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Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and three grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry, and also, entering poetry contests herself.

Ms. Dietrich has won numerous awards, as well as the title Poet of the Year 2008, from the Yahoo group, Poetry For Thought. In addition, she has won prizes from the magazines Lucidity, Bell's Letters, Art with Words, Poets at Work and SP Quill, the magazine for which she wrote grammar and poetry articles as well as movie reviews and for which she acted as poetry editor for the head editor Marie Summers for six years. Many of her poems have appeared in Shadows Ink, a yearly published series of chapbooks of award winning poetry as well as in numerous other anthologies. Her short stories appeared in many issues of SP Quill and much of her poetry is published in eight chapbooks (the most recent one soon to be published is called Prosies), which can be purchased at

Prayers for Lucilla

Blog Posted:7/27/2014 6:30:00 PM

My friend Lucilla Carillo, here at poetry Soup, finally got her pacemaker, but the doctors are telling her that she will have to be going back to the hospital over and over again. She is such a dear lady who has gone through a lot. I had been praying for her health and then stopped when I thought she was "out of the woods," but she is now telling me that she feels her time is coming fast. Please visit her poetry. She is talking about leaving as so  many other dear friends have done. And above all, keep her in your prayers!

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  1. Date: 7/29/2014 3:36:00 PM
    This is very sad... Thank you ,Andie for letting us all knew about what Lucilla is going through now. I'm not used in praying all the time, but now i'll ask God to protect and help our dearest, Lucilla to get well soon. She's one of my dearest here in PSoup, she's a great woman.. and I believe she'll pass all of these...:)

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  1. Date: 7/29/2014 11:59:00 AM
    She will be in my prayers. My Sister-in-Law had heart valve surgery yesterday. And I have a pacemaker... without it my heart won't beat 45% of the time... I'm hoping it improves her health as it did mine... I will keep her in my prayers.

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  1. Date: 7/29/2014 10:08:00 AM
    May His Divine Mercy and Grace heal her the soonest possible time my dear friend Andrea. I will be one with you in prayers. Thanks a lot for informing us. Get well soon our very dear friend Lucy. love and hugs, Leonora

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  1. Date: 7/29/2014 9:20:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing this blog Andrea.Dear Lucilla,you are in my prayers and thoughts.Hope you get to feel better,and to be here with us..Hugs

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  1. Date: 7/29/2014 12:01:00 AM
    I really haven't interacted with her here, but will definitely be including her in my prayers, Andrea and I will try to pass by a poem of hers... thank you for letting us know...

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 2:41:00 PM
    thanks, everyone. It's so nice to see your comments for Lucilla.

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 1:24:00 PM
    my sincerest prayers for sweet Lucilla.. God bless and touch her right now..

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 12:51:00 PM
    My prayers for you, Lucilla.

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 12:39:00 PM
    You're always in my thoughts and prayers... Lucy... God Bless...Linda

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 12:17:00 PM
    Just spoke w/her late last week. We're making sure that we stay connected. She's a darling lady and will be keeping her in my daily thoughts. Thanks for this.

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 10:52:00 AM
    - With all my heart!!!!!

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 9:07:00 AM
    Thanks for the heads up. She is a beautiful soul... Prayer is the key, faith unlocks the door!

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 8:01:00 AM
    You're in our prayers Lucilla.

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 6:14:00 AM
    Andrea...this makes me very sad. I love Lucilla from the bottom of my heart. She's been so supportive, kind, and caring. The Lord knows what is best. We can only ask Him to keep her in the palm of His hand. Every day we live is written in His book before one of them came to be. May His will be done. Thanks for letting us know...

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 12:38:00 AM
    so sorry to hear of Lucilla's health problems, I will keep her in my prayers, she is such a sweetheart . I hope she does not decide to leave the soup

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  1. Date: 7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
    Very sorry to read of her troubles. She is a fine lady and a wonderful poet. Thanks for sharing this information. I will include her in my prayers tonight.

