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My name is Caren; I was born an identical twin in a small rural town in Iowa; I live in the country; roosters wake me up. They are not my own roosters, but live behind me, and are eager to be helpful.  I am an artist, a cartoonist, a painter, a poet, a writer, and a game-player. When I was younger I knew all kinds of card games. When my children were small, I played many board games. They stopped playing with me when they realized if I was losing, I would diminish my age, turn younger than them, and throw the board.  I was once addicted to resale, and yard sale shopping. Every time I think I have broken myself of that habit, I have a relapse and drag home bags and boxes of other people's junk that I think I will someday use. More often than not, these found items end up recycled in other junk shops or recycle bins after I did not use them at all.  I'm an elementary school counselor, which means I teach children about respect, responsibility, and how to love each other and make friends. I love my life; I have been with the same man for 50 years, and our home is saturated with my paintings of booby women, because I love to draw and paint them and my husband loves me. 

Dragons, Dragonflies and Huffle Winks Contest

Blog Posted:5/14/2018 8:18:00 PM

I have inspired  a mere 7 poets to produce a poem for my next contest.  The contest is titled "Dragons, Dragonflies and Hufflle Winks."   Huffle Winks is a made up word, an imaginary word, a word I intended to see "what you could make of it." Seven people have entered and every one of them has described a Huffle Wink in a unique manner. Please enter my contest; and never be afraid to make up something to go along with a made up word like Huffle Winks.  The truth is, there can be no wrong way to interpret a made up word. Go for it, please! I would like to really see this contest catch fire!  And good luck!  

