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What can I say?  My picture above shows you that I have lived a long time.  It was taken in 2008 for our church registry. 

I was a stay at home mom until my last child was in school.  I was widowed when I was forty four and was glad that I was already employed at the local radio station.  I stayed in the same job for thirty years and after I retired at 65 and took a trip to Europe with a friend, I started working again and stayed for another ten years.  I have only been writing poetry since 1999 when I wrote to relieve my grief when my only son died.  I married again four years after my husband died and was widowed again in 1995.  I am an avid gardener and belong to two local garden clubs and am on the board of the district club and state garden club so have lots of meetings to attend. I have my own poetry corner in the state garden club's publication. I live in my home by myself and rent my farm land to a local bulb grower.  I am surrounded by beauty.  All of mv family lives close to me.  Two daughters, six grandchildren,
eleven great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. We live in Washington State in Northwest Washington and love it here. 

My new contest "The Rhyming Game"


Blog Posted:5/14/2012 11:39:00 PM
I am looking for a good rhyming poem for my winner or winners.  I have called for a formal form at least 24 lines and it can be much longer if you so desire. I do not want to see any small i's for a personal pronoun or any other texting like contractions.  I will count down for spelling and grammatical errors.  There is one poem entered already that has don't when the word should be doesn't.  If you have entered please change it, if this is your poem.  I will know if English is your second language and make allowances.  Thanks.  Joyce
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  1. Date: 5/16/2012 7:37:00 PM
    Hi, Joyce, oh how I love rhyme. Can you please let me know 1) so the rhyme needs to be exact syllable knit and admit is not permitted? But Knit, sit, mit is? 2) Would you consider monorhyme formal? I have an idea brewing. Please either let me know here or leave a comment on one of my poems or soup mail me when you can. Thanks! Oh, I may just go for it and write! Hugs, Cyndi

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  1. Date: 5/15/2012 1:36:00 PM
    Oh, I love rhyme, Joyce, and I'm so long-winded that writing a 24-line rhyme should be no problem. I like the grammar tips - we can all use them. Sounds like a great contest! Best wishes to all the contestants.

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  1. Date: 5/15/2012 11:48:00 AM
    Sounds like a good one, Joyce : )

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  1. Date: 5/15/2012 11:20:00 AM
    i'll check your contest page,joyce,,,this sounds exciting; let me see what i can do...more power to you!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 5/15/2012 9:58:00 AM
    Thanks for hosting a contest. i am trying to come with an idea for one.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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My Absence
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Computer is back
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Merry Christmas from the West Coast.
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Thank you
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apologies
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At Last
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Daylight time
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My Favorite contest
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Judging my Contest
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My Contest
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email request
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Hugs for PD and save some for Hannah
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Prayers for Carolyn Devonshire
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My week
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Apologies
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Contest Closed
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My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/13/2014When Poetry First BeganLight Poetrypoetry,
9/9/2014Sunrise-SunsetEthereesky,
9/7/2014Well, I DeclareRhymefootball,fruit,
9/7/2014WaitingRhymeromantic,sea,
9/7/2014Lonely FeelingsTerza Rimaprayer,
9/6/2014A September AlouetteRhymefootball,september,
9/6/2014The GiftVersecry,death,god,
9/6/2014A Plea To My MirrorRhymevanity,
9/6/2014Autumn ColorsDodoitsucolor,
9/6/2014A Prayer for BryanFree verseprayer,
9/3/2014Last HurrahTankaautumn,
9/1/2014Ungrateful ChildRhymechristian,
8/26/2014Hope, Faith and LoveTankagod,
8/26/2014Blind to the TruthRhymeaddiction,
8/25/2014Pretty La ConnerQuatrainplaces,
8/24/2014To The Forgotten VeteranRhymesoldier,
8/24/2014Alice In WonderlandAbecedarianchildren,for kids,
8/23/2014The WandererRhymepoetry,
8/23/2014CombinationsFree versewords,
8/22/2014Lost In The MistOttava rimasorrow,
8/21/2014Honest CommentsQuatrainwriting,
8/15/2014John 3:16Rhymegod,
8/6/2014Chance MeetingRhymelove,memory,
8/5/2014DatedVerseadventure,
7/30/2014WordsFree verseword play,writing,
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Fav Poems

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as I driftHaikusea,
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