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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! 


POSTING NIKKO'S WORDS (Typhoon Aftermath)


Blog Posted:11/11/2013 7:38:00 PM
Our own dear Nikko posted this, under her poems......but I was so afraid that it would be lost in the multitude of postings.  So I'm going to "borrow" her words, and post them here, hoping more of you will see it. Please read, and please, please  if there is even some small way you can help, do it, they need us all. Thank you!...... this is from her poem section:

Heartbreak over Yolanda: Link on how to help typhoon victims in the Philippines, thank you
I hope that it's ok that I am posting a link here on how to help the people who have been affected by typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)It is a link from Yahoo, which sort of consolidated links/ways in which one can help, be they be from the Philippines or in another country.This is in hopes that  I could reach out to even just one person who wants to help in any means that they can... Seeing the devastation of the typhoon, not only in Tacloban, but in so manyother areas in central Philippines as well, such as in other areas of Leyte, and other parts of Eastern Samar, and I cannot wrap around my head the force and strength of that typhoon. I cannot even begin to comprehend the horror that these people are goingthrough right now, with the loss of lives and destruction and I can't help but also cry, just so overwhelmed, what more for those who were in the path? Somehow though, I feel that my tears won't do anything to help alleviatethe pain and despair.We all have heard about how every little bit can help, and I am holding on to thatas well...We have a word in Filipino-- "bayanihan", which pertains to the "coming together"of each person to help a certain cause. This also comes from the root word, "bayani" which translates to "hero".You can be a hero in somebody's life, in your own way, and I think thisparticular disaster is calling all the heroes it can gather.Tragic moments like these bring out something in us-- a solidarity that goes beyond borders and friction, where the pain is shared and compassion, empathy become  palpable...tangible.I know I type in too many words right now but it is one of my ways of coping, not even sure it this makes sense.As I type this, there have been updates about another tropical depression (Zoraida) that is headed along the similar path that Yolanda took...how I pray and hope that these placesbe spared... I am grateful that Haiyan weakened as it reached Vietnam,and that they have prepared well for it.Please continue praying for the Philippines, for those who have been affected,to be given strength, patience and courage.Rebuilding their lives could take a long time, but if we can help in some way, it would mean so much to them. Maybe we can try to counter the destructionwith the outpouring of support and care. For all those who have sent positive thoughts, prayers, concern, donations,in behalf of my fellow Filipinos, I would like to thank You from my heart.http://ph.news.yahoo.com/reliefph-operations-for--yolandaph-135933279.htmlhttps://www.wfp.org/donate/typhoon-philippines-a
Some
of you have asked about one of the best ways to give funds for relief efforts,
and Chris (Aechtner) mentioned Doctors Without Borders (DWB) in his comment on
my post, and he seems so familiar with their efforts and as I looked into their
website, I hope that more people support them. Thank you so much, Chris, for
bringing light to this organization, I have heard of them before (mainly in
passing), but did not know much about it.
I
know that there will come a time when the influx of pleas for help will die down
(not just for this current tragedy, but in so many areas around the world), and
most of our lives will go back to the normal humdrum-- but hopefully we won't
forget that there are always so many others in need of our help, sad to say,
they're not just always on the front pages and are easily forgotten-- but there
are those who continue to help-- maybe we can also do our share to help those
who are helping.
Here
are a couple of links for Doctors Without Borders:
these
would be two links though, one is an option for a one-time donation that can be
specific for
the
Philippine relief effort (one can choose the option of restricting the donation
to that cause)
https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/onetime.cfm?
and
the another link for those who would want to support DWB in general, where
several options are available, either a monthly donation or a one-time
donation.
https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/?
Again,
thank you so much for all the support and kindness. God bless everyone.
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  1. Date: 11/14/2013 8:19:00 AM
    Thanks friend Carrie for this blog and for posting Nikko's words. Just to let you know that I live in the visayas region but before and after the typhoon I called my family and they are all safe. my hometown is safe..thanks God..but in some places are affected that's why many organizations here in thailand are doing everything to help our kababayans. Many thanks to many nations who helped us in times like this.Please continue to pray for our nation. Thank you so much from the bottom of the heart. Thanks God Nette, Nikko and Leonora's family are all safe. God bless you all.

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 11/19/2013 8:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    paz, how are you doing?..i hope all is fine .. God bless our country and people
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:34:00 PM
    Thanks Carrie...am heavily involved helping my Ma recover from her 2nd stroke.... but will find time to help! Thanks for the links, jimbo

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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 4:44:00 PM
    Thank You Carrie and God bless, I will help with the information you have provided with more than just prayers--take care all!

