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About Joyce Johnson
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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. 

 

Most Recent Blog Post


My Favorite contest
Blog Posted:9/7/2012 3:25:00 PM

 

My contest is judged and finalized.  I was gone for several days and I took the poems with me to read and rate.  I tried really hard to stick with only the top ten but it was too hard.  A few were too short and some did not follow all of the rules but most qualified and should have been a winner.  I finally just had to chose those that appealed to or touched me in some way.  Now I am excited to go and find out who wrote the winners.  Good luck to all.  Love, Joyce
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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 2:59:00 PM
    Thanks for hosting this contest Joyce. Congratulations to all of your winners.

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  1. Date: 9/10/2012 6:14:00 AM
    thanks again, Joyce. I hope one day soon to see your winners' list. I have had a difficult time keeping up here. Joe is still not back to work and I really fear for him on the road if his sinuses are not completely healed. Anyway, congrats to all your winners!!!

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  1. Date: 9/8/2012 1:50:00 PM
    Thanks, Joyce - congrats to all : )

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  1. Date: 9/8/2012 11:13:00 AM
    Thanks for my placement Joyce.Congrats to all the winners.

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  1. Date: 9/8/2012 10:18:00 AM
    You are one of the charming jewels that sparkle at Poetry Soup. Your contests are always great. Thanks for putting them on.

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  1. Date: 9/8/2012 6:20:00 AM
    Thank you for hosting the contest Joyce and for my placement and congratulations to all of the fine winning poems--have a wonderful weekend--off for an extensive honey-do list!

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  1. Date: 9/7/2012 7:14:00 PM
    congrats to all the winners and thank you Joyce for my placement

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  1. Date: 9/7/2012 4:10:00 PM
    Congratulations to all the winner's in Joyce's contest today!!! Luv, Gail

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Seahawks
Date Posted: 2/2/2014 9:52:00 PM
Back on line
Date Posted: 8/4/2013 2:53:00 PM
Computer Woes
Date Posted: 7/12/2013 2:17:00 PM
My Absence
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 11:14:00 AM
News Flash
Date Posted: 5/24/2013 8:35:00 PM
Apologies
Date Posted: 5/21/2013 10:49:00 AM
Computer is back
Date Posted: 5/20/2013 4:31:00 PM
Computer Troubles
Date Posted: 5/17/2013 2:55:00 PM
Troubles
Date Posted: 4/8/2013 10:33:00 AM
My 8yo daughter is the next American Idoll
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 6:56:00 PM
Poetry Soup Team
Date Posted: 12/28/2012 12:22:00 AM
Merry Christmas from the West Coast.
Date Posted: 12/24/2012 8:21:00 AM
Thank you
Date Posted: 11/11/2012 2:25:00 PM
apologies
Date Posted: 11/9/2012 6:43:00 PM
At Last
Date Posted: 11/6/2012 9:13:00 AM
Daylight time
Date Posted: 11/4/2012 10:22:00 AM
My Favorite contest
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 3:25:00 PM
Judging my Contest
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 11:56:00 AM
My Contest
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 8:52:00 AM
email request
Date Posted: 8/6/2012 6:01:00 PM
Hugs for PD and save some for Hannah
Date Posted: 7/27/2012 6:54:00 PM
Prayers for Carolyn Devonshire
Date Posted: 6/20/2012 12:10:00 PM
My week
Date Posted: 6/8/2012 6:20:00 PM
Apologies
Date Posted: 6/3/2012 8:30:00 AM
Contest Closed
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 5:22:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
4/24/2014 Darkness at NoonRhymelost love,
4/24/2014The Red Oak QuaternQuaterntree,
4/23/2014VanishedSonnetlonging,loss,
4/23/2014Happy TankaTankabird,
4/23/2014MayLight Poetrymother,
4/23/2014Rhyme TimeCoupletpoetry,
4/23/2014Summer MonthsAcrosticsummer,
4/22/2014Embers of TimeRhymetime,
4/21/2014Cowboys and IndiansRhymecowboy,horse,
4/16/2014My Antique TableQuatrainfamily,
4/14/2014Red Moons RisingRhymemoon,
4/11/2014All MineRhymecute love,
4/11/2014 Itty BittyLimerickfun,
4/5/2014RenewalRhymeemotions,
4/5/2014RegretsSonnettime,
4/4/2014Letting GoRhymeson,
4/4/2014Flat Stanley Visits the Skagit ValleyRhymeflower,
4/3/2014Brag TimeRhymepoetry,
4/3/2014Whispers of LoveRhymelost love,
3/31/2014SweetQuatrainholiday,sweet,
3/31/2014JesusI Is The AnswerRhymejesus,
3/30/2014WashingtonAcrostichome,
3/26/2014Looking for SpringQuintain (English)natural disasters,
3/22/2014Magic ForestRhymeanimal,
3/18/2014Counting Her RichesRhymegarden,
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My Photos


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Fav Poems

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as I driftHaikusea,
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