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About Jennifer Marie Oliver
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Bloggers PhotoI am a single mom. I live in Aurora, Colorado. I had a surgery in 2001 that changed my life. I am a classically trained Chef.  I stopped working in 2007. i miss my job terribly, I live in chronic pain. I use writing poems to reduce stress. I have a thirteen year old son. My son is my heart, my life. I have two little dogs and three cats. I am trying to de-clutter and de-stress my life. I love living in the Colorado dry climate. I was born in Chicago area, so I do not want to freeze anymore. Colorado has great weather. The people are friendly and down to earth. 



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Blog Posted:4/14/2013 7:09:00 PM
I just wanted to share my thanks in the support I get on here. Being a chronic pain sufferer my days are good or bad, my writings may take times at editing as the meds I've been on affect my short term memory. So I'll re read and re write. Usually, I just let it flow. Writing makes me forget, so it's all good. I will try to do the best in commenting. I use my ipad so sometimes. that validation drives me crazy cause ill click it wrong. You all inspire me. Thank you for relighting my muse. J
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  1. Date: 4/15/2013 6:18:00 PM
    Welcome to the Soup Jennifer! I also am a chronic pain sufferer as I have degenerated disks and facet joints in my back and diabetic neuropathy..so I sure do feel for you..I am so glad you share your poetry with us and that it helps you to write...me too!! Keep up the awesome work !

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/16/2013 2:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know nerve pain, that is what I have in my head. Backs out of wack now too. We came commiserate! J
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 12:37:00 PM
    chronic pain can be so disheartening! glad you've joined us here at soup! hope we can help distract you from it and cheer you up :)

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/16/2013 2:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so, I am home! J
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 11:22:00 AM
    You all are just so kind, as far as recipes go, I will help as best as I can. I typically read through about six or seven before I prepare what I want.(if it is something new). Then, I take what I like and make it my way. I am happy to be the resident authority on cooking questions. I can make about anything. Baking has to follow strict guidelines though so for that I usually use a recipe. My soups are what I was known for at work. in my last job of 18 years, I worked for a major airline in the training center for pilots. I am also great with roasting meats. Large quantity for parties etc. So, ask away, I will try and help here with any questions. Thank your for the positive thoughts. J

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    ongawo Avatar lucas ongawo Date: 5/4/2013 4:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi, Jennifer, welcome to poetry soup. suggestion. you love poetry and the kitchen? then write your poems in the kitchen... i mean all ur recipes can be in poetry form and as we read we learn and salivate... thanks. and welcome, again.
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:56:00 AM
    Welcome Jennifer I am so sorry for your chronic pain, I pray God gives you the strength to continue to write your beautiful poetry. Hugs

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, j.
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 4:46:00 AM
    We're here for you Jennifer. Rick

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Rick! J
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 2:29:00 AM
    keep you chin up girl and welcome to the soup xx

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will do. Came from strong stock that's why illness is difficult. If I could wish it away, boy it would have been gone years ago. Thanks, J
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 12:01:00 AM
    Welcome to poetrysoup family..Chronic pain is not an easy word and transmits countless pain..but what doesn t kill us makes us stronger..And survivors.Im sure you ll find comfort here.dear and i look forward.to read your poems..Charma

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 4/15/2013 12:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    By the way do not hesitate to share you recipes..Many would be eager to hear : )
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 11:14:00 PM
    Helllo Jennifer and welcome to Soup.. Lol the I Pad i know about, I use one on many ocassions, like now, the times I have sent out a load of garbage is unaccountable. In a way I am glad you find it difficult, I thought it was just me. Sorry about your pain do you attend a pain clinic to help you? Hang on to the good days, ride the bad ones, we are here for you.....Seren

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you too Serene now I know it's just not me either. Yes on the pain clinic. Boulder has a great one so I drive a little extra to go there. Trying Botox with great success on migraines and head pain. Have been able to reduce pain medicine along with some lines in face. Lol. J
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 9:24:00 PM
    Hi, my dear friend Jennifer! Thank you so much as well. And thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poems. So sorry to hear your pain. Sending you my hugs and prayers! Have a blessed Sunday to you and everyone here! love lots, Leonora

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you too. I love the hugs and prayers. Will take them anytime. J
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Jennifer, the same here... thank you for the support, and the kindness you return in every comment. I'm happy to see you are enjoying the soup. I'm sorry about your chronic pain. You are a delighted poet, and I will enjoy you and your poetry any chance I get... always *LINDA

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I knew we shared a common thread. Well, you carry me through on your good days and I'll try and do the same for you. Always inspired by your work, thank you for your kindness always. J
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 7:58:00 PM
    Nice to meet you, Jennifer, and welcome to Poetry Soup. Im sorry to hear about your chronic pain. Keep writing, Im sure it will help you. I'll visit your poems soon. Ruben.

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruben, I love your wrk too. I was sitting on your balcony last night. Thank you, for your kind words. J.

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8/20/2013 My Dreams Narrativedream,flying,
8/12/2013 Autumns Story Alliterationnature
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5/19/2013 A Family Tradition Rhymememory,
5/14/2013 Hail to my Brother, the Dragon Slayer By Day Rhymebrother,character,courage
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4/9/2013 What Possessed Them Sonnethumorous,nostalgia,me,
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4/7/2013 Kim Jong-un leader of the starving Sonnetfear,peace,war,father,peo
4/4/2013 The Cottage Narrativebeautiful,home,nostalgia,
4/3/2013 Upon A Bed Of Petals Sonnetloss,passion,sorrow,life,
4/3/2013 Teenage Blues Sonnetchild,humorous,slam,son,
3/31/2013 Awake Rhymehealth,journey,sleep,
3/29/2013 A Better Life Villanelledream,happiness,hope,
3/29/2013 Spring Showers Free versespring,
3/29/2013 Exploring Expressing Emotions Alliterationintrospection,
3/21/2013 My Wild West Cowboycowboy-western,may,
3/21/2013 The Hunter Blank verseanimal,nature,
3/21/2013 Future Plans Ninetteinspirational,life,
3/20/2013 One Of Those Sad Days Dramatic monologuegrief,pain,sorrow,me,pain
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3/18/2013 Dad's Toolbench Narrativedad,
3/18/2013 The Best day of My Life Narrativelove,mother,son,day,child
3/13/2013 At Night Free verseangst,lost,
3/12/2013 Stuff Free verseintrospection,journey,
3/11/2013 Can I Make A Funny Rhymehumorous,write,me,write,
3/11/2013 Lost time Sonnetchildhood,dedication,gran
3/11/2013 Nights quiet sounds Sonnetlife,urban,sleep,
3/9/2013 Sounds that make me wonder Free verseimagination,people,people
3/7/2013 Snow prints Free versenature,
3/5/2013 The Art of Listening Coupletchildhood,education,write
2/28/2013 Measuring up Free versedepression,introspection,
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2/27/2013 Clue Narrativehumorous,nostalgia,satire
2/26/2013 Hideous sounds Rhymegrief,health,
2/23/2013 Master Jedi Yoda Rhymechildhood,imagination,
2/21/2013 Her First Try Free versefood,history,humorous,wif
2/21/2013 Little Sister the Chef Sonnetfamily,girl,women,work,si
2/20/2013 Kiss the Rain Sonnetgrief,imagination,rain,ki
2/20/2013 Battling Addiction Narrativefarewell,husband,lost lov
2/19/2013 Sestina Sestinacat,cat,time,
2/19/2013 Grandma's Legacy Quatraingrandmother,history,woman
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2/6/2013 Keeping Those Blues at Bay Rhymecourage,hope,inspirationa
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2/5/2013 Noises in my head Narrativedark,depression,freedom,s
2/5/2013 Confessions of a Poetry Souper Free versefunny,journey,life,on wri
2/1/2013 Being A Chef Diminished Hexaversededication,food,journey,p
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1/30/2013 My Guardian Dear Lyricangel,christian,devotion,
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