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Discovered my love for poetry, and literature in general, as a senior in high school and it developed into a lifelong passion which has provided much inspiration and enjoyment. I began writing in my mid twenties.

In general, I am just a great lover of life. I am married and we have a blended family of six children (one who is now in Heaven), eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. If you read many of my writings, you will discover the most important relationship in my life is with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

The Scent of Water Contest - Updated

Blog Posted:7/6/2014 4:21:00 PM

Hello to all....

I have been away for a week visiting my sister in Minnesota who is recovering from surgery for a brain tumor. I missed congratulating many of you on your recent wins. Please accept my congratulations here; there are too many for me to catch up.

I have posted my first contest titled "The Scent of Water." I hope many of you will write a fabulous poem on the theme of renewal. Check out the quidelines on the contest page. I will be offering a tangible prize for the first place winner. I have selected the prize for first place: a hardback copy of The English Spirit: The Little Gidding Anthology of English Spirituality.

Once more, thanks to all of you who made the effort to welcome me to this community. You are a blessing.


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Date: 7/10/2014 9:08:00 AM
The title and idea grabbed me and I wrote for the contest within minutes of reading about it! Redemption and Salvation are two subjects I am very familiar with.
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Date: 7/11/2014 2:25:00 PM
Great, Robert. I am really looking forward to the day I read them all. I am glad that you are familiar with those two subjects...I am, too.
Date: 7/8/2014 12:34:00 PM
I am very sorry to hear about your sister Faye. Hopefully she has a full recovery. This contest sounds very interesting..
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Date: 7/8/2014 12:45:00 PM
Thank you, Betty. She is doing well. See my reply to Olive. I hope you will be able to enter my contest.
Date: 7/8/2014 8:56:00 AM
:) Hi Faye.. :) well your contest title caught my attention.. :) and i hope i can make one for it.. :) the title itself is so inspiring.. :) reflective too.. :)
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Date: 7/8/2014 12:45:00 PM
Thank you, sweet Olive. She is cancer free as of June. We had a celebration of that when I was there.
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Date: 7/8/2014 8:57:00 AM
i hope your sister will fully recover well.. :)
Date: 7/6/2014 7:49:00 PM
the title of your topic is very lovely, dear. I hope you get a lot of great entries.
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Date: 7/8/2014 12:44:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea...I hope you make one of those entries yours.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
12/9/2017 Fragile People Rhymeemotions,people,
12/7/2017 Gathered Round our Christmas Tree Rhymeangel,christmas,missing,
12/6/2017 Rhyme Time III - Winter Rhymeimagery,seasons,snow,wint
12/5/2017 A Spoonful of Snow Rhymechildhood,christmas,snow,
12/3/2017 The True Happy Christmas Trioletchristian,christmas,jesus
11/28/2017 Incense Burning Quaternchristian,christmas,jesus
11/28/2017 Lacquered Lace Alliterationbird,nature,snow,
11/28/2017 Wishes Quaternlife,love,nostalgia,persp
11/25/2017 Grief Unsayable Free versegrief,
11/18/2017 Shadowplay - Photo Story Image 1 Coupletbrother,childhood,war,
11/18/2017 Constanza for a Loggerhead Rhymebeach,natural disasters,n
11/15/2017 Pic Motifs: Visual 1 Verseloneliness,longing,sorrow
11/15/2017 HUMANITY Acrostichumanity,life,
11/12/2017 Bitter Ash Free verselost love,sad love,
11/10/2017 SKIPPING STONES Free versebetrayal,heartbreak,relat
11/9/2017 Fabric Linen Verseanalogy,mother,relationsh
7/1/2017 Windowed Free versegrief,heartbreak,hurt,los
7/1/2017 Haiku 16 - Voyeurs Haikuanimal,nature,
7/1/2017 Haiku 15 - Dawn Music Haikubird,morning,nature,summe
7/1/2017 Haiku 14 - Honeyed Hangover Haikugarden,nature,summer,
6/28/2017 Tanka 9 Tankagrief,remember,rose,
6/28/2017 Beguiled Free versedeath,memory,son,
5/31/2017 A New Garden Rhymechristian,faith,god,spiri
5/19/2017 Nuance of Time Lyricfaith,journey,life,perspe
5/19/2017 The Accounting Quatrainage,change,child,life,rem
8/22/2016 Candy Versecandy,fun,sweet,
8/21/2016 Soul Thirst Quench Coupletsea,
8/21/2016 As Autumn's Breeze Free verseautumn,seasons,winter,
8/16/2016 Orchard Fantasy Acrosticanimal,creation,fantasy,p
8/16/2016 Bride Versebeautiful,family,wedding,
8/14/2016 Necklace of Pearls Free versesky,sun,sunset,
8/13/2016 The Face Rhymeflower,
8/13/2016 Stay, Baby Mine, Stay Versebaby,child,childhood,moth
8/13/2016 Petrichor Free versenature,rain,
8/8/2016 Web Walk Quatrainbetrayal,evil,innocence,
7/21/2016 Drunken Chokanature,
7/11/2016 Mountain Psalm Free versebeauty,mountains,peace,
7/11/2016 Make a Wish Quintain (English)prayer,
7/8/2016 Two Skaters Rhymechildhood,friendship,memo
7/8/2016 Cat Walk Quatrainbeauty,cat,garden,
7/4/2016 Rosary of Tears Rhymeangel,baby,death,mother,
7/3/2016 Shades of Brown Trioletbetrayal,dream,love,sea,
2/14/2016 Timberland Free versebetrayal,crush,first love
1/31/2016 Sea Therapy Free versebeach,peace,sea,
1/31/2016 Home Sweet Home Acrostichome,memory,peace,
1/24/2016 Nine Months Free versebaby,life,mother,my child
1/23/2016 Perfect Day Quatern Quaternlost love,
1/21/2016 Impromptu Valentine Villanellelove,valentines day,
1/18/2016 Junkie's Inferno Free verseabuse,addiction,
1/18/2016 Response to Potpourri Coupletchange,death,
1/13/2016 Spectacular Acrosticbeach,beauty,ocean,
1/10/2016 Wonderful Acrosticbeauty,god,nature,
1/1/2016 Time's Manuscript Sonnetfuture,new year,
12/31/2015 Beautiful Acrosticappreciation,beautiful,be
12/24/2015 Paradise Acrosticparadise,peace,
12/20/2015 Memory Rides the Rails Rhymeamerica,childhood,memory,
12/20/2015 Do You Hear the Song Free versechristmas,
12/19/2015 Christmas Free versechristmas,god,jesus,
10/8/2015 Free of Pain, Fair Soul Rhymedeath,freedom,heaven,
9/24/2015 Kiss of Forgiveness Sonnetabuse,forgiveness,marriag
9/20/2015 Dance Partners Ethereeautumn,dance,october,tree
9/18/2015 G is for Grouchy Rhymeemotions,for kids,
9/17/2015 Spring of Inspiration Free verseart,inspiration,life,
9/15/2015 Mind Nectar Free versechildren,memory,mother,
9/15/2015 Youthful Regret Rhymeintrospection,memory,yout
9/15/2015 Season Splice Free verseautumn,change,seasons,
9/15/2015 Old Vines Free verseautumn,eve,garden,senses,
9/11/2015 Voices in the Walls Free versechildhood,home,memory,nos
9/11/2015 Grandma Happy Free versegrandchild,grandmother,ha
9/9/2015 Just Joan Free versebetrayal,faith,girl,god,h
9/9/2015 You Wait no More Free versechild,death,grief,perspec
9/9/2015 A Period Please Personificationwords,writing,
9/7/2015 River Mother Free versebirth,mother,nature,river
9/2/2015 Captives Free versebeauty,words,writing,
8/30/2015 Barefoot Waltz Free versedance,kiss,romantic,
8/29/2015 The Final Poem Free versedeath,goodbye,words,writi
8/27/2015 Wind Lover Rhymelove hurts,metaphor,wind,
8/24/2015 Rain Cocoon Quatrainintrospection,rain,
8/24/2015 Too Weak to Cry Quatrainabuse,baby,humanity,
8/22/2015 Southern Live Oak Personificationhistory,memory,tree,
8/20/2015 Clothe me in Grays of Pain Rhymebetrayal,depression,pain,
8/20/2015 Haiku 13 - October Sky Haikubeauty,october,sky,
8/18/2015 Ka-thump-a-loon Rhymefor kids,nonsense,silly,
8/17/2015 Hints of Autumn Free verseautumn,nature,seasons,
8/16/2015 Child Mother Free versebaby,childhood,dream,moth
8/16/2015 New Birth Sonnetlife,
8/15/2015 Stormy Sea Quintain (English)abuse,heartbreak,violence
8/15/2015 Dark of Light Blitzdark,death,grief,hope,lig
8/13/2015 Brume Free versechange,relationship,sad l
8/11/2015 My Library Free versebooks,words,writing,unive
8/8/2015 April Acrosticapril,spring,
5/11/2015 Joe Free versefirst love,
5/11/2015 I am a Swallow Personificationbird,family,home,mother,p
5/5/2015 An Unknown Post Free verseabsence,longing,soulmate,
5/5/2015 Cry for the Children Quatrainabuse,children,cry,
5/5/2015 Apathetic Free versesea,
5/4/2015 Sensitive Ears Free versechildren,mother,
5/3/2015 I am Honeysuckle Free versefriendship,identity,
4/29/2015 Love's Star Free verselove,universe,
4/23/2015 Two New Stars Rhymechild,death,remember,

My Photos

Fav Poems

Song of a Warrior's Bride Blank versehorror,marriage,relations
Obsidian Free verseabuse,dark,mystery,
Stopping the Dance Free verseabuse,dance,dark,discrimi
View From The Top of the Trail Free versejourney,life,
I AM AN 8 Rispettodance,magic,
Island of Sylt Iambic Pentameterbeach,longing,peace,sea,s

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