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I remember the first poem I ever wrote was called "Autumn" and I was in the 7th grade. It was an assignment and it actually was Autumn, my favorite season.  Unfortunately though, my teacher, Mrs. Turner, didn't believe I had written it.  She accused me of copying it out of a book and I got an "F";  I was shocked, hurt and angry.  So, when my mother asked me how my teacher liked the poem and I told her what had happened, she too was shocked and yes, angry.  The next day she walked all the way to the school (since at that time we had only one car which my dad used for his job) just to set Mrs. Turner straight and my "F" turned into an "A".  I was so happy and proud of my mother.  She even told me it was actually a compliment for Mrs. Turner to think my little poem had been written by a professional.  Well, then I did feel better and the "poetry seed" was planted.

After that incident was when my mother told me that we were actually related to George Gordon (Lord Byron), the famous English poet.  She said he had a club foot just like one of my cousins.  And, she even told me about my great-grandmother who had made a lot of money by selling some of Byron"s original handwritten poems.  I had never heard of him but soon I learned all about him by reading a biography of Lord Bryon and through reading some of his poetry.  That's when I fell in love with poetry for the first time.  His love poems were so beautiful.  To this day I remember:  "She walks in beauty like the night" and "My life, I love thee" which I learned to say in Greek though I can't write it in Greek.

Well, years went by and I didn't write another poem because I was too busy writing reports etc. for my English and History classes in college.  But then one day I was inspired to write a limerick about two dogs:  one white dog and one black dog and the black was "addicted to a cigarette pack".  It's funny that I still remember it. That was before I smoked.  Now I'm the black dog, "addicted to a cigarette pack". By-the-way, you might like to read my poem, "Dope", here on poetrysoup.

So anyway...more years go by...a LOT of years!  In fact, the "poetry seed" didn't really begin to grow until I was in my forties.  I don't know why.   All I can tell you is suddenly poems were coming to me like lightening bolts!  I'd be doing something mundane and suddenly a poem would just sneak itself into my daydreams.  Finally I realized  that I wanted to write them down before they disappeared because that's what would happen if I didn't grab a pen and paper right away.  That's when I started carrying a little notepad and pen with me everywhere I went so that whenever the inspiration came to me I'd be ready.  Now, I just use the Memo App on my handy dandy cell phone.  So much easier...and faster!

Then, I finally got a computer and I loved it.  I had to teach myself how to use it but now I've got it.  Eventually after playing on the computer for a while, I began to publish some of my poetry online at poetry.com and even enter some contests.  It was so exhilarating to see some of my poems in print in some of their books too. 

During that period of time I met a really nice guy from Oregon, my favorite state, and he was writing a book and he asked me to write a poem for the end of his book.  It was a romance and took place in some snow-capped mountains somewhere mostly in the wintertime.  "Beautiful!", I thought.  Being a Southerner myself, I had rarely experienced snow (which I dearly love) and had never even seen snow-capped mountains.  But, I had been ice-skating at a rink in Atlanta and I actually tried to snow-ski in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  I loved ice-skating because it really came easy to me, unlike skiing.  I had thought because I could water-ski that I surely could snow-ski.  Wrong!  I wound up "skiing" down a whole slope backwards!  It was totally terrifying but at least I didn't fall!  Ha!

Anyway, I agreed to write a poem for his book.  I called it "Snowdancer" and it's about an ice-skater and is my second favorite poem to this day.  I will put it on poetrysoup.com after I finish this "Bio".  I am pretty proud of it since it was chosen to be the first poem on the first page in poetry.com's 2003 edition of "The Colors of Life".

My third favorite poem is called "Telepathy" and it was also published by poetry.com in their 2004 edition of "The International Who's Who of Poetry" and it too made first page.

Now you may be wondering what my number one favorite poem is.  It is "Heaven" which is already here on poetrysoup and the reason it is my favorite is that I believe it actually came to me from God.  It came out of the blue one day and I remember having to hurry to get a pen and paper to write it down.  Also, it was the first poem I ever had published.  Since then I've been fortunate to have quite a few poems published and I am now here on poetrysoup.  I have written a lot of poems since those first days when the "poetry seed" was planted in me and I know my grandfather (also named Byron), who also wrote poetry, would be proud.  And, I hope my mother, great-grandmother and ancestor, Lord Byron, would be too because it has become a great obsession now.

