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Bloggers Photo  Caleb A. Smith was born January 14, 1982, in Searcy, Arkansas. He grew up in a small town called Biscoe on the banks of the White River. He graduated from DeValls Bluff High School in 2000 and was voted "Most likely to be mauled by Bigfoot", by his classmates. He still resides in Arkansas with his wife and two children, and has not yet been mauled by Bigfoot.

Contest Judged ... Finally


Blog Posted:9/30/2013 11:26:00 AM
Well, I've finally managed to finish judging my contest. I didn't realize you had to click on the little calender thingy at the bottom of the contest page in order for the winners to be posted. So, I've been coming back every day for the past few days to check the winner's page to see who won. I just figured that little bit out, so now the winner's are posted. I very much enjoyed so many of the entries, but the one that spoke to me the most was "Tangled Vines". I see now that it was written by Andrea Dietrich. So, Andrea, when you come by this blog or see yourself on the winner's list, just soupmail me a mailing address and I'll have your walking stick on the way shortly. Congrats to her and all the winners!! Thanks everybody!!!
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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 10:33:00 PM
    Im glad you like my entry, Caleb. Congratulations to all the winners!

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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:59:00 PM
    Hi Caleb, thank you for the placement of my poem in your contest. I really appreciate it! Congratulations to all of the winners!

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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 7:26:00 PM
    nice winning poems...... SKAT

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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 12:06:00 AM
    Caleb, what an AWESOME surprise, I can't wait for this carved walking stick!! It's such a sweet kind of prize, something done by your own hand! I hope you will take a picture of it and show it in a blog because I don't know how to take photos and show them here without my nephew here to help me! Thanks so very much. I will soupmail you my address. Congrats to everyone!! And thanks for allowing me to enter with an older poem, originally inspired by a contest of "broken wings." Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 9/30/2013 11:59:00 PM
    i enjoyed this poetic journey, caleb... cheers to all participants and winners... what could your next prize be if ever? jkidding!.. as nikko said, we would love to see a pic of that stick... my grandpa had one but it looked like a cane with twigs?.. all the best and thank you!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 9/30/2013 7:10:00 PM
    I'm on my phone right now, passing by to thank you for the awesome win.... always. .linda

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  1. Date: 9/30/2013 12:38:00 PM
    I just read Andrea's wonderful poem, and it was such a nostalgic gem.........congratulations to her! And thank you so much Caleb for my placement....it was a great contest, and I'm honored that you found my poem worthy of your consideration. Thanks..and would love to see a picture of the walking stick ......such a wonderful prize that Andrea will enjoy! Congrats to all !

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    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith Date: 9/30/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're welcome...and thank you too. I loved your poem, "Firefall". I will have my wife take a picture of the stick before I mail it and try to get it on a blog for y'all to see.
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 11:53:00 AM
    Hi Caleb! I am so happy for Andrea for getting first place in your contest, super congrats to her :)!! I read that gem of hers from before and that was indeed such a magical beauty, that's so awesome as well that she'll be receiving the walking stick that you hand-crafted-- Wow! Do post a photo of it if you can :)! Super congrats to all your winners and thank you So much for my wonderful placement, I'm so happy & humbled with how I did in your contest. Enjoy your day and congrats as well to you for sponsoring your first ever contest, wonderful contest!

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    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith Date: 9/30/2013 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Howdy Nikko! I'm glad you entered my contest, hon. Your poem was one of the best. I will try to get a picture of it up before I mail it.

