Shane xxx
Date: 3/5/2015 11:46:00 AM
Lovely tribute Shane:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/5/2015 2:14:00 PM
Dear Jan regardless of anything else it is the simple truth, I value your friendship most dearly. love Shane xxx
Date: 3/5/2015 5:34:00 AM
Shane, this is a beautiful expression of gratitude. You do find the most amazing people here on soup. Hugs Janet
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Date: 3/5/2015 5:38:00 AM
Of that I am most certain Janet. Thank you for your kind words and for being part of this amazing family. love Shane xxx
Date: 3/5/2015 3:56:00 AM
- Shane my friend, thank you for your beautiful blog !!! - Your words tell me that there is LOVE in this world - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/5/2015 5:29:00 AM
My friend Anne-Lise thank you for your words, I only wrote what I feel towards all the wonderful people that i have met here. Love Shane xxx

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