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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.


I have published my first article on Soup!


Blog Posted:10/21/2018 7:00:00 PM

I have published my first article on soup.  It is called Why You Should Write Poetry. I am over the moon that it has been approved!  Read it if you get a chance please. Thank you my friends. On a weird note, something strange happened to me today. None of today's posted poems or comments were on after a few hours - it looked like someone had hit re-set and Poetry Soup went back to yesterday's poems.  I have re-added all of mine, but you may want to take a peek and re-add yours.  I think it was a computer glitch probably.  

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Date: 10/22/2018 6:42:00 AM
Hi Caren: I read your article but when I went to post a comment I couldn’t because it had to go through Facebook so will leave it here. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. You are right ...we do write for ourselves but it increases the joy to have someone else who can gain insights from our experiences. Keep living your poetry. Your voice is unique. Hugs, SuZ
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 10/27/2018 7:40:00 AM
Keep on writing. SuZ
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/26/2018 7:41:00 AM
Thank you Suz. I so appreciate you trying so hard to give me feedback!
Date: 10/22/2018 4:43:00 AM
Congratulations Caren, excellent article!
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Date: 10/26/2018 7:42:00 AM
Thank you Tania. I did not know this was up until my pal told me.
Date: 10/22/2018 2:17:00 AM
Hi Caren,congratulations, wil check it out It happened to many yesterday, see Frederic's blog below. Tom.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/26/2018 7:42:00 AM
Thanks Tom. Always a pleasure to hear from you my friend.

