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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




A THANK YOU CARD FOR OUR ANGEL, GAIL. PLEASE SIGN!


Blog Posted:3/11/2014 5:05:00 PM


Gail,


Thank you so much for

your encouragement,

prayers and inspiration.


Love, even my favourite minister went on sabbaticals on occasion, recharged herself.


The darkness can be hard to battle. Sometimes just one week to just recoup, gather strength, is all a lamplighter needs...


We love you!


You are awesome in every way!


I am so sorry that you feel neglected and taken for granted...


xoxox

Cyndi



The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."


EXODUS 33:14


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  1. Date: 3/17/2014 3:18:00 AM
    Here's my signature.. you rock, Gail!

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  1. Date: 3/13/2014 7:37:00 PM
    Sometimes we take those we love and respect the most for granted , I apologise Gail , You are much loved and very much appreciated.

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  1. Date: 3/13/2014 6:34:00 PM
    You know how I feel about you, Gail. One of the sweetest ladies at Soup. Please keep it up. We need more like you!!

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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 2:08:00 PM
    Hullo. Bless you, Gail. You're a sweetheart. And so are you, Cyndi!

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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 10:59:00 AM
    But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. Psalm 3:3-6 Hope you are soon feeling your usual lovely self, Gail. Isaiah

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    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 3/12/2014 4:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nothing like comfort from the Word. That's lovely, Isaiah. I love the Psalms as well....Such comfort. Gail.....glad to see you're back. My Angel is back! HUGS!
  1. Date: 3/12/2014 10:12:00 AM
    For Gail: 'Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me'...From David's 23rd Psalm

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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 7:03:00 AM
    hi there, sweets... if you have time, do search doreen virtue and let's discuss.. i'm here; huggs to you!..

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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 5:47:00 AM
    Here's mine. Cheers, Roy

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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 12:37:00 AM
    here's my signature, Love you Gail°•<3<3 SKAT<3<3 ¦¤)

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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 12:36:00 AM
    Hullo, Gail. I haven't read a lot of your blogs, but I know that you try hard to inspire people positively. Just look at all the comments below....you've made a difference to people.

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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
    Please don't get discouraged sweet Gail! We need you here at least I do..your warm presence is so very welcome..Bless you always..luv,Deb And Cyndi thanks for posting this blog too...

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  1. Date: 3/11/2014 11:56:00 PM
    Your poems are always so beautifully written. We always need more masterpieces like only you can create... And always at the right moment! I find them... Come back soon...

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  1. Date: 3/11/2014 9:17:00 PM
    I always called you Angel....because of the light and love you spread....You know my heart...I've shared it with you...Just joining my voice to the others here!!! Love you!!!! CYNDI....This blog.....the message....GOD BLESS!!!!

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    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 3/12/2014 4:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ANGEL....Keep flying about...keep spreading love and peace....you may have a broken feather or two at times...we all do...but you were meant to fly....I'm so glad that God has moved so many here to reach you! HUGS!!!
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 7:05:00 PM
    Gail has a kind and caring heart and we need more people in the world like her, I hope she rests and comes back soon.

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  1. Date: 3/11/2014 6:49:00 PM
    † Lo, I Shall Be With You, Until The End Of The World.... ˜ Tis A Beautiful Card Incerted Within A Loving Message Unto, Her Beautiful Gail! This Little Lights Going To Shine, Shine Shine Shine Shine Shine....Signed, With Love, John

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  1. Date: 3/11/2014 6:08:00 PM
    Thank for your inspirational words Angel ...sorry for taking you for granted...love and hugs

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  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:52:00 PM
    Hi Gail...Your are one of the most needed spices of the soup..Thanks for the way your gentle spirit makes this site a better site to be. Hi Cyndi..tnks to you too for posting this..

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/11/2014 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We all feel the need for love... when a friend is down, we lift them up. xoxox
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:46:00 PM
    Much warmth & a BIG bear hug, Gail!

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    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman Date: 3/11/2014 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Done. Thank you Cyndi! It sucks to be a rookie!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/11/2014 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    OOOOOOOOOh... no Michael, you CAN edit that above comments! Go to your inbox, located on the left side, under the category of Member area, when you click the outbox, go to blogs, then you CAN edit there... all comments and blog comments :D
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/11/2014 6:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Said like a fiction writer! :D ! I typed, "I like you already" and cringed... poor grammar... I already like you. Read some reviews on your novel. Looks like you have a following. Good for you!
    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman Date: 3/11/2014 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Cyndi...I just hate this format doesn't permit editing or deletions when I try so hard to say something nice and royally screw it up with typos! Ugh...
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/11/2014 6:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :D I like you already.
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:39:00 PM
    we love you Gail, I love the inspiration you've given. Thank you for the wonderful words, and the little pep talks. Linda-Marie is smiling at our beloved Cyndi. Thank you Cyndi, no one does it like you. Luv*Linda

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/11/2014 6:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, like your green frame! Nice to think our sweetheart is nodding, up there. So wish there was a 'formal' way to honour her and other soupers in Heaven... misty smile from Cyndi
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:25:00 PM
    Gail, Tight hugs--Love Ya!

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  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:24:00 PM
    I know I hardly ever comment on your poems or blogs, but that is because you do not comment on mine. so... but anyway, I do read your blogs, and yes, occasionally they will say just the right thing, just what I needed to hear to retain my own strength, Thank you for that, Gail. Love and hugs, catie :)

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  1. Date: 3/11/2014 5:08:00 PM
    Florestine J. Thomas ....Wish I could make it pretty ......Flo

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 3/11/2014 6:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol. Spring Break was two weeks ago here. Only have the one left in school now and she's 17 so I don't have to do as much chasing as you anymore. Lol
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/11/2014 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Where is Frank? LOL... I could step in for him, say something like, you already did that... Hope you and your gals are good. We're in spring break mode, here.. beginning to think its about "breaking Mom" lol... me tired!

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
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Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
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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
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kathryn collins United States Flag United States Read
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craig cornish United States Flag United States Read
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