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    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Craig-- I totally agree with you, prayers with action can do wonders.
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 4:09:00 PM
    Me again-- for our Canadian friends, I would also like to mention here how the Canadian government will match donations given by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities. This is ongoing until December 9, 2013. Thank you so much to the Canadian government for their generosity. Here's the link for it http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/acdi-cida/acdi-cida.nsf/eng/HEL-111012596-P4H ---- For those who want to donate to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) --- https://msf.donorportal.ca/MSFEN/Donation/DonationDetails.aspx?L=en-CA&G=21&F=545&T=GENER -- thank you very much!

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 11/19/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nikks, i did post a link through cyn's blog... hope that helps.. magkita na tayo before another storm hits us!... huggs to you
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 10:28:00 AM
    Thank you! Thank you, everyone, for helping in any small way you can.......and those of you who living closest to the disaster area ....Nette, Nikko, Arden,Leonora, thank God you are okay, bless you all and any others we may have missed to mention.....Arden's poem is inspiration to the spirit of the Filipino people who will rise above this challenge (thank you Nette)

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 11/19/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    arden, you endless work in church ministry provides much healing all.. salamat, kapatid!..
    Gopela Avatar Arden Gopela Date: 11/13/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Carrie! This is really heartbreaking. I never imagined that this was going to happen. Me, myself, is sick for two months now, but I can't help just to sit here and see my fellowmen suffering that way. No food, electricity and connections in Tacloban, which was the most affected areas. Can't stand watching the daily news. It kills me seeing a lot of children crying out of hunger that are still in the area. Good thing that donations from all over the world are now coming in, specially the presence of US soldiers which I think is more helpful, for our fast recovery. Help us in praying and in faith. I am very pleased that despite the odds, God is still letting us feel that His love is unconditional, through the cooperation of each and everyone. Thanks to all the soupers who are extending their support to our country, The Philippines! Take care guys! Be safe, Carrie! I love you all from the bottom of my heart! Love,love,love! :-) - Den
    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 4:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My heartfelt thank you again for putting this as a blog, Carrie! I am hoping with you that more people get to read this than from my own page, and more people definitely responded here--- every little bit of help counts-- sorry mind is quite mush now, but want to say something about how ripples go far. Thank you again!
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:34:00 AM
    I am so happy to know that Nikko, Nette, Lenora and Arden, as well as their families are all okay. Such devastation is scary, even just to see it on TV.... Thank God for their strong Spirits. I will contact Doctors without Boarders...and by the way, I now work for United Way, so may be able to influence some donations in that manner...God bless all those affected and may healing and restoration come sooner than later. Love and big hugs, Catie :)

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 11/19/2013 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    catie, you bless us with your compassion.. thank you!
    Gopela Avatar Arden Gopela Date: 11/13/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Catie, we appreciate that! God is good! He kept us safe during the storm. I was saddened by this tragic event that I never did imagine in my whole life. I'm happy that Nette, Nikko, Leonora and even Jake are okay. I'm crying day and night thinking on how to help. Don't care if I get hungry. The children need it more than I do. Please keep on praying! Thanks guys. Love,love,love! :-) - Den
    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 4:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Catie, thank you for all your support and prayers-- and also for your efforts at work. Yes, watching it from the news is incredibly sad and terrifying, what more for those who are there... let's continue praying for those who are there, not only those affected, but also those who are helping. The living conditions there are devastating.
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:12:00 AM
    Yes dear Carrie..tnks for being kind enough to repost it.I am sure we can all spare some money to help our brothers and sisters in philippines..It could be us experiencing their trauma ..and We definitely would love to be helped.Many lives lost..others homeless..others lack basic needs such as food..Yes lets live Christmas giving from now and share in all ways we can what we are blessed with.Big hugs.

