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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


Verses of Metaphors


Blog Posted:9/1/2018 12:10:00 PM

This was my 200th contest. I wanted to thank every one of you for all your participation and wonderful poetry these past 3 years. I am always honored to reah such beauty. I was going to pick just 15 winners but all were so amazing all 35 entries placed. This was a very hard one to judge. 

PS- is anyone having trouble accessing their soupmail? I have not been able to read any in about 2 months or so. Please let me know I am curious if it is just me. So I apologize if anyone has tried to contact me, I promise I am not ignoring you I just can't read it. 

I will comment on all entries soon! 

Be blessed and congratulations!

Laura Loo

  Place PoemTitle Poet
Contest Winner Medal 1 RED INK nette onclaud
Contest Winner Medal 1 Red Ink Gregory R Barden
Contest Winner Medal 1 Eternal Teardrops Dear Heart
Contest Winner Medal 1 Eternal Teardrops Joseph May
Contest Winner Medal 1 Barren Solitude CayCay Jennings
Contest Winner Medal 1 Red Ink Edward Ibeh
Contest Winner Medal 1 Red Ink Jesse Rowe
Contest Winner Medal 1 Perpetual Love Pandita Sanchez
Contest Winner Medal 1 Eternal Teardrops John Gondolf
Contest Winner Medal 1 Crystal Memories Frederic Parker
Contest Winner Medal 1 Crystal Memories Jo Daniel
Contest Winner Medal 1 Eternal Teardrops Winged Warrior
Contest Winner Medal 1 Red Ink Nina Parmenter
Contest Winner Medal 1 Crystal Memories Sian St. John
Contest Winner Medal 1 Eternal Teardrops Paul Callus
Contest Winner Medal 1 Barren Solitude Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 1 Eternal teardrops Michelle Faulkner
Contest Winner Medal 2 Red Ink Susan Gentry
Contest Winner Medal 2 Echoes of brilliant blue Probir Gupta
Contest Winner Medal 2 Ebony Goodbyes Caren Krutsinger
Contest Winner Medal 2 Barren Solitude Pixie Dust
Contest Winner Medal 2 RED INK Kim Rodrigues
Contest Winner Medal 2 Echoes of Brilliant Blue Eve Roper
Contest Winner Medal 2 Red Ink Carol Connell
Contest Winner Medal 2 CRYSTAL MEMORIES Line Gauthier
Contest Winner Medal 2 Barren Solitude Jeff Kantor
Contest Winner Medal 2 red ink Wendy Watson
Contest Winner Medal 2 PERPETUAL LOVE Beata Agustin
Contest Winner Medal 2 Perpetual Love Curtis Moorman
Contest Winner Medal 2 Barren Solitude Emile Pinet
Contest Winner Medal 2 Perpetual love Abdul Malik
Contest Winner Medal 2 Echoes of Brilliant Blue Andrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal 2 CRYSTAL MEMORIES olusegun Arowolo
Contest Winner Medal 2 BARREN SOLITUDE Anisha Dutta
Contest Winner Medal 3 Barren solitude Jonathan Medida
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Date: 9/7/2018 10:31:00 AM
As to the issue with soup mail (if no one else mentioned it) the link is bad and is coming in as .....aspx.aspx If you delete the duplicate ".aspx" in the address it works. I thankfully have some web design background and noticed the issue. I use mobile (not sure if that matters)
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Date: 9/5/2018 1:55:00 PM
This was so much fun, Luloo - thank you SO much for my placement ... some contests you just dive into more than, and this was a cool but refreshing plunge, indeed! I feel bad for Sandra, as she is SO good and no doubt would have placed high on the list ... I have done the same thing SO many times! Congrats on 200 - wow!! :-) <3
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Date: 9/3/2018 8:50:00 AM
Congrats on sponsoring your 200th Contest on PS, Laura! Awesome! And, I worked hard writing a poem for it...but, I forgot to enter it!!! Darn! Anyway, congratulations to all the rest who wrote lovely poems using the varied themes! Sandra
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Date: 9/4/2018 5:45:00 AM
oh no! I am so sorry, I looked at the lost and didn't see your name too. I was wondering why? Then saw you did write a poem, I felt bad, that has happened to me so many times and it's just a silly mistake we sometimes make. Hugs sweet Sandra :)-luloo
Date: 9/1/2018 7:27:00 PM
Thank you so very much for placing me, Laura!:-) I'm humbled beyond words!
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Date: 9/4/2018 5:44:00 AM
you are welcome! Loved it :)-luloo
Date: 9/1/2018 7:18:00 PM
I just saw you can't see Soup mail That is so weird, Laura . You need to contact Soup about it.
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Date: 9/4/2018 5:44:00 AM
I know, I've been so busy lately but I will I just wanted to see if anyone else was having that problem...:)
Date: 9/1/2018 7:18:00 PM
congrats on having done 200 contests! I loved the idea of this contest and appreciate being on the winners' list. Congrats to all!
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Date: 9/4/2018 5:43:00 AM
thank you sweet lady! :)-luloo
Date: 9/1/2018 4:36:00 PM
WOW, 200 - gives me pause. I enjoyed writing for your contest and thank you for always providing challenges I feed on! Here's to 200 more, right? Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 9/4/2018 5:43:00 AM
right! thank you so much! :)-luloo
Date: 9/1/2018 4:17:00 PM
Thank you Laura, for my placement.. and congratulations to all the winners.. Eve
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Date: 9/4/2018 5:42:00 AM
you are welcome and I am so sorry for your loss, I just saw..peace and hugs be with you. Luloo :)
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/4/2018 5:42:00 AM
you are welcome and I am so sorry for your loss, I just saw..peace and hugs be with you. Luloo :)

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