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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 poems "Sing To Me, Nightingale, Unfulfilled Dream" and "A Waxing Crescent" appeared in the first issue of Poesis Online Journal


Congrats to "Pick A Title, Vol 9 - Enclosed Rhyme" winners!

Blog Posted:10/3/2019 7:17:00 PM

In a word...WOW!  Oh, I was dazzled alright! I've never this many great poems since I started sponsoring contests. Unfortunately, this is also the toughest contest I've ever judged because I loved every poem submitted, and I had to place 20 entries.

If you didn't place, it's because:

a) You submitted a rhyme poem, not enclosed rhyme

b) You put your name in your poem

c) Your poem left me begging for more. It's a risk writing a short poem . Most of the one stanza poems were rather overshadowed by the longer ones. Hint: write longer for my contests!:-) The competition is always stiff!

Heartiest congratulations are in order for winners of my contest: Gregory, Subimal, Vijay, Beryl, Sandra, Reason A., Regina, Lu Loo, Jeanne, CayCay, Beata, William, Larry, JP, Caren, Anisha, Constance, Heidi, Debra, and Line.

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Date: 10/13/2019 8:03:00 AM
Thanks so much Edward...being a judge must be tough!
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Date: 10/5/2019 1:01:00 PM
Congrats, winners!
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Date: 10/4/2019 7:18:00 PM
Edward, I'm also honoured to have been awarded a placement in your contest along with such amazing, talented writers. I enjoyed the challenge very much. Thank you!!!
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Date: 10/4/2019 12:08:00 AM
Edward, thanks for another great contest and my placement, your contests always inspire me and congratulations to all your winners !
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Date: 10/3/2019 8:52:00 PM
Thank you, thank you, Sir Edward - I am honored to be among such wonderful writers, and wholly pleased that you found my poem worthy of such ... I wasn't sure where to go with this one, so I turned inward, (literally). Congratulations to all those who placed! Blessings! :o)
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Congrats to "Pick A Title, Vol 9 - Enclosed Rhyme" winners!
Date Posted: 10/3/2019 7:17:00 PM
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9/14/2019 A Liberating Gift Blank verseappreciation,art,metaphor
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