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Bloggers Photo Greetings fellow Soupers! For most of you who don’t know me, my name is Gwendolen. I have been enjoying this website since February 2011. Really, I am just a big kid at heart who enjoys a vast array of poetry ranging from Shel Silverstein, Ken Nesbit, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, to  Jewel.  As a matter of fact, my father told me when I was in fourth grade that he even named me after his favorite African American poet, Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks. This news meant little to me at the time, but when I shared it with my class during show and tell, my teacher was quite impressed. (Apparently she liked Brook’s poetry too, as she read one of her poems aloud the next day. Imagine how red my face was?!!) If Mrs. Goolsby thought poetry was cool, then it must have been true because she had a glass eye, and everyone thought it was the neatest trick when she took it out to clean it during the day. From that day forward poetry was cool, I was cool, and a little poetry spark grew inside me!

Much of the poetry I write has to do with personal experiences in my everyday life.  For example, meet the new neighbor who visits my yard daily. I haven’t given this rascal a name yet, but just to be nice,  I wrote a poem about her called, The Polite Ground Hog. Writing a poem was the nicest gesture I could do after this “little princess” ate my cucumber plants. (Yes, this is sarcasm!)

Peace to you guys! You are the best! Thanks for your encouragement and your friendship.

THE GUN O KU Poetry Contest Results are in!

Blog Posted:2/25/2013 7:23:00 PM
Hi Soupers! Please excuse the tardiness of posting the winners from my latest contest. I printed the entries a few weeks ago and have been reading and rereading some of the best entries EVER submitted in one of my poetry contests. What I was looking for in a winning entry was EMOTION--no matter where a poet stood on the gun issue.

Please take the time to read through each and every entry. I don't believe I have  enjoyed judging a contest MORE than this one. Hats off to everyone who put his or her pens to work expressing their first amendment right regarding the great gun debate. 


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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 11:26:00 PM
    Thanks for the placement,great friend.Great and good people are hard to are one in a few.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 2:42:00 PM
    Big Thank you Gwen!!! I am honoured to be included and that you like my poem. Miss you 'sis' !! Lol. Huggsss love you deb

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 2:03:00 PM
    wow, you are HERE, gwen. Please email me, I am dying to hear from you and what you have been up to, and thanks so much for this contest and my placement. Glad you loved your contest so much. Congrats to all.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 10:17:00 AM
    Hi Gwen I am very glad that you liked my haiku.Thanks for my placement.Congratulations to all the winners.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 9:29:00 AM
    Thanks Gwen hope you're having a great day. Light & love

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 9:05:00 AM
    Thank you Gwendolen, it is so nice to see you here again, and your contest was eye opening with such a timely issue for your theme. We all have the gun debate in mind these days....this is a peaceful way to express our thoughts. Thank you!

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Im glad you like my entry, Gwendolen! Who's in the picture above? Congratulations to all the winners. Ruben.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:03:00 AM
    I have missed reading your poems lately. Hope to see more.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:02:00 AM
    Thank you so much my dear Gwendy for my placement...(^__^) Congratulations to all the winners..I love my PS Family..Cheers to all!!

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 1:55:00 AM
    Hi Gwennie luv , thanks for my place in your contest, been missing you around the site and it's lovely to see you back....congratulations to all the winners and writers

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 1:14:00 AM
    Hi Gwen, Congratulations to all winners, I did post one but forgot to enter it, sorry Gwen, nice to see you back mucker, hope you stay a while....David

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  1. Date: 2/25/2013 10:52:00 PM
    I agree with you Gwen. Each and every poem on the list is great. So enjoyed reading all of them.

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  1. Date: 2/25/2013 9:13:00 PM
    You have blessed me with my placement in your contest, I am honored to earn this placement! I've missed you around my friend, your good nature feelings you send out to everyone is greatly missed when you are away. I hope you stick around for awhile and post new poems for us to read. I look forward to them. Again thank you for everything!

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  1. Date: 2/25/2013 8:26:00 PM
    Thank you Gwendolen for honouring me with a placement ....Seren

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  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:33:00 PM
    nice to see you here~SKAT

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    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix Date: 2/25/2013 7:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) u big sweetie!

