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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 3 Finalized

Blog Posted:5/11/2018 1:09:00 PM

Wow, what a hard contest to judge! Everyone had great poems in this contest, really. I will not be running contests for awhile. Just an fyi. I have a lot going on in my life right now and feel it's not fair to the poets to wait for judgement if I don't have the time to judge in an efficient manner. Thank you though for all your beautiful poems. So much hard work, heart and soul has been put into your words I am truly honored to have been a judge for almost 3 years. Be blessed and take care! Below are the winners: 

  Place PoemTitle Poet
Contest Winner Medal 1 Your place in my thoughts Jerry Hackett
Contest Winner Medal 2 Blood And Fire Gregory R Barden
Contest Winner Medal 3 Apathy of Time Broken Wings
  4 Blood and Fire Frederic Parker
  5 Erase The Pain Emile Pinet
  6 Your place in my thoughts Heidi Sands
  7 Erase The Pain Subimal Sinha-Roy
  8 Erase The Pain Carol Connell
  9 Apathy of Time CayCay Jennings
  10 Erase the pain Jeff Kantor


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Date: 5/12/2018 10:21:00 AM
Laura, thank you for all your wonderful inspiring contests and I understand that you need a break, sometimes we have to step backwards to move forwards. But hope you come back to contest sponsoring one day. Now, thank you so much for my great placement in this contest and congrats to all your winners.
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Laura Loo
Date: 5/12/2018 10:50:00 AM
thank you so much sweet lady :) You are the best.. love always, Laura ;)
Date: 5/11/2018 7:55:00 PM
Thank you so much for my placement, Luloo ... pleased to be listed with such wonderful writers, and happy you enjoyed my write. Blessings!
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Date: 5/12/2018 10:50:00 AM
you're very welcome sweet Gregory! : )-luloo
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Laura Loo
Date: 5/12/2018 10:50:00 AM
you're very welcome sweet Gregory! : )-luloo

