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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


rhyme time with 5


Blog Posted:10/10/2017 5:55:00 AM

Thank you everyone for all your participation in my contest!

I will say though, I am very disappointed that there were only 13 poems that were for this contest, or even wrote the date. For contests that accept old poems, I don't care if the date isn't on it, but for new poems the date is always required. I have a strange feeling that these poems that were not for this contests were intentionally submitted to annoy me or be rude. So please, I am asking in my next contest only enter poems that are for my contest and my contest only. I don't know if any other judge has encountered this same problem, but it is NOT fair to other poets who wish to enter fairly. You can take this with a grain of salt or not, but please follow the rules and enter a poem that is for the contest. Below are the only 13 people that followed the rules or submitted that right poem for this contest.

Contest Winner Medal 1 The Piteous Chase Broken Wings
Contest Winner Medal 1 CONCEPTION DECEPTION JAN ALLISON
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Wraith Rhyme Time with 5 Eve Roper
Contest Winner Medal 2 That Dismal Day Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 2 GLIMMER OF HOPE -for contest Rhyme Time with 5 Line Gauthier
Contest Winner Medal 2 The Nature of War Janis Thompson
Contest Winner Medal 2 Bloodstained Leaves of Autumn Dale Gregory Cozart
Contest Winner Medal 2 The End of October John Gondolf
Contest Winner Medal 2 Son of David Joseph May
Contest Winner Medal 2 Something Most Bizarre Andrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal 2 Red Queen Dethroned John lawless
Contest Winner Medal 3 Plight Of An African Widow olusegun Arowolo
Contest Winner Medal 3 An Object Called Life Subimal Sinha-Roy
 
 
Many thanks and have a blessed day :) -Laura Loo
 

 

 

 

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Date: 10/13/2017 7:30:00 PM
Laura, first thanks for my awesome placement and you are not alone, dear heart, I get tons in my contest that have nothing to do with my contest, or have no dates, wrong titles, not sure what the solution is for this except less winners. I cannot figure out how to make my contest more clear, I guess it is what it is !
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Laura Loo
Date: 10/17/2017 6:26:00 AM
I agree, and you're very welcome sweet lady! :)
Date: 10/10/2017 12:19:00 PM
Laura, hon, you are not the only one that have the same issue.. That is one reason why my list has been short. Besides I too feel like not running anymore contest... Like you said it is taking away from the writers... I do thank you for my placement.. I wrote it on the image of a dear student that was dressed up ready for Halloween .. Congratulations to all the winners... Hugs Eve ~`*
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Eve Roper
Date: 10/11/2017 9:19:00 AM
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 10/11/2017 7:01:00 AM
My contest when it is judged it will be my last for the year Eve it really isn't worth the hassle they cause:-( I wish I'd stipulated certain forms as I am not experienced enough to judge multiple forms so i am getting help from another person who is far more experienced than I am. If i run any contests next year they will be on forms I am au fait with.
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Laura Loo
Date: 10/11/2017 6:18:00 AM
You're welcome and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. So frustrating!
Date: 10/10/2017 7:07:00 AM
Thanks Laura I don't blame you for being disappointed as spaces are taken up by poems that are nothing to do with the contest - I have them in my contest its most disheartening and when my contest is finally judged it will be my last one for the year - I've been asked to do a limerick contest but my heart is not with it:-(Thanks for my placement and congrats to the other winners:-) hugs jan xx
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Laura Loo
Date: 10/11/2017 6:17:00 AM
You're welcome lovely Jan!

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