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10 Poems That Define Me

Before I begin. I apologize that I am unable to provide the links to the poems, as I am using my phone to post this and I do not have access to a computer or laptop, so I am limited as far as my options. To remedy this, I will list them in order from oldest to newest- 1. Graduation - my very first poem posted on the Soup. I originally wrote this for my sister when her daughter (my niece) graduated from high school (over twenty years ago!) 2. The Stars - This was my first brand new poem of length, and the first one I entered in a contest. It was painful to write because it is about the night my brother-in-law passed away. 3. To My Teenage Self - I wish I could go back in time and give this to the awkward adolescent I was, just so she could know there is nothing wrong with her, and she is beautiful. 4. Who I Would Bring Back - my mother is ill and in a nursing home now, and this is my wish to return her to health and vigor 5. For the Silence Keepers - I am quiet by nature, and this is for those quiet ones who are usually overlooked and undervalued in place of their more loquacious cousins. 6. Little Things - Often, it is the little gestures of love that carry you through hard times; I wrote this when my husband got his cancer diagnosis. 7. Cities of Sonnets - this chronicles my journey back to writing after a two-plus decade lapse, and how much this site has helped me along the way 8. Morris the Thesaurus Tortoise - I love whimsical writes, so this is my ode to the joy of words! Also was a POTD! 9. Emptiness - All my life I have struggled with depression, and this is my attempt to describe that dark world of mine. 10. Covetous - Envy is another demon I fight, with wishing my writing could be higher, cleaner, better, more like so many I admire - is it ironic I'm proud of this one? 5/13/20 For '10 Poems that Define Me' contest Sponsor: Line Gauthier Shared 1st Place

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Date: 5/27/2020 5:49:00 PM
Michelle, big congrats on your #1 win with your great list. I think I have two left to complete the Michelle tour, it's been a lovely ride! Thank you for the time to put this list together, and I'm glad the lack of links did not affect your placement ~ John
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Date: 5/25/2020 8:53:00 AM
Many congrats on your top notch win, dear Michelle. Sincerely ~ Elaine
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Date: 5/24/2020 5:31:00 AM
Congratulations my dear friend on your 1st win in Line's contest - an awesome selection of poems. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 5/21/2020 10:49:00 AM
Wonderful Michelle I love the way you approached each of the 10 poems - I wish you luck in the contest my friend and safe wishes floating to you from across the pond. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 5/18/2020 8:32:00 PM
Such a awesome list. I enjoyed reading this and will be back for the poems soon. God bless you dear friend and all my best for the contest. Love to you, Gina
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Date: 5/17/2020 1:41:00 PM
Beautifully done, good luck in the contest.
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Date: 5/14/2020 2:05:00 PM
Writing is the key to introspection and costs less time and money that doctors, pills, or therapists, as you have discovered! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 5/14/2020 10:46:00 AM
Michelle, I am so happy so see this list, my artistry sibling! I will look forward to visiting each one and enjoy the chance to get to know you better through your representative poems ~ John
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/14/2020 11:51:00 AM
I am glad to get to know you better as well - your poems are always enjoyable!
Date: 5/13/2020 9:16:00 PM
Did a little tour, it's bedtime for Bonzo. I didn't provide links either, maybe should have explained it's above my brain grade, well, and beyond this old third hand iPad ;), xomo!
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Date: 5/14/2020 2:07:00 PM
I am, thank you! Teary with love, but that's all good. A bestie just surprised me with the pigeon kid's books I requested when her son was done with them. Love is so dehydrating! ;), xomo
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/14/2020 11:49:00 AM
I am honored and touched that you took the time to read over these - hope you are doing OK-
Date: 5/13/2020 7:18:00 PM
Enjoyed this journey through who you are! Thanks, Gershon
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/14/2020 11:48:00 AM
Much appreciate it, many thanks, Gershon-