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 I have been a member of Poetry soup since 2011. 


Though my forte is fiction, verse has always appealed to me. There is nothing like a play of words to rattle the ordinary, to tickle away the dust of stagnation. My favourite form is the contemporary sonnet, but I also enjoy free verse. Also, I love the zen experience of haiku, its seizure of a moment, how it can hold a universe in so few syllables. And I admit to a fondness for the Rondeau.




My life is simple, but busy. I’m a writer and stay at home mother. Days are full. 


Currently, I am working on a novel or ... ha ha... should I really say that the novel is working on me? Characters! They have a way of turning a world upside down.


There are some amazing poets on the soup. I am blessed to call many my friends ~~ Cyndi




HEY, SPEAKING OF POLITICS... A CANADIAN NOT-QUITE-A RANT


Blog Posted:11/23/2013 5:30:00 PM
Hey My American Friends....

YOOO HOOO!


Have any of you been following CANADIAN politics lately?

Here's a taste of the crap that those North of you have been wading through recently:



*The mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, has admitted to smoking and purchasing crack within the year. But, Hey, it's okay, really, because he was in ONE OF his drunken stupors when it happened. He's refusing to quit...err... being a mayor. Watching him on the TV is like watching? an episode of the Sopranos... the man is seriously messed up. A one man freak show.

*The former premier of Ontario, Dalton McGinty, is responsible for tossing 1 billion dollars down a crapper for two arbitrary gas plant closures. He shows no remorse for this decision and refuses to apologize. After all, a billion dollars is just pocket change. Uh, isn't it. EPIC FAIL!


*Three senators abused their expense quotas and basically lived? off tax dollars. Google ?Mike Duffy.Our Prime Minister claims his office knew nothing of this overspending and never tried to cover up the facts of this case.. hmmmm..... Right. Sure. THE PUBLIC HAS BEEN HARP-POO-NED!

*Our new liberal leader, Justin Trudeau, son of Pierre Trudeau, our once loved OR hated Prime Minister, has stated that marihuana should be legalized, admits to smoking it, and recently said that he admires China for being a dictatorship as it empowers the nation. *Nuff said!


*The NDP's new leader, Thomas Muclair, refused to stop for the manditory RCMP screening on parliament hill and ignored the cruiser ordering him to pull over with lights flashing, none the less,?  and then turned, finally, to the officer and said, "DON?T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?? My answer? ? YEAH, YOU'RE? A MORON!?"

Who the hell am I going to vote for next election????

Hey, which Canuck Souper wants to run for office? Francine? Chris?

WAIT...

I SAY MYSTIC ROSE. Rose, you've got my vote.

HUGS,
Cyndi


PS- We Canadians rarely argue about our political affiliations-?  It's not that we're nice. It's just that we're fed up of the whole sordid mess and would rather drink our Timmie coffee watching hockey than listen to more lies.
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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Where oh where has my little sis gone? where oh where can she be?

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  1. Date: 11/24/2013 6:31:00 PM
    LOL in the USA we have gotten to the point that the definition of politician is a crook! LOL when we have morally acceptable politicians we say 'they don't know how to play the game?'

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  1. Date: 11/24/2013 3:24:00 PM
    well, canada is still one of the happiest countries in the world... did that, soul sis..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 11/24/2013 1:25:00 PM
    Yeah, politics would ruin me. I wouldn't wish politics upon anyone, unless of course, they really, really have an urge to participate in politics for wotever reasons .... because it is their in.alien.able right to do so. As I become older, I understand more and more exactly wot Socrates was getting at with regards to political systems in general.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 11/24/2013 6:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yup and that got him poisoned?
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 12:06:00 PM
    Never let truth or logic interfere with highly professional smear jobs Love Canada... In Canada Health Insurance is not a luxury it's a right In the US Health Insurance is a Luxury for the Right!

