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Hello Friends of the Soup.   I am constantly learning from all of you, and writing is something I love, but never made time for until now. I have always been a California girl, born and raised in the southern part of the state, now living in upper Northern California. Surrounded by mountains, and beautiful scenery, I have great inspiration.   I think I have always loved to create, it comes from my Dad, and his dad, I suppose. Although my mother was the rock of the family, my Dad was the dreamer, and a cowboy at heart. I grew up with horses that he raised, and memories of him singing around a campfire on trips we took. He wrote poetry, and his own songs, and played guitar.  His father did the same thing when my dad was a boy.  My grandfather was a trail guide, in the early l900's in Yosemite Nat'l Park, where my dad lived as a child.  My purpose in life has been family. I am married to my High School sweetheart,  we went to college together, I taught school for awhile, then raised two fine sons (both H.S. teachers) and a beautiful daughter.  Have 5 grandchildren who we adore, and fortunately they all live fairly close by.  I've had a small catering business, but now we are both retired, live in the country on a couple of acres, with rangeland behind us.  We are down to one dog, after a mix of this and that!  No horses, although horses, cattle, coyotes, and all kinds of wildlife live behind our place. Our kids are gifted musicians, and one son writes poetry that blows me away, some which has been published. I love poetry and piano, all music, movies, camping, our little cabin in the mountains, but especially my family.  And I love Poetry Soup..and all the wonderful company here! 


In My Absence


Blog Posted:11/16/2012 8:20:00 PM
Dear Soup friends....       
In my absence, I've been wanting to let people know how much I appreciate those who haven't given up on me completely.  I have been such a poor supporter of my fellow poets, and their wonderful poems, these last months.   I am so grateful to still receive comments and kindness, in spite of my absence.
I have been at my daughter's side and have been helping with my young grandson since my son-in-law died recently...., it's been a heart-breaking time for our whole family ..but we are finding how amazingly wonderful people can be in the most difficult days.  The love we have received has been so overwhelming....there are so many good hearts in the world.

I will look forward to a time when I can return and am hoping to find time for writing poetry again sometime soon..  but I will check in as time allows, and enjoy reading yours, whenever I can. Thank you dear Soupers
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  1. Date: 1/14/2013 5:04:00 PM
    You are the angel for your family in a time of dire need..my best wishes are with you, your daughter, and the process of healing, Carrie. U are loved! gwendolen

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  1. Date: 12/1/2012 8:10:00 PM
    YOu take care of you Carrie..I bet you are trying to take care of everyone else. XXXOO

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 8:15:00 PM
    Dear Carrie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I was not aware of the situation and I regret not paying enough attention to the PS family. If you need to talk, I am a soupmail away. Take care Lee

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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 7:22:00 PM
    I thank you all, so very much, for your care and concern.

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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 4:03:00 AM
    Dear Carrie my prayers are with you and your family in these most needy moments..bug hugs

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  1. Date: 11/18/2012 8:54:00 PM
    Your loss and shock are two big and one can understand the waves of grief and emotions must be affecting you and daughter Carrie. In these difficult hours of grief, we all are with you my friend Carrie to give you strength and our support and love. I know you have the courage to face such a grief and God would give you strength for that to bear it boldly. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 8:04:00 PM
    So sorry for your loss Carrie. It must be a very very hard time for all of you. Will keep you in my prayers. Take care . love phyl

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 7:43:00 PM
    :-( pd

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 1:02:00 PM
    So sorry to read about your loss Carrie. My thoughts are with your family at this sad time. Many hugs from Bonnie Scotland to you all xx

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 10:36:00 AM
    Oh my God Carrie...this is the first I've heard of this...of course my prayers are with you and your family, especially your dear daughter and grandson...stay strong my friend - Tim

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 7:26:00 AM
    In your absence, you are still with us. Tthoughts go out to your family, may they find the strength to face each day as it comes.......Seren

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    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts Date: 11/17/2012 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oops typo Thoughts*
  1. Date: 11/17/2012 4:58:00 AM
    Stay strong Carrie,I will send you all my prayers and love.Also sending you a mega big hug..Arild

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 4:33:00 AM
    Dear Carrie, Im very sorry to hear about the loss of your son-in-law. Such a lamentable tragedy. Please, accept my condolences, I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you and your family. My thoughts and my best wishes at this sad time. Ruben.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:49:00 PM
    Dear Carrie-- if I could, I would really be hugging you and your daughter and grandson SO tight right now, to let you know how deeply I feel for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss... Thank you Frank, for letting me know...what you are going through hits so close to home...I send you love and prayers. Stay strong and know I am always here for you.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:47:00 PM
    So sorry for your family's loss Carrie. Your daughter is obviously taking great comfort from your help. Stay strong xx

