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I am called Debra from the great state of Louisiana. I started writing poems in 2010, though I had written a few as a young squirt many, many...years ago

I have trouble wrapping my mind around the idea that I might just be a poet...but as a writer of poems, perhaps I should accept the title given. 

I have had no formal training and it shows at times, though I do venture out of free verse sometimes to broad my skill and to also plump up a few brain cells lol

Punctuation is my nemesis (yes I had to look up the spelling lol) as well as spelling at times.  I offer my words to those who wish to read in hopes of leaving a smile, a thought, a new idea or simply a verse or two to make one smile. 

Blessings to each of you and many thanks to those who drop by my offerings of poetic verse. Know I will drop by your offerings as well.

Blessed be !! 

"Forgotten Valentine" Contest hard to do !!!

Blog Posted:2/11/2013 12:24:00 PM
I knew it was going to be hard...but not this hard.

I've cried, I've ohhhhh'd, I've awwwee'd.....

There were some that did not make it to the list...simply for not using "Forgotten Valentine" somewhere in their title, Sorry...they were sooooooooo good. Some of these would have made it to the top of the list.   It was first on my checklist to move forward.

Three things asked:
 Include the words "Forgotten Valentine" in the title
 Date written at bottom, (on poem somewhere was fine)
 Contest name listed at bottom

Judgine blindly, I could not send messages. was on the Contest guidelines.....What more can I say?

Also, judging blindly I showed no favortism towards writers I visit frequently or who visit me frequently. Sooooo I have no idea who won !!! 

 So I'm off to see the winners for the first time myself. 

Congratulations to all who entered (Exceptional Poets ALL)
 and my thanks  and humble gratitute I extend to each of you for supporting my first contest.     

Special thanks to those who offered help and suggestions to me .... as this was my first contest.... that checklist of things to look for worked out !!!   Much know who you are.... (((((Hugs))))) 

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  1. Date: 3/10/2013 10:34:00 AM
    Hello Debra! Good to see a fellow Lulu poet. Yes I am that Bonchance from Lulu. :)

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  1. Date: 2/12/2013 11:29:00 AM
    Thanks for my place Debra it was fun.. xx

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 11:58:00 PM
    Thank you Debra for placing me in your contest.....Seren

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 9:25:00 PM
    yes,, very sad when we do not follow rules... :-(...xox~PD

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 4:09:00 PM
    It's sad when we don't follow the rules and then we can't be on a winners list. I am glad I followed all your rules and that I got placed. thanks so much. And congrats to all those who are on the winners list. Being on both sides, judge and contest entrant, I know how easy it is to forget a rule and also how annoying it is for a judge to have to eliminate people for not following the rules. I admire you for sticking to your guns! But yes, I know you feel bad when a good poem did not place because they didn't do something you asked!!

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 4:09:00 PM
    by the way, I read some really outstanding work from this contest. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:02:00 PM
    A big thank you, Debra, for my placement, and congratulations to everyone! And congratulations to you on your first contest!

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  1. Date: 2/11/2013 1:34:00 PM
    Special shout out to these Titles, though I don't know who wrote them. "Lace and Frills".. "The Smell of Your Skin" .. "Shoes for Wings" ... "Remember".. "My Valentine" ...and "My Valentine Contest".... All excellent writes, but...sadly, soooo very sadly..your Titles did not follow the guidelines. ALWAYS CHECK again to see if you have the correct information asked for in the contest on your poems. I only had 11 that did follow all the guidelines. Had to really adjust my check I wanted more than 11 winners.

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    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres Date: 2/11/2013 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A checklist of what I wanted to see in the winning poems was soooo helpful !!!
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 12:36:00 PM
    Thanks so much Debra for my placement in your contest!! And congratulations on your success, well done! Big congrats to all the winners!! Hugggss. Deb

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My Past Blog Posts

Dare we begin anew??
Date Posted: 12/30/2013 3:36:00 PM
New Contest: Remembering When...
Date Posted: 6/4/2013 8:45:00 PM
Spending time with my grands......
Date Posted: 3/19/2013 7:58:00 PM
"Forgotten Valentine" Contest hard to do !!!
Date Posted: 2/11/2013 12:24:00 PM
Poetry Soup Team...problem...
Date Posted: 2/3/2013 12:28:00 PM
Fabrics of Words
Date Posted: 2/2/2013 8:41:00 AM
My First Members Contest....
Date Posted: 2/1/2013 11:21:00 AM
Please help me "Footle" a poem ....
Date Posted: 1/23/2013 6:51:00 PM
The "About this poem" selection...???
Date Posted: 1/13/2013 3:47:00 PM
My first Blog...and it's a question.
Date Posted: 1/9/2013 10:21:00 AM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/31/2014Greed AllotmentsRhymebusiness,corruption,pover
8/29/2014Crossing the Yellow LinesCoupletage,nostalgia,seasons,tim
8/21/2014Intrusion of ThoughtCoupletfirst love,fun,summer,
8/20/2014Through the Mist of WordsOttava rimapoetry,poets,writing,
8/20/2014Where Frozen Embers Still BurnRhymeintrospection,memory,reme
8/20/2014Who's Your PennyRhymefriendship,introspection,
2/24/2014Renewal Begins AnewFree verseintrospection,remember,sp
2/3/2014Sun Squeezed YellowRhymesky,spring,
1/31/2014Sailing VersesFree versefantasy,words,writing,
1/31/2014Beseeching the Whitelace GhostFree versefantasy,first love,romant
1/2/2014Diamond's in Your EyesCoupletlove,
12/30/2013The Lady of WhiteLace CastleRhymefantasy,imagination,lost
12/30/2013Prayerful Contemplations for a New YearCoupletcharacter,introspection,n
12/30/2013Ruby LeavesFree verseage,change,seasons,
12/29/2013Sleepless NightFree versesleep,
12/29/2013Conceptual GrainsFree verseintrospection,spiritual,
12/29/2013The Night Before Christmas EveRhymeholiday,
8/12/2013Morning's ReleasingFree verseinspiration,spiritual,
8/12/2013Refined RepairsFree versespiritual,wisdom,
6/21/2013Red SunDodoitsunature,
6/4/2013Moonbeam DreamsFree versedream,loss,love,
6/3/2013Love SharedABClove,
6/2/2013Storybook DreamsCoupletdream,
5/16/2013TypewriterFree versewriting,
5/14/2013Dreams Wish for MoreCoupletdance,dream,

My Photos

Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Alone TogetherRhymefriendship,hope,
Inland SonnetSonnethappiness,
AscentBlank verselove,
BEIRA'S WINGSCoupletimagination,nature,space,
'Rediscover Me'Free verseintrospection,life,love,m
SO WARMLY LAIDCoupletromance,me,
Widowed BrideRhymedeath,husband,loss,lost l
When Autumn ComesRhymededication,friendship,hop
Life is a DanceCoupletlife,life,life,time,
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinagod,life,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
First CommunionFree versecaregiving,childhood,devo
Love Beyond the PaleQuatraindevotion,lost love,
Cry of the CityRhymelife,prayer,time,
Final FantasyFree versecomputer-internet,fantasy
My ValentineQuatrainlove,god,god,
Is This a Song or Just a Dance to the Children of the WorldI do not know?allegory,
The girl among the leavesI do not know?beauty,love,nature,nature
BrokenHeartConcretedeath,life,lost love,love
Breathes of SoulsCoupletangst,death,husband,loss,
The Blessings of Grandfathers Beautiful LiesCoupletchild,childhood,family,gr
A Pink Crystal DawnKimonature,
Re- AwakeningSonnetlove,

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