My Past Blog Posts

 
Charlie's Cartoon Contest Has Been Updated and changed up a bit.
Date Posted: 11/17/2018 12:32:00 PM
I have published my first article on Soup!
Date Posted: 10/21/2018 7:00:00 PM
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
11/17/2018 Believe Me Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
11/17/2018 Despising My Body Today Free versesick,
11/17/2018 Christmas Mourning Free versecancer,christmas,death,gr
11/17/2018 Devious Darwin's Delightful DogDeanie Alliteration10th grade,11th grade,6th
11/17/2018 No Offense But You Stink Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,6th
11/17/2018 A Child Blew Past My Windshield Today Rhymechild,fantasy,
11/17/2018 Abusers and Mis-Users Rhymeabuse,angst,
11/17/2018 Precious Baby Boy Was Slumbering Rhymechristian,christmas,relig
11/17/2018 If I Would Have Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
11/17/2018 The Park Bench At Christmas Rhymechristmas,
11/16/2018 Christmas Magic For Ed Rhymechristian,christmas,
11/16/2018 Babes In Pieland Rhymenostalgia,
11/16/2018 Tribute To Native Americans Rhyme6th grade,7th grade,8th g
11/16/2018 Scrabble Is My Compulsion Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
11/16/2018 The Rain Drop Lyric10th grade,11th grade,4th
11/16/2018 A Little Kindness Never Hurts Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
11/16/2018 Other People But Not Me Free verseintrospection,mental illn
11/16/2018 Duct Tape Reminder Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
11/16/2018 Everyone Has An Opinion Free verse10th grade,11th grade,5th
11/16/2018 Angel Wings Free verseangel,religion,spiritual,
11/15/2018 Cousin Bell Limerick2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
11/15/2018 What Is It I See Rhyme2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
11/15/2018 Crocodile MaMa Is So Sweet Rhyme2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
11/15/2018 Cheese, Cheese, Cheese, and Brie Rhyme10th grade,5th grade,6th
11/15/2018 Rapid Wordplay On The Run Light Verseword play,write,writing,
11/15/2018 Lazy Holiday Feeling Rhymechristmas,easter,holiday,
11/15/2018 It is Cold-Ugly Outside Today Prose Poetryintrospection,
11/15/2018 When I Come Back Rhyme3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
11/15/2018 Fly Baby Fly Free verseabuse,hope,
11/15/2018 The Mighty Mighty Cheese Festival Free verse3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
11/14/2018 Once a Little Lunar-Naut Light Verse3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
11/14/2018 Yearly Assault On The Grasslands Personification6th grade,7th grade,8th g
11/14/2018 Snowflakes With Biting Teeth Free verse4th grade,5th grade,6th g
11/14/2018 I Am Thankful For Enclosed Rhymethanksgiving,thanksgiving
11/14/2018 Ballad of Jo and Her Faerie Man Balladefun,
11/14/2018 We Could Tell Grandma Light Verse2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
11/14/2018 Calm Down Do Not Speak Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
11/14/2018 I am a Mammal Personification2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
11/14/2018 You Can Run On Water Light Verse2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
11/14/2018 You Don't Have A Backbone Light Verse2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
11/13/2018 Fervent Lunatics Free versepolitical,
11/13/2018 Rainbow Cloud Blesses Hunt Free verseamerica,celebration,dance
11/13/2018 You Cannot Make Me Rhyme6th grade,7th grade,8th g
11/13/2018 I Pick Up A Pen Free versewrite,writing,
11/13/2018 The Day The Toddlers Danced Prose Poetrycute,dance,fantasy,fun,
11/13/2018 We All Got Out The Chalk Rhyme1st grade,2nd grade,3rd g
11/13/2018 The Day Of The Geese Rhymeanimal,life,
11/13/2018 A Flighty Bird Free verse7th grade,8th grade,9th g
11/13/2018 Let Me Get Out My Phone Free verse4th grade,5th grade,6th g
11/13/2018 There Is Still Hope Free verselife,
11/12/2018 People Are Terrified of Sad Feelings Free verse10th grade,11th grade,ant
11/12/2018 Did You Follow Your Dream Stream Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
11/12/2018 My Cousins the Bears Prose Poetry4th grade,5th grade,6th g
11/12/2018 So Many Letters for Six Light Verse4th grade,5th grade,6th g
11/12/2018 Paronomasia is Fun Limerick4th grade,5th grade,6th g
11/12/2018 Flown Away Independent Now Quaternchildren,growing up,paren
11/12/2018 The She-Wolf Was Prettily Dressed Quatern10th grade,11th grade,6th
11/12/2018 A Sweet and Puffy Profiterole' Limerick10th grade,11th grade,12t
11/12/2018 Pretty Betty Limerick10th grade,11th grade,7th
11/12/2018 Selfish Sir Limerick2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
11/11/2018 My Teeth Are Old And Mean Rhymelife,
11/11/2018 The Refrigerator Boogies Personification4th grade,5th grade,6th g
11/11/2018 My Love For Christmas Parties At Work Prose Poetryjobs,
11/11/2018 Geology and The Other Ologies Free verse4th grade,5th grade,6th g
11/11/2018 Quindean and Quindine Light Verse2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
11/11/2018 Our Expectations Free versechildren,
11/11/2018 Sweetheart Boy Charms Naive Girl Rhymebaby,introspection,life,l
11/11/2018 Every Minute Is A Gift Free verselife,loss,
11/11/2018 I Had An Alien For Two Weeks Prose Poetry2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
11/11/2018 Courage and Resilience Free verseveterans day,world war i,
11/10/2018 I Remember 6th Grade Math Free verse5th grade,6th grade,7th g
11/10/2018 Little You and Little Me Free verse4th grade,5th grade,8th g
11/10/2018 Grandma Attacks Great Whites Light Verse4th grade,5th grade,6th g
11/10/2018 Joy Is God's Sage Plan Rhymegod,joy,
11/10/2018 Healthy Food Yum Yum Rhyme5th grade,6th grade,7th g
11/10/2018 Surprise Surprise Surprise Rhymefun,hilarious,how i feel,
11/10/2018 Echidna and Platypus Besties Rhyme2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
11/10/2018 Thanksgiving Food Free versefood,holiday,
11/10/2018 Joy Is Enthusiasm Personified Free verseintrospection,joy,perspec
11/10/2018 Thomas Found The Philosopher's Stone Narrative10th grade,11th grade,12t
11/9/2018 My Sad Truth By A Child Who Knows Free versedepression,feelings,sad,
11/9/2018 Follow Me To Happy Town Free verse3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
11/9/2018 He Walked Effortlessly In Her Kingdom Blank versenature,
11/9/2018 Who Gets To Decide What Madness Is Free versehow i feel,
11/9/2018 My Piles Are Staring At Me Free verselife,
11/9/2018 Shark Scare Light Verse3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
11/9/2018 Sheer Phawn Jungle Hostage Narrativehorror,
11/9/2018 Teaching Neck Bones Prose Poetry5th grade,6th grade,7th g
11/9/2018 It Is Magic Wand Day Free versehumor,
11/9/2018 Daddy Is Coming Today Free verseheaven,life,spiritual,
11/8/2018 Shut Up Shape6th grade,7th grade,
11/8/2018 Your Only Task Is To Believe Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
11/8/2018 Fear Of Women 8 X 8 Rhymetrue love,
11/8/2018 Shirley Met Her True Love Free verselife,love,true love,
11/8/2018 Blue Eyed Cats From Planet Siam Light Versecat,
11/8/2018 The Sixty-Four Dollar Question Light Versenostalgia,
11/8/2018 The Boss Is Coming Light Versefunny,jobs,
11/8/2018 Sharp Sharper Sharpest Sharpshooter Light Verse10th grade,11th grade,6th
11/8/2018 Bull Moose Party of 1912 Political Verse5th grade,6th grade,7th g
11/8/2018 Certain Air of Quizzicality Light Versefun,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
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
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
Free Mind Free versevisionary,
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
Merry Christmas to family and friends Balladchristmas,family,life,lov
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,
Wisdom Within Free versereligious,wisdom,
Love Puddles Rhymelove,
Pirate Fiddle Dee Dee Balladbeach,boat,fishing,image,
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,

