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When you come from having nothing, something means everything.

So, thank you for reading my poetry and GIVING me a chance.


My name is Kelly Deschler and I am 31 years old.

I was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin on March, 4th, 1983. I grew up in the Iola area and attended Iola-Scandinavia School. I started home schooling in the ninth grade, and earned a diploma with honors in 2000. I had a 4.0 GPA, and I graduated a year ahead of my class. It's not much, but it is an accomplishment that I am very proud of myself for completing. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to attend college.

I currently live in Big Falls, Wisconsin. When I'm not writing poetry I enjoy reading, photography, cooking, gardening, listening to music and watching movies.

My favorite poets are Edgar Allan Poe and Percy Shelley. I have also recently discovered Emily Dickinson and Charles Baudelaire.

I have always been a shy person, so poetry is what really allowed me to express myself. I have been writing for about 12 years, but I've only recently been sharing my poetry with others. A few of my poems have been published, along with many other poets, in compilations and anthologies over the past two years. Hopefully, I will have a book of my own someday.

Not Just Any Old Quatrain - Contest Winners

Blog Posted:7/27/2014 7:35:00 PM

Thank you to everyone who supported my contest. I really appreciate it!

There were a few poems that exceeded the line limit, or did not use an ABAB rhyme scheme, so those poems could not be placed.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners!


1  Dorian Grey Abridged - Craig Cornish

1  Cold Salute - John Lawless

1  Melody Rules - Sara Kendrick

1  A Dream Revealed - Robert Lindley

1  Suncatcher - Carrie Richards


2  Tonight I Cry - Frederic Parker

2  One More Day - Joyce Johnson

2  A Tangled Beauty - Mystic Rose

2  Rising From The Ashes - John Beharry

2  Ravaged - Paul Callus


3  The Role of a Lifetime - Abdul Malik

3  A LEGACY SPAN - Olive Eloisa Guillermo

3  TRACING YOUTH'S GLEE - Nette Onclaud

3  Calming My Fears - Rora Onna

3  Watermelon - Faye Gibson

3  The Darkness at Noon - Dr. Upma Sharma


4  Prisoner - Tim Ryerson

4  A Church by the Ocean - Dr. Ram Mehta

4  UP AND AWAY - Sidney Beck

4  Ask Her To Dance - Richard Lamoureux

4  'Love Beyond the Pale - Debbie Guzzi

4  Being Three Years Old - Casarah Nance


5  A Dog's Domestication - Keith Merritt

5  When Marbles Fall - Earl Schumacker

5  Your Hand - Tim Smith

5  Some Dogs - Ilene Bauer

5  Soaring Kites - Mohan Chutani

5  The old rocking chair - Seren Roberts


Honorable Mention - The Phantom Horse - Andrea Dietrich

Honorable Mention - I Dreamt of You Last Night - Arlene Smith



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  1. Date: 7/30/2014 12:54:00 PM
    a wonderful challenge, kelly... you inspire.. thank you and cheers to all!

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    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 7/31/2014 12:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're welcome, Nette! I'm so glad that you enjoyed this challenge. I wanted it to be a departure from the other contests that I've done. Thank you for the support!
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 8:25:00 PM
    Kelly, again, thanks for all your effort in sponsoring the contest. I am still reading some of the winners and see where you would have had a tough time sorting them out.

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    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 7/29/2014 1:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're welcome, John. Thank you so much for participating!.... Judging these contests in not easy at all, but it is a lot of fun, too. And, in the end, it's worth putting in the effort when the contests are being enjoyed!
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 8:08:00 AM
    Thank You Kelly, it's a great honor to share with your other talented entries. Thanks for hosting.

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    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 7/28/2014 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're welcome, Craig! It's really an honor for me to be judging these wonderful poems from so many talented writers!
  1. Date: 7/27/2014 11:56:00 PM
    Thanks so much for honoring my write by a high placement. I've only read a few entries so far but see that the competition was quite great. Congrats to all the winners ! Time will not allow me to congratulate each poet directly until a later date....

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    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 7/28/2014 4:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're very welcome, Robert! This was not an easy contest to judge with so many great poems to choose from. I hope that you will enjoy reading them as much as I have!
  1. Date: 7/27/2014 11:29:00 PM
    Congrats to all, Kelly!

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    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 7/28/2014 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for supporting my contest, Andrea!
  1. Date: 7/27/2014 9:09:00 PM
    Thank you so very much, Kelly !!! What a great selection of entries, I've loved reading some, and have many more to look at, but they are great poems. Thanks so much for my placement....I'm in good company !! Congrats everyone!

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    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler Date: 7/28/2014 4:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're welcome, Carrie! I am thankful to have had so many talented poets enter my contest. All of these poems are really great, and I hope you enjoy them as much I did!

