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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




 

Most Recent Blog Post


LINDA MARIE, WORDS TO COMFORT, HER LOVE IS HERE
Blog Posted:1/22/2014 9:27:00 PM

 

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An Excerpt from Linda Marie Sweetheart's

A Near Death Experience Of a Sweetheart


This near-death experience was an inspiration

for another realm exists in utter fascination

for now the message lives to enjoy both love and life

have no fear for death is harmless and erases strife ...


Hover close to God and always give Him thankxxx

through trials and tribulations He relieves all angst

Treasure every moment and anticipate the end

a beautiful place is waiting reuniting family and friends ...


Kisses and hugs replaced those solitary tears

knowing what lies ahead extinguishes all fears

please celebrate the gift of life in grateful attitude

Eternity is awesome with unending interlude ...??? 


Linda Marie,


we know you are in a beautiful place, happy, healed

BUT we miss you deeply and are grieving

We loved you

We love you

We will always love you

I know one day we'll meet again

Til then, maybe send us a feather or two, a rainbow, a butterfly when you can

Forever all your friends of the soup,

who learn from you, still


A link to Linda's full poem:

http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=453159


A link to an on-line book of condolence for the family:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpostonline/obituary.aspx?pid=169006078



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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 9:25:00 AM
    May you Rest in Peace my Jersey Girl. Sad and speechless with nothing but tears. Michael

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 9:24:00 AM
    May you Rest in Peace my Jersey Girl. Sad and speechless with nothing but tears. Michael

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  1. Date: 1/24/2014 3:56:00 PM
    With deepest sympathy, My Sweet Linda-Marie.............. :(........ You will remain in our minds and in our hearts. Love forever from your BFF-team.................. ~SKAT~

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 4:05:00 PM
    if Linda-Marie's family see this, I know it will comfort them -a very moving blog, my friend

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 3:26:00 PM
    215 463 5298-I found this phone number online attached to the same address Linda used to have..Maybe someone would feel to call ...I don t have the courage to do that..But thought Id share the number since I found it .Might be no onr lives there anymore in audubon new jersey..but maybe there are relatives there.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 12:40:00 PM
    - R.I.P. Linda Marie - Anne-Lise Andresen -

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 10:45:00 AM
    This beautiful photo, one of which she was so proud, taken when they were married, is how I would like to believe she would want to be remembered. Happy, in loving arms, with the love of her life. I know that she was very good friends with our own Constance (Broken Wings)......I wonder if perhaps she might have more information, but I hesitate to tread on her own heavy heart over this discovery.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:40:00 AM
    Heavy, heavy news this morning. you did a fine job with this blog, Cyndi. I know Linda would greatly appreciate it.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:39:00 AM
    She will be smiling now at all of this as her soul must have been missing the soup. Thank you Andrea and Cyndi and God Bless!

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:34:00 AM
    Very sad news today. We will always love and miss Linda Marie, yet she will always be alive in our thoughts and our hearts.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:28:00 AM
    Amen.. Linda may you continue to be an angel's in God's kingdom love. We all know that God has a special place for you in heaven and through its windows you've been reading and connecting with us within our hearts and our words. You are and always will be a pearl's treasure of the soup. Thanks Cyndi for this wonderful blog. God bless Always love Gail

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 6:27:00 AM
    I have no words..I amazes me how certain people are so special..Linda marie was a special lady..A friend doesn't have to be on your doorstep..He She could be living miles away..yet so close..so very close.. Tnks Cyndi..Much love Linda xxx

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 3:31:00 AM
    what a graceful devotional for linda, cyn.. i wonder why ron is not part of her obit,or is he?... i will always remember her for her poetry, zest for life, and enduring friendship she showere me with all the way even wen she was sick.. i miss her, more than i can imagine...

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 1/26/2014 2:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    catie, i remember ron typing for her when she was in the hospital and writing us ( for linda) when she very sick... yes, i ownder as well...
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/23/2014 7:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Maybe...there was an auto accident or something like that, that took her and Ron both, and that would be why he is not mentioned as a loved one whom is left behind....I don't know, but I, also, was wondering about Ron....
  1. Date: 1/23/2014 2:23:00 AM
    Thanks for this beautiful tribute Cyndi, and for posting this lovely picture of hers. How we miss her! I wish those new on soup would know her and how much she meant to us. and TPS let her page be here, till there's soup, so that we visit her poems and leave our messages there.

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 1/23/2014 3:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    she loved angels; we talked of our angel collections.. amd yes, she is an angel now
    phookan Avatar gautami phookan Date: 1/23/2014 2:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We spoke about angels... and now she's an angel herself!
  1. Date: 1/22/2014 11:47:00 PM
    I don't know what to say, this is huge. I'm waiting for someone to come saying that it's a mistake ...

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/23/2014 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruben, it is not a mistake. I just went to the funeral site again and they have put up my words there along with a few other members of POetry soup that signed the book. It's like a shock, isn't it?
  1. Date: 1/22/2014 11:31:00 PM
    I visited her twice in 2011 as my grandson is in Ramsey school.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 10:00:00 PM
    Oh... my God..oh.. rest her in peace

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:54:00 PM
    thanks for posting part of the poem and showing the picture with it, Cyndi. I don't even know how to show pictures so pretty like this, so it's good you showed the poem and not me. This was so lovely how you honored her. It just really saddens me to think how awful she must have been feeling at the end. When she had so many of us here that cared about her. Oh my.....

