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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

Ode to a friend

Blog Posted:7/24/2011 10:31:00 AM
just a few spots left, in my contest of Ode to a friend. For all of you who've entered, I'm so ever grateful as I read each of your poems. I've learned much about the human condition called friendship.

there are only 6 more openings, and if you are mentoring a 'newbie' as someone has done for me, encourage them to enter, as there is no real form or demands of grammatical corrections for this particular write. My use of this contest was to learn how to judge, and become familiar with the process.

I've become surprisingly closer to those in poetry soup because of this subject. We are human by nature, and our Friendships are what I believe are but just a facet of what separates us from the animal Kingdom...

Thank you once again for all your participation, and look forward to many more contests.
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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 1:12:00 PM
    BTW, all entries are in, and now begins the arduous task..I've been told that many do not like to see multiple 1st, 2nd and 3rd listings..what are your thoughts? To all and any who care to share...

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 1:08:00 PM
    Nikko, your comedic comments always leave me with a smile...nice to meet you, I've enjoyed reading some of your shtuff! Nice and reflective...oh, I'm sorry, I forgot to start by introducing myself, "Hi, I'm Michael and I'm a PS addict"...and the crowd yells back "WELCOME!!!"

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 11:17:00 AM
    oh btw, I read your comments on my Soupy addict poem-- heehee, welcome to the club, as far as I know, there's nothing-- so I have been struggling with this addiction for 2 years now-- welcome to the club! Haha :D Good luck to us! It can only get worse-- O_o. My name is Nikko and I am a Soup addict.

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 11:14:00 AM
    I wish you all the best in judging, Michael :) and yup I sure look forward to more of your contests, too ;D

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 11:53:00 PM
    It was a great topic and one that really made many of stop and think about these people who mean so much to us, but we seldom stop and say anything about it. thank you Lee

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 2:18:00 PM
    the last few entries are always the hardest to get Michael but u will get them and then enjoy the process of judging... many grand entries for the theme of friendship..good luck luv..

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 2:14:00 PM
    You chose a wonderful theme for your contest, Michael. Most of us have someone special who helped shape our lives. I'm sure the last six entries will come in soon. Best wishes to all the contestants! Love, Carolyn

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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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