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Poems by Gail Debole

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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
09/18/2021 Twitter Talk 11 Rhyme
07/31/2021 A Bag of Chips 119 Limerick
07/27/2021 Saving Abe 121 Limerick
07/19/2021 Baby's First Rap 211 Rhyme
07/12/2021 Dictionary Updates - Year 2050 84 Couplet
07/03/2021 The Wayward Fellow - An Untrue Crime Literary Work 180 Rhyme
04/20/2021 Reality Show Reality 236 Limerick
03/23/2021 The Big Box - An Untrue Crime Literary Work 318 Rhyme
02/05/2021 The Family Business 239 Rhyme
07/02/2020 It Smacks of Science Fiction 170 Rhyme
05/30/2020 Humans VS COVID-19 at the Grocery Store 219 Rhyme
03/16/2020 Kelly and the Telly 270 Limerick
03/13/2020 The First Real Case of the Coronavirus 238 Couplet
03/12/2020 Witchy Whrrr 567 Limerick
03/12/2020 Tech-Savvy Witch 379 Limerick
03/11/2020 Masterpieces of Love 136 List
03/10/2020 A Parent's Jam 413 Rhyme
03/10/2020 The Witch in the Moon 343 Limerick
03/10/2020 Hi-Five Hug 468 Limerick
03/07/2020 Tattoo Buds 710 Limerick
02/29/2020 Refrigerator Ransom - An Untrue Crime Literary Work 341 Rhyme
02/17/2020 Tug of Self-War 191 Rhyme
01/26/2020 The Homebrewed Sourtoe Cocktail 523 Rhyme
01/20/2020 The Flamingos Flamencoed 300 Limerick
09/14/2019 SELF-SERVE Halloween 221 Couplet
09/10/2019 More or Less 215 Limerick
01/12/2019 Slivers of Laughter 329 Rhyme
10/23/2017 Hexting Addiction 904 Limerick
10/12/2017 Sky Hedge 361 Haiku
08/16/2017 The Courtship of Lacey and Jakey 527 Rhyme
07/15/2017 The Welcome Trespasser 346 Free verse
06/10/2017 Scammy Spammy 411 Rhyme
05/29/2017 Portrait of Lacy Limerick 501 Limerick
05/11/2017 BOGO Shopping Coup 508 Rhyme
05/09/2017 Termite Appetizers 399 Limerick
05/09/2017 Frieda Freebie 477 Limerick
04/03/2017 Ben's Best Friend 790 Limerick
10/29/2016 Life's Error Message 556 Free verse
10/29/2016 Egg Yolks, Fried Please 784 Haiku
10/29/2016 Aquarium Egg Yolk 570 Haiku
06/04/2016 Mother Nature's Favorite Son 790 Rhyme
04/23/2016 Side Effects 698 Rhyme
03/16/2016 Leprechaun - Version 16 1139 Limerick
02/29/2016 Flimflamming the Scam 926 Limerick
02/18/2016 Portrait of Filomena 1003 Limerick
01/17/2016 Self-Un-improvement 984 Limerick
11/08/2015 Stan the Snail's Haiku 887 Haiku
11/07/2015 Stan the Snail's To Do List 1370 List
10/07/2015 Stan the Snail's Bucket List - First Item 1245 Limerick
04/10/2015 Outer Child 1064 Free verse
02/24/2015 Gravity 2727 Free verse
01/24/2015 Yummy Soup 1109 Rhyme
10/16/2014 Schedule of an Angel - Available 24x7 1756 List
10/10/2014 Sky's Inkblot Test 1559 Haiku
07/01/2014 The E-Gap 1754 Rhyme
06/21/2014 Rock-Solid Float 1420 Imagism
06/21/2014 Wisdom Jewel 1209 Imagism
06/01/2014 Father's Day Tribute to My Grandfather 2051 Free verse
03/05/2014 A Penny For Your E-Thoughts - Year 2095 2126 Rhyme
02/06/2014 Her Brain Remming 1203 Rhyme
09/12/2013 Shared Ego - Year 2030 1776 Limerick
08/20/2013 Sobbin Robin 1748 Limerick
07/18/2013 Who Am I to Say 1196 Blank verse
07/08/2013 Poetic Stumblings 1200 Rhyme
04/30/2013 Stan the Snail's Point of View 2427 I do not know?
02/04/2013 Portrait of Mr F Shui 1697 Limerick
01/26/2013 Portraits of My Grandmother 1455 Free verse
01/26/2013 Portrait of My Grandfather 1606 Free verse
12/13/2012 Life Oozes 1627 Haiku
12/04/2012 Revolving Resolution 1910 Limerick
11/26/2012 Coupon Carla 1959 Limerick
11/10/2012 Secrete Ingredient 1601 Rhyme
11/06/2012 A Thankful Turkey 3104 Limerick
10/12/2012 Dabs of Halloween 1369 Imagism
09/24/2012 Once Upon a Color 1341 Rhyme
08/25/2012 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the 5-Ws 2181 Rhyme
08/24/2012 Lovely God 1683 Rhyme
08/13/2012 Scratch in the Summer Sky 1738 Haiku
07/23/2012 Hospital Chirps 1443 Free verse
07/23/2012 Promised to Evil 1296 Senryu
07/13/2012 Typing Tourettes 1338 Rhyme
07/13/2012 Internet Street 1284 Rhyme
07/07/2012 Mountain Eye Candy 1553 Haiku
07/05/2012 Skeleton Tree 1566 Haiku
06/24/2012 Whoot Dun It 1545 Limerick
06/18/2012 Portrait of Lily Rainbow 1828 Limerick
06/12/2012 Hotter Than Heck 1618 Limerick
06/05/2012 Portrait of Trish 1517 Limerick
05/30/2012 Grendel's Supper 3122 Rhyme
05/17/2012 Fried Pants 1896 Limerick
04/23/2012 Rexie the Lizard 1940 Limerick
04/19/2012 Shopaholic's Lament 1327 Rhyme
04/15/2012 Portrait of Hannah and Otto on a Lake 2253 Couplet
04/12/2012 Portrait of My Big Toe 1997 Limerick
04/10/2012 Portrait of Twisty Christy 1685 Limerick
04/05/2012 Nice Day for a Funeral 1543 Free verse
04/02/2012 Measles 2165 Imagism
03/29/2012 Portrait of Esther and Mike 1610 Limerick
03/21/2012 My First Grey Hair 2947 Free verse
03/19/2012 Portrait of Aula 1727 Limerick
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Hello 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 under my maiden name.

College Poems

I continued writing while attending college under a pseudonym - Marashi. 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.

Crevice of Illusion - Three Volumes

In 1973, two of my poems were published in Volume III of Crevice of Illusion under my pseudonym - Mararshi. This was a three-volume anthology that included poetry by United States college students. Publisher: Jay Elliot

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 precedence 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.