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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 Free Verse Finalized


Blog Posted:10/7/2018 12:20:00 PM

WOW I do not always post blogs after I judge and close a contest but I had to with this one. I know some poets don't appreciate when everyone gets 1st place in the contest, but I truly feel that each and every one of these poems was deserving of a top placement. I cried, smiled and my heart even pitter-pattered reading some of the lovey dovey ones. I was truly honored to host this contest! I hope that everyone will scroll and read each of these winners and I'm sure you will agree with me. So get reading and comment on all of them! I was surprised to see only 26 entered and out of that only 22 were actually written for this contest. A few rhymed and a few without dates had nothing to do with the themes I chose.  I will be commenting on the winners sometime today or tomorrow. ?Thank you everyone!   Hugs, Laura Loo ........the winners: 

Contest Winner Medal 1 THE EMERALD SEA OF DEEP WOE Anisha Dutta
Contest Winner Medal 1 Her Eyes Were Like Fireflies olusegun Arowolo
Contest Winner Medal 1 Scars Are The Path To The Soul Dear Heart a.k.a. Broken Wings
Contest Winner Medal 1 SCARS ARE THE PATH TO THE SOUL Beata Agustin
Contest Winner Medal 1 Her Eyes Were Like Fireflies Gregory R Barden
Contest Winner Medal 1 A DELICATE FLOWER PROMISE nette onclaud
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Emerald Sea of Deep Woe Winged Warrior
Contest Winner Medal 1 Her Eyes were like Fireflies Frederic Parker
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Emerald Sea Of Deep Woe Jo Daniel
Contest Winner Medal 1 Her Eyes were like Fireflies Joseph May
Contest Winner Medal 1 Scars are the Path to the Soul Jesse Rowe
Contest Winner Medal 1 Her Eyes Were Like Fireflies Emile Pinet
Contest Winner Medal 1 A delicate flower promise Dietra Reid
Contest Winner Medal 1 Scars are the Path to the Soul Sian St. John
Contest Winner Medal 1 A Delicate Flower Promise Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Emerald Sea of Deep Woe Caren Krutsinger
Contest Winner Medal 1 SCARS ARE THE PATH TO THE SOUL Line Gauthier
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Emerald Sea Of Deep Woe Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 1 Her Eyes Were Like Fireflies Oliver Mason
Contest Winner Medal 1 Scars are the path to the soul eddie merritt
Contest Winner Medal 1 Scars Are The Path To The Soul Carol Connell
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Date: 10/8/2018 5:54:00 PM
Laura thanks for a great contest and for my placement and congratulations to all the winners.
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Date: 10/8/2018 11:59:00 AM
I didn't enter , but I will visit so I can enjoy everyone of their poems... Congratulations to all the winners
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Date: 10/7/2018 1:47:00 PM
I look forward to reading and will definitely be commenting on each winner. It was a fabulous contest and I was very happy to place. Thanks, Laura. Happy Thanksgiving!
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