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Wind
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0 posted 03-02-2003 09:58 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind


I've noticed that we get about five new members every day. This is great, it's nice that people are showing an interest in poetry, but why do only one out of ten stay for more than a mounth?

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1 posted 03-03-2003 07:27 AM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

They don't leave we just feed them to the admin.
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2 posted 03-03-2003 07:37 AM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

What's the point of comeing? do they just want to be in the book? I've welcomed so many of them, and some never do more than that first post.

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3 posted 03-03-2003 08:10 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

We saw that a lot with the last book too. Some people just want to be in the book - they're going to miss being a part of the family around here.
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4 posted 03-03-2003 12:55 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Judging by some of the tabulations, they're going to miss being part of the book, too.
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5 posted 03-03-2003 01:29 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

and judging by some of the tabulations its not just new people posting and leaving either.


Book or not, we see this all the time in here... some people are givers and some takers and many fall in between...I think some come in and post and once they find they have to give back, do replies and participate they dont want to make the effort...and I think some are overwhelmed by how fast the forums can move...and I've had some tell me they dont like that they cant bump their work, many forums still have that. But if someone is genuinely here for love of poetry and a desire to learn and grow as a poet..they will make the effort and will stick around.  We see a lot leave and come back too...I think it also has to do with time...some have the time, some make the time...some dont have it to spend.
different strokes and all that jazz.
It's what makes life interesting right?


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6 posted 03-03-2003 01:40 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

quote:
But if someone is genuinely here for love of poetry and a desire to learn and grow as a poet..they will make the effort and will stick around.  


And Wind...we have a LOT who stick around, and make a difference.  
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7 posted 03-03-2003 01:52 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

and some ( like me) who stick around just to pester people like you that ask a serious question there are a thousand answers for...

no time to list them all for you...so you next assignment is to write a short poem as to why this happens..and the sadness of it..
LOL..

or...

We'll stick you on the next reality show to come along that feeds the contestants really gross stuff... like yogurt.


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8 posted 03-03-2003 03:47 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

SMEARED

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9 posted 03-03-2003 08:20 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

yeah..we'll make you eat it smeared on rasins and covered with potatoe chip crumbs...but you'll have to eat it with a straw... standing on your head.. with live earthworms crawling on the soles of your feet... and wearing a purple clowns suit and wig..that has been tie dyed in a vat of chocolate....

oh yeah... on top of an anthill..
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10 posted 03-03-2003 08:46 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

I won't ask this time.....

Yogurt SMEARED on your face?

sounds good to me!
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[This message has been edited by Wind (03-03-2003 08:47 PM).]

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11 posted 03-03-2003 09:30 PM       View Profile for Amara   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Amara

*bashful* I kinda left, a while back. But I have returned! And I plan to stay this time, muse-less or not. I'd really like to get to know ya'll a lot better. You all seem so friendly and...well...something which I wanna be a part of too!

That's what we, as heroes, do. We live as if the world were like it should be, to show the world what it could be.

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12 posted 03-03-2003 10:19 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Some of us keep coming back no matter how often we get chased off!

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient

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13 posted 03-04-2003 07:44 AM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

I leave all the time

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14 posted 03-04-2003 10:29 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

jm, all that jazz is just about right...

wind, where do you leave to all the time? and talking of yoghurt smeared... yoghurt is good for you...

regards,
sudhir
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15 posted 03-04-2003 01:19 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Wind... not even the cruelest of reality shows would have yogurt eaten off my face... there are limits to what humans can  be expected to do... and anyone with human genes
could not be expected to lick yogurt off anything as gross as my face...

now..a dog might... but hey..you know dogs..they'll even lick their own butt..

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http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum29/HTML/000612.html

This will clear up any questions

yes...those dogs will eat anything.

