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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

My Recent Poems

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10/20/2014 Just a Glimpse Coupletimagination,word play,wri
10/20/2014 Tears from a Pen Coupletintrospection,
10/20/2014 Imprinted Coupletremember,romance,
6/22/2014 Stepping inside Oneself Coupletdog,
6/22/2014 Trapped Rhymeintrospection,
6/22/2014 Unspoken Glances Coupletthank you,
11/22/2013 A Tearful Song Coupletmissing,
11/22/2013 A Soulful Frame Coupletintrospection,
11/22/2013 Passing Eyes Coupletlost love,
7/30/2013 Across the Page Coupletintrospection,journey,
7/28/2013 Inside the Wall Rhymebeauty,words,
7/27/2013 Beyond my Window Coupletimagination,writing,
7/26/2013 Restraint Lifted Coupletinspiration,introspection
6/23/2013 Sinking In A Dream Coupletwriting,
6/23/2013 A Page Behind Glass Coupletpeace,
6/23/2013 Two Dreams Into One Rhymededication,
6/1/2013 Undressed Words Coupletdesire,write,
6/1/2013 Coloring Your Dreams Rhymedream,
5/12/2013 Undefined Coupletday,dream,
5/11/2013 For Your Eyes Rhymefor her,
4/30/2013 Two Hearts Embrace Rhymeanniversary,wife,
4/30/2013 Falling Thoughts Coupletdream,writing,
4/30/2013 Inside of Three Rhymeinspiration,
4/4/2013 Me Rhymeinspirational,on writing
3/29/2013 Toys In My Hand Rhymeon writing and words,word
3/23/2013 Inspiration Tasted Rhymededication,friendship,
3/22/2013 Over Dreams Rhymecourage,love,relationship
3/10/2013 Behind Reflections Rhymeinspirational,introspecti
3/10/2013 A Path of Sanity Coupletdream,
3/3/2013 Paper Words Rhymeimagination,on writing an
3/1/2013 Unbound Coupletintrospection,on writing
3/1/2013 A Dream Fell Rhymedark,dream,fear,
2/24/2013 Under Disbelief Rhymeconfusion,dark,fear,
2/22/2013 A Poetic Mask Rhymeconfusion,dream,
2/21/2013 Pieces Of My Dreams Coupletdream,fantasy,imagination
2/19/2013 Fade Away Coupletimagination,on writing an
2/19/2013 In My Song Rhymelife,recovery from...,rai
2/3/2013 A Better View Rhymeintrospection,
2/3/2013 My Butterfly Rhymechild,dedication,
1/21/2013 Only Together Lyricdedication,
1/20/2013 Soulful Cries Coupletimagination,on writing an
1/18/2013 The Beauty Of The Rain Coupletlove,passion,
1/18/2013 Even Through The Day Rhymededication,
1/6/2013 A Poet Was Born Coupletinspirational,on writing
1/4/2013 A Rhythm To Bali Beach a collab Free verseadventure,passion,peace,l
12/29/2012 By Candlelight Coupleton writing and words,word
12/22/2012 Love Conquers Hate Rhymerecovery from...,sad,
12/19/2012 Beyond The Bell Rhymededication,
12/15/2012 Angels In The Sky Rhymedevotion,sad,
12/12/2012 Two Ice Cubes Coupletpassion,
12/9/2012 Not Broken Senryudedication,love,recovery
12/8/2012 Dreaming In Rhymes Rhymeimagination,on writing an
12/2/2012 A Page Not Faded Coupletintrospection,life,
12/2/2012 My Questionku Haikuhope,
11/29/2012 Seductive Disarray Rhymeart,imagination,on writin
11/25/2012 Only Me Coupletimagination,visionary,
11/24/2012 A Tasty Blend Senryulove,passion,
11/23/2012 Pencil And Paper Coupleton writing and words,peac
11/20/2012 Walking Back Rhymeintrospection,visionary,
11/17/2012 Poetic Tears Rhymeon writing and words,
11/16/2012 Wind Chimes Of Time Coupletfaith,happiness,love,
11/13/2012 The Last Walk In The Dark Coupletfaith,introspection,recov