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/24/2013 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry Judy. don't know who has been feeding you, but my insurance is very affordable. It is a no copay, no deductable policy and covers everything even extended care, and extended hospital stay. by the way I am as far left as you can get. No government, no taxes and a pay for what you get person.
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 10:22:00 AM
    Hey! We're not alone in the US! Amazing... LOL... Sorry for your toubles... but now we feel better... or on second thought... Think I'll join you watching hockey... It's getting bigger in St. Louis... OOOPPPS... That's soccer... Oh Well... With a mind like mine... I guess I can't expect much from those poor politicians... After all, We did put them in office!...LOL

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  1. Date: 11/23/2013 11:21:00 PM
    funny one, Cyndi. Someone sent me this one in an email recently.

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  1. Date: 11/23/2013 9:18:00 PM
    Love ya Cyndi!!

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/23/2013 10:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BACK ATCHA!

My Past Blog Posts

 
Death in Family
Date Posted: 7/23/2014 8:30:00 AM
A CHANGE REQUEST FOR MEMBER CONTEST WINNERS PAGE... Me... upsetting another applecart... or a good idea? Thoughts?
Date Posted: 7/22/2014 3:57:00 PM
GARDEN PARTY CONTEST WINNERS... YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 9:57:00 PM
CONTEST JUDGES: A WAY TO FIND AN ABUSER
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 10:32:00 AM
NEW CONTEST: HARD SHELLS: TURTLE INSPIRED FREE VERSE
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 5:19:00 AM
LEATHERBACK BOY, FREE VERSE, CONTEST SOON TO FOLLOW
Date Posted: 7/11/2014 9:53:00 PM
SONNET TITLE FOUND..THANKS TO CHARMAINE... MINDING MANNERS
Date Posted: 6/11/2014 6:17:00 PM
THANK YOU FOR THE SONNET ENTRIES...short short blog
Date Posted: 6/9/2014 3:27:00 PM
TORRENT: A CONTEMPORARY SONNET, example for my contest
Date Posted: 6/7/2014 6:56:00 AM
NEW CONTEST- Garden Party: VERB-alized NOUN-sense with FLORAL accents. Hungry for summer!!!!
Date Posted: 6/4/2014 10:19:00 PM
UPDATE ON THE HELPLESS CONTEST-- My apologies to all. Exhaustion has hit the household- possible heat exhaustion
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 1:40:00 PM
GENITALS in PRINT, AN OPEN DIALOGUE
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 3:20:00 PM
CONTEMPORARY PUBLISHED HAI_KU TO SHARE
Date Posted: 5/21/2014 2:24:00 PM
UPDATE ON THE HELPLESS/KYRIELLE CONTEST - please check your entries
Date Posted: 5/16/2014 8:47:00 PM
A CARD FOR FRANCINE ROBERTS, who is recovering from a car accident!
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 8:10:00 PM
A WORD PAIRING POEM- THE CLEARING, PAIRINGS BY CARRIE, AE RIVENBANK, CALEB, RUBEN & ANDREA
Date Posted: 5/8/2014 10:21:00 PM
PROMPS FOR WORD PAIRINGS 2 - COME AND PLAY
Date Posted: 5/7/2014 8:50:00 PM
********PLAY WITH ORIGINAL WORD PAIRING***POEMS BUILT BY SOUPERS #1, 3 and 4
Date Posted: 5/6/2014 9:04:00 AM
THE BEST HOW TO WRITE POETRY ADVICE I'VE EVER HEARD. WORTH 20 of YOUR MINUTES. FANTASTIC!!!!!!
Date Posted: 5/5/2014 9:13:00 AM
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROSE AND POETRY. One piece of writing, three ways
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 12:50:00 PM
TRADITIONAL POETRY MARKETS FOR EILEEN AND OTHERS WHO LOVE RHYME
Date Posted: 5/3/2014 8:14:00 AM
A LOOK AT A LITERARY JOURNAL CONTEST, RULES and the WINNERS POEMS
Date Posted: 4/29/2014 8:37:00 PM
POP QUIZ HOT SHOTS... C'MON... LOVE 'EM, DISS 'EM, JUDGE 'EM, PLACE 'EM!!!
Date Posted: 4/28/2014 3:47:00 PM
SOMETHING FOR EILEEN... and OTHERS WHO TAKE RISKS
Date Posted: 4/26/2014 5:54:00 AM
HELPLESS, A KYRIELLE. NEW CONTEST WITH TIM RYERSON AS CO PILOT! WAHOO!
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 9:24:00 PM

