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Greetings, felicitations, love and hugs to one and all. I landed on planet Earth in 1959 with a chilling scream at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. Left junior school in 1970 with a certificate authorizing me to slay Dragons (written in crayon). Grammar school until 1976, all mortarboards, gowns and forbidden towers, way before Hogwarts,.Went into the printing industry for nine years, then I.T, when computers had flashy lights and punch tape. Currently a carer for a family member, my hobbies include drinking real ale, aviation, free-fall Morris dancing, unarmed basket weaving, tap dancing for social ridicule, some drawing and painting, learning to play the Pandemonium quietly and, more recently, a lot more poetry. My first effort was in 1966 and if I remember correctly, went 'Autumn's here again, the leaves are going brown, the days are getting shorter, the sun is going down'. One day I'll make progress. I've had a lot published in our local newspaper, and several read out on National Radio, which is very kind of them. Anyway, thanks to all for the welcome and, as Luke Skywalker said whilst visiting a seaside resort on the East coast of England, "Mablethorpe be with you". Viv

My Winter contest- addendum

Blog Posted:11/29/2017 12:23:00 PM

Hi again, folks,

I have noticed that a contestant mentioned in my 'Finalized' blog, namely Annette Gagliardi who came a joint 4th in the contest, doesn't show up on the winners page in the contests section. I can only put this down to the 'exception error' page that flagged up while I was finishing the winners round, and can only apologize to Annette for the omission, but please visit her poem, it is a good read. Once again, sorry, that's never happened before.



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Date: 11/30/2017 9:56:00 AM
Viv, sometimes you can re-open the contest and go back to the winners page and make sure the poem is there and close it again but I think there is a time limit on when you can do that. It has happened to me also, we do our best, but it is the reality of a technology, it does not always work !
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Broken Wings
Date: 11/30/2017 9:59:00 AM
Sometimes the soup is simmering sweetly and sometimes it is a sticky mess (thinking about your new contest !)
Date: 11/29/2017 2:33:00 PM
Did you contact Soup? I hate when those things happen while judging a contest.
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Date: 11/29/2017 6:02:00 PM
Will do, Andrea, thanks. Had at least three exception error pages in the last few days. Hate them. Without exception. :(

