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A Member's Plea

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Julie
Senior Member
since 08-20-99
Posts 742
Houston, TX


0 posted 09-21-1999 07:02 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Julie

It's time I write again,
I've written about beauty,
I've written of sin;
to watch my poetry falling to the very end;
losing touch of memebers captured.
Is it the rhythm, not much rhyme,
or the topics don't hold the test of time?
No one's heart I seem to rapture;
Lonely is all I find...
no one to mention-"I like your stuff,"
"mind if I print," or a final thought...
"I missed your last line."
I'm not one to starve attention,
but after five,
unpoetic times-
I beg for your mention.
I think we all at some point or another,
try to find that touch to annoint,
the comment of a brother.
Some get their fill
of replies often twice.
I try to be fair,
for those going uphill.
I see sometimes we tend to forget
about the ones quiet and sublime;
or new ones trying with all their will,
but they're lost with regret.
My final plea is that we don't ignore,
those who may need more.
It's fun to be popular,
but silent ones soon get bored.
This isn't my best work,
my goal is
to bring into the open...
this little quirk.
So...have consideration,
even when it's not an honorable mention.
Remember to return the favor
of those reading your paper.


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Julie
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..."to thine own self be true."
>William Shakespeare


© Copyright 1999 Julie - All Rights Reserved
RainbowGirl
Member Elite
since 07-31-99
Posts 3167
United Kingdom


1 posted 09-21-1999 07:11 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Julie

I can't talk in rhyme
cause my words won't match
but my eyes seek words
that cause my mind to ponder
on what might be the thoughts
of a poet deep inside...

No rhyme or reason here
but I will admit
to seeking those
with little or no response

oops and that doesn't mean that's why I answered you...Have I dug myself a hole?

HUGS
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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 09-21-1999).]
Iloveit
Senior Member
since 09-02-99
Posts 1168
NM


2 posted 09-21-1999 07:15 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

Julie, I know what you mean, the sheer volume of poems posted here overwhelms me, I post from work and cannot dedicate the time I would like to the forum. I just cannot read them all, but, I understand your plea, and have a hug for you, and a keep trying, if you can write 5 poems, you can write another, this one is good!
BrightLight
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since 09-07-99
Posts 46


3 posted 09-21-1999 07:24 PM       View Profile for BrightLight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BrightLight

Totally understanding where your coming from here. I also have many that fall to the cellar of Passions, and I wonder if I should just give up. My passion for writing, and reading others works of art keeps me here. I only end up with a few that catch people's fancy, so I just go on reading, and responding to others. I find it easier to read from the bottom up, for their are many lost poems buried deep. Keep the faith this place just moves fast.
RainbowGirl
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since 07-31-99
Posts 3167
United Kingdom


4 posted 09-21-1999 07:31 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

It's been said before but....I'll repeat myself (cause I'm like that..*g*)

How about the facility to show that you've been read, even if not replied to?..

Moderators that are lurking or reading or both, what are your thoughts?

May keep a poet from falling by the wayside....ok, I'll shut up now...LOL

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 09-21-1999).]
hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


5 posted 09-21-1999 07:34 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Julie...If it's any consulation. I read every work posted here and try to reply to at least half of what I read, more often closer to 60-75%. This at times can be a very time comsuming feat. I try to offer advice where I can, and praise where it is deserved. If I miss replying to something along the way, it is simply due to the overwhelming amounts of postings on this site. I myself would like to see people limited to one poetry posting a day. Sometimes there are 5 or 6 poems posted in one day by one writer...you get 4 or 5 doing that and the numbers of poems to reply to increase dramatically and people get lost in the shuffle. Ah, now I'll step down off the soap box.
Nicely written poem, it makes people stop and think.
Hugs
Ruth

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
Julie
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since 08-20-99
Posts 742
Houston, TX


6 posted 09-21-1999 07:43 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

iloveit: Thank you for your support. Thanks
for the hug...ahhh feel much better.

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BrightLight: Keeping the faith...I recognize
there are many of us out there not getting
much feedback. I've visited other websites
where you had an option to send a full reply
or just click an option on how they felt
about it...ie. excellent, good, fair, etc.
Wouldn't that be an idea for the moderators.

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RainbowGirl: You are one of my fans I know...
and I yours. Bless your heart, I know
you do a heck of a job sharing your thoughts,
not just for me but many others.




