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You look so much like a caring empathic. Did you get the picture to save, the one with your poem on the side of the mug?

28 days ago

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That's Sew cool; post a pix with the poem showing on the side of the mug. What top runner up were you awarded?

1 month ago

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let alone how does anybody know if their choice was better since they didn't take the other road to find out. Sillier to me, is the people who like this idea of other road like it's the one less traveled. For those of us cross country skiers and mountain climbers we know from experience: to hell with making your own tracks! Its f'n hard to go thru powder or up a sand dune...unless there are tracks ahead of you recently packing snow or creating a step in the dune for you to use. Both cases is the difference between moving forward or 2 steps forward 1 step back!! Thanks for your opinion I agree totally,. I've already requested they put lyrics up here instead but none so far. 

2 months ago

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Yo brother, I just found the comment that started the whole thing. It was you that said it; noticed the voting thing is rigged. The thing is when your a contestant and only get 1 vote but there will be 3 place winners and 5 runner ups you and I actually got cheated out of 7 other votes. We should be casting a vote per place. The other thing I dont think the rest of them know is this contest really isn't decided by us- the contestants- only. Reread the rules and you'll see the judges get 5 votes to swing it, How many judges? Point is when I brought it to the owners, judges, and techies attention; it was ignored and lied about. One told me we do it this way so the contestants get to choose. But keep in mind we don't, they do. 

2 months ago

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I just found your message asking directly about the poem. So it's really just a spontaneous brainstorm, ramble, very diary-esq. Truthful as it was how I was feeling. It's just as it says. It's really just a warm up, a feeler. I have been a lot disturbed from the May contest after comparing and judging and trying to understand how the decisions are made. I study rules for a living so truth logic and being grounded in a sober reality is paramount. I know that's so contrasted to the typical profile of a poet; like rock stars & jazz/blues musicians: A hard past with demonds in our closets issues and drama being delt with by using substances. Haha! Guilty as charged my good man! I've been Journaling, creating lyrics, and poetry since I was 16, I'm 52 in August. Point being is I'm not sure if I trust this site with my finished works. I get the feeling it's not really doing what its saying. I think I will close with this, life has been difficult the last couple years. I'm coasting for a little while longer catching my breath. I do appreciate your inquiry. I wish it was about one of my more publicly presentable ones. With peace in mind. 

2 months ago

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I had to think about what you were saying before I drew any conclusions. I think I will take your advice and tread lightly. So what exactly did you mean to say? I'm sorta naive, is it sarcasm or are you really wanting me to explain the work?


Its been a while but I think we met in the open forum a couple of months ago? If I remember correctly, there was a female empath in her title name who was also criticizing people randomly. I thought maybe you knew each other, is she here too? I think to sum myself up I have a genuine desire to want to engage intelligent people who communicate at a high level. I think I need emotional maturity to be prevalent as well. I can take what I dish out nut ultimately tradimg insults and opinionated uncomplements is not at all what I'm here for. Like what the owners confirmed and encouraged me to continue, saying whatever the f I want but just do so professionally and appropriately.


Ok so what brought you to this one really not a poem poem?


Hey a better question is, will you please answer the first question I asked you? What were you trying to say to me with your ego lecture a few months ago?


I hope your enjoying the warm days and lomger hours of light- WJRH
 

2 months ago

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Im a party pooper you'll say but how does this person afford to showcase hundreds of poems? AT KARL: DO YOU OWN STOCK IN THIS SITE?

2 months ago

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@acronimousWill you please clarify the nomination thing. It came to me that any body who pays to have their submission entered into that months contest is called a nomination or am I missing the majik here? I still feel it important to get an answer. 

2 months ago

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You work for this joint or just guessing a fellow needed directions, encouragement, or one of the many sincere and eloquently spoken compliments you seem to have available for recipients. I have questions lots of them but I can't find the majick word or phrase to get their answers. Self proclaimed owners are kissing babies, shaking diplomtic sparkles on poems of unknown value , answering what seem to be cued questions from the same people, and here I am observing like a Native on horseback overlooking a littered landscape commercial....might be before your time . . . 

4 months ago

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I agree not too complicated or imaginative.

4 months ago

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With all due respect may I ask for a point of clarification? What exactly was insurmountable in your life situation refereed to in the poem?

4 months ago

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Will you please clarify the nomination thing. It came to me that any body who pays to have their submission entered into that months contest is called a nomination or am I missing the majik here?

