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The 8 Signs You’ve Written A Good Poem,- ?- (Is this true in this modern world?)

Blog Posted:10/24/2019 3:41:00 PM


The 8 Signs You’ve Written A Good Poem

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The 8 Signs You’ve Written A Good Poem


It can be difficult to know whether or not you’ve written a good poem. And while every reader is going to respond to a poem in his or her own way, there are signs that indicate a poem is solid, successful, and likely to be published.

1. You’ve tackled a big idea. Your poem grapples with an idea that is difficult, intriguing, exciting, disturbing, meaningful, compelling—you get the drift. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you are writing about global war, or politics, or grand sociological theories. Even the smallest moments can convey big truths. And in your poem, you’re not afraid of digging deep.

2. You’re using the best form to convey your ideas. Poets have lots of options available to them: They can rhyme or not rhyme. They can follow a repeating rhythm or not. They can double space or not double space. They can choose a visual representation, or they can play it straight. The key is making the best choice to suit your verse, no matter what anyone else says. Read more: Poetry Turnoffs: Styles And Formatting That Make Editors Cringe.

3. You’re making perfect word choices. A good poem demonstrates excellent command of diction and syntax. Half measures won’t do. Imprecision won’t do. As a poet, you’ve worked hard to make the perfect choice for every single word of your poem.

4. You’re using powerful images. A good poem is a symptom of the author’s effort to make sense of the world. And often, ideas that can’t be expressed in prose can sometimes be expressed through strong images. A good poem often uses clear, memorable, concrete images to make a point.

5. You’ve cut out everything unessential. Is every single word, comma, and punctuation mark absolutely necessary to your poem—and not one single space wasted? Then you know you might be onto something. Read more: The Power Of Pruning: 5 Tips For Editing Poems Down To Size.

6. You are giving away neither too little nor too much. Sometimes the most beautiful poems have an elusive quality to them—they evoke ideas and emotions that can’t precisely be pinned down. A good poem is not going to spell out the author’s thesis in black and white. But it’s not necessarily going to purposefully obscure it either.

7. Your reader has a strong emotional reaction. After you read a poem aloud at an open mike night or share with a group of writers, you get a strong sense that your readers have had a genuine emotional reaction to your work. They’re not saying, “Oh, good job.” They’re saying: “This poem made me want to cry/laugh/sing/punch something, but in the best way possible.”

8. Your reader has a strong intellectual reaction. Some poems aren’t necessarily meant to elicit a strong and immediate emotional reaction. Instead, these poems mentally follow readers around for weeks—lingering and begging to be deciphered. Perhaps your poem doesn’t make people cry the instant they read it, but the underlying message endures.

How Do I Know I Wrote A Good Poem?

As we said in the beginning of this article, each reader has his or her own expectations for a poem. And there are certainly no rules about how a poem should be written.

If you are reading poetry regularly, if you are studying it diligently and passionately, and if you are applying what you have learned to your own craft, then there is a very good chance that you are writing good poems.

We hope that you are also submitting your poems for publication! If you need help submitting—or if you need help researching and targeting the best literary journals for your poetry—we hope you’ll contact Writer’s Relief. We’ve been helping poets get published with strong targeted submissions since 1994.



Is this true in this modern world and its modern poetry critics??

At least the part about your poetry being seen as such.?

Or must one depend on some future change that brings back sanity

and a renewed gratitude for the the claasic poetry, that is Poetry's

 solid golden foundation???

This article inspired me to renew my famous poets tribute series.