11/13/2012 My Hands Coupletpassion,
11/12/2012 In The Corners Senryuimagination,peace,
11/10/2012 Salty Tasting Love Haikulove,passion,
11/10/2012 In My Hand Coupletlove,passion,words,
11/8/2012 Under My Dreams Coupletimagination,visionary,dar
11/6/2012 Connections Seen Rhymeintrospection,life,
10/29/2012 On My Branch Coupletintrospection,life,
10/27/2012 Into The Grey Coupletintrospection,
10/23/2012 When The Glass Is Empty Rhymelost love,sad,love,
10/17/2012 Candy Tasting Love Tetractyslove,passion,
10/14/2012 My Pencil Runs Rhymeimagination,house,house,
10/13/2012 Behind My Words Lyriclost love,
10/7/2012 My Dripping Pen Coupletpassion,
10/3/2012 Purple Dreams Rhymeadventure,imagination,
9/25/2012 You In Mine Coupletlost love,peace,
9/22/2012 Paradise Found Coupletimagination,inspirational
9/20/2012 Inside A Rainbow Rhymeimagination,friend,
9/17/2012 My World Of Dreams Coupletfear,imagination,peace,
9/15/2012 Where Is The Blame Coupletforgiveness,friendship,lo
9/14/2012 Three Words For You Rhymededication,words,lost,los
9/9/2012 Drifting Words Into Place Coupleton writing and words,
9/8/2012 Paper Clouds Free verseart,on writing and words,
9/3/2012 To Arild Rhymefriendship,
9/1/2012 Lost Until Found Tetractysfaith,hope,love,
8/28/2012 Broken Pieces Coupletlost love,sad,
8/26/2012 Falling Time Couplettime,
8/26/2012 Your Heart I Hold Coupletintrospection,on writing
8/23/2012 In The Shadows Rhymeimagination,
8/23/2012 Recipe Of Me Senryuimagination,introspection
8/20/2012 Blinded by Right and Wrong Coupletsad,war,write,write,
8/18/2012 Paper Airplains To You Coupletlost love,on writing and
8/17/2012 Fly In The Soup - repost Rhymeslam,
8/16/2012 A Tear That Is His Coupletloss,sad,son,
8/16/2012 From Then To Now Rhymeimagination,introspection
8/12/2012 Because Of You Free verselove,passion,wife,
8/11/2012 Mind Reading Coupletintrospection,visionary,
8/11/2012 I Have Fallen Light Poetryhope,love,
8/7/2012 Alone Or Alive Senryuconfusion,

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poets are my people Ethereededication
Secrets Revealed Free verseforgiveness,friendship,in
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Below a Douglas Fir Coupletlove,spacebeautiful,tree,
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ENCHANTMENT Senryufriendship
Fire Rainbow clouds Free verseadventure,faithgod,god,ra
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Nature's love Haikulove,nature
Wish I Had Known Him Rhymedaughter,father,
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His Heart - My Gem Senryulove
Lather, Rinse, Repeat Free verseon writing and words
Love Letter Free versedevotion,love,passion,rom
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The Last Time Tankalove
Silent Hearts Cinquainlost love
One more peg Romanticismlove
'Love Unquestioned' Tetractysdevotion,loveme,
Unseen hands Tetractysinspirational
Michael Acrosticintrospection
'Game Over' Senryulove
GRATITUDE'S FLOW Coupletinspirational,thank youfa
love falls like water Haikuallegory
'Ramblings to a Friend' Free versefriendship,love,sorry,i l
Tiny Fractures of Death Free versedepression,introspection,
A Little More Rhymeinspirational,
'The Beating of Hearts' Light Poetryfriendship,love,me,heart,
Night Comes Rhymetime,

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