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Poems by Gail Debole

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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
11/07/2017 The Pizza Slice Mystery 154 Rhyme
10/23/2017 Texting Addiction 120 Limerick
10/12/2017 Sky Hedge 100 Haiku
08/16/2017 The Courtship of Lacey and Jakey 111 Rhyme
07/15/2017 The Welcome Trespasser 134 Free verse
06/10/2017 Scammy Spammy 133 Rhyme
05/29/2017 Lacy Limerick 136 Limerick
05/11/2017 BOGO Shopping Coup 217 Rhyme
05/09/2017 Termite Appetizers 143 Limerick
05/09/2017 Frieda Freebie 198 Limerick
04/03/2017 Ben's Best Friend 342 Limerick
10/29/2016 Life's Error Message 286 Free verse
10/29/2016 Egg Yolks, Fried Please 339 Haiku
10/29/2016 Aquarium Egg Yolk 292 Haiku
06/04/2016 Mother Nature's Favorite Son 515 Rhyme
04/23/2016 Side Effects 492 Rhyme
03/16/2016 Leprechaun - Version 16 767 Limerick
02/29/2016 Flimflamming the Scam 666 Limerick
02/18/2016 Filomena 636 Limerick
01/17/2016 Self-Un-improvement 650 Limerick
11/08/2015 Sal the Snail's Haiku 612 Haiku
11/07/2015 Sal the Snail's To Do List 1023 List
10/07/2015 Sal the Snail's Bucket List - First Item 692 Limerick
04/10/2015 Outer Child 893 Free verse
02/24/2015 Gravity 2388 Free verse
01/24/2015 Yummy Soup 897 Rhyme
10/16/2014 Schedule of an Angel - Available 24x7 1262 List
10/10/2014 Sky's Inkblot Test 1259 Haiku
07/01/2014 The E-Gap 1056 Rhyme
06/21/2014 Rock Solid Float 987 Imagism
06/21/2014 Wisdom Jewel 1025 Imagism
06/01/2014 Father's Day Tribute to My Grandfather 1586 Free verse
03/05/2014 A Penny For Your E-Thoughts - Year 2095 1580 Rhyme
02/06/2014 Her Brain Remming 972 Rhyme
09/12/2013 Shared Ego - Year 2030 1356 Limerick
08/20/2013 Sobbin Robin 1336 Limerick
07/24/2013 Casino Cents 1363 Couplet
07/18/2013 Who Am I to Say 1010 Blank verse
07/08/2013 Poetic Stumblings 1023 Rhyme
04/30/2013 Sal the Snail's Point of View 1857 I do not know?
02/04/2013 Portrait of Mr F Shui 1423 Limerick
01/26/2013 Portraits of My Grandmother 1235 Free verse
01/26/2013 Portrait of My Grandfather 1367 Free verse
12/13/2012 Life Oozes 1307 Haiku
12/04/2012 Revolving Resolution 1588 Limerick
11/26/2012 Coupon Carla 1438 Limerick
11/10/2012 Secrete Ingredient 1190 Rhyme
11/06/2012 A Thankful Turkey 2460 Limerick
10/12/2012 Dabs of Halloween 1166 Imagism
09/24/2012 Once Upon a Color 1151 Rhyme
08/25/2012 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the 5-Ws 1549 Rhyme
08/24/2012 Lovely God 1208 Rhyme
08/13/2012 Scratch in the Summer Sky 1474 Haiku
07/23/2012 Hospital Chirps 1064 Free verse
07/23/2012 Promised to Evil 1113 Senryu
07/13/2012 Typing Tourettes 1132 Rhyme
07/13/2012 Internet Street 1034 Rhyme
07/07/2012 Mountain Eye Candy 1312 Haiku
07/05/2012 Skeleton Tree 1272 Haiku
06/24/2012 Whoot Dun It 1207 Limerick
06/18/2012 Portrait of Lily Rainbow 1382 Limerick
06/12/2012 Hotter Than Heck 1314 Limerick
06/05/2012 Portrait of Chris 1227 Limerick
05/30/2012 Grendel's Supper 2432 Rhyme
05/17/2012 Fried Pants 1551 Limerick
04/23/2012 Portrait of a Lizard 1523 Limerick
04/19/2012 Shopaholic's Lament 1171 Rhyme
04/15/2012 Portrait of Hannah and Otto on a Lake 1423 Couplet
04/12/2012 Portrait of My Big Toe 1660 Limerick
04/10/2012 Portrait of Twisty Christy 1413 Limerick
04/05/2012 Nice Day for a Funeral 1140 Free verse
04/02/2012 Measles 1752 Imagism
03/29/2012 Portrait of Esther and Mike 1250 Limerick
03/21/2012 My First Grey Hair 2365 Free verse
03/19/2012 Portrait of Paula 1395 Limerick
03/19/2012 Tuskless 1104 Haiku
03/13/2012 Portrait of Dena 1300 Limerick
03/13/2012 Three Pink Squirrels 1310 Haiku
03/10/2012 Portrait of Joe and Wanda 1139 Free verse
03/08/2012 The Ouija Spelled Life 1027 Free verse
03/08/2012 Portrait of Jill 1184 Limerick
03/05/2012 Monkeying Around 1787 Limerick
03/05/2012 An Evening at the Home 1596 List
02/29/2012 Phillip Buster 1277 Limerick
02/25/2012 Movie Monsters 1178 Free verse
02/22/2012 Spirits, Incorporated 1283 Limerick
02/20/2012 Murray 1460 Limerick
02/16/2012 Reply Email From Subby Conscience 1089 Couplet
02/10/2012 Email to Subby Conscience 1262 Couplet


