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I was born on Good Friday, April 9th 1971. I wrote my first poem when I was eight years old called "I Used to Be." Writing has been a passion for me since I was child. Starting in 1994 I began my writing career. 

I enjoy the topics of death, varioius religions, nature, animals, cancer, suicide, recovering from addiction and learning new poetry topics and themes.

From 1992 to 1995 I was included in The National Dean's List for my grade point average of 3.9. I desired to become a college professor of poetry. My mother's cancer returned and I became her care giver. Soon after she passed I was stricken with mutiple scerlosis MS. I then was unable to work. A few years later my father committed suicide. I was an only child and this devasted me. I fell into addiction and am in recovery.

My poetry and article publishings include Se La Vie Writer's Journal, Listen, Cat Chat, The Writer's Gazette, Manufacturing Systems and The Polish American Journal.

I began a memorial award set up honor for my late grandmother Anne B. Cooke in Bell's Letters in the 1990s.

I have a cassette tape of my poetry from the series Visions from Watermark Press.

I published two chapbooks Songs from Stars 1999 and Wild Irises from God's Mountainside 1999 from In His Steps Publishing.

I then published religious self chapbook Lighthouse for the Soul with my mother's Claire Gail Cooke artwork in 1999/2000 by In His Steps Publishing.

I have received two poetry medals.

My latest work is available for purchase on It a collaboration with other poets called Along the Way Poems by the Northwest Metaphorical Society 2010.

Also, I enjoy crafting with various hobbies and have sold some of my handmade items.






Courage Contest

Blog Posted:9/7/2020 9:14:00 AM

Hello fellow poets, 

I'm receiving excellent entries. Theres one problem though several have obvious misppelling. Please check your entries so they do not get disqualified. Thank you.

