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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


Free Verse on Love Finalized


Blog Posted:5/3/2018 2:40:00 PM

thank you everyone for your beautiful poems. I wanted love poems that didn't have to do with loss or goodbye. I was looking for the gut wrenching depth of how strong love can be for someone full of emotion, depth and strong metaphor. So a few got placed lower because of that. I made sure that was on the contest page. Some have compained to me about how I judge my contests. I am sorry if you feel that way but some know how difficult it can be to judge a contest. A lof of you know by now what kind of poems I enjoy. I love depth, emotion, passion, LOVE metaphors and even darkness. Please remember that when you write for my contests. If you don't appreciate my judging then please don't enter Just a thought.... :)

Below are the winners: 

  Place PoemTitle Poet
Contest Winner Medal 1 Never-ending Love Broken Wings
Contest Winner Medal 1 Heart of Another Frederic Parker
Contest Winner Medal 1 Oh Love, That Is All You Are Pixie Dust
Contest Winner Medal 1 LOVE RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY
Contest Winner Medal 2 Only God knows from how long I am loving you Faraz Ajmal
Contest Winner Medal 2 The Balance - Love and Commitment Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 2 Our Love Susan Gentry
Contest Winner Medal 2 The Entwined Hearts Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 2 WONDER L. J. Carber
Contest Winner Medal 2 Marionette Rainy Sky
Contest Winner Medal 2 He Takes Care of Me 'Cause He Loves Me Eve Roper
Contest Winner Medal 2 Balsama Emile Pinet
Contest Winner Medal 2 Your Name John Arola
Contest Winner Medal 2 When Would It Be Most Appropriate To Say I Love You Dennis Spilchuk
Contest Winner Medal 2 Love, Tousled Gregory R Barden
Contest Winner Medal 2 I SEE YOU Alexis Y.
Contest Winner Medal 2 Sahara Andrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal 2 LOVE Curtis Moorman
Contest Winner Medal 3 Dreaming Together Andrew Crisci
Contest Winner Medal 3 BE CAREFUL WITH MY HEART felix anaswa
Contest Winner Medal 3 I Met My Sweetheart By the Moonlight Sonia Walker
Contest Winner Medal 3 IN LOVE Mick Talbot
Contest Winner Medal 3 DINNER AT SEVEN James Milici
Contest Winner Medal 3 Love is John Anderson
Contest Winner Medal 3 Does He Judge Burdon
Contest Winner Medal 3 TIME HEALS Line Gauthier
Contest Winner Medal 3 THE FINAL GOODBYE Aayushi singh
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Date: 5/5/2018 9:35:00 AM
Thank you, Laura, once again for another inspiring contest and for my nice placement. There were so many fine poems on your list, and congratulations to all your winners! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 5/3/2018 9:23:00 PM
Laura, thank you so very much for my placement. I do appreciate you and so many others sponsoring the contest to motivate us to write..Congratulations to all the winners.. Hugs Eve
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Date: 5/3/2018 5:50:00 PM
Laura, thank you for all your contests, your themes always take me deep into my soul and thanks for my awesome placement and congrats to all the winners ~
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Date: 5/3/2018 3:34:00 PM
Thanks for this contest. I hope to have time to see the many winners, Laura. Congrats to all.
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Date: 5/3/2018 3:09:00 PM
Hi Laura, You held such a beautiful and awesome contest. I appreciate my placement in your contest. Congratulations to all of the winners:-) Alexis
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Date Posted: 10/10/2017 5:55:00 AM
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Deep & Dark finalized
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What Doesn't Kill Us Finalized
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Free Verse 150 words or less contest finalized
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2/12/2019 When I Think of You Rhymelove,
2/8/2019 I Died a Little Inside When You Committed Suicide Rhymedeath,suicide,
2/8/2019 An Avatar Wearing a Kind Smile Coupletlife,me,
2/8/2019 My Recognition of Hope Rhymehope,
2/7/2019 Death's Lone Stone Rhymedeath,
2/7/2019 Divine Valentine Crystallinevalentines day,
2/5/2019 These Hands From God Rhymeart,inspiration,
2/5/2019 Immortal Hunger Senryui love you,lust,
2/3/2019 Loving You is My Life Free verselove,marriage,
2/3/2019 The Greatest Unwavering Love Free verselove,marriage,
2/3/2019 My Farewell Tear Rhymelost love,
1/30/2019 An Incurable Love Rhymelove,marriage,valentines
1/27/2019 Need Me Once More Rhymelonging,love,
1/25/2019 Deep Purple Sensation Rhymelove,
1/25/2019 Saudade Free verselonging,love,
