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Originally from Keizer OR, I moved with my now wife to wonderful Colorado Springs CO in '97. Life's never easy for many I'm sure, but being of the selfish, self centered type, I've usually only worried about myself. Today, I try to be a little kinder, a little more 'available' to my fellow man. These times we are living in, well, they are troubling. I see many a man walking the streets and living in parks. Taking time to stop and chat with a few, I realize how wrong I am to judge my fellow man. Many of these men have degrees, families broken by circumstance. I've always seen the homeless as drug addicts and drunks, (deserving of their condition) but I find this not to be the case for most; their faculties still intact, many have just given up hope. I give thanks today, as I listen to the stories of many of these men, and relate. For I came once this way too, into a new knowledge and understanding of God and his Grace. His ever lasting love of mankind, no matter the situation. I challenge all of you to take just a moment, and pause...reflect on how you can affect another human beings life. Whether it be a donation to a charity, feeding a meal at your local Salvation Army, or just listening, get out of your comfort zone. Every 'thing' we do, effects someone directly/indirectly. One of our contests is titled "you last hour"....much to consider as I attempt this write...To all who've said hello, and to those who I've not yet met, welcome and please, excuse me now for my laymen's poems. Some very great creators on this site. God's love and Blessings, Michael Hornschuch


Blog Posted:7/19/2011 11:10:00 PM
Day two of my contest...oh my goodness. WOW, all have made it through to round two. I'm speechless, as all of you have let me into a memory that shares a part of you. I've smiled, and wept a tear or two, truly...there will be many winners, so far so good.
As my first contest, I am honored...what a connection I've made to people I'll never meet, but somehow, seem to know a little better tonight!!!! Keep on writing I'm having a ball!

Michael Hornschuch 
the new guy!

Well, I took a leap, and rather watching from the sidelines I've jumped in with both feet. I've started my first contest and would appreciate any input as to how to judge, what to use as contest material, that isn't redundant. Any other input members may have as to create an exciting contest. I'm thick skinned, and take critique well. 

My first poem is Ode to a friend...while i don't require a true Ode style, I'd like to have people write about their deepest memories of an endearing friend. Something that will truly move the reader. Hope you all support my first attempt at a contest...and good luck to all.

Michael Hornschuch, 
the new guy!
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  1. Date: 7/22/2011 11:34:00 AM
    Great contest, and it will be loved by my friend that I wrote about. A good way to thank her. Lee

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  1. Date: 7/21/2011 3:15:00 PM
    Hey, sorry I missed your blog earlier. Been really busy this week. Glad to meet new people here and I hope you enjoy your contest!

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  1. Date: 7/21/2011 10:09:00 AM
    thanks for all your responses, @ Constance, thankyou, I will be nudging you with questions now and then, since you've offered...question to any of you who may hold the 'key' how do I send a soup mail? I receive them, but other than replying, I don't see how to send them?

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  1. Date: 7/20/2011 11:06:00 AM
    Congrats on your FIRST CONTEST!!!!!Brings one to great memories....I will have to create a goody.........God bless!!!^Rick

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  1. Date: 7/20/2011 4:07:00 AM
    Reads like a great topic about which to have a contest..Good luck..It is not easy..I think that judging blind that is not knowing who has written the poem is the best way..I was surprised when I found out who had written the ones in my first contest..Sara

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  1. Date: 7/20/2011 1:23:00 AM
    Hi Michael,nice to see you have taken that extra step,my friend.Iam hoping to do likewise soon,and will be full of questions. But you will get there. Bless up Paul

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  1. Date: 7/19/2011 11:16:00 PM
    Hi Michael ^_^! So nice to see you here on blogs :D I just viewed your contest and now I see this-- yay for that :D-- I like what you say in your bio-- we sure can make a difference (however small) in people's lives, we never do know sometimes just how much of an impact we have on others... that ripple effect sure can be amazing... looking forward to seeing more of you here :) Nice sweet pic you have, btw :) God bless you too!

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My Past Blog Posts

Just a little note...
Date Posted: 7/28/2011 3:37:00 PM
Ode to a Friend Finished...whew....what a contest!!!
Date Posted: 7/25/2011 9:38:00 PM
Ode to a friend
Date Posted: 7/24/2011 10:31:00 AM
Date Posted: 7/19/2011 11:10:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/20/2013black and white trickle verseFree verse 
7/11/2013MomFree verseabsence,abuse,addiction,b
7/6/2013tunnelFree verse 
12/18/2012I woke todayFree versedepression,
12/18/2012No Lord not againFree versedeath,dedication,devotion
6/14/2012gratitude:Free versefaith,peace,recovery from
7/29/2011I BelieveRhymechildhood,faith,family,me
7/27/2011Today is all we really haveVersedeath,dedication,family,l
7/24/2011summer morn'Verseseasonsday,day,
7/22/2011the huntRhymeon work and working
7/21/2011Ocean's swellRhymenature
7/20/2011Somewhere over the rainbowProse Poetrydeath,nostalgiadaughter,s
7/20/2011The past Free versefaith,life
7/19/2011skooter where art thouFree verselosslonging,
7/19/2011my last hourFree versedeath
7/19/2011Ode to a friendOde friendship,life,nostalgia
7/15/2011Yes Carol, they're dogsBalladpetsday,
7/15/2011the promise of windCrystallinenature
7/15/2011Tanka to my three girls, Molly, Gracie and ZoeTankapets
7/14/2011Conversation with an Angel a conclusionNarrativefaith
7/14/2011Conversation with an Angel Part 4Narrativefaithme,me,
7/14/2011Conversation with an Angel Part 3Narrativefaithangel,angel,life,me,
7/14/2011Conversation with an Angel Part 2Narrativefaithme,angel,angel,me,,g
7/14/2011Conversation with an Angel Part 1Narrativefaith
7/14/2011an acrostic poem of MICHAELAcrosticlifelife,me,epic,life,me,
7/14/2011Tanka 7-14-11 humorTankafunny
7/14/2011Tanka 7-14-11Tankapeople
7/13/2011is this all there isCoupletfaithme,
7/13/2011Haiku 7-11-13Haikunature
7/12/2011God's will, not mine part twoNarrativefaithgod,god,soldier,
7/12/2011God's will, not mineNarrativefaithwife,car,me,
9/8/2010remember that day??Free versefaithme,day,life,me,
9/7/2010Colorado fallHaikuseasons
9/2/2010love grows upFree versefaith,family,wife,words,f
8/23/2010Good God Morning...Free versedevotiongod,beauty,beauty
8/4/2010TodayFree verselife,
8/2/2010Tsunami ridingFree verselife,time,
7/21/2010PAINFree verseangst,
7/20/2010called to say....I do not know?forgiveness
7/20/2010New lifeFree verselife,

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A Courageous BattleTankadeath,inspirational,life,
A Day When Winter Said GoodbyeCouplethope,spring,winter,
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Sweet SpringRhymelove,spring,sweet,sweet,
Of Pen And PaperVerseon writing and words,upli
Nerves x 9Free versehappy,life,love,passion,
Forever RadiantLyricdedication,faith,father,i
Debauchery Or NotFree verseconfusion,
Through The Eye's Of The DreamerDodoitsunature,passion,
A Flame Once BurnedCouplethope,lost love,memory,lov
Memories In My MindVerselove,memory,time,time,
One Moment In TimeVerselife,nature,
Scandalous FortuneVerselost love,
In Gratitude I BowVersedeath,life,thank you,time
Novella My LoveSonnetlove,nature,passion,seaso
Whispers WithinPersonificationdedication,devotion,faith
Serenity Pantoumfaith,father,happiness,in
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