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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




ZOE THE CLOWN, FOR FLO, PICTURES, and a CUTE CLOWN


Blog Posted:2/24/2014 5:40:00 PM





The first two pictures is of Zoe the CLown, who I think retired


Twinkles is my idea of a clown All personality, little makeup, charming, funny

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 10:07:00 AM
    My daughter and I are enjoying these clown pictures.Im sure I have one with Ronald Mac donald..Was taken in Inverness Scotland when on holiday..Parapapapa.Sorry if you dnt see me leaving too much comments..Its temporarily..Many things happening ..My father in law is going in for a triple heart by pass in four wks time..So We re being there for him as much as We can..hugs

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 6:57:00 AM
    Easy enough to see how the kids would flock to twinkles. LOL so cute. I am not so sure about Zoe though...hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 2/25/2014 9:50:00 AM
    :).. no one seems to mention mc donald's, soul sis... huggs

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  1. Date: 2/25/2014 8:07:00 AM
    I can still remember some of the questions Bozo asked my brother on the Bozo Show...weird. "Are you an athlete or an athlete's foot?" Micah..."afuwete" Then Bozo..."Do you walk to school or take your lunch?"...Micah...no response, just bug-eyed and lookin' for momma to come save him from this freak of nature...lol. I've gotta find those videos.

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  1. Date: 2/25/2014 8:02:00 AM
    Guys definitely make the creepiest clowns...the painted on smiles is too much.

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 2/25/2014 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol sorry but I have to agree!
  1. Date: 2/24/2014 8:32:00 PM
    Debbie, She made friends with an older, but spry gent at our last place. Name of Burt. Burt was athletic. He liked to bike with his gal friend. Walked the 8 flights of stairs and swam the pool. He would let her "water his toes" with a watering can, poolside. So sweet. Over and over, he'd pretend his toes were asleep, then she'd wake them up. He missed his grandchildren, her gramps is in a home, not able to play with her like this. It was very special. Still, yes, women are less frightening... We go to see a Santa who comes with a Mrs Claus. For two years she sat on Mrs Clauses lap. I was lucky to have a sweet grandpa... so quiet, always caring... I have written about him.

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/24/2014 8:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Kids have always flocked to me, too. Animals like me, but I am leery of some... Not a size thing. I like horses more than some dogs. Yippyyappy and me do not see eye to eye. Argh Chihuahuas!
  1. Date: 2/24/2014 7:40:00 PM
    woman are never as scary as men to small kids ;) I think kids & dogs are the real test of a persons safety? goodness? soul, never had an animal or a kid not come to me LOL yup ...

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/26/2014 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ohhhhhhh yeah Flo men are scared of me BUT those aren't men in my mind we used to call them [whoosies?] but yes my 6'5 225 lb Tae known do instructor said I talked him into something he didn't want to do LOL [I'm 5'3" & at the time was 125 lbs!] one time I asked what my best break was he said since I couldn't use my mouth he'd have to think on it!!! LOL
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 2/25/2014 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ah Yes Debbie!!...but how many men have thought twice?!! lol I know I've scared a few ;)
  1. Date: 2/24/2014 5:45:00 PM
    LOL yes! My girls would have had no problem with the Zoes! How delightful! Thank you Cyndi :)

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 2/24/2014 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Exactly!!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/24/2014 6:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :D I believe that kids can sense authenticity, especially a genuine liking of children. And they know when someone is just making a living, rather be anywhere else, but plasters a smile on in red in order to pay some bills.
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 2/24/2014 6:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh and Twinkles ;)

My Past Blog Posts

 
I HAVE TO SHARE THIS... BEST ARTICLE ON FIGURATIVE WRITING EVER!!! Worth the read!!!
Date Posted: 8/22/2014 10:47:00 AM
THIS IS POETIC PROSE
Date Posted: 8/20/2014 9:28:00 AM
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

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/25/2014LIFE WILL BE A HONEYMOONLyricparadise,passion,romantic
8/25/2014HOSTEL, QUEBEC CITY, 1978Free versehistory,places,
8/21/2014DEGREESSonnetbooks,sensual,words,
8/7/2014NEUTRALIZEDSonnetcolor,home,
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,
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Fav Poems

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The Sowing Free versedevotion,
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Surrender to LoveRhymeloveme,
A Totum Pole OdeConcretenative american,people,
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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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