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07/07/2015 Wine Bottle 64 Free verse
04/10/2015 Outer Child 164 Free verse
02/24/2015 Gravity 1069 Free verse
01/24/2015 Yummy Soup 299 Rhyme
10/16/2014 Schedule of an Angel - Available 24x7 596 List
10/10/2014 Sky's Inkblot Test 480 Haiku
07/01/2014 The E-Gap 416 Rhyme
06/21/2014 Rock Solid 412 Imagism
06/21/2014 Wisdom Jewel 332 Imagism
06/01/2014 Father's Day Tribute to My Grandfather 743 Free verse
03/05/2014 A Penny For Your E-Thoughts - Year 2095 926 Rhyme
02/06/2014 Her Brain Remming 394 Rhyme
09/12/2013 Shared Ego - Year 2030 580 Limerick
08/20/2013 Sobbin Robin 500 Limerick
07/24/2013 Casino Cents 556 Couplet
07/18/2013 Who Am I to Say 381 Blank verse
07/08/2013 Poetic Stumblings 395 Rhyme
04/30/2013 Snail's Point of View 1054 I do not know?
02/04/2013 Portrait of Mr F Shui 624 Limerick
01/26/2013 Portraits of My Grandmother 586 Free verse
01/26/2013 Portrait of My Grandfather 689 Free verse
12/13/2012 Life Oozes 566 Haiku
12/04/2012 Revolving Resolution 636 Limerick
11/26/2012 Portrait of Carla 616 Limerick
11/10/2012 Secrete Ingredient 556 Rhyme
11/06/2012 A Thankful Turkey 986 Limerick
10/12/2012 Dabs of Halloween 531 Imagism
09/24/2012 Once Upon a Color 557 Rhyme
08/25/2012 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the 5-Ws 694 Rhyme
08/24/2012 Lovely God 584 Rhyme
08/13/2012 Scratch in the Summer Sky 671 Haiku
07/23/2012 Hospital Chirps 503 Free verse
07/23/2012 Promised to Evil 484 Senryu
07/13/2012 Typing Tourettes 528 Rhyme
07/13/2012 Internet Street 448 Rhyme
07/07/2012 Mountain Eye Candy 608 Haiku
07/05/2012 Skeleton Tree 528 Haiku
06/24/2012 Whoot Dun It 510 Limerick
06/18/2012 Portrait of Lily Rainbow 643 Limerick
06/12/2012 Hotter Than Heck 606 Limerick
06/05/2012 Portrait of Chris 572 Limerick
05/30/2012 Grendel's Supper 546 Rhyme
05/17/2012 Fried Pants 707 Limerick
04/23/2012 Portrait of a Lizard 691 Limerick
04/19/2012 Shopaholic's Lament 470 Rhyme
04/15/2012 Portrait of Hannah and Otto on a Lake 622 Couplet
04/12/2012 Portrait of My Big Toe 911 Limerick
04/10/2012 Portrait of Twisty Christy 608 Limerick
04/05/2012 Nice Day for a Funeral 510 Free verse
04/02/2012 Measles 860 Imagism
03/29/2012 Portrait of Esther and Mike 508 Limerick
03/21/2012 My First Grey Hair 1178 Free verse
03/19/2012 Portrait of Paula 633 Limerick
03/19/2012 Tuskless 488 Haiku
03/13/2012 Portrait of Dena 589 Limerick
03/13/2012 Three Pink Squirrels 593 Haiku
03/10/2012 Portrait of Joe and Wanda 488 Free verse
03/08/2012 The Ouija Spelled Life 442 Free verse
03/08/2012 Portrait of Jill 561 Limerick
03/05/2012 Monkeying Around 775 Limerick
03/05/2012 An Evening at the Home 805 List
02/29/2012 Phillip Buster 548 Limerick
02/25/2012 Movie Monsters 493 Free verse
02/22/2012 Spirits, Incorporated 637 Limerick
02/20/2012 Murray 623 Limerick
02/16/2012 Reply Email From Subby Conscience 475 Couplet
02/10/2012 Email to Subby Conscience 614 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.