My Past Blog Posts

THE GUN O KU Poetry Contest Results are in!
Date Posted: 2/25/2013 7:23:00 PM
Join Hands in Prayer for Gabriella
Date Posted: 6/28/2012 12:39:00 AM
It's Ground Hog Day---NOT!
Date Posted: 6/18/2012 11:02:00 PM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/9/2014The Super MoonFree versehappiness,inspiration,jes
9/9/2014An Artist for the KingFree verseappreciation,art,beautifu
9/9/2014A Roller Coaster RideFree versebest friend,fantasy,for h
9/7/2014A Single Pine ConeFree versenature,spring,
9/5/2014The Barber Shoppe of HopeFree verseblack african american,bl
9/5/2014Cold HeartsFree versebetrayal,bible,dream,heav
9/5/2014butterfly on rockHaikunature,
9/1/2014I Got the Golden TicketFree verseadventure,child,creation,
9/1/2014The PoetFree versebible,christian,dedicatio
9/1/2014The Old House on Hoover StreetElegyabsence,eulogy,poverty,
8/28/2014ThE mArK oF tHe bEaStDramatic monologuechristian,courage,epic,je
8/28/2014A Write to My Husband My Hero in IraqFree verseabsence,best friend,betra
8/26/2014A Monarch in the Lilac BushFree verseart,beauty,butterfly,gard
8/26/2014a single prayerLight Poetrybeauty,blessing,christian
8/22/2014LOVE IS A SEEDFree versechristian,garden,metaphor
8/22/2014A PRAYER IS LIKE A SONG REQUESTFree versejesus,music,prayer,
8/21/2014THE SCORPION KING-PART TWOFree versebetrayal,christian,metaph
8/21/2014THE SCORPION KING-PART ONEFree versebetrayal,christian,death,
8/20/2014A PASSION FOR WRITINGFree verseencouraging,poems,words,w
8/20/2014Sunny in Hocking Hills, OhioFree verseadventure,dedication,dog,
8/20/2014White SulphursDramatic monologuebeauty,happiness,nature,
8/18/2014I Paint the BloodFree versefaith,friendship,
8/18/2014My Three Kenyan FriendsFree versechristian,faith,friendshi
8/15/2014RunningFree versecourage,dog,how i feel,in

My Photos

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
This Poem Stinks So Badly it Doesn't Deserve a NameFree verseart,funny,on writing and
Defend as MenQuatrainadventure,epic,fantasy,wa
Why i'm a poetessFree verseconfusion,imagination,lif
AnotherFree verseangst,depression,sad,teen
THE SUNKEN CATHEDRALFree versedeath,fantasy,imagination
Winter PleasuresQuatrainseasonswinter,fire,fire,w
Eleven WordsFree verselifeold,tree,old,tree,
A List: I'm the Poet -To CarrieList dedication,
You Don't Know Jack KangarooLimerickanimals,funny
My African SisterNarrativefamilyfamily,class,class,
The Wood NymphSonnetfantasy,naturelight,light
Lights OutQuatrainfather
Lost in JapanTankalost love,love,nostalgia
At the EdgeFree versedepression,introspection,
Stalking the Earthen Orb of MornFree verseallegory,imagination,love
AUTUMNAL GRACETankaseasons,upliftingautumn,
THAW AT CROWSNEST PASSFree versenature,mountains,
ODE TO A HEROFree versepeoplehero,
Prisoner of fateHaikudepression,hope,life,loss
AngelicaFree versefaith,hope,naturewater,wa
sea mist collectingHaikunature
Dinner on the Redneck RivieraLimerickfunny

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Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
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binibining p.iNk Philippines Flag Philippines Read
john freeman United States Flag United States Read
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Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Curtis Moorman United States Flag United States Read
Nick Bagnall United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Larry Belt United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
harry horsman United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
Tahera Mannan India Flag India Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Sidney Beck Russian Federation Flag Russian Federation Read
DON JOHNSON Australia Flag Australia Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
Judy Konos United States Flag United States Read
Russell Sivey United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
John Castro United States Flag United States Read