I would love to publish a book of poems now because I'm ready and I've been ready for quite a while but as usual the problem is always...money!  Of course! But, that would be my dream come true and number one on my personal bucket list.

Thanks for reading this and I hope you will read some of my poems and leave some comments as well.  By-the-way, I guess my style could be described as simple rhymes because I write for what I call "real" people who usually hate poetry and I am perpetually trying to convert them which I believe can be done but only with poems that are easily understood, not something so complicated that even I have to read it at least twice.  Here is my philosophy in a nutshell: I write for the reader.  If whoever reads my poems can't easily understand them, then I have not only wasted my time but their time as well.  If someone reads one of my poems, understands it and likes it, then they are more apt to read more poetry and that's what I want.  I want to plant the "poetry seed".

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Song


Blog Posted:1/7/2018 10:05:00 PM

  Hey!  This is just a note to let anyone who is interested know that I changed the poem, "Breathe", into a full-fledged song.  So, "Breathe" is listed twice:  once as a poem and once as a song and the YouTube video of the tune was moved to my 2nd rendition.

  Also, I am looking for 4 volunteers to sing it for me.  The music is provided.  All you have to do is sing to it and record it and send it to me.  My email is:  caroleoterry@gmail.com if you are interested.  

Thank you,

Carole  :D

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Date: 1/12/2018 9:26:00 AM
Reads like an interesting challenge..Sara
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Date: 1/9/2018 7:43:00 PM
Carole - I am a recording artist/producer, and I might be able to do something in the future - I can't right now as I have too many projects in the pipe at present, but I'll check back with you when I get some openings and see if you're still looking for help with this one, (or feel free to ask anytime). Blessings - keep up the great work!
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Date: 1/8/2018 12:58:00 AM
I could sing it for you, Carole, but be careful what you ask for. I'm more Ozzy Osborne than Michael Buble!
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/20/2018 BANISHED Free verselost love,
7/14/2018 SUICIDE Rhymedeath of a friend,depress
7/10/2018 TRUMP Acrosticpolitical,
6/23/2018 LOVE AND HATE Couplethate,jealousy,love,love h
6/11/2018 ON THE SAME BLESSED GROUND Free versefarewell,i love you,
6/8/2018 My Cup of Tea Rhymefriendship love,love,
6/6/2018 Moscow Rhymehome,travel,
6/5/2018 Chocolates Rhymechocolate,
5/27/2018 Where Is Heaven Free versedeath,heaven,life,
5/26/2018 STILL Free verselost love,
5/6/2018 NAUGHTY ANGELS Rhymepoetry,writing,
5/6/2018 Not a Race Free versewriting,
4/29/2018 I'm Thinking of a Place Concretelove,
4/5/2018 MY WORD DIET Coupletpoetry,words,
3/27/2018 BLESSED Blank verseblessing,destiny,love,rom
3/21/2018 SPILT INK Free verselove,lust,writing,
3/19/2018 OUT Free verselost love,
3/7/2018 Fears and Tears Lyricfear,lost love,
2/12/2018 Hope for the Best Carpe Diemhope,lost love,
2/6/2018 Chasing the Blues Away Rhymeblue,encouraging,sad,
2/2/2018 Where is the Brotherly Love Rhymelove,war,
1/31/2018 Blue Again Lyriclost love,
1/22/2018 A Feeling of Deja Vu Free verseart,beauty,destiny,fashio
1/20/2018 A Weeping Willow Mourns Rhymelost love,
1/11/2018 A Little Knowledge Free versefreedom,spoken word,truth