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5/19/2018 Madeline's Tryst Coupletlove,miss you,
5/19/2018 Silence That I Keep Rhymedeep,loss,metaphor,
5/18/2018 A Tale of a Lonely Catfish Rhymeloneliness,
5/18/2018 Palindromes of a Love Lost Quatrainlost love,
5/16/2018 My Beautiful Daugter Ella Rose Rhymedaughter,love,
5/16/2018 I THIRST FOR YOU Rhymedeath,memory,
5/13/2018 The Raven Guards Rhymedark,deep,
5/10/2018 Summer Has Never Been So Cold Verselost love,
5/10/2018 The Essence of Soft Shadows Rhymelove,passion,
5/9/2018 The Strength of the Bald Eagle Quatrainbird,earth,nature,
5/9/2018 Divided Ash Versedeep,metaphor,
5/8/2018 The Isolation of Separation Rhymelost love,
5/7/2018 A Daydreamer's Love Rhymelove,passion,
5/7/2018 Midsummer Affection Sonnetlove,summer,
5/7/2018 Irritation About This Generation Rhymeanalogy,
5/6/2018 The Fascination of Seahorses Rhymenature,ocean,
5/6/2018 haiku Haikuocean,
5/6/2018 I Wish I Was a Chocolate Moose Monorhymehumorous,silly,
5/5/2018 Distorted Emotions Monorhymegrief,
5/3/2018 Crimson Pain Free versedark,deep,metaphor,
5/3/2018 Searching For Solitude Rhymehow i feel,loneliness,
4/30/2018 Common Beautiful Wings Rhymebeautiful,friendship love
4/30/2018 Death Where Are You Rhymedeath,sad,
4/30/2018 Hot Stove Sonnetlost love,
4/30/2018 My Fate Will Be Great Monorhymefate,life,
4/29/2018 Silent Darkness Quatrainconflict,metaphor,
4/29/2018 haiku Haikuautumn,
4/29/2018 Forever Gone Sijolost love,
4/28/2018 The Depth of Tunnel Vision Coupletdeep,metaphor,
4/28/2018 Beautiful Scars Rhymepain,strength,
4/25/2018 Haiku Haikubaby,innocence,love,
4/23/2018 Lord I Pantoum You Pantoumgod,love,
4/23/2018 Springtime Arrives in Glory Free versebeauty,spring,
4/23/2018 Ol Ms Tupp Was No Longer a Pup Limerickhumorous,
4/21/2018 A Connection of Affection Rhymechildhood,sister,
4/19/2018 haiku Haikubeauty,fish,
4/18/2018 Happy 100th Birthday Sweet Joyce Monorhymebirthday,poetess,
4/17/2018 bloodline to friendship Free versefriendship,
4/15/2018 haiku Haikunature,
4/13/2018 The Pencil Rhymeanalogy,emotions,inspirat
4/12/2018 Fare Thee Well Versedeath,missing you,
4/11/2018 A Good Writer Epigraminspirational,writing,
4/10/2018 lost in lonely memories Free verseangst,anxiety,metaphor,so
4/10/2018 Please, May There BEANO More Gas Limerickhumorous,
4/10/2018 Rose Free versedeath,love,rose,
4/10/2018 Careless Katie Acrosticsilly,
4/10/2018 Love Rises Up in Smoke Verselost love,
4/9/2018 Violette Poem - The Assurance of Hope I do not know?faith,hope,
4/9/2018 The Beauty of a Butterfly Concretebutterfly,care,celebratio
4/8/2018 The Mirror Coupletmother,self,wife,
4/8/2018 Find Inspiration in Your Divination Rhymeinspiration,writing,
4/8/2018 Polluted on the Inside Coupletsister,suicide,
4/7/2018 Crimson Moon Monokumoon,nature,
4/7/2018 Peering Through Constellations Rhymeheartbreak,lost love,
4/5/2018 To My Sweet Ella Rose With All My Love Rhymedaughter,love,
4/4/2018 Words Are Better Left Unsaid Pantoummusic,
4/2/2018 I Cannot Unlove You Free verselove,
4/1/2018 The Life of Death Rhymedeath,life,
4/1/2018 Curing a Disease is Bad for Business Free versedrug,perspective,society,
4/1/2018 The Love of Easter Day 2018 Rhymeeaster,love,niece,
4/1/2018 Angels Mourn For You Verseangel,death,depression,so
3/31/2018 Fear's Flame Alliterationaddiction,sad,sister,soli
3/25/2018 Fantasy Fairytale Coupletfairy,fantasy,
3/24/2018 Forgive Me Rhymeangst,deep,fear,metaphor,
3/22/2018 marred recollections Free versedeep,memory,pain,
3/21/2018 Love's Mystery Sonnetlonely,lost love,
3/20/2018 Science Fiction Rhymecreation,science fiction,
3/19/2018 Mind the Paint Rhymeidentity,life,metaphor,
3/19/2018 Two Meaningful Items For Sale Coupletdeath,loss,love,wife,
3/19/2018 Celebration of Her Life, Letting Go of Her Death Coupletlife,sister,
3/18/2018 Seven Years of Sadness, a Lifetime More to Go Rhymedeath,dog,sister,
3/15/2018 Rest in Peace Mugsy, My Sweet Pug Rhymedeath,dog,
3/13/2018 Was She Just Another Hallucination Rhymeimagination,sister,vision
3/12/2018 Little Boy's Rhapsody Rhymedeath,son,
3/11/2018 Separate We Are Two, But Together We Are One Rhymefriendship love,sister,
3/11/2018 haiku Haikuautumn,beauty,
3/9/2018 The Freeze Has Ceased, As Spring Comes With Ease Monorhymespring,
3/9/2018 Springtide Haikuspring,
3/8/2018 until I met you Free verselove,
3/7/2018 A Showdown That Won't Slow Down Rhymeanalogy,conflict,confusio
3/6/2018 Cascading Reverie Haikunature,water,
3/6/2018 Seven-Ten: An Uneasy Life Lived Blank verseanxiety,sad,
3/5/2018 Fate's Footfalls Rhymefate,future,life,
3/5/2018 Medallion Hues Sonnetbeautiful,nature,sunset,
3/5/2018 Lullaby in the Sunset Lyriclove,song,sunset,,Lullaby
3/2/2018 Saber Tooth Tiger Chuck Coupletanimal,humor,
3/2/2018 To My Beautiful Daughter Rhymedaughter,love,
3/2/2018 Sincere Appreciation Rhymeappreciation,
3/2/2018 Is Pam to Be a Mother Focker Limerickhumorous,
3/1/2018 Thank You FJ, WW and Paul Callus Free verseappreciation,happiness,in
3/1/2018 Spring is in the Air Rhymenature,seasons,spring,
3/1/2018 Eight Word Challenge- Losses of My Life Rhymedeath,lonely,lost love,
2/28/2018 'the breakdown of us' Free versebetrayal,lost love,metaph
2/28/2018 Oddly Neurotic Coupletdog,humor,
2/27/2018 Exploring Human Sexuality in 1969 Quatrainhumanity,society,
2/27/2018 Mourning Willow Haikunature,sad,
2/26/2018 I Never Read the Final Fine Print Rhymedeath,life,
2/26/2018 The Pain of Depression Rhymedepression,loneliness,psy
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