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 11/19/2013 8:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    charms, you have a heart of gold.. we feel the power of your prayers... thank you!
    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you as well, Charma for all your help and prayers--you mentioned Christmas and we over here start that season way back September,and that spirit of giving has never been so alive....so many are helping and it truly warms the heart.
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 6:31:00 AM
    I sent through them this afternoon all the help I can extend right at this moment-cared of to my brother who’s working at municipality of I.Sur & who’s also a member of a rescue team. Again, thank you so much my very dear friend Carrie and everyone. I’m so touched by all your loving gestures. My huge loving hugs to all of you. More blessings & graces to you and God bless you always! Love lots, Leonora

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    Gopela Avatar Arden Gopela Date: 11/13/2013 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad that you and your family are safe, Leonara! These are more than our deepest imagination. Lets continue to be of help to our fellow-kababayans! Most of all, we have to pray even more for God is the only answer, that will save us amidst the storm. Be safe. Dobleng-ingat, kapatid! Mahal tayo ng Diyos! Love,love,love! :-) - Den
    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm really glad that your family and loved ones are safe, Leonora-- it's truly heartwarming how everyone (even kids and those who are less fortunate) are coming together to help out-- there have even been some tourists, who instead of going on vacation, decided to go to the affected areas instead.
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 6:28:00 AM
    I especially thank my dearest sis & bff,Linda,Carrie, Andrea, Rhonda, Deb, Becca & everyone here & to my dearest co-Fil. Poets, Nikko & Nette. You, my dear Nette & Nicko with your family & my family & all our other friends there are always in my loving thoughts & prayers. I’ve just talked to my mom & I was so glad to know that they (my whole family & rel.) are also giving all their best to help right now. (to be cont.)

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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 6:25:00 AM
    My heart is bleeding right now about the great loss (life, property etc) in our country today caused by this cruel typhoon. I thank God, my family& relatives who're in Luzon were safe & so with the other Filipino friends of mine here esp. Nette and Nikko. On behalf also of all Filipinos, my heartfelt thanks to all of you my dearest poet friends for your loving thoughts, prayers & for your unwavering support to us esp. to our dearest sisters & brothers who're badly affected/devastated by the typhoon in Visayas. (to be cont.)

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 11/19/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lorrie, i know it;s hard to be away when a distaster happens in your country.. i pray with you that we will recover in God's time... huggs
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 5:21:00 AM
    Some of you have asked about one of the best ways to give funds for relief efforts, and Chris (Aechtner) mentioned Doctors Without Borders (DWB) in his comment on my post, and he seems so familiar with their efforts and as I looked into their website, I also hope that more people support them. Thank you so much, Chris, for bringing light to this organization, I have heard of them before (mainly in passing), but did not know much about it. I know that there will come a time when the influx of pleas for help will die down (not just for this current tragedy, but in so many areas around the world), and most of our lives will go back to the normal humdrum-- but hopefully we won't forget that there are always so many others in need of our help, sad to say, they're not just always on the front pages and are easily forgotten-- but there are those who continue to help-- maybe we can also do our share to help those who are helping.

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    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 5:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry have to run for now, but will try to come back later to reply to those who commented below... but want to thank you, nette, pd, Andrea, Debbie, Rhonda and Becca for the concern and support.
    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 5:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    and the another link for those who would want to support DWB in general, where several options are available, either a monthly donation or a one-time donation. https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/? Again, thank you so much for all the support and kindness. God bless everyone!
    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 5:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Here are a couple of links for Doctors Without Borders: these would be two links though, one is an option for a one-time donation that can be specific for the Philippine relief effort (one can choose the option of restricting the donation to that cause) https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/onetime.cfm?
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 5:19:00 AM
    Thank you so much Carrie, for re-posting what I wrote-- your desire to help is really touching and I am so grateful that you, along with so many others, have shown so much support for the Philippines. It is heartbreaking to see the devastation of the typhoon, but it is also heartwarming to see how people around the world are helping us. As we say over here, "Bangon, Pilipinas" -- "Arise, Philippines" and we are going to do just that, with the aid around the world. I know that there are still so many problems along the way, but so many are helping, giving much hope. Hopefully, all the aid that is being given is reaching the victims, put into use.

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    Gopela Avatar Arden Gopela Date: 11/13/2013 3:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good job, Nikko! Stay strong! God is with us! Ingat kapatid! God loves us! Salamat sa napakalaking bagay na magagawa nito! Love,love,love! :-) - Den
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 4:42:00 AM
    here is arden;s poem on YOLANDA:"We did not expect Y our presence Nor invited you t O come over A peaceful and ca L m land You strokewithfullAggression Strong wi N ds initiating To kill an D destroy Please stop inv A ding, you're free to go away." ..on behalf of all Filipino writers on TPS,allow me to thank you all for your unflagging support and love.. huggs