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17 posted 03-04-2003 07:49 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I come and go....

whatcha gonna do about it?
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18 posted 03-06-2003 07:43 AM       View Profile for sweetwater   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sweetwater

I joined a short while ago, then I saw the standard or writers here and was scared off. At some point, I wandered back and have even attempted to write some poetry off the bat.. but I can never do it as quickly, as often or as well as most of the poems that come up in the forums.. so now I mostly read and if the mood strikes , string a few lines together, but I always feel embarassed when I read through the list. It usually goes - from the top - good poem, good poem, great poem, touching poem, great poem, meaningful poem, my poem, great poem, fantastic poem, good poem... etc  
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19 posted 03-06-2003 07:59 AM       View Profile for KristieSue   Email KristieSue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit KristieSue's Home Page   View IP for KristieSue

sweetwater...I tend to feel the same way.  I look at Cpat, Sunshine, etc... and feel like I could never express myself so eloquently...

but being here is MORE than just writing poetry.  It's friendship, reading other poets, and expressing feelings.  And, the more you read, the more inspired you become (and things even pop into your head!)   And, who am I to say that writing about HOW I AM FEELING isn't just as good as someone writing about something abstract...

keeping on writing.  Make genuine remarks, and next time you think about leaving, you will know what you'll be missing...

:-)
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20 posted 03-06-2003 08:15 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

One of the most special things about this Passionate Place of Poetry is that we have a very wide gamut of writing abilities among our membership.  Everyone is welcome to contribute and share their work... Everyone has to start somewhere...  

We have some who've begun as novices and have grown immensely in their abilities.. and some who just don't care to try.  We're a slice of real-life writers...

Some of the folks who've been gone awhile and have come back "just to submit" for the book are highly talented folks that we're extremely happy to see - Others we don't know well, but may perhaps be equally as talented. Each of us is unique... That's what we're about...

Hey JP... We locked the door when we let you in this time... You're not escaping again...
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21 posted 03-06-2003 09:46 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Well, KristieSue, this took me by surprise,  
quote:
I look at Cpat, Sunshine, etc... and feel like I could never express myself so eloquently...

and sweetwater,  
quote:
then I saw the standard or writers here and was scared off.

Y'all ever seen a shy goose?  That's me.  Talk about nervous, scared, shy rolled into one...that was me for most of my life.  Just to get through things, I have always had to put on a brave front, and if ever anything meant so much to me, it was to try to gain the ability to write where others could "get something from it".  Not that they understood, so much, but that they FELT the words.  So I tentatively offered a few poems some 3.5 years ago and voila...I met a community of poets that said "welcome, you are HOME..."

To see that someone thinks I write as well as Cpat - now there is a compliment, for, you see, I hold him in much higher regard than he would like to know!  There are so many GREAT writers here on the boards that I still feel honored that they let me stay!  I have studied THEM, [Ron Carnell, Elizabeth Santos, Sy Tabin, Poet Devine, Mysteria, Balladeer, Toerag, LngJohnAg, Nan, Serenity, and a little moth lady.....I could go on and on...because there are SO many here and I'm barely scratching the surface...] and every day I come in here, I learn a little more...

So never become discouraged that you think you're "not as good" because there is no such thing.  We all develop in different stages, at different times.  Our lives take us away for a short while, but eventually when we are looking for heartstrings to be plucked, we come back here, and find comfort, solace, education, peace, life...

And Wind, the good thing about the new folks coming in just for the book is that...they may come back to stay!

And JP?  The door is FIRMLY latched from letting you escape again!



[This message has been edited by Sunshine (03-06-2003 11:21 AM).]

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23 posted 03-06-2003 01:37 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

OK... now I have to weigh in again... dang it...

questions:
1. How or why in the world would anyone feel intimidated by the other writers here? I have yet to see anyone belittle or browbeat another's poem.

2. I can't help but wonder if what others see when they read our poems or offerings.. is so often much kinder than our own opinons.. Kristie..for example saying Sunshine and I perhaps made her feel she could never be so eloquent in expressing herself.. well I for one am not eloquent... and hate most of what I write as being either so poorly expressed or so overdone.
So..just because you don't think you write at the same level as someone else is it not wise to remember that others may think much more of your talents than you do?

Now... this stuff about not sharing..because you don't write as often or as much...or don't feel it is good enough...sorry... not buying it... all BS... post it!!!!! let us read it and learn..read then other people and learn what it is you like and what you don't...and make parts of it you own...
no one is born a poet or a writer... you get there by practice..by trial and error..


no one here is laughing at anyone else... or belittling anyones efforts that I have seen..and in truth if they did..I think the good people on here would string them up..or tar and feather them after giving them due chances to mend their ways...

this is about the safest place I have seen for new and old writers to mix..and learn..

ok... I'm going back to me corner now..and shut up...

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24 posted 03-06-2003 05:35 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

uhhh thanks Cpat. I guess. (I wish Kit would make me a smille with one eyebrow raised) That was an interesting little outburst. So how are you people anyway?

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