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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. I have three daughters, two sons-in-law, six granddaughters, and four grandsons, so my cup is full and happy.


Thank you for your love and support.


Blog Posted:10/5/2018 6:09:00 AM

I have been on PoetrySoup for almost nine months now. I could have had a baby in the amount of time I have put into this, but I wisely decided not to as I am sixty-six years old, and do not want to be famous for that kind of thing.  I want to say that this has been a delightful nine months thanks to so many lovely people SoupMailing me, being kind to me, commenting on my stuff that I am not sure is even poetry, and letting me comment on their stuff without saying good grief or anything nasty in the least. I look forward to this site every single day, and I am proud of you all. I consider you my new "besties".  Have a fantastic day, and know that you are appreciated and loved. 

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Date: 10/15/2018 11:50:00 PM
You read and commented on 5 of my initial poems last spring when I joined PS. You gave me hope that I had something worthwhile to put out there. Those comments meant the world to me, and will always be special. I also enjoy reading your always entertaining poetry. Thank you, Caren
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Date: 10/7/2018 12:27:00 PM
Caren, you and your poetry are a welcome addition to Poetry Soup. I always enjoy reading your poetry and try to join in on your contests. Your positive and insightful comments are always welcome. We share a bit in common besides poetry. I too am an identical twin and I was born on a farm in Kansas. You are younger than me however, but close enough in age that I can relate to your time frame. Keep giving us your poetic gems. Love, Connie
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Date: 10/6/2018 9:59:00 AM
Gosh when I started reading this, I thought it was leading up to you announcing your departure Caren! I was about to get on a plane to Kansas specifically to grab you by the ankles screaming “noooooo!” There is NO leaving for you and that is final. In case you were wondering.
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Date: 10/5/2018 11:17:00 PM
I am a "newbie" here, too, Caren, (not quite two years), and I am happy to know you and call you "friend" ... you put up with my annoying Soup Mails, and anyone who can deal with ME and still smile, has got exceptional fortitude, lol. You also are always positive with your support and comments, and that's a priceless gift, one that none of us can have too much of. Blessings and love and respect to you, Dear Friend! :-) <3
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Date: 10/5/2018 6:11:00 PM
I have only been on the Soup since July and was very nervous when I started posting. You were the first person to comment on my work and you kindly commented on every thing I had written at that time. Thank you so much. You gave me a ray of hope that said I may just have potential as a poet. Thanx :)
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Date: 10/5/2018 5:44:00 PM
It's great having you here, Caren. My fellow Iowan!! I don't think many of us are here and I still consider myself an Iowan despite my having been transplanted elsewhere!!
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Date: 10/5/2018 5:12:00 PM
Caren, having you on poetry soup is wonderful- we need people like you on this site, keep up the writing and your inspiring contests~
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Date: 10/5/2018 11:23:00 AM
you have such enthusiasm for poetry Caren, you are like a breath of fresh air on the site!:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/5/2018 11:22:00 AM
It is so refreshing to read your enthusiastic and uplifting thank you for all the love and support from your friends on Poetry Soup, Caren, and I share your sentiments too! As commented below, "you are a sparkling gem," "with charming humor and genuine warmth," and "a keeper and a besty"...all thoroughly endorsed by me too! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 10/5/2018 10:40:00 AM
Your charming humor and genuine warmth are a blessing. Time just flies, doesn't it !! Have an awesome day, Caren.
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Date: 10/5/2018 9:55:00 AM
You are a keeper and a besty .. thank you also for all the inspiring compliments .
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Date: 10/5/2018 8:48:00 AM
You are a sparkling gem Caren! I'm sure you sum up the feelings of many soupers. Warm hugs! xomo :)
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Date: 10/5/2018 1:47:00 PM
I’m new too, what does xomo mean? Thanks
Date: 10/5/2018 8:19:00 AM
Caren, I share your sentiments, and couldn’t have said it better (except for the part about having a baby :)). Thank you for the kind encouragement and fun that you generously provide us every day. ~Mark
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My Past Blog Posts

