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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


All who participated in Pick-A-Title, Vol.17 -Yalto-...THANK YOU!

Blog Posted:5/20/2020 1:19:00 PM
Whether you placed or not, thank you for making this contest the most fun and challenging one I've ever done. This is by far my favorite contest, ever. I had to place just 16 entries, which wasn't easy at all. I'm pleasantly surprised that so many poets actually excel at writing a Yalto. I encourage you all to write more of it. I'm so impressed with the quality of poems I'm doing yet another Yalto contest! I'll be placing as many as 25 entries this time around! Heartiest congratulations to the winners!
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Date: 5/22/2020 12:36:00 PM
a BIG thank you for including me on your list, edward...i had a temporary crossed-eye moment with the syl count but enjoyed the whole experience!...huggs
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Date: 5/21/2020 12:45:00 AM
Edward, thank you for your blog message and for sponsoring the fun contest. You have created a delightful form to write in, and your title options were very evocative of poetic thoughts. I'm happy to read all the other writers and see how what directions they took. Congrats to all the winners and I'm looking forward to the next one...
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Date: 5/20/2020 10:28:00 PM
Thank you so very much for my wonderful placement, Edward, I am honored. Congratulations to all the winners. Hugs Eve
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Date: 5/20/2020 3:58:00 PM
Thank you so much for that, Edward. I found it to be a truly inspiring contest with the theme of Evenfall. Can't wait to see what people did with the other two themes! Congrats to winners.
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Date: 5/20/2020 3:52:00 PM
Edward, I love your Yalto form! I didn’t have time to enter your contest but I am very impressed with the winning entries. I read each one! Your subjects to choose from were so inspiring they brought out the best in your poets. I can imagine choosing placements was very difficult. Bravo on a wonderful contest! xxoo
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Date: 5/20/2020 1:55:00 PM
I am absolutely delighted with my top spot Edward, thanks for the inspiration with your own examples which encouraged me to go out of my comfort zone with my lay out, my congrats to the winners:-) hugs Jan xx
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My Past Blog Posts

PLEASE read this before you enter my Yalto contest. It's very important!
Date Posted: 5/23/2020 11:13:00 AM
All who participated in Pick-A-Title, Vol.17 -Yalto-...THANK YOU!
Date Posted: 5/20/2020 1:19:00 PM
Pick-A-Title, Vol 17, Yalto contest update: Check bottom of your poems
Date Posted: 5/8/2020 8:48:00 PM
My "Pick A Title, Vol 16 -Free Verse 2 - Poetry Contest" is judged!
Date Posted: 5/3/2020 12:15:00 PM
Damn you, Writer's Block.
Date Posted: 4/20/2020 9:03:00 AM
Pick A Title, Vol 15 - Sedoka Poetry Contest Judged
Date Posted: 4/11/2020 8:15:00 PM
An Inspirational Poem To Share...
Date Posted: 3/28/2020 12:24:00 PM
My premiere "Pick-A-Title, Vol. 14 -Tristich- Poetry Contest is finalized!
Date Posted: 3/13/2020 4:17:00 PM
My "Pick A Title, Vol 13 - Lyric" has been finalized!
Date Posted: 2/11/2020 6:47:00 AM
Guys, check your poems for "Pick A Title, Vol 13. - Lyric"!
Date Posted: 2/6/2020 6:08:00 PM
My "Pick A Title, Vol 12 - Diminished Hexaverse - Poetry Contest" is finalized!
Date Posted: 1/11/2020 6:33:00 AM
I just finalized my "Pick A Title, Vol. 11 -Kimo- poetry contest!
Date Posted: 12/8/2019 6:54:00 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, dear soupers!
Date Posted: 11/28/2019 4:36:00 PM
My "Pick A Title, Vol 10 -Blank Verse - Poetry Contest" is finalized!
Date Posted: 11/5/2019 7:30:00 PM
Congrats to "Pick A Title, Vol 9 - Enclosed Rhyme" winners!
Date Posted: 10/3/2019 7:17:00 PM
Ok, something has to be done about this.
Date Posted: 9/15/2019 8:32:00 AM
Attention all published soupers: TIA!
Date Posted: 9/14/2019 8:57:00 AM
My "Pick A Title, Vol 8. - Acrostic - Poetry Contest" is judged!
Date Posted: 9/7/2019 11:39:00 AM
My "Choose Your Own Title" Poetry Contest is finalized!
Date Posted: 8/20/2019 5:25:00 PM
Very important update for "Choose Your Own Title" Poetry Contest!
Date Posted: 8/9/2019 5:54:00 AM
TeamPoetrysoup, please add my invented form(Yalto) to this site.
Date Posted: 7/26/2019 12:40:00 PM
My "Pick A Title, Vol 6 - Personification" Poetry Contest is finalized!
Date Posted: 7/20/2019 10:22:00 AM
Back from vacation!
Date Posted: 7/18/2019 5:44:00 PM
Attention all " "Pick A Title, Vol 6 - Personification" entrants!(Very important)
Date Posted: 6/30/2019 4:59:00 PM
Pick A Title, Vol. 5 - Verse Poetry Contest Judged
Date Posted: 6/25/2019 2:18:00 PM