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Julie
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..."to thine own self be true."
>William Shakespeare


Julie
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since 08-20-99
Posts 742
Houston, TX


7 posted 09-21-1999 07:47 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

hoot: you are another that is really dedicated reader. My feeling is that
possibly some improvements could be
made on the part of moderators upgrading
to help us help each other. Maybe I need
to take this to the Alley. My plea was
not just for myself but for any that
has been affected, and to bring it to
the attention of others that don't realize.

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Julie
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..."to thine own self be true."
>William Shakespeare


Elizabeth
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Member Rara Avis
since 06-07-99
Posts 7296
America the beautiful


8 posted 09-21-1999 08:15 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I am experiencing the same thing, Julie. I am not the most popular one here either-some poets get 40+ responses to their works, others are luck to get 4. I am so burned out-there is a lot to live up to.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

"Something sweet, something sort of grandhish, sweeps my soul when thou art near..."


Richard 33
Member
since 09-09-99
Posts 197
glen easton, wv usa


9 posted 09-21-1999 08:41 PM       View Profile for Richard 33   Email Richard 33   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richard 33

Julie:
keep your faith up, sometimes I have had
posts that haven't been replied to for several days, or have only gotten 1, or 2
responses. Please do not be discouraged, I
have had some that have gotten 10, or 15.
There are just so many posts. what you have
posted does hit home, at times I still feel
disappointment when I post, and there are no
replies.......
Christopher
Moderator
Member Rara Avis
since 08-02-99
Posts 9130
Purgatorial Incarceration


10 posted 09-21-1999 08:47 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Ahh worry not, you are being read. Though the replies may be limited somewhat, because of the volume, know that people are reading your work. There are many silent voices behind the screen that see your work, though they can't reply.
And as to recieving good responses on only a few: If you feel that it is important to recieve responses, then consider trying to keep in the spirits of the ones that recieve responses. I however, think that is a poor substitute, for poring out your words...
even if no one responds...

Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


11 posted 09-21-1999 09:07 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Julie. As a moderator, I try to read a little bit of everything. If I see a poem with no response, I'll read that one first. No one should fell that their work is not worthy to be here...we are all poets.. no matter how many replies we get...I've had several poem fall dead to the bottom with few replies....I would recommend that you post only one or two a day...don't do them together...reply to the responses..build a friendship with the other poets...go to the bottom of the heap and bring back a poem that sits there unread..(this happened with the first forum...same thing!)...I would like to see this discussion kept up in the Alley so I will go there and post some more thoughts.

I like the way you got your subject across poetically...it's easier to write about love and sadness and moons and stars..but to write about real life like this is harder..you did a good job. So I'll formulate my response further for the Alley....it will take me a bit of time to get there and get it done...Thanks for bringing up the subject!!!!!
Julie
Senior Member
since 08-20-99
Posts 742
Houston, TX


12 posted 09-21-1999 09:20 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR REPLIES AND SUPPORT.
I guess I am surprised it got this much
attention and the night is still young.

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Poet deVine: A very special thanks to you and
I am glad to see this subject is one that
people take seriously. My personal feeling
is we all count and we should all benefit.
I want to make it clear I am not critizing
any one or playing a pity party, just looking for some answers that would help us all.
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Futher comments may want to be posted
in the Alley. Check it out...if this
hit home for you.



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Julie
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..."to thine own self be true."
>William Shakespeare


WhtDove
Member Rara Avis
since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


13 posted 09-21-1999 09:44 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Julie, I understand what you're feeling.
I felt the same way, and sometimes still do. The posts come in at such a rapid rate, it's impossible to keep up with them. Don't lose heart! Just keep trying! ((((HUGS))))
Temptress
Moderator
Member Rara Avis
since 06-15-99
Posts 7276
Mobile, AL


14 posted 09-21-1999 09:49 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Sometimes, the poem gets buried so that even the moderators cannot readily see it to know if it has comments or not. I have experienced the same, and I think we all have. It is a matter of summoning that common courtesy we need for this place.
Julie
Senior Member
since 08-20-99
Posts 742
Houston, TX


15 posted 09-21-1999 11:51 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Hey Guys and Gals!

Ron is a PRINCE! He opened a "Suggestion
Box" for us. Check it out...A place
to SAY WHAT YOU THINK will make this
a better place. Nothing goes un-noticed,
he has already put into action one of
the ideas already.

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Julie
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..."to thine own self be true."
>William Shakespeare


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