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Date: 9/7/2020 11:26:00 AM
Chantelle, thanks for the heads up , I will put my poem through a spell check to make sure it is okay, love your inspiration _Constance
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/23/2020 Soulmates of the Sensual Seas Part I Free verseappreciation,bereavement,
9/22/2020 Watercolor Moon Haikucolor,moon,nature,
9/17/2020 raining ash Haikuanimal,anxiety,blessing,d
9/16/2020 God's Gossamer Grace Alliterationaddiction,blessing,christ
9/15/2020 Dual Light Footlecolor,moon,stars,sunset,
9/13/2020 Lace Lord Free verseblessing,christian,jesus,
9/8/2020 pumpkin death days Haikuamerica,corruption,death,
9/8/2020 Falling Truths Footleappreciation,cute,giggle,
9/7/2020 Transformation Monoku12th grade,appreciation,e
9/5/2020 Sweltering Temperatures Senryuanxiety,body,health,how i
9/5/2020 One Word Free versephilosophy,poetry,word pl
9/4/2020 Nature Royalty Free versecolor,earth,nature,
8/30/2020 Thunderstorms of Love Senryuanniversary,best friend,c
8/29/2020 Delivery of Death Alliterationdark,death,depression,fam
8/29/2020 Hearts of Heaven Harmony Alliterationblessing,christian,god,je
8/28/2020 seasons Haikuchange,color,nature,
8/26/2020 Sea Flowers Haikucolor,flower,sea,
8/25/2020 Invisible Defeat Senryuanxiety,dark,pain,
8/25/2020 From Professor To Disease Monokuanxiety,death,heartbroken
8/24/2020 white Haikubutterfly,color,flower,
8/20/2020 The Chime Of Rhyme Coupletemotions,muse,poetry,
8/18/2020 Thank You Poet Soupers Free verseappreciation,celebration,
8/17/2020 Triangular Trinity Ethereeaddiction,christian,famil
8/16/2020 Woman In Chains Free verseaddiction,appreciation,co
8/15/2020 culture of earth Haikuappreciation,bird,color,h
8/14/2020 Juxtaposition ziket Free verseanti bullying,child,confl
8/14/2020 Movement Monokubody,motivation,sorrow,
8/14/2020 Star Roses Alliterationdance,flower,nature,rose,
8/13/2020 Paintings by Pain Alliterationangst,blessing,christian,
8/8/2020 Precious Paws Promises Alliterationcat,death,heartbroken,pet
8/8/2020 Inflicting Infections Free verseangst,death,depression,i
8/6/2020 Open Body Monokufeelings,heart,
8/4/2020 Togetherness Twinkling Free versecreation,dance,moon,night
8/3/2020 ship Haikuchange,flower,nature,word
8/1/2020 The Police Report Free verseangst,death,emotions,fath
7/31/2020 Heart Truth Senryuchristian,death,heartbrok
7/27/2020 Gemstone Gardens Glow Alliterationbird,butterfly,earth,gard
7/26/2020 Soul Seasons Free verseangel,death,introspection
7/24/2020 Blessings Beating Heart Abecedarianblessing,celebration,chri
7/23/2020 MNO Alliterationcolor,environment,nature,
7/22/2020 moon Haikufire,moon,nature,
7/7/2020 God's Gossamer Gardens Senryuchristian,creation,heaven
7/4/2020 My Ocean Haikuheart,nature,ocean,peace,
6/25/2020 Earth Castle Haikuart,color,earth,moon,natu
6/22/2020 Silent Artist Alliterationappreciation,art,color,ea
6/14/2020 Abandoned Free verseanxiety,death,heartbreak,
6/12/2020 Writing With Mother Nature Haikubooks,flower,writing,
6/10/2020 Ghostly Garden Free versedeath,dream,flower,grave,
6/7/2020 Destiny Answers Sijocar,death,destiny,
6/5/2020 Moonstone Monorhymeappreciation,moon,night,
6/4/2020 Nature Stew Haikuflower,metaphor,sunset,tr
6/1/2020 Heaven ABCs ABCchristian,god,heaven,jesu
5/25/2020 Death Cat Ethereecat,death,destiny,emotion
5/23/2020 Full Moon Feathers Sedokabird,blessing,dance,moon,
5/21/2020 nature's sauce Haikuanimal,environment,nature
5/20/2020 The Pearl Promise Ethereedeath,earth,poetry,
5/14/2020 Softness Overcoming Evil Sedokaaddiction,christian,emoti
5/13/2020 Watery Death Sedokaangst,death,depression,de
5/12/2020 Agony Senryuangst,body,fire,heart,
5/11/2020 Blue Jay Joy Haikubird,flying,sea,sunset,tr
5/10/2020 Universal Truths ABCearth,humanity,inspiratio
5/7/2020 streaming steam Haikuearth,nature,water,
5/4/2020 I AM Listappreciation,beach,christ
5/2/2020 Christ Conscious Crown Alliterationchristian,faith,jesus,
5/1/2020 Cornucopia World Alliterationbirth,christian,color,ear
4/19/2020 To A Lonely Soul, Sad of Eyes Free verseangst,death,loneliness,pa
4/15/2020 Misty Magic Monokudance,heart,rose,
4/14/2020 Blooming Flower Poems Ethereeappreciation,creation,ear
4/12/2020 Bemused by Butterflies ABCbutterfly,dance,earth,
4/12/2020 Elegant Expressions of Easter Alliterationchristian,heaven,jesus,lo
4/11/2020 Artsy Poetry Monokuart,earth,emotions,poetry
4/5/2020 Sun and Moon Verseearth,light,moon,sun,
4/4/2020 Down and Up Versecreation,motivation,poets
4/1/2020 Artful Author of Attention Alliterationappreciation,art,celebrat
4/1/2020 Suicide Cities Free verseaddiction,bereavement,chr
3/31/2020 Infinitude Sedokacelebration,feelings,love
3/30/2020 Awakening Free verseappreciation,feelings,ins
3/29/2020 Feather Fingers Rhymebird,magic,moon,ocean,
3/24/2020 Perfect Petals of Peace Free verseappreciation,blessing,ded
3/23/2020 Ocean And Moon Waves Free verseappreciation,beach,earth,
3/21/2020 Ocean Mind Part II Haikubeach,blue,ocean,poets,
3/20/2020 My MS Is Not Active Free verseanxiety,care,christian,ea
3/19/2020 Illumination Monokulight,moon,sun,
3/11/2020 Conquering The Pain Game Alliterationblessing,celebration,chan
3/11/2020 Breathing Beauty Alliterationcelebration,dedication,fr
2/29/2020 My MS Is Active Alliterationanxiety,betrayal,christia
2/19/2020 Patch Work Quilt Cooking Part II Free verseconfidence,creation,fun,
2/18/2020 Pain Claws Alliterationanger,anxiety,lost,pain,
2/5/2020 Soul Sirens Alliterationanxiety,betrayal,death of
2/2/2020 A Moon Year Haikucelebration,moon,nature,
2/2/2020 Butterfly Love ABCbutterfly,color,encouragi
2/2/2020 Midnight Horse Haikuearth,horse,moon,night,st
2/1/2020 The Moon Delivers Universal Mail Haikubooks,earth,moon,
1/31/2020 Tranquil Tree Traces Personificationchristian,heaven,seasons,
1/24/2020 True Love Dove Haikubird,celebration,love,
1/23/2020 Watercolors Haikuart,color,nature,
1/16/2020 Bleed Upon Blood Free verseaddiction,betrayal,courag
1/7/2020 Beams of Beauty Monokudream,good night,moon,
1/6/2020 New Expressions Monokucreation,emotions,for her
1/6/2020 Veil Views Free versecreation,extended metapho

