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ahhhhh....i'm addicted to passions in poetry!!!!!

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anonymous albert ?
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25 posted 05-07-2001 02:48 PM       View Profile for anonymous albert ?   Email anonymous albert ?   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymous albert ?

sharon i totally agree with you on that one...i also think the more we share through hearts its more important then proving it through words...i think we as poets dont always have to reply to know that we addicted(care) we have are hearts that replys already soon as we read poems that we share...i think i repeated myself..oh.. well ..and addiction is from our love of poetry not our love for pride in are number of replys...tahts my opinion...cya~

if i die before i wake , i pray the lord my soul will take-"when thugs cry"

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26 posted 05-07-2001 04:59 PM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

Poets Anonymous:  Repeat after me

I am a poet and I can’t get enough
I must be strong and be rid of this stuff
This craving is strong but I shall be stronger
I will not read or write any longer

Now is the time to move on from here
The clouds are separating everything is all clear
I know there’s a poem just waiting to be read
But starting today I will take a walk instead

People are smiling and saying hello
Leaves are swaying with squirrels below
The sun is shining with birds in the sky
I’ve been missing all this and I don’t know why
_________________________________

“Hi my name is insect and I’m addicted to poetry”
“And this is my story…………”

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27 posted 05-07-2001 07:50 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

Is it really poetry in pip that makes us come back for more, or is it the people the surround us here in pip?

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee."  W.S.

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28 posted 05-07-2001 07:58 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

the people...personally, i come back here so often because i have formed friendships with the poets here and am keen to know them a little bit better through their words....
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29 posted 05-07-2001 09:49 PM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

Sharon, Albert -

I must say I'm a little more than displeased with your reaction to my statement.  In fact, I'm quite offended.  
All that I said was "I have a high post count."  And all that that means is that I read and reply a lot, it's only somewhat indicitave of the time I spend in here simply because of my own tendency to reply to everything I read.  Which is, once again, my tendency.
I'm not so shallow as to reply like crazy simply because I want a high number.  
The reason I read and reply in PIP is because people like to get replies.  It's one of the things that makes PIP what it is, if we didn't get replies we simply wouldn't have such an interactive level as we already do.  
Suffice it to say I reply simply because I like recieving replies myself, and I know other people do too.  In fact, in that sense I'm a proud to be one of the Teen #4 omni-repliers that people can always count on to read and reply to their work.
I read poetry not only because I enjoy it, but also because people deserve to have their work read and I like to make people happy.
I don't like how you are all making me sound so shallow, I really don't appreciate it in the least.  

I hope you think about this for a moment.
~Allan

Build a man a fire, and he's warm for a day.  Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.  
~Unknown

[This message has been edited by Allan Riverwood (edited 05-07-2001).]

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30 posted 05-07-2001 09:50 PM       View Profile for anonymous albert ?   Email anonymous albert ?   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymous albert ?

insect- great job on the poem..thanks for sharing it with us

acire-true..i think its one of those things that is impossible to exist w/o the other..as the poet and its poetry forms the unique whole..

faterider-i think that is how we truly get to know the poets is by their hearts...

allan-ok..i know those opinions had some affect to you but my thoughts were straight towards what i saw from that statement of yours..."Yeah well I'm pretty proud of my addiction.... I just registered in January, and I'm already #46 on the Top 100 posters page."...it seemed in a sense you were boasting of oneself...as to think like that in you stated your pride in your accomplishment...and i do acknowledge that...but the way you said that made me think...something else...but...i also think addiction(care) is not acknowledging the number...of course it shows that you care to at least reply to others...but that shouldnt be the main thing refered to showing your pride through it ...we should be humble of our words in times... though i truly respect you for being one of those people that reply and show thier sincere thoughts towards each others poems as you are not one of those selfish-people...so my apologies does go to you allan...i think i was to harsh..i'm sorry and hope this comes through as our acknowledging the misunderstandings of each others opinions my friend...  

