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Cyndi MacMillan is a well-rounded writer who embraces many genres and forms. Her work has been published in local newspapers and has won contests. She enjoys reading literary journals, and she is actively pursuing publication within their glossy covers.

Verse is both magnetic and kinetic. She attempts - madly- to give equal attention to her poetry, short stories, and a novel-in-progress, the Trim of Wicks.  Regardless of genre, she focuses on language. One word has the power to repel or pull. She never forgets the reader and does her best to make their ride interesting.

Poetry soup is a good forum which enables people from around the world to share poetry. It has some great resources and provides a nice space for friends to meet.

Cyndi lives in a small town in Ontario with her husband, young daughter and far too many books.

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LINDA IRMA --- PD---- LOVE AND SYMPATHY CARD, SOUPERS PLEASE SIGN.


Blog Posted:3/26/2013 6:03:00 AM


DEAREST LINDA,

WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THIS DEVASTATING NEWS.

OUR HEARTS BREAK FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

THERE ARE NO WORDS... ONLY LOVE AND QUIET PRAYERS FOR STRENGTH DURING THIS TIME OF EXTREME SADNESS.

WE CARE... AND WISH WE COULD BE THERE.

LOVE YOUR OTHER FAMILY



Soupers, Royal, PD (Linda's) daughter had a stillbirth delivery, one of the hardest things that any family can endure. Please, take a moment to sign this card.

Love Cyndi


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  1. Date: 3/28/2013 7:54:00 PM
    Thank you Cyndi, I'm not much for words right now,,, but, i did share the blog with my daughter,,, she was moved by the card...thank you so so much.... xox~ LINDA

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    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 3/28/2013 7:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    all comments are a blessing and needed at a time like this... Linda
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 1:44:00 PM
    My prayers are with you.

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 12:49:00 PM
    Such a sad thing to happen... Condolences from my family to yours.

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Cyndi your blog is much appreciated at this moment. This will offer Royal and my sis a tiny piece of comfort when they are ready to read the blogs of condolences. I already mentioned the blogs to my family. Extreme sadness is right. Thanks-Sidney LeeAnn

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:54:00 AM
    Oh no. Linda, I am truly sad after hearing this news. No woman should have to go through something like this. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Royal, and the rest of your family. Hang in there...we love you.

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:42:00 AM
    Dear Linda, my sincere Prayers to YOU in a time of deep sorrow. I cannot imagine the hurt, pain and sorrow YOU and YOURS are going through. May the Prayers of YOUR SOUP Family bring some relief. I have called an emergency meeting of OUR Prayer Group in hopes it may bring YOU and Royal some Spiritual Blessings. LOVE ALWAYS...Harry

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:30:00 AM
    Dear Royal, I can not imagine the sorrow that fills YOUR Heart . Take solace in knowing that all here at the SOUP are in mourning with YOU. As we walk together in Prayer with the Almighty God who holds YOUR Child in HIS Loving arms.May YOU find His LOVE and Peace. My Prayers for YOU and YOUR Husband ALWAYS with YOU in Heart...Harry

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Very sorry to hear this news Linda, my thoughts are with you and yours

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:46:00 PM
    Oh Linda ... No words can comfort you at this moment ... My heart breaks with yours ... Know that I love you and am here for you... *tear* Deb

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 5:17:00 PM
    PD, my prayers are with you and Royal. I cannot begin to imagine the pain you are going through. I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Kim

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 5:03:00 PM
    i'm sorry to have heard this, my sympathy go to you...and all of your family...

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 3:07:00 PM
    Just dropping by again wishing it wasn't true and then wishing for a magic wand, but in the end wishing you love and hope for tomorrow. XXOO

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 1:43:00 PM
    So hard to find the words.We are with you all.. in prayer and thought..hugs

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 1:18:00 PM
    oh my as a midwife I am especially moved by this event, surely there are answers to be had, sorry I am talking as a professional and not as a friend. My deepest deepest sympathies go to you all. Seren

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 12:21:00 PM
    My heart goes out to this family...so sad. Prayers for all !!

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 11:44:00 AM
    My heart is united with yours at this difficult time Linda, may you find solace in us here at soup, we are here for you, love, V xxx

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 11:17:00 AM
    Oh.... PD, I am so sorry to hear this heart breaking news. May God bless your family with healing, love and compassion. catie

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 11:16:00 AM
    The arms of the Lord, one holds this baby and the other is extended in comfort, to your family! God Bless...Marlon L.

