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07/01/2014The E-Gap103Rhyme
06/21/2014Rock Solid95Imagism
06/21/2014Wisdom Jewel62Imagism
06/01/2014Father's Day Tribute to My Grandfather152Free verse
03/05/2014A Penny For Your E-Thoughts - Year 2095519Rhyme
02/06/2014Her Brain Remming143Rhyme
09/12/2013Shared Ego - Year 2030252Limerick
08/20/2013Sobbin Robin173Limerick
07/24/2013Casino Cents256Couplet
07/18/2013Who Am I to Say143Blank verse
07/08/2013Poetic Stumblings141Rhyme
04/30/2013Snail's Point of View321I do not know?
02/04/2013Portrait of Mr F Shui313Limerick
01/26/2013Portraits of My Grandmother316Free verse
01/26/2013Portrait of My Grandfather363Free verse
12/13/2012Life Oozes260Haiku
12/04/2012Revolving Resolution321Limerick
11/26/2012Portrait of Carla349Limerick
11/10/2012Secrete Ingredient293Rhyme
11/06/2012A Thankful Turkey561Limerick
10/12/2012Dabs of Halloween282Imagism
09/24/2012Once Upon a Color290Rhyme
08/25/2012Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the 5-Ws399Rhyme
08/24/2012Lovely God325Rhyme
08/13/2012Scratch in the Summer Sky374Haiku
07/23/2012Hospital Chirps227Free verse
07/23/2012Promised to Evil229Senryu
07/13/2012Typing Tourettes266Rhyme
07/13/2012Internet Street237Rhyme
07/07/2012Mountain Eye Candy315Haiku
07/05/2012Skeleton Tree240Haiku
06/24/2012Whoot Dun It247Limerick
06/18/2012Portrait of Lily Rainbow295Limerick
06/12/2012Hotter Than Heck290Limerick
06/05/2012Portrait of Chris278Limerick
05/30/2012Grendel's Supper217Rhyme
05/17/2012Fried Pants401Limerick
04/23/2012Portrait of a Lizard339Limerick
04/19/2012Shopaholic's Lament242Rhyme
04/15/2012Portrait of Hannah and Otto on a Lake302Couplet
04/12/2012Portrait of My Big Toe488Limerick
04/10/2012Portrait of Twisty Christy276Limerick
04/05/2012Nice Day for a Funeral234Free verse
03/29/2012Portrait of Esther and Mike268Limerick
03/21/2012My First Grey Hair539Free verse
03/19/2012Portrait of Paula300Limerick
03/13/2012Portrait of Dena259Limerick
03/13/2012Three Pink Squirrels280Haiku
03/10/2012Portrait of Joe and Wanda238Free verse
03/08/2012The Ouija Spelled Life212Free verse
03/08/2012Portrait of Jill264Limerick
03/05/2012Monkeying Around306Limerick
03/05/2012An Evening at the Home452List
02/29/2012Phillip Buster284Limerick
02/25/2012Movie Monsters218Free verse
02/22/2012Spirits, Incorporated323Limerick
02/16/2012Reply Email From Subby Conscience252Couplet
02/10/2012Email to Subby Conscience293Couplet

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Bloggers PhotoHello Everyone -

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read my poetry.  The comments and support have been one of the most uplifting experiences of my life.

Poem for the First Grade

The first time I wrote a poem it was an assignment given to the class by our First Grade teacher.  I remember sitting cross-legged on the floor in the living room.  We not only had to each write a poem, but we had to engrave it on a piece of tin that was wrapped around a piece of cardboard. We could also decorate our poem with pictures.  I still have the original work to this day.  I wrote the poem, stored it, and forgot about it for the next eight or nine years.

High School Poems

And then one day (probably when I was in ninth grade), for no apparent reason, I remember sitting down on the floor of my bedroom, back up against my bed, and writing three poems.  It was in the afternoon, after school.  I only showed them to my best friend at the time.  Of course, she became my biggest fan...liking everything I wrote (whether it was good or not).

After that, I continued to write on my own.  There were no poetry writing assignments in high school.  However, there was a high school literary magazine.  I started submitting poetry to that and some of my poems were published.

College Poems

I continued writing while attending college. Had a couple of poems published in a literary magazine.  Took a couple of English courses related to poetry, but I have never learned as much as I have here at Poetry Soup.

Married Life

After my husband and I married, I wrote sporadically - and that's when I started writing limericks.  The first two limericks I wrote were for a contest sponsored by a Mall in Michigan.  Winning poems and other not-so winning poems were posted at the Mall (in the same way that artwork is posted) for people to read. 

Life as a Parent

I continued to sporadically write after becoming a parent.  There were always so many other activities and responsibilities that took precendence that finding time to write usually was not possible.  My mind was into accomplishing a certain number of tasks one day to the next.  I did take notes and store ideas as much as I could.

Life after the Discovery of Poetry Soup

Poetry Soup has been the most inspirational poetic avenue in my life...or rather the poets who frequent this site are...o.k. a combination of the site and the people are the most inspirational to me.  After I accidentally found this site, I realized what I had been missing for many years - contact with people who see the world in poetic terms and feedback from those people.  It is so inspiring to receive feedback from people all over the world and know that you have made some impact on their day.  It is also enlightening and educational to read other poets' work.  It's amazing to see how other people's minds view the different aspects of our lives and the world.

What's Next?

My goal is to continue to be part of Poetry Soup and grow as a poet in ways that I am not even aware of yet.  May you flourish, as well.