My Past Blog Posts

Inspiration From The Past - Ghost Stories Contest
Date Posted: 10/16/2014 1:03:00 AM
The Raven - Contest Winners
Date Posted: 10/13/2014 5:26:00 PM
Summer's End - Contest Winners
Date Posted: 9/16/2014 7:12:00 PM
Night Owl - Contest Winners
Date Posted: 8/24/2014 9:10:00 PM
Not Just Any Old Quatrain - Contest Winners
Date Posted: 7/27/2014 7:35:00 PM
The Midnight Hour - Contest Winners
Date Posted: 6/29/2014 5:50:00 PM
The Butterfly Flutters By - Contest Winners
Date Posted: 6/3/2014 8:01:00 PM
"Just Down The Road" Contest Winners!
Date Posted: 5/18/2014 6:57:00 PM
Just A Question
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 10:04:00 PM
"Poems About Poetry" Contest Winners!
Date Posted: 5/2/2014 10:02:00 PM
"Men Only" Contest Winners!
Date Posted: 4/23/2014 9:45:00 PM
"Women Only" Contest Winners!
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 11:46:00 PM
"Every Rose Has It's Thorn" Contest Winners!
Date Posted: 3/31/2014 4:49:00 PM
"Heart And Soul" Contest Winners
Date Posted: 3/18/2014 2:57:00 PM
Thank You
Date Posted: 3/10/2014 2:37:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/14/2014Let Me GoQuatrainfreedom,how i feel,longin
10/5/2014The Dark Legend Of Haunted RoadRhymehalloween,horror,murder,m
10/4/2014Behind These Red Brick WallsRhymefuture,house,inspiration,
9/19/2014Gone ForeverRhymeautumn,nature,sky,summer,
9/19/2014The leafIambic Pentameterautumn,nature,summer,wate
9/7/2014Knowing KellyRhymeart,girl,identity,life,me
9/5/2014On Halloween NightRhymecelebration,death,family,
8/31/2014The Ferris WheelRhymefun,happy,night,nostalgia
8/19/2014We Will Never KnowVerseabsence,beach,longing,los
8/9/2014Darkness Of NightFree versedark,death,goodbye,gothic
8/7/2014One Year AgoCoupletanniversary,appreciation,
8/4/2014Autumn LeavesElegyautumn,death,friend,metap
7/25/2014These Red Brick WallsRhymefuture,history,house,me,m
7/13/2014Aboard The Titanic - Part 2Quatrainboat,fear,history,life,ni
7/6/2014Paint With FireAcrosticart,inspiration,passion,p
6/27/2014Summer RainAcrosticdance,joy,music,nature,ra
6/26/2014Aboard The TitanicQuatrainboat,fear,history,journey
6/18/2014Questions UnansweredQuatraindepression,family,suicide
6/14/2014Nobody KnowsLyricchange,feelings,friendshi
6/4/2014Hide MeFree verseabuse,fear,freedom,how i
5/27/2014A Letter To Edgar Allan PoeRhymeinspiration,poems,poetry,
5/22/2014Pure ImaginationPersonificationchildhood,fun,giggle,girl
5/16/2014Mourning Since DawnFree versecry,grief,morning,mother,
5/12/2014Into The SunsetQuatraincar,freedom,sky,summer,su
5/8/2014Roses Are Red, Violets Are BlueQuatraindaughter,flower,garden,gr
5/8/2014The TomboyCoupletchildhood,fun,gender,grow
4/30/2014A DaydreamQuatraindream,longing,lost love,r
4/26/2014Ever-Bright EyesQuatraindeep,feelings,heart,how i
4/19/2014Under A Red MoonQuatrainchange,identity,magic,moo
4/4/2014In Your DreamsQuatraindream,kiss,love,nature,ni
3/26/2014Heaven's Mood RingFree versechange,dark,moon,night,sk
3/21/2014Forgotten By TomorrowFree verseblue,cry,dark,deep,loneli
3/19/2014She Never BelievedRhymeadventure,fairy,fantasy,f
3/7/2014Rolling Thunder And A Gentle RainQuatrainnature,rain,rainbow,sky,s
3/7/2014Memories On BranchesQuatrainautumn,memory,nature,spri
3/4/2014Happy Birthday To MeRhymebirthday,celebration,frie
2/28/2014The Butterfly EmergesQuatrainbutterfly,change,encourag
