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Easy-going, Diligent, Creative, and Spiritual
Brother of Stephen, Mildred, and Jeanette 
Lover of Nature, Women, and Poetry
Who feels Pain, Love, and Empathy
Who fears The Unknown, Snakes, and Heights
I would like to see The Eiffel Tower, El Castillo, and The Great Wall of China
Resident of Moravia Park Drive, Maryland

I'm currently working as a Lot Associate at The Home Depot
I'm a Navy veteran 
Born in Lima, Ohio in October 28th, 1976
Graduated from Lake Clifton Campus(formerly Lake Clifton Eastern High School), Baltimore, Maryland in 1995
Graduated from Essex Community College in 2003 and Brightwood College(formerly TESST College of Technology) in 2005
Certifications: Electronics Technology, Telecommunications, Fiber-Optics/Copper Network Cabling 

I started writing poetry in November 2006. However, after losing my poetry notebook with about 135 poems in early 2009, I lost my passion for poetry completely. I was jobless for almost a year due to the recession of 2014, during that time period, I reignited my passion for poetry to stave off boredom. I discovered Poetrysoup and started posting my poems in 2016. The first poem I posted, "Wings of A Butterfly"


My Doberman Contest has been revamped!

Blog Posted:7/29/2018 10:04:00 PM

Greetings, Soupers!

I'm still pretty new at sponsoring contests, so pardon me if my original contest was too challenging or confusing. Hopefully, I've made it much simpler. You can choose any form---4 haikus, 3 tankas, free verse, etc---that allows you to write a 12-line poem. Up to 20 placings in this contest!

Good luck everyone!  

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Date: 8/5/2018 9:56:00 AM
I am not sure if a submitted poem can have more than 12 lines for your contest? It says it in your blog but not in the contest description. I sent you soup mail as well. Thank you
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Date: 8/4/2018 1:58:00 AM
working on one for your contest. Thought it was very simple requirements compared to some. Just time - sometimes there are a lot one wants to enter. hope can use your original set up. Stick to your guns - what you want. Many contests fill up very fast, so generally we leave entering the ones that are not for a while. Not really fair to alter in middle though. And probably a small percentage of us are dog lovers and even smaller Doberman. I do have an amazing true Doberman story but it doesn't fit your requirements.
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Date: 7/31/2018 12:00:00 AM
Eventually I hope to try out your challenge. There are too many contests going on and I have little time. I thought your idea sounded fun! I hope you get lots of entries!
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Date: 7/30/2018 10:05:00 AM
I am not really a dog person especially a dober, so it is difficult for me to get inspired now if you said cat paws.. I would have endless possibilities.. unless that dober has my cat in his paws I am coming up with nothing, I will have to talk to my muse about this.
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Date: 7/30/2018 5:33:00 PM
That's quite alright, Constance:-)
Date: 7/30/2018 5:28:00 AM
Hi Edward , it may be wise to remove the word count restriction on the contest page as not everyone reads the blogs:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/30/2018 5:30:00 PM
I will. Thanks for the suggestion, Jan!:-)

