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Hello, I’m Nina :-) 

I have been dipping in and out of poetry since I was very young - in fact one of my most treasured possessions is a book of poems I wrote when I was six. (That and my copy of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes - which I still love to this day!) As a teenager I used to gift little rhymes to my friends to cheer them up but I never seriously continued my scribbling into adulthood.

If you’d told me a year ago how much poetry I’d be writing today, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. My brain was fogged by baby brain and, unbeknown to me, an undiagnosed illness. Towards the end of 2017, the baby brain began to improve, I got the illness under control, and with a burst of joy at its new-found clarity and creativity, my brain started to spew forth poetry as never before! I seized the moment, started a blog (called “It All Rhymes”) and with that going down well, joined Poetry Soup in January 2018. So far, I’ve not looked back!

In “real life”, I’m a Marketing Manager and I live in Wiltshire, UK with my fabulous husband and two wonderful, exhausting boys. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thank you for making me actually LOL


Blog Posted:3/6/2019 3:52:00 PM

Thanks so much to all who entered my second Make Me Actually LOL contest, having failed to see through my wheeze of getting my friends together to make me a fabulous humorous poetry collection without me even having to pay.

LOTS of the poems gave me smiles and inner chortles, thank you lovely people! However I did challenge you to make me make an out-loud-noise and nine little gems achieved this.

I’m so glad a made this a standard contest because I would have hated to have to pick one from my giggling triplet of winners!

Joint First - Yes Dear - Geoffrey Brewer

I got to the half way point of this one then broke and laughed right through to the end. Marvellously, this got sillier and sillier as it went through. Prince Albert was my favourite. A stand-up routine of a poem!

Joint First - The Great British Pancake Day Toss Off - Jan Allison

At the point where Bill came up on Ted from behind, I was a goner, and stayed that way as the frantic toss-off raged on! Hilarious!

Joint First - A Cold Winter - Dale Gregory Cozart

For some reason I just sensed something wrong coming, and started giggling at line 2. At the final line, I spat my teeth out, which was a shame, because they’re all mine (or used to be). A brilliant example of how a limerick should be done (and it scanned properly too - hurrah!)

Second - A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The John - Cindi Rockwell

I know I’ve read this before and laughed and it was no less funny the second time. Really good slapstick poetry!

Third - A Close Escape - Wendy Watson 

A chuckle for this one. There is something comically satisfying about a poem about a Scot which mentions that particular item of attire (I won’t spoil it). A classic, funny, limerick!

Fourth - Ludic - L J Carber

Lovely little bit of whimsy here, and personifying words is something I’m sure a lot of poets secretly do! (Just nod, so I know I’m not weird!) The clever cuteness of this teased a couple of knowing chuckles from me!

Fifth - Let Me Count The Ways - Janice Canerdy

I think this is another one I’ve read before but this did not lessen the giggles. Partly because it’s clever with its closeness yet total opposition to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and partly because it’s so deliciously SNIDEY! Love it!

Sixth - Chainsaw Blues - Tom Cunningham

Yep, ‘tis a rudey one and wrong on many levels, but hey, so am I, and that’s why I laughed! Good pick for the contest, and for the juvenile judge!! ;-)

Seventh - A New Love - Joyce Johnson

Rounding us off, and thankfully proving that you don’t always have to be rude to make me laugh, this one made me do a laughing-aw-isn’t-that-lovely-smile. This should be boxed and sold as a low calorie alternative to cupcakes!

Thank you everyone, sorry there were only nine winners but in all things (except for in dealings with my children) I am true to my word, and just these nine drew an out-loud noise. I had lots of fun along the way though.

 

Nina x

 
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Date: 3/9/2019 7:32:00 AM
Congratulations to the winners, and congratulations to Nina who is such a terrific judge that she took the time to explain on each poem she selected. Wow! I am impressed Nina and I mean a lot!
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Date: 3/9/2019 6:41:00 AM
Congratulations to the winners ~
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Date: 3/7/2019 2:44:00 AM
Great fun contest Nina, there were some gems on the list, Congrats to all the winners. Tom
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Date: 3/6/2019 9:55:00 PM
Congrats to the winners!
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Date: 3/6/2019 5:47:00 PM
thanks Nina, i kept changing my mind which poem to enter and this was my third choice and as it was Shrove Tuesday yesterday I couldn't resist editing an old poem about a pancake race:-) hugs Jan xx
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My Past Blog Posts

