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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


Prize Examples for Free Verse Fever Contest

Blog Posted:1/12/2020 12:28:00 PM

Below are a few examples of prizes to choose from if you win my contest. Some are for poets here, some are mine or gifts for my family. Remember you can choose whatever verse or quote you wish. Any color to match your home. Your idea, i design and get approval, make it and get approval and ship it. For some reason the pics are bigger than normal and I can't shrink them. Hope you can see them okayImage may contain: possible text that says 'You were my favorite hello, and my hardest Goodbye. Cmudges 1998-2018 a gift from God'

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Date: 1/13/2020 8:13:00 AM
Mine I won was the one that says "BE Kind" It hangs in my living room. I love it, Lu Loo!! It's so nice that you give these as prizes in your contests.
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Date: 1/12/2020 2:20:00 PM
I see you took my advice. It's not vain to highlight your talent. It inspires the rest of us
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Lu Loo
Date: 1/12/2020 3:04:00 PM
thanks, though it feels weird, it's almost embarrassing lol I just wanted to show some examples in case they were wondering what to expect from a prize. :)
Date: 1/12/2020 1:53:00 PM
Laura, I have one of the most cherished gifts I have ever received hanging in my den -- a gift from you -- one of your plaques with names of all 9 of my grandchildren and three wonderful pets. You have two very noticeable God given talents --- writing poems and making plaques! It is pleasing to see that you are using both gifts to bring joy to others. Thank you so much for making one for me AND for sponsoring a contest where a plaque from you will be the grand prize. You are so thoughtful and unselfish. No wonder Soupers from all walks of life love you!!
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Date: 1/12/2020 2:11:00 PM
you know how I adore you dear friend. It makes my heart smile when I remember that sign. I also tried to post that one...idk - - but thank you so much and I am honored you actually asked me to make one as a gift for your loved ones. I loved those dogs :) Be blessed and chat soon :)
Date: 1/12/2020 1:22:00 PM
Lu, as a person who has received two of your wood plaques in previous $ contests. I can say that they are beautifully done. You did one for me to honor the death of my beloved cat Smudges "You were my sweetest hello and my hardest goodbye" _Constance
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Date: 1/12/2020 4:38:00 PM
Lu, thanks for getting Smudge's plaque posted... I think it really displays what can be done. Oh yes, my other plaque is very beautiful also, and speaks to my soul .... Poetry, dance & cats in a heart shape with cat footprints in the center and a cat laying down.... love always _Constance
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Date: 1/12/2020 4:05:00 PM
I posted it! It finally let me....
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Date: 1/12/2020 4:05:00 PM
I posted it! It finally let me....
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Date: 1/12/2020 1:26:00 PM
the one above with the mermaid is what I made for Line. She wanted a mermaid and that quote.
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Lu Loo
Date: 1/12/2020 1:25:00 PM
thank you!! I actually tried to post both of yours and for some reason they wouldn't copy and paste. Plus the pics above are all distorted? But I loved making those for you - I know how important a pretty pet is. Thanks and be blessed sweet Dear Heart.
Date: 1/12/2020 12:58:00 PM
The signs look amazing Luloo, you are so creative! I will see if I can get my muse into gear and write for the contest,it will be fun to try and write free verse style:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/12/2020 1:05:00 PM
please do Jan, why not? Thank you lovely lady x:-)-luloo