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    Gopela Avatar Arden Gopela Date: 11/13/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No matter what happen, Yolanda will never keep us away from writing. Like what all our fellowmen are doing. They're enduring the pain and the misery brought by Yolanda! That's the Filipino spirit. Lets pray for our fast recovery. Thank you soupers for extending your help to us, The Philippines. Be safe, Nette! God loves us! Love,love,love! :-) - Den
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 4:40:00 AM
    i can't thank nikko enough for sending this, carrie... just arrived from a crisis intervention counseling / relief program and realized the multiple traumas of our people.. communication lines in most areas are still down... i want to mention another filipino poet here from soup, arden gopela, who is doing volunteer work at the moment.. ( cont)

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    Gopela Avatar Arden Gopela Date: 11/13/2013 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Nette! I'm pleased to see how people, in all walks of life, around the globe, devote their time and efforts to our country, The Philippines. This is really alarming esp to the people of Tacloban. I'm thankful that the spirit of God is continuously building our faith in the midst of adversities. Mahal ko kayo mga kapatid ko! Keep on praying! Love,love,love! :-) - Den
    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi nette, I can only imagine the trauma that these people are going through right now, not to mention other risks, not only for the victims, but also for those helping out. Thanks for bringing attention to Arden's poem-- bayanihan na at its finest.
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 1:12:00 AM
    thank you, Carrie I send a donation to the Philippines, this past Sunday. I followed the news and prayed for my friends... I'm still offering prayers to all my friends out there.. I will continue to support and care... I just wish we could donate clothing shoes, and unwanted items.... I know many of us are ready to hand out unneeded material. Nikko, you are in our prayers... I'm sad to hear of all the sadness around you...love...Linda.

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 11/19/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PD, we are blessed by your generoaity and love... thank you deeply... i can't seem to do enough specially in crisis intervention counsleing.. it will take time for so many to unergo complete grief and healing... i am at a loss for words but filipinos will come out of this braver and more resolute...
    Gopela Avatar Arden Gopela Date: 11/13/2013 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Linda! You are truly a blessing! I am teary-eyed knowing that there are so many people on this planet, ready to extend their support to us. Salamat! God loves us! He will always do! The first time I got very emotional. I'm really saddened for my fellowmen. Take care, Linda! Mwah! Love,love,love! :-) - Den
    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 4:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, pd for all the prayers, support and care-- yes, so many are lacking basic necessities over there-- sad to say looting has also occurred there. I'm not sure who you can send these items to, but maybe there are local churches/orgs that are accepting items to be shipped to the affected areas? I'll try to ask around. Thank you!
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 10:55:00 PM
    NIkko is such a kind hearted soul and I know the devastation in her country is so heart breaking for her. Yes, I will contribute through my church to aid them. And I'm keeping those dear people in my prayers. Thanks for caring, Carrie.

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    Gopela Avatar Arden Gopela Date: 11/13/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Andrea! Keep us in your prayers. So many families and children that are homeless right now. You can't help but cry but there are more to consider. I'm happy that God is keeping our spirits alive. Whatever happens, we will then just believe that God's plan is to give us a future and a life - a life satisfying and happy.Take care, Andrea! Love,love,love! :-) - Den
    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Andrea for all that you do and for keeping us in your prayers! We've also coursed some donations through our churches here...
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:33:00 PM
    As always nikko thinks only of others, at least if she sent the message we know she's alive!! I have had her in my thoughts all day. National public radio said the airport is NOT open yet so it's very hard to know what to do. From past disasters finding the proper place to send money is actually best. If anyone thinks they might know the best place to get the funds to please post it.

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    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 4:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes there has been so much aid being given but not all of them are reaching the victims, sad to say-- there are still communication and logistics problems. Yes, it is best to look deeper into the organizations that we are donating to, to make sure that these funds reach the intended purpose. Pls see links above. Thank you!
    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 4:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Debbie, this monkey is still alive and kicking (ok actually sitting)-- thank you for keeping me in your thoughts!
    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders Date: 11/11/2013 9:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Debbie, if you get better info, please share.
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 8:17:00 PM
    Thank you, Carrie, for reposting Nikko's post. I will be looking into ways to help. My heart breaks for the Philippines and I am praying for all the victims.

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    na Avatar wala na Date: 11/12/2013 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Rhonda for your prayers and help-- I think Chris' suggestion of Doctors Without Borders would be a wonderful organization to donate to.