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:50:00 PM
    :(.... my forever BFF.... Linda

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:35:00 PM
    I had been thinking of her lately, who was so kind as to let us know?

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/22/2014 9:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea. Debbie... I checked her poems, I remembered a poem she wrote about her grandson... he was supposed to be a girl, it was a surprise. HIS NAME IS ERIC... what are the chances, Same name, a poet, and a grandson named... yes, its there in the obit... Eric....
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/22/2014 9:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Debs, I am the only one who I think found this out. I just searched it on my own tonight because I kept thinking, is she gone?? I will feel so foolish if I am wrong about it, but that obituary just had too many facts that were true of her. I hope that her family won't mind me going ahead and telling poetry Soup. I just wish she had had someone let us know about her because I would have written her a letter, anything to let her know I was thinking of her.

My Past Blog Posts

 
HELPLESS, A KYRIELLE. NEW CONTEST WITH TIM RYERSON AS CO PILOT! WAHOO!
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 9:24:00 PM
ROLL CALL.... HERE, KINDA HERE, NEVER HERE, LEAVING HERE, RETURNING HERE?
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 6:16:00 PM
LIKE THE BEATLES SAID, LET IT BE... A NICE QUOTE I FOUND
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 9:00:00 AM
ROBERT KEIM, BLITZ INVENTOR, LEFT COMMENTS ON SOUP! Please read what positive energy can do...
Date Posted: 4/7/2014 10:11:00 AM
WE STAND WITH YOU, A RONDEAU FOR FLO AND ILYEZA, PLEASE STAY
Date Posted: 4/6/2014 7:48:00 PM
PHOTOS TO INSPIRE HAIKU.. Haiku prompt
Date Posted: 4/5/2014 10:43:00 PM
GINGHAM AND LACE, ANOTHER BLITZ... GUYS TRY THIS FORM. IT IS FUN AND FAST
Date Posted: 4/4/2014 9:32:00 PM
NUDE, THIRTY DOLLARS, A BLITZ ... THANK YOU TO VICKI.. COOL FORM!
Date Posted: 4/4/2014 4:26:00 PM
A CLOSER LOOK AT FOUND POETRY, How to collage a poem and a sad tribute
Date Posted: 3/27/2014 9:09:00 PM
HOW I SEE FLO AND HER GUY... FUNNY!
Date Posted: 3/14/2014 5:28:00 PM
YURT CAMPING
Date Posted: 3/14/2014 7:46:00 AM
A THANK YOU CARD FOR OUR ANGEL, GAIL. PLEASE SIGN!
Date Posted: 3/11/2014 5:05:00 PM
DANE ANN, CRAIG AND NETTE... AND SOUPERS...LOOKIE LOOKIE...
Date Posted: 3/10/2014 8:35:00 PM
HOW TO WRITE DIALOGUE: BEATS, TAGS, POINTERS FOR STORYTELLERS
Date Posted: 3/6/2014 10:20:00 PM
I DARE YOU TO READ THIS, POETS. IT MAY MAKE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE. GOOD.
Date Posted: 3/4/2014 9:29:00 PM
STEPHANIE DESHPANDE WINNERS-- HER BLOG IS UP -- THIS IS AWESOME
Date Posted: 2/26/2014 8:29:00 PM
ZOE THE CLOWN, FOR FLO, PICTURES, and a CUTE CLOWN
Date Posted: 2/24/2014 5:40:00 PM
MY NEW FOCUS, MY NEW TOY: SCRIVENER. I AM HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE!
Date Posted: 2/24/2014 12:54:00 PM
WERE ANY OF YOU 12- 17 in 1954? WOULD YOU BE AVAILABLE FOR OCCASIONAL QUESTIONS?
Date Posted: 2/19/2014 9:28:00 AM
BALLET AND SENSEI... PROUD MOM BLOG WITH PICTURES ...
Date Posted: 2/15/2014 5:42:00 AM
AN EXAMPLE FOR MY MOV(I)E ME WITH A CROWN CONTEST. PHOTOS, NOTES, HELPFUL HINTS
Date Posted: 2/13/2014 10:22:00 PM
HOW A CROWN CAN BE WRITTEN. YOU'RE GONNA LIKE THIS! NOT MINE!
Date Posted: 2/12/2014 9:55:00 AM
WINNERS OF THE STEPHANIE DESHPANDE / CONTEMPORARY FREE RHYME
Date Posted: 2/10/2014 9:47:00 PM
WHY ARE MY POEMS STILL ON SISTER SITES THOUGH I OPTED OUT?
Date Posted: 2/10/2014 6:07:00 PM
GUILTY PLEASURES....A WEEKEND BLOG.... SHOW ME YOURS AND I'LL SHOW YOU MINE
Date Posted: 2/8/2014 7:25:00 AM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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,
2/5/2014ON THE FRINGE, A SONNET FOR MARLONSonnetafrica,allegory,culture,f
2/4/2014FOR CALEB'S CROWN - ORIONSonnetstars,
2/3/2014SUMMERLAND, A SONNET FOR CARRIE RICHARDSSonnetfriend,music,places,poetr
2/2/2014WORD ON THE STREET, 2009, A SONNET FOR DAVIDSonnetbooks,friend,places,poetr
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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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