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Bloggers PhotoHello Everyone -

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read my poetry.  The comments and support have been one of the most uplifting experiences of my life.

Poem for the First Grade

The first time I wrote a poem it was an assignment given to the class by our First Grade teacher.  I remember sitting cross-legged on the floor in the living room.  We not only had to each write a poem, but we had to engrave it on a piece of tin that was wrapped around a piece of cardboard. We could also decorate our poem with pictures.  I still have the original work to this day.  I wrote the poem, stored it, and forgot about it for the next eight or nine years.

High School Poems

And then one day (probably when I was in ninth grade), for no apparent reason, I remember sitting down on the floor of my bedroom, back up against my bed, and writing three poems.  It was in the afternoon, after school.  I only showed them to my best friend at the time.  Of course, she became my biggest fan...liking everything I wrote (whether it was good or not).

After that, I continued to write on my own.  There were no poetry writing assignments in high school.  However, there was a high school literary magazine.  I started submitting poetry to that and some of my poems were published.

College Poems

I continued writing while attending college. Had a couple of poems published in a literary magazine.  Took a couple of English courses related to poetry, but I have never learned as much as I have here at Poetry Soup.

Married Life

After my husband and I married, I wrote sporadically - and that's when I started writing limericks.  The first two limericks I wrote were for a contest sponsored by a Mall in Michigan.  Winning poems and other not-so winning poems were posted at the Mall (in the same way that artwork is posted) for people to read. 

Life as a Parent

I continued to sporadically write after becoming a parent.  There were always so many other activities and responsibilities that took precendence that finding time to write usually was not possible.  My mind was into accomplishing a certain number of tasks one day to the next.  I did take notes and store ideas as much as I could.

Life after the Discovery of Poetry Soup

Poetry Soup has been the most inspirational poetic avenue in my life...or rather the poets who frequent this site are...o.k. a combination of the site and the people are the most inspirational to me.  After I accidentally found this site, I realized what I had been missing for many years - contact with people who see the world in poetic terms and feedback from those people.  It is so inspiring to receive feedback from people all over the world and know that you have made some impact on their day.  It is also enlightening and educational to read other poets' work.  It's amazing to see how other people's minds view the different aspects of our lives and the world.

What's Next?

My goal is to continue to be part of Poetry Soup and grow as a poet in ways that I am not even aware of yet.  May you flourish, as well.