My Past Blog Posts

 
Veterans Day, and a Personal View
Date Posted: 11/11/2014 7:44:00 PM
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

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11/20/2014 Wind Songs Rhymeearth,nature,wind,
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10/10/2014 November Dreams Sijoautumn,nature,
10/10/2014 Lynx Eyes Free versenature,storm,
10/7/2014 Reach For The Stars Acrosticlove,marriage,romance,
10/4/2014 The Raven Waits Free verseimagination,mystery,
10/3/2014 crossfire Free versehistory,holocaust,loss,re
10/2/2014 Sentinel Free verselight,night,
10/2/2014 Summer Acrosticseasons,summer,
9/25/2014 Old Wounds Iambic Pentameterfeelings,introspection,sl
9/24/2014 The Bakery and a Buttermilk Bar Free versenostalgia,teen,
9/23/2014 Vixen Of The Mist Verseimagination,sea,
9/20/2014 Out of the Badlands Free versecowboy,
9/20/2014 Heaven Scent Haikubeauty,flower,grandmother
9/19/2014 Quietude Chokanature,
9/18/2014 I'm an 8 Ottava rimanature,rain,
9/16/2014 Good Bones Narrativefamily,home,memory,nostal
9/14/2014 Taunting the Dragon Narrativelove,lust,senses,words,
9/12/2014 Cruelest Winds Ethereeautumn,introspection,life
9/10/2014 Autumn Harvest Rondeauautumn,
9/9/2014 The Gift Dramatic monologuesun,
9/8/2014 Into The Sunset Free verselost love,
9/7/2014 My Addiction Terza Rimabooks,happiness,
9/6/2014 Dying Star Lyriclost love,sad love,
9/5/2014 On Halloween Night Free versedark,holiday,horror,scary
9/5/2014 Insomnia Chastushkafunny,sleep,
9/4/2014 Golden Threads Rhymenature,seasons,
9/1/2014 Above the Mantel Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,
8/29/2014 Breaking the Ice Tankalost love,sad love,
8/29/2014 The Grand Canyon Abecedariannature,places,
8/29/2014 A Day In The Shade--Zeugma Trioletfishing,happy,
8/28/2014 A Girl From Darfur Prose Poetrydeath,holocaust,horror,sa
8/27/2014 Where Frozen Embers Still Burn Free verseautumn,inspirational,intr
8/26/2014 Letter to a Hero Free verseloneliness,missing,soldie
8/25/2014 The Crossing Senryugoodbye,lost love,
8/23/2014 The Witch Next Door Rhymepeople,
8/22/2014 Quote Me Free verseinspiration,introspection
8/22/2014 Neverland Narrativechildhood,nostalgia,place
8/21/2014 Oblique Free versedream,emotions,loss,sleep
8/19/2014 Transient Iambic Pentameternight,sky,
8/18/2014 Enlightenment---The Story Teller Haikupeople,war,
8/18/2014 Drat My Footle---A Fat Kaboodle Footlefunny,vanity,
8/15/2014 View From The Top of the Trail Free versejourney,life,
8/14/2014 Taking a Risk Rhymeanimal,humorous,storm,
8/14/2014 Dramedy of Errors Proseanger,heartbroken,lost lo
8/13/2014 Student Drivers Footlecar,
8/12/2014 Teetering Free verseintrospection,life,
8/11/2014 Beyond The Sun Lyrichappiness,love,
8/7/2014 Chariots of Fire Versefantasy,
8/6/2014 Barn Owl Free versebird,nature,
8/5/2014 Skylark Dreams Versebird,children,dream,
8/5/2014 tug-a-war Haikuanimal,dog,
8/4/2014 lines of discontent Haikutravel,
7/29/2014 Unfettered Words Free verseautumn,introspection,loss
7/28/2014 Shell of a Nomad Free verseanimal,introspection,natu
7/27/2014 Under The Skylight Versepassion,
7/26/2014 Destiny's Woman Sonnetmythology,people,
7/26/2014 Kate's Place Rhymecowboy,people,
7/25/2014 an empty bottle Senryuloss,mother,
7/23/2014 Sympathic Moon --- Tritina Versebaby,mother,
7/22/2014 Strange, Not Knowing Who Terzanellefriendship,grief,inspirat
7/21/2014 Fish Fodder Limerickfunny,
7/17/2014 Scent of Childhood Rhymechildhood,
7/16/2014 A Tap on Memory's Door Verseimagery,memory,
7/7/2014 Conversation with the Sun Sonnethappiness,sun,
7/3/2014 Dancing Raindrops Acrosticanimal,rain,
7/3/2014 What I Gave Free verseintrospection,

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