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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 Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/24/2014Descent into Darkness, Diary of an Officer in the 506th AirborneFree verseabsence,emotions,soldier,
10/23/2014Alone in the GardenFree verseangel,angst,best friend,b
10/21/2014Two Kings Playing CheckersFree versefriend,funny,games,
10/21/2014A Deer in a MeadowFree verseanimal,beauty,imagery,
10/20/2014Prophet OwuorFree verseafrica,bible,bio,blessing
10/20/2014A Man of GodFree versebeauty,character,christia
10/20/2014A Cricket Lies DeadFree verseanimal,children,funny,
10/18/2014A Burning Bush MomentFree verseanalogy,spiritual,truth,
10/15/2014A Bitter GallFree versechristian,love,sorrow,tru
10/12/2014Hope and the ElephantProsebest friend,blessing,fait
10/11/2014He Served Them WellProseblessing,children,encoura
10/11/2014A Star is BornFree versechristian,heaven,science,
10/11/2014Mom's Most Incredible Day EverProseautumn,innocence,joy,kind
10/10/2014Young Girl at MirrorProsebeauty,child,dream,fashio
10/9/2014The Police Man and the Boy at the Ice Cream ShoppeProsecharacter,childhood,peace
10/9/2014Love is LikeFree versebest friend,celebration,c
10/9/2014Fields of CornFree versebeautiful,childhood,how i
10/6/2014Puppy Dogs and MeadowsFree verseadventure,dog,
10/5/2014The Old Lady and the CricketFree versecheer up,childhood,inspir
10/5/2014A Leaf FallenFree versebeauty,earth,nature,octob
10/1/2014Angels on HalloweenFree verseangel,blessing,children,g
9/30/2014Two HummingbirdsFree verseage,bird,cheer up,depress
9/30/2014Walking the Streets of DaytonDramatic monologueangst,betrayal,how i feel
9/30/2014If We Could Talk to the AnimalsFree verseanimal,imagination,inspir
9/29/2014Making Way for the KingFree verseblessing,celebration,dedi
9/28/2014Michael the ArchangelFree verseangel,beautiful,devotion,
9/27/2014Angel Clouds IIFree verseangel,childhood,christian
9/27/2014The Number Two and YouFree versebest friend,friendship,
9/27/2014The Perfect ProposalFree versefaith,happiness,love,marr
9/27/2014The Glass BridgeFree verseart,beauty,blessing,fire,
9/22/2014RosesFree versebeauty,flower,friendship,
9/22/2014Two DovesFree versebeautiful,bird,wedding,
9/20/2014Dancing Amidst DaffodilsFree versebeauty,christian,dance,fl
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
8/14/2014Taekwondo CompetitionFree verseinspiration,passion,spiri
8/14/2014Angels Atop the Apple Blossom TreesFree verseangel,beautiful,christian
8/14/2014A New Beginning at DuskFree verseangel,beach,best friend,b
8/14/2014Angel CloudsFree verseangel,blessing,christian,
8/13/2014Methuselah's Apple OrchardFree versebible,faith,garden,people
8/12/2014A Desperate Soul's Prayer and Jesus ResponseFree versechristian,encouraging,pra
8/12/2014The Tiger CatFree versecat,cool,fantasy,imaginat
8/9/2014You Know You're a Writer WhenFree versechristian,devotion,happin
8/8/2014The Eyes of My SaviorFree versechristian,faith,imaginati
8/7/2014My Super HeroFree versebest friend,christian,ded
8/7/2014Sisters ForeverFree versechristian,happiness,siste
8/6/2014Almost Ready to GoFree versebest friend,jesus,journey
8/6/2014Living Out of a BoxFree versebrother,cheer up,christia
8/5/2014What is FaithFree versechristian,faith,
8/4/2014The Perfect MetamorphosisFree verseblessing,butterfly,faith,
8/4/2014Regarding the Lady in BlackFree verseangel,blessing,christian,
8/3/2014THE MYSTERY OF THE OWLFree versebeautiful,bible,bird,bles
8/3/2014The Three Days of DarknessFree versechristian,dark,faith,myst
8/2/2014Pulling WeedsFree versebible,christian,garden,
8/2/2014Uriel's PsalmDramatic monologuebest friend,christmas,cou
8/1/2014The Spider and the Pear-A Fable on Being Satisfied with What You HaveFree versecharacter,confusion,encou
8/1/2014A Fable on Friendship-The Strawberry and the BeeFree versefriendship,journey,spirit
8/1/2014CloudsFree versefantasy,happy,nature,
8/1/2014How to Restore Your JoyFree versecharacter,christian,happy
8/1/2014Taking FlightFree versemoving on,
7/31/2014Being StillFree versechristian,friendship,
7/26/2014A Giraffe's TaleFree verseadventure,animal,children
