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Poems by Gail Debole

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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
08/16/2017 The Courtship of Lacey and Jakey 27 Rhyme
07/15/2017 The Welcome Trespasser 101 Free verse
06/10/2017 Scammy Spammy 88 Rhyme
05/29/2017 Lacy Limerick 106 Limerick
05/11/2017 BOGO Shopping Coup 167 Rhyme
05/09/2017 Termite Appetizers 119 Limerick
05/09/2017 Frieda Freebie 165 Limerick
04/03/2017 Ben's Best Friend 291 Limerick
10/29/2016 Life's Error Message 272 Free verse
10/29/2016 Egg Yolks, Fried Please 285 Haiku
10/29/2016 Aquarium Egg Yolk 270 Haiku
06/04/2016 Mother Nature's Favorite Son 500 Rhyme
04/23/2016 Side Effects 477 Rhyme
03/16/2016 Leprechaun - Version 16 735 Limerick
02/29/2016 Flimflamming the Scam 628 Limerick
02/18/2016 Filomena 592 Limerick
01/17/2016 Self-Un-improvement 615 Limerick
11/08/2015 Sal the Snail's Haiku 589 Haiku
11/07/2015 Sal the Snail's To Do List 1002 List
10/07/2015 Sal the Snail's Bucket List - First Item 674 Limerick
04/10/2015 Outer Child 872 Free verse
02/24/2015 Gravity 2360 Free verse
01/24/2015 Yummy Soup 885 Rhyme
10/16/2014 Schedule of an Angel - Available 24x7 1247 List
10/10/2014 Sky's Inkblot Test 1238 Haiku
07/01/2014 The E-Gap 1036 Rhyme
06/21/2014 Rock Solid Float 965 Imagism
06/21/2014 Wisdom Jewel 1006 Imagism
06/01/2014 Father's Day Tribute to My Grandfather 1563 Free verse
03/05/2014 A Penny For Your E-Thoughts - Year 2095 1559 Rhyme
02/06/2014 Her Brain Remming 954 Rhyme
09/12/2013 Shared Ego - Year 2030 1318 Limerick
08/20/2013 Sobbin Robin 1294 Limerick
07/24/2013 Casino Cents 1334 Couplet
07/18/2013 Who Am I to Say 993 Blank verse
07/08/2013 Poetic Stumblings 1009 Rhyme
04/30/2013 Sal the Snail's Point of View 1840 I do not know?
02/04/2013 Portrait of Mr F Shui 1379 Limerick
01/26/2013 Portraits of My Grandmother 1210 Free verse
01/26/2013 Portrait of My Grandfather 1350 Free verse
12/13/2012 Life Oozes 1272 Haiku
12/04/2012 Revolving Resolution 1560 Limerick
11/26/2012 Coupon Carla 1388 Limerick
11/10/2012 Secrete Ingredient 1174 Rhyme
11/06/2012 A Thankful Turkey 2372 Limerick
10/12/2012 Dabs of Halloween 1147 Imagism
09/24/2012 Once Upon a Color 1129 Rhyme
08/25/2012 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the 5-Ws 1508 Rhyme
08/24/2012 Lovely God 1193 Rhyme
08/13/2012 Scratch in the Summer Sky 1443 Haiku
07/23/2012 Hospital Chirps 1049 Free verse
07/23/2012 Promised to Evil 1103 Senryu
07/13/2012 Typing Tourettes 1113 Rhyme
07/13/2012 Internet Street 1021 Rhyme
07/07/2012 Mountain Eye Candy 1290 Haiku
07/05/2012 Skeleton Tree 1246 Haiku
06/24/2012 Whoot Dun It 1167 Limerick
06/18/2012 Portrait of Lily Rainbow 1354 Limerick
06/12/2012 Hotter Than Heck 1264 Limerick
06/05/2012 Portrait of Chris 1206 Limerick
05/30/2012 Grendel's Supper 2147 Rhyme
05/17/2012 Fried Pants 1523 Limerick
04/23/2012 Portrait of a Lizard 1471 Limerick
04/19/2012 Shopaholic's Lament 1156 Rhyme
04/15/2012 Portrait of Hannah and Otto on a Lake 1383 Couplet
04/12/2012 Portrait of My Big Toe 1625 Limerick
04/10/2012 Portrait of Twisty Christy 1381 Limerick
04/05/2012 Nice Day for a Funeral 1121 Free verse
04/02/2012 Measles 1729 Imagism
03/29/2012 Portrait of Esther and Mike 1213 Limerick
03/21/2012 My First Grey Hair 2305 Free verse
03/19/2012 Portrait of Paula 1370 Limerick
03/19/2012 Tuskless 1082 Haiku
03/13/2012 Portrait of Dena 1249 Limerick
03/13/2012 Three Pink Squirrels 1291 Haiku
03/10/2012 Portrait of Joe and Wanda 1110 Free verse
03/08/2012 The Ouija Spelled Life 1008 Free verse
03/08/2012 Portrait of Jill 1164 Limerick
03/05/2012 Monkeying Around 1732 Limerick
03/05/2012 An Evening at the Home 1560 List
02/29/2012 Phillip Buster 1239 Limerick
02/25/2012 Movie Monsters 1155 Free verse
02/22/2012 Spirits, Incorporated 1263 Limerick
02/20/2012 Murray 1410 Limerick
02/16/2012 Reply Email From Subby Conscience 1071 Couplet
02/10/2012 Email to Subby Conscience 1221 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.