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5/17/2020 Cold Sweat Acrosticdesire,longing,love,passi
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5/17/2020 Teardrop Rictameterappreciation,emotions,foo
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5/10/2020 A Warm Invitation Diminished Hexaverseanalogy,care,encouraging,
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4/30/2020 In Your Arms Versedance,love,moon,night,rom
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4/29/2020 Waterfalls Haiku Haikubeauty,imagery,nature,
4/28/2020 Red And Blue Verselove,passion,perspective,
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4/28/2020 Adamantine Sapphic stanzaendurance,faith,strength,
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4/26/2020 You Can Count On Me Juejucare,encouraging,friendsh
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4/22/2020 I, Poet Cinqkuart,me,poetry,
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4/5/2020 Vision Of Paradise Imagismappreciation,beauty,image
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4/5/2020 Delve Deeper Versedeep,heart,meaningful,wis
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Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
Truth To Truth Free verseconflict,devotion,heartbr
Whiteness Acrostictribute,
Ransomed Free versefaith,jesus,
Then I Wake Rhymeabsence,love,miss you,mis
Listen To Life Free verselife,philosophy,truth,wis
Tell the Night to Hold Me Lyricforgiveness,heartbreak,he
To Read You Free verseappreciation,metaphor,pas
I wander the desert alone Free verseimagery,metaphor,nature,o
The Red Leaf Free versedeath,emotions,grief,hear
Your Cloud Rhymelove,simple,sky,wind,
Ineffable Free verseallusion,appreciation,bea
The House of Light Rhymebeauty,nature,
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Roses Roses Roses POTD Free versered,rose,
Child Diminished Hexaversechild,
Polka Dots And All Sonnet10th grade,beautiful,beau
Some Are Not Meant For This World Free verseabuse,allusion,death,dest
UNBEARABLE THIS LONGING Dramatic Versedeath,how i feel,
Inside a Cubicle Terza Rimawork,
In My Beautiful Dream Versedream,
My Winter Free verseinspirational,lost love,
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
U G L Y Personificationanti bullying,beautiful,b
Civil Twilight Free verseappreciation,beauty,memor
SYLLABUS Versekiss,love,sensual,
Shooting Stars Verse10th grade,beautiful,imag
Blink Out Verse10th grade,11th grade,all
ONENESS Verseamerica,destiny,imagery,i
Transcending Hope Versehope,
Tutankhamun Verseadventure,appreciation,hi
Sometimes love just isn't enough Free verselost love,
No Longer Two Verse10th grade,emotions,feeli
DAYBREAK Versebird,joy,life,morning,
Fragility of Fate Free versedeath,love,love hurts,
a muse abused Versedance,freedom,muse,
To the One I Long For Free verselonging,love,
Spirit dance of butterflies Rhymegrief,happiness,
Fear Of The Unknown Narrativefear,feelings,
Frown around Rhymeanxiety,confidence,courag
Fingertip Tracings Upon My Skin Free versesensual,
If Only You Knew Rhymedream,emotions,love,
A Feral Frozen Free verseanimal,appreciation,beaut
Would You Still Love Me Free verseanalogy,love,relationship
The Clown Rhymeangst,character,conflict,
To the Dandelion in the Concrete Personificationcharacter,endurance,flowe
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Suicide of Speech Free verseangst,conflict,silence,
Memories In the Sand Dramatic Monologuememory,missing you,passio
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Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Subimal Sinha-Roy India Flag India Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Dear Heart Canada Flag Canada Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Kevin Shaw United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Susan Gentry United States Flag United States Read
Tania Kitchin United States Flag United States Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
Mark Toney United States Flag United States Read
Heidi Sands United States Flag United States Read
Brandy Nicole United States Flag United States Read
Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
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Winged Warrior Canada Flag Canada Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Gregory R Barden United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Chantelle Anne Cooke United States Flag United States Read
Teddy Kimathi Kenya Flag Kenya Read
Sandra Adams United States Flag United States Read
Victor Buhagiar Malta Flag Malta Read
Freddie Robinson Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Lewis Raynes Australia Flag Australia Read
Brenda Chiri United States Flag United States Read
Panagiota Romios United States Flag United States Read
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