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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 32 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

My Last Contest
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I Love Rock N' Roll - Contest Winners
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Ghost Stories - Contest Winners
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Inspiration From The Past - Ghost Stories Contest
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The Raven - Contest Winners
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Summer's End - Contest Winners
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Night Owl - Contest Winners
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Not Just Any Old Quatrain - Contest Winners
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The Midnight Hour - Contest Winners
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The Butterfly Flutters By - Contest Winners
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Just A Question
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"Poems About Poetry" Contest Winners!
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"Men Only" Contest Winners!
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"Women Only" Contest Winners!
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
3/24/2015 Captivation Prosedesire,longing,love,miss
3/11/2015 Alone Together Rhymechildhood,friend,lonely,p
3/4/2015 My Birthday Wish Rhymebirthday,
2/17/2015 Can You Spare A Teardrop Quatraincry,emotions,feelings,how
2/10/2015 Broken Hearted - JTAP Limerickdeath,friend,heartbroken,
2/7/2015 We Push The Pen Quatrainpoems,poetry,poets,senses
2/3/2015 Sweet Talk Rhymecandy,cute love,valentine
1/26/2015 Home Sweet Home Free verseheart,home,lonely,longing
1/16/2015 Creature In The Night Verseanimal,howl,moon,mystery,
1/10/2015 Stand By Me Quatrainbest friend,care,friend,f
12/31/2014 Carried Away Versedeep,fantasy,happiness,im
12/31/2014 Oblivious Rhymeabuse,child,hurt,life,me,
12/18/2014 A Heart Never Used Versefeelings,hate,heart,hurt,
11/30/2014 A Joyless Job Sonnetchildhood,humor,jobs,snow
11/29/2014 A Christmas Snow Quatrainchristmas,holiday,joy,nos
11/22/2014 A Visit From Santa Claus Epicchristmas,eve,fantasy,hol
11/16/2014 Another Day Quatrainart,life,poets,success,ti
11/9/2014 The Poets I Hope to Meet in Heaven - A Tribute to Chan Hurst 1979-2014 Rhymededication,farewell,frien
11/2/2014 Lost Treasures Free verseadventure,fantasy,romanti
10/23/2014 Red Roses Fade To Black Iambic Pentameterdeath,flower,lost love,me
10/14/2014 Let Me Go Quatrainfreedom,how i feel,longin
10/5/2014 The Dark Legend Of Haunted Road Rhymehalloween,horror,murder,m
10/4/2014 Behind These Red Brick Walls Rhymefuture,house,inspiration,
9/19/2014 Gone Forever Rhymeautumn,nature,sky,summer,
9/19/2014 The leaf Iambic Pentameterautumn,nature,summer,wate
9/7/2014 Knowing Kelly Rhymeart,girl,identity,life,me
9/5/2014 On Halloween Night Rhymecelebration,death,family,
8/31/2014 The Ferris Wheel Rhymefun,happy,night,nostalgia
8/19/2014 We Will Never Know Verseabsence,beach,longing,los
8/9/2014 Darkness Of Night Free versedark,death,goodbye,gothic
8/7/2014 One Year Ago Coupletanniversary,appreciation,
8/4/2014 Autumn Leaves Elegyautumn,death,friend,metap
7/25/2014 These Red Brick Walls Rhymefuture,history,house,me,m
7/13/2014 Aboard The Titanic - Part 2 Quatrainboat,fear,history,life,ni
7/6/2014 Paint With Fire Acrosticart,inspiration,passion,p
6/27/2014 Summer Rain Acrosticdance,joy,music,nature,ra
6/26/2014 Aboard The Titanic Quatrainboat,fear,history,journey
6/18/2014 Questions Unanswered Quatraindepression,family,suicide
6/14/2014 Nobody Knows Lyricchange,feelings,friendshi
6/4/2014 Hide Me Free verseabuse,fear,freedom,how i
5/27/2014 A Letter To Edgar Allan Poe Rhymeinspiration,poems,poetry,
5/22/2014 Pure Imagination Personificationchildhood,fun,giggle,girl
5/16/2014 Mourning Since Dawn Free versecry,grief,morning,mother,
5/16/2014 Resting Quatraindream,peace,senses,sleep,