...?

if i die before i wake , i pray the lord my soul will take-"when thugs cry"


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31 posted 05-07-2001 10:15 PM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

Well Albert, you still know me a bit better than that... the assumption about my motives was what I really took offense to in your reply.
I think you should realize that sure, I am proud of my post count.  Because each post represents either a poem read, a poem shared or a thought expressed in here.  
And I like to think that I'm making a contribution to this family.  I have nothing against people who don't reply to everything they read, that's fine.  
But it certainly doesn't give you the right to condemn me for being pleased with my numeric representation of my participation in these forums.
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32 posted 05-07-2001 10:21 PM       View Profile for anonymous albert ?   Email anonymous albert ?   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymous albert ?

i know but as i said ealier...that words tend to get misunderstood through the way you say it unlike what the person says it the reader doesnt take it as their way of meaning...and i wasnt condeming in anyway...just expressing what i saw from your post..most people might take the way you say about things...as you are boasting...and tell you the truth i see that showing sometimes in your replys...think about it...and of course i know you better then that you are one of the first family members that i have talked to... you are a friend of mine...but what kind of family of friends would it be w/out us having honesty towards each other...
thats my opinion right now...i know i might been to harsh...but thats truly what i seen at that point of time...

...?

if i die before i wake , i pray the lord my soul will take-"when thugs cry"


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33 posted 05-07-2001 11:37 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine


I've copied your statements verbatim so you can see that I am not taking your words out of context.

First. I apologize that my statement offended you. It was not my intention. I was merely responding to your first statement about your 'numbers'.

quote:

Yeah well I'm pretty proud of my addiction.... I just registered in January, and I'm already #46 on the Top 100 posters page



quote:


I must say I'm a little more than displeased with your reaction to my statement. In fact, I'm quite offended.

All that I said was "I have a high post count." And all that that means is that I read and reply a lot, it's only somewhat indicitave of the time I spend in here simply because of my own tendency to reply to everything I read. Which is, once again, my tendency.
I'm not so shallow as to reply like crazy simply because I want a high number.
The reason I read and reply in PIP is because people like to get replies. It's one of the things that makes PIP what it is, if we didn't get replies we simply wouldn't have such an interactive level as we already do.
Suffice it to say I reply simply because I like recieving replies myself, and I know other people do too. In fact, in that sense I'm a proud to be one of the Teen #4 omni-repliers that people can always count on to read and reply to their work.
I read poetry not only because I enjoy it, but also because people deserve to have their work read and I like to make people happy.
I don't like how you are all making me sound so shallow, I really don't appreciate it in the least.

I hope you think about this for a moment.



Well, I have thought about it for a moment. Actually I've thought about this for a long time.

I don't believe I tried to make you sound shallow. I think you are truly interested in the poetry and the camaraderie here at Passions. But there is a heady pleasure in seeing the numbers climbing. That's why our friends post congratulatory announcements for us when we hit hallmark numbers. Frankly, I would rather no one noticed mine! When we began PiP, we were few. Achieving 1000 posts was an amazing feat. Today, with over 5,000 members, achieving 1000 posts is something one can do in a week if one spends a lot of time here.

When Teen Explorer took off into a 'chat' direction, I was pleased. Finally you had a place to meet and play and just talk. And that racks up the posts. There is nothing wrong with that.

But back to your original statement - your words sounded full of pride at achieving #46 in the stats. And that is what I have a problem with. Replying for replying sake isn't good for the poet or for the one who replies. (By the way, I know you are not one of those! I'm making a general statement here).


quote:

Well Albert, you still know me a bit better than that... the assumption about my motives was what I really took offense to in your reply.
I think you should realize that sure, I am proud of my post count. Because each post represents either a poem read, a poem shared or a thought expressed in here.
And I like to think that I'm making a contribution to this family. I have nothing against people who don't reply to everything they read, that's fine.
But it certainly doesn't give you the right to condemn me for being pleased with my numeric representation of my participation in these forums.



