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 I have been a member of Poetry soup since 2011. 


Though my forte is fiction, verse has always appealed to me. There is nothing like a play of words to rattle the ordinary, to tickle away the dust of stagnation. My favourite form is the contemporary sonnet, but I also enjoy free verse. Also, I love the zen experience of haiku, its seizure of a moment, how it can hold a universe in so few syllables. And I admit to a fondness for the Rondeau.




My life is simple, but busy. I’m a writer and stay at home mother. Days are full. 


Currently, I am working on a novel or ... ha ha... should I really say that the novel is working on me? Characters! They have a way of turning a world upside down.


There are some amazing poets on the soup. I am blessed to call many my friends ~~ Cyndi




LINDA IRMA --- PD---- LOVE AND SYMPATHY CARD, SOUPERS PLEASE SIGN.


Blog Posted:3/26/2013 6:03:00 AM


DEAREST LINDA,

WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THIS DEVASTATING NEWS.

OUR HEARTS BREAK FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

THERE ARE NO WORDS... ONLY LOVE AND QUIET PRAYERS FOR STRENGTH DURING THIS TIME OF EXTREME SADNESS.

WE CARE... AND WISH WE COULD BE THERE.

LOVE YOUR OTHER FAMILY



Soupers, Royal, PD (Linda's) daughter had a stillbirth delivery, one of the hardest things that any family can endure. Please, take a moment to sign this card.

Love Cyndi


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  1. Date: 3/28/2013 7:54:00 PM
    Thank you Cyndi, I'm not much for words right now,,, but, i did share the blog with my daughter,,, she was moved by the card...thank you so so much.... xox~ LINDA

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    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 3/28/2013 7:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    all comments are a blessing and needed at a time like this... Linda
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 1:44:00 PM
    My prayers are with you.

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 12:49:00 PM
    Such a sad thing to happen... Condolences from my family to yours.

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Cyndi your blog is much appreciated at this moment. This will offer Royal and my sis a tiny piece of comfort when they are ready to read the blogs of condolences. I already mentioned the blogs to my family. Extreme sadness is right. Thanks-Sidney LeeAnn

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:54:00 AM
    Oh no. Linda, I am truly sad after hearing this news. No woman should have to go through something like this. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Royal, and the rest of your family. Hang in there...we love you.

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:42:00 AM
    Dear Linda, my sincere Prayers to YOU in a time of deep sorrow. I cannot imagine the hurt, pain and sorrow YOU and YOURS are going through. May the Prayers of YOUR SOUP Family bring some relief. I have called an emergency meeting of OUR Prayer Group in hopes it may bring YOU and Royal some Spiritual Blessings. LOVE ALWAYS...Harry

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:30:00 AM
    Dear Royal, I can not imagine the sorrow that fills YOUR Heart . Take solace in knowing that all here at the SOUP are in mourning with YOU. As we walk together in Prayer with the Almighty God who holds YOUR Child in HIS Loving arms.May YOU find His LOVE and Peace. My Prayers for YOU and YOUR Husband ALWAYS with YOU in Heart...Harry

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Very sorry to hear this news Linda, my thoughts are with you and yours

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:46:00 PM
    Oh Linda ... No words can comfort you at this moment ... My heart breaks with yours ... Know that I love you and am here for you... *tear* Deb

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 5:17:00 PM
    PD, my prayers are with you and Royal. I cannot begin to imagine the pain you are going through. I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Kim

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 5:03:00 PM
    i'm sorry to have heard this, my sympathy go to you...and all of your family...

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 3:07:00 PM
    Just dropping by again wishing it wasn't true and then wishing for a magic wand, but in the end wishing you love and hope for tomorrow. XXOO

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 1:43:00 PM
    So hard to find the words.We are with you all.. in prayer and thought..hugs

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 1:18:00 PM
    oh my as a midwife I am especially moved by this event, surely there are answers to be had, sorry I am talking as a professional and not as a friend. My deepest deepest sympathies go to you all. Seren

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 12:21:00 PM
    My heart goes out to this family...so sad. Prayers for all !!

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 11:44:00 AM
    My heart is united with yours at this difficult time Linda, may you find solace in us here at soup, we are here for you, love, V xxx

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 11:17:00 AM
    Oh.... PD, I am so sorry to hear this heart breaking news. May God bless your family with healing, love and compassion. catie

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 11:16:00 AM
    The arms of the Lord, one holds this baby and the other is extended in comfort, to your family! God Bless...Marlon L.