Robert J. Lindley


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Date: 10/27/2019 11:02:00 PM
This is very informative and useful Robert. Thank you for sharing this with us. Have a great week my friend. xxoo
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Date: 10/26/2019 8:22:00 AM
Poe, the father of the American short story once wrote that books/novels are a superfluous use of words and that a well written short story is all that is needed to relate a worthy idea or subject matter. One might then say that a poem is the demi-glace of a short story and therefore it is even more incumbent on the writer to use optimum words and phrasing in its presentation. "The true genius shutters at incompleteness and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be" Poe .... That said, it's hard to argue any of the points in the blog.
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craig cornish
Date: 10/27/2019 11:35:00 AM
Thanks guys, wow, the CAPTCHA to log in this time was "SAD", enough said. Keith, our little guy was 14 as well and left a hole as big as the one he filled. There will come a time when tears will flow from happy memories but that time has not yet come. I know you're a dachshund family Rod, they're great little dogs, always part puppy as we are always part child. He would always sleep by the door we left by and since he was almost deaf we'd have to be careful opening the door when we came back home - I'm still careful even though he's not there, yet, perhaps he is and will be...always.
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rob carmack
Date: 10/27/2019 10:59:00 AM
My condolences concerning the passing of your friend. Despite traditional positions stating dogs lack an eternal spirit, I believe God will bring our pets back as another perk of Heaven. I believe you will see your friend again.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/27/2019 8:19:00 AM
Sorry mate, that's heartbreaking. One of my dogs is fourteen and is showing signs he probably doesn't have long to go. We've been through a lot together and I miss him already.
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craig cornish
Date: 10/27/2019 8:07:00 AM
Sadly, our little buddy died of a heart condition last Sunday (the dachshund in my avatar), he was our best friend
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/27/2019 6:48:00 AM
Is Socrates' dog a Black and Tan Dachshund by any chance?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/26/2019 10:07:00 PM
Love your insights too, Laura. You're one of God's best.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/26/2019 9:22:00 PM
Love your humor, Keith! Some here might think they’re the next Poe or Keats, per “humbly” mentioning their accomplishments...(see Poetry Anthology comments...)
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/26/2019 8:23:00 PM
Wayne, who's Etcetera? I haven't read any of his stuff. Must be some obscure Latin poet way before my time.
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 10/26/2019 7:40:00 PM
One can wonder: are there any Poe's, Keats', Frost's, Whitman's, Basho's, Sandburg's, Dickinson's, etcetera, within the PS Community???
Date: 10/25/2019 7:10:00 PM
Robert, informative blog, tipping my hat to #8. Hey Keith, I was talking with someone the other day and they asked what were some of my favorite sites. When I mentioned this site, they replied 'Ah yes'. If that was not shocking enough, they followed with; 'Is Trestrail still writing there?'. Mic drop.
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rob carmack
Date: 10/25/2019 8:14:00 PM
A broken heart never forgets a name. Most go through life never really knowing what is going on, they prefer it that way. You be careful on the dark side, it can be very dangerous. I leave you to your work Mr Trestrail.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/25/2019 7:36:00 PM
Rob, if that is indeed your real name, you're such a tease. Mate, I do have my groupies out there in cyberspace but they are mostly on the dark web.
Date: 10/25/2019 2:44:00 PM
And perhaps Robert the poets of today are writing the classics of tomorrow.....go figure.....
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/26/2019 12:01:00 AM
My guidance counsellor once told me I was a cliche...and my therapist too. Come to think of it so did my parole officer? What would they know!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/25/2019 6:55:00 PM
Stop it, I'm blushing. Tommy, that's the nicest thing anyone here as ever said to me.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/25/2019 6:28:00 PM
Yes, and sadly most will never get global recognition. Many can be found right here
Date: 10/25/2019 7:35:00 AM
great blog,,,Robert.
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Date: 10/25/2019 2:32:00 AM
In answer to your question about whether it’s true about modern poetry, or at least modern poetry favoured by the “cognoscenti” - for me, I see a tendency to remove too much. To edit and pare down too much. To abhor form, to be scared of metaphor, to reduce a poem to particles so disjointed that the soul is lost. Don’t get me wrong. Some great poetry gets published. But vast swathes of it I find cold. Are these the poems we will take with us in our... dare I say it... hearts? (you’re not allowed to say ‘heart’ these days of course - I absolutely agree that we should avoid cliché and much modern poetry does this well, but I think it’s ok to use common emotional references like ‘heart’ just once in a while!)
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/25/2019 7:04:00 PM
It's the dumbing down of the art form I object to the most.