1/22/2019 Reborn Inside Your Creation Rhymelove,marriage,
1/20/2019 The Secret Life of a Mighty Bald Eagle Rhymeanimal,imagination,
1/20/2019 From Anger to Forgiveness Rhymeappreciation,death,depres
1/19/2019 A Second Chance at True Love Coupletlove,marriage,
1/19/2019 Declaration of Dedication Rhymelove,marriage,
1/17/2019 I Remember Our First Hello Rhymelove,
1/14/2019 Beautiful Scars Biofamily,love,my child,
1/14/2019 Cradle Me Free verseappreciation,love,
1/14/2019 The Echoes of Loneliness Free verseloneliness,
1/13/2019 That Sleazy Attorney J Ernie Limerickhumorous,
1/13/2019 'AND THAT IS WHAT LOVE IS TO ME' Verselove,marriage,
1/11/2019 'I'm Too Darn Old For the Cold' Limerickwinter,
1/11/2019 'Mommy, Please Rub My Tummy' Quatrainbaby,silly,
1/11/2019 The Beauty of Sadness Prevails Sonnetbeauty,sad love,
1/8/2019 These Woods Along the Shore Rhymegoodbye,sad love,
1/8/2019 A Love So Blue That I Can't Undo Free versesad love,
1/8/2019 Some Other Day, Some Other Time Sonnetdepression,sad love,
1/8/2019 A Sequestered Fawn Fibonaccifear,goodbye,i love you,
1/7/2019 My Friend, My Love Rhymei love you,marriage,
1/5/2019 Bork Bork Bork Limerickhumorous,
1/2/2019 Whispering Jubilant Joy Rhymeencouraging,hope,
1/2/2019 Fading Thoughts Rhymedeath,sad,
1/1/2019 Welcome Home Free versei love you,
12/31/2018 January A Month to Plant New Roots Acrosticjanuary,
12/30/2018 The Urban Shark in the Soup Rhymepoetess,silly,
12/30/2018 2019 - A Year of Virtue Monokunew year,
12/30/2018 'The Misery of the Meek' Rhymedeath,sad,
12/30/2018 'It's Not Just a Girl Thang' Limerickhumorous,
12/29/2018 Don't They Make Dentures in Tennessee Limerickhumorous,
12/29/2018 Kindness is the Answer Rhymelife,
12/29/2018 Midnight Bell Monokunew year,
12/28/2018 My Love Lives On Rhymelove,
12/28/2018 Define Me By My Love Free verselife,
12/28/2018 Daughter Free versedaughter,
12/27/2018 The Magic of Winter Sonnetwinter,
12/26/2018 It's Always Been You Monokudeath,i love you,
12/23/2018 Daddy's Snowman Shapefather,inspirational love
12/23/2018 The House of Light Rhymebeauty,nature,
12/22/2018 Can I Be the One Lyriclife,new year,
12/22/2018 There is Gaining in Losing Monokulife,
12/22/2018 heavenly winter Haikuangel,winter,
12/18/2018 Good Virtue is Denied and Ignorance Prevails Rhymeappreciation,encouraging,
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12/17/2018 Pleasurable Pastime Monokuhappy,
12/17/2018 I Dwell in Hell Rhymedark,deep,metaphor,
12/17/2018 Wintertime Has Come Again Rhymelove,winter,
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12/16/2018 A Christmas 'Ku' Haikuchristmas,
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12/16/2018 An Answer I Long to Know Free verselost love,
12/16/2018 I Saw the Nice in My Naughty Boy Rhymebrother,christmas,dog,sad
12/14/2018 He Wasn't Just Any Ol' Tree Rhymechristmas,
12/14/2018 A Farewell Letter, From Me to You Rhymedeath,love,
12/10/2018 In Love with Love Rhymelove,
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12/4/2018 The Saddest Christmas of Them All Rhymechristmas,december,sad,
12/3/2018 Forsaken Voices Rhymemental illness,metaphor,
11/29/2018 'I Think I Killed Grandpa' Rhymechristmas,humorous,
11/29/2018 The Worst Betrayal, Suicide Rhymebetrayal,suicide,
11/27/2018 'I Was the Last One' Rhymebetrayal,death,
11/26/2018 Where Does Santa Sit Rhymechristmas,
11/26/2018 The Day After Today Lyricinspirational,music,
11/26/2018 COAL-FILLED BOOTS OF SANTA CLAUS Rhymechristmas,imagination,
11/26/2018 Silly Mug, the Red Polka-dotted Pug -Wiz Rhymedog,silly,
11/25/2018 Stuck Inside the Eye of the Storm Rhymedepression,life,mental il
11/25/2018 A Little Kindness Never Hurts Rhymeinspirational,love,
11/24/2018 A Memorable Love Rhymelost love,
11/17/2018 A Sensual Night to Never Forget Rhymeromantic love,sensual,
11/17/2018 Christmas Mourning Rhymechristmas,sad,
11/9/2018 Zen's Rumination Monorhymeencouraging,inspirational
11/9/2018 A Guarantee of Love 8X8 Rhymelove,marriage,
11/7/2018 These Three Things I Am Thankful For Enclosed Rhymeinspirational,life,thanks
11/7/2018 My Crimson Umbrella Washed Away My Disarray Rhymebeauty,rain,
11/4/2018 A Rainbow in the Midst of Winter Rhymedeath,nature,rainbow,
11/2/2018 Phenomenal Novelty Rhymeinspiration,life,
11/1/2018 'Searching For a Better Tomorrow' Rhymesad,
11/1/2018 Rosie's Loneliness Prevails Rhymesad love,
10/30/2018 The Allure of Affection Rhymeinspirational love,
10/29/2018 He Forgave Me as Did the Lord Dramatic Verseforgiveness,god,husband,
10/29/2018 Autumn Afterglow Rhymeautumn,beauty,
10/29/2018 Rhyme - Whimsical Fantasy Rhymefairy,fantasy,
10/28/2018 Those Ol' Creaky Stairs Coupletmeaningful,memory,
10/28/2018 and I love him so--- Rhymelove,marriage,
10/26/2018 Geeez, I Feel So Old Rhymechildhood,nostalgia,
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