1/10/2018 Home Again Rhymehome,
1/7/2018 Breathe the song Revised Lyriclove,
12/29/2017 No Ceiling Rhymefreedom,history,love,myst
12/29/2017 Transfusion Tankalove,
12/23/2017 Tis the Season Coupletcare,christmas,fear,lonel
12/15/2017 My Gift Rhymechristmas,husband,satire,
11/13/2017 It's Elemental Free versecreation,earth,fire,freed
10/15/2017 The Bit by Bit Song Lyriclost love,
9/26/2017 Poetry Soap Coupletabuse,conflict,jealousy,l
9/17/2017 My Warrior Personificationmystery,wind,
8/9/2017 Why Coupletfantasy,life,
6/27/2017 FEEL ME Acrosticfeelings,love,
6/24/2017 Smoking Rhymeslavery,
6/7/2017 Starry, Starry Night of Peace Lyricart,god,music,pain,peace,
6/6/2017 Painting the Lighthouse Coupletart,boat,fear,light,sea,s
5/24/2017 Footloose and Fancy-Free Monorhymefreedom,
5/22/2017 Cave Dweller Rhymedepression,encouraging,
5/17/2017 Paw Paw's Shrimp Shed Free verseculture,fish,food,
5/12/2017 MOTHER Quatrainmother,
5/9/2017 Chasing the Moon and Stars Sonnetfriend,moon,night,planet,
5/6/2017 When the Universe Shines Sonnetearth,love,stars,sunshine
5/1/2017 Who I Am - Revised Free verselove,
5/1/2017 The Bete Quatrainchildren,mythology,scary,
4/28/2017 Limerick Contest - Bawdy Limerickcat,
4/25/2017 Sweet Poet Lanternelonging,love,poetry,poets
4/18/2017 BAM: the Song Lyrichero,
4/17/2017 Angels and Lyres Versedeath,evil,innocence,judg
4/10/2017 My Favorite Song: Whirlwind - Revised with Music Lyriclove,
4/5/2017 Back Again Free versecute,slam,
3/25/2017 More Lyrichappiness,inspirational l
3/20/2017 Humpty Trumpty Clerihewpolitical,
3/20/2017 Never Came Back Free versegrief,
3/20/2017 Waiting Monorhymeabsence,pets,
3/10/2017 Holy Plans Free versefaith,life,love,
3/10/2017 God Bless Rhymelove,
2/24/2017 Joy Free verselove,
2/24/2017 The Voice Rhymedream,mystery,
2/13/2017 The Clue Monorhymelost love,
2/10/2017 Getting Real Coupletlove hurts,truth,
2/5/2017 A Heart Divided Free verselove,
2/4/2017 Beguiled Coupletlove,poetry,
1/29/2017 The Lovers' Whirlwind Rhymelove,
1/29/2017 Wretched Heart Rhymelost love,
1/28/2017 Whispers Rhymelost love,magic,
1/28/2017 Wishes Rhymesea,
1/27/2017 Cloak and Dagger Rhymesymbolism,
1/24/2017 Opposites Attract Free verselove,
1/18/2017 Peace Rhymepeace,
1/16/2017 Old Friends Free versefriendship,
1/15/2017 Heaven Waits Rhymedeath,school,work,
12/27/2016 He Touched Me Coupletlove hurts,
12/27/2016 Another Lover Free verselost love,
12/27/2016 Apart Free verselost love,
12/27/2016 Free As A Bird Coupletfreedom,lost love,
12/27/2016 Tired of Waiting- Revised with Music Lyriclonely,music,
12/26/2016 Big Hat Rhymelost love,
12/26/2016 Playing with Fire Free versefaith,lust,
12/24/2016 The Bride to Her Future Groom Rhymelove,wedding,
12/23/2016 From Across the Sea Lyriclonging,love,missing,
12/23/2016 Be Careful - Revised with Music Lyriclove,romance,
12/22/2016 It's Such A Hot Day Coupletfun,holiday,summer,
12/22/2016 A New Book Rhymedream,life,love,
12/22/2016 Dreaming Again Rhymedream,love,sensual,
12/22/2016 Come In Lyricsensual,
12/22/2016 What Would I Do Free versefriendship,
12/22/2016 What a Trip Free versefaith,future,
12/22/2016 Rose-Colored Glasses Rhymefantasy,happiness,love,
12/19/2016 Giving Coupletblessing,giving,
12/16/2016 Wolf Cries Free verseanimal,nature,
12/11/2016 Rebirth 2 Couplethappiness,romance,
12/10/2016 If I Were An Elephant Free versefantasy,
12/9/2016 How Free verselonging,sad love,
12/8/2016 Let It Be Sonnetdream,longing,magic,
12/8/2016 Pleasure and Pain Coupletlove,love hurts,
11/11/2016 The Glass Jar Quatrainlonging,love,

