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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 "Tomorrow" Poetry Contest is finalized!

Blog Posted:12/1/2018 10:23:00 AM



I'd like to thank all participants of my "Tomorrow" contest. Wow! Talk about a deluge of superlative poems, almost across the board!  This has to be the toughest contest I've ever judged, without a doubt.  The number of gems submitted far extended the limit of 16 entries I set for the contest, so it was quite heartbreaking to let go of many poems I really loved. To those that didn't place, please don't take it to heart. I always judge my contests blindly to avoid compromising my objectivity. It's nothing personal whatsoever. I wish you luck in my next contest!

Heartiest congratulations to all the winners!

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Date: 12/3/2018 8:58:00 AM
Edward, thank you for the contest with your very inspiring topic, and for my fine placement. And congrats to all your winners.
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Date: 12/5/2018 3:48:00 PM
You're welcome, Sandra:-)
Date: 12/2/2018 12:27:00 PM
Edward, thanks for the inspiration and contest, and for my placement, very proud to be on your winning list and congratulations to all the winners ~
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Date: 12/5/2018 3:49:00 PM
You're welcome, Constance:-)
Date: 12/1/2018 7:24:00 PM
Thanks for the contest, Edward, and congrats to all the winners.
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Date: 12/2/2018 9:38:00 AM
You're welcome, Andrea!:-)
Date: 12/1/2018 12:32:00 PM
Many congrats to all the winners, sorry mine didn't appeal ... as its a standard contest you don't have to limit the number of winners you have even if you just give them honourable mentions:-) hugs Jan x
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Date: 12/1/2018 12:45:00 PM
Duly noted, Jan!:-) And thank you for taking part in the contest! I wish you good luck in my new contest!

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11/25/2018 Secrets Upon Your Lips Tyburnlove,romantic,words,
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11/14/2018 Weary Versedeep,feelings,me,
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10/20/2018 Nightjar Dodoitsuanimal,bird,sound,
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10/14/2018 Autumn Rictameterautumn,nature,seasons,
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