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Bloggers Photo I was born and raised in northern California in the land of the glorious redwoods. My father worked in the lumber industry and my brother and I had a simple but wonderful childhood. Off to the big city to become a nurse and all these years later I still am. I was married for many years, have 2 grown boys and 2 young grandsons..Jordan and Elliot. Me proud? You betcha..it truly is the best thing about growing older. On my own now and enjoying all that I can cram into my life. I love music.. am a life long member of The Friends of Jose Carreras..poetry and music are my loves.I am a technaphobe..so bear with me while I figure this all out.

My contest..Im so sad...


Blog Posted:8/25/2013 9:13:00 PM


  Hi there, I'm slowly judging my CLOUD contest.. I'm so sad to say that there were many entries  that did not follow form in any way...some were quite good and it hurts me to have to eliminate them. For the life of me, I cant understand why  such a simple thing as using the form requested is not followed. I have run into this before, but for some reason it is really getting to me this time.
 Well, hope to have my contest judged in the next couple of days...BG
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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 7:14:00 PM
    My apologies... I'll read more carefully from now on. Jack

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 2:30:00 PM
    Hello Barbara, just checked mine and I am pleased to say I dont have to sit in the naughty corner. I know the feeling when judging a contest already out of 13 entrants I have 4 that have absolutely nothing to do with the contest. ..Seren

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Hi, Barbara. It seems that this is a never-ending problem. Just judge the entries that have followed your rules. Have a great day.

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 5:32:00 AM
    There's really nothing to be done about 95% of the time even contacting them does not work. Many times if I think a verse has great potential and is now say at a 6-8 in my ranks I tell them too..this is great why not elaborate here or polish the punctuation etc NOPE their verses are too precious to them, change in anyway is upsetting to some poets. Don't let it get to you [we need to remember it's not about us it's about them!]

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 4:25:00 AM
    His Barbara, I just launched my new contest two days back and what I specifically asked was to submit poems in any form except Free verse from three lines to 14 lines. And LO...the first entry I received is free verse with more 20 lines. Wish you good luck in judging...

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 12:19:00 AM
    Barbara, I sometimes feel that way with my contests too. I have already forgotten the form you asked of us in this contest and can only hope I followed what you asked. Sometimes we just get in a hurry and don't read instructions as well as we should. I really hated the times I did that in contests I entered in the past! It's really a quandary sometimes to know just how strict to be with one's rules. I think I have that problem every time I judge!!! good luck!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Clouds Completed..
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 8:12:00 PM
My contest..Im so sad...
Date Posted: 8/25/2013 9:13:00 PM
Look Up! Cloudy Contest...
Date Posted: 8/9/2013 9:06:00 AM
What the heck? WHY?
Date Posted: 6/14/2013 10:21:00 PM
WHY contest finalized.
Date Posted: 6/5/2013 2:34:00 PM
A new contest...Why?
Date Posted: 6/1/2013 9:04:00 AM
Poem
Date Posted: 7/19/2011 6:53:00 PM
River Runs Through It Contest Finalized!
Date Posted: 7/3/2011 8:52:00 PM
New Contest...A River Runs Through It
Date Posted: 6/26/2011 7:51:00 PM
Asking for Your Prayers
Date Posted: 6/12/2011 8:13:00 PM
"Nobody Knows It But Me"
Date Posted: 3/24/2011 3:26:00 PM
I Have A Headache
Date Posted: 2/25/2011 6:07:00 AM
The Dance is Over
Date Posted: 2/12/2011 9:24:00 PM
" DANCE" update
Date Posted: 2/10/2011 10:47:00 AM
TIME TO GET OUT YOUR DANCING SHOES....
Date Posted: 2/3/2011 7:54:00 PM
Apology Contest Results In!!!
Date Posted: 12/30/2010 9:57:00 PM
WOW! That was fast! Apology Contest FIlled
Date Posted: 12/29/2010 4:36:00 PM
New Contest..Apology Accepted
Date Posted: 12/24/2010 8:04:00 AM
TIME contest completed !!!
Date Posted: 12/5/2010 11:11:00 AM
Time Contest
Date Posted: 12/1/2010 11:59:00 PM
WHAT TO DO,,,WHAT TO DO!
Date Posted: 11/27/2010 9:27:00 AM
TIME for a new contest.....
Date Posted: 11/26/2010 9:01:00 PM
Giants..Giants, Giants......!!!!!
Date Posted: 11/1/2010 7:48:00 PM
Max Ehrman
Date Posted: 10/23/2010 5:49:00 PM
HARVEST FOOD'S EPULAERYU CONTEST FINALIZED
Date Posted: 10/22/2010 11:04:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/27/2014The Yellow RoseVerseemotions,
7/26/2014In The CloudsSenryuallusion,imagination,
7/25/2014The Passion Of A Jue JUVersedesire,
7/20/2014SlimVerseanimal,humorous,
7/19/2014ProbablyHaikufood,senses,
7/19/2014In The OrangeryRhymebeauty,words,
7/18/2014A Sleeping ChildVersechild,future,
7/17/2014Message In A BottleSenryuhope,lost love,
7/16/2014His DoorVerseemotions,introspection,lo
7/16/2014The SkylarkVerseangst,bird,
7/15/2014Afternoon NapAcrosticage,happiness,sleep,
7/13/2014My BluejayFree versebird,
7/12/2014You're InvitedCoupletfantasy,funny,
7/11/2014Hiding Out At The Rotgut SoloonRhymecousin,cowboy,emotions,
7/10/2014Aurora BorealisSenryubeautiful,light,
7/9/2014On The PierVersebeauty,feelings,
7/8/2014Pretty PattyAlliterationcare,feelings,inspiration
7/5/2014Inhaling The SeaAcrosticemotions,
7/3/2014Low RidersQuatrainclothes,funny,
7/2/2014Communing With NatureSonnetnature,
6/28/2014StormsQuatrainimagery,sky,
6/23/2014Perhaps A Past LifeQuatrainimagination,
6/19/2014A QuickieFree verseangst,emotions,
6/19/2014Stars and StripesVersecare,courage,
6/18/2014Bad LuckLimerickfunny,lust,
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