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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 Wind Chimes Poetry Contest is finalized!

Blog Posted:8/29/2018 1:25:00 PM

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for entering the Wind Chimes poetry contest! Boy, did you guys bring it and then some!? I initially planned on doing 15 placings, but I ended up placing 25 entries. I never expected so many outstanding poems. It made judging so much harder as a result! It wasn't easy to finalize either, that I can say. I don't expect perfection from people who enter my contests, which is why I'm usually lax about minor mistakes.  I like to think I'm a fair judge/sponsor. I won't penalize a very well-written poem simply because a word is misspelled. To the 10 participants that didn't place, believe me, I know how disappointing it is. Please don't take it personally as I judge all entries blindly.

Congratulations to all the winners! Great job, guys!:-)

I wish you all a blessed day!

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Date: 8/30/2018 8:07:00 PM
when I saw this contest posted, I thought , windchimes, just the thing to get me out of this writers block, so I wrote a poem on windchimes and as I was about to enter it in the contest I noticed " free verse".....arghhh, I had not seen that the first time I read it. so ..... i did not enter , but at least ..... I wrote
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Date: 9/1/2018 8:42:00 AM
Beautiful poem, Francine. I don't mean to make you feel even more regretful, but had you entered, I would've placed you as an "Honorable Mention" for at least writing about the topic.
Date: 8/30/2018 5:10:00 PM
Thank you Edward, your contest allowed for so much creative interpretation that I'm not surprised at the quality and quantity of entrants. Inspiration is a rare and welcomed gift my friend, Emile.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 9/1/2018 8:45:00 AM
Thank you, Emile:-) I'm glad you helped make the contest a resounding success! Have a blessed day, friend.
Date: 8/29/2018 8:44:00 PM
Thank you for the placement Sir
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 8/30/2018 6:37:00 AM
You're welcome, Purbasha!:-)
Date: 8/29/2018 3:33:00 PM
Edward, this is how I always used to feel when I did contests a long time ago. I'd announce there would be maybe 15 winners and then I'd get a large number of GREAT poems and just couldn't keep it to the lower number. I love that you included so many winners and I thank you for my placement and the inspiration of your contest. Truly you brought out some really good writing in your fellow poets!
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Date: 8/30/2018 6:42:00 AM
You're quite welcome, Andrea!:-) You gave me a masterpiece! It was as if everyone entered the contest with the intention of placing very high, lol. Congrats again for your fine win!
Date: 8/29/2018 2:29:00 PM
Thank you for my placement, Edward. I enjoyed the contest prompt.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 8/30/2018 6:43:00 AM
You're welcome, Agnes!:-) Have a blessed day!

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