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About Michael J. Falotico
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Bloggers PhotoMy name is Michael J. Falotico Born 4/17/1965 in Bronx NY Raised and and grew up in Westchester NY Work for a public works doing landscaping and Ballfield maint. for 25 years. Always loved music growing up, but never could play instument.. Huge Beatle fan as you can tell by my picture in front of Strawberry Fields central park.That beautiful lady in my arms above is my wife Rosanna of 15 years, and friend for almost 22years.. The Sun rises and Sets on her... All my day...

Thank you PoetrySoup and all who grace the site...


Blog Posted:3/22/2013 8:22:00 AM

Most on here know my story.. After shoulder surgery in 2010 I came across 8 pieces of paper that I considered lyrics. With the advice of my brother I searched for a poetry site to join and see if my words meant anything to anyone else's eyes..

After meeting such wonderful poets that became friends I attempted to write my first book "A Walk Through Time" which was followed up by my 2nd "A Road Still Driven"..

Poetry Soup has open doors for that I never new existed.  I am now collaborating with an Artist combining my words with his art.. I have also been working on a 3rd book as we speak..

Well as I been reflecting on this journey I thought it only fitting to retrace my steps to where it started

Thank you Poetry Soup and all who grace the pages of the site. If not for you those eight pieces of paper would have been thrown back in the box...

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  1. Date: 3/24/2013 1:11:00 AM
    We are lucky you did something about those pieces..cos you ve mastered them into master-pieces.Glad to see you here..Hope you get inspired to post more beauties and bravo re your publishing..it aint easy..Charma

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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 10:42:00 PM
    Congratulations on all your hard work, Michael..as always your poetry is amazing and a delight to read. Thank you for being here on Soup, also, sharing your wonderful gift with us. Love, Annalise

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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 10:21:00 AM
    2 books! That's sooo cool. Glad we met you. We all belong somewhere... It's good to know we're not alone... I haven't the courage yet to write a book! I lost my job after 30 years and got on disability... I stay rather alone except for my hubby, adopted 21 year old son, and animals. My other son flies in and out of my life occassionally while in college... You guys have given me company... And Jack Ellison, like me, writes the HaHa- silly side of poetry... Poetrysoup is always the first place I go to in the morning. It's good to know there's always room for one more...

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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 5:15:00 AM
    Thank you all for such kind comments.. Yes we all have a road that got us here and I would love to hear your stories as well.. Instead of commenting on this blog to each one I will visit your poetry and comment there...

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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 1:09:00 AM
    Guess we are all walking a road of one sort or another. Glad yours is going in the right direction......Seren

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 9:01:00 PM
    We are glad you never gave up on those eight pieces of paper..I for one appreciate you Michael...always there with a kind and encouraging word on what I write...congratulations on all your wonderful success!

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:44:00 PM
    Nice to see you, Michael. Indeed, Poetry Soup is a great place. I can't believe you're writing your third book! I thought that you only have one book. I would like to know if you have a contract with a publisher or you just self-publish your books. Congratulations!

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 5:55:00 PM
    I think many of us have similar stories of how far we have come. It's so amazing, isn't it? I see you had your shoulder surgery not long before I had mine. Mine even feels bad today. The only thing difference is that I can now move my left arm up and down, thank heavens!

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 3:55:00 PM
    That's something special. You only deserve it Poet. Take care!

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 3:50:00 PM
    Michael, thank you for the nice visit, I'm happy you never gave up.. you are THE biggest inspirational poet here on the soup... thank you for never banging our heads... and accepting our grace, no matter the hood... always~ PD

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 11:16:00 AM
    You are a great example to all of us, i also wrote a poem thanking all my fellow soupers for supporting me always, and reading my poetry and even now i participate my entry to the contests. Good luck with your book...Terry xoxo

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 11:16:00 AM
    You are a great example to all of us, i also wrote a poem thanking all my fellow soupers for supporting me always, and reading my poetry and even now i participate my entry to the contests. Good luck with your book...Terry xoxo

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 9:25:00 AM
    hi there Michael, happy it's working out for you my friend and long may it last xx

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 8:49:00 AM
    Thank you David.. Your name is high up on the list of poet friends I shall thank... your a pure gentleman....

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 8:43:00 AM
    Michael great to see you here, glad things worked out for you, without a shadow of doubt you deserve it as your poetry is just wonderful to read, hope fortune continues to shine on you my friend....

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My Past Blog Posts

 
"Your Journey" contest is up and running
Date Posted: 7/30/2013 2:42:00 PM
I may have been absent as of late but I've been talking Soup to new young poets!!!
Date Posted: 6/23/2013 7:50:00 AM
Contest Complete and the winners are!!!!
Date Posted: 6/2/2013 8:23:00 AM
Dreaming into the Day contest
Date Posted: 5/12/2013 6:56:00 AM
My apologies to my Soup Family...
Date Posted: 4/30/2013 3:51:00 PM
"How Poetry Has Become You" contest is judged and posted..
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 12:54:00 PM
Hi Soup Family!!!
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 12:27:00 PM
From me to all of you....
Date Posted: 3/23/2013 6:14:00 AM
Thank you PoetrySoup and all who grace the site...
Date Posted: 3/22/2013 8:22:00 AM
How Poetry has become You... contest is up
Date Posted: 3/3/2013 8:14:00 AM
I wasn't always good, so when somthing I do comes out right I feel the need to share..
Date Posted: 2/27/2013 2:20:00 PM
This is my attempt at an "Edgar Allen Poe" type of writing
Date Posted: 2/25/2013 6:41:00 AM
Boomerang Contest over and the winners are!!!!! Below
Date Posted: 2/19/2013 3:14:00 PM
Boomerang Contest is up and running.... example below
Date Posted: 1/20/2013 8:15:00 AM
Is it just me?? Or is there a 2013 list of contest winners I'm missing on the contest members page??
Date Posted: 1/8/2013 4:47:00 PM
Happy New Year Soup Family.
Date Posted: 1/6/2013 3:47:00 PM
Why and How I am touched by Sandy Hook...
Date Posted: 12/23/2012 6:36:00 AM
My poem "Angels In The Sky" made it to a Newtown memorial..
Date Posted: 12/22/2012 11:21:00 AM
My Dedication to the Teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School
Date Posted: 12/22/2012 7:49:00 AM
RIP Children....
Date Posted: 12/15/2012 7:48:00 AM
NEW CONTEST "A CHRISTMAS WISH IN A POEM'
Date Posted: 12/12/2012 5:55:00 AM
"A Road Still Driven" Contest is final and the winners are!!!!!
Date Posted: 12/10/2012 4:12:00 PM
RIP John Lennon.... Poet/songwriter and artist
Date Posted: 12/8/2012 7:22:00 AM
A Christmas Card to my Dad....
Date Posted: 12/3/2012 3:37:00 PM
"A Road Still Driven" contest
Date Posted: 11/24/2012 10:44:00 AM

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