5/12/2014 Into The Sunset Quatraincar,freedom,sky,summer,su
5/8/2014 Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue Quatraindaughter,flower,garden,gr
5/8/2014 The Tomboy Coupletchildhood,fun,gender,grow
4/30/2014 A Daydream Quatraindream,longing,lost love,r
4/26/2014 Ever-Bright Eyes Quatraindeep,feelings,heart,how i
4/26/2014 Chemistry Quatrainlove,relationship,science
4/19/2014 Under A Red Moon Quatrainchange,identity,magic,moo
4/4/2014 In Your Dreams Quatraindream,kiss,love,nature,ni
4/4/2014 WISCONSIN Acrosticamerica,farm,home,nature,
3/26/2014 Heaven's Mood Ring Free versechange,dark,moon,night,sk
3/21/2014 Forgotten By Tomorrow Free verseblue,cry,dark,deep,loneli
3/19/2014 She Never Believed Rhymeadventure,fairy,fantasy,f
3/7/2014 Rolling Thunder And A Gentle Rain Quatrainnature,rain,rainbow,sky,s
3/7/2014 Memories On Branches Quatrainautumn,memory,nature,spri
3/4/2014 Happy Birthday To Me Rhymebirthday,celebration,frie
2/28/2014 The Butterfly Emerges Quatrainbutterfly,change,encourag
2/28/2014 A Tempting Fate Rhymedark,death,humor,irony,ma
2/18/2014 Beyond The Garden Gate Free versebird,butterfly,fantasy,fl
2/18/2014 I Love The Way You Lie Quatrainboyfriend,devotion,hate,h
2/8/2014 Juliet Rhyme royalabsence,daughter,devotion
2/4/2014 Ice Breaker Free versechange,heart,love,metapho
2/3/2014 A Stone In The Cold - 5 Runner Up Sonnetadventure,autumn,fear,mys
1/16/2014 My Voice Came Out In Ink Quatrainemotions,poetry,voice,wri
1/7/2014 A Walk In Winter Rhymenature,romantic,snow,wint
1/7/2014 Atlantis Epicepic,fantasy,mystery,myth
12/27/2013 Lone Wolf Free verseanimal,freedom,moon,night
12/27/2013 If You're Not Here With Me Quatrainblue,christmas,missing yo
12/15/2013 A Visit From Santa Claus - Part 2 Rhymechristmas,eve,fantasy,tri
12/15/2013 A Visit From Santa Claus - Part 1 Rhymechristmas,eve,fantasy,tri
12/14/2013 My Memories Of Christmas Quatrainchristmas,fun,memory,nost
12/9/2013 After The Storm Rhymecourage,how i feel,moving
12/4/2013 One Winter's Night Epicbeauty,christmas,night,sn
11/25/2013 Where The White Rose Blooms Quatraindeath,funeral,garden,heav
11/21/2013 Burned Quatraindesire,fire,love,passion,
11/21/2013 Beauty Within Free versebeauty,identity,image,ins
11/13/2013 Let The Rain Fall Free versehow i feel,night,rain,rai
11/11/2013 Written In The Stars Rhymebeauty,nature,night,sky,s
11/11/2013 Today Is A Good Day To Die Rhymecourage,heart,native amer
11/11/2013 Forever Blue Quatrainblue,lonely,sad,suicide,
11/4/2013 Poetry After Midnight - Version 2 Free versemuse,night,poetry,writing
11/4/2013 Poetry After Midnight - Version 1 Quatrainmuse,night,poetry,writing
10/28/2013 Failure I do not know?how i feel,passion,poetry
10/28/2013 Eternal Breath Rhymeabsence,death,devotion,gr
10/18/2013 Night Owl Quatrainbird,moon,mystery,night,p
10/18/2013 You Know Something Is There Quatraindark,fear,horror,mystery,
10/17/2013 Unintentional Heartbreaker Quatrainheartbroken,love,relation
10/17/2013 We Quatrainfriendship,poetess,poetry
10/14/2013 Electricity Free versefire,how i feel,music,pow
10/12/2013 Night Of The Living Dead Quatraindark,fear,halloween,horro
10/10/2013 Her Heart Is The Sea Free versedark,death,ocean,sad love
10/6/2013 March Fourth Free versecourage,dream,heart,inspi
10/6/2013 Apple Pickin' Time Quatrainautumn,farm,fun,halloween
9/29/2013 For The Birthday Girl Rhymebirthday,fun,girl,happy,h
9/27/2013 To Be Or Not To Be Quatrainlove,relationship,trust,t
9/27/2013 No Shoulder To Cry On Free verseabsence,loneliness,lost l
9/25/2013 October - Acrostic Acrosticautumn,beauty,nature,octo

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Fav Poems

Girl, Interrupted Dramatic Verseabsence,abuse,change,depr
Tribute to ALL poets I do not know?character,
Vampire Free versebetrayal,lust,metaphor,
PERCEPTION Free verseabuse,analogy,art,dedicat
Moon is my Muse Sonnetbeauty,moon,snow,earth,mo
Love poem for a witch Free versebeauty,dark,love,magic,
Abbey Iambic Pentameterdark,death,desire,love,lu
Shades of Darkness Lyricdark,depression,emotions,
Beating love Free verseromance,romantic,
Count Dracula Rhymeadventure,dark,food,funny
