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About Jennifer Marie Oliver
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Bloggers PhotoI am a single mom. I live in Aurora, Colorado. I had a surgery in 2001 that changed my life. I am a classically trained Chef.  I stopped working in 2007. i miss my job terribly, I live in chronic pain. I use writing poems to reduce stress. I have a thirteen year old son. My son is my heart, my life. I have two little dogs and three cats. I am trying to de-clutter and de-stress my life. I love living in the Colorado dry climate. I was born in Chicago area, so I do not want to freeze anymore. Colorado has great weather. The people are friendly and down to earth. 


Blog Posted:4/14/2013 7:09:00 PM
I just wanted to share my thanks in the support I get on here. Being a chronic pain sufferer my days are good or bad, my writings may take times at editing as the meds I've been on affect my short term memory. So I'll re read and re write. Usually, I just let it flow. Writing makes me forget, so it's all good. I will try to do the best in commenting. I use my ipad so sometimes. that validation drives me crazy cause ill click it wrong. You all inspire me. Thank you for relighting my muse. J
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  1. Date: 4/15/2013 6:18:00 PM
    Welcome to the Soup Jennifer! I also am a chronic pain sufferer as I have degenerated disks and facet joints in my back and diabetic I sure do feel for you..I am so glad you share your poetry with us and that it helps you to too!! Keep up the awesome work !

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/16/2013 2:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know nerve pain, that is what I have in my head. Backs out of wack now too. We came commiserate! J
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 12:37:00 PM
    chronic pain can be so disheartening! glad you've joined us here at soup! hope we can help distract you from it and cheer you up :)

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/16/2013 2:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so, I am home! J
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 11:22:00 AM
    You all are just so kind, as far as recipes go, I will help as best as I can. I typically read through about six or seven before I prepare what I want.(if it is something new). Then, I take what I like and make it my way. I am happy to be the resident authority on cooking questions. I can make about anything. Baking has to follow strict guidelines though so for that I usually use a recipe. My soups are what I was known for at work. in my last job of 18 years, I worked for a major airline in the training center for pilots. I am also great with roasting meats. Large quantity for parties etc. So, ask away, I will try and help here with any questions. Thank your for the positive thoughts. J

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    ongawo Avatar lucas ongawo Date: 5/4/2013 4:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi, Jennifer, welcome to poetry soup. suggestion. you love poetry and the kitchen? then write your poems in the kitchen... i mean all ur recipes can be in poetry form and as we read we learn and salivate... thanks. and welcome, again.
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:56:00 AM
    Welcome Jennifer I am so sorry for your chronic pain, I pray God gives you the strength to continue to write your beautiful poetry. Hugs

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, j.
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 4:46:00 AM
    We're here for you Jennifer. Rick

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Rick! J
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 2:29:00 AM
    keep you chin up girl and welcome to the soup xx

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will do. Came from strong stock that's why illness is difficult. If I could wish it away, boy it would have been gone years ago. Thanks, J
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 12:01:00 AM
    Welcome to poetrysoup family..Chronic pain is not an easy word and transmits countless pain..but what doesn t kill us makes us stronger..And survivors.Im sure you ll find comfort here.dear and i look read your poems..Charma

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 4/15/2013 12:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    By the way do not hesitate to share you recipes..Many would be eager to hear : )
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 11:14:00 PM
    Helllo Jennifer and welcome to Soup.. Lol the I Pad i know about, I use one on many ocassions, like now, the times I have sent out a load of garbage is unaccountable. In a way I am glad you find it difficult, I thought it was just me. Sorry about your pain do you attend a pain clinic to help you? Hang on to the good days, ride the bad ones, we are here for you.....Seren

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you too Serene now I know it's just not me either. Yes on the pain clinic. Boulder has a great one so I drive a little extra to go there. Trying Botox with great success on migraines and head pain. Have been able to reduce pain medicine along with some lines in face. Lol. J
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 9:24:00 PM
    Hi, my dear friend Jennifer! Thank you so much as well. And thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poems. So sorry to hear your pain. Sending you my hugs and prayers! Have a blessed Sunday to you and everyone here! love lots, Leonora

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you too. I love the hugs and prayers. Will take them anytime. J
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Jennifer, the same here... thank you for the support, and the kindness you return in every comment. I'm happy to see you are enjoying the soup. I'm sorry about your chronic pain. You are a delighted poet, and I will enjoy you and your poetry any chance I get... always *LINDA

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I knew we shared a common thread. Well, you carry me through on your good days and I'll try and do the same for you. Always inspired by your work, thank you for your kindness always. J
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 7:58:00 PM
    Nice to meet you, Jennifer, and welcome to Poetry Soup. Im sorry to hear about your chronic pain. Keep writing, Im sure it will help you. I'll visit your poems soon. Ruben.

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    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 4/15/2013 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruben, I love your wrk too. I was sitting on your balcony last night. Thank you, for your kind words. J.