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Your Body, Your Touch Romanticismemotions,i love you,love,
I Wish I Were A Unicorn Rhymeimagination,
moonlove Free verseangel,beautiful,deep,fant
Haiku- my abiding memory Haikudaffodils,seasons,
LIBERTY OF EXPRESSION is HERE Free versepoems,poetess,poetry,writ
Crimson Moon Rhymemoon,
View It From Afar Blank versebeautiful,earth,imagery,i
The Blues Free verseloss,sad love,
Unrequited Love Rhymefirst love,heartbroken,
I am Christian Limerickchristian,god,gospel,jesu
Rain Proseemotions,feelings,for her
COLORS OF MY BRUSH Nonetart,love,romance,
Someone get the door Haikudeath,humor,
Lady of the Stream Sonnetanalogy,beautiful,friends
A bloody Rose Romanticismallusion,anger,baby,beaut
I Slipped On A Tear Drop Haibundeath,sister,suicide,
A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Quintain (English)butterfly,
My Alphabet Abecedarianchildren,kindergarten,pre
Night Silence Pantoumbeauty,nature,night,unive
Lunar Narrativeappreciation,beautiful,mo
Children Of Paradise Free verseafrica,
The Light Shall Overcome The Night Lyricchristian,conflict,dark,d
Aries I do not know?fire,love,snow,
MORNING OR MOURNING Haikubeauty,loss,
Forever In Your Eyes Acrosticbest friend,future,heart,
Afterlife Free verseabsence,angst,dark,death,
DAMSEL DRAGONFLY Free versebeautiful,fantasy,flying,
Butterfly Magic Juice Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
The Voices Echo in Emptiness Rhymedeath,loneliness,nature,v
As Poets Prepare their Pens Free versepeace,perspective,politic
Supernova Free verseanalogy,metaphor,passion,
The Viking - repost Free versedeath,dream,fantasy,hero,
Monoku - like ocean waves Monokulife,loss,
AFTERLIFE Rhymeheaven,
shadows Haikuappreciation,
PEACEFUL PLOT Rhymebeauty,death,peace,
Mediocrity Monstrosity Free verseanalogy,introspection,met
Muse Insists Free versemuse,
The last goodbye Versegoodbye,imagery,love,natu
THE RAMS Haikufootball,
Past-Life Nightmare Narrativeautumn,mystery,
marigold magic Haiku10th grade,11th grade,12t
Beautiful Rainbow Prisms Rhyme2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
There Is Blue Free versecolor,
Full Moon on Christmas Senryuchristmas,
plastic words Haikuallusion,analogy,
Arthur Free versebetrayal,death,love,sorro
Power Of A Yawn Rhyme2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
Painter Me Rhymeart,
Deep Water in a Sleeping Volcano Free versemorning,nature,night,
Thankful for Four O'clocks Enclosed Rhymemother daughter,thanks,
Daydream Alliterationbeautiful,dream,flower,
Me and My Stuffed Bunny Love Rhyme2nd grade,3rd grade,4th g
Mindful of Moments Shapesilence,spiritual,
Etch Lavender Fields Fibonaccinature,ocean,sun,
The Ornament Free verseallegory,
I am vaporizing in your eyes Free versedesire,first love,for her
My perfect lover Rhymei love you,love,
Rainbow Girl Verseanger,friendship,girl,hap
Whirlpool - ABC Abecedarianfantasy,history,mythology
My Best Medicine Free versefeelings,
Into The Woods Rhymegreen,peace,spiritual,str
The Raindrop Trioletmetaphor,
A Soldiers Song Sonnetsoldier,war,
D Free versedeath,
The Perfect Christmas Tree Enclosed Rhymebeauty,bird,christmas,
Delicate Anniversary Death Rhymeanniversary,death,sister,
God Made You For Me Sonnetboyfriend,girlfriend,love
Moonlight Lanyard Dramatic Verseadventure,passion,romance
Dangerous Mind Free versebereavement,dark,death,eu
A Bell Tolls For Two Souls Concretededication,destiny,love,p
Moon Rhymechild,dream,
An Ordinary Man Free verseappreciation,father,memor
- This All Could Be - Acrosticbeauty,
We Are Not Merely Poets Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
The Dart Board Free versegames,
With Love for You Rhymelove,nature,romantic,
Cooking with Potatoes Rhymefood,
If Summer Were a Color Imagismseasons,
Does your heart share this moon tonight Free verselonging,love,
THROUGH THE MIST Rhymei love you,
Haunted Highlands Coupletfantasy,passion,spiritual
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ABC10th grade,11th grade,12t
Our Love Language Enclosed Rhymedeath,heaven,loss,love,
Eternal Gold Sunset Imagismsummer,
Worth More Than Millions Free versechristian,faith,god,hope,
the balancing act Haikuallegory,analogy,art,
Halloween Moon Free verseautumn,beauty,halloween,n
- Friend With Death - Free verseblessing,health,perspecti
Night Of Glorious Moonlight Proseappreciation,moon,nature,
In the Silence of Death Free verseanalogy,death,poetry,
Twin Flames Free versegod,inspirational love,lo
Beauty Of Nature Free verseautumn,beauty,change,natu
just a ghost Light Versedevotionme,me,
Immortality Monorhymepoetry,
Withered Pages of My Childhood Versechildhood,
HEAVENLY HONEYSUCKLE Free versegarden,sad,summer,
glistening magic Haikusnow,
sun glitter Haikubeautiful,fantasy,light,s