My Past Blog Posts

My Winter contest- addendum
Date Posted: 11/29/2017 12:23:00 PM
My Winter finalized
Date Posted: 11/29/2017 1:36:00 AM
Love letter contest- finalized
Date Posted: 11/13/2017 12:11:00 AM
What's in a name contest finalized.
Date Posted: 6/7/2017 2:46:00 AM
WARNING- finalized
Date Posted: 11/5/2016 2:31:00 AM
Viv's missing lttr contst- finalizd
Date Posted: 10/12/2016 9:43:00 PM
A body of work contest- finally finalized
Date Posted: 10/7/2016 12:12:00 AM
Body of work- Update
Date Posted: 9/11/2016 1:20:00 PM
Body of work contest- a clarification
Date Posted: 9/11/2016 12:38:00 AM
Problems with pictures in your poems?
Date Posted: 9/7/2016 6:31:00 AM
In memorium- salute a fellow poet
Date Posted: 9/6/2016 12:03:00 PM
My abiding memory contest- the results
Date Posted: 2/1/2016 12:08:00 AM
Cautionary tale- AAAARGH!
Date Posted: 1/6/2016 7:00:00 AM
My abiding memory contest- a clarification
Date Posted: 12/24/2015 12:31:00 AM
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Date Posted: 10/25/2015 1:59:00 AM
It's all about perspective
Date Posted: 7/27/2015 10:41:00 PM
Old friends
Date Posted: 7/11/2015 8:53:00 AM
Putting the feelers out
Date Posted: 4/1/2015 12:09:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
12/14/2017 moment Free verseloss,
12/10/2017 The day of the single glove Sonnetclothes,
12/5/2017 Best foot forward Sonnethealth,
12/4/2017 Unanswered questions Couplethumor,
12/1/2017 From my lips to Santas ears Crown of Sonnetschristmas,humor,
12/1/2017 Santa I want Rhymechristmas,humor,
11/27/2017 Rudolph's stuck in traffic Rhymechristmas,humor,
11/26/2017 War- Christmas the truce Nonetchristmas,peace,
11/21/2017 The perfect day Sonnetday,peace,
11/20/2017 Wish I knew you when I was young Free verseloss,
11/14/2017 Held aloft Sonnetheartbreak,
11/13/2017 The valley of loss Quatrainloss,
11/13/2017 Stalker Sonnetpsychological,
11/3/2017 From my diary: sadness Sonnetsad,
10/31/2017 Dressing up Rhymehalloween,humor,
10/30/2017 Love letter Rhymehumor,love,
10/29/2017 El Bandit for contest Limerickcat,humor,
10/29/2017 Agony Rhymehumor,pain,
10/29/2017 Dust off a memory Fibonaccifirst love,
10/24/2017 So long Sonnetfarewell,
10/17/2017 End of season Sonnetsea,seasons,
10/8/2017 The price of life Rhymehealth,humor,
10/3/2017 Still love Sonnethumor,love,
10/1/2017 Bigging it up Rhymechildhood,humor,
9/26/2017 Half-light Sonnetautumn,
8/31/2017 Ahoy Susan Sonnetpoets,
8/27/2017 August end Rhymeseasons,
8/14/2017 Picture Sedokaloss,
8/6/2017 Two pair of shoes Rhymehumor,
7/29/2017 Touch Sonnetmemory,
7/25/2017 On reflection Sonnetmirror,
7/15/2017 A warning to aliens Rhymehumor,space,
6/28/2017 Where do I come from Rhymehumor,life,
6/27/2017 Red wine Sonnetlife,time,
6/17/2017 Fish slice Rhymelove,time,
6/6/2017 Leaving May behind Sonnetintrospection,seasons,
6/6/2017 Fashionista Rhymefashion,humor,
6/6/2017 Junk Rhymehumor,political,
1/1/2017 A new year Sonnetnew year,
12/14/2016 After the office party Rhymechristmas,humor,
12/9/2016 A Christmas prayer Rhymechristmas,
11/21/2016 Medical checkup Rhymehealth,humor,
11/16/2016 November Sunrise- three choices Sonnetsun,
11/13/2016 Nude Rhymeart,humor,
11/9/2016 Man Flu Rhymehumor,
11/9/2016 Remembrance Sonnetremembrance day,war,
11/6/2016 Aftermath Rhymefirework,humor,
11/3/2016 When the clocks went back Rhymehumor,time,
11/3/2016 November Sonnetnovember,
10/22/2016 Tattoo Rhymehumor,
10/20/2016 Halloween II Rhymehalloween,
10/16/2016 The Sandwich Board Rhymeself,universe,
10/16/2016 Sleeptalk Sonnetloss,
10/16/2016 All things bright and beautiful Rhymehumor,
10/14/2016 Fragile hearts Acrosticheartbreak,
10/12/2016 Gone Sonnetloss,
10/12/2016 Laughter is the best medicine- Limerick contest Limericklove hurts,
10/9/2016 Sandbox Sonnetchild,
10/5/2016 Thurlby at twilight Sonnetnature,
10/3/2016 Down Senryusad,
9/21/2016 Legend Rhymehumor,myth,
9/20/2016 Weird science Rhymehumor,science,universe,
9/13/2016 Do nothing day Rhymeday,humor,
9/12/2016 Sonic attack Rhymehumor,music,
9/6/2016 Night visitor Rhymemurder,mystery,
9/6/2016 Animal antics- for contest Rhymeanimal,humor,nature,
9/5/2016 Love poem number one Sonnetage,humor,love,
9/5/2016 Guidance Rhymelife,
9/4/2016 Age of innocence Sonnetchildhood,innocence,
8/30/2016 A conversation Rhymefather,
8/30/2016 School bus trip Rhymechild,journey,
8/30/2016 Smoke alarm- a true story Rhymeanger,grief,humor,
8/30/2016 Nobody wants me Rhymepoetry,
8/29/2016 The Ballad of Connie Marcum Wong Sonnethumor,
8/29/2016 Summer end Sonnetsummer,
8/28/2016 Delicate Versecat,
8/28/2016 Groan Rhymehumor,
8/28/2016 Sound asleep- I wish Rhymehumor,sleep,
8/27/2016 Bats Limerickhumor,nature,
8/23/2016 Cat Versecat,
8/23/2016 Lady in grey Rhymeheartbreak,
8/20/2016 1986 Sonnetlove,
8/20/2016 Good fortune Rhymehumor,stars,
8/17/2016 Forgiveness Senryuforgiveness,
8/16/2016 Praying Mantis Rhymeinsect,
8/16/2016 Blessings Verseblessing,
8/14/2016 All systems go Rhymehumor,life,
8/10/2016 Just a point Senryurelationship,
8/9/2016 Alone Verselonely,loss,
8/9/2016 Super powers Rhymeage,humor,
8/7/2016 Facade Sonnetromance,
8/6/2016 Limerick Limerickhumor,
8/2/2016 Through their eyes Sonnetmurder,
8/2/2016 Cheese and whine Rhymefood,humor,
8/2/2016 Adorned Rhymelove,
8/1/2016 Vision on Rhymetechnology,
7/28/2016 Photograph Rhymechildhood,summer,
7/27/2016 Saint Francis Rhymefaith,humor,nature,
7/27/2016 Armageddon Sonnetfaith,war,
7/25/2016 Going bald Rhymeanxiety,hair,humor,