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  1. Date: 7/27/2014 9:57:00 PM
    My prayers and wishes will be for you, Lucilla....Thank you Andrea, for letting us know. Wishing her good health once again.!!

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  1. Date: 7/27/2014 8:43:00 PM
    Godspeed to Lucilla, a champion of wisdom and love. J.A.B.

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My Past Blog Posts

Tell Me Your Number Part II: What Your Numbers Mean
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A Lovely Alouette Contest Finalized/ The #1 Flawless Example
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Tell Me Your Number!
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Check your Alouette & a little ChitChat
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My Awesome Footle Winners
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New Footles Contest/ Some Suggestions for Footle Writing
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The Shells Have It!
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My Latest Contest & A GREAT new movie BOYHOOD
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Prayers for Lucilla
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Winners of Let's Get Technical Poetry Contest
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TALKING TUNAS, DISNEY, Planet of the APES. WASSUP tonight?
Date Posted: 7/24/2014 9:20:00 PM
What a SMALL World. This is a Mystery to me!!
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 11:34:00 PM
IT'S "WEIRD AL" TEACHING GRAMMAR: You have to see this!!!
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 4:47:00 PM
Awesome Acrostics/ Congrats to all my winners
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 12:03:00 AM
PLEASE check your acrostic poems/ Tidy up spelling, etc.
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 11:41:00 AM
An Actually Interesting thing I Found in the ADS of Soup
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WHO WANTS TO SEE ME DANCE (My new favorite YOUTUBE video)
Date Posted: 6/29/2014 12:31:00 AM
1 In 4 is Judged: LOVED READING THEM!!!
Date Posted: 6/28/2014 10:22:00 PM
Beautiful Winners of Favorite Bodies (of Water)
Date Posted: 6/15/2014 12:30:00 AM
My Favorite Soup Feature/ Do you Know How it Works?
Date Posted: 6/14/2014 1:51:00 PM
My GREAT day/ What is YOUR idea of a Beautiful Friday?
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Centering & Italics for Dummies (that included me too at one time!!!)
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What Body of Water are You & What Does it Mean?
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Choose Your Favorite Body. . .
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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/16/2014In the DesertEthereeallegory,
9/13/2014How Poetry BeganQuatrainnature,poetry,
9/12/2014This Autumn DayRhymeautumn,
9/11/2014How Easy Are Earth GirlsSonnetbio,
9/11/2014Boy at the Fair - Well, I DeclareNarrativechild,
9/9/2014I Leave You a KissTrioletdaughter,
9/8/2014Words From a DandelionChastushkafunny,
9/8/2014This Autumn NightRhymeautumn,
9/6/2014My PrayerFree verseprayer,
9/6/2014The Mirror in the Other RoomRhymeage,
9/4/2014Nuts for the FallHaikuautumn,
9/3/2014A Legendary LoveRhymelost love,
9/1/2014The Miller Girls: Now PresentingSonnetsister,
8/30/2014The Best of EdutainmentVersehumorous,technology,
8/27/2014On the Paseo Del RioHaikuromantic,
8/26/2014The Superb CommentLimerickhumorous,
8/25/2014Where Once We PlayedKyrielleplaces,
8/24/2014Through the MistOttava rimanature,
8/22/2014Do I Have to Say ItFree versewrite,
8/21/2014Summer Reveries - More than DreamsRhymesummer,
8/21/2014The MarkTriolettrust,
8/18/2014Tale of a Witch - Modern DayQuatrainwoman,
8/17/2014Ah, WanderlustRondeautravel,youth,
8/15/2014Sweet PeaFootlefood,
8/14/2014Oh Goddess MoonVersemoon,

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You played mePersonificationconfusion,imagination,mus
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Spaces .... The Earth Moved .....Imagismlove
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A Whisper on the WindFree versenature
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