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07/01/2014The E-Gap115Rhyme
06/21/2014Rock Solid100Imagism
06/21/2014Wisdom Jewel66Imagism
06/01/2014Father's Day Tribute to My Grandfather163Free verse
03/05/2014A Penny For Your E-Thoughts - Year 2095537Rhyme
02/06/2014Her Brain Remming147Rhyme
09/12/2013Shared Ego - Year 2030263Limerick
08/20/2013Sobbin Robin175Limerick
07/24/2013Casino Cents259Couplet
07/18/2013Who Am I to Say145Blank verse
07/08/2013Poetic Stumblings144Rhyme
04/30/2013Snail's Point of View322I do not know?
02/04/2013Portrait of Mr F Shui316Limerick
01/26/2013Portraits of My Grandmother320Free verse
01/26/2013Portrait of My Grandfather366Free verse
12/13/2012Life Oozes262Haiku
12/04/2012Revolving Resolution325Limerick
11/26/2012Portrait of Carla355Limerick
11/10/2012Secrete Ingredient295Rhyme
11/06/2012A Thankful Turkey569Limerick
10/12/2012Dabs of Halloween285Imagism
09/24/2012Once Upon a Color294Rhyme
08/25/2012Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the 5-Ws404Rhyme
08/24/2012Lovely God326Rhyme
08/13/2012Scratch in the Summer Sky377Haiku
07/23/2012Hospital Chirps229Free verse
07/23/2012Promised to Evil231Senryu
07/13/2012Typing Tourettes269Rhyme
07/13/2012Internet Street241Rhyme
07/07/2012Mountain Eye Candy320Haiku
07/05/2012Skeleton Tree245Haiku
06/24/2012Whoot Dun It253Limerick
06/18/2012Portrait of Lily Rainbow306Limerick
06/12/2012Hotter Than Heck294Limerick
06/05/2012Portrait of Chris281Limerick
05/30/2012Grendel's Supper218Rhyme
05/17/2012Fried Pants408Limerick
04/23/2012Portrait of a Lizard346Limerick
04/19/2012Shopaholic's Lament243Rhyme
04/15/2012Portrait of Hannah and Otto on a Lake306Couplet
04/12/2012Portrait of My Big Toe495Limerick
04/10/2012Portrait of Twisty Christy280Limerick
04/05/2012Nice Day for a Funeral235Free verse
03/29/2012Portrait of Esther and Mike277Limerick
03/21/2012My First Grey Hair554Free verse
03/19/2012Portrait of Paula308Limerick
03/13/2012Portrait of Dena264Limerick
03/13/2012Three Pink Squirrels288Haiku
03/10/2012Portrait of Joe and Wanda240Free verse
03/08/2012The Ouija Spelled Life214Free verse
03/08/2012Portrait of Jill270Limerick
03/05/2012Monkeying Around309Limerick
03/05/2012An Evening at the Home457List
02/29/2012Phillip Buster287Limerick
02/25/2012Movie Monsters224Free verse
02/22/2012Spirits, Incorporated329Limerick
02/16/2012Reply Email From Subby Conscience257Couplet
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.