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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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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
3/18/2019 Acceptance of Uncertainty Dodoitsudestiny,fate,god,life,
3/17/2019 All For Money Dodoitsumoney,truth,
3/17/2019 Only Child Leaves The Nest Senryugoodbye,growth,leaving,mo
3/17/2019 Night Stars Lanterneimagery,metaphor,nature,n
3/17/2019 I Wrote This Note To Say Versededication,for her,how i
3/16/2019 Death Fibonaccidark,death,perspective,
3/16/2019 Winter's End - 21 Versebird,nature,seasons,sprin
3/16/2019 Rise Up Free verseinspirational,life,metaph
3/15/2019 Dance of Snapdragons Haikuflower,imagery,nature,win
3/15/2019 Zest For Life - Word Morph Rhymeappreciation,inspirationa
3/14/2019 I'm Always Right Here Lyricfriend,friendship,meaning
3/13/2019 Rest In My Embrace Fibonaccifor her,heart,love,romant
3/13/2019 Breaking Free I do not know?break up,freedom,relation
3/12/2019 Sojourner Truth Biohistory,people,
3/11/2019 Nature's Gift Haikuappreciation,day,humanity
3/11/2019 Duck Soup Senryuperspective,romantic,
3/10/2019 Birds In The Eventide Lanterneanimal,bird,day,flying,so
3/9/2019 Strength Acrosticinspirational,poetry,self
3/8/2019 Spring Is ln The Air Rhymeallegory,happiness,imager
3/8/2019 Flabbergasted Lyricanger,celebrity,confusion
3/8/2019 You Complete Me Free versededication,love,romantic,
3/5/2019 Hillary Rodham Clinton, A Trailblazer Lyriccelebrity,how i feel,peop
3/5/2019 Life And Death Lanternedeath,imagery,life,
3/3/2019 To A Criminal Verse11th grade,funny,humor,im
3/1/2019 Consumed Versedeep,emotions,passion,poe
2/26/2019 A Blank Page Senryuanalogy,metaphor,perspect
2/24/2019 The Longing Than-Bauklonely,longing,loss,
2/24/2019 And Then You Came Along Lyricappreciation,blessing,for
2/24/2019 A Canary Verseanimal,bird,imagery,natur
2/24/2019 The Seven-Year Itch Trioletfate,marriage,
2/24/2019 The Dragonfly Nymph Haikuflying,insect,nature,
2/17/2019 Moonlit Xanadu Free versebeauty,dream,fantasy,imag
2/16/2019 A Dreamer Ethereededication,dream,motivati
2/15/2019 Hold No Grudge Sijoemotions,encouraging,forg
2/14/2019 Songbird, The American Robin Rhymeanimal,bird,metaphor,natu
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2/14/2019 Smears of The Blood Moon Fibonaccibeauty,moon,nature,sky,
2/13/2019 A Winter Haiku Haikunature,seasons,snow,winte
2/12/2019 Cry of the Newborn Free versebaby,birth,conflict,cry,g
2/12/2019 Jealousy Verseemotions,jealousy,
2/10/2019 In The Gloaming Sijoday,nature,night,sun,suns
2/9/2019 Built To Last Fibonaccilove,perspective,relation
2/9/2019 A Formula For Success Sijoencouraging,inspirational
2/9/2019 Now Is The Time Dodoitsudream,encouraging,perspec
2/9/2019 Racial Discrimination Dodoitsudiscrimination,humanity,r
2/8/2019 And So It Begins Verseart,dance,
2/6/2019 Ballad For A Homeless Woman Kimogirl,humanity,imagery,pov
2/6/2019 A Sight To Behold Imagismbird,flying,imagery,sky,
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2/4/2019 At The Funeral Senryudeath,emotions,farewell,l
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1/31/2019 Jane Eyre Fibonacciart,character,literature,
1/30/2019 A Boiling Snow Cloud Haikunature,snow,weather,
1/30/2019 To Reach You Free verseadventure,endurance,love,
1/30/2019 The Morning Glory Haikuflower,nature,night,
1/28/2019 Casual Strolling Lyricnature,perspective,
1/28/2019 Jilted Lover Than-Baukfate,heartbreak,lost love
1/28/2019 Winston Churchill Biocelebrity,people,
1/28/2019 Surfer Girl Haikudepression,girl,nature,oc
1/27/2019 Midnight Valentine Free verseimagery,love,night,romanc
1/27/2019 God, The Omnipotent Free versefaith,god,perspective,spi
1/26/2019 A Celestial Glow Monokuhappiness,imagery,me,moon
1/25/2019 The Aftermath Nonetanger,humanity,perspectiv
1/23/2019 Bob Dylan Clerihewcelebrity,humor,music,son
1/23/2019 Speak For Yourself Verse9th grade,encouraging,ins
1/21/2019 America's Longest Government Shutdown Fibonaccianger,humanity,political,
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1/19/2019 The Power of A Mind Monokuhumor,meaningful,perspect
1/19/2019 By The Fireside Lyrichome,how i feel,perspecti
1/19/2019 Flower Child, Circa 1969 Senryuanxiety,flower,girl,image
1/17/2019 Take A Leap Diminished Hexaverse10th grade,dream,encourag
1/16/2019 Mood Indigo, Lifted Senryuchild,emotions,hello,sad,
1/11/2019 Insecurity Free verseencouraging,feelings,insp
1/7/2019 Ere My Heart Stops Beating For Thee Verseallusion,heart,love,passi
1/6/2019 the lifestyle of mister rich man I do not know?humor,perspective,tribute
1/6/2019 Jubilant Joy Free versecelebration,emotions,happ
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1/5/2019 Melancholia Haikuanimal,bird,morning,song,
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1/5/2019 China, On The Moon Senryumoon,people,space,travel,
1/5/2019 The Climax of Loneliness Versedark,deep,feelings,loneli
1/5/2019 The Sphinx Versemystery,perspective,
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1/4/2019 December Acrosticdecember,seasons,winter,
1/3/2019 The Wonder of A Smile Free verseemotions,perspective,smil
1/1/2019 January Acrosticappreciation,january,new
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Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
Truth To Truth Free verseconflict,devotion,heartbr
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Then I Wake Rhymeabsence,love,miss you,mis
Listen To Life Free verselife,philosophy,truth,wis
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Liquid Love Free versecrush,deep,dream,drink,la
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The Red Leaf Free versedeath,emotions,grief,hear
Your Cloud Rhymelove,simple,sky,wind,
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The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Roses Roses Roses Free versered,rose,
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