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Suicide Prevention Contest Revision - Laura Loo's Blog

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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

Suicide Prevention Contest Revision

Blog Posted:9/10/2017 9:22:00 AM

I changed my contest to rhyme or free verse, also you can enter an old or new poem.  I hope this helps.

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My Past Blog Posts

Free Verse on Love III Finalized
Date Posted: 11/1/2017 7:01:00 AM
Deep and Dark II Contest Finalized
Date Posted: 10/28/2017 9:08:00 AM
Halloween Senryu
Date Posted: 10/23/2017 5:03:00 AM
Date Posted: 10/17/2017 6:54:00 AM
rhyme time with 5
Date Posted: 10/10/2017 5:55:00 AM
Suicide Prevention Month Finalized
Date Posted: 9/19/2017 5:59:00 AM
Suicide Prevention Contest Revision
Date Posted: 9/10/2017 9:22:00 AM
Best Titles
Date Posted: 6/19/2017 12:50:00 PM
Deep & Dark finalized
Date Posted: 6/6/2017 9:29:00 PM
One of Five Finalized
Date Posted: 5/25/2017 6:12:00 PM
Three Style III Finalized
Date Posted: 5/12/2017 9:48:00 PM
Easter haiku/senryu
Date Posted: 4/19/2017 8:28:00 AM
March Poem Contest
Date Posted: 4/5/2017 5:33:00 PM
Free Verse 250 words or less finalized
Date Posted: 3/16/2017 7:28:00 PM
Any Poem On Your Bithday Contest
Date Posted: 3/14/2017 8:25:00 AM
What Doesn't Kill Us Finalized
Date Posted: 3/10/2017 9:28:00 AM
Free Verse 150 words or less contest finalized
Date Posted: 2/23/2017 9:10:00 PM
Free Verse 150 words or less contest
Date Posted: 2/23/2017 11:26:00 AM
Black and White Finalized
Date Posted: 2/22/2017 11:18:00 AM
How to start a blog?
Date Posted: 2/21/2017 12:39:00 PM
Free Verse is 200 words or less finalized
Date Posted: 2/15/2017 11:36:00 AM
Music to My Soul finalized
Date Posted: 2/10/2017 7:53:00 AM
rhyme in 60 finalized
Date Posted: 2/1/2017 12:10:00 PM
Stealing Poems
Date Posted: 1/23/2017 8:43:00 AM
HM contet Finalized
Date Posted: 1/22/2017 4:57:00 PM