My Past Blog Posts

 
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Pictures. Me at 5 and others
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Gone Fishin' Contest
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Donkey Basketball
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Into The Wild ... And Back Again
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In honor of the crown
Date Posted: 2/7/2014 12:09:00 PM
Re-telling of the naked hunter...and other stories
Date Posted: 1/26/2014 3:36:00 PM
Honoring Levon Helm... Singer, Songwriter, Legend among the greatest
Date Posted: 1/20/2014 2:32:00 PM
Where do you find peace?
Date Posted: 1/13/2014 11:22:00 AM
Frankly funny story...
Date Posted: 1/10/2014 2:13:00 PM
The Guest
Date Posted: 1/2/2014 12:46:00 PM
Southern Expressions....??
Date Posted: 11/4/2013 2:17:00 PM
Contest prize photos up
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Contest Judged ... Finally
Date Posted: 9/30/2013 11:26:00 AM
New Contest Posted--In the Woods
Date Posted: 9/2/2013 8:46:00 AM
Poetry and Fishing
Date Posted: 6/25/2013 10:24:00 AM
No idea what I'm doing...
Date Posted: 6/17/2013 10:59:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/30/2014The WholeFree verseintrospection,pain,
7/29/2014Elly JaneRhymeangel,birth,death,faith,f
5/28/2014Charge ItFree verseworld,
4/24/2014Dark ReflectionsRhymeconflict,
3/25/2014Jessie on the DrawbridgeNarrativededication,
3/18/2014To Those of PoetrySoupFree versededication,
2/26/2014Song Of My BackLight Poetryfather daughter,
1/22/2014A Stone in the ColdSonnetpassion,
1/7/2014I amFree versedepression,
12/13/2013My Daughter So SweetRhymebirth,birthday,
12/10/2013Seventh SummerFree versechildhood,
12/3/2013Melody of the LostFree versepoetry,
9/11/2013Black Lake - RevisitedNarrativechildhood,
9/11/2013Black Lake -- IntroNarrativechildhood,
9/4/2013Black LakeNarrativechildhood,
8/20/2013Can-ManFree versedeath,
6/17/2013A Sack For Every OccasionLight Poetrypollution,
6/11/2013The Ghost DreamNarrativedream,
6/10/2013Annoyed At WorkLight Poetrywork,
6/6/2013RobinwoodQuatrainnature,
6/3/2013Return To Slippery Lake BridgeNarrativefishing,
6/3/2013Why Not WhyLight Poetryconfusion,
6/3/2013The Old Man and MeFree versememory,
6/3/2013Nectar of the PoisonousFree versecorruption,
6/3/2013Meanest Snake AliveLight Poetryfishing,
5/17/2013NothingFree verseemotions,
5/13/2013Two CedarsRhymetree,
5/9/2013Stories of Shenzhen--Part TwoNarrativecrazy,
5/8/2013CamouflageQuatraincolor,
5/6/2013The Hunter--Part TwoNarrativeanimal,death,food,
5/6/2013The Hunter--Part OneNarrativeanimal,
5/6/2013Stories of Shenzhen--Part OneNarrativefear,religious,travel,
5/3/2013Stories of Guangzhou--Part OneNarrativebrother,travel,
5/3/2013Chance of FateFree versewife,
4/30/2013Stories of Beijing--Part TwoNarrativechristian,travel,
4/30/2013Stories of Beijing--Part OneNarrativetravel,
4/27/2013B-ListSenryufunny,
4/25/2013TakenRhymeconfusion,
4/22/2013A Dream Last NightNarrativedream,
4/19/2013A FriendFree versefriend,
4/19/2013See No Morph--Hear No MorphHaikufish,nature,
4/18/2013First ImpressionsNarrativelust,
4/16/2013Alone in Good CompanyFree verseintrospection,
4/15/2013The WrathNarrativewrite,god,god,hate,
4/15/2013Moments of SilenceFree versebusiness,hate,
4/12/2013What the Current TakesFree versedeath,dog,memory,friend,o
4/12/2013Til' Death Do We PartLight Poetrywife,me,me,
4/12/2013The FoolFree versewife,
4/12/2013Hai-TideHaikuocean,
4/11/2013Scarin' Hippies- Part TwoProse Poetryadventure,brother,funny,g
4/10/2013Scarin' Hippies- Part OneProse Poetryadventure,brother,funny,p