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Bye Yesterday, Hello Today Enclosed Rhymedeep,freedom,how i feel,l
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A Camping Morn Rhymeapril,
Unzipped Lips Quaternfaith,family,philosophy,d
Untitled Free verseamerica,truth,
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Time Soldiers On Free verseage,image,time,
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The Stray Narrativeabuse,child,dog,first lov
The Daydream Free verseautumn,beautiful,
Tenderly Narrativefarewell,love,
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Belles Versebeauty,
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Caress My Soul Sweet Poet Sonnetappreciation,love,poetry,
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Soulmate Love Free versetrue love,
Summer Afternoon Sedokadevotion,happiness,lovelo
POETS Rhymeappreciation,encouraging,
VIETNAM VICTIM Elegiac Lyricdaughter,father,war,
PART 1 - Earthbound Angels Made of Stone - An Epic Personificationangel,baby,birth,black af
PART 2 - Earthbound Angels Made of Stone - An Epic Personificationabuse,angel,baby,black af
Words For Those With No Voice Free verseallah,death,evil,holocaus
Cardboard Boxes Free verseart,christian,humanity,li
When We Were Young Sonnetanalogy,life,
Lonely Words Sonnetloneliness,poetry,sad,
Finding Love: Sonnetanalogy,joy,love,
Fly My Way: Quatrainlove,romance,romantic,
I BELIEVE: Rhymeanalogy,universe,
This journey so short: Sonnet 
Winter's Dreams Free verselove,winter,
Homeless: Sonnetloneliness,
Christmas Charity Free versechristmas,death,feelings,
Squirrels Trioletbeautiful,imagery,imagina
Fingertips and spider webs Rhymelove,
Silent Hearts Cinquainlost love
The Great Web: Coupletanalogy,death,flower,life
As I awoke: Coupletappreciation,blessing,mor
Cinder Girl Rhyme 
Shine On, Euterpe Quatern 
To Have and Have Not Sonnetlove,wife,
Moonlight Serenade Haibunsensual,
This Cowboy's Done Cowboy 
Penny for the Guy Ethereecelebration,crush,england
Lovers' Feast: Sonnetlove,romance,
Self pity Rhymebreak up,loneliness,lost
Bones Lament - Collaboration with Darren White Rhymefun,humorous,
Rule the World Acrosticpower,
Natures Gift Sonnetblessing,nature,
Love of Nature Coupletnature,
The Last Night Star Sonnetdream,love,
Doors Quatrainappreciation,beautiful,ce
Remembered In Thy Full Bloom,Collaboration by Robert J Lindley, Teppo Gren and Michael P Clark Rhymeart,creation,deep,devotio
UNSHACKLE MY VERSE: Couplethumor,humorous,prison,
Starry Starry Night Dramatic Verseanti bullying,art,beauty,
Yesterday's Fragile Truth Rhymeangst,betrayal,depression
Mythology of Celtic Circles Rhymedestiny,mythology,philoso
Tranquility Coupletchildren,god,granddaughte
Death Shroud Quatrainangst,anxiety,death,image
BLACKBIRD HAIKU Haikubeauty,bird,morning,natur
Beneath the Arbor Rhymegood morning,
Promise Me Cowboys Pantoum 
Timeless Cave Free verseart,time,
Fate and Destiny Sonnetdestiny,dream,fate,
Delusional reality check Dramatic monologueanxiety,children,happines
Earth's Guardians: Haikuearth,
Carry My Soul: Ethereeallegory,music,universe,
One Silent Word Free versehow i feel,poets,tribute,
Just A Small Poem For A Friend Quatrainbeach,beautiful,bird,flyi
The Sea Gulls Came Home Free versebird,love,storm,
Please Be Quiet: Quatrainlove,
Forever Together: Verseallegory,love,magic,
Real Men Wear Pink Rhymecharacter,funny,humor,per
No More Worries For Tomorrow Pantoumfaith,future,god,song,
Trust Me Baby This Is Love Sonnetlonging,love,poems,
A Hundred Springs Rhymeage,
Life - Is - Now Quatraingrowth,happiness,life,wis
Summer Wine - An Erotic Romance Rhymedesire,love,lust,sensual,
The Wren Narrativebird,
Two Pairs of Shoes Rhymehumor,
Listen Rhymeabuse,
Memories - Episode 1 Narrativelost,memory,moving on,mys
Humanity Rhymeart,beauty,
Wading for you Rhymememory,
A smile appeared Free versewind,
Maria Down Under Rhymebeach,lust,satire,vacatio
Too late for tears Free verseabsence,angst,death,mum,

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