4 months ago

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I didn't say that I'm sorry you took so much time to address the wrong point.

To your 2nd mute point; If your confused about my deliberate creative expression, you missed the opportunity I offered you to have a peaceful discussion and make sence of them. They were gifts to you. My appeals to you have never been addressed by your comments. Instead you argue for the public and the sake of argument.

Key in on that fact and you have my reasons for tapping you on the shoulder originally. Read the ethics, guidelines, and rules posted herein. When you align yourself to those ascertainable visions the things you might say may not be dreadful anymore . Successes all over you! Pp
 

4 months ago

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Thats interesting about getting into character for a poem. I was a character once in a Jr. college play. I auditioned and landed a role in the musical after my choir teacher suggested it when I asked how to get more experience in front of people. I was shy but I had never done it before. I'll cut to the chase. During my audition although I had not assumed any particular actor or characters traits or voice consciously, in my nerves as a virgin to the stage, I reincarnated as William Shatner Captain James T. Kirk. I got teased for a while after that, in a nice way. It's generally a good memory. What you described is really intriguing to me as I gravitate to non-fiction things and what stirs me subconsciously gets on paper. I'm trying to come around to saying I think I may be missing out on something here. Thank you for sharing that, it makes your real age cover up story tightly sealed back up!! Lol! Ok I gotta ask where I'm talking to? I'm in Forest Grove, OR. 

4 months ago

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I'm glad you read it and evidently understood. I was hoping you had some criticism and a question or two but I may be setting myself up for some unmet expectations. Haha! I'm curious about the soulmate poem you wrote, did I read the date right, 1999? 

4 months ago

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abielias1 hello I'm guessing from the vernacular you might be one of the judges? If so may I ask you a question?

4 months ago

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Hey if your one of the judges acronimous, or know any of them, or any one who knows them; or the website poetry contest managers, will you please consider another idea? I propose that since there are 3 winners and a few more runner- ups, that each voter/nominee should get that same number of votes as recognized poems; also its really f'n cool to be able to vote for yourself and it's not a wash and you can only vote once per poem. I'd consider leaving the voting transparent and allow us to say something anything; as poets we value freedom of speech above all right? Our vote is our voice and imagine so far how much more fulfilling each will experience during answer after. It builds trust as well. A lot of us are not feeling the love and have some negativity about it. To perfect the goal of trust and learning, judges should forfeit voting. If your not a contestant and your so not allowing outside voting otherwise, why should you get to sway the vote. Its already diluted having one vote that you cannot use on yourself in the end that is purely wrong since your trusting me with a vote but telling me I'm not capable of evaluating my own amongst the rest, seems contradictive. If there are ties, just pay 2 prizes at that level, it's not like there isn't enough money splitting is not fair since if you have 2 or 3 2nd but 1 1st you reward the lesser place finisher with a higher prize. Runnerups should at least get there entrance fee returned. Ok the other unanimous boo is this so called grading system forget it, too many with backgrounds in this area such as myself in music see these winners are not matching what was laid out which for poetry in general less restrictions typically means a point gets made brilliantly. Tons of arguments against a contest having such a broad then vague plus ambiguous parameter description. Why not narrow this thing down to specific categories so that it's comparing apples to apples oranges to oranges and not cinnamon to calculators. By the way, the poem I wrote was for you the judges it's about this process and getting here with this information. It's a riddle and I hate giving away before the first try but if you find the time enjoy. Also realize I thought long and hard about what others would think if I had announced it prior and I had won. I might be called a cheater. Its my dream to have a better world and better place to share my talents, I have 1000's of poems different studies, different ages different styles different themes. Shoe us your alive, reasonable and doing this with good intent please we beg.... 

4 months ago

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Ok it's opinion but empirical and speculative with questioning that invites the reader to contemplate these ideas: some universally common, some you, some unique and both sides of the coin are touched on and your purpose for writing is at least in part a commemorative of the life long path of answering this question which you did when you said not with one question or answer I believe and with experience we might change our minds, yes exactly good but most important in my observation is its value for the author as part of a time line and reference. When you find the very best answer you can find this with its time stamp - im starting to put one at the beginning now but I sign and date it with time of day regardless of time when I feel it's in a finished state, I say that because I come back and edit on occasion sometimes years later, always wanting to perfect it like I try to do with myself and it's eerie sometimes to remember what you were going thru and the Era and see how far along you are in maturation. I meant a good Erie. The best Erie. I am my best soul mate and you are a rare person to even have mentioned the idea. I personally think that's where you will find the very best manifestation of spirituality in real time. All I got. 