Fav Poets

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Arturo Michael United States Flag United States Read
Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Pandita Sanchez United States Flag United States Read
Cecilia Macfarlane Canada Flag Canada Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Marc Acrich United States Flag United States Read
Robert Trezise Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Stewart Walker United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Bernice Makotanyane South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Kishan sharma India Flag India Read
Jessica Amanda Salmonson United States Flag United States Read
Amy Sell United States Flag United States Read
James Marshall Goff United States Flag United States Read
fauxcroft wade United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Patricia LeDuc United States Flag United States Read
Nina Parmenter United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Amya Ranck United States Flag United States Read
Lewis Raynes Australia Flag Australia Read
Freddie Robinson Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Kevin Shaw United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Jack Ellison Canada Flag Canada Read
Mark Miller United States Flag United States Read
Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Ashok Kumar Mishra India Flag India Read
Valentina Iljina-Pechenova Ukraine Flag Ukraine Read
Christopher Goss United States Flag United States Read
james mc cabe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Michelo Mweetwa Zambia Flag Zambia Read
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
Karen Edwards-Gregory Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
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
Caren Krutsinger United States Flag United States Read
Emily Willbur United States Flag United States Read
charles messina United States Flag United States Read
Joshua Popoola Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Brandy Nicole United States Flag United States Read
Reason A. Poteet United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Rhona McFerran United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Michelle Faulkner United States Flag United States Read
Robin Carretti United States Flag United States Read
Jasmine Koria Samoa Flag Samoa Read
Natalie Berry South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Sheltial Green United States Flag United States Read
Lovie Divine United States Flag United States Read
Leigh Stephenson United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Irfanulla Shariff United States Flag United States Read
Brittny Robinson United States Flag United States Read
judith kerttula United States Flag United States Read
The Brooklyn Six Project United States Flag United States Read
Tom Cunningham United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Leah Kareem United States Flag United States Read
Laycie Premoe United States Flag United States Read
Paige Reed Canada Flag Canada Read
Anyabolu Ifeanyi Gentle Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Ryan Hughes United States Flag United States Read
Cliff Letts United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Virginia Waters New Zealand Flag New Zealand Read
Wendy White United States Flag United States Read
Andrew Walker United States Flag United States Read
Jim Slaughter United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
Michael Lanier United States Flag United States Read
Moses Gava Zimbabwe Flag Zimbabwe Read
Orochi C. Joshua Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Warren Doll United States Flag United States Read
Teppo Gren Finland Flag Finland Read
DOVE CAMERON United States Flag United States Read
Michele Sherman United States Flag United States Read
Mike Grant United States Flag United States Read
Sheri Fresonke Harper United States Flag United States Read
M. L. Kiser United States Flag United States Read
P.M. Richter Canada Flag Canada Read
Kerry Ann Egling South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Winged Warrior Canada Flag Canada Read
Wendy Watson United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Bryan Lunsford United States Flag United States Read
Ann Gilmour United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Diana Almajan-Guta United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
JENNIFER PROXENOS South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Wren Rushing United States Flag United States Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
Tony Hargreaves United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Tyrell Murdock Canada Flag Canada Read
Matthew Morton United States Flag United States Read
Bernard Chan Hong Kong Flag Hong Kong Read
Emily Chisholm United States Flag United States Read
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