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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




AN OLDIE WITH A LINK... BECAUSE WE ARE MORE THAN A BOOKCOVER


Blog Posted:1/19/2014 10:21:00 PM




SHIMMERING GIRL


Shimmering girl, sheerest of hearts,

A special gift when friendship starts.

Full city bus, she'd offered a sweet,

Shining with joy from head to feet,

We talked, laughed; she said I had smarts.


Our stop was shared, but life comparts,

Still, her big hug was a work of art,

Daily,?? dark clouds she would defeat

                               ... Shimmering girl


Insight she did gladly impart,

Rain or snow, my gal pal stalwart,

Down syndrome angel, love concrete.

Closely we'd traveled, seat to seat,

O, how wisdom set her apart.

                             ...Shimmering girl


Dedicated to Lynn, a wonderful and very wise woman who works hard, never complains, always smiles, loves deeply and was born with down syndrome.



Posting this is for a new friend, Chan, and all those who believe that different is beautiful and that no one is dis-abled ... we are all, every single person on this planet, challenged in some way some by fear, prejudice,  indifference, heartbreak, regret, pride, and some by a deep hurt


The rest is, whether it be a wheelchair, a law degree or the perfect face of a Botticelli, just a bookcover ;)


GOD BLESS OUR LAYERS




LOVE TO ALL SOUPERS 


OPEN THIS LINK, WATCH & SMILE


PROMISE!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-DZKB9wZV0







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  1. Date: 1/20/2014 12:25:00 PM
    awesome video, Cyndi, Thanks for sharing. love and hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 1/20/2014 11:52:00 AM
    ,"Our stop was shared, but life comparts" so beautiful, Cyndi! It's a good reminder that our world is full of people dis-abled to accept, to share ... to love. I'm going to read Charmaine's sonnet --->

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  1. Date: 1/20/2014 8:50:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing this amazing video and poem.

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  1. Date: 1/20/2014 8:41:00 AM
    Thank you, Miss Cyndi-Loo-Who! I've said it before and shall say it again: I adore and am mad about you! You are a special lady and one I am proud to call my friend <3 ~Chan :)

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  1. Date: 1/20/2014 4:22:00 AM
    Yes dear Cyndi...We are all beautiful and special in different ways and the word dis-abled is a word which doesn't exist in my dictionary. This is an emotive post.. .Maybe cause amongst my friends here on the isle I have met many of these special people with downs..other with autism..with mental sufferings..Yes a beautiful post.Can't open the link from the phone but I watch it later on my laptop : )..

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/20/2014 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tnks for the sonnet..It gave me goosebumps and made me happy..Re downs..Two friends of mine have a brother with downs,and one of these friends has a son with autism..These are really special cause their heart is so sinciere and I love that about them.There was a blind boy I used to cherish.Still do..But He went to heaven and was buried on the day I gave birth to my daughter.I do consider him as her guardian angel.This blind boy I used to meet where I work was able to play the piano and was a computer genius..His abilities much greater than mine.He was a happy boy and always seen everyone and everything as a blessing..I must have been the blind one..He saw life in a way I didn't.I keep meeting such people in my life and am still figuring out Why me?I feel priviliged to have met each one of them.Learned so much how i should make each second of life count..Tnks for sharing
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/20/2014 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    People with Down's are REAL angels. I have never felt more humble OR STUPID than when I speak to someone with Down's because they have HEART-SMARTS.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/20/2014 7:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi there! I have posted YOUR sonnet in poems... and will write a blog, tonight. I had to share this incredible you tube video with my friends, but also want to share with picture and word, YOUR world and MINE. I'll let other bloggers blog between..I'm such a blog hog! XOX

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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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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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My Photos


Fav Poems

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Poem TitleFormCategories
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Ten Little ToesRhymedaughter,lifeold,old,,gra
Woodland RhapsodyQuatraininspirational
Contradicting KeatsSonnetintrospection,life
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,
A New Star Shines Above HawaiiRhymededication,music,
Jesus, Our SaviorShapereligion,life,
Monarch of SummerHaibunanimals,devotion,inspirat
UntouchedRhymeforgiveness,me,me,
Midnight PearlsThan-Baukintrospection,love,
Beaucoup BloomsTerza Rimanature,spring,spring,
On Heaven's DoorwayNarrativeinspirational,life,care,c
WALKING ON FAITHVersefaith,for children,
BeachworldFree verseplaces,sea,sun,
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Fav Poets

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Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Caryl Muzzey United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Drake Eszes United States Flag United States Read
Mystic Rose Canada Flag Canada Read
mourning mist France Flag France Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
kathryn collins United States Flag United States Read
Catie Lindsey United States Flag United States Read
craig cornish United States Flag United States Read
David Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
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