My Poems

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7/17/2014CRADLEDTrioletbaby,love,
6/9/2014THE RETURNSonnetdepression,giving,life,lo
6/7/2014TORRENTSonnetcelebration,life,women,
4/21/2014LA MARQUISEFree versepsychological,
4/8/2014BUKOWSKI CONTESTFree versemoving on,power,teenage,
4/4/2014GINGHAM AND LACE, A BLITZ POEMVersedaughter,love,
4/4/2014NUDE, THIRTY DOLLARS, A BLITZVerseart,imagination,lost love
3/24/201450 GODSFree versegod,peace,philosophy,
3/15/2014WINTER IN PORTLANDFree versedepression,winter,
3/11/2014FREEDOM BLUESTail-rhymefreedom,
2/28/2014WELCOME TO THE BLUENOSEAcrosticfish,history,journey,sea,
2/25/2014PITY THE PIRANHAFree verseintrospection,people,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY, LINDA MARIE, EASTER WALK, 7th REPOSTRhymefamily,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 6- DEDICATED TO LINDA MARIE, REPOSTRondeaufaith,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 5 - FAMILY TREE, REPOST FOR LINDA MARIEVersefamily,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 4- A REPOST DEDICATED TO LINDA MARIERhymefaith,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 3- EASTER LILY, A REPOST FOR LINDA MARIEVerseeaster,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 2-- A REPOST AND TRIBUTE TO LINDA MARIESestinaheaven,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY-- A REPOST FOR LINDA MARIE- WE MISS YOUVersefaith,
2/13/2014DOUBLE OH, A BOND CROWN, EXAMPLE FOR CONTESTCrown of Sonnetsfilm,sexy,
2/13/2014DOUBLE OH, A JAMES BOND CROWN OF SONNETS - 6 down 1 to go- SAMPLE FOR CONTESTCrown of Sonnetsadventure,film,sexy,
2/11/2014ORION: A PERSPECTIVE for third to tenthSonnetmythology,star,
2/10/2014TARTANS, A SONNET FOR FRANCINESonnetfriend,patriotic,places,p
2/9/2014TESTIMONIALS, A SONNET FOR BRIANSonnetfaith,friend,nature,
2/7/2014Double Oh-- A JAMES BOND CROWN, BUILDING IT UP SECOND SONNET POSTED--Crown of Sonnetsgames,passion,
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Surrender to LoveRhymeloveme,
A Totum Pole OdeConcretenative american,people,
MORE DREAMS TO ROWRhyme royalinspirational,life,
When the Tab Comes DueFree verseinspirational,introspecti
Lighting My Candle From WithinQuintain (English)caregiving,introspection,
The Kirk by the SeaCoupletnostalgia,religion,love,
Moonlight On The WardChokahealth,life,
Nocturnal PoetryRhymeimagination,life,poetry,
SlumberEpicdedication,epic,slam,
FROSTY NIGHT STROLLCoupletinspirational,seasons,
Our ThanksgivingLight Poetryholiday,
Tomorrow's GraceEthereepeace,
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Jesus, Our SaviorShapereligion,life,
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UntouchedRhymeforgiveness,me,me,
Midnight PearlsThan-Baukintrospection,love,
Beaucoup BloomsTerza Rimanature,spring,spring,
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