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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


Free Verse Fever Contest Finalized

Blog Posted:1/22/2020 8:39:00 AM

Below are the winners for my recent contest. I decided to put ALL the winners in a bowl to choose from, not just the 1st placers. The winner of the prize is Richard Lamoureux. Richard, I souped you already for instructions.

(I will be commenting on poems later.) - Thank you - - -luloo

Contest Winner Medal 1 Free Verse Fever Andrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal 1 Free Verse Fever Gregory R Barden
Contest Winner Medal 1 Free Verse Fever Brenda Chiri
Contest Winner Medal 1 Free Verse Fever Dear Heart
Contest Winner Medal 1 Free Verse Fever Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 1 Free Verse Fever Eve Roper
Contest Winner Medal 1 Free Verse Fever Frederic Parker
Contest Winner Medal 1 Free Verse Fever Sandra Adams
Contest Winner Medal 1 Free Verse Fever Taylor Musicaddict
Contest Winner Medal 1 FREE VERSE FEVER Pixie Dust
Contest Winner Medal 1 Free Verse Fever Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 2 Free Verse Fever harry horsman
Contest Winner Medal 2 FREE VERSE FEVER Line Gauthier
Contest Winner Medal 2 Free Verse Fever Curtis Moorman
Contest Winner Medal 2 Free Verse Fever Miranda Hawley
Contest Winner Medal 2 Free Verse Fever Edward Ibeh
Contest Winner Medal 2 FREE VERSE FEVER Emile Pinet
Contest Winner Medal 2 Free Verse Fever Beata Agustin
Contest Winner Medal 2 Luck Of The Draw Margarita Lillico
Contest Winner Medal 3 Free verse fever James Swartz
Contest Winner Medal 3 The Free Verse Fever Pavithra CP
Contest Winner Medal 3 Free Verse Fever Laura Leiser
Contest Winner Medal 3 FREE VERSE FEVER William Kekaula
Contest Winner Medal 3 Udonis Richard Lamoureux
Contest Winner Medal 3 FREE VERSE FEVER Sabrina Dolph
  4 Free Verse Fever Lonna Blodgett
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Date: 1/23/2020 6:19:00 AM
Thank you so much for my wonderful placement, Lu, and congrats to all the winners! (Can we change the title now if we wish?) :-) <3
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Lu Loo
Date: 1/23/2020 7:44:00 AM
sure! and you're welcome :)
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Lu Loo
Date: 1/23/2020 7:44:00 AM
sure! and you're welcome :)
Date: 1/22/2020 6:03:00 PM
Thanks so much for the nice win, Lu Loo. Congrats to everyone who participated.
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Lu Loo
Date: 1/23/2020 7:45:00 AM
you are welcome lovely Andrea x:-)
Date: 1/22/2020 4:54:00 PM
Hi Luloo I'm so sorry I just couldn't come up with an entry for the contest, my congrats to the winners, I am sure Rick will love his prize:-) hugs Jan xx
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Lu Loo
Date: 1/23/2020 7:45:00 AM
I am so bummed too...next time? Thank you sweet Jan... x:-)
Date: 1/22/2020 2:34:00 PM
Thank you so much for my placement, Luloo:-) What a fun contest. Heartiest congratulations to my fellow winners. Thrilled for your well-deserved prize, Richard! Bravo...
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Lu Loo
Date: 1/23/2020 7:45:00 AM
you are welcome dear friend, be blessed x:-)
Date: 1/22/2020 11:12:00 AM
Lu, thanks for another inspiring contest and for my great placement, so honored and congrats to all your winners. I like your decision to select a name from all the winners, that is a wonderful way to do it _ Constance
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Lu Loo
Date: 1/23/2020 7:50:00 AM
I thought it was only fair that way. You are welcome lovely lady, blessings x:-)
Date: 1/22/2020 10:27:00 AM
Laura, thank you so very much for my placement I am very honored Congratulations, Richard, you will love your prize. Congratulations to all the winners. Hugs Eve
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Lu Loo
Date: 1/22/2020 10:58:00 AM
you're welcome sweet lady, thank you x:-)-luloo

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