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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


I just finalized my "Pick A Title, Vol. 11 -Kimo- poetry contest!

Blog Posted:12/8/2019 6:54:00 PM

First and foremost, happy holidays to you all!:-)
Thanks for participating in my "Pick A Title, Vol. 11 -Kimo- poetry contest, winner or not. It was an absolute pleasure judging this contest. It's always challenging to judge a contest with a deluge of great poems! Conversely, it's quite disheartening to cut place-worthy poems due to contestants not following the strict syllable count of the Kimo form[line 1(10), line 2(7), line 3(6)]. That's the only thing I dislike about judging contests!
If you didn't place, it's probably because of the following reasons:
a.) You gave me only one stanza. I asked for 3 stanzas.
b.) You either flipped the syllables upside down or mixed them up
c) You went either a syllable short or over somewhere.
d.) You put your name at the bottom of your poem.
I know how upsetting it is not to see your name on the winners list.
It's really nothing personal. I wish you better luck in my next contest!

Heartiest congratulations to all my winners. Well-done!
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Date: 12/10/2019 9:48:00 AM
Edward, thanks for another great contest and my fine placement and congratulations to all your winners !
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Date: 12/9/2019 6:41:00 AM
I enjoy the Kimo form, Edward, and this was a fun project - thank you so much for my kind placement, I'm so pleased you liked my poem. Blessings.
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Date: 12/8/2019 8:14:00 PM
Edward, I am very honored to have placed in your contest thank you. Great contest and challenge. Congratulations to all the winners. Hugs Eve
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Date: 12/8/2019 7:24:00 PM
Thanks Edward I`m not even sure If I entered yours. I appreciate you letting us know about your decisions.
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Date: 12/8/2019 7:09:00 PM
I enjoyed this contest very much, Edward, and thanks for my placement.
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