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John lawless
Date: 10/25/2019 2:42:00 PM
And soon all of modern poetry will become......cliche....
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/25/2019 2:15:00 PM
I just saw a comment today from Ed Norton who has a new movie coming out. I quote: "Only people who are insecure pretend they're operating outside the context of other films." The comment was in reference to the fact that his film seemed to borrow elements from another. I would suggest this applies to any art form. As Solomon once said: "There is nothing new under the sun." Bottom line - we all beg, borrow and steal, and it's ok as long as we don't cross the line into plagiarism
Date: 10/25/2019 2:27:00 AM
This is so on point, and I’ve read it several times this morning, thinking about its relationship to different types of poetry. It applies well even to light poetry, where often behind the laughter we are making a serious point about the state of the world or the human condition. Even when writing a slapstick poem, all beehive hairdos and stepping in dog poo, you can apply most of the points - ok, maybe not saying something important about the world, but using the right form, word choices, eliciting a reaction from the reader, keeping it edited, using powerful images... how many times have I commented on a humorous poem “oh, I can see it now”!
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Date: 10/25/2019 1:13:00 AM
A very interesting and informative blog Robert, Tom
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Date: 10/24/2019 10:07:00 PM
Thanks for sharing this short article and its valuable tips, Robert. Very appreciated.
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Date: 10/24/2019 9:35:00 PM
My question is what is a good poem? How do we recognise a good poem? I see lots of awful cliched idealistic poems that get rave reviews and I think to myself I must be from another universe.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/25/2019 7:26:00 PM
I liked part of what you had to say.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/25/2019 2:10:00 PM
Part of the answer is personal preference, part is tit for tat, part is bp (bull poop, I don't curse)
Date: 10/24/2019 9:17:00 PM
Good information, Robert! Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 10/24/2019 9:01:00 PM
Robert, great blog with lots of good info, I have always written from my heart and soul naturally, I did not have to follow a list, and I feel confident in saying #7 describes my writing, I have learned the power of words to move people to tears, to laughter or to realize we share the same experiences and grief.
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Date: 10/24/2019 7:12:00 PM
Dear Robert, thank you for sharing this information. I believe number 7 and 8 wrap around my poetry. The emotions are felt, after reading. I know I feel them, while writing. Keep being the Wonderful Poet that you are!!! My best to you. :) Brandy
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 10/25/2019 8:39:00 PM
Always!!! Moments of a soft caress, a tender touch.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/25/2019 8:34:00 PM
If there's any wrapping around and caressing I want in!
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 10/25/2019 8:15:00 PM
You tell him Keith!!! You ya Man!! :)
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/25/2019 7:24:00 PM
Stop messin' with Brandy. That's my job!
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 10/25/2019 6:40:00 PM
I know you're just messing with me. What you said is true though. You knew that!! You can tell in my writing :)
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/25/2019 6:29:00 PM
Lol. I'm jus messin'
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 10/25/2019 3:49:00 PM
Actually, they do!!!
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/25/2019 3:46:00 PM
Do they wrap around and caress the very essence of your being?
Date: 10/24/2019 6:32:00 PM
This is a great blog, Robert. You are one of poetry's hugest fans!
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Date: 10/24/2019 6:30:00 PM
I am so glad to have this as reference material. I have copied into my wp.
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Date Posted: 5/8/2019 5:55:00 PM
New poetry form.
Date Posted: 5/5/2019 6:33:00 AM
Words on the need for and the benefits of Dark poetry.
Date Posted: 5/1/2019 11:33:00 AM
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Date Posted: 4/17/2019 11:41:00 AM
About My Ongoing, Earth Porch Sonnets
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This is my tenth poet to be honored in my, famous poets dedication series.
Date Posted: 3/21/2019 7:52:00 AM
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Date Posted: 3/12/2019 8:45:00 PM
Now posted, dedication to my eighth poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Date Posted: 3/11/2019 9:31:00 AM
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Now posted: Do Not My Youthful Life Now Mourn, Part Two, Mary Elizabeth Frye, Poet Dedication Series
Date Posted: 3/3/2019 9:07:00 AM
I have now posted the dedication to Mary Elizabeth Frye, the seventh poet to be so honored, Part One
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5/21/2019 To The Heart Of Viking Legends And Thor's Great Oath, Part One, Rhymecreation,fantasy,hope,hum
5/20/2019 In The Valley Of Avalon Classicismart,creation,fantasy,imag
5/18/2019 Please, May I Walk Into Your Paradise With You - A collaboration with Susan Ashley Rhymeart,beautiful,devotion,lo
5/18/2019 O' That Our Sad And Vain Glories Wouldst Suffice Proseart,deep,growth,humanity,