2/28/2014A Tempting FateRhymedark,death,humor,irony,ma
2/18/2014Beyond The Garden GateFree versebird,butterfly,fantasy,fl
2/18/2014I Love The Way You LieQuatrainboyfriend,devotion,hate,h
2/8/2014JulietRhyme royalabsence,daughter,devotion
2/4/2014Ice BreakerFree versechange,heart,love,metapho
2/3/2014A Stone In The Cold - 5 Runner UpSonnetadventure,autumn,fear,mys
1/16/2014My Voice Came Out In InkQuatrainemotions,poetry,voice,wri
1/7/2014A Walk In WinterRhymenature,romantic,snow,wint
12/27/2013Lone WolfFree verseanimal,freedom,moon,night
12/27/2013If You're Not Here With MeQuatrainblue,christmas,missing yo
12/15/2013A Visit From Santa Claus - Part 2Rhymechristmas,eve,fantasy,tri
12/15/2013A Visit From Santa Claus - Part 1Rhymechristmas,eve,fantasy,tri
12/14/2013My Memories Of ChristmasQuatrainchristmas,fun,memory,nost
12/9/2013After The StormRhymecourage,how i feel,moving
12/4/2013One Winter's NightEpicbeauty,christmas,night,sn
11/25/2013Where The White Rose BloomsQuatraindeath,funeral,garden,heav
11/21/2013Beauty WithinFree versebeauty,identity,image,ins
11/13/2013Let The Rain FallFree versehow i feel,night,rain,rai
11/11/2013Written In The StarsRhymebeauty,nature,night,sky,s
11/11/2013Today Is A Good Day To DieRhymecourage,heart,native amer
11/11/2013Forever BlueQuatrainblue,lonely,sad,suicide,
11/4/2013Poetry After Midnight - Version 2Free versemuse,night,poetry,writing
11/4/2013Poetry After Midnight - Version 1Quatrainmuse,night,poetry,writing
10/28/2013FailureI do not know?how i feel,passion,poetry
10/28/2013Eternal BreathRhymeabsence,death,devotion,gr
10/18/2013Night OwlQuatrainbird,moon,mystery,night,p
10/18/2013You Know Something Is ThereQuatraindark,fear,horror,mystery,
10/17/2013Unintentional HeartbreakerQuatrainheartbroken,love,relation
10/14/2013ElectricityFree versefire,how i feel,music,pow
10/12/2013Night Of The Living DeadQuatraindark,fear,halloween,horro
10/10/2013Her Heart Is The SeaFree versedark,death,ocean,sad love
10/6/2013March FourthFree versecourage,dream,heart,inspi
10/6/2013Apple Pickin' TimeQuatrainautumn,farm,fun,halloween
9/29/2013For The Birthday GirlRhymebirthday,fun,girl,happy,h
9/27/2013To Be Or Not To BeQuatrainlove,relationship,trust,t
9/27/2013No Shoulder To Cry OnFree verseabsence,loneliness,lost l
9/25/2013October - AcrosticAcrosticautumn,beauty,nature,octo
9/20/2013The SignalIambic Pentameterhope,longing,ocean,romant
9/20/2013Sadness Is The Sweetest EmotionQuatrainemotions,poetry,sad,writi
9/16/2013MysteriousFree versedark,mystery,romantic,sel
9/13/2013Torn In TwoMonorhymehate,identity,lost love,
9/12/2013Frozen RaindropsFree versebeauty,snow,winter,
9/12/2013The Dead Of WinterQuatraindark,death,lonely,winter,
9/11/2013The Un-DeadQuatrainfantasy,horror,tribute,
9/11/2013Moon FairyFree versefairy,fantasy,moon,
9/10/2013Only The Poet KnowsQuatraininspiration,poets,writing
9/10/2013No Matter WhatHaikuimage,passion,poetry,writ
9/10/2013TrappedFree versefreedom,metaphor,self,tru
9/9/2013My Only OneFree versei love you,missing you,
9/9/2013Bride Of FrankensteinFree versefantasy,horror,humor,roma
9/9/2013Wise OneQuatraindark,halloween,magic,
9/9/2013PhotographFree verseabsence,hate,lost,pain,
9/6/2013Words Of EncouragementRhymeinspiration,mom,thank you
9/6/2013Tale Of A MermaidFree versefantasy,
9/6/2013Tears In HeavenQuatrainlonely,romantic,sad love,
9/6/2013Trick or TreatFree versehalloween,memory,nostalgi