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Date: 5/15/2018 10:19:00 PM
Ditto ditto what the ladies said. PS: I enjoyed your bio! :)
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Date: 5/15/2018 3:24:00 PM
Ditto what Line said to you. I hope to do a poem, Caren. Not enough time is my foe, however!
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Date: 5/14/2018 9:22:00 PM
Don't worry, Caren, when a contest doesn't fill up quickly. Many need to percolate the idea in their head for a while. Everyone is trying to make the best use of the little time they have to juggle a lot of priorities and they are checking your deadline in order to decide what to do next. No worries.
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5/19/2018 Family Drama Senryuwoman,women,
5/19/2018 Wedding Day Senryuwoman,women,
5/19/2018 Why girl why Senryu10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/19/2018 Streams of Light Haiku10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/19/2018 Spongy Moss Haiku11th grade,5th grade,6th
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5/19/2018 Lovely Lilacs Haiku3rd grade,4th grade,6th g
5/19/2018 You Do Not Believe In Make Believe Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/18/2018 Way Above My Station Free verse5th grade,6th grade,7th g
5/18/2018 The F Poem Alliteration3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
5/18/2018 The Dandelions Haikuflower,garden,perspective
5/18/2018 Spiders, of course, we have them Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/18/2018 A Young Bully Named Limerick5th grade,6th grade,7th g
5/18/2018 We Got A Puppy Rictameter3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
5/18/2018 I love Animal Facts Rhyme4th grade,5th grade,6th g
5/18/2018 Unity Diminished Hexaverse11th grade,12th grade,wom
5/18/2018 Spirituality Diminished Hexaversefaith,how i feel,humanity
5/18/2018 Tulips and Asters Haiku1st grade,2nd grade,3rd g
5/17/2018 I Would Never Know Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/17/2018 MaMa Bear At Large Narrativehow i feel,i am,
5/17/2018 Our Own Dog Rictameter1st grade,2nd grade,3rd g
5/17/2018 No Go Senryu10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/17/2018 The Horse That Got Away Tetractys1st grade,2nd grade,3rd g
5/17/2018 Garden Faeries Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/17/2018 The Making of a Faerie Queen Rhymefairy,imagination,magic,m
5/17/2018 All Is Well At The Pond Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/17/2018 Mother Acrosticfor her,joy,mother,mother
5/17/2018 Angels and Faeries Haiku10th grade,11th grade,6th
5/16/2018 Garden Helpers Ninetteflower,garden,nature,woma
5/16/2018 Do They Wish Questionku10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/16/2018 I Demand Some TV Commercials Rhyme11th grade,12th grade,gra
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5/16/2018 Lets Be a Palentologist Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/16/2018 I am a Flower When You are Two Personification2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
5/16/2018 A Private Named Moon Light Verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
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5/16/2018 I Sparkle Personification10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/15/2018 My Best Friend Is Getting Married Rhyme3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
5/15/2018 Faerie versus Dragon Diamante10th grade,6th grade,7th
5/15/2018 What Am I Personification1st grade,2nd grade,4th g
5/15/2018 If You See Two Baby Bears Free verse1st grade,2nd grade,3rd g
5/15/2018 Kindergarten These Days Rhyme11th grade,12th grade,6th
5/15/2018 He Is Out There Again Narrativeanimal,dog,woman,women,
5/15/2018 No more Jalapenos Sob Sob Light Verse5th grade,6th grade,7th g
5/15/2018 Cousins Camp At Grandmas House Rhyme1st grade,2nd grade,3rd g
5/15/2018 Woodland Paradise Free verseanimal,appreciation,nativ
5/14/2018 Who Wants To Be A Tulip Narrativeflower,garden,life,
5/14/2018 Four boys, One Convertible Free verselife,
5/14/2018 Mattel You Did Well Free verse10th grade,2nd grade,3rd
5/14/2018 My New Boss Rhymesick,
5/14/2018 Standardized Tests Acrostic10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/14/2018 Plumber Acrostic Acrosticfor him,fun,funny,humor,h
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5/14/2018 Friendship Acrostic Acrosticabortion,anniversary,for
5/14/2018 My Husky Blue Cinquainanimal,
5/14/2018 Feelings About Homework Cinqkuschool,
5/13/2018 I Can't Today Rhymefriendship love,heartbrea
5/12/2018 Stolen Dreams Free verseaddiction,depression,i am
5/12/2018 Blueberry Lemon Pancakes Haikufood,
5/12/2018 Waiting for Your Boss Haikuwork,
5/12/2018 God's Handiwork Haikubaby,
5/12/2018 Dark Dreams Haikudream,magic,
5/12/2018 Crystal Ball Haikumagic,poetess,
5/12/2018 My Favorite Wild Animal Rhymeanimal,
5/12/2018 It Was the Best of the Best of Times Free versetrue love,
5/12/2018 Dandelions OH MY Free verseearth,earth day,fantasy,
5/12/2018 The Eyes Have It Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/11/2018 Bringing Board Games To Class Rhyme2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
5/11/2018 Paint On My Toes Rhyme3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
5/11/2018 Never a Girly Girl Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/11/2018 The Parent Teacher Conference Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/11/2018 His Smell Free verse12th grade,death,death of
