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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

Darn NA Again Contest Finalized

Blog Posted:7/1/2019 2:48:00 PM

aGood afternoon Poetry Soup b

I wanted to thank everyone who entered this contest. I appreciated all poems equally and they all deserved 1st place. All entries are showcased below.

I will not be able to give out a prize this contest. I had an unfortunate accident on the 25th. So, I apologize to those who still have not received their signs yet. Please be patient I will mail them as soon as I can. Thank you again.

Below are all the 1st place winners:

Many thanks,

-Luloo e

Contest Winner Medal 1 Horsehead Nebula Andrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal 1 DEATH IS NOT GOODBYE Ann Gilmour
Contest Winner Medal 1 UNWANTED STILETTOS nette onclaud
Contest Winner Medal 1 A Curse, Human Gregory R Barden
Contest Winner Medal 1 I Am The Colour Red Barry Stebbings
Contest Winner Medal 1 CHARITY: LOVE AT WORK Beata Agustin
Contest Winner Medal 1 A Day Scar Drama CayCay Jennings
Contest Winner Medal 1 'My Dusty Dance Shoes' Dear Heart
Contest Winner Medal 1 The birth of a mother Debjani Mitra
Contest Winner Medal 1 A Nightmare Blind Date Keith Trestrail
Contest Winner Medal 1 A Poem For All Seasons L. J. Carber
Contest Winner Medal 1 Love's Wondrous Eyes Frederic Parker
Contest Winner Medal 1 I'm Crazy on You-A Tribute to HEART Pandita Sanchez
Contest Winner Medal 1 Patina Of Life Laura Leiser
Contest Winner Medal 1 I'm Just Too Nice for My Own Good Janice Canerdy
Contest Winner Medal 1 Caterpillars Become Butterflies Jesse Rowe
Contest Winner Medal 1 Dreams of India Connie Marcum Wong
Contest Winner Medal 1 In the perfection Janis Thompson
Contest Winner Medal 1 Spring Eve Roper
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Sweet Bird has Flown John Gondolf
Contest Winner Medal 1 SUMMER SEA JEAN MURRAY
Contest Winner Medal 1 My Pet Peeve Emile Pinet
Contest Winner Medal 1 The gift of spring Wendy Watson
Contest Winner Medal 1 A Disappointing Sale kenneth brenner
Contest Winner Medal 1 Addiction Edward Ibeh
Contest Winner Medal 1 BE STRONG FOR ME Line Gauthier
Contest Winner Medal 1 Poetry Contests Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Serial Killer Paul Callus
Contest Winner Medal 1 Costly Grace Carol Connell
Contest Winner Medal 1 Waning Heart Of The Moon Susan Ashley
Contest Winner Medal 1 Contours Of Crystal Stream Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 1 the art of argument Michelle Faulkner
Contest Winner Medal 1 The Truth About ADHD Nick Trim
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Date: 7/4/2019 5:56:00 PM
Luloo, thank you for the honor of my placement in your contest and for the opportunity to showcase an N/A’d poem. I’m so sorry to hear of your unfortunate accident and I hope all is getting better by the day for you and your family. Warmest wishes always lovely lady.. ~Susan
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Date: 7/4/2019 4:26:00 PM
thanking you lou for hosting this contest!...huge congrats to all winners!...huggs
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Date: 7/2/2019 1:29:00 PM
Thank you very much for my win, Lu Loo, I am very pleased with that. // Barry
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Lu Loo
Date: 7/3/2019 4:11:00 AM
you are welcome and thank you for entering! :) -luloo
Date: 7/1/2019 9:00:00 PM
thank you so very much, lovely lady, I hope and pray you are well. Congratulations to all the winners. hugs
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Lu Loo
Date: 7/3/2019 4:10:00 AM
thank you sweet Eve, doing better :)-luloo
Date: 7/1/2019 3:15:00 PM
Thank you so much LuLoo for my top place in your contest. I was so sorry to hear of your accident and hope that you are now okay and on the road to recovery. Thanks again for sponsoring and judging the contest, much appreciated LuLoo. With kindest thoughts Ann xx Congrats to all the other winners who like me were able to gain some recognition for their wonderful poetry xx
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Lu Loo
Date: 7/3/2019 4:10:00 AM
YES, I love showcasing poems all around. We should all be so lucky to read more wonderful poetry, thank you and you're welcome :) -luloo
Date: 7/1/2019 3:03:00 PM
Laura, sorry to hear about your accident, hope you are doing okay now. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to showcase our NA poems and thank you for putting my poem on your list. I was dusting the sign you made for me in honor of my cat Smudges who had recently died, that I won in a contest a while back, I love it a lot, its been one year since she left me. The little cat statue in my avatar is in honor of her too. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart and congrats to all the winners ~
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Lu Loo
Date: 7/3/2019 4:09:00 AM
thank you so much Dear Heart. I am always so happy to hear someone is pleased with something I made them. I am grateful you appreciate your sweet Smudges memorial sign. Be blessed -luloo

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