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Linda, I am so deeply sorry for what you and your family are going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 10:44:00 AM
    Know that I am here for you and Royal whenever you need me

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 9:46:00 AM
    oh Linda, my heart goes out to you and Royal. I have no words to express how sad I feel for your family at this time

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 9:13:00 AM
    Dearest PD, i to am so sorry for your loss. Such a sad loss. Blessings to all of you. Take care, be strong. Life and its misery which we can do nothing about it. Love Terry xoxoox

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:45:00 AM
    My heart breaks to hear this sad news, PD. I'm so very sorry for you and your family, especially for your daughter, Royal. Hugs to you both, and may your strength and the outpouring of love here, help you through the pain of loss. God Bless

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:29:00 AM
    I am devastated for you both, please accept my prayers and condolences on your loss xx

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:24:00 AM
    God bless, I am praying for peace for you and yours. My mentor, your kind words inspire me always. Jennifer

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:11:00 AM
    my prayers are with you and your family dear PD.. Maria

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:58:00 AM
    Thank you so much for this card my dear poet friend Cyndi. I am sorry also if I was not able to post a blog right away early this morning when our very dear friend and my loving sis Linda informed me around 1 am this morning. All my loving prayers and thoughts are highly with her always. Again, thank you sooo much and may God bless you always as well! love much, Leonora

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:56:00 AM
    my prayers are with you and your daughter Linda...May God give both of u the strength to bear this loss....<3

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:38:00 AM
    O God of love, source of life, hear our prayers for this woman who lost Her baby before it ever came to birth. The blessing of your love was torn from her body, leaving her empty and devastated. Comfort her now in her sorrow. Restore her hope for a child to come. Give her courage and new delight in the days ahead. In good time, grant her a new life that her soul may rejoice and her body give birth; Amen. --Vienna Cobb Anderson

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:30:00 AM
    Linda and Royal, I am saddened by your loss. My prayers are with you....Jag

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:57:00 AM
    Tex and Royal I am so sorry to hear of this dreadful news, my prayers are with you all...David

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:44:00 AM
    Linda and Royal, my heartfelt condolences. You are in my prayers. Su

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:42:00 AM
    I am so saddened by this and at a loss for words. I pray for you and your family,

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:40:00 AM
    I cannot even begin to imagine what you're going through and how difficult all this must be for you. Please know that we are always here.

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:34:00 AM
    Royal and Linda, very sorry and saddened by your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Anthony

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:31:00 AM
    dear pd, I don't know what to say, except my heartfelt sympathy is with you and your family...love charlotte

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:18:00 AM
    Linda-PD so terribly sorry for the loss you and Royal and all your family has suffered..thoughts and prayers are with you..love,Deb

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  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:11:00 AM
    Linda, you must be hurting so badly right now. I am so sorry... no words. Tears flowing for your family's great loss. I know you are there for Royal, and hope there are others there for YOU. xox Love, Cyndi