5/11/2018 Because Its Raining Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/11/2018 He is In Every Teachers Class Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
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5/11/2018 Nurse Acrostic Acrostic10th grade,11th grade,2nd
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5/10/2018 Catfish Love for Contest Rhymelove,
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5/10/2018 Trying to Be Creative Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
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5/10/2018 Rhyme Time 3 Rhymelove,
5/9/2018 Trixie Light Worker Free verse10th grade,11th grade,6th
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5/9/2018 My henchman, my minion, my stooge Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
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5/9/2018 I am Me Free verse2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
5/9/2018 Dating, Whose Dating Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/9/2018 The Selfless Pix-Faerie Rhymefairy,
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5/7/2018 He Is A Big Man Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
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The Times They Aren't A-Changin' Rhymesociety,technology,today,
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A Silent Song Romanticismimagery,romance,romantic,
Sister Alliterationallusion,analogy,
Spinning Top - Winged Vehicle Light Verseanger,flying,magic,moving
A Moment Of Silence Proseloss,
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Winters Rhapsody Free versenature,seasons,winter,
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Pray Bioanger,freedom,loss,recove
HI DAD Proseappreciation,blessing,dea
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Watching Clouds Rhymebeauty,blessing,desire,en
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VAN GOGH Monorhymeart,celebrity,irony,menta
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FIRST TASTE OF FREEDOM Free versefreedom,friendship,mother
A right to live Narrativedream,race,rights,uplifti
Animation Balladarabic,assonance,
Speak Freely Political Verseangst,feelings,
You're Welcome Blank versechange,feelings,hurt,
The Strong Soul Nameabuse,anxiety,betrayal,br
Untitled Free verselove,
Savage Garden Free verseculture,
Tears of a hero Narrativeemotions,inspirational,sa
MY FAVOURITE HORSE Quatraincute love,fantasy,childre
SPRINGTIME IN THE COUNTRYSIDE Monorhymechildren,freedom,fun,joy,
Passion in Black and White Narrativeromantic,sensual,sexy,
The River Girl Rhymebeautiful,beauty,river,
MIRACLE DOMESTIC VACCINE Rhymefunny,home,imagination,wo
Foresight and intuition Free verseflying,imagery,light,love
Don't go stale Free verseinspiration,motivation,
HOMES Haikubeauty,
One Gray Hair Rhymefeelings,grandmother,grie
Moon Song Blank versefriendship love,
My Nineteen-Seventies Bioemotions,growing up,music
NOAH'S APPRENTICE ON THE ARK Monorhymeanimal,bird,caregiving,da
Doomsday Predictions Proseinspirational,
Break up Tanka10th grade,boyfriend,brea
A Case of the Blues Limerickhumorous,satire,
To Cherry Blossom Italian Sonnetnature,spring,
Elephant in the Room Rhymeangst,people,
Housekeeping I do not know?fantasy,imagination,natur
Ain't He Plump (to tune of Ain't She Sweet) Light Verseparodydance,dance,
The Light of a Child Free verseadventure,dedication,devo
A Kid At Heart Free versechildhood,fun,nostalgia,r
With a Pen Lyricemotions,poetry,
Mischievous Minions--A Limerick Suite Limerickappreciation,humor,,cute,
Christmas on the Pacific islands Free versecelebration,christian,chr
Hot Pepper Moth I do not know?humor,
I am the dancing Butterfly Lyricadventure,butterfly,fanta
The Clown's Song Quatrainchild,food,funny,horror,m
My dreams Rhymedream,life,poetry,
Displaced Conception Free versebody,change,emotions,hurt
Monkeys Quatrainanimal,children,humorous,
There was a Black Cat in Miami Limerickcat,fun,silly,
Colors Free verse10th grade,abuse,blue,col
Half Full Free verseblack african american,br
Spring lakes Haikuremember,self,water,
Haiku - tears of time Haikuflower,life,nature,rain,s
A Kindness Free versegiving,nice,
Poetic Muse Free verseimagination,poetry,
The River of the Soul Dramatic Versehope,imagery,inspirationa
Phantom Blank verse11th grade,anxiety,confli
Look Back Free verseblack african american,em
A Saturday Night Out Quatrainfun,funny,giggle,happines
Hallucinations Free versedream,
Stupid smart Rhymeconfusion,culture,irony,p
Amplified Free verseblack african american,bl
DIE ANOTHER DAY Free versefantasy,fun,imagery,imagi
vietnam reflections1 Free versewar,
Free Mind Free versevisionary,
Wisdom Within Free versereligious,wisdom,
Love Puddles Rhymelove,
Everyone Knows Rhymephilosophy,political,
I Could Rhymedepression,loneliness,sad
The Nest Rhymeanimal,bird,humor,nature,
I DO I WILL Free versehope,i love you,longing,r
Next Chapter Free versecolor,dark,inspirational,
Thoughts Race Italian Sonnetanxiety,
Death's Game Free verse8th grade,cry,death,grand
Music Free verseinspiration,uplifting,
Telepathic schizophrenic Quatrainpsychological,self,
Different Worlds Free verselight,love,moon,sun,
Of Ghosts and God Rhymefaith,god,how i feel,spir
The Water Droplet Personificationfun,water,winter,
The Koala did it Balladfun,
Spenser Rhymeanimal,dog,happy,humor,jo
Teaching Ninetteclass,desire,heart,teache
Painting your emotional portrait Quatrainart,emotions,sexy,

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