4 months ago

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Yes thank you, I should certainly remove the unnecessary the. The about the poem part unfortunately is unfinished. I toggle between leaving the riddle ambiguous and giving just enough away.
It's impossible to know from my perspective the abolity of any other readimg this for the first time but the effect is diluted if you explain it first To have a judge who didmt investigate the poem makes me realize i womt be in the conversation anyways. But if they understand its about them and me amd anyome who would be standimg in a open forum discussimg this very contest. Now it's about the suggestions for perfectimg the ideal poetry showcase forum, and make the correct objections to what has happened so far and could make something go Wow! .Dreamer certainly but help me and lets all Enjoy! 

4 months ago

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Its a shame your overlooking the gifts. Why reply one item (im more inclined to believe you twisted round deliberately since I wasn't flattering you with tickle), then say you won't comment. Seriously your not doing anything but bull dozing anyone who has a grounded perspective and professional background in poetry and shared their honest feelings about the contest. I've given you 3 other opportunities to engage me in a fun but peaceful nature to go over my position on the matter, and give you the same respect to expand your ideas. Im mean really the only bull dozing is so hypocritical but it's by you being defensive and quite frankly childish.. Your rude for dismissing the content I took careful time preparing for you. Did you solve the riddle of my contest entry? This is the issue, it isn't your place to interfere in any of our constructive criticism. The complaints of the 3 comments I know you chimed in on and mine all have a common position. At least I offered the perfect solution .If you want to do good please quit sharing the results of the contest resemble good choices
Or a fair decision. The instructions were not followed and those poems are not successful at the most important element in communication which is to tell the truth. I can prove that it's mathematics science and its an algorithm tried and tried again. Set that aside and realize I'm not your enemy, I didn't come here to argue anything, I'm trying to gain support to petition our judges take them out of a judging position and make this an even field. Everyone of us deserved a vote for every place or runner up awarded, We should also not be excluded from voting for ourselves. It's only 1 of 8 votes. Voting is out in the open as well and we should also be asked to leave our thoughts about any of the works for any of the authors. Its a growing experience. Also instead of having a tie breaker just pay each place earner the full amount. How will you run out of money you won't and it's a sure fire way to make it fool proof and fair and fun for everyone. You would do great, your fearless approaching your next victim to drop your young ideas looks like the portrait of a teacher of thinking and poetry. Literally found you doing thst with 3 random different people. That said, I encourage you to risk whatever your afraid of and go back to the messages I left for you. What catches my minds eye is in your screen name. Empath of love resales your task in this world. Im certain what you think your accomplishments are interacting with me like you have, and have with the others I have mentioned, are not a true indication you really are that person. Help yourself first and get right. Go , im serious it is apparent your not finished growing. Truth doesn't hurt you it will help you. I've been transparent for you. 

4 months ago

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Its fun when an Em-pathetick defends nothing but attempts to qualify your poem from the perspective it is the authority. You should Pepsi challenge. If its mad you expressed your honest evaluation opinion and conclusion it should give its own for our grading. The one its given so far is somethimg else I tell you. If you people watch and look around you will find it policing at various cherry picked locations with a similar self appointed position to destroy the possibility there is a higher opinion than the judges here in. You, I, and the unnamed and unnumbered know otherwise. I appreciate your willingness to say it sucks outloud. Thank you!! 

4 months ago

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Sometimes I forget to turn off the after burners. I was hoping you would oblige me. I welcome random introductions as valuable as pretending the stranger is long awaited. I'd be tickled to expand what you saw that motivated your query. I'd be tickled to just tell you about the messages I meant for you and the other to enjoy. I'd be tickled if I was ticklish, just saying, your welcome to share what's on your mind openly or privately. 

4 months ago

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lovingempath Miraculous!! Have that we met but are you Ms. Tick? What do or you like?

4 months ago

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wow im floored at these ideas just floored....

4 months ago

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Thats hill-area-us two here the afterimage of sound in a car-tune anne-mated seen bubbles with written messages affirming the whistlin' dixie several characters cant seam 2 escape gravitaten too. the jist of it is moo moo moo. anyone want a better way of dropping a quarter of 10000 pennies for your thoughts and 500 nickles for your kiss'?? Ill bee ovure hear weighting four a mirror-ickle. peeeeeesssssss 

4 months ago

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