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Fav Poems

MoUNTAIN DRoP Rhymedeath,depression,
Beauty Exposed Rhymelife,
Beautiful Day Free verseseasons,
What the Angels Whisper Free versegod,hope,youth,
Black Diamond Night Epicbody,death,history,lonely
If Walls Could Speak Narrativefeelings,for him,joy,toge
Spring on the Wind Rhymechange,nature,spring,
Crying River Balladbeautiful,cry,deep,freedo
Colours in our lives Rhymebeauty,color,
Daddy Free verseblue,dad,depression,fathe
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
A New Bird Rhymebirth,
When Love Found Me Rhymeblessing,love,
Mist Song Rhymebeauty,music,nature,
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
I Walk on Water Free verseintrospection,life,
The Blackberry and The Rose Personificationimagination
Strong Point Sonnetlove,
I Hate You All Light Versedark,death,philosophy,sad
So She Broke your Heart Free verseanalogy,betrayal,hope,lov
Fragment Trioletlight
The Perfect Painting Rhymeart,beauty,
Diamond in the Sky Sonnetstar,
In One Fell Swoop Free verselost love,
A Shade From The Past Sonnetart,nostalgia,people,
To a Despondent Friend Quatraindepression,
A Letter to Emily Dickinson Rhymepoetess,
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
Echoes in the Stone Epicadventure,death,hero,hist
The tree of life Rhymeage,child,death,mystery,t
Our little Haven Rhymecousin,fairy,fantasy,gree
Her Hidden Gem Rhymemother,voice,
Eyes of Blue Rhymefreedom,hero,memorial day
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,
SOMETIMES Rhymeblessing,thanks,
THE LORDS SWEET MORNING Rhymemusic,nature,
Letting Go Rhymeson,
What is Love Sonnetlove,
Releasing Me Sonnethappiness,peace,
As we walk hand in hand Rhymehappiness,how i feel,love
Angel Tears Light Verseangel,
Put Your Head on My Shoulder Light Versedance,romantic,
I Am The Mighty Mountain Personificationearth,mountains,
Death Blows a Hollow Horn Sonnetdeath,
Written in a Graveyard Sonnetdeath,
Invitation Rhymelost love,
His Song and Mine I do not know?bird,life,poems,prison,,L
In An Old Cathedral Rhymeloneliness,love,
Sweet Memories Rhymelost love,
Oak Rhymetree,
Contest Consternation Free versecommunity,poetry,words,
Write you OUT Free versegoodbye,how i feel,
Hey you Free verseanger,conflict,forgivenes
Aquarius Coupletimagery,water,
Mother's Garden Rhymeflower,garden,nature,
Neverland Narrativechildhood,nostalgia,place
The Ripping Free verseabuse,addiction,anger,ang
Stairway to the Stars Free versefarewell,kiss,
Midnight Poet Free verseaddiction,character,devot
A New Love Found Free verseinspirational,
Autumn's Gown Rhymecolor,inspiration,
Kresge's Five And Dime Stores Rhymenostalgia,
Intolerable Rhymeabuse,betrayal,racism,
Amidst the Fallen Petals Free verselonging,love,
The Evil Eye Rhymeevil,
My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Autumn's Dreams Of A Country Road Rhymenature,seasons,
Bobcat Moon Rhymeautumn,friendship,loss,mo
Yellow Shoes in the Darkness Quatrainme,metaphor,places,yellow
Broken Dramatic Verseabsence,death,emo,emotion
Holding a wilting red rose Versedeath,mother,mothers day,
Deep in Nature Sonnetnature,
The Black Dragon Free versecorruption,courage,hope,w
Ragnarok: The Storm Epyllionweather,
THE ART OF LIFE Rhymeart,inspiration,poetry,
When Shadows Fall Rhymelife,music,nature,seasons
The Clock it Mocks Free versebreak up,heartbroken,jeal
Heaven or Hell Free versedark,heaven,light,love,
Headache Free versefreedom,success,
O The Grieving Free versedeath,funeral,grief,
Eccentricity In Love Sonnetlove,universe,
Wild pure and free love Free versebeautiful,love,romance,
Sunset Tableau Versepain,
Ancient Warrior Iambic Pentameterangst,culture,native amer
Starstruck in your deep Beauty Free versebeautiful,beauty,flower,l
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Light Versesoldier,violence,war,
Whilst walking through the woods Sonnetanimal,beauty,bird,nature
Tear Drops Free verseallegory,desire,devotion,
Outside Looking In Rhymecharacter,community,histo
Church Quatrainblessing,change,devotion,
Rain over Vietnam Quaternrain,war,
Why So Afraid Iambic Pentameterlove,
Long Distance Dreamer Light Versebeautiful,i miss you,long
Small Passerene Birds Rhymebeautiful,romantic,season
But I Must Stay Villanellesad,
On Blood's Own Sand Free versedeath,desire,emotions,pas
That Still Small Voice Quatraingod,prayer,relationship,
Star Gazer Free verseallegory,beauty,metaphor,