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:14:00 PM
    Carrie, I am sorry to hear of this tragedy in your lives. I've noticed your absence, Carrie. For me you are a star! Keep shining on, and God bless your family.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 10:57:00 PM
    Carrie, I fumble around when it comes to condolences. I am very sorry to find out about your family's loss. Blessings towards your family's ongoing process of recovery.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 10:42:00 PM
    I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss Carrie, such a devastating thing

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 8:28:00 PM
    Thank you, Carrie-Dear. You are such a sweetheart and we know that life has a way of making its demands. I am so sorry for your family's loss and I know if I were in your position I'd be there day and night for my daughter, for as long as I could. I hope someone is also there by YOUR side. Thinking of you. Thank you for leaving this blog at a time when time is so short... hugs, Cyndi

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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Date Posted: 12/23/2014 11:04:00 AM
Veterans Day, and a Personal View
Date Posted: 11/11/2014 7:44:00 PM
Happy Birthday To Andrea !! And A Message From Nikko !! :)
Date Posted: 9/6/2014 9:54:00 AM
Rip It Out
Date Posted: 8/12/2014 10:04:00 AM
Fresh Start
Date Posted: 12/31/2013 4:52:00 PM
In Remembrance --IDES OF NOVEMBER
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 10:47:00 AM
"ODE TO JOY"
Date Posted: 11/17/2013 2:05:00 PM
POSTING NIKKO'S WORDS (Typhoon Aftermath)
Date Posted: 11/11/2013 7:38:00 PM
It's Not About Winning
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 12:08:00 PM
Man vs Nature -- The Rim Fire
Date Posted: 8/28/2013 12:30:00 PM
Summer and Smoke
Date Posted: 7/18/2013 12:22:00 PM
Dragon Slayers Need Better Sense (or Census Takers)
Date Posted: 5/7/2013 3:33:00 PM
Hall of Shame Award....another candidate !
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 4:28:00 PM
A Spring Arrival
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 1:52:00 PM
BEWARE OF THE GREEN !!
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 1:36:00 PM
Romance Is Alive and Well !!
Date Posted: 2/13/2013 4:28:00 PM
In My Absence
Date Posted: 11/16/2012 8:20:00 PM
Apologies For Neglecting My Souper Friends!
Date Posted: 10/7/2012 1:48:00 PM
Thank you all !!
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 2:01:00 PM
Do You Have A Minute?...It's Worth It! enjoy!!
Date Posted: 11/6/2011 1:41:00 PM
Remembering Stanley....:)
Date Posted: 10/24/2010 11:11:00 AM
HAVE YOU EVER SAT ON A VOLCANO??
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 2:22:00 PM
Is It Just Me...Or is it a Computer Glitch???
Date Posted: 7/29/2010 10:32:00 AM
"HUG YOUR KID DAY"
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 10:53:00 AM
LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS
Date Posted: 6/15/2010 6:40:00 PM