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Girl, InterruptedDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)absence,abuse,change,depr
Tribute to ALL poetsI do not know?character,
VampireFree versebetrayal,lust,metaphor,
PERCEPTIONFree verseabuse,analogy,art,dedicat
Moon is my MuseSonnetbeauty,moon,snow,earth,mo
Love poem for a witchFree versebeauty,dark,love,magic,
AbbeyIambic Pentameterdark,death,desire,love,lu
Shades of DarknessLyricdark,depression,emotions,
Beating loveFree verseromance,romantic,
Count DraculaRhymeadventure,dark,food,funny
I made your laughIambic Pentameternight,romantic,smile,spir
SheolDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)abuse,dark,evil,fantasy,f
Upon Further ReflectionRhymerelationship,
Shimmering Darkness-CollabRhymeabsence,analogy,angel,
Say it Ain't SoLight Poetrydeath,poetry,time,
UmbrellaDramatic monologuebeautiful,cry,rain,
middle earthFree versedream,earth,moon,stars,
HungerFree verseromance,romantic,
The Ballad of the PoetBalladbeauty,death,deep,emo,epi
BeautyFree verseromance,romantic,
DARKNESS of the LIGHTRhymebusiness,celebration,fear
FORGOTTEN TREASURE-Light Poetrybeauty,growing up,inspira
Let The Little Bird FlyRhymebird,visionary,
Select a poemRhymepoems,romance,
Another LifeCoupletfeelings,longing,love,tog
Lonely BardSonnetcreation,dedication,poems
Quija boardFree versehorror
Thracian EveOde absence,beauty,eve,love,r
Last Summer of the Lonely WidowSonnetloneliness,
Poetic VictoryFree versepoetry,poets,
The SignalIambic Pentameterabsence,boat,lonely,longi
Dead treeRhymebeauty,bird,clothes,death
half wayFree versesad,stars,
Rage InvertedFree versepoetry,
shadows returnFree versesad,sorrow,
NO One In ParticularFree versefor her,
Dark GraceQuatorzaindark,spiritual,
Shell-girlFree versepoetry,
If You Would Know,KellyLight Poetryanger,violence,
Change of SeasonCoupletlost love,sad love,
O Love, My LoveQuatrainlife,love,romance,romanti
Seven Years In ReposeI do not know?anniversary,
deceased heartFree versedark,
- Do Not Hide Your Tears -Shapecry,
It Matters NotQuatraindark,lost love,
I saw you yesterdayIambic Pentameterimage,love,memory,rain,sp
answer loveFree verseromance,
The Blood Stained BridgeHeroic Coupletsallegory,
Where It BegunRhymedeath,life,nature,
As night draws nearBalladebeauty,bird,how i feel,in
Love never fadesRhymelonging,love,
ivory treesTankasnow,tree,winter,
JoyLight Poetry 
Embrace my loveIambic Pentameterlost love,love,ocean,sad
In Every OutcryDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)abuse,angst,conflict,free
within the blueFree verseabsence,love,
The PaperFree versefarewell,
Taste of the VampireRomanticism 
A Dance in the DarkFree versefarewell,first love,longi
Corridors of InsanityFree verse 
Bell's on the WindVersehorror,
Above the Blue TwilightQuatrainfirst love,love,moon,
Falling Into Lifes Sad PitRhymeheartbroken,how i feel,lo
EDGER ALL POEFree versecharacter,dark,history,im
Cupid Crowns You King Of CreepsRhymelove hurts,relationship,s
They Hold Me TogetherRhymepoetry,together,voice,wor
A Kiss Under the MistletoeRhymechristmas,december,kiss,l
The sea-waves touchIambic Pentameterallegory,kiss,love,ocean,
love's roseFree verseromance,rose,
cold moonFree verseromance,
The Flight of Tempest ReignedBalladanalogy,deep,devotion,fee
The Lady of WhiteLace CastleRhymefantasy,imagination,lost
THE BROKEN DOLLFree verseabuse,childhood,conflict,
Warm DreamLight Poetry 
Poet Convention 2014Free versecelebration,character,ded
Houston we have a problemAlliterationabsence,cry,desire,feelin
wolf moonHaikulonely,
A Night At The Desolate HarborFree versedeath of a friend,memory,
UNBECOMINGFree verseloneliness,
Your Always A Part Of Me For EternityRhymelife,love,relationship,ro
Dracula castleFree versesad,
Deep and Dark PoetsFree verseanti bullying,blue,cry,da
A Phantom's StoryI do not know? 
Not yetFree versepoetry,
Voices in my headRhymecrazy,music,
lucky starFree verseromance,romantic,
Flights of FancyFree versefantasy,imagination,
Flickering ShadowsFree verseadventure,
Falling into youFree versepoetry,
Rose of thornsVerseallegory,analogy,dark,dee
Verses of The PoetRhymeimagery,poetry,
A Moment Of PeaceLight Poetryimagination,
The Glow of the FlowerLight Poetryimagination,
An Artists Last CanvasAlliterationart,devotion,loss,
Disharmony of a PaletteFree versepoetry,
Letting words flow outBalladephilosophy,poems,poetry,w

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