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Thought I better get round to writing a bit about myself. 

I'm married and live on the Isle of Man 

My poetry journey began in November 2013 after my husband was diagnosed with cancer. The first poem I wrote was called was Splendid Isolation. This was written after we returned to the Isle of Man after his surgery in England. I felt so alone and vulnerable in the accommodation  - all I really needed was someone to talk to face to face and maybe have a hug! I posted a few poems on a friends facebook page - mainly humerous poems . An on-line friend Jenny Brewer saw my poems and kept telling me to join here. It took about 3 weeks of her asking me if i had joined to pluck up the courage to finally post and 'Just Desserts'  was the first poem I posted here - it is based on a true experience! Since then my life has been a whirl.  In Jared Pickett's collaboration I teamed up with Darren Watson and we wrote together collaboratively as JaDazzle United.


I adore penguins - the animals not the biscuits!
Loveeeee tall men with greying hair
I love baking/cooking
I like to potter in the garden - need more time to commit to it but have an aged mother who needs me more than my garden does
Adore most types of music - will give anything a listen
Best ever gig - Knebworth 1986 when 'Queen' headlined


NEW LIMERICK COLLABORATION - CROSSING THE TOAD *** updated 17TH June ***

Blog Posted:6/16/2017 4:23:00 PM

 

 

FOLLOWING THE RENEWED INTEREST IN THE AT THE FOOTBRIDGE COLLABORATION I HAVE NOW STARTED A NEW COLLABORATION

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/crossing_the_toad___new_collaboration_910169

I HAVE CHECKED ON THE WEB TO ENSURE THAT MY TITLE 'CROSSING THE TOAD' HAS NOT BEEN USED ON POEMS ANYWHERE ELSE.

MY THANKS TO TIM SMITH FOR THE INITIAL IDEA FOR THE THEME AND TO LIN LANE, TIM SMITH, LIM'RIK FLATS (JOHN WULF) ,RAY GRIDLEY. ALEXIS Y, DALE GREGORY COZART, SEREN, DANIEL TURNER AND CRAIG CORNISH FOR SENDING ME THEIR HUMOUROUS POEMS

 

IF ANYONE WISHES TO JOIN IN THE FUN CAN YOU PLEASE CAN YOU SOUP MAIL ME WITH YOUR POEM FOR EITHER THE NEW COLLABORATION OR THE OLD AT THE FOOTBRIDGE POEM

 

 



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Date: 6/16/2017 6:35:00 PM
Sounds fun. If only I had more time, Jan. Just got back from running around all day. You told me some poet who wrote something very funny. Can you email me again where his poem is. Later, gator.
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Jan Allison
Date: 6/17/2017 12:04:00 PM
That 'Hope' Poem is absolutely superb!:-) hugs jan xx
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 6/17/2017 11:45:00 AM
Yes, I saw his monoku. Truly lovely
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Jan Allison
Date: 6/16/2017 6:42:00 PM
No rush Andrea the collaboration will remain open for submissions just like the At the footbridge one is now getting a resurgence of interest since the blogs:-) I'll send you a mail about the funny poem BUT a fabulous poem I read today was a monoku by Teddy Kimathi it is so so moving, I hope you have the chance to read it:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/16/2017 6:12:00 PM
Hi Jan, I see you have started another limerick collaboration. Let me see what I can come up with:-)Alexis
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Jan Allison
Date: 6/16/2017 6:18:00 PM
I have had some fun poems already Alexis it looks like we are hitting the poop with my original poem but see what you can come up with lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/16/2017 4:30:00 PM
I was TOADLY up for writing with you and hope lots of others will be, too.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 6/16/2017 6:33:00 PM
Cute word play!
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Jan Allison
Date: 6/16/2017 5:12:00 PM
ha ha ha Lin clever comment:-) It was fun we must do it again one day lol:-) hugs jan xx