4/10/2013Arkansas SnowballsCoupletchildhood,funny,
4/8/2013MoonRhymefunny,love,moon,
4/8/2013Queens of the SoupRhymededication,poets,
4/4/2013The StrangerFree versepeople,thanksgiving,
4/3/2013The FarmerFree versepeople,
4/3/2013Jacky TobackyLimerickfunny,
4/3/2013Scooby-Doo and ShaggyRhymehumorous,
4/1/2013The Fall of BiscoeHaibunchildhood,nostalgia,summe
4/1/2013Goodnight JillybugLyricfather daughter,for child
3/26/2013Echoes of the HeartProsebaseball,
3/26/2013Holding SandProsedeath,dream,daughter,wife
3/25/2013Time For TeeLimerickhumorous,
3/22/2013Bob and BillRhymefunny,
3/22/2013After WakingFree verseconfusion,dream,
3/22/2013ReflectionCoupletintrospection,me,
3/21/2013Mr McCaleb's GardenRhymenature,
3/20/2013A Kiss of SunshineHaikunature,
3/19/2013Bucket ListCoupletlife,me,me,
3/19/2013Remembering My Third KOLight Poetrychildhood,memory,pain,
3/19/2013Remembering My Second KOLight Poetrychildhood,memory,pain,
3/18/2013Remembering My First KOLight Poetrymemory,pain,
3/18/2013Go Ahead And Pinch SuckaHaikuhumorous,
3/14/2013Bubble BathLight Poetryfunny,
3/14/2013BoogersLight Poetryfunny,
3/13/2013Fatty GrasshopperLight Poetryhumorous,me,
3/12/2013All AboardFree versebeauty,women,
3/11/2013Pieces of PeaceRhymepeace,me,
3/5/2013Stepping Over StonesFree verselife,
3/1/2013All Hands On DeckLimerickhumorous,
2/28/2013Wesson's BendCoupletnature,sun,
2/27/2013Bound To Be FreeRhymelife,men,
2/25/2013All Tied UpMonokuhumorous,
2/25/2013Moon is my MuseMonokumoon,
2/25/2013Pale Moon NightSestinalonely,moon,
2/25/2013Bunnies n' GravyCouplethumorous,
2/21/2013Indians In My BedLight Poetryhumorous,
2/19/2013Haiku DreamsHaikutime,
2/13/2013WarVersewar,
2/12/2013Hell's AlcoholRhymedepression,anger,
2/10/2013Field of VisionRhymenature,
2/8/2013Dawn's FingerCoupletnature,
2/8/2013Silent SageKimonature,
2/8/2013Blow Me A KissHaikulove,
1/31/2013River FogHaikunature,
1/31/2013Darkness Rides AgainBlank versedark,
1/25/2013TroubledFree versedepression,life,
1/13/2013AlmostSenryuhumorous,
1/1/2013GenaRhymedeath,
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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
glad you're goneHaikunature,people,
ThunderRhymechildhood,nature,
Effervescent EyesVerseimagination,
skeletal treesHaikunature,
WHEN SUNSET BLEEDSQuintain (English)hope,nature,
The Bluest SkyRhymefaith,forgiveness,
ACHES OF A BOWLyricmusic,nostalgia,
Petals in the WindQuatrainnature,
Cinder GirlRhymelovelove,
CalebI do not know?family,
By All of This - Ah, Wanton BlissQuatrainromance,me,valentines day
Goodbye, My ChildRhymeadventure,allegory,angel,
I BurnRhymelove,sorrow,
Crescent WitnessTankalove
Nana's GardenHaibunchildhood,family,house,ga
The LocketFree versememory,
Battling AddictionShapecourage,me,me,
BackwardAcrosticlife,
Those Old Cold Men of the WoodsDodoitsume,nature,
While My Guitar Gently WeepsQuatrainlove,
Where The Sycamore GrewFree verseautumn,family,house,life,
In Strangler's WoodRhymedeath,
Summer's InterludeFree versenatureautumn,
Love Beyond the PaleQuatraindevotion,lost love,
FORGOTTEN TREASURE-Light Poetrybeauty,growing up,inspira
The WellRhymeallegory,water,water,
The ReturnFree versechildhood,
goodbye, sweet dayThan-Bauknature,
Summer ButterfliesTankahappiness,
Summer MorningCoupletlife,nature,
Baby BraveQuatrainfear,life,war,
Love and MarriageFree verselove,
Nothing RemainsFree verseintrospection,life,me,hea
HANDS THAT DIPPED MEFree versefathers day,inspiration,m
Mountain StormDodoitsunature,
FeathersQuestionkunature,
Take the ribbon from my hairLight Poetrydad,love,autumn,