I don't think anyone condemned you. I certainly didn't. If you look closely at my post:

quote:

Is it about the numbers??? You seem to be proud of the rising number under your name.. I challenge you to read and NOT reply..that's addiction. The other is ADDITION...  




Do you see that there at the end? It's a little 'devil' smilie. That was put there because I knew I was going to be stinker and raise someone's hackles!

So again, I apologize.

[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 05-07-2001).]

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Thanks for taking the time, PdV.  I really appreciate it.     Yes, I see what you are saying now... sometimes it takes a few more words to clearly define our message.
As I said, thanks for taking the time.  I really appreciate it, and I guess I should have caught the little devil dude.  I use this one personally -->    and I know what it's like.  haha  
See you guys around.
~Allan

Build a man a fire, and he's warm for a day.  Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.  
~Unknown

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35 posted 05-08-2001 12:43 AM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

Oh and for the record... (not that there's anything wrong with this) I never once posted something acclaimed as my "1000th post" or anything.  So one less point against that theory.  
At least, I don't think I did... sometimes I do strange things....  

Build a man a fire, and he's warm for a day.  Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.  
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36 posted 05-08-2001 08:45 AM       View Profile for Joricho   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joricho

I've just started posting, but this is making me nervous... is this like the Hotel California? Will I EVER leave????
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37 posted 05-08-2001 09:17 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Joricho, you now belong to us....... LOL
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38 posted 05-08-2001 09:34 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

This place is more like Heaven  

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee."  W.S.

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39 posted 05-08-2001 07:40 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

I'm only just born in PIP and I'm allready an addict, can't help it, can't cure it, so be it.

Titia

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40 posted 05-13-2001 03:19 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

SO BE IT!
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41 posted 06-10-2001 06:35 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

I am so addicted that I am here in last months questions, reading and replying. I am not as bad as I was last year when I first started, I used to get up in the middle of the night to see if anyone had read my new poem. Now I'm all mature-I wait till morning  
But just recently I found this forum, and I am afraid things are getting cranked up again.
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haha Catalinamoon, I think we all go thru that PIP Syndrome.  And it's very contageous too  

hi Sweets, Lizzy, Ina, Erin, Erica, Minna, Kit, Kamie, Javi, Jenn, Sharon, Nan, Cawlee, Cherish, Ashley, Sara, Justine, Leah, Jess, Kimmie, Maree, Mic

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43 posted 06-11-2001 02:17 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I stay on here till my eyes blur

Too many days away from here and I go mad

I have to post and reply!!!!!!!!!!  
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i know the feeling....tilll yer head feels dizzy and everything looks wierd when you get up and move away from the computer....get this i even DREAM about passions...it invades my sleep...so imagine what its done to my life...haha...happy PiPing!
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I dream about it too......I had a dream that PoetDeVine was on the Opah Winfrey show and another lady from another poetry site was on it.....and the other lady was talkin about her poetry site and then PDV would say "yea but we have THIS and ours is better because of THIS" and then Oprah ignored the other lady and only talked to PDV haha.

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I kind of wish I were addicted to this forum. I get little spurts of posting and replying all the time for a few days, then I'm too lazy to check back for weeks on end. It's one of those things you wish you could relpace your unhealthy addictions with. Right up there with carrot sticks and ice water.
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Sounds like Javier got ahold of some damn good crack.   hehehe

Anyway- I'm getting quite hooked to this lil place. Ecspecially the discussion section. I love it. haha...
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stop following me around Spice  

hi Sweets, Lizzy, Ina, Erin, Erica, Minna, Kit, Kamie, Javi, Jenn, Sharon, Nan, Cawlee, Cherish, Ashley, Sara, Justine, Leah, Jess, Kimmie, Maree, Mic

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49 posted 06-13-2001 06:23 PM       View Profile for Spice   Email Spice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Spice's Home Page   View IP for Spice

...sorry.
*Unhooks her leash.*
hehehe
 
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