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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 Finished...whew....what a contest!!!


Blog Posted:7/25/2011 9:38:00 PM
okay, so...I've completed my first contest, I'd like to say this, I picked three 1st places, thee 2nd places, and three 3rd places..I then went down the numerical list of placing. Those who received "honorable mentions" were only place as Honorable because you put 'didn't know" as your style...What I guess I'm trying to say, is all of you were in the top three...but it wouldn't be a contest if I made everyone top of the list. Thank you for your participation, contact me if you have any questions or comments... and once again, I grew a bit today thanks to all of you who shared a piece of my life through your stories... I was truly touched, moved, and inspired... Congrats to all, and I will be leaving personal messages for those I can...Peace, Love, one day at a time....Michael H. the new guy (who's just been broken in!)
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  1. Date: 7/27/2011 9:28:00 AM
    Well, Michael, now you know how tough it is to judge a contest. I read the winning poems and you did a terrific job in the rankings. Very inspiring topic! Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for my placement. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 7/26/2011 11:06:00 AM
    Oh wow, Michael :) Thank you so much for my wonderful placement in your contest-- seeing it was such a nice surprise when I checked your winners' list, thank you ^_^! & Super duper congrats to all your winners :) I just know that going through your list will move me and inspire me as much-- and congrats to you for judging your 1st contest here :D

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  1. Date: 7/26/2011 8:10:00 AM
    i had so much fun doing this even if the reminiscing was a bit mostlagic, michael.. thank you for enjoying our pieces! a toast to you for a creative joust!!..nice pic you have here with a bio spilling generosity !... CONGRATS ALL! :) huggs!

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  1. Date: 7/26/2011 6:42:00 AM
    Thank you so much for my placement, congrats to all the winners, and thank you for the kind comments you all leave me x

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 11:33:00 PM
    Michael, thank you very kindly for the 1st place! I am so stoked! To be honest, I was tentative about entering that particular piece, because it isn't poetic in the sense of meter and rhyme, etc. Thank you for enjoying my piece, and hosting this contest. Congratulations to the winners~!

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 11:22:00 PM
    Michael congrats to u for a fantastic theme and contest.. many congrats to all the amazing winners luv.. and a very special thankxx for my 2nd place for my entry on my dear friend "Captivating Cathy".. she was a true treasure and delight.. so missed ..

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 9:44:00 PM
    Congrats to all the WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yippy Skip

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 9:43:00 PM
    I'm so glad you enjoyed my piece. I thank you for a gracious win...I'm ,-) so glad you could feel the emotions and great memories...............God bless~ ^Rick

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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
Friends...
Date Posted: 7/19/2011 11:10:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/20/2013 black and white trickle verse Free verse 
7/11/2013 Mom Free verseabsence,abuse,addiction,b
7/6/2013 tunnel Free verse 
12/18/2012 I woke today Free versedepression,
12/18/2012 No Lord not again Free versedeath,dedication,devotion
6/14/2012 gratitude: Free versefaith,peace,recovery from
7/29/2011 I Believe Rhymechildhood,faith,family,me
7/27/2011 Today is all we really have Versedeath,dedication,family,l
7/24/2011 summer morn' Verseseasonsday,day,
7/22/2011 the hunt Rhymeon work and working
7/21/2011 Ocean's swell Rhymenature
7/20/2011 Somewhere over the rainbow Prose Poetrydeath,nostalgiadaughter,s
7/20/2011 The past Free versefaith,life
7/19/2011 skooter where art thou Free verselosslonging,
7/19/2011 my last hour Free versedeath
7/19/2011 Ode to a friend Ode friendship,life,nostalgia
7/15/2011 Yes Carol, they're dogs Balladpetsday,
7/15/2011 the promise of wind Crystallinenature
7/15/2011 Tanka to my three girls, Molly, Gracie and Zoe Tankapets
7/14/2011 Conversation with an Angel a conclusion Narrativefaith
7/14/2011 Conversation with an Angel Part 4 Narrativefaithme,me,
7/14/2011 Conversation with an Angel Part 3 Narrativefaithangel,angel,life,me,
7/14/2011 Conversation with an Angel Part 2 Narrativefaithme,angel,angel,me,,g
7/14/2011 Conversation with an Angel Part 1 Narrativefaith
7/14/2011 an acrostic poem of MICHAEL Acrosticlifelife,me,epic,life,me,
7/14/2011 Tanka 7-14-11 humor Tankafunny
7/14/2011 Tanka 7-14-11 Tankapeople
7/13/2011 is this all there is Coupletfaithme,
7/13/2011 Spirituality Haikufaithgod,god,
7/13/2011 Haiku 7-11-13 Haikunature
7/12/2011 God's will, not mine part two Narrativefaithgod,god,soldier,
7/12/2011 God's will, not mine Narrativefaithwife,car,me,
9/9/2010 invisible Crystalline 
9/8/2010 remember that day?? Free versefaithme,day,life,me,
9/7/2010 Colorado fall Haikuseasons
9/2/2010 love grows up Free versefaith,family,wife,words,f
8/30/2010 sunshine Tanka 
8/25/2010 Socks:revised Limerickpets
8/25/2010 resentful Tankaforgiveness
8/23/2010 Good God Morning... Free versedevotiongod,beauty,beauty
8/4/2010 Today Free verselife,
8/2/2010 Tsunami riding Free verselife,time,
7/21/2010 PAIN Free verseangst,
7/20/2010 called to say.... I do not know?forgiveness
7/20/2010 New life Free verselife,

My Photos


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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
A Courageous Battle Tankadeath,inspirational,life,
A Day When Winter Said Goodbye Couplethope,spring,winter,
A Mouse And A Man Sestinafriendship,life,metaphor,
Sweet Spring Rhymelove,spring,sweet,sweet,
Of Pen And Paper Verseon writing and words,upli
Nerves x 9 Free versehappy,life,love,passion,
Forever Radiant Lyricdedication,faith,father,i
Debauchery Or Not Free verseconfusion,
Harmonious Verselove,nature,passion,peace
Through The Eye's Of The Dreamer Dodoitsunature,passion,
A Flame Once Burned Couplethope,lost love,memory,lov
White Verseintrospection,
Memories In My Mind Verselove,memory,time,time,
One Moment In Time Verselife,nature,
Scandalous Fortune Verselost love,
In Gratitude I Bow Versedeath,life,thank you,time
Novella My Love Sonnetlove,nature,passion,seaso
Whispers Within Personificationdedication,devotion,faith
Danny Elegydeath,life,
Serenity Pantoumfaith,father,happiness,in
Autumn Alone Verselife,lost love,love,passi

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