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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


Pick-A Title, Vol 19 - 4 Sapphic Stanzas Poetry Contest Judged

Blog Posted:7/22/2020 10:09:00 AM

First and foremost, it's nice to see this site up and running again! Thank you all for participating in my contest, whether you placed or not. It's obvious that Sapphic Stanza is an unpopular, misunderstood form. It's the last time I'll ever sponsor a contest using it.

If you didn't place it has nothing to do with the quality of your poem; it's because of one these following reasons: a) You didn't put name of sponsor, contest title and poem date at the bottom. b) Your poem extended a total of 152 syllables. c) Spelling error. d) You didn't submit a 4 stanza poem. Better luck in my next contest!

Heartiest congratulations to all the winners! I'll visiting your winning poems very soon.

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Date: 7/23/2020 1:02:00 PM
thanks for the contest and for my win. It was a very inspiring contest for me. Congrats to all your winners.
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Date: 7/23/2020 1:29:00 AM
Thanks for getting me out of my comfort zone and trying a new form Edward, I certainly found it challenging and send my congrats to the winners:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/22/2020 5:45:00 PM
I was one that failed to put contest name and your name at the bottom of my poem . I was struggling so hard that day when soup kept on shutting down but that’s OK at least I got the poem I n. Thank You for the great contest, and congratulations to all the winners hugs Eve
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