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Fav Poems

One Green Leaf Versecolor,green,holiday,image
DREAM COME TRUE Sonnetblessing,
Blossoms and Bubbles Sonnetflower,garden,
Death To The Mockingbird Rhymedark,jealousy,
Night Burns Quatrainfear,moon,night,
Everything's Okay Quatrainemotions,feelings,hope,hu
THE SONG OF WISDOM Terzanellecharacter,growing up,wisd
Love Passing By Rhymelove,love,pride,
Too Many Yesterdays Free verselonely,time,
The Crone Quatraincourage,dedication,epic,f
Bright Last Quarter Quatraindark,moon,morning,
I See You Coupletconfusion,corruption,emot
Horsing Around Rhymehumor,
Sol Squints Quatrainbeauty,imagery,imaginatio
Gait Keeper Free versedog,love,relationship,
Breakfast of Good-bye Free verseemotions,lust,
REMNANTS OF TIME Rubaiyatabsence,hope,
Love Affair Quintain (English)butterfly,
Probabilities Haikucreation,earth,life,math,
Mary's Shrift Free versedevotion,discrimination,
My grandmother's diary Prose Poetryage,family,grandmother,id
Spiritual Joy Abecedarianjoy,love,spiritual,
Shadow to Shadow Revised Monorhymeabuse,anger,assonance,bet
FIRE STAR Free verseinspirational,mystery,spa
Do You Remember Free verse 
Scripted Tears Blank verseemotions,feelings,hurt,lo
The Color of Silence Free verseimagination,morning,sound
QUIETUDE AND BOOM Free versedevotion,mother daughter,
Lost Echoes - for contest Free verseenvironment,pollution,riv
A Timeless Love Rhymelove,tree,youth,
Broken People Free versepeople,
Chasing Pandora Epichope,
Strange Redemption Sonnettree,
Quietly In The Night Free verseanxiety,dark,death,fear,n
Raindrops On My Window Rhymegrief,
I Soar Free versenature,
The Conscience Sonnetconflict,
Ask Not Why You Reap Such Ills Sonnetallegory,conflict,cry,dar
Inside My Head Sonnetintrospection,
Crack like fissures I do not know?angst,beauty,dedication,
Echoing Thoughts Free verselife,muse,
I Want To Believe Quatrainfaith,feelings,god,religi
October's Crown Sonnetlight,nostalgia,seasons,
Without Lament Sonnetintrospection,
The Wintered Soul Among Wisteria Sonnetgrief,
Everything Froze Rhymestorm,winter,
When Winter Comes, Remember Me Quaternassonance,autumn,heartbre
- Yearning - Light Poetryfarewell,i miss you,
Goodbye Song Free versebird,break up,heartbreak,
- Peace, Love, and Gods Greatest Gift - Terza Rimacelebration,christmas,dec
Half Of A Heart Concretehealth,heart,
What is a Moment Rhymeappreciation,change,ident
Fallen Star Quatrainearth,hate,heaven,life,li
Blessed Be Versenature,
A New Year - Time for Love Sonnetromantic,time,
A Mother's Envy and Pride Free verseart,child,love,metaphor,m
The Morn's Alive With Skylarks Singing Versetribute,writing,
To Never Cry Sonnetpoetry,
One Lone Oak Free verseintrospection,poetry,
Like Feathers, Fly Chokaappreciation,life,memory,
One Brief Moment Rhymeimagery,nostalgia,
Yellow Shoes in the Darkness Coupletadventure,perspective,yel
Questions Prosepoetry,
Prickly Heat Haibunlost love,
Pledge Of Eternal Love Sonnetgoodbye,heartbreak,love,
Dillard Mill Iambic Pentameterautumn,
Sold Didacticbible,christian,corruptio
If I Could Quatraintrue love,
On Tranquil Lake Rubaiyatearth,introspection,natur

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Bev Smith United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Jack Ellison Canada Flag Canada Read
Lindsay Laurie Australia Flag Australia Read
Laura Leiser United States Flag United States Read
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Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Dorian Petersen Potter United States Flag United States Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Lawrence Eberhart United States Flag United States Read
Lee Carter United States Flag United States Read
Duke Beaufort United States Flag United States Read
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James Inman United States Flag United States Read
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