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/22/2020 a kaleidoscope of hope Free versedaughter,death,dream,life
1/22/2020 BREATHLESS - - - once again Versedark,deep,extended metaph
1/21/2020 my heart's lullaby tale Free verselife,poetry,
1/20/2020 A Night For Jesus As Well Pantoumchristmas,god,
1/20/2020 - conflating amour - Free verselove,metaphor,
1/20/2020 comfortable silence Free versebeautiful,inspiration,lif
1/20/2020 love - and - leave Free verseextended metaphor,lost lo
1/19/2020 no, i just couldn't - - - say goodbye Rhymedeep,metaphor,
1/19/2020 - plumb the depths - Lyriclove,song,
1/19/2020 YOUR TOUCH Free versepassion,
1/18/2020 he was the ONE Rhymedeath,lost love,
1/17/2020 - how does a writer let go - Free versedeep,heartbroken,poetess,
1/17/2020 my sagacity is none but you - Versedark,deep,longing,metapho
1/16/2020 a numb mind Sonnetdeep,metaphor,
1/16/2020 GOODBYE TO WORRY Acrosticanxiety,inspiration,new y
1/15/2020 o, my America Odeamerica,
1/15/2020 -just one emotion- Free versedark,deep,extended metaph
1/14/2020 goodbyes Verseextended metaphor,goodbye
1/14/2020 Silent Reveries Sonnetlife,peace,
1/14/2020 come here, my sweet - let us love Free verselonging,love,meaningful,s
1/14/2020 whispers of wanting Free versemarriage,passion,sensual,
1/13/2020 if only she saw what i saw Free versedark,deep,metaphor,
1/13/2020 whispers of death Free versedeath,deep,heartbroken,lo
1/13/2020 a raven's pain Quaternanxiety,metaphor,sorrow,
1/13/2020 my DEAR HEART broken Versebetrayal,conflict,metapho
1/12/2020 the beauty of her scars Free versecancer,cousin,inspiration
1/12/2020 what is love - Rhymehow i feel,love,
1/11/2020 my gifts Versefaith,inspiration,life,
1/11/2020 feeding me with desire Free versepassion,
1/11/2020 anymore Lyricbetrayal,sorrow,
1/11/2020 Beautiful Fairy Acrosticdaughter,love,
1/10/2020 losing myself Lentodeath,metaphor,sister,
1/10/2020 you were gone Versedeath,deep,metaphor,sad,
1/10/2020 earth can't contain our love Free verseappreciation,sensual,
1/9/2020 in bed on mondays Lyriclove,silly,
1/9/2020 all i ever hoped for Rhymeemotions,love,
1/8/2020 For You Are My Great Escape Acrosticlonging,passion,
1/8/2020 His love, my love Free versedream,marriage,teen love,
1/8/2020 I Believe Italian Sonnetchristmas,life,metaphor,s
1/8/2020 how i really feel about Christmas Free versechristmas,extended metaph
1/8/2020 none but YOU Free verseappreciation,blessing,lov
1/6/2020 a willow weeping Free versesorrow,tree,
1/6/2020 sing to me a soft lullaby Senryumother daughter,
1/6/2020 passion for life Versenew year,
1/6/2020 the depth of a tune Rhymemusic,
1/6/2020 sugar and salt Quatrainlife,metaphor,
1/6/2020 all about 'you' Free versehow i feel,identity,life,
1/6/2020 a gentle sigh- LEI Layappreciation,emotions,lon
1/5/2020 love is all she gives - KH Coupletinspiration,love,pain,
1/5/2020 essence of my poetry Quintain (English)inspiration,poetry,
1/4/2020 you are my universe Free versemarriage,
1/4/2020 i am not worthy Free versemetaphor,sorrow,
1/2/2020 gentle hearts Monorhymehow i feel,love,
1/1/2020 you saw me- the real me Free verselove,peace,
12/31/2019 nine years of wading Rhymedeath,new year,sister,
12/31/2019 i love 'ku' Monokulove,
12/31/2019 A Dear Heart Divine Monokubeautiful,inspiration,poe
12/29/2019 The Wind Beneath Angel Wings Diminished Hexaverseangel,
12/29/2019 the lullaby tomb Quintain (English)dark,deep,metaphor,
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12/25/2019 I WANT BUT ONE GIFT Quintain (English)christmas,sister,
12/23/2019 -sight of our love- Rhymelife,love,
12/23/2019 -cloacked- Free versedeep,life,metaphor,
12/22/2019 The Metaphor of My Face Free versemetaphor,mirror,
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12/22/2019 Christmas Cubed Rhymechristmas,god,
12/21/2019 peace of mind Free verseappreciation,encouraging,
12/20/2019 an otherwise tale Versedeep,metaphor,
12/19/2019 shining in poetry's light Verselove,metaphor,poetess,sim
12/18/2019 in eden's beauty Versehusband,love,
12/18/2019 left breathless Free verseinspiration,peace,
12/18/2019 kissing lips Rhymepassion,
12/17/2019 winter's loss Free versesad,winter,
12/17/2019 depraving thoughts Free versedark,deep,metaphor,
12/17/2019 I Will Dance Enclosed Rhymehope,life,
12/17/2019 Love and Accord Kyriellegod,life,
12/17/2019 Gliding in Glory Pantoumbird,nature,
12/16/2019 A Peaceful Day of Celebration Rictameterlife,memory,sister,
12/14/2019 winter blues Haikusorrow,winter,
12/14/2019 Christmas WAS My Favorite Time of Year Versechristmas,death,december,
12/14/2019 he satisfies my senses Quatrainlove,marriage,
12/13/2019 i wish i had Versedeep,metaphor,
12/13/2019 I TRY MY BEST Coupletidentity,life,
12/13/2019 old scars Verseangst,deep,metaphor,
12/12/2019 There's Just Something About This Season Haibunchristmas,december,family
12/11/2019 lost in lonely memories Free verseangst,sad love,
12/11/2019 cleanse me, my love Free verseblessing,love,sensual,
12/11/2019 versions Free versedepression,metaphor,
12/11/2019 pain's crucifixion Free verseconflict,metaphor,
12/11/2019 ebony silence Free versedark,deep,metaphor,
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