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When you come from 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. 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 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

 
Summer's End - Contest Winners
Date Posted: 9/16/2014 7:12:00 PM
Night Owl - Contest Winners
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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
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"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!
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"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

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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,
5/16/2014RestingQuatraindream,peace,senses,sleep,
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
4/26/2014ChemistryQuatrainlove,relationship,science
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