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Hello Friends of the Soup.   I am constantly learning from all of you, and writing is something I love, but never made time for until now. I have always been a California girl, born and raised in the southern part of the state, now living in upper Northern California. Surrounded by mountains, and beautiful scenery, I have great inspiration.   I think I have always loved to create, it comes from my Dad, and his dad, I suppose. Although my mother was the rock of the family, my Dad was the dreamer, and a cowboy at heart. I grew up with horses that he raised, and memories of him singing around a campfire on trips we took. He wrote poetry, and his own songs, and played guitar.  His father did the same thing when my dad was a boy.  My grandfather was a trail guide, in the early l900's in Yosemite Nat'l Park, where my dad lived as a child.  My purpose in life has been family. I am married to my High School sweetheart,  we went to college together, I taught school for awhile, then raised two fine sons (both H.S. teachers) and a beautiful daughter.  Have 5 grandchildren who we adore, and fortunately they all live fairly close by.  I've had a small catering business, but now we are both retired, live in the country on a couple of acres, with rangeland behind us.  We are down to one dog, after a mix of this and that!  No horses, although horses, cattle, coyotes, and all kinds of wildlife live behind our place. Our kids are gifted musicians, and one son writes poetry that blows me away, some which has been published. I love poetry and piano, all music, movies, camping, our little cabin in the mountains, but especially my family.  And I love Poetry Soup..and all the wonderful company here! 


Hall of Shame Award....another candidate !


Blog Posted:4/24/2013 4:28:00 PM
While Idaho potatoes grow green shoots
in the dark basement dampness...

While unworn sequined dresses
in a dark corner of the closet
long to be worn,...... long for the light

While books, unread
on upper shelves, bound,
have spines never bent

While seeds never sown, flowers never grown

Stories never shared, hands never held

Love never told

A new day is dawning........
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Huh???  Call me Potato Head....how in heck did I ever get this gem in my brain ???
potatoes growing green shoots??? what???...................
SHOOT ME !!!!! pLEASE SOMEONE SHOOT ME!
oh and ps.........I don't even have a basement!!
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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 9:33:00 PM
    I think we all have things buried deep inside us, silenced by choices we've made. You know, like Frosts' "Road Not Taken". And, at times, they beckon us and whisper softly, "What if.........? "Why not.......? " I'm still here......RAY

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  1. Date: 4/26/2013 5:37:00 PM
    I think each stanza separately would make ok poems. Sounds like my ADD brain at times, all over the place. Lol. Like the potatoes the best though.

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  1. Date: 4/25/2013 11:48:00 AM
    Hmmm...I'm not touchin' this one........smells moldy. ;)

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 8:44:00 PM
    I can't stop laughing ... too many blogs and too many "entries" This is hilarious! You probably didnt realized the significance of this posting ... An Idol is falling! : D !! You're IN the competition, dear Carrie!

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:32:00 PM
    You might not have a basement, but I think in your case you should be banished to an attic ....lol.... I was beginning to get optimistic at the internal rhyme of "sown," and "gown", but then you blew it to redeem yourself with the next line... "Stories never told, hands to hold...." could perhaps have worked? Oh! I give up....No, I will not shoot you. Off to the Tower you go.... Love, Su

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 6:35:00 PM
    I am impressed ...not at the poem.... but on how you aced the worst poems,,,, xox...Linda

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Interesting.... Who dare watch.... Just passing by.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 5:39:00 PM
    Idaho potatoes. ROFL! Oh, Carrie, has me beaming, root cellar, indeed! But as a book lover, did enjoy the whole "spines never bent" slant... hmmm... thinking... hmmm.... oh...YEAH! WAIT! NEXT BLOG COMING! HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS!

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 5:38:00 PM
    LOL Love ya Carrie--too much fun here

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 5:19:00 PM
    While some poems remain better un- wrote.....lol Carrie......your introspection knows no bounds.......

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Happy Birthday To Andrea !! And A Message From Nikko !! :)
Date Posted: 9/6/2014 9:54:00 AM
Rip It Out
Date Posted: 8/12/2014 10:04:00 AM
Fresh Start
Date Posted: 12/31/2013 4:52:00 PM
In Remembrance --IDES OF NOVEMBER
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 10:47:00 AM
"ODE TO JOY"
Date Posted: 11/17/2013 2:05:00 PM
POSTING NIKKO'S WORDS (Typhoon Aftermath)
Date Posted: 11/11/2013 7:38:00 PM
It's Not About Winning
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 12:08:00 PM
Man vs Nature -- The Rim Fire
Date Posted: 8/28/2013 12:30:00 PM
Summer and Smoke
Date Posted: 7/18/2013 12:22:00 PM
Dragon Slayers Need Better Sense (or Census Takers)
Date Posted: 5/7/2013 3:33:00 PM
Hall of Shame Award....another candidate !
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 4:28:00 PM
A Spring Arrival
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 1:52:00 PM
BEWARE OF THE GREEN !!
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 1:36:00 PM
Romance Is Alive and Well !!
Date Posted: 2/13/2013 4:28:00 PM
In My Absence
Date Posted: 11/16/2012 8:20:00 PM
Apologies For Neglecting My Souper Friends!
Date Posted: 10/7/2012 1:48:00 PM
Thank you all !!
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 2:01:00 PM
Do You Have A Minute?...It's Worth It! enjoy!!
Date Posted: 11/6/2011 1:41:00 PM
Remembering Stanley....:)
Date Posted: 10/24/2010 11:11:00 AM
HAVE YOU EVER SAT ON A VOLCANO??
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 2:22:00 PM
Is It Just Me...Or is it a Computer Glitch???
Date Posted: 7/29/2010 10:32:00 AM
"HUG YOUR KID DAY"
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 10:53:00 AM
LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS
Date Posted: 6/15/2010 6:40:00 PM
TATTERED BIRTHDAY CARD
Date Posted: 5/24/2010 8:29:00 AM
Spring Break from School
Date Posted: 3/23/2010 10:54:00 AM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/18/2014I'm an 8Ottava rimanature,rain,
9/16/2014Good BonesNarrativefamily,home,memory,nostal
9/14/2014Taunting the DragonNarrativelove,lust,senses,words,
9/12/2014Cruelest WindsEthereeautumn,introspection,life
9/10/2014Autumn HarvestRondeauautumn,
9/9/2014The GiftDramatic monologuesun,
9/8/2014Into The SunsetFree verselost love,
9/7/2014My AddictionTerza Rimabooks,happiness,
9/6/2014Dying StarLyriclost love,sad love,
9/5/2014On Halloween NightFree versedark,holiday,horror,scary
9/5/2014InsomniaChastushkafunny,sleep,
9/4/2014Golden ThreadsRhymenature,seasons,
9/1/2014Above the MantelEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,
8/29/2014Breaking the IceTankalost love,sad love,
8/29/2014The Grand CanyonAbecedariannature,places,
8/29/2014A Day In The Shade--ZeugmaTrioletfishing,happy,
8/28/2014A Girl From DarfurProse Poetrydeath,holocaust,horror,sa
8/27/2014Where Frozen Embers Still BurnFree verseautumn,inspirational,intr
8/26/2014Letter to a HeroFree verseloneliness,missing,soldie
8/25/2014The CrossingSenryugoodbye,lost love,
8/23/2014The Witch Next DoorRhymepeople,
8/22/2014Quote MeFree verseinspiration,introspection
8/22/2014NeverlandNarrativechildhood,nostalgia,place
8/21/2014ObliqueFree versedream,emotions,loss,sleep
8/19/2014Transient Time of DayIambic Pentameternight,sky,
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