7/23/2014How to Receive a MiracleFree versechristian,courage,introsp
7/23/2014His Strength EmpowersDramatic monologuechristian,devotion,
7/19/2014Richo the Happy HummingbirdRhymeanimal,dedication,
7/18/2014Growing Your Seed of FaithFree versechristian,faith,
7/18/2014A Mustard Seed BranchFree versebible,community,faith,
7/17/2014A Mustard SeedFree versebible,christian,faith,
7/16/2014The Scent of WaterRhymeanalogy,birth,christian,
7/16/2014Contemplating ParadiseFree verseadventure,beautiful,bible
7/16/2014JESUS LIVESAcrosticchristian,encouraging,
7/15/2014The Turtle RaceFree versecharacter,christian,encou
7/14/2014A tALe oF TwO bUGSDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)children,
7/12/2014 When the Saints Go Marching InLyricamerica,dedication,soldie
7/11/2014A Tale of Two DolphinsDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)children,funny,irony,
6/26/2014HarmonyFree verseheart,husband,journey,
6/21/2014The Roman SoldierFree versecharacter,christian,coura

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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
ocean commotionHaikunature,sea,
Back of the MoonPantoumnaturenight,dark,dark,nig
SakuraFree versedevotion,happiness,imagin
Helga Deen ,1925-1943Tankadeathschool,brother,broth
March 10, 2011I do not know?deathtime,
Wind TalkerFree versenative american
These Days I live in LullabiesFree versevisionarysky,
Why Love Is BlindDodoitsufunny
DreamsI do not know?death,family,introspectio
Washed Away What Easter Means To MeCoupletfaith
All About CarolynCoupletfuneral,funny,me,life,me,
The Diary of a Tobacco ChewerFree verselifeme,me,cancer,
EXERPTS FROM HITLER'S DIARY 1941Prose Poetryfunnywar,crazy,june,war,
AdamI do not know?faith
Elysian ViolinsCoupletmusic
His EyesFree versedevotion,girlfriend-boyfr
Through Eyes of RedwoodsFree verseinspirational,naturetime,
SistersFree versefamily
The Hero within UsFree verseangst,inspirational,life
Limitless LoveFree versehope
Limitless PossibilitiesRhymeinspirational
Touching TwilightFree verseinspirationaltree,tree,
Preserver of FreedomRhymeanimalsanimal,animal,
Bird SongCoupletlovesong,song,
GROWING TogetherLimerickfunny
Children of the Divine WindFree versehistory,inspirational,int
Unreliable NaratorFree versefaith
Morning SunshineFree verselove,romance,
''Depth Of Doom''Free versetravel
Please, forgive meFree versedaughter,devotion,forgive
Through the Winter Cold he Rode Villanellelove,winter,
Wish for AcceptanceRhymesocialprayer,
Oh Vulturous World Rhymeconfusion,death,depressio
My Hero Sedokafriendship
POSTEMBERFree verseinspirational
Streaming DreamsRhymeimagination
summer 6 amFree versenature
Glory In HeavenFree versefaith,religiongod,god,
Beach of BlissTankanature,romance
A Message From GodRhymefaith,inspirational,relig
The Red BabushkaFree versedeath,sad,old,angel,angel
Autumn's KissLight Poetrynature,seasons,
Sunset GraceRhymenature,
Rose Petals on my TableSenryulife,time,
Feature Those Creatures Getting ReadyRhymefunny,imagination,
Lunch With The GirlsNarrativechildren,friendship,intro
Artless FlowCrystallinenature,
While I was standing near My Autumn treeFree versenature,time,autumn,autumn
Dung on a RungAlliterationfunny,recovery from...,
Morning Dew BallRhymenature,morning,
SKETCHES OF DEWCoupletnature,uplifting,sea,blue
Will you Join meDizainhappiness,romance,
HELLO MISTER PRESIDENT - from A Neighborhood ChildFree versechildhood,old,old,
Cloth-Like SnowChokalife,nature,
Beyond the DoorRhymefaith,introspection,me,he
Flowing RefreshmentRhymeimagination,life,
A Choir of NatureRhymefaith,happiness,nature,bl
In Search of NatureCoupletnative american,nature,sa
My Parents Did Their Best To Raise MeRhymebrother,childhood,daughte
The Waltz of the LeavesQuatrainnature,autumn,
Until Light Bleeds ThroughFree versefaith,life,
Butterfly MemoriesRhymenature,
MANDARIN KISSSenryufood,love,passion,
K E E P I N G U P W I T H T H E DOW JONESESQuatrainallegory,dedication,nosta
Autumn DreamingVersenature,autumn,
Of Birds and Lonely MenFree verseloss,people,sad,
kidnapped reality enforced Rhymedeath,death,death,

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