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07/01/2014The E-Gap75Rhyme
06/21/2014Rock Solid75Imagism
06/21/2014Wisdom Jewel44Imagism
06/01/2014Father's Day Tribute to My Grandfather129Free verse
03/05/2014A Penny For Your E-Thoughts - Year 2095490Rhyme
02/06/2014Her Brain Remming135Rhyme
09/12/2013Shared Ego - Year 2030239Limerick
08/20/2013Sobbin Robin159Limerick
07/24/2013Casino Cents248Couplet
07/18/2013Who Am I to Say139Blank verse
07/08/2013Poetic Stumblings133Rhyme
04/30/2013Snail's Point of View310I do not know?
02/04/2013Portrait of Mr F Shui303Limerick
01/26/2013Portraits of My Grandmother306Free verse
01/26/2013Portrait of My Grandfather358Free verse
12/13/2012Life Oozes248Haiku
12/04/2012Revolving Resolution310Limerick
11/26/2012Portrait of Carla339Limerick
11/10/2012Secrete Ingredient288Rhyme
11/06/2012A Thankful Turkey543Limerick
10/12/2012Dabs of Halloween275Imagism
09/24/2012Once Upon a Color282Rhyme
08/25/2012Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the 5-Ws391Rhyme
08/24/2012Lovely God319Rhyme
08/13/2012Scratch in the Summer Sky366Haiku
07/23/2012Hospital Chirps220Free verse
07/23/2012Promised to Evil221Senryu
07/13/2012Typing Tourettes260Rhyme
07/13/2012Internet Street229Rhyme
07/07/2012Mountain Eye Candy311Haiku
07/05/2012Skeleton Tree231Haiku
06/24/2012Whoot Dun It235Limerick
06/18/2012Portrait of Lily Rainbow280Limerick
06/12/2012Hotter Than Heck280Limerick
06/05/2012Portrait of Chris270Limerick
05/30/2012Grendel's Supper213Rhyme
05/17/2012Fried Pants390Limerick
04/23/2012Portrait of a Lizard319Limerick
04/19/2012Shopaholic's Lament237Rhyme
04/15/2012Portrait of Hannah and Otto on a Lake296Couplet
04/12/2012Portrait of My Big Toe473Limerick
04/10/2012Portrait of Twisty Christy268Limerick
04/05/2012Nice Day for a Funeral225Free verse
04/02/2012Measles345Imagism
03/29/2012Portrait of Esther and Mike256Limerick
03/21/2012My First Grey Hair518Free verse
03/19/2012Portrait of Paula281Limerick
03/19/2012Tuskless212Haiku
03/13/2012Portrait of Dena248Limerick
03/13/2012Three Pink Squirrels272Haiku
03/10/2012Portrait of Joe and Wanda232Free verse
03/08/2012The Ouija Spelled Life209Free verse
03/08/2012Portrait of Jill256Limerick
03/05/2012Monkeying Around295Limerick
03/05/2012An Evening at the Home441List
02/29/2012Phillip Buster277Limerick
02/25/2012Movie Monsters208Free verse
02/22/2012Spirits, Incorporated315Limerick
02/20/2012Murray263Limerick
02/16/2012Reply Email From Subby Conscience246Couplet
02/10/2012Email to Subby Conscience285Couplet

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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.