Timeless LoveRhymefamily,life,love,marriage
MY AFRICA, UNITE TO REWRITE HER STORYKyrielleafrica,dedication,hope,pa
Elvira And The PillowFree versehumorous,life,car,
The SilenceFree versespiritualme,home,home,me,
Golfers BewareLimericksports,
VirginiaFree versebeautiful,old,summer,old,
FirefliesHaibunlove,nature,me,light,ligh
A Bed of Pink PetalsSonnetspring,tree,
Eleventh, MarchFree versededication,hope,tribute,
When the Flowers of Youth FellFree verseseasons,time,war,
Five Great Limerick GuysLimerickdedication,humorous,
Five StarsQuatraindedication,poems,
Under the Sakura TreeHaikunature,
Sweet DreamsQuintain (English)adventure,fantasy,prayer,
Haiku 40 till Haiku 47 beneath the sakura treeHaikuspring
Show Me Your FaceVersecaregiving,love,me,me,
Welcome to the Funny FarmI do not know?animal,fun,funny,me,
The PhilosopherRhymemetaphor,
Between the Lines of Poetry SoupCoupletjealousy,lyric,passion,po
Poet's ImpasseVersepoetry,words,writing,
ImagineFree verseearth,imagination,
Violet, My AdoredFree versecolor,
The Wisdom of the BreezeHaibuninspiration,nature,writin
Hot Tear DropI do not know?lost love
Why I WeepItalian Sonnetnatureme,
To ElizabethNarrativechildhood,dedication,girl
Uncle JimFree verselost love,nostalgia,seaso
A Twisted TreeHaikunature,philosophy,
Darkest of TimesFree versedark,
No AnswersFree versefriend,
NothingFree verseemotions,
- Alcoholic - The lion roarsVerselife,sad,
Where The Wind BlowsCoupletnature,wind,
If I Was the RainFree verseintrospection,rain,
An ABC Love SongABCdevotion,love,
Raindrop ButterfliesHaibunnew year,
Just a note-Humbleness is a virtueRhymecaregiving,
Feline AlertFree verseadventure,beauty,body,cow
Remembering WhenRhymememory,people,violence,
FacebookHaibunlife,
A FORMal EveningLight Poetryfun,
To a Weeping WillowFree verseearth,grief,tree,
Unborn TomorrowsFree verseinspirational,
Night DrivingFree versecity,
I am a Child- Poem written for Restore a Child OrganizationEnclosed Rhymechild,love,rights,
Woods of EvergreenEpicadventure,allegory,epic,r
To FeelRondeauemotions,
Portrait of a LifeSonnetlove,
FANFARE, A POEM FOR CALEBSonnetbooks,friend,imagination,
Return to Wagon WheelSonnetloss,
A Stone in the Cold part 6 - runner upSonnetadventure,
Cradle My Tears, MoonFree verseloss,moon,
Am I Turning into a Lizard Serial KillerNarrativeangst,animal,how i feel,s
Between Two Shades Of NightFree versecaregiving,dedication,
The Darkness at NoonRondeaudark,

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nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Mandy Tams The Golden Girl United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Laura Breidenthal United States Flag United States Read
Heather Ober Canada Flag Canada Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
Anne Currin United States Flag United States Read
craig cornish United States Flag United States Read
Jack Jordan United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
amanda smith United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Eileen Manassian Lebanon Flag Lebanon Read
Jennifer Marie Oliver United States Flag United States Read
Jack Ellison Canada Flag Canada Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
Anne Lise Andresen Norway Flag Norway Read
binibining p.iNk Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Donna Jones United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Timothy Hicks United States Flag United States Read
Suzette Richards South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
F. J. Thomas United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read