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So here I am late at night, on October 14, 2015, and I just became a Premium Member. I couldn't be happier to be a part of something so amazing. Since I have started posting poems on Poetry Soup, I have had a renewed sense of passion for writing. I started writing simple poems in 4th grade (Basically poems of boys I had crushes on that particular day). That's about the time I started journaling. To this day I still keep a journal but now it's saved on my hard drive. I have over 36 journals since 1990. As I got older, my poetry started taking a different avenue with the form of flow and style. My junior year of High School I won a poetry contest and it was published in a book consisting of over 250 pages of raw poetry from high school students all over the country. My old school uses that book in English Literature class as of 2000. Needless to say, it was at that exact moment I heard the wind whisper my name and I felt my passion for writing has gone far beyond a high school class collection book. I met my husband in 1995 (at age 15) and have been together ever since. Over 20 years to be exact, and I am only 35 years old. My love and our passion for each other continues to grow daily. Our cute love relationship turned into marriage at age 22, and just celebrated 13 years last week. Most of my work is a reflection on the honest love we share as a couple and as an individual. He moves me in ways I never thought could happen. I love him as deep as the deepest sea's flow, and the most beautiful part of this story is that I know he feels the same about me. Over the years we have been keeping our own special "Nick & Laura" journal. Whenever we feel like expressing our feelings we keep it in that journal. We've collected over 1,200 cards and love letters. I know one day my daughter will grow up and learn about "true love". She sees it everyday as we communicate and respect each other the way we do in everyday activities. Being together for 2o years has given us so many cherish able memories. With that, we have faced a ton of trials, loss, money hardship, and brokenness. When I write about him words alone can not be expressed and that is why I am constantly writing about him or us as one unit. We have lost 2 sisters, 4 grandparents, 5 cousins and 2 friends over the span of 20 years. But, one thing I have definitely learned is that I can turn a "lesson" into a "blessing. I have no choice but to keep moving forward and trust my faith in the Lord will carry me through, as He always has done. I am so humbled because I know where I came from, and where I am today. I enjoy reading all the poems you guys post. Most of my time is reading and commenting because I enjoy it so much. I am learning so much also. I have never really had proper "schooling" on writing poetry, but I am slowly learning. I hope my poems will convey my utmost passion for my life, loss and love. My inspiration comes from a deep core inside my heart, and from all you poets on Poetry Soup. So thank you very much for all your kind comments, my confidence is slowly peeking through. I am still a tiny bit insecure because I have never had anyone really read my poems except my family and my husband. It's so refreshing to see everyone's views and beliefs are encouraging and I am grateful I stumbled upon this amazing group of talented poets. Thank you for reading my poems and be blessed. :) -Laura

Free Verse Love Poem Finalized

Blog Posted:9/22/2016 8:25:00 PM

It is late tonight!! Thank you for all the wonderful entries for this


I appreciated each and every one of them deeply...

There were 3 NA because of the wrong form and 1 because the wrong subject.

I asked for a love poem :)

There were a few who I placed lower because there was no date. I know it's silly but it was clearly in my contest description. I have given many warnings in the past, and this time there were so many, I ended up placing them in spite of no date. I will not do that again! 


-getting sleepy zzzzz.....

Below are the winners:


  Place PoemTitle Poet
Contest Winner Medal 1 Young Love Broken Wings
Contest Winner Medal 1 Into a Warm Night Frederic Parker
Contest Winner Medal 1 Poem without words Teddy Kimathi
Contest Winner Medal 2 Love like the stars John Hamilton
Contest Winner Medal 2 Nerves x 9 Rick Parise
Contest Winner Medal 2 Half A Heart Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 2 Gentle Kiss Victor Buhagiar
Contest Winner Medal 3 My Valentine's day 2016 Dr. Upma A. Sharma
Contest Winner Medal 3 With my all stephen pennell
Contest Winner Medal 3 Moon Spoons Kai Michael Neumann
Contest Winner Medal 3 A Song of Love to My Ex Janis Thompson
Contest Winner Medal 3 Falling in love again Sara Chansarkar
Contest Winner Medal 3 SHWEET LOVE JAN ALLISON
Contest Winner Medal 3 Be Mine My Love for Eternity Eve Roper
Contest Winner Medal 3 Watching J. Amorose
Contest Winner Medal 3 BECAUSE LOVE IS KIND nette onclaud
  4 A Year of Glitter Glow Andrea Dietrich
  4 It Would Take A Million Years Carrie Richards
  4 No Limits No Boundaries Alexis Y.
  4 THAT LOOK John lawless
  4 When The Warm Day Dies len carber
  4 Love Lisa Shaw
  4 Love Talin Kalishian
  4 Dreams - original Sarah McFadden
  4 The Treasure That Is You The Seeker
  5 Simplistic Love Mark Paul van der Merwe
  5 Awaken Thandokazi Bangani
  5 My dearest one Majesty Etsey
  5 Love Sofia Pedersen
  5 Deep Love Augastus Black


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Date: 9/25/2016 8:03:00 AM
now you have an overdose of love, lou... sweet thanks for including mine on the list... happy anniversary; keep us updated.. congrats to all entrants!..huggs
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Date: 9/23/2016 3:06:00 PM
Thank you for sponsoring this one, Laura, and congratulations to all !!
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/23/2016 4:20:00 PM
you're welcome thank you for participating lovely Carrie :)-luloo
Date: 9/23/2016 8:56:00 AM
Thanks for the contest, and Congrats to all!!
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/23/2016 11:01:00 AM
you're welcome, thank you for participating :)-luloo
Date: 9/23/2016 5:52:00 AM
Congrats to all the WINNERS in Laura's Free Verse Love poetry contest!! ;-) Thanks again Laura, for highly placing my poem in your contest!! *^_^*
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/23/2016 7:10:00 AM
you're welcome Teddy! :) thanks for participating :)-luloo
Date: 9/23/2016 4:16:00 AM
Many thanks for a great contest and the chance to showcase an old poem. My congrats to all the winners:-) hugs Jan xx
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/23/2016 7:09:00 AM
Jan, you're welcome :) thanks for participating :)-luloo
Date: 9/23/2016 3:23:00 AM
many thanks for the placement , great comp and congrats to all the winners stephen
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/23/2016 7:09:00 AM
you're welcome Stephen :) thanks for participating :)-luloo
Date: 9/23/2016 2:20:00 AM
Hi Laura, You held a good contest on my favorite subject. Thanks for my placement and congratulations to all the winners:-) Alexis
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/23/2016 7:08:00 AM
you're very welcome! thanks for participating :)-luloo
Date: 9/22/2016 8:35:00 PM
Laura, I LOVED your contest and thanks so much for my awesome and amazing placement, I am honored ~
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/23/2016 7:08:00 AM
you're welcome lady :) thanks for participating :)-luloo

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