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Bloggers Photo I was born and raised in northern California in the land of the glorious redwoods. My father worked in the lumber industry and my brother and I had a simple but wonderful childhood. Off to the big city to become a nurse and all these years later I still am. I was married for many years, have 2 grown boys and 2 young grandsons..Jordan and Elliot. Me proud? You truly is the best thing about growing older. On my own now and enjoying all that I can cram into my life. I love music.. am a life long member of The Friends of Jose Carreras..poetry and music are my loves.I am a bear with me while I figure this all out.

What the heck? WHY?

Blog Posted:6/14/2013 10:21:00 PM
I have no idea what is going on with my last is now listed as "open"..but is closed and judged..sorry.. everyone for the confusion..I am as confused as everyone else.
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  1. Date: 6/15/2013 12:55:00 PM
    Barbara, do what Roy says and let him enter a poem to make the number 35. Then immediately close and finalize after that. This happened to me one time when I had already judged a contest but I had failed to "finalize" it by "Locking" it. I'll go check and see if it closed out for you by now. Hopefully it did if Roy carried through for you And thanks again for the beautiful little book.

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  1. Date: 6/14/2013 10:50:00 PM
    It shows as having only 34 poems. It needs 35 to be closed or else wait until the closing date. Perhaps someone withdrew a poem as you were trying to close it. Also, you need to put in the closed date before it will finalize. If you want to close it, I will put in a poem just so you can make the numbers.

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    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden Date: 6/15/2013 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's not on the contest list nor on the winner's list. That means it needs to be locked and a closing date entered. Under contest administration, click on the contest name and enter the required fields to finalize. Although it was judged, no one can see the results except you until you do this. Cheers, Roy
    Gorelick Avatar Barbara Gorelick Date: 6/15/2013 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The thing is..the contest was closed and judged. Andrea came in 1st and I sent her her prize..and now this popped up. Oh Brother...thanks for the offer..I guess we can try that, although Ive gotten in touch with response.

