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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


What are your most popular poems outside of Poetrysoup?

Blog Posted:7/5/2020 6:47:00 PM

Friends of mine sometimes visit my work here, and a few have shared my poems on FB or Instagram over the years. One has even framed and hung up a poem I've written on her wall!


A few of my poems that found their way out of the confines of PS:



A friend who kicked an addiction to painkillers asked me for permission to frame my poem and hang it on her wall.

Doggone it, I'm a Pitbull!:

This poem is a hit with a friend who owns a Weimeraner

A Love So True:

I recited this one at a wedding reception two years ago.

Unfulfilled Dream:

Out of all my Yalto poems, this is clearly the most popular with people.

A Crow:

One of my poems that grew in popularity because people find it funny. It was shared on Instagram by a friend of mine who loves Crows, if you can believe it, lol!

Our World Changing, Not For The Better:

My most viewed poem, probably because of the POTD recognition; shared on FB by PS poetess, Carole Duet.


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Date: 7/10/2020 6:08:00 PM
Edward, great blog, such a wonderful idea! A big congrats for all the outside interest your poetry has generated. Several of my posted poems were originally songs that have been sung in public at weddings, funerals, and concerts. My bride and I sang a song at our wedding that we co-wrote. The one song that has garnered the most interest is King of Glory, which my church has been singing for over 20 years. Occasionally a visitor will approach me and ask permission to take a copy back to their church. I posted it here on 6/29/2020.
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Date: 7/6/2020 3:13:00 PM
An old poem of mine titled "Mankind" was made into a song and recorded by a thrash metal band called "Uncooperatives", apparently it received a lot of play on some American university radio stations. I am not a metal fan, however I did meet a metal fan at a dinner party who not only followed the band but loved that (my) song.
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Pigeon Tart
Date: 7/7/2020 8:40:00 AM
I am not so tech savvy nor do I believe the song exists on the web- not that you could make out the lyrics anyway, it is a very "heavy" song. I posted it 3/14/2017.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 7/7/2020 6:13:00 AM
Yes, please provide a direct link when you get a chance! Thanks, Maureen:-)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 7/7/2020 1:41:00 AM
Cool. You should put the link for us!!
Date: 7/6/2020 6:39:00 AM
El Dorado by Edgar Allen Poe
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Date: 7/6/2020 3:30:00 AM
Edward ,mine would appear to be my Footle form(according to google) ,rather than a poem.Here is one of my original conceptions thereof which crystallises the essence .BONNIE&CLYDE.. too snide/both died
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/7/2020 1:49:00 AM
Andrea,you may remember your & other soupers unique variations featured in my footle promotional teaching blog
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 7/7/2020 1:40:00 AM
that's so cool, Brian.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 7/6/2020 11:53:00 AM
I've checked out your Footle form. Really cool, Brian! It's a form I'll definitely try!
Date: 7/5/2020 9:34:00 PM
Congrats on your much success with the poems you listed, Edward.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 7/6/2020 11:50:00 AM
Thanks so much, Andrea:-)
Date: 7/5/2020 9:32:00 PM
What a nice idea for a blog. I caN think of two poems of mine that people somehow found and asked for permission to use. One was a Halloween poem. I think called Come With Us Halloweening. Many years ago a man asked if he could publish it in some newsletter he sent out to people. Another poem was a little haiku (Destination 7th Heaven) something like that. A guy had it engraved on something (I think posters with his own photograpy of hot air balloons) that he put up for sale along with other photo artwork of his. I was promised a comission but never saw anything. Maybe his photo of hot air balloons with my haiku under it never sold. My poem Cinder Girl has had videos, etc done of it. A Tale of Fire and Ice had a very short video done of it, and Honeymoon Serenade was made into a song. All this for having my poems at Soup!! That is why I enjoy it here. One never knows who will find something of ours and wish to share it with others.
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John Watt
Date: 7/10/2020 6:00:00 PM
For fans of Andrea's poetry, I would recommend a viewing of the movie "Six Days of Sistine". It's on Amazon. Like Jan said, almost the entire dialog is Andrea's poetry.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 7/7/2020 1:40:00 AM
Thanks, Edward.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 7/7/2020 1:39:00 AM
yeah, but I think only my friend John Watts has seen it! It's not like it will ever hit the theaters!
Date: 7/6/2020 6:18:00 PM
Hmmm Andrea you failed to mention the film that was made using your poems -Six Days of Sistine!!!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 7/6/2020 11:49:00 AM
Wow, Andrea, you've had really amazing success, for sure! That's HUGE that your poem was made into a song! I have to revisit your "Cinder Girl" poem, it's your masterpiece!

