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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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Edward Ibeh
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!:-)

My Past Blog Posts

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My Wind Chimes Poetry Contest is finalized!
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My invented poetry form finally has a name: YALTO
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My Juneteenth Contest has been finalized!
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
10/23/2018 Tenderness Tetractysemotions,feelings,perspec
10/21/2018 Far Yet Close Free verseemotions,feelings,longing
10/20/2018 Nightjar Dodoitsuanimal,bird,sound,
10/19/2018 Horseshoe Shapecreation,
10/18/2018 Soundless Haikuimagery,nature,peace,sile
10/16/2018 Unbreakable People Versefaith,people,simile,stren
10/15/2018 Risk Taking Versecourage,inspirational,tru
10/15/2018 Peace Be With You-Charlieku Haikupeace,
10/15/2018 Wellness Acrostichealth,life,
10/14/2018 Autumn Rictameterautumn,nature,seasons,
10/14/2018 A Smile Most Revealing Free versebeautiful,metaphor,smile,
10/14/2018 Whitney Houston Clerihewcelebrity,people,woman,
10/13/2018 Freshly Baked Bread Senryufood,joy,
10/13/2018 I Hope, If Nothing Else Versedesire,encouraging,hope,i
10/13/2018 Fragile Rictameterfeelings,simile,woman,
10/13/2018 Love And Friendship Free versefriendship,growth,love,
10/11/2018 Hurricane Michael Haikunature,storm,weather,
10/8/2018 Interminable Dodoitsuemotions,love,truth,
10/8/2018 Friendly Fire Dodoitsumilitary,satire,truth,war
10/8/2018 Tempestuous Relationships Dodoitsurelationship,truth,
10/7/2018 Unparalleled Blitzhumanity,inspirational,po
10/5/2018 Yearning Acrosticfor her,memory,passion,re
10/5/2018 Nat King Cole Odeappreciation,art,men,peop
10/4/2018 Don't Close Your Eyes Free verseinspirational,repetition,
10/4/2018 Uncontained Ecstasy Senryuemotions,feelings,happine
10/4/2018 Chasing Fireflies Haikufun,imagery,nature,summer
10/2/2018 I Wander The Desert Alone Free verseadventure,dream,god,image
10/2/2018 The Youth of Spring Coupletautumn,nature,seasons,
9/30/2018 Impatient Days Senryuday,metaphor,time,world,
9/30/2018 Lost Glory Versefate,hope,imagination,los
9/27/2018 Summertime Driving Lessons Free versefamily,father,me,memory,r
9/27/2018 A Friend Rictameterfriend,relationship,truth
9/27/2018 Life Is Life Verseappreciation,encouraging,
9/23/2018 Tropical Haiku Haikubeauty,nature,places,
9/23/2018 Betrayal Monokufeelings,metaphor,pain,si
9/23/2018 A Life, In Nine Lines Biolife,me,
9/23/2018 Just Listening Chokaimagery,nature,sound,
9/23/2018 As Moonlight Sleeps On The Bank Verseenvironment,light,moon,na
9/19/2018 Blue Versecolor,symbolism,
9/16/2018 A Picturesque Dawn Diminished Hexaversebeautiful,imagery,morning
9/16/2018 An Existential Question Senryulife,
9/16/2018 Throw Your Rainbow Umbrella To The Wind Carpe Diemappreciation,imagery,natu
9/15/2018 Snake Eyes Senryu11th grade,poems,
9/15/2018 Fate Of A Soul Versedeath,god,imagination,spi
9/14/2018 Heaven Rictameterappreciation,beauty,heave
9/14/2018 Strive Tetractysencouraging,inspirational
9/13/2018 Bald Eagle Haikuanimal,bird,flying,
9/13/2018 Beautiful Fall Acrosticappreciation,autumn,beaut
9/12/2018 An Epitaph For Joel Epitaphgrave,humor,writing,
9/11/2018 I'll Never Forget Senryudark,memory,remembrance d
9/2/2018 Doggone it, I'm A Pit Bull Personificationanimal,dog,humor,
9/1/2018 Teardrops In The Soul Senryufeelings,imagery,poems,wr
9/1/2018 Calendula Imagismcolor,flower,imagery,natu
9/1/2018 Words So Meaningful Free verseimagery,meaningful,metaph
9/1/2018 Quietude Verseappreciation,day,solitude
8/26/2018 Haiku Captcha, TIT Haikunature,tree,wind,
8/26/2018 Timeless Rictameterdesire,love,romantic,
8/21/2018 There Are Days When Free verseday,perspective,truth,
8/21/2018 A Blemish Acrosticfate,memory,relationship,
8/19/2018 Leviathan Senryusimile,truth,write,
8/18/2018 Take Me To Your Leader Free versedesire,humor,planet,
8/16/2018 Drifting Haikuflower,imagery,nature,
8/16/2018 Bear Hug Senryuimagery,
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 Senryudeep,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,

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