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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/16/2018 Drifting Haikuflower,imagery,nature,
8/16/2018 Bear Hug Haikuimagery,
8/15/2018 Every Raindrop Haikuearth,rain,
8/15/2018 Night Stars Twinkling Haikunight,stars,
8/15/2018 Nightcap Senryudrink,humor,night,
8/15/2018 Red Ink Rhymelove,metaphor,passion,red
8/7/2018 Pale Moonlight Trioletlight,moon,nature,night,
8/7/2018 A Feral Predator Verseanimal,tiger,
8/5/2018 Love's Vortex Tankaencouraging,love,simile,
8/5/2018 A Missed Opportunity Sijoanalogy,metaphor,perspect
8/5/2018 Donald Trump Clerihewpolitical,satire,truth,
8/5/2018 Pearly Everlasting Chokaflower,
8/5/2018 Monday Free verseday,
8/5/2018 Powder Keg Senryuemotions,feelings,sound,
8/2/2018 Cloudburst Haikuimagery,rain,
8/2/2018 Hot, Humid Summer Haikusummer,sunshine,weather,
8/1/2018 A Wednesday Evening Chokaappreciation,august,day,
8/1/2018 Noon Meditation Chokame,peace,spiritual,
8/1/2018 Airborne Leaf Chokaimagery,
7/30/2018 A Walk In Solitude Haibunadventure,beauty,imagery,
7/29/2018 In A Sunday State of Mind Chokaappreciation,day,environm
7/28/2018 In Saturday State of Mind Chokaappreciation,day,environm
7/26/2018 The World Around Us Lyricbeauty,imagery,nature,wor
7/26/2018 Compassion Haikudeep,feelings,
7/25/2018 Synergy Monokutruth,work,
7/25/2018 Whippoorwill Haikuanimal,bird,night,
7/22/2018 Try Free verse12th grade,encouraging,in
7/22/2018 Scarlet Sage Chokabeauty,flower,garden,meta
7/21/2018 Baby, Tonight I'll Sing A Lullaby For You Political Versechild,family,humanity,inn
7/20/2018 Straight From My Heart Versecare,emotions,loss,sorrow
7/19/2018 Ballroom Dancers Senryuanalogy,art,dance,simile,
7/19/2018 Life Monokulife,
7/19/2018 Lightning Imagismanalogy,color,imagery,sim
7/18/2018 Gold Digger Jane Limerickhumorous,woman,
7/18/2018 The Climax of Spring Haikubeauty,life,spring,
7/18/2018 Spark Crystalline Crystallinedark,imagery,light,
7/17/2018 Trump Fails America Nonetpolitical,
7/17/2018 A Bright Light Where There Is None Senryuhope,light,truth,
7/16/2018 Kimo Therapy Kimocancer,encouraging,faith,
7/15/2018 Things I'll Do Today List11th grade,day,me,
7/14/2018 A Hazy Morning Imagismautumn,morning,nature,wea
7/14/2018 Turquoise Daybreak Free verseblue,environment,morning,
7/13/2018 Enough Is Enough Haibunaddiction,write,
7/13/2018 The Height of Heaven Lyric11th grade,dream,encourag
7/13/2018 Metaphors For Hope Free verseanalogy,hope,metaphor,
7/12/2018 Saudade Free verseemotions,fate,longing,met
7/12/2018 Chanting Oms Haikume,spiritual,
7/12/2018 A Rosebud Unfurls Haikuflower,nature,rose,
7/12/2018 Storm In A Teacup Senryuangst,divorce,family,marr
7/8/2018 Hubris Senryumetaphor,pride,
7/8/2018 Infatuation Tankafeelings,
7/5/2018 Gratitude Tetractysappreciation,god,life,tha
7/2/2018 Phoenix, Risen Chokasoccer,sports,
6/30/2018 Goal Crosshairs Monokudream,encouraging,inspira
6/30/2018 Loyalty Monokudedication,devotion,endur
6/30/2018 Unfulfilled Dream Versedream,light,metaphor,simi
6/28/2018 Because Of Your Grace, God Coupletgod,growth,spiritual,stre
6/28/2018 Kindness Tetractyshumanity,inspirational,li
6/28/2018 You Are All I Need Versedesire,for her,perspectiv
6/28/2018 Integrity Tetractyscharacter,
6/27/2018 Pandora's Box Tetractysfate,hope,mythology,wind,
6/27/2018 A Sense of Humor Tetractyshumor,life,self,wisdom,
6/27/2018 Acceptance Tetractysencouraging,people,wisdom
6/27/2018 The Encounter In A Descending Elevator Prose Poetryemotions,fate,longing,wom
6/24/2018 'Tis NineSeventeenPM Free versenight,time,
6/24/2018 Trapped In Denial Limbo Versefather,loss,sad,
6/24/2018 Overflowing Cup of Peace And Love Versehope,light,love,peace,sun
6/24/2018 Blaze of Affection Tetractysemotions,fire,heart,love,
6/24/2018 Lost Shangri-La Tetractysbeauty,loss,paradise,peac
6/24/2018 A Seed, Unwatered Trioletgrowth,inspirational,succ
6/23/2018 Head Banger Monokubird,nature,tree,
6/22/2018 Original Sin Nonetemotions,hate,racism,simi
6/22/2018 I Don't Like Rain, Sometimes Haikurain,
6/21/2018 Slow-Burn Puppy Love Lyricfirst love,girl,me,metaph
6/21/2018 Beneath The Marmalade Sky Narrativeenvironment,romantic love
6/18/2018 Let Your Imagination Take Flight Prosepoetry,wisdom,write,
6/18/2018 Flames of Nostalgia Haikuimagery,memory,nostalgia,
6/17/2018 A Fallen Star Coupletlight,longing,night,star,
6/17/2018 Eyes That Speak Of Hope Haikufuture,hope,
6/16/2018 Release Me Haikufreedom,
6/14/2018 Abandoning To God Verseappreciation,faith,god,re
6/14/2018 A Barn Swallow Rhymebird,flying,summer,
6/13/2018 Summer Delight Trioletappreciation,fun,summer,
6/13/2018 After Winter Haikunature,spring,winter,yout
6/13/2018 Deserter of Faith Haikufaith,spiritual,wisdom,
6/12/2018 A Waxing Crescent Trioletimagery,moon,night,smile,
6/12/2018 Buds of Early June Haikuflower,june,
6/12/2018 Hollowed Heart, Still Beating Free verseheart,lost love,strength,
6/10/2018 Refuge Haikufor her,longing,romantic,
6/10/2018 Ballast Acrosticallegory,life,metaphor,st
6/9/2018 Beads Of Dew Imagismnature,rain,simile,sound,
6/8/2018 Stress Purging Rhymeme,spiritual,stress,
6/7/2018 Dream Kingdom Kimoperspective,places,truth,
6/5/2018 Common, Everyday People Lyriccommunity,imagery,metapho
6/4/2018 Magicicada Haikuanimal,insect,sound,
6/3/2018 Hurtin' Jim Limerickfishing,humor,
6/3/2018 Saturday Stargazing Sijoappreciation,night,star,
6/3/2018 Lioness Mother Tankaanimal,imagery,nature,
6/2/2018 A Multiplicity Of Life Purposes Free verseappreciation,humor,life,m
6/2/2018 Sublime Grace Free versedream,imagination,simile,

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