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My "Pick A Title, Vol 12 - Diminished Hexaverse - Poetry Contest" is finalized!
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/14/2020 Guilty Pleasure Senryuchocolate,perspective,
8/14/2020 Midnight Charmer - ziket Free versemuse,nature,night,star,
8/11/2020 Callused Hands Senryupride,work,
8/10/2020 In Doggie Heaven Free verseappreciation,dog,memory,
8/9/2020 My Heart Rictameterconfusion,heart,truth,
8/8/2020 Say You Will Verselove,romantic,
8/8/2020 Heat Versepassion,
8/7/2020 Hypochondriac Dodoitsuanxiety,encouraging,humor
8/7/2020 I, Speed Camera Personificationperspective,truth,
8/6/2020 Confined Rhymeanalogy,dark,places,priso
8/6/2020 Fools And Kings Diamanteart,creation,truth,
8/6/2020 Hush Senryuchild,imagery,mother,song
8/6/2020 Joe Schmo Throws a Covid-19 Party Verseconfusion,mystery,
8/6/2020 At First Glance Verseappreciation,beauty,image
8/4/2020 Craziest Time At A Friend's House Lyriccrazy,dream,humor,places,
8/4/2020 Manna From Heaven Haikunature,rain,
8/2/2020 Memories of Childhood Lyricappreciation,childhood,im
7/29/2020 Muse of Mine Rhymeinspiration,muse,poetry,w
7/26/2020 Alone With My Thoughts Haibunanalogy,confusion,humor,s
7/26/2020 Mojo Acrosticfeelings,passion,perspect
7/26/2020 Beware Haibunpeople,perspective,wisdom
7/26/2020 A Deep Freeze Versebest friend,betrayal,chan
7/26/2020 Take Me By The Hand Diminished Hexaverseencouraging,for her,peace
7/26/2020 In Tropical Paradise Haikubeauty,imagery,nature,pla
7/25/2020 Dying Free versedeath,family,farewell,gri
7/25/2020 No Means No Haibun12th grade,meaningful,per
7/24/2020 A Goodbye Wink Versegoodbye,imagery,joy,love,
7/24/2020 Since She's Been Gone Free verselonging,
7/19/2020 campers Haikufire,imagery,nature,night
7/19/2020 Her Fingertips Acrosticfeelings,imagery,passion,
7/19/2020 Ersatz Man Free versepeople,perspective,pride,
7/19/2020 Woebegone Verseboy,dog,emotions,grief,lo
7/18/2020 Bottlenose Dolphin Haikuanimal,appreciation,natur
7/18/2020 Dawn Meets Dusk Diamanteday,imagery,night,
7/17/2020 A Poem To End All Contest Poems Free verseperspective,poetry,write,
7/16/2020 Delirium Versedesire,passion,
7/16/2020 I Wish You Would Fibonaccibird,desire,mystery,sad,s
7/16/2020 The Age of Social Distancing Coupletanger,anxiety,people,pers
7/16/2020 Abandoned Decrepit House Versehouse,imagery,old,
7/15/2020 Smoldering Fervor Coupletfeelings,passion,
7/11/2020 Meadow of Gold Haikuautumn,day,imagery,nature
7/9/2020 Hemp Agrimony Haikubutterfly,flower,imagery,
7/9/2020 A Matter of When Free versedeep,life,perspective,
7/9/2020 Umbrella Cockatoo Verseanimal,bird,imagery,natur
7/7/2020 Magpie Haikubeautiful,bird,imagery,pe
7/6/2020 My Faith Haibunfaith,spiritual,
7/6/2020 Separation Anxiety Senryuanxiety,dog,home,solitude
7/5/2020 Reinvigoration Verseallegory,freedom,happines
7/5/2020 Angels And Demons Diamanteart,creation,poetry,
7/5/2020 To The One That Got Away Free verseappreciation,memory,persp
7/5/2020 Secrets And Lies Diamanteart,creation,mystery,word
7/5/2020 Always Didacticencouraging,inspirational
7/5/2020 Epiphany Verseadventure,allegory,faith,
7/4/2020 Bright Star Personificationdark,imagery,light,magic,
7/3/2020 Catch-22 Diminished Hexaverseangst,break up,conflict,c
7/3/2020 Easy Choice Lyricencouraging,love,lust,per
7/2/2020 Be Superman, or Wonder Woman Didacticcare,encouraging,truth,wi