My Past Blog Posts

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My Recent Poems

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9/13/2014My PurposeDramatic monologueemotions,how i feel,pain,
9/11/2014Freedom RegainedSonnetamerica,tribute,
9/11/2014Tennyson's LadyRhymededication,tribute,
9/11/2014Blinding ShacklesTrioletallusion,conflict,confusi
9/9/2014Take TimeFree versechild,growing up,growth,s
7/22/2014The Hand I've Been DealtFree versebio,blue,sick,
1/7/2014Bitter ColdFree verseweather,winter,
12/3/2013Petty TheftFree verseaddiction,betrayal,confli
8/28/2013Suitors Calling, Charles WoodSonnetmarriage,
8/20/2013Tigers Roaming FreelyFree versetiger,
8/20/2013My DreamsNarrativedream,flying,
8/12/2013Autumns StoryAlliterationnature
8/12/2013You Infuriate MeFree versechange,character,jealousy
8/12/2013Star Wars RevisitedRhymemy child,star,war,
5/19/2013A Family TraditionRhymememory,
5/14/2013Hail to my Brother, the Dragon Slayer By DayRhymebrother,character,courage
5/14/2013Divine interventionSonnetfaith,sick,
4/26/2013Bad Bad poemLight Poetrygames,
4/16/2013A Friend for LifeFree verseimagination,me,
4/15/2013In A MeadowRhymelove,lust,
4/14/2013Never gets doneRhymework,
4/14/2013Your Wedding PhotoRhymememory,relationship,educa
4/12/2013Ode to Danny ,you are finally sober as a judgeOde death,dedication,life,lif
4/9/2013What Possessed ThemSonnethumorous,nostalgia,me,
4/7/2013Just one moreSonnetdad,me,thank you,
4/7/2013Caul BearerFree versefear,introspection,natura
4/7/2013Kim Jong-un leader of the starvingSonnetfear,peace,war,father,peo
4/4/2013The CottageNarrativebeautiful,home,nostalgia,
4/3/2013Upon A Bed Of PetalsSonnetloss,passion,sorrow,life,
4/3/2013Teenage BluesSonnetchild,humorous,slam,son,
3/29/2013A Better LifeVillanelledream,happiness,hope,
3/29/2013Spring ShowersFree versespring,
3/29/2013Exploring Expressing EmotionsAlliterationintrospection,
3/21/2013 My Wild WestCowboycowboy-western,may,
3/21/2013The HunterBlank verseanimal,nature,
3/21/2013Future PlansNinetteinspirational,life,
3/20/2013One Of Those Sad DaysDramatic monologuegrief,pain,sorrow,me,pain
3/20/2013First Love VisitsFree versedream,lost love,me,love,m
3/18/2013Dad's ToolbenchNarrativedad,
3/18/2013The Best day of My LifeNarrativelove,mother,son,day,child
3/13/2013At NightFree verseangst,lost,
3/12/2013StuffFree verseintrospection,journey,
3/11/2013Can I Make A FunnyRhymehumorous,write,me,write,
3/11/2013Lost timeSonnetchildhood,dedication,gran
3/11/2013Nights quiet soundsSonnetlife,urban,sleep,
3/9/2013Sounds that make me wonderFree verseimagination,people,people
3/7/2013Snow printsFree versenature,
3/5/2013The Art of ListeningCoupletchildhood,education,write
2/28/2013Measuring upFree versedepression,introspection,
2/28/2013Timeless LoveRhymefamily,life,love,marriage
2/26/2013Hideous soundsRhymegrief,health,
2/23/2013Master Jedi YodaRhymechildhood,imagination,
2/21/2013Her First TryFree versefood,history,humorous,wif
2/21/2013Little Sister the ChefSonnetfamily,girl,women,work,si
2/20/2013Kiss the RainSonnetgrief,imagination,rain,ki
2/20/2013Battling Addiction Narrativefarewell,husband,lost lov
2/19/2013Grandma's LegacyQuatraingrandmother,history,woman
2/11/2013Maybe I'm amazedSonnetlove,mother,care,care,
2/11/2013In A Hotel RoomSonnetboyfriend,dance,dark,girl
2/6/2013Keeping Those Blues at Bay Rhymecourage,hope,inspirationa
2/6/2013Invisible ailmentFree versefreedom,hate,lonely,loss,
2/5/2013Noises in my headNarrativedark,depression,freedom,s
2/5/2013Confessions of a Poetry SouperFree versefunny,journey,life,on wri
2/1/2013Being A ChefDiminished Hexaversededication,food,journey,p
2/1/2013Pep Talk SoliloquyFootlehome,inspirational,life,p
1/30/2013My Guardian DearLyricangel,christian,devotion,
1/21/2013Infinity and beyondSonnetchild,childhood,courage,f
1/20/2013Valentine's need applySonnetdream,faith,fear,happines
1/19/2013Long Gone TeddyFree versechildhood,growing up,home

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Family DinnerBlank versedark,nice,nice,
Kiss the RainQuatraingirl,people,rain,romantic
Kiss The RainCoupletnature,kiss,time,
A Soul With DreamsRhymedream,faith,inspirational
Love In My BloodRhymeinspirational,life,love,w
Pandora's KissEpicadventure,beauty,death,de
Allow me to Repeat MyselfI do not know?journey,
Why Medicare Is Goin' BustCouplethealth,humorous,
Dungeons of the SoulVillanelledark,metaphor,
MaggieFree versebeauty,love,me,smile,
Wild LoveNarrativelovesweet,garden,love,ros
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AgainFree verserecovery from...,me,heart
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