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10/16/2014 Schedule of an Angel - Available 24x7 186 List
10/10/2014 Sky's Inkblot Test 196 Haiku
07/01/2014 The E-Gap 185 Rhyme
06/21/2014 Rock Solid 146 Imagism
06/21/2014 Wisdom Jewel 90 Imagism
06/01/2014 Father's Day Tribute to My Grandfather 241 Free verse
03/05/2014 A Penny For Your E-Thoughts - Year 2095 629 Rhyme
02/06/2014 Her Brain Remming 178 Rhyme
09/12/2013 Shared Ego - Year 2030 332 Limerick
08/20/2013 Sobbin Robin 220 Limerick
07/24/2013 Casino Cents 303 Couplet
07/18/2013 Who Am I to Say 177 Blank verse
07/08/2013 Poetic Stumblings 175 Rhyme
04/30/2013 Snail's Point of View 361 I do not know?
02/04/2013 Portrait of Mr F Shui 364 Limerick
01/26/2013 Portraits of My Grandmother 353 Free verse
01/26/2013 Portrait of My Grandfather 410 Free verse
12/13/2012 Life Oozes 309 Haiku
12/04/2012 Revolving Resolution 353 Limerick
11/26/2012 Portrait of Carla 384 Limerick
11/10/2012 Secrete Ingredient 321 Rhyme
11/06/2012 A Thankful Turkey 657 Limerick
10/12/2012 Dabs of Halloween 317 Imagism
09/24/2012 Once Upon a Color 330 Rhyme
08/25/2012 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the 5-Ws 431 Rhyme
08/24/2012 Lovely God 351 Rhyme
08/13/2012 Scratch in the Summer Sky 424 Haiku
07/23/2012 Hospital Chirps 266 Free verse
07/23/2012 Promised to Evil 271 Senryu
07/13/2012 Typing Tourettes 301 Rhyme
07/13/2012 Internet Street 265 Rhyme
07/07/2012 Mountain Eye Candy 342 Haiku
07/05/2012 Skeleton Tree 298 Haiku
06/24/2012 Whoot Dun It 291 Limerick
06/18/2012 Portrait of Lily Rainbow 373 Limerick
06/12/2012 Hotter Than Heck 332 Limerick
06/05/2012 Portrait of Chris 313 Limerick
05/30/2012 Grendel's Supper 241 Rhyme
05/17/2012 Fried Pants 448 Limerick
04/23/2012 Portrait of a Lizard 419 Limerick
04/19/2012 Shopaholic's Lament 269 Rhyme
04/15/2012 Portrait of Hannah and Otto on a Lake 334 Couplet
04/12/2012 Portrait of My Big Toe 536 Limerick
04/10/2012 Portrait of Twisty Christy 318 Limerick
04/05/2012 Nice Day for a Funeral 267 Free verse
04/02/2012 Measles 415 Imagism
03/29/2012 Portrait of Esther and Mike 319 Limerick
03/21/2012 My First Grey Hair 656 Free verse
03/19/2012 Portrait of Paula 360 Limerick
03/19/2012 Tuskless 267 Haiku
03/13/2012 Portrait of Dena 301 Limerick
03/13/2012 Three Pink Squirrels 321 Haiku
03/10/2012 Portrait of Joe and Wanda 273 Free verse
03/08/2012 The Ouija Spelled Life 238 Free verse
03/08/2012 Portrait of Jill 297 Limerick
03/05/2012 Monkeying Around 363 Limerick
03/05/2012 An Evening at the Home 506 List
02/29/2012 Phillip Buster 317 Limerick
02/25/2012 Movie Monsters 262 Free verse
02/22/2012 Spirits, Incorporated 364 Limerick
02/20/2012 Murray 310 Limerick
02/16/2012 Reply Email From Subby Conscience 276 Couplet
02/10/2012 Email to Subby Conscience 332 Couplet

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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.