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Linda, I am so deeply sorry for what you and your family are going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 10:44:00 AM
    Know that I am here for you and Royal whenever you need me

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 9:46:00 AM
    oh Linda, my heart goes out to you and Royal. I have no words to express how sad I feel for your family at this time

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 9:13:00 AM
    Dearest PD, i to am so sorry for your loss. Such a sad loss. Blessings to all of you. Take care, be strong. Life and its misery which we can do nothing about it. Love Terry xoxoox

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:45:00 AM
    My heart breaks to hear this sad news, PD. I'm so very sorry for you and your family, especially for your daughter, Royal. Hugs to you both, and may your strength and the outpouring of love here, help you through the pain of loss. God Bless

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:29:00 AM
    I am devastated for you both, please accept my prayers and condolences on your loss xx

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:24:00 AM
    God bless, I am praying for peace for you and yours. My mentor, your kind words inspire me always. Jennifer

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:11:00 AM
    my prayers are with you and your family dear PD.. Maria

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:58:00 AM
    Thank you so much for this card my dear poet friend Cyndi. I am sorry also if I was not able to post a blog right away early this morning when our very dear friend and my loving sis Linda informed me around 1 am this morning. All my loving prayers and thoughts are highly with her always. Again, thank you sooo much and may God bless you always as well! love much, Leonora

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:56:00 AM
    my prayers are with you and your daughter Linda...May God give both of u the strength to bear this loss....<3

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:38:00 AM
    O God of love, source of life, hear our prayers for this woman who lost Her baby before it ever came to birth. The blessing of your love was torn from her body, leaving her empty and devastated. Comfort her now in her sorrow. Restore her hope for a child to come. Give her courage and new delight in the days ahead. In good time, grant her a new life that her soul may rejoice and her body give birth; Amen. --Vienna Cobb Anderson

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:30:00 AM
    Linda and Royal, I am saddened by your loss. My prayers are with you....Jag