 
Thank you for making me actually LOL
Date Posted: 3/6/2019 3:52:00 PM
Reflect That Emotion - Contest Finalised
Date Posted: 2/23/2019 8:55:00 AM
Capture That Emotion - Contest Finalised
Date Posted: 2/13/2019 3:50:00 PM
Capture That Emotion Contest
Date Posted: 2/12/2019 1:27:00 PM
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Date Posted: 1/26/2019 2:38:00 PM
What Rhymes 1: Where do you draw the rhyme line?
Date Posted: 1/11/2019 10:38:00 AM
Congratulations to the ABB contest winners!
Date Posted: 1/8/2019 12:53:00 PM
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Date Posted: 12/23/2018 5:44:00 AM
Dates in contests
Date Posted: 12/21/2018 10:53:00 AM
Now you know what scares me...
Date Posted: 12/21/2018 9:17:00 AM
Actual lols
Date Posted: 12/15/2018 4:51:00 AM
I cannot believe I wrote that - please read if you’ve entered
Date Posted: 12/5/2018 1:07:00 PM
Half Eleven Finalised
Date Posted: 12/3/2018 11:12:00 AM
Trying Something New - Tried and Tested!
Date Posted: 10/27/2018 9:29:00 AM
Mischief Contest Finalised
Date Posted: 10/4/2018 3:27:00 PM
Mischief Contest Update
Date Posted: 10/2/2018 9:45:00 AM
Help please Soupers! - Publishing "traditional" poetry
Date Posted: 9/21/2018 6:53:00 AM
A Rattling Rhyme - Fabulously Finalised!
Date Posted: 8/28/2018 3:25:00 PM
Ambiguity: Pleasure or Pain?
Date Posted: 8/27/2018 9:38:00 AM
A Rattling Rhyme - Update
Date Posted: 8/17/2018 11:52:00 AM
I’m a pigeon. Or perhaps I’m Morrissey.
Date Posted: 8/13/2018 3:57:00 PM
First Contest!
Date Posted: 7/29/2018 4:07:00 AM
Should I be delighted or annoyed?!
Date Posted: 3/29/2018 6:00:00 AM

