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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
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,
A Mouse And A ManSestinafriendship,life,metaphor,
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
Autumn AloneVerselife,lost love,love,passi

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