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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


My "Pick A Title, Vol 24 - Triolet - Poetry Contest" is judged!

Blog Posted:11/12/2020 2:33:00 PM
Whew, it's done, finally! I apologize for taking so long to finalize this rather challenging contest. Triolet is one of the most misunderstood poetry forms, I must say. I don't think many people are aware this form is written in iambic tetrameter (8 syllables per line) but hey, at least everyone followed the rhyme scheme! That's good enough for me. I was lax about the syllable count because even I forget to keep my Triolet poems 8 syllables per line. Thank you all for participating. I loved every poem submitted but I chose to place 20 entries. If you didn't please, it's probably because your syllable count was too long. No hard feelings, I hope. Poets that followed the PS guidelines to the letter placed higher than those that didn't. Heartiest congratulations to all the winners! My next contest should be up soon...
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Date: 11/13/2020 6:01:00 AM
Edward, thanks for another inspiring contest and for my place on your list of winners and congrats to all winners _Constance
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Date: 11/13/2020 11:18:00 AM
You're welcome, Constance:-)
Date: 11/13/2020 12:48:00 AM
Edward, thank you for another fun and challenging contest, and for the opportunity to write my first triolet. Congratulations to all the winners!
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Date: 11/13/2020 11:17:00 AM
You're welcome, John:-) Wow, that was your first? You aced it! You need to write more, my friend.