I made your laugh Iambic Pentameternight,romantic,smile,spir
Sheol Dramatic Verseabuse,dark,evil,fantasy,f
Upon Further Reflection Rhymerelationship,
Shimmering Darkness-Collab Rhymeabsence,analogy,angel,
Say it Ain't So Light Poetrydeath,poetry,time,
Umbrella Dramatic monologuebeautiful,cry,rain,
middle earth Free versedream,earth,moon,stars,
Hunger Free verseromance,romantic,
The Ballad of the Poet Balladbeauty,death,deep,emo,epi
Beauty Free verseromance,romantic,
Thracian Eve Odeabsence,beauty,eve,love,r
Supernatural ABCabsence
Quija board Free versehorror
DARKNESS of the LIGHT Rhymebusiness,celebration,fear
FORGOTTEN TREASURE- Light Poetrybeauty,deep,growing up,in
Let The Little Bird Fly Rhymebird,visionary,
Select a poem Rhymepoems,romance,
Another Life Coupletfeelings,longing,love,tog
Lonely Bard Sonnetcreation,dedication,poems
Last Summer of the Lonely Widow Sonnetloneliness,
Poetic Victory Free versepoetry,poets,
The Signal Iambic Pentameterabsence,boat,lonely,longi
Dead tree Rhymebeauty,bird,clothes,death
half way Free versesad,stars,
Rage Inverted Lyricpoetry,
shadows return Free versesad,sorrow,
NO One In Particular Free versefor her,
Dark Grace Quatorzaindark,spiritual,
Shell-girl Epyllionpoetry,
If You Would Know,Kelly Light Poetryanger,violence,
Change of Season Coupletlost love,sad love,
O Love, My Love Quatrainlife,love,romance,romanti
Seven Years In Repose I do not know?anniversary,
deceased heart Free versedark,
- Do Not Hide Your Tears - Shapecry,
It Matters Not Quatraindark,lost love,
I saw you yesterday Iambic Pentameterimage,love,memory,rain,sp
answer love Free verseromance,
The Blood Stained Bridge Heroic Coupletsallegory,
Where It Begun Rhymedeath,life,nature,
As night draws near Balladebeauty,bird,how i feel,in
Bell's on the Wind Versehorror,
Love never fades Rhymelonging,love,
ivory trees Tankasnow,tree,winter,
Joy Light Poetry 
Embrace my love Iambic Pentameterlost love,love,ocean,sad
Atlantis Epicbeautiful,fire,grave,imag
In Every Outcry Dramatic Verseabuse,angst,conflict,free
within the blue Free verseabsence,love,
The Paper Free versefarewell,
Taste of the Vampire Romanticism 
Falling Into Lifes Sad Pit Rhymeheartbroken,how i feel,lo
EDGER ALL POE Free versecharacter,dark,history,im
Cupid Crowns You King Of Creeps Rhymelove hurts,relationship,s
They Hold Me Together Rhymepoetry,together,voice,wor
A Kiss Under the Mistletoe Rhymechristmas,december,kiss,l
The sea-waves touch Iambic Pentameterallegory,kiss,love,ocean,
love's rose Free verseromance,rose,
cold moon Free verseromance,
The Flight of Tempest Reigned Balladanalogy,deep,devotion,fee
THE BROKEN DOLL Free verseabuse,childhood,conflict,
Poet Convention 2014 Free versecelebration,character,ded
Unloved Acrosticheart,heart,
I Am Free verseintrospection,
A Dance in the Dark Free versefarewell,first love,longi
Corridors of Insanity Free verse 
A Journey Through Eternity Rhymeanger,future,happiness,ho
Above the Blue Twilight Quatrainfirst love,love,moon,
The Lady of WhiteLace Castle Rhymefantasy,imagination,lost
Warm Dream Light Poetry 
Houston we have a problem Alliterationabsence,cry,desire,feelin
wolf moon Haikulonely,
A Night At The Desolate Harbor Free versedeath of a friend,memory,
UNBECOMING Free verseloneliness,
Your Always A Part Of Me For Eternity Rhymelife,love,relationship,ro
Dracula castle Free versesad,
Deep and Dark Poets Free verseanti bullying,blue,cry,da
A Phantom's Story Epyllion 
Not yet Free versepoetry,
Voices in my head Rhymecrazy,music,
lucky star Free verseromance,romantic,
Flights of Fancy Free versefantasy,imagination,
Flickering Shadows Free verseadventure,
Falling into you Lyricpoetry,
Rose of thorns Verseallegory,analogy,dark,dee
Verses of The Poet Rhymeimagery,poetry,
MYSTERY Lyriclove,magic,
A Moment Of Peace Light Poetryimagination,
The Glow of the Flower Light Poetryimagination,
An Artists Last Canvas Alliterationart,devotion,loss,

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Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
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