My Past Blog Posts

A Bit Of Santa Humor..
Date Posted: 12/20/2014 8:21:00 AM
Clouds Completed..
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 8:12:00 PM
My contest..Im so sad...
Date Posted: 8/25/2013 9:13:00 PM
Look Up! Cloudy Contest...
Date Posted: 8/9/2013 9:06:00 AM
What the heck? WHY?
Date Posted: 6/14/2013 10:21:00 PM
WHY contest finalized.
Date Posted: 6/5/2013 2:34:00 PM
A new contest...Why?
Date Posted: 6/1/2013 9:04:00 AM
Date Posted: 7/19/2011 6:53:00 PM
River Runs Through It Contest Finalized!
Date Posted: 7/3/2011 8:52:00 PM
New Contest...A River Runs Through It
Date Posted: 6/26/2011 7:51:00 PM
Asking for Your Prayers
Date Posted: 6/12/2011 8:13:00 PM
"Nobody Knows It But Me"
Date Posted: 3/24/2011 3:26:00 PM
I Have A Headache
Date Posted: 2/25/2011 6:07:00 AM
The Dance is Over
Date Posted: 2/12/2011 9:24:00 PM
" DANCE" update
Date Posted: 2/10/2011 10:47:00 AM
Date Posted: 2/3/2011 7:54:00 PM
Apology Contest Results In!!!
Date Posted: 12/30/2010 9:57:00 PM
WOW! That was fast! Apology Contest FIlled
Date Posted: 12/29/2010 4:36:00 PM
New Contest..Apology Accepted
Date Posted: 12/24/2010 8:04:00 AM
TIME contest completed !!!
Date Posted: 12/5/2010 11:11:00 AM
Time Contest
Date Posted: 12/1/2010 11:59:00 PM
Date Posted: 11/27/2010 9:27:00 AM
TIME for a new contest.....
Date Posted: 11/26/2010 9:01:00 PM
Giants..Giants, Giants......!!!!!
Date Posted: 11/1/2010 7:48:00 PM
Max Ehrman
Date Posted: 10/23/2010 5:49:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/24/2015 Barbara-Whats In Your Name Quatrainintrospection,
11/20/2015 Footprints In The Snow Tankalife,seasons,
11/19/2015 Brilliant color Haikubeauty,destiny,
11/19/2015 My FAvorite Food For Chrstmas Versefamily,food,
11/12/2015 To Live By The Sea - rich Coupletintrospection,sea,
11/12/2015 The Journey Begins Senryuadventure,child,
11/9/2015 Writing a Poem Quatrainchild,writing,
11/9/2015 Native American Winter Dodoitsuwinter,
10/12/2015 The Man In The Halloween Moon Quatrainhalloween,
10/6/2015 Dinner For Two Narrativefood,love,
10/6/2015 Sleep - an Andaree Rhymedream,sleep,
10/5/2015 If My Stove Could Talk-Tribute to a major Appliance Versehumor,imagination,
10/2/2015 The Music She Hears Tankaemotions,music,
10/1/2015 The Trickster And The Moon Quatrainmoon,
10/1/2015 I Come To The Sea Sonnetintrospection,sea,
9/23/2015 Fog Versenature,weather,
9/23/2015 Drifting - End Line Word Contest Versedepression,lost love,
9/21/2015 Cupcake Bliss Didacticfood,life,
9/21/2015 Decisions Rhymedeep,emotions,
9/12/2015 Who Is Your Neighbor Coupletfriendship,life,
9/11/2015 The Powerful Period Tankaidentity,power,
9/2/2015 A Bad Day On The High Seas - Repost Quatrainhumor,imagination,
8/26/2015 A Pear Tree Personificationbeauty,imagination,
8/13/2015 Dr Suess and his Shoe Store Rhymechildren,silly,
8/13/2015 The Butterfly Senryubeauty,nature,
7/20/2015 Look Inside Senryuage,depression,
7/7/2015 Worst Kid's Present Ever Footlehumor,
7/1/2015 the protest Haikubird,environment,
6/23/2015 Sorrow Five Lines Quintain (English)life,loss,
6/22/2015 Risky Whiskey Limerickhumor,
6/20/2015 Footprints Senryuintrospection,life,
6/18/2015 Flower haiku Haikubeauty,flower,
6/11/2015 Summer Break Versehappy,summer,
6/9/2015 Five Fabulous Funny Footles Footlefood,humor,
5/29/2015 Time Away Visual 7 Trioletintrospection,nature,
5/22/2015 Ode To The Ump Quatrainbaseball,
5/17/2015 Sign Language Versehealth,inspiration,
5/13/2015 Memories Of The Sea Sonnetimagination,sea,
4/26/2015 NAR - CAPTCHA Senryuintrospection,life,
4/25/2015 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Quatrainimagination,introspection
4/24/2015 I Can Love You Free versefeelings,how i feel,
4/24/2015 A Vacation To Remember Quatrainadventure,vacation,
4/22/2015 Paddy's Flight Limerickhumor,
4/17/2015 Sea Shell Songs Rhymeearth,history,
4/14/2015 Bigfoot and Me Quatrainmystery,
4/10/2015 Text Message Senryudeath,technology,
4/6/2015 Blossoms and Bubbles in the Haight Ashbury Sonnetculture,remember,
4/3/2015 Diet Failure -Foolish Footle Footlehumorous,imagery,
4/2/2015 Kite Flying Tankaadventure,imagination,
3/28/2015 Walking The Shoreline Rhymeocean,places,
3/27/2015 Illumination Lanterneintrospection,
3/26/2015 Mollie Acrosticmother,
3/17/2015 the sound of buzzing Tankaintrospection,nature,
3/16/2015 Star Gazing Pantoumimagination,space,
3/15/2015 past and present Kimohome,old,
3/3/2015 Playing With Colors Rhymeimagination,
3/2/2015 The Dance repost Haikunature,
3/2/2015 Oh, Those Eyes Quatrainlost love,youth,
2/27/2015 At Last Rhymeflower,spring,
2/26/2015 A Man And His Chair Limerickgoodbye,humor,
2/24/2015 Through The Dust Pantoumchildhood,memory,
2/19/2015 I Don't Think Of You Verselove,remember,
2/19/2015 Your Path Kimoinspirational,self,
2/14/2015 An Angel In Disguise Rhymebeauty,image,water,
2/13/2015 First Dance Rhymedance,romance,
2/8/2015 Sail Away Tankadeath,sorrow,
2/5/2015 Contemplating Death Pantoumdeath,introspection,
2/5/2015 Forever Haikuage,love,
2/1/2015 Robert Hinshaw Coupletpeople,
1/31/2015 A Time For All Things - Visual Number 3 Sijointrospection,sky,time,
1/29/2015 An Hour Alone Quatrainintrospection,music,sense
1/27/2015 A Poet's Cry Rhymeintrospection,poetry,
1/22/2015 Heaven On Earth Dizainblessing,heaven,
1/20/2015 My Neighbor's Dachshund Rhymedog,humor,
1/19/2015 HIdden Beauty Quatrainmother,
1/16/2015 Cricket's Song Verseanimal,eve,
1/13/2015 Phil's Gone Limerickhumor,travel,
1/12/2015 Winter's End Sijoanimal,winter,
1/10/2015 My Path Visual No 1 Cinquainhome,life,
1/8/2015 Train Tracks Haibunchildhood,nostalgia,
1/7/2015 Magic Beans Quatrainappreciation,happy,
1/4/2015 Winter Quatrainwinter,
1/1/2015 Yesterday's Music Versemusic,remember,
12/29/2014 The Scream ekphrasisart,
12/27/2014 In The Moment Quintain (English)absence,goodbye,
12/26/2014 The Gift Of A Violin Quatrainmusic,
12/22/2014 Not Even An HM Light Poetryhumor,writing,
12/21/2014 A Winter Blanket Coupletwinter,
12/21/2014 You'd Better Not Pout Limerickchristmas,humor,
12/19/2014 Longing Cinquainloneliness,love,
12/18/2014 One Single Rose Enclosed Rhymeflower,introspection,
12/12/2014 That Christmas Eve Quatrainintrospection,winter,
12/8/2014 Desiderata- Silence Versefeelings,sleep,
12/5/2014 Rudolph Clerihewchristmas,silly,
12/4/2014 Pay It Forward Senryucare,introspection,
12/2/2014 In The Clouds Versefeelings,imagery,
11/29/2014 One Broken Monoku Monokuautumn,blue,
11/27/2014 So What's Up With Santa Limerickchristmas,
11/25/2014 A Brittle Rose Quaternlost love,
11/24/2014 My First Ball Quatraindance,youth,