7/1/2020 I Remember Where I Was Haibundark,memory,pain,sad,
7/1/2020 Time Free verseappreciation,memory,persp
7/1/2020 A Conflagration Verseanalogy,desire,metaphor,p
6/29/2020 I've Got Nyctophilia Blitzappreciation,beauty,image
6/27/2020 Cacoethes Senryudeep,desire,longing,passi
6/27/2020 Maze Free verseallegory,hope,journey,lif
6/27/2020 Eccedentesiast Senryuemotions,pain,sad,smile,
6/26/2020 Blows From An Axe Free verseanalogy,boy,break up,girl
6/26/2020 Allure, Yours Free versedesire,passion,senses,sen
6/24/2020 Hollyhocks Haikuflower,imagery,nature,win
6/23/2020 This I Know Blitzfun,silly,word play,write
6/23/2020 We're All Equal Lyrichow i feel,perspective,wi
6/23/2020 Show Me Rictameterdeep,heart,love,romantic,
6/23/2020 A Strong Black Coffee Senryuanalogy,senses,symbolism,
6/23/2020 A Seraph Verseappreciation,baby,birth,c
6/22/2020 Summer Leisure - Haiku Haikubird,imagery,nature,sky,s
6/21/2020 In Honor of Keith Bickerstaffe Odetribute,
6/21/2020 Music Of The Night Versedance,love,music,night,ro
6/21/2020 Finger On The Pulse Free verseconfusion,feelings,love,r
6/21/2020 Enthusiasm Diminished Hexaversefamily,happiness,home,sol
6/21/2020 Thanks Acrosticappreciation,earth,god,hu
6/21/2020 A Boon Companion Kwansabainspiration,muse,
6/21/2020 Don Rickles Clerihewcelebrity,humor,people,tr
6/20/2020 Stormy Weather Monokuanalogy,storm,weather,
6/20/2020 Athazagoraphobia Lyricanalogy,love,metaphor,
6/20/2020 In The Stillness of Noontide Free verseappreciation,imagery,intr
6/19/2020 Juneteenth Acrosticappreciation,celebration,
6/18/2020 Indian Giver Alliterationperspective,
6/16/2020 Crushed Free versedark,death,grief,husband,
6/16/2020 A Most Beautiful Goodbye Free versecute love,emotions,goodby
6/15/2020 A Stiletto Heel Shapeart,creation,
6/15/2020 Salad Days Senryumemory,time,youth,
6/15/2020 Frank Sinatra Clerihewappreciation,art,celebrit
6/15/2020 Stardust Of Wonder Free versebird,imagery,night,romanc
6/14/2020 Abandon Carpe Diemfantasy,freedom,longing,p
6/14/2020 Dreams Are Plants Verseanalogy,dream,inspiration
6/13/2020 Sparks Flew Rictameterboy,first love,girl,passi
6/13/2020 Oasis Versedevotion,poetry,write,
6/13/2020 A Downward Spiral Verseabuse,addiction,drink,fat
6/12/2020 Punch-Drunk Heart Verseconfusion,heart,love,
6/12/2020 Whisper Softly Free versedeep,desire,romantic,
6/11/2020 Find Me Then Versepoetry,write,
6/10/2020 Dare I Say Versedeep,love,passion,romanti

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Fav Poems

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
Eye Love, You Free verseappreciation,beauty,muse,
The Last Good Days of Innocence Free verseinnocence,lost,sorrow,
Suicide of Speech Free verseangst,conflict,silence,
Memories In the Sand Dramatic Monologuememory,missing you,passio
Down The Primrose Path Lyricdark,fear,garden,imagery,
White Privilege Rhymeracism,
Soliloquy Rhymehope,light,loneliness,oce
Crushed Free versedaughter,death,family,mem
Thats when I fall down upon my knees, song version Lyricdepression,feelings,god,h
Time Verse10th grade,11th grade,9th
TREES SOBBING Verseemotions,nature,rain,
At Cusp of Dawn Rhymemoon,sun,
Summer Camping Free versegood night,inspiration,mo
Simulacrum Sapphic stanzaimagination,
Dragon's Tooth Sapphic stanzadeath,evil,fantasy,
ANODYNE Free verseheartbreak,
Anodyne Free verseanalogy,courage,dream,hop
Monsters of the Sea Sijomythology,

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