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My Past Blog Posts

 
PRAYERS and SYMPATHY FOR PAKISTAN
Date Posted: 12/19/2014 8:18:00 AM
MOMMY BLOG: A TODDLER TURKEY IN THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Date Posted: 12/17/2014 8:07:00 PM
I CAN'T BREATHE: A peaceful Protest, An Anthology of Powerful Poems
Date Posted: 12/11/2014 5:49:00 PM
CELEBRITY CHEF KILLED BY OFFICER FOR JAYWALKING-- a piece of prose/contest soon to follow
Date Posted: 12/9/2014 2:41:00 PM
I CAN'T BREATHE
Date Posted: 12/8/2014 9:37:00 AM
MEMORIAL TRIBUTE ON THE CONTEST PAGE: A WORD COLLAGE FOR CHAN. PLEASE, Take up the challenge. <3
Date Posted: 11/10/2014 9:30:00 AM
A LOVE-IN & WAKE FOR CHAN. ALL SOUPERS WELCOME. PLEASE ADD SOMETHING.
Date Posted: 11/9/2014 10:03:00 AM
WORDS THAT HAVE MADE POETRY'S MOST NOT WANTED LIST
Date Posted: 11/7/2014 7:57:00 PM
Terrorist attack at Parliament. Ottawa, our national capital, is on lockdown.
Date Posted: 10/22/2014 11:59:00 AM
PUBLICATION ETIQUETTE, TWO IMPORTANT THINGS
Date Posted: 10/16/2014 5:28:00 AM
****EDIT******POETRY AS LITERATURE AND AS SELF-EXPRESSION. YOU DON'T NEED TO CHOOSE.
Date Posted: 10/6/2014 11:58:00 AM
ANOTHER WOWSER. TRULY BEAUTIFUL. COME IN FOR A CHAT.
Date Posted: 10/2/2014 9:39:00 PM
A ROMANTIC POEM I THINK MOST WILL LOVE, COMMON GROUND, COME TAKE A PEEK
Date Posted: 9/30/2014 5:37:00 PM
How I judge Contests by Cyndi MacMillan
Date Posted: 9/10/2014 9:58:00 PM
A RESPONSE FROM MAUREEN HYNES
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 8:54:00 PM
MAUREEN SAYS SHE LOVES MY RESPONSE
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 10:25:00 AM
READING POEMS LIKE A POET, INCLUDES AN ANALYSIS
Date Posted: 9/6/2014 6:23:00 PM
PUNK TUATION IN POETRY
Date Posted: 9/4/2014 9:39:00 PM
Grammar and poetry: a Fiction Writer’s Oddball View
Date Posted: 9/2/2014 10:52:00 AM
GREAT ARTICLE ON FIGURATIVE WRITING
Date Posted: 8/22/2014 10:47:00 AM
THIS IS POETIC PROSE
Date Posted: 8/20/2014 9:28:00 AM
GARDEN PARTY CONTEST WINNERS
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 9:57:00 PM
NEW CONTEST
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 5:19:00 AM
LEATHERBACK BOY
Date Posted: 7/11/2014 9:53:00 PM
MINDING MANNERS
Date Posted: 6/11/2014 6:17:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
12/15/2014 A POEM FOR CRAIG -- SHORT Versefamily,grief,
12/12/2014 IF SOUP WERE REALLY A SANCTUARY -- Warning will offend some Free versefear,poets,world,
12/9/2014 PROTEST of PEACE Verseanti bullying,conflict,em
12/9/2014 CHEF KILLED BY OFFICER FOR JAYWALKING Proseparody,truth,
11/10/2014 CHAN Free versefriend,goodbye,
10/15/2014 DARK ANGELS OF HIGHGATE Sestinafuneral,psychological,sad
9/4/2014 I COMES Free versesexy,
9/2/2014 cummings and i Versepoetry,word play,
8/25/2014 LIFE WILL BE A HONEYMOON Lyricparadise,passion,romantic
8/25/2014 HOSTEL, QUEBEC CITY, 1978 Free versehistory,places,
8/21/2014 DEGREES Sonnetbooks,sensual,words,
7/17/2014 CRADLED Trioletbaby,love,
6/7/2014 TORRENT Sonnetcelebration,life,women,
4/21/2014 LA MARQUISE Free versepsychological,
4/8/2014 ROOTS Free versemoving on,power,teenage,
4/4/2014 GINGHAM AND LACE, A BLITZ POEM Versedaughter,love,
4/4/2014 NUDE, THIRTY DOLLARS, A BLITZ Verseart,imagination,lost love
3/24/2014 50 GODS Free versegod,peace,philosophy,
3/15/2014 WINTER IN PORTLAND Free versedepression,winter,
2/25/2014 PITY THE PIRANHA Free verseintrospection,people,
2/13/2014 DOUBLE OH Crown of Sonnetsfilm,sexy,
2/10/2014 TARTANS Sonnetfriend,patriotic,places,p