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5/1/2024 Doggone Limerickanxiety,dog,humorous,
4/23/2024 Paper chase Ephemera Free verselove,
4/21/2024 Zephyr Rhymejoy,nature,wind,
4/16/2024 Yellow Coupletbeautiful,color,uplifting
4/8/2024 HIGH TEA Limerickanimal,food,fun,
4/7/2024 SOCK IT TO ME Personificationclothes,humorous,missing,
3/26/2024 CAGE RAGE Limerickbird,cat,irony,
3/21/2024 Sun Personificationsun,
3/17/2024 Blue Listcolor,
3/16/2024 Uplifting Acrosticbody,humorous,
2/27/2024 THE QUEEN OF POOP FIGHTS BACK! Limerickanti bullying,how i feel,
2/19/2024 Spring time Ethereeflower,spring,
2/13/2024 When Trust Has Been Broken Rhymebetrayal,
2/9/2024 Pour reeding and righting Limerickfor her,friend,words,
1/27/2024 Beach Bummer - BAWDY WARNING Limerickbetrayal,holiday,humorous
1/23/2024 Autumn Haikusunset,
1/22/2024 Precipice Acrosticdark,death,mother son,
1/21/2024 Valentines Day Dilema Rhymeanxiety,flower,valentines
1/20/2024 Moonlight Shadows Fibonaccimoon,ocean,
1/16/2024 Tea Time Personificationdrink,
1/15/2024 Bouquet Blunder Limerickflower,humorous,valentine
1/11/2024 Winter Magic Rhymesnow,winter,
1/4/2024 Oblivion Acrosticdevotion,memory,mental he
12/30/2023 Total transformation in 2023 Sijobooks,me,poetry,
11/28/2023 La Luna's Lure Alliterationbutterfly,moon,
11/25/2023 DIVORCE Acrosticbreak up,conflict,divorce
11/18/2023 Remember Remember Rhymeage,humorous,memory,
11/17/2023 Sex Drive or dead end street Haikuhumorous,word play,
11/17/2023 Wild Birds Poetry Contest Personificationbird,
11/14/2023 DREAMS CAN COME TRUE Rhymedream,poetry,
11/13/2023 Mother Acrostici miss you,mother daughte
11/12/2023 Mr Spud head gets mashed Limerickbody,
11/11/2023 WE WILL REMEMEBER THEM Haikuremembrance day,war,
11/9/2023 Remember Remember the 5th of November Ninettefirework,
11/6/2023 Thanksgiving Trauma for Turkeys Limerickdeath,food,thanksgiving d
11/5/2023 Letter Rhymeidentity,
11/4/2023 Going To the Chapel of Love - Tb Than-Baukkiss,love,
11/3/2023 Harvest Monokufruit,life,
11/1/2023 The Twelve Days of Christmas On the Isle of Man Lyricchristmas,fun,home,
10/31/2023 Building Friendship Monorhymechildren,friendship,fun,
10/30/2023 Knock Senryudrink,friend,health,
10/30/2023 Autumn Monokuautumn,
10/28/2023 For Whom the Bell Tolls Senryucancer,health,
10/25/2023 Words - Lipogram Poetry Contest Limerickhumorous,poetry,words,
10/22/2023 Forever Autumn Quintillaautumn,
10/21/2023 Qop Strikes Again With Another Poop Poem - For Deb M Limerickhumorous,student,
10/20/2023 The Sound of Silence Dodoitsuhumorous,senses,
10/19/2023 Silence Is Golden Limerickhumorous,peace,
10/17/2023 Calmer Chameleon Personificationanimal,fun,
10/16/2023 Oh My Gourd Senryuautumn,food,humorous,
10/15/2023 She Walks In Beauty Cinquainbeach,loneliness,sea,
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10/11/2023 Trick Or Treat Rhymehalloween,
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9/27/2023 Pooh Dunny It - a Bowel Shatt-Ering Senryu Senryuhumorous,
9/26/2023 Arthur Vaso Monokufriendship,tribute,word p
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9/23/2023 Frost Acrosticwinter,
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9/18/2023 The Smell of Fear - Collaboration Limerickhumorous,space,
9/17/2023 Fear of Abduction By Alien Life Rhymefantasy,fear,
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9/15/2023 Piano Pleiadesinspirational,music,sense
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9/11/2023 Emu Pleiadesbird,
9/10/2023 Sunset Sadness Free versei miss you,sunset,
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8/24/2023 Broken Senryufeelings,growing up,me,
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I'M Coming Home Rhymeemotions,military,
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Yesterday and Today Rhymeemotions,introspection,
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Mother's Highlights Free versebeautiful,beauty,love,mot
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How Poetry Began Quatrainnature,poetry,
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Breast Cancer Awareness-By Casarah Nance Acrosticcancer,
Cupid's Arrows Free verselove,romance,
Faith, Hope and Love Tankalife,
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A Broken Heart Away Free verselove,
The Breadth of My Love Free verselove,planet,romance,roman
Organic Ecstasy Free versenature,planet,
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Limerick 3 Limerickfunny,
A Winter Day Rhymechristmas,
Your Smile Sends Me Ekphrasisart,
If I Could Free versegiving,
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The Story of You Narrativeromance,
Breast Cancer Awareness Narrativecancer,
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My Best Ever Love Poem Verselove,
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I'M Vinyl Baby Free versemusic,
Rainbow In My World Today Rhymecolor,love,rainbow,
Jan Narrativededication,love,
Sister Jan Limerickhumorous,
On Maydays Day Sonnetbeauty,class,fear,history
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