 
Thank you for your love and support.
Date Posted: 10/5/2018 6:09:00 AM
Take Me To Your Leader still needs 5 poems. HELP!
Date Posted: 8/21/2018 7:29:00 AM
Six months now of pure happy.
Date Posted: 8/13/2018 7:27:00 AM
Thank you for your support.
Date Posted: 7/24/2018 9:02:00 AM
Take Care of Yourself First only has 17 poems entered. I would like to see 18 more.
Date Posted: 7/23/2018 2:33:00 PM
New contest: An Inner Knowing, An Absolute Feeling, My Mystical Soul Self
Date Posted: 6/9/2018 12:34:00 AM
Dragons, Dragonflies and Hufflewinks
Date Posted: 6/4/2018 8:36:00 AM
Dragons, Dragonflies and Hufflewinks Contest
Date Posted: 5/20/2018 9:46:00 PM
Dragons, Dragonflies and Huffle Winks Contest
Date Posted: 5/14/2018 8:18:00 PM
Trying to Learn all of the Poetry Forms in the Next Two Years
Date Posted: 5/8/2018 11:33:00 AM
Hillbillies, Bybillies and Blowbillies
Date Posted: 5/7/2018 12:09:00 AM
Fear Killed My Paternal Grandmother on Good Friday, 1951.
Date Posted: 3/31/2018 4:00:00 AM
This site is so crazy positive; I am in awe!
Date Posted: 3/28/2018 2:00:00 AM
I am new to poetry, not even sure I'm writing it.
Date Posted: 3/25/2018 7:53:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
10/20/2018 The Queen Of Mean Prose Poetry10th grade,11th grade,12t
10/20/2018 Bullies Thwarted Again Rhyme2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
10/20/2018 Dead Roach Activity Light Verse3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
10/20/2018 Fearlessly Share Your Fantastical Words Free versepassion,perspective,poems
10/20/2018 Mistake Made Right Free verse1st grade,2nd grade,3rd g
10/20/2018 Labelling People Free versepeople,perspective,philos
10/20/2018 Messy Chaotic Me Rhymeart,
10/20/2018 Criticizing My Stuff Light Verseintrospection,
10/20/2018 The Couple In Love Narrativeeducation,sad love,
10/20/2018 Motorcycle Riders Terrify Me Light Verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
10/19/2018 The Czar With Tiny Sour Grapes Light Versehumorous,
10/19/2018 Guns Is The Topic Of The Day Political Versehow i feel,perspective,po
10/19/2018 Shocking End of Days Political Versepolitical,
10/19/2018 She Easily Can Say No Free versetribute,
10/19/2018 Please Turn Us Loose Light Versehumor,
10/19/2018 Eyeball Soup Light Verse5th grade,6th grade,7th g
10/19/2018 Today's New Cars Light Versefun,
10/19/2018 In Total Agreement Free versei am,
10/19/2018 I Have Not Had My Coffee Yet Light Verseperspective,
10/19/2018 I Raised A Baby Lion Light Verse3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
10/18/2018 Conference Day at School Light Verseschool,teacher,
10/18/2018 Only Six Ninety-nine Light Versefun,
10/18/2018 Ruler of Daddy Longs Leg Resort Light Verse3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
10/18/2018 Laughing Can Hurt Cinqkufeelings,
10/18/2018 What If They Make Me Go Light Versefunny,poetry,
10/18/2018 I Would Like Your User Name and Password Light Verse1st grade,2nd grade,3rd g
10/18/2018 I am Think Typing Narrativehow i feel,poems,poetess,
10/18/2018 The Sweetest Human Being She Had Ever Met Prose Poetry10th grade,11th grade,12t
10/18/2018 My Little Green Lizard Light Verse1st grade,2nd grade,3rd g
10/18/2018 Takiing Care Of The Babysitter Light Verse5th grade,6th grade,7th g
10/17/2018 Selling Door To Door Free versechildhood,nostalgia,
10/17/2018 Teenage Love Rhymeteen love,
10/17/2018 He Is A Liar And A Thief Dramatic Verseabuse,depression,humanity
10/17/2018 Snag A Tango Hummingbird Mint Bush Rhymebutterfly,garden,
10/17/2018 Possibly My Last Poem Free verseintrospection,perspective
10/17/2018 My Barber My Mama and Me Light Verse4th grade,5th grade,6th g
10/17/2018 What You Got In There Free versefunny,teacher,
10/17/2018 My Love Of Art Diminished Hexaverseart,feelings,how i feel,
10/17/2018 Her Fall Dee Rah Day Limerick4th grade,5th grade,6th g
10/17/2018 Bull Headed Diminished Hexaversegrandfather,
10/16/2018 Herding Puppies Free verseteacher,
10/16/2018 My Man Joe Rhymelove,marriage,
10/16/2018 Grief and Joy Diamantefeelings,grief,joy,
10/16/2018 Message To The Media Free versehow i feel,philosophy,
10/16/2018 The Joy Of Living Zen Free verseinspirational,life,peace,
10/16/2018 What If We Had Future Foretelling Tickets Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
10/16/2018 Anger, A Deadly Sin Chokaanger,bible,
10/16/2018 Her Unhappily-Ever After Life Free versesatire,woman,
10/16/2018 Reflecting On My Paintings Free verseart,nostalgia,self,
10/16/2018 Lions Tigers And Bears Oh Why Rhyme10th grade,3rd grade,4th
10/15/2018 My Virtual Friend Alexa Free versefriend,
10/15/2018 Bob, the Runaway Groom Rhymefunny love,
10/15/2018 The Warmth of the Son Free versespiritual,
10/15/2018 The Mad Woman of Kansas Free versewoman,
10/15/2018 Cartooning Class with 6 and 7 Free verseteacher,teachers day,
10/15/2018 Training Student Teachers Now Free verseteachers day,
10/15/2018 Cellophane Pieces of Life Free verselife,
10/15/2018 The Baby Buck Free verseanimal,
10/15/2018 My Husband Free versefunny,
10/15/2018 Jill's Whipping Girl Free versebullying,
10/14/2018 Trying Something New Rhymeidentity,trust,
10/14/2018 Shark, Cat Contortionist Imagismcat,funny,
10/14/2018 Remembering The 80's Rhymeenvironment,
10/14/2018 I Am Fake Free versedepression,
10/14/2018 Cat Mama's One-Up Each Other Light Versecat,
10/14/2018 Butterfly Rainbow Bottoms Light Versedog,funny,
10/14/2018 Real Poets Test Light Versehumorous,
10/14/2018 Rassphrass and LeRoy's Love Story Narrativefun,
10/14/2018 You Cannot Fool Six Free versechild,preschool,
10/14/2018 My Enthusiastic Shopping Mood Prose Poetryfeelings,
10/13/2018 Cat Nip Addict Cinqku2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
10/13/2018 The Mischief Makers Chokaphilosophy,teacher,
10/13/2018 Variety of Entities Cinqkuperspective,self,spiritua
10/13/2018 Where Self Love Is Born Chokalove,self,
10/13/2018 Lonely House of Childhood Tankaloneliness,lonely,memory,
10/13/2018 Faeries Found Freelance Forest Dodoitsuword play,
10/13/2018 Let's Keep Christ In Christmas Nonetchristmas,
10/13/2018 Can A Dragon Be A Friend Diminished Hexaverse2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
10/13/2018 A Teacher Is Missing Free versefunny,teacher,
10/13/2018 Hunting My Mom In Heaven Rhymefunny,heaven,
10/12/2018 What If Free verseintrospection,
10/12/2018 Going Back To Your Childhood Church Narrativefun,
10/12/2018 Thanksgiving Diamanteholiday,
10/12/2018 Fix These Children Please Light Versehumorous,philosophy,
10/12/2018 Try And Hoodwink Me Free versefun,
10/12/2018 The Great Idea Prose Poetryperspective,school,
10/12/2018 Hallows Eve Ninette Ninette2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
10/12/2018 Our New Almost Vice Principal Free versefunny,school,work,
10/12/2018 Love Yourself First Haikuprayer,self,
10/12/2018 Shakespearean Sonnet Sonnetholiday,
10/11/2018 Do You Need Some Pixie Dust Prose Poetry3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
10/11/2018 Loving Miss RaggleToots Prose Poetryteacher,
10/11/2018 Dedicate Your Life to Company B Free verselife,work,
10/11/2018 InterGalactic Love Story Rhymefantasy,
10/11/2018 Paranoia Schizophrenia, A Sad Tale Free versesad,sad love,
10/11/2018 Loud Laughing Star Limerick2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
10/11/2018 Thoughts At A Faculty Meeting Prose Poetryteacher,
10/11/2018 Grief Is Not Predictable Free versegrief,
10/11/2018 My Clock Is Off Light Versesleep,
10/11/2018 My Little Rule At School Narrative4th grade,5th grade,6th g