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My Past Blog Posts

 
I HAVE TO SHARE THIS... BEST ARTICLE ON FIGURATIVE WRITING EVER!!! Worth the read!!!
Date Posted: 8/22/2014 10:47:00 AM
THIS IS POETIC PROSE
Date Posted: 8/20/2014 9:28:00 AM
Death in Family
Date Posted: 7/23/2014 8:30:00 AM
A CHANGE REQUEST FOR MEMBER CONTEST WINNERS PAGE... Me... upsetting another applecart... or a good idea? Thoughts?
Date Posted: 7/22/2014 3:57:00 PM
GARDEN PARTY CONTEST WINNERS... YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 9:57:00 PM
CONTEST JUDGES: A WAY TO FIND AN ABUSER
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 10:32:00 AM
NEW CONTEST: HARD SHELLS: TURTLE INSPIRED FREE VERSE
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 5:19:00 AM
LEATHERBACK BOY, FREE VERSE, CONTEST SOON TO FOLLOW
Date Posted: 7/11/2014 9:53:00 PM
SONNET TITLE FOUND..THANKS TO CHARMAINE... MINDING MANNERS
Date Posted: 6/11/2014 6:17:00 PM
THANK YOU FOR THE SONNET ENTRIES...short short blog
Date Posted: 6/9/2014 3:27:00 PM
TORRENT: A CONTEMPORARY SONNET, example for my contest
Date Posted: 6/7/2014 6:56:00 AM
NEW CONTEST- Garden Party: VERB-alized NOUN-sense with FLORAL accents. Hungry for summer!!!!
Date Posted: 6/4/2014 10:19:00 PM
UPDATE ON THE HELPLESS CONTEST-- My apologies to all. Exhaustion has hit the household- possible heat exhaustion
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 1:40:00 PM
GENITALS in PRINT, AN OPEN DIALOGUE
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 3:20:00 PM
CONTEMPORARY PUBLISHED HAI_KU TO SHARE
Date Posted: 5/21/2014 2:24:00 PM
UPDATE ON THE HELPLESS/KYRIELLE CONTEST - please check your entries
Date Posted: 5/16/2014 8:47:00 PM
A CARD FOR FRANCINE ROBERTS, who is recovering from a car accident!
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 8:10:00 PM
A WORD PAIRING POEM- THE CLEARING, PAIRINGS BY CARRIE, AE RIVENBANK, CALEB, RUBEN & ANDREA
Date Posted: 5/8/2014 10:21:00 PM
PROMPS FOR WORD PAIRINGS 2 - COME AND PLAY
Date Posted: 5/7/2014 8:50:00 PM
********PLAY WITH ORIGINAL WORD PAIRING***POEMS BUILT BY SOUPERS #1, 3 and 4
Date Posted: 5/6/2014 9:04:00 AM
THE BEST HOW TO WRITE POETRY ADVICE I'VE EVER HEARD. WORTH 20 of YOUR MINUTES. FANTASTIC!!!!!!
Date Posted: 5/5/2014 9:13:00 AM
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROSE AND POETRY. One piece of writing, three ways
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 12:50:00 PM
TRADITIONAL POETRY MARKETS FOR EILEEN AND OTHERS WHO LOVE RHYME
Date Posted: 5/3/2014 8:14:00 AM
A LOOK AT A LITERARY JOURNAL CONTEST, RULES and the WINNERS POEMS
Date Posted: 4/29/2014 8:37:00 PM
POP QUIZ HOT SHOTS... C'MON... LOVE 'EM, DISS 'EM, JUDGE 'EM, PLACE 'EM!!!
Date Posted: 4/28/2014 3:47:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/21/2014DEGREESSonnetbooks,sensual,words,
8/7/2014NEUTRALIZEDSonnetcolor,home,
7/17/2014CRADLEDTrioletbaby,love,
6/9/2014THE RETURNSonnetdepression,giving,life,lo
6/7/2014TORRENTSonnetcelebration,life,women,
4/21/2014LA MARQUISEFree versepsychological,
4/8/2014BUKOWSKI CONTESTFree versemoving on,power,teenage,
4/4/2014GINGHAM AND LACE, A BLITZ POEMVersedaughter,love,
4/4/2014NUDE, THIRTY DOLLARS, A BLITZVerseart,imagination,lost love
3/24/201450 GODSFree versegod,peace,philosophy,
3/15/2014WINTER IN PORTLANDFree versedepression,winter,
3/11/2014FREEDOM BLUESTail-rhymefreedom,
2/28/2014WELCOME TO THE BLUENOSEAcrosticfish,history,journey,sea,
2/25/2014PITY THE PIRANHAFree verseintrospection,people,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY, LINDA MARIE, EASTER WALK, 7th REPOSTRhymefamily,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 6- DEDICATED TO LINDA MARIE, REPOSTRondeaufaith,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 5 - FAMILY TREE, REPOST FOR LINDA MARIEVersefamily,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 4- A REPOST DEDICATED TO LINDA MARIERhymefaith,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 3- EASTER LILY, A REPOST FOR LINDA MARIEVerseeaster,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 2-- A REPOST AND TRIBUTE TO LINDA MARIESestinaheaven,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY-- A REPOST FOR LINDA MARIE- WE MISS YOUVersefaith,
2/13/2014DOUBLE OH, A BOND CROWN, EXAMPLE FOR CONTESTCrown of Sonnetsfilm,sexy,
2/13/2014DOUBLE OH, A JAMES BOND CROWN OF SONNETS - 6 down 1 to go- SAMPLE FOR CONTESTCrown of Sonnetsadventure,film,sexy,
2/11/2014ORION: A PERSPECTIVE for third to tenthSonnetmythology,star,
2/10/2014TARTANS, A SONNET FOR FRANCINESonnetfriend,patriotic,places,p
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Fav Poems

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The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Ten Little ToesRhymedaughter,lifeold,old,,gra
Woodland RhapsodyQuatraininspirational
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Surrender to LoveRhymeloveme,
A Totum Pole OdeConcretenative american,people,
MORE DREAMS TO ROWRhyme royalinspirational,life,
When the Tab Comes DueFree verseinspirational,introspecti
Lighting My Candle From WithinQuintain (English)caregiving,introspection,
The Kirk by the SeaCoupletnostalgia,religion,love,
Moonlight On The WardChokahealth,life,
Nocturnal PoetryRhymeimagination,life,poetry,
SlumberEpicdedication,epic,slam,
FROSTY NIGHT STROLLCoupletinspirational,seasons,
Our ThanksgivingLight Poetryholiday,
Tomorrow's GraceEthereepeace,
A New Star Shines Above HawaiiRhymededication,music,
Jesus, Our SaviorShapereligion,life,
Monarch of SummerHaibunanimals,devotion,inspirat
UntouchedRhymeforgiveness,me,me,
Midnight PearlsThan-Baukintrospection,love,
Beaucoup BloomsTerza Rimanature,spring,spring,
On Heaven's DoorwayNarrativeinspirational,life,care,c
WALKING ON FAITHVersefaith,for children,
BeachworldFree verseplaces,sea,sun,
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