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11/30/2020 So Long, Maradona Free verseappreciation,celebrity,ob
11/28/2020 Wear Only Your Skin Lyric11th grade,12th grade,per
11/26/2020 A Thanksgiving Poem Diminished Hexaverseappreciation,holiday,than
11/24/2020 Toddler Takes Off Than-Baukchild,cute,imagery,
11/24/2020 Contagion Verseappreciation,emotions,joy
11/23/2020 Quivering Fever Tetractyspoetry,senses,sensual,
11/23/2020 Drips of Honey Into My Ears Monokuappreciation,beautiful,me
11/23/2020 Beneath The Veneer Narrativeanxiety,dark,funeral,horr
11/22/2020 In Orbit Tetractysemotions,happiness,love,p
11/22/2020 Once More With Feeling Tetractyscute love,romance,words,
11/22/2020 Indian Summer Haikunice,november,seasons,wea
11/22/2020 Midnight Majesty Haikubeauty,imagery,nature,nig
11/22/2020 In A Brown Study Chokaimagery,memory,remember,
11/22/2020 Politicization of Masks Dramatic Monologueanger,confusion,humanity,
11/21/2020 Liberating Distraction Chokapeace,poetry,solitude,
11/21/2020 Clooney's Evolution Chokaappreciation,celebrity,li
11/21/2020 A Divine Spell Versepoetry,romance,
11/21/2020 Good Versus Evil Diamanteconflict,poetry,truth,
11/21/2020 Love Trumps Hate Diamanteemotions,hate,love,
11/18/2020 Yellow Gold Haikucolor,flower,imagery,natu
11/18/2020 Tame November Layautumn,november,poetry,
11/17/2020 Illumination Acrosticpoetry,truth,wisdom,
11/16/2020 Study Session Tetractysimagery,people,
11/14/2020 I've Got Plenty of Life To Live Lyricdream,future,hope,
11/6/2020 Whatever Happens Lyricencouraging,perspective,
11/2/2020 City Life Sedokacity,environment,society,
11/2/2020 Have I Ever Told You Free verselove,passion,
10/28/2020 Moons Ago, An Hour Or So Free versedesire,happiness,passion,
10/28/2020 Hiraeth Versememory,poetry,remember,sa
10/26/2020 Enchanted Crescent Moon Senryuemotions,happiness,imager
10/26/2020 October Acrosticappreciation,october,poet
10/25/2020 Sweet Nothings Free versepoetry,romantic,
10/21/2020 Taken Unaware Senryucrush,imagery,poetry,writ
10/21/2020 Felicity Senryuimagery,poetry,write,
10/21/2020 Revulsion Senryupoetry,write,
10/20/2020 Cradle of Comfort Senryupoetry,romantic love,writ
10/20/2020 Folly And Wisdom Diamanteart,creation,words,
10/19/2020 You're My Kryptonite Rhymelove,passion,
10/19/2020 He Gives Her A Red Rose Free versedevotion,flower,imagery,l
10/18/2020 Strelitzia Monokuanalogy,flower,imagery,
10/18/2020 In The Green Valley Imagismbeauty,color,day,imagery,
10/18/2020 Of Optimism Free verseanalogy,hope,inspiration,
10/16/2020 Tears Uncried Versebetrayal,emotions,enduran
10/15/2020 Jazz - Pleiades Verseart,celebrity,dance,humor
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10/11/2020 Luminescence Tetractysallegory,day,happiness,im
10/11/2020 Real People Sijodeath,people,perspective,
10/11/2020 I've Chased A Spelunking Thrill Dizainadventure,emotions,fear,h
10/10/2020 X Marks The Spot Imagismbird,fish,imagery,water,
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10/10/2020 Yin And Yang Diamantecreation,dark,light,symbo
10/9/2020 God Sijogod,perspective,truth,
10/8/2020 Sweet Bliss Tetractysbeauty,bird,imagery,natur
10/7/2020 To A Flamingo Odeappreciation,beautiful,bi
10/5/2020 Speechless Versecute love,imagery,relatio
10/5/2020 Imagine Versefantasy,freedom,imaginati
10/5/2020 Mathematics - Pleiades Versemath,natural disasters,pe
10/4/2020 Scribblings On A Napkin Monokupoetry,write,
10/2/2020 A Token of Troth Dodoitsuimagery,love,romance,tree
9/27/2020 Full Stop Rictametermeaningful,perspective,wi
9/27/2020 Yours Truly, Peregrine Falcon Personificationanimal,bird,humor,imagery
9/24/2020 Snakecharmer Verseimagery,
9/23/2020 The Exchange Tetractysimagery,nature,
9/23/2020 Fall Into Decay Quatrainbetrayal,husband,marriage
9/19/2020 Point of No Return Alliterationallegory,fate,
9/19/2020 Mister Good Trouble - a tribute Senryuappreciation,celebrity,he
9/16/2020 Under Your Spell Free versedeep,devotion,feelings,lo
9/16/2020 In September Sky Imagismbird,imagery,nature,sky,
9/13/2020 Soft Whisper of Trees Haikunature,sound,tree,wind,
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9/12/2020 Black Lives Matter Acrosticanger,perspective,race,ra
9/11/2020 Hands Entwined Versedeep,love,passion,romance
9/10/2020 Warrior Spirit Senryuperspective,truth,
9/9/2020 I Don't Understand It Free verseabuse,confusion,emotions,
9/9/2020 The Fourth Floor of Nowhere Haibunanalogy,angst,conflict,ho
9/9/2020 Eternally Grateful Lyricblessing,life,meaningful,
9/8/2020 In The Trenches Free versedark,imagery,war,
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9/7/2020 Predestination Free verseanalogy,destiny,fate,meta
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Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
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I wander the desert alone Free verseimagery,metaphor,nature,o
The House of Light Rhymebeauty,nature,
Ineffable Free verseallusion,appreciation,bea
The Red Leaf Free versedeath,emotions,grief,hear
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Your Cloud Rhymelove,simple,sky,wind,
Roses Roses Roses POTD Free versered,rose,
Child Diminished Hexaversechild,
Some Are Not Meant For This World Free verseabuse,allusion,death,dest
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My Winter Free verseinspirational,lost love,
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
Polka Dots And All Sonnet10th grade,beautiful,beau
Civil Twilight Free verseappreciation,beauty,memor
Inside a Cubicle Terza Rimawork,
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In My Beautiful Dream Versedream,
Transcending Hope Versehope,
a muse abused Versedance,freedom,muse,
U G L Y Personificationanti bullying,beautiful,b
SYLLABUS Versekiss,love,sensual,
To the One I Long For Free verselonging,love,
DAYBREAK Versebird,joy,life,morning,
Fragility of Fate Free versedeath,love,love hurts,
Blink Out Verse10th grade,11th grade,all
Spirit dance of butterflies Rhymegrief,happiness,
Frown around Rhymeanxiety,confidence,courag
ONENESS Verseamerica,destiny,imagery,i
Tutankhamun Verseadventure,appreciation,hi
Sometimes love just isn't enough Free verselost love,
Fingertip Tracings Upon My Skin Free versesensual,
Fear Of The Unknown Narrativefear,feelings,
No Longer Two Verse10th grade,emotions,feeli
Would You Still Love Me Free verseanalogy,love,relationship
If Only You Knew Rhymedream,emotions,love,
A Feral Frozen Free verseanimal,appreciation,beaut
The Clown Rhymeangst,character,conflict,
Suicide of Speech Free verseangst,conflict,silence,
White Privilege Rhymeracism,
Soliloquy Rhymehope,light,loneliness,oce
Memories In the Sand Dramatic Monologuememory,missing you,passio
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Time Verse10th grade,11th grade,9th
Crushed Free versedaughter,death,family,mem
Down The Primrose Path Lyricdark,fear,garden,imagery,
At Cusp of Dawn Rhymemoon,sun,
Summer Camping Free versegood night,inspiration,mo
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
ANODYNE Free verseheartbreak,
Eye Love, You Free verseappreciation,beauty,muse,
Susurrus of October Acrosticoctober,song,
Carousel of Dreams Free verseanalogy,courage,dream,hop
Simulacrum Sapphic stanzaimagination,
The Last Good Days of Innocence Free verseinnocence,lost,sorrow,
Monsters of the Sea Sijomythology,
Dragon's Tooth Sapphic stanzadeath,evil,fantasy,
I Keep Coming Back Free versedepression,
TREES SOBBING Verseemotions,nature,rain,
Its a part of me Prose Poetryemotions,introspection,li
Trance Free versemeaningful,
Grandeur of nature Rhymeimagery,nature,
Be to become Ethereespiritual,
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