My Recent Poems

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12/23/2014 God Help Ye Weary Gentleman, Let Nothing You Dismay Iambic Pentameterfunny,holiday,humorous,hu
12/20/2014 Ode to a Blockhead Free versecar,funny,
12/14/2014 A Skylark Christmas Versebird,christmas,snow,winte
12/10/2014 Bob Cratchit Clerihewchristmas,people,
12/9/2014 The Sugar Cube House Narrativechildhood,christmas,loss,
12/8/2014 Charade Versemoon,
12/7/2014 Do You Listen Didacticencouraging,inspirational
12/5/2014 Wrapped in Love Rhymefriendship,holiday,
12/4/2014 A Christmas Snow Rhymechristmas,snow,
12/3/2014 Migration Iambic Pentameterpeople,
11/30/2014 The Ballroom Rhymeart,dance,
11/30/2014 A Broken Monoku Monokubereavement,farewell,good
11/26/2014 THE HILL Free verseangst,earth,natural disas
11/23/2014 In the Dark of the Strand Free versedark,film,history,militar
11/22/2014 November's Quilt Crystallineautumn,november,tree,
11/21/2014 Frozen in Crystalline---Number 3 Crystallineanimal,nature,snow,winter
11/20/2014 Wind Songs Rhymeearth,nature,wind,
11/13/2014 Timeless Ode animal,horse,pets,
11/12/2014 Jobs: No Pleasure in the Measure Sonnetfunny,work,
11/10/2014 Outside The Box ---For Chan Free versededication,
11/9/2014 A Bountiful Duty Cinqkuautumn,holiday,thanksgivi
11/9/2014 This Is For You Free verseencouraging,friend,friend
11/8/2014 In Negative Light Versedark,eve,nature,night,
11/5/2014 I AM Free versebio,heart,introspection,j
11/3/2014 Intangible Free versechange,childhood,conflict
10/31/2014 Dust From The Past Rhymeage,memory,people,sad,
10/30/2014 A Moment, Luminous Crystallinebeauty,flying,imagination
10/27/2014 Somewhere Beyond Verselonely,loss,lost love,lov
10/27/2014 Something Came In The Night Narrativegrowth,introspection,stre
10/26/2014 Easiest, Cream-Cheesiest Hor's D'oeuvre-iest Epulaeryufood,
10/22/2014 Portrait of Nature Free verseearth,nature,
10/21/2014 Lady Kathleen Prosebio,friend,history,people
10/20/2014 Respecting the Universe Sonnetintrospection,nature,spir
10/18/2014 Around the Corner Rhymeautumn,nature,winter,
10/17/2014 Silver Streak I do not know?travel,
10/15/2014 Lost Iambic Pentameterlost,memory,old,remember,
10/10/2014 November Dreams Sijoautumn,nature,
10/10/2014 Lynx Eyes Free versenature,storm,
10/7/2014 Reach For The Stars Acrosticlove,marriage,romance,
10/4/2014 The Raven Waits Free verseimagination,mystery,
10/3/2014 crossfire Free versehistory,holocaust,loss,re
10/2/2014 Sentinel Free verselight,night,
10/2/2014 Summer Acrosticseasons,summer,
9/25/2014 Old Wounds Iambic Pentameterfeelings,introspection,sl
9/24/2014 The Bakery and a Buttermilk Bar Free versenostalgia,teen,
9/23/2014 Vixen Of The Mist Verseimagination,sea,
9/20/2014 Out of the Badlands Free versecowboy,
9/20/2014 Heaven Scent Haikubeauty,flower,grandmother
9/19/2014 Quietude Chokanature,
9/18/2014 I'm an 8 Ottava rimanature,rain,
9/16/2014 Good Bones Narrativefamily,home,memory,nostal
9/14/2014 Taunting the Dragon Narrativelove,lust,senses,words,
9/12/2014 Cruelest Winds Ethereeautumn,introspection,life
9/10/2014 Autumn Harvest Rondeauautumn,
9/9/2014 The Gift Dramatic monologuesun,
9/8/2014 Into The Sunset Free verselost love,
9/7/2014 My Addiction Terza Rimabooks,happiness,
9/6/2014 Dying Star Lyriclost love,sad love,
9/5/2014 On Halloween Night Free versedark,holiday,horror,scary
9/5/2014 Insomnia Chastushkafunny,sleep,
9/4/2014 Golden Threads Rhymenature,seasons,
9/1/2014 Above the Mantel Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,
8/29/2014 Breaking the Ice Tankalost love,sad love,
8/29/2014 The Grand Canyon Abecedariannature,places,
8/29/2014 A Day In The Shade--Zeugma Trioletfishing,happy,
8/28/2014 A Girl From Darfur Prose Poetrydeath,holocaust,horror,sa
8/27/2014 Where Frozen Embers Still Burn Free verseautumn,inspirational,intr
8/26/2014 Letter to a Hero Free verseloneliness,missing,soldie
8/25/2014 The Crossing Senryugoodbye,lost love,
8/23/2014 The Witch Next Door Rhymepeople,
8/22/2014 Quote Me Free verseinspiration,introspection
8/22/2014 Neverland Narrativechildhood,nostalgia,place
8/21/2014 Oblique Free versedream,emotions,loss,sleep
8/19/2014 Transient Iambic Pentameternight,sky,
8/18/2014 Enlightenment---The Story Teller Haikupeople,war,
8/18/2014 Drat My Footle---A Fat Kaboodle Footlefunny,vanity,
8/15/2014 View From The Top of the Trail Free versejourney,life,
8/14/2014 Taking a Risk Rhymeanimal,humorous,storm,
8/14/2014 Dramedy of Errors Proseanger,heartbroken,lost lo
8/13/2014 Student Drivers Footlecar,
8/12/2014 Teetering Free verseintrospection,life,
8/11/2014 Beyond The Sun Lyrichappiness,love,
8/7/2014 Chariots of Fire Versefantasy,
8/6/2014 Barn Owl Free versebird,nature,
8/5/2014 Skylark Dreams Versebird,children,dream,
8/5/2014 tug-a-war Haikuanimal,dog,
8/4/2014 lines of discontent Haikutravel,
7/29/2014 Unfettered Words Free verseautumn,introspection,loss
7/28/2014 Shell of a Nomad Free verseanimal,introspection,natu
7/27/2014 Under The Skylight Versepassion,
7/26/2014 Destiny's Woman Sonnetmythology,people,
7/26/2014 Kate's Place Rhymecowboy,people,
7/25/2014 an empty bottle Senryuloss,mother,
7/23/2014 Sympathic Moon --- Tritina Versebaby,mother,
7/22/2014 Strange, Not Knowing Who Terzanellefriendship,grief,inspirat
7/21/2014 Fish Fodder Limerickfunny,
7/17/2014 Scent of Childhood Rhymechildhood,
7/16/2014 A Tap on Memory's Door Verseimagery,memory,
7/7/2014 Conversation with the Sun Sonnethappiness,sun,
7/3/2014 Dancing Raindrops Acrosticanimal,rain,

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