2/9/2014 TESTIMONIALS Sonnetfaith,friend,nature,
2/5/2014 ON THE FRINGE Sonnetafrica,allegory,culture,f
2/3/2014 SUMMERLAND Sonnetfriend,music,places,poetr
2/2/2014 WORD ON THE STREET, 2009 Sonnetbooks,friend,places,poetr
1/31/2014 HEROES Sonnetfriend,hero,places,poetry
1/29/2014 DIVINE STEEPLES Sonnetfriend,love,places,poetry
1/28/2014 SNIPPETS Sonnetfilm,friend,poetry,
1/27/2014 NEW-DALI Sonnetart,friend,poetry,time,
1/26/2014 MUSE Sonnetfriend,love,places,poetry
1/24/2014 ONE TWO ONE Sonnetfriend,love,places,poetry
1/23/2014 FIREWORKS Sonnetfriend,heaven,life,metaph
1/22/2014 UNREHEARSED Sonnetart,friend,love,
1/21/2014 THE WIT OF ROSE Sonnetfantasy,friend,places,
1/20/2014 CHANTRY Sonnetlight,memory,places,
1/20/2014 SUNCATCHER Sonnet 
1/17/2014 HAT MAN Sonnetfriendship,poetry,
1/14/2014 FANFARE Sonnetbooks,friend,imagination,
1/14/2014 MY HEART BELONGS TO MONTREAL Iambic Pentameterheart,places,
1/13/2014 AN EDUCATED MAN Free verseeducation,life,truth,wisd
1/9/2014 SPICY Sonnetfood,passion,
1/6/2014 THE STAND Prosetruth,
1/4/2014 WOMAN, I BE I do not know?life,
12/19/2013 EXPLORING THE BASEMENT Free verseabuse,childhood,courage,
12/12/2013 LET ME INFLAME: A POET'S PRAYER Versepassion,poetry,
12/11/2013 PARDON ME, DID YOU JUST BAN CHRIS AECHTNER FROM SOUP Prosefeelings,freedom,friend,
12/10/2013 UNHOLY Versewinter,
12/3/2013 LA VIE EN ROSE Light Poetrycharacter,imagination,
12/2/2013 OPENING A POET'S VEIN, WORDS, Versewriting,
11/29/2013 RIPPLES Free versesad,writing,
9/28/2013 EMILY DICKINSON Sonnetpoetess,
9/27/2013 HEY WAITER, THERE'S A HITLER IN MY SOUP Free verseparody,poetry,
9/26/2013 THE VIRGIN AND CHILD Sonnetfaith,jesus,mother,
9/12/2013 LAST WISHES Free versedeath,niece,sad,
9/10/2013 SAFEWORD Sonnetlove,lust,
8/23/2013 UNMASKED Pantoumdance,desire,fantasy,
8/6/2013 THE OTHER-WISE Free verseart,introspection,
7/24/2013 PIMPED Free versechildren,lust,society,
7/17/2013 MARGINS Free versedaughter,summer,
7/15/2013 SPINNING WHEEL Free versechange,home,moving on,
6/5/2013 COME, ARION Sonnetfantasy,horse,mythology,
6/5/2013 BAIT, 1986 Free versegrowing up,lust,men,
6/3/2013 COME AND PLAY ME Lyricmuse,music,passion,romant
5/31/2013 haiku 6 Haikuchildren,summer,
5/28/2013 HER FIRST PLACE Sonnetart,imagination,
5/28/2013 BLAMELESS Personificationrain,
5/27/2013 THE SHINING Sestinaevil,film,horror,
5/22/2013 ALL FALL DOWN Sestinadeath,history,london,
5/18/2013 POETRY Free versepoetry,
5/13/2013 MADE IN BANGLADESH Ghazalchange,clothes,death,
5/5/2013 SUNDAY SOJOURN Haibungarden,morning,time,
4/28/2013 WOMEN Free versefriendship,gender,
4/26/2013 SYLVIA Crown of Sonnetslife,poets,writing,
4/20/2013 THE POET'S CREED Free versepoetry,world,writing,
4/18/2013 TYPEWRITER Free verselust,writing,
4/17/2013 IT Free versepoetry,writing,
4/10/2013 TWELVE DOLLARS, UNLESS PRICED DIFFERENTLY Free versenostalgia,women,
4/8/2013 THE ADJECTIVE IMPERATIVE Coupleton writing and words,word
4/1/2013 MY JANE Sonnetromantic,
3/21/2013 PALADIN Free versepeople,sympathy,
3/18/2013 SWEET SOLITUDE Haibunfaith,imagination,sister,
3/14/2013 WHAT LURKS WITHIN Free versechild,death,dedication,lo
3/12/2013 ALLUSIVE PEARL Free verseart,imagination,
3/11/2013 ELIZABETH'S DIARY Prose Poetryimagination,love,
3/6/2013 HIS-STORY Free verseimagination,night,night,
3/5/2013 THE LANGUAGE OF ASH Free versemystery,social,suicide,ch
2/22/2013 haiku 3 Haikufunny,seasons,
2/17/2013 BIDALSANA Free versepassion,me,me,
2/12/2013 GURO, MAHAL KITA Sonnetfriendship,on writing and
