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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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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/20/2018 Mill Wheel Rhymefear,imagination,nature,
7/19/2018 Bathe Away Your Dread Rhymeangst,hope,love,
7/17/2018 The Sagacity of Dusk Rhymenature,night,
7/16/2018 forsaken mother Rhymebaby,death,
7/16/2018 The Marvel of a Flowering Lemon-Tree Lyricbeautiful,nature,tree,
7/16/2018 The Nice Man from Asia with Hip Dysplasia Rhymehumorous,
7/16/2018 Forever in Love With You Shapelonging,love,marriage,
7/15/2018 my greatest strength Verselonging,love,
7/15/2018 Sleepwalking Slumber Rhymedream,sleep,
7/14/2018 Cobalt Heart Free verseblue,lost love,
7/13/2018 An Incomplete Love Story Verselost love,love hurts,
7/13/2018 empty as the hourglass shatters Free verselonely,longing,loss,
7/12/2018 i am but a mortal craving your existence Free verselove,metaphor,
7/11/2018 For He Shall Bring You Comfort Kimodeath of a friend,god,
7/11/2018 Two Lovers Rhymelonging,love,
7/10/2018 My Sweet Baby Ella Rose Rhymebirth,daughter,
7/9/2018 I empty the night you rise the sun Free verselost love,
7/8/2018 Summer Cooking Rhymefood,summer,
7/8/2018 laziness Senryusilly,
7/7/2018 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Art Museum Rhymehumorous,soldier,
7/7/2018 The Jersey Shore in June Acrosticsummer,sunshine,
7/7/2018 St Patrick's Day 2011 917pm Free versedeath,sister,
7/6/2018 I'm Just as Bizzare as the Rest of Them Rhymesilly,
7/6/2018 Summertime Splendor Rhymegod,nature,
7/6/2018 astounded by your tenderness Verselove,passion,
7/6/2018 Quenched With Infatuation Tankalove,passion,
7/5/2018 The Sorrowful Tale of Humpty Dumpty Rhymeimagination,
7/1/2018 the willow no longer weeping Free verselife,metaphor,
7/1/2018 Enveloped in Creation's First Breath Free versedeep,metaphor,
6/30/2018 drowning in the ebon sky Free verseloss,metaphor,
6/30/2018 My Universal Creation Rhymelove,nature,
6/29/2018 May You Find Peace Through Prayer Rhymepeace,prayer,
6/29/2018 Absolute Truth and Lies Couplettruth,
6/26/2018 Kismet of Love Prose Poetryfate,
6/26/2018 Depression Engraved, My 'Sweet Boy' is Gone Versedeath,dog,pets,
6/23/2018 The Sagacity of Life Rhymedeath,inspiration,life,
6/23/2018 The Existence of Unity Versehope,love,peace,
6/23/2018 Mindful Sagacity Free verseinspirational,
6/21/2018 The Summer of 1996 Rhymelove,marriage,
6/21/2018 The Curse of the Ventriloquist Rhymeimagination,
6/21/2018 Silent Affection Rhymefriendship,
6/18/2018 Fear Not, My Love Versei love you,
6/18/2018 Baby Blue-13 Free versebaby,death,
6/18/2018 Distant Shores Rhymelove,nature,
6/17/2018 Sandbags Against the Reverie of Your Woe Rhymedeath of a friend,depress
6/14/2018 Blazing Intensity Rhymepassion,
6/14/2018 We Created a Rare Love Rhymelove,passion,
6/13/2018 The Depth of My Love Rhymelove,
6/13/2018 A Delicate Melody Quatrainangel,
6/13/2018 A New Way of Life Free verselife,strength,
6/13/2018 Summertime in June Rhymesummer,sun,
6/10/2018 Life Abandoned Me Rhymedark,deep,
6/10/2018 Complicated Perfection Free verselove,
6/8/2018 Choosing Death Rhymesuicide,
6/7/2018 Nature's Beauty Haibunbeauty,nature,
6/7/2018 Creation Through My Imagination Rhymeart,life,
6/7/2018 The Ways of These Days Rhymelife,
6/6/2018 SCARS Versepain,
6/6/2018 Huntinashro- You Quench My Thirst Rhymeappreciation,marriage,
6/6/2018 I Surrender Rhymelove,
6/6/2018 I Cannot Unlove You Verselonging,love,
6/5/2018 The Beautiful Tale of Family Bliss Rhymechildren,life,love,
6/5/2018 The Reasons I Exist Free verselife,
6/4/2018 All Consuming Rumination Free verselove,
6/2/2018 The Divergences of Mankind Rhymepeople,
6/2/2018 Silent Adoration Sonnethumor,love,
6/1/2018 Transcending Sunset Rhymesunset,
6/1/2018 Resounding Connection Coupletlove,
5/31/2018 ebon heart Monokudepression,loss,
5/31/2018 Astounding Healing Sijolife,
5/31/2018 Convalescence Free verseanxiety,depression,
5/30/2018 You Will Always Be My First Rhymelove,
5/30/2018 Another Sweet Boy Gone RIP Lucky Loo Rhymedeath,pets,
5/28/2018 Spring Magnificence Rhymenature,
5/27/2018 What Will the Year 2118 Be Like Rhymeearth,
5/27/2018 haiku Haikusummer,
5/27/2018 The Pacific Coast Sky Rhymenature,sky,
5/24/2018 Our Autumn Romance Verselove,
5/24/2018 Whisper in My Ear Rhymelove,marriage,
5/24/2018 His Old Clothes Rhymedeath,son,
5/23/2018 Spunky Monkeys and Madrid Orchids, OH MY Rhymeflower,nature,
5/23/2018 The Urban Rap Lyricdance,fun,
5/23/2018 The Lonesome One Rhymedepression,loneliness,
5/22/2018 Not Complaining About the Sunshine We're Gaining Monorhymenature,summer,
5/22/2018 Self-Reflection of Divine Intervention Free versegod,life,
5/21/2018 It Was Her I Adored Rhymedaughter,death,
5/21/2018 Lamarck the Dragon Sire Coupletfantasy,imagination,
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,
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