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Fav Poems

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Love is not a sound Free verselove,
The Great Glowing God Rhymemen,
Ballroom Lust Free versedesire,fantasy,lust,sexy,
Goodbye Narrativedeath,
THE BUTTERFLY Coupletbutterfly,
The Times They Aren't A-Changin' Rhymesociety,technology,today,
OLd Tom Lyricabsence,age,death,goodbye
A Silent Song Romanticismimagery,romance,romantic,
Sister Alliterationallusion,analogy,
Spinning Top - Winged Vehicle Light Verseanger,flying,magic,moving
A Moment Of Silence Proseloss,
GYPSY ROSE Crystallineimagery,
EVERYTHING SEEMS DIFFERENT TODAY Free versechange,cheer up,confidenc
QUEEN OF CROISSANTS Free verseabuse,anger,anxiety,betra
Random acts of kindness Free versehumanity,uplifting,
Winters Rhapsody Free versenature,seasons,winter,
My Dear Mr Morris Rhymefather,fun,funny,humor,hu
Pray Bioanger,freedom,loss,recove
HI DAD Proseappreciation,blessing,dea
The Little One is Three Free verseabsence,art,beauty,birthd
Watching Clouds Rhymebeauty,blessing,desire,en
Real Men Wear Pink Rhymecharacter,funny,humor,per
Inside the Mind of a Woman Rhymefunny,humor,women,
VAN GOGH Monorhymeart,celebrity,irony,menta
The Packing of a Suitcase Free versedestiny,journey,life,mean
Just a Taste Light Versefood,truth,
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,
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,
Haiku - tears of time Haikuflower,life,nature,rain,s
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
Today Free versedepression,hope,sad,
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,
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,
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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Jack Ellison Canada Flag Canada Read
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james mc cabe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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Migdalia Torres United States Flag United States Read
roger turner Canada Flag Canada Read
Justin Raney United States Flag United States Read
John Arola Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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Kelli White United States Flag United States Read
Catelyn Meeker United States Flag United States Read
Paulette Calasibetta United States Flag United States Read
Rebecca Campbell Canada Flag Canada Read
White Wolf Australia Flag Australia Read
Anthony Elle United States Flag United States Read
Mark Toney United States Flag United States Read
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charles messina United States Flag United States Read
Joshua Popoola Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
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Rhona McFerran United States Flag United States Read
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Michelle Faulkner United States Flag United States Read
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