My Recent Poems

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3/19/2019 Grundlebean and the Squadgiboo Bear Light Verseanimal,fear,fun,nonsense,
3/17/2019 Psycho Jo Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
3/15/2019 Switchback Soul Verseappreciation,beautiful,be
3/9/2019 What You Believe Free verseconflict,earth,hate,
3/8/2019 This Poem Is Awful Free versefun,funny,humor,humorous,
3/6/2019 Ostara Sonnetbeautiful,birth,blessing,
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3/1/2019 A Short One Rhymerelationship,
3/1/2019 The Attempted Betterment of the Smidget Puggily Rhymeclothes,fun,funny,money,n
2/28/2019 Crossing Your Line Rhymecourage,dream,hope,
2/25/2019 My Soul is Godless Verseatheist,
2/25/2019 Charmed Roundellove,magic,
2/23/2019 Nettlesweet Free verserelationship,
2/22/2019 Mummy-Gazing Enclosed Rhymeboy,child,cute love,how i
2/18/2019 Tenacious Ink Versefreedom,women,
2/15/2019 In Contemplation of Mortality Free verseangst,anxiety,death,fear,
2/12/2019 And so it begins Rhymeaddiction,humorous,love,m
2/12/2019 Ner ni ner ni ner ner Rhymeanger,fun,funny,humor,hum
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2/8/2019 Still Hoping Versehope,
2/3/2019 Magic Valentine Crystallinecute,kiss,love,
2/2/2019 From Dovecote Hill TB Than-Baukchildhood,home,
2/1/2019 Duh Light Verseenvironment,green,
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1/30/2019 The Seamstress's Song Lyricallegory,
1/27/2019 Instants Dizainbeauty,happiness,inspirat
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1/26/2019 Yours - DH Diminished Hexaversedevotion,love,romance,rom
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1/18/2019 Mortal Borders Free versebody,dream,freedom,fun,jo
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1/8/2019 You Dance Villanelledance,joy,love,
1/6/2019 Unleash the Happiness Rhymehappiness,joy,
1/6/2019 I Broke Rhymeanger,anxiety,night,pain,
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1/5/2019 January Acrosticjanuary,
1/4/2019 Wargames Sonnetgames,sad,war,
1/4/2019 A Blockage In My Cottage Limerickrude,silly,
1/2/2019 Do not even so much as look at me Free verseanger,
1/1/2019 A Big Fat NA Morning Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
12/31/2018 Strangely Beautiful Sonnetabsence,beautiful,lonely,
12/28/2018 Rainbow Girl Verseanger,friendship,girl,hap
12/28/2018 Fast Rude Limerickfood,giggle,rude,silly,
12/21/2018 Martian Birth Sonnetbirth,lonely,planet,space
12/21/2018 The Lighthouse And Me Versecrazy,fun,health,identity
12/17/2018 Tiny Verseanti bullying,
12/17/2018 Cute Christmas Couplet Coupletchristmas,cute,fun,humor,
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12/11/2018 Beneath Sonnetfantasy,horror,snow,winte
12/9/2018 Queen of the Dancefloor Double Dactyldance,fun,funny,humor,hum
12/9/2018 Dark December Versechristmas,december,depres
12/9/2018 Christmas Morning Chaos Limerickchristmas,fun,funny,humor
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11/24/2018 Indigo Mist Rhymebeauty,joy,magic,music,
11/23/2018 Raindrop Personificationfun,rain,weather,
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11/17/2018 Rise Rhymeearth,freedom,joy,
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11/11/2018 Chickadees 8x8 Rhymeanimal,bird,cute,fun,funn
11/8/2018 Black Powder Balladdark,future,horror,
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Ordinary Free verseperspective,
Myth Free versemyth,sun,
In This Wood Quaterndad,life,tree,
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A Thing of Beauty Quaternholocaust,thanks,war,worl
Quirks Rhymerelationship,repetition,
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Small Scale Murder Light Versedeath,humor,insect,word p
haiga - summer Haikubeauty,eve,june,rain,summ
The Tooth Faerie - In Collaboration with Nina Parmetner Free versecute,fairy,woman,
A Beach Spa for My Feet Sijoholiday,
To Sail the Sky Coupletadventure,imagination,met
The Song of the Wren Villanellebird,myth,nature,passion,
A July dawn Sonnetsummer,sun,
I Would Never Abandon Myself Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
First Light, So Sweet Enclosed Rhymemorning,
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE JOHN LOL Rhymefunny,mother,
Sonnet Contest -Daybreak Sonnetbeautiful,day,inspiration
The Aged Strive Rondeauage,sad,
THE MALE MENOPAUSE - please feel free to join in the collaboration Limerickage,body,humorous,men,
The Dark Side of October Rhymedark,horror,october,scary
Clair de Lune Pensif Rhymelonging,love,moon,nature,
MARTIANS LAND IN THE US AND REGRET SAYING 'TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER' Rhymeamerica,humorous,silly,sp
I Am A Poet Free verselove,poetry,
A Rattling Rhyme Rhymebaby,
A Rattling Rhyme Rhymepolitical,
Another day safe from the harvester's jaws Rhymeangst,animal,fear,freedom
A rattling rhyme Rhymehumor,sensual,
WINDCHIMES Haikumemory,nature,wind,
The Darkness Quatrainlife,
Flamboyant Fall Coupletanxiety,autumn,
A Rattling Rhyme Rhymehumor,
Being Her Shoes Personificationhumor,
The Ruby Spires Enclosed Rhymeadventure,beauty,science
Something Rictameterabsence,loneliness,longin
A Life Cycle I do not know?humanity,life,
Parents Set The Tone Free verseparents,school,
Let Me Count the Ways Sonnetheartbreak,humor,relation
Mischief Haikunonsense,
MISCHIEF Limerickchange,humorous,poetry,
Mischief Versehumor,love hurts,
AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY Free versecolor,creation,fun,games,
My Pirate Women Free versesurreal,
Poetic Justice Light Versefun,humor,judgement,metap
Rhyme God Rhymeslam,smart,word play,
The View You Choose 2 Point 0 Rhymedark,depression,hip hop,i
In Strangler's Wood Rhymedeath,
My Lady Personificationaugust,Lullaby,
Baby Birds Free versemother daughter,
YES DEAR LOL Rhymehumor,marriage,
I've Never Heard Snow Villanelleimagery,seasons,winter,
Winter Walking Blues Free versebrother,childhood,dad,dea
Rainbow Blind Rhymedepression,emotions,sad,s
Seeking Serenity Rhymeappreciation,life,nature,
INFINITY Acrosticbeautiful,god,night,spiri
Sonnet for the little girl with no doll Sonnetloneliness,
SILENCEFUL Free verseappreciation,fantasy,hear
Playing Ball Rhymeadventure,baseball,fun,ga
Poetrybook Rhymepoems,poetess,poetry,poet
Storm Brewing Free verseanxiety,emotions,feelings
Neanderthal - for half eleven contest Rhymehistory,science,
The Raindrop Trioletmetaphor,
Last Kiss Rhymebeauty,death,earth,holoca
The Last Time I Saw Him Rhymelost love,
Sylvia's Double Life Free versecrazy,fun,humor,humorous,
Maniac President's Song Rhymefunny,humor,humorous,ment
Busy or Not Rhymeme,
Revival 2 Point Ohh Rhymedesire,hip hop,poetry,pow
Would You Still Love Me If Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
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Why I Write So Open Rhymefuture,
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