Fav Poets

SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick United States Flag United States Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Jake Ponce Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Vera Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Nehls United States Flag United States Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
lisa duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read
liam mcdaid Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Gry Christensen United States Flag United States Read
arthur vaso Canada Flag Canada Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Roy Jerden United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Miss Sassy United States Flag United States Read
cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
KP Nunez Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Peter Lewis Holmes Viet Nam Flag Viet Nam Read
David O'Haolin Whalen United States Flag United States Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Gail Foster United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita Sanchez United States Flag United States Read
Danetta Barney United States Flag United States Read
Teppo Gren Finland Flag Finland Read
Tom Quigley United States Flag United States Read
jill spagnola United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Avis Bailey United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Galeo DS Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Feli Elizab United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Edlynn Nau United States Flag United States Read
Leslie Philibert Germany Flag Germany Read
Miraj Raha India Flag India Read
Sarai Virden United States Flag United States Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
Bev Smith United States Flag United States Read
C T United States Flag United States Read
Jessica Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Timothy Hicks United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Suzanne Delaney United States Flag United States Read
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
Dear Heart - Wiishkobi Ode Canada Flag Canada Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Manmath Dalei India Flag India Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Red Fiery Singapore Flag Singapore Read
Brian Davey United States Flag United States Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
Walter T. Ashe United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Teddy Kimathi Kenya Flag Kenya Read
Julia Ward France Flag France Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Laura Leiser United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Robert Stoner Jr United States Flag United States Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
michael tor United States Flag United States Read
Carol Eastman United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Bob Quigley United States Flag United States Read
Shadow Hamilton United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read