2/7/2013 haiku 2 Haikubaby,
2/7/2013 haiku 1 Haikuchild,seasons,metaphor,
2/6/2013 WILD ROSE Sonnetart,passion,
2/3/2013 ALCHEMY Versefood,seasons,time,februar
1/31/2013 SMAAK STUKKEND Carpe Diemimagination,introspection
1/12/2013 CAT O NINES Rhymepassion,
1/8/2013 HIGHWAY OF TEARS Rhymemystery,women,women,
12/20/2012 THIS BLEAK HEREAFTER Terzanellechild,death,grief,night,m
12/10/2012 A PRETTY DRESS Rondeaupassion,romantic,women,lo
12/6/2012 CASTING HIS LINE Rondeaudad,nostalgia,sports,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Ten Little Toes Rhymedaughter,lifeold,old,,gra
Woodland Rhapsody Quatraininspirational
Contradicting Keats Sonnetintrospection,life
Surrender to Love Rhymeloveme,
A Totum Pole Ode Concretenative american,people,
MORE DREAMS TO ROW Rhyme royalinspirational,life,
When the Tab Comes Due Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Lighting My Candle From Within Quintain (English)caregiving,introspection,
The Kirk by the Sea Coupletnostalgia,religion,love,
Moonlight On The Ward Chokahealth,life,
Nocturnal Poetry Rhymeimagination,life,poetry,
Slumber Epicdedication,epic,slam,
FROSTY NIGHT STROLL Coupletinspirational,seasons,
Our Thanksgiving Light Poetryholiday,
Tomorrow's Grace Ethereepeace,
A New Star Shines Above Hawaii Rhymededication,music,
Jesus, Our Savior Shapereligion,life,
Monarch of Summer Haibunanimals,devotion,inspirat
Untouched Rhymeforgiveness,me,me,
Midnight Pearls Than-Baukintrospection,love,
Beaucoup Blooms Terza Rimanature,spring,spring,
On Heaven's Doorway Narrativeinspirational,life,care,c
WALKING ON FAITH Versefaith,for children,
Beachworld Free verseplaces,sea,sun,
Sleepless Nights Narrativeangst,imagination,mystery
Another Face Rhymelost love,
What Dreams are Made Of - LGT Blank versefear,life,mystery,
Paired Parings Balladchildhood,
AUTUMN'S SPLENDOROUS BEAUTY Quatrainnature,autumn,autumn,
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Epicabuse,analogy,corruption,
Anticipation Free verseautumn,death,life,
friend to friend Haikupeople,philosophy,
Calligraphy Verseon writing and words,
Cyndi Sonnetdedication,
Night Comes Rhymetime,
Without Hope's Gleam Terzanellehope,flower,flower,joy,pa
When Your Dead YOUR Dead Rhymefriendship,love,wife,
after my prayer Haikuinspirational,
Chamber Music Chopped Blank versemusic,
Money-God Free versededication,hope,love,reco
Down Fall Italian Sonnetbeautiful,miracle,nature,
God Forbid Coupletangst,devotion,write,life
To Kashinath and Cyndi Rhymededication,devotion,frien
Edinburgh Free versededication,
CHERISHED Sonnetlove,peace,
Shield Walls Lyricimagination,love,
Live The Cliches Free versedream,hope,love,poetry,
Bliss State Quatrainfaith,
A Reminder: To Be Free versetruth,writing,
She Came In and Changed Everything Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)death,deep,epic,evil,sorr
IN THE MOOD Light Poetryadventure,woman,
Edinburgh Free versededication,hope,life,love
The Byway Rhymecare,
To Love Myself Sonnetlove,new year,self,
Westward Movement Free versedevotion,love,peace,
The Rocking Chair Rhymechild,christmas,sister,
To the Rescue Rhymesnow,
A Perfect Storm Rhyme royallife,
Onward Christian Soldiers Rhyme 
BEYOND TEARS Rhymechild,encouraging,hope,
Dewberry Cobbler Haibungrowing up,
Release Free verseencouraging,grief,hope,st
IN STILLNESS Free versechange,life,
Return of the Stork--Stillborn Tribulation Versebaby,death,
Within Reason- Maurice Yvonne and Seren Roberts Verselife,

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