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Probir Gupta India Flag India Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
Michelle Corbin United States Flag United States Read
D. C. Jordan United States Flag United States Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Andreanna Escamilla United States Flag United States Read
Silent One United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Sherifat Aduku Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Nancy Shamel United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
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Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Kai Michael Neumann Spain Flag Spain Read
Darlene De Beaulieu Canada Flag Canada Read
Caren Krutsinger United States Flag United States Read
Arturo Michael United States Flag United States Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
sand blown Canada Flag Canada Read
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Alexis Y. United States Flag United States Read
Pixie Dust Turkey Flag Turkey Read
Maureen McGreavy Pigeon Tart Canada Flag Canada Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Nina Parmenter United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Talal Uddin Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh Read
Heidi Sands United States Flag United States Read
Ricky Muse United States Flag United States Read
Valerie Staton United States Flag United States Read
Jim Tidd United States Flag United States Read
Xuefeng Pan China (PRC) Flag China (PRC) Read
Gregory R Barden United States Flag United States Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Andrew Fairchild United States Flag United States Read
Bobby May United States Flag United States Read
Patrick Collier United States Flag United States Read
charles messina United States Flag United States Read
Shane Cooper Australia Flag Australia Read
Beata Agustin Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Eunice Adrados Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Winged Warrior Canada Flag Canada Read
Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Kenneth R. Merrill United States Flag United States Read
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Jesse Rowe United States Flag United States Read
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Edward Ibeh United States Flag United States Read
Panagiota Romios United States Flag United States Read
Kim Merryman United States Flag United States Read
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Brenda Chiri United States Flag United States Read
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Regina McIntosh United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Knowlton United States Flag United States Read
Jenish Somadas Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia Read
NA NA United States Flag United States Read
Michele Early United States Flag United States Read
Demetrios Trifiatis Greece Flag Greece Read
Gershon Wolf United States Flag United States Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
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Brandy Nicole United States Flag United States Read
Sam Kauffman United States Flag United States Read
Mark Koplin United States Flag United States Read
Quoth TheRaven United States Flag United States Read
John Watt United States Flag United States Read
BL DEVNATH India Flag India Read
Gideon Idudje Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Krish Radhakrishna United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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Aditi Mishra India Flag India Read
Tom Cunningham United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Paula Goldsmith United States Flag United States Read
S S Beulin India Flag India Read
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