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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/17/2017 In Sickness and in Health Rhymedevotion,love,sick,
11/17/2017 Humanity Acrostichumanity,love,
11/16/2017 I Shall Whisper Sweet Nothings to You Rhymejoy,love,
11/16/2017 The Bond Between Siblings Rhymechild,love,
11/15/2017 PIC MOTIFS: VISUAL 2 Versefear,
11/13/2017 The Valley of Loss Dizainlife,loneliness,
11/12/2017 Find Hope in the Lord Rhymegod,
11/12/2017 The Fire Inside Rhymefire,love hurts,
11/11/2017 FABRIC FRENCH TERRY KNIT Verseimagery,
11/9/2017 One Stone Rhymelove hurts,
11/9/2017 That Dark Sunday Rhymeabuse,dark,death,
11/9/2017 The Comfort of the Autumn Breeze Rhymecare,
11/8/2017 Love Letter Rhymelove,space,
11/7/2017 To My Nicholas-You are Never Alone Rhymehusband,
11/7/2017 Empty Womb Rhymedaughter,death,
11/6/2017 I Hungered for Your Moon Free verselove,moon,
11/6/2017 Willows Mourn Rhymedeath,son,
11/6/2017 pure enlightenment Free verseinspiration,
11/1/2017 Echoes of My Love Free verselove,
10/31/2017 SURFACING-TABLEAU Verselove,
10/31/2017 Cancer of My Little Girl Footlecancer,
10/30/2017 SWEEP ME OFF MY DELICATE FEET Rhymelove,
10/30/2017 From My Diary: Sadness Free versedeath,son,suicide,
10/27/2017 Forgotten and Unredeemable Free verseloneliness,
10/27/2017 Healing Power of Forgiveness Rhymeforgiveness,
10/25/2017 Come Over Here, Sweetheart Rhymelonging,love,
10/24/2017 Cornucopia I do not know?christmas,halloween,thank
10/24/2017 6 to 8- Melody of Sadness Versemusic,sad love,
10/23/2017 Lazy and Crazy Pussycat Rhymecat,humorous,silly,
10/23/2017 Say a Prayer, Sweetheart Rhymegod,prayer,
10/23/2017 Our Reverie Rhymelove,
10/22/2017 Never Use Bing Limerickfunny,
10/21/2017 A Memory of Death Haibundeath,dog,
10/20/2017 One Crystal Tear Rhymesorrow,time,today,
10/20/2017 Mania Rhymemental illness,
10/19/2017 Our Great Love Prevails Rhymelove,
10/18/2017 Our Secret Rhymelove,
10/18/2017 Death From a Vampire Monorhymehalloween,
10/18/2017 My Secret to Happiness Coupletgod,happiness,
10/17/2017 DAFT- How Time Was Born Rhymemuse,mystery,time,
10/17/2017 I Shall Awaken My Heart Rhymelife,
10/17/2017 Sorrow of Seasons Rhymeseasons,sorrow,
10/16/2017 Choose a Topic: Love and Romance Rhymelove,passion,
10/16/2017 To Me- Rhymeabuse,childhood,
10/15/2017 NEVER GOING TO DRAG ME DOWN Rhymeinspiration,
10/15/2017 Raspberry Merlot Rhymeaddiction,
10/15/2017 Angels Danced the Day She Was Born II Rhymedaughter,
10/15/2017 Minimalist-Song of Despair Free versesad,song,
10/14/2017 For Fragile Contest Coupletdepression,sister,suicide
10/14/2017 Her Last Smile Coupletsister,suicide,
10/13/2017 Broken-Hearted, Tormented Womb Rhymeabuse,child,death,
10/12/2017 The Silhouette of Your Soul Rhymelove,
10/11/2017 Midnight Romance Sonnetromance,
10/11/2017 World Cruise Acrosticlove,vacation,
10/11/2017 Spiritual Apathy Rhymedepression,heartbroken,
10/9/2017 barren love Verselove,passion,
10/9/2017 The Aries Ram Rhymestars,
10/8/2017 Roses and Carnations Rhymeflower,
10/8/2017 I've Needed to Know Rhymebreak up,
10/7/2017 When You Fall Downstream Lyricdepression,love,lyric,
10/7/2017 Magnetic Passion ABCdesire,love,
10/7/2017 Writing With Weeping Words Rhymefear,love hurts,writing,
10/6/2017 a barren soul Rhymeangst,music,
10/6/2017 I WISH YOU WOULD STAY Versebreak up,
10/5/2017 Halloween Scare Rhymehalloween,
10/5/2017 I Must Confess My Love to You Pantoumlove,
10/5/2017 Taking a Disappointment in Your Life Turning it into Something Positive Sonnetchildhood,confusion,love,
10/5/2017 my artisan masterpiece Versebeauty,love,
10/4/2017 A Perfect Storm Free versedesire,storm,
10/4/2017 Sevenbits Mask Versedark,
10/4/2017 Autumn Royal Rhyme royalautumn,
10/2/2017 The Bride to Her Future Groom Versemarriage,
10/2/2017 The Color of Affection Rhymelove,
10/2/2017 The Perfect Motion Picture of Johnathon and Josie Coupletbeauty,love,passion,
9/30/2017 STAY WITH ME Free verselove,morning,
9/29/2017 Before the Days of Censorship Rhymeconfusion,life,world,
9/29/2017 Forever Missing Rhymeconfusion,lost,
9/29/2017 A Drifting Vagabond Dwells Verselife,loneliness,
9/29/2017 My Morning Prayer Rhymegod,
9/27/2017 Loving Dreams Mystic Rhymedream,
9/27/2017 Something I've Learned to Live With Verselife,sorrow,
9/27/2017 Travelling Light Free verseangst,confidence,life,
9/26/2017 LOVE IS IN THE AUTUMN AIR Rhymeautumn,true love,
9/26/2017 Soft Silk Rhymelove,
9/25/2017 Crimson Dancing Rhymeanxiety,sad love,
9/24/2017 All Dressed in Pink Holding a Parasol Rhymechildhood,rainbow,
9/24/2017 MAY LOVE BE MY REPUTATION Rhymegod,life,
9/24/2017 I'LL ALWAYS BE STUCK Sonnetanxiety,
9/22/2017 I Promise Versefarewell,goodbye,
9/22/2017 Unsaid Words Spoken Coupletlove,
9/21/2017 Crisp Autumn Mourning Rhymeautumn,
9/19/2017 You Can't Hide in the Dark Free versedark,deep,
9/19/2017 It's Always Been You Rhymecancer,death,
9/16/2017 I'm Drowning Verselost love,
9/14/2017 Your Soft Silhouette Versehow i feel,love,passion,
9/14/2017 SEGUIDILLA - 2 Rhymebeauty,life,
9/14/2017 Help Me Fall in Love Rhymebeauty,love,
9/12/2017 The Beautiful Seaside Monorhymebeauty,nature,
9/11/2017 Our Hurricane Rhymebetrayal,sad love,septemb

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