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Fav Poems

Ice Cream Haikufood,husband,love,nature,
Grove Tankanature
The Laundromat Tankalife
No Heaven Without You Coupletfaith,friendship,hope,lov
No Guarantee Rhymelife,people
Roads Rhymedevotion,faith,hope,inspi
Portrait in Watercolour Shapefriendship,love
Tribute Shapededication,inspirational
Midnight feast Haikunature
PINGS Haikuchildhood,holiday
Baboon (At The Zoo) Haikuanimals,funny
Tanka Poetic Tankalife
November pearls Crystallinenature,seasons
I am being drowned Romanticismfantasyvoice,voice,
What is Orchestra? Prose Poetrylife
Man's folly Haikuwar
crosswise-MY FRIENDS Shapefriendship,on writing and
Eve's Apple Pie Light Poetryphilosophy
Heart Song Nonetfriendship,life,love
Blue-eyed Cat Quintain (English)dedication,friendship,lov
Tailored words Quintain (English)introspection,love,on wri
SunshineThunder Coupletimagination,naturesun,
Broken Branch Haikuhope,life,nature
YOU are my Everything Free verselove,time,upliftinglove,i
Just for fun Light Poetryfunny
A Moment in Death Free versedeath,life,love,wife
Barbara Jean Free versefriendship,girlfriend-boy
Apple Blossoms Verselife
Murmuring Softly Senryuanimals
Night Bird Rhymelost love,romance,sadnigh
Bordeaux Rouge Limerickhumorous,
Dead Poets Dramatic Versepoets,

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