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Bloggers PhotoThere really isn't much to tell that hasn't been covered in my poetry. Love this site, love the new friends I've made. I am a single woman, work full time, family grown and on their own. When I was in highschool all I wanted to do was write. Life got in the way. Now I have all the time I need to indulge my passion.

its been a year but here goes

Blog Posted:4/18/2017 7:51:00 PM

its been a year since the last time I sponsored a contest, I needed the break , but I'm ready to get back at it, Contest is posted, form is dodoitsu ( only, no other form accepted) Old or new doesn't matter , just make it entertaining . Looking forward to seeing your one stanza, short form dodoitsu entries

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Date: 4/21/2017 1:31:00 AM
Oh, I had so many blogs to catch up on tonight. I love the dodoitsu form and I am glad to see you back doing this kind of contest. Thanks for allowing oldies . I just can't keep up here like i used to. Welcome back!!
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Date: 4/18/2017 9:07:00 PM
Yippee! I'm so glad you are back, Francine! I've missed your contests. Blessings, Kim
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Francine Roberts
Date: 4/19/2017 12:53:00 AM
darts is over for the season, should have more time for poetry now , missed everyone here too

My Past Blog Posts

contest finalized
Date Posted: 5/30/2017 4:21:00 PM
sorry for the delay, almost done
Date Posted: 5/27/2017 10:20:00 AM
working on the contest
Date Posted: 5/17/2017 10:59:00 PM
its been a year but here goes
Date Posted: 4/18/2017 7:51:00 PM
R.I.P. Don
Date Posted: 1/19/2017 12:45:00 AM
about to judge contest but
Date Posted: 5/4/2016 11:18:00 PM
to Mom contest read before entering please
Date Posted: 4/22/2016 3:08:00 PM
Merry Christmas
Date Posted: 12/20/2015 9:45:00 PM
one judged , one posted
Date Posted: 9/29/2015 7:45:00 PM
new contest posted
Date Posted: 8/2/2015 6:05:00 PM
winners in my pet contest selected
Date Posted: 7/14/2015 1:39:00 AM
new contest , beloved pets
Date Posted: 6/14/2015 3:14:00 PM
contest judged
Date Posted: 6/7/2015 12:31:00 AM
soupmail issue and contest update
Date Posted: 5/9/2015 10:19:00 AM
Please read rules of the contest
Date Posted: 3/22/2015 11:47:00 PM
new contest.... green, green or green
Date Posted: 3/16/2015 11:01:00 PM
hardest contest I've judged
Date Posted: 2/16/2015 8:49:00 PM
update on my contest
Date Posted: 1/5/2015 12:30:00 PM
contest judged, new contest posted
Date Posted: 12/31/2014 1:46:00 AM
I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, really
Date Posted: 12/10/2014 5:26:00 PM
autumn colours contest finally judged, new contest up
Date Posted: 10/9/2014 12:04:00 AM
Bring on the fall colours
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 9:58:00 PM
Moon contest finalized
Date Posted: 8/30/2014 12:40:00 PM
Summer Acrostic contest judged
Date Posted: 8/10/2014 11:06:00 PM
Jack Horne's Book
Date Posted: 6/26/2014 11:31:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/23/2017 A Walk In The Leaves Rhymeautumn,
9/22/2017 hello Autumn Rhymeautumn,
9/15/2017 the Pawn Rhymelife,
8/30/2017 the Work Social Committee Rhymehumorous,work,
8/30/2017 Raindrops Sonnetrain,
8/23/2017 Our Furbabies Passing Rhymedeath,pets,
8/22/2017 perfect time of day Rhymebeautiful,color,sunset,
7/12/2017 Grey Coupletnight,
7/12/2017 Over and Done Quintain (English)heartbreak,
4/3/2017 Just Be Kind Rhymememory,sad,
2/1/2017 Single Girl's Valentines Day, or we LOVE the fifteenth Rhymevalentines day,
12/30/2016 Happy 2017 Everyone Rhymenew year,
12/16/2016 Go Away Coupletwinter,
12/8/2016 Winter Blows Rhymecat,winter,
10/24/2016 S A D Rhymerain,sad,
10/3/2016 Mom, in the Electronic Age Rhymemom,
6/29/2016 They Don't Make Cats Like They Used To Rhymecat,
6/5/2016 a letter from the cat Coupletcat,love,
5/9/2016 The Cat is Fired Light Poetrycat,
4/23/2016 Lilacs for Mom Rhymechildren,flower,mothers d
4/23/2016 A Nook and a Storybook Quatrainbooks,
4/8/2016 No More Get-Up-and-Go Rhymeage,
1/15/2016 Simple Pleasures Coupletappreciation,feelings,hom
12/4/2015 67 Camaro small block Rhymecar,youth,
11/25/2015 Mountain Forecast Sonnetmountains,weather,winter,
9/15/2015 Passive Aggressive Social Media Statuses Rhymesocial,
9/13/2015 Conversations With the Cat Light Poetrycat,
8/19/2015 Sip the Nectar Coupletbird,senses,summer,
8/13/2015 Time To Go Quintain (English)betrayal,friendship,
7/18/2015 windchimes Tankafeelings,
7/18/2015 true story Rhymefunny,
7/16/2015 A Day In The Life Coupletday,life,work,
6/24/2015 Just Rain Rhymeearth,rain,
6/14/2015 RIP little Moses Rhymebird,death,pets,
6/12/2015 eyes of blue Rhymeblue,love,
6/6/2015 as sunsets colours flow Rhymecolor,sunset,
3/30/2015 Spring Rhymeflower,spring,sun,daffodi
3/16/2015 a spring morn Tankamorning,spring,
2/16/2015 purr Tankacat,
2/15/2015 an Early Spring on the Coast Rhymesnow,spring,weather,daffo
2/13/2015 Happy Valentines Day , or Couplethumor,valentines day,
1/16/2015 Sixty This Year Quintain (English)birthday,future,inspirati
9/6/2014 Honey-Cat Coupletcat,
9/3/2014 Writer's Block Rhymewriting,
9/1/2014 autumn leaves Quintain (English)autumn,
8/22/2014 For Barbie - at Qualicum Beach Rhymechildhood,places,remember
8/11/2014 Oh Captain, My Captain Rhymedeath,
6/15/2014 Summer Sunset Acrosticromance,
6/14/2014 Summer Rain Acrosticrain,summer,
5/28/2014 Unbearable Beauty in Scarlett Sonnetbaby,death,grief,
5/27/2014 Scarlett Rhymebaby,death,grief,
4/2/2014 balm Tankacolor,eve,
4/1/2014 colours of morning Quintain (English)beautiful,morning,
3/26/2014 Nanaimo Acrosticcity,home,nature,
3/21/2014 Spring Day One Quintain (English)spring,
3/19/2014 Her Birthday Present Rhymedeath,dedication,love,
3/10/2014 beckoning sun Tankaspring,
1/27/2014 Goodbye Linda Marie Sonnetdeath,friendship,
12/17/2013 The Reason for the Season Coupletchristmas,
12/17/2013 Weapons Rhymewords,
11/2/2013 a windy day Rhymeautumn,wind,
11/1/2013 a fall day Tankaautumn,
9/19/2013 Harmony - acrostic Acrosticbird,joy,music,
8/29/2013 lightning cracks Tankastorm,
8/3/2013 on the impending demolishment of the Harewood Dams Coupletsad,water,
7/26/2013 Last Night I Dreamt Rhymelost love,
7/24/2013 soul's meditation Tankapeace,senses,
7/23/2013 Mr Pickles Rhymecat,
7/23/2013 footprints Free versebeach,
7/21/2013 waterfall Tankabaptism,introspection,nat
7/19/2013 inner animal Tankafeelings,
7/13/2013 discretion : not for public consumption Rhymebetrayal,feelings,writing
7/9/2013 Worst Morning After Coupletdrink,humorous,
5/30/2013 breathe Tankamorning,
5/30/2013 coldness lingers Tankaweather,
5/18/2013 Ode to the Scotch Broom Rhymeenvironment,garden,
5/14/2013 blue Tankacolor,
5/11/2013 the rain Rhymerain,
5/9/2013 For Richard on His Fiftieth Rhymebirthday,friend,funny,
5/7/2013 Sweet Melody Rhymebird,music,
5/6/2013 Calla Lilies Tankaflower,morning,
5/4/2013 Memories Beyond the Door Coupletdeath,grief,
4/24/2013 morning sun Tankabird,morning,sun,
4/19/2013 a painting in motion Tankabird,nature,
4/19/2013 just a tinge Tankasky,
4/15/2013 cherry blossoms Haikuflower,seasons,
4/10/2013 The Dart Chalker Rhymehumorous,sports,
4/7/2013 fragrant Tankaflower,spring,
4/6/2013 orange roses Tankaflower,sad,
4/5/2013 rain Tankasad,
4/4/2013 Skittles the Escape Artist Couplethumorous,pets,cat,me,
4/2/2013 Fairies of the Field Quintain (English)fantasy,
4/2/2013 Golf Nut Limerickhumorous,sports,
4/2/2013 brown eyes Tankalost love,sad,
4/2/2013 tears fall Tankadeath,
3/31/2013 tides Tankaocean,
3/31/2013 in time Tankapets,seasons,daffodils,
3/31/2013 Easter egg hunt Tankachildhood,holiday,easter,
3/30/2013 Contagious Singing Villanellepets,song,song,song,
3/25/2013 For Brenda Quintain (English)death,friendship,sad,ange

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Fav Poems

Once Willows Wept Not Balladdeath,epic,fantasy,lost l
Mystic Tampering. Rhymefantasy
a touch of frost Elegydeath
Be Rhymelovelove,me,sensual,
The Unfinished Poem Rhymeon writing and wordswords
The Teacup Rhymesad
Dark Shadows Personificationdark,death,loss,lost love
The Last Poet Kimointrospection,loss,philos
TOFINO MOMENTS Free verselovelife,
I'm Wrong... Rhymehusband,wife
Mr. Truly Amazing Rhymeanimals,inspirationalfami
Tattered Jeans and Old T-shirts Narrativelost love,love,nostalgiad
For Francine Roberts Rhymeadventure
Bad News Limerickfunny
The Offer Rhymelovelove,
The Day The Dog Died Coupletanimals,love,day,husband,
What Heart? Rhymesadheart,heart,
By the Stream Beside the Meadow Coupletlove,naturebody,love,
Noise in the Silence Rhymelost love,sadme,
Cardinal at the feeder Rhymenature,upliftingwinter,wi
One Night Stand Limerickfunny,lost love,love,
Knight in shining armour Rhymedevotion,happiness,hope,l
The Six - My Heart Sings Out Kyriellehappiness,heart,joy,love,
Playstation blues Rhymechildhoodday,day,mother,m
Think It Over Limerickfunny
Pass It Foward Rhymeinspirational,lifeme,time
Gobble-De-Gook Rhymefunny
A Special Poem For OlderFolks Light Poetryfunnyme,me,
Poe's Diary Rhymeimaginationtime,
In the Light of the Moon Rhymelife,love,passion
The Poet's Lullaby Rhymeon writing and wordswords
Re-found Visiting Qualicum Beach Coupletlove,passion,people,place
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
Take Me to Your Leader Rhymefunnywife,green,me,drug,
Things You Touched Rhymesad
OPPOSITES ATTRACT # 1 I do not know?funny
Scaredy Cat Rhymefunny
Egg Shells Rhymerecovery from...
Second Hand Love Rhymesadme,me,
A Million Thanks Rhymededication,friendship,tha
Glass Slippers Rhymelovemay,
You Ain't No Boss of Me Rhymefunny
The Paper and the Tears Rhymelife,on writing and words
The lady of the Lake part I Dramatic monologuefantasyheart,heart,senses
The lady of the Lake Part II Dramatic monologuefantasyme,me,
Here Kitty Kitty Rhymefunnyme,
Passions heat Rhymelove
Buttercup Rhymelove
The Death of Robin Hood Rhyme royalimaginationgreen,me,
Gathering of the Golden Girls - Soup Convention Limerickfriendship,funnytime,
You Flew The Kite Free versechildhood,nostalgiasound,
Sulu, Lock Phasers and Await My Command 1 I do not know?philosophy,spaceme,me,
Sulu, Lock Phasers and Await My Command 2 I do not know?philosophy,spacefaith,fea
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Tums Light Poetryfood,funny,me,me,
This laundry never ends Coupletfunny,life,
Cleaning Solution Monorhymefunny,life,
Vigil Rhymedeath,life,
The River Rhymelife,boat,journey,river,
Stardust in Our Bones Free verseon writing and words,word

Fav Poets

Broken Wings Canada Flag Canada Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
James Marshall Goff United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Dean Masciarelli United States Flag United States Read
Tim Ryerson United States Flag United States Read
Robert A. Dufresne United States Flag United States Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Michael Poyntz Canada Flag Canada Read
David Byrne Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Robb A. Kopp United States Flag United States Read
Larry Belt United States Flag United States Read
RALPH TAYLOR United States Flag United States Read
Rob Metcalf United States Flag United States Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
Travis Tapley United States Flag United States Read
Timothy Brumley United States Flag United States Read
Caribbean SeaWolf United States Flag United States Read
lewis scott United States Flag United States Read
DON JOHNSON Australia Flag Australia Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Carol Sunshine Brown United States Flag United States Read
John Rhinem United